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See detailEffect of oral and parenteral nutrition on the endogenous amino acid flow at the ileum of the pig.
Leterme, Pascal; Monmart, Thierry; Morandi, Pierre et al

in Proceeding of the 6th International Symposium on Digestive Physiology in Pigs, n°80. (1994)

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See detailEffect of oral antioxidant supplementation on blood antioxidant status in trained thoroughbred horses
De Moffarts, Brieuc; Kirschvink, Nathalie; Art, Tatiana ULg et al

in Veterinary Journal (2005), 169(1), 65-74

The oxidant/antioxidant equilibrium of trained thoroughbred horses (n = 40) was assessed on three occasions during a period of three months under field conditions by blood antioxidant markers analysis, i ... [more ▼]

The oxidant/antioxidant equilibrium of trained thoroughbred horses (n = 40) was assessed on three occasions during a period of three months under field conditions by blood antioxidant markers analysis, i.e. plasma ascorbic acid (AA), plasma antioxidant capacity of water-soluble components (ACW), whole blood (GSH) and oxidised (GSSG) glutathione, plasma alpha-tocopherol and beta-carotene, plasma antioxidant capacity of lipid-soluble components (ACL), red blood cell superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione-peroxidase activity (GPx) and plasma trace-elements, i.e. selenium (Se), copper (Cu), zinc (Zn). A control group of ten horses receiving a placebo and an antioxidant group of 30 horses orally supplemented with an antioxidant mixture were randomly formed. An antioxidant imbalance was observed after three months in the control group, reflected by a significant decrease in GSH, SOD, GPx, Se (P < 0.05) and a significant increase in GSSG (P < 0.05). The antioxidant supplement prevented GPx and Se decrease and significantly increased ACW, alpha-tocopherol, beta-carotene and ACL (P < 0.05). Significant sex- or age-related differences were found for AA, ACW, alpha-tocopherol, SOD, GPx and Se, and there were significant correlations between ACW-AA, ACL-alpha-tocopherol, GPx-Se, CPK-Se, CPK-alpha-tocopherol and CPK-Cu. This field study has shown that trained thoroughbred horses undergo significant changes of several blood antioxidant markers and that oral antioxidant supplementation might partially counterbalance these changes by improving the hydrophilic, lipophilic and enzymatic antioxidant blood capacity. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of osmolality on availability of glucose ingested during prolonged exercise in humans.
Jandrain, Bernard ULg; Pirnay, Freddy ULg; Lacroix, M. et al

in Journal of Applied Physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) (1989), 67(1), 76-82

The aim of this study was to investigate whether the osmolality of a glucose solution, ingested at the beginning of a prolonged exercise bout, affects exogenous glucose disposal. We investigated the ... [more ▼]

The aim of this study was to investigate whether the osmolality of a glucose solution, ingested at the beginning of a prolonged exercise bout, affects exogenous glucose disposal. We investigated the hormonal and metabolic response to a 50-g glucose load dissolved in either 200 (protocol A), 400 (protocol B), or 600 (protocol C) ml of water and given orally 15 min after adaptation to exercise in five healthy male volunteers. Naturally labeled [13C]glucose was used to follow the conversion of the ingested glucose to expired-air CO2. Total carbohydrate oxidation (indirect calorimetry) was similar in the three protocols (A, 237 +/- 20; B, 258 +/- 17; C, 276 +/- 20 g/4 h), as was lipid oxidation (A, 128 +/- 4; B, 132 +/- 15; C, 124 +/- 12 g/4 h). Exogenous glucose oxidation rates were similar under the three experimental conditions, and the total amount of exogenous glucose utilized was slightly, but not significantly, increased with the more diluted solution (A, 42.6 +/- 4.4; B, 43.4 +/- 4.1; C, 48.7 +/- 7.2 g/4 h). The blood glucose response was similar in the three protocols. Thus, within the range investigated, the osmolality of the glucose solution ingested had no significant influence either on its oxidation (which was 86-98% of the load ingested) or on the utilization of endogenous carbohydrate, lipid, or protein stores. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of ovariectomy and ad libitum feeding on body composition, thyroid status, ghrelin and leptin plasma concentrations in female dogs.
Jeusette, Isabelle; Daminet, Sylvie; Nguyen, Patrick et al

in Journal of Animal Physiology & Animal Nutrition (2006), 90(1-2), 12-8

The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of ovariectomy (i) and ad libitum feeding (ii) on energy intake, body weight (BW), body composition, thyroid status, leptin and ghrelin plasma ... [more ▼]

