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See detailNew surgical technique for treatment of stress urinary incontinence TVT-ABBREVO: From development to clinical experience
Waltregny, David ULg; de Leval, Jean ULg

in Surgical Technology International (2012), XXII(pii), 2223

Tension-free suburethral tapes have revolutionized the surgical treatment of female stress urinary incontinence (SUI). These tapes are inserted by way of a retropubic or transobturator route. The inside ... [more ▼]

Tension-free suburethral tapes have revolutionized the surgical treatment of female stress urinary incontinence (SUI). These tapes are inserted by way of a retropubic or transobturator route. The inside-out tension-free vaginal tape transobturator approach, or TVT-Obturator system (TVT-O®, Ethicon Women's Health and Urology, Somerville, NJ), was developed ten years ago with the aim of minimizing the risk of urinary tract injuries associated with retropubic and outside-in transobturator tapes while reproducibly ensuring minimal tissue dissection. Cadaveric studies have shown that the anatomical trajectory of the TVT-O tape is strictly perineal and courses away from neighboring obturator and pudendal neurovascular structures. Several meta-analyses have shown similar SUI cure rates after retropubic and transobturator tape procedures. Yet, the transobturator route may be associated with less voiding dysfunction, blood loss, bladder perforation, and shorter operating time. The original TVT-O procedure was modified with the aim of reducing the incidence of postoperative groin pain as well as the rather theoretical risk of obturator nerve injury. This modified procedure, named TVT-ABBREVO® (Ethicon Women's Health and Urology, Somerville, NJ), utilizes a shortened, 12-cm-long polypropylene tape. In addition, perforation of the obturator membrane with the scissors and guide is avoided in order to reduce the depth of lateral dissection, and consequently, to maximize securing of the tape within the obturator muscular/aponeurotic structures. In a comparative anatomical study, it was indeed observed that the shorter tape traversed less muscular structures (with no or only a minimal amount of tape lying in the adductor muscles) than its original counterpart, while still consistently anchoring in the obturator membrane at a similarly safe distance from the obturator canal. In a single-center randomized clinical trial, after a 3-year minimum follow-up, the modified TVT-O procedure with a shorter tape and reduced dissection was found to be as safe and efficient as the primal procedure for treating female SUI, with less severe and frequent groin pain in the immediate postoperative period. [less ▲]

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See detailNew surgical technique for treatment of stress urinary incontinence TVT-Obturator: New developments and results
de Leval, Jean ULg; Waltregny, David ULg

in Surgical Technology International (2005), 14

A new surgical technique, the inside-out transobturator tension-free urethral suspension (TVT-Obturator), has been developed for treatment of women suffering from stress urinary incontinence (SUI). This ... [more ▼]

A new surgical technique, the inside-out transobturator tension-free urethral suspension (TVT-Obturator), has been developed for treatment of women suffering from stress urinary incontinence (SUI). This simple procedure uses specifically designed surgical instruments to allow the accurate passage of a synthetic tape from underneath the urethra, through the obturator foramens, toward the thigh folds, with the tape being positioned without tension under the junction between mid and distal urethra. Cadaver dissection studies have demonstrated that the anatomical trajectory of the tape in tissues is strictly perineal and consistently coursed away from neighboring neurovascular structures, including the obturator, femoral, and saphenous nerves and vessels, as well as the pudendal nerve. Consequently, as opposed to retropubic sling systems, no perioperative cystoscopy is required because the TVT-O tape does not enter the pelvic region at any time during the procedure. These anatomical data, which suggest the TVT-O technique is safe, have been corroborated by initial clinical experience. Our feasibility and ongoing efficacy studies have shown that TVT-O is associated with a low incidence of perioperative and postoperative complications. In our current series of more than 500 consecutive patients treated with TVT-O, no injury to the bladder or urethra was encountered and no perineal or obturator hematoma, heavy bleeding, or neurological complication was observed. Medium-term results have suggested that TVT-O is as efficient as retropubic tension-free slings for treatment of female SUI, with +/-90% complete cure rates after one-year follow up. [less ▲]

