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See detailL'intensification de la culture de céréales: l'escourgeon
Bodson, Bernard ULg; Falisse, André; Poelaert, Jean et al

in Fumure et protection phytosanitaire des céréales (1983, February 24)

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See detailL'intensification de la culture de céréales: l'orge de printemps
Dohet, Jacques; Poelaert, Jean; Bodson, Bernard ULg et al

in Fumure et protection phytosanitaire des céréales (1983, February 24)

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See detailL'intensification de la culture de céréales: le froment de printemps
Nyst, Pierre; Poelaert, Jean; Bodson, Bernard ULg et al

in Fumure et protection phytosanitaire des céréales (1983, February 24)

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See detailL'intensification des procédés chimiques, une approche radicale
Henneuse, Catherine; Monbaliu, Jean-Christophe ULg

Article for general public (2014)

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See detailIntensification durable de l’agriculture au Bénin, mythe ou réalité ? Une analyse à partir des systèmes de coton biologique et Cotton made in Africa.
Assogba, Sonagnon Claude-Gervais ULg; Tossou, Cocou Rigobert; Lebailly, Philippe ULg et al

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In agriculture, the concept of sustainable development emergence and its omnipresence in political discourses suggests that farming systems move toward systems considered as more environment-friendly and ... [more ▼]

In agriculture, the concept of sustainable development emergence and its omnipresence in political discourses suggests that farming systems move toward systems considered as more environment-friendly and human health-friendly. In Benin, cotton is one of the most sectors concerned by this transformation. Indeed, in spite of the importance of cotton in the economy of Benin, its sustainable production is nowadays threatened by conventional production approach. Various alternatives of production are developed and considered as more environment-friendly than the conventional production approach. This article analyses the sustainability of the organic and cotton made in Africa (CmiA) farming alternatives from the sustainable agricultural intensification theoretical perspective. Structured and non-structured interviews with individuals and focus groups were used to collect data from 90 organic cotton farmers of the municipality of Kandi, and 100 CmiA farmers of the municipality of Pehunco, one of the largest areas of cotton production in the North of Benin. Data were analyzed with methods of normative and relativist comparison, descriptive statistics and analysis of variance. Kolmogorov-Smirnov (K-S) test was used to verify the normality conditions and in some cases, logarithmic transformation was done to test the variance homogeneity. The comparison of means was done with the test of Least Significant Difference. It appears from the results that in the current condition of implementation, the alternatives system to conventional cotton production approach are not intensively sustainable. Soils fertility and pests’ management face enormous constraints and do not allow improvement of yields, economic performances, and environment protection. So, the sustainability of the alternative systems of cotton production is not guaranteed and can hardly become a reality if additional relevant conditions are not created. [less ▲]

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See detailIntensified chemotherapy with ACVBP plus rituximab versus standard CHOP plus rituximab for the treatment of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (LNH03-2B): an open-label randomised phase 3 trial
Récher, Christian; Coiffier, Bertrand; Haioun, Corinne et al

in Lancet (2011), 378(9806)

Background The outcome of diff use large B-cell lymphoma has been substantially improved by the addition of the anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody rituximab to chemotherapy regimens. We aimed to assess, in ... [more ▼]

