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See detailRhoA inhibition is a key step in pituicyte stellation induced by A(1)-type adenosine receptor activation.
Rosso, Lia; Peteri-Brunback, Brigitta; Vouret-Craviari, Valerie et al

in Glia (2002), 38(4), 351-62

Pituicyte stellation in vitro represents a useful model with which to study morphological changes that occur in vivo in these cells during times of high neurohypophysial hormone output. This model has ... [more ▼]

Pituicyte stellation in vitro represents a useful model with which to study morphological changes that occur in vivo in these cells during times of high neurohypophysial hormone output. This model has helped us establish the hypothesis of a purinergic regulation of pituicyte morphological plasticity. We first show that ATP induces stellation in 37% of pituicytes, an effect that is secondary to the metabolism of ATP to adenosine. Adenosine-induced stellation of pituicytes appears to be mediated by A(1)-type receptors. The effect is independent of intracellular calcium and does not involve the mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway. The basal (nonstellate) state of pituicytes depends on tonic activation of a Rho GTPase because both C3 transferase (a Rho inhibitor) and Y-27632 (an inhibitor of p160Rho kinase) can induce stellation. Lysophosphatidic acid, a Rho activator, blocks the morphogenic effect of adenosine dose-dependently. Using a specific RhoA pull-down assay, we also show that downregulation of activated RhoA is the key event coupling A(1) receptor activation to pituicyte stellation, via F-actin depolymerization and microtubule reorganization. Finally, both vasopressin and oxytocin can prevent or reverse adenosine-induced stellation. The effects of vasopressin, and those of high concentrations of oxytocin, are mediated through V(1a) receptors. Placed within the context of the relevant literature, our data suggest the possibility of a purinergic regulation of pituicyte morphological plasticity and subsequent modulation of hormone release, with these hormones providing a negative feedback mechanism. [less ▲]

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See detailCambios en la participación política de los inmigrantes en la región de Bruselas capital. Elecciones de octubre de 2000
Martiniello, Marco ULg; Jacobs, Dirk; Rea, Andrea

in Revista Migraciones (2002), 11

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See detailInfluence of Sieve Trays on the Mass Transfer of Single Drops
Henschke, Martin; Pfennig, Andreas ULg

in AIChE Journal (2002), 48(2), 227-234

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See detailSubclinical speckled perifollicular melanosis of the scalp.
Petit, Ludivine; Saint Leger, Didier; Loussouarn, Genevieve et al

in European Journal of Dermatology (2002), 12(6), 565-8

Based on the clinical presentation of some skin pigmentation disorders it is thought that a bicompartmental functional system exists in the epidermal melanocyte population. It corresponds to the ... [more ▼]

Based on the clinical presentation of some skin pigmentation disorders it is thought that a bicompartmental functional system exists in the epidermal melanocyte population. It corresponds to the perifollicular and interfollicular compartments, respectively. The present study was undertaken looking for the presence of such a system on scalp unaffected by pigmentary disorders. The scalps of 100 men with incipient to severe androgenic alopecia were examined using a videocamera equipped with an internal ultraviolet light-emitting unit. The face, trunk and limbs were similarly examined in 45 of these adults and in 13 children of both sexes. In 92 men, a subclinical hypermelanosis was found as a speckled pattern centered on every single follicle. With increasing baldness severity, another epidermal hyperpigmentation pattern involving the interfollicular area was superimposed to the perifollicular pattern. These stereotyped patterns of subclinical melanoderma were also disclosed on the face of adults, but not in children. In addition, the spotty perifollicular pattern was discrete or not apparent on the other parts of the body. It is concluded that the perifollicular subclinical melanotic pattern is a regional characteristic of cephalic skin, perhaps related to the local production of melanocortins, particularly alpha-MSH by the pilosebaceous unit. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence de l'hérédité, du sexe et de la saison sur le type d'épisode dans le trouble bipolaire.
Mortazi, M.; Bertrand, Jean-Marie ULg; Triffaux, Jean-Marc ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2002), 57(3), 171-5

The aim of this work was to investigate if sex, age, family history, season and hypothyroidism have any influence on the type of episodes (manic, depressive, mixed) seen in bipolar patients. This ... [more ▼]

The aim of this work was to investigate if sex, age, family history, season and hypothyroidism have any influence on the type of episodes (manic, depressive, mixed) seen in bipolar patients. This retrospective study concerns a sample of 208 patients with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder (type I or II), who were admitted in one of two psychiatric centers between July 1996 and June 2000. The sex-ratio was 2.8 females for 1 male. Sex, family history and hypothyroidism were not associated with any type of episode. A higher percentage of depressive episodes was observed in the patients who were older than 50 and the average age of depressive patients was higher than that of other patients. There was no seasonal pattern in this study and the season did not influence the type of episode. The results indicate no influence of sex, season, family history and hypothyroidism on the type of episode presented. On the opposite, age seems to favour depression episode. [less ▲]

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See detailDevelopment of a two-color picosecond optical parametric oscillator, pumped by a Nd:YAG laser mode locked using a nonlinear mirror, for doubly-resonant sum frequency generation spectroscopy
Mani, A. A.; Dreesen, Laurent ULg; Humbert, C. et al

in Surface Science (2002), 502-503

We step up a doubly-resonant sum frequency generation (DR-SFG) spectrometer based on the use of an all-solid-state flash-lamp-pumped Nd:YAG laser that synchronously pumps two parametric oscillators ... [more ▼]

We step up a doubly-resonant sum frequency generation (DR-SFG) spectrometer based on the use of an all-solid-state flash-lamp-pumped Nd:YAG laser that synchronously pumps two parametric oscillators. Pulses as short as 12 ps FWHM are generated by mode locking a Nd:YAG oscillator using a frequency doubling nonlinear mirror combined with a two-photon absorber. The available pump power is shared between a LiNbO3/AgGaS2 optical parametric oscillator (OPO), tunable from 3800 to 1100cm-1 and a BBO OPO tunable from 410 to 2600 nm. Spectral resolution and pulse are 2 and 3 cm-1 in the infrared and visible spectral ranges, respectively. First DR-SFG spectra of self-assembled monolayers on Au are presented. [less ▲]

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See detailLe complexe de l'intrus, ou l'effet de l'écart d'âge sur les membres d'une fratrie
Haxhe, Stéphanie ULg

in Dialogue : Recherches Cliniques et Sociologiques sur le Couple et la Famille (2002), 157(3), 107-116

This article deals with a study realized amongst siblings whose gaps in age were different. It attempts to bring out the whole importance of this variable to the development of the siblings, considered in ... [more ▼]

This article deals with a study realized amongst siblings whose gaps in age were different. It attempts to bring out the whole importance of this variable to the development of the siblings, considered in its « normality ». It notably points out how the intensity of the differences between full siblings of the same sex and with a small gap in age can be understood (indeed, sisters and brothers who are close in age and of the same sex, particularly amongst siblings of two, often appear to be very different and complementary). But this article also shows how the mark of the intrusion is different according to the age of the elder during this intrusion and how the impact of this variable (which is yet so little studied) seems to be significant in the individuals’development, on the narcissistic level as much as in the affects management. [less ▲]

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See detailLe poids du Brésil dans le Mercosur: obstacle à l'intégration?
Santander, Sébastian ULg

in Cahiers du GELA-IS (2002), 2

L'article vise à analyser les implications du poids du Brésil dans la construction du régionalisme sud-américaine et en particulier du Marché commun du sud.

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See detailLa châsse de saint Remacle (1263-1268) et Liège
George, Philippe ULg

in Bulletin de la Société Royale Le Vieux-Liège (2002), t. XIV, n° 298-299

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See detailDesign of structural joints in building frames
Jaspart, Jean-Pierre ULg

in Progress in Structural Engineering and Materials (2002), 4(1), 18-34

A single and unified concept for the design of structural joints in building frames made of any material has been developed in recent years, and is now widely implemented in European design codes. In the ... [more ▼]

A single and unified concept for the design of structural joints in building frames made of any material has been developed in recent years, and is now widely implemented in European design codes. In the present paper, this concept is presented, its merits as far as the economy of a project are demonstrated, and practical design tools for its application in daily practice are briefly described. The paper also contains references to user's manuals and design handbooks. [less ▲]

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See detailDélinquance et suicide? Un défi pour l'aide à la jeunesse
Malchair, Alain ULg

in Actes du 2ème Congrès international de la Francophonie et Prévention du suicide (2002)

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See detailMore on generalized automatic sequences
Rigo, Michel ULg; Maes, Arnaud

in Journal of Automata, Languages and Combinatorics (2002), 7

We give some generalizations of $k$-automatic sequences replacing the $k$-ary system by an abstract numeration system on a regular language. We study some of the closure properties of these sequences and ... [more ▼]

We give some generalizations of $k$-automatic sequences replacing the $k$-ary system by an abstract numeration system on a regular language. We study some of the closure properties of these sequences and the possible extension to the multidimensional case or to infinite alphabets. The equivalence of these sequences and morphic predicates is given and the relationship to recognizability is also investigated. [less ▲]

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See detailCompte rendu de l’ouvrage de Gianluca Mori : Bayle philosophe
Donneau, Olivier ULg

in Hieros : Bulletin Annuel de la Société Belgo-luxembourgeoise d'Histoire des Religions (2002), 6

