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See detailLeft ventricular potentiation at a reduced exercise level: a cause of false-negative radionuclide ventriculograms.
McMeekin, J. D.; Wahl, R. L.; Legrand, Victor ULg et al

in American journal of physiologic imaging (1986), 1(2), 59-66

During exercise radionuclide ventriculography (RVG), many patients cannot maintain peak workload for acquisition of more than a left anterior oblique view. To acquire further views, the workload may have ... [more ▼]

During exercise radionuclide ventriculography (RVG), many patients cannot maintain peak workload for acquisition of more than a left anterior oblique view. To acquire further views, the workload may have to be reduced. In this study of 16 normals and 20 patients with coronary disease, the workload at peak exercise was reduced by approximately 40%. By paired t-test analysis, there was a rise in the left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) in patients with coronary disease from the peak exercise workload to the reduced workload level (postpeak) (52.4 +/- 15.3 to 59.3 +/- 13.7, P = .0001). There was also improvement in LVEF in the normals at the postpeak workload (71.3 +/- 11.7 to 75.1 +/- 13.7, P = .05). Of five coronary disease patients with exercise-induced wall motion abnormalities, four returned to baseline motion at the reduced exercise levels. Partial workload reduction can lead to an increase in LVEF and improvement in wall motion and thus, may result in false-negative studies. [less ▲]

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See detailLeft ventricular preload-adjusted maximal power: Clinically useful marker of LV contractility ?
Segers, P.; Tchana-Sato, Vincent ULg; Leather, H. A. et al

in Circulation (2003, October 28), 108(17, Suppl. S), 396-396

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See detailLeft ventricular regional function and maximal exercise capacity in aortic stenosis.
Dulgheru, Raluca; Magne, Julien; DAVIN, Laurent ULg et al

in European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging (in press)

AIMS: The objective assessment of maximal exercise capacity (MEC) using peak oxygen consumption (VO2) measurement may be helpful in the management of asymptomatic aortic stenosis (AS) patients. However ... [more ▼]

AIMS: The objective assessment of maximal exercise capacity (MEC) using peak oxygen consumption (VO2) measurement may be helpful in the management of asymptomatic aortic stenosis (AS) patients. However, the relationship between left ventricular (LV) function and MEC has been relatively unexplored. We aimed to identify which echocardiographic parameters of LV systolic function can predict MEC in asymptomatic AS. METHODS AND RESULTS: Asymptomatic patients with moderate to severe AS (n = 44, aortic valve area <1.5 cm2, 66 ± 13 years, 75% of men) and preserved LV ejection fraction (LVEF > 50%) were prospectively referred for resting echocardiography and cardiopulmonary exercise test. LV longitudinal strain (LS) of each myocardial segment was measured by speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) from the apical (aLS) 4-, 2-, and 3-chamber views. An average value of the LS of the analysable segments was provided for each myocardial region: basal (bLS), mid (mLS), and aLS. LV circumferential and radial strains were measured from short-axis views. Peak VO2 was 20.1 ± 5.8 mL/kg/min (median 20.7 mL/kg/min; range 7.2-32.3 mL/kg/min). According to the median of peak VO2, patients with reduced MEC were significantly older (P < 0.001) and more frequently females (P = 0.05). There were significant correlations between peak VO2 and age (r = -0.44), LV end-diastolic volume (r = 0.35), LV stroke volume (r = 0.37), indexed stroke volume (r = 0.32), and E/e' ratio (r = -0.37, all P < 0.04). Parameters of AS severity and LVEF did not correlate with peak VO2 (P = NS for all). Among LV deformation parameters, bLS and mLS were significantly associated with peakVO2 (r = 0.43, P = 0.005, and r = 0.32, P = 0.04, respectively). With multivariable analysis, female gender (β = 4.9; P = 0.008) and bLS (β = 0.50; P = 0.03) were the only independent determinants (r2 = 0.423) of peak VO2. CONCLUSION: In asymptomatic AS, impaired LV myocardial longitudinal function determines reduced MEC. Basal LS was the only parameter of LV regional function independently associated with MEC. [less ▲]

