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See detailAdded benefits of drospirenone for compliance
Foidart, Jean-Michel ULiege

in Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society (2005), 8(Suppl. 3), 28-34

Drospirenone is a novel progestogen that possesses antimineralocorticoid activity. This activity is seen clinically in its effects on physiological parameters, body weight, general well-being and fluid ... [more ▼]

Drospirenone is a novel progestogen that possesses antimineralocorticoid activity. This activity is seen clinically in its effects on physiological parameters, body weight, general well-being and fluid-related symptoms. Clinical studies with an oral contraceptive containing 30 fig ethinylestradiol and 3 mg drospirenone (Yasmin (R), Schering AG, Berlin, Germany) and a new continuous combined oral hormone replacement therapy (HRT) containing 1 mg 17 beta-estradiol and 2 mg drospirenone (Angeliq (R), Schering AG) were all designed specifically to evaluate treatment effects on body weight and cardiovascular function, both of which can be influenced by aldosterone receptor antagonism. Weight gain during traditional oral contraceptive and HRT use has been one of the main reasons for poor compliance and discontinuation. Women receiving hormone therapy with I mg 17 beta-estradiol/2 mg drospirenone had either no weight change or a small decrease, while those receiving estradiol alone tended to increase in weight. Mean body weight after 1 year of treatment with 1 mg 17 beta-estradiol/2 mg drospirenone decreased by 1.2 kg (p < 0.001). Studies using different drospirenone doses in combination with estradiol indicate that the effect on body weight is dependent on the dose of drospirenone, and that this is due to drospirenone's antimineralocorticoid activity. These data are in agreement with previous studies that compared the changes in body weight in young women receiving for 13 or 26 cycles the oral contraceptives 30 mu g ethinylestradiol/3 mg drospirenone or 30 mu g ethinylestradiol/150 mu g desogestrel (Marvelon (R), Organon International); 30 mu g ethinylestradiol/3 mg drospirenone had a more favorable effect on body weight, with the mean body weight remaining lower than baseline for the majority of women. A variety of physical and emotional changes have been linked to hormonal fluctuations during the menstrual cycle. Fluid retention-related symptoms, such as breast tenderness, swelling, abdominal bloating and skin changes, may affect wellbeing and quality of life. Improvements in these cycle-dependent disorders, together with some psychological symptoms, such as fatigue and depressive mood, are well documented with the use of 30 mu g ethinylestradiol/3 mg drospirenone. Therefore, the effects of hormone therapy with 1 mg 17 beta-estradiol/2 mg drospirenone on quality of life were assessed in the Women's Health Questionnaire. Significant improvements were observed in quality of life during treatment with 1 mg 17 beta-estradiol/2 mg drospirenone, which also resulted in higher mean scores than estradiol alone. Improvements were mainly seen in somatic symptoms, anxiety/fears and cognitive difficulties. 1 mg 17 beta-estradiol/2 mg drospirenone has unique antimineralocorticold properties, which can be attributed to drospirenone. This combination prevents salt and water retention elicited by estrogens, and thereby prevents increases in blood pressure and maintains a stable body weight. Its additional beneficial impact on premenstrual symptomatology and health-related quality of life may improve well-being and clinical tolerance. [less ▲]

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See detailAdded value and limitations of electrical source localization
RIKIR, Estelle ULiege

in Epilepsia (2017), 58(1), 174-175

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See detailThe added value of a Central Agency of European Debt
Hübner, Georges ULiege; Joliet, Robert

in Sapir, André; Estache, Antonio; Hübner, Georges (Eds.) et al La crise économique et financière: quelles conséquences? (2011)

In this paper, we examine the opportunity to create a Central Agency of European Debt (CAED) to improve the coordination between the issuances of sovereign debt in the EMU, by allowing the Agency to issue ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we examine the opportunity to create a Central Agency of European Debt (CAED) to improve the coordination between the issuances of sovereign debt in the EMU, by allowing the Agency to issue euro – bonds and determine the optimal proportion of foreign currency denominated debt and the corresponding maturity at the EMU level. We argue that this Agency could decrease both the overall cost of sovereign debt at the EMU level and the cost of sovereign debt of the individual EMU countries, including the strongest members (Germany, the Netherlands). Such a mechanism requires four economic conditions: a collective guarantee by members for the euro-bonds, a marking-to-market process for each individual member, a seniority of existing sovereign debt, and an internal sovereign swap market between the members of this Agency. [less ▲]

