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See detailLes infections utérines dans l’espèce bovine: 1. Aspects étiologiques et épidémiologiques
Hanzen, Christian ULg; Houtain, J. Y.; Laurent, Y.

in Point Vétérinaire (1996), 28(numéro spécial), 1013-1017

Assessing the frequency of metritis shows the animal uterine health as well as the herd . The practitioner prefers to use vaginal examination. The great diversity and variation postpartum in germs ... [more ▼]

Assessing the frequency of metritis shows the animal uterine health as well as the herd . The practitioner prefers to use vaginal examination. The great diversity and variation postpartum in germs responsible for uterine diseases make it difficult to interpret bacteriology. Uterine diseases are all the more frequent as the interval between calving and clinical examination is shorter, therefore the practitioner screening needs to be done as soon as possible. This recommendation is valid for the primiparous dairy cow as well as the suckler cow [less ▲]

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See detailInfections virales humaines d'origine alimentaire
Scipioni, Alexandra ULg; Daube, Georges ULg; Thiry, Etienne ULg

in Point Vétérinaire (2001), 218

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See detailInfectious agents associated with epizootic rabbit enteropathy: Isolation and attempts to reproduce the syndrome
Marlier, Didier ULg; Dewrée, Roxane; Lassence, Cédric ULg et al

in Veterinary Journal (2006), 172(3), 493-500

Epizootic rabbit enteropathy (ERE), a highly lethal (30-80% mortality) disease of broiler rabbits aged 6-14 weeks, first appeared in 1997 in French intensive enclosed rabbitries and is of unknown ... [more ▼]

Epizootic rabbit enteropathy (ERE), a highly lethal (30-80% mortality) disease of broiler rabbits aged 6-14 weeks, first appeared in 1997 in French intensive enclosed rabbitries and is of unknown aetiology. Bacteriological, virological and parasitical examination of the intestinal contents of rabbits that had died either in spontaneous field cases or after experimental reproduction of ERE, were undertaken in an attempt to identify infectious agents that may play a role in the disease. Two bacterial strains, Clostridium perfringens and non-enteropathogenic Escherichia coli, were repeatedly isolated at high faecal counts from naturally infected animals. In field cases, a correlation between typical gross lesions of epizootic enteropathy and the presence of the alpha toxin of Cl. perfringens was observed (P < 0.0001; Chi-squared test). Although attempts to reproduce the disease by inoculation with different pools of cultivable bacterial strains failed, the disease was successfully reproduced by inoculation with one French and two Belgian samples of caecal contents. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailInfectious Agents Associated with Rabbit Pneumonia: Isolation of Amyxomatous Myxoma Virus Strains
Marlier, Didier ULg; Mainil, Jacques ULg; Linden, Annick ULg et al

in Veterinary Journal (2000), 159(2), 171-8

Sixty-six rabbits, with no history of vaccination against myxomatosis and which had died of pulmonary lesions, were submitted for virological and serological tests for Myxoma virus (MV) infection and for ... [more ▼]

Sixty-six rabbits, with no history of vaccination against myxomatosis and which had died of pulmonary lesions, were submitted for virological and serological tests for Myxoma virus (MV) infection and for bacteriological examinations. At post mortem, the diagnoses based on observed lesions were as follows: acute haemorrhagic pneumonia (38%); acute suppurative bronchopneumonia (35%); and fibrinohaemorrhagic bronchopneumonia with fibrinous pleuritis (27%). MV was isolated from 10% of the rabbits, mainly from those with acute haemorrhagic pneumonia. Serological evidence of MV infection was demonstrated in 44% of rabbits. Pathogenic bacteria species isolated from lungs were Pasteurella (spp. and multocida), Escherichia coli, Bordetella bronchiseptica and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, respectively, from 41, 11, 7 and 6% of samples. No relationship could be established between the presence of specific antibodies to MV and the observed pulmonary lesions or the results of the bacteriological examinations. A significant trend was established between the severity of the lesions and the results of the bacteriological examinations. [less ▲]

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See detailInfectious bovine rhinotracheitis
Muylkens, Benoît ULg; Thiry, Julien ULg; Thiry, Etienne ULg

in Lefèvre, P. C.; Blancou, J.; Chermette, R. (Eds.) et al Infectious and Parasitic Diseases of Livestock (2010)

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See detailInfectious bovine rhinotracheitis
Muylkens, Benoît ULg; Thiry, Julien ULg; Thiry, Etienne ULg

in Lefèvre, P. C.; Blancou, J.; Chermette, R. (Eds.) Infectious and parasitic diseases of Livestock (2008)

