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See detailFactors affecting the response to the specific treatment of several forms of clinical anestrus in high producing dairy cows
Lopez-Gatius, F.; Mirzaei, A.; Santolaria, P. et al

in Theriogenology (2008), 69

This study was designed to examine estrous response rates to the therapeutic treatment of clinical anestrus in high producing dairy cows and to identify the factors that could affect these rates. Cows ... [more ▼]

This study was designed to examine estrous response rates to the therapeutic treatment of clinical anestrus in high producing dairy cows and to identify the factors that could affect these rates. Cows with silent ovulation (Subestrus group), cystic ovarian disease (Cyst group) or ovarian hypofunction (OH group) were given specific treatment for their disorder. Data were derived from 1764 treatments in cows producing a mean of 45.4 kg of milk upon treatment including: 889 subestrous cows, 367 cystic cows and 508 cows with ovarian hypofunction. Cows showing estrus following treatment exhibited a similar pregnancy rate to cows attaining natural estrus used as reference: 33% (337/1006) and 35% (626/1796), respectively. No significant ifferences in pregnancy rates were observed among the Subestrus, Cyst and OH groups (34% (196/571), 34% (44/130), 32% (97/305), respectively. Based on the odds ratio, an estrous response for all groups was less likely to occur in cows that had suffered previous anestrus, compared to cows that were anestrous for the first time, whereas the likelihood of an estrous response increased in cows treated after 90 days in milk. Our results indicate that previous anestrus and a late stage of lactation can have a negative and positive effect, respectively, on the estrous response to the specific treatment of clinical anestrus shown by high producing dairy cows. Treatment targeted at each type of clinical anestrus can render similar pregnancy rates to those shown by cows in natural estrus. [less ▲]

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See detailFactors affecting the three-dimensional distribution of exogenous zinc in a sandy Luvisol subjected to intensive irrigation with raw wastewaters.
Dere, Christelle ULg; Cornu, Sophie; Lamy, Isabelle

in Soil Use and Management (2006), 22

Massive volumes of raw wastewater have been spread on sandy Luvisols in the Paris region since 1899, causing major soil contamination with metallic trace elements (MTE). To identify the factors ... [more ▼]

Massive volumes of raw wastewater have been spread on sandy Luvisols in the Paris region since 1899, causing major soil contamination with metallic trace elements (MTE). To identify the factors influencing the vertical and horizontal redistribution of MTE at the plot scale, a study was carried out of the three-dimensional distribution of zinc. The background and exogenous fractions of zinc in the contaminated soil were discriminated using correlations between zinc and iron defined from unpolluted soils of the area. At the surface, the spatial distribution of zinc is determined by the geometry of the irrigation system and the terrain topography. The highest concentrations are observed near the irrigation outlets and in areas of very slight slope. The exogenous zinc has migrated down to the base of the studied solums (1 m depth), and its subsurface distribution depends upon the physico-chemical properties of the horizons. In the E horizon, the trapping of exogenous zinc is governed by the number of available reactive sites, whereas in the Bt horizon it is a function of the vertical and lateral behaviour of the drainage. Moreover, lateral transfer of exogenous zinc occurs in the C horizon. In the case of soil contaminated with raw wastewater, the organization of water flow on the surface and in the subsurface is a determining factor in the redistribution of zinc within a plot. [less ▲]

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See detailFactors affecting trace element content in periurban market garden subsoil in Yunnan Province, China
Zu, Yanqun; Bock, Laurent ULg; Schvartz, Christian et al

in Journal of Environmental Sciences (China) (2011), 23(3), 488-496

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See detailFactors associated with AIP expression in somatotropinomas and the possible influence of somatostatin analogues
Jaffrain-Rea, M. L.; Angelini, M.; Tichomirowa, M. et al

in European Neuroendocrine Association - Liège, 22-25 septembre 2010 (2010, September)

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See detailFactors associated with outcomes in allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation with nonmyeloablative conditioning after failed myeloablative hematopoietic cell transplantation
Baron, Frédéric ULg; Storb, R.; Storer, B. E. et al

in Journal of Clinical Oncology (2006), 24(25), 4150-4157

Purpose Several studies have investigated the feasibility of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantations (HCTs) after reduced-intensity conditioning in patients who experienced relapse after ... [more ▼]

