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See detailEffect of water intake on dietary mannitol, sodium chloride and food frequency in healthy cats
Kirschvink, N.; Lhoest, E.; Leemans, J. et al

in Proceedings of the 10th Congress ESVCN (2006)

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See detailEffect of water stress on growth, water consumption and yield of silage maize under flood irrigation in a semi-arid climate of Tadla (Morocco)
BOUAZZAMA, Bassou ULg

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (2012), 16(4), 468-477

The field study of crop response to water stress is important to maximize yield and improve agricultural water use efficiency in areas where water resources are limited. This study was carried out during ... [more ▼]

The field study of crop response to water stress is important to maximize yield and improve agricultural water use efficiency in areas where water resources are limited. This study was carried out during two growing periods in 2009 and 2010 in order to study the effect of water stress on crop growth, water consumption and dry matter yield of silage maize (Zea mays L.) supplied with flood irrigation under the semi-arid climate of Tadla in Morocco. Four to five irrigation treatments were applied at the rates of 100, 80, 60, 40 and 20% crop evapotranspiration (ETc) of maize. Soil water status, crop growth, leaf area index and above-ground biomass were measured. Results showed that irrigation deficit affected plant height growth, accelerated the senescence of the leaves and reduced the leaf area index. The maximum values of this parameter reached at flowering under the full irrigation treatment (100% ETc) were 5.1 and 4.8 in 2009 and 2010, respectively. Dry matter yields varied from 5.3 t.ha-1 under T4 (40% ETc) to 16.4 t.ha-1 under T1 (100% ETc) in 2009, whereas in 2010, it oscillated between 3.9 t.ha-1 under T5 (20% ETc) to 12.5 t.ha-1 under T1 (100% ETc). The establishment of the water budget by growth phase showed that the water use efficiency was higher during the linear phase of growth. Water use efficiency calculated at harvest varied between 2.99 kg.m-3 under T1 to 1.84 kg.m-3 under T5. The actual evapotranspiration under T1 (100% ETc) was 478 mm and 463 mm in 2009 and 2010, respectively. Using the averaged values of the two years, linear relationships were evaluated between dry matter yield and water consumption ETa. The yield response factor (Ky) for the silage maize for both growth seasons was 1.12. Under the Tadla semi-arid climate, it is proposed that silage maize should be irrigated as a priority before other crops with a Ky lower than 1.12. It is also recommended that, under limited water supplies, irrigation be applied during the linear phase of growth of this crop. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of water temperature on the courtship behavior of the Alpine newt Triturus alpestris
Denoël, Mathieu ULg; Mathieu, Maryève; Poncin, Pascal ULg

in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (2005), 58(2), 121-127

Temperature is expected to have an effect on the behavioral patterns of all organisms, especially ectotherms. However, although several studies focused on the effect of temperature on acoustic displays in ... [more ▼]

Temperature is expected to have an effect on the behavioral patterns of all organisms, especially ectotherms. However, although several studies focused on the effect of temperature on acoustic displays in both insects and anurans, almost nothing is known about how environmental temperature may affect ectotherm visual courtship displays and sexual performance. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of environmental temperature on the sexual behavior of Alpine newts (Triturus alpestris). We subjected T. alpestris to two different temperatures in controlled laboratory conditions. Temperature had a major effect on both male and female behaviors: at low temperature, the frequencies of several displays, including tail-raising during sperm deposition, are lowered. This variation is caused indirectly by temperature because it is due to female responsiveness, which is temperature-dependent. However, the fanning movement of the male's tail during its main courtship display is independent of female behavior: at lower temperatures, the tail beats at a lower rate, but for a longer time. The similar reproductive success (i.e. sperm transfer) at the two temperature ranges indicates that breeding in cold water is not costly but instead allows males and females to mate early in the season. This is particularly adaptive because, in many habitats, the reproductive period is shortened by drying or freezing conditions, which may impair survival of branchiate offspring. This study also demonstrates the necessity of considering environmental parameters when modeling optimality and characteristics of ectotherm behaviors. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of water uptake on amorphous inulin properties
Ronkart, Sebastien N; Paquot, Michel ULg; Fougnies, Christian et al

in Food Hydrocolloids (2009), 23(3), 922-927

Physical property changes of amorphous spray-dried inulin were investigated during water uptake at 20 degrees C. Modulated Differential Scanning Calorimetry (MDSC) and Wide Angle X-ray Scattering (WAXS ... [more ▼]

