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See detailGAIMS: a tool specifically developed for the clinical gait analysis of patients with multiple sclerosis
Pierard, Sébastien ULg; Phan-Ba, Rémy; Giet, Amaury et al

in Multiple Sclerosis Journal (2015, April), 21(4), 498-499

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See detailImproving energy partitioning and the nighttime energy balance by implementation of a multi-layer energy budget in ORCHIDEE-CAN
Chen, Yiying; Ryder, James; Naudts, Kim et al

in Geophysical Research Abstracts (2015, April), 17

Canopy structure is one of the most important vegetation characteristics for land-atmosphere interactions as it determines the energy and scalar exchanges between land surface and overlay air mass. In ... [more ▼]

Canopy structure is one of the most important vegetation characteristics for land-atmosphere interactions as it determines the energy and scalar exchanges between land surface and overlay air mass. In this study we evaluated the performance of a newly developed multi-layer energy budget (Ryder et al., 2014) in a land surface model, ORCHIDEE-CAN (Naudts et al., 2014), which simulates canopy structure and can be coupled to an atmospheric model using an implicit procedure. Furthermore, a vertical discrete drag parametrization scheme was also incorporated into this model, in order to obtain a better description of the sub-canopy wind profile simulation. Site level datasets, including the top-of-the-canopy and sub-canopy observations made available from eight flux observation sites, were collected in order to conduct this evaluation. The geo-location of the collected observation sites crossed climate zones from temperate to boreal and the vegetation types included deciduous, evergreen broad leaved and evergreen needle leaved forest with maximum LAI ranging from 2.1 to 7.0. First, we used long-term top-of-the-canopy measurements to analyze the performance of the current one-layer energy budget in ORCHIDEE-CAN. Three major processes were identified for improvement through the implementation of a multi-layer energy budget: 1) night time radiation balance, 2) energy partitioning during winter and 3) prediction of the ground heat flux. Short-term sub-canopy observations were used to calibrate the parameters in sub-canopy radiation, turbulence and resistances modules with an automatic tuning process following the maximum gradient of the user-defined objective function. The multi-layer model is able to capture the dynamic of sub-canopy turbulence, temperature and energy fluxes with imposed LAI profile and optimized parameter set at a site level calibration. The simulation result shows the improvement both on the nighttime energy balance and energy partitioning during winter and presents a better Taylor skill score, compared to the result from single layer simulation. The importance of using the multi-layer energy budget in a land surface model for coupling to the atmospheric model will also be discussed in this presentation. [less ▲]

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See detailDiurnal and seasonal variability of CO2 fluxes over a degraded Woodland under a Sudanian climate in Northern Benin (West Africa)
Ago, Expédit Evariste ULg; Serça, Dominique; Agbossou, Euloge Kossi et al

in Geophysical Research Abstracts (2015, April), 17

Turbulent CO2 exchanges over a degraded woodland were measured during 17 months (from November 2005 to March 2007) by an eddy-covariance system at Nangatchori in the northern part of Benin, West Africa ... [more ▼]

Turbulent CO2 exchanges over a degraded woodland were measured during 17 months (from November 2005 to March 2007) by an eddy-covariance system at Nangatchori in the northern part of Benin, West Africa. The site (Lat 9.65°N, Long 1.74°E, Alt: 432 m), under a Sudanian climate, is one of the sites that were equipped in the framework of the international AMMA-CATH program. The site was highly disturbed during preceding years by illegal tree logging, agricultural activities, cattle pasture, and bushfire. The footprint area is mainly formed by herbs and crops with some sparse shrubs and trees. Fluxes data were completed during the same period by meteorological measurements made at the Nalohou site located approximately 20 km from Nangatchori, and by an inventory of dominating species on 1km2 area around the tower during the wet season. Fluxes response to climatic variables was analyzed. The annual drought and moisture cycle was found to be the main controlling factor of the ecosystem dynamics. A very clear response of CO2 fluxes to PPFD appears, but is different according to seasons. During wet season, CO2 uptake increases with increasing PPFD following a typical curvilinear function and saturates for high PPFD (PPFD > 1000 µmol m-2 s-1), while during dry season, a very weak linear response of CO2 fluxes was observed. No clear dependency of the total ecosystem respiration on temperature was observed. At an annual scale (from November 1st 2005 to October 31st 2006), net carbon sequestered by the ecosystem was 18 +- 5 g C m-2. Finally, with respect to the water use the ecosystem appeared to be more efficient during morning and wet season than during afternoon and dry period. [less ▲]

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See detailMeasuring and modelling the intra-day variability of the CO2 & CO2 vertical soil profile production in a Scots pine forest
Longdoz, Bernard ULg; Goffin, Stéphanie; Parent, Florian et al

in Geophysical Research Abstracts (2015, April), 17

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See detailConjonctivite néonatale à Neisseria Gonorrhoeae: pas seulement du passé
Tribolet, Sophie; Lefevre, Annabelle; Gillard, Perrine et al

in Tijdschrift van de Belgische Kinderarts = Journal du Pédiatre Belge (2015, March 13), 17(1), 113

L’ophtalmie néonatale n’appartient pas qu’au passé, l’incidence d’infections à Neisseria Gonorrhaea étant en augmentation en Belgique. Différentes prophylaxies sont proposées (nitrate d’argent, povidone ... [more ▼]

L’ophtalmie néonatale n’appartient pas qu’au passé, l’incidence d’infections à Neisseria Gonorrhaea étant en augmentation en Belgique. Différentes prophylaxies sont proposées (nitrate d’argent, povidone iodine, tétracycline, érythromycine, acide fusidique), avec leurs avantages et inconvénients respectifs. Aucun consensus clair n’est établi quant à la solution la plus efficace, certains remettant en doute leur utilisation dans les pays développés. [less ▲]

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See detailImplementation of placental transfusion protocol
Lefebvre, Caroline; MASSON, Véronique ULg; Kalenga, Masendu ULg et al

in Tijdschrift van de Belgische Kinderarts = Journal du Pédiatre Belge (2015, March 12), 17(1), 72

A clear protocol for placental transfusion gives the opportunity to improve care of preterm infants. Initial information session and simulation practice for medical and midwifes staffs helps with its ... [more ▼]

A clear protocol for placental transfusion gives the opportunity to improve care of preterm infants. Initial information session and simulation practice for medical and midwifes staffs helps with its implementation. Delayed clamping and cord milking are not difficult after a learning phase like for most new procedures. [less ▲]

