Publications of Bernard Rentier
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See detailQu’est-ce qu’une université ?
Rentier, Bernard ULiege

Speech/Talk (2012)

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See detailThe Liège ORBi model: Mandatory policy without rights retention but linked to assessment processes
Rentier, Bernard ULiege; Thirion, Paul ULiege

Conference given outside the academic context (2011)

The decision to build an institutional repository at the University of Liège was taken in 2005. It took 3 years to prepare for a faultless start in November 2008. A strong communication campaign conveyed ... [more ▼]

The decision to build an institutional repository at the University of Liège was taken in 2005. It took 3 years to prepare for a faultless start in November 2008. A strong communication campaign conveyed the Open Access concept to the ULg research community. A name was coined to personalise the concept : ORBi (Open Repository and Bibliography, http://orbi.ulg.ac.be/), suggesting an improved worldwide audience. A special effort in internal communication was devoted to acceptance of the mandate. It appeared essential to make it plain that ORBi would offer an unprecedented increase in readership, but that it would only be valuable if all ULg members would abide by the new rules. Any mandate needs some coercitive persuasion. Rather than resting on advocacy, we linked internal assessment to the scientific production stored in ORBi. Those applying for promotion have no choice but to file all their production in full text. This created waves of progression. Since then, evidence for a much increased readership (about twice, http://opcit.eprints.org/) has transformed the early participants in strong advocates of the repository. 68,000 items have been filed, 41,000 (60,2%) with full text (only mandatory for documents published later that 2002). According to ROAR (http://roar.eprints.org ), out of 1,568 IRs, ORBi comes 27th for the number of references, 15th for « high activity level » and 1st for « medium activity level » (number of days with 10-99 deposits/day). ORBi is now considered a success by almost all ULg members. Its advantages to individual authors have become a better incentive than the mandate itself. [less ▲]

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See detailMieux vaut prévenir que guérir
Rentier, Bernard ULiege

Speech/Talk (2011)

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See detailIs Open Access just for articles in STM? Can OA books help Humanities? The Liège Experience
Rentier, Bernard ULiege; Thirion, Paul ULiege

Scientific conference (2011, February 25)

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See detailHepatitis C of genotype 2: the role of medical invasive exams.
Putzeys, V.; GERARD, Christiane ULiege; Bastens, B. et al

in Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica (2011), 74(2), 277-80

BACKGROUND AND AIM: Hepatitis C virus genotype 2 is the third in order of frequency in Belgium. The aim of this study was to better define the genotype 2 carriers' epidemiology characteristics. METHODS ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND AND AIM: Hepatitis C virus genotype 2 is the third in order of frequency in Belgium. The aim of this study was to better define the genotype 2 carriers' epidemiology characteristics. METHODS: In a database comprising 1726 viremic hepatitis C virus patient from the south part of Belgium, the files of 98 genotype 2 carriers were reviewed. RESULTS: There was a strong association between genotype 2 and the mode of transmission. The rate of contamination by invasive medical exams was very high (23%), and statistically different from the one of the others genotypes. Eligibility for antiviral therapies and the rate of sustained viral response were high. CONCLUSION: HCV genotype 2 was highly associated with transmission by invasive medical exams. [less ▲]

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See detailSavoir rebondir
Rentier, Bernard ULiege

Speech/Talk (2010)

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See detailVaricella vaccination in Europe – taking the practical approach
Bonanni, Paolo; Breuer, Judith; Gershon, Anne A. et al

in BMC Medicine (2009), 7(26), 1-38

Varicella is a common viral disease affecting almost the entire birth cohort. Although usually self-limiting, some cases of varicella can be serious, with 2 to 6% of cases attending a general practice ... [more ▼]

