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See detailLe cas clinique du mois. Colite a clostridium difficile.
Laret, Vinciane ULg; Sion, C.; Bataille, Christian et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2006), 61(11), 750-2

A 55-year-old patient with mant e cels underwent a cytotoxic chemotherapy (D.H.A.P. + Rituximab). During the medullar aplasia related to the third cycle, diarrhoea due to Clostridium difficile arised and ... [more ▼]

A 55-year-old patient with mant e cels underwent a cytotoxic chemotherapy (D.H.A.P. + Rituximab). During the medullar aplasia related to the third cycle, diarrhoea due to Clostridium difficile arised and relapsed 15 days later despite normal blood counts. This colitis was very severe with pluribacterial peritonitis, but resolved with intensive medical treatment. The incidence, the patient's risk factors, the iatrogenic and nosocomial characters of cl. difficile colitis are discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailHypertension arterielle pulmonaire et bronchopathie chronique obstructive
Naldi, Marco ULg; D'Orio, Vincenzo ULg; Louis, Renaud ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2006), 61(7-8, Jul-Aug), 563-71

In this paper we review the current knowledge on pulmonary hypertension (PH) occurring in COPD. PH is defined as a mean pulmonary arterial pressure at rest greater than 20 mmHg measured by right heart ... [more ▼]

In this paper we review the current knowledge on pulmonary hypertension (PH) occurring in COPD. PH is defined as a mean pulmonary arterial pressure at rest greater than 20 mmHg measured by right heart catheterisation. PH is usually present during exercise before appearing at rest. PH in COPD increases the risk of hospitalisation and darkens the disease prognosis. Chronic hypoxemia is the major contributor to PH, but remodelling of arterial wall and mechanical factors such as hyperinflation also play a role. Transthoracic echocardiography is the most useful non invasive investigation, but right heart catheterisation is necessary to ascertain the diagnosis. Long term 02 supplementation is the basis of the treatment while vasodilatators may worsen hypoxemia. [less ▲]

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See detailValuer van der munte - Muntplacaat
Adam, Renaud ULg; Boffa, Sergio

in Bousmanne, Bernard; Thieffry, Sandrine; Wijsman, Hanno (Eds.) Filips de Schone (1478-1506) : schatten van de laatste hertog van Bourgondië : [tentoonstelling : Brussel, Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België, Nassaukapel, van 3 november 2006 tot 27 januari 2007] : catalogus (2006)

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See detailUn "beau type latin" d'origine grecque en Wallonie : *EPIDEMIA
Boutier, Marie-Guy ULg

in Dialectes de Wallonie (2006), 31-33

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See detailLe coton africain ou petites leçons de mondialisation...
Mergeai, Guy ULg

in Tropicultura (2006), 24(1), 1-2

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See detailIrreversible dynamics of the phase boundary in U(Ru(0.96)Rh(0.04))(2)Si(2) and implications for ordering
Silhanek, Alejandro ULg; Jaime, M.; Harrison, N. et al

in Physical Review Letters (2006), 96(13),

We report measurements and analysis of the specific heat and magnetocaloric effect-induced temperature changes at the phase boundary into the single magnetic field-induced phase (phase II) of U(Ru(0.96)Rh ... [more ▼]

We report measurements and analysis of the specific heat and magnetocaloric effect-induced temperature changes at the phase boundary into the single magnetic field-induced phase (phase II) of U(Ru(0.96)Rh(0.04))(2)Si(2), which yield irreversible properties similar to those at the valence transition of Yb(1-x)Y(x)InCu(4). To explain these similarities, we propose a bootstrap mechanism by which lattice parameter changes caused by an electric quadrupolar order parameter within phase II become coupled to the 5f-electron hybridization, giving rise to a valence change at the transition. [less ▲]

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See detailYBa2Cu3O(7-delta) thick films on Ag prepared by the electrophoretic deposition technique
Dusoulier, Laurent; Denis, Samuel; Fagnard, Jean-François ULg et al

in Journal of Physics: Conference Series (2006), 43

YBa2Cu3O7-δ thick films have been deposited onto Ag substrates by the Electrophoretic Deposition (EPD) technique. Different microstructures and electrical behaviours were observed depending on the ... [more ▼]

