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See detailEffects of Music and Language Expertise on the Implicit Learning of Musical and Linguistic Structures?
Larrouy, Pauline ULg; DeChristen, Eleonore; Kolinsky, Régine

Poster (2015, August)

1. Background The cognitive consequences of music and language expertise are rarely compared. Recently, we observed different profiles in music and language experts in implicit learning of linguistic ... [more ▼]

1. Background The cognitive consequences of music and language expertise are rarely compared. Recently, we observed different profiles in music and language experts in implicit learning of linguistic structures of sung material (Larrouy-Maestri, Leybaert, & Kolinsky, 2013), with music experts performing better. Yet, as the language experts were speech therapists, this could reflect their formal, late language training. 2. Aims We aimed at comparing informal vs. formal language training and at examining the effect of dual expertise (in music and language) on the implicit statistical learning of musical and linguistic structures. We therefore used the sung material of Larrouy-Maestri et al. (2013) and tested the ability of music and/or language experts as well as of dual experts to implicitly learn the linguistic and/or musical structure of this material. 3. Method 14 music experts, 14 bi- or multi-linguals and 8 dual experts (bi- or multi-linguals also experts in music) were asked to listen attentively to 7.30 min of a continuous stream made out of 6 trisyllabic nonsense “words” sung on 6 three-tone melodies. Each “word” (defined by transitional probabilities) carried its specific melody, as melodic and linguistic transitional probabilities were congruent. A two-alternative forced-choice required choosing between “words” and “partwords”, either spoken (in the linguistic test) or instrumental (in the music test) was used to test participants’ learning of the linguistic or melodic structure. 4. Results Expertise modulated performance in the linguistic test when including the speech-therapists of our previous study (F(3, 49) = 5.92, p = .002, η2 = 0.28), who performed the worst. In the musical test, there was no significant group effect (p = .25), but one-sample t-tests showed that only the dual experts performed above chance, with 62.5% correct (p < .01). 5. Conclusions Whereas informal language training and music expertise lead to similar abilities to implicitly learn linguistic - but not musical - structure, this was not the case of formal language expertise. The combination of music and informal language expertise led to a particular profile, i.e., to the ability to learn simultaneously the musical and linguistic structures of sung material. [less ▲]

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See detailEffects of N balance of 3 supplements with different carbohydrates in bulls offered fresh grass
Raskin, Pascale; Dufrasne, Isabelle ULg; Mayombo, Asangule Pierre et al

in Book of Abstracts of the 48th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production (1997)

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See detailEffects of neonatal DES and BPA exposure on the timing of female sexual maturation through neuroendocrine disruption.
Franssen, Delphine ULg; Ioannou, Yannis; Alvarez-Real, Alexandra et al

Poster (2013)

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See detailEffects of neonatal DES and BPA exposure on the timing of female sexual maturation through neuroendocrine disruption.
Franssen, Delphine ULg; Ioannou, Yannis; Alvarez-Real, Alexandra et al

Conference (2013)

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See detailEffects of Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist (NAVA) levels in non-invasive ventilated patients: titrating NAVA levels with electric diaphragmatic activity and tidal volume matching
Chiew, YS; Chase, JG; LAMBERMONT, Bernard ULg et al

in BioMedical Engineering OnLine (2013)

