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See detailGaseous emissions from fattening pigs offered an ad libitum high-fibre diet and kept on fully slatted floor: preliminary results
Philippe, François-Xavier ULg; Laitat, Martine ULg; Wavreille, José et al

in Proceedings of the International Symposium on Emissions of Gas and Dust from Livestock (2012)

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See detailGaseous emissions from fattening pigs offered an ad libitum high-fibre diet and kept on fully slatted floor: preliminary results
Philippe, François-Xavier ULg; Laitat, Martine ULg; wavreille, José et al

in Proceedings of the 2nd Scientific Meeting of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (Liège – Belgium) (2012)

According to the literature, the diet composition of livestock can influence polluting gas emissions from agriculture. The aim of this preliminary study was to measure gaseous emissions from fattening ... [more ▼]

According to the literature, the diet composition of livestock can influence polluting gas emissions from agriculture. The aim of this preliminary study was to measure gaseous emissions from fattening pigs offered an ad libitum high-fibre diet (HFD) and kept on fully slatted floor. A batch of 24 fattening pigs was divided into two homogeneous groups randomly allocated to a treatment: conventional cereals-based diet or sugar beet pulpbased diet (HFD). With HFD, a significant decrease of animal performance was observed (837 vs. 962 g for the average daily gain). With pigs offered HFD, gaseous emissions per pig were significantly lower for NH3 (-30%, 6.64 vs. 9.47 g/d; P<0.05) and significantly greater for CH4 (+40%, 6.46 vs. 4.60 g/d; P<0.05). The emissions of N2O (0.34 g/d), CO2equivalent (0.27 kg/d), CO2 (1.68 kg/d) were not significantly influenced by the diet. Due to a more important microbial activity with HFD, the lower NH3-emissions could be attributed to the shift of a part of excreted nitrogen from urine (as urea) to faeces (as protein form), and to a lower slurry pH explained by the increase of volatile fatty acid content. The higher CH4-emissions could be explained by a greater production in the digestive tract and in the slurry due to fibre fermentations. In conclusion, HFD allowed decreasing NH3- and increasing CH4-emissions. However, in terms of climate change, this increase was offset by the decrease of indirect N2O-emissions due to NH3-emission decrease, as indicated by the similar CO2equivalent-emissions in the two groups. [less ▲]

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See detailGaseous emissions from group-housed gestating sows kept on deep litter and offered an ad libitum high-fibre diet
Philippe, François-Xavier ULg; Canart, Bernard; Laitat, Martine ULg et al

in Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment (2009), 132

Gaseous emissions from agriculture contribute to a number of environmental effects. Carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) are greenhouse gases taking part in the global problem of ... [more ▼]

Gaseous emissions from agriculture contribute to a number of environmental effects. Carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) are greenhouse gases taking part in the global problem of climate change. Ammonia (NH3) emissions are responsible of soil and water acidification and eutrophication and contribute also to indirect emissions of N2O. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of a high-fibre diet offered ad libitum to gestating sows on gaseous emissions (NH3, N2O, CH4, CO2 and water vapour (H2O)). Four successive batches of 10 gestating sows were used for this trial. Each batch was divided into 2 homogeneous groups randomly allocated to a treatment: restricted conventional cereals based diet or high-fibre diet based on sugar beet pulp (42%). The groups were separately kept in two identical rooms equipped with a straw-bedded pen of 12.6 m². For restricted sows, meals were provided once a day in individual feeding stalls available only during the feeding time. In both rooms, ventilation was automatically adapted to maintain a constant ambient temperature. The gas emissions were measured by infrared photoacoustic detection during 6 consecutive days at the 6th, 9th and 12th weeks of gestation. Sows performance (body weight gain, backfat thickness, number and weight of piglets) was not significantly different according to the diet. With sows offered high-fibre diet and compared to sows offered restricted diet, gaseous emissions were significantly greater for NH3 (9.64 g NH3-N d-1 sow-1 vs. 5.37 g NH3-N d-1 sow-1; P < 0.001), CH4 (17.20 g d-1 sow-1 vs. 15.21 g d-1 sow-1; P < 0.01), CO2 (3.00 kg d-1 sow-1 vs. 2.41 kg d-1 sow-1; P < 0.001) and H2O (4.71 kg d-1 sow-1 vs. 3.68 kg d-1 sow-1; P < 0.001) and significantly lower for N2O (0.97 g N2O-N d-1 sow-1 vs. 2.48 g N2O-N d-1 sow-1; P < 0.001) and CO2 equivalents (0.88 kg d-1 sow-1 vs. 1.55 kg d-1 sow-1; P < 0.001). In conclusion, the effects of high-fibre diet offered to gestating sows on deep litter on environment seem ambiguous with an increase of NH3 emissions but a decrease of N2O and CO2 equivalent emissions. [less ▲]

