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See detailA four-parameter index of marrow dysplasia has predictive value for survival in myelodysplastic syndromes.
Tassin, Françoise ULg; Dewé, Walthère ULg; Schaaf, Nicole ULg et al

in Leukemia & Lymphoma (2000), 36(5-6), 485-96

Marrow dysplasia is a major characteristic of patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), along with marrow blastosis, cytopenia and cytogenetic anomalies. However, the impact of the degree of marrow ... [more ▼]

Marrow dysplasia is a major characteristic of patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), along with marrow blastosis, cytopenia and cytogenetic anomalies. However, the impact of the degree of marrow dysplasia on survival has not been fully assessed. In this retrospective analysis of 111 patients selected according to the IPSS criteria of MDS diagnosis, the presence or absence of 21 dysplasia characteristics recognizable in bone marrow smears stained by the May-Grunwald-Giemsa method was correlated with patient survival. Using Cox proportional hazards regression analysis, megaloblastosis (MEGALO), neutrophil agranularity (AGRAN) and hypogranularity (HYPOGRAN) were highly significant predictors (p < 0.005), and Pelger-Huet anomaly (PELGHUET) a significant predictor (p = 0.05), of patient survival. The regression analysis yielded a dysplasia-based risk index (DI) where DI = 1.26 MEGALO + 0.82 AGRAN - 1.08 HYPOGRAN + 0.45 PELGHUET. The two subgroups of 60 and 47 patients with DI < or = 0 and > 0 showed highly significant differences in median survivals (2.6 vs 1.1 yrs; p <0.0001). Multivariate analysis further showed that DI offered additional predictive power that was independent of that provided by the IPSS (p=0.002 and 0.001 respectively). Analysis of survival curves stratified for IPSS and DI showed that the additional predictive power offered by inclusion of the DI essentially concerned the IPSS low/INT-1 risk categories. Further stratification for age did not improve survival prediction. The data indicate that a set of 4 dysplasia parameters can offer some prediction for survival of MDS patients in addition to that provided by the IPSS. Further multicenter studies should aim at including some form of evaluation of the degree of dysplasia in prognostic systems. [less ▲]

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See detailThe four-quadrant ZOG and annular groove phase mask coronagraphs
Mawet, Dimitri; Riaud, Pierre ULg; Absil, Olivier ULg et al

in Coulter, Daniel R (Ed.) Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets II (2005, August 01)

Phase mask coronagraphy is a technique aiming at accommodating both high dynamic and high angular resolution imaging of faint sources around bright objects such as exo-planets orbiting their parent stars ... [more ▼]

Phase mask coronagraphy is a technique aiming at accommodating both high dynamic and high angular resolution imaging of faint sources around bright objects such as exo-planets orbiting their parent stars or host galaxies around Active Galactic Nuclei. We present two new phase mask coronagraphs implemented with subwavelength diffractive optical elements consisting of optimized surface-relief gratings. The first one is an evolution of the Four Quadrant Phase Mask coronagraph, which resolves the Ï phase shift chromaticity problem: the Four Quadrant Zeroth Order Grating (4QZOG). The second one is a totally new design consisting of an optical vortex induced by a space-variant grating: the Annular Groove Phase Mask (AGPM) coronagraph is fully symmetric and free from any "shaded zones". Some manufacturing hints are given. [less ▲]

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See detailFour-year follow-up of infliximab therapy in rheumatoid arthritis patients with long-standing refractory disease: attrition and long-term evolution of disease activity
Cruyssen, B. V.; Van Looy, S.; Wyns, B. et al

in Arthritis Research & Therapy (2006), 8(4), 112

Although there is strong evidence supporting the short-term efficacy and safety of anti-tumour necrosis factor-alpha agents, few studies have examined the long-term effects. We evaluated 511 patients with ... [more ▼]

Although there is strong evidence supporting the short-term efficacy and safety of anti-tumour necrosis factor-alpha agents, few studies have examined the long-term effects. We evaluated 511 patients with long-standing refractory rheumatoid arthritis treated with intravenous infusions of infliximab 3 mg/kg at weeks 0, 2, 6, and 14 and every 8 weeks thereafter for 4 years. Among the initial 511 patients included in the study, 479 could be evaluated; of these, 295 (61.6%) were still receiving infliximab treatment at year 4 of follow-up. The most common reasons for treatment discontinuation were lack of efficacy (65 patients, 13.6%), safety (81 patients, 16.9%), and elective change (38 patients, 7.9%). Analysis of disease activity scores (DAS28 [ disease activity score based on the 28-joint count]) over time showed that, after the initial rapid improvement during the first 6 to 22 weeks of therapy, a further decrease in disease activity of 0.2 units in the DAS28 score per year was observed. DAS28 scores, measured at week 14 or 22, were found to predict subsequent discontinuation due to lack of efficacy. In conclusion, long-term maintenance therapy with infliximab 3 mg/kg is effective in producing further reductions in disease activity. Disease activity measured by the DAS28 at week 14 or 22 of infliximab therapy was the best predictor of long-term attrition. [less ▲]

