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See detailAnatocisme et cumul des intérêts en cas de dénonciation du crédit, note sous J.P. Charleroi II, 6 avril 1998
Biquet, Christine ULg

in Journal des Juges de Paix = Tijdschrift van de Vrederecters (2000)

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See detailSm-Nd isotope systematics in deep-sea sediments: clay-size versus coarser fractions
Innocent, C.; Fagel, Nathalie ULg; Hillaire-Marcel, C.

in Marine Geology (2000), 168(1-4), 79-87

Sm-Nd studies were carried out on Last Glacial and Holocene sediments from the Labrador Sea. Three grain-size fractions were analyzed for each sediment: the clay-size fraction (<2 mu m), the fine cohesive ... [more ▼]

Sm-Nd studies were carried out on Last Glacial and Holocene sediments from the Labrador Sea. Three grain-size fractions were analyzed for each sediment: the clay-size fraction (<2 mu m), the fine cohesive silts (2-10 mu m) and the coarse silts (10-63 mu m) In most cases, Sm-Nd signatures are different from one grain-size to another. In addition, different Sm-Nd signatures are derived from the clay-size fractions compared to the cohesive silt fraction, indicating that the cohesive fraction is heterogeneous and that distinct origins in terms of source-areas are implied. Silt fractions record the influence of supplies from the North American Precambrian Shield, whereas clay-size fractions (<2 mu m) are more sensitive to sedimentary input from the Eastern Basins, in relation with deep currents. Coupling Sm-Nd studies on silt and clay fractions may be a powerful tool to unravel the evolution of deep circulations versus detrital supplies. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailNumerical computation of one-photon mazer resonances for arbitrary field modes
Bastin, Thierry ULg; Solano, E.

in Computer Physics Communications (2000), 124

We present a novel approach for solving numerically one-dimensional scattering problems and apply it for computing the emission probability of an ultracold atom interacting with an arbitrary field mode of ... [more ▼]

We present a novel approach for solving numerically one-dimensional scattering problems and apply it for computing the emission probability of an ultracold atom interacting with an arbitrary field mode of a high-Q cavity. Our method is efficient, stable and succeeds when other numerical integration methods fail. It also replaces and improves advantageously the WKB approximation. The cases of sinusoidal, sech2 and Gaussian field modes are studied and compared. Divergences with previous works, where WKB was used, are found. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Inferior Non Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve: A Major Surgical Risk During Thyroidectomy
Defechereux, Thierry ULg; Albert, V.; Alexandre, j et al

in Acta Chirurgica Belgica (2000), 100(2, Mar-Apr), 62-7

It is now widely established that systematic intraoperative location and diligent dissection of the recurrent inferior laryngeal nerve during thyroidectomy are the keystones to assure its anatomic and ... [more ▼]

It is now widely established that systematic intraoperative location and diligent dissection of the recurrent inferior laryngeal nerve during thyroidectomy are the keystones to assure its anatomic and functional preservation. The possibility of abnormal routes, like a non-recurrent cervical course of the inferior laryngeal nerve is an additional major argument for its systematic identification to avoid surgical damage. In 2517 cervicotomies performed between 1992 and 1997 for at least right thyroid lobe excision or parathyroid glands exploration, 20 cases of non recurrent laryngeal nerve were identified (0.79%). The embryological nature of such a nervous anatomical variation results originally from a vascular disorder, named arteria lusoria in which the fourth right aortic arch is abnormally absorbed, being therefore unable to drag the right recurrent laryngeal nerve down when the heart descends and the neck elongates during embryonic development. The surgeon must be aware of the possibility of a non recurrent laryngeal nerve, which arises directly from the cervical vagus and therefore represents a severe potential pitfall during thyroidectomy. Given the absence of reliable clinical symptoms and signs or investigations indicating preoperatively the possibility of a non recurrent nerve, guidelines are given to prevent intraoperatively this major surgical risk. [less ▲]

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See detailTraitement des myélomes réfractaires par la Thalidomide
Sautois, Brieuc ULg; Scerbo, Franca; Beguin, Yves ULg et al

in Médecine et Hygiène (2000), 58

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See detailPhenotypic sex reversal of blue tilapia under constant and fluctuating thermal regimes, and its adaptive and evolutionary implications
Baras, E.; Prignon, Christian ULg; Gohoungo, G. et al

in Journal of Fish Biology (2000), 192

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See detailCharacterization of embryos derived from calf oocytes: kinetics of cleavage, cell allocation to inner cell mass, and trophectoderm and lipid metabolism.
Majerus, V.; Lequarré, Anne-Sophie ULg; Ferguson, E. M. et al

in Molecular Reproduction and Development (2000), 57(4), 346-52

Embryos derived from calf oocytes were compared with adult cow oocyte-derived embryos (1) by studying the kinetics of embryo development using time-lapse cinematography (2) by evaluating the ratio between ... [more ▼]

Embryos derived from calf oocytes were compared with adult cow oocyte-derived embryos (1) by studying the kinetics of embryo development using time-lapse cinematography (2) by evaluating the ratio between inner cell mass (ICM) and trophectoderm (TE) cells in blastocysts (3) by measuring the triglyceride content of the blastocysts. The rate of calf oocyte-derived embryos reaching the blastocyst stage was reduced (26 vs. 46% for adult derived embryos). Calf oocyte-derived embryos preferably arrested their development before the 9-cell stage. Those that developed into blastocysts had cleaved earlier to reach the 2-cell or 3-cell stages than embryos that arrested before the 9-cell stage. The 9-cell stage tended to appear later in calf oocyte-derived embryo that reached the blastocyst stage than in adult-derived embryos. This difference became significant at the morula stage. Accordingly, the fourth cell cycle duration was longer for calf oocyte-derived embryos. Day 8 blastocysts from both sources had similar total cell numbers (calf: 89 +/- 20; cow: 100 +/- 30) and cell distribution between TE and ICM. The triglyceride content of day 7 blastocysts was similar for both sources (64 +/- 15 vs. 65 +/- 6 ng/embryo, respectively). In conclusion, calf oocyte-derived embryos are characterized by a higher rate of developmental arrest before the 9-cell stage and by a longer lag phase preceding the major onset of embryonic genome expression. These changes might be related to insufficient "capacitation" of the calf oocyte during follicular growth. Despite these differences, modifications in the quality of the resulting blastocysts were not detected. [less ▲]

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See detailIAA-oxidase activity and auxin protectors in nonrooting, rac, mutant shoots of tobacco in vitro
Faivre-Rampant, Odile; Kevers, Claire ULg; Gaspar, Thomas ULg

in Plant Science (2000), 153(1), 73-80

The peroxidase and IAA-oxidase activities, the degree of auxin protection and the amount of soluble phenolics were determined in in vitro cultured shoots of a nonrooting mutant, inc, of tobacco compared ... [more ▼]

The peroxidase and IAA-oxidase activities, the degree of auxin protection and the amount of soluble phenolics were determined in in vitro cultured shoots of a nonrooting mutant, inc, of tobacco compared to its wild homologue. The mutant and wild shoots showed similar peroxidase variations along the growth cycle of 21 days, but with higher levels of activity for the I ac mutant. During this growth cycle, the minimum of peroxidase activity occurred at day 14 for both tobacco whole shoots. However. this minimum of activity did not occur at the same day in the basal part of the stem, where roots may appear, of the two types of tobacco. Both mutant and wild whole shoots showed about the same IAA-oxidase activity in the fractions resulting from a gel filtration of the crude extracts through a sephadex G-100 column but differed in the degree of auxin protection. The rac shoots exhibited a very high level of auxin protectors of low molecular weight, among which chlorogenic acid. They were also characterized by eight to nine times higher level of soluble phenolics. The relationships between these biochemical aspects in relation to the absence of root formation in the me mutant are discussed. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailCritical points and reaction paths characterization on a potential energy hypersurface
Ramquet, Marie-Noëlle; Dive, Georges ULg; Dehareng, Dominique ULg

in Journal of Chemical Physics (2000), 112(11), 4923-4934

Most of the time, the definitions of minima, saddle points or more generally order p (p=0,...,n) critical points, do not mention the possibility of having zero Hessian eigenvalues. This feature reflects ... [more ▼]

Most of the time, the definitions of minima, saddle points or more generally order p (p=0,...,n) critical points, do not mention the possibility of having zero Hessian eigenvalues. This feature reflects some flatness of the potential energy hypersurface in a special eigendirection which is not often taken into account. Thus, the definitions of critical points are revisited in a more general framework within this context. The concepts of bifurcation points, branching points, and valley ridge inflection points are investigated. New definitions based on the mathematical formulation of the reaction path are given and some of their properties are outlined. (C) 2000 American Institute of Physics. [S0021-9606(00)01110-7]. [less ▲]