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See detailGaseous emissions from weaned pigs raised on different floor systems
Cabaraux, Jean-François ULg; Philippe, François-Xavier ULg; Laitat, Martine ULg et al

in Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment (2009), 130

Gaseous emissions from agriculture contribute to a number of environmental effects. Carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) are greenhouse gases taking part to the global problem of ... [more ▼]

Gaseous emissions from agriculture contribute to a number of environmental effects. Carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) are greenhouse gases taking part to the global problem of climate change. Ammonia (NH3) emissions are responsible of soil acidification and eutrophication and contribute also to indirect emissions of N2O. This work evaluated the influence of the type of floor on the emissions of these gases in the raising of weaned pigs. Two trials were carried out. In the first trial, the animals were kept either on fully slatted floor or on straw-based deep litter and, in the second one, either on fully slatted floor or on sawdust-based deep litter. For each trial and on each type of floor, 2 successive batches of weaned pigs were raised without changing the litter or emptying the slurry pit between the 2 batches. The rooms were automatically ventilated to maintain a constant ambient temperature. The performance of the animals was not significantly different according to the floor type. In trial 1, the nitrogen contents of the straw deep litter (including the substrate) and slurry were respectively 276 and 389 g pig-1. In trial 2, the sawdust deep litter and slurry nitrogen contents were respectively 122 and 318 g pig-1. Raising pigs on straw deep litter produced proportionately around 100% more NH3 than raising pigs on slatted floor (0.61 vs. 0.31 g NH3-N d-1 per pig; P<0.05). Differences in CO2, H2O and CH4 emissions were not significant between systems. Raising pigs on sawdust deep litter produced also proportionately more NH3 (+52%; 0.55 vs. 0.36 g NH3-N d-1 per pig; P<0.01) but also more CO2 (+25%; 427 vs. 341 g d-1 per pig; P<0.001) and H2O (+65%; 981 vs. 593 g d-1 per pig; P<0.001) and less CH4 (-40%; 0.52 vs. 0.86 g d-1 per pig; P<0.001) than raising pigs on slatted floor. Practically no N2O emission was observed from rooms with slatted floor while the N2O emissions were 0.03 and 0.32 g N2O-N d-1 per pig for the straw and sawdust deep litter respectively. The warming potential of the greenhouse gases (N2O + CH4), were about 22, 34 and 168 g CO2 equivalents per day and per pig on fully slatted floor, straw or sawdust deep litter respectively. In conclusion, pollutant gas emissions from rearing of weaned pig seem lower with fully slatted plastic floor system than with deep litter systems [less ▲]

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See detailGaseous emissions in the raising of fattening pigs on fully slatted floor or on straw-based deep litter
Nicks, Baudouin ULg; Philippe, François-Xavier ULg; Laitat, Martine ULg et al

in Proceedings of the XIIth international congress of the International Society for animal Hygiene, Animals and the environment (2005)

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See detailGaseous emissions in the raising of weaned pigs on fully slatted floor or on sawdust-based deep litter
Nicks, Baudouin ULg; Laitat, Martine ULg; Farnir, Frédéric ULg et al

in Proceedings of the International workshop on Green Pork Production (2005)

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See detailGaseous emissions in the raising of weaned pigs on fully slatted floor or on straw-bases deep litter
Nicks, Baudouin ULg; Laitat, Martine ULg; Farnir, Frédéric ULg et al

in Clement, G.; Madec, F. (Eds.) Proceedings of the in- between congress of the International Society for Animal Hygiene (2004)