Background The outcome of diff use large B-cell lymphoma has been substantially improved by the addition of the anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody rituximab to chemotherapy regimens. We aimed to assess, in patients aged 18–59 years, the potential survival benefi t provided by a dose-intensive immunochemotherapy regimen plus rituximab compared with standard treatment plus rituximab. Methods We did an open-label randomised trial comparing dose-intensive rituximab, doxorubicin, cyclo phosphamide, vindesine, bleomycin, and prednisone (R-ACVBP) with subsequent consolidation versus standard rituximab, doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, vincristine, and prednisone (R-CHOP). Random assignment was done with a computer-assisted randomisation-allocation sequence with a block size of four. Patients were aged 18–59 years with untreated diff use large B-cell lymphoma and an age-adjusted international prognostic index equal to 1. Our primary endpoint was event-free survival. Our analyses of effi cacy and safety were of the intention-to-treat population. This study is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, number NCT00140595. Findings One patient withdrew consent before treatment and 54 did not complete treatment. After a median follow-up of 44 months, our 3-year estimate of event-free survival was 81% (95% CI 75–86) in the R-ACVBP group and 67% (59–73) in the R-CHOP group (hazard ratio [HR] 0·56, 95% CI 0·38–0·83; p=0·0035). 3-year estimates of progression-free survival (87% [95% CI, 81–91] vs 73% [66–79]; HR 0·48 [0·30–0·76]; p=0·0015) and overall survival (92% [87–95] vs 84% [77–89]; HR 0·44 [0·28–0·81]; p=0·0071) were also increased in the R-ACVBP group. 82 (42%) of 196 patients in the R-ACVBP group experienced a serious adverse event compared with 28 (15%) of 183 in the R-CHOP group. Grade 3–4 haematological toxic eff ects were more common in the R-ACVBP group, with a higher proportion of patients experiencing a febrile neutropenic episode (38% [75 of 196] vs 9% [16 of 183]). Interpretation Compared with standard R-CHOP, inten sifi ed immunochemotherapy with R-ACVBP signifi cantly improves survival of patients aged 18–59 years with diff use large B-cell lymphoma with low-intermediate risk according to the International Prognostic Index. Haematological toxic eff ects of the intensive regimen were raised but manageable. Funding Groupe d’Etudes des Lymphomes de l’Adulte and Amgen. [less ▲]

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See detailIntensified postgrafting immunosuppression failed to assure long-term engraftment of dog leukocyte antigen-identical canine marrow grafts after 1 gray total body irradiation.
Sorror, Mohamed L; Leisenring, Wendy; Mielcarek, Marco et al

in Transplantation (2008), 85(7), 1023-9

BACKGROUND: Late graft rejection after conditioning with 1 Gy of total body irradiation (TBI) was consistently seen in historical dogs given two postgrafting immunosuppressive drugs. METHODS: Here, 16 ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: Late graft rejection after conditioning with 1 Gy of total body irradiation (TBI) was consistently seen in historical dogs given two postgrafting immunosuppressive drugs. METHODS: Here, 16 dogs were given four different three-drug combinations of cyclosporine, mycophenolate mofetil, sirolimus, or methotrexate after 1 Gy TBI and dog leukocyte antigen-identical marrow grafts. In addition, we assessed the effects of TBI doses of 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 Gy, respectively, on immune functions in six dogs not given marrow grafts. RESULTS: All dogs showed initial engraftment, 13 rejected, and three had sustained grafts beyond 26 weeks. The dogs with durable grafts had received greater median numbers of nucleated marrow cells compared with the 13 dogs that rejected their grafts (6.14 vs. 3.6 x 10(8) per kg; P=0.03). In a Cox proportional hazard model, which included data from 16 historical dogs, each increase in transplanted marrow cell numbers by 1 x 10(8) per kg decreased the hazard ratio of rejection by 0.5. Decreasing percents of remaining CD3, CD4, and CD8 cells in peripheral blood and lymph nodes were observed with increasing TBI doses. Further, greater suppressions of B-cell- and T-cell-dependent production of IgM and IgG antibodies in response to sheep red blood cell injections were observed after 2 Gy compared with 1 Gy TBI. CONCLUSION: Overall, triple postgrafting immunosuppression after 1 Gy TBI was well tolerated but failed to prevent graft rejection in this model. In vivo radiation studies have shown higher numbers of remaining host lymphocytes and better T-cell-dependent antibody production after 1 Gy compared with 2 Gy TBI. [less ▲]

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See detailL'intensité des soins en gériatrie : élaboration d'un document de réflexion
Petermans, Jean ULg

in Revue Médicale de Bruxelles (2002), 23

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See detailIntensités d’affichage
Badir, Sémir ULg

in Actes sémiotiques (2007)

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See detailLes intensités relatives des raies moléculaires d'absorption dans les spectres stellaires
Swings, Polydore ULg; Crespin, D.

in Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège (1938), 7(5), 343-348

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See detailIntensities of the doublet-quadruplet intersystem transitions in C II and N III
Biémont, Emile ULg; Delahaye, F.; Zeippen, C. J.

in Journal of Physics : B Atomic Molecular & Optical Physics (1994), 27

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See detailIntensity dependence of auditory evoked potentials during light interference in migraine.
Ambrosini, Anna; Coppola, Gianluca; Gerardy, Pierre-Yves et al

in Neuroscience letters (2011), 492(2), 80-3

Migraine patients show interictally a strong intensity dependence of auditory evoked cortical potentials (IDAP) and a lack of habituation of evoked potentials. Photic drive on high-frequency flash ... [more ▼]

Migraine patients show interictally a strong intensity dependence of auditory evoked cortical potentials (IDAP) and a lack of habituation of evoked potentials. Photic drive on high-frequency flash stimulation is another well-known interictal feature in migraineurs, associated with alpha-rhythm hyper-synchronisation. We compared therefore the influence of light stimulation on IDAP in healthy volunteers (HV) and migraine patients. A continuous flash stimulation was delivered during the recording of auditory evoked potentials at suprathreshold increasing stimulation intensities. IDAP was measured as the amplitude/stimulus intensity function (ASF) slope. In HV, the ASF slope decreased during flash stimulation, whereas, on average, there was no significant change in migraineurs. A closer analysis of migraineurs disclosed two subgroups of patients with no detectable clinical differences: one, the largest, in which the ASF slope was normal at baseline, but increased during light stimulation, the other with an increased ASF slope at rest and a decrease during light interference. Visual sensory overload is able to increase IDAP in the majority of migraineurs, which contrasts with HV. We hypothesise that this could be due to hyper-synchronisation of the alpha rhythm because of photic drive and possibly thalamo-cortical dysfunction. A minority of migraineurs have, like HV, an IDAP reduction during light interference. They are, however, characterised, unlike most HV, by a high IDAP at baseline. Besides underscoring the pathophysiological heterogeneity of migraine, these results suggest that light interference might improve the phenotyping of migraine patients who have a normal IDAP in the resting condition. [less ▲]

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See detailIntensity Dependence of Auditory Evoked Potentials Is Pronounced in Migraine: An Indication of Cortical Potentiation and Low Serotonergic Neurotransmission?
Wang, W.; Timsit-Berthier, M.; Schoenen, Jean ULg

in Neurology (1996), 46(5), 1404-9

Migraine is associated with stimulus hypersensitivity, increased evoked cortical responses, and abnormal 5-HT levels in peripheral blood. We studied cortical auditory evoked potentials (AEPs) between ... [more ▼]

Migraine is associated with stimulus hypersensitivity, increased evoked cortical responses, and abnormal 5-HT levels in peripheral blood. We studied cortical auditory evoked potentials (AEPs) between attacks in 35 patients suffering from migraine without aura (MO, n = 25) or with aura (MA, n = 10) and in 25 healthy volunteers. Binaural tones were delivered at 40, 50, 60, and 70 dB sensation level (SL) in a pseudorandomized order. The intensity dependence of the auditory N1-P2 component was significantly greater in MO (p = 0.003) and MA (p = 0.02) patients than in healthy controls, resulting in a much steeper amplitude/stimulus intensity function slope. When three sequential blocks of 40 averaged responses were analyzed at the 40- and 70-dB SL intensities, N1-P2 amplitude decreased in second and third blocks at both intensities in controls, but increased in migraineurs, a difference that was significant in both blocks for the 70-dB SL stimulus. The strong interictal dependence of AEPs on stimulus intensity may thus be due to potentiation (instead of habituation) of the response during repetition of the high-intensity stimulation. In concordance with previous studies of visual evoked potentials, these results confirm that migraine is characterized between attacks by an abnormality of cortical information processing, which might be a consequence of low 5-HT transmission and favor cortical energy demands. [less ▲]