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See detailLeft ventricular torsional dynamics in aortic stenosis: relationship between left ventricular untwisting and filling pressures. A two-dimensional speckle tracking study.
Popescu, Bogdan A.; Calin, Andreea; Beladan, Carmen C. et al

in European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology (2010), 11(5), 406-13

AIMS: The contribution of left ventricular (LV) untwisting to LV suction and early-diastolic filling was previously demonstrated, but this was not yet tested in patients with aortic stenosis (AS). We ... [more ▼]

AIMS: The contribution of left ventricular (LV) untwisting to LV suction and early-diastolic filling was previously demonstrated, but this was not yet tested in patients with aortic stenosis (AS). We sought to assess the relationship between LV untwisting and LV filling pressures in patients with severe AS and normal left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) using speckle tracking echocardiography. METHODS AND RESULTS: Sixty-one consecutive patients (66 +/- 9 years) with severe AS, preserved LVEF (63 +/- 6%), and 40 normal subjects (47 +/- 12 years) were prospectively enrolled. A comprehensive echocardiographic examination was performed in all. LV rotation and twisting were assessed using speckle tracking echocardiography. Peak apical back rotation rate, peak LV untwisting rate, and time intervals from QRS onset (ECG) to each of them were measured. Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels were determined in 30 patients. Patients with AS were older than normal subjects (P < 0.001). LV mass, LA volume, LV filling pressures as well as peak apical back rotation rate and time to peak apical back rotation rate were increased in patients (P < 0.05 for all). In patients with AS, both time to peak LV untwisting rate and time to peak apical back rotation rate were significantly related to E/E' ratio and to BNP levels (P < 0.04 for all). CONCLUSION: In patients with severe AS and preserved LVEF, there is a significant relationship between LV untwisting and LV filling pressures, suggesting a role for impaired LV untwisting in the pathophysiology of diastolic dysfunction in this setting. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Legacy of Invention: Determinism and Metafiction in Janet Frame's Mona Minim and the Smell of the Sun
Delrez, Marc ULg

in Ramsey-Kurz, Helga; Ratheiser, Ulla (Eds.) Antipodean Childhoods: Growing Up in Australia and New Zealand (2010)

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See detailThe Legacy of Invention: Determinism and Metafiction in Janet Frame's Mona Minim and the Smell of the Sun
Delrez, Marc ULg

in Journal of Postcolonial Writing (2009), 45(1),

This essay offers a close reading of Mona Minim and the Smell of the Sun, a tale for children often thought to be unique in the corpus of Janet Frame in that its implied reading public compelled the ... [more ▼]

This essay offers a close reading of Mona Minim and the Smell of the Sun, a tale for children often thought to be unique in the corpus of Janet Frame in that its implied reading public compelled the author to keep her distance from her usual preoccupation with the great negative themes of twentieth-century consciousness. Yet Frame’s declaration in an interview that this was her favourite among her own published books should alert us to the possibility that thematic continuities subterraneously connect it to the rest of the work. In particular, the exploration of animal life encouraged by the genre can be seen to be paradigmatic of her interest in alternative ontologies and to encode the concern with creativity which is a touchstone of her entire output. Typically, too, the figure of the artist – in this case, of the story-teller – is invested with a redemptive value for the beleaguered individual, and cannot be separated from a metafictional mode of representation which is possibly unexpected in what purports to be a simple fairy tale. [less ▲]

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See detailLEGAL CERTAINTY v LEGAL PRECISION. Some thoughts on comparative law
Gerkens, Jean-François ULg

in Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History (2010), 16-1(2010), 121-129

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See detailA Legal Framework for Plant Biostimulants and Agronomic Fertiliser Additives in the EU - Report to the European Commission, DG Enterprise & Industry
Traon, Daniel; Amat, Laurence; Zotz, Ferdinand et al

Report (2014)