Physical property changes of amorphous spray-dried inulin were investigated during water uptake at 20 degrees C. Modulated Differential Scanning Calorimetry (MDSC) and Wide Angle X-ray Scattering (WAXS) were used to investigate the evolution of the glass transition temperature (T-g) and the crystallinity index, respectively. The water content, crystallization and thermal properties relationship enabled the identification of three zones in the T-g-water content state diagram. Zone I delimited inulin in a glassy amorphous state, while zone II characterized inulin in a liquid amorphous state. Inulin crystallized and caked when T-g was below the storage temperature of 20 degrees C, but crystallization (zone III) was not spontaneous and was delayed by the defined zone II. The crystallization led to thermograms with an endotherm close to T-g. Temperature-Resolved WAXS allowed to correctly ascertain the MDSC endothermic peak as a melting peak because the crystallinity index was maximal at onset temperature of the transition, and dropped to zero at the endset temperature. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of Welding on Ultimate Compressive Strength of Aluminium Stiffened Panels
Rigo, Philippe ULg; Richir, T.; Toderan, C. et al

in HIPER’2004, High Performances Marine Vehicules (2004, September)

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See detailThe effect of youth employment quotas on the job finding rates of young people in Belgian
Fonder, Muriel; Lejeune, Bernard ULg

Conference (2004, May 17)

In april 2000, the Belgian federal government launched a special labor market program, whose prominent characteristic was the obligation for companies to occupy in their labor force a certain quota of ... [more ▼]

In april 2000, the Belgian federal government launched a special labor market program, whose prominent characteristic was the obligation for companies to occupy in their labor force a certain quota of young people. Based on a sample of more 100,000 young Walloon job seekers (Wallonia is the French-speaking region of Belgium), the aim of this paper is to evaluate whether or not this program has really improved the youth insertion in the labour market, compared to what would have prevailed in the absence of the program. The effect of the program is evaluated through discrete duration models, and estimated by ‘difference in differences’, looking at the individual trajectory on the labor market of young job seekers, before and after the setting up of the program, for the program target group and for a control group. The empirical results show that the program had a modest positive effect for mid-skilled job seekers, but very little effect for unskilled job seekers. On the other hand, as it could be expected, a strong deadweight effect is observed for the skilled young job seekers. [less ▲]

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See detailThe effect of youth employment quotas on the job finding rates of young people in Wallonia
Fonder, Muriel; Lejeune, Bernard ULg

Conference (2005, May 26)

In april 2000, the Belgian federal government launched a special labor market program, whose prominent characteristic was the obligation for companies to occupy in their labor force a certain quota of ... [more ▼]

In april 2000, the Belgian federal government launched a special labor market program, whose prominent characteristic was the obligation for companies to occupy in their labor force a certain quota of young people. Based on a sample of more 100,000 young Walloon job seekers (Wallonia is the French-speaking region of Belgium), the aim of this paper is to evaluate whether or not this program has really improved the youth insertion in the labour market, compared to what would have prevailed in the absence of the program. The effect of the program is evaluated through discrete duration models, and estimated by ‘difference in differences’, looking at the individual trajectory on the labor market of young job seekers, before and after the setting up of the program, for the program target group and for a control group. The empirical results show that the program had a modest positive effect for mid-skilled job seekers, but very little effect for unskilled job seekers. On the other hand, as it could be expected, a strong deadweight effect is observed for the skilled young job seekers. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of zoledronic acid (single 5 mg infusion) on lumbar spine bone mineral density versus oral risedronate (5 mg/day) over one year in subgroups of patients receiving glucocorticoid therapy
Roux, C.; Reid, D.; Devogelaer, J. P. et al

in Osteoporosis International (2008), 19(S2), 248-249

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See detailEffect of zolpidem in chronic disorders of consciousness: a prospective open-label study.
Thonnard, Marie ULg; Gosseries, Olivia ULg; Demertzi, Athina ULg et al

in Functional Neurology (2014)

