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See detailIntestinal Permeability in Crohn's Disease
Franchimont, D.; Louis, Edouard ULg; Simon, Sarah ULg et al

in Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica (1996), 59(1, Jan-Mar), 15-9

We summarize the anatomical and physiological basis and the ways of measuring the intestinal permeability. We review the studies of the intestinal permeability in Crohn's disease. We analyse the ... [more ▼]

We summarize the anatomical and physiological basis and the ways of measuring the intestinal permeability. We review the studies of the intestinal permeability in Crohn's disease. We analyse the involvement of an abnormal intestinal permeability in the pathogenesis of Crohn's disease, as a primary or secondary defect. We discuss the potential usefulness of the measure of intestinal permeability in Crohn's disease activity assessment, relapse prediction and efficacy of treatment. [less ▲]

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See detailIntestinal volvulus in cetaceans
Begeman, L.; St. Leger, J.; Blyde, D. et al

in Veterinary Pathology (2013)

Intestinal volvulus was recognized as the cause of death in 18 cetaceans, including 8 species of toothed whales (suborder Odontoceti). Cases originated from 11 institutions from around the world and ... [more ▼]

Intestinal volvulus was recognized as the cause of death in 18 cetaceans, including 8 species of toothed whales (suborder Odontoceti). Cases originated from 11 institutions from around the world and included both captive (n = 9) and free-ranging (n = 9) animals. When the clinical history was available (n = 9), animals consistently demonstrated acute dullness 1 to 5 days prior to death. In 3 of these animals (33%), there was a history of chronic gastrointestinal illness. The pathological findings were similar to those described in other animal species and humans, and consisted of intestinal volvulus and a well-demarcated segment of distended, congested, and edematous intestine with gas and bloody fluid contents. Associated lesions included congested and edematous mesentery and mesenteric lymph nodes, and often serofibrinous or hemorrhagic abdominal effusion. The volvulus involved the cranial part of the intestines in 85% (11 of 13). Potential predisposing causes were recognized in most cases (13 of 18, 72%) but were variable. Further studies investigating predisposing factors are necessary to help prevent occurrence and enhance early clinical diagnosis and management of the condition. [less ▲]

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See detailIntestinal-type endocervical adenocarcinoma in situ: an immunophenotypically distinct subset of AIS affecting older women.
Howitt, Brooke E.; Herfs, Michael ULg; Brister, Kathriel et al

in The American journal of surgical pathology (2013), 37(5), 625-33

Conventional endocervical adenocarcinoma in situ (cAIS) is typically strongly and diffusely positive for p16 with a high Ki67 index consistent with its frequent association with high-risk human ... [more ▼]

Conventional endocervical adenocarcinoma in situ (cAIS) is typically strongly and diffusely positive for p16 with a high Ki67 index consistent with its frequent association with high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. The intestinal variant (iAIS) is less common, and its relationship to HPV infection has not been thoroughly examined. This study compares the clinicopathologic features, frequency of HPV infection, and expression of CDX2 and surrogate biomarkers of HPV infection (p16, Ki67) in cAIS with those of iAIS. A total of 86 cases with a diagnosis of AIS (49 iAIS, 37 cAIS) were identified from our multi-institutional files. Of these, 13 iAIS and 20 cAIS cases had slides and tissue available for histopathologic review, immunohistochemical analysis, and molecular tests. All 86 cases were used to evaluate clinical parameters; however, HPV DNA analysis and immunohistochemical analysis for p16, MIB-1, CDX2, and p53 were performed only on those cases with available slides or paraffin blocks. The average age at diagnosis was significantly higher in iAIS compared with that in cAIS (44.5 vs. 32.6 y) (P=0.0001). All 20 cAIS cases showed moderate to strong and diffuse p16 staining; however, only 9/13 iAIS cases showed this degree of p16 staining, whereas 4/13 (31%) iAIS cases showed weak and patchy distribution (P<0.02). Only 6/9 (67%) iAIS cases were positive for either HPV type 18 (5) or 33 (1), in contrast to 11/11 conventional cAIS (P=0.04). Similarly, 12/14 cAIS, but only 5/13 iAIS, cases showed a high Ki67 proliferative index. CDX2 was positive in all iAIS cases, whereas p53 was negative. Most iAIS cases are positive for high-risk HPV and show moderate to strong and diffuse p16 staining; however, a subset of iAIS shows variable staining with p16 and Ki67, is not associated with HPV, and occurs in a distinctly older age group suggesting an alternative pathogenesis. Awareness that iAIS can show variable staining for p16 and Ki67 is important when resolving problematic endocervical lesions, particularly in small biopsies with unusual p16 staining patterns. [less ▲]