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See detailIntensity Dependence of the Cortical Auditory Evoked Potentials as a Surrogate Marker of Central Nervous System Serotonin Transmission in Man: Demonstration of a Central Effect for the 5ht1b/1d Agonist Zolmitriptan (311c90, Zomig)
Proietti-Cecchini, A.; Afra, J.; Schoenen, Jean ULg

in Cephalalgia : An International Journal of Headache (1997), 17(8), 849-54799

As shown in animal studies, 5HT1B/D agonists can inhibit activity in the trigeminal nucleus caudalis, which may be advantageous for their antimigraine effect. To demonstrate a possible central nervous ... [more ▼]

As shown in animal studies, 5HT1B/D agonists can inhibit activity in the trigeminal nucleus caudalis, which may be advantageous for their antimigraine effect. To demonstrate a possible central nervous system (CNS) action of these compounds in man we studied their effect on the intensity dependence of the cortical auditory evoked potentials (IDAPs), thought to be inversely related to central serotonergic transmission. An amplitude/stimulus intensity function (ASF) slope was computed in healthy volunteers and migraine patients between attacks before and 2 h after oral 311C90 (zolmitriptan "Zomig") 10 mg (n=14), 311C90 5 mg (n=7), sumatriptan 100 mg (n=14), dexfenfluramine 15 mg (n=4), lorazepam 1.25 mg (n=4) and placebo (n=14). 311C90 10 mg and, to a lesser degree, 5 mg significantly increased the mean ASF slope (p=0.007 and 0.05 vs placebo). There was a significant positive correlation between plasma levels of 311C90 and ASF slope changes. Sumatriptan and lorazepam had little effect, but dexfenfluramine produced a significant ASF slope decrease. 311C90 is able to modify a CNS activity that is modulated by serotonin, i.e. the IDAP. This effect is probably the consequence of its superior lipophilicity compared to sumatriptan and of activation of prejunctional 5HT1B/D autoreceptors, which lowers central serotonin release and thus the preactivation level of sensory cortices. [less ▲]

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See detailIntensity distribution of non-linear scattering states
Hartmann, Timo; Urbina, Juan-Diego; Richter, Klaus et al

in Robnik, M.; Romanovski, V.G. (Eds.) LET'S FACE CHAOS THROUGH NONLINEAR DYNAMICS (2012)

We investigate the interplay between coherent effects characteristic of the propagation of linear waves, the non-linear effects due to interactions, and the quantum manifestations of classical chaos due ... [more ▼]

We investigate the interplay between coherent effects characteristic of the propagation of linear waves, the non-linear effects due to interactions, and the quantum manifestations of classical chaos due to geometrical confinement, as they arise in the context of the transport of Bose-Einstein condensates. We specifically show that, extending standard methods for non-interacting systems, the body of the statistical distribution of intensities for scattering states solving the Gross-Pitaevskii equation is very well described by a local Gaussian ansatz with a position-dependent variance. We propose a semiclassical approach based on interfering classical paths to fix the single parameter describing the universal deviations from a global Gaussian distribution. Being tail effects, rare events like rogue waves characteristic of non-linear field equations do not affect our results. [less ▲]

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See detailThe intensity of emotional facial expression and decoding accuracy
Hess, U; Blairy, Sylvie ULg; Kleck, R

in Journal of Nonverbal Behavior (1997), 21

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See detailIntensive and Prolonged Health Promotion Strategy May Increase Awareness of Osteoporosis among Postmenopausal Women
Tellier, V.; De Maeseneer, J.; De Prins, L. et al

in Osteoporosis International (2001), 12(2), 131-5

The aim of the study was to measure the results of a 15-year health promotion strategy towards osteoporosis, in an urban community of subjects over 45 years old, in terms of osteoporosis awareness and ... [more ▼]