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See detailLes adhésifs de cinquième génération
Gueders, Audrey ULg

in Actualités Dentaires de l'Université de Liège (2002), 30

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See detailSynthetic, structural, magnetic, and Mossbauer spectral study of {Fe[HC(3,5-Me(2)pz)(3)](2)}I-2 and its spin-state crossover behavior
Reger, D. L.; Little, C. A.; Smith, M. D. et al

in European Journal Of Inorganic Chemistry (2002), (5), 1190-1197

The complex {Fe[HC(3,5-Me(2)pz)(3)](2)}I-2 (1) has been prepared from the reaction of FeI2 and HC(3,5-Me(2)pz)(3) (pz = pyrazolyl ring) in a 1:2 ratio. The complex is high-spin in both the solid state and ... [more ▼]

The complex {Fe[HC(3,5-Me(2)pz)(3)](2)}I-2 (1) has been prepared from the reaction of FeI2 and HC(3,5-Me(2)pz)(3) (pz = pyrazolyl ring) in a 1:2 ratio. The complex is high-spin in both the solid state and in solution at ambient temperature, In the solid state, magnetic susceptibility and Mossbauer spectral studies indicate that samples of the complex that have been crystallized and dried change completely from high-spin to low-spin upon cooling below 195 K, with a substantial two-step thermal hysteresis in the transition, The spin-crossover properties of I are sample dependent: powder samples do not change to low-spin at low temperatures. Two crystalline forms of I have been identified by X-ray crystallography, one form containing no solvent of crystallization and the other containing solvent, In both, there is only one iron site, with average Fe-N bond lengths of 2.18 and 2.17 Angstrom, values that confirm that the complex is high-spin. Single crystals of the nonsolvated form shatter at low temperatures whereas single crystals of the solvated form can be cooled to 110 K with no loss of crystallinity and remain fully high spin at this temperature, Crystallographic information: nonsolvated form is triclinic, P (1) over bar, a = 8,8062(2) Angstrom, b = 10.3549(2) Angstrom, c = 11.3549(2) Angstrom, a = 104.0768(10), beta = 110.2473(10)degrees, gamma = 92.6385(11)degrees, Z = 1; solvated form is monoclinic P2(1)/c, a 10.3214(5) Angstrom, b = 12.7753(7) Angstrom, c = 20.1995(11) Angstrom, alpha = 90degrees, beta = 97.5380(10)degrees, gamma = 90degrees, Z = 2. [less ▲]

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See detailApproches pharmacologiques de prévention du diabète de type 2.
SCHEEN, André ULg; PAQUOT, Nicolas ULg; LETIEXHE, Michel ULg et al

in Médecine et Hygiène (2002), 60

L’augmentation rapide de la prévalence du diabète de type 2 impose la mise en place de stratégies de prévention. Outre les mesures hygiéno-diététiques, essentielles, diverses approches pharmacologiques ... [more ▼]

L’augmentation rapide de la prévalence du diabète de type 2 impose la mise en place de stratégies de prévention. Outre les mesures hygiéno-diététiques, essentielles, diverses approches pharmacologiques ont apporté récemment la preuve d’une certaine efficacité chez les sujets à risque de par la présence d’un excès pondéral et/ou d’une diminution de la tolérance au glucose. C’est le cas de plusieurs antidiabétiques oraux comme la metformine, l’acarbose ou encore la troglitazone. C’est également le cas de médicaments anti-obésité comme l’orlistat et, peut-être aussi, la sibutramine. L’inhibition du système rénine-angiotensine par un inhibiteur de l’enzyme de conversion ou par un antagoniste sélectif des récepteurs AT1 peut aussi, outre protéger contre les complications cardiovasculaires, prévenir l’apparition d’un diabète de type 2. Enfin, le rôle des médicaments hypolipidémiants reste controversé. De nouvelles études prospectives sont en cours pour confirmer ces résultats. [less ▲]

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See detailGiovani autori crescono malgrado tutto
Delhalle, Nancy ULg

in Hystrio, trimestriale di teatro e spettacolo (2002), (2),

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See detailAxillary artery injury secondary to anterior shoulder dislocation: report of two cases.
MAWEJA, Sylvie ULg; SakalihasanN, Natzi ULg; VAN DAMME, Hendrik ULg et al

in Acta Chirurgica Belgica (2002), 102(3), 187-91

Vascular injuries secondary to isolated shoulder dislocation are rare. Unawareness for closed axillary artery trauma by many physicians treating shoulder dislocations, counts often for missed or delayed ... [more ▼]

Vascular injuries secondary to isolated shoulder dislocation are rare. Unawareness for closed axillary artery trauma by many physicians treating shoulder dislocations, counts often for missed or delayed diagnosis. The authors describe two cases that presented with an anterior shoulder dislocation, complicated by a disruption of the axillary artery with subsequent thrombosis. The various pathogenic mechanisms are discussed. The pathognomic triad consists of anterior shoulder dislocation, absent or diminished distal pulse and an axillary protruding hematoma. Prompt surgical arterial repair is mandatory. [less ▲]

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See detailCombining problem structure and basis reduction to solve a class of hard integer programs
Louveaux, Quentin ULg; Wolsey, Laurence A.

in Mathematics of Operations Research (2002), 27(3), 470-484

We consider a hard integer programming problem that is difficult for the standard branch-and-bound approach even for small instances. A reformulation based on lattice basis reduction is known to be more ... [more ▼]

We consider a hard integer programming problem that is difficult for the standard branch-and-bound approach even for small instances. A reformulation based on lattice basis reduction is known to be more effective. However the step to compute the reduced basis, even if it is found in polynomial time, becomes a bottleneck for small to medium instances. By using the structure of the problem, we show that we can decompose the problem and obtain the basis by taking the kronecker product of two smaller bases easier to compute. Furthermore, if the two small bases are reduced, the kronecker product is also reduced up to a reordering of the vectors. Computational results show the gain from such an approach. [less ▲]

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See detail" Entre Notre-Dame de Paris et Chartres : Le portail de Longpont-sur-Orge (vers 1235) "
Kasarska, Iliana ULg

in Bulletin Monumental (2002), 160

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See detailPhylogeny of the genus Apodemus with a special emphasis on the subgenus Sylvaemus using the nuclear IRBP gene and two mitochondrial markers: cytochrome b and 12S rRNA.
Michaux, Johan ULg; Chevret, P.; Filippucci, M*-G et al

in Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution (2002), 23(2), 123-36

Phylogenetic relationships among 17 extant species of Murinae, with special reference to the genus Apodemus, were investigated using sequence data from the nuclear protein-coding gene IRBP (15 species ... [more ▼]

Phylogenetic relationships among 17 extant species of Murinae, with special reference to the genus Apodemus, were investigated using sequence data from the nuclear protein-coding gene IRBP (15 species) and the two mitochondrial genes cytochrome b and 12S rRNA (17 species). The analysis of the three genes does not resolve the relationships between Mus, Apodemus, and Rattus but separates Micromys from these three genera. The analysis of the two mitochondrial regions supported an association between Apodemus and Tokudaia and indicated that these two genera are more closely related to Mus than to Rattus or Micromys. Within Apodemus, the mitochondrial data sets indicated that 8 of the 9 species analyzed can be sorted into two main groups: an Apodemus group, with A. agrarius, semotus, and peninsulae, and a Sylvaemus group, with uralensis, flavicollis, alpicola, sylvaticus, and hermonensis. The position of Apodemus mystacinus is ambiguous and might be either included in Sylvaemus or considered a distinct subgenus, Karstomys, more closely related to Sylvaemus than to Apodemus. Estimation of the divergence time for these taxa suggests a separation between 7 and 8 My ago for the three groups (mystacinus and the two subgenera Apodemus and Sylvaemus). Within each subgenus, divergence times are between 5.4 and 6 My for Apodemus and between 2.2 and 3.5 My for Sylvaemus and mystacinus. [less ▲]

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See detailLes privatisations d'entreprises publiques en économie de marché: quelques observations juridiques
Thirion, Nicolas ULg

in Chroniques de Droit Public = Publiekrechtelijke Kronieken (2002), 2

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See detailExiste-t-il des limites juridiques à la privatisation des entreprises publiques?
Thirion, Nicolas ULg

in Revue Internationale de Droit Economique (2002)

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See detailPersonne morale administrateur et comité de direction
Caprasse, Olivier ULg

in Droit des Affaires : Revue Internationale du Droit des Affaires = Ondernemingsrecht : Internationaal Tijdschrift voor Ondernemingsrecht [= DA OR] (2002)

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See detailRadiologic features poorly predict clinical outcomes in knee osteoarthritis.
Bruyère, Olivier ULg; Honore, Aline; Rovati, Lucio C et al

in Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology (2002), 31(1), 13-6

OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of radiographic severity and progression on pain and disability. METHODS: Measurements of mean joint space width (JSW), narrowest join space (NJS) point and assessment of ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of radiographic severity and progression on pain and disability. METHODS: Measurements of mean joint space width (JSW), narrowest join space (NJS) point and assessment of symptoms by the WOMAC questionnaire were performed at baseline and after three years in 212 subjects over 50 years with primary knee OA. RESULTS: At baseline, JSW and NJS were not significantly correlated with the scores recorded for the WOMAC global index or its pain, stiffness or function subscales. A statistically significant correlation was observed between the joint space narrowing over three years and the changes observed in the pain subscale of the WOMAC during the same period. The three-year changes in the global WOMAC index in patients within the lowest and the highest quartiles of mean joint space width at baseline showed, in both cases, a statistically (p<0.05) significant favorable difference between patients treated with glucosamine sulphate and those having received placebo. CONCLUSION: Radiographic and clinical progressions of the disease are significantly associated but the clinical relevance of the association is questionable. [less ▲]