Varicella is a common viral disease affecting almost the entire birth cohort. Although usually self-limiting, some cases of varicella can be serious, with 2 to 6% of cases attending a general practice resulting in complications. The hospitalisation rate for varicella in Europe ranges from 1.3 to 4.5 per 100,000 population/year and up to 10.1% of hospitalised patients report permanent or possible permanent sequelae (for example, scarring or ataxia). However, in many countries the epidemiology of varicella remains largely unknown or incomplete. In countries where routine childhood vaccination against varicella has been implemented, it has had a positive effect on disease prevention and control. Furthermore, mathematical models indicate that this intervention strategy may provide economic benefits for the individual and society. Despite this evidence and recommendations for varicella vaccination by official bodies such as the World Health Organization, and scientific experts in the field, the majority of European countries (with the exception of Germany and Greece) have delayed decisions on implementation of routine childhood varicella vaccination, choosing instead to vaccinate high-risk groups or not to vaccinate at all. In this paper, members of the Working Against Varicella in Europe group consider the practicalities of introducing routine childhood varicella vaccination in Europe, discussing the benefits and challenges of different vaccination options (vaccination vs. no vaccination, routine vaccination of infants vs. vaccination of susceptible adolescents or adults, two doses vs. one dose of varicella vaccine, monovalent varicella vaccines vs. tetravalent measles, mumps, rubella and varicella vaccines, as well as the optimal interval between two doses of measles, mumps, rubella and varicella vaccines). Assessment of the epidemiology of varicella in Europe and evidence for the effectiveness of varicella vaccination provides support for routine childhood programmes in Europe. Although European countries are faced with challenges or uncertainties that may have delayed implementation of a childhood vaccination programme, many of these concerns remain hypothetical and with new opportunities offered by combined measles, mumps, rubella and varicella vaccines, reassessment may be timely. In countries where routine childhood vaccination against varicella has been implemented, it has had a positive effect on disease prevention and control. Furthermore, mathematical models indicate that this intervention strategy may provide economic benefits for the individual and society. Despite this evidence and recommendations for varicella vaccination by official bodies such as the World Health Organization, and scientific experts in the field, the majority of European countries (with the exception of Germany and Greece) have delayed decisions on implementation of routine childhood varicella vaccination, choosing instead to vaccinate high-risk groups or not to vaccinate at all. In this paper, members of the Working Against Varicella in Europe group consider the practicalities of introducing routine childhood varicella vaccination in Europe, discussing the benefits and challenges of different vaccination options (vaccination vs. no vaccination, routine vaccination of infants vs. vaccination of susceptible adolescents or adults, two doses vs. one dose of varicella vaccine, monovalent varicella vaccines vs. tetravalent measles, mumps, rubella and varicella [MMRV] vaccines, as well as the optimal interval between two doses of MMRV vaccines). Assessment of the epidemiology of varicella in Europe and evidence for the effectiveness of varicella vaccination provides support for routine childhood programmes in Europe. Although European countries are faced with challenges or uncertainties that may have delayed implementation of a childhood vaccination programme, many of these concerns remain hypothetical and with new opportunities offered by combined MMRV vaccines, reassessment may be timely. [less ▲]

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See detailDu numerus clausus en Médecine et en Sciences dentaires
Rentier, Bernard ULiege

Speech/Talk (2008)

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See detailVaricella vaccination in Japan, South Korea, and Europe.
Sadzot-Delvaux, Catherine ULiege; Rentier, Bernard ULiege; Wutzler, Peter et al

in Journal of Infectious Diseases (2008), 197 Suppl 2

The most extensive use of varicella vaccine has been in the United States and Canada, where it is universally recommended. However, a number of other countries now have recommendations for use of the ... [more ▼]

The most extensive use of varicella vaccine has been in the United States and Canada, where it is universally recommended. However, a number of other countries now have recommendations for use of the vaccine, which has been expanding in Europe and Latin America. In this article, we review information concerning varicella vaccination in Japan, where the vaccine was first developed, and in South Korea and parts of Europe. Despite the worldwide availability of an efficient vaccine, varicella vaccination policy is highly variable from country to country. The recent development of a tetravalent vaccine against measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella could modify this variability in the future. It is evident that efforts to control varicella will spread gradually to all continents. [less ▲]