Purpose Several studies have investigated the feasibility of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantations (HCTs) after reduced-intensity conditioning in patients who experienced relapse after myeloablative HCT. Although most studies showed relatively low nonrelapse mortality (NRM) rates and encouraging short-term results, it has yet to be defined which patients would benefit most from these approaches. Patients and Methods We analyzed data from 147 patients with hematologic malignancies who experienced treatment failure with conventional autologous (n = 135), allogeneic (n = 10), or syngeneic (n = 2) HCT and were treated with HLA-matched related (n = 62) or unrelated (n = 85) grafts after conditioning with 2 Gy of total-body irradiation with or without fludarabine. Results Three-year probabilities of NRM, relapse, and overall survival were 32%, 48%, and 27%, respectively, for related recipients, and 28%, 44%, and 44%, respectively, for unrelated recipients. The best outcomes were observed in patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, whereas patients with multiple myeloma and Hodgkin's disease had worse outcomes as a result of high incidences of relapse and progression. Being in partial remission (PR) or complete remission (CR) at HCT (P = .002) and developing chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD; P = .03) resulted in lower risks of relapse and progression. Factors associated with better overall survival were PR or CR (P = .01) and lack of comorbidity (P = .03) at HCT and absence of acute GVHD after HCT (P = .06). Conclusion Encouraging outcomes were seen with allogeneic HCT after nonmyeloablative conditioning in selected patients who had experienced relapse after a high-dose HCT, particularly in patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Results with unrelated grafts were comparable with results with related grafts. [less ▲]

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See detailFactors associated with recurrent hamstring injuries
Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg

in Sports Medicine (2004), 34(10), 681-695

A history of muscle injury represents a predominant risk factor for future insult in that muscle group. The high frequency of re-injury and persistent complaints after a hamstring strain comprise major ... [more ▼]

A history of muscle injury represents a predominant risk factor for future insult in that muscle group. The high frequency of re-injury and persistent complaints after a hamstring strain comprise major difficulties for the athlete on return to athletic activities. Some of the risk factors associated with the possible recurrence of the injury are, in all probability, already implicated in the initial injury. One can distinguish between those events peculiar to the sport activity modalities (extrinsic factors) and other contributing factors based on the athletes individual features (intrinsic factors). For both categories, the persistence of mistakes or abnormalities in action represent an irrefutable component contributing to the re-injury cycle. Additional factors leading to chronicity can come from the first injury per se through modifications in the muscle tissue and possible adaptive changes in biomechanics and motor patterns of sporting movements. We emphasise the role of questionable approaches to the diagnosis process, drug treatment or rehabilitation design. To date, the risk factors examined in the literature have either been scientifically associated with injury and/or speculated to be associated with injury. In this context, quantifying the real role of each factor remains hypothetical, the most likely ones corresponding to inadequate warm-up, invalid structure and the content of training, muscle tightness and/or weakness, agonist/antagonist imbalances, underestimation of an extensive injury, use of inappropriate drugs, presence of an extensive scar tissue and, above all, incomplete or aggressive rehabilitation. Such a list highlights the unavoidable necessity of developing valid assessment methods, the use of specific measurement tools and more rigorous guidelines in the treatment and rehabilitation. This also implies a scientific understanding as well as specifically qualified medical doctors, physiotherapists and trainers acting in partnership. [less ▲]

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See detailFactors controlling the distribution of diatoms and Phaeocystis in the Ross Sea
Goffart, Anne ULg; Catalano, Guilio; Hecq, Jean-Henri ULg

in Journal of Marine Systems (2000), 27

The spatial and temporal distributions of phytoplankton pigments were investigated in the western and south central Ross Sea during austral spring 1994 and summer 1990. Large gradients in biomass and ... [more ▼]

The spatial and temporal distributions of phytoplankton pigments were investigated in the western and south central Ross Sea during austral spring 1994 and summer 1990. Large gradients in biomass and phytoplankton community composition were observed both in the east-west and south-north directions, in relation to differences in water column structure and stability, which themselves depend on the processes of ice retreat within the different areas. Important are melting in the western Ross Sea, which induces strong stratification, and ice breakup and wind stress in the south central Ross Sea, which result in deep mixing and weakly stratified waters. In the western Ross Sea, the highest chl a concentrations observed in this study (129 - 358 mg m-2 in the upper 100 m) were tightly coupled to the stratified region of meltwater influence and were dominated by diatoms, as indicated by elevated fucoxanthin concentrations (89 - 239 mg m-2 in the upper 100 m). In the diatom bloom area, high levels of phaeophorbides a (maximum value of 192 mg . m-2 in the upper 100 m) indicated that the dominant grazers, identified as Limacina helecina and copepods (Hecq et al., 1992), transferred a sustained part of the diatom production to the herbivore trophic level. Synthesis of our data with published information suggests that the diatom bloom we observed in the western Ross Sea was dominated by the species Fragilariopsis curta, and occurs annually off the coast of Victoria Land from 72°30'S to 77°S within 100 to 250 km from the coastal ice edge. It is assumed to persist on the order of 2.5 - 3 months during summer. In the south central Ross Sea, which was characterized by a poorly or unstratified water column, moderate chl a concentrations (55 - 186 mg m-2 in the upper 100 m) were found in the polynya and in the ice edge area in early spring. 19'-hexanoyloxyfucoxanthin, a biomarker for Phaeocystis, was the major contributor to the total carotenoid abundance (29 - 132 mg m-2 in the upper 100 m), corroborating the hypothesis that Phaeocystis are well adapted to develop in a relatively mixed water column. At the northern limit of the polynya, a quite narrow (c. a. 30 km) diatom bloom (31 - 67 mg fucoxanthin m-2 in the upper 100 m) overlapped with the Phaeocystis bloom in the slightly stratified marginal ice zone. This was an area of increased grazing pressure by various types of herbivorous zooplankton, among which very large amounts of krill were observed. [less ▲]