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See detailLegal mobilisation and environmental activism in Wallonia (Belgium): where is Environmental Justice?
Lejeune, Zoé ULg

Conference (2013, September 07)

Environmental justice (EJ) is an important field of research in the USA (Mohai and Bryant 1992, Schlosberg 1999, Bullard 2000, Pellow 2000, Agyeman 2002, Kurtz 2003, Holifield 2009) as well as a framework ... [more ▼]

Environmental justice (EJ) is an important field of research in the USA (Mohai and Bryant 1992, Schlosberg 1999, Bullard 2000, Pellow 2000, Agyeman 2002, Kurtz 2003, Holifield 2009) as well as a framework for grassroots movements and activists who seek to defend their rights to a healthy environment. Environmental inequalities, as they are commonly called in Europe (Emelianoff 2006, Cornut, Bauler et al. 2007, Walker and Eames 2008, Faburel 2012, Walker 2012), are a growing field of research but they are not seen as a specific frame for action and collective mobilisation in Belgium. The use of legal mobilisation as a strategy to fight environmental inequalities in Wallonia (Belgium) is discussed in this paper. I propose to examine access to justice in the field of environmental protection and to link it to considerations in terms of environmental justice, that is to say cases in which groups see themselves as victims of a disproportionate burden of environmental bads (such as exposure to pollution, vicinity to industrial plants, or waste dumps). This paper explores (1) how environmental NGOs and activists can mobilise the law to denounce environmental conflicts and inequalities providing insights into an environmental inequalities perspective on access to justice in Belgium. It also offers an innovative approach to environmental inequalities and justice in Belgium (2) by asking: how is EJ conceived and integrated in environmental research and litigation? Starting on the premise of a weak literature and scholarship on environmental inequalities, I will propose some new avenues for research on these topics in Belgium. For this paper, empirical evidence is based, on the one hand, on legal texts and litigation in Belgium and, on the other hand, on open-ended interviews with stakeholders in Wallonia – main political parties, environmental NGOs, legal practitioners, trade unions, and public institutions. [less ▲]

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See detailLegal Mobilization against Workplace Discrimination in Belgium and Sweden: Transnationalism and Convergence in Internal Decision-Making?
Lejeune, Aude ULg

Conference (2013, March 13)

Some scholarly works on legal mobilization have highlighted the diffusion of litigious policies to address social problems in Europe, considering that a rights’ revolution was underway; others have ... [more ▼]

Some scholarly works on legal mobilization have highlighted the diffusion of litigious policies to address social problems in Europe, considering that a rights’ revolution was underway; others have identified sources of resistance to the diffusion of the mobilization of the courts as a mechanism for promotion of rights in Europe. European national agencies for equality, created in the 2000s to address discrimination issues, use litigation to produce social change, both at national and supranational levels. Their strategies, if not new, may tend to redefine legal mobilization against unlawful treatment in the workplace in Europe. In this paper, I analyze how the Belgian and the Swedish equality agencies select the cases they bring to court. How and according to which criteria do they choose, among the complaints they receive, the ones which are relevant for litigation? Although litigation policy at the organizational level has been studied in scholarly works, only a few scholars have examined how European networks influence the internal decision-making. How does Equinet, the European network of equality agencies, promote common frames of interpreting and addressing discrimination in the workplace among European countries? Referring to recent works on social structure and individual actor agency, this contribution aims to highlight organizations’ constraints and resources within different legal regimes, current anti-discrimination policies and legal culture. More broadly, this contribution aims to call into question the processes of transnationalisation and policy transfer from one country to another within the European Union. [less ▲]

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See detailLegal mobilization in comparative perspective: workplace discrimination and access to domestic labor court in Sweden and Belgium
Lejeune, Aude ULg

Conference (2015)

Some scholarly works on legal mobilization have highlighted the diffusion of litigious policies to address social problems in Europe, considering that a rights’ revolution was underway. While many of ... [more ▼]

