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See detailConfirmation of high cytokine clearance by hemofiltration with a cellulose triacetate membrane with large pores: an in vivo study
Delanaye, Pierre ULg; Lambermont, Bernard ULg; Dogné, Jean-Michel ULg et al

in International Journal of Artificial Organs (2006), 29(10), 944-948

Objective: To confirm in vivo the hypothesis that hemofiltration with a large pore membrane can achieve significant cytokine clearance. Method: We used a well-known animal model of endotoxinic shock (0.5 ... [more ▼]

Objective: To confirm in vivo the hypothesis that hemofiltration with a large pore membrane can achieve significant cytokine clearance. Method: We used a well-known animal model of endotoxinic shock (0.5 mg/kg of lipopolysaccharide from Escherichia Coli over a period of 30 mins). Six pigs were hemofiltrated for 3 hours with a large pore membrane (78 angstrom pore, 80 kDa cut off) (Sureflux FH 70, Nipro, Osaka, Japan). The ultrafiltration rate was 45 ml/kg/min. Samples were taken from arterial, venous line and in the ultrafiltrate at T120 and T240. We measured concentrations of interleukin 6, interleukin 10 and albumin. Results: At T120 and T240, the IL-6 clearances were 22 +/- 7 and 15 +/- 3 ml/min, respectively. The IL-6 sieving coefficients were 0.97 and 0.7 at T120 and T240, respectively. At T120 and T240, the IL-10 clearances were 14 +/- 4 and 10 +/- 7 ml/min, respectively. The sieving coefficients were 0.63 and 0.45 at T120 and T240, respectively. The concentrations of IL-6 and IL-10 were the same at T0 and T240. At T60 and T240, the plasmatic albumin concentrations were 24 +/- 4 g/L and 23 +/- 4 g/L, respectively ( p = 0.13). Conclusions: In this animal model of endotoxinic shock, we confirm the high cytokine clearance observed when hemofiltration is applied to a large pore membrane. The loss of albumin seems negligible. The impact of such clearances on hemodynamic stability and survival remains to be proved. [less ▲]

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See detailConfirmation of the existence of coherent orientations of quasar polarization vectors on cosmological scales
Hutsemekers, Damien ULg; Lamy, H.

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (2001), 367

In order to verify the existence of coherent orientations of quasars polarization vectors on very large scales, we have obtained new polarization measurements for a sample of quasars located in a given ... [more ▼]

In order to verify the existence of coherent orientations of quasars polarization vectors on very large scales, we have obtained new polarization measurements for a sample of quasars located in a given region of the three-dimensional Universe where the range of polarization position angles was predicted in advance. For this new sample, the hypothesis of uniform distribution of polarization position angles may be rejected at the 1.8% significance level on the basis of a simple binomial test. This result provides an independent confirmation of the existence of alignments of quasar polarization vectors on very large scales. In total, out of 29 polarized quasars located in this region of the sky, 25 have their polarization vectors coherently oriented. This alignment occurs at redshifts z =~ 1-2 suggesting the presence of correlations in objects or fields on Gpc scales. More global statistical tests applied to the whole sample of polarized quasars distributed all over the sky confirm that polarization vectors are coherently oriented in a few groups of 20-30 quasars. Some constraints on the phenomenon are also derived. Considering more particularly the quasars in the selected region of the sky, we found that their polarization vectors are roughly parallel to the plane of the Local Supercluster. But the polarization vectors of objects along the same line of sight at lower redshifts are not accordingly aligned. We also found that the known correlations between quasar intrinsic properties and polarization are not destroyed by the alignment effect. Several possible mechanisms are discussed, but the interpretation of this orientation effect remains puzzling. Based in part on observations collected at the European Southern Observatory (ESO, La Silla). [less ▲]

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See detailConfirmation of the magnetic oblique rotator model for the Of?p star HD 191612
Wade, G. A.; Howarth, I. D.; Townsend, R. H. D. et al

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (2011), 416

This paper reports high-precision Stokes V spectra of HD 191612 acquired using the ESPaDOnS spectropolarimeter at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, in the context of the Magnetism in Massive Stars ... [more ▼]

