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See detailAmputation in diabetic patients.
Van Damme, Hendrik ULg; Limet, Raymond ULg

in Clinics in Podiatric Medicine & Surgery (2007), 24(3), 569-82

In diabetes-related amputations, the risk of nonhealing or infection of a wound and the need for revision are increased. Medical treatment before amputation should optimize general and local conditions ... [more ▼]

In diabetes-related amputations, the risk of nonhealing or infection of a wound and the need for revision are increased. Medical treatment before amputation should optimize general and local conditions including the regression of edema, the control of infection, and the optimization of glucoregulation. A major argument for foot-sparing surgery is the poor functional recovery after major limb amputation. Diabetic patients are frail, with an increased postoperative morbidity and mortality after major amputation. Factors detrimental to functional outcome are advanced age, end-stage renal disease, dementia, and above-knee amputation. A multidisciplinary approach is required to optimize the results of diabetes-related amputations. The authors discuss medical and technical aspects that may reduce the failure of minor or major diabetes-related amputations. [less ▲]

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See detailGénération automatique d'une base de données de silhouettes humaines au moyen d'un avatar humain tridimensionnel
Pierard, Sébastien ULg

Master's dissertation (2007)

Pour la conception de systèmes de vidéo-surveillance, il est avantageux d’avoir un système de détection automatique d’êtres humains. Certains de ces systèmes sont basés sur la reconnaissance de la forme ... [more ▼]

Pour la conception de systèmes de vidéo-surveillance, il est avantageux d’avoir un système de détection automatique d’êtres humains. Certains de ces systèmes sont basés sur la reconnaissance de la forme de silhouettes humaines. L’utilisation de méthodes d'apprentissage pour la reconnaissance nécessite une base de données de silhouettes humaines, dont il est intéressant d’automatiser la génération. Dans ce travail, nous utilisons un avatar humain tridimensionnel, celui du projet open-source MakeHuman, afin de générer automatiquement la base de données. Le choix des configurations (positions, orientations et poses) à donner à l’avatar pour obtenir une base de données adéquate est central. Dans un premier temps, nous tentons une étude de l’impact de modifications dans le mode tridimensionnel sur la silhouette. Cet impact est quantifié par la distance de Hausdorff. Parmi les modifications envisagées se trouvent le déplacement, la rotation et le changement de pose de l’avatar. Nous espérions déterminer, à partir de ces impacts, les pas par lesquels doivent varier les différents paramètres. Les configurations que doit prendre l’avatar, pour obtenir une base de données suffisamment riche sans être trop volumineuse, seront obtenues en prenant toutes les combinaisons des valeurs des différents paramètres. Le nombre de configurations est exponentiel en le nombre de degrés de liberté, ce qui rend l’approche inutilisable en pratique, même si nous sommes indifférents à la translation et à la mise à l’échelle des silhouettes. Dans un deuxième temps, nous avons opté pour une approche radicalement différente. Cette fois, nous n’espaçons plus les silhouettes, mais les poses. La position de l’avatar est fixée et il ne peut tourner qu’autour de l’axe vertical. Les poses sont choisies en effectuant des tirages aléatoires des différents paramètres. Cette approche aléatoire du problème a mené à l’élaboration d’un nouveau logiciel, Silhouette. Il est écrit en Java et une interface écrite en C lui permet, grâce à Java Native Interface d’exploiter efficacement le moteur de pose de MakeHuman. Parmi les fonctionnalités de Silhouette, notons la possibilité de restreindre les poses à un ensemble voulu, de ne générer que des silhouettes correspondant à des poses licites et d’annoter les silhouettes. Grâce au logiciel mis en place, nous avons été en mesure de générer diverses bases de données. Nous avons étudié l'impact de l'utilisation de celles-ci sur les performances d'un système de détection de personnes existant. Nous obtenons des résultats encourageants, 73% des silhouettes humaines étant correctement détectées. Un raffinement et un paramétrage soigneux de la méthode devraient mener à des résultats excellents. [less ▲]

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See detailLa confrontation de l’offre et de la demande mondiales de céréales fixe désormais le prix payé au producteur européen
Burny, Philippe ULg

in Faculté universitaire des Sciences agronomiques de Gembloux; Centre wallon de Recherches agronomiques (Eds.) 40 ans Livre blanc Céréales-Gembloux février 2007 (2007)

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See detailA collaborative framework for multi-area dynamic security assessment of large scale systems
Wehenkel, Louis ULg; Glavic, Mevludin; Ernst, Damien ULg

in Proceedings of the 2007 Power Tech (2007)

In this paper we propose a collaborative framework to carry out multi-area dynamic security assessment over an interconnection operated by a team of TSOs responsible of different areas. In this framework ... [more ▼]

In this paper we propose a collaborative framework to carry out multi-area dynamic security assessment over an interconnection operated by a team of TSOs responsible of different areas. In this framework each TSO does his part of the work and, thanks to information exchange and coordination rules, potential security problems can be detected by all the involved TSOs. We find that distributed multi-area security assessment is achievable and useful if, on the one hand, each TSO can provide an appropriate dynamic equivalent model of his area and if, on the other hand, he is able to publish stability bounds on his inflows under which the dynamic performance of his system would remain acceptable. We then discuss the notions of dynamic equivalent model and external stability domain characterization of an area and identify techniques for deriving such equivalents and stability bounds within the proposed framework. [less ▲]

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See detailDevelopment of atherosclerosis for the vascular surgeon.
Defraigne, Jean-Olivier ULg

in Liapis, C. D. (Ed.) European Manual of Medicine (2007)

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See detailSpeciation of five arsenic species (arsenite, arsenate, MMAAV, DMAAV and AsBet) in different kind of water by HPLC-ICP-MS
Ronkart, Sébastien ULg; Laurent, Vincent; Carbonnelle, Philippe et al

in Chemosphere (2007), 66(4), 738-745

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See detailMultisegmented radiation therapy as an alternative to 3D conformal radiation therapy, with special reference to breast cancer tangential fields
GULYBAN, Akos ULg; Kovacs, P.; Farkas, R. et al

in Nowotwory (2007), 57(3), 291-293

The paper compares the techniques of 3DCRT and MSCRT in terms of PTV coverage and doses to OARs. The study population consisted of 175 breast cancer patients in whom treatement was analysed in regard to ... [more ▼]

The paper compares the techniques of 3DCRT and MSCRT in terms of PTV coverage and doses to OARs. The study population consisted of 175 breast cancer patients in whom treatement was analysed in regard to the use of lateral and medial tangential fields. Although we have failed to establish statistical significance at the P=0.05 levelthe results look clinically promising in favour of MSCRT. [less ▲]

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See detailWhole body vibration in the treatment of fibromyalgia: Influence on muscle performances
Maquet, Didier ULg; Helene, Loic; Demoulin, Christophe ULg et al

in Isokinetics & Exercise Science (2007), 