Some scholarly works on legal mobilization have highlighted the diffusion of litigious policies to address social problems in Europe, considering that a rights’ revolution was underway. While many of these studies have examined the diffusion of litigious policy at European level or in the United Kingdom, I suggest paying attention to Belgium and Sweden, two countries that have been under-examined by the socio-legal literature. Focusing on the implementation of anti- discrimination policy and norms, this paper explores the litigious activity of national equality agencies in the domestic labor court. The analysis of organizations’ litigious policy in Continental Europe invites to integrate another variable to the analysis of the structure of legal opportunities: the relationship between the State and interests groups. I suggest here that labor unions shape the access to labor courts by equality agencies in each national setting. This contribution aims to highlight equality agencies’ structure and agency within different labor contexts, current anti- discrimination policies and legal culture. It relies on open-ended interviews conducted with lawyers from equality agencies and labor unions in Belgium and Sweden. More broadly, this contribution examines the processes of policy implementation of European directive within member states. [less ▲]

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See detailLa légalité de la preuve confrontée au droit à la vie privée du salarié
Kefer, Fabienne ULg

in de Leval, Georges (Ed.) La preuve et la difficile quête de la vérité judiciaire (2011)

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See detailLa légalité de la preuve confrontée au droit à la vie privée du salarié
Kefer, Fabienne ULg

in Verdussen, Marc; Joassart, Pierre (Eds.) La vie privée au travail (2011)

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See detailUne légation au coeur des réseaux de la Monarchie de Philippe II. La légation des Pays-Bas espagnols et de la Franche-Comté près le Saint-Siège au temps de l'agent Laurent du Blioul (1573-1598)
Regibeau, Julien ULg

in Revue Belge de Philologie et d'Histoire (2014), 92(2),

The Southern Netherlands and Franche-Comté Legation to the Holy See at the time of agent Laurent du Blioul (1573-1598) has never truly received interest from the historians. Most probably this is due to ... [more ▼]

The Southern Netherlands and Franche-Comté Legation to the Holy See at the time of agent Laurent du Blioul (1573-1598) has never truly received interest from the historians. Most probably this is due to its apparent lack of stature. Indeed, at that time, it is subjected to Philippe II’s ambassador to Rome, and the freedom and flexibility allowed to its agent seems very limited. In this paper, this institution is studied under a socio-political perspective to point out the place that it would take up within the Monarchía’s romans networks of power. It appears from this research work that the legation is far to be marginalised. Quite at the opposite, the legation is able to use, maintain and increase the royalty influence on the city. Knowing how to use efficiently the many available exogenous resources, the institution does not appear anymore like an image of the Southern Netherlands diplomatic decline. On the contrary, it find its own place in thePhilippe II’s logic about composite Monarchy incorporation. [less ▲]

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See detailLa légation des Pays-Bas en cour de Rome au temps de l’agent Laurent du Blioul (1573-1598): Une légation au cœur des réseaux de la monarchie de Philippe II
Regibeau, Julien ULg

in Actes du neuvième congrès de l'Association des Cercles francophones d'Histoire et d'Archéologie de Belgique (in press)

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See detailLa légende d'Isis et de Rê conservée sur le P. Turin 1993
Sojic, Nathalie ULg

Conference (2013, December 04)

The Story of Isis and Ra is a text famous in the world of Egyptology, since its publication by Pleyte and Rossi in the Catalogue des papyrus de Turin at the end of the nineteenth century. Although it has ... [more ▼]

The Story of Isis and Ra is a text famous in the world of Egyptology, since its publication by Pleyte and Rossi in the Catalogue des papyrus de Turin at the end of the nineteenth century. Although it has been translated many times, this text has however never received a full philological treatment and several problems remain hitherto unsolved. In my paper I will first present P. Turin 1993, its text and the parallel sources. I well then contextualise the text within the broader frame of Egyptian magic during the New Kingdom. The second part of my paper will be devoted to an analysis of the document, of its text and of the sources, stressing the contribution of such a study to the general issue of text composition, conservation and transmission in ancient Egypt. [less ▲]

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