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See detailInfectious bovine rhinotracheitis (bovine herpesvirus 1) : helper T cells, cytotoxic T cells, and NK cells
Denis, Martine; Splitter, G.; Thiry, Etienne ULg et al

Part of book (1994)

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See detailInfectious bovine rhinotracheitis and the epidemiological role of the other ruminant species
Thiry, Julien ULg; Muylkens, Benoît ULg; Thiry, Etienne ULg

in Magyar Allatorvosok Lapja = Hungarian Veterinary Journal (2008), 130(1), 116-123

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See detailInfectious disease of the eye: how to improve the microbiological diagnosis?
DESCY, Julie ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2016)

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See detailInfective endocarditis- Microbiological Diagnosis: Efficiency and usefulness
Melin, Pierrette ULg

Conference (2007, May 10)

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See detailInfective Endocarditis: Prevention, Diagnosis and Management
Pierard, Luc ULg; LANCELLOTTI, Patrizio ULg; Galiuto, L.

in European Journal of Emergency Medicine (1994), 1(2), 104-9

Infective endocarditis remains an important problem and the means of prevention are still insufficient. The causal bacteria have changed very little, but the incidence of nosocomial infections and ... [more ▼]

Infective endocarditis remains an important problem and the means of prevention are still insufficient. The causal bacteria have changed very little, but the incidence of nosocomial infections and endocarditis complicating intravenous drug abuse are increasing. The distinction between subacute and acute clinical presentations remains appropriate. Cardiac and neurological complications are frequent and carry a high risk of mortality. The diagnosis is obtained by the integration of clinical data and the results of blood cultures. Echocardiography is extremely useful for detecting vegetations, and for assessing the haemodynamic consequences and specific cardiac complications. Risk stratification can be obtained by correct integration of multiple parameters. The causal agent should be identified before the initiation of antimicrobial therapy. Surgery is frequently required, and should be performed rapidly when indicated. [less ▲]

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See detailInfectivity of a recombinant murine norovirus (RecMNV) in Balb/cByJ mice
Mathijs, Elisabeth; de Oliveira-Filho, Edmilson; Dal Pozzo, Fabiana ULg et al

in Veterinary Microbiology (2016), 192

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See detailInference and comparison of different genetic stratification techniques
Maus, Bärbel ULg; Génin, Emmanuelle; Mahachie John, Jestinah ULg et al

Conference (2012)

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See detailInference from adiabatic analysis of solar-like oscillations in red giants
Montalban Iglesias, Josefa ULg; Miglio, Andrea ULg; Noels-Grötsch, Arlette ULg et al

in Astronomische Nachrichten (2010), 331

The clear detection with CoRoT and Kepler of radial and non-radial solar-like oscillations in many red giants paves the way to seismic inferences on the structure of such stars. We present an overview of ... [more ▼]

The clear detection with CoRoT and Kepler of radial and non-radial solar-like oscillations in many red giants paves the way to seismic inferences on the structure of such stars. We present an overview of the properties of the adiabatic frequencies and frequency separations of radial and non-radial oscillation modes, highlighting how their detection allows a deeper insight into the properties of the internal structure of red giants. In our study we consider models of red giants in different evolutionary stages, as well as of different masses and chemical composition. We describe how the large and small separations computed with radial modes and with non-radial modes mostly trapped in the envelope depend on the stellar global parameters and evolutionary state, and we compare our theoretical predictions and first Kepler data.Finally, we find that the properties of dipole modes constitute a promising seismic diagnostic of the evolutionary state of red-giant stars. [less ▲]

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See detailInference in a stochastic SEIR model using Sequential Monte Carlo methods
Bonou, Wilfried ULg; LAMBERT, Philippe

in The 37th Annual Conference of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB): Book of Abstracts. Birmingham, UK, 21-25 August 2016 (2016, August)

Many biological, physical, chemical, economic, and social phenomena are dynamic and are modeled using (systems of) Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs). But a more realistic way to describe these ... [more ▼]

Many biological, physical, chemical, economic, and social phenomena are dynamic and are modeled using (systems of) Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs). But a more realistic way to describe these dynamics relies on Discrete Time Markov Chains (DTMC). There is a growing interest in the development of Bayesian statistical methods to infer on the parameters in such dynamic models, particularly those defining epidemic spread, by combining prior information with experimental or observational data. Our proposal aims to explore the merits of the Bayesian Optimal Filtering technique in the estimation of the parameters of a stochastic SEIR (S = Susceptible, E = Exposed, I = Infectious, R = Removed) epidemic model. State Space Models (SSMs) are used to describe the epidemic dynamic. The unknown static parameters are estimated using a combination of Sequential Monte Carlo techniques with a Markov Chain Monte Carlo algorithm, . . . [less ▲]

