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See detailHeadache during cryoballoon ablation for atrial Fibrillation
Pison, L; Peeters, P; Blaauw, Y et al

in Europace (2015), 17(6), 898-901

Objective Headache has been reported to occur during cryoballoon ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF). No study has systematically analyzed this phenomenon. Methods Twenty consecutive patients with ... [more ▼]

Objective Headache has been reported to occur during cryoballoon ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF). No study has systematically analyzed this phenomenon. Methods Twenty consecutive patients with symptomatic AF, underwent cryoballoon ablation without sedation. Headache was evaluated before, during and after the first cryoapplication in every pulmonary vein (PV) using a visual representation of a head for location of the headache, a numerical rating scale (NRS) for measuring pain intensity and the short-form McGill pain questionnaire (MPQ) for qualitative analysis of pain. The order in which the PVs were ablated, was randomized. Results Sixteen (80%) patients perceived mainly frontal headache during cryoablation. The overall NRS scores were significantly higher during (5.1±1.7), compared to before (2.7±1.4), and after (3.5±2.2) a cryoapplication (p<0.05). The NRS score was significantly higher during ablation of the first PV. The intensity of the perceived headache was not related to the temperature reached 150 s after initiation of a cryoapplication (p = 0,81). Of the MPQ, 3 sensory adjectives and 1 affective adjective averaged between score 1 and 2, representing mild to moderate severity of pain. Conclusions The majority of patients treated by balloon cryoablation, experienced headache during a cryoapplication. There was no correlation between the temperature reached during a cryoballoon freeze and the intensity of the headache. Cryoballoon ablation of the first PV, was significantly more painfull than the remaining PV [less ▲]

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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 ULiege; 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 ULiege; Coppola, G.

in Lancet Neurology (2010), 9

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See detailHealing effect of controlled anti-electromigration on conventional and high-Tc superconducting nanowires
Baumans, Xavier ULiege; Lombardo, Joseph ULiege; Brisbois, Jérémy ULiege et al

Conference (2017, September 21)

At the present time, electron beam lithography (EBL) is considered as the reference technique for nanoscale patterning. However, making nanostructures below the sub-10 nm scale is still challenging due to ... [more ▼]

At the present time, electron beam lithography (EBL) is considered as the reference technique for nanoscale patterning. However, making nanostructures below the sub-10 nm scale is still challenging due to broadening effects (forward electron scattering, backscattering, electrostatic charging…), and requires strong investment in terms of cost for state-of-the-art EBL systems. In this sense, alternative methods are continuously explored in order to make such nanofabrication easily reachable. A promising approach consists of inducing atomic diffusion by a large current density. This phenomenon, called electromigration (EM), and well known since the 60’s as a failure mechanism in metallic interconnections [1], still attracts interests from scientists and engineers for its great potential for fabrication of microstructures and for its reversibility character [2, 3]. In this work, we show that the combination of electromigration and anti-electromigration allows the precise tuning of superconducting properties of Al nanoconstrictions and we also observe the reversibility of electromigration failure for this material (see Fig. 1). The same process has been applied on Nb, leading to a more irreversible process, and La2 xCexCuO4. For the latter material, we show that selective migration of oxygen atoms and the consequent doping modification induces a transition from a superconducting state to an insulating state in a reversible way [4]. We also discussed the possibility to enhance the electromigration technique by replacing the complex feedback control by a technique of electropulsing. These researches have direct practical impact as a method to explore the dependence of the characteristic parameters on the exact oxygen content and pave the way for a reversible control of local properties of nanowires. [less ▲]

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See detailHealing Effect of Controlled Anti-Electromigration on Conventional and High-Tc Superconducting Nanowires
Baumans, Xavier ULiege; Lombardo, Joseph ULiege; Brisbois, Jérémy ULiege et al

in Small : Nano Micro (2017), 1700384

The electromigration process has the potential capability to move atoms one by one when properly controlled. It is therefore an appealing tool to tune the cross section of monoatomic compounds with ... [more ▼]

The electromigration process has the potential capability to move atoms one by one when properly controlled. It is therefore an appealing tool to tune the cross section of monoatomic compounds with ultimate resolution or, in the case of polyatomic compounds, to change the stoichiometry with the same atomic precision. As demonstrated here, a combination of electromigration and anti-electromigration can be used to reversibly displace atoms with a high degree of control. This enables a fine adjustment of the superconducting properties of Al weak links, whereas in Nb the diffusion of atoms leads to a more irreversible process. In a superconductor with a complex unit cell (La 2−x Ce x CuO 4 ), the electromigration process acts selectively on the oxygen atoms with no apparent modification of the structure. This allows to adjust the doping of this compound and switch from a superconducting to an insulating state in a nearly reversible fashion. In addition, the conditions needed to replace feedback controlled electromigration by a simpler technique of electropulsing are discussed. These findings have a direct practical application as a method to explore the dependence of the characteristic parameters on the exact oxygen content and pave the way for a reversible control of local properties of nanowires. [less ▲]

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See detailHealing effect of ketanserin on chronic leg ulcers in patients with diabetes.
Quatresooz, Pascale ULiege; Kharfi, M.; Paquet, Philippe ULiege 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 and antiviral immune function study in Wrasse
Mira Monte, Milena ULiege; Martin; Secombes, Secombes