YBa2Cu3O7-δ thick films have been deposited onto Ag substrates by the Electrophoretic Deposition (EPD) technique. Different microstructures and electrical behaviours were observed depending on the starting powder. Coatings prepared from commercial powder displayed significant porosity and the superconducting transition width was found to be magnetic-field dependent. Films produced from home-made coprecipitated powder are denser but contain some secondary phases. No dependence of the resistive transition as a function of magnetic field (H ≤ 20 Oe) was observed in that case. [less ▲]

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See detailCharacterisation of the magnetic shielding properties of YBaCuO thick films prepared by electrophoretic deposition on silver substrates
Denis, Samuel; Grenci, G.; Dusoulier, Laurent et al

in Journal of Physics: Conference Series (2006), 43

This communication reports experimental results on the superconducting properties of YBaCuO thick films prepared by electrophoretic deposition on silver substrates. The magnetic shielding properties of ... [more ▼]

This communication reports experimental results on the superconducting properties of YBaCuO thick films prepared by electrophoretic deposition on silver substrates. The magnetic shielding properties of the coatings were characterised by various methods. First, the electrical resistance and the transport critical current density, Jc, were determined. Our coatings exhibit a superconducting transition at a temperature of 90 K. Next, shielding characterisations were carried out at 77 K for samples having either a slab or a cylindrical geometry. In both cases, the frequency of the applied magnetic field was 103 Hz; the field behind the shielding wall was measured by a pick-up coil connected to a lock-in amplifier. In the case of cylindrical samples and for an applied induction lower than 1 G, the field inside the shielding enclosure is reduced by a factor greater than 106 (i.e. 120 dB) with respect to the applied field. [less ▲]

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See detailPeut-on vivre avec le ragondin ? Les représentations sociales reliées à un animal envahissant
Mougenot, Catherine ULg; Roussel, Laurence

in Natures Sciences Sociétés (2006), 14(suppl.), 22-31

Aujourd'hui les introductions d'espèces exotiques, souvent qualifiées d'espèces invasives, sont vues comme une menace pour les écosystèmes. En menant une enquête sur les représentations liées au ragondin ... [more ▼]

Aujourd'hui les introductions d'espèces exotiques, souvent qualifiées d'espèces invasives, sont vues comme une menace pour les écosystèmes. En menant une enquête sur les représentations liées au ragondin, introduit en Europe depuis près de 100 ans, nous avons découvert que cet animal a aussi une nature domestique, sauvage et nuisible. De notre étude, il ressort également que ces représentations sont liées aux actions menées contre lui. En effet elles supposent des formes d'organisation et des choix techniques qui ont des impacts sur la nature et les hommes eux-mêmes. De là découle qu'il n'y a pas de clivages simples entre humains et espèces animales, mais de nombreuses lignes de partage, fortement contextualisées, inscrites dans des lieux et des moments. Les représentations de la nature sont aussi liées à celles des territoires, aux risques sanitaires acceptables et au profil des acteurs qui doivent mener les actions de lutte. On comprend alors qu'il est bien difficile aujourd'hui d'aligner tous ces points de manière satisfaisante. [less ▲]

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See detailTowards a better use of the rabbit as an experimental model: review and perspectives
Dewree, R.; Drion, Pierre ULg

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (2006), 150(3), 153-162

The rabbit is an essential model in scientific research, particularly in the study of cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension and atherosclerosis and for the investigation of the osteoarticular ... [more ▼]

The rabbit is an essential model in scientific research, particularly in the study of cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension and atherosclerosis and for the investigation of the osteoarticular system. Due to the fact that various factors (environmental, microbial, stress, pain.) can influence data obtained from experiments, special care must be given to housing conditions. Sensory enrichment (olfactive, auditive, visual or tactile stimuli) and physical enrichment (nutritional and social stimuli) allow rabbits to express specific behaviours and reduce stereotypies. This synthesis reminds of the importance of these factors and gives to the researcher some ways to control them. [less ▲]

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See detailTechniques de positionnement par satellites
Donnay, Jean-Paul ULg; Warnant, René ULg

in Bulletin de la Société Géographique de Liège (2006), 47

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See detailAbout the Photoionization of Methyl Bromide (CH3Br). Photoelectron and Photoionization Mass Spectrometric Investigation.
Locht, Robert ULg; Leyh, Bernard ULg; Dehareng, Dominique ULg et al

in Chemical Physics (2006), 323

The threshold photoelectron (TPES) and the photoionization mass spectrometric (PIMS) study of CH3Br in the 8-20 eV photon energy range is presented. The interpretation and assignments are supported by ab ... [more ▼]

