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See detailDix sites Internet d'usage frequent en medecine generale
Sepulchre, Christophe; Bouniton, Marc ULg; Collette, Georges ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2006), 61(5-6), 520-37

Internet use is booming worldwide. The general practitioner can find on the Web a significant help for his research of information, as well as for his medical practice and the administrative management of ... [more ▼]

Internet use is booming worldwide. The general practitioner can find on the Web a significant help for his research of information, as well as for his medical practice and the administrative management of his office. The proportion of general practitioners who make use of Internet in their professional life is constantly increasing, but their major difficulty remains to know where to quickly find the reliable information. The purpose of this paper is to describe ten Websites of particular interest in general practice. [less ▲]

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See detailLes relations entre futur et modalité déontique. À propos des sens du futur III en néo-égyptien
Polis, Stéphane ULg

in Lingua Aegyptia [= LingAeg] (2006), 14

Le futur linguistique, en tant qu’il permet d’exprimer un procès à venir et par là même non actuel, entretient avec la modalité des relations privilégiées. Dans cet article, on s’interrogera donc sur les ... [more ▼]

Le futur linguistique, en tant qu’il permet d’exprimer un procès à venir et par là même non actuel, entretient avec la modalité des relations privilégiées. Dans cet article, on s’interrogera donc sur les signifiés spécifiques du futur III. On montrera que ces derniers continuent de différer fondamentalement de ceux du subjonctif en néo-égyptien : le sens modal qui apparaît dans plusieurs emplois du futur III est généralement induit par le contexte énonciatif et ne participe pas directement du signifié du paradigme. Il n’en reste pas moins que, dans l’expression de certains domaines de la modalité déontique, le futur entre en concurrence directe avec le subjonctif. C’est précisément cette proximité de plus en plus marquée avec certains emplois du subjonctif qui permet d’expliquer que les locuteurs de la fin du Nouvel Empire aient ressenti le besoin de forger une nouvelle construction pour exprimer le futur objectif. [less ▲]

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See detailLes IPP au très long cours: le problème est-il uniquement économique?
Vanmeerbeek, Marc ULg; Louis, Edouard ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2006), 61(5-6), 483-7

Proton pump inhibitors are among the most prescribed drugs in Belgium, due to the high prevalence of gastrooesophageal reflux disease and significant impairment of health-related well-being. Short-term ... [more ▼]

Proton pump inhibitors are among the most prescribed drugs in Belgium, due to the high prevalence of gastrooesophageal reflux disease and significant impairment of health-related well-being. Short-term and long-term efficacy is superior to that of H2-receptor antagonists. Long-term safety is established. Empirical short-term treatment of symptomatic patients under 50 years of age without alarm signs is acceptable, but endoscopic investigation should always be performed before starting a long-term treatment. Doses for management of low-grade oesophagitis may be tailored to the patient's response. Continuous maintenance of full-dose is recommended for high grade oesophagitis. Surgical alternative is to be discussed with patients. Efficacy and mean cost for insurance plans are comparable. Endoscopic procedures are not yet sufficiently evaluated to be considered. Simple lifestyle advice is still useful. The burden of proton pump inhibitors cost is acceptable if they are prescribed at adequate doses. Cost-effective drugs should be chosen first. [less ▲]

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See detailPsoriasis et arthrite psoriasique
Henno, Audrey ULg; Rausin, Annick ULg; Malaise, Michel ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2006), 61(5-6, May-Jun), 334-340

Psoriasis is a frequent multifactorial chronic skin disease that can lead to a decreased quality of life. Some patients also present arthritis. Those two complex inflammatory diseases share some of their ... [more ▼]

Psoriasis is a frequent multifactorial chronic skin disease that can lead to a decreased quality of life. Some patients also present arthritis. Those two complex inflammatory diseases share some of their characteristics, but several clinical manifestations can be distinguished in each of them. In addition to classical medications (constituted of topical treatments, methotrexate, ciclosporin and retinoids for cutaneous psoriasis and non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or methotrexate for psoriatic arthritis), they are the target of a new generation of therapies: the biologics. [less ▲]

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See detailCompte rendu de Sylvain ROUX, "La Recherche du principe chez Platon, Aristote et Plotin"
Gavray, Marc-Antoine ULg

in Antiquité Classique : Revue Interuniversitaire d'Etudes Classiques (2006), 75

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See detailFour-year follow-up of infliximab therapy in rheumatoid arthritis patients with long-standing refractory disease: attrition and long-term evolution of disease activity
Cruyssen, B. V.; Van Looy, S.; Wyns, B. et al

in Arthritis Research & Therapy (2006), 8(4), 112

Although there is strong evidence supporting the short-term efficacy and safety of anti-tumour necrosis factor-alpha agents, few studies have examined the long-term effects. We evaluated 511 patients with ... [more ▼]