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See detailMeasurements of the ground state ionization energy and wavelengths for the nl-nl' transitions of Ni XIX (n=4-15) and Ge XXIII (n=7-9)
Biémont, Emile ULg; Magunov, A. I.; Dyakin, V. M. et al

in Journal of Physics : B Atomic Molecular & Optical Physics (2000), 33

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See detailD'un symptome à l'autre ou le décours d'une parole difficile à dire et à entendre
Malchair, Alain ULg

in La parole de l'enfant (2000)

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See detailLa géométrie de la spatiocarte : corrections et validations, Spatiocartographie
Cornélis, Bernard; Billen, Roland ULg

in Bulletin de la Société Géographique de Liège (2000), (38(1)), 25-43

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See detailCore-polarization effects in Cu II
Biémont, Emile ULg; Pinnington, E. H.; Quinet, Pascal ULg et al

in Physica Scripta (2000), 61

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See detailEducation pour le troisième millénaire : mes craintes, mes espoirs ... pour l’Université
Merenne-Schoumaker, Bernadette ULg

in Education-Formation (2000), (259), 18-19

Courte réflexion sur les défis de l'Université en termes de formation au début du XXIe siécle

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See detailUse of sequential estimation of regressions and effects on regressions to solve large multitrait test-day models
Gengler, Nicolas ULg; Tijani, A.; Wiggans, G. R.

in Journal of Dairy Science (2000), 83(2), 3691-36918

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See detailA novel messenger ribonucleic acid homologous to human MAGE-D is strongly expressed in rat Sertoli cells and weakly in Leydig cells and is regulated by follitropin, lutropin, and prolactin.
Hennuy, Benoît ULg; Reiter, E.; Cornet, Anne ULg et al

in Endocrinology (2000), 141(10), 3821-31

We have cloned a novel complementary DNA whose expression was decreased in rat Sertoli cell cultures after treatment with FSH. This complementary DNA encodes a protein of 570 amino acids and shares 92 ... [more ▼]

We have cloned a novel complementary DNA whose expression was decreased in rat Sertoli cell cultures after treatment with FSH. This complementary DNA encodes a protein of 570 amino acids and shares 92% homology with the human MAGE-D protein. In contrast to other MAGE genes (A, B, or C), we have shown that MAGE-D expression was ubiquitous in healthy rat tissues. In the seminiferous tubules, the MAGE-D was expressed in Sertoli cells but not in germ cells as demonstrated by RT-PCR and in situ hybridization, whereas for the other MAGE genes, expression has been shown to be restricted to germ cells. Interestingly, MAGE-D was also detected for the first time in the female gonad by Northern blotting. In MLTC-1 cells (mouse Leydig tumor cell line-1), LH and PRL stimulated MAGE-D expression. Using hypophysectomized rats, it was confirmed that FSH decreased MAGE-D expression, whereas LH and PRL increased MAGE-D messenger RNA level in the whole testis most probably through a direct action on Leydig cells. As MAGE-D is present in both the seminiferous compartment and interstitium and hormonally regulated in each, it is possible that it has specific functions in each compartment during the development and the maintenance of the testis. [less ▲]

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See detailCattle neosporosis in Belgium : a case-control study in dairy and beef cattle
De Meerscham, F.; Focant, C.; Boreux, R. et al

in International Journal for Parasitology (2000)

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See detailCompte-rendu de : Kirsten Geißler, Die öffentliche Wasserversorgung im römischen Recht
Gerkens, Jean-François ULg

in Tijdschrift voor rechtsgeschiedenis (2000)

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See detailMechanics of the Respiratory System in Healthy Newborn Calves Using Impulse Oscillometry
Uystepruyst, Christophe; Reinhold, Petra; Coghe, Joost et al

in Research in Veterinary Science (2000), 68(1), 47-55

Arterial blood gases, acid-base balance and respiratory function tests using impulse oscillometry (IOS) were performed on 40 clinically healthy newborn calves during the first 24 hours of life to evaluate ... [more ▼]

Arterial blood gases, acid-base balance and respiratory function tests using impulse oscillometry (IOS) were performed on 40 clinically healthy newborn calves during the first 24 hours of life to evaluate their respiratory adaptation to extrauterine life. Gas exchange efficiency of the lung was significantly improved with time and was accompanied by the correction of the mixed acidosis observed at birth and by significant changes in respiratory mechanics. Major changes were detected within the first 6 hours. The significant decrease in resistance (R) and the increase in reactance (X) with time, demonstrate the improvement in respiratory mechanics of both upper and lower airways, and reflect the increase in lung volume, the improved lung tissue elasticity and/or distribution of the ventilation. Respiratory mechanical, arterial blood gases and acid-base balance data provided in this study describe a successful respiratory adaptation to extrauterine life in healthy newborn calves. [less ▲]

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See detailÀ propos des Tables des chansonniers romans : le projet “Intavulare"
Henrard, Nadine ULg

in Moyen Age (Le) (2000), CVI(1), 165-174

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See detailMri Guided Percutaneous Abdominal Biopsy in a Closed Magnet: Assessment in an Animal Study
Fanchamps, J. M.; Kos, X.; Snaps, Frédéric ULg et al

in JBR-BTR : Journal Belge de Radiologie - Belgisch Tijdschrift voor Radiologie (2000), 83(4), 149-52

MRI guided percutaneous abdominal biopsy was evaluated in an animal model, using a closed magnet and different types of needles. Thirty-six single pass biopsies were performed in 6 piglets with 6 types of ... [more ▼]

MRI guided percutaneous abdominal biopsy was evaluated in an animal model, using a closed magnet and different types of needles. Thirty-six single pass biopsies were performed in 6 piglets with 6 types of MR compatible needles. Virtual targets of a diameter of 2 cm were drawn on the images of the right and left lobe of the liver and the upper and lower poles of both kidneys. FMPSPGR sequences were applied during an apnea of 19 to 23 seconds in axial, sagittal, coronal or axial oblique planes using a closed 1.0 T magnet and the body coil. Piglets were autopsied 1 hour after the procedure. Mean duration of the procedure was 16.9 (11-37) minutes; mean number of acquisitions per procedure was 5.9 (3-12); mean number of redirections of the needle was 0.6 (0-4). Pathological samples from the liver and kidneys of good quality were obtained in 22/36 (72.2%) cases. A subcapsular hematoma was observed in 18/24 (75.0%) cases of renal biopsies and in 1/12 (8.3%) of hepatic biopsies. No statistically significant correlation could be established between duration of the procedure and site of biopsy and between the type of biopsy needle and complication (p = 0.18 to 0.85). In conclusion, MRI guided percutaneous needle biopsy in the abdomen is a reliable technique in piglets using a closed magnet. [less ▲]

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See detailCharacterization of the Behaviour of a Simple Aeroservoelastic System with Control Nonlinearities
Dimitriadis, Grigorios ULg; Cooper, Jonathan E

in Journal of Fluids & Structures (2000), 14(8), 1173-1193

The characterization of the behaviour of nonlinear aeroelastic systems has become a very important research topic in the Aerospace Industry. However, most work carried to-date has concentrated upon ... [more ▼]

The characterization of the behaviour of nonlinear aeroelastic systems has become a very important research topic in the Aerospace Industry. However, most work carried to-date has concentrated upon systems containing structural or aerodynamic nonlinearities. The purpose of this paper is to study the stability of a simple aeroservoelastic system with nonlinearities in the control system and power control unit. The work considers both structural and control law nonlinearities and assesses the stability of the system response using bifurcation diagrams. It is shown that simple feedback systems designed to increase the stability of the linearized system also stabilize the nonlinear system, although their effects can be less pronounced. Additionally, a nonlinear control law designed to limit the control surface pitch response was found to increase the flutter speed considerably by forcing the system to undergo limit cycle oscillations instead of fluttering. Finally, friction was found to affect the damping of the system but not its stability, as long as the amplitude of the frictional force is low enough not to cause stoppages in the motion. [less ▲]

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See detailMission du team belge au Kosovo: science et justice à la rencontre du drame humain. Premiers résultats
BEAUTHIER, Jean-Pol; Boxho, Philippe ULg; CREVECOEUR, Jean-Marie et al

in Revue de Biométrie humaine et d'Anthropologie (2000)

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See detailEpidemiologische bewaking van boviene spongiforme encefalopathie in Belgïe: Jaaroverzicht voor 1998
Saegerman, Claude ULg; Dechamps, P.; Vanopdenbosch, E. et al

in Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift (2000), 69

In 1998 werden 6 runderen tussen de 54 en 71 maanden ouderdom, afkomstig van de provincies West-Vlaanderen (3 gevallen), Oost-Vlaanderen (2 gevallen) en Luik (1 geval), gediagnostiseerd als gevallen van ... [more ▼]

