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See detailLa pseudogestation chez la chèvre, facteur d'infertilité
Zarrouk, Anissa; Drion, Pierre ULg; Beckers, Jean-François ULg

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (2000), 144

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See detailPseudolymphomes cutanés et pseudoclonalité des infiltrats lymphoïdes.
Quatresooz, Pascale ULg; Franchimont, Claudine ULg; Devillers, Céline ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2009), 64

Cutaneous pseudolymphomas represent an heterogeneous group of tumours resembling lymphomas by some clinical and histological aspects. They are distinguished, in particular, by their benign evolution. The ... [more ▼]

Cutaneous pseudolymphomas represent an heterogeneous group of tumours resembling lymphomas by some clinical and histological aspects. They are distinguished, in particular, by their benign evolution. The histological and immunohistological examinations combined with molecular biology help to elucidate any diagnostic uncertainty. In these diseases, monoclonality and pseudoclonality must be distinguished in the lymphoid infiltrates. Searching for any specific etiology is important because removing the cause is likely to clear the lesions. [less ▲]

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See detailPseudomalabsorption of thyroid hormones: case report and review of the literature.
Livadariu, E.; Valdes Socin, Hernan Gonzalo ULg; Burlacu, M. C. et al

in Annales d'Endocrinologie (2007), 68(6), 460-463

Many causes of thyroxine malabsorption are described in the literature, but the most common cause of failure of thyroxine therapy is poor patient compliance, or pseudomalabsorption. We describe the case ... [more ▼]

Many causes of thyroxine malabsorption are described in the literature, but the most common cause of failure of thyroxine therapy is poor patient compliance, or pseudomalabsorption. We describe the case of a female patient who underwent total thyroidectomy for Basedow-Graves disease. Post-operatively, several treatment regimens were employed to achieve euthyroidism, but only injectable thyroxine was found to be effective. To exclude levothyroxine malabsorption, the patient was hospitalized in a hypothyroid state while a single oral test dose of levothyroxine (1000 microg) was administered. Within 4 hours a decrease of TSH level (from 59.7 to 55.6 microUI/ml) and a significant increase in free T4 levels (from 0.8 to 15.5 pg/ml) was observed, eliminating a malabsorption problem. The cause of resistance to thyroid hormone therapy was poor patient compliance, leading to the designation of this as a case of pseudomalabsorption. [less ▲]

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See detailPseudomembranous colitis with Clostridium difficile during treatment by moxifloxacine (quinolone)
Le Goff, Caroline ULg; Wiesen, Patricia ULg; Collette, Julien ULg et al

Poster (2005, October 27)

C. difficile is the most frequently pathogenic agent isolated in colitis associated with antibiotics and pseudomembranous colitis (PMC). C. difficile takes advantage of the disturbance of the intestinal ... [more ▼]

C. difficile is the most frequently pathogenic agent isolated in colitis associated with antibiotics and pseudomembranous colitis (PMC). C. difficile takes advantage of the disturbance of the intestinal flora to settle. We report a case of PMC appeared during treatment with moxifloxacine in a pulmonary infection in an emphysematous patient. The diarrhea is generally benign, but can be severe, with toxic megacolon or even the extreme case of colic perforation. The diagnosis is based on the research of toxins of C. difficile (A and/or B) in the intestinal stools or liquids (collected at the time of the endoscopic examination) to which is associated the anaerobic culture on selective agar. The reference method is the measurement of the cytotoxic effect of the B-toxin on a cell culture. Metronidazole or vancomycine constitutes the treatment. The prevention of relapses is very important, hygiene measures and probiotic agents must be associated to the antibiotic treatment. [less ▲]

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See detailPseudomonas aeruginosa displays an epidemic population structure.
Pirnay, Jean-Paul; De Vos, Daniel; Cochez, Christel et al

in Environmental microbiology (2002), 4(12), 898-911

Bacteria can have population structures ranging from the fully sexual to the highly clonal. Despite numerous studies, the population structure of Pseudomonas aeruginosa is still somewhat contentious. We ... [more ▼]