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See detailThe intimate relationship of gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons with the polysialylated neural cell adhesion molecule revisited across development and adult plasticity.
Franceschini, Isabelle; Desroziers, Elodie ULg; Caraty, Alain et al

in European Journal of Neuroscience (2010), 32(12), 2031-41

The neurohormone gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) is critical for all the aspects of reproductive life in vertebrates. GnRH is secreted by a small number of neurons dispersed within the preoptic ... [more ▼]

The neurohormone gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) is critical for all the aspects of reproductive life in vertebrates. GnRH is secreted by a small number of neurons dispersed within the preoptic-hypothalamic region. These neurons are derived from the embryonic olfactory pit. They then migrate along olfactory, vomeronasal and terminal nerves to their final destination. Classical approaches to study the regulation of GnRH secretion during the reproductive cycle have focused on the various neuronal inputs on GnRH neurons and their regulation by ovarian steroids. However, it is well known that steroids will change the microenvironment of neuronal networks and can induce plasticity and functional changes. In this review, we will focus on the intimate relationship of developing and adult GnRH neurons with the polysialylated form of neural cell adhesion molecule (PSA-NCAM), a major molecular actor in the morphogenesis and adult plasticity of the nervous system. We will first recapitulate the spatiotemporal relationship between PSA-NCAM and migrating GnRH neurons during embryogenesis of various vertebrate species and discuss its importance for GnRH neuron development as shown by various loss of function studies. In the adult, we will review the relationships between PSA-NCAM and GnRH neurons across various physiological states, and open the discussion to the use of new model systems that can help to unravel the function and mechanism of action of PSA-NCAM on GnRH neuronal network activity and GnRH release. [less ▲]

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See detailIntimités et inimitiés du religieux et du politique en Afrique,
Andre, Géraldine ULg; Hilgers, Mathieu

Book published by Université de Bruxelles (2009)

The objective of this special issue of Civilisations is to shed a new light on the multiple relations between religion and processes of democratization in Africa. In the Semi-Authoritarian regimes under ... [more ▼]

The objective of this special issue of Civilisations is to shed a new light on the multiple relations between religion and processes of democratization in Africa. In the Semi-Authoritarian regimes under analysis, the political role played by religious movements appears to be growing, but does not seem univocal. Whether they oppose the power, criticize or legitimize it, these religious movements provide a growing symbolical support to the local people and help them analyze and interpret the political and social worlds. Nevertheless, their growing diversity and gradual breaking into a mosaique makes it complicated to carry out a very precise analysis of their political tendencies and impact. Is the establishment of a possible connection between social position, production and reception of religious ideologies one useful methodological way to clarify the relations of intimacy and enmity between religion and policy? In order to provide a number of answers, the articles of this special issue depart from case studies that illustrate the general mechanisms that shape the relations between religion and policy. [less ▲]

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See detailInto the deep. La profondeur comme attraction dans les productions des Studios Disney
Tomasovic, Dick ULg

Conference (2013, November 08)

Depuis l’invention de la caméra multiplane en 1933 par l’ingénieur Bill Garity au sein des studios Disney, jusqu’à la création de la marque Disney Digital 3-D, en 2005, qui promeut le cinéma en relief ... [more ▼]