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See detailA four-year inventory of the invasive ladybeetle Harmonia axyridis in agricultural ecosystems
Vandereycken, Axel ULg; Durieux, Delphine ULg; Joie, Emilie ULg et al

Conference (2013, October 26)

The Multicoloured Asian Ladybird, Harmonia axyridis Pallas (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) is known to thrive principally in shrubby and arboreal habitats. Its occurrence in agroecosystems remains poorly ... [more ▼]

The Multicoloured Asian Ladybird, Harmonia axyridis Pallas (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) is known to thrive principally in shrubby and arboreal habitats. Its occurrence in agroecosystems remains poorly documented. This study focuses on the occurrence of this exotic species and its seasonal abundance in various field crops. The abundance of adults and larvae of H. axyridis was evaluated over a four-year period, from 2009 to 2012, in four important agronomical crops (wheat, corn, broad bean and potato) in Belgium. A total of 28 aphid predator species were observed including 14 coccinellid species, 13 hoverfly species and one lacewing species. H. axyridis is present and reproduces in all of the four crops studied, with the largest numbers recorded in corn and broad bean crops. In corn, H. axyridis numbers were found to increase over the four inventoried year, reaching 86% of the aphid predators in 2012, while it represented only 15% in 2009. H. axyridis was not always recorded where aphids were abundant, e.g. aphids were abundant on wheat where no H. axyridis were recorded. H. axyridis starts reproducing after the peak in aphid population, suggesting that H. axyridis is able to complete its development by feeding on alternative prey such as larvae and pupae of the same and other species of ladybird and other aphidophagous species. H. axyridis is often considered to be bivoltine but it only completes one generation per year in field crops. The second generation generally develops late in the season in other habitats. Harmonia axyridis is an invasive and an intraguild predator present in high quantities in some specific crops. In these crops, H. axyridis could negatively impact on population of native species due to IGP observed in several other studies. [less ▲]

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See detailFourest, Georges
Robert, Laurent ULg

E-print/Working paper (2006)

Notice bio-bibliographique sur Georges Fourest

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See detailFourfold basal plane anisotropy of the nonlocal magnetization of YNi2B2C
Civale, L.; Silhanek, Alejandro ULg; Thompson, J. R. et al

in Physical Review Letters (1999), 83(19), 3920-3923

Studies of single crystal YNi2B2C have revealed a fourfold anisotropy of the equilibrium maenetization in the square crystallographic basal plane. This pi/2 periodicity occurs deep in the superconductive ... [more ▼]

Studies of single crystal YNi2B2C have revealed a fourfold anisotropy of the equilibrium maenetization in the square crystallographic basal plane. This pi/2 periodicity occurs deep in the superconductive mixed state. In this crystal symmetry, an ordinary superconductive mass anisotropy (as in usual London theory) allows only a constant, isotropic response. In contrast, the experimental results are well described by generalized London theory incorporating nonlocal electrodynamics, as needed for this clean, intermediate-kappa superconductor. [less ▲]

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See detailFourier Methods for High-Frequency Surface Scattering
Geuzaine, Christophe ULg

in Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Electric and Magnetic Fields (2006)

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See detailFourier Transform Infrared Spectrometry
Schneider, Matthias; Demoulin, Philippe ULg; Sussmann, Ralf et al

in Kämpfer, Niklaus (Ed.) Monitoring Atmospheric Water Vapour : Ground-Based Remote Sensing and In-situ Methods (2012)

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See detailFourier transform infrared spectroscopic study of abhurite Sn21O6Cl16(OH)(14)
Jouen, Samuel; Lefez, Benoit; Sougrati, Moulay Tahar ULg et al

in Materials Chemistry & Physics (2007), 105(2-3), 189-193

Abhurite Sn21O6Cl16(OH)(14) is a tin oxy-hydroxychloride discovered in 1985 as a tin corrosion product formed after long immersion in seawater, has been synthesised and studied using FTIRAS analysis. The ... [more ▼]

Abhurite Sn21O6Cl16(OH)(14) is a tin oxy-hydroxychloride discovered in 1985 as a tin corrosion product formed after long immersion in seawater, has been synthesised and studied using FTIRAS analysis. The vibrational spectra obtained in transmission and reflectance modes of analysis are presented and compared to the vibrational spectra determined by Kramers-Kronig analysis. Transversal and longitudinal (TO and LO) optical modes have been identified. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailFourier transform mass spectrometry: A powerful tool for toxin analysis
Quinton, Loïc ULg; Le Caër, Jean-Pierre; Vinh, Joëlle et al

in Toxicon (2006), 47(6), 715-726

The crude venom of Conus virgo was analyzed by Fourier transform mass spectrometry (FTMS) using both nano-electrospray ionization and MALDI. The analyses were performed directly on the crude venom ... [more ▼]