Bacteria can have population structures ranging from the fully sexual to the highly clonal. Despite numerous studies, the population structure of Pseudomonas aeruginosa is still somewhat contentious. We used a polyphasic approach in order to shed new light on this issue. A data set consisting of three outer membrane (lipo)protein gene sequences (oprI, oprL and oprD), a DNA-based fingerprint (amplified fragment length polymorphism), serotype and pyoverdine type of 73 P. aeruginosa clinical and environmental isolates, collected across the world, was analysed using biological data analysis software. We observed a clear mosaicism in the results, non-congruence between results of different typing methods and a microscale mosaic structure in the oprD gene. Hence, in this network, we also observed some clonal complexes characterized by an almost identical data set. The most recent clones exhibited serotypes O1, 6, 11 and 12. No obvious correlation was observed between these dominant clones and habitat or, with the exception of some recent clones, geographical origin. Our results are consistent with, and even clarify, some seemingly contradictory results in earlier epidemiological studies. Therefore, we suggest an epidemic population structure for P. aeruginosa, comparable with that of Neisseria meningitidis, a superficially clonal structure with frequent recombinations, in which occasionally highly successful epidemic clones arise. [less ▲]

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See detailPseudomonas aeruginosa et unités de soins intensifs chirurgicaux
Rousseaux, D.; Osterrieth, P. M.; Damas, Pierre ULg

in Annales de Biologie Clinique (1988), 46(2), 145-150

The prevalence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in intensive care unit (ICU) is 19 per cent although its incidence in blood culture is only 3.5 per cent and remains the same even though the total prevalence of ... [more ▼]

The prevalence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in intensive care unit (ICU) is 19 per cent although its incidence in blood culture is only 3.5 per cent and remains the same even though the total prevalence of this bacterium increases. A review of the clinical results shows that this germ causes severe complications in only 3 per cent of patients. A study by epidemiological markers reveals the presence of 16 different IATS serotypes in the ICU, this distribution of the serotypes being similar to this observed in ambulatory patients. The serotype 12 of Ps. aeruginosa is multiresistant. In 1984, it represented 22 per cent of the isolated Ps. aeruginosa, its incidence decreases in 1985 and in 1986 (14.5%). Ps. aeruginosa seems weakly pathogenic for the surgical patients in the ICU. On the other hand, the incidence of Klebsiella pneumoniae, Serratia marcescens (014 imm. serotype resistant to tobramycin), Enterobacter aerogenes and Enterobacter cloacae increases in blood cultures proportionally to their total prevalence in ICU. These bacteria are probably responsible for hospital epidemics. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Pseudomonas aeruginosa membranes: A target for a new amphiphilic aminoglycoside derivative?
Ouberai, M.; El Garch, F.; Bussiere, A. et al

in Biochimica et biophysica acta (2011)

Aminoglycosides are among the most potent antimicrobials to eradicate Pseudomonas aeruginosa. However, the emergence of resistance has clearly led to a shortage of treatment options, especially for ... [more ▼]