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See detailTraite des êtres humains : un coup de frein à l'application de l'article 77bis de la loi du 15 décembre 1980 ?
Monville, Pierre ULg

in Revue de Jurisprudence de Liège, Mons et Bruxelles (2002)

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See detailMechanism of action of a lipophilic salicylic acid derivative on normal skin.
Leveque, J.-L.; Corcuff, P.; Rougier, A. et al

in European Journal of Dermatology (2002), 12(4), -

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See detailSystemic release of endotoxins induced by gentle mastication: association with periodontitis severity
Geerts, Sabine ULg; Nys, Monique; De Mol, Patrick ULg et al

in Journal of Periodontology (2002), 73(1), 73-78

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See detailDetermination of affinity, stoichiometry and sequence selectivity of minor groove binder complexes with double-stranded oligodeoxynucleotides by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry
Rosu, Frédéric ULg; Gabelica, Valérie ULg; Houssier, Claude ULg et al

in Nucleic Acids Research (2002), 30(16), 82

Electrospray mass spectrometry was evaluated regarding the reliability of the determination of the stoichiometries and equilibrium association constants from single spectra. Complexes between minor groove ... [more ▼]

Electrospray mass spectrometry was evaluated regarding the reliability of the determination of the stoichiometries and equilibrium association constants from single spectra. Complexes between minor groove binders (Hoechst 33258, Hoechst 33342, DAPI, netropsin and berenil) and 12mer oligonucleotide duplexes with a central sequence (A/T)(4) flanked by G/C base pairs were chosen as model systems. To validate the electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) method, comparisons were made with circular dichroism and fluorescence spectroscopy measurements. ESI-MS allowed the detection of minor (2 drug + DNA) species for Hoechst 33258, Hoechst 33342, DAPI and berenil with duplex d(GGGG(A/T)(4)GGGG). d(CCCC(A/T)(4)CCCC), which were undetectable with the other techniques. Assuming that the duplexes and the complexes have the same electrospray response factors, the equilbrium association constants of the 1:1 and 2:1 complexes were determined by ESI-MS, and the values show a good quantitative agreement with fluorescence determined constants for Hoechst 33258 and Hoechst 33342. It is also shown that ESI-MS can quickly give reliable information on the A/T sequence selectivity of a drug: the signal of a complex is directly related to the affinity of the drug for that particular duplex. The potential of ESI-MS as a qualitative and quantitative affinity screening method is emphasized. [less ▲]

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See detailGénération d'un maillage pour éléments finis à partir de fichiers stéréolithographie (STL) : une interface indépendante des formats de CAO
Béchet, Eric ULg; Cuillière, Jean-Christophe; Trochu, François

in Revue internationale de CFAO et d'informatique graphique (2002), 17/1-2

The aim of the method proposed here is to show the possibility of generating adaptive surface meshes suitable for the finite element method, directly from an approximated boundary representation of an ... [more ▼]

The aim of the method proposed here is to show the possibility of generating adaptive surface meshes suitable for the finite element method, directly from an approximated boundary representation of an object created with CAD software. First, we describe the boundary representation, then we will show how to obtain a conforming sizeadapted mesh. The size adaptation is made considering geometrical approximation and with respect to an isotropic size map provided by an error estimator. The principle used to generate the mesh is based on the Delaunay method. Finally, we will show that not using the parametric representation of the geometrical model allows us to override some of the limitations of conventional meshing software that is based on an exact representation of the geometry. [less ▲]

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See detailSur le nom wallon et français du schiste houiller altéré: une hypothèse déonomastique
Boutier, Marie-Guy ULg

in Bulletin de la Commission Royale de Toponymie et de Dialectologie = Handelingen van de Koninklijke Commissie voor Toponymie en Dialectologie (2002), 74

La première partie de l'article examine les formes et les sens du mot wallon tèroûle et de son correspondant français téroulle avec l'objectif de poser le problème étymologique sous une forme simple et ... [more ▼]

La première partie de l'article examine les formes et les sens du mot wallon tèroûle et de son correspondant français téroulle avec l'objectif de poser le problème étymologique sous une forme simple et exacte; une grande attention est portée aux choses désignées par les mots. La seconde partie envisage pour l'origine du mot une hypothèse déonomastique: il proviendrait du nom de lieu Tharoul (comm. de Vyle-et-Tharoul, Belgique, arrondissement de Huy). [less ▲]

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See detailQuel statut pour l'embryon et le foetus dans le champ juridique belge?
Leleu, Yves-Henri ULg; Langenaken, Evelyne ULg

in Journal des Tribunaux (2002)

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See detailCD40 engagement enhances eosinophil survival through induction of cellular inhibitor of apoptosis protein 2 expression: Possible involvement in allergic inflammation.
Bureau, Fabrice ULg; Seumois, Gregory; Jaspar, Fabrice et al

in Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (The) (2002), 110(3), 443-9

BACKGROUND: CD40 engagement enhances eosinophil survival, suggesting a role for this receptor in the development of eosinophilia. OBJECTIVE: We examined whether CD40 enhances eosinophil survival by ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: CD40 engagement enhances eosinophil survival, suggesting a role for this receptor in the development of eosinophilia. OBJECTIVE: We examined whether CD40 enhances eosinophil survival by inducing the expression of antiapoptotic proteins. Three members of the inhibitor of apoptosis protein (IAP) family, namely cellular (c)-IAP1, c-IAP2, and XIAP, and 2 antiapoptotic proteins of the Bcl-2 family, namely Bcl-x(L) and Bfl-1/A1, were investigated. METHODS: Blood and sputum were obtained from healthy subjects and atopic asthmatic patients. Blood eosinophils were isolated by means of magnetic selection. Expression of CD40, IAPs, and Bcl-2 proteins was investigated by using flow cytometry, immunoblotting, or both. CD40 stimulation was achieved with agonistic antibodies or soluble ligands. Apoptosis was assessed by staining with propidium iodide and FITC-conjugated annexin-V. c-IAP2 expression was inhibited with antisense oligonucleotides. RESULTS: Freshly isolated eosinophils from healthy and asthmatic patients did not express CD40. Conversely, eosinophils expressed CD40 spontaneously when cultured for 48 hours. At this time point, CD40 stimulation significantly delayed eosinophil apoptosis. Inhibition of eosinophil apoptosis was accompanied by induction of c-IAP2 but not c-IAP1, XIAP, Bcl-x(L), or Bfl-1/A1 expression. Antisense knockdown of c-iap2 abolished CD40-induced enhancement of eosinophil survival. Sputum cells from asthmatic patients, unlike those from healthy subjects, substantially expressed CD40 and c-IAP2. Moreover, a strong correlation was found between the percentage of eosinophils in the sputum from asthmatic patients and the sputum level of CD40 and c-IAP2 expression. CONCLUSION: The results demonstrate that CD40 engagement enhances eosinophil survival through induction of c-IAP2 expression and suggest a role for this mechanism in allergic inflammation. [less ▲]

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See detailAbsolute and relative contraindications to liver transplantation. A perpetually moving frontier.
Detry, Olivier ULg; De Roover, Arnaud ULg; Delwaide, Jean ULg et al

in Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica (2002), 65(2), 133-4

In this paper the authors discussed the absolute and relative contraindications to liver transplantation. These contraindications are not fixed, and may change with medical progress and experience ... [more ▼]

In this paper the authors discussed the absolute and relative contraindications to liver transplantation. These contraindications are not fixed, and may change with medical progress and experience. Certainly, the recent advent of adult-to-adult living related liver transplantation may somehow change the management of patients with relative contra-indications to cadaveric liver transplantation, as they may be potential candidates for living related liver transplantation. [less ▲]

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See detailThe concept of age in marine modelling II. Concentration distribution function in the English Channel and the North Sea
Delhez, Eric ULg; Deleersnijder, Eric

in Journal of Marine Systems (2002), 31(4), 279-297

The age of seawater and the age of real or idealized tracers are often used as diagnostic tools to better understand complex hydrodynamic flows. In most studies, the focus is on some averages of the ages ... [more ▼]

The age of seawater and the age of real or idealized tracers are often used as diagnostic tools to better understand complex hydrodynamic flows. In most studies, the focus is on some averages of the ages of the different particles making up a water parcel. The theory developed in Delhez et al. [Ocean Modell. I (1999) 17] and Deleersnijder et al. [J. Mar. Syst. 28 (2001) 229] provides, however, a more detailed description of the distribution of the ages of these particles through the so-called concentration distribution function. In this paper, the numerical aspects of the resolution of the evolution equation for the concentration distribution function in a five-dimensional space (time x 3D space x age dimension) are developed. Evolution equations for the moments of the concentration distribution function up to any order are also derived. A real case application of this theory to the simulation of the advection-dispersion of tracers (technetium-99) discharged at the nuclear fuel reprocessing plant of Cap de La Hague is described. The comparison of the results with those from previous studies demonstrates the advantages of the new method for the computation of the mean age. In particular, the method provides a detailed description of the temporal variations of the mean age only. The analysis of the full concentration distribution function and of its basic statistics shows that the standard deviation of the age of the different particles is far from negligible and should never be overlooked when analyzing age fields. A simplified analytical example suggests that the standard deviation of the age distribution is a measure of the integrated diffusion undergone by the tracer along its path from the source to the observation point. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailLe contrat de rivière au service de la politique européenne de l'eau.
Rosillon, Françis ULg; Vander Borght, Paul ULg

in Wallonie (2002), (72), 88-97

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See detailDes pratiques aux performances : la littératie chez les jeunes de 15 ans
Lafontaine, Dominique ULg

in Lettre de la DFLM (La) (2002), 30

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See detailTransient behaviour of water ages in the World Ocean
Deleersnijder, Eric; Mouchet, Anne ULg; Delhez, Eric ULg et al

in Mathematical & Computer Modelling (2002), 36(1-2), 121-127

The transient behaviour of the age of the water and that of the surface water is studied in the World Ocean. At any time and position, the age of the water, the age and the concentration of the surface ... [more ▼]

