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See detailPrevalence of ''nowhere analyticity''
Bastin, Françoise ULg; Esser, Céline ULg; Nicolay, Samuel ULg

in Studia Mathematica (2012), 210(3),

This note brings a complement to the study of genericity of functions which are nowhere analytic mainly in a measure-theoretic sense. We extend this study in Gevrey classes of functions.

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See detailPrevalence of ''nowhere analyticity''
Bastin, Françoise ULg; Esser, Céline ULg; Nicolay, Samuel ULg

in Studia Mathematica (2012), 210(3),

This note brings a complement to the study of genericity of functions which are nowhere analytic mainly in a measure-theoretic sense. We extend this study in Gevrey classes of functions.

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See detailPrevalence of and risk factors for perioperative arrhythmias in neonates and children after cardiopulmonary bypass: continuous holter monitoring before and for three days after surgery.
Grosse-Wortmann, Lars; Kreitz, Suzanna; Grabitz, Ralph G et al

in Journal of cardiothoracic surgery (2010), 5

BACKGROUND: A comprehensive evaluation of postoperative arrhythmias following surgery for congenital heart disease by continuous Holter monitoring has not been carried out. We aimed, firstly, to establish ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: A comprehensive evaluation of postoperative arrhythmias following surgery for congenital heart disease by continuous Holter monitoring has not been carried out. We aimed, firstly, to establish the time course of pre- and early postoperative arrhythmias by beat-to-beat analysis following cardiopulmonary bypass and, secondly, to examine which surgical procedures present risk factors for specific arrhythmias. METHODS: 494 consecutive patients, including 96 neonates, were studied with serial 24-hour Holter electrocardiograms before as well as uninterruptedly during the first 72 hours after surgery and prior to discharge. RESULTS: Within 24 hours of surgery 59% of the neonates and 79% of the older children developed arrhythmias. Junctional ectopic tachycardia occurred in 9% of neonates and 5% of non-neonates and ventricular tachycardia in 3% and 15%, respectively.For neonates, male sex and longer cross-clamping time independently increased the risk for arrhythmias (odds ratios 2.83 and 1.96/minute, respectively). Ventricular septal defect repair was a strong risk factor for junctional ectopic tachycardia in neonates and in older children (odds ratios 18.8 and 3.69, respectively). For infants and children, older age (odds ratio 1.01/month) and closure of atrial septal defects (odds ratio 2.68) predisposed to arrhythmias of any type. CONCLUSIONS: We present the largest cohort of neonates, infants and children that has been prospectively studied for the occurrence of arrhythmias after cardiac surgery. Postoperative arrhythmias are a frequent and transient phenomenon after cardiopulmonary bypass, provoked both by mechanical irritation of the conduction system and by humoral factors. [less ▲]

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See detailPrevalence of Antibodies to Human Adenovirus Type 5 in Belgian Cattle
Gogev, S.; Lemaire, Mylène; Thiry, Etienne ULg

in Veterinary Record : Journal of the British Veterinary Association (2001), 148(24), 752-4

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See detailPrevalence of Campylobacter among goats and retail goat meat in Congo
Kabwang a Mpalang, Rosette; BOREUX, Raphaël ULg; Melin, Pierrette ULg et al

in Journal of Infection in Developing Countries [=JIDC] (2014), 8

Background: The prevalence of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli was determined in goat and goat meat sold at retail outlets in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo). Methodology: A ... [more ▼]

Background: The prevalence of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli was determined in goat and goat meat sold at retail outlets in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo). Methodology: A total of 644 samples, including 177 goat meat, 86 goat stomachs, 139 ready to eat (RTE) goat skewers, and 242 goat faecal samples were examined for the presence of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli using polymerase chain reaction. Results: Overall, Campylobacter spp. were found in 34.6% of the examined samples. C. jejuni was isolated in 10.1% and C. coli in 26.7% of samples. Only 2.2% of all samples were positive for both species. There was a significant association between the prevalence of C. coli and the type of sample (p < 0.05). The overall prevalence of Campylobacter in different sample groups was 41.2%, 37.2%, 23.7%, and 35.1% for goat meat, goat stomachs, RTE goat skewers, and goat faecal samples, respectively. There was no significant difference (p > 0.05) between the prevalence observed in the rainy season (16.7%) and the dry season (20.0%). Moreover, the overall prevalence of Campylobacter in slaughter sites, open-air markets, warehouses, and semi-open-air markets was 28.2%, 34.2%, 35.4%, and 42.9%, respectively. Statistically, there was no influence of the sample collection site on the frequency of isolation of Campylobacter (p > 0.05). Conclusion: This study shows that, considering the relatively high prevalence of this [less ▲]