Conference (2014)

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See detailHealth and physical education from a European perspective
Cloes, Marc ULiege

Conference (2017, July 07)

At the end of the 20th century, several authors pointed out that physical education (PE) was crossing a crisis. The emphasis on the fight against a growing sedentariness of the society became ... [more ▼]

At the end of the 20th century, several authors pointed out that physical education (PE) was crossing a crisis. The emphasis on the fight against a growing sedentariness of the society became progressively one of the priorities of the national education leaders all around the world. In many countries, PE teachers had to implement new approaches in order to teach to the youth how to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Pre- and in-service PE teachers’ training started to propose programmes integrating health education in PE lessons while the reputation of the physical literacy concept spread quickly. Recently, Chin and Edginton (2014) invited scholars from 40 nationalities to describe the contemporary policies and practices of health and PE applied in their countries. Among those contributions, 23 concerned European countries. In this presentation, we will propose an overview of the trends that can be identified in this sample of European nations. Preliminary analysis underlines that combination of PE and health education is distributed along a continuum. At one extremity, PE’s input on health is not clearly expressed even if PE is expected to improve pupils and students’ health through selected activities like endurance training. At the opposite extremity, countries emphasize the role of the PE teacher as a health educator and not only through a limited focus on PA promotion and on the preparation of physically educated citizens. The second part of the paper will illustrate some actions that are undertaken in order to motivate the PE teachers to implement 'health enhanced physical activity' projects in their lessons. Such approaches respect principles associated with the concept of quality physical education (QPE). These PE classes should allow students to have positive individual and collective learning experiences where they develop knowledge, skills and dispositions that allow them to be autonomous and responsible decision makers relative to engagement in PA and sport in their lives (AIESEP, 2014). PE teachers need a new framework (Haerens et al., 2011) in order to leave their ingrained professional practices.. That starts by changing their representations on physical activity. Action-research, development of communities of practice, pedagogical cases and demonstration of the students’ interest for teaching approaches focusing on lifestyle aspects represent promising strategies to succeed in the process of changing the priorities. AIESEP (2014). 2014 AIESEP Position Statement on Physical Education Teacher Education. Available on Internet: http://aiesep.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/2014-AIESEP-Position-Statement-on-Physical-Education-Teacher-Education.pdf Chin, M.-K. & Edginton, C.R. (2014). Physical Education and Health Global Perspectives and Best Practice. Urbana, IL: Sagamore. Haerens, L., Kirk, D., Cardon, G., & De Bourdeaudhuij, I. (2011). Toward the Development of a Pedagogical Model for Health-Based Physical Education, Quest, 63:3, 321-338. [less ▲]

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See detailHealth capability of family caregivers: how different factors interrelate and their respective contributions using a Bayesian approach
Bucki, Barbara; Spitz, Elisabeth; Etienne, Anne-Marie ULiege et al

in BMC Public Health (2016), 16(1), 364

Background: The lifestyles of family caregivers pose risks to their physical, mental and social health. The capability to stay healthy may be protective in the context of poor socioeconomic conditions and ... [more ▼]

Background: The lifestyles of family caregivers pose risks to their physical, mental and social health. The capability to stay healthy may be protective in the context of poor socioeconomic conditions and risk behaviours, but the interrelations between its aspects and their respective influences remain unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the interrelations between the factors comprising health capability of family caregivers (HCFC) and the respective contributions of its components. Methods: All stroke patients admitted to all hospitals in Luxembourg were identified by the ‘Inspection Générale de la Sécurité Sociale’ using the national database system for care expenditure reimbursement, and asked to designate the main person caring for them. Sixty-two caregivers (mean age 59.3 years; 40 women and 22 men) responded face to face, to a questionnaire including 20 items measuring eight aspects of health capability (physical functioning, psychological functioning, lifestyle value, self-efficacy towards the use of health services, family support, social capital, material conditions/sense of security, and satisfaction with the interactions with health services). Using a Bayesian approach, significance values were estimated by comparing the test values to the posterior distribution of the parameters. Structural equation modelling with standard deviations was applied. Results: Female family caregivers had lower scores than men in physical and psychological functioning. Family caregivers with the lowest incomes had the least lifestyle value, social capital and material conditions/security. Self-efficacy towards health services increased with age. The material conditions/sense of security factor was positively correlated with almost all the others. The items that impacted health capability factors the most were - for physical functioning – atigue, and - for family support - feeling abandoned by the family. Conclusions: During the chronic phase, relationships between risk behaviours can help guide social and health decision-makers to determine their priorities in improving the lives of family caregivers. Enhancing health capability involves implementing programs that relieve family caregivers physically, and foster family networking around the person being cared for. Special attention should also be paid to the socially disadvantaged in order to fight inequalities in health capability. [less ▲]

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See detailHealth care cost containment.
Van Damme, Hendrik ULiege; 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 ULiege; 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 ULiege

Conference (2012, March 23)

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See detailHealth claims in the field of joint and cartilage: the recommendations of the GREES
Bruyère, Olivier ULiege

Conference (2012, March 23)

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

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 ULiege; Reginster, Jean-Yves ULiege

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

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