Commentary on : Does the nadir growth-hormone level predict response to somatostatin-analogue therapy?
Beckers, Albert ; Daly, Adrian ; Petrossians, Patrick
in Nature Clinical Practice Endocrinology and Metabolism (2006), 2(1), 12-13Detailed reference viewed: 14 (0 ULg)
Commentary on Cellulite: Skin Mechanobiology and the Waist-to-Hip Ratio
in Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology (2005), 4(3), 151-2
Cellulite is a gender-related condition which is the clinical expression of conformational changes taking place in the fibrous strands partitioning the hypodermis. The affected skin areas are those where ... [more ▼]
Cellulite is a gender-related condition which is the clinical expression of conformational changes taking place in the fibrous strands partitioning the hypodermis. The affected skin areas are those where fat deposition is under the influence of estrogens. Some hypodermal fibrous strands become enlarged and others become loose and look similar to striae distensae. Cellulite is not a result of increased body mass, but its aspect may be influenced by the waist-to-hip ratio. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 7 (0 ULg)
Commentary on Fontaine et al.: "Safety and efficacy of deep brain stimulation in refractory cluster headache: a randomized placebo-controlled double-blind trial followed by a 1-year open extension".
; Schoenen, Jean
in Journal of Headache & Pain (2010), 11(1), 21-2Detailed reference viewed: 15 (2 ULg)
Commentary on recent therapeutic guidelines for osteoarthritis
; ; et al
in Seminars in Arthritis & Rheumatism (in press)
Background Despite availability of international evidence-based guidelines for osteoarthritis (OA) management, agreement on the different treatment modalities is lacking. Method A symposium of European ... [more ▼]
Background Despite availability of international evidence-based guidelines for osteoarthritis (OA) management, agreement on the different treatment modalities is lacking. Method A symposium of European and US OA experts was held within the framework of the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology to discuss and compare guidelines and recommendations for the treatment of knee OA and to reach a consensus for management, particularly for areas in which there is no clear consensus: non-pharmacological therapy; efficacy and safety of analgesics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs); intra-articular (i.a.) hyaluronates (HA); and the role of chondroitin sulfate (CS) and/or glucosamine sulfate (GS). Results All guidelines reviewed agree that knee OA is a progressive disease of the joint whose management requires non-pharmacological and pharmacological approaches. Discrepancies between guidelines are few and mostly reflect heterogeneity of expert panels involved, geographical differences in the availability of pharmacotherapies, and heterogeneity of studies included. Panels chosen for guideline development should include experts with real clinical experience in drug use and patient management. Implementation of agreed guidelines can be thwarted by drug availability and reimbursement plans, resulting in optimal OA treatment being jeopardized, HA and symptomatic slow-acting drugs for osteoarthritis (SySADOAs) being clear examples of drugs whose availability and prescription can greatly vary geographically. In addition, primary care providers, often responsible for OA management (at least in early disease), may not adhere to clinical care guidelines, particularly for non-pharmacological OA treatment. Conclusion Harmonization of the recommendations for knee OA treatment is challenging but feasible, as shown by the step-by-step therapeutic algorithm developed by European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO). More easily disseminated and implemented guidance for OA treatment in the primary care setting is key to improved management of OA. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 34 (3 ULg)
Commentary: endoscopic dilatation for stricturing Crohn's disease.
Louis, Edouard ; GAST, Pierrette ; VAN KEMSEKE, Catherine et al
in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (2012), 36(5), 494-6Detailed reference viewed: 6 (1 ULg)
Commentary: osteoarthritis of the knee and glucosamine
; ; Bruyère, Olivier et al
in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage (2006), 14(10), 963-966Detailed reference viewed: 81 (2 ULg)
Commentary: predicting complicated Crohn's disease and surgery--phenotypes, genetics, serology and psychological characteristics of a population-based cohort.