The threshold photoelectron (TPES) and the photoionization mass spectrometric (PIMS) study of CH3Br in the 8-20 eV photon energy range is presented. The interpretation and assignments are supported by ab initio calculations. The TPES shows several new discrete features in the Jahn-Teller split ground state X2E(2A'-2A") of CH3Br+. An additional continuous band starts at about 11.8 eV. These observations are both correlated with direct ionization and autoionizing transitions. This is supported by constant ion state (CIS) spectroscopy. A large enhancement of the transitions to the A2A and B2E states is ascribed to important autoionizing contributions. Based on the present calculations, the weak to very weak bands in the 17.5-22.0 eV photon energy range were mainly assigned to 2a1 ionization and to double excitations described essentially by the 2e-24a11 and 1e-12e-14a11 configurations. The photoionization mass spectrometric study allows us to investigate in detail the ionization and dissociation of CH3Br+ leading to CH2+, CH3+, Br+ and CH2Br+ from threshold up to 20 eV photon energy. The experimental data are compared to ab initio dissociation energies. At the onset, the CH3+ and CH2Br+ fragment ion production is correlated with the ground state of CH3Br+ and both fragment ions have to appear through dissociative autoionization from the (3a11/1e1)6s or 5s Rydberg state. This interpretation is supported by the photoabsorption spectrum measured recently in the same photon energy range. At higher energies, beside a likely direct (pre)dissociation of the A2A1 and B2E states of CH3Br+, autoionization also contributes to the fragmentation in all decay channels. Avoided crossings in a manyfold of 2A' states are likely to be involved. This is supported by ab initio calculations. For CH3+ the photoion-pair process is analyzed and detailed assignments are proposed on the basis of our latest VUV photoabsorption spectroscopic data. [less ▲]

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See detailLe cas clinique du mois. Fibrose retroperitoneale idiopathique: cause inhabituelle de douleur abdominale
Janssen, Nathalie ULg; D'Orio, Vincenzo ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2006), 61(7-8, Jul-Aug), 548-52

Retroperitoneal fibrosis is an uncommon inflammatory disease which is characterized by the development of a fibrous process that surrounds the major vessels and organs located within the retroperitoneum ... [more ▼]

Retroperitoneal fibrosis is an uncommon inflammatory disease which is characterized by the development of a fibrous process that surrounds the major vessels and organs located within the retroperitoneum. Isolated as an idiopathic expression or associated with several other diseases in its secondary form, retroperitoneal fibrosis remains relatively of rare occurrence and as a result, is devoid of either diagnostic or therapeutic definitive recommendations. We report the observation of one case admitted in the emergency room for abdominal pain induced by left hydronephrosis. Radiographic exploration with contrast-enhanced studies evidenced retroperitoneal fibrosis causing left ureteric obstruction. Therapeutic approach was based on corticosteroids and ureteral drainage which prevented recurrence while fibrosis was almost reversed six months later. [less ▲]

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See detailComportamentais e Genéticos do Alcoolismo em uma Amostra da População do Vale do Rio Pardo, RS.
Köche, A.; Rieger, A.; Geller, F. et al

in Caderno Pesquisa. Série Biologia (2006)

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See detailPARTICIPATION OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TO THE SOLAR PANELS DESIGN OF THE EDUCATIONAL SPACECRAFT ESEO
Bolland, M.; Collignon, G.; Vandenplas, X. et al

Conference (2006)

The objective of this presentation is to discuss the participation of students at the University of Liège to the educational spacecraft project SSETI-ESEO proposed by the European Space Agency.

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See detailTARGETED ENERGY TRANSFERS AND SUPPRESSION OF AEROELASTIC INSTABILITIES
Lee, Young S; Vakakis, Alexander F.; Bergman, Lawrence A. et al

in 2nd International Conf. on NNMs and Localization in Vibrating Systems, Samos, 2006 (2006)

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See detailAn Overview of Targeted Energy Transfer Phenomena in Coupled Oscillators: Theoretical and Experimental Results and System Identification
Lee, Young S.; Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg; McFarland, D. M. et al

in 11th Nonlinear Vib., Stability and Dynamics of Structures Conf., Blacksburg, 2006 (2006)

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See detailTHEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF MULTIMODAL TARGETED ENERGY TRANSFER IN A SYSTEM OF COUPLED OSCILLATORS
Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg; Kowtko, J. J.; McFarland, D. M. et al

in 2nd International Conf. on NNMs and Localization in Vibrating Systems, Samos, 2006 (2006)

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