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See detailHe and Si surface inhomogeneities of four Bp variable stars
Briquet, Maryline ULg; Aerts, C.; Lüftinger, T. et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (2004), 413

We present ground-based multi-colour Geneva photometry and high-resolution spectra of four variable B-type stars: HD 105382, HD 131120, HD 138769 and HD 55522. All sets of data reveal monoperiodic stars ... [more ▼]

We present ground-based multi-colour Geneva photometry and high-resolution spectra of four variable B-type stars: HD 105382, HD 131120, HD 138769 and HD 55522. All sets of data reveal monoperiodic stars. A comparison of moment variations of two spectral lines, one silicon line and one helium line, allows us to exclude the pulsation model as being the cause of the observed variability of the four stars. We therefore delete the four stars from the list of candidate slowly pulsating B stars. We attribute the line-profile variations to non-homogeneous distributions of elements on the stellar surface and we derive abundance maps for both elements on the stellar surface by means of the Doppler Imaging technique. We confirm HD 131120 to be a He-weak star and we classify HD 105382, HD 138769 as new He-weak stars. HD 55522 has the solar helium abundance but the mean abundance value of He varies by 0.8 dex during the stellar rotation. For HD 131120 and HD 105382, helium is enhanced in regions of the stellar surface where silicon is depleted and depleted in regions where silicon is enhanced. Based on observations obtained with the Swiss photometric telescope and ESO's CAT/CES telescope, both situated at La Silla, Chile. Appendix A, Tables 1 and 2 and Figs. 9, 11, 13 are only available in electronic form at http://www.edpsciences.org [less ▲]

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See detailhe influence of transformational leadership on commitment: New underlying processes
Marique, Géraldine; Stinglhamber, Florence; Hanin, Dorothée et al

Poster (2012, April)

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See detailA He(I) Photoelectron Spectroscopic Study of the X2A"2state of NH3+ and ND3+. A Reanalysis and evidence for the Coriolis Coupling between the Bending nu2 and nu4 Modes.
Locht, Robert ULg; Leyh, Bernard ULg; Hottmann, K. et al

in Chemical Physics (1998), 233

In the He(I) photoelectron spectrum of NH3 and its isotopomer ND3 the complete vibrational structure of the X2A"2 state of NH3+ and ND3+ is examined in detail. Three vibrational progressions are ... [more ▼]

In the He(I) photoelectron spectrum of NH3 and its isotopomer ND3 the complete vibrational structure of the X2A"2 state of NH3+ and ND3+ is examined in detail. Three vibrational progressions are identified. The well-known strongest progression, already unambiguously assigned to the nu2 out-of-plane bending mode, is observed from v=0-17 in NH3+ and v=0-20 in ND3+. For NH3+ this vibration could be characterized not only by its energy hcomega2= 0.109+/-0.001 eV (or omega2= 878+/-7 cm-1) but also by its first anharmonicity constant hcomega22x22=-(16.2+/-1.2)10-4 eV (or omega22x22=-13.0+/-1.0 cm-1). The best fit of the experimental data required the introduction of a second anharmonicity constant, i.e. hcomega22y22= -(30.7+/-4.2)x10-6 eV (or omega22y22=-0.248+/-0.034 cm-1). The earlier reported weak progression assigned to the vibrational combination nu1+nnu2 transitions has been reexamined. Suitable handling of the data leads to two possible energies for the nu1 degenerate NH stretching vibrational normal mode, i.e. hcomega1 =0.306+/-0.006 eV or 0.422+/-0.005 eV. Several arguments are brought to favour the value of hcomega1=0.422 eV (or omega1=3404 cm-1). Finally a third weak progression, reported for the first time, is assigned to nu4+nnu2 transitions where the nu4 in-plane bending mode is optically forbidden. This vibrational normal mode is characterized by an energy hcomega4=0.186+/-0.010 eV (omega4=1500+/-80 cm-1). In agreement with the theoretical predictions, this transition becomes allowed through a strong Coriolis vibro-rotational coupling between the nu4 and the nu2 vibrational normal modes. The same measurements and the isotope effect on the molecular constants are investigated in ND3+ too. [less ▲]

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See detailThe He(I), Threshold photoelectron and Constant Ion State spectroscopy of Vinylchloride (C2H3Cl).
Locht, Robert ULg; Leyh, Bernard ULg; Hottmann, K. et al

in Chemical Physics (1997), 220

Using synchrotron radiation the threshold photoelectron (TPES) spectrum and constant ion state (CIS) spectroscopy of C2H3Cl are reported. For comparison, the He(I) photoelectron spectrum has also been ... [more ▼]