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See detailNew system for complexation of uranyl ions from liquid wastes of low-level activity: Polypyrrole doped with complexing polyanions
Leroy, Danielle ULg; Martinot, Lucien; De Becker, Michaël ULg et al

in Journal of Applied Polymer Science (2000), 77(6), 1230-1239

Polymer composites consisting of polypyrrole doped by uranyl complexing polyanions [i.e., poly(2-acrylamidoglycolic acid) and poly(2-acrylamido-2-methyl-1-propanesulfonic acid)] were electrochemically ... [more ▼]

Polymer composites consisting of polypyrrole doped by uranyl complexing polyanions [i.e., poly(2-acrylamidoglycolic acid) and poly(2-acrylamido-2-methyl-1-propanesulfonic acid)] were electrochemically synthesized. Bulk material and thin layers strongly adhering to inert supporting electrodes were prepared. These composites were used to precipitate uranyl ions from simulated radioactive wastes. Among different experimental techniques used for the analysis of uranium immobilized in the composites, the Rutherford backscattering of cu particles proved efficient in thin layers. Leaching tests confirmed the persistence of the uranium complexation in the solid composites. [less ▲]

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See detailA new system for the controlled radical polymerization of vinyl acetate
Debuigne, Antoine ULg; Detrembleur, Christophe ULg; Bryaskova, Rayna ULg et al

in Polymer Preprints (2005), 46(2), 313-314

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See detailA new system for the controlled radical polymerization of vinyl acetate
Detrembleur, Christophe ULg

Conference (2005, August 28)

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See detailNew systems for asymmetric dihydroxylation of olefins
Colaux, Catherine ULg

Conference (1999, December 03)

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See detailNew technique for hydaulic penile prosthesis insertion and corporeal closure
Andrianne, Robert ULg

in Journal of Sexual Medicine (2004), 1 Suppl 1

An original technique of insertion and corporotomy closure on the level proximal is described. Proximal angle of corporotomy is closed on the pipe of the hydraulic cylinder by a point of vicryl which was ... [more ▼]

An original technique of insertion and corporotomy closure on the level proximal is described. Proximal angle of corporotomy is closed on the pipe of the hydraulic cylinder by a point of vicryl which was installed before the device implantation. This simple technique allows correct installation of proximal extremity of the prosthesis in the tail of the cavernous body and avoids damage and perforation to the prothesis. Disclosure: Was this work supported by industry? No. [less ▲]

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See detailA new technique of stereotactic permanent breast seed implantation
Jansen, Nicolas ULg; Nickers, Philippe ULg

in Radiotherapy & Oncology (2006, October), 81(Suppl. 1), 249-250

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See detailA new technique to prevent vocal folds scars
FINCK, Camille ULg

in Laryngoscope (2005), 15

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See detailNew technologies in allergology, Workshop
Gadisseur, Romy ULg; Chapelle, Jean-Paul ULg; Cavalier, Etienne ULg

Conference (2010, October)

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See detailNew technology and Surgery
Blavier, Adelaïde ULg

Scientific conference (2004, October 07)

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See detailA new test of Translational Spectroscopy: the Rotational Predissociation of the X1Sigma state of HeH+.
Fournier, P. G.; Comtet, G.; Odom, R. W. et al

in Chemical Physics Letters (1976), 40(1), 170-173

We reported the experiment on the accurate measurement of the kinetic energy released during the predissociation of HeH+ ions into the fragments H+ and He. This experiment was carried out on two machines ... [more ▼]

We reported the experiment on the accurate measurement of the kinetic energy released during the predissociation of HeH+ ions into the fragments H+ and He. This experiment was carried out on two machines specially designed for this purpose. The new results differ from those of the original experiment and agree now very well with the theoretical predictions. [less ▲]

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See detailA new test to assess the concrete susceptibility to "the decay" of the bridge deck slabs
Gilles, Pierre; Demars, Philippe; Dondonné, Eric et al

Scientific conference (2008, June)

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See detailNew Theories of Ethnicity in Migration and Post-Migration Situations
Martiniello, Marco ULg