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See detailL'histiocytose de Langerhans, une cause rare de Blueberry Muffin Syndrome
Kreins, Nathalie; Kalenga, Masendu ULg; RIGO, Vincent ULg

in Tijdschrift van de Belgische Kinderarts = Journal du Pédiatre Belge (2015, March 12), 17(1), 72

La présentation du Blueberry Muffin Syndrome est typique, et permet de rapidement orienter le bilan étiologique. La biopsie cutanée est importante pour établir le diagnostic, qui lui-même conditionne le ... [more ▼]

La présentation du Blueberry Muffin Syndrome est typique, et permet de rapidement orienter le bilan étiologique. La biopsie cutanée est importante pour établir le diagnostic, qui lui-même conditionne le pronostic. [less ▲]

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See detailUltra-low power microsystems integrated
Laurent, Philippe ULg; Dupont, François ULg; Stoukatch, Serguei ULg et al

in Conference proceedings (2015, March 11)

Microsys has developed wireless microsystems using off-the-shelf components comprising ultra-low power sensors such as temperature, humidity and luminosity. We will show how to make the microsystem more ... [more ▼]

Microsys has developed wireless microsystems using off-the-shelf components comprising ultra-low power sensors such as temperature, humidity and luminosity. We will show how to make the microsystem more compact by decreasing the power consumption. So doing, no or little maintenance is required, leading to an efficient Wireless Sensor Network (WSN). [less ▲]

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See detailImpact of intensive enteral nutrition in association with corticosteroïds in the treatment of severe alcoholic hepatitis: a multicenter randomized controlled trial
Moreno, C; Trepo, E; Louvet, A et al

in Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica (2015, March), 78(1), 01

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See detailRole of adamalysin proteases in modulations of tumor microenvironment and premetastatic niches
Donati, Kim ULg; Bekaert, Sandrine; Sepult, Christelle ULg et al

in Revue des Maladies Respiratoires (2015, March), 32

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See detailDesign and implementation of a ‘physical activity day’ for overweight and obese youth
Cloes, Marc ULg; DEWANDRE, Anne-Cécile ULg; LEBRETHON, Marie-Christine ULg et al

in Tijdschrift van de Belgische Kinderarts = Journal du Pédiatre Belge (2015, March), 17(1),

This study aimed to analyze the development and implementation of an adapted physical activity day expected to underline to overweight/obese youth the role of PA and hw they could be more active in their ... [more ▼]

This study aimed to analyze the development and implementation of an adapted physical activity day expected to underline to overweight/obese youth the role of PA and hw they could be more active in their daily life. [less ▲]

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See detailExpel: a novel non-destructive method for mining soluble tumor biomarkers
Costanza, B; Blomme, A; MUTIJIMA NZARAMBA, Eugène ULg et al

in Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica (2015, March), 78(1), 13

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See detailInfusion of third-party mesenchymal stream cells after liver transplantation: a phase-1, open-label, clinical study
DETRY, Olivier ULg; VANDERMEULEN, Morgan ULg; DELBOUILLE, Marie-Hélène ULg et al

in Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica (2015, March), 78(1), 29

Background: Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) are multipotent bone marrow progenitors that have demonstrated significant immunosuppressive effects in various in vivo and in vitro studies. This study aimed ... [more ▼]

Background: Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) are multipotent bone marrow progenitors that have demonstrated significant immunosuppressive effects in various in vivo and in vitro studies. This study aimed to be the first evaluation of the safety and tolerability of MSC infusion after liver transplantation in a prospective, controlled phase-1 study. This study aimed to be the first evaluation of the safety and tolerability of MSC infusion after liver transplantation in a prospective, controlled phase-1 study. Patients & Methods: Clinical grade MSCs were locally collected from the bone marrow of unrelated healthy donors. They were cultured in a GMP-compliant lab, underwent extensive quality controls and were frozen for storage in a MSC bank. When needed for patient treatment, MSC were thawed and intravenously injected into patients. 10 liver transplant recipients under standard immunosuppression (TAC-MMF-low dose steroids until day 30) received 1.5-3x106/kg MSC on post-operative day 3±2. These patients were prospectively compared to a group of 10 control (MSC-) liver recipients. Primary endpoints were MSC infusion toxicity, and incidence of cancer and opportunistic infections at month 6. Secondary endpoints were patient and graft survivals and rejection at month 6, as well as the effects of MSC on recipients’ immune function and on immunohistology of at month 6 graft biopsies. Results: No MSC infusional toxicity was observed. Both groups were comparable in terms of donor and recipient characteristics. There was no difference in primary end-points between control and MSC groups. No patient developed de novo cancer. There was no statistical difference in patient and graft survivals or in rejection rates. There was no graft rejection in the MSC group. Month-6 graft biopsies were not different according to Banff and fibrosis scores. Discussion: This phase 1 study showed excellent tolerability and safety of a single infusion of third-party MSC after liver transplantation. There were no graft safety issues and no excess of immunosuppression after MSC injection. Further analyses of consequences of MSC injection on the immune profile are needed. The possibility of avoiding calcineurin-inhibitors with repeated MSC injections as main immunosuppressive therapy and/of tolerance induction by MSC infusion should be investigated by further studies. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalyse rétrospective des données concernant les patientes avec diabète gestationnel au CHU de Liège
RADERMECKER, Régis ULg; PHILIPS, Jean-Christophe ULg; Sepulchre, E

in Diabètes & Métabolism (2015, March), 41

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See detailMulticenter Belgian experience of sofosbuvir (medical need program) in very difficult-to-treat HCV patients: safety and efficacy results.
Degre, D; Laleman, W; Verhelst, X et al

in Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica (2015, March), 78(1), 03

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See detailRemboursement de la mesure continue du glucose en Belgique: un exemple de multidisciplinarité
RADERMECKER, Régis ULg; Contessi, El

in Diabètes & Métabolism (2015, March), 41

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See detailMultitasking abilities in persons diagnosed with schizophrenia: a new tool and cognitive model.
Laloyaux, Julien ULg; Van der Linden, Martial ULg; Laroi, Frank ULg

in Schizophrenia Bulletin (2015, March), 41(Supplement 1),

Difficulties in everyday life activities are core features of persons diagnosed with schizophrenia, and in particular during multitasking activities (Semkovska et al., 2010). Multitasking refers to ... [more ▼]

