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See detailStress echocardiography – a review
Sandersen, Charlotte ULg; Amory, Hélène ULg

in Proceedings of the Progress in Equine Sports Medicine (ESPOM) (2006)

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See detailRecombinant human erythropoietin therapy after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation with a nonmyeloablative conditioning regimen: low donor chimerism predicts for poor response.
Vanstraelen, Gaëtan; Baron, Frédéric ULg; Willems, Evelyne ULg et al

in Experimental hematology (2006), 34(7), 841-50

PURPOSE: After allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation with nonmyeloablative conditioning (NMHCT), many patients experience prolonged anemia and require red blood cell (RBC) transfusions. We ... [more ▼]

PURPOSE: After allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation with nonmyeloablative conditioning (NMHCT), many patients experience prolonged anemia and require red blood cell (RBC) transfusions. We enrolled 60 consecutive patients undergoing NMHCT in a phase II trial to determine the optimal utilization of recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO) therapy in this setting. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The first 14 NMHCT recipients did not receive rHuEPO (control group). Nineteen patients were scheduled to start rHuEPO on day 0 (EPO group 2) and 27 patients on day 28 after the transplant (EPO group 1). RHuEPO was administered subcutaneously once weekly at a dose of 500 U/kg/wk with the aim of achieving hemoglobin (Hb) levels of 13 g/dL. The 3 groups were well balanced for major characteristics. RESULTS: During the first month (p < 0.0001) as well as days 30 to 100 (p < 0.0001) and days 100 to 180 (p < 0.0001), Hb values were higher in patients receiving rHuEPO compared to those not receiving it. However, transfusion requirements were significantly decreased only in the first month in EPO group 2 (p = 0.0169). T-cell chimerism above 60% on day 42 was the best predictor of Hb response (p < 0.0001) or Hb correction (p = 0.0217), but myeloid chimerism above 90% also predicted for Hb response (p = 0.0069). Hb response was also decreased in patients receiving CD8-depleted grafts and increased in the few patients not receiving TBI, but only in univariate analysis. CONCLUSIONS: Anemia after NMHCT is sensitive to rHuEPO therapy, but less so than after conventional allogeneic HCT. RHuEPO decreases transfusion requirements only in the first 30 days posttransplant. T-cell chimerism below 60% on day 42 impaired Hb response, suggesting possible inhibition of donor erythropoiesis by residual recipient lymphocytes. A prospective randomized trial should be performed with rHuEPO starting on the day of transplantation to assess its clinical benefit in terms of transfusion requirements and quality of life. [less ▲]

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See detailEpi Info - Manuel d’utilisation
Donneau, Anne-Françoise ULg

Learning material (2006)

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See detailInfluence of coal characteristics on laser-induced plasmas
Chen, Wen; Lu, Jidong; Yu, Liangying et al

in Journal of Applied Optics (2006), 27(3), 216-219

Eight kinds of typical coal samples were chosen for studying the influence of coal characteristics on laser—induced plasmas.Element analysis and industry analysis were carried out for every ... [more ▼]

Eight kinds of typical coal samples were chosen for studying the influence of coal characteristics on laser—induced plasmas.Element analysis and industry analysis were carried out for every sample.Experimental study on the interaction between laser and different coal samples was completed,and factors affecting laser plasma were analyzed,such as coal moisture and coal dust.The experiment result indicates that the coal samples with different coalification degrees have different plasma time—resolved spectral characteristics,all of them tend to rise at the beginning of plasma formation (< 1us),then with the decay of plasmas emission.they tend to decrease in about 1us,while secondary ionization occurs in highly coalificated coals after 2 us.The plasma temperature differs from one kind to another,the higher the coalification degree is,the higher the plasma temperature will be. [less ▲]

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See detailBiocontrol of blue mold on apple fruits by Aureobasidium pullulans (strain Ach 1-1): in vitro and in situ evidence for the possible involvement of competition for nutrients.
Bencheqroun, S Krimi; Bajji, M.; Massart, Sébastien ULg et al

in Communications in agricultural and applied biological sciences (2006), 71(3 Pt B), 1151-1157

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See detailSome theoritical and numerical features of strain gradient media regarded as micromorphic media
Caillerie, Denis; Chambon, René; Collin, Frédéric ULg

Conference (2006)

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See detailGilles of Binche and Processional Giants and Dragons in Belgium and France : Evolution and Social Impacts
Lempereur, Françoise ULg

in Proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on Intangible Cultural Heritage of Daija Matsu (2006)

The Carnival of Binche and the Processional giants and dragons of Mons and Ath are the first Belgian elements recognized as Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO ... [more ▼]