The transient behaviour of the age of the water and that of the surface water is studied in the World Ocean. At any time and position, the age of the water, the age and the concentration of the surface water are seen to obey a simple algebraic relation. The latter is illustrated by means of results of a three-dimensional World Ocean model and the analytical solution of an idealised, purely-diffusive, one-dimensional problem. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailLes cuirasses latéritiques et autres formations ferrugineuses tropicales : Exemple du Haut Katanga méridional
Alexandre, Jean ULg

in Annalen. Geologische Wetenschappen = Annales - Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale. Sciences Géologiques (2002), 107

In Southern High Katanga, the ferruginous formations such as iron duricrusts and stone lines with lateritic nodules show a diversity as broad as in Western Africa. Bauxites are nevertheless almost absent ... [more ▼]

In Southern High Katanga, the ferruginous formations such as iron duricrusts and stone lines with lateritic nodules show a diversity as broad as in Western Africa. Bauxites are nevertheless almost absent proving that, here, aluminium does not contribute to the genesis of duricrust, leaving iron as the only responsible. Among that wide diversity, the indurated sands form a special case because of their dual origin. Because of a large porosity favouring a fast iron penetration and fixation, some of the sandy concretions or duricrusts may have a short history and some of them may even be very recent. Nevertheless the others have a genesis that fits in with the general longer scheme. The most frequent type of laterite crust is also the most complex one. Its facies is both nodular and vermicular. Several agents and climatic phases are involved in its formation : • A first planation surface with wide-open valleys where the water table lies near the surface induces favourable circumstances for the next step; • In such circumstances, nodules are shaped in the mottled soil horizon. One exceptionally well-preserved site evidences the proximity between mottles (the nodules to be) and water table level at the end of the dry season; • A revival of erosion enhances river down cutting which in turn lowers the water table so that termites can reach the mottled horizon; • Nodules are mechanically concentrated by elimination of the non-indurated zones (relative accumulation): within the soil, by termites (on shaly rocks), at the surface by run off (often, on sandy rocks, unfavourable to termites activity); X • Finally the ran off extends to both types of rock and denudes the indurated zone; • A ferruginous coating forms on different substrates : upper laterite surface, internal joints, termite galleries as well as on any gravel at the soil surface. The coating lies unbroken from one object to the other but the outer surface is frequently eroded. The superficial coating could be a rock varnish formed by bacteria during a desertic period. The coating of galleries partly inhibits bioturbation because they collapse no more. The network of the strengthened galleries constitutes an internal skeleton reinforcing the laterite mantle; • With the return of a less severe climate, termites from below the laterite mantle again bring up material. The resulting upper fine deposit often exceeds 2 meter. All those processes imply important climatic variations : • A steppe vegetation with a scanty grass cover favouring run off and planation; • A relatively arid climate for the coatings formation; • A contrasted seasonal regime, not so different from the present day climate (six months dry season) for vertical erosion and intense termite activity. The weathering of rocky materials except for the iron impregnated ones (nodules, ferricretes and so on) requires a humid climate. This is happening nowadays but the more humid Quaternary phases were more effective in that respect. The characteristics of the outer coatings (thickness, colour, conservation state of the included quartz grains) allow us to identify four levels of ferricrete. Their succession is confirmed by the relative position of the coatings between them and by the correlated continental deposits. Because of their coatings, all those ferricretes are dated back to the Tertiary (because of the desertic climate needed for the formation of the rock varnish). Their levels overlook the Quaternary river terraces. The oldest ferricrete is quite different from the others. It shows neither nodules nor termite galleries. Its facies is thus very different from the nodular/vermiform of the three younger ones. It shows three facies, sometimes superimposed : pisolithic, massive or breccia-like. Moreover, the ferricrete of the corresponding level in West Africa contains bauxite. Its genesis is the result of a very different sequence of processes, some aggressive and linked to a humid climate with a great supply of iron and others resulting from more arid conditions producing the thick pisolith coatings. Ferruginous stone-lines present a wider variety of concretions than duricrast. Their upper part is the result of a concentration mainly by run off that occurred during several periods of the Quaternary. Cover loam is each time built up again by the termites from weathered rocks below the stone-line. The same phenomenon is seen on ferricretes. The soil profile where ferruginous formations can be seen consists of horizons of different ages. Weathering of saprolite and soil lifting are still active nowadays. Whereas some stone-line profiles are renewed at each Quaternary dry phase, the ferricrete profiles are build up during a long period of time extending from the Tertiary till now. A new definition of iron duricrast is proposed that is not based on weathering in depth or on the presence of aluminium [less ▲]

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See detailQuelques résultats prometteurs pour une sylviculture de l'Aulne glutineux en Wallonie.
Claessens, Hugues ULg; Thibaut, A.; Rondeux, Jacques ULg

in Revue Forestière Française (2002), 54(3), 259-270

In Belgium, black alder is well known for its ecological functions, but is generally considered as a secondary species without any true economic value. The present study, based on data pertaining to 166 ... [more ▼]

In Belgium, black alder is well known for its ecological functions, but is generally considered as a secondary species without any true economic value. The present study, based on data pertaining to 166 plots, aims at evaluating the potential of black alder silviculture in the Walloon forest (Southern Belgium). We successively analysed dominant height growth, dominant girth growth and solid stem volume over time. It appears that by controlling competition within stands it should be possible to produce quality, 150-cm girth logs within 50 – 100 years, depending on the level of productivity. The German tables of Mitscherlich (in Schöber, 1975) seem to be most suitable for describing the growth parameters of the Belgian alder stands over time and black alder stand production can be estimated at 3 to 9 m3/ha/year according to site classes. We can conclude that black alder silviculture can be a viable economic activity. [less ▲]

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See detailLésions dentaires cervicales non carieuses - Première partie
Gueders, Audrey ULg

in Actualités Dentaires de l'Université de Liège (2002), 31

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See detailLes transports en commun ne sont plus très sûrs : un autre regard sur la sécurité
Jacquemain, Marc ULg

in Politique : Revue de Débats (2002), 27

L'article utilise conjointement des exemples vécus et une enquête pour montrer, à partir du cas des transports en commun, à quel point la notion d'insécurité peut se construire socialement : un même ... [more ▼]

L'article utilise conjointement des exemples vécus et une enquête pour montrer, à partir du cas des transports en commun, à quel point la notion d'insécurité peut se construire socialement : un même contexte apparaîtra ainsi comme sécurisant ou insécurisant en fonction des interprétations et réactions des acteurs. L'article conclut en se demandant si une réponse ostentatoire mais symbolique à la possibilité d'événements insécurisants ne produit finalement pas plus d'insécurité encore. Ce qui demanderait un "changement de logiciel" dans certaines politiques publiques destinées à lutter contre l'insécurité. [less ▲]

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See detailA pulsating auroral X-ray hot spot on Jupiter
Gladstone, G. R.; Waite, J. H.; Grodent, Denis ULg et al

in Nature (2002), 415(6875), 1000-1003

Jupiter's X-ray aurora has been thought to be excited by energetic sulphur and oxygen ions precipitating from the inner magnetosphere into the planet's polar regions(1-3). Here we report high-spatial ... [more ▼]

Jupiter's X-ray aurora has been thought to be excited by energetic sulphur and oxygen ions precipitating from the inner magnetosphere into the planet's polar regions(1-3). Here we report high-spatial-resolution observations that demonstrate that most of Jupiter's northern auroral X-rays come from a 'hot spot' located significantly poleward of the latitudes connected to the inner magnetosphere. The hot spot seems to be fixed in magnetic latitude and longitude and occurs in a region where anomalous infrared(4-7) and ultraviolet(8) emissions have also been observed. We infer from the data that the particles that excite the aurora originate in the outer magnetosphere. The hot spot X-rays pulsate with an approximately 45-min period, a period similar to that reported for high-latitude radio and energetic electron bursts observed by near-Jupiter spacecraft(9,10). These results invalidate the idea that jovian auroral X-ray emissions are mainly excited by steady precipitation of energetic heavy ions from the inner magnetosphere. Instead, the X-rays seem to result from currently unexplained processes in the outer magnetosphere that produce highly localized and highly variable emissions over an extremely wide range of wavelengths. [less ▲]

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See detailMultiple pulmonary arteriovenous malformations.
Quaden, C.; Ghaye, Benoit ULg; Dondelinger, Robert ULg et al

in Lancet (2002), 359(9322),

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See detailControlled radical polymerisation catalysed by ruthenium complexes: Variations on Ru-Cp#
Delfosse, Sébastien; Guillaume, Bernard; Richel, Aurore ULg et al

in Polymer Preprints (2002)

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See detailTowards a quantification of ecological theory: the importance of multivariate analysis and of an accurate diversity measurement
Bogaert, Jan ULg; Ceulemans, R; Impens, I et al

in Acta Biotheoretica (2002), 50(1), 57-61

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See detailStudy of the role of ionogenic amino-acid residues in catalytic activity of thiamine triphosphatase from bovine kidney by means of chemical modification
Makarchikov, Alexander F; Luchko, A. A.; Bettendorff, Lucien ULg et al

in News of Biomedical Sciences (2002), 3

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See detailBeyond a glimpse at seasonal dry skin. A review.
Franchimont, Claudine ULg; Pierard, Gérald ULg

in Exogenous Dermatology : Physical, Chemical, Biological (2002), 1

On clinical grounds the so-called dry skin corresponds in reality to a rough sometimes flaky and scaly stratum corneum. The spectrum of xerotic disorders is quite large encompassing diverse etiologies and ... [more ▼]

On clinical grounds the so-called dry skin corresponds in reality to a rough sometimes flaky and scaly stratum corneum. The spectrum of xerotic disorders is quite large encompassing diverse etiologies and physiopathological pathways. The clinical assessment of these conditions relies on close visual and tactile inspection. EEMCO guidances were proposed in this field for subject and expert evaluations. Scoring systems include analogue scales, the overall dry skin score (ODS) and the SRRC score combining the grading of scaliness, roughness, redness and cracks. The dry skin extent area and severity index (DASI) is defined for the dermatological evaluation of the entire body surface. The use of a video camera equipped with an internal ultraviolet light illumination unit is very informative and allows better comparative assessments. [less ▲]

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See detailOver Kathrin Kötz, Die Prosa Paul van Ostaijens
Spinoy, Erik ULg

in Nachbarsprache Niederländisch (2002), 17(1-2), 122-125

This is a review of a study by Katrhin Kötz on Paul van Ostaijen's literary ('grotesque') prose and its German influences.

