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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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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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See detailHealth claims for nutriceuticals products in the field of cartilage and joint
Bruyère, Olivier ULg

Conference (2012, March 23)

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See detailHealth CoP : communautés de pratique dans le domaine de la santé
Denis, Brigitte ULg; Snoeck, Céline ULg; Grana-Monteirin, Casto ULg

Report (2010)

Ce rapport (privé) décrit les actions menées dans le cadre du projet Health CoP. http://www.crifa.ulg.ac.be/projets/healthcop/

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See detailHealth Economics Analyses in Osteoporosis
Hiligsmann, Mickaël ULg; Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg

in Arinoviche Schenker, Roberto; Arriagada Maldini, Marina (Eds.) Temas de osteoporosis y otras enfermedades oseas (2013)

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See detailHealth economics in osteoarthritis
Hiligsmann, Mickaël ULg; Cooper, Cyrus; Arden, Nigel et al

in Osteoporosis International (2013, April), 24(Suppl.1), 79-80

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See detailHealth economics in the field of osteoarthritis: An Expert's consensus paper from the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO).
Hiligsmann, Mickaël ULg; Cooper, Cyrus; Arden, Nigel et al

in Seminars in Arthritis & Rheumatism (2013), 43(3), 303-313

OBJECTIVES: There is an important need to evaluate therapeutic approaches for osteoarthritis (OA) in terms of cost-effectiveness as well as efficacy. METHODS: The ESCEO expert working group met to discuss ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVES: There is an important need to evaluate therapeutic approaches for osteoarthritis (OA) in terms of cost-effectiveness as well as efficacy. METHODS: The ESCEO expert working group met to discuss the epidemiological and economic evidence that justifies the increasing concern of the impact of this disease and reviewed the current state-of-the-art in health economic studies in this field. RESULTS: OA is a debilitating disease; it is increasing in frequency and is associated with a substantial and growing burden on society, in terms of both burden of illness and cost of illness. Economic evaluations in this field are relatively rare, and those that do exist, show considerable heterogeneity of methodological approach (such as indicated population, comparator, decision context and perspective, time horizon, modeling and outcome measures used). This heterogeneity makes comparisons between studies problematic. CONCLUSIONS: Better adherence to guidelines for economic evaluations is needed. There was strong support for the definition of a reference case and for what might constitute "standard optimal care" in terms of best clinical practice, for the control arms of interventional studies. [less ▲]

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See detailHealth effects of environmental exposure to cadmium: objectives, design and organization of the Cadmibel
Lauwerys, Robert; Amery, Antoon; Bernard, Alfred et al

in Environmental Health Perspectives (1990), 87

Cadmium is a cumulative environmental pollutant. For the general population mainly exposed by the oral route and through tobacco smoke inhalation, the kidney is the critical organ. Belgium is the ... [more ▼]

Cadmium is a cumulative environmental pollutant. For the general population mainly exposed by the oral route and through tobacco smoke inhalation, the kidney is the critical organ. Belgium is the principal producer of cadmium in Europe, and certain areas of the country are polluted by cadmium mainly because of past emissions from nonferrous industries. Preliminary studies carried out in one polluted area have suggested that environmental pollution might lead to an increased uptake of cadmium by the human body and possibly to health effects. Thus, a large-scale morbidity study has been initiated to assess the validity of this hypothesis. The present paper describes the protocol of this study. Its main objectives are to determine to what extent environmental exposure to cadmium resulting from industrial emissions may lead to accumulation of the metal in the human organism; to establish whether or not environmental exposure may induce renal changes and/or influence blood pressure; and to assess the acceptable internal dose of cadmium for the genral population. The study design takes advantage of the fact that biological indicators of exposure, body burden, and early nephrotoxic effects of cadmium ar available, which increase the likelihood of detecting a cause-effect relationship. [less ▲]

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See detailHealth insurance coverage and adverse selection
Lambert, Philippe ULg; Perelman, Sergio ULg; Pestieau, Pierre ULg et al

in Börsch-Supan, Axel; Brandt, Martina; Hank, Karsten (Eds.) et al The Individual and the Welfare State: Life Histories in Europe (2011)

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Léonard, Olivier ULg

Scientific conference (2004, March 26)

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See detailHealth related guidelines for wind farms in Belgiu m
van den Berg, Frits; Passchier, Wim; Botteldooren, Dick et al

Conference (2013, September 15)

In 2011 the Belgian authorities have asked the Supe rior Health Council (SHC) to advise on the health e ffects of wind farms. A working group of experts with diff erent backgrounds was put together to ... [more ▼]

In 2011 the Belgian authorities have asked the Supe rior Health Council (SHC) to advise on the health e ffects of wind farms. A working group of experts with diff erent backgrounds was put together to assess all th e available literature. This group considered the req uest in the context of sustainable development and drafted an advice that was reviewed by two international ex perts. It is expected that the advice will be publi shed in the spring of 2013. The advice mentions direct effects of operational w ind turbines that may have negative consequences fo r the health and well-being of neighbouring people. It st resses the importance of factors such as the change in landscape, the possible intrusion on people’s attac hment to their environment and the effect of local economic benefits and costs associated with a wind energy project. Also, the perception of the future quality of life will determine the social acceptance of a w ind project by a local community. The advice gives a number of recommendations to better deal with all t hese aspects. The paper will give an overview and explanation of these recommendations. [less ▲]

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