Depuis l’invention de la caméra multiplane en 1933 par l’ingénieur Bill Garity au sein des studios Disney, jusqu’à la création de la marque Disney Digital 3-D, en 2005, qui promeut le cinéma en relief stéréoscopique, les départements des effets spéciaux de la compagnie Disney se sont fortement investis dans la quête pour une restitution impressionnante, voire spectaculaire, de la profondeur de champ. Détaillant les illusions optiques de films aussi divers que The Old Mill (1937), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Bolt (2008), Alice in Wonderland (2010), ou Tron : Legacy (2011), cette intervention s’interroge également sur les présupposés idéologiques du simulacre de la profondeur chez Disney, qui se trouvent par ailleurs prolongés tant dans l’architecture des parcs à thèmes Disney que dans les dispositifs de nombre de leurs attractions. [less ▲]

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See detailL'intolérance environnementale idiopathique attribuée aux champs électromagnétiques (IEI-EMF)
Demaret, Isabelle ULg

Poster (2014, October 16)

Depuis le début des années '80, des chercheurs étudient les plaintes des personnes se disant hypersensibles aux champs électromagnétiques (EMF), sous les normes recommandées. Les recherches n'ont ... [more ▼]

Depuis le début des années '80, des chercheurs étudient les plaintes des personnes se disant hypersensibles aux champs électromagnétiques (EMF), sous les normes recommandées. Les recherches n'ont cependant pas démontré que ces personnes étaient capables de détecter les EMF ni qu'elles présentaient des changements physiologiques en étant exposées aux EMF . L'OMS a regroupé ces plaintes sous le nom d'Intolérance Environnementale Idiopathique attribuée aux Champs Electromagnétiques (IEI-EMF). Au niveau médical, l'IEI-EMF est classée parmi les syndromes fonctionnels somatiques comme d'autres syndromes sans bases physiologiques démontrées. [less ▲]

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See detailIntoxication par ingestion de champignons du genre Inocybe sp. chez un chien
Roels, Elodie ULg; Peeters, Dominique ULg; Gommeren, Kris ULg

in Monde Vétérinaire (Le) : European Veterinary Magazine (2012), (126), 5-8

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See detailIntoxication au CO: Mouvements athétosiques
Mohring, M.-P.; Dadoumont, Caroline ULg; Daron, A. et al

in Journal de Pédiatrie belge (2007)

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See detailIntoxication oxycarbonée et gaz naturel
Lamy, Maurice ULg; Noirfalise, A.

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1971), 26(4), 128-133

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See detailLes intoxications à l'oxyde de carbone (CO) et l'oxygénothérapie hyperbare (OHB)
Micheels, Jean ULg; Colignon, M.; Lamy, Maurice ULg

in Médecine et Hygiène (1989), 47

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See detailIntoxications aiguës au méthanol et à l'éthylène glycol
Charlier, Corinne ULg

Conference (2003)

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See detailIntoxications au dextropropoxyphène et au tramadol: bilan d'un an de recueil
Cohen, Sabine; Manchon, Monique; Artur, Michèle et al

in Annales de Toxicologie Analytique (2006), 2

La prescription de plus en plus fréquente du dextropropoxyphène (DP) et du tramadol, deux antalgiques opioïdes, a conduit les membres du groupe de travail "Toxicologie hospitalière" de la Société ... [more ▼]