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See detailModulation of neuronal survival and excitability by an astroglia-derived factor.
HANS, Grégory ULg; Moonen, Gustave ULg; Rigo, Jean-Michel

in Journal of physiology, Paris (2002), 96(3-4), 323-8

We summarize here currently available data related to an astroglia-secreted factor that induces neuronal apoptosis and behaves as an inhibitor of ionotropic inhibitory GABA(A) and glycine receptors.

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See detailL'intensité des soins en gériatrie : élaboration d'un document de réflexion
Petermans, Jean ULg

in Revue Médicale de Bruxelles (2002), 23

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See detailLong-pulsed ruby laser-assisted hair removal in male-to-female transsexuals.
Paquet, Philippe ULg; Fumal, I.; Pierard, Claudine ULg et al

in Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology (2002), 1(1), 8-12

BACKGROUND: Unwanted male-pattern pilosity is a heavy psychological burden and can cause distress for male-to-female transsexuals. Orchidectomy and oestrogen supplementation combined with antiandrogens ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: Unwanted male-pattern pilosity is a heavy psychological burden and can cause distress for male-to-female transsexuals. Orchidectomy and oestrogen supplementation combined with antiandrogens fail to make hair disappear. AIMS: To study the effect of long-pulsed ruby laser treatment. RESULTS: Hair density was successfully abated on the beard and chest of three male-to-female transsexuals. A lingering effect over 6 months with a 50-90% hair density reduction was obtained. CONCLUSION: Photothermolysis using the long-pulsed ruby laser is a promising, well-tolerated method of hair removal in male-to-female transsexuals under oestrogen supplementation and antiandrogens. [less ▲]

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See detailRestorative Justice: Activities and expectations at European LEvel
Lauwaert, Katrien ULg; Aertsen, Ivo

in Era Forum : Scripta Iuris Europaei (2002)

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See detailEffects of prolactin deficiency on myelopoiesis and splenic T lymphocyte proliferation in thermally injured mice.
Dugan, Amy L.; Thellin, Olivier ULg; Buckley, Donna J. et al

in Endocrinology (2002), 143(10), 4147-4151

The importance of prolactin (PRL) in mammopoiesis and milk production is undisputed. However, previous studies investigating the role of PRL in immune function have yielded inconsistencies. These ... [more ▼]

The importance of prolactin (PRL) in mammopoiesis and milk production is undisputed. However, previous studies investigating the role of PRL in immune function have yielded inconsistencies. These inconsistencies have led to our hypothesis that the immunomodulatory effects of PRL are only manifest under conditions in which the organism is subjected to stress. Thermal injury is a well-known stressor. The goal of this study was to determine whether the lack of PRL enhanced the negative effects of thermal injury-induced immune alterations utilizing a mouse model in which the PRL gene had been disrupted. Mice received either sham or burn treatment, and were sacrificed 4 days later. The immune parameters studied were the capacity of bone marrow cells to form granulocyte-macrophage colony forming units (GM-CFU) in the presence of granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor, and the ability of the splenic T lymphocytes to proliferate in response to phytohemagglutin (PHA). As shown by others, our results reveal that burn increased the number of GM-CFU compared to sham controls; however, this elevation was only significant in the PRL-/- mice. Thermal injury increased PHA-stimulated proliferation of splenic T lymphocytes, however this increase was only significant in the PRL+/- group. We conclude that under conditions of a controlled stress event (thermal injury) [a] the increase in the GM-CFU is exaggerated in the absence of PRL, and [b] the enhancement of PHA-induced proliferation of splenic lymphocytes required PRL. This study supports the hypothesis that the immunomodulatory effects of PRL are manifest when the organism is subjected to stress. [less ▲]

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See detailBelgian peer review experience on the Achille's heel in haemodialysis care: vascular access
Theelen, Bernadette ULg; Rorive, Georges ULg; Krzesinski, Jean-Marie ULg et al

in EDTNA/ERCA Journal (2002), 28(4, Oct-Dec), 164-166

AIMS: In order to improve the supervision and to evaluate the quality of care in dialysis units, a national project was promoted as a Peer Review. It consisted of systematic, continuous and critical ... [more ▼]

AIMS: In order to improve the supervision and to evaluate the quality of care in dialysis units, a national project was promoted as a Peer Review. It consisted of systematic, continuous and critical evaluation of the care and the application of international guidelines and compared the reality of care with standards. METHOD: The first chart consisted of the evaluation of infectious episodes of vascular access. This point is particularly relevant since infection represents the second cause of mortality in haemodialysis. A questionnaire concerning each patient was designed. Questions concerned the description of vascular access and the related infectious events. Each questionnaire included 21 items. The project involved 29 dialysis centres, 1,644 patients and 1,775 vascular accesses. The database included 90,525 data. RESULTS: Among the 29 centres, the native arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the first choice (67.5%) in vascular access, but the proportion of AVF decreases with age contrary to the catheter, which is more frequently chosen, in older patients. Independent of age, 20% of hospitalisations are among patients with catheters and only 7% among patients with AVF. The RR (relative risk) of being hospitalised (any complication of vascular access) is 1.68 for patients with catheters compared to patients with AVF. The rate of infections does not increase with age but is higher for patients with catheters (RR = 2.26). The number of infections appears to be dependent on the staphylococcus aureus carriage in the year. CONCLUSIONS: This first step allows each centre to compare itself to others in an anonymous way. This approach should lead to specific recommendations to improve the quality of care in dialysis units. [less ▲]

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See detailInter-observer variation in the histopathological diagnosis of clinically suspicious pigmented skin lesions.
Brochez, Lieve; Verhaeghe, Evelien; Grosshans, Edouard et al

in Journal of Pathology (The) (2002), 196(4), 459-66

When a biopsy is taken of a suspicious pigmented skin lesion, histological examination is expected to establish the definitive diagnosis. This study evaluated the inter-observer variation of 20 ... [more ▼]

When a biopsy is taken of a suspicious pigmented skin lesion, histological examination is expected to establish the definitive diagnosis. This study evaluated the inter-observer variation of 20 pathologists in the histological diagnosis of a randomly selected set of suspicious pigmented skin lesions (PSLs), by comparing their diagnoses to a reference diagnosis. Overall sensitivity for melanoma was 87%, ranging from 55% to 100% between the observers. Sensitivity was significantly lower for thin (Breslow thickness <1 mm) than for thick melanomas (83% versus 97%, p=0.005). Overall melanoma specificity was 94%, ranging from 83% to 100% between observers. Dysplastic naevus was the most important source of false-positive diagnoses, mainly in situ melanomas. Positive and negative predictive values in the given test set were 75% and 97%, respectively. In the case of melanoma, there was quite some variation in measured Breslow thickness. This would have led to a different therapeutic approach in 12% of the readings. Some of the variation seemed to be due to a different interpretation of the presence of a co-existent naevus. In 9% (3/35) of the readings, participants did not agree on the presence of ulceration. These results reflect a tendency to overdiagnose mainly thin melanomas in general histopathological practice. They also demonstrate variation in the assessment of major prognostic factors of melanoma. [less ▲]

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See detailBody size increase in insular rodent populations: a role for predators?
Michaux, Johan ULg; De Bellocq, J. G.; Sara, M. et al

in Global Ecology & Biogeography Letters (2002), 11(5), 427-436

Insular mammalian populations living in areas of small size are often characterized by a drastic change in body mass compared to related continental populations or species. Generally, small mammals (less ... [more ▼]

Insular mammalian populations living in areas of small size are often characterized by a drastic change in body mass compared to related continental populations or species. Generally, small mammals (less than 100 g) evolve into giant forms while large mammals (up to 100 g) evolve into dwarf forms. These changes, coupled with changes in other life, behavioural, physiological or demographic traits are referred to generally as the insular syndrome. We tested in this study the relative contribution of three factors - area of island, numbers of competitor species and number of predator species - to changes in body size of the woodmouse (Apodemus sylvaticus) in the Western Mediterranean Sea. Our results, based on a comparative analysis using the phylogenetic independent contrasts method, indicate that the increase in body size is related both to the decrease of island size and to the lower number of predator species. A decrease of competitor species does not seem to have an important effect. [less ▲]