Although there is strong evidence supporting the short-term efficacy and safety of anti-tumour necrosis factor-alpha agents, few studies have examined the long-term effects. We evaluated 511 patients with long-standing refractory rheumatoid arthritis treated with intravenous infusions of infliximab 3 mg/kg at weeks 0, 2, 6, and 14 and every 8 weeks thereafter for 4 years. Among the initial 511 patients included in the study, 479 could be evaluated; of these, 295 (61.6%) were still receiving infliximab treatment at year 4 of follow-up. The most common reasons for treatment discontinuation were lack of efficacy (65 patients, 13.6%), safety (81 patients, 16.9%), and elective change (38 patients, 7.9%). Analysis of disease activity scores (DAS28 [ disease activity score based on the 28-joint count]) over time showed that, after the initial rapid improvement during the first 6 to 22 weeks of therapy, a further decrease in disease activity of 0.2 units in the DAS28 score per year was observed. DAS28 scores, measured at week 14 or 22, were found to predict subsequent discontinuation due to lack of efficacy. In conclusion, long-term maintenance therapy with infliximab 3 mg/kg is effective in producing further reductions in disease activity. Disease activity measured by the DAS28 at week 14 or 22 of infliximab therapy was the best predictor of long-term attrition. [less ▲]

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See detailPercutaneous coronary intervention for bifurcation disease.A consensus view from the first meeting of the European Bifurcation Club.
Thomas, Martyn; Hildick-Smith, David; Louvard, Yves et al

in EuroIntervention : journal of EuroPCR in collaboration with the Working Group on Interventional Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology (2006), 2(2), 149-53

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See detailQualité nutritionnelle du lait - Etude de la variabilité intra- et inter-races du profil en acides gras du lait
Soyeurt, Hélène ULg; Dardenne, Pierre; Gillon, Alain ULg et al

in Le Bulletin (2006), (2), 8-10

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See detailUse of Interbull traits as indicators for only locally evaluated traits as milk quality traits
Gengler, Nicolas ULg; Vanderick, Sylvie ULg; Croquet, Coraline et al

in Interbull Bulletin (2006), 35

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See detailCompte rendu des actes du colloque : Identités franciscaines à l’âge des réformes
Delfosse, Annick ULg

in Moyen Age (Le) (2006), 112(3-4), 692-693

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See detailCompte rendu de l'ouvrage collectif : Medieval Virginities
Delfosse, Annick ULg

in Moyen Age (Le) (2006), 112(2), 402-403

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See detailLe rôle pivot des variables latentes pourle raisonnement statistique conditionnel. Exemples d'applications environnementales des processus ponctuels marqués.
Parent, E.; Bernier, J.; Boreux, Jean-Jacques ULg

in Revue de Statistique Appliquée (2006), 54(4), 85-111

En statistique bayésienne, le raisonnement conditionnel probabiliste fonde la solidarité étroite entre modélisation et inférence. Dans le cadre de ce raisonnement, un rôle pivot est joué par les variables ... [more ▼]

En statistique bayésienne, le raisonnement conditionnel probabiliste fonde la solidarité étroite entre modélisation et inférence. Dans le cadre de ce raisonnement, un rôle pivot est joué par les variables latentes. Ce mode de raisonnement peut s’avérer utile aussi en statistique fréquentiste. On présente trois séries hydrométéorologiques décrites par des modèles de processus ponctuels marqués de complexité croissante. Sur ces exemples, on montre comment récolter les fruits de la souplesse de modélisation et des facilités de calcul apportées par les variables latentes. Ces variables améliorent la conceptualisation de variables de structure dans les modèles statistiques et permettent aux calculs d’inférence de bénéficier des algorithmes MCMC en relation avec les techniques «d’augmentation de données». [less ▲]

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See detailForamen ovale perméable et migraines: association fortuite ou relation causale?
Schoenen, Jean ULg; Burette, P.; Materne, P.