; LOUIS, Edouard
in Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics (2013), 38(5), 555-6Detailed reference viewed: 26 (8 ULg)
A commented checklist of woody plants in the Northern Republic of Congo
Gillet, Jean-François ; Doucet, Jean-Louis
in Plant Ecology and Evolution (2012), 145(2), 258-271Detailed reference viewed: 71 (24 ULg)
Comments on "interpreting proper orthogonal modes of randomly excited linear vibration systems"
Kerschen, Gaëtan ; Golinval, Jean-Claude
in Journal of Sound & Vibration (2004), 274(3-5), 1091-1092Detailed reference viewed: 15 (1 ULg)
Comments on "living polymerization : rationale for uniform terminology"
in Journal of Polymer Science. Part A, Polymer Chemistry (2000), 38(10), 1730-1731Detailed reference viewed: 18 (5 ULg)
Comments on and updating of the paper "controlled radical polymerization of methyl methacrylate mediated by 4-methoxypyridine-N-oxide"
Detrembleur, Christophe ; ; Jérôme, Robert
in Macromolecules (2001), 34(17), 5744-5755Detailed reference viewed: 12 (1 ULg)
Comments on Pouillot, R., Gerbier, G. & Gadner, I.A. “TAGS”, a program for the evaluation of test accuracy in the absence of a gold standard
; ; et al
in Preventive Veterinary Medicine (2003), 59Detailed reference viewed: 11 (0 ULg)
Comments on the criticisms of Coquel and Abdesselam-Rouighi (1999) to the paper of Loboziak et al. (1998)
; ; Streel, Maurice
in Annales de la Société Géologique du Nord (2000), 8Detailed reference viewed: 14 (0 ULg)
Comments on “Uncertainty profiles for the validation of analytical methods” by Saffaj and Ihssane
Rozet, Eric ; Ziemons, Eric ; Marini Djang'Eing'A, Roland et al
in Talanta (2012), 88
Saffaj et al., recently proposed an uncertainty profile for evaluating the validity of analytical methods using the statistical methodology of γ-confidence β-content tolerance intervals. This profile ... [more ▼]
Saffaj et al., recently proposed an uncertainty profile for evaluating the validity of analytical methods using the statistical methodology of γ-confidence β-content tolerance intervals. This profile assesses the validity of the method by comparing the method measurement uncertainty to a pre defined acceptance limit stating the maximum uncertainty suitable for the method under study. Several years earlier as stated by these authors a SFSTP (Société Française des Sciences et Techniques Pharmaceutique) commission has developed a similar profile called accuracy profile used to assess the validity of analytical methods. This accuracy profile also uses the methodology of statistical tolerance intervals, but β-expectation tolerance intervals. The uncertainty profile of Saffaj et al. and the accuracy profile of the SFSTP commission are both fulfilling the same final purpose. The core question is finally what statistical tolerance interval to use ? The aim of this letter to the editor is to discuss this question and provide arguments that β-expectation tolerance intervals should be prefered to assess the validity of the method as this type of interval give the guarantee that each future results has high probability to fall within pre-specified acceptance limits. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 86 (13 ULg)
Comments on: Inference in multivariate Archimedean copulas models
in Test (2011), 20Detailed reference viewed: 21 (0 ULg)
Comments to 'The time inconsistency factor: how banks adapt to their savers mix' (C. Laureti and A. Szafarz, working paper, 2012)
Scientific conference (2012, October 23)
Comments about 'The time-Inconsistency Factor: How banks adapt to their savers Mix' by C. Laureti and A. Szafarz (working paper, 2012).Detailed reference viewed: 37 (4 ULg)
Le commerce "flottant" alimentaire à Lubumbashi (Zaïre).
Merenne-Schoumaker, Bernadette ;
in Cahiers d'Outremer (1988), XLI
In Lubumbashi, 47,5 % of the selling points are part of the «floating» food market. A survey covering 400 of these «floating» food markets has attempted to achieve a better understanding of this form of ... [more ▼]
In Lubumbashi, 47,5 % of the selling points are part of the «floating» food market. A survey covering 400 of these «floating» food markets has attempted to achieve a better understanding of this form of activity by focusing on four aspects of the phenomenon : the products sold, the merchants, selling sites, the merchants'opinions of their activity. According to the considerable data gathered, this activity appears to be, first of all, a vital necessity and, secondly, a fragile function. But for those who practise it, choices were often made both for the types of products (fast-selling items are especially sought) and for locations (heavily frequented sectors were sought, close to homes, while attempting to avoid competition). An excellent sign of how daily trade functions, «floating» trade is another component of the polarization of the poorest neighborhoods in outlying districts. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 60 (0 ULg)