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See detailFactors correlated with volleyball spike velocity.
Forthomme, Bénédicte ULg; Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg; Ciccarone, Guido et al

in American Journal of Sports Medicine (2005), 33(10), 1513-9

BACKGROUND: Spike effectiveness represents a determining element in volleyball. To compete at a high level, the player must, in particular, produce a spike characterized by a high ball velocity ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: Spike effectiveness represents a determining element in volleyball. To compete at a high level, the player must, in particular, produce a spike characterized by a high ball velocity. HYPOTHESIS: Some muscular and physical features could influence ball velocity during the volleyball spike. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive laboratory study. METHODS: A total of 19 male volleyball players from the 2 highest Belgian national divisions underwent an isokinetic assessment of the dominant shoulder and elbow. Ball velocity performance (radar gun) during a spike test, morphological feature, and jump capacity (ergo jump) of the player were measured. We tested the relationship between the isokinetic parameters or physical features and field performances represented by spike velocity. We also compared first-division and second-division player data. RESULTS: Spike velocity correlated significantly with strength performance of the dominant shoulder (internal rotators) and of the dominant elbow (flexors and extensors) in the concentric mode. Negative correlations were established with the concentric external rotator on internal rotator ratio at 400 deg/s and with the mixed ratio (external rotator at 60 deg/s in the eccentric mode on internal rotator at 240 deg/s in the concentric mode). Positive correlations appeared with both the volleyball players' jump capacity and body mass index. First-division players differed from second-division players by higher ball velocity and increased jump capacity. CONCLUSION: Some specific strength and physical characteristics correlated significantly with spike performance in high-level volleyball practice. CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Our results could provide useful information for training management and propose some reflections on injury prevention. [less ▲]

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See detailFactors determining the percentage of hypochromic red blood cells in hemodialysis patients.
Bovy, Christophe ULg; Tsobo, C.; Crapanzano, L. et al

in Kidney International (1999), 56(3), 1113-9

Factors determining the percentage of hypochromic red blood cells determines iron status in hemodialysis patients. BACKGROUND: Determination of the percentage of hypochromic red blood cells (RBC; %HYPO ... [more ▼]

Factors determining the percentage of hypochromic red blood cells determines iron status in hemodialysis patients. BACKGROUND: Determination of the percentage of hypochromic red blood cells (RBC; %HYPO) has been advocated as a sensitive index of functional iron deficiency during erythropoietin (EPO) therapy in hemodialyzed patients. METHODS: The significance of %HYPO in chronic renal failure was evaluated in 64 chronically hemodialyzed patients. The linear correlation was determined between %HYPO and 13 variables, including age, sex, weight, C-reactive protein (CRP), ferritin, transferrin (Tf), Tf saturation, soluble Tf receptor (sTfR), serum iron (SI), urea, parathormone, dialysis dose (Kt/V), dose of EPO administered (EPO), and absolute reticulocyte count. Multiple regression analyses were then performed to select the parameters that jointly provide the best prediction of %HYPO. RESULTS: Univariate analysis showed significant correlations between %HYPO and iron parameters (sTfR, Tf saturation, SI, and ferritin, in decreasing order), EPO, reticulocyte count, and CRP. Multivariate analysis yielded an equation showing that the variation of %HYPO is essentially associated with the combined changes in sTfR, CRP, and EPO dosage. CONCLUSIONS: %HYPO is a meaningful and inexpensive parameter that reflects the integrated effects of iron stores, inflammation, and erythropoietic stimulation on iron availability in hemodialyzed patients. Among iron exchange parameters, sTfR is the best predictor of %HYPO, followed by Tf saturation, SI, and ferritin. [less ▲]

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See detailFactors determining therapeutic strategy at diagnosis and evolution of disease severity in a cohort of Belgian pediatric Crohn’s disease patients (BELCRO)
De Greef, E; Mahachie John, Jestinah; Hoffman, I et al

in Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica (2012)

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See detailFactors determining therapeutic strategy at diagnosis and evolution of disease severity in a cohort of Belgian pediatric Crohn's disease patients (BELCRO)
De Greef, E; Mahachie John, Jestinah; Hoffman, I et al

in Gastroenterology (2012, May)

