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See detailPhonological representations of children with SLI : a study of French.
Maillart, Christelle ULg; Schelstraete, Marie-Anne; Hupet, Michel

in Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing research (2004), 47

The present research examined the quality of the phonological representations of French children with specific language impairment (SLI) and those with normal language development (NLD). Twenty-five ... [more ▼]

The present research examined the quality of the phonological representations of French children with specific language impairment (SLI) and those with normal language development (NLD). Twenty-five children with SLI and fifty normally developing children matched on lexical age level participated in an auditory lexical decision task. The observations gathered in our study can be summarized as follows. First, children with a higher receptive lexical level performed better, and this was true both for children with NLD and children with SLI. Second, both children with NLD and SLI were more likely to reject pseudo-words resulting from a modification affecting the number of syllables of a word than pseudo-words resulting from a slight modification with the number of syllables unchanged. This difference, however, was greater for the children with SLI who appeared to have much difficulty rejecting pseudo-words resulting from slight modifications. Finally, the performance of children with SLI was particularly poor when presented with pseudowords resulting from a slight modification at the beginning or the end of a word. These findings are interpreted as supporting the hypothesis of an underspecification of phonological representations in children with SLI. [less ▲]

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See detailMagnetic and electronic ground states of B-site-substituted LaMnO3: from antiferromagnetism to ferromagnetism
Vertruyen, Bénédicte ULg; Flahaut, Delphine; Hebert, Sylvie et al

in Journal of Magnetism & Magnetic Materials (2004), 280(1), 75-83

We report about the physical properties of samples obtained by different substitutions on the Mn site of LaMnO3: LaMn0.85Ni0.15O3, LaMn0.85Ga0.15O3 and LaMn0.5Ga0.5O3. It is well known that the ... [more ▼]

We report about the physical properties of samples obtained by different substitutions on the Mn site of LaMnO3: LaMn0.85Ni0.15O3, LaMn0.85Ga0.15O3 and LaMn0.5Ga0.5O3. It is well known that the antiferromagnetic orbitally ordered ground state of LaMnO3 is easily destroyed to give way to ferromagnetism. However, this ferromagnetic behaviour can result from several mechanisms: depending on the nature of the substituting cation and on the substitution level, the physical properties derived from a complex interplay between exchange interactions, orbital ordering and Jahn-Teller distortion. As a result, there are noticeable differences between the physical properties of the different samples, even though all three samples display a ferromagnetic component in zero applied magnetic field. In this paper we compare the crystallographic, electrical and magnetic properties of these samples, with a special attention for the AC susceptibility behaviour. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailWhat Has Private International Private Law Achieved in Meeting the Challenges Posed by Globalisation?
Wautelet, Patrick ULg

in Slot, Piet-Jan (Ed.) Globalization and Jurisdiction (2004)

The issue of jurisdiction certainly constitutes one of the main challenges of what is commonly called globalisation, i.e. the rapid internationalisation of economic (and, to a somewhat lesser extent, of ... [more ▼]

The issue of jurisdiction certainly constitutes one of the main challenges of what is commonly called globalisation, i.e. the rapid internationalisation of economic (and, to a somewhat lesser extent, of other) activities. Since legal regulation of these human activities is still largely state-based with the notable exception of the European Union, whose existence and the large body of rules it produces, also raises questions of jurisdiction rules on jurisdiction are necessary to define which part of these activities can be subject to regulation by a given State. This paper aims to examine what private international law has achieved to answer the question of jurisdiction. [less ▲]

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See detailComparative study of coach-athlete interactions in mixed traditional Japanese martial art, female amateur track and field, and male professional basketball
Lenzen, Benoît; Brouwers, Michael; Dejardin, Robert et al

in International Journal of Sport Psychology (2004), 35(1, JAN-MAR), 77-90

This study compared the interactions of coaches and athletes in three highly different contexts. Coaches and athletes' strategies were explored through observation and qualitative interviews, then ... [more ▼]

This study compared the interactions of coaches and athletes in three highly different contexts. Coaches and athletes' strategies were explored through observation and qualitative interviews, then processed regarding what was at stake in their interactions and the resources they respectively possessed. Qualitative data analysis showed that strategies respectively adopted by coaches and athletes in the three contexts were similar to the collective activity labelled "tacit cooperation" in organizational psychology. Financial, political and symbolic stakes were proposed as argument explaining these similarities. [less ▲]

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See detailLa faillite d'entreprise, champ d'application privilégié des méthodes quantitatives en gestion
Van Caillie, Didier ULg

in Bair, Jacques (Ed.) Regards croisés sur les méthodes quantitatives en gestion (2004)

This chapter proposes a state-of-the art of the use of quantitative techniques in the field of Business Failure. It focuses especially on the use of these techniques to predict and avoid business failure.