Difficulties in everyday life activities are core features of persons diagnosed with schizophrenia, and in particular during multitasking activities (Semkovska et al., 2010). Multitasking refers to activities (e.g. preparing a meal) where the person has to: (a) carry out and alternate between different tasks that vary in terms of priority, difficulty and duration; (b) define the tasks’ targets; (c) and where the person is faced with unexpected problems during the realization of these tasks (Burgess, 2000). However, the cognitive underpinnings of multitasking abilities have never been adequately explored in schizophrenia. Further, only two cognitive models exist in the literature, which are based on student (Logie et al., 2011) and neurological (Burgess et al., 2000) samples. Both of these models suggest three primary constructs: Memory, Planning and Intent. There are, however, several limitations related to the way multitasking abilities were evaluated in these studies. We thus developed a computerized real-life activity task - the Computerized Meeting Preparation Task (CPMT), which was specifically designed to take into account the multitasking nature of certain everyday life activities. Using this task, and based on previous studies (Burgess et al., 2000; Logie et al., 2011), the aim of the present study was to evaluate multitasking abilities in schizophrenia and to do so in a new cognitive model of multitasking that takes into account certain cognitive functions that are not integrated in existing models. Methods: Fifty-seven individuals with schizophrenia and 41 matched healthy controls completed the CMPT. Participants were also evaluated with a battery of cognitive tests. Results: The results suggest that the CMPT possesses good sensitivity and confirmed the three underlying constructs of multitasking (Memory, Planning and Intent), which were found to be underpinned by several cognitive functions and multitasking aspects. Conclusion: Taken together, this new cognitive model and the CMPT could be a good basis for cognitive interventions of multitasking abilities in schizophrenia. Burgess, P.W., 2000. Strategy application disorder: the role of the frontal lobes in human multitasking. Psychol Res 63, 279-288. Logie, R., et al., 2011. Multitasking: multiple, domain-specific cognitive functions in a virtual environment. Mem Cogn 39, 1561-1574. Semkovska, M. et al., 2004. Assessment of executive dysfunction during activities of daily living in schizophrenia. Schizophr Res 69, 289-300. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation de l’efficacité de la simulation haute fidélité dans la prise en charge des troubles du rythme cardiaque chez l’enfant: étude pilote
SCHUMACHER, Katharina ULg; Seghaye, Marie-Christine ULg; Baugnon, Thomas et al

in Tijdschrift van de Belgische Kinderarts = Journal du Pédiatre Belge (2015, March), 17(1),

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See detailAvancement du projet de l'inventaire typologique et dendrochronologique des charpentes anciennes en région Bruxelles-Capitale
Weitz, Armelle ULg; Charruadas, Paulo ULg; Crémer, Sarah et al

in Archaeologia Mediaevalis (2015, March), 38

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See detailDairy products & Bone Health: Turning facts and beliefs into clinical practice
Bruyère, Olivier ULg

in Osteoporosis International (2015, March), 26(S1), 383

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See detailExploring limiting factors in the prediction of allogeneic HSCT related mortality: an in-silico machine learning analysis of the acute leukemia working party (ALWP) registry of the EBMT
SHOUVAL, R.; LABOPIN, M.; UNGER, R. et al

in Bone Marrow Transplantation (2015, March), 50

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See detailMetabolomic, proteomic and preclinical imaging of patient-derived tumor xenografts for improving treatment of liver metastases patients
Perez Palacios, A; Blomme, A; Boutry, S et al

in Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica (2015, March), 78(1), 134

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See detailBenefits of placental transfusion in very preterm infants
Lefebvre, Caroline; MASSON, Véronique ULg; Kalenga, Masendu ULg et al

in Tijdschrift van de Belgische Kinderarts = Journal du Pédiatre Belge (2015, March), 17(1), 84

Introduction Cord clamping is not a trivial process. Its timing influences the significant physiological changes involved with this nearly universal practice. While the fetal and placental blood volumes ... [more ▼]

Introduction Cord clamping is not a trivial process. Its timing influences the significant physiological changes involved with this nearly universal practice. While the fetal and placental blood volumes add up to 100-120 ml/kg, their distributions differ between preterm and term neonates. The placenta accounts for 50% of the total blood volume in preterm infants and for only 33% in term neonates. Placental transfusion for 60 seconds increases neonatal blood volume by ± 16 ml/kg. In randomized trials, delayed cord clamping in preterm birth is associated with a more stable transitional circulation, a decrease need for inotropic support, and reduce blood transfusions, necrotizing enterocolitis, and intraventricular hemorrhages. Given those benefits, placental transfusion is integrated systematically in our management of preterm births since October 2013. This study aims to confirm expected benefits in a clinical setting. Patients and Methods We conducted a retro-prospective trial in a single tertiary care center. Very preterm infants (VPTi; <32 weeks GA) and VLBWi (BW<1500g) born between April 1st and September 30th 2013 were managed conventionally, with early cord clamping and constitute the control group. These data were collected retrospectively. October 2013 is the month for the new protocols implementation, and infants born this month are not included. Data from VPTi and VLBWi with delayed cord clamping or cord milking were collected prospectively from November 1st 2013 to April 30st 2014. Exclusion criteria were maternal and fetal vital emergencies, Rhesus sensitization, known major congenital abnormalities, tight nuchal cord, meconium teinted liquor, or mother infection by HIV or hepatitis. Results Fifty-two patients are included in the control group. In the second period, 26/XX preterm infants received a placental transfusion, including 6 with a 60 seconds delay in cord clamping and 20 with cord milking. Maternal and neonates’ characteristics were not significantly different. Mean birth weights (BW) were 1208g in the control and 1157g in the placental transfusion groups, with mean gestational age of 28 weeks 4/7 and 28 weeks 6/7, respectively. Mean arterial pressure is significantly increased with placental transfusion (H0 p=0.0006), (H12 p=0.032), (H24 p=0.01). Hemoglobin (H24 p=0,01) and hematocrit (H0 p=0,03), (H12 p=0,05), (H24 p=0,007) are also significantly higher. The number of transfusions per patient transfused (early group 3±2.5 vs. placental transfusion 1±0.4) is significantly lower (p=0.038). No infant with a BW>950g managed with delayed clamping or cord milking did required a transfusion. Conclusion Placental transfusion is associated with a higher blood pressure during the first 24 hours. Placental transfusion also reduces transfusion requirements, with reduction in the number of multi-transfused patients. We found this procedure safe and did not identify short or medium term adverse effects. For preterm infants, the third stage of labor management should evolve toward a more physiological practice, with systematic placental transfusion. [less ▲]

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See detailPhysical rehabilitation in musculoskeletal conditions: which method?
Bruyère, Olivier ULg

in Osteoporosis International (2015, March), 26(S1), 68

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See detailAzione, testualizzazione, notazione
Dondero, Maria Giulia ULg

in Espressione e contenuto. Rivista on-line dell'AISS Associazione Italiana di Studi Semiotici (2015, February), 18/19