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See detailGasification of coal for the generation of electricity in a combined cycle
Paquay, Victor; Pirard, Jean-Paul ULg; L'Homme, Guy ULg

in Bulletin Scientifique de l'Association des Ingénieurs Electriciens sortis de l'Institut Electrotechnique Montefiore (1985), 2

The article reviews the historical development of processes for the gasification of coal, and discusses the principal chemical reactions employed, describing four principal types of gasifier. It proposes ... [more ▼]

The article reviews the historical development of processes for the gasification of coal, and discusses the principal chemical reactions employed, describing four principal types of gasifier. It proposes a scheme for combined-cycle generation consisting of a gasifier, gas turbine, heat exchanger/steam generator, and steam turbine. The economics of the scheme are discussed, concluding that although the forecast unit cost of generation is not excessive, the time is not yet ripe for the installation in Belgium of such schemes on a large scale [less ▲]

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See detailLe gaspillage de l'espace wallon. Comment en sommes-nous arrivés-là et pourquoi persistons-nous ?
Halleux, Jean-Marie ULg

in Cahiers Nouveaux (Les) (2013), 85

La Belgique et la Wallonie se caractérisent par une très importante consommation d'espace pour l'urbanisation. Dans cet article, nous précisons pourquoi et comment une telle consommation de la ressource ... [more ▼]

La Belgique et la Wallonie se caractérisent par une très importante consommation d'espace pour l'urbanisation. Dans cet article, nous précisons pourquoi et comment une telle consommation de la ressource foncière est indissociable d'un aménagement permissif et de l'inexistence d'une politique foncière digne de ce nom. [less ▲]

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See detailGaston Leroux et la dissociation de la matière romanesque
Denis, Benoît ULg

in Tapis-franc. Revue du roman populaire (1996), (7), 56-66

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See detailGastric collision between a papillotubular adenocarcinoma and a gastrinoma in a patient with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
De Leval, Laurence ULg; Hardy, Noelle; Deprez, Manuel ULg et al

in Virchows Archiv : An International Journal of Pathology (2002), 441(5), 462-5

We report a unique case of a gastric collision tumor composed of an intramural gastrin-secreting tumor and a papillotubular adenocarcinoma of the intestinal type discovered at autopsy in a patient with ... [more ▼]

We report a unique case of a gastric collision tumor composed of an intramural gastrin-secreting tumor and a papillotubular adenocarcinoma of the intestinal type discovered at autopsy in a patient with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. There was extensive metastatic dissemination of the neuroendocrine component to regional lymph nodes and to the liver. The unusual macroscopical, histological, and immunohistochemical features of this case and its specific clinical setting are discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailThe gastric dilatation-volvulus syndrome: the specialist's point of view
Hamaide, Annick ULg

in Proceedings du congrès Canifelis Emergency et Critical Care (2009, January)

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See detailGastric Outlet Obtruction by a Donor Aortic Tube After En Bloc Liver Pancreas Transplantation : A Case Report
DEYLGAT, B; TOPAL, H; MEURISSE, Nicolas ULg et al

in Transplantation Proceedings (2012), 44

We present the case of a 30-years-old female suffering from a type five maturity onset diabetes of the young deficiency, resulting in type 1 diabetes and terminal renal inssufficiency. She also had ... [more ▼]

We present the case of a 30-years-old female suffering from a type five maturity onset diabetes of the young deficiency, resulting in type 1 diabetes and terminal renal inssufficiency. She also had chronic and refractory pruritis due to primary sclerosing cholangitis _like fibrosis. She underwent combined en bloc liver and pancreas transplantation and kidney transplantation.The postoperative course was complicated by a gastric outlet obstruction due to compression of the native gastroduodenal junction by the donor aortic tube . This was treated by construction of a roux-en-y gastrojejunostomy at posttransplant day 24. To our knowledge, compression of the gastroduodenal junction by a donor aortic tube after combined liver and pancreas (or multivisceral) transplantation has not been reported previously. [less ▲]