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See detailComment je préviens...les cancers cutanés: entre information et syndrome "telly belly".
Pierard, Claudine ULg; Henry, Frédérique ULg; Pierard, Gérald ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2004), 59(1), 5-7

During the past decades, the incidence of skin cancers has been on the rise in Wallonia as in other regions of similar latitude in the rest of the world. Awareness of the population to the dangers of sun ... [more ▼]

During the past decades, the incidence of skin cancers has been on the rise in Wallonia as in other regions of similar latitude in the rest of the world. Awareness of the population to the dangers of sun exposure and to the benefit of early cancer diagnosis is of the upmost importance and undisputed. The impact of the information delivered by the media and of the actions initiated by physicians is heterogeneous. The positive and unquestionable aspect is hampered if the population at risk is not properly targeted. It is also reduced if the problem understanding creates a surge in telly-belly syndrome. [less ▲]

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See detailComment j'explore ... les dermites des langes.
Flagothier, Caroline ULg; Pierard, Claudine ULg; Pierard, Gérald ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2004), 59(2), 106-9

Diaper dermatitis is a frequent condition. Several clinical types are distinguished. The most frequent type results from increased fragility of the newborn buttock skin when covered by diapers. According ... [more ▼]

Diaper dermatitis is a frequent condition. Several clinical types are distinguished. The most frequent type results from increased fragility of the newborn buttock skin when covered by diapers. According to the mechanisms involved and the severity of the dermatitis, one can distinguish the intertrigo of the chubby baby, and the so-called "W", "Y" and "red panties" types of diaper dermatitis. When the effects of occlusion are not controlled by adequate absorption by the diapers, hyperhydration of the stratum corneum occurs and progresses to maceration. As a result, the value of the coefficient of friction of the skin increases with epidermal weakening to rubbing. In addition, fecal enzymes (urease, proteases and lipases) alter urines and skin. Judicious hygiene measures and the correct choice of diapers are mandatory. Cutaneous colonization by microorganisms, the most important of which being Candida albicans, is the main complication. Adequate preventive and curative measures can combat diaper dermatitis with confidence. A miconazole paste allows to improve the tribological properties of the interface between diapers and the skin. It also abates the impact of Candida albicans in the pathogenesis of the skin disorder. [less ▲]

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See detailAlignment of glial cells stimulates directional neurite growth of cns neurons in vitro
Deumens, R.; Koopmans, G. C.; Den Bakker, C. G. J. et al

in Neuroscience (2004), 125(3), 591-604

Olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) together with olfactory nerve fibroblasts (ONFs) and neonatal astrocytes are potent stimulators of neurite growth in adulthood and during development, respectively ... [more ▼]

Olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) together with olfactory nerve fibroblasts (ONFs) and neonatal astrocytes are potent stimulators of neurite growth in adulthood and during development, respectively. Since it is known that alignment of glial cells is important for the correct outgrowth of axon tracts, it was hypothesized that the alignment of glial cells stimulates directional and enhanced neurite outgrowth. Adult OEC/ONF and neonatal astrocytes were cultured either on biodegradable poly(D,L)-lactide matrices or in Petri dishes for 4 days. Thereafter neonatal cerebral cortical neurons were added. After a 2-days coculture period the cultures were fixed and processed for a combined MAP-2 and phosphorylated neurofilament (RT97) staining. The neurite growth (neurite elongation and neurite formation) and the neurite direction were assessed. We show that (1) OEC/ONF cultures are more potent in stimulating the length of the longest neurite of cocultured neurons, (2) alignment of glial is achieved in vitro on our biomatrices, (3) aligned glial/biomatrix complexes do not enhance neurite growth, and (4) aligned glial/biomatrix complexes direct neurite outgrowth. These data have significant implications for in vivo experiments focusing on glial transplantation. Transplanting glial/biomatrix complexes may stimulate the directional regrowth of severed axons across a lesion site. (C) 2004 IBRO. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailEXPLOITATION DES DONNEES DU DOSSIER DE SANTE INFORMATISE EN SOINS PRIMAIRES. RESISTANCES ET SOLUTIONS. ETUDE DANS HUIT MAISONS MEDICALES WALLONNES
Vanmeerbeek, Marc ULg