La prescription de plus en plus fréquente du dextropropoxyphène (DP) et du tramadol, deux antalgiques opioïdes, a conduit les membres du groupe de travail "Toxicologie hospitalière" de la Société Française de Toxicologie Analytique (SFTA) à étudier leur toxicité clinique observée. L'étude a consisté en l'analyse des cas où l'une ou l'autre de ces molécules a été identifiée au décours d'un screening toxicologique réalisé durant l'année 2004 dans les laboratoires hospitaliers des membres de ce groupe. Pour chaque patient ont été recueillis les données démographiques, les concentrations plasmatiques en dextropropoxyphène, norpropoxyphène (NP) ou tramadol, la concentration plasmatique en paracétamol, les médicaments associés et les signes cliniques (digestifs, respiratoires, cardiaques et neurologiques). Aucune relation entre les concentrations plasmatiques de dextropropoxyphène et de paracétamol, ni entre celles de dextropropoxyphène ou de tramadol et la gravité clinique n'a été observée. Les concentrations plasmatiques observées en dextropropoxyphène sont faibles mais doivent attirer l'attention sur une éventuelle intoxication au paracétamol. Les concentrations plasmatiques en tramadol peuvent être élevées mais les intoxications sont dans l'ensemble peu sévères et les concentrations toxiques semblent très supérieures à la concentration de 1 mg/L. [less ▲]

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See detailIntoxications par le Temik® chez les animaux domestiques et sauvages : un problème alarmant en Wallonie
Delaunois, Annie; Lessire, Françoise ULg; Ansay, M. et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1997), 141

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See detailIntra- and extracellular antioxidant capacities of the new water-soluble form of curcumin (NDS27) on stimulated neutrophils and HL-60 cells
Derochette, Sandrine ULg; Franck, Thierry ULg; Mouithys-Mickalad, Ange ULg et al

in Chemico-Biological Interactions (2013), 201(1-3), 49-57

Phagocytic cells, especially neutrophils (PMNs) are specialized in the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) to kill pathogenic agents, but an excessive ROS production is associated with tissue ... [more ▼]

Phagocytic cells, especially neutrophils (PMNs) are specialized in the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) to kill pathogenic agents, but an excessive ROS production is associated with tissue damages and inflammatory diseases. Phagocytes are thus prime therapeutic targets to control inflammatory events associated to ROS production. Nowadays, there is a growing interest for the use of polyphenols to modulate the inflammatory response. The aim of this work was to study the antioxidant effect of NDS27, a highly water-soluble form of the polyphenolic molecule curcumin, on in vitro stimulated equine PMNs and human promyelocytic leukemia cells (HL-60). NDS27 was either pre-incubated with cells and eliminated before their activation (intracellular effect) or let in the medium (extracellular effect). Our results indicate that NDS27 significantly and dose-dependently (10 6 M–10 4 M) inhibited the ROS production in both cell types without affecting their viability. NDS27 was able to cross and interact with cell membrane, especially for HL-60 cells, while we observed a better intracellular antioxidant effect with PMNs. The activity of myeloperoxidase (MPO) released by PMNs and HL-60 cells, was decreased by NDS27, but more efficiently for PMNs. These results suggested that the greater efficiency of NDS27 in PMNs is due to an inhibitory effect on cells which are more mature for ROS production, probably by targeting the enzymes implied in respiratory burst like MPO. The modulatory effect of NDS27 on the oxidant activity of cells involved in immune and inflammatory responses opens perspectives for a therapeutic control of pathologies with excessive inflammatory reactions. [less ▲]

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See detailIntra- and extracellular free amino acids in young beef bulls of different breeds and conformations
Van Eenaeme, Christian ULg; Hornick, Jean-Luc ULg; Baldwin, Paule et al

in Proceedings of the 3th International Congress on Amino Acids (1993)

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See detailIntra-arterial thrombolysis of thrombosed popliteal artery aneurysm. A series of six cases
Van Damme, Hendrik ULg; Trotteur, Geneviève ULg; Kerzmann, Arnaud ULg et al

in Acta Chirurgica Belgica (2006), 106(6), 679-683

Aim of the study : To evaluate the role of perioperative, catheter-guided fibrinolysis in the management of thrombosed popliteal artery aneurysms. Material : From 1990 to 2005, six patients suffering ... [more ▼]