Aminoglycosides are among the most potent antimicrobials to eradicate Pseudomonas aeruginosa. However, the emergence of resistance has clearly led to a shortage of treatment options, especially for critically ill patients. In the search for new antibiotics, we have synthesized derivatives of the small aminoglycoside, neamine. The amphiphilic aminoglycoside 3',4',6-tri-2-naphtylmethylene neamine (3',4',6-tri-2NM neamine) has appeared to be active against sensitive and resistant P. aeruginosa strains as well as Staphylococcus aureus strains (Baussanne et al., 2010). To understand the molecular mechanism involved, we determined the ability of 3',4',6-tri-2NM neamine to alter the protein synthesis and to interact with the bacterial membranes of P. aeruginosa or models mimicking these membranes. Using atomic force microscopy, we observed a decrease of P. aeruginosa cell thickness. In models of bacterial lipid membranes, we showed a lipid membrane permeabilization in agreement with the deep insertion of 3',4',6-tri-2NM neamine within lipid bilayer as predicted by modeling. This new amphiphilic aminoglycoside bound to lipopolysaccharides and induced P. aeruginosa membrane depolarization. All these effects were compared to those obtained with neamine, the disubstituted neamine derivative (3',6-di-2NM neamine), conventional aminoglycosides (neomycin B and gentamicin) as well as to compounds acting on lipid bilayers like colistin and chlorhexidine. All together, the data showed that naphthylmethyl neamine derivatives target the membrane of P. aeruginosa. This should offer promising prospects in the search for new antibacterials against drug- or biocide-resistant strains. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Pseudomonas aeruginosa pirA gene encodes a second receptor for ferrienterobactin and synthetic catecholate analogues.
Ghysels, Bart ULg; Ochsner, Urs; Mollman, Ute et al

in FEMS microbiology letters (2005), 246(2), 167-74

Actively secreted iron chelating agents termed siderophores play an important role in the virulence and rhizosphere competence of fluorescent pseudomonads, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa which secretes ... [more ▼]

Actively secreted iron chelating agents termed siderophores play an important role in the virulence and rhizosphere competence of fluorescent pseudomonads, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa which secretes a high affinity siderophore, pyoverdine, and the low affinity siderophore, pyochelin. Uptake of the iron-siderophore complexes is an active process that requires specific outer membrane located receptors, which are dependent of the inner membrane-associated protein TonB and two other inner membrane proteins, ExbB and ExbC. P. aeruginosa is also capable of using a remarkable variety of heterologous siderophores as sources of iron, apparently by expressing their cognate receptors. Illustrative of this feature are the 32 (of which 28 putative) siderophore receptor genes observed in the P. aeruginosa PAO1 genome. However, except for a few (pyoverdine, pyochelin, enterobactin), the vast majority of P. aeruginosa siderophore receptor genes still remain to be characterized. Ten synthetic iron chelators of catecholate type stimulated growth of a pyoverdine/pyochelin deficient P. aeruginosa PAO1 mutant under condition of severe iron limitation. Null mutants of the 32 putative TonB-dependent siderophore receptor encoding genes engineered in the same genetic background were screened for obvious deficiencies in uptake of the synthetic siderophores, but none showed decreased growth stimulation in the presence of the different siderophores. However, a double knock-out mutant of ferrienterobactin receptor encoding gene pfeA (PA 2688) and pirA (PA0931) failed to be stimulated by 4 of the tested synthetic catecholate siderophores whose chemical structures resemble enterobactin. Ferric-enterobactin also failed to stimulate growth of the double pfeA-pirA mutant although, like its synthetic analogues, it stimulated growth of the corresponding single mutants. Hence, we confirmed that pirA represents a second P. aeruginosa ferric-enterobactin receptor. The example of these two enterobactin receptors probably illustrates a more general phenomenon of siderophore receptor redundancy in P. aeruginosa. [less ▲]

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See detailPseudomonas pickettii: nosocomial outbreak of bacteremia
MELIN, Pierrette ULg

Conference (1996, March)

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See detailPseudorange
Warnant, René ULg; Louis, Luc

Report (1989)

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See detailPseudoscalar vertex and quark masses
Cudell, Jean-René ULg; Le Yaouanc, Alain; Pittori, Carlotta

in Nuclear Physics B Proceedings Supplement (2000), 83

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See detailPseudoscalar vertex, Goldstone boson and quark masses on the lattice
Cudell, Jean-René ULg; Le Yaouanc, A.; Pittori, Carlotta

in Physics Letters B (1999), 454

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See detailLe pseudoxanthome élatique au-delà de la peau, de l'oeil et des vaisseaux.
Blaise, Géraldine ULg; Franchimont, Claudine ULg; Pierard, Gérald ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2009), 64