This paper reports high-precision Stokes V spectra of HD 191612 acquired using the ESPaDOnS spectropolarimeter at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, in the context of the Magnetism in Massive Stars (MiMeS) Project. Using measurements of the equivalent width of the Hα line and radial velocities of various metallic lines, we have updated both the spectroscopic and orbital ephemerides of this star. We confirm the presence of a strong magnetic field in the photosphere of HD 191612, and detect its variability. We establish that the longitudinal field varies in a manner consistent with the spectroscopic period of 537.6 d, in an approximately sinusoidal fashion. The phases of minimum and maximum longitudinal field are, respectively, coincident with the phases of maximum and minimum Hα equivalent width and H[SUB]p[/SUB] magnitude. This demonstrates a firm connection between the magnetic field and the processes responsible for the line and continuum variability. Interpreting the variation of the longitudinal magnetic field within the context of the dipole oblique rotator model, and adopting an inclination i= 30° obtained assuming alignment of the orbital and rotational angular momenta, we obtain a best-fitting surface magnetic field model with obliquity β= 67°± 5° and polar strength B[SUB]d[/SUB]= 2450 ± 400 G. The inferred magnetic field strength implies an equatorial wind magnetic confinement parameter η[SUB]*[/SUB]≃ 50, supporting a picture in which the Hα emission and photometric variability have their origin in an oblique, rigidly rotating magnetospheric structure resulting from a magnetically channelled wind. This interpretation is supported by our successful Monte Carlo radiative transfer modelling of the photometric variation, which assumes the enhanced plasma densities in the magnetic equatorial plane above the star implied by such a picture, according to a geometry that is consistent with that derived from the magnetic field. Predictions of the continuum linear polarization resulting from Thompson scattering from the magnetospheric material indicate that the Stokes Q and U variations are highly sensitive to the magnetospheric geometry, and that expected amplitudes are in the range of current instrumentation. [less ▲]

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See detailConfirmation of the presence of chitin in fin cuticles of some blenniidae (Teleostei) by enzymatic and cytochemical methods
Jeuniaux, Charles ULg; Compère, Philippe ULg; Toussaint, Claudine et al

in Domard, Alain; Jeuniaux, Charles; Muzzarelli, Ricardo (Eds.) et al Advances in chitin sciences, volume I (1996)

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See detailConfirmative study of the effectiveness of thymopentin in active rheumatoid arthritis
Malaise, Michel ULg; Franchimont, P.; Hauwaert, Christian ULg et al

in Survey of Immunologic Research (1985), 4

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See detailConfirming the presence of hydrofluoric acid in the upper stratosphere
Zander, Rodolphe ULg; Roland, G.; Delbouille, L.

in Geophysical Research Letters (1977), 4(3), 117--120

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See detailConflagrations. La mosaïque du Coup de dés
Durand, Pascal ULg

in Belloi, Livio; Delville, Michel (Eds.) L’Œuvre en morceaux. Esthétiques de la mosaïque (2006)

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See detailLe conflit au Kurdistan et la diaspora kurde
Jamin, Jérôme ULg

Report (2001)

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See detailLe conflit dans l'état civil : l'envers du droit chez Thomas Hobbes
Herla, Anne ULg

Conference (2007, March 15)

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See detailLe conflit en démocratie : droit et politique - Conclusions
Bouhon, Frédéric ULg

Conference (2015, March 04)

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See detailLe conflit informatique. Gérer les ressources humaines dans le changement technologique
Pichault, François ULg

Book published by De Boeck/Editions Universitaires (1990)

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See detailConflit libyen et crise de l'euro : conséquences sur l'Europe de la défense
Dumoulin, André ULg; Struys, Wally

in revue de Défense nationale (2012)

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See detailLe Conflit sénégalo-mauritanien de 1989, analyse géopolitique
Gsir, Sonia ULg

Master's dissertation (1995)

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See detailLe conflit social éludé
Cusso, Roser; Dufresne, Anne; Gobin, Corinne et al

Book published by Academia-Bruylant (2008)

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See detailConflits collectifs et recours juridictionnels
Kefer, Fabienne ULg

in Journal des Tribunaux (1994)

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