Using synchrotron radiation the threshold photoelectron (TPES) spectrum and constant ion state (CIS) spectroscopy of C2H3Cl are reported. For comparison, the He(I) photoelectron spectrum has also been measured and reexamined. The threshold photoelectron spectrum has been measured between 9.0 and 25.0 eV and the photon energy range of 9.9-12.0 eV has been investigated in detail. Many features have been identified and tentatively assigned with the help of the photoabsorption spectroscopic results. These data were compared with the well-resolved He(I) photoelectron spectrum. The fine structure observed in the two first ionic states is assigned to progressions belonging partially to previously unobserved vibration normal modes. State-selected CIS spectra have been recorded for the first vibronic states between 10.0 and 11.67 eV. They exhibit fine structure assigned to autoionization of Rydberg states. [less ▲]

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See detailHead to head comparison of transesophageal and transthoracic contrast-enhanced echocardiography during dobutamine administration for the detection of coronary artery disease.
Cosyns, Bernard; LANCELLOTTI, Patrizio ULg; Van Camp, Guy et al

in International Journal of Cardiology (2008), 129(1), 105-10

Dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) has been shown to be a very useful non-invasive technique for the detection of coronary artery disease. However, inadequate transthoracic images preclude the use ... [more ▼]

Dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) has been shown to be a very useful non-invasive technique for the detection of coronary artery disease. However, inadequate transthoracic images preclude the use of DSE in a significant proportion of patients. Transesophageal (TEE) or transthoracic contrast echocardiography (CE) can however overcome this limitation. The comparison between the two techniques has never been investigated during a stress test. Therefore, we designed a prospective study to compare DSE-CE and DSE-TEE for the detection of coronary artery disease in patients with poor echo image quality. We studied 42 patients scheduled for quantitative coronary angiography. Prospective DSE-CE and DSE-TEE with maximum one day interval were performed in a random order. Significant coronary artery disease was detected in 30 patients, nine with single vessel disease and 21 with multivessel disease. Sensitivity of DSE was higher with CE than with TEE (90% vs 87%, p=NS). There was no significant difference with respect to specificity in both groups (100% vs 92%, p=NS). The diagnostic accuracy was similar in both groups (93% vs 88%, NS). The kappa value for identical interpretation of a stress echocardiography study was nearly identical with both modalities 0.75 to 0.78. In poorly echogenic patients, DSE-CE is a valuable alternative for the detection of myocardial ischemia in comparison with DSE-TEE. Because DSE-CE is more comfortable than TEE, it should be used in patients with suboptimal transthoracic echocardiograms for the evaluation of coronary artery disease during DSE. [less ▲]

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See detailHead Trauma
Bonhomme, Vincent ULg; Hans, Pol ULg; Brichant, Jean-François ULg

in Acta Anaesthesiologica Belgica (2006), 57(3), 239-47

this review is to provide the reader with the most commonly accepted principles for the management of head trauma patients. The initial clinical evaluation and resuscitation, radiological evaluation ... [more ▼]

this review is to provide the reader with the most commonly accepted principles for the management of head trauma patients. The initial clinical evaluation and resuscitation, radiological evaluation, monitoring, intracranial pressure and cerebral perfusion pressure management, brain protection, associated organ dysfunctions and complications, anaesthetic manage ment and the singularities of paediatric head trauma patients are described, either for the acute phase and the secondary phase of management. [less ▲]

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See detailHead Trauma and Distal Anterior Cerebral Artery Aneurysm: Potential Role of an Adhesion to the Falx
Scholtes, Félix ULg; HENROTEAUX, Adrienne ULg; OTTO, Bernard ULg et al

in Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery (2014), [Epub ahead of print]

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See detailHeadache
FUMAL, Arnaud ULg; Schoenen, Jean ULg

in Kopf, A; Nilesh (Eds.) Guide to pain management in low-ressources settings (2011)

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Schoenen, Jean ULg; MAERTENS DE NOORDHOUT, Alain ULg

in Wall, P. D.; Melzack, R. (Eds.) Textbook of Pain (1994)

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Schoenen, Jean ULg; Sandór, P.

in Melzack, R.; Wall, P. D. (Eds.) Handbook of pain management (2003)

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Schoenen, Jean ULg; Sandór, P.

in Wall, P. D.; Melzack, R. (Eds.) Textbook of Pain (1999)

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See detailHeadache cases
MAGIS, Delphine ULg

Conference (2005)

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See detailHeadache tutorial
Russel, M. B.; Nielsen, K. D.; Rasmussen, C. et al

in Paiva, T.; Penzel, T. (Eds.) European Neurological Network (2000)

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See detailHeadache tutorial.
Russell, M. B.; Nielsen, K. D.; Rasmussen, C. et al

in Studies in Health Technology & Informatics (2000), 78

The headache multimedia educational tool for the general practitioners, consists of five different modules, i.e. classification, clinical data, headache tutorial, diagnostic headache diary and ... [more ▼]