BACKGROUND: Neurally adjusted ventilatory assist (NAVA) delivers pressure in proportion to diaphragm electrical activity (Eadi). However, each patient responds differently to NAVA levels. This study aims ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: Neurally adjusted ventilatory assist (NAVA) delivers pressure in proportion to diaphragm electrical activity (Eadi). However, each patient responds differently to NAVA levels. This study aims to examine the matching between tidal volume (Vt) and patients' inspiratory demand (Eadi), and to investigate patient-specific response to various NAVA levels in non-invasively ventilated patients. METHODS: 12 patients were ventilated non-invasively with NAVA using three different NAVA levels. NAVA100 was set according to the manufacturer's recommendation to have similar peak airway pressure as during pressure support. NAVA level was then adjusted ±50% (NAVA50, NAVA150). Airway pressure, flow and Eadi were recorded for 15 minutes at each NAVA level. The matching of Vt and integral of Eadi (ʃEadi) were assessed at the different NAVA levels. A metric, Range90, was defined as the 5-95% range of Vt/ʃEadi ratio to assess matching for each NAVA level. Smaller Range90 values indicated better matching of supply to demand. RESULTS: Patients ventilated at NAVA50 had the lowest Range90 with median 25.6 uVs/ml [Interquartile range (IQR): 15.4-70.4], suggesting that, globally, NAVA50 provided better matching between ʃEadi and Vt than NAVA100 and NAVA150. However, on a per-patient basis, 4 patients had the lowest Range90 values in NAVA100, 1 patient at NAVA150 and 7 patients at NAVA50. Robust coefficient of variation for ʃEadi and Vt were not different between NAVA levels. CONCLUSIONS: The patient-specific matching between ʃEadi and Vt was variable, indicating that to obtain the best possible matching, NAVA level setting should be patient specific. The Range90 concept presented to evaluate Vt/ʃEadi is a physiologic metric that could help in individual titration of NAVA level. [less ▲]

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See detailEffects of Neurochemical Lesions of the Preoptic Area on Male Sexual Behavior in the Japanese Quail
Bailhache, T.; Surlemont, C.; Balthazart, Jacques ULg

in Brain Research Bulletin (1993), 32(3), 273-83

Two experiments were carried out during which the noradrenergic neurotoxin, 5-amino-2,4-dihydroxy-alpha-methylphenylethylamine (5-ADMP) was applied to the brain of quail in order to evaluate the role of ... [more ▼]

Two experiments were carried out during which the noradrenergic neurotoxin, 5-amino-2,4-dihydroxy-alpha-methylphenylethylamine (5-ADMP) was applied to the brain of quail in order to evaluate the role of the noradrenergic system in the control of male copulatory behavior. In the first experiment, the ICV injection of 5-ADMP slightly enhanced the sexual behavior observed in testosterone (T)-treated castrated male quail. This brings additional support to the notion that norepinephrine tonically inhibits male copulatory behavior in quail. In the second experiment, 5-ADMP implanted directly into the preoptic area disrupted the restoration by T of copulatory behavior in castrated quail and, at the same time, produced a brain lesion that partly destroyed the sexually dimorphic medial preoptic nucleus, a previously established site of T action on behavior. These lesions produced by a high (presumably too high) concentration of neurotoxin provided an independent confirmation of effects previously observed after electrolytic lesions. Correlation analyses also confirmed that the medial part of the POM just rostral to the anterior commissure is more closely associated with copulatory behavior and may, therefore, represent a key center for steroid action on this behavior. [less ▲]

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See detailEffects of neurotrophins on early auditory neurones in cell culture.
Malgrange, Brigitte ULg; Lefèbvre, Philippe ULg; Van de Water, T. R. et al

in Neuroreport (1996), 7(4), 913-7

During the first week of postnatal development, the innervation of the organ of Corti changes from an immature to an adult pattern. Dissociated cell cultures of early postnatal spiral ganglia were used to ... [more ▼]

During the first week of postnatal development, the innervation of the organ of Corti changes from an immature to an adult pattern. Dissociated cell cultures of early postnatal spiral ganglia were used to investigate the effects of nerve growth factor (NGF), brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and neurotrophin-3 (NT-3) on maturing auditory neurones. BDNF was the most potent stimulator of neuritogenesis, NT-3 provided the strongest support for neuronal survival, while NGF supported limited neuritogenesis, and only at pharmacological levels. These findings suggest that both BDNF and NT-3 participate in the postnatal maturation of cochlear innervation and that NGF is most probably not involved in this process. [less ▲]

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See detailEffects of new potential prebiotics on Salmonella Thyphimurium in pigs
Tran, Thi Hanh Tham; Everaert, Nadia ULg; Boudry, Christelle et al

Conference (2016, April 15)

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See detailEffects of Nimesulide and Indometacin on Cox-1 and Cox-2: A Comparative Study
de Leval, X.; Dogné, Jean-Michel ULg; Neven, P. et al

in Journal de Pharmacie de Belgique (1999), 54(3), 89-90

Evidence of the existence of two forms of cyclooxygenases and the clinical relevance of COX-2 inhibition led to the development of COX-2 selective NSAIDs. In order to evaluate this selectivity, we have ... [more ▼]