In 1998 werden 6 runderen tussen de 54 en 71 maanden ouderdom, afkomstig van de provincies West-Vlaanderen (3 gevallen), Oost-Vlaanderen (2 gevallen) en Luik (1 geval), gediagnostiseerd als gevallen van boviene spongiforme encephalopathie (BSE). De hypotheses betreffende de oorsprong van de infectie op zijn de volgende : het optreden van sporadische gevallen zonder duidelijk definieerbare oorzaak; de mogelijke kruiscontaminatie tussen voeder voor monogastrische dieren met daarin dierlijk meel en voeder voor herkauwers waarin geen dierlijk meel is verwerkt en dit tijdens het fabricatieproces, de stockage, het transport of de distributie; het gebruik van dierlijk beendermeel in het voeder voor runderen geproduceerd voor de ban (van kracht vanaf 27/7/1994). Algemeen kan men dus stellen dat in België de aanwezigheid van gecontamineerd diermeel als risicofactor voor BSE niet kan worden uitgesloten. De oorsprong van deze diermelen kon nog niet gedetermineerd worden. [less ▲]

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See detailL'impact de l'introduction des contrats d'options sur la Bourse de Bruxelles
Corhay, Albert ULg; Tourani-Rad, Alireza

in Cahiers Economiques de Bruxelles (2000), (166), 109-130

L'objectif de cette étude est de déterminer l'impact de la création et de l'émission de contrats d'options sur les caractéristiques des actions de la Bourse de Bruxelles. Deux types d'analyse, l'analyse ... [more ▼]

L'objectif de cette étude est de déterminer l'impact de la création et de l'émission de contrats d'options sur les caractéristiques des actions de la Bourse de Bruxelles. Deux types d'analyse, l'analyse événementielle et l'analyse économétrique des séries chronologiques individuelles utilisant notamment un modèle GARCH, sont utilisés. Tous deux aboutissent à la même conclusion. Les résultats montrent qu'il n'existe pas de tendance générale commune à l'ensemble des titres pour ce qui concerne leur rendement et leur volatilité et que très peu de coefficients mesurant l'impact sur ces derniers sont statistiquement significatifs. Seul le volume de transaction des titres apparaît être affecté positivement par l'émission de contrats d'option. [less ▲]

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See detailSeasonal changes of pCO(2) over a subantarctic Macrocystis kelp bed
Delille, Bruno ULg; Delille, D.; Fiala, M. et al

in Polar Biology (2000), 23(10), 706-716

The partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO(2)), calculated from pH and total alkalinity measurements. was monitored together with chlorophyll a and bacterioplankton biomass in shallow coastal water ... [more ▼]

The partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO(2)), calculated from pH and total alkalinity measurements. was monitored together with chlorophyll a and bacterioplankton biomass in shallow coastal water located inside and outside a giant kelp bed (Macrocystis pyrifera) situated in the Kerguelen Archipelago, Southern Ocean. In spite of large changes over a short time-scale pCO(2) variations over the year are large and exhibit a seasonal pattern in which the different stages of the annual biological turnover are well marked. The overall pattern of pCO(2) variations is related to biological activity (development of both photosynthesis and respiration) during almost the whole year. However, physical and thermodynamical constraints exert a strong influence on pCO(2) at meso time-scale (10 days) and/or when biological activity is weak. Macrocystis acts to maintain pCO(2) below saturation almost the whole year and large undersaturations (pCO(2) as low as 20 mu atm) were observed within the kelp bed. Furthermore, primary production of Macrocystis covers a period of 8 similar to 9 months a year from winter to late summer and the kelp bed seems to favour the spring phytoplanktonic bloom. The buffer factor beta indicates that, outside the kelp bed, inorganic carbon dynamics are mainly influenced by air-sea exchange and photosynthesis without calcification. Inside the kelp bed. beta suggests calcification by the epiphytic community. [less ▲]

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See detailEnzyme-Histochemical Detection of a Chymase-Like Proteinase within Bovine Mucosal and Connective Tissue Mast Cells
Jolly, Sandra ULg; Detilleux, Johann ULg; Coignoul, Freddy ULg et al

in Journal of Comparative Pathology (2000), 122(Feb-Apr), 155-162

The presence of chymase-like proteinase in bovine mast cells was investigated by an enzyme-histochemical technique (naphthol-AS-D-chloroacetate as substrate) in normal skin, primary bronchus, lung and ... [more ▼]

The presence of chymase-like proteinase in bovine mast cells was investigated by an enzyme-histochemical technique (naphthol-AS-D-chloroacetate as substrate) in normal skin, primary bronchus, lung and duodenum. The counts and distribution of chymase-positive and toluidine blue-positive mast cells were compared by means of successive staining. Mast cells with chymase-like activity were detected in all areas, but their proportion was greater in connective than mucosal tissues, with the exception of the skin. These results contrast with those obtained in rodents, in which chymase-like proteinases are detected in all tissues and also in all mast cells. Bovine mast cells are closer to those of human beings, in which chymase-containing mast cells predominate in connective tissues, including skin. The results suggest that more than one chymase subset is present, at least in duodenum. The possible occurrence of dual-specific chymase mast cells, as in other ruminants, is discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailEfficacy and tolerability of a monophasic oral contraceptive containing ethinylestradiol and drospirenone.
Huber, J.; Foidart, Jean-Michel ULg; Wuttke, W. et al

in European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care (2000), 5(1), 25-34

To assess the contraceptive reliability, cycle control and tolerability of a new monophasic oral contraceptive containing 30 g ethinylestradiol plus 3 mg drospirenone (Yasmin, Schering AG, Berlin, Germany ... [more ▼]

To assess the contraceptive reliability, cycle control and tolerability of a new monophasic oral contraceptive containing 30 g ethinylestradiol plus 3 mg drospirenone (Yasmin, Schering AG, Berlin, Germany), it was compared with an established oral contraceptive containing 30 g ethinylestradiol plus 150 g desogestrel (Marvelon, NV Organon, Oss, The Netherlands). METHODS: A randomized, open-label, 13-cycle study was performed at 80 European centers. Contraceptive reliability, cycle control, blood pressure, body weight, the incidence of adverse events and skin condition were assessed during 13 cycles of oral contraceptive use, and at follow-up. Subjects recorded body weight on three consecutive days pretreatment and weekly thereafter. RESULTS: Of 2069 women who started the study and received the trial preparations in a ratio of 4:1 (ethinylestradiol/drospirenone, n = 1657; ethinylestradiol/desogestrel, n = 412), 1615 completed the 13 cycles plus follow-up, providing data for over 23,000 evaluable cycles. Eleven pregnancies occurred during treatment, only one of which (in the ethinylestradiol/drospirenone group) could not be ascribed to user failure or interaction with other factors. Both preparations provided effective contraception and cycle control. Pre-existing acne and seborrhea were improved and blood pressure was essentially unchanged. The two treatments differed in their effect on body weight, the difference being statistically significant. In the ethinylestradiol/drospirenone group, there was a distinct decrease over the whole treatment phase, while a subtle and less distinct decrease was documented in the ethinylestradiol/desogestrel group. CONCLUSIONS: The combination of 30 g ethinylestradiol/3 mg drospirenone provides effective oral contraception, excellent cycle control, good tolerability and a level of weight loss that may have a significant beneficial effect on compliance in women with a tendency to weight gain due to water retention. [less ▲]

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See detailEndocardite végétante dans l’espèce équine : revue de littérature à partir de 2 cas cliniques
Amory, Hélène ULg; Christmann, U.; Cassart, Dominique ULg et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (2000), 144

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See detailÀ la recherche du Candide liégeois
Droixhe, Daniel ULg

in Australian Journal of French Studies (2000), 37(2), 127-164

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See detailIdentification and characterization of a protozoan uncoupling protein in Acanthamoeba castellanii.
Jarmuszkiwicz, W.; Milani, G.; Fortes, F. et al

in FEBS Letters (2000), 467

An uncoupling protein (UCP) was identified in mitochondria from Candida parapsilosis (CpUCP), a non-fermentative parasitic yeast. CpUCP was immunodetected using polyclonal antibodies raised against plant ... [more ▼]

An uncoupling protein (UCP) was identified in mitochondria from Candida parapsilosis (CpUCP), a non-fermentative parasitic yeast. CpUCP was immunodetected using polyclonal antibodies raised against plant UCP. Activity of CpUCP, investigated in mitochondria depleted of free fatty acids, was stimulated by linoleic acid (LA) and inhibited by GTP. Activity of CpUCP enhanced state 4 respiration by decreasing DeltaPsi and lowered the ADP/O ratio. Thus, it was able to divert energy from oxidative phosphorylation. The voltage dependence of electron flux indicated that LA had a pure protonophoretic effect. The discovery of CpUCP proves that UCP-like proteins occur in the four eukaryotic kingdoms: animals, plants, fungi and protists. [less ▲]