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See detailGastrin levels in serum and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of patients with lung cancer: comparison with patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Dowlati, A; Bury, Thierry ULg; CORHAY, Jean-Louis ULg et al

in Thorax (1996), 51(12), 1270-2

BACKGROUND: The gastrin gene is known to be expressed in all classes of bronchogenic carcinomas. Furthermore, high levels of gastrin have been reported in both the bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid and ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: The gastrin gene is known to be expressed in all classes of bronchogenic carcinomas. Furthermore, high levels of gastrin have been reported in both the bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid and serum of patients with lung cancer. Based on these preliminary data a study was conducted to evaluate the usefulness of gastrin measurements in the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer. METHODS: Thirty-five patients with lung cancer (26 non-small cell (NSCLC) and nine small cell (SCLC)) and 25 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease underwent fibreoptic bronchoscopy and BAL. Gastrin levels were determined in both BAL fluid and the serum and compared with each other and with staging. RESULTS: No difference was found between the gastrin levels in the BAL fluid or serum of the study groups. There was no correlation with the stage in NSCLC and no correlation was found between the gastrin levels in the serum and the BAL fluid. A significant difference was seen in gastrin levels in BAL fluid between extensive and limited SCLC (p < 0.05). CONCLUSION: There is no evidence of clinical usefulness for gastrin measurements in lung cancer. [less ▲]

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See detailGastroentérologie et nutrition de l'enfant
Battisti, Oreste ULg

Book published by Les éditions de l'université de Liège (2012)

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See detailGastroenterology - Clinical and genetic factors associated with sacroiliitis in Crohn's disease
Peeters, Harald; Cruyssen, Bert Vander; Mielants, Herman et al

in Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (2008), 23(1), 132-137

Background and Aim: Radiographic sacroiliitis (SI), often asymptomatic, is considered the most frequent extra-intestinal manifestation (EIM) of Crohn's disease (CD). Data on the association of SI with ... [more ▼]

Background and Aim: Radiographic sacroiliitis (SI), often asymptomatic, is considered the most frequent extra-intestinal manifestation (EIM) of Crohn's disease (CD). Data on the association of SI with other clinical features of CD are limited. Association of SI with CARD15 polymorphisms has recently been suggested. In a multicenter study, we investigated the association of SI in CD patients with clinical phenotypes, other EIM and CARD15 polymorphisms. Methods: Radiographs of the sacroiliac joints were taken in 251 CD patients from three Belgian university hospitals and scored by two blinded rheumatologists. Clinical features were obtained from medical records. Forty-three percent of patients carried at least one CARD15 polymorphism. Results: Sacroiliitis, defined as the presence of at least grade 2 unilateral changes, was diagnosed in 65 of the 244 scorable radiographs (27%). Only 16 of these patients were previously diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). HLA-B27 positivity was observed in 53% of patients with AS and 7% of patients with radiographic SI. In univariate and multivariate analysis, associations between the presence of SI and peripheral arthritis (P = 0.005) and between AS and uveitis (P = 0.005) were found. No associations with other recorded clinical features or with CARD15 polymorphisms were observed. Conclusion: We confirm the high prevalence of radiographic sacroiliitis in a multicenter CD cohort. Uveitis is only associated with AS whereas all patients with SI are more prone to develop peripheral arthritis during their disease course, suggesting similar pathogenetic mechanisms in the development of these EIM. The previously reported association between SI and CARD15 polymorphisms was not confirmed. [less ▲]

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See detailGastroentéropathies avec pertes de protéines
Belaiche, Jacques ULg; Delwaide, Jean ULg; Louis, Edouard ULg

in Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale (1994)

Le tractus gastro-intestinal joue un rôle important dans l'homéostasie des protéines plasmatiques, aussi bien chez le sujet normal que dans les états pathologiques. A l'état physiologique, les protéines ... [more ▼]

