Publications ORBi OA
Syndrome de discontinuation associé aux antidépresseurs.
Pitchot, William ; Scantamburlo, Gabrielle ; Pinto, Emmanuel et al
in Revue Médicale de Liège (2007), 62Detailed reference viewed: 77 (7 ULg)
Comment je previens...le zona par la vaccination.
Nikkels, Arjen ; Pierard, Gérald
in Revue Médicale de Liège (2007), 62(1), 44-7
Herpes zoster (HZ) results from reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus (VZV), which remains latent in the dorsal root ganglia after varicella. HZ predominantly affects people over 50 years of age ... [more ▼]
Herpes zoster (HZ) results from reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus (VZV), which remains latent in the dorsal root ganglia after varicella. HZ predominantly affects people over 50 years of age without gender distinction, and its incidence increases with age. The most feared complication of HZ is the zoster-associated pains (ZAP), which encompasses the prodromal, concomitant and post-zoster persistent pains. The latter neuralgias are particularly invalidating and notoriously difficult, or even impossible to abate with current therapies. Until now, the best ZAP prevention was achieved by antiviral treatment given during the earliest phase of the eruption. This treatment certainly reduces the duration and intensity of ZAP, but exerts little influence on post-zoster persistent pains. A vaccination boosting the specific anti-VZV immunity in order to decrease the HZ incidence and post-zoster pains appears promising. A recent study performed on 38.546 immunocompetent patients aged over 60 years assessed the efficacy of a single injection of an anti-zoster vaccine (Zostavax). The incidence of HZ and post-zoster pain was decreased by 50% and 66%, respectively. Vaccination could be considered as a valuable option to alleviate the feared complications of HZ. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 94 (4 ULg)
Comment je traite... un intertrigo lie a l'embonpoint.
Henry, Frédérique ; Pierard, Claudine ; Flagothier, Caroline et al
in Revue Médicale de Liège (2007), 62(2), 67-70
Intertrigo is a common inflammatory disorder of various origins. It can represent a single skin manifestation or be part of a disorder possibly exhibiting specific manifestations on other parts of the ... [more ▼]
Intertrigo is a common inflammatory disorder of various origins. It can represent a single skin manifestation or be part of a disorder possibly exhibiting specific manifestations on other parts of the body. Hence, intertrigo may represent a sign of a peculiar disease. It may also result from physicochemical aggressions of the skin following occlusion of the large skinfolds particularly in case of stoutness. In this intance, a treatment similar to that of diaper dermatitis can be offered. A paste enriched or not with miconazole nitrate is indicated to prevent or treat most presentations of intertrigo. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 91 (3 ULg)
Comment je traite...le "mehin" des mains sèches.
Xhauflaire, Emmanuelle ; Pierard, Gérald
in Revue Médicale de Liège (2007), 62(3), 129-31
Suffering from dry skin on the hands is a common feature in the general population. This condition is influenced by daily habits and occupational duties. It commonly corresponds to the expression of ... [more ▼]
Suffering from dry skin on the hands is a common feature in the general population. This condition is influenced by daily habits and occupational duties. It commonly corresponds to the expression of irritation dermatitis modulated by climatic and other environmental conditions. Other diseases including allergic contact dermatitis, psoriasis and dermatomycosis can also be responsible for a similar clinical presentation. In the common discrete irritative type, a specifically designed cosmetic product may considerably improve the discomfort experienced by the patient. By contrast, the efficacy of most barrier creams remains unconfirmed. The chronic use of topical corticosteroids can lead to dependency and to progressive cutaneous atrophy. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 47 (1 ULg)
Manifestations cutanées de l'infection par le parvovirus B19.
; Nikkels, Arjen ; Pierard, Gérald
in Revue Médicale de Liège (2007), 62(7-8), 492-5
The human parvovirus B19 is a small single-strand DNA virus with specific tropism for the membranous receptor P expressed on erythrocytes and endothelial cells. About 60 - 70 % of the adult population is ... [more ▼]
The human parvovirus B19 is a small single-strand DNA virus with specific tropism for the membranous receptor P expressed on erythrocytes and endothelial cells. About 60 - 70 % of the adult population is parvovirus B19 seropositive. The contamination usually occurs through droplets from the nasopharyngeal airways. The major systemic infections present as episodes of aplastic anemia and development of hydrops fetalis. Arthropathies, encephalitis, or glomerulonephritis are less frequently encountered. This review focuses on its cutaneous manifestations including erythema infectiosum, and the purpuric syndromes whose principal manifestation is the papulo-purpuric gloves and socks syndrome. Several other cutaneous manifestations have been reported to be associated with the parvovirus B19 without however strong evidence. These include vasculitis, erythema nodosum, the lupus eythematosus-like syndrome, some vesiculo-pustular eruptions, pityriasis lichenoides and scleroderma. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 144 (5 ULg)
L'image du mois. Erytheme pigmente fixe, protestation cutanee a l'encontre d'un medicament.
