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See detailEmergency Coronary Stenting with Wiktor Stent N Immediate and Late Results.
Bertrand, Olivier; Legrand, Victor ULg; Bilodeau et al

in The Journal of invasive cardiology (1997), 9(1), 2-9

In case of failed angioplasty, coronary stenting has gradually emerged as a non-surgical method to restore vessel patency and optimize coronary blood flow. There is still little clinical and angiographic ... [more ▼]

In case of failed angioplasty, coronary stenting has gradually emerged as a non-surgical method to restore vessel patency and optimize coronary blood flow. There is still little clinical and angiographic information on the use of radiopaque single loose interdigitating wire stents in angioplasty complicated by threatened or acute closure. Seventy-one patients received Wiktor stents after threatened vessel closure in 53 cases and acute closure in 18 cases. Stent delivery was successful in 98%. In-hospital death occurred in 1 case (1.4%). Stents occlusion were faced in 10 cases (14%), of which 6 presented early and 4 late after the procedure. Urgent bypass surgery was needed in 9 cases (12%) and 7 patients (10%) developed acute myocardial infarction. Serious bleeding complications occurred in 7 cases (10%) and vascular repair was performed in 4 patients (5%). During a follow-up of 20 +/- 10 months, 2 patients died, no myocardial infarction was observed and recurrence of angina was noted in 17 patients (24%). Angiographic analysis showed an acute gain in minimal lumen diameter of 1.71 +/- 0.22 mm and a late loss of 0.63 +/- 0.17 mm. Angiographic restenosis (diameter stenosis > 50%) presented in 20% of patients. Therefore, Wiktor stenting yields similar results than currently used stents in acute closure and strictly defined threatened vessel closure following angioplasty. [less ▲]

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See detailEmergency echocardiography: the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging recommendations.
Neskovic, Aleksandar N.; Hagendorff, Andreas; LANCELLOTTI, Patrizio ULg et al

in European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging (2013), 14(1), 1-11

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See detailEmergency graft removal after liver transplantation
Detry, Olivier ULg; De Roover, Arnaud ULg; Delwaide, Jean ULg et al

in Liver Transplantation (2006, May), 12(5), 72

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See detailEmergency monitoring and corrective control of voltage instability
Van Cutsem, Thierry ULg; Vournas, Costas

in Savulescu, Savu (Ed.) Real-Time Stability in Power Systems: Techniques for Early Detection of the Risk of Blackout (2006)

After reviewing the basic voltage instability mechanisms, this chapter de-scribes emergency measures that can be used in order to contain voltage insta-bility and prevent a voltage collapse leading to a ... [more ▼]

After reviewing the basic voltage instability mechanisms, this chapter de-scribes emergency measures that can be used in order to contain voltage insta-bility and prevent a voltage collapse leading to a blackout. A real case of such a voltage collapse in the Hellenic system is presented and analyzed. Emer-gency measures presented include existing or projected controls acting on bulk power delivery transformer load tap changers, as well as direct load shedding. An actual design and application of a load shedding controller in the Hydro-Québec system is presented. [less ▲]

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See detailEmergency physicians’ communication: What about a standardized handover?
Gillet, Aline ULg; D'ORIO, Vincenzo ULg; Nyssen, Anne-Sophie ULg

Poster (2011, May 27)

In health care organizations, the need for 24-hour care increases the number of patient’s transfer. Handover and shift changes are now recognized as particularly critical moments for the reliability of ... [more ▼]

In health care organizations, the need for 24-hour care increases the number of patient’s transfer. Handover and shift changes are now recognized as particularly critical moments for the reliability of care. However, few studies focused specifically on how physicians share relevant information during these moments. Moreover, emergency departments are known to be extremely vulnerable to error, because of high time pressure, frequent interruptions, high variability and number of patients, etc. Our study aimed to estimate how emergency physicians share information about a patient during handover, and to evaluate the impact of a procedure of medical handover standardization. To do this, we conducted a pre-post test on completeness of transmissions. We first performed observations of 50 physicians’ shift changes in an emergency department. All of these were video-recorded and then analyzed. We classified communications into seven categories (identifying information, current pathology, patient’s current status, significant patient’s tests results, priority medical interventions, diagnose and recommendations, and dispositions). After these observations, we elaborated and implemented a standardization procedure, according to literature, analyses of our observations and physicians’ recommendations. We finally assessed this procedure by observing and analyzing 40 handovers, using the same method as previously described. We also evaluated the physician’s opinion about the quality of the transmission with a 7-point Likert scale. Our results showed three significant differences before and after the standardization of communications. Physicians share more information about patient’s tests results, priority interventions and dispositions. Moreover, we found a significant difference of the perceived quality of the standardized handover. [less ▲]

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See detailEmergency Voltage Stability Controls: an Overview
Van Cutsem, Thierry ULg; Vournas, Costas

(2007, July)

This paper provides an overview of emergency voltage stability controls in power systems. First, a brief review is made of voltage instability mechanisms, countermeasures, and system protection schemes ... [more ▼]