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See detailLes PPP comme nouveau mode de régulation du marché de l'accompagnement des demandeurs d'emploi. A chaque modèle de partenariat son type de stratégie
Remy, Céline ULg

in Cahiers Loyola (2015, February), 1

Cette communication vise à montrer en quoi les partenariats publics-privés (PPP) constituent désormais un nouveau mode de régulation du marché de l’accompagnement des demandeurs d’emploi. Les services ... [more ▼]

Cette communication vise à montrer en quoi les partenariats publics-privés (PPP) constituent désormais un nouveau mode de régulation du marché de l’accompagnement des demandeurs d’emploi. Les services publics de l’emploi (SPE) doivent établir des PPP avec des prestataires de service pour la mise en place de formation à destination des demandeurs d’emploi. La réalisation de trois études de cas au sein des SPE, dont deux en Belgique et une en Suisse, nous permet de mettre en évidence une forte influence du modèle de gestion du PPP sur la collaboration entre les parties-prenantes mais aussi sur les stratégies développées par les prestataires pour surmonter les problèmes liés à la collaboration avec l’Office de l’Emploi et à la mise en place de la prestation de service. [less ▲]

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See detailCastalia — A Mission to a Main Belt Comet
Jones, G. H.; Altwegg, K.; Bertini, I. et al

in LPI (2015, January 01), 1829

Main Belt Comets (MBCs) are a newly identified class of solar system object, having asteroid-like orbits but sometimes exhibiting comet-like behavior. We present the case for a mission to an MBC, to be ... [more ▼]

Main Belt Comets (MBCs) are a newly identified class of solar system object, having asteroid-like orbits but sometimes exhibiting comet-like behavior. We present the case for a mission to an MBC, to be submitted to the European Space Agency. [less ▲]

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See detailMassive stars: privileged sources of cosmic-rays for interstellar astrochemistry
De Becker, Michaël ULg

in Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège (2015, January), 84

Massive stars can be considered as crucial engines for interstellar physics. They are indeed the main providers of UV radiation field, and constitute a substantial source of chemical enrichment. On their ... [more ▼]

Massive stars can be considered as crucial engines for interstellar physics. They are indeed the main providers of UV radiation field, and constitute a substantial source of chemical enrichment. On their evolution time-scale (at most about 10 Myr), they typically stay close to their formation site, i.e. close to molecular clouds very rich in interstellar molecules. These stellar objects have also the property to be involved in particle acceleration processes leading to the production of high energy charged particles (cosmic-rays). After rejection in the interstellar medium, these particles will play a substantial role in processes such as those simulated in various facilities dedicated to experimental astrochemistry. This short contribution intends to put these particles, crucial for astrochemistry, in their adequate astrophysical context. [less ▲]

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See detailSexually dimorphic effect of gestational exposure to BPA on DNA methylation in the rat placenta
Fudvoye, Julie ULg; Dehan, Pierre ULg; Trooskens, G. et al

in Tijdschrift van de Belgische Kinderarts = Journal du Pédiatre Belge (2015, January), 17(1), 37

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See detailAutoimmune thyroid diseases in early childhood three case reports
Guffins, Amandine ULg; HARVENGT, Julie ULg; LUYCKX, F. et al

in Tijdschrift van de Belgische Kinderarts = Journal du Pédiatre Belge (2015, January), 17(1), 41

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See detailMono- and Biallelic deletion of neurexin - à propos of 3 cases
Barrea, Christophe ULg; RAMAEKERS, Vincent ULg; Seghaye, Marie-Christine ULg

in Tijdschrift van de Belgische Kinderarts = Journal du Pédiatre Belge (2015, January), 17(1), 107

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See detailComplications de l'appendicite aiguë chez l'enfant : à propos d'un cas
Janssen, Aurélie; NYAMUGABO MUNYERE NKANA, Kindja ULg; STERGIOPOULOU, Theodouli ULg et al

in Tijdschrift van de Belgische Kinderarts = Journal du Pédiatre Belge (2015, January), 17(1), 66

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See detailGene expression of growth factors and apoptosis regulating proteins in rat myocardium after exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals : a preliminary study
ROUATBI, Hatem ULg; GERARD, Arlette ULg; Seghaye, Marie-Christine ULg

in Tijdschrift van de Belgische Kinderarts = Journal du Pédiatre Belge (2015, January), 17(1), 99

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See detailPromotion of physical activity among children and adolescents followed for overweight or obesity in
DEWANDRE, Anne-Cécile ULg; HARVENGT, Julie ULg; LAGASSE, Celine ULg et al

in Tijdschrift van de Belgische Kinderarts = Journal du Pédiatre Belge (2015, January), 17(1), 40

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See detailUne gangrène digitale humide traitée de façon conservatrice
Janssen, Aurélie; STERGIOPOULOU, Theodouli ULg; NYAMUGABO MUNYERE NKANA, Kindja ULg et al

in Tijdschrift van de Belgische Kinderarts = Journal du Pédiatre Belge (2015, January), 17(1), 64

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See detailJAWAC evolving technologies to study sleep disturbance in obese adolescents - a preliminary study
Barrea, Christophe ULg; HARVENGT, Julie ULg; LEBRETHON, Marie-Christine ULg et al

in Tijdschrift van de Belgische Kinderarts = Journal du Pédiatre Belge (2015, January), 17(1), 107

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See detailRespiratory distress or eating disorder could: it be a vascular ring ?
Solowianiuk, Marie ULg; FARHAT, Nesrine ULg; HOLZKI, Josef ULg et al

in Tijdschrift van de Belgische Kinderarts = Journal du Pédiatre Belge (2015, January), 17(1), 98

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See detailExercice stress echocardiography in secondary mitral regurgitation : impact of pulmonary hypertension
MAGNE, Julien; PIERARD, Luc ULg; LANCELLOTTI, Patrizio ULg

in Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases (2015, January), 7

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See detailFood provioning influences ranging patterns in northern pigtailed macaques (Macaca leonina)
Huynen, Marie-Claude ULg; Savini, Tommaso ULg; Asensio, Norberto et al

in International Journal of Primatology (2015, January)

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See detailPaucisymptomatic presentation of viral myocarditis in children
TSHIMANGA, Prisca ULg; DARON, B.; FARHAT, Nesrine ULg et al

in Tijdschrift van de Belgische Kinderarts = Journal du Pédiatre Belge (2015, January), 17(1), 98

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See detailDoes gestational diabetes influence foetal organ function ?
Guffins, Amandine ULg; FARHAT, Nesrine ULg; GKIOUGKI, Evangelia ULg et al

in Tijdschrift van de Belgische Kinderarts = Journal du Pédiatre Belge (2015, January), 17(1), 99

