Is there a Belgian School of Ethnic and Migration Studies ?
Martiniello, Marco ; Bousetta, Hassan
in Radcliffe, P. (Ed.) The Politics of Social Science Research : ‘Race’, Ethnicity and Social Change (2001)Detailed reference viewed: 21 (1 ULg)
Is there a cold shock response in the Antarctic psychrophile Pseudoalteromonas haloplanktis?
Piette, Florence ; Leprince, Pierre ; Feller, Georges
in Extremophiles : Life Under Extreme Conditions (2012), 16Detailed reference viewed: 21 (8 ULg)
Is There a Difference Between Energy Balance of Cats Hospitalised for Surgical or for Medical Reasons?
; Claeys, Stéphanie ; et al
in Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine (2005, November), 19(6), 939Detailed reference viewed: 33 (4 ULg)
Is there a difference in hypertension screening and care in urban population vs rural company in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)?
; ; et al
in Hypertension (2008), 26Detailed reference viewed: 13 (5 ULg)
Is there a dissociation between recall and recognition memory in amnesia?
Scientific conference (2001)Detailed reference viewed: 2 (0 ULg)
Is there a generalized procedural deficit in children with Specific Language Impairment?
Gabriel, Audrey ; Maillart, Christelle ; et al
Poster (2010, July 08)
Previous studies (Lum et al., 2009; Tomblin et al., 2007; Ullman & Pierpont, 2005) have suggested that difficulties in the procedural learning system could contribute, in part, to the language ... [more ▼]
Previous studies (Lum et al., 2009; Tomblin et al., 2007; Ullman & Pierpont, 2005) have suggested that difficulties in the procedural learning system could contribute, in part, to the language difficulties observed in children with SLI. However, we have recently shown, with an adapted serial reaction time (SRT) task, that children with SLI are able to learn implicitly non-linguistic regularities (Gabriel et al., submitted). In this research, we wanted to determine whether children with SLI are able to learn an 8-elements probabilistic sequence into which irregularities are inserted. Assessing probabilistic sequence learning in children with SLI should help us to better circumscribe the language difficulties of these children [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 177 (14 ULg)
Is there a global procedural learning deficit in children with Specific Language Impairment ?
Desmottes, Lise ; Maillart, Christelle ; Lejoly, Kelly et al
Poster (2014, November 13)
The study of procedural learning abilities in children with Specific Language Impairment (Procedural Deficit Hypothesis, PDH; Ullman & Pierpont, 2005) remains a relatively unexplored field of research ... [more ▼]
The study of procedural learning abilities in children with Specific Language Impairment (Procedural Deficit Hypothesis, PDH; Ullman & Pierpont, 2005) remains a relatively unexplored field of research. Since most evidence comes from studies using tasks which involve learning of sequenced patterns, research using other procedural learning paradigms (like motor adaptation tasks) is needed to further evaluate the PDH in children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI). Therefore, in this study, we examined the ability of children with and without SLI to learn, consolidate and generalize a mirror-tracing task, a paradigm that does not involve sequence learning and had never been used in SLI. Children with SLI and typical developing (TD) matched children participated in the study. Children with SLI were included if they scored below -1.25 SD of the expected normative performance in at least 2 language areas. Both groups had to trace ten 5-pointed stars seen only in mirror-reversed view in two learning sessions separated by a one-week delay. The transfer phase consisted in tracing a new figure. The time required to complete the tracing, and the number of errors committed were recorded. Full results will be presented and discussed during the presentation of the paper. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 37 (1 ULg)
Is there a good way to impute missing data in longitudinal studies with ordinal outcomes ?
Scientific conference (2013)Detailed reference viewed: 19 (1 ULg)
Is there a link between an unstable identity and autobiographical memory in schizophrenia ?
Blairy, Sylvie ; Dethier, Marie ; Boulanger, Marie
Poster (2011, September)Detailed reference viewed: 55 (2 ULg)
Is There a Link Between Past Performance and Fund Failure?