Master of advanced studies dissertation (2004)

Introduction : Le dossier de santé informatisé (DSI), utilisé quotidiennement en soins primaires, peut constituer un instrument de récolte de données utilisables localement pour l’amélioration de la ... [more ▼]

Introduction : Le dossier de santé informatisé (DSI), utilisé quotidiennement en soins primaires, peut constituer un instrument de récolte de données utilisables localement pour l’amélioration de la qualité des soins et, à une plus grande échelle, une base de données épidémiologiques. Malgré une politique de promotion du DSI de la Fédération des Maisons médicales belges francophones, son utilisation reste très marginale. Méthodes : Huit maisons médicales motivées par l’informatisation de leur dossier ont été rencontrées. Des indicateurs quantitatifs d’utilisation du DSI ont été mesurés. Une évaluation qualitative des résistances à l’informatisation et des solutions pouvant y être apportées a été réalisée par la technique du groupe nominal. Résultats : L’utilisation du DSI reste faible, sauf exception. Les solutions proposées ont pu être regroupées en 5 catégories : éthique (confidentialité, relation avec le patient, relation du thérapeute avec la machine), formation (à l’informatique, à la logique classificatoire, formation accessible), recherche de sens (envie d’utiliser les outputs locaux dans des projets d’amélioration de la qualité des soins, comparaison avec d’autres praticiens, encadrement local), pratique (amélioration du logiciel, amélioration de l’organisation interne des équipes, gestion du temps passé à l’encodage des données) et pluridisciplinarité (coordination entre secteurs, effort soutenu par l’ensemble de l’équipe, projets communs). Discussion : Les praticiens sont prêts à s’informatiser s’ils en retirent des bénéfices immédiats (connaissance de leur patientèle et de leur fonctionnement d’équipe). Ils ont exprimé le besoin de disposer d’un outil simple à utiliser, qui ne leur fasse pas perdre de temps et qui respecte leurs spécificités de travail et d’organisation (équipe pluridisciplinaires et autogérées). Ils ont exprimé le besoin d’un soutien extérieur, sous forme de formations adaptées et d’encadrement pour la gestion des données. Les préoccupations de type éthique (sécurité, transfert de données, place de l’ordinateur dans la relation avec le patient) sont étonnamment peu présentes. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Photoionization Mass Spectrometric Study of the Three membered Ring Systems C3H6, C2H4O and C2H4S and their open Chain Isomers.
Locht, Robert ULg; Leyh, Bernard ULg; Jochims, H.-W. et al

Book published by Berliner Elektronen Speicherring für Synchrotron Strahlung m.b.H - on CD-ROM (2004)

The dissociative photoionization mass spectrometric study of C2H6, C2H4O and C2H4S has been measured using synchrotron radiation. The ionization efficiency curves of the molecular ions of the three ... [more ▼]

The dissociative photoionization mass spectrometric study of C2H6, C2H4O and C2H4S has been measured using synchrotron radiation. The ionization efficiency curves of the molecular ions of the three species are reported. [less ▲]

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See detailCervical artery dissection: An atypical presentation with Ehlers-Danlos-like collagen pathology?
Ulbricht, D.; Diederich, N. J.; Hermanns-Lê, Trinh ULg et al

in Neurology (2004), 63(9), 1708-10

The authors took skin biopsies of the macroscopically normal skin of seven consecutive patients with spontaneous cervical artery dissection (SCAD). Histologically, alterations of the collagen and elastic ... [more ▼]