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See detailPrevalence of Campylobacter spp infection in male mule ducks in Belgium
Flament, Aline; Soubbotina, Alexandra ULg; Mainil, Jacques ULg et al

in Abstracts of the XVIIIth World Veterinary Poultry Association Congress (2013, August)

Salmonella enterica and Campylobacter spp food poisoning are major public health burden. In Belgium, breeding of mule duck is well developed and “foie gras” consumption shows a yearly increase. Flament et ... [more ▼]

Salmonella enterica and Campylobacter spp food poisoning are major public health burden. In Belgium, breeding of mule duck is well developed and “foie gras” consumption shows a yearly increase. Flament et al. (2012) published a paper on the Belgian Salmonella spp infection in ducks but up to now there are no data about Campylobacter prevalence. The monitoring of Campylobacter spp infections was performed from March 2008 to April 2009 in 9 Belgian duck farms starting at the arrival of French ducklings up to the end of the force-feeding period. Cotton-tipped swabs of droppings were collected in duckling transportation boxes 24 to 48 h after the arrival of animals in the farm. Pools of bird droppings (10 to 50 g in 3 to 5 samples, representative of the housing area) were collected at 3, 6, 9 weeks of age and at time of introduction in the force-feeding rooms (at 11 or 12 weeks of age). A membrane filter method adapted from the original Steele and Mc Dermott (1984) method was used. After the filtering step, Campy blood free selective medium plates were incubated at 37°C, micro-aerobically ([O2] < à 10%) in anaerobic jars and colonies corresponding to putative Campylobacter spp were further identified with the API Campy® system. Campylobacter spp was isolated from all flocks, most of the time already at arrival of ducklings or at 3 weeks of age. Campylobacter jejuni subsp. jejuni (32/42) was the most frequent species isolated (Fig.1). Campylobacter coli (3/42), Campylobacter jejuni subsp. doylei (2/42) and Helicobacter fennelliae (3/42) were unfrequently isolated. Two isolates could not be identified to the species. Our results confirm those of Tsai et Hsiang (2005) who found a prevalence of 92% for Campylobacter in Taiwan. The isolations of Campylobacter jejuni subsp. doylei and Helicobacter fennelliae were unexpected. Indeed man is considered the reservoir of Campylobacter jejuni subsp. doyley and up to now the isolation of Helicobacter was never reported from ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) (Murphy et al., 2005). In conclusion the putative role of mule ducks in the transmission of Campylobacter food borne illness should not be underestimated [less ▲]

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See detailPrevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in Wallonia (Belgium): results from the NESCaV study
Streel, Sylvie ULg; Donneau, Anne-Françoise ULg; Hoge, Axelle ULg et al

in European Journal of Public Health (2013, November)

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See detailPrevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in young adults studying for their first year at the University of Liège
Krzesinski, Jean-Marie ULg; Graceffa, Maria Antonietta ULg; Focan, Michèle ULg et al

in Acta Clinica Belgica (2007), 62(5), 384

The prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors (RF) is not well known in young students. The present study would like to partially fill this gap with the idea to propose an educational program for ... [more ▼]

The prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors (RF) is not well known in young students. The present study would like to partially fill this gap with the idea to propose an educational program for improvement of these risk factors by diet and lifestyle modifications in the near future during the following years of their studies. [less ▲]

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See detailPrevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease in an Elderly Population: Impact of the Choice of the Equation Used for Estimating GFR
Mariat, Christophe; Cavalier, Etienne ULg; Maillard, Nicolas et al

Poster (2009, October)

