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See detailL’aspergillose naso-sinusale chez le chien
Billen, Frédéric ULg; Peeters, Dominique ULg; Clercx, Cécile ULg

in Monde Vétérinaire (Le) : European Veterinary Magazine (2010), 107

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See detailL’aspergillose naso-sinusale dans l’espèce canine
Peeters, Dominique ULg; Clercx, Cécile ULg

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (2004), 148(4), 168-173

Canine sino-nasal aspergillosis is a common cause of chronic nasal discharge. The pathogenesis of the disease is not well understood but factors associated to the fungus and to the host are implicated ... [more ▼]

Canine sino-nasal aspergillosis is a common cause of chronic nasal discharge. The pathogenesis of the disease is not well understood but factors associated to the fungus and to the host are implicated. Even if computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging have been proved valuable in differentiating sino-nasal aspergillosis from neoplasia, the definitive diagnosis of the disease requires visualisation of the fungus either by rhinoscopy, cytology or histology. The best treatment involves topical administration of antifungal drugs. The long-term prognosis is guarded to good. [less ▲]

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See detailAspergillus fumigatus detection by PCR in broncho-alveolar fluid
Hayette, Marie-Pierre ULg; Boland, Pascal; Evrard, Béatrice et al

Poster (1999, September 29)

Background: The usefullness of a nested PCR for detection of Aspergillus fumigatus DNA was evaluated in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid during a period of two years (1996- 1998). The aim of the study ... [more ▼]

Background: The usefullness of a nested PCR for detection of Aspergillus fumigatus DNA was evaluated in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid during a period of two years (1996- 1998). The aim of the study was to assess the role of PCR in diagnosing invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA). Methods: A nested PCR-based amplification of fragments of genes-encoding alkaline proteases from A. fumigatus was used to test 167 BAL samples. All samples were checked for the absence of amplification inhibitors. Medical, radiological, microbiological records and autopsy findings were reviewed for assessing invasive aspergillosis. All successive patients investigated by BAL were included in the study. They were distributed in three groups: A, proven or probable aspergillosis (n=11); B, colonization (n=2); C, no evidence of IPA (n=154). PCR results were compared to culture détection as gold standard and to clinical data. Results: BAL fluids from 10 patients of group A were PCR positive. One case was falsely negative. Among group B, one case was PCR positive, and the second one PCR negative but had negative BAL cultures (only culture positive sputum). No false positive was detected among group C. Comparing to culture, sensitivity was 91%, specificity, 100%, positive predictive value, 100% and négative predictive value, 99%. Conclusion: 1. Aspergillus fumigatus PCR in BAL fluid was an accurate test to diagnose culture negative patients with IPA and to confirm culture positive samples; however it doesn't make difference between infection and colonization. 2. It is an appropriate test to exclude Aspergillus infection in patients at risk of invasive illness. [less ▲]

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See detailAspergillus: still the same as before?
Hayette, Marie-Pierre ULg

Conference (2010, October 07)

La présentation fait le point sur les évolutions touchant les Aspergillus depuis une vingtaine d'années sur les plan taxonomique, épidémiologique, clinique et thérapeutique.

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See detailAsphalt concrete with fly ashes of different sources as filler replacement
Stroeven, Piet; He, Huan ULg; Huu Hanh, Pham

in Key Engineering Materials [=KEM] (2012), 517

Paper presents and discusses data obtained in a testing program on the replacement of limestone powder in asphalt concretes by fly ashes. This would combine economic, environmental and technical benefits ... [more ▼]

Paper presents and discusses data obtained in a testing program on the replacement of limestone powder in asphalt concretes by fly ashes. This would combine economic, environmental and technical benefits. The finest fly ash of Vietnamese origin scored best. This is proposed due to the gap-graded design of the particulate mixture of coarse crushed rock fractions, fine fluvial sand and the mineral admixture. The test program encompassed Marshall tests, creep tests and splitting tensile tests. [less ▲]