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See detailL'etude clinique du mois. L'etude HOPE, un essai clinique bicephale aux resultats contrastes.
Scheen, André ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2000), 55(2), 121-4

The results of the HOPE ("Heart Outcomes Prevention Evaluation") study, recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine, demonstrated a highly significant cardiovascular protection by an ... [more ▼]

The results of the HOPE ("Heart Outcomes Prevention Evaluation") study, recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine, demonstrated a highly significant cardiovascular protection by an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor, ramipril at a dose of 10 mg/day, after a mean follow-up of 4.5 years, but not of vitamin E supplements at a dose of 400 UI/day in high-risk patients (> 55 years old) who had evidence of vascular disease (secondary prevention) or combined diabetes mellitus and another cardiovascular risk factor (primary prevention). [less ▲]

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See detailPathophysiology of a fall in arterial oxygen saturation during sputum induction.
Cataldo, Didier ULg

in CHEST (2000), 117(6), 1818-9

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See detailDiscovery en de WHPC (case note : Commercial Court of Termonde - 3 January 2000
Wautelet, Patrick ULg

in Revue de Droit Commercial Belge [= RDC] = Tijdschrift voor Belgisch Handelsrecht [=TBH] (2000)

In this short comment on a decision issued by the Commercial Court of Termonde, I offer some thoughts on the possibility for a business established in Belgium to seek protection in Belgium against ... [more ▼]

In this short comment on a decision issued by the Commercial Court of Termonde, I offer some thoughts on the possibility for a business established in Belgium to seek protection in Belgium against discovery proceedings in which it is involved before a court in the US. In the case commented, the court refused the relief sought mainly because it found that enjoining the defendant would constitute undue influence in the proceedings pending in the US. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of water extract of Moringa oleifera seeds on the hydrolytic microbial species diversity of a UASB reactor treating domestic wastewater.
Kalogo, Y.; Rosillon, Françis ULg; Hammes, F. et al

in Letters in Applied Microbiology (2000), 31(3), 259-264

The effect of a continuous supply of a water extract of Moringa oleifera seeds (WEMOS) on the hydrolytic microbial population of biomass grown in mesophilic upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reactors ... [more ▼]

The effect of a continuous supply of a water extract of Moringa oleifera seeds (WEMOS) on the hydrolytic microbial population of biomass grown in mesophilic upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reactors treating domestic wastewater was investigated. The WEMOS-treated sludge had seemingly a wider diversity, with enterobacter and klebsiella as dominant hydrolytic bacteria, compared with the control sludge. Additional tests indicated that various hydrolytic bacteria could degrade WEMOS. It appeared that a continuous supply of WEMOS to an anaerobic digester, treating domestic wastewater, increased the diversity of hydrolytic bacteria and therefore enhanced the biological start-up of the reactor. [less ▲]

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See detailLe rôle des voies ferrées dans la mise en place des reptiles en Belgique et dans quelques terroitoires adjacents (Nord et Nord-Est de la France, Grand-Duché de Luxembourg)
Graitson, Eric ULg; Hussin, José; Parent, Georges Henri

in Naturalistes Belges (Les) (2000), 81(4), 376-395

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See detailHormonal control of proliferation in meristematic agglomerates of Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehn
Arezki, Ouoimare; Boxus, Philippe; Kevers, Claire ULg et al

in In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology-Plant (2000), 36(5), 398-401

Eucalyptus camaldulensis can he micropropagated through so-called meristematic agglomerates (MAs). MAs (4-6 mm diameter) are dense shoot clusters initiated by the Outgrowth of numerous successive buds ... [more ▼]

Eucalyptus camaldulensis can he micropropagated through so-called meristematic agglomerates (MAs). MAs (4-6 mm diameter) are dense shoot clusters initiated by the Outgrowth of numerous successive buds. Their reddish nature is associated with an increase ill their endogenous cytokinin level during the exponential phase of growth. A simultaneous decrease in the auxin level favors a high cytokinin/auxin ratio. A low level of polyamines occurs at the time of the lowest level of auxins. Slow hormone release by activated charcoal plays a role in this very prolific organogenesis. [less ▲]

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See detailL'hypnosedation, un nouveau mode d'anesthesie pour la chirurgie endocrinienne cervicale. Etude prospective randomisee.
Defechereux, Thierry ULg; Degauque, C.; Fumal, I. et al

in Annales de Chirurgie (2000), 125(6), 539-46

Retrospective studies have confirmed the feasibility and safety of thyroid and parathyroid procedures performed under hypnoanesthesia (hypnosis, local anesthesia and minimal conscious sedation) as sole ... [more ▼]

Retrospective studies have confirmed the feasibility and safety of thyroid and parathyroid procedures performed under hypnoanesthesia (hypnosis, local anesthesia and minimal conscious sedation) as sole method of anesthesia. This very effective technique seems to provide physiological, psychological and economic benefits for the patient. STUDY AIM: To assess, by means of a prospective randomized study, the advantages of hypnosedation as an alternative to general anesthesia in terms of clinical and laboratory parameters. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty patients operated under hypnoanesthesia were compared to 20 patients operated under conventional anesthesia. The two groups were compared in terms of inflammatory, neuroendocrine, hemodynamic and immunologic parameters and postoperative course (pain, fatigue, muscle strength and stress). RESULTS: No clinical or demographic differences were observed between the two groups. Operative times, bleeding, weight of specimens, and surgical comfort were similar. Significant differences in terms of inflammatory response and hemodynamic parameters were observed in favor of hypnoanesthesia. Neuroendocrine and immunological parameters were similar. Patients of the hypnoanesthesia group had significantly less postoperative pain. Postoperative fatigue syndrome and convalescence were significantly improved in these patients. CONCLUSION: This study confirms that, in our hands, hypnosedation presents real advantages over general anesthesia, in patients undergoing thyroid surgery. [less ▲]

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See detailMorphological comparison of the buccal apparatus in two bivalve commensal Teleostei : Encheliophis dubius and Onuxodon fowleri (Carapidae, Ophidiiformes)
Parmentier, Eric ULg; Castro-Aguirre, J. L.; Vandewalle, Pierre ULg

in Zoomorphology (2000), 120

Onuxodon fowleri and Encheliophis dubius are two Carapidae species that live in bivalve hosts and, their diet is made of the same type of prey. The aim of this study is to compare their cephalic ... [more ▼]

Onuxodon fowleri and Encheliophis dubius are two Carapidae species that live in bivalve hosts and, their diet is made of the same type of prey. The aim of this study is to compare their cephalic morphology to see whether 1) the head anatomy of both species is related to the constraints of their way of life, and 2) there are difference between these species and commensal carapids that shelter in other invertebrates. The components of their skeletons and muscles are similar, but differ in size and are arranged differently. In O. fowleri, the buccal cavity is smaller than in E. dubius, the jaws (bearing very large anterior teeth) are larger, the quadrato-mandibular joint lies further to the rear, the fibres of muscle bundles A3a, A2a and A2b are more vertical and insert higher on the neurocranium. The buccal system of O. fowleri appears better suited for ingesting food by biting and grasping. That of E. dubius seems better adapted to a feeding mechanism where sucking would have a more important role. The E. dubius head morphology is more similar to the cephalic anatomy of non-bivalve commensal species than to O. fowleri features. Diet constraints may have greater influence than the different host constraints on the head construction. A simulated backward rotation of the posterior part of the E. dubius suspensorium around the posterior joint between the hyomandibular and the neurocranium brings the jaws and the cheeks to coincide with those of O. fowleri. This model could be indicative of how structure modifications and their influences on annex pieces could in part have a role in the biodiversity. [less ▲]

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See detailQuelles stratégies pour favoriser le retour au travail du patient lombalgique ? Enseignement des expériences étrangères
Mairiaux, Philippe ULg

in Médecine du Travail & Ergonomie= Arbeidsgezondheidszorg & Ergonomie (2000), 37(1), 5-12

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See detailSubungual abscess: a new ungual side-effect related to docetaxel therapy
Vanhooteghem, Olivier ULg; Richert, Bertrand ULg; Vindevoghel, A. et al

in British Journal of Dermatology (2000), 143(2), 462-464

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See detailIdentification et caractérisation partielle d'un gène de Fasciola hepatica d'intérêt diagnostique
Bossaert, K.; Martin-Alonzo, J. M.; Ruiz de Eguino, A. D. et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (2000), 144

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See detailActivity and functional interaction of alternative oxidase and uncoupling protein in mitochondria from tomato fruit.
Sluse, Francis ULg; Jarmuszkiewicz, W.

in Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research = Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Medicas e Biologicas (2000), 33

Cyanide-resistant alternative oxidase (AOX) is not limited to plant mitochondria and is widespread among several types of protists. The uncoupling protein (UCP) is much more widespread than previously ... [more ▼]

Cyanide-resistant alternative oxidase (AOX) is not limited to plant mitochondria and is widespread among several types of protists. The uncoupling protein (UCP) is much more widespread than previously believed, not only in tissues of higher animals but also in plants and in an amoeboid protozoan. The redox energy-dissipating pathway (AOX) and the proton electrochemical gradient energy-dissipating pathway (UCP) lead to the same final effect, i.e., a decrease in ATP synthesis and an increase in heat production. Studies with green tomato fruit mitochondria show that both proteins are present simultaneously in the membrane. This raises the question of a specific physiological role for each energy-dissipating system and of a possible functional connection between them (shared regulation). Linoleic acid, an abundant free fatty acid in plants which activates UCP, strongly inhibits cyanide-resistant respiration mediated by AOX. Moreover, studies of the evolution of AOX and UCP protein expression and of their activities during post-harvest ripening of tomato fruit show that AOX and plant UCP work sequentially: AOX activity decreases in early post-growing stages and UCP activity is decreased in late ripening stages. Electron partitioning between the alternative oxidase and the cytochrome pathway as well as H+ gradient partitioning between ATP synthase and UCP can be evaluated by the ADP/O method. This method facilitates description of the kinetics of energy-dissipating pathways and of ATP synthase when state 3 respiration is decreased by limitation of oxidizable substrate. [less ▲]

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See detailLe paradoxe du passage a l'acte: l'agressivité n'est pas la violence
Dozot, Jean-Paul; Triffaux, Jean-Marc ULg; Wauthy, Jacques ULg et al

in Revue des Hôpitaux de Jour Psychiatriques et des Thérapies Institutionnelles (2000), 2

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See detailAnalysis of foodborne disease in Belgium in 1997.
Van Loock, F.; Ducoffre, G.; Dumont, J.-M. et al

in Acta Clinica Belgica (2000), 55

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See detailQue pense l’élève de la leçon qu’il vient de vivre ?
Piéron, Maurice ULg; Delfosse, Catherine; Ledent, Maryse et al

in Revue de l'Education Physique (2000), 40(3), 119-129

S'intéresser aux avis des acteurs de la relation pédagogique sur ce qu'ils vivent en classe représente une démarche particulièrement utile pour mieux apprécier la signification des comportements qu'ils ... [more ▼]

S'intéresser aux avis des acteurs de la relation pédagogique sur ce qu'ils vivent en classe représente une démarche particulièrement utile pour mieux apprécier la signification des comportements qu'ils ont adoptés. Il est clair qu'à l'issue d'une leçon d'éducation physique, il est hautement souhaitable que les élèves éprouvent autant de satisfaction que possible. Une estimation globale de satisfaction doit être complétée de perceptions plus spécifiques relatives à l'intensité de la leçon, aux sentiments de compétence en relation avec ce qui fut réalisé, aux corrections reçues, au progrès réalisé, au sentiment de s'être donné à fond, de s'être amusé et d'avoir prêté attention aux interventions de l'enseignant. [less ▲]

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See detailLa réforme grégorienne et les tentatives de réforme du calendrier grégorien
Biémont, Emile ULg

in Bulletin de liaison du Département d'Etudes grecques, latines et Orientales de l'Université de Louvain (2000), 11

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See detailMuḥibb al-dīn al-Ṭabarī (ob. 694/1295). Un auteur mésestimé ?
Bauden, Frédéric ULg

in Annales Islamologiques (2000), XXXIV

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See detailSimultaneous measurements of thermal diffusivity, thermal conductivity and thermopower with application to copper and ceramic superconductors
Bougrine, Hassan ULg; Geys, J. F.; Dorbolo, Stéphane ULg et al

in European Physical Journal B -- Condensed Matter (2000), 13(3), 437-443

A home made experimental set-up allows us to measure the thermal conductivity, the thermopower and the thermal diffusivity simultaneously in the temperature range (20-300 K). Therefore the specific heat ... [more ▼]

A home made experimental set-up allows us to measure the thermal conductivity, the thermopower and the thermal diffusivity simultaneously in the temperature range (20-300 K). Therefore the specific heat can be deduced. The role of a radiation shield is shown to be relevant. Tests of the system are made on a 99.9% pure Cu sample and two polycrystalline cuprate ceramics for illustration. Without any complicated optimisation, the technique indicates much promise already due to its efficiency and rapidity. [less ▲]

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See detailMujinga ou la soumission inconsciente à l’idéologie régnante
Vanhaegendoren, Koen ULg

in Congo-Meuse. Revue des lettres belges et congolaises de langue française (2000), 4-5

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See detailThe relationships between episodic memory, working memory, and executive functions: The contribution of the prefrontal cortex
Van der Linden, Martial ULg; Meulemans, Thierry ULg; Marczewski, Philippe et al

in Psychologica Belgica (2000), 40(4), 275-297

Discusses the neurophysiological functions of the prefrontal cortex related to memory processes. Functional brain imaging studies have revealed that distinct regions of the prefrontal cortex are engaged ... [more ▼]

Discusses the neurophysiological functions of the prefrontal cortex related to memory processes. Functional brain imaging studies have revealed that distinct regions of the prefrontal cortex are engaged in episodic memory operations, with some regions apparently part of multiple networks subserving different memory abilities. The prefrontal cortex is also involved in shifting processes. Working memory processes within the dorsolateral and ventrolateral frontal cortex are organized according to the type of processing required rather than the nature of the information being processed. The binding of contextual information, both incidentally and intentionally, is the most crucial process involved in episodic memory. Inhibition control involves not only bilateral prefrontal areas, but also posterior regions and subcortical structures, but the specific role of the cerebral areas is not clear at present. [less ▲]

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See detailCharacteristics of the iron moment in Dy-Fe and Dy-FeCo amorphous alloys studied by X-ray magnetic circular dichroism
Fleury-Frenette, Karl ULg; Dhesi, S. S.; van der Laan, G. et al

in Journal of Magnetism & Magnetic Materials (2000), 220(1), 45-51

The local magnetic moment of Fe in Dy-Fe and Dy-FeCo amorphous alloys has been studied using X-ray absorption spectroscopy and X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD). The Fe orbital and spin magnetic ... [more ▼]

The local magnetic moment of Fe in Dy-Fe and Dy-FeCo amorphous alloys has been studied using X-ray absorption spectroscopy and X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD). The Fe orbital and spin magnetic moments have been obtained for a range of alloy compositions by applying the sum rules to the XMCD spectra. The room temperature variations of the average components of the Fe moments as a function of Dy concentration and with the substitution of Fe by Co have been determined. A sharp reversal of the total magnetic moment was found at 28 +/- 1 at% Dy for both alloys. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailAn automata-theoretic approach to branching-time model checking
Kupferman, Orna; Vardi, Moshe Y; Wolper, Pierre ULg

in Journal of the ACM (2000), 47(2), 312-360

Translating linear temporal logic formulas to automata has proven to be an effective approach for implementing linear-time model-checking, and for obtaining many extensions and improvements to this ... [more ▼]

Translating linear temporal logic formulas to automata has proven to be an effective approach for implementing linear-time model-checking, and for obtaining many extensions and improvements to this verification method. On the other hand, for branching temporal logic, automate-theoretic techniques have long been thought to introduce an exponential penalty, making them essentially useless for model-checking. Recently, Bernholtz and Grumberg [1993] have shown that this exponential penalty can be avoided, though they did not match the linear complexity of non-automata-theoretic algorithms. In this paper, we show that alternating tree automata are the key to a comprehensive automata-theoretic framework for branching temporal logics. Not only can they be used to obtain optimal decision procedures, as was shown by Muller ct al., but, as we show here, they also make it possible to derive optimal model-checking algorithms. Moreover, the simple combinatorial structure that emerges from the automata-theoretic approach opens up new possibilities for the implementation of branching-time model checking, and has enabled us to derive improved space complexity bounds for this long-standing problem. [less ▲]

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See detailLe virus de la varicelle et du zona dans le système nerveux : retraite silencieuse ou guérilla permanente ?
Rentier, Bernard ULg; Sadzot-Delvaux, Catherine ULg

in Virologie (2000), 4(3), 207-216

Varicella-zoster virus is a Herpesvirus responsible for three distinct clinical features : chicken pox (varicella), shingles (herpes zoster) and post-zosterian pain (post-herpetic neuralgia). Neurological ... [more ▼]

