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See detailOut of Africa: northwestwards Pleistocene expansions of the heather Erica arborea
Desamore, Aurélie ULg; Laenen, Benjamin ULg; Devos, Nicolas ULg et al

in Journal of Biogeography (2011), 38

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See detailOut of sight, out of mind ? Diversity of microscopic organisms as an overlooked criterion for conservation purposes
Mano, Marie-José ULg; De Carvalho, Pedro; Verleyen, Elie et al

Conference (2012, July)

The network of ASPAs (Antarctic Specially Protected Areas) that is presently under construction in the frame of the Committee for Environmental Protection of the Antarctic Treaty is intended to protect ... [more ▼]

The network of ASPAs (Antarctic Specially Protected Areas) that is presently under construction in the frame of the Committee for Environmental Protection of the Antarctic Treaty is intended to protect "outstanding environmental, scientific, historic, aesthetic or wilderness values, any combination of those values, or ongoing or planned scientific research" (http://www.ats.aq/e/ep_protected.htm). When the Madrid Protocol was signed, twenty-one years ago, the knowledge on the biodiversity of tiny and microscopic organisms was much less extensive and molecular methods for biodiversity assessments were only in their infancy. The majority of the permanent inhabitants of Antarctica are, however, essentially microscopic. [less ▲]

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See detailOut of Sight, Still in Place. On the Use of Italian Renaissance Portrait Medals as Building Deposits
Schraven, Minou ULg

in Res (Cambridge, Mass.) (2009), 55-56(Spring), 182-193

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See detailOut Of Specification ou Non-Conformité
Marini Djang'Eing'A, Roland ULg; Ziemons, Eric ULg; Hubert, Philippe ULg

Learning material (2010)

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See detailOut-of-plane displacement derivative measurement: comparison of results obtained by a shearographic interferometer using the separation of the polarization states and the finite element method
Rosso, Vanessa; Zhang, Lihong ULg; Michel, Fabrice ULg et al

in Mathieu, P. (Ed.) Proceedings of Photonics North Conference 2006 (2006)

An original experimental setup for shearography with metrological applications is presented herein. The simplicity and the efficiency of the setup are provided by a shearing device, a prism that separates ... [more ▼]

An original experimental setup for shearography with metrological applications is presented herein. The simplicity and the efficiency of the setup are provided by a shearing device, a prism that separates the TE and TM polarization modes with a coating and a thin glass plate attached on its face. The temporal phase shifting method is applied through the use of a liquid crystal variable retarder. The use of this shearing device enables an in-line and almost-common path configuration for the shearing interferometer, a path that leads to high stability of the interferometer and a low sensitivity to external disturbances. In order to prove the efficiency and the accuracy of this speckle shearing interferometer, the out-of-plane displacement derivative relative to the shearing interferometry direction of a centrally loaded steel plate has been measured by the shearographic interferometer and then compared with the out-of-plane displacement derivative computed from the displacement field provided by the finite element method. The results are in good agreement. [less ▲]

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See detailOutbound SPIT Filter with Optimal Performance Guarantees
Jung, Tobias ULg; Martin, Sylvain ULg; Nassar, Mohamed et al

in Computer Networks (2013), 57(7), 16301643

This paper presents a formal framework for identifying and filtering SPIT calls (SPam in Internet Telephony) in an outbound scenario with provable optimal performance. In so doing, our work is largely ... [more ▼]

This paper presents a formal framework for identifying and filtering SPIT calls (SPam in Internet Telephony) in an outbound scenario with provable optimal performance. In so doing, our work is largely different from related previous work: our goal is to rigorously formalize the problem in terms of mathematical decision theory, find the optimal solution to the problem, and derive concrete bounds for its expected loss (number of mistakes the SPIT filter will make in the worst case). This goal is achieved by considering an abstracted scenario amenable to theoretical analysis, namely SPIT detection in an outbound scenario with pure sources. Our methodology is to first define the cost of making an error (false positive and false negative), apply Wald’s sequential probability ratio test to the individual sources, and then determine analytically error probabilities such that the resulting expected loss is minimized. The benefits of our approach are: (1) the method is optimal (in a sense defined in the paper); (2) the method does not rely on manual tuning and tweaking of parameters but is completely self-contained and mathematically justified; (3) the method is computationally simple and scalable. These are desirable features that would make our method a component of choice in larger, autonomic frameworks. [less ▲]