Evidence of the existence of two forms of cyclooxygenases and the clinical relevance of COX-2 inhibition led to the development of COX-2 selective NSAIDs. In order to evaluate this selectivity, we have developed and validated an enzymatic method. The precision and reproducibility of the assay were determined and COX-2 selectivity examined using nimesulide and indometacin. [less ▲]

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See detailEffects of nimesulide and indomethacin on cyclooxygenaxse-1 and 2 : a comparative study
De Leval, X; Dogne, JM; Neven, P et al

in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage (1999), 7(SA), 32

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See detailEffects of Nimesulide and Sodium Diclofenac on Interleukin-6, Interleukin-8, Proteoglycans and Prostaglandin E2 Production by Human Articular Chondrocytes in Vitro
Henrotin, Yves ULg; Labasse, A. H.; Simonis, P. E. et al

in Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology (1999), 17(2), 151-60

OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of two nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), nimesulide and sodium diclofenac, on the production of proteoglycans (PG ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of two nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), nimesulide and sodium diclofenac, on the production of proteoglycans (PG), prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and cytokines (IL-6 and IL-8) by human articular chondrocytes in vitro. METHODS: Enzymatically isolated chondrocytes were cultured under constant agitation in a well defined culture medium. Specific radioimmunoassays were used to quantify PG and PGE2 production. Cytokine production (IL-6 and IL-8) was assayed by enzyme amplified sensitivity immunoassays (EASIAs). RESULTS: At a concentration of 3 micrograms/ml, nimesulide did not affect the PG production by chondrocytes. This concentration was superior to the highest level of nimesulide found in the synovial fluid of patients with rheumatoid arthritis 3 hours after the last oral administration of nimesulide (100 mg twice daily for 7 days). At 6 micrograms/ml a significant reduction in the PG content was obtained in the cellular phase in 5 out of the 8 cultures investigated. No similar effect was observed in the culture supernatants. Above this concentration nimesulide inhibited PG production in a dose-dependent manner. At concentrations ranging from 0.005 to 1 microgram/ml diclofenac did not significantly alter PG production. At therapeutic concentrations PGE2 production was totally inhibited by nimesulide, thus suggesting that PG inhibition is not linked to PGE2 production. Nimesulide inhibited PGE2 production by unstimulated (IC50 = 6 ng/ml) and IL-1 beta-stimulated (IC50 = 6.9 ng/ml) chondrocytes. At these concentrations, PGE2 production was fully inhibited by diclofenac. Furthermore, both nimesulide and diclofenac at therapeutic concentrations significantly decreased spontaneous and IL-1 beta-stimulated IL-6 production by human chondrocytes, but did not modify IL-8 production. CONCLUSION: From the results of this study we conclude that nimesulide and diclofenac at therapeutic concentrations are potent inhibitors of PGE2 and IL-6 production while they do not modify proteoglycan or IL-8 production. [less ▲]

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See detailEffects of nitrate and ammonium on larvae of Rana temporaria from the Pyrenees.
Oromi Farrús, Neus ULg; Sanuy, D.; Vilches, M.

in Bulletin of Environmental Contamination & Toxicology (2009), 82

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See detailEffects of nitrogen fertilizer on sward heigh, animal performance and economic balance in pasture grazed by growing fattening bulls
Dufrasne, Isabelle ULg; Raskin, Pascale; Mayombo, Asangule Pierre et al

in Abstracts of the 47th meeting of the European Association for Animal Production (1996)

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See detailEffects of nitroglycerin on the nociception specific blink reflex
Di Clemente, Laura; Magis, Delphine ULg; Coppola, Gianluca et al

in Cephalalgia : An International Journal of Headache (2005, October), 25(10), 888