Varicella-zoster virus is a Herpesvirus responsible for three distinct clinical features : chicken pox (varicella), shingles (herpes zoster) and post-zosterian pain (post-herpetic neuralgia). Neurological aspects of these diseases such as complications of chicken pox, viral latency in sensory gan-glia and reactivation as shingles with concurrent and at times subsequent prolonged pain, are the sequels of the invasion of the peripheral nervous system during primary infection. Prevention is achieved by vaccination with a live attenuated virus strain and therapy calls for specific antiviral agents. In many respects, VZV behaves differently from close relatives. In particular, viral latency in the nervous system is quite different from that of other Herpesviri-dae. The recent discovery of the expression and accumulation of some viral regulatory proteins during latency, although VZV latency had always been considered silent, as well as the demonstration that these proteins are immu-nogenic are opening new avenues to investigate the mechanisms of VZV latency and the immune control of VZV reactivation. [less ▲]

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See detailRole of Substance P and Tachykinin Receptor Antagonists in Citric Acid-Induced Cough in Pigs
Moreaux, B.; Nemmar, A.; Vincke, G. et al

in European Journal of Pharmacology (2000), 408(3), 305-312

The purpose of this work was to investigate the role of tachykinins in cough induced by citric acid (0.8 M) in pigs. With this object, we have studied the effect of citric acid on substance P content in ... [more ▼]

The purpose of this work was to investigate the role of tachykinins in cough induced by citric acid (0.8 M) in pigs. With this object, we have studied the effect of citric acid on substance P content in the tracheo-bronchial tree and the effects of substance P and of tachykinin receptor antagonists on citric acid-induced cough. Citric acid exposure significantly increased substance P concentration in both broncho-alveolar and tracheal lavage fluids, while it decreased significantly the substance P content in tracheal mucosa. Substance P did not elicit cough, but significantly potentiated the citric acid-induced cough frequency. Tachykinin NK(1), NK(2) or NK(3) receptor antagonists, SR 140333 (nolpitantium), SR 48968 (saredutant) and SR 142801 (osanetant), respectively, significantly inhibited citric acid-induced cough. The same inhibitory effect of tachykinin receptor antagonists was observed, when substance P was nebulised before citric acid challenge. We conclude that citric acid induces in pigs a release of substance P in the tracheo-bronchial tree, which plays a sensitising role on the cough reflex. The involvement of tachykinin NK(1), NK(2), NK(3) receptors are also demonstrated in this reflex. [less ▲]

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See detail“E andè drétt u n s va invéll”: Percorsi di Raffaello Baldini
Benzoni, Pietro ULg

in Studi novecenteschi (2000), XXVII(59), 7-57

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See detailChemical profiles of Amblystegium riparium, Fontinalis antipyretica and Rhynchostegium riparioides in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg
Vanderpoorten, Alain ULg; Ector, L.; Hoffmann, L.

in Nova Hedwigia (2000), 71(1-2), 209-221

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See detailLa compréhension des opérations additives et soustractives au travers de la résolution de problèmes arithmétiques : présentation des axes directeurs d'une thèse de doctorat en cours de préparation
Fagnant, Annick ULg

in Cahiers du Service de Pédagogie Expérimentale (SPE) (2000), (3-4), 117-132

Cette recherche fait l'objet d'une thèse de doctorat, présentée par l'auteur du présent article dans le cadre d'un mandat d'aspirant au F.N.R.S. Le projet est encadré par une comité de thèse constitué de ... [more ▼]

Cette recherche fait l'objet d'une thèse de doctorat, présentée par l'auteur du présent article dans le cadre d'un mandat d'aspirant au F.N.R.S. Le projet est encadré par une comité de thèse constitué de Marcel Crahay (directeur de thèse, ULg), de Jacqueline Beckers (ULg) et de Lieven Verschaffel (KUL). A l'heure actuelle, l'état d'avancement des travaux ne permet pas encore de présenter les résultats des investigations. Le présent article vise à donner un aperçu des différents axes sur lesquels porte l'étude. [less ▲]

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See detailSimulated And Measured Coefficients Of Variation For The Spray Distribution Under A Static Spray Boom
Debouche, Charles ULg; Huyghebaert, B.; Mostade, O.

in Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research (2000), 76(4), 381-388

The spray pattern characteristics of a number of different series of flat fan nozzles were investigated in two ways. The first method was to measure the distribution by means of a classic patternator with ... [more ▼]

The spray pattern characteristics of a number of different series of flat fan nozzles were investigated in two ways. The first method was to measure the distribution by means of a classic patternator with collecting cylinders. The second method consisted of numerical simulation of the distribution, by combining the real distributions of a number of nozzles. The real distribution was measured on a classic patternator for each nozzle separately. The numerical simulation is computerized and automated. This system allows both time and labour gains, and permits multiple trials with the same series of nozzles. Numerical simulation results are compared with spray distributions obtained on the patternator. The sprayed volumes of liquid were found to be significantly different from the simulated ones (level of significance 95%). However, the coefficient of variation characterizing the homogeneity of the spread volumes can be calculated using simulated volumes. This can be done once an empirical linear relation is established between the coefficients of variation obtained from simulated volumes and the ones obtained from measured volumes. [less ▲]

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See detailComment évaluer le raisonnement géométrique ?
Jehin, Monique ULg; Chenu, Florent ULg

in Cahiers du Service de Pédagogie Expérimentale (SPE) (2000), (3-4), 67-85

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See detailFeed restriction in young bulls alters the onset of puberty in relationship with plasma insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) and IGF-binding proteins.
Renaville, Robert ULg; Van Eenaeme, Christian ULg; Breier, B. H. et al

in Domestic Animal Endocrinology (2000), 18(2), 165-76

The objectives of this study were to evaluate the effect of feed restriction and re-alimentation on the onset of puberty and IGF status in peripubertal male calves and to compare the radioimmunoassay (RIA ... [more ▼]

The objectives of this study were to evaluate the effect of feed restriction and re-alimentation on the onset of puberty and IGF status in peripubertal male calves and to compare the radioimmunoassay (RIA) and western ligand blotting (WLB) methods for bovine IGFBP-2. Twelve prepubertal 290 d-old Belgian Blue bulls (mean weight: +/- 290 kg) were randomly assigned in three groups: a control group (NG; n = 4) receiving a classic fattening diet to induce "normal" growth (1.48 kg/d), a feed restricted group (RG; n = 4) to obtain reduced growth (0.50 kg/d) and, a severely restricted group (SG; n = 4) to nearly stop growth (0.08 kg/d). The feed restriction period was maintained over a period of 114 d. After the period of differential feeding, all animals received the control feed regime over a period of 100 d. Blood samples were collected at fortnightly intervals. Circulating IGF-I was measured by RIA whereas plasma IGFBPs was evaluated by WLB; IGFBP-2 was additionally quantified by RIA procedure. At the beginning of the trial, IGF-I levels were low (<100 ng/ml) and similar in the three groups in accordance with prepubertal status. In the NG group, a progressive rise in IGF-I was observed from Day 42 to Day 142 whereas in the RG and SG groups, IGF-I levels did not change until the experimental restriction period ended. The delay of the rise in plasma IGF-I was longer for the SG group, IGF-I remained low until 2 wk after the end of the period of restricted feeding. Surprisingly, although differences were detected for IGF-I levels between the three groups, the IGFBP-2 and -3 data, evaluated by WLB could only discriminate between NG and SG group and not between NG and RG. However, by using a RIA method, an IGFBP-2 decrease was observed in the NG group coincident with increasing IGF-I levels. For both RG and SG groups, IGFBP-2 levels remained high throughout the feed restriction period whereas plasma IGFBP-2 levels declined upon feeding in both groups. During this feed restriction period, IGFBP-2 was significantly lower in NG than in RG or SG groups. Moreover, SG group animals had higher levels in plasma IGFBP-2 than RG animals. In conclusion, puberty is characterized by developmental changes in plasma IGF-I and IGFBPs that were altered by feed restriction. Moreover, RIA evaluation of plasma IGFBP-2 is able to better reflect group differences than WLB. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect Of Barley Fibres And Barley Intake On The Ileal Endogenous Nitrogen Losses In Piglets
Leterme, Pascal; Souffrant, Wb.; Thewis, André ULg

in Journal of Cereal Science (2000), 31(3), 229-239

Ileal endogenous N losses (ENL) were measured, using the 15N isotope dilution technique, in piglets (17 kg) fed different barley genotypes (naked, spring, winter with low/high beta-glucan content) or ... [more ▼]