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See detailOutcome from status epilepticus after portosystemic shunt attenuation in 3 dogs treated with propofol and phenobarbital
Gommeren, Kris ULg; Claeys, Stéphanie ULg; de Rooster, Hilde et al

in Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (2010), 20(3), 346-351

OBJECTIVE: To describe outcome of treatment with propofol and phenobarbital for status epilepticus (SE) after portosystemic shunt (PSS) attenuation. CASE OR SERIES SUMMARY: Three dogs without preceding ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVE: To describe outcome of treatment with propofol and phenobarbital for status epilepticus (SE) after portosystemic shunt (PSS) attenuation. CASE OR SERIES SUMMARY: Three dogs without preceding seizure activity, were diagnosed with a single extrahepatic PSS. Following standard preoperative medical therapy, an ameroid constrictor was placed surgically. Recovery was uneventful until spontaneous SE developed 46-96 hours after surgery. After unsuccessful seizure control with benzodiazepines, dogs were treated with a bolus of propofol followed by a propofol constant rate infusion. Phenobarbital was concurrently administered and supportive care was optimized. All dogs recovered uneventfully over the next 7-9 days. Over the following months phenobarbital was slowly tapered. All dogs have been free from antiepileptic drugs for several months, without recurrence of neurologic signs. NEW OR UNIQUE INFORMATION PROVIDED: In this case series, we describe the treatment of 3 dogs with propofol and phenobarbital for refractory SE following attenuation of a single congenital PSS. After weaning of the propofol constant rate infusion, and tapering and discontinuation of phenobarbital over the following months, all dogs experienced a complete recovery. This study provides evidence that use of propofol in combination with phenobarbital may be efficacious for management of SE in dogs after PSS surgery. [less ▲]

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See detailOutcome in Aortic Stenosis: When the Flow Makes the Difference.
LANCELLOTTI, Patrizio ULg; Dulgheru, Raluca

in Revista Espanola de Cardiologia (2013), 66(4), 248-250

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See detailOutcome is not improved by the use of alternating chemotherapy in elderly patients with aggressive lymphoma
Bosly, André; Lepage, Eric; Coiffier, Bertrand et al

in Hematology Journal : The Official Journal of the European Haematology Association (2001), 2

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See detailOutcome of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma listed for liver transplantation before and after the MELD-based allocation system within Eurotransplant. A BElgian multicentre retrospective study.
Vos, B.; Rogge, S.; Nevens, F. et al

in Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica (2011, March), 74(1), 13

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See detailOutcome of Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma Listed for Liver Transplantation Within the Eurotransplant Allocation System
Adler, Michael; De Pauw, Filip; Vereerstraeten, Pierre et al

in Liver Transplantation (2008), 14

Although hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has become a recognized indication for liver transplantation, the rules governing priority and access to the waiting list are not well defined. Patient- and tumor ... [more ▼]

Although hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has become a recognized indication for liver transplantation, the rules governing priority and access to the waiting list are not well defined. Patient- and tumor-related variables were evaluated in 226 patients listed primarily for HCC in Belgium, a region where the allocation system is patient-driven, priority being given to sicker patients, based on the Child-Turcotte-Pugh (CTP) score. Intention-to-treat and posttransplantation survival rates at 4 years were 56.5 and 66%, respectively, and overall HCC recurrence rate was 10%. The most significant predictors of failure to receive a transplant in due time were baseline CTP score equal to or above 9 (relative risk [RR] 4.1; confidence interval [CI]: 1.7-9.9) and alpha fetoprotein above 100 ng/mL (RR 3.0; CI: 1.2-7.1). Independent predictors of posttransplantation mortality were age equal to or above 50 years (RR 2.5; CI: 1.0-3.7) and United Network for Organ Sharing pathological tumor nodule metastasis above the Milan criteria (RR 2.1; CI: 1.0-5.9). Predictors of recurrence (10%) were _ fetoprotein above 100 ng/mL (RR 3.2; CI:1.1-10) and vascular involvement of the tumor on the explant (RR 3.6; CI: 1.1-11.3). Assessing the value of the pretransplantation staging by imaging compared to explant pathology revealed 34% accuracy, absence of carcinoma in 8.3%, overstaging in 36.2%, and understaging in 10.4%. Allocation rules for HCC should consider not only tumor characteristics but also the degree of liver impairment. Patients older than 50 years with a stage above the Milan criteria at transplantation have a poorer prognosis after transplantation. [less ▲]