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See detailAdded value of a triaxial accelerometer assessing gait parameters to predict falls and mortality among nursing home residents: A two-year prospective study.
Buckinx, Fanny ULiege; Beaudart, Charlotte ULiege; Slomian, Justine ULiege et al

in Technology and Health Care (2015), 23

BACKGROUND: Gait impairment seems to be a risk factor for falls and mortality. Because gait change cannot be determined easily with classical clinical tests, some authors have suggested that it might be ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: Gait impairment seems to be a risk factor for falls and mortality. Because gait change cannot be determined easily with classical clinical tests, some authors have suggested that it might be useful to use a gait-analysis system among elderly community-dwelling people. OBJECTIVE: The main objective of the present study was to determine the predictive value of a quantitative evaluation of the gait characteristics in nursing home residents for the occurrence of falls and death performed using a tri-axial accelerometer (Locometrix(R)). MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred elderly nursing home residents (80 women and 20 men, mean age 86.4 +/- 6.04 years) were included in this study with the aim to follow them for 2 years. Deaths and falls were systematically recorded. A quantitative evaluation of a 10-second walk was performed with a tri-axial accelerometer (Locometrix(R)). Demographic data (i.e age, sex, body mass index) and clinical data (i.e. fall risk evaluated by the Tinetti test) were also recorded. RESULTS: During the two years of follow-up, 27 patients died. After adjustment on all potential confounding variables, only body mass index was significantly associated with the risk of mortality with an odds ratio of 0.86 (95% CI: 0.77-0.96, p=0.04). At the end of the study period, 440 falls had occurred (mean: 4.44 +/- 6.79 falls per patient) but no single factors were independently associated with fall incidence. CONCLUSION: Our results show that a quantitative gait analysis performed using a tri-axial accelerometer is not predictive of long-term falls and mortality among nursing home residents. [less ▲]

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See detailThe added value of intermodal transport for the logistical organization of enterprises
Marchal, Jean ULiege; Macharis, Cathy; Zhang, Zhaomin

(2006, February 06)

In order to face the strong competitions of globalization and internationalization, modern enterprises require high quality logistics services for their economic interests, production requisites and ... [more ▼]

In order to face the strong competitions of globalization and internationalization, modern enterprises require high quality logistics services for their economic interests, production requisites and market changes to enhance their competitive positions. In accordance with the sustainable socio-economic developments, the enterprises should comply with the social rules and regulations that aim at reducing the society costs such as congestion, pollution, and environmental protection. Intermodal transportation is an attractive solution for modern enterprises by offering economic, environmental friendly and door-to-door transport means that can easily be integrated into modern logistic chains. Making full use of the intermodal transport has become a strategic measure for many enterprises in their logistical organization, with many successful stories. However, the tendency of implementing intermodal transport has not been recognized well by certain enterprises. Some barriers and bottlenecks block the proper integration and organization of intermodal logistical chains, which are indispensable for the logistics of enterprises. In order to optimize the structure of transport system and to help enterprises implement modern and innovative technologies, a study was carried out in Belgium, with the representative characteristics of Western Europe, to identify the potential of utilizing intermodal transport and to search for the bottlenecks that break the logistical chains. This study supplies the decision makers and the enterprises useful suggestions to improve the intermodal transport services and the intermodal traffic. This paper will introduce main concepts and methods of this important study. [less ▲]

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See detailThe added value of new GNSS for ionosphere monitoring
Warnant, René ULiege; Deprez, Cécile ULiege

in Proceedings of Navitec 2016 (2016, December)

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See detailThe added value of new GNSS to monitor the ionosphere
Warnant, René ULiege; Deprez, Cécile ULiege; Van de Vyvere, Laura

Conference (2016, September)

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See detailThe added value of plasma or urinary NGAL concentrations in clinical practice
Gregoire, Emilien ULiege; Claisse, Guillaume; GUIOT, Julien ULiege et al

Poster (2017, January 13)

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See detailAdded value of speckle tracking in the evaluation of cardiac function in patients with sickle cell disease.
Morissens, Marielle; Castro Rodriguez, Jose; Azerad, Marie-Agnès ULiege et al

in British Journal of Haematology (2018)

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See detailThe added value of triple frequency GNSS for TEC reconstruction
Warnant, René ULiege; Spits, Justine

Conference (2012, May)

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See detailAdded value of whole body 18FDG PET imaging in monitoring uterine cancers.
BELHOCINE, T.; THILLE, A.; DE BARSY, C. et al

in European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (2003), 30(SUPPL 2), 269

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See detailAdded values of social media and their integration into learning scenarios
Denis, Brigitte ULiege