Ileal endogenous N losses (ENL) were measured, using the 15N isotope dilution technique, in piglets (17 kg) fed different barley genotypes (naked, spring, winter with low/high beta-glucan content) or diets containing 330, 530, 730 or 930 g of a blend of barleys/kg diet. The apparent protein and amino acid digestibilities of the naked variety and the winter variety with a high beta-glucan content were, on average, significantly higher than those for the other two varieties. The ENL were inversely correlated (p<0·01) with the apparent digestibilities but the difference between each of them was not significant (p>0·05). The ENL increased linearly with the inclusion level of barley in a N-free basal diet (2 mg endogenous N/g barley). Isolated hulls added to a N-free diet at the rate of 100 or 200 g/ kg diet exerted no significant effect on the ENL (1·80 g endogenous N/kg diet in both cases vs. 1·76 g for the basal level). On the contrary, the effect of isolated bran, measured under similar conditions, was significantly higher and dependent on fibre intake (2·59 and 3·31 g N/kg diet, respectively). It is concluded that the ENL are affected by the insoluble bran fibre but not by the hulls, nor by the level of beta-glucan. [less ▲]

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See detailA comparison of the haemodynamic effects of isoflurane and halothane anaesthesia in horses
Raisis, Anthea L; Young, L. E.; Blissitt, K. J. et al

in Equine Veterinary Journal (2000), 32(4), 318-326

The purpose of this study was to compare the haemodynamic effects of equipotent isoflurane and halothane anaesthesia. Six adult horses were investigated on two separate occasions at least 4 weeks apart ... [more ▼]

The purpose of this study was to compare the haemodynamic effects of equipotent isoflurane and halothane anaesthesia. Six adult horses were investigated on two separate occasions at least 4 weeks apart. On both occasions anaesthesia was induced by ketamine 2.2 mg/kg bwt given 5 min after i.v. administration 100 microg/kg bwt romifidine. Anaesthesia was maintained either by halothane or isoflurane (end-tidal concentrations 0.9-1.0% and 1.3-1.4%, respectively). Horses were ventilated by intermittent positive pressure to maintain PaCO2 between 40-50 mmHg. Haemodynamic variables were measured using catheter-mounted strain gauge transducers in the left and right ventricle, aorta, and right atrium. Cardiac output (CO), velocity time integral (VTI), maximal aortic blood flow velocity (Vmax) and acceleration (dv/dt(max)), left ventricular pre-ejection period (PEP) and ejection time (ET) were measured from aortic blood flow velocity waveforms obtained by transoesophageal Doppler echocardiography. Flow velocity waveforms were recorded from the femoral arteries and veins using low pulse repetition frequency Doppler ultrasound. Time-averaged mean velocity (TAV), velocity of component a (TaVa), velocity of component b (TaVb) and early diastolic deceleration slope (EDDS) were measured. Pulsatility index (PI) and volumetric flow were calculated. Microvascular blood flow was measured in the left and right semimembranosus muscles by laser Doppler flowmetry. Maximal rate of rise of LV pressure (LVdp/dt(max)), CO, Vmax, dv/dt(max), ET, VTI were significantly higher at all time points during isoflurane anaesthesia compared to halothane anaesthesia. Pre-ejection period and diastolic aortic blood pressure were significantly less throughout isoflurane anaesthesia compared to halothane. Isoflurane anaesthesia was associated with significantly lower systemic vascular resistance than halothane anaesthesia. Femoral arterial and venous blood flow were significantly higher and EDDS and PI were significantly lower during isoflurane anaesthesia compared to halothane anaesthesia. In addition during both halothane and isoflurane anaesthesia, femoral arterial flow was higher and EDDS and PI lower in the left (dependent) artery compared to the right (nondependent) artery. This study supports previous work demonstrating improved left ventricular systolic function during isoflurane compared to halothane anaesthesia. This improvement was still evident after premedication with a potent-long acting alpha2-adrenoreceptor agonist, romifidine, and induction of anaesthesia with ketamine. There was also evidence of increased hindlimb blood flow during isoflurane anaesthesia. However, there were differences observed in flow between the left and right hindlimb during maintenance of anaesthesia with each agent, suggesting that there were differences in regional perfusion in anaesthetised horses caused by factors unrelated to agents administered [less ▲]

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See detailNovel functionalization routes of poly(ε-caprolactone)
Lecomte, Philippe ULg; Detrembleur, Christophe ULg; Lou, Xudong et al

in Macromolecular Symposia (2000), 157

The aluminum alkoxide mediated ring opening polymerization of functional lactones, such as γ-ethylene ketal-ε-caprolactone (TOSUO), γ-(triethylsilyloxy)-ε-caprolactone (SCL) and γ-bromo-ε-caprolactone ... [more ▼]

The aluminum alkoxide mediated ring opening polymerization of functional lactones, such as γ-ethylene ketal-ε-caprolactone (TOSUO), γ-(triethylsilyloxy)-ε-caprolactone (SCL) and γ-bromo-ε-caprolactone (γBrCL), is a versatile route to polyesters containing ketal, ketone, alcohol and bromide groups. As result of living polyaddition mechanism, random and block copolymerization of εCL and γBrCL has been successfully carried out. The reactivity ratios are quite similar (1.08 for ε-CL, and 1.12 for γBrCL). These random copolymers are semicrystalline when they contain less than 30 mol% of γBrCL, otherwise they are amorphous. No transesterification reaction occurs during the sequential polymerization of ε-CL and γBrCL leading to block copolymers. Reaction of poly(εCL-co-γBrCL) with pyridine provides quantitatively a polycationic polyester. Furthermore, the reaction of this random copolymer with l,8-diazabicyclo[5.4.0] undec-7-ene (DBU) is a route to unsaturated polyesters, whose the non conjugated double bonds can be quantitatively converted into epoxides by reaction with m-chloroperbenzoic acid (mCPBA). No chain degradation is detected during these derivatization reactions of poly (εCL-co-γBrCL). [less ▲]

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See detailStudy of the Virulence of Five Strains of Amyxomatous Myxoma Virus in Crossbred New Zealand White/Californian Conventional Rabbits, with Evidence of Long-Term Testicular Infection in Recovered Animals
Marlier, Didier ULg; Mainil, Jacques ULg; Sulon, Joseph ULg et al

in Journal of Comparative Pathology (2000), 122(2-3, Feb-Apr), 101-13

The virulence of five amyxomatous myxoma virus (MV) strains, the clinical and pathogenetic effects of which had been studied previously in specific pathogen-free (SPF) rabbits, was determined by ... [more ▼]

The virulence of five amyxomatous myxoma virus (MV) strains, the clinical and pathogenetic effects of which had been studied previously in specific pathogen-free (SPF) rabbits, was determined by inoculation of five groups of 10 crossbred New Zealand White/Californian conventional rabbits. A much more acute myxomatosis syndrome was produced in conventional rabbits than that reproduced previously in SPF animals. However, the main clinical signs were of the respiratory type. The MV strains MYX 254/95 and 801 appeared very virulent, killing all the inoculated animals. The strains MYX 217/95, MYX 555/94 and Saint Benoist were somewhat attenuated, killing only seven, six and six rabbits, respectively. Extensive lung lesions due to supervening bacterial infections were observed in 36 of the 39 rabbits that died. Lethality was found to be a better estimate of virulence than mean survival time. By 98 days after viral inoculation, all the surviving animals had completely recovered. At that time, they were immunosuppressed by treatment with adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) for 10 days to determine whether they still harboured the virus. After the ACTH treatment, eight of the 11 surviving rabbits showed clinical signs that resembled amyxomatous myxomatosis. All the virological examinations performed on naso-conjunctival exudate, on mononuclear cells, on eyelids and on ovaries remained negative but infectious virus was isolated from the testes of three of six surviving male rabbits. [less ▲]

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See detailL'image du mois. Thrombose de la veine porte
Ancion, G.; Delwaide, Jean ULg; Boverie, Jacques ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2000), 55(8), 761-762

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See detailOral contraception and cardiovascular risk factors during adolescence
Paulus, Dominique; Saint-Remy, Annie ULg; JeanJean, Michel

in Contraception (2000)

The objective of the present study was to analyze the pattern of oral contraceptive (OC) use in teenagers and to examine the relationship between OC use and other cardiovascular risk factors. The study ... [more ▼]

The objective of the present study was to analyze the pattern of oral contraceptive (OC) use in teenagers and to examine the relationship between OC use and other cardiovascular risk factors. The study was conducted in 24 Belgian secondary schools. Most students (1526 adolecents aged 12-17 years) agreed to participate (participation rate: 83.6%). Smoking, physical activity habits, menarche, and OC use were assessed by a self-administered questionnaire. Total cholesterol level, blood pressure and anthropometric measurements were also measured. Fourteen per cent of mature girls (14%, n=92) were OC users. Two-thirds of them (66.3%, n=61) were taking OC which contained either gestodene or desogestrel. Blood pressure and BMI were similar for OC users and non-users. Total cholesterol level was significantly higher in OC users than in non-users (191 mg/dL versus 172 mg/dL). Logistic regression model confirmed the significant influence of OC use on total cholesterol level (OR=3.08). OC users were also often smokers (39% versus 20% for non-users). In conclusion, the present study has found significant relationship between OC use and cardiovascular risk factors i.e., high total cholesterol and smoking. The first implication is a need for further research on lipoprotein profile in young OC users. Secondly, the combined use of OC and smoking in teenagers calls for preventive actions. [less ▲]