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See detailOutcome of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma listed for liver transplantation within the eurotransplant allocation system
Adler, M.; Lerut, J.; Starkel, P. et al

in Journal of Hepatology (2006), 44(Suppl. 2), 14

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See detailOutcome of pregnancy in women with inflammatory bowel disease treated with antitumor necrosis factor therapy.
Schnitzler, François ULg; Fidder, Herma; Boukerroucha, Meriem ULg et al

in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (2011), 17(9), 1846-1854

BACKGROUND:: Infliximab (IFX) and adalimumab (ADA) are attractive treatment options in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) also during pregnancy but there is still limited data on the benefit ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND:: Infliximab (IFX) and adalimumab (ADA) are attractive treatment options in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) also during pregnancy but there is still limited data on the benefit/risk profile of IFX and ADA during pregnancy. METHODS:: This observational study assessed pregnancy outcomes in 212 women with IBD under antitumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF) treatment at our IBD unit. Pregnancy outcomes in 42 pregnancies with direct exposure to anti-TNF treatment (35 IFX, 7 ADA) were compared with that in 23 pregnancies prior to IBD diagnosis, 78 pregnancies before start of IFX, 53 pregnancies with indirect exposure to IFX, and 56 matched pregnancies in healthy women. RESULTS:: Thirty-two of the 42 pregnancies ended in live births with a median gestational age of 38 weeks (interquartile range [IQR] 37-39). There were seven premature deliveries, six children had low birth weight, and there was one stillbirth. One boy weighed 1640 g delivered at week 33, died at age of 13 days because of necrotizing enterocolitis. A total of eight abortions (one patient wish) occurred in seven women. Trisomy 18 was diagnosed in one fetus of a mother with CD at age 37 under ADA treatment (40 mg weekly) and pregnancy was terminated. Pregnancy outcomes after direct exposure to anti-TNF treatment were not different from those in pregnancies before anti-TNF treatment or with indirect exposure to anti-TNF treatment but outcomes were worse than in pregnancies before IBD diagnosis. CONCLUSIONS:: Direct exposure to anti-TNF treatment during pregnancy was not related to a higher incidence of adverse pregnancy outcomes than IBD overall. (Inflamm Bowel Dis 2011;). [less ▲]

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See detailThe outcome of the EC pharmaceutical sector inquiry
Petit, Nicolas ULg

in Concurrences : Revue des Droits de la Concurrence (2009), (3),

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See detailOutcome of the living kidney donor
DELANAYE, Pierre ULg; WEEKERS, Laurent ULg; DUBOIS, Bernard ULg et al

in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (2012), 27(1), 41-50

Renal transplantation from living kidney donors is still relatively marginal in most of the European countries. However, this source of kidney grafts may help to overcome in part the organ donor shortage ... [more ▼]

Renal transplantation from living kidney donors is still relatively marginal in most of the European countries. However, this source of kidney grafts may help to overcome in part the organ donor shortage of cadaveric donors. The living donor strategy implies correct and objective information about donation risks and completely free acceptance of the living candidate of the donation. In this paper, we reviewed the consequences of kidney donation on the living donor health, considering very short term (linked to the surgery), short term (effect of nephrectomy on glomerular filtration rate) and long term (risk of mortality, chronic kidney disease, proteinuria and hypertension) consequences of kidney donation. [less ▲]

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See detailOutcome prediction in asymptomatic degenerative MR: the usefulness of exercise BNP.
Magne, Julien ULg; Mahjoub, H; Pibarot, P et al

Conference (2012)

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See detailOutcomes and lessons from the PROactive study.
SCHEEN, André ULg

in Diabetes Research & Clinical Practice (2012), epub ahead of print

Beyond improvement of glucose control, thiazolidinediones exert pleiotropic effects, which may contribute to some cardiovascular protection. PROactive ("PROspective pioglitAzone Clinical Trial In ... [more ▼]

Beyond improvement of glucose control, thiazolidinediones exert pleiotropic effects, which may contribute to some cardiovascular protection. PROactive ("PROspective pioglitAzone Clinical Trial In macroVascular Events") has provided valuable, although controversial, information on the impact of pioglitazone on cardiovascular outcomes in a high-risk population of patients with type 2 diabetes and established macrovascular disease. Since 2005, there has been much debate on the relative value of the statistically non-significant 10% reduction in the quite challenging primary composite endpoint (combining cardiovascular disease-driven and procedural events in all vascular beds) versus the statistically significant 16% decrease in the more robust and conventional main secondary endpoint (all-cause mortality, myocardial infarction, and stroke) observed with pioglitazone. Revisiting PROactive deserves much interest following the report of inconclusive results on cardiovascular efficacy and safety of rosiglitazone in RECORD, the withdrawal (limitation) of rosiglitazone because of cardiovascular safety concern, the recent publication of a statement positioning pioglitazone in type 2 diabetes and the near availability of cheaper generics of pioglitazone. Although subanalyses may have more limited value from a statistical viewpoint, they nonetheless can provide valuable information on the drug efficacy/safety profile and clinical insights into which patients might benefit most (in terms of cardiovascular outcomes) from pioglitazone therapy. [less ▲]

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