The aim of the study was to measure the results of a 15-year health promotion strategy towards osteoporosis, in an urban community of subjects over 45 years old, in terms of osteoporosis awareness and handling. To this end an ancillary study to a large survey of the Belgian population's self-perceived health status was carried out. A rectangular sample of 4800 individuals over 45 years old was randomly selected in two Belgian cities, among the affiliates of the two main health insurance providers. One of the cities (Liege) had been, since the early 1980s, the target of a constant health promotion strategy, directed to both the medical community and the general population, aimed at increasing osteoporosis awareness in women after the menopause. During the same period, no particular steps were taken in the other city (Aalst) to increase osteoporosis awareness in the community. In our study, the participants were asked to spontaneously report any chronic, serious and/or severe disorders that they had been suffering from, for at least 6 months, during the previous 12 months. They also provided a list of drugs they were taking at the time of the survey. Osteoporosis was reported to be a disease affecting 1.5% of men in Aalst and 1.3% of men in Liege (p = 0.61). For women, osteoporosis was reported to be present in 4.8% in Aalst and 10.8% in Liege (p<0.001). Self-reporting of osteoporosis prevalence in Liege was statistically significantly higher in women aged 45-64 years, 65-74 years or over 75 years (p<0.001). Obesity, alcohol consumption or physical activity were equally distributed between women from Liege and Aalst. Prescription drugs used for osteoporosis had been delivered to a similar proportion of men in Aalst and Liege. In women, a statistically significant difference in these prescription drugs was observed between Liege and Aalst, both for the overall population (p<0.001) and in each of the age classes (p<0.001 for 45-64 years and 65-74 years; p<0.009 for over 75 years). A continuous long-term health promotion strategy, directed toward both physicians and the general population, thus appears to increase awareness about osteoporosis in women over 45 years and/or in the medical community. This is reflected by an increase in self-reported prevalence of osteoporosis and in the prescription of drugs aimed at prevention and treatment of this disorder. Whether these observations reflect an appropriate diagnosis and a proper handling of the disease remains to be evaluated by objective diagnostic tools such as bone densitometry and by an evaluation of the effectiveness of prescription practices in postmenopausal women. [less ▲]

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See detailIntensive and prolonged health promotion strategy may increase self-reported osteoporosis prevalence among postmenopausal women
Tellier, V; De Maeseneer, J; Cartier, P et al

in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (2000), 59(S1), 58

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See detailIntensive care unit acquired infection and organ failure
Damas, Pierre ULg; Ledoux, Didier ULg; Nys, Monique ULg et al

in Intensive Care Medicine (2008), 34

OBJECTIVE: To assess the temporal relationship between ICU-acquired infection (IAI) and the prevalence and severity of organ dysfunction or failure (OD/F). DESIGN AND SETTING: Observational, single center ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVE: To assess the temporal relationship between ICU-acquired infection (IAI) and the prevalence and severity of organ dysfunction or failure (OD/F). DESIGN AND SETTING: Observational, single center study in a mixed intensive care unit of a university hospital. PATIENTS: We analyzed 1,191 patients hospitalized for more than 2 days during a 2-year observation period: 845 did not acquire IAI, 306 of whom had infection on admission (IOA); 346 did acquire IAI, 125 of whom had IOA. MEASUREMENTS AND RESULTS: The SOFA score was calculated daily, both SOFAmax, the sum of the worst OD/F during the ICU stay, and SOFApreinf, the sum of the worst OD/F existing before the occurrence of the first IAI. The SAPS II and SOFA score of the first 24 h were significantly higher in patients with than in those without IAI. SOFApreinf of IAI patients was also higher than the SOFAmax of patients without IAI both in patients with (12.1+/-4.6 vs. 8.9+/-4.7) and those without IOA (9.2+/-4.0 vs. 6.7+/-3.5). SOFApreinf represented 85.7% of the value of SOFAmax in patients with IAI. SOFApreinf increased significantly with the occurrence of sepsis, severe sepsis, or septic shock during ICU stay. Severe sepsis and septic shock during ICU stay as well as SOFApreinf were part of the factors associated with hospital mortality. CONCLUSIONS: IAI is significantly associated with hospital mortality; however, its contribution to OD/F is minor. Moreover, severity of IAI seems to be related to previous health status. [less ▲]

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