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See detailasphyxia in high risk pregnancies and deliveries
Battisti, Oreste ULg; Gérard, P.; Bachy, A.

in Symposium on fetal medicine (1979)

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See detailAspidothelium hirsutum (Thelenellaceae) and Carepttia goderei (Monoblastiaceae), two new species of foliicolous lichens from Ethiopia and Kenya
Yeshitela, Kumelachew; Fischer, Eberhard; Killmann, Dorothee et al

in Bryologist (2009), 112

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See detail« Aspirations minoritaires dans le contexte post-migratoire »,
Martiniello, Marco ULg

Scientific conference (2011, May 12)

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See detailAspirin and clopidogrel resistance in patients with diabetes mellitus.
Scheen, André ULg; Legrand, Delphine ULg

in European Heart Journal (2006), 27(23), 29002900-1

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See detailL'aspirine en prevention primaire des maladies cardio-vasculaires chez le patient diabetique.
Legrand, Delphine ULg; Scheen, André ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2006), 61(10), 682-90

Acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) is widely used as antiplatelet therapy for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases. However, the effects appear to be different according to the ... [more ▼]

Acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) is widely used as antiplatelet therapy for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases. However, the effects appear to be different according to the studied population, with a reduction of coronary events in men and, rather, a diminution of strokes in women. Diabetes mellitus markedly increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases, with an especially elevated relative risk among women. We present a detailed analysis of the literature about the efficacy of aspirin in the primary prevention of cardiovascular complications in the diabetic population. Limited available data suggest a lower protection in the diabetic than in the non-diabetic population. A greater aspirin resistance has been suggested in diabetic patents, which might lead to the use of a higher daily dosage of aspirin in diabetic than in non diabetic patients. Whatsoever, aspirin remains the first antiplatelet agent in the diabetic population in all international guidelines of cardiovascular prevention. [less ▲]

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See detailL'assainissement viral des bananiers: une étape primordiale dans la préservation de la biodiveristé
Lassois, Ludivine ULg; Castaigne, Michel; D'haes, François

Diverse speeche and writing (2010)

Le laboratoire de Phytopathologie de Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech a développé les techniques permettant la détection et l’assainissement des plantules de bananiers virosés. Ce laboratoire travaille en étroite ... [more ▼]

Le laboratoire de Phytopathologie de Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech a développé les techniques permettant la détection et l’assainissement des plantules de bananiers virosés. Ce laboratoire travaille en étroite collaboration avec Bioversity International afin de fournir au Centre de Transit International, et à fortiori à la communauté internationale, des bananiers indemnes de virus. Les bananiers ainsi obtenus peuvent donc être diffusés largement sans craintes d’une épidémie quelconque. Ce travail d’assainissement contribue non seulement à la sauvegarde de la biodiversité mais également à sa valorisation en rendant saines des variétés qui étaient virosées et non exploitables. Jusqu’à présent l’ITC a fourni 15 000 plantules saines de bananiers dans 335 régions réparties dans 100 pays. Ce travail conjoint de conservation et d’assainissement permet de valoriser la grande diversité génétique du bananier au service de la communauté internationale. [less ▲]

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See detailAssay for radiolabeled type IV collagen in the presence of other proteins using a specific collagenase.
Garbisa, S.; Tryggvason, K.; Foidart, Jean-Michel ULg et al

in Analytical Biochemistry (1980), 107(1), 187-92

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See detailAssay of Matrix Metalloproteinases Types 1, 2, 3 and 9 in Breast Cancer
Remacle, A. G.; Noël, Agnès ULg; Duggan, C. et al

in British Journal of Cancer (1998), 77(6), 926-31

Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are zinc dependent endopeptidases implicated in cancer invasion and metastasis. Gelatin zymography was performed on 84 human breast carcinomas and seven normal breast ... [more ▼]

Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are zinc dependent endopeptidases implicated in cancer invasion and metastasis. Gelatin zymography was performed on 84 human breast carcinomas and seven normal breast tissues. The precursor form of MMP-2 (72 kDa) was found in 11 (12%) samples, while its two activated forms, i.e. 62 kDa and 59 kDa, were found in three (6%) and 34 (40%) samples respectively. In contrast to MMP-2, most of the samples (52%) contained MMP-9 in its precursor form. Using ELISA, MMP-1 levels were found in 12% of the samples while MMP-3 levels were found in only 2% of the samples. Levels of MMP-2, -3 and -9 correlated inversely with numbers of nodal metastases. Neither MMP-2 nor -9 levels were significantly related to patient outcome. However, patients with high levels of a 50-kDa gelatinase band after zymography had a significantly better survival than patients with low levels. This species was never observed in normal breast tissue. [less ▲]

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See detailAssembly and concept of a web-based GIS within the paleolimnological project CONTINENT (Lake Baikal, Russia)
Heim, Birgit; Klump, Jens; Oberhaensli, Hedi et al

in Journal of Paleolimnology (2008), 39(4), 567-584

Web-based Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are excellent tools within interdisciplinary and multi-national geoscience projects to exchange and visualize project data. The web-based GIS presented in ... [more ▼]

Web-based Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are excellent tools within interdisciplinary and multi-national geoscience projects to exchange and visualize project data. The web-based GIS presented in this paper was designed for the paleolimnological project 'High-resolution CONTINENTal paleoclimate record in Lake Baikal' (CONTINENT) (Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia) to allow the interactive handling of spatial data. The GIS database combines project data (core positions, sample positions, thematic maps) with auxiliary spatial data sets that were downloaded from freely available data sources on the world wide web. The reliability of the external data was evaluated and suitable new spatial datasets were processed according to the scientific questions of the project. GIS analysis of the data was used to assist studies on sediment provenance in Lake Baikal, or to help answer questions such as whether the visualization of present-day vegetation distribution and pollen distribution supports the conclusions derived from palynological analyses. The refined geodata are returned back to the scientific community by using online data publication portals. Data were made citeable by assigning persistent identifiers (DOI) and were published through the German National Library for Science and Technology (TIB Hannover, Hannover, Germany). [less ▲]

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See detailThe assembly of a farm meat network in Belgium and risk
Stassart, Pierre M ULg

Conference (2001)

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See detailAssembly of enveloped RNA viruses
Dubois-Dalcq, Monique; Holmes, Kathryn V; Rentier, Bernard ULg

Book published by Springer Verlag (1985)

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See detailAssembly of Ligand-Stripped Nanocrystals into Precisely Controlled Mesoporous Architectures
Buonsanti, R.; Pick, T. E.; Krins, Natacha ULg et al

in Nano Letters (2012), 12

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See detailAssesment of nuclear totipotency of fetal bovine diploid germ cells by nuclear transfer
Moens, André; Chesné, Patrick; Delhaize, Françoise et al

in Theriogenology (1996), 46

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See detailAssesment of the situation, three years later, on 'the Belgian Dioxin Crisis'. Probable impact on the health of the Belgian population
Focant, Jean-François ULg; Pirard, Catherine; Douny, Caroline ULg et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (2002), 146(6, DEC-JAN), 321-327

In January 1999, Belgium encounters an accidental contamination of the food chain, which was named "the Belgian Dioxin Crisis". The aim of the present review is to estimate the impact of this crisis on ... [more ▼]

In January 1999, Belgium encounters an accidental contamination of the food chain, which was named "the Belgian Dioxin Crisis". The aim of the present review is to estimate the impact of this crisis on public health. Currently, it does not really exist any exhaustive epidemiological study. Various scientific studies actually report somewhat conflicting results. As an example, concerning the population living in Wallonia, recorded dioxin levels are not higher than background levels reported for other industrialized countries, despite the 1999 "dioxin crisis". Conversely, based on levels measured in foodstuffs collected by the end of the crisis period, the dioxin body burden of potential consumers would have increased in the range of 40 to 75 %. The real impact of this crisis on consumers' health could thus only be estimated through well structured epidemiological campaigns. [less ▲]

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