The authors took skin biopsies of the macroscopically normal skin of seven consecutive patients with spontaneous cervical artery dissection (SCAD). Histologically, alterations of the collagen and elastic fiber networks were found in six patients. In five, the histologic, immunohistochemical, and ultrastructural changes were similar to those usually found in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS). This suggests that SCAD is frequently associated with the dermal alterations seen in EDS. [less ▲]

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See detailLe cas clinique du mois. La syphilis, une MST de retour en nos murs.
Flagothier, Caroline ULg; Arrese Estrada, Jorge ULg; Pierard, Claudine ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2004), 59(7-8), 426-9

Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) show frequent epidemiological changes. We report a case of secondary syphilis diagnosed in a 32-year old woman during post-partum. The disease, although showing a ... [more ▼]

Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) show frequent epidemiological changes. We report a case of secondary syphilis diagnosed in a 32-year old woman during post-partum. The disease, although showing a typical presentation, raises the problem of dating with precision the contamination time. This is of importance for treating the newborn at risk of congenital syphilis. We highlight the constant attention that should be brought to disclose this venereal disease that shows so variable clinical and histological presentations. Syphilis seems on the rise in the Mosan valley and in some cities where prostitution is imported from Eastern Europe and Africa. [less ▲]

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See detailLes toxidermies paroxystiques graves.
Paquet, Philippe ULg; Flagothier, Caroline ULg; Pierard, Claudine ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2004), 59(5), 286-92

Some drug reactions showing cutaneous expression exhibit a paroxysmal course. These diseases encompass the toxic epidermal necrolysis, the drug hypersensitivity syndrome, and the acute generalized ... [more ▼]

Some drug reactions showing cutaneous expression exhibit a paroxysmal course. These diseases encompass the toxic epidermal necrolysis, the drug hypersensitivity syndrome, and the acute generalized exanthematic pustulosis. These syndromes are associated with dismal outcome. They represent medical emergencies needing hospitalization in specialized care units. [less ▲]

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See detailComment je traite...un psoriasis du cuir chevelu.
Uhoda, I.; Flagothier, Caroline ULg; Pierard, Claudine ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2004), 59(9), 481-4

Scalp involvement by psoriasis requires a ted treatment suited to the particularities of the anatomical site In course of time, the improvement of therapeutic agents and the galenic refinement have ... [more ▼]

Scalp involvement by psoriasis requires a ted treatment suited to the particularities of the anatomical site In course of time, the improvement of therapeutic agents and the galenic refinement have enhanced both the efficacy and cosmetic acceptability of the scalp care. The main therapeutic classes encompass keratolytics, dermocorticosteroids and vitamine D3 analogues. The patient compliance is reported to be best for the liquid or foam formulations. [less ▲]

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See detailComment j'explore... une perte de cheveux chez un patient cancéreux.
Pierard, Claudine ULg; Pierard, Gérald ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2004), 59(9), 525-9

Increased hair loss followed, in some instances by an acute focal or total alopecia, can develop in some cancer patients. The surgical stress or procedure, radiotherapy and some chemotherapy regimens can ... [more ▼]

Increased hair loss followed, in some instances by an acute focal or total alopecia, can develop in some cancer patients. The surgical stress or procedure, radiotherapy and some chemotherapy regimens can be responsible for these disturbing events. The alopecia is transient or permanent according to its origin. Diverse diagnostic and prognostic methods are available for assessing alopecias. The trichogram is a rewarding one. [less ▲]

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See detailLe cas clinique du mois. Fasciolase cutanée.
Garcia Moreno Rodriguez, Renata ULg; Arrese Estrada, Jorge ULg; Ugarte, G. et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2004), 59(10), 552-4

Fascioliasis is an hepato-biliary distomatosis which may exceptionally manifest itself in the skin. We report a case presenting as nodules localized on the trunk. Lesions cleared under praziquantel ... [more ▼]

Fascioliasis is an hepato-biliary distomatosis which may exceptionally manifest itself in the skin. We report a case presenting as nodules localized on the trunk. Lesions cleared under praziquantel treatment. [less ▲]