The main clinical manifestations of pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE) alter small arteries, the eyes and the skin. At the microanatomical level, the feature in common is an alteration of the elastic fibres ... [more ▼]

The main clinical manifestations of pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE) alter small arteries, the eyes and the skin. At the microanatomical level, the feature in common is an alteration of the elastic fibres that appear dystrophic and in part calcified. The disease is genetically transmitted as an autosomal recessive trait. The gene coding for the MRP6 protein is often mutated. Thus PXE appears as a metabolic disease conveyed by serum. [less ▲]

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See detailPSF modeling of the XMM flight mirror modules
Stockman, Yvan ULg; Houbrechts, Yvette ULg; Nazé, Yaël ULg et al

in Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series (1999, October 01)

In the frame of XMM testing, all the mirror modules have been illuminated by a vertical EUV collimated beam a the Centre Spatial de Liege. A mirror module consists in 58 co- focal and co-axial Wolter I ... [more ▼]

In the frame of XMM testing, all the mirror modules have been illuminated by a vertical EUV collimated beam a the Centre Spatial de Liege. A mirror module consists in 58 co- focal and co-axial Wolter I mirrors. Up to now the images obtained at CSL have been used to assess the Mirror Module optical performances in a flight representative configuration, and also to verify the impact of the thermal environmental and vibration test on the optical performance. Due to the highly complex design of the Mirror Modules, simulating XMM images in details is very difficult. The Point Spread Function of some of the mirror modules presents slight asymmetry. In the facility design study, it has been demonstrated that the diffraction impact at 58.4 nm is negligible with respect to the half energy width mirror module specification. Presently all the mirror modules are better than 165 arcsec. This paper presents first the diffraction contribution on the image. In a second step a point spread function is built by using the metrological mirror shell data. EUV images are then analyzed to evaluate the impact of the mirror interface structure integration process on the PSF. An analytical model of the measured EUV pSF is developed. The modelization technique is applied to simulate in-orbit image. Finally the different modelizations are evaluated and compared. [less ▲]

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See detailPSI Mehler reaction is the main alternative photosynthetic electron pathway in Symbiodinium sp., symbiotic dinoflagellates of cnidarians
Roberty, Stéphane ULg; Bailleul, Benjamin ULg; Berne, Nicolas et al

in New Phytologist (in press)

• Photosynthetic organisms have evolved various photoprotective and regulatory mechanisms to cope with changing and high light intensities. The nature and relative amplitude of these mechanisms is matter ... [more ▼]

• Photosynthetic organisms have evolved various photoprotective and regulatory mechanisms to cope with changing and high light intensities. The nature and relative amplitude of these mechanisms is matter of debate in dinoflagellates that live in symbiosis with cnidarians. In this work, the amplitude of photosynthetic alternative electron flows to oxygen (chlororespiration, Mehler reaction, mitochondrial respiration) and PSI cyclic electron flow were investigated in Symbiodinium clades A1, B1 and F1. • Cultured Symbiodinium strains were maintained semi-continuously under identical environmental conditions. Joint measurements of oxygen evolution, fluorescence emission, and absorption changes at specific wavelengths were used to evaluate PSI and PSII electron transfer rates (ETR). • A light-dependent and O2-dependent ETR was observed in all strains. This ETR involved PSII and PSI and was insensitive to addition of mitochondrial and carbon fixation inhibitors. • These results demonstrate that photoreduction of oxygen downstream of PSI by the so-called Mehler reaction is the main alternative electron sink at the onset and steady state of photosynthesis in all strains. This mechanism in Symbiodinium sustains significant levels of photosynthetic electron flux under high light, thus acting as a photoprotective mechanism and increasing the ATP/NADPH ratio by the electron transfer chain. [less ▲]

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