Cogneau, Philippe ; Bodson, Laurent ; Hübner, Georges
in Terraza, Virginie; Razafitombo, Hery (Eds.) Understanding Investment Funds (2013)Detailed reference viewed: 12 (0 ULg)
Is there a need for an European graduate exame in geriatric medicine: a cross national survey
Conference (2013, October 02)Detailed reference viewed: 22 (3 ULg)
Is there a relation between myocardial salvage and the release patterns of myoglobin and creatine kinase-MB in acute myocardial infarction submitted to thrombolysic?
; Pierard, Luc ; Chapelle, Jean-Paul et al
in Acta Cardiologica (1992)Detailed reference viewed: 12 (2 ULg)
is there a relation between myocardial salvage and the release patterns of myoglobin and creatine kinase-MB in acute myocardial infarction submitted to thrombolysis?
; Pierard, Luc ; Chapelle, Jean-Paul et al
Poster (1991, October)Detailed reference viewed: 5 (0 ULg)
Is there a relationship between perseverations and spatial short-term memory deficits in unilateral neglect?
Wansard, Murielle ; ; Gillet, Sophie et al
in Abstract Book Belgian Brain Congress (2012, October 27)
Introduction Spatial neglect is a multicomponent syndrome characterized by an inability to orient or to respond to stimuli arising in the hemispace contralateral to a brain lesion. According to many ... [more ▼]
Introduction Spatial neglect is a multicomponent syndrome characterized by an inability to orient or to respond to stimuli arising in the hemispace contralateral to a brain lesion. According to many authors, spatial neglect can be explained by an attentional deficit, and more specifically by a lateral attentional bias towards the right (magnetic attraction) and/or difficulties in disengaging attention from items to the right side. However, attentional theories are not sufficient to explain some behaviors such as revisiting and perseverations. Recently, it has been suggested that revisiting and perseveration behaviors in visual search tasks shown in parietal neglect could be related to impairments in visuo-spatial working memory (Husain et al., 2001; Malhotra et al., 2005; Malhotra, Mannan, Driver, & Husain, 2004). This hypothesis is supported by studies (1) in which a contrast is made between cancellation tasks with and without visual control, the absence of visual feedback increasing left neglect (omissions) and repeated cancellations (perseverations) towards the ipsilesional space, and (2) in which the Corsi test is administrated in a vertical way. However, Ronchi et al. (2009) did not confirm the link between impairments in spatial short-term memory and perseverations. Indeed, these authors found no correlation between perseverations in star cancellation and spatial memory performance in the Corsi test. Nevertheless, they did not use a condition without visual feedback, which is considered as involving more spatial short-term memory than a condition with visual feedback. This methodological choice could explain the lack of relationship between short-term memory and perseverations in the Ronchi et al.’s study. The purpose of our study was to test the hypothesis of a spatial short-term memory deficit being an explanatory factor of perseverations in unilateral neglect. Methods We assessed twenty right-damaged patients suffering from left neglect. Neglect signs were evaluated with the Batterie d’Evaluation de la Négligence (BEN) (Azouvi et al., 2002). Twenty healthy older participants matched for age and sociocultural level served as controls. In order to explore the relationship between perseverations and spatial short-term memory, two different tasks were administrated: a computerized version of the Corsi test and a cancellation task. All tests were computerized and presented on a touchscreen. The subject’s spatial span corresponded to the longest sequence in which at least three out of four sequences were correctly reproduced. The cancellation task consisted of 32 “O” presented in two conditions: with (visible) and without (invisible) visual feedback. Patients were instructed to cancel out all targets only once. The number of omissions and perseverations was calculated for each participant in both conditions. Results Control participants performed better than neglect patients in the Corsi test; eleven neglect patients showed a deficit in spatial short-term memory. In the cancellation tasks, Wilcoxon matched-pairs signed ranks tests highlighted that perseverations and omissions were greater in the invisible condition for each group. In this condition, neglect patients made more omissions and perseverations (all ps <.05) than control subjects, while in the visible condition there was only a significant difference for the omissions. However, spatial short-term memory did not explain perseverations in invisible condition (R² = .17, F(1,18) = 3.66, p = .07). Discussion These findings suggest that a spatial short-term memory deficit cannot be considered as an explanatory factor for the perseveration behavior in unilateral neglect. Moreover, perseverations and omissions were greater in the invisible condition than in the visible one; therefore, the hypothesis of the magnetic attraction is not confirmed either. In the neglect patients’ group, the visual feedback decreases, and even eliminates the neglect symptoms (omissions and perseverations) compared to the invisible condition. In other words, the presence of visual feedback can help patients to explore their visual environment. We propose that, in the invisible condition, difficulties to plan a visual search could exacerbate both omissions and perseverations, leading to recursive search towards the right side of the space and thus promote failure to explore left space. However, further investigations will be necessary to confirm this hypothesis. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 71 (14 ULg)
Is there a role for alpha-glucosidase inhibitors in the prevention of type 2 diabetes mellitus?