; Letot, Bernard ; Pierard, Claudine et al
in Revue Médicale de Liège (2007), 62(10), 601-2Detailed reference viewed: 83 (4 ULg)
Ordonner le méli-mélo des traitemetns anti-acnéiques.
in Pharma-Sphère (2007), 122Detailed reference viewed: 18 (2 ULg)
The Commission's Non Contractual Liability in the Field of Merger Control - Don't Use a Hammer When You Need a Screwdriver
Petit, Nicolas ;
in Global Competition Policy (2007)
It has become conventional wisdom to view the rulings handed down by the CFI in Airtours, Schneider, Tetra Laval and Impala as unprecedented setbacks for the European Commission ("the Commission") that ... [more ▼]
It has become conventional wisdom to view the rulings handed down by the CFI in Airtours, Schneider, Tetra Laval and Impala as unprecedented setbacks for the European Commission ("the Commission") that would usher in a new era of administrative accountability in the field of merger control. However, several commentators still consider that the Commission regretfully enjoys a de facto power of "life or death" over notified mergers, and that judgments striking down its decisions are unlikely to change much in practice. Parties to a blocked merger generally abandon their projects following the Commission's decision, irrespective of the outcome of the actions they may subsequently bring before the EC Courts (e.g. the Airtours/First Choice or Schneider/Legrand mergers). Third parties - competitors or consumers - to an illegally approved merger have little prospect of inducing the Commission to unscramble a consummated transaction (e.g. the Sony/BMG merger). This unsatisfactory state of affairs has led practitioners to explore other legal avenues to hold the Commission accountable for its mistakes. One such possible means of redress is to resort to Article 288 EC which provides that the EC shall "make good any damage caused by its institutions". Where an EC institution such as the Commission is found liable for such damage, Article 235 EC grants the Community Courts jurisdiction to award compensation In light of the virulence of some of criticism directed at the Commission by the CFI in the Airtours and Schneider/Legrand judgments, the parties to those mergers initiated proceedings against the Commission, seeking compensation for the unlawful prohibition of their proposed mergers. These actions drew enthusiastic reactions from certain EC competition law experts which, upon close examination, appear unjustified. The legal avenue provided for by Article 288 EC is most likely a procedural dead-end. First, from the applicants' perspective, the conditions under which the Commission's liability can give rise to a right to compensation in the field of merger control are set so high by existing case-law that most Article 288 EC claims are likely to be dismissed as unfounded. Second, from a public policy standpoint, Article 288 EC does not constitute an adequate instrument to improve the Commission's accountability for its unlawful decisions. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 81 (4 ULg)
MR2352165 Das, R. K. and Sen, S. and Dasgupta, S.Robust and fault tolerant controller for attitude control of a satellite launch vehicle
in IET Control Theory & Applications (2007), 1(1), 304--312Detailed reference viewed: 15 (4 ULg)
Role of primary symbionts on alarm pheromone production and relation with proteome patterns of aphid with or without symbiotic bacteria
Verheggen, François ; Francis, Frédéric ; Haubruge, Eric
Poster (2007)Detailed reference viewed: 27 (5 ULg)
Zooxanthellae ultrastructure affected in bleached corals
Ladrière, Ophélie ; Compère, Philippe ; Poulicek, Mathieu et al
Poster (2007)Detailed reference viewed: 54 (12 ULg)
Régulation et dérégulation de l'âge pubertaire : populations à risque ?
Parent, Anne-Simone ; Domine, Françoise ; Charlier, Corinne et al
in Revue Médicale de Liège (2007), 62Detailed reference viewed: 154 (18 ULg)
Analyse des effets mécaniques et hydrauliques induits dans l'avant-bras par un brassard de mesure de pression artérielle
Master's dissertation (2007)Detailed reference viewed: 46 (14 ULg)
Short communication: Genetic evaluation of milking speed for brown Swiss dairy cattle in the United States
; ; et al
in Journal of Dairy Science (2007), 90(2), 1021-1023
Genetic parameters and relative breeding values were estimated for milking speed of US Brown Swiss dairy cattle. Owner-recorded milking-speed scores on a scale of 1 (slow) to 8 (fast) were collected by ... [more ▼]
Genetic parameters and relative breeding values were estimated for milking speed of US Brown Swiss dairy cattle. Owner-recorded milking-speed scores on a scale of 1 (slow) to 8 (fast) were collected by the Brown Swiss Association as part of its linear type appraisal program starting in 2004. Data were 7,366 records for 6,666 cows in 393 herds. The pedigree file included information for 21,458 animals born in 1985 or later. Six unknown-parent groups that each included 4 birth years were defined. The model included fixed effects for herd appraisal date and parity-lactation stage and random effects for permanent environment, animal, and error. Within parity (1, 2, and >= 3), 6 groups were defined: unknown calving date, four 90-d lactation stages, and lactations with > 400 d in milk. Heritability of 0.22 and repeatability of 0.42 were estimated by average-information REML; residual variance was 1.13. Little trend in estimated breeding value was found for cows born from 1999 through 2002. Although solutions increased with lactation stage for first-parity cows by 0.37, no clear trend was found for later parities. Genetic evaluations for milking speed were expressed as relative breeding values with a mean of 100 and a standard deviation of 5. The 121 bulls with >= 10 daughters had milking speed evaluations that ranged from 83 to 112 and had correlations of 0.56 with productive life evaluations and -0.40 with somatic cell score evaluations. The association of faster milking speed with lower somatic cell score was not expected. The moderate heritability found for milking speed indicates that the evaluations (first released in May 2006) should be useful in detecting bulls with slow-milking daughters. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 31 (3 ULg)