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See detailPET scanning and neuronal loss in acute vegetative state
Laureys, Steven ULg; Faymonville, Marie ULg; Moonen, Gustave ULg et al

in Lancet (2000), 355(9217), 1825-1826

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See detailPathological Findings in Two Fin Whales (Balaenoptera Physalus) with Evidence of Morbillivirus Infection
Jauniaux, Thierry ULg; Charlier, G.; Desmecht, M. et al

in Journal of Comparative Pathology (2000), 123(2-3, Aug-Oct), 198-201

Two immature female fin whales stranded on the Belgian and French coastlines, were examined post mortem. The main gross findings were massive parasitic infestation, associated with a large thrombus in one ... [more ▼]

Two immature female fin whales stranded on the Belgian and French coastlines, were examined post mortem. The main gross findings were massive parasitic infestation, associated with a large thrombus in one whale, and severe emaciation. Microscopical investigations revealed multinucleated syncytia with large intranuclear inclusion bodies in various tissues, and positive immunolabelling for morbillivirus antigens. Other evidence of morbillivirus infection was provided by the demonstration of specific viral structures in syncytia and in cell cultures, and the detection of neutralizing antibodies to canine distemper virus. To the authors>> knowledge, this is the first firm report of morbillivirus infection in baleen whales. [less ▲]

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See detailSpecific phosphorylation of Torpedo 43 rapsyn by endogenous kinase(s) with thiamine triphosphate as the phosphate donor
Nghiêm, Hoang O; Bettendorff, Lucien ULg; Changeux, Jean-Pierre

in FASEB Journal (2000), 14

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See detailESR associated with spin-labelling methods into the study of photosensitization in liposomal solutions
Hoebeke, Maryse ULg

in Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège (2000)

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See detailRestoration of thalamocortical connectivity after recovery from persistent vegetative state
Laureys, Steven ULg; Faymonville, Marie-Elisabeth ULg; Luxen, André ULg et al

in Lancet (2000), 355(9217), 1790-1791

Moreover, the performance on these factors is correlated to different anterior and posterior

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See detailEvaluating risk in unstable angina: role of pharmacological stress echocardiography.
Pierard, Luc ULg

in European heart journal (2000), 21(13), 1041-3

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See detailArtifact-tolerant controllers for automatic drug delivery in anesthesia
Frei, Christian W; Bullinger, Eric ULg; Gentilini, Andrea et al

in Critical Reviews in Biomedical Engineering (2000), 28(1-2), 187-192

This article presents a method for treating measurement artifacts in model-based control systems. A nonlinear modification to the usual observer structure is introduced to prevent the measurement ... [more ▼]

This article presents a method for treating measurement artifacts in model-based control systems. A nonlinear modification to the usual observer structure is introduced to prevent the measurement artifacts from winding up the controller states. It is shown how stability of the closed loop system can he analyzed and an example of a successful application in a clinical study is provided. [less ▲]

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See detailDe la medecine factuelle aux recommandations therapeutiques. Epilogue.
Scheen, André ULg; Kulbertus, Henri ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2000), 55(5), 476-7

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See detailBegian guidelines concerning drug induced alteration of coagulation and central neuraxial anesthesia
Brichant, Jean-François ULg; De Kock, Marc; De Mey, J. C. et al

in Acta Anaesthesiologica Belgica (2000), 51

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See detailLong-Term Protection Against Bovine Leukaemia Virus Replication In Cattle And Sheep
Kerkhofs, P.; GATOT, Jean-Stéphane ULg; Knapen, K. et al

in Journal of General Virology (2000), 81

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See detailDispersed Pd-Ag alloys for selective production of olefins from chlorinated alkanes
Heinrichs, Benoît ULg; Schoebrechts, Jean-Paul; Pirard, Jean-Paul ULg

in Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis (2000), 130

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See detailLa variation de l’équilibre glycémique (mais pas du poids) est corrélée positivement à la modification du risque cardiovasculaire absolu chez le patient diabétique
Hadjadj, Samy; Guilloteau, Gérard; Weekers, Laurent ULg et al

in Archives des Maladies du Coeur et des Vaisseaux (2000), 93(8), 1033-1036

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See detailDiscretization of Sources of Integral Operators
Tarhasaari, T.; Kettunen, L.; Geuzaine, Christophe ULg

in IEEE Transactions on Magnetics (2000), 36(4), 659--662

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See detailSynthesis and evaluation of new RuCl2(p-cymene)(ER2R') and (eta(1):eta(6)-phosphinoarene)RuCl2 complexes as ring-opening metathesis polymerization catalysts
Jan, Dominique; Delaude, Lionel ULg; Simal, François et al

in Journal of Organometallic Chemistry (2000), 606(1), 55-64

New RuCl2(p-cymene)(ER2R') complexes (E = P, As, Sb; R, R' = H, alkyl, arylalkyl) have been synthesized and used as catalyst precursors for the ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) of cyclooctene ... [more ▼]

New RuCl2(p-cymene)(ER2R') complexes (E = P, As, Sb; R, R' = H, alkyl, arylalkyl) have been synthesized and used as catalyst precursors for the ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) of cyclooctene, cyclopentene, and norbornene. When ER2R' was a phosphinoarene, the p-cymene ligand could be displaced upon heating and tethered (eta(1):eta(6)-phosphinoarene)RuCl2 complexes were obtained. Simple thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) of the complexes provided clear-cut indication on their potential catalytic activity in ROMP. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science S.A. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailLa gestion integrée des déchets solides de Kigali (Rwanda)
Culot, Marc ULg; Nzeyimana, François

in Echos du COTA (2000), (87), 6-9

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See detailStress-induced premature senescence. Essence of life, evolution, stress, and aging.
Toussain, O.; Dumont, P.; Dierick, J.-F. et al

in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (2000), 908

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See detailMeeting report. Topics in ecology: structure and function of plants and ecosystems.
Bogaert, Jan ULg

in IALE Bulletin (2000), 18(6), 4

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See detailSpondylolyse bilatérale: intérêt de la tomoscintigraphie osseuse.
Blocklet, Didier; Seret, Alain ULg; Schoutens, André

in Revue Médicale de Bruxelles (2000), 21

Clinical case.

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See detailAntiobesity pharmacotherapy in the management of type 2 diabetes.
Scheen, André ULg; Lefebvre, Pierre ULg

in Diabetes/Metabolism Research & Reviews (2000), 16(2), 114-24

Obesity is a well-known risk factor for the development of Type 2 diabetes mellitus. The management of the obese diabetic patient remains a challenge for the clinician but, in any case, weight reduction ... [more ▼]

Obesity is a well-known risk factor for the development of Type 2 diabetes mellitus. The management of the obese diabetic patient remains a challenge for the clinician but, in any case, weight reduction should be considered as a key objective. In this respect, several antiobesity drugs have demonstrated potential. However, while fenfluramine and dexfenfluramine have been shown to promote weight loss and to directly improve insulin sensitivity, being two mechanisms contributing to better blood glucose control in obese Type 2 diabetic patients, they were recently withdrawn due to safety problems. Sibutramine, a new selective norepinephrine and serotonin reuptake inhibitor, promotes weight loss by decreasing food intake, an effect which leads to a mild improvement (significant in patients losing > or =5% of initial body weight) of blood glucose control in obese diabetic patients. Similarly, orlistat, a selective gastrointestinal lipase inhibitor which increases faecal fat losses, enhances diet-induced weight reduction and improves both blood glucose control and vascular risk profile, especially dyslipidaemia, in obese Type 2 diabetic patients. Further studies are required to better identify good responders to pharmacotherapy and specify the role of antiobesity agents in the overall long-term management of obese subjects with Type 2 diabetes. Other novel pharmacological approaches deserve further consideration, for instance beta-3 agonists aiming to increase energy expenditure, drugs interfering with tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) or free fatty acid release by the adipose tissue or agents that slow gastric emptying. However, until now, results regarding efficacy and/or safety have been disappointing or preliminary in humans. [less ▲]

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See detailEvidence of nutriceutical effectiveness in the treatment of osteoarthritis
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Gillot, Vincent; Bruyère, Olivier ULg et al

in Current Rheumatology Reports (2000), 2(6), 472-477

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