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See detailCellulite faciale sévère au départ d'une lésion de varicelle - à propos d'un cas
Bourcy, Emilie ULg; Saliba, Mariane ULg; NYAMUGABO MUNYERE NKANA, Kindja ULg et al

in Tijdschrift van de Belgische Kinderarts = Journal du Pédiatre Belge (2015, January), 17(1), 113

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See detailExperimental astrochemistry: from ground-based to space-borne laboratories (Foreword)
De Becker, Michaël ULg; Cottin, Hervé; Fleury-Frenette, Karl ULg et al

in Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège (2015, January), 84(4-6),

The investigation of the origin and evolution of molecules in space environments, either in interstellar or interplanetary conditions, constitutes a topic of high importance in modern space sciences. The ... [more ▼]

The investigation of the origin and evolution of molecules in space environments, either in interstellar or interplanetary conditions, constitutes a topic of high importance in modern space sciences. The presence of diversified and complex molecules motivates astrochemists to explore their formation mechanisms along with the physical conditions ruling these physico-chemical processes. Beside theoretical approaches aiming at simulating these processes, experimental techniques are nowadays frequently applied. Both laboratory and space experiment projects allow to reproduce to some extent the adequate conditions to understand some of these processes. The most recent results based on these techniques, and the prospects for future investigations, including the use of space platforms, were the scientific motivation of this workshop. These proceedings summarize a part of the content of this workshop, including abundant references to the relevant bibliography. [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of soil water potential sensors
Degré, Aurore ULg; Cadwell, Todd; van der Ploeg, Martine

in Geophysical Research Abstracts (2015)

Temporal and spatial monitoring of soil water potential and soil water content are necessary for quantifying water flow in the domains of hydrology, soil science and crop production as knowledge of the ... [more ▼]

Temporal and spatial monitoring of soil water potential and soil water content are necessary for quantifying water flow in the domains of hydrology, soil science and crop production as knowledge of the soil water retention curve is important for solving Richards’ equation. Numerous measurement techniques exist nowadays that use various physical properties of the soil-water complex to record changes in soil water content or soil water potential. Laboratory techniques are very useful to determine static properties of the soil water retention curve, and have been used to show the impacts of hysteresis. Yet, other spatiotemporal dynamics resulting from for example growing root systems, biological activity, periodic tillage and their impact on the soil structure cannot satisfactory be quantified in static setups in the laboratory. ). To be able to quantify the influence of soil heterogeneity, and spatiotemporal dynamics on the soil water retention curve, an in situ approach combining soil moisture and soil water potential measurements could provide useful data. Such an in situ approach would require sensors that can measure a representative part of the soil water retention curve. The volumetric soil water content is often measured using time domain reflectometry, and has gained widespread acceptance as a standard electronic means of volumetric water content measurement. To measure the soil water potential, water filled tensiometers are used in most studies. Unfortunately, their range remains limited due to cavitation. Recently, several new sensors for use under in situ conditions have been proposed to cover a wider range of pressure head: Polymer tensiometers, MPS (Decagon) and pF-meter (ecoTech). In this study, we present the principles behind each measurement technique. Then we present the results of a fully controlled experiment where we compared two MPS sensors, two pF-meter sensors and two POT sensors in the same repacked soil. It allows us to discuss advantages and disadvantages of each method. A CS616 volumetric water content probe was installed to compare in situ measured retention curves with laboratory measured retention curves for each method. [less ▲]

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See detailDiachronical soil surveys: a way to quantify long term diffuse erosion
Pineux, Nathalie ULg; Michel, Brieuc ULg; Legrain, Xavier ULg et al

in Geophysical Research Abstracts (2015), 17

The loess belt of Western Europe is a high-risk area regarding diffuse erosion. It is due to the climate and the topography but also to the soil type. Loamy soils are naturally highly sensitive to diffuse ... [more ▼]

The loess belt of Western Europe is a high-risk area regarding diffuse erosion. It is due to the climate and the topography but also to the soil type. Loamy soils are naturally highly sensitive to diffuse erosion. Hence, these soils are very fertile. So, they are intensively cultivated which increases their sensitivity to erosion. Sheet erosion is an erosion type strongly represented in these regions. Contrarily to the concentrated form of erosion which happens more brutally, sheet erosion needs long-term observation time-scales, which remains rare. In Belgium, a soil map was established in 1956. This map is quite detailed and notably informs about the different horizons which are in the profile (ploughed horizon, eluvial horizon, clay included between the horizons, carbonate-free loess horizon, and all these were characterised by drainage class) and their depth. It was based on a dense augering network across the country (one point every 75 meters). A new augering campaign was done again in 2014. It consisted in one observation every 50 meters on an agricultural watershed of 124 hectares located in the centre of Belgium. This catchment has been cultivated since the 14th century and is representative of the local context (gentle slope (3-8%), plot size (mean value of 10 ha), …). We compared the two soil maps produced on this site with a 58years time lapse. Results show that the large majority of the watershed falls from upslope soils with weak erosion to slope soils with strong erosion. The soil thickness diminished in some zones to 1m10 (minimum estimation) of erosion. This comparison shows that very few upslope soils are preserved. On the other hand, the areas where colluviums were present to the full depth stay at the same place in the main thalweg of the watershed. Other areas on the watershed seem to be subject to a (minimum estimation) of 40cm of sediments deposition. Large areas in the watershed suffered from erosion and came to deposition areas as the clay horizon is no longer observed under the colluviums. It can be highlighted that soil depths were worryingly lost during 58 years of tillage and that some soils were converted to colluviums which is of lower agronomical quality than the original soils which had a clay horizon below to keep water. Diachronical soil survey offers an unique insight of long term diffuse erosion and should demonstrate the importance of preserving soils even in regions where agricultural yields are not (yet) affected by erosion. [less ▲]

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See detailTracheal diameter in puppies
Rizza, Maïlis ULg; Liotta, Annalisa Pia ULg; Billen, Frédéric ULg et al

in Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound (2015)

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See detailBaseline characteristics of the Liège Hand Osteoarthritis Cohort (LIHOC)
NEUPREZ, Audrey ULg; Bruyère, Olivier ULg; Dardenne, Nadia ULg et al

in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (2015), 74(Supp2), 1346

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See detailPrevalence of frailty in nursing home residents according to various diagnostic tools
Buckinx, Fanny ULg; Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Dardenne, Nadia ULg et al

in Osteoporosis International (2015), 26(S1), 160-161

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See detailMonkey business: Inter-group differences in the object/food bartering practice in Balinese macaques (Macaca fascicularis) at the Uluwatu Temple, Indonesia
Brotcorne, Fany ULg; Leca, Jean-Baptiste; Gunst, Noelle et al

in Folia Primatologica : International Journal of Primatology = Internationale Zeitschrift für Primatologie = Journal international de Primatologie (2015), 86