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See detailCoping with mild inflammatory catamenial acne: a clinical and bioinstrumental split-face assessment.
Petit, Ludivine; Pierard, Claudine ULg; Uhoda, Emmanuelle ULg et al

in Skin Research & Technology (2004), 10(4), 278-82

BACKGROUND: Acne is a multifactorial disease exhibiting distinct clinical presentations. Among them, the catamenial type is a matter of concern for young women. Some oral contraceptives may help without ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: Acne is a multifactorial disease exhibiting distinct clinical presentations. Among them, the catamenial type is a matter of concern for young women. Some oral contraceptives may help without, however, clearing the skin condition. AIM: The present open study aimed at evaluating the effect of overnight applications of a paste made of petrolatum,15% zinc oxide and 0.25% miconazole nitrate. METHOD: The split-face trial was conducted in 35 women. A non-medicated cream was used as control. Clinical evaluations and biometrological assessments on cyanoacrylate follicular biopsies were performed monthly for 3 months. Comedometry and the density in autofluorescent follicular casts were used as analytical parameters. In addition, the five most severe cases at inclusion were tested at the completion of the study for follicular bacterial viability using dual flow cytometry. RESULTS: Compared with baseline and to the control hemi-face, the medicated paste brought significant improvement of acne. The number of papules and their redness were reduced beginning with the first treatment phase. A reduction in the follicular fluorescence was yielded beginning with the second treatment phase. The ratios between injured and dead bacteria, on the one hand, and live bacteria, on the other hand were significantly increased at completion of the study. CONCLUSION: A miconazole paste applied for 1 week at the end of the ovarian cycle has a beneficial effect on catamenial acne. [less ▲]

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See detailLe cas clinique du mois. Purpura révélateur d'un rhumatisme articulaire aigu.
Fumal, I.; Henry, Frédérique ULg; Pierard, Claudine ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2004), 59(11), 630-2

We report the case of an adult who presented cutaneous manifestations of rheumatic fever. The lesions are rarely diagnosed. However, they represent a clue inciting a specific diagnostic search for ... [more ▼]

We report the case of an adult who presented cutaneous manifestations of rheumatic fever. The lesions are rarely diagnosed. However, they represent a clue inciting a specific diagnostic search for identifying the disease. [less ▲]

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See detailPublicité, clauses abusives, recouvrement amiable de créances et déontologie
Orban, Lionel ULg; Bar, Stéphanie

in Cahiers de déontologie – Evolutions récentes et applications pratiques » - Volume 2, Actes du Colloque du 14 mai 2004, Ordre des avocats des Barreaux de Liège et de Verviers (2004)

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See detailInfo-congres. Effets d'une insulinotherapie intensive apres un infarctus du myocarde chez le patient diabetique de type 2 : resultats de l'etude DIGAMI-2.
Scheen, André ULg; Radermecker, Régis ULg; Philips, Jean-Christophe ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2004), 59(9), 534-9

The results of DIGAMI-2 (<<Diabetes Mellitus Insulin Glucose Infusion in Acute Myocardial Infarction>>) trial were presented at the 40th scientific congress of the European Association for the Study of ... [more ▼]

The results of DIGAMI-2 (<<Diabetes Mellitus Insulin Glucose Infusion in Acute Myocardial Infarction>>) trial were presented at the 40th scientific congress of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Munich on September 6, 2004. The main objective of this multicentre international trial was to confirm the positive results of the first DIGAMI trial published in 1995--1997. This pilot trial demonstrated that insulin-glucose infusion followed by a subcutaneous multidose insulin regimen reduces total mortality after 1 and 3 years in diabetic patients with acute myocardial infarction. DIGAMI-2, by comparing three groups of subjects receiving various interventions, aimed at determining the relative benefit resulting from the insulin-glucose infusion in the acute phase and that attributable to long-term intensive insulin therapy in a similar population of type 2 diabetic patients. No significant difference was observed between the three groups as far as total mortality and cardiovascular morbidity were concerned. These negative results may be explained by the absence of significant difference in blood glucose control between the three groups, by the fact that glycaemic targets were not reached in the intensive group and, last but not least, by a better management of other risk factors, allowing already markedly reduced cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in the reference group treated with conventional antidiabetic therapy. In conclusion, DIGAMI-2 argues for a multidisciplinary management of diabetic patients to reach strict glycaemic targets with an intensive insulin scheme and confirms the remarkable advances in cardiovascular protection thanks to an optimised global pharmacological approach combined with modern revascularisation procedures. [less ▲]

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