Scientific conference (2010, July 12)

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See detailA new Theory for frequencies computation of overhead lines with bundle conductors.
dubois, Hervé; Dal Maso, Filipo; Lilien, Jean-Louis ULg

in Bulletin Scientifique de l'Association des Ingénieurs Electriciens sortis de l'Institut Electrotechnique Montefiore (1991), 1

Vertical, horizontal and torsional mechanical frequencies are studies for both single and bundle conductor lines. Models and tests are presented. These data are of particular impact on galloping ... [more ▼]

Vertical, horizontal and torsional mechanical frequencies are studies for both single and bundle conductor lines. Models and tests are presented. These data are of particular impact on galloping phenomenon. [less ▲]

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See detailA new theory for torsional stiffness of multi-span bundle overhead transmission lines.
Wang, Jianwei; Lilien, Jean-Louis ULg

in IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery (1998), 13(N°4), 1405-1411

A new theory for torsional stiffness of multi-span bundle overhead lines is presented.

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See detailNew therapeutic approaches in type 2 diabetes.
Scheen, André ULg

in Acta Clinica Belgica (2008), 63

Type 2 diabetes is a progressive chronic disease resulting from a dynamic interaction between defects in insulin secretion and insulin action. New molecules have recently been launched and many others are ... [more ▼]

Type 2 diabetes is a progressive chronic disease resulting from a dynamic interaction between defects in insulin secretion and insulin action. New molecules have recently been launched and many others are under clinical investigation. Besides classical sulfonylureas and glinides, new insulin secretagogues are now available, which target the incretin gut hormone glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). Indeed, oral incretin enhancers acting as antagonists of the enzyme DPP-4 (dipeptidylpeptidase-4), - 2 - which inactivates natural GLP-1, and injectable incretin mimetics (exenatide) or analogues (liraglutide), which reproduce the actions of GLP-1 while resisting to DPP-4, represent new opportunities to stimulate insulin secretion, without increasing the risk of hypoglycaemia and weight gain. Among insulin sensitizers, metformin remains unequivocally the first drug of choice for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, whereas promising drugs as thiazolidinediones (glitazones) were recently challenged because of various safety issues. When insulin is required, insulin analogues, both short-acting and basal ones, may offer some advantages regarding better control of postprandial hyperglycaemia, reduced risk of hypoglycaemia and/or lower weight gain in patients with type 2 diabetes. Emphasis should be put on early detection and intensive management of type 2 diabetes, individualized glucose lowering treatments and goals, stepwise pharmacological strategy avoiding therapeutic inertia, and multiple cardiovascular risk-targeted approach. [less ▲]

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See detailNew Therapeutic options
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Henrotin, Yves ULg

in Bone Depeche (1999), 5

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See detailNew therapeutics in Acromegaly
Beckers, Albert ULg

Scientific conference (2009, June)

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See detailA new three object triangulation algorithm based on the power center of three circles
Pierlot, Vincent ULg; Van Droogenbroeck, Marc ULg; Urbin-Choffray, Maxime

in Research and Education in Robotics (EUROBOT) (2011, June)

Positioning is a fundamental issue in mobile robot applications that can be achieved in multiple ways. Among these methods, triangulation is a proven technique. As it exists for a long time, many variants ... [more ▼]

Positioning is a fundamental issue in mobile robot applications that can be achieved in multiple ways. Among these methods, triangulation is a proven technique. As it exists for a long time, many variants of triangulation have been proposed. Which variant is most appropriate depends on the application because some methods ignore the beacon ordering while other have blind spots. Some methods are reliable but at a price of increasing complexity or special cases study. In this paper, we present a simple and new three object triangulation algorithm. Our algorithm works in the whole plane (except when the beacons and the robot are concyclic or colinear), and for any beacon ordering. Moreover, it does not need special cases study and has a strong geometrical meaning. Benchmarks show that our algorithm is faster than existing and comparable algorithms. Finally, a quality measure is intrinsically derived for the triangulation result in the whole plane, which can be used to identify the pathological cases, or as a validation gate in Kalman filters. [less ▲]

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