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See detailRéflexions sur le damnum: Damnum et dommage, l'histoire de deux faux amis?
Gerkens, Jean-François ULg

in Ruelle, Annette; Berlingin, Maxime (Eds.) Le droit romain d'hier à aujourd'hui: Collationes et oblationes (2009)

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See detailHypopituitarisme consécutif aux atteintes cérébrales: le traumatisme cranien et l'hémorragie sous-arachnoidienne mis en cause.
Valdes Socin, Hernan Gonzalo ULg; Vroonen, Laurent ULg; Robe, Pierre ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2009), 64(9), 457-463

Brain injuries namely traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) are relevant causes of acquired adult hypopituitarism, perhaps more prevalent than ever believed. TBI represent a ... [more ▼]

Brain injuries namely traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) are relevant causes of acquired adult hypopituitarism, perhaps more prevalent than ever believed. TBI represent a major health problem with an annual incidence of 300 cases per 100.000. SAH affects six new cases per 1.000.000 habitants in USA. In Belgium we estimate nearly 30.000 new TBI cases and 600 SAH cases per year. In the English literature, TBI secondary hypopituitarism has been well documented in 14 retrospective and prospective series accounting for 1.077 cases. In all these series the main pituitary deficits were: GH (14%), ACTH (14%), gonadotrope (18%), TSH (7%) and diabetes insipidus (4%). SAH was documented as a cause of hypopituitarism in three retrospective series accounting for 110 cases and in one prospective series. In all these series main pituitary deficits were GH (25%), ACTH (15%), gonadotrope (8.5%), TSH (6%) and diabetes insipidus (4%). In this review, we analyze recent data and discuss diagnostic and treatment features of secondary hypopituitarism due TBI and SAH. [less ▲]

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See detailCaractérisation clinique et génétique des adénomes hypophysaires familiaux isolés (FIPA).
Beckers, Albert ULg; Apetrii, P.; Daly, Adrian ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2009), 64(S1), 15-19

Pituitary adenomas are common brain tumours at autopsy and radiological series of unselected population. Historically, few epidemiologic data regarding the prevalence of clinically apparent pituitary ... [more ▼]

Pituitary adenomas are common brain tumours at autopsy and radiological series of unselected population. Historically, few epidemiologic data regarding the prevalence of clinically apparent pituitary adenomas have been available. Recently, a cross-sectional study conducted in Liege, Belgium, noted that clinically-apparent pituitary adenomas occurred with a prevalence of 1:1064 inhabitants, which is 3.5-5 times the previously reported prevalence. Pituitary adenomas occur predominantly as sporadic tumors, but also in a familial setting or associated to some familial/isolated tumoral syndromes. The recent characterization of the novel clinical entity FIPA (Familial Isolated Pituitary Adenomas) increased the prevalence of familial pituitary adenomas which account now for about 5% of pituitary tumors. Distinct genetic mechanisms are continuously identified and increase our understanding of the complex clinical presentation and sometimes unpredictable evolution of pituitary adenomas. [less ▲]

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See detailStructural Chemistry and Magnetic Properties of Nd18Li8Fe5-xMxO39 (M = Mn, Co),
Dutton, S. E.; Battle, Peter D.; Grandjean, Fernande ULg et al

in Inorganic Chemistry (2009), 48

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See detailMRI in coma survivors
TSHIBANDA, Luaba ULg; Vanhaudenhuyse, Audrey ULg; Bruno, Marie-Aurélie ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2009), 64

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See detailBrain plasticity and anti-depressant effects are versatile potential of alpha-linolenic acid to promote stroke recovery
Blondeau, Nicolas; Debruyne D; Piens, Marie et al

in Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism (2009), 29

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See detailLes vers de terre: écologie et gestion des déchets
Zirbes, Lara ULg; Haubruge, Eric ULg

Article for general public (2009)

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See detailLe décret wallon du 22 novembre 2007 sur la prévention et la réparation des dommages environnementaux (II)
Delnoy, Michel ULg; Born, Charles-Hubert

in Aménagement - Environnement (2009), 3

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See detailFacteurs de variation non génétique de la productivité des brebis de race Noire de Thibar
Ben Salem, Imène; Rekik, Mourad; Hammami, Hedi ULg et al

in Revue d'Elévage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux (2009), 62(1), 59-66

An initial database containing growth records of 101,000 lambs obtained within the context of the national meat sheep improvement program was used to quantify reproductive and productivity (total litter ... [more ▼]