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See detailIdentification d'une loi thermo-élasto-viscoplastique en vue de la modélisation du laminage à chaud du cuivre
Moureaux, P.; Moto Mpong, S.; Remy, M. et al

in Journal de Physique IV (2002), 102

la mise au point d'un modèle de simulation de la dernière passe du laminage à chaud du cuivre ne présente à priori pas de problème du point de vue numérique pour un code d'éléments finis non linéaire. La ... [more ▼]

la mise au point d'un modèle de simulation de la dernière passe du laminage à chaud du cuivre ne présente à priori pas de problème du point de vue numérique pour un code d'éléments finis non linéaire. La collecte d'informations précises tant sur le procédé industriel que sur le comportement du matériau est par contre une opération non triviale. Cet article présente les diverses méthodes expérimentales mises en œuvre pour caractériser le matériau: essais de compression à chaud, mesures d'analyse thermique différentielle, essais de dilatométrie et de diffusivité. Les méthodes permettant d'identifier les paramètres de la loi élasto-visco-plastique de type Norton-Hoff à partir des essais sont présentées et une analyse bibliographique investigue le problème de la détermination du module de Young à haute température. Tant les hypothèses supplémentaires relatives au procédé et nécessaires au modèle que les résultats finaux sont résumés. [less ▲]

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See detailEntre Italie et Pays-Bas méridionaux. Le « Libro de memoria » de la famille Cassina. 1576-1650.
Moreno, Paola ULg

in Studi e Problemi di Critica Testuale (2002)

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See detailThe effect of an acute energy deficit on the hormone profile of dominant follicles in dairy cows
Comin, Antonella; Gerin, Daniele; Cappa, Alberto et al

in Theriogenology (2002), 58

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See detailLa recherche scientifique en Hautes-Fagnes
Streel, Maurice ULg

in Bulletin de l'Académie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Sciences (2002), XIII(1-6), 55-65

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See detailA duality principle for homogeneous vector fields with applications
Moreau, Luc; Aeyels, Dirk; Peuteman, Joan et al

in Systems & Control Letters (2002), 47(1), 37-46

We introduce a duality principle for homogeneous vectorfields. As an application of this duality principle, stability and boundedness results for negative order homogeneous differential equations are ... [more ▼]

We introduce a duality principle for homogeneous vectorfields. As an application of this duality principle, stability and boundedness results for negative order homogeneous differential equations are obtained, starting form known results for positive order homogeneous differential equations. [less ▲]

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See detailEthno-Ecological approach of Tibet south-central rural environment knowledge as a support to Kashin-Beck disease's etiology
Malaisse, François ULg; Begaux, Françoise; Chasseur, Camille et al

in Bulletin des Séances de l'Académie Royale des Sciences d'Outre-Mer (2002), 48

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See detailQu'est-ce que l'expérience corporelle des patientes souffrant d'anorexie mentale ? Une étude empirique
Mayers, I.; Bragard, Isabelle ULg; Demoulin, Catherine et al

in Revue Francophone de Clinique Comportementale et Cognitive (2002), 7(3), 5-13

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See detailThe role of the somatotropic axis in the mammalian metabolism
Renaville, Robert ULg; Parmentier, Isabelle; Haezebroeck, Valérie et al

in Acta Anatomica. Supplementum (2002), 5

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See detailHuman recombinant erythropoietin and quality of life: a wonder drug or something to wonder about?
Bottomley, A.; Thomas, R.; Van Steen, Kristel ULg et al

in Lancet Oncology (2002), 3(3), 145-53

Over the past decade an increasing number of studies have supported the use of recombinant human erythropoietin (epoetin) in cancer patients, suggesting that it improves haemoglobin concentrations for ... [more ▼]

Over the past decade an increasing number of studies have supported the use of recombinant human erythropoietin (epoetin) in cancer patients, suggesting that it improves haemoglobin concentrations for some. There is also evidence that this treatment may lead to improvement in quality of life for cancer patients. This systematic review examines the issue. We identified and critically reviewed 13 trials. Although some of the results indicate that epoetin has positive effects on quality of life, methodological limitations inherent in most of the studies hamper interpretation of data. Evidence from this review suggests that more robust designs are required to show any significant quality-of-life benefits for cancer patients undergoing epoetin treatment. [less ▲]

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See detailPhase And Amplitude Of Ecosystem Carbon Release And Uptake Potentials As Derived From Fluxnet Measurements
Falge, Eva; Tenhunen, John; Baldocchi, Dennis et al

in Agricultural and Forest Meteorology (2002), 113(1-4),

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See detailIntramolecular vibrational relaxation seen as expansion in phase space. 4. Generic relaxation laws for a spectroscopic clump profile
Pavlov-Verevkin, V. B.; Lorquet, Jean-Claude ULg

in Journal of Physical Chemistry A (2002), 106(29), 6694-6701

We examine the volume of phase space sampled by a nonstationary wave packet when the spectral function consists of a single clump or of a series of them. The relaxation laws are expressed in terms of ... [more ▼]

We examine the volume of phase space sampled by a nonstationary wave packet when the spectral function consists of a single clump or of a series of them. The relaxation laws are expressed in terms of reduced time variables tau, whose definition involves either the average density of states (for a single clump) or appropriately weighted average densities of states (when the spectrum consists of many clumps). Introducing reasonable approximations, very simple generic relaxation laws are derived for the ratio N(tau)/N-infinity which measures the fraction of available phase space that has been sampled by time tau. Under certain assumptions, these laws are found to depend neither on the number nor on the individual features (shapes and widths) of the clumps. However, they strongly depend on the nature (regular or chaotic) of the underlying dynamics. When the dynamics is regular, the relaxation law is expressed in terms of tau(-1), whereas the corresponding equation in the chaotic limit is slightly more complicated and involves terms in tau(-2) and tau(-2) ln tau. Phase space is thus explored according to essentially different relaxation laws in the regular and chaotic limits, the difference being appreciable during the entire relaxation. These laws reflect in the time domain the difference in the distribution of nearest-neighbor level spacings observed in the energy domain (Poisson or Wigner statistics). [less ▲]

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See detailThe efficacy of medical and surgical treatment of endometriosis-associated infertility: arguments in favour of a medico-surgical aproach
Donnez, Jacques; Chantraine, Frédéric ULg; Nisolle, Michelle ULg

in Human Reproduction Update (2002), 8(1), 89-94

This review discusses the efficacy of a combined, medical (GnRH agonist) and surgical, therapy in endometriosis- associated infertility. Because of the limited information currently available on the ... [more ▼]

This review discusses the efficacy of a combined, medical (GnRH agonist) and surgical, therapy in endometriosis- associated infertility. Because of the limited information currently available on the activity of lesions in minimal and mild endometriosis, any absolute statement is inappropriate at this time, although some arguments exist in favour of treating endometriosis at laparoscopy. In moderate and severe endometriosis, this review provides arguments in favour of a medico-surgical approach and discusses the possibility of combining medical and surgical therapy. [less ▲]

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See detailL'accroissement des compétences régionales en matière de fiscalité immobilière. Quelques pistes nouvelles pour la Région wallonne
Jurion, Bernard ULg

in Les Cahiers de l'Urbanisme, Ministère de la Région wallonne (2002)

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See detailLes sobriquets de Pompée dans la correspondance de Cicéron
Rochette, Bruno ULg

in Latomus : Revue d'Etudes Latines (2002), 61(1, JAN-MAR), 41-45

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See detailAromatic Side-Chain Interactions In Proteins. I. Main Structural Features
Thomas, Annick ULg; Meurisse, R.; Charloteaux, Benoît ULg et al

in Proteins-Structure Function and Genetics (2002), 48(4), 628-34

In a data set of 593 nonhomologous proteins from the PDB, we have analyzed the pairing of phenylalanine, tyrosine, tryptophan, and histidine residues with their closest aromatic partner. The frequency ... [more ▼]

In a data set of 593 nonhomologous proteins from the PDB, we have analyzed the pairing of phenylalanine, tyrosine, tryptophan, and histidine residues with their closest aromatic partner. The frequency distribution of the shortest interatomic distance of partners is bimodal with a sharp peak at approximately 3.8 A and a wider one at a longer distance. Only the 3.8 A peak corresponds to direct ring-ring interactions thus aromatic pairs. The aromatic pairs were separated into two classes, near-sequence pairs and far-sequence pairs. Near sequence pairs stabilize local structure, and far-sequence pairs stabilize tertiary structure. Far-sequence pairs (74% of all pairs) mainly bridge two beta-strands, followed by pairs that bridge a beta-strand and a helix, and pairs that bridge a beta-strand and a random coil structure. Pairs that bridge helices are rare. The secondary structure of the near-sequence pairs depends on the partner distance in the sequence. When the partners are 1, 3, or 4 residues apart in the sequence, pairs are mostly found in helical structures. When the partners are two apart, pairs are mostly found in the same beta-strand. Analysis of the frequency of near sequence pairs supports the hypothesis that aromatic pairing occurs after, rather than before, the formation of secondary structures. [less ▲]

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See detailLes "sans-papiers" et les régularisations dans l'Union Européenne à la lumière du cas belge
Martiniello, Marco ULg

in Revue des Affaires Européennes (2002), 11ème-12ème Année

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See detailAdenylate kinase 1 knockout mice have normal thiamine triphosphate levels
Makarchikov, Alexander F; Wins, Pierre; Janssen, E. et al

in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta-Molecular Cell Research (2002), 1592(2), 117-121