The Carnival of Binche and the Processional giants and dragons of Mons and Ath are the first Belgian elements recognized as Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. This communication introduced them and thinks about the importance of this heritage and about the dangers that get to it. [less ▲]

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See detailLa libre circulation des personnes dans l'Union européenne (1er janvier-31 décembre 2005)
Carlier, Jean-Yves ULg

in Journal de Droit Européen [=JDE] (2006), 14(127), 75-82

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See detailBaryon resonances in large N(c) QCD
Matagne, Nicolas; Stancu, Floarea ULg

in Bled Workshops in Physics (2006), 7(1), 61-66

The baryon spectra are discussed in the context of the $1/N_c$ expansion approach, with emphasis on mixed symmetric states. The contributions of the spin dependent terms as a function of the excitation ... [more ▼]

The baryon spectra are discussed in the context of the $1/N_c$ expansion approach, with emphasis on mixed symmetric states. The contributions of the spin dependent terms as a function of the excitation energy are shown explicitly. At large energies these contributions are expected to vanish. [less ▲]

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See detailPEGASE: a DARWIN/TPF pathfinder
Ollivier, M.; Le Duigou, J.-M.; Mourard, D. et al

in Aime, C.; Vakili, F. (Eds.) Direct Imaging of Exoplanets: Science & Techniques (2006)

The space mission PEGASE, proposed to the CNES (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales = French Space Agency) in the framework of its call for scientific proposals : "formation flying missions", is a 2 ... [more ▼]

The space mission PEGASE, proposed to the CNES (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales = French Space Agency) in the framework of its call for scientific proposals : "formation flying missions", is a 2-aperture interferometer, composed by 3 free flying satellites (2 siderostats and 1 beam combiner), allowing baselines from 50 to 500 m in both nulling and visibility modes. With an angular resolution of a few mas and a spectral resolution of several tens in the spectral range 2.5-5 microns, PEGASE has several goals:science : spectroscopy of hot jupiters (Pegasides) and brown dwarves, exploration of the inner part of protoplanetary diskstechnology : validation in real space conditions of formation flying, nulling and visibility interferometry concepts.PEGASE has been studied at a 0-level. In this paper, we summarize the scientific program and associated technological and mission trade-off coming from this 0-level study. We also discuss how PEGASE can be considered as a TPF/DARWIN pathfinder in an international roadmap towards more complex space interferometry missions such as DARWIN/TPF. [less ▲]

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See detailLandscape Architecture for Micro-climate Improvement and Energy Conservation
Attia, Shady ULg

Master's dissertation (2006)

In Egypt, high temperatures, humidity and dusty hot winds lead to excessive discomfort for people. Contemporary designers do not integrate landscape architecture as a way to improve the micro climate of ... [more ▼]

In Egypt, high temperatures, humidity and dusty hot winds lead to excessive discomfort for people. Contemporary designers do not integrate landscape architecture as a way to improve the micro climate of the outdoor built environment, in addition to the inappropriate use of energy resources ,while in Egypt’s hot arid climates, it is essential to ameliorate the microclimate in an energy efficient way. Landscape architects must fully understand that Egypt has one of the harshest and most limiting environments on earth. Therefore, the role of landscape architect is essential in creating a more favourable outdoor environment for people with regard to their inner living space: adequate shade, cooler temperatures, light breezes, protection from glare and wind blown sand. The main aim of this thesis was to provide landscape architects with design principals and design guidelines to improve the microclimate and conserve energy in Egypt. The thesis could be described as horizontal overview that describes historical and recent design solutions that tackle with the problem of aridity and resources scarcity. The research was guided by a design problem that was intended to steer the research in order to come out with the knowledge needed in correspondence to the design problem. The location of the case study or design was in Egypt’s eastern desert and the selection was made based in the aridity and harshness of the project location. This study was divided into 6 parts: (1) Research Design, (2) Background, (3) Lessons from historical landscape design examples, (4) Contemporary Landscape design principals and guidelines, (5) Case Study and (6) Conclusion. [less ▲]

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See detailPensions with endogenous and stochastic fertility
Cremer, Helmuth; Gahvari, Firouz; Pestieau, Pierre ULg

in Journal of Public Economics (2006), 90(12), 2303-2321

This paper studies the design of a pay-as-you-go social security system in an overlapping generations model where fertility is in part stochastic and in part determined through capital investment. If ... [more ▼]