While there is increasing evidence for the social transmission of behavioural innovations and intergroup behavioural variation in a wide range of nonhuman primate taxa, some behavioural domains (e.g ... [more ▼]

While there is increasing evidence for the social transmission of behavioural innovations and intergroup behavioural variation in a wide range of nonhuman primate taxa, some behavioural domains (e.g., tool use) are far more represented than others (e.g., arbitrary social conventions) in the literature. Our study explores the ‘object/food bartering’ activity in the free-ranging long-tailed macaques, Macaca fascicularis, living around the Uluwatu temple, southern Bali (Indonesia). This practice occurs in two steps: after robbing temple visitors of non-edible objects, the monkeys use these objects as tokens, by returning them in exchange for specific food rewards. This spontaneous population-level activity is customary and enduring at Uluwatu, whereas it is very rare or absent at other macaque-tourism sites across the island. During a fourmonth study in 2010 at Uluwatu, we used the all-occurrence sampling technique to record 186 successful events of object-robbing, where 95 (51%) were followed by object/food bartering attempts. In line with the ‘needing-to-learn’ hypothesis, we found that older individuals were significantly more efficient at robbing valuable objects and more successful at exchanging them for food than younger individuals. We also found substantial differences in the frequency and form of the bartering practice (n = 95 events) among the four social groups constituting the Uluwatu population, with two groups (‘Temple’: 60% of the bartering events, ‘Tear’: 34%) being responsible for more frequent bartering events than the two other groups (‘Scarface’: 4%, ‘Nez’: 2%). We investigated the role of group-specific environmental and anthropic influences (food provisioning and degree of human presence) in such intergroup differences. Taken together, these preliminary results suggest that the bartering practice could be a local behavioural tradition in Balinese macaques. [less ▲]

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See detailDihadron fragmentation functions and transversity
Radici, M.; Courtoy, Aurore ULg; Bacchetta, A.

in EPJ Web of Conferences (2015), 85

We present preliminary results for an updated extraction of the transversity parton distribution based on the analysis of pion-pair production in deep-inelastic scattering off transversely polarized ... [more ▼]

We present preliminary results for an updated extraction of the transversity parton distribution based on the analysis of pion-pair production in deep-inelastic scattering off transversely polarized targets in collinear factorization. Data for proton and deuteron targets by HERMES and COMPASS allow for a flavor separation of the valence components of transversity, while di-hadron fragmentation functions are taken from the semi-inclusive production of two pion pairs in back-to-back jets in e+e- annihilation. The latter data from Belle have been reanalyzed using the replica method and a more realistic estimate of the uncertainties on the chiral-odd interference fragmentation function has been obtained. After encoding this piece of information into the deep-inelastic scattering cross section, the transversity has been re-extracted by using the most recent and more precise COMPASS data for proton target. This picture represents the current most realistic estimate of the uncertainties on our knowledge of transversity. The preliminary results indicate that the valence up component seems smaller and with a narrower error band than in previous extraction. © 2015 Owned by the authors, published by EDP Sciences. [less ▲]

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See detailMonitoring the pregnancy status of dairy cows using mid-infrared spectra of milk collected from milk recording
Laine, Aurélie ULg; Dale, Laura-Monica ULg; Bel Mabrouk, Hana ULg et al

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (2015), 19(2), 97-124

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See detailQuality of work life of rural emergency department nurses and physicians: a pilot study
Bragard, Isabelle ULg; Dupuis, Gilles; Archambault, Patrick et al

in Canadian Family Physician (2015), 61(Suppl 1), 9

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See detailBiomarkers of prognosis and efficacy of treatment in OA
Henrotin, Yves ULg

in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders (2015), 16(suppl 1),

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See detailAvelumab (MSB0010718C), an anti-PD-L1 antibody, in patients with metastatic or locally advanced solid tumors : assessment of safety and tolerability in a phase I, open-label expansion study
Kelly, Karen; Patel, Manish R.; Infante, Jeffrey R. et al

in Journal of Clinical Oncology (2015), 33(suppl ; abstr 3044),

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See detailBaseline Fibulin3 Concentrations Are Associated with Incidence of Clinical Knee OA after 30 Months in Overweight and Obese Women
Runhaar; Sanchez, Christelle ULg; Taralla, Sébastien et al

in Arthritis and Rheumatism (2015), 67(Suppl10),

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See detailTypochronologie des charpentes de toiture en Bourgogne médiévale (France)
Blain, Sophie ULg; Hoffsummer, Patrick ULg; Aumard, Sylvain et al

in Chronique d’Archaeologia Mediaevalis (2015), 38

Localisée entre deux zones bien définies culturellement : l’Europe méditerranéenne et celle du Nord, et dotée d’un réseau hydrographique dense, la situation géostratégique de la Bourgogne favorise les ... [more ▼]

Localisée entre deux zones bien définies culturellement : l’Europe méditerranéenne et celle du Nord, et dotée d’un réseau hydrographique dense, la situation géostratégique de la Bourgogne favorise les échanges de matériaux, les déplacements humains, la circulation d'idées et de savoir-faire au sein de cette zone de passage et de contacts. Cette dynamique marque inévitablement la construction architecturale à l’époque médiévale. A partir du XIe siècle, des abbayes d'influence situées dans la région telles que Cluny et Cîteaux, essaiment à travers toute l'Europe. Ainsi, la région favorise l'affirmation de conventions architecturales qui sont en vigueur dans la Bourgogne romane, puis gothique. Inscrit dans le cadre d’un mandat de recherche postdoctorale financé par le F.R.S-FNRS (2013-2016), le projet présenté ici vise à établir les réseaux d'influences d'idées et de savoir-faire dans le domaine de la construction dans cette zone emblématique en évaluant les origines de modèles architecturaux et leur diffusion au sein de la région mais également à l’extérieur. [less ▲]

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See detailHealth related quality of life in sarcopenia
Beaudart, Charlotte ULg; Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Slomian, Justine ULg et al

in Journal of Frailty & Aging (2015), 4(S1), 61

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See detailCirculating miRNA signature of PET-positive abdominal aortic aneurysms: new potential predictors of rupture
Courtois, Audrey ULg; Nusgens-Richelle, Betty ULg; HUSTINX, Roland ULg et al

in Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (2015)