The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of ovariectomy (i) and ad libitum feeding (ii) on energy intake, body weight (BW), body composition, thyroid status, leptin and ghrelin plasma concentrations. Four young adult female Beagle dogs were fed a maintenance diet for 6 weeks prior to ovariectomy, then 6 months after. Food allowance was adjusted in order to maintain optimal BW. Then, a diet slightly higher in energy concentration was fed ad libitum for 4 months. The maintenance diet was then fed ad libitum for one additional month. The maintenance of optimal BW after ovariectomy required a significant decrease in energy allowance. No increase in fat mass was observed. Ghrelin concentration remained unchanged. During the first month of ad libitum feeding, plasma ghrelin concentration and energy intake increased, then they decreased. Mean BW, plasma leptin, thyrotropin (TSH), total triiodothyronine (TT3) and total thyroxine (TT4) concentrations significantly increased over the study. The BW increase was exclusively due to an increase in body fat. In conclusion, energy allowance should be strictly controlled in spayed female dogs. The results suggest that in dogs, thyroid hormones, leptin and ghrelin concentrations change in response to a positive energy balance in an attempt to limit weight gain. However, the significant weight gain shows that this goal was not achieved. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of oxytocin on growth hormone secretion in response to arginine-vasopressin in normal men.
Chiodera, Paolo; Geenen, Vincent ULg; Legros, Jean-Jacques ULg

in Neuroendocrinology Letters (1984), 6

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See detailEffect of palm oil enzymatic interesterification on physicochemical and structural properties of mixed fat blends.
Danthine, Sabine ULg; Lefebure, Emilie ULg; Nhu Trin, Hoa et al

in Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society (2014), 91

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See detailEffect of parathyroid hormone (1-34) on fractures and bone mineral density in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis.
Neer, R M; Arnaud, C D; Zanchetta, J R et al

in New England Journal of Medicine [=NEJM] (2001), 344(19), 1434-41

BACKGROUND: Once-daily injections of parathyroid hormone or its amino-terminal fragments increase bone formation and bone mass without causing hypercalcemia, but their effects on fractures are unknown ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: Once-daily injections of parathyroid hormone or its amino-terminal fragments increase bone formation and bone mass without causing hypercalcemia, but their effects on fractures are unknown. METHODS: We randomly assigned 1637 postmenopausal women with prior vertebral fractures to receive 20 or 40 microg of parathyroid hormone (1-34) or placebo, administered subcutaneously by the women daily. We obtained vertebral radiographs at base line and at the end of the study (median duration of observation, 21 months) and performed serial measurements of bone mass by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry. RESULTS: New vertebral fractures occurred in 14 percent of the women in the placebo group and in 5 percent and 4 percent, respectively, of the women in the 20-microg and 40-microg parathyroid hormone groups; the respective relative risks of fracture in the 20-microg and 40-microg groups, as compared with the placebo group, were 0.35 and 0.31 (95 percent confidence intervals, 0.22 to 0.55 and 0.19 to 0.50). New nonvertebral fragility fractures occurred in 6 percent of the women in the placebo group and in 3 percent of those in each parathyroid hormone group (relative risk, 0.47 and 0.46, respectively [95 percent confidence intervals, 0.25 to 0.88 and 0.25 to 0.861). As compared with placebo, the 20-microg and 40-microg doses of parathyroid hormone increased bone mineral density by 9 and 13 more percentage points in the lumbar spine and by 3 and 6 more percentage points in the femoral neck; the 40-microg dose decreased bone mineral density at the shaft of the radius by 2 more percentage points. Both doses increased total-body bone mineral by 2 to 4 more percentage points than did placebo. Parathyroid hormone had only minor side effects (occasional nausea and headache). CONCLUSIONS: Treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis with parathyroid hormone (1-34) decreases the risk of vertebral and nonvertebral fractures; increases vertebral, femoral, and total-body bone mineral density; and is well tolerated. The 40-microg dose increased bone mineral density more than the 20-microg dose but had similar effects on the risk of fracture and was more likely to have side effects. [less ▲]