Zolpidem has been reported as an "awakening drug" in some patients with disorders of consciousness (DOC). We here present the results of a prospective openlabel study in chronic DOC patients. Sixty ... [more ▼]

Zolpidem has been reported as an "awakening drug" in some patients with disorders of consciousness (DOC). We here present the results of a prospective openlabel study in chronic DOC patients. Sixty patients (35±15 years; 18 females; mean time since insult ± SD: 4±5.5 years; 31 with traumatic etiology) with a diagnosis of vegetative state/unresponsive wakefulness syndrome (n=28) or minimally conscious state (n=32) were behaviorally assessed using the Coma Recovery Scale-Revised (CRS-R) before and one hour after administration of 10 mg of zolpidem. At the group level, the diagnosis did not change after intake of zolpidem (p=0.10) and CRS-R total scores decreased (p=0.01). Twelve patients (20%) showed improved behaviors and/or CRS-R total scores after zolpidem administration but in only one patient was the diagnosis after zolpidem intake found to show a significant improvement (functional object use), which suggested a change of diagnosis. However, in this patient, a double-blind placebo-controlled trial was performed in order to better specify the effects of zolpidem, but the patient, on this trial, failed to show any clinical improvements. The present open-label study therefore failed to show any clinically significant improvement (i.e., change of Effect of zolpidem in chronic disorders of consciousness: a prospective open-label study diagnosis) in any of the 60 studied chronic DOC patients. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of ß-Cyclodextrin Derivatives on Bronchial Epithelial Cell Layer Permeability
Bosquillon, C; Belhadj Salem, L; Hernandez, E et al

in Delivery to the lung (2006), 17

Cyclodextrins have been identified as promising adjuvants for pulmonary drug delivery. However, concerns regarding possible adverse effects on the respiratory epithelium may limit their development in ... [more ▼]

Cyclodextrins have been identified as promising adjuvants for pulmonary drug delivery. However, concerns regarding possible adverse effects on the respiratory epithelium may limit their development in inhaled products. Concentrations (10-50 mM) of three ß-cyclodextrin derivatives, randomly methylated ß-cyclodextrin (RAMEB), hydroxypropyl-ß-cyclodextrin (HPßCD) and Kleptose® CRYSMEB, were applied to human respiratory epithelial (Calu-3) cell layers and effects on permeability were evaluated by 14C-mannitol permeability and transepithelial electrical resistance (TEER) measurements. Each cyclodextrin produced a concentration-dependent increase in mannitol flux which was associated with a drop in TEER. Increases in mannitol flux were the highest after exposure to RAMEB and were not apparent until a 50-60% reduction in TEER was reached. Disrupted cell layers recovered to their initial TEER value in less than 24 h except after exposure to high concentrations of RAMEB. Perturbations of the Calu-3 cell layers were shown to be dependent on cyclodextrin concentration, as well as chemical derivatisation, and were reversible in all but the most severe cases. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of β-cyclodextrin and its derivatives on caveolae disruption, relationships with their cholesterol extraction capacities
Castagne, Delphine ULg; Evrard, Brigitte ULg; Nusgens, Betty ULg et al

in Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry (2010), 67

Endothelial cells (HUVEC) were treated with b-cyclodextrin (b-CD) and hydroxypropylated or methylated derivatives solutions to confirm their lack of affinity with phospholipids and their specificity ... [more ▼]

