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See detailPatient Preference in the Management of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis with Bisphosphonates
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Rabenda, Véronique ULg

in Clinical Interventions in Aging (2006), 1(4), 415-23

The leading treatments for postmenopausal osteoporosis are the nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates, which are required long term for optimal benefit. Oral bisphosphonates have proven efficacy in ... [more ▼]

The leading treatments for postmenopausal osteoporosis are the nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates, which are required long term for optimal benefit. Oral bisphosphonates have proven efficacy in postmenopausal osteoporosis in clinical trials, but in practice the therapeutic benefits are often compromised by patients' low adherence. Nonadherence to bisphosphonate therapy negatively impacts outcomes such as fracture rate; fractures are in turn associated with decreased quality of life. The most common reason cited by patients for their nonadherence is that the strict dosing instructions for bisphosphonates are difficult to follow. One aspect of bisphosphonate administration that can be changed is dosing frequency and several studies have evaluated patient preferences for different dosing schedules. Studies have shown a preference for a weekly bisphosphonate regimen versus daily dosing and it has been demonstrated that this preference for reduced dosing frequency impacts on adherence. Ibandronate is the first nitrogen-containing oral bisphosphonate for osteoporosis that can be administered in a monthly regimen and two robust clinical studies demonstrated a strong patient preference for this monthly regimen versus a weekly regimen. It is important that physicians consider patient preference when prescribing treatment for osteoporosis to ensure that the disease is effectively managed for the long-term benefit of the patient. [less ▲]

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See detailPatient Safety Course : Morbidity and Mortality Meeting
Nyssen, Anne-Sophie ULg

Conference (2008, May)

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Jacques, Jessica ULg; Gillet, Pierre ULg

Report (2007)

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See detailPatient specific identification of the cardiac driver function in a cardiovascular system model.
Hann, C. E.; Revie, J.; Stevenson, D. et al

in Computer Methods & Programs in Biomedicine (2011)

The cardiac muscle activation or driver function, is a major determinant of cardiovascular dynamics, and is often approximated by the ratio of the left ventricle pressure to the left ventricle volume. In ... [more ▼]

The cardiac muscle activation or driver function, is a major determinant of cardiovascular dynamics, and is often approximated by the ratio of the left ventricle pressure to the left ventricle volume. In an intensive care unit, the left ventricle pressure is usually never measured, and the left ventricle volume is only measured occasionally by echocardiography, so is not available real-time. This paper develops a method for identifying the driver function based on correlates with geometrical features in the aortic pressure waveform. The method is included in an overall cardiovascular modelling approach, and is clinically validated on a porcine model of pulmonary embolism. For validation a comparison is done between the optimized parameters for a baseline model, which uses the direct measurements of the left ventricle pressure and volume, and the optimized parameters from the approximated driver function. The parameters do not significantly change between the two approaches thus showing that the patient specific approach to identifying the driver function is valid, and has potential clinically. [less ▲]

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See detailPatient specific model of the cardiovascular system during septic shock
Desaive, Thomas ULg; Chase, J. G.; Lambermont, Bernard ULg et al

in Intensive Care Medicine (2009), 35(suppl. 1), 80

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See detailPatient specific modelling of cardiac muscle activation
Stevenson, D; Hann, CE; Revie, JA et al

in Proceedings of the Health Research Society of Canterbury (HRSC) Clinical Meeting 2010 (2010)

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See detailA patient who survived total colonic ulcerative colitis surinfected by cytomegalovirus complicated by toxic megacolon and disseminated intravascular coagulation
Laurent, S.; Reenaers, Catherine ULg; Detroz, Bernard ULg et al

in Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica (2005), 68(2, Apr-Jun), 276-279

The authors report the case of a patient aged 60-year-old who survived ulcerative colitis complicated by toxic megacolon and disseminated intravascular coagulation. This patient was not known for this ... [more ▼]

