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See detailHead to head comparison of transesophageal and transthoracic contrast-enhanced echocardiography during dobutamine administration for the detection of coronary artery disease.
Cosyns, Bernard; LANCELLOTTI, Patrizio ULiege; Van Camp, Guy et al

in International Journal of Cardiology (2008), 129(1), 105-10

Dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) has been shown to be a very useful non-invasive technique for the detection of coronary artery disease. However, inadequate transthoracic images preclude the use ... [more ▼]

Dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) has been shown to be a very useful non-invasive technique for the detection of coronary artery disease. However, inadequate transthoracic images preclude the use of DSE in a significant proportion of patients. Transesophageal (TEE) or transthoracic contrast echocardiography (CE) can however overcome this limitation. The comparison between the two techniques has never been investigated during a stress test. Therefore, we designed a prospective study to compare DSE-CE and DSE-TEE for the detection of coronary artery disease in patients with poor echo image quality. We studied 42 patients scheduled for quantitative coronary angiography. Prospective DSE-CE and DSE-TEE with maximum one day interval were performed in a random order. Significant coronary artery disease was detected in 30 patients, nine with single vessel disease and 21 with multivessel disease. Sensitivity of DSE was higher with CE than with TEE (90% vs 87%, p=NS). There was no significant difference with respect to specificity in both groups (100% vs 92%, p=NS). The diagnostic accuracy was similar in both groups (93% vs 88%, NS). The kappa value for identical interpretation of a stress echocardiography study was nearly identical with both modalities 0.75 to 0.78. In poorly echogenic patients, DSE-CE is a valuable alternative for the detection of myocardial ischemia in comparison with DSE-TEE. Because DSE-CE is more comfortable than TEE, it should be used in patients with suboptimal transthoracic echocardiograms for the evaluation of coronary artery disease during DSE. [less ▲]

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See detailHead Trauma
Bonhomme, Vincent ULiege; Hans, Pol ULiege; Brichant, Jean-François ULiege

in Acta Anaesthesiologica Belgica (2006), 57(3), 239-47

this review is to provide the reader with the most commonly accepted principles for the management of head trauma patients. The initial clinical evaluation and resuscitation, radiological evaluation ... [more ▼]

this review is to provide the reader with the most commonly accepted principles for the management of head trauma patients. The initial clinical evaluation and resuscitation, radiological evaluation, monitoring, intracranial pressure and cerebral perfusion pressure management, brain protection, associated organ dysfunctions and complications, anaesthetic manage ment and the singularities of paediatric head trauma patients are described, either for the acute phase and the secondary phase of management. [less ▲]

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See detailHead Trauma and Distal Anterior Cerebral Artery Aneurysm: Potential Role of an Adhesion to the Falx
Scholtes, Félix ULiege; HENROTEAUX, Adrienne ULiege; OTTO, Bernard ULiege et al

in Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery (2014), [Epub ahead of print]

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See detailHeadache
FUMAL, Arnaud ULiege; Schoenen, Jean ULiege

in Kopf, A; Nilesh (Eds.) Guide to pain management in low-ressources settings (2011)

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Schoenen, Jean ULiege; MAERTENS DE NOORDHOUT, Alain ULiege

in Wall, P. D.; Melzack, R. (Eds.) Textbook of Pain (1994)

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Schoenen, Jean ULiege; Sandór, P.

in Melzack, R.; Wall, P. D. (Eds.) Handbook of pain management (2003)

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Schoenen, Jean ULiege; Sandór, P.

in Wall, P. D.; Melzack, R. (Eds.) Textbook of Pain (1999)

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See detailHeadache cases
MAGIS, Delphine ULiege

Conference (2005)

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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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