An initial database containing growth records of 101,000 lambs obtained within the context of the national meat sheep improvement program was used to quantify reproductive and productivity (total litter weight) traits of ewes of the Noire de Thibar breed, and to determine the influence of non-genetic factors on these traits. A database was then generated: it comprised 64,137 lambings over a 12-year period (1991-2002), and 25 farms and 48 flocks. The mean fertility rate in the flocks was 80.1±12.9% with highly significant effects (p<0.001) of the farm and lambing year. At birth, the average litter size per lambing ewe was 1.32±0.47. It dropped to 1.23±0.55 at 70 days after lambing. All main sources of variation (farm, lambing year, lambing month, and dam age) retained in the model as well as their interactions significantly affected the litter size at different stages after lambing. Survival of all the lambs in the litters between birth and 70 days post-lambing was observed in 89.9% of the ewes. Entire loss of the litter was observed in only 5.8% of the ewes. An analysis of variance revealed that factors such as the lambing year, lambing month, dam age, sex of the litter, and litter size at birth had a highly significant effect on the proportions of ewes with different levels of lambs' survival within litters. On average, the productivity of the Noire de Thibar was 6.6±2.2, 10.3±3.5 and 18.6±6.6 kg at 10, 30 and 70 days after lambing, respectively. The main factors of variation (farm, lambing year, lambing month, dam age, litter size), and some second-level interactions had highly significant effects (p<0.001) on the studied productivity traits. Ewes aged four years and which had male triplets yielded the highest productivities at 70 days after lambing. This preliminary work on the reproductive and productivity traits of Noire de Thibar ewes is essential to develop a ewe selection index as part of a genetic improvement scheme for this breed. [less ▲]

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See detailLight transmission imaging as a useful tool to decrypt root water uptake
Lobet, Guillaume ULg; Javaux, M.; Pagès, L. et al

Poster (2009)

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See detailChorionic Gonadotropin Stimulation of Angiogenesis and Pericyte Recruitment
Berndt, Sarah; Blacher, Silvia ULg; PERRIER d'HAUTERIVE, Sophie ULg et al

in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (2009), 94(11), 4567-74

During the periimplantation period, human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) plays a key role by increasing the uterine blood flow through uterine vessel vasodilatation but also through angiogenesis. Indeed, we ... [more ▼]

During the periimplantation period, human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) plays a key role by increasing the uterine blood flow through uterine vessel vasodilatation but also through angiogenesis. Indeed, we previously demonstrated that hCG contributes to endothelial cell recruitment and vessel formation. OBJECTIVE: In this study, hCG was proposed as an arteriogenic factor that could promote perivascular cell recruitment and vessel stabilization. DESIGN: The aortic ring assay, a three-dimensional ex vivo angiogenesis system mimicking all the steps of the angiogenesis process was used to study the impact of hCG on pericyte recruitment and vessel maturation. SETTING: The study was conducted at a university hospital laboratory. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Perivascular cell proliferation, migration, and apposition were quantified by computerized image analysis. RESULTS: Physiological concentrations of hCG (10-400 IU/ml) significantly enhanced pericyte sprouting and migration and gave rise to the maturation and coverage of endothelial capillaries. In a three-dimensional coculture model of endothelial and perivascular cells, hCG enhanced vessel tube formation and endothelial/mural cell adhesion. In addition, hCG stimulated the proliferation of human umbilical vein endothelial cells and smooth muscle cells. The specificity of these effects was determined by using an anti-hCG blocking antibody. Signaling pathways implicated on this hCG effect is protein kinase A and phospholipase C/protein kinase C dependent for the proliferative effect but only phospholipase C/protein kinase C for the migrative process. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings highlight a novel paracrine role of this early embryonic signal in vessel maturation by stimulating perivascular cell recruitment, migration, and proliferation. [less ▲]

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See detailReal-time spatial analysis of root water uptake in rhizotrons
Lobet, Guillaume ULg; Javaux, M.; Pages, L. et al

Poster (2009)

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See detailLa consommation de produits bio
Duquesne, Brigitte ULg; Andres, Ludovic ULg

Report (2009)

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See detailGoing along the river by the bend; entering the village by the country: A spatial planning perspective to enhance community-based natural resource management in Cambodia
Diepart, Jean-Christophe ULg; Sem, Thol

in Beaupre, Pauline; Taylor, Janet; Carson, Toby (Eds.) Emerging Trends, Challenges and Innovations Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) in Cambodia (2009)

This paper suggests that new decentralized and de-concentration reforms, which set out a framework to bring important governance functions to the sub-national level, have opened new spaces to explore ... [more ▼]

This paper suggests that new decentralized and de-concentration reforms, which set out a framework to bring important governance functions to the sub-national level, have opened new spaces to explore complementary approaches for environmental governance. Using the Battambang spatial planning framework as a basis, the paper reviews some of the limitation of CBNRM implementation of the last ten years and then focuses on detailing the methodology used to develop and build the framework and how it can be beneficial to current CBNRM. The argument continually defended is that the integration of CBNRM initiatives into a comprehensive spatial planning framework at the provincial level can reinforce local actions and give communities stronger recognition. In a discussion of the three dimensions of the spatial planning framework which include land use planning, territorial policy, and territorial governance, the analysis does not negate the important contribution of local support to rural communities but tries to identify complementary (and not substitutive) approaches that might strengthen communities in their daily livelihood issues. [less ▲]

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See detailOut of Sight, Still in Place. On the Use of Italian Renaissance Portrait Medals as Building Deposits
Schraven, Minou ULg

in Res (Cambridge, Mass.) (2009), 55-56(Spring), 182-193

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See detailDroit international privé européen
Boularbah, Hakim ULg; Nuyts, Arnaud

in Journal de Droit Européen [=JDE] (2009)

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See detailTraitement automatique des langues et langues anciennes : Préface
Denooz, Joseph ULg; Rosmorduc, Serge

in Traitement automatique des langues (2009), 50

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