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See detailInference in a stochastic SIR epidemic model using Bayesian filtering, Rennes, France, 4-8 July, 2016, pp.41-46.
Bonou, Wilfried ULg; Lambert, Philippe

in Proceedings of the 31st International Workshop on Statistical Modelling, Rennes, France, 4-8 July, 2016 (2016, July)

We consider State Space Models (SSMs) as Discrete Time Markov Chains (DTMC) to describe a stochastic SIR Epidemic dynamic. The unknown static parameters are estimated by combining Sequential Monte Carlo ... [more ▼]

We consider State Space Models (SSMs) as Discrete Time Markov Chains (DTMC) to describe a stochastic SIR Epidemic dynamic. The unknown static parameters are estimated by combining Sequential Monte Carlo and Markov Chain Monte Carlo algorithms (SMC-within-MCMC) also known as Particle Marginal Metropolis-Hastings (PMMH). The performances of the strategy are evaluated using simulations. The method is illustrated by modeling the spread of a viral infection in a small community. [less ▲]

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See detailInference in dynamic systems using B-splines and quasilinearized ODE penalties
Frasso, Gianluca ULg; Jaeger, Jonathan; Lambert, Philippe ULg

in Biometrical Journal (2015)

Nonlinear (systems of) ordinary differential equations (ODEs) are common tools in the analysis of complex one-dimensional dynamic systems.We propose a smoothing approach regularized by a quasilinearized ... [more ▼]

Nonlinear (systems of) ordinary differential equations (ODEs) are common tools in the analysis of complex one-dimensional dynamic systems.We propose a smoothing approach regularized by a quasilinearized ODE-based penalty. Within the quasilinearized spline-based framework, the estimation reduces to a conditionally linear problem for the optimization of the spline coefficients. Furthermore, standard ODE compliance parameter(s) selection criteria are applicable.We evaluate the performances of the proposed strategy through simulated and real data examples. Simulation studies suggest that the proposed procedure ensures more accurate estimates than standard nonlinear least squares approaches when the state (initial and/or boundary) conditions are not known. [less ▲]

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See detailInference of Inhomogeneous Clouds in an Exoplanet Atmosphere
Demory, Brice-Olivier; de Wit, Julien; Lewis, Nikole et al

in Astrophysical Journal Letters (2013), 776

We present new visible and infrared observations of the hot Jupiter Kepler-7b to determine its atmospheric properties. Our analysis allows us to (1) refine Kepler-7b's relatively large geometric albedo of ... [more ▼]

We present new visible and infrared observations of the hot Jupiter Kepler-7b to determine its atmospheric properties. Our analysis allows us to (1) refine Kepler-7b's relatively large geometric albedo of Ag = 0.35 ± 0.02, (2) place upper limits on Kepler-7b thermal emission that remains undetected in both Spitzer bandpasses and (3) report a westward shift in the Kepler optical phase curve. We argue that Kepler-7b's visible flux cannot be due to thermal emission or Rayleigh scattering from H[SUB]2[/SUB] molecules. We therefore conclude that high altitude, optically reflective clouds located west from the substellar point are present in its atmosphere. We find that a silicate-based cloud composition is a possible candidate. Kepler-7b exhibits several properties that may make it particularly amenable to cloud formation in its upper atmosphere. These include a hot deep atmosphere that avoids a cloud cold trap, very low surface gravity to suppress cloud sedimentation, and a planetary equilibrium temperature in a range that allows for silicate clouds to potentially form in the visible atmosphere probed by Kepler. Our analysis does not only present evidence of optically thick clouds on Kepler-7b but also yields the first map of clouds in an exoplanet atmosphere. [less ▲]

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See detailInférence pragmatique et publicité : une mise au point
Dardenne, Benoît ULg

in Cahiers Internationaux de Psychologie Sociale (1989), (4), 47-81

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See detailInférence statistique et critères de qualité de l'ajustement en régression logistique binaire
Palm, Rodolphe ULg; Brostaux, Yves ULg; Claustriaux, Jean-Jacques ULg

in Notes de Statistique et d'Informatique (2011), (5), 32

The principles of statistical inference based on the maximum likelihood function are described and applied to binary logistic regression. Several goodness of fit statistics are also given. These topics ... [more ▼]

The principles of statistical inference based on the maximum likelihood function are described and applied to binary logistic regression. Several goodness of fit statistics are also given. These topics are illustrated by an example processed by Minitab and SAS softwares. [less ▲]

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