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See detailEffects of Nitrous Oxide on Spectral Entropy of the Eeg During Surgery under Balanced Anaesthesia with Sufentanil and Sevoflurane
Hans, Pol ULg; Dewandre, Pierre-Yves; Brichant, Jean-François ULg et al

in Acta Anaesthesiologica Belgica (2005), 56(1), 37-43

BACKGROUND: Spectral entropy of the electroencephalogram (EEG) has been proposed to monitor anaesthetic depth. We investigated the effect of nitrous oxide on response (RE) and state entropy (SE) of the ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: Spectral entropy of the electroencephalogram (EEG) has been proposed to monitor anaesthetic depth. We investigated the effect of nitrous oxide on response (RE) and state entropy (SE) of the EEG during lumbar disc surgery under anaesthesia with sufentanil and sevoflurane. METHODS: In an open study, anaesthesia was induced with propofol and sufentanil, and maintained with 2% end-tidal sevoflurane concentration in air/oxygen (FiO2 = 0.4) in 25 patients. During surgery, nitrous oxide was randomly administered either at 0 or at 60% end-tidal concentration in 10 (control group) and 15 patients (nitrous oxide group), respectively. RE and SE were recorded at 2.5 min intervals for 10 min before randomization and for 25 min either continuously (control) or after achieving the target nitrous oxide concentration. RESULTS: Two patients who received nitrous oxide were excluded from statistical analysis because of protocol violation. Nitrous oxide provoked a significant decrease in RE and SE from 46.2 +/- 11.1 and 44.3 +/- 11.1 to a lowest value of 27.8 +/- 8.3 and 27.1 +/- 8.9, respectively. The decrease in entropy persisted during the 25 min recording period. CONCLUSIONS: Addition of nitrous oxide during balanced anaesthesia with sufentanil and sevoflurane provokes a decrease in response and state entropy of the EEG during lumbar disc surgery. [less ▲]

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See detailEffects of Non Genetic and Crossbreeding Factors on Daily Milk Yield of Jersey x Sahiwal x Ankole Cows in Burundi
Hatungumukama, G.; Hornick, Jean-Luc ULg; Detilleux, Julien ULg

in Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances (2009), 8(4), 794-798

The study was conducted at the Rukoko station located at 21 km North-Western of Bujumbura in the Imbo natural region, in the South of Rusizi River. The objective was to assess the effects of year of ... [more ▼]

The study was conducted at the Rukoko station located at 21 km North-Western of Bujumbura in the Imbo natural region, in the South of Rusizi River. The objective was to assess the effects of year of lactation, genetic group, lactation length, season and parity on the Daily Milk Yield (DMY) of Jersey (J) x Sahiwal (S) x Ankole (A) crossed cows. Milk yields were obtained from cows that have been both Suckled and Milked (SM) or only Milked (M). Data were analyzed using the procedure GLM in SAS on SM and M cows, separately. All factors affected significantly DMY (p<0.001). A significant increase was observed from 1989-1991 due to the improvement of management techniques. During this period, the production raised from 10.07 +/- 0.22 L-11.50 +/- 0.17 L day(-1) for SM cows. Unfortunately, the 1993 civilian war destabilized the managerial techniques and consequently, the milk production decreased. Highest milk yields were observed in crossed cows with 50% of Jersey and 50% of Sahiwal inheritances. Peak yields occurred at the 43rd (12.67 +/- 0.42 L) and 56th (6.42 +/- 0.45 L) days in milk for SM and M cows, respectively. Milk production was significantly higher in January (11.04 +/- 0.23 L day(-1)), in the middle of the rainy season, than in July (7.02 +/- 0.18 L day(-1)), in the middle of the dry season. Milk yield in SM cows increased from 8.15 +/- 0.17 L-9.46 +/- 0.16 L day(-1) during the 1st and the 2nd lactation, respectively. [less ▲]

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See detailEffects of non-genetic and crossbreeding factors on daily milk yield of Ayrshire x (Sahiwal x Ankole) cows in Mahwa station (Burundi)
Hatungumukama, G.; Sidikou, D. L.; Leroy, Pascal ULg et al

in Livestock Science (2007), 110(1-2), 111-117

The study was carried out at the Mahwa station located in Bututsi natural region in South of Burundi at 1850 m of altitude. The objective of the study was to assess the effects of days in milk, cow's ... [more ▼]