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See detailPrevalence of chronic kidney disease in Kinshasa: results of a pilot study from the Democratic Republic of Congo
Sumaili, Ernest K.; Krzesinski, Jean-Marie ULg; Zinga, Chantal V. et al

in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (2009), 24(1), 117-122

Abstract Background. The burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in sub-Saharan Africa is unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and the risk factors associated with CKD in ... [more ▼]

Abstract Background. The burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in sub-Saharan Africa is unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and the risk factors associated with CKD in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Methods. In a cross-sectional study, 503 adult residents in 10 of the 35 health zones of Kinshasa were studied in a randomly selected sample. Glomerular filtration rate was estimated using the simplified Modification of Diet in Renal Disease Study equation (eGFR) and compared with the Cockcroft–Gault equation for creatinine clearance. The associations between health characteristics, indicators of kidney damage (proteinuria) and kidney function (<60 ml/min/1.73 m2) were examined. Results. The prevalence of all stages of CKD according to K/DOQI guidelines was 12.4% [95% confidence interval (CI), 11.0–15.1%]. By stage, 2% had stage 1 (proteinuria with normal eGFR), 2.4% had stage 2 (proteinuria with an eGFR of 60–89 ml/min/1.73 m2), 7.8% had stage 3 (eGFR, 30–59 ml/min/1.73 m2) and 0.2% had stage 5 (eGFR < 15 ml/min/1.73 m2). Hypertension and age were independently associated with CKD stage 3. The prevalences of major non-communicable diseases considered in this study were 27.6% (95% CI, 25.7–31.3%) for hypertension, 11.7% (95% CI, 10.3–14.4%) for diabetes mellitus and 14.9% (95% CI, 13.3–17.9%) for obesity. Hypertension was also independently associated with proteinuria. Conclusion. More than 10% of the Kinshasa population exhibits signs of CKD, which is affecting adults in their productive years. Risk factors for CKD, including hypertension, diabetes and obesity, are increasing. These alarming data must guide current and future healthcare policies to meet the challenge raised by CKD in this city and hopefully in the whole country. [less ▲]

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See detailThe prevalence of Clostridium perfringens in the horse
Griffiths, N. J.; Walton, J. R.; Edwards, G. B. et al

in Rev Med Microbiol (1998), 9

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See detailThe prevalence of colonic polyps in acromegaly : a prospective colonoscopic and pathological study in 103 patients.
Delhougne, B.; Deneux, C.; Abs, R. et al

in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (1995), 80(11), 3223-3226

Patients with acromegaly are reported to be at risk of developing adenomatous colonic polyps, which are considered to be preneoplastic lesions. This assumption is, however, usually drawn from results ... [more ▼]

Patients with acromegaly are reported to be at risk of developing adenomatous colonic polyps, which are considered to be preneoplastic lesions. This assumption is, however, usually drawn from results obtained in rather small series of patients or without a control group. We, therefore, undertook a prospective colonoscopic and pathological study comprising 103 acromegalic patients and 138 nonacromegalic control subjects referred for irritable bowel syndrome. The prevalence of adenomatous colonic polyps was significantly increased in acromegalic patients compared to that in control subjects (22.3% vs. 8.0%; P = 0.0024). The significance was similarly present in male acromegalic patients (28.6% vs. 5.5% in male control subjects; P = 0.0026), but was absent in female acromegalic patients. The prevalence of colonic polyps was also significantly increased in the group of acromegalic patients under 55 yr of age (20.0% vs. 3.0% in the control group of the same age; P = 0.0026). Other characteristics of adenomatous colonic polyps in acromegaly were the multiplicity and the presence proximal to the splenic flexure. No difference in the duration of acromegaly was found between patients with or without adenomatous polyps. The prevalence of hyperplastic colonic polyps was also significantly increased to 24.3% in acromegalic patients vs 4.4% in control subjects (P < 0.001). In conclusion, in view of the increased incidence of adenomatous colonic polyps, colonoscopy should be part of the follow-up examination in acromegaly. [less ▲]