The headache multimedia educational tool for the general practitioners, consists of five different modules, i.e. classification, clinical data, headache tutorial, diagnostic headache diary and nomenclature. It is possible to move between the modules both vertically and horizontally. This paper concerns the headache tutorial. It consist of case records that the user can test his diagnostic abilities on. Each case record is subdivided into an interview by the physician, physical and neurological examination, laboratory test, sum of positive diagnostic elements, suggestions of diagnoses and management. A total of 12 case records are provided. The system will be available on a CD-ROM. [less ▲]

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See detailHeadache with focal neurological signs or symptoms: a complicated differential diagnosis
Schoenen, Jean ULg; Sandor, P. S.

in Lancet Neurology (2004), 3(4), 237-245

Headache syndromes can be associated with focal neurological symptoms or signs. Good knowledge of primary headaches, a detailed history and a thorough clinical examination are prerequisites for their ... [more ▼]

Headache syndromes can be associated with focal neurological symptoms or signs. Good knowledge of primary headaches, a detailed history and a thorough clinical examination are prerequisites for their differential diagnosis. The neurological symptoms produced by the migraine aura are the most characteristic and recognisable. However, structural lesions, such as vascular malformations, can produce similar symptoms to migraine with aura, which highlights that paraclinical investigations are necessary in most patients with headache and focal neurological symptoms. In this review, we provide an overview of the differential diagnosis of the most common headache disorders with focal neurological symptoms or signs to refresh the practising neurologist's differential diagnostic knowledge for the clinical situation and to aid the teaching of neurology residents. [less ▲]

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See detailHeadache: spreading from molecules to patients
Schoenen, Jean ULg; Coppola, G.

in Lancet Neurology (2010), 9

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See detailHealing effect of ketanserin on chronic leg ulcers in patients with diabetes.
Quatresooz, Pascale ULg; Kharfi, M.; Paquet, Philippe ULg et al

in Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology & Venereology (2006), 20(3), 277-81

BACKGROUND: The treatment of chronic leg ulcers remains a stubborn problem in many patients. Topical 2% ketanserin ointment, a 5HT2-serotoninergic blocking agent, has been reported to improve healing of ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: The treatment of chronic leg ulcers remains a stubborn problem in many patients. Topical 2% ketanserin ointment, a 5HT2-serotoninergic blocking agent, has been reported to improve healing of decubitus, venous, diabetic and ischaemic ulcers. METHOD: The present double-blind intra-individual comparative study was performed in 12 women with diabetes presenting with at least two similar leg ulcers. In each subject, the two lesions were randomly assigned to be treated for 8 weeks by 2% ketanserin ointment or its unmedicated vehicle. OBJECTIVE: assessments of the dynamics of wound healing were performed using computerized morphometry. Evaluations were performed at 2-week intervals for 8 weeks. RESULTS: A significant decrease in relative wound area was observed on the ketanserin-treated ulcers compared with the placebo group. CONCLUSION: Topical ketanserin is a valuable therapy for difficult-to-treat leg ulcers. [less ▲]

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See detailHealth care cost containment.
Van Damme, Hendrik ULg; Michel, L.

in Acta Chirurgica Belgica (2008), 108(1), 2-3

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See detailHealth claims assessment in the field of joint and cartilage: a consensus viewpoint of the Group for the Respect of Ethics and Excellence in Science
Bruyère, Olivier ULg; Avouac, Bernard; Richette, Pascal et al

in Current Medical Research & Opinion (2012), 28(4), 611-6

Abstract Introduction: In 2006, the European Parliament and Council issued a regulation (No. 1924/2006) for the nutrition and health claims made on foods, including food supplements. According to the ... [more ▼]

Abstract Introduction: In 2006, the European Parliament and Council issued a regulation (No. 1924/2006) for the nutrition and health claims made on foods, including food supplements. According to the regulation, the use of nutrition and health claims shall only be permitted if the substance in respect of which the claim is made has been shown to have a beneficial nutritional or physiological effect. In the field of joint and cartilage health, there is no clear scientific-based definition of the nature of such a beneficial nutritional or physiological effect. The objective of this paper is to scientifically define the possible content of health claims related to joint and cartilage health and to provide scientific guidelines for the design of clinical studies which need to be adopted to substantiate such health claims. Methods: Literature review up to September 2011 followed by a consensus expert discussion organized by the Group for the Respect of Ethics and Excellence in Science (GREES). Results: In line with the general principles of the PASSCLAIM and the Codex recommendations, the GREES identified four acceptable health claims related to joint and cartilage health based on the effects on discomfort, joint and cartilage structural integrity or risk factors for joint and cartilage diseases. The GREES considers that randomized controlled trials on a relevant outcome is the best design to assess health claims. Moreover, animal studies could also be of interest to substantiate some health claims, to assess the clinical relevance of endpoints used in human studies or to extrapolate data obtained in patients to the target (apparently) healthy population. Conclusion: According to the methodology and biomarkers used in the study and whether or not additional animal studies are provided to support the claim, various health claims can be acceptable in the field of joint and cartilage health. [less ▲]

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