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2006), 61(5-6, May-Jun), 362-8

Epidemiologic studies have shown a clear comorbidity between migraine with aura and a patent foramen ovale (PFO). Under the age of 55, migraine with aura is a risk factor for ischemic stroke and a ... [more ▼]

Epidemiologic studies have shown a clear comorbidity between migraine with aura and a patent foramen ovale (PFO). Under the age of 55, migraine with aura is a risk factor for ischemic stroke and a proportion of the latter is due to a PFO. It remains to be determined whether PFO is causally related to migraine attacks, or is a fortuitous association due to common genetic factors. Cortical spreading depression which is the underlying mechanism of the migrainous aura, could be favoured by a PFO. Several retrospective and uncontrolled studies suggest that percutaneous closure of a PFO for stroke or decompression illness in divers reduces frequency of migraine attacks with, but also without aura. Multicentric, prospective and controlled trials of this intervention in migraineurs are underway or in preparation. As long as their results are not known, there is no rationale for proposing PFO closure for migraine. [less ▲]

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See detailLabor productivity in Europe: Evidence from a sample of regions
Artige, Lionel ULg; Nicolini, Rosella

E-print/Working paper (2006)

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See detailNew host and geographical distribution for the pearlfish Carapus mourlani (Pisces, Carapidae) with a discussion on Carapini nomenclature and biogeography
Parmentier, Eric ULg; Mercier, Annie; Hamel, Jean-François

in Copeia (2006), 2006

Specimens of the pearlfish Carapus mourlani (Carapidae) were observed for the first time in association with the sea cucumber Isostichopus fuscus (Holothuroidea: Echinodermata) along the coast of Ecuador ... [more ▼]

Specimens of the pearlfish Carapus mourlani (Carapidae) were observed for the first time in association with the sea cucumber Isostichopus fuscus (Holothuroidea: Echinodermata) along the coast of Ecuador. Out of 4345 sea cucumbers collected from various depths between 5 and 60 m, 12 harbored a pearlfish either in the coelomic cavity, the respiratory tree, or the digestive tract, yielding a prevalence of ca. 0.0028. The presence of C. mourlani appeared to be detrimental to the holothurian host in some cases. Side effects resulting from coelomic cavity infections included less advanced gonad maturity (reduced gonadal tubule diameter and length, lower ratio of mature oocytes) and a significant proportion of necrotic and shriveled gonadal tubules, devoid of gametes. Aside from discussing this evidence, the present paper briefly describes the biology of the pearlfish, its relationship with the host, and its daily activity cycle. [less ▲]

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See detailPercutaneous coronary intervention in Europe 1992-2003
Cook, Stéphane; Togni, Mario; Walpoth, Nazan et al

in EuroIntervention : Journal of EuroPCR in Collaboration with the Working Group on Interventional Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology (2006), 1

Aims: The purpose of this registry is to collect data on trends in interventional cardiology within Europe. Special interest focuses on relative increases and ratios in newer revascularization approaches ... [more ▼]

Aims: The purpose of this registry is to collect data on trends in interventional cardiology within Europe. Special interest focuses on relative increases and ratios in newer revascularization approaches and its distribution in different regions in Europe. We report the data of the year 2003 and give an overview of the development of coronary interventions since 1992, when the first data collection was performed. Methods and results: Questionnaires were distributed yearly to delegates of all national societies of cardiology represented in the European Society of Cardiology to collect the case numbers of all local institutions and operators. The overall numbers of coronary angiographies increased from 1992 to 2003 from 684,000 to 1,993,000 (from 1,250 to 3,500 per million inhabitants). The respective numbers for percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI-coronary angioplasty) and coronary stenting procedures increased from 184,000 to 733,000 (from 335 to 1,300) and from 3,000 to 610,000 (from 5 to 1,100), respectively. Germany has been the most active country for the past years with 653,000 angiographies (7,800), 222,000 angioplasties (2,500), and 180,000 stenting procedures (2,200) in 2003. The indication has shifted towards acute coronary syndromes, as demonstrated by raising rates of interventions for acute myocardial infarction over the last decade. The procedures are more readily performed and safer, as shown by increasing rate of “ad hoc” PCI and decreasing need for emergency coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). In 2003, use of drug-eluting stents had further increased. However, an enormous variability is reported with the highest rate in Portugal (55%). Conclusion: Interventional cardiology in Europe is still expanding, mainly but not exclusively due to rapid growth in the eastern European countries. A number of new coronary revascularization procedures introduced over the years have all but disappeared. Only stenting has experienced an exponential growth. The same can be forecast for drug-eluting stenting. [less ▲]

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See detailCompte rendu de Lloyd P. GERSON, "Aristotle and other Platonists"
Gavray, Marc-Antoine ULg

in Antiquité Classique : Revue Interuniversitaire d'Etudes Classiques (2006), 75

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See detailLa controverse sur la négation de Bolzano à Windelband
Seron, Denis ULg

in Philosophie (2006), 90

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