Endothelial cells (HUVEC) were treated with b-cyclodextrin (b-CD) and hydroxypropylated or methylated derivatives solutions to confirm their lack of affinity with phospholipids and their specificity towards cholesterol. Further studies were performed on bovine aortic endothelial cells to assess the effect of b-CDs (mainly methylated derivatives) on membrane microdomains (lipid rafts or caveolae), by detecting the caveolae marker caveolin-1 in fractions of sucrose gradients. A displacement from the lighter to the heavier fractions, characteristic of caveolae disruption, was observed using CDs. The strongest effect was obtained with dimethyl-b-CD, for which an accumulation of caveolin-1 was observed in the bottom of the gradient. Crysmeb and trimethyl-b-CD seemed to have the weaker effects as a significative amount of caveolin-1 was still detected in the light fraction corresponding to caveolae. b-CD and CDs having a degree of methylation a bit lower than 2 showed intermediate effects. The results of the present study on microdomains seem in good correlation with the cell cholesterol extraction capacities of CDs previously determined. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of “diagnosis threat” in clinical setting
Fresson, Megan ULg; Dardenne, Benoît ULg; Meulemans, Thierry ULg

Poster (2014, November 14)

Objective. When reminded of their neurological history, mild traumatic brain injured (TBI) students underperform on neuropsychological tests (Suhr & Gunstad, 2002). To date, this “diagnosis threat” (DT ... [more ▼]

Objective. When reminded of their neurological history, mild traumatic brain injured (TBI) students underperform on neuropsychological tests (Suhr & Gunstad, 2002). To date, this “diagnosis threat” (DT) phenomenon has mainly been studied with a non-clinical and high-functioning population (university students). The aim of this study was twofold: to study this phenomenon with neurological patients and to examine the mechanisms responsible for underperformance. Method. Patients (18-55 years-old) who had sustained a TBI or a stroke were recruited from ambulatory and hospitalized cares, and then assigned to one of three conditions : Patients attention was drawn on (1) their neurological disease and the neuropsychological components of the upcoming tasks (DT group) ; (2) their intact sensory capacities and the sensorial components of the tasks (Neutral group); or (3) their better cognitive abilities compared to Alzheimer disease patients (Stereotype boost group). After these instructions, patients carried out cognitive tasks and completed questionnaires. Results. Preliminary analyses (n=18) showed that, on the z-score of executive functioning, the DT group performed worse than both the neutral group (p=.03) and the stereotype boost group (p=.05), but did not differ for the attentional and memory scores. Instructions also had an impact on cognitive self-efficacy, with the neutral group demonstrating greater score than the negative one (p=.08). Furthermore, the self-efficacy score tended to correlate with the score of executive functioning (r=.37). Conclusions. Results show that the DT phenomenon has an impact on cognitive performances in clinical setting, at least on executive functions, which are usually demonstrated to be the most sensitive to stereotype effects. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect on blood pressure of lumiracoxib versus ibuprofen in patients with osteoarthritis and controlled hypertension: a randomized trial.
MacDonald, Thomas M; Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Littlejohn, Thomas W et al

in Journal of Hypertension (2008), 26(8), 1695-702

OBJECTIVES: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs vary in their impact on blood pressure and the effect of lumiracoxib 100 mg once daily has not been studied previously. To examine whether lumiracoxib 100 ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVES: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs vary in their impact on blood pressure and the effect of lumiracoxib 100 mg once daily has not been studied previously. To examine whether lumiracoxib 100 mg once daily would result in lower 24-h mean systolic ambulatory blood pressure than ibuprofen 600 mg three times daily in osteoarthritis patients with controlled hypertension, a 4-week, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group study was conducted in 79 centres in nine countries. METHODS: Hypertensive osteoarthritis patients of 50 years at least whose office blood pressure was less than 140/90 mmHg on stable antihypertensive treatment were randomized to lumiracoxib (n = 394) 100 mg once daily or ibuprofen 600 mg three times daily (n = 393) and 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring was performed at baseline and end of study. The primary outcome measure was a comparison of the change in 24-h mean systolic ambulatory blood pressure from baseline to week 4. Secondary analyses included other blood pressure-related endpoints and efficacy (pain) measurements. RESULTS: Compared with baseline, the 24-h mean systolic ambulatory blood pressure (least square mean) decreased in lumiracoxib-treated patients (-2.7 mmHg) and increased in ibuprofen-treated patients (+2.2 mmHg) at 4 weeks, estimated difference -5.0 mmHg (95% confidence interval -6.1 to -3.8) in favour of lumiracoxib. The 24-h mean diastolic ambulatory blood pressure changes were -1.5 mmHg (lumiracoxib), +0.5 mmHg (ibuprofen), difference -2.0 mmHg (95% confidence interval -2.7 to -1.3). Efficacy results were comparable. CONCLUSIONS: Treatment with lumiracoxib 100 mg once daily resulted in clinically significant lower blood pressure compared with ibuprofen 600 mg three times daily in osteoarthritis patients with well controlled hypertension. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect on bone turnover markers of once-yearly intravenous infusion of zoledronic acid versus daily oral risedronate in patients treated with glucocorticoids.
Devogelaer, Jean-Pierre; Sambrook, Philip; Reid, David M et al