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See detailEFFECT OF PARECOXIB, A SELECTIVE COX-2 INHIBITOR, IN THE PREVENTION OF POSTOPERATIVE ADHESIONS IN A RAT MODEL
Arung Kalau, Willy ULg; Drion, Pierre ULg; CHERAMY-BIEN, Jean-Paul ULg et al

in Acta Chirurgica Belgica (2012, May), 112(3), 8444

Objectives: Postoperative peritoneal adhesions are frequent after abdominal surgery. Many preventive agents have been tried in animal models and in clinical trials, but up to now, there has been no ... [more ▼]

Objectives: Postoperative peritoneal adhesions are frequent after abdominal surgery. Many preventive agents have been tried in animal models and in clinical trials, but up to now, there has been no definitive strategy to prevent their formation. In this study, the effectiveness of parecoxib (Dynastat®), a selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor, in preventing experimental intra-abdominal adhesions in rats was studied. Methods: Thirty male rats who underwent a primary surgical procedure aiming at inducing peritoneal injury to produce intraabdominal adhesion, were randomized in three groups: (A) control group, no therapy; (B) intraperitoneal (IP) parecoxib group; (C) intramuscular (IM) parecoxib group. Ten days later, a xyphopubic midline incision was performed and the whole abdominal cavity was explored to score the peritoneal adhesions. Results: Twenty-three rats developed adhesions, 9 (100%) in group A, 7 (70%) in group B and 4 (40%) in group C (P=0.01). The extent and severity scores of adhesion were significantly lower in groups B and C than those in control group (p<0.001). Type of adhesions was measured at 2.25 ± 0.67 in group A, 1.20 ± 0.86 in group B and 0.82 ± 0.80 in group C. This was significantly different between group A and B (p<0.001), between A and C (p<0.001). But no significant difference was found between group B and C (p=0.17). Conclusions: In this study, we found a significant effect on parecoxib in the prevention of postoperative adhesions. But, without avoiding completely the formation of adhesion, parecoxib reduces significantly extent and severity of postoperative adhesions in rats treated with IP or IM parecoxib administration. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of parent materials and land use on soil phosphorus characteristics in Southern Belgium
Renneson, Malorie ULg; Dufey, Joseph; Bock, Laurent ULg et al

Conference (2010, September 29)

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See detailEffect of parental socio-educational level on memory and attentional measures in children
Catale, Corinne ULg; Hogge, Michaël; Meulemans, Thierry ULg

in Book of Abstracts: Annual Meeting of the Belgian Association for Psychological Science (2006)

In developmental neuropsychology, information about the influence of educational variables on executive and memory development is limited. This is particularly surprising when considering the adult ... [more ▼]

In developmental neuropsychology, information about the influence of educational variables on executive and memory development is limited. This is particularly surprising when considering the adult literature regarding the social and cultural effects on cognitive performances, which provide evidence that groups with higher levels of education achieve better on most neuropsychological tests (Ostrosky, Ardila, & Rosselli, 1999). The aim of this study was to analyze the relation between parents’ educational level and executive, attentional, memory and intellectual measures. Memory tasks (working and episodic memory), executive (inhibition and switching), attentional (alertness and selective attentional task) and intellectual tasks (verbal and non verbal subtests of WISC-III) were individually administered to 96 children divided according to 2 variables: age (6 and 10 years old) and parent’s educational level (University, High School and Elementary Education). Results showed an expected significant association between age and performance on all cognitive tasks. There was also a significant effect of parents’ educational level on most verbal tasks performed by children (including memory and verbal intellectual subtests) but also on various executive and attentional tasks (alertness, switching and inhibition tasks). Results confirmed that educational variables significantly influence children cognitive performances and not for only intelligence and verbal tasks, and emphasizes the need of further studies to specify the influence of education on the development of cognition. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of parity on pregnancy-associated glycoprotein (PAG) levels measurement by radioimmunoassay in bovine. Preliminary results.
Ayad, A.; Melo de Sousa, Noelita ULg; Iguer-Ouada, M. et al

in Proceedings of the 24nd Scientific Meeting of the European Embryo Transfer Association (2008)