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See detailContact resistance problems applying ERT on low bulk density forested stony soils Is there a solution?
Deraedt, Deborah ULg; Touzé, Camille; Robert, Tanguy et al

in Geophysical Research Abstracts (2015), 17

Electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) has often been put forward as a promising tool to quantify soil water and solute fluxes in a non-invasive way. In our experiment, we wanted to determine ... [more ▼]

Electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) has often been put forward as a promising tool to quantify soil water and solute fluxes in a non-invasive way. In our experiment, we wanted to determine preferential flow processes along a forested hillslope using a saline tracer with ERT. The experiment was conducted in the Houille watershed, subcatchment of the Meuse located in the North of Belgian Ardennes (50˚1’52.6”N, 4˚53’22.5”E). The climate is continental but the soil under spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.) and Douglas fire stand (Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco) remains quite dry (19% WVC in average) during the whole year. The soil is Cambisol and the parent rock is Devonian schist covered with variable thickness of silty loam soil. The soil density ranges from 1.13 to 1.87 g/cm3 on average. The stone content varies from 20 to 89% and the soil depth fluctuates between 70 and 130 cm. The ERT tests took place on June 1st 2012, April 1st, 2nd and 3rd 2014 and May 12th 2014. We used the Terrameter LS 12 channels (ABEM, Sweden) in 2012 test and the DAS-1 (Multi-Phase Technologies, United States) in 2014. Different electrode configurations and arrays were adopted for different dates (transect and grid arrays and Wenner – Schlumberger, Wenner alpha and dipole-dipole configurations). During all tests, we systematically faced technical problems, mainly related to bad electrode contact. The recorded data show values of contact resistance above 14873 Ω (our target value would be below 3000 Ω). Subsequently, we tried to improve the contact by predrilling the soil and pouring water in the electrode holes. The contact resistance improved to 14040 Ω as minimum. The same procedure with liquid mud was then tested to prevent quick percolation of the water from the electrode location. As a result, the lower contact resistance dropped to 11745 Ω. Finally, we applied about 25 litre of saline solution (CaCl2, 0.75g/L) homogeneously on the electrode grid. The minimum value of contact resistance reduced to 5222 Ω. This improved the contact resistance substantially, but complicates the execution of a pulse tracer experiment. To date we did not find any better solution to this problem and we keep searching a way to improve the contact resistance in stony forested soils with very low bulk density. We would like to exchange on these questions with EGU attendees in order to improve the experimental design or point out a new research path for these specific conditions. This could lead to enhance the use of ERT in soils with low density and high stone content. [less ▲]

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See detailGlucosamine and chondroitin salts in the management of osteoarthritis in Europe
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg

in Osteoporosis International (2015), 26(S1), 60-61

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See detailDETERMINANTS AND PROGNOSTIC IMPACT OF LEFT VENTRICULAR CONTRACTILE RESERVE IN ASYMPTOMATIC AORTIC STENOSIS
MAGNE, J.; DONAL, E.; DULGHERU, Raluca Elena ULg et al

in Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases (2015), 7

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See detailEnergy and nutrient contents of food served and consumed by nursing home residents
Buckinx, Fanny ULg; PAQUOT, Nicolas ULg; ALLEPAERTS, Sophie ULg et al

in The Journal of Nursing Home Research Sciences (2015), 1

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See detailRadiative Origin of Majorana Neutrino Masses
Aristizabal Sierra, Diego ULg

in PoS - Proceedings of Science (2015)

We discuss raditiative-induced neutrino mass mechanisms. We first briefly discuss systematic one-loop level classifications, and then discuss two-loop classification schemes based on a diagrammatic ... [more ▼]

We discuss raditiative-induced neutrino mass mechanisms. We first briefly discuss systematic one-loop level classifications, and then discuss two-loop classification schemes based on a diagrammatic decomposition of the Weinberg operator. We point out that both, the one and two-loop order systematic sorting provides an exhaustive guide for radiative neutrino mass models. [less ▲]

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See detailTrabecular bone score (TBS) as a new complementary appproach for osteoporosis evaluation in clinical practice
Harvey, NC; Binkley, N; Brandi, ML et al

in Osteoporosis International (2015), 26(S1), 60

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See detailFonctionnement exécutif: Neuro-imagerie et neuropsychologie
Collette, Fabienne ULg

in Revue Neurologique (2015), 1715

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See detailContinuous glucose monitoring: Using cgm to guide insulin therapy virtual trials results
Mombaerts, L.; Thomas, Felicity Louise ULg; Signal, M. et al

in IFAC-PapersOnLine (2015), 48(20), 112-117

Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices can measure blood glucose levels through interstitial measurements almost continuously (1-5min sampling period). However, they are not as accurate as glucose ... [more ▼]

Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices can measure blood glucose levels through interstitial measurements almost continuously (1-5min sampling period). However, they are not as accurate as glucose readings from blood measurements. The relation between tissue and blood glucose is dynamic and the sensor signal can degrade over time. In addition, CGM readings contains high frequency noise and can drift between measurements. However, maintaining continuous glucose monitoring has the potential to improve the level of glycemic control achieved and reduce nurse workload. For this purpose, a simple model was designed and tested to see the effect of inherent CGM error on the insulin therapy protocol, STAR (Stochastic TARgeted). An error model was generated from 9 patients that had one Guardian Real-Time CGM device (Medtronic Minimed, Northridge, CA, USA) inserted into their abdomen as part of an observation trial assesing the accuracy of CGM measurements compared to a blood gas analyser and glucometer readings. A resulting error model was then used to simulate the outcomes if the STAR protocol was guided by CGM values on 183 virtual patients. CGM alarms for hyper- and hypo-glycaemic region were included to improve patient safety acting as 'guardrails'. The STAR CGM protocol gave good performance and reduced workload by ∼50%, reducing the number of measurements per day per patient from 13 to 7. The number of hypoglycaemic events increased compared to the current STAR from 0.03% <2.2mmol/L to 0.32%. However, in comparison to other published protocols it is still a very low level of hypoglycaemia and less than clinically acceptable value of 5% <4.0mmol/L. More importantly this study shows great promise for the future of CGM and their use in clinic. With the a newer generation of sensors, specifically designed for the ICU, promising less noise and drift suggesting that a reduced nurse workload without compromising safety or performance is with in reach.? © 2015, IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control) Hosting by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailTWO-DIMENSIONAL SPECKLE TRACKING ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY IN CALVES: FEASIBILITY, REPEATABILITY AND VARIABILITY STUDY
Lecoq, Laureline ULg; Amory, Hélène ULg; Leroux, Aurélia ULg

in Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine (2015), 29(4), 1255

Two-dimensional speckle tracking (2DST) is a non-invasive technique used in many species to evaluate global and regional left ventricular (LV) function; however it received little attention in the bovine ... [more ▼]