Conference given outside the academic context (2014)

À l'ère du développement des médias sociaux, il est important de s'interroger sur leurs apports potentiels à l'apprentissage. Encore faut-il que l'emploi de ces logiciels apporte une plus-value dans les ... [more ▼]

À l'ère du développement des médias sociaux, il est important de s'interroger sur leurs apports potentiels à l'apprentissage. Encore faut-il que l'emploi de ces logiciels apporte une plus-value dans les activités de formation. La pertinence du choix des médias en lien avec la tâche à effectuer est un premier pas dans la réflexion. Cette dernière doit être complétée par une argumentation sur la valeur-ajoutée des technologies par rapport à d’autres supports. Cette conférence suivie d'un atelier pratique traite de la plus-value des outils technologiques et de leur insertion dans des scénarios pédagogiques. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Added-value of Using Participatory Approaches to Assess the Acceptability of Surveillance Systems: The Case of Bovine Tuberculosis in Belgium
Calba, C; Goutard, FL; Vanholme, L et al

in PLoS ONE (2016), 11(7), 0159041

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See detailAddendum à la table d'erreurs de désignations d'étoiles Ap ou Am
Renson, Pierre ULiege

in Bulletin d'Information du Centre de Données Stellaires (1989), 37

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See detailAddendum à la table d'erreurs de désignations d'étoiles Ap ou Am
Renson, Pierre ULiege

in Bulletin d'Information du Centre de Données Stellaires (1989), 36

We report a few more cases of erroneous designations which appeared in the literature for Ap and Am stars. These are to be added in the table given in the paper published last year in this bulletin.

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See detailAddendum à NABU 2011/74
Colonna d'Istria, Laurent ULiege

in NABU: Nouvelles Assyriologiques Brèves et Utilitaires (2013), (3),

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See detailAddendum to “Scattering of twisted particles: Extension to wave packets and orbital helicity”
Ivanov, Igor ULiege; Serbo, Valery

in Physical Review. A (2011), 84(6), 065802

In a recent work [ Phys. Rev. A 84 033804 (2011)] we considered elastic scattering of a twisted particle from a plane wave and studied how the orbital helicity of the twisted particle changes after ... [more ▼]

In a recent work [ Phys. Rev. A 84 033804 (2011)] we considered elastic scattering of a twisted particle from a plane wave and studied how the orbital helicity of the twisted particle changes after scattering. We showed that for realistic beams the relative change can be small, |m′−m|/m≪1, thus resolving a controversy which existed in the literature. In this Addendum, using a more accurate analysis, we argue that in the kinematics of Compton backscattering a stronger statement is true: in fact m′≈m, and the difference |m′−m| even by a single unit is already suppressed. [less ▲]

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See detailAddiction à la cocaine
PITCHOT, William ULiege; SCANTAMBURLO, Gabrielle ULiege; Pinto, Emmanuel ULiege et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2013)

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See detailADDICTION AU MMORPG : QUAND LE REEL EST SOUS L’EMPRISE DU VIRTUEL
Bataille, Stéphanie; Triffaux, Jean-Marc ULiege

Poster (2010, January)

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See detailL'addiction au sexe, ça se soigne ?
Cismaru Inescu, Adina ULiege; Andrianne, Robert ULiege; Triffaux, François ULiege et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2013), 68

L'addiction sexuelle, ou dépendance au sexe, se caractérise par une hypersexualité, une altération de la régulation du désir sexuel et une compulsion sexuelle traduisant l’existence d’une sexualité avec ... [more ▼]

L'addiction sexuelle, ou dépendance au sexe, se caractérise par une hypersexualité, une altération de la régulation du désir sexuel et une compulsion sexuelle traduisant l’existence d’une sexualité avec une fréquence excessive non contrôlée (5 à 15 actes sexuels par jour, pendant plus de 6 mois, à partir de 15 ans). Entre 3% et 6% de la population adulte ( ≥18 ans) présenteraient les caractéristiques de l’addiction sexuelle, trouble prédominant chez les hommes, indépendamment de l’orientation sexuelle. A la base de cette pathologie on trouve les altérations de la régulation des émotions ainsi que du système de récompense et de motivation. L’addiction sexuelle est fréquemment associée à d’autres addictions et à d’autres troubles psychopathologiques. L’utilisation d’accessoires sexuels pour optimiser les performances sexuelles est régulièrement décrite. Dans cet article nous aborderons les multiples facettes de l’hypersexualité et les différentes possibilités d'approches thérapeutiques dont l’exposition en réalité virtuelle. [less ▲]

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