The crude venom of Conus virgo was analyzed by Fourier transform mass spectrometry (FTMS) using both nano-electrospray ionization and MALDI. The analyses were performed directly on the crude venom, without chromatographic separation. The mass fingerprinting of the venom yielded 64 distinct molecular masses in the range 500-4500 Da with two major components at 1328.5142 and 1358.5592 Da. To facilitate the de novo sequencing of these compounds, the disulfide bonds of all components were reduced for the whole venom. The mass accuracy, resolution and sensitivity provided by FTMS were necessary to complete the sequencing of the two new peptides named ViVA and ViVB, that turned out to be conotoxins belonging to the T-superfamily, with the disulfide framework V. The peptides shared 80% similarity and as often observed for this class of compound, they were highly post-translationally modified: amidated C-terminus, pyroglutamic acid residue at the N-terminus and two disulfide bonds. Complementary online nano-LC-nano-ESI-FTMS experiments were undertaken. Among the 130 molecular masses found in the coupling experiments, only 45 were common with those obtained in the direct approach, which means that 21 compounds observed by nano-ESI-FTMS were not detected. This clearly shows that some discriminations against some classes of compounds occur when a chromatographic step is used before mass spectrometry. [less ▲]

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See detailFourier Transform Spectroscopy in the Infrared Region
Biémont, Emile ULg

Conference (1997)

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See detailA Fourier-Based Solver for 3-D High-Frequency Surface Scattering Problems
Geuzaine, Christophe ULg

in Proceedings of the 12th IEEE Conference on Electromagnetic Field Computation, CEFC 2006 (2006)

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See detailThe Fourier-Kelvin Stellar Interferometer: Exploring Exoplanetary Systems with an Infrared Probe-class Mission
Barry, R. K.; Danchi, W. C.; Lopez, B. et al

in Coudé du Foresto, Vincent; Gelino, Dawn; Ribas, Ignasi (Eds.) Pathways Towards Habitable Planets (2010, October 01)

We report results of a recent engineering study of an enhanced version of the Fourier-Kelvin Stellar Interferometer (FKSI) that includes 1-m diameter primary mirrors, a 20-m baseline, a sun shield with a ... [more ▼]

We report results of a recent engineering study of an enhanced version of the Fourier-Kelvin Stellar Interferometer (FKSI) that includes 1-m diameter primary mirrors, a 20-m baseline, a sun shield with a ±45° Field-of-Regard (FoR), and 40K operating temperature. The enhanced FKSI is a two-element nulling interferometer operating in the mid-infrared (e.g. ˜ 5-15 μm) designed to measure exozodiacal debris disks around nearby stars with a sensitivity better than one solar system zodi (SSZ) and to characterize the atmospheres of a large sample of known exoplanets. The modifications to the original FKSI design also allows observations of the atmospheres of many super-Earths and a few Earth twins using a combination of spatial modulation and spectral analysis. [less ▲]

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See detailLes fourmis du foot
Cloes, Marc ULg

in Culture, le Magazine Culturel de l'Université de Liège (2010)

En Communauté française de Belgique, une vingtaine de bénévoles sont nécessaires pour un club de football. Alors que depuis trente ou quarante ans, la société évolue vers toujours plus d'individualisme et ... [more ▼]

En Communauté française de Belgique, une vingtaine de bénévoles sont nécessaires pour un club de football. Alors que depuis trente ou quarante ans, la société évolue vers toujours plus d'individualisme et que l'argent tient une place déterminante, même dans le sport, ces bénévoles représentent un contre-pouvoir, défendant un autre système de valeur, où l'altruisme occupe une place importante. Motivés par la passion du sport, ils trouvent plaisir, épanouissement et reconnaissance sociale en donnant de leur temps, pour remplir diverses fonctions, plus ou moins importantes selon le statut amateur ou professionnel du club. Coup de chapeau à ces hommes et femmes de l'ombre à qui toutes les stars du football doivent une part de leur réussite et de leur gloire. [less ▲]

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See detailFournir un lait de qualité et diminuer ses mammites
Theron, Léonard ULg; Hanzen, Christian ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2009)

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See detailLes Fouronnais imaginaires
Verjans, Pierre ULg

in Ubac, Pierre (Ed.) Génération Fourons (1993)

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See detailLes Fouronnais imaginaires
Verjans, Pierre ULg

in Etudes et recherches (1985), (n°33), 36

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See detailFourons
Verjans, Pierre ULg

in Delforge, Paul; Destatte, Philippe; Libon, Micheline (Eds.) Encyclopédie du mouvement wallon - volume 2 (2001)

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See detailLes fours de potiers mérovingiens découverts à Maastricht
Van Wersch, Line ULg

in Husi, Philippe; Hincker, Vincent (Eds.) actes du colloque international, La céramique du Haut Moyen Âge (Ve-Xe siècles) dans le nord-ouest de l’Europe. Bilan et perspectives dix ans après le colloque d’Outreau (2006)

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