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See detailEffect of partial or total replacement of forage fish by a dry diet on the quality of reproduction in pikeperch, Sander lucioperca
Wang, Neil; Mandiki, S. N. M.; Henrotte, Emilie et al

in Aquaculture Research (2009), 40(3), 376-383

The aim of this preliminary study was to evaluate the influence of different feeding regimes on the quality of reproduction in pikeperch. Three diets were tested: forage fish (FF), a commercial dry feed ... [more ▼]

The aim of this preliminary study was to evaluate the influence of different feeding regimes on the quality of reproduction in pikeperch. Three diets were tested: forage fish (FF), a commercial dry feed (DD) and a mix of both (FD). The diets were given to fish throughout a complete reproductive cycle. During the spawning season, couples were injected with human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and let to spawn on nests. Proportion of running males, spawning and hatching success and larval quality (weight, length, body protein, total lipid, fatty acid and lipid class compositions and resistances to osmotic shock and starvation stress tests at hatching) were evaluated. The proportion of running male was lower in the DD group than in the FF and FD groups (54% for DD against 76-89% for FF and FD). In addition, 25%, 62.5% and 75% of injected couples gave spawning that hatched in DD, FF and FD groups respectively. Larval quality parameters were not significantly different between treatments. The results indicate that overall quality of reproduction was higher in FF and FD treatments than in DD. It suggests that the dry feed used was not totally adequate for pikeperch reproduction. Relations between breeder reproductive performances and the feed compositions are discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailThe effect of particle precipitation events on the neutral and ion chemistry of the middle atmosphere. I - Odd nitrogen
Rusch, D. W.; Gérard, Jean-Claude ULg; Solomon, S. et al

in Planetary and Space Science (1981), 29

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See detailThe effect of particle precipitation events on the neutral and ion chemistry of the middle atmosphere. II - Odd hydrogen
Solomon, S.; Rusch, D. W.; Gérard, Jean-Claude ULg et al

in Planetary and Space Science (1981), 29

A one dimensional time-dependent model of the neutral and ion chemistry of the middle atmosphere has been used to examine the production of odd hydrogen (H, OH, and HO2) during charged particle ... [more ▼]

A one dimensional time-dependent model of the neutral and ion chemistry of the middle atmosphere has been used to examine the production of odd hydrogen (H, OH, and HO2) during charged particle precipitation. At altitudes above about 65 km, odd hydrogen production depends on the ionization rate, and the atomic oxygen and water vapor densities. Odd hydrogen production is shown to exhibit diurnal and other time dependent variations during such an event at these altitudes, and the assumption that two odd hydrogen particles are always produced per ionization is reexamined. [less ▲]

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See detailThe effect of pasture utilization on the defoliation of grass species by steers grazing a tropical savanna woodland during the dry season
Benvenutti, Marcelo; Bindelle, Jérôme ULg; O'Reagain, Peter et al

in Advances in Animal Biosciences (2010), 1

The relationship between grazing pressure and differences in the defoliation rate of grass species is not well understood for tropical savannas even though it is likely to have a substantial influence on ... [more ▼]

The relationship between grazing pressure and differences in the defoliation rate of grass species is not well understood for tropical savannas even though it is likely to have a substantial influence on the persistence of preferred species, pasture condition and sustainability of the grazing system. The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between grass species characteristics and their defoliation rate in a paddock under increasing levels of utilization. Nine steers grazed a Eucalyptus savanna woodland for 14 days. Total pasture utilization reached 70% on day 13. The results confirm that with increasing pasture utilization, the defoliation rate of grasses varied among species. Bothriochloa pertusa (Bp) was the preferred species, with the highest levels of utilization after 5, 7 and 13 days. This species had the highest leaf/stem ratio and basal area (P<0.05), and intermediate stem tensile resistance, stem density, bulk density and plant height. These characteristics probably allowed the steers to achieve high nutrient intake rates. The steers avoided B. ewartiana possibly due to its tough stems and low leaf/stem ratio. In this tropical pasture the steers heavily grazed the preferred species at low to intermediate levels of overall pasture utilization (10 to 38%). In order to increase the utilization of less preferred species it was necessary to achieve high levels of pasture utilization (60 to 70%). [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of pavement temperature on the macrotexture of a semidense asphalt surface
Luong, Jeanne ULg; Bueno, M.; Vazquez, V.F. et al

Poster (2012)

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