in Drugs (2003), 63(10), 933-51
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a major health problem associated with excess morbidity and mortality. As the prevalence of this metabolic disorder is rapidly increasing and current treatment fails to ... [more ▼]
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a major health problem associated with excess morbidity and mortality. As the prevalence of this metabolic disorder is rapidly increasing and current treatment fails to stabilise the disease in most patients, prevention should be considered as a key objective in the near future. People who develop type 2 diabetes pass through a phase of impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). Defects in the action and/or secretion of insulin are the two major abnormalities leading to development of glucose intolerance. Any intervention in the impaired glucose tolerance phase that reduces resistance to insulin or protects the beta-cells, or both, should prevent or delay progression to diabetes.Acarbose, miglitol and voglibose act by competitively inhibiting the alpha-glucosidases, a group of key intestinal enzymes involved in the digestion of carbohydrates. They decrease both postprandial hyperglycaemia and hyperinsulinaemia, and thereby may improve sensitivity to insulin and release the stress on beta-cells. These compounds do not induce hypoglycaemia and have a good safety profile, although gastrointestinal adverse effects may limit long-term compliance to therapy.The recent placebo-controlled prospective STOP-noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (STOP-NIDDM) trial demonstrated that acarbose 100mg three times daily reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in patients with IGT (relative risk reduction of 25% after a mean follow-up of 3.3 years). The 6-year Early Diabetes Intervention Trial (EDIT), comparing the effect of acarbose 50mg three times daily to that of metformin, showed a trend to a positive effect of acarbose compared with placebo, in a mid-term 3-year analysis, which should be confirmed in the final analysis.To our knowledge, no such prevention intervention trials have been or are currently being performed with miglitol or voglibose. In conclusion, because of its absence of toxicity and its particular mechanism of action on gastrointestinal tract and indirect consequences on both insulin action and beta-cell function, acarbose may be used to prevent type 2 diabetes. If the ongoing EDIT trial confirms the positive results of the recent STOP-NIDDM trial, acarbose could be used, either as an alternative or in addition to changes in lifestyle, to delay development of diabetes in patients with IGT. However, the best dosage of acarbose for this specific indication remains to be specified, especially when all three important parameters, efficacy, tolerance and cost, are taken into consideration. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 72 (1 ULg)
Is There an Alignment of Quasars Near NGC 520?
Gosset, Eric ; Surdej, Jean ; Swings, Jean-Pierre
in Hewitt, Adelaide; Burbidge, Geoffrey; Fang, Li Zhi (Eds.) IAU Symposium, No. 124 "Observational Cosmology" (1987)
Three statistical tests applied to 65 UV excess objects in the field of NGC 520 lead to no detection of any significant alignment.Detailed reference viewed: 10 (0 ULg)
Is there an interest to determine the gait’s profile of MCI subjects to predict the risk of Alzheimer disease?
Gillain, Sophie ; Lekeu, Françoise ; Wojtasik, Vinciane et al
in Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging (The) (2009, June), 13(Supp 1),Detailed reference viewed: 48 (5 ULg)
Is there any interest in combining treatments in osteoporosis?
Rabenda, Véronique ; ; et al
in Current Rheumatology Reviews (2005), 1Detailed reference viewed: 7 (2 ULg)
Is There Any Place for Salmon Calcitonin in Prevention of Postmenopausal Bone Loss?
Reginster, Jean-Yves ; Deroisy, Rita ; et al
in Gynecological Endocrinology : The Official Journal of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology (1988), 2(3), 195-204Detailed reference viewed: 8 (2 ULg)