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See detailDevenir mobile de corps et d’esprit
Rentier, Bernard ULiege

Speech/Talk (2007)

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See detailSe définir
Rentier, Bernard ULiege

Speech/Talk (2006)

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See detailOuvrir les yeux
Rentier, Bernard ULiege

Speech/Talk (2005)

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See detailThe Oka varicella vaccines are more equal than different
Rentier, Bernard ULiege; Gershon, Anne A.

in Vaccine (2004), 22(25-26), 3225-3226

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See detailHpatitis C infection: eligibility for antiviral therapies
El souda, R; DELWAIDE, Jean ULiege; GERARD, Christiane ULiege et al

in Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica (2004), 67

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See detailHCV genotype 5: an easy to treat population
REENAERS, Catherine ULiege; DELWAIDE, Jean ULiege; GERARD, Christiane ULiege et al

in Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica (2004), 67

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See detailHCV genotype 4 in Belgium: epidemiological characteristics
REENAERS, Catherine ULiege; DELWAIDE, Jean ULiege; GERARD, Christiane ULiege et al

in Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica (2004), (67), 03

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See detailLa varicelle et le zona ou les mystères de la latence d'un virus et de sa réactivation
Rentier, Bernard ULiege

in Bulletin et Mémoires de l'Académie Royale de Médecine de Belgique (2003), 158(3-4), 169-73174-5

Varicella-zoster virus is a Herpesvirus responsible for three distinct clinical features: chicken pox (varicella), shingles (herpes zoster) and post-zosterian pain (post-herpetic neuralgia). Neurological ... [more ▼]

Varicella-zoster virus is a Herpesvirus responsible for three distinct clinical features: chicken pox (varicella), shingles (herpes zoster) and post-zosterian pain (post-herpetic neuralgia). Neurological features of these diseases such as complications of chicken pox, viral latency in sensory ganglia and reactivation as shingles with concurrent and possibly subsequent prolonged pain, are the sequels of the invasion of the peripheral nervous system during primary infection. Prevention is achieved by vaccination with a live attenuated virus strain and therapy calls for specific antiviral agents. In many respects, vzv behaves differently from close relatives. In particular, viral latency in the nervous system is basically different from that of other Herpesviridae. The recent discovery of the expression of some viral regulatory proteins during latency, although it had always been considered that vzv latency was silent, and demonstration that these proteins are immunogenic open new avenues concerning the immune control of vzv reactivation. [less ▲]

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See detailPhosphorylation of varicella-zoster virus IE63 protein by casein kinases influences its cellular localization and gene regulation activity
Bontems, Sébastien ULiege; Di Valentin, Emmanuel ULiege; Baudoux, Laurence et al

in Journal of Biological Chemistry (2002), 277(23), 21050-21060

During the early phase of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection, Immediate Early protein 63 (IE63) is expressed rapidly and abundantly in the nucleus, while during latency, this protein is confined ... [more ▼]

During the early phase of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection, Immediate Early protein 63 (IE63) is expressed rapidly and abundantly in the nucleus, while during latency, this protein is confined mostly to the cytoplasm. Because phosphorylation is known to regulate many cellular events, we investigated the importance of this modification on the cellular localization of IE63 and on its regulatory properties. We demonstrate here that cellular casein kinases I and II are implicated in the in vitro and in vivo phosphorylation of IE63. A mutational approach also indicated that phosphorylation of the protein is important for its correct cellular localization in a cell type-dependent fashion. Using an activity test, we demonstrated that IE63 was able to repress the gene expression driven by two VZV promoters and that phosphorylation of the protein was required for its full repressive properties. Finally, we showed that IE63 was capable of exerting its repressive activity in the cytoplasm, as well as in the nucleus, suggesting a regulation at the transcriptional and/or post-transcriptional level. [less ▲]

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