The study was carried out at the Mahwa station located in Bututsi natural region in South of Burundi at 1850 m of altitude. The objective of the study was to assess the effects of days in milk, cow's calving age, type of crossbreeding, year and month of lactation, parity on daily milk yield of crossbreds Ayrshire (AY) x Sahiwal (S) x Ankole (A) cows. Milk yields were obtained from 9 cows (S) that have been both milked and suckled during the entire lactation, on 8 cows (M) only milked during the entire lactation and on 150 cows (SM) suckled before and milked after weaning. Data were analyzed using the procedure GLM in SAS for S,M, and SM cows separately. All factors affected significantly daily milk yields (P < 0.001). Least-squares means (LSM) for daily milk yields were highest at the 8th (7.16 +/- 0.07 1), 8th (7.63 +/- 0.35 1), and 7th (7.34 +/- 0.39 1) day in milk for SM, S and M lactations, respectively. The Wood model was able to detect 2 main groups of curve shape: standard for SM and S cows and atypical decreasing for M cows. An important decrease in milk production was observed around the 120th day in SM cows corresponding to the weaning period. Crossbreeding improved milk production and highest yields were observed with 50% to 75% of Ayrshire inheritance (LSM = 5 +/- 0.05 to 5.51 +/- 0.02 1/day). A significant increase was observed from 1977 to 1992 due to the improvement of genetic and management techniques. During this period, LSM raised from 1.26 +/- 0.11 1 to 4.74 +/- 0.03 1 per day for SM cows. Unfortunately, the 1993 civilian war destabilized the managerial techniques and consequently, the milk production decreased in Mahwa station, In all cows, milk production was significantly higher from December to May (LSM - 3.96 +/- 0.03 1/day) during the rainy season than in September (LSM = 3.12 +/- 0.03 1/day) at the end of the dry season. (C) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailEffects of Non-Genetic Factors on Daily Milk Yield of Friesian Cows in Mahwa Station (South Burundi)
Hatungumukama, G.; Leroy, P. L.; Detilleux, Johann ULg

in Revue d'Elévage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux (2008), 61(1), 45-49

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See detailEffects of non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation on attack frequency over time and expanded response rates in patients with chronic cluster headache: a post hoc analysis of the randomised, controlled PREVA study
Gaul, Charly; MAGIS, Delphine ULg; Liebler, Eric et al

in Journal of Headache and Pain (2017), 18

Background: In the PREVention and Acute treatment of chronic cluster headache (PREVA) study, attack frequency reductions from baseline were significantly more pronounced with non-invasive vagus nerve ... [more ▼]

Background: In the PREVention and Acute treatment of chronic cluster headache (PREVA) study, attack frequency reductions from baseline were significantly more pronounced with non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation plus standard of care (nVNS + SoC) than with SoC alone. Given the intensely painful and frequent nature of chronic cluster headache attacks, additional patient-centric outcomes, including the time to and level of therapeutic response, were evaluated in a post hoc analysis of the PREVA study. Findings: After a 2-week baseline phase, 97 patients with chronic cluster headache entered a 4-week randomised phase to receive nVNS + SoC (n = 48) or SoC alone (n = 49). All 92 patients who continued into a 4-week extension phase received nVNS + SoC. Compared with SoC alone, nVNS + SoC led to a significantly lower mean weekly attack frequency by week 2 of the randomised phase; the attack frequency remained significantly lower in the nVNS + SoC group through week 3 of the extension phase (P < 0.02). Attack frequencies in the nVNS + SoC group were significantly lower at all study time points than they were at baseline (P < 0.05). Response rates were significantly greater with nVNS + SoC than with SoC alone when response was defined as attack frequency reductions of ≥25%, ≥50%, and ≥75% from baseline (≥25% and ≥50%, P < 0.001; ≥75%, P = 0.009). The 100% response rate was 8% with nVNS + SoC and 0% with SoC alone. Conclusions: Prophylactic nVNS led to rapid, significant, and sustained reductions in chronic cluster headache attack frequency within 2 weeks after its addition to SoC and was associated with significantly higher ≥25%, ≥50%, and ≥75% response rates than SoC alone. The rapid decrease in weekly attack frequency justifies a 4-week trial period to identify responders to nVNS, with a high degree of confidence, among patients with chronic cluster headache. [less ▲]

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