This paper provides an overview of emergency voltage stability controls in power systems. First, a brief review is made of voltage instability mechanisms, countermeasures, and system protection schemes. Next, the paper discusses various aspects of emergency controls, including generator voltage control, load tap changer modified control and load shedding, pointing out some important features and addressing research aspects. Load shedding is considered in some more detail, and applications to two real systems of, respectively, a response-based and an event-based load shedding scheme, are described. [less ▲]

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See detailLes émergents, l’Afrique et le décentrage progressif du pouvoir mondial
Santander, Sébastian ULg

in Santander, Sébastian (Ed.) L’Afrique, nouveau terrain de jeu des puissances émergentes (2014)

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See detailEmerging Antimicrobial Resistance: what have we learned?
Melin, Pierrette ULg

Conference (1998, April)

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See detailEmerging drugs for prevention of graft failure after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
SERVAIS, Sophie ULg; Beguin, Yves ULg; Baron, Frédéric ULg

in Expert Opinion on Emerging Drugs (2013), 18(2), 173-192

Introduction: Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) is the treatment of choice for many patients suffering from hematological malignancies, severe hemoglobinopathies, bone marrow ... [more ▼]

Introduction: Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) is the treatment of choice for many patients suffering from hematological malignancies, severe hemoglobinopathies, bone marrow failures or severe primary immunodeficiencies. Graft rejection/failure (GF) is a life-threatening complication following allo-HSCT that is most commonly caused by the reactivity of recipient T cells, natural killer (NK) cells or antibodies against donor grafted hematopoietic cells. The increasing use of allo-HSCT following reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) and the increasing use of alternative donors (unrelated cord blood and human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-mismatched donor) have resulted in higher frequency of GF. Areas covered: This review describes the pathogenesis and current prevention and treatment of GF as well as agents in development for GF prevention or treatment. Expert opinion: The risk of GF may be reduced in the future by optimizing the conditioning regimens and post-grafting immunosuppression, increasing the number of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and/or immune cells transplanted, optimizing HSC homing and better detecting patients at high risk of GF by searching for pre-transplant donor-specific anti-HLA antibodies in patients given grafts from HLA-mismatched donors, or by closely monitoring donor T- and/or NK-cell chimerism after allo-HSCT following RIC. [less ▲]

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See detailEmerging hyphenated analytical techniques for dioxins and PCBs
Focant, Jean-François ULg

Scientific conference (2009, May)

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See detailEmerging Hyphenated Analytical Techniques for POP’s
Focant, Jean-François ULg

Conference (2011, March)

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See detailEmerging hyphenated analytical techniques for POPs
Focant, Jean-François ULg

in Organohalogen Compounds (2008), 70

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See detailEmerging Hyphenated Analytical Techniques for POPs'
Focant, Jean-François ULg

Conference (2011, January)

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See detailEmerging International Standards : If a dream could come true
Michel, Quentin ULg

Conference (2008, September 25)

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See detailEmerging International Standards : If a dream could come true
Michel, Quentin ULg

Conference (2009, May 27)

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See detailEmerging Models of Social Enterprise in Eastern Asia: a Cross-Country Analysis
Defourny, Jacques ULg; Kim, Shin-Yang

in Social Enterprise Journal (2011), vol. 7(1), 86-111

We first examine the socio-economic contexts in which new public policies and new NPOs’ initiatives were launched to offer innovative solutions to current challenges, especially unemployment. Interactions ... [more ▼]

We first examine the socio-economic contexts in which new public policies and new NPOs’ initiatives were launched to offer innovative solutions to current challenges, especially unemployment. Interactions between Eastern Asia and Western regions (EU, US) are also analysed as to experiments and conceptions of social enterprise. In order to identify major convergences and divergences across countries in Eastern Asia, we rely on country studies presented in this issue as well as on a broad literature, related more specifically to the development and roles of NPOs and co-operatives in this region. Five major models of social enterprise with specific dynamics can be identified in Eastern Asia. State influence and driving forces linked to public policies make these models rather different from the typical US social enterprise; as for the role of civil society, it seems weaker than in Western contexts but is growing significantly. Co-operative movements also play a significant role in shaping some social enterprise models. Finally, two conditions identified as critical for the development of social economy organisations – a "condition of necessity" and a "condition of shared destiny" - seem to be valid in Eastern Asia as well, provided they are properly reinterpreted. The present analysis, just like the other four papers in this issue, is a result of a joint research project of the EMES European Research Network and East-Asian researchers. Country studies were conducted along common broad guidelines, and they were discussed and revised at various stages, which insured a fairly good level of comparability. Moreover, this seems to be the first systematic comparative analysis on social enterprise involving all industrialised countries in Eastern Asia. [less ▲]

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See detailEmerging pathogenic mechanisms in human myxomatous mitral valve: lessons from past and novel data.
Hulin, Alexia; Deroanne, Christophe ULg; Lambert, Charles ULg et al

in Cardiovascular Pathology (2013), 22

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