The authors report the case of a patient aged 60-year-old who survived ulcerative colitis complicated by toxic megacolon and disseminated intravascular coagulation. This patient was not known for this ulcerative colitis and was first hospitalised for a suspicion of diverticulitis. The admission symptoms were fever, abdominal pain and bloody diarrhoea. The evolution was defavorable under antibiotics and sulfasalazine. The patient was readmitted 5 days after he left hospital, and the diagnosis of UC was based on colon biopsy made during the first hospitalisation. A treatment with methylprednisolone was started and the patient worsened day by day with apparition of toxic megacolon and disseminated intravascular coagulation. Subtotal colectomy was performed for degradation of general status and coagulation factors. Pathological findings confirmed ulcerative colitis with toxic megacolon. Cytomegalovirus inclusions were demonstrated on the colonic specimen and confirmed by PCR. In this report the authors discuss the etiology of toxic megacolon and disseminated intravascular coagulation in ulcerative colitis surinfected by cytomegalovirus. Mortality of these pathologies is high necessitating rapid diagnosis of cytomegalovirus infection by sigmoid biopsy. Management requires immunosupression interruption and ganciclovir therapy, or surgery in unsuccessful medical treatment. [less ▲]

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See detailA Patient with Hiv Infection, Cough, Asthenia, and Fever
Mayasi, N.; Chandrikakumari, Kavitha; Mukeba, D. et al

in Clinical Infectious Diseases : An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (2007), 45(5), 662-3559-600

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See detailLe patient, sa famille et l'équipe thérapeutique de l'hôpital de jour: à la recherche d'une alliance
Triffaux, Jean-Marc ULg

in Gonsalves, Pedro (Ed.) Le patient, la famille, l'équipe thérapeutique de l'Hôpital de jour (1994)

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See detailA patient-specific airway branching model for mechanically ventilated patients.
Damanhuri, Nor Salwa; Docherty, Paul D.; Chiew, Yeong Shiong et al

in Computational and mathematical methods in medicine (2014), 2014

Background. Respiratory mechanics models have the potential to guide mechanical ventilation. Airway branching models (ABMs) were developed from classical fluid mechanics models but do not provide accurate ... [more ▼]

Background. Respiratory mechanics models have the potential to guide mechanical ventilation. Airway branching models (ABMs) were developed from classical fluid mechanics models but do not provide accurate models of in vivo behaviour. Hence, the ABM was improved to include patient-specific parameters and better model observed behaviour (ABMps). Methods. The airway pressure drop of the ABMps was compared with the well-accepted dynostatic algorithm (DSA) in patients diagnosed with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). A scaling factor (alpha) was used to equate the area under the pressure curve (AUC) from the ABMps to the AUC of the DSA and was linked to patient state. Results. The ABMps recorded a median alpha value of 0.58 (IQR: 0.54-0.63; range: 0.45-0.66) for these ARDS patients. Significantly lower alpha values were found for individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (P < 0.001). Conclusion. The ABMps model allows the estimation of airway pressure drop at each bronchial generation with patient-specific physiological measurements and can be generated from data measured at the bedside. The distribution of patient-specific alpha values indicates that the overall ABM can be readily improved to better match observed data and capture patient condition. [less ▲]

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See detailPatient-specific modelling of cardiovascular dysfunction: Identifying models of pulmonary embolism in pigs
Desaive, Thomas ULg; Revie, J; Hann, CE et al

in Proceedings of the 19th International Conference of the Cardiovascular System Dynamics Society (2010)

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See detailPatient-specific modelling of the cardiovascular system – application to septic shock with a minimal data set
Desaive, Thomas ULg; Chase, J. G.; Starfinger, C. et al

in World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, September 7 - 12, 2009, Munich, Germany (2010)

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See detailPatient-ventilator synchrony and tidal volume variability using NAVA and pressure support mechanical ventilation modes
Moorhead, K. T.; Piquilloud, L.; LAMBERMONT, Bernard ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 18th IFAC world congress, 2011 (2011)

Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist (NAVA) is a new ventilatory mode in which ventilator settings are adjusted based on the electrical activity detected in the diaphragm (Eadi). This mode offers ... [more ▼]

Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist (NAVA) is a new ventilatory mode in which ventilator settings are adjusted based on the electrical activity detected in the diaphragm (Eadi). This mode offers significant advantages in mechanical ventilation over standard pressure support (PS) modes, since ventilator input is determined directly from patient ventilatory demand. A comparative study of 22 patients undergoing mechanical ventilation in both PS and NAVA modes was conducted, and it was concluded that for a given variability in Eadi, there is greater variability in tidal volume and correlation between the tidal volume and the diaphragmatic electrical activity with NAVA compared to PS. These results are consistent with the improved patient-ventilator synchrony reported in the literature. © 2011 IFAC. [less ▲]

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See detailLes patients acromégales sont-il mal pris en charge? De la mauvaise utilisation des bases de données
Petrossians, Patrick ULg; Tichomirova, M.; Daly, Adrian ULg et al

in 23ème Congrès de la Société Française d'Endocrinologie - Abstract book (2006)

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See detailPatients at high risk of hip fracture benefit from treatment with strontium ranelate
Rizzoli, R.; Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Diaz-Curiel, M. et al

in Calcified Tissue International (2004), 74(S1), 83-84

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See detailPatients at high risk of hip fracture benefit from treatment with strontium ranelate
Rizzoli, René; Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Diaz-Curiel, M. et al

in Osteoporosis International (2004, May), 15(Suppl.1), 18

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See detailPatients infectes par le VIH. Et syndrome lipodystrophique
Uurlings, Françoise ULg; Moutschen, Michel ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2007), 62(11), 669-74

Prolonged utilization of some antiretroviral drugs in patients infected by HIV can lead to the outbreak of a lipodystrophy syndrome. This syndrome is characterized by modification of fats corporal ... [more ▼]

Prolonged utilization of some antiretroviral drugs in patients infected by HIV can lead to the outbreak of a lipodystrophy syndrome. This syndrome is characterized by modification of fats corporal repartition, sometimes associated with metabolic disturbancies (dyslipemia and insulin resistance). Two antiretroviral classes are implicated in the pathophysiology of this syndrome, namely protease inhibitors (PIs) and nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). The PIs rather influence the differentiation of adipose tissue with its secretion. They are more often associated with visceral adiposity, insulin resistance and dyslipemia. The mitochondrial toxicity of the NRTIs is more frequently responsible for adipose tissue loss at the periphery. Other factors in relation to the patient influence the severity of this syndrome. Several therapeutic options are to be considered both when taking care of the patients suffering from this syndrome and when new patients are to be treated. [less ▲]

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See detailPatients prefer calcium+vitamin D3 chewable tablets (Steovit D3) above calcium+vitamin D3 effervescent powder (Cacit D3)
Kaufman, Jean-Marc; DEROISY, Rita ULg; Gangji, V. et al

in Osteoporosis International (2005, March), 16(Suppl.3),

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See detailPatients with Alzheimer's disease use metamemory to attenuate the Jacoby-Whitehouse illusion.
Willems, Sylvie ULg; Germain, Sophie ULg; Salmon, Eric ULg et al

in Neuropsychologia (2009), 47(12), 2672-6

Patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) relying predominantly on familiarity for recognition, research has suggested that they may be particularly susceptible to memory illusions driven by conceptual ... [more ▼]

Patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) relying predominantly on familiarity for recognition, research has suggested that they may be particularly susceptible to memory illusions driven by conceptual fluency. Using the Jacoby and Whitehouse [Jacoby, L.L., & Whitehouse, K. (1989). An illusion of memory: False recognition influenced by unconscious perception. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 118, 126-135] illusion paradigm, we extended these findings and found that AD patients were also sensitive to perceptually driven false recognition. However, AD patients were equally able to disregard perceptual fluency when there was a shift in the sensory modality of the study and test stages. Overall, these findings support the notion that patients with AD can be susceptible to fluency-based memory illusions but these patients can strategically control the fluency attribution following their metamemory expectation in exactly the same way as elderly adults and young adults. [less ▲]

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