Thiamine triphosphate (ThTP) is found at low concentrations in most animal tissues and it may act as a phosphate donor for the phosphorylation of proteins, suggesting a potential role in cell signaling ... [more ▼]

Thiamine triphosphate (ThTP) is found at low concentrations in most animal tissues and it may act as a phosphate donor for the phosphorylation of proteins, suggesting a potential role in cell signaling. Two mechanisms have been proposed for the enzymatic synthesis of ThTP. A thiamine diphosphate (ThDP) kinase (ThDP + ATP double left right arrow ThTP + ADP) has been purified from brewer's yeast and shown to exist in rat liver. However, other data suggest that, at least in skeletal muscle, adenylate kinase I (AK1) is responsible for ThTP synthesis. In this study, we show that AK1 knockout mice have normal ThTP levels in skeletal muscle, heart, brain, liver and kidney, demonstrating that AK1 is not responsible for ThTP synthesis in those tissues. We predict that the high ThTP content of particular tissues like the Electrophorus electricus electric organ, or pig and chicken skeletal muscle is more tightly correlated with high ThDP kinase activity or low soluble ThTPase activity than with non-stringent substrate specificity and high activity of adenylate kinase. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailPharma clinics. Le médicament du mois. L'imiquimod (Aldara): un immunomodulateur pour la peau.
Hermanns-Lê, Trinh ULg; Nikkels, Arjen ULg; Uhoda, Isabelle et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2002), 57(2), 116-8

Imiquimod is the first drug of a new therapeutic class encompassing cutaneous immune response modifiers. This molecule induces the synthesis and release of macrophage-related cytokines. It boosts some ... [more ▼]

Imiquimod is the first drug of a new therapeutic class encompassing cutaneous immune response modifiers. This molecule induces the synthesis and release of macrophage-related cytokines. It boosts some local immune responses. These properties are used to treat cutaneous viral condylomas. Other prospective therapeutic goals are presently scrutinized. [less ▲]

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See detailStimulation of collagen biosynthesis by topically applied vitamin C.
Nusgens, Betty ULg; Humbert, P.; Rougier, A. et al

in European Journal of Dermatology (2002), 12(4), -

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See detailPrise en compte du bien-être des animaux dans l’aménagement des porcheries : les aspects réglementaires
Nicks, Baudouin ULg; Laitat, Martine ULg; Vandenheede, Marc ULg

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (2002), 146(1), 39-42

A new directive laying down standards for the protection of pigs was published in the Official Journal of the European Communities (directive 2001/88/CE ; OJC 1 Decembre 2001). This directive is amending ... [more ▼]

A new directive laying down standards for the protection of pigs was published in the Official Journal of the European Communities (directive 2001/88/CE ; OJC 1 Decembre 2001). This directive is amending directive 91/630/CEE entered into force in Belgium in 1994. The three main topics refer to : the characteristics of the flooring surfaces, pregnant sows housing and the feeding systems. This paper details and discusses these topics and other points involving modifications of pig housing and management. [less ▲]

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See detailAg/SiO2 and Cu/SiO2 cogelled xerogel catalysts for benzene combustion and 2-butanol dehydrogenation
Lambert, Stéphanie ULg; Tcherkassova, Natalia; Cellier, Caroline et al

in Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis (2002), 143

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See detailElectron localization: Band-by-band decomposition and application to oxides
Veithen, M.; Gonze, X.; Ghosez, Philippe ULg

in Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics (2002), 66

Using a plane-wave pseudopotential approach to density functional theory we investigate the electron localization length in various oxides. For this purpose, we first set up a theory of the band-by-band ... [more ▼]

Using a plane-wave pseudopotential approach to density functional theory we investigate the electron localization length in various oxides. For this purpose, we first set up a theory of the band-by-band decomposition of this quantity, more complex than the decomposition of the spontaneous polarization (a related concept), because of the interband coupling. We show its interpretation in terms of Wannier functions and clarify the effect of the pseudopotential approximation. We treat the case of different oxides: BaO, alpha-PbO, BaTiO3, and PbTiO3. We also investigate the variation of the localization tensor during the ferroelectric phase transitions of BaTiO3 as well as its relationship with the Born effective charges. [less ▲]

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See detailRumen Escape Of Methionine And Lysine Administered Intraruminally To Growing Double-Muscled Belgian Blue Bulls
Froidmont, Eric; Rondia, Pierre; Thewis, André ULg et al

in Reproduction Nutrition Development (2002), 42(6), 537-544

In many dietary conditions, methionine (Met) and lysine (Lys) are the most limiting amino acids (AA) for ruminants. The AA protected from ruminal fermentation are not commercially available, with the ... [more ▼]

In many dietary conditions, methionine (Met) and lysine (Lys) are the most limiting amino acids (AA) for ruminants. The AA protected from ruminal fermentation are not commercially available, with the exception of Met which is not always economical, especially for meat production. This study measured ruminal escape of free Met and Lys supplemented intraruminally to fast growing bulls. Six double-muscled Belgian Blue bulls, fed a high concentrate diet and fitted with a rumen cannula, received free Met (40 g.d–1) and free Lys (60 g.d–1), individually or simultaneously, in a duplicated Latin square design. The mean ruminal escape of Met and Lys reached 37 and 45% respectively, and did not differ if administered separately or together. Plasma Lys and Met concentrations were increased by 504 and 126%, respectively. Substantial proportions of free AA escaped ruminal fermentation and were available for absorption from the small intestine when they were administered at physiologically high levels. [less ▲]

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See detailATP-driven, Na(+)-independent inward Cl- pumping in neuroblastoma cells
Bettendorff, Lucien ULg; Lakaye, Bernard ULg; Margineanu, Ilca et al

in Journal of Neurochemistry (2002), 81(4), 792-801

In immature neurones, the steady-state intracellular Cl- concentration [Cl-](i) is generally higher than expected for passive distribution, and this is believed to be due to Na(+)-K(+)-2Cl(-) co-transport ... [more ▼]

In immature neurones, the steady-state intracellular Cl- concentration [Cl-](i) is generally higher than expected for passive distribution, and this is believed to be due to Na(+)-K(+)-2Cl(-) co-transport. Here, we show that N2a neuroblastoma cells, incubated in HEPES-buffered NaCl medium maintain a [Cl-](i) around 60 mm, two- to threefold higher than expected for passive distribution at a membrane potential of - 49 mV. When the cells were transferred to a Cl(-) -free medium, [Cl-](i) decreased quickly (t(1/2) < 5 min), suggesting a high Cl- permeability. When the intracellular ATP concentration was reduced to less than 1 mm by metabolic inhibitors, the initial rate of (36) Cl- uptake was strongly inhibited (60-65%) while steady-state [Cl-](i) decreased to 24 mm, close to the value predicted from the Nernst equilibrium. Moreover, after reduction of [ATP](i) and [Cl-](i) by rotenone, the subsequent addition of glucose led to a reaccumulation of Cl-, in parallel with ATP recovery. Internal bicarbonate did not affect Cl- pumping, suggesting that Cl-/HCO(3)(-) exchange does not significantly contribute to active transport. Likewise, Na(+) -K(+) -2Cl(-) co-transport also appeared to play a minor role: although mRNA for the NKCC1 form of the co-transporter was detected in N2a cells, neither the initial rate of (36)Cl- uptake nor steady-state [Cl-](i) were appreciably decreased by 10 microm bumetanide or replacement of external Na(+) by choline. These results suggest that a highly active ATP-dependent mechanism, distinct from Na(+) -K(+) -2Cl(-) co-transport, is responsible for most of the inward Cl- pumping in N2a cells. [less ▲]

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See detailMise au point d'un modèle cartographique pour la description des stations forestières en Ardenne belge.
Claessens, Hugues ULg; Lejeune, Philippe ULg; Cuvelier, M. et al

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (2002), 6(4), 209-220

The paper presents an original method dealing with the forest site types delineation. The suggested method consists in integrating a typological key in a GIS aiming at producing a thematic map that ... [more ▼]

The paper presents an original method dealing with the forest site types delineation. The suggested method consists in integrating a typological key in a GIS aiming at producing a thematic map that describes forest site types. Data used are the soil map of Belgium (digitized at the scale 1:20,000) and a digital elevation model built from a topographic map (scale 1:10,000). The typological key is mainly based on the methodology used by Thill et al. (1988) in the site types system for central Ardenne, the potential vegetation map of Sougnez and Dethioux (1975) and the ecoregion map of Delvaux and Galoux (1962). In that respect, site types are closely linked to the soil map and the phytosociological classification. So, they can be connected to the afforestation guide and different phytosociological and autecological studies concerning forest species. It is then possible to map the potential habitats or the site potentialities related to tree species. The key is valid for the Ardenne ecoregion located in Southern Belgium (elevation higher than 300 m). It has to be validated through an intensive use in the field, taking into account its imprecision linked to the types of collected data, chieffly those being digitized. The integration of such a tool in a SIG can be considered as an original way in terms of integrated forest management or forest sites description in the context of the project “Natura 2000” launched by the European Union. The study has been carried out within the framework of an experimental integrated management project concerning the Saint-Hubert forest (17,000 ha). [less ▲]

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See detailFeasibility of a Walloon test-day model and study of its potential as tool for selection and management
Auvray, B.; Gengler, Nicolas ULg

in Interbull Bulletin (2002), 29

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See detailL'image du mois. Malacoplasie pulmonaire a Rhodococcus equi chez un patient atteint du SIDA.
Delbecque, Katty ULg; Radermecker, Maurice ULg; Leonard, Philippe ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2002), 57(11), 685-7