Two-dimensional speckle tracking (2DST) is a non-invasive technique used in many species to evaluate global and regional left ventricular (LV) function; however it received little attention in the bovine species. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility and reliability of 2DST for the evaluation of circumferential and radial LV wall motions in calves. Fourteen Holstein black calves (age: 62 11.6 days; body weight: 75.25 5.4 kg) were used in this observational study. Right parasternal short axis views at the level of the papillary muscles were recorded and subsequently analysed by 2DST for global and regional radial and circumferential strains and strain rates, radial displacement, rotation and rotation rate. Echocardiographic examinations were performed in unsedated, standing calves by two different observers to evaluate intra- and interobserver repeatability and variability. 2DST was feasible in all calves but 2 were excluded from analyses (ventricular septum defect and resting heart rate above 120 bpm, respectively). Automated tracking was better in systole than in diastole. Intraobserver repeatability was good to moderate for most systolic global and segmental peak values. Systolic peak values for radial strain and strain rate were more repeatable than for circumferential strain, circumferential train rate and diastolic measurements. Variability of the interobserver measurements was greater than the intraobserver measurements. Two-dimensional speckle tracking is feasible in calves and as in other species systolic radial function can be more reliably evaluated than circumferential and diastolic function. [less ▲]

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See detailErratum: Elevated basal levels of circulating activated platelets predict ICU-acquired sepsis and mortality: a prospective study.
Layios, N.; Delierneux, Céline ULg; Hego, A. et al

in Critical care (London, England) (2015), 19(1), 301

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See detailCritical evaluation of promising markers for sarcopenia
CAVALIER, Etienne ULg; GADISSEUR, Romy ULg; GEBOES, Séverine ULg et al

in Osteoporosis International (2015), 26(S1), 49-50

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See detailChitosan-g-lactide copolymers for fabrication of 3D scaffolds for tissue engineering
Demina, Tatiana; Zaytseva-Zotova, D.S.; Timashev, P.S. et al

in IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (2015), 87

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See detailArchives of Neuroimaging Meta Analyses (ANIMA): a data sharing initiative
Reid, Andrew; Bzdok, Danilo; Genon, Sarah ULg et al

in Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Organization of Human Brain Mapping (2015)

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See detailOn the relationship between gray matter and behavioral data: lessons learned
Genon, Sarah ULg; Wensing, Tobias; Hoffstaedter, Felix et al

in Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Organization of Human Brain Mapping (2015)

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See detailA randomized double-blind study of denosumab compared with zoledronic acid in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis previously treated with oral bisphosphonate.
MILLER, P.D.; PANNACCIULLI, N.; BROWN, J.P. et al

in Arthritis and Rheumatology (2015), 67(S10), 1181-1182

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See detailThe position of Strontium ranelate in today's management of osteoporosis
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Brandi, ML; Cannata-Andia, J et al

in Osteoporosis International (2015), 26(S1), 39

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See detailMinimal anomaly-free chiral fermion sets and the unification of gauge couplings
Da Silva Simoes, Catarina ULg

in PoS - Proceedings of Science (2015)

In this work we study which are the minimal anomaly-free chiral fermion sets, beyond the standard model, that lead to vector-like particles with respect to SU(3) and U(1)em after symmetry breaking. We ... [more ▼]

In this work we study which are the minimal anomaly-free chiral fermion sets, beyond the standard model, that lead to vector-like particles with respect to SU(3) and U(1)em after symmetry breaking. We focus on fermion multiplets with SU(3) and SU(2) dimensions less than or equal to 10 and 5, respectively. Furthermore, we study whether the addition of such chiral fermions allows for gauge coupling unification, at some high scale compatible with proton decay limits. [less ▲]

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See detailThe anti-angiogenic peptide Anginex blocks osteoclastogenesis
Muller, Joséphine ULg; Binsfeld, Marilène ULg; DUBOIS, Sophie ULg et al

in Belgian Journal of Hematology (2015), Abstracts book

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See detailEVALUATION OF THE CARDIOMYOTOXIC EFFECTS OF DOXYCYCLINE OVERDOSE IN CALVES USING 2-DIMENSIONAL SPECKLE TRACKING.
Lecoq, Laureline ULg; Leroux, Aurélia ULg; Brihoum, Mounir et al

in Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine (2015), 29(4), 1254

Doxycycline (DOXY) is associated with left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in calves in accidental overdose but not in experimental models when evaluated with classical and Doppler echocardiography. Two ... [more ▼]

Doxycycline (DOXY) is associated with left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in calves in accidental overdose but not in experimental models when evaluated with classical and Doppler echocardiography. Two-dimensional-speckle tracking (2DST) is used to evaluate LV dysfunction in numerous species but not in cattle. The aim of this study was to evaluate the cardiotoxic effects of an experimental overdose of DOXY using 2DST in calves. Ten healthy male Holstein calves. Group 1: 5 calves (mean age 58.0 +/- 16.3 days; mean body weight 72.2 +/- 13.0 kg) received 25 mg/kg of DOXY orally for 5 days. Group 2: 5 calves (mean age 56.4 +/- 15.7 days; mean body weight 73.4 +/- 7.0 kg) received a placebo. Electrocardiography (ECG) and 2DST echocardiography were performed at day 0 and day 8. ECG tracings were analysed for occurrence of arrhythmias. 2DST measurements included global and segmental, peak values for radial and circumferential strains (SR, SC), strain rates (SrR, SrC), rotation (Rot), rotation rates (RotR) and radial displacement (DR). All calves completed the study. ECG recordings were unremarkable in both groups. Heart rate was neither significantly different between groups nor before and after treatment. LV systolic function was affected in calves receiving an overdose of DOXY as shown by a significant decrease of segmental SR (P < 0.05), SC (P < 0.05) and DR (P < 0.05) in treated calves compared to the placebo group in several segments. The SrC in early diastole was also significantly decreased in 1 segment (<0.05). In calves, DOXY overdose induces a LV dysfunction in systole, and to a lesser extent, in diastole. A better comprehension of the pathophysiology involved in the DOXY overdose will help in the treatment of accidental cases. [less ▲]

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See detailSchizencephaly associated with a severe prothrombotic syndrome caused by antithombin III deficiency
Daron, Aurore; DRESSE, Marie-Françoise ULg; Hoyoux, Claire ULg et al

in Tijdschrift van de Belgische Kinderarts = Journal du Pédiatre Belge (2015), 17(1), 109

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