This paper studies the design of a pay-as-you-go social security system in an overlapping generations model where fertility is in part stochastic and in part determined through capital investment. If investments are publicly observable, pension benefits must be linked positively to the level of investment, and payroll taxes negatively to the number of children. The outcome is characterized by full insurance with all parents, regardless of their number of children, enjoying identical consumption levels. Without observability, benefits must increase, and payroll taxes decrease, with the number of children. The second-best level of investment, and the resulting average fertility rate, are less than their corresponding first-best levels. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailGeorges Didi-Huberman: vers une intentionnalité inversée ?
Hagelstein, Maud ULg

in La part de l'oeil (2006), 21-22

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See detailCaryl Phillips's Drama: A Blueprint for a New Britishness?
Ledent, Bénédicte ULg

in Davis, Geoffrey V.; Fuchs, Anne (Eds.) Staging New Britain: Aspects of Black and South Asian British Theatre Practice (2006)

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See detailEffect of excavation induced fractures on radionuclide migration through the Boom Clay (Belgium)
Huysmans, Marijke; Berckmans, Arne; Dassargues, Alain ULg

in Applied Clay Science (2006), 33(3-4), 207-218

In Belgium, the Boom Clay is being evaluated as a potential host formation for the disposal of high-level nuclear waste. In order to investigate this option, an underground research facility composed of ... [more ▼]

In Belgium, the Boom Clay is being evaluated as a potential host formation for the disposal of high-level nuclear waste. In order to investigate this option, an underground research facility composed of two access shafts and 200m of galleries was excavated. Excavation induced fractures were observed in a zone of approximately 1 m around the galleries. In this study, the potential effect of these fractures on radionuclide migration in the Boom Clay is investigated. Therefore, a hydrogeological model of the clay is built with a radionuclide source in the middle of the clay layer surrounded by different fracture configurations. Two types of fracture configurations are inserted in the model. The first type of fracture properties is drawn stochastically from the probability distributions of the properties of the fractures observed around previously excavated galleries. These fracture patterns are considered to be realistic although in this study it is conservatively assumed that no self-sealing occurs. The model is run for a large number of stochastically drawn fracture configurations and the results are compared to a model without fractures. These calculations show that the radionuclide fluxes through the clay are not significantly influenced by these fractures. For the second type of fracture configurations, the fracture properties are varied over a much larger range. Hypothetical fractures with much higher values of fracture extent, aperture, dip and frequency than observed are modeled, With these hypothetical fracture configurations, the critical values of the fracture parameters are determined that must be exceeded to have a significant effect on the radionuclide fluxes through the clay. These calculations show that the extent of the fractured zone has the largest effect on radionuclide migration. The other fracture parameters (aperture, spacing and dip) have a limited effect on the radionuclide fluxes. To obtain a total radionuclide flux through the lower clay boundary that is respectively 10%, 50% and 100% larger than without a fractured zone, the extent of the hypothetical fractured zone should be respectively 27.97 m, 43.86 m and 46.92 m. Such fractures are not expected to be generated by mechanical excavation in the Boom Clay. The obtained critical extent values of the hypothetical fractures are a factor 30 to 40 higher than the measured values of the extent of the excavation disturbed zone. These calculations thus indicate that it is very unlikely that the extent of the fractured zone around the galleries will be large enough to have a significant effect on the radionuclide fluxes through the Boom Clay. This conclusion is further supported by the conservative assumption that no self-sealing occurs. These calculations can function as a preliminary robustness test in ongoing safety analysis studies. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailDirect experimental evidence for atomic tunneling of europium in crystalline Eu8Ga16Ge30
Hermann, Raphaël ULg; Keppens, Veerle; Bonville, Pierre et al

in Physical Review Letters (2006), 97(1),

Mossbauer-effect and microwave absorption experimental evidence unambiguously demonstrates the presence of slow, similar to 450 MHz, tunneling of magnetic europium between four equivalent sites in ... [more ▼]

Mossbauer-effect and microwave absorption experimental evidence unambiguously demonstrates the presence of slow, similar to 450 MHz, tunneling of magnetic europium between four equivalent sites in Eu8Ga16Ge30, a stoichiometric clathrate. Remarkably, six of the eight europium atoms, or 11% of the constituents in this solid, tunnel between these four sites separated by 0.55 angstrom. The off centering of the atoms or ions in crystalline clathrates appears to be a promising route for producing Rabi oscillators in solid-state materials. [less ▲]

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See detailApplicability of composite structures to sway frames
Bitar, D.; Caramelli, S.; Salvatore, W. et al

Book published by Office for Official Publications of the European Communities (2006)

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See detailPolitiques de l'autobiographie chez Sartre
Denis, Benoît ULg

in Temps Modernes (Les) (2006), (641), 149-167

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See detailDiagnosis of osteoporosis without prevalent fractures: are we missing our main target?
Richy, F.; Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg

in Osteoporosis Action (2006), 1

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