Aim of the study : To evaluate the role of perioperative, catheter-guided fibrinolysis in the management of thrombosed popliteal artery aneurysms. Material : From 1990 to 2005, six patients suffering subacute limb ischemia, secondary to thrombosis of a popliteal artery aneurysm, benefited selective intra-arterial fibrinolysis, followed by subsequent aneurysm exclusion and bypass grafting. This represents ten percent of all popliteal aneurysms operated on in that time period and 28% of all thrombosed popliteal artery aneurysms. Results : The lytic procedure was successful in all cases, restituting patency in two (n = 3), one (n = 2) or all (n = 1) crural arteries. The venous bypass graft remained patent in all but one patient. In one patient, the graft occluded at 10 months without limb loss. This outcome compares more favorable than the result obtained with emergent surgery alone for thrombosed popliteal artery aneurysms with profound limb ischemia (eight patients, of whom one required amputation at day 5 and one lost his limb at nine months following graft thrombosis). Conclusion : Preoperative intra-arterial lytic therapy, in the setting of subacute limb ischemia caused by thrombosis of a popliteal artery aneurysm, can be considered as safe and effective. [less ▲]

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See detailThe intra-articular injection of a new chitosan biomaterial prevents the progression of osteoarthritis in ACLT rabbit model
Oprenyeszk, Frédéric ULg; Chausson, Mickael; Maquet, Véronique et al

in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage (2013, April), 21(Supplement April 2013), 69

Purpose To evaluate the effects of a single intra-articular injection of a new biomaterial consisting in a mix of alginate-chitosan (AC) beads and a viscous thermogelling chitosan-based (H) hydrogel on ... [more ▼]

Purpose To evaluate the effects of a single intra-articular injection of a new biomaterial consisting in a mix of alginate-chitosan (AC) beads and a viscous thermogelling chitosan-based (H) hydrogel on cartilage lesion in osteoarthritis (OA) rabbit model. These effects were compared to those obtained with the intra-articular injection of either chitosan-based (H) hydrogel without the AC bead or saline solution. Methods OA was surgically induced by the transection of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACLT) in HYLA albino rabbits. One week after surgery, animals were randomly divided into 3 groups: group I (n=7): mix of AC beads and H hydrogel; group II (n=7): H hydrogel alone; group III (n=7): saline solution (control). The treatments (900 µl) were injected intra-articularly. X-rays from the right knee were performed before surgery, at the time of injection and at sacrifice. The standard radiographs were acquired in extension and scored by the Kellgren and Lawrence (K&L) scale. After 6 weeks, animals were euthanized and the right joint was dissected. The macroscopic evaluation of cartilage from femoral condyles and tibial plateaus stained with India ink was done. Histological sections stained with Safranine-O/fast green from bearing areas of each compartment were evaluated according to the OARSI histological score. Briefly, the evaluation considered: staining of the cartilage matrix (0-6), cartilage structure (0-11), chondrocyte density (0-4) and cluster formation (0-3), where 0 represented a normal situation and 24 points the maximum severity score. Blood samples were collected the day of injection and prior the sacrifice. Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and C-reactive protein (CRP) were measured in serum using immunoassays. Results The X-rays analysis showed a significant decrease (p <0.05) of the K&L score in group I (AC beads and H hydrogel; 1.5 ± 0.2) compared with group II (H hydrogel; 2.2 ± 0.5) and group III (saline solution; 3.0 ± 0.4). The size and the severity of the macroscopic OA cartilage lesion tended to decrease in group I compared to the other groups. The histological global score that refers to all compartments of the knee joint was significantly decreased in group I (11.0 ± 0.7) compared to group II (14.4 ± 0.6, p <0.01) and group III (14.8 ± 0.6, p <0.001). No significant variation of PGE2 and CRP serum levels were observed in each after 6 weeks follow-up whatever the treatment injected. Conclusions This study showed that a biphasic hydrogel composed by AC beads and H hydrogel prevented OA in rabbit with ACL transection. This effect was not observed with the hydrogel alone, suggesting that AC beads play a role in joint protection. The preventive effect was observed in all joint compartments indicating a global protective effect of this new viscosupplementation. [less ▲]

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