in Rheumatology (Oxford, England) (2013), 52(6), 1058-69

Objective. Long-term glucocorticoid use is accompanied by rapid bone loss; however, early treatment with bisphosphonates prevents bone loss and reduces fracture risk. The aim of this study was to examine ... [more ▼]

Objective. Long-term glucocorticoid use is accompanied by rapid bone loss; however, early treatment with bisphosphonates prevents bone loss and reduces fracture risk. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of two bisphosphonates, i.v. zoledronic acid (ZOL) versus oral risedronate (RIS), on bone turnover markers (BTMs) in subjects with glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIO).Methods. Patients were randomly stratified according to the duration of pre-study glucocorticoid therapy [prevention subpopulation (ZOL, n = 144; RIS, n = 144) </=3 months, treatment subpopulation (ZOL, n = 272; RIS, n = 273) >3 months]. Changes in beta-C-terminal telopeptides of type 1 collagen (beta-CTx), N-terminal telopeptide of type I collagen (NTx), procollagen type 1 N-terminal propeptide (P1NP) and bone-specific alkaline phosphatase (BSAP) from baseline were measured on day 10 and months 3, 6 and 12.Results. At most time points, there were significantly greater reductions (P < 0.05) in the concentrations of serum beta-CTx, P1NP and BSAP and urine NTx in subjects on ZOL compared with RIS in both males and females of the treatment and prevention subpopulations. In pre- and post-menopausal women, there were significantly greater reductions in the concentrations of BTMs with ZOL compared with RIS. At 12 months, ZOL had significantly greater reductions compared with RIS (P < 0.05) for beta-CTx, P1NP, BSAP and NTx levels, independent of glucocorticoid dose.Conclusions. Once-yearly i.v. infusion of ZOL 5 mg was well tolerated in different subgroups of GIO patients. ZOL was non-inferior to RIS and even superior to RIS in the response of BTMs in GIO patients.Trial registration: ClinicalTrials.gov, http://clinicaltrials.gov, NCT00100620. [less ▲]

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See detailThe effect on bone turnover of monofluorophosphate (MFP) combined with raloxifene (RLX) as compared to MFP alone in postmenopausal women with low bone mass
Stepan, J.; Payer, J.; Resch, H. et al

in Osteoporosis International (2002), 13(S1), 54

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See detailEffect on KATP channel activation properties and tissue selctivity of the nature of the substituent in the 7- and the 3-position of 4H-1,2,4-benzothiadiazine
Boverie, S.; Antoine, M.-H.; Somers, F. et al

in Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (2005), 48

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See detailEffect on single annual infusion of zoledronic acid (5mg) on lumbar spine bone mineral density versus daily oral risedronate (5mg) in subgroups of patients receiving glucocorticoid therapy.
Roux, Christian; Fashola, T.; Reid, D. et al

in Osteoporosis International (2009, March), 20(Suppl.1), 7-8

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See detailThe Effect on Systemic and Pulmonary Circulations in the Resuscitation of Asphyxiated Newborn Piglets with 21%, 50% or 100% Oxygen
Haase, Erika; Stevens, Jonathan; Rigo, Vincent ULg et al

in Pediatric Research (2003, April), 53(4 Part 2/2), 354

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