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See detailAre time-based and event-based prospective memory affected by normal aging in the same way ?
Bastin, Christine ULg; Meulemans, Thierry ULg

in Current Psychology Letters: Behavious, Brain and Cognition (2002), 7

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See detailA Set Of Primers For Amplification Of Mitochondrial Dna In Picea Abies And Other Conifer Species
Jeandroz, S.; Bastien, D.; Chandelier, A. et al

in Molecular Ecology Notes (2002), 2(4),

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See detailLe mélèze, un bois de qualité aux multiples usages
Charron, Stéphane; Hebert, Jacques ULg; Jourez, Benoît ULg

in Forêt Wallonne (2002), (61), 37-41

Réputé pour son aspect esthétique, sa résistance mécanique et sa durabilité naturelle, le mélèze est une essence polyvalente, apte à de multiples usages tant intérieurs qu’extérieurs. Pourtant ... [more ▼]

Réputé pour son aspect esthétique, sa résistance mécanique et sa durabilité naturelle, le mélèze est une essence polyvalente, apte à de multiples usages tant intérieurs qu’extérieurs. Pourtant, l’industrie de la transformation belge ne s’y est pas beaucoup intéressée. <br />Plusieurs explications peuvent être évoquées : faibles volumes commercialisés, mauvaise réputation en raison de quelques expériences malheureuses, <br />etc. Actuellement, les préjugés s’estompent et la demande en bois de mélèze est croissante. [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of plasma cardiac troponins T and I in chronically hemodialyzed patients in relation to cardiac status and age
Chapelle, Jean-Paul ULg; Dubois, Bernard ULg; Bovy, Christophe ULg et al

in Clinical Chemistry & Laboratory Medicine (2002), 40(3), 240-245

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See detailLa loi du 22 août 2002 relative aux droits du patient
Leleu, Yves-Henri ULg

in Journal des Tribunaux (2002)

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See detailAssociation of a new c-Cbl related protein with the very first stages of apoptosis induction
Corsois, L.; Quatannens, B.; Dumont, P. et al

in Cancer Detection and Prevention (2002), 26(2), 93-104

This study investigates the involvement of the c-cbl proto-oncogene during the first stages of the apoptotic process. We have already shown that a c-Cbl aptotosis-related protein of 90 kDa (CARP 90) is ... [more ▼]

This study investigates the involvement of the c-cbl proto-oncogene during the first stages of the apoptotic process. We have already shown that a c-Cbl aptotosis-related protein of 90 kDa (CARP 90) is detected very rapidly in the cytoplasm as well as in the nucleus of murine thymocytes after hydrocortisone (HC) treatment. We report here that this protein appeared as well after in vivo treatment of mice by gamma-irradiation or injection of anti-CD3 monoclonal antibody, two potent thymic apoptosis inductors, providing a close relationship between the occurrence of apoptosis and the appearance of CARP 90. We showed that CARP 90 and p120(cbl) share numerous epitopes strikingly suggesting that CARP 90 is coded by c-cbl. In addition, KO mice do not sustain CARP 90 appearance. We finally showed that CARP 90 contains N- and C-terminal end epitopes of p120(cbl) which suggests that CARP 90 is an alternative spliced form of c-cbl. This protein was also observed under gamma-irradiation in tissues of different origin, which enlarges the physiological significance of this phenomenon. The very rapid CARP 90 appearance under apoptotic conditions in the nucleus of cells originating in different tissues makes this protein if not a possible new actor of the apoptotic process, at least an interesting marker of this process. (C) 2002 International Society for Preventive Oncology. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailAutoimmune sensorineural hearing loss improved by tumor necrosis factor-alpha blockade: a case report.
Staecker, H.; Lefèbvre, Philippe ULg

in Acta Oto-Laryngologica (2002), 122(6), 684-7

Autoimmune inner ear disease is a treatable cause of sensorineural hearing loss and it is important for physicians and hearing health professionals to recognize that early diagnosis and proper management ... [more ▼]

Autoimmune inner ear disease is a treatable cause of sensorineural hearing loss and it is important for physicians and hearing health professionals to recognize that early diagnosis and proper management strategies may result in stabilization and improvement in hearing. The pathogenesis of autoimmune sensorineural hearing loss remains unclear but antibodies directed against the inner ear and/or cellular effectors have been proposed. Therefore, immunosuppressive drugs such as steroids and methotrexate are administered to interfere with the progression of hearing loss and in some cases have been found to improve hearing. We report herein the history of a patient who was treated by systemic administration of anti-tumor necrosis factor-alpha antibodies for Crohn's disease and who also had associated sensorineural hearing loss. Audiometric follow-up revealed not only the efficacy of tumor necrosis factor-alpha blockade in arresting the hearing loss but also an improvement in hearing of 15 dB on average across all frequencies. Hearing remained stable afterwards. [less ▲]

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See detailGeneralized Fourier equations and thermoconvective instabilities
Dauby, Pierre ULg; Nelis, M.; Lebon, Georgy ULg

in Revista Mexicana De Fisica (2002), 48(Suppl. 1), 57-62

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See detailERK and calcium in activation of HIF-1.
Mottet, Denis ULg; Michel, Gaetan; Renard, Patricia et al

in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (2002), 973

HIF-1 (hypoxia-inducible factor-1) is the main transcription factor responsible for increased gene expression in hypoxia. The oxygen-dependent regulation of HIF-1 activity occurs at multiple levels in ... [more ▼]

HIF-1 (hypoxia-inducible factor-1) is the main transcription factor responsible for increased gene expression in hypoxia. The oxygen-dependent regulation of HIF-1 activity occurs at multiple levels in vivo. The mechanisms regulating HIF-1alpha protein expression have been most extensively analyzed, but the ones modulating HIF-1 transcriptional activity remain unclear. Changes in the phosphorylation and/or redox status of HIF-1alpha certainly play a role. Here, we show that ionomycin could activate HIF-1 transcriptional activity in a way that is additive to the effect of hypoxia without affecting HIF-1alpha protein level and HIF-1 DNA binding capacity. In addition, a calmodulin dominant-negative mutant as well as BAPTA, an intracellular calcium chelator, inhibited the hypoxia-induced HIF-1 activation. These results indicate that elevated calcium in hypoxia could participate in HIF-1 activation. PD98059, an inhibitor of the ERK pathway, but not KN-93, an inhibitor of calmodulin kinases II and IV, also blocked HIF-1 activation by hypoxia and by ionomycin. Altogether, these results suggest that calcium and calmodulin would act upstream of ERK in the hypoxia signal transduction pathway leading to enhanced HIF-1 transcriptional activity. [less ▲]

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See detailPre-emptive immunotherapy with CD8-depleted donor lymphocytes after CD34-selected allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation.
Baron, Frédéric ULg; Siquet, Jean; Schaaf-Lafontaine, Nicole ULg et al

in Haematologica (2002), 87(1), 78-88

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To maximize graft-versus-leukemia (GVL) effects while minimizing the risk of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), we undertook a study of allogeneic CD34-selected peripheral blood ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To maximize graft-versus-leukemia (GVL) effects while minimizing the risk of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), we undertook a study of allogeneic CD34-selected peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) transplantation followed by CD8-depleted donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI). DESIGN AND METHODS: Twenty-four patients with advanced hematologic malignancies were included. PBSC were collected in matched (N=16) or one-mismatch (N=8) related donors and CD34-selected. On day 60, donors donated lymphocytes that were CD8-depleted and separated into 3 aliquots containing 2 x 10(6), 1 x 10(7) and 5 x 10(7) CD3+ cells/kg (patients 1-13) or into 2 aliquots containing 1 x 10(7) and 5 x 10(7) CD3+ cells/kg (patients 14-24). The 1st aliquot was infused on day 60 and the other 1 (2) cryopreserved and infused on days 100 (and 140). RESULTS: An average of 100%, 100% and 84% of the scheduled dose could be administered in DLI 1, 2 and 3, respectively. Although the study group was at very high risk of GVHD, the actuarial incidence of grade II-IV acute GVHD was 28% (13% for HLA-identical siblings) with only 1 patient developing grade III-IV GVHD (after DLI). The actuarial 2-year probability of extensive chronic GVHD was similarly low (13% for all patients and 0% for HLA-identical siblings). Individual cases as well as a 30% relapse rate (0% for standard-risk patients versus 55% for high-risk patients) indicated preservation of the GVL effect. INTERPRETATION AND CONCLUSIONS: We conclude that allogeneic transplantation of CD34-selected PBSC followed by pre-emptive CD8-depleted DLI is feasible with rapid engraftment and minimizes the risk of severe GVHD. Large prospective trials are required to prove that it preserves the GVL effect fully. [less ▲]

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See detailDe zinsaccentuering in de tussentaal van Franstalige leerders van het Nederlands
Hiligsmann, Philippe; Rasier, Laurent ULg

in N/F (2002), 1

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See detailAllergic reactions to decorative skin paintings
Nikkels, Arjen ULg; Henry, Frédérique ULg; Pierard, Gérald ULg

in Allergy Review series (2002), 3

Three children presented with contact sensitization to decorative skin paintings applied during their summer holidays. Patch testing revealed severe contact hypersensitivity to p-phenylenediamine (PPD) in ... [more ▼]

Three children presented with contact sensitization to decorative skin paintings applied during their summer holidays. Patch testing revealed severe contact hypersensitivity to p-phenylenediamine (PPD) in all patients. The eruptions healed following spontaneous elimination of the dyes and application of topical corticosteroids, but left postinflammatory depigmentation. PPD was the main allergen identified in allergic reactions to decorative skin paintings. [less ▲]

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