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See detailFactors driving pCO2 dynamics in sea ice during a large-scale ice tank experiment
Zhou, Jiayun ULg; Delille, Bruno ULg; Tison, J.-L. et al

Conference (2014, March)

According to previous studies, pCO2 fluxes measured over Arctic sea ice are higher than those measured over Antarctic sea ice. We hypothesized that this was due to enhanced respiration in Arctic sea ice ... [more ▼]

According to previous studies, pCO2 fluxes measured over Arctic sea ice are higher than those measured over Antarctic sea ice. We hypothesized that this was due to enhanced respiration in Arctic sea ice, as a consequence of higher riverine inputs of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) into Arctic seawater. We tested this hypothesis during the Interice V experiment at the HSVA (Hamburg) environmental test basin facility. We reproduced the growth and decay cycle of sea ice in replicate mesocosms (1 m3) filled with North Sea water (NSW series), and compared these with another series of mesocosms to which humic-rich river water had been added (10%) to increase the DOC concentration (R series). Primary producers were excluded from the experiment. The evolution of the temperature, salinity, DOC, pCO2 and bacterial biomass and production were measured in ice sampled at regular intervals throughout the experiment, as well as in the under-ice water. In addition, ice-air pCO2 fluxes were continuously monitored over both NSW and R mesocosms. pCO2 values in ice were higher in the R ice than in the NSW ice. This is attributed to the DOC content and bacterial respiration, rather than to the ice physical properties (i.e., ice permeability constrained by the ice temperature and salinity). Indeed, R ice had higher DOC content and bacterial production than the NSW ice while both showed similar physical properties. The evolution of the ice-air pCO2 fluxes was consistent with the evolution of pCO2 in ice. The fluxes were, as expected, positive (from sea ice to the atmosphere) during ice growth and negative (from the atmosphere to the ice) during ice melt. [less ▲]

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See detailFactors explaining variation in serum dioxin concentrations for the specific congeners in the French dioxin and incinerators study
Zeghnoun, A.; Frery, N.; Volatier, J. L. et al

in Organohalogen Compounds (2007), 69

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See detailFactors influencing between-laboratory variability of C-reactive protein results as evidenced by the Belgian External Quality Assessement (EQA) Scheme
Devleeschouwer, N.; Libeer, J. C.; Chapelle, Jean-Paul ULg et al

in Scandinavian Journal of Clinical & Laboratory Investigation (1994), 54(6), 435-40

Based on results from the Belgian External Quality Assessment (EQA) Scheme, we studied the main factors affecting the between-laboratory variation of C-reactive protein determination. Participants using ... [more ▼]

Based on results from the Belgian External Quality Assessment (EQA) Scheme, we studied the main factors affecting the between-laboratory variation of C-reactive protein determination. Participants using homogeneous systems with several calibration points generally achieved better performance. Working temperatures influenced the results to a lesser extent. The present study stresses the importance for EQA organizers to collect more detailed information about CRP analytical methods used by the participants. It also suggests that manufacturers should be more involved in the management of quality, in particular by striving for standardization of the material (kit and calibrator) they produce for CRP assay. [less ▲]

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See detailFactors Influencing Cyclodextrin-Mediated Chiral Separations
Servais, Anne-Catherine ULg; Crommen, Jacques ULg; Fillet, Marianne ULg

in Chiral Separations by Capillary Electrophoresis (2010)

In this chapter, several factors likely to infl uence cyclodextrin (CD)-mediated enantioseparations, such as CD type and concentration, pH and ionic strength of the background electrolyte (BGE), addition ... [more ▼]

In this chapter, several factors likely to infl uence cyclodextrin (CD)-mediated enantioseparations, such as CD type and concentration, pH and ionic strength of the background electrolyte (BGE), addition of organic solvents, injection mode as well as temperature are discussed from a practical point of view and illustrated by examples. Finally, several types of dual systems including at least one CD are also presented. [less ▲]

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See detailFactors influencing microbiological and chemical composition of South-Belgian raw sludge
Guillemet, Thibault A.; Maesen, Philippe ULg; Delcarte, Emile et al

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (2009), 13(2), 249-255

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See detailFactors influencing multiple imputation in longitudinal ordinal data
Donneau, Anne-Françoise ULg

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See detailFactors influencing pharmacological treatment in acromegaly
Beckers, Albert ULg

Scientific conference (2009, March)

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See detailFactors influencing physicians' detection of cancer patients' and relatives distress : can a communication skills training program improve physicians' detection?
Merckaert, I.; Libert, Y.; Delvaux, N. et al

in Psycho-oncology (2008), 17

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See detailFactors Influencing Responsiveness and Interpretability of the Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire
Demoulin, Christophe ULg; Smeets, Rob; Ostelo, Raymond et al

in Abstract book of the Boston International Forum X - Primary Care Research on low back pain (2009, June)

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