Le tractus gastro-intestinal joue un rôle important dans l'homéostasie des protéines plasmatiques, aussi bien chez le sujet normal que dans les états pathologiques. A l'état physiologique, les protéines présentes dans la lumière intestinale ont une double origine: exogène, constituée des protéines alimentaires, et endogène, provenant des sécrétions digestives, de la desquamation cellulaire et des protéines plasmatiques sécrétées ou exsudées. L'exagération de ce dernier mécanisme définit l'entéropathie exsudative qu'il est plus logique de dénommer gastroentéropathie exsudative ou gastroentéropathie avec pertes de protéines dans la mesure où l'estomac peut participer à t'exsudation et que les pertes portent surtout sur les protéines normalement présentes dans le sang, la lymphe et le liquide interstitel. Citrin et coll. [26] ont été les premiers, en 1957, à mettre en évidence une déperdition d'albumine marquée a l'iode 131 chez un malade présentant une maladie de Ménétrier. Le terme d'entéropathie exsudative (<< protein-losing enteropathy ») a été utilisé pour la première fois en 1959 par Gordon aux Etats-Unis et Schwartz et Jarnum au Danemark. En France, c'est à Cattan et Vésin r2~] que l'on doit les premiers travaux consacrés à cette entité. Il s'agit en fait d'un syndrome relevant de causes multiples. Dans la majorité des cas, les manifestations cliniques et biologiques de l'exsudation sont au second plan, masquées par l'affection en cause. Le diagnostic est plus rarement évoqué devant une hypoprotidémie avec ou sans syndrome oedémateux non expliquée par une origine hépatique ou rénale. [less ▲]

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See detailGastrointestinal prokinetics'efficiency and risk factors of development of postoperative ileus: clinical study.
Salciccia, Alexandra ULg; Péters, Fabrice; Gangl, Monika et al

Conference (2006, June 29)

Because of the lack of clinical data in the area, this clinical study was performed to evaluate gastrointestinal prokinetics’ efficiency. Material used includes 2 groups composed each one by 25 horses ... [more ▼]

Because of the lack of clinical data in the area, this clinical study was performed to evaluate gastrointestinal prokinetics’ efficiency. Material used includes 2 groups composed each one by 25 horses which underwent surgery for small intestinal lesions in the University of Liège between january 1997 and august 2005. The 2 groups were formed by a selection resulting in similar (or not significantly different) mean values for the age, gravity score, shock score, packed cell volume on admission in the clinic and length of resected intestine when an enterectomy was performed. Between the 2 groups, we searched also equal (or not significantly different) proportions of Belgian Warmblood, of females/males, of horses wich underwent an enterectomy, of horses which had a concomitant lesion of the large intestine and of horses wich needed 1 or more sedative α2 agonist drug during the postoperative period. One group was treated with gastrointestinal prokinetics (lidocaine, erythromycin, metoclopramide) systematically, whereas the other one not and the incidence and duration of postoperative ileus was evaluated. No significant difference in the incidence or the duration of postoperative ileus was found between the 2 groups. Because our results did not show any effect of prokinetics, a statistical analysis searched in these 50 horses the risk factors of postoperative ileus among the following parameters: breed, age, sex, gravity score, shock score, packed cell volume on admission in the clinic, protocol of induction of anaesthesia, duration of anaesthesia, performing an enterectomy and length of the resected intestine, concomitant lesion of the large intestine, and administration of sedative α2 agonists during the postoperative period. Only the Belgian warmblood breed and the administration of sedative α2 agonist drugs after the recovery from anaesthesia were significantly more important in the group where horses developed a postoperative ileus. Undoubdtedly, this study includes only 50 cases selected for the homogeneity of their parameters and not all the cases of small intestine surgery during the test period. In view of these results, it would be interesting performing this study again on a larger number of cases in a prospective manner. [less ▲]

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See detailGastrointestinal safety of amtolmetin guacyl in comparison with celecoxib in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
Jajic, Z.; Malaise, Michel ULg; Nekam, K. et al

in Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology (2005), 2³3(6), 809-818

OBJECTIVES: Selective inhibitors of cyclo-oxygenase-2 (COX-2) appear to be safer than conventional NSAIDs on the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Amtolmetin guacyl (AMG), a NSAID that inhibits both COX-1 and ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVES: Selective inhibitors of cyclo-oxygenase-2 (COX-2) appear to be safer than conventional NSAIDs on the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Amtolmetin guacyl (AMG), a NSAID that inhibits both COX-1 and COX-2, has an anti-inflammatory effect comparable to that of traditional NSAIDs, with a better GI safety profile. The primary end-point of this study was to evaluate the gastrointestinal safety of amtolmetin guacyl in comparison with celecoxib in patients affected with rheumatoid arthritis. The assessment of efficacy was the secondary end-point. [less ▲]

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