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See detailPrevalence of diabetes and the metabolic syndrome in a sample of patients with bipolar disorder.
van Winkel, Ruud; De Hert, Marc; Van Eyck, Dominique et al

in Bipolar Disorders (2008), 10(2), 342-8

OBJECTIVES: The presence of metabolic abnormalities is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. There are limited data on the prevalence of the metabolic abnormalities in ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVES: The presence of metabolic abnormalities is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. There are limited data on the prevalence of the metabolic abnormalities in disorders other than schizophrenia in which antipsychotic medication is part of routine treatment. METHODS: Sixty consecutive patients with bipolar disorder (BD) at our university psychiatric hospital and affiliate services were entered in an extensive prospective metabolic study including an oral glucose tolerance test. The prevalence of the metabolic syndrome was assessed based on the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Protocol (ATP-III) criteria, the adapted ATP-III criteria using a fasting glucose threshold of 100 mg/dL, and the recently proposed criteria from the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). RESULTS: The analysis of 60 patients showed a prevalence of the metabolic syndrome of 16.7% (ATP-III), 18.3% (adapted ATP-III) and 30.0% (IDF), respectively. A total of 6.7% of the patients met criteria for diabetes and 23.3% for pre-diabetic abnormalities. CONCLUSIONS: The metabolic syndrome and glucose abnormalities are highly prevalent among patients with BD. They represent an important risk for cardiovascular and metabolic disorders. Assessment of the presence and monitoring of metabolic abnormalities and its associated risks should be part of the clinical management of patients with BD. [less ▲]

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See detailPrevalence of diabetes, metabolic syndrome and metabolic abnormalities in schizophrenia over the course of the illness: a cross-sectional study.
De Hert, M.; van Winkel, R.; Van Eyck, D. et al

in Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health (2006), 2

BACKGROUND: Patients with schizophrenia are at high risk of developing metabolic abnormalities. METHOD: A prospective study focusing on metabolic disturbances in patients with schizophrenia, including an ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: Patients with schizophrenia are at high risk of developing metabolic abnormalities. METHOD: A prospective study focusing on metabolic disturbances in patients with schizophrenia, including an oral glucose tolerance test, is currently ongoing at our University Hospital and affiliate services. The prevalence of metabolic abnormalities at baseline was assessed in a cohort of 415 patients with schizophrenia. The sample was divided into 4 groups according to duration of illness: first-episode patients (<1.5 years), recent-onset patients (between 1.5 and 10 years), subchronic patients (between 10 and 20 years) and chronic patients (>20 years). RESULTS: Metabolic abnormalities were already present in first-episode patients, and considerably increased with increasing duration of illness. When compared to the general population matched for age and gender, much higher rates of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) and diabetes were observed for patients with schizophrenia. For MetS, the increase over time was similar to that of the general population. In contrast, the difference in the prevalence of diabetes in patients with schizophrenia and the general population dramatically and linearly increased from 1.6% in the 15-25 age-band to 19.2% in the 55-65 age-band. CONCLUSION: Thus, the current data suggest that on the one hand metabolic abnormalities are an inherent part of schizophrenic illness, as they are already present in first-episode patients. On the other hand, however, our results suggest a direct effect of the illness and/or antipsychotic medication on their occurrence. The data underscore the need for screening for metabolic abnormalities in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia, already starting from the onset of the illness. [less ▲]

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See detailPrevalence of double pituitary adenomas in a surgical series: Clinical, histological and genetic features.
Magri, F.; Villa, C.; Locatelli, D. et al

in Journal of Endocrinological Investigation (2010), 33(5), 325-31

BACKGROUND: The term double pituitary adenomas (DPA) is usually referred to those rare lesions showing two distinct cellular components. Genetic background may sustain the proliferation of more than one ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: The term double pituitary adenomas (DPA) is usually referred to those rare lesions showing two distinct cellular components. Genetic background may sustain the proliferation of more than one cell at the same time but no information is available on the presence of aip mutations in these patients. AIM: We report the prevalence and the endocrinological, neuroradiological, histopathological and genetic features of DPA detected in a large surgical series. The contribution of pituitary transcription factor immunostains in DPA was also evaluated. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: One-hundred-forty-four patients undergoing surgery for tumors of the sellar region were evaluated. Histopathology, immunohistochemistry and the mutational analysis for the entire coding region of the AIP and MEN1 genes were performed. RESULTS: One-hundred-seventeen patients out of 144 had a pituitary adenoma. DPA was found in 3 (2.6%) out of 117 patients with pituitary adenoma. Immunohistochemistry and transcription factors analysis demonstrated two not yet described histotype associations in DPA. The coexistence of somatotroph-lactotroph and silent mammosomatotroph histotype in 1 case and the coexistence of sparsely granulated lactotroph and null cell adenomas in the remaining two cases were first identified. Sequencing data for the coding region of the aip and the menin gene resulted in wild type sequences in all patients with DPA. CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of DPA observed in our unselected surgical series is not negligible (2.6%). Furthermore, the evaluation of the treatment outcome would suggest that the clinical management of DPAs requires a careful diagnostic approach and follow- up. [less ▲]

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See detailPrevalence of Echinococcus multilocularis in the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) in southern Belgium
Losson, Bertrand ULg; Kervyn, Thierry; Detry, Jacques et al

in Veterinary Parasitology (2003), 117(1-2), 23-28

Between June 1998 and February 2002,709 red foxes killed in Wallonia (south of Belgium) were available for parasitological examination of the gut. The identification of Echinococcus multilocularis was ... [more ▼]

Between June 1998 and February 2002,709 red foxes killed in Wallonia (south of Belgium) were available for parasitological examination of the gut. The identification of Echinococcus multilocularis was based on morphological data. E. multilocularis adults were observed in 20.2% of the animals. The analysis of data revealed marked differences between the geological areas of Wallonia; the highest prevalence (33%) was found in the Ardenne and the lowest (0%) on the Plateau de Herve. Host gender and the collection season had no effect on the prevalence. However, the latter was significantly higher in juveniles (<8 months of age). The geographical distribution of E. multilocularis in Belgium is much wider than originally thought. (C) 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailPrevalence of enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli from serotype O157 and other attaching and effacing Escherichia coli on bovine carcasses in Algeria
Chahed, Amina; China, Bernard; Mainil, Jacques ULg et al

in Journal of Applied Microbiology (2006), 101(2), 361-368

AIMS: Bovine meat is the principal source of human contamination of attaching and effacing Escherichia coli, including enterohaemorrhagic E. coli O157. The aim was to study the prevalence of these strains ... [more ▼]

AIMS: Bovine meat is the principal source of human contamination of attaching and effacing Escherichia coli, including enterohaemorrhagic E. coli O157. The aim was to study the prevalence of these strains on bovine carcasses in Algeria. METHODS AND RESULTS: Two-hundred and thirty carcasses were swabbed and analysed by classical microbiological methods for total E. coli counts and for the presence of pathogenic E. coli. The E. coli counts were high, with a 75th percentile of 444.75 CFUs cm(-2). For pathogenic E. coli, more than 7% of the tested carcasses were positive for E. coli O157. Eighteen E. coli O157 strains were isolated and typed by multiplex PCR. The main isolated pathotype (78%) was eae+ stx2+ ehxA+. In addition to E. coli O157, other attaching and effacing E. coli (AEEC) were also detected from carcasses by colony hybridization after pre-enrichment and plating on sorbitol MacConkey agar using eae, stx1 and stx2 probes. Thirty carcasses (13%) on the 230 analysed harboured at least one colony positive for one of the tested probes. These positive carcasses were different from those positive for E. coli O157. Sixty-six colonies (2.9%) positive by colony hybridization were isolated. The majority (60.6%) of the positive strains harboured an enteropathogenic E. coli-like pathotype (eae+ stx-). Only three enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC)-like (eae+ stx1+) colonies were isolated from the same carcass. These strains did not belong to classical EHEC serotypes. CONCLUSIONS: In this study, the global hygiene of the slaughterhouse was low, as indicated by the high level of E. coli count. The prevalence of both E. coli O157 and other AEEC was also high, representing a real hazard for consumers. SIGNIFICANCE AND IMPACT OF THE STUDY: This is the first study of this type in Algeria, which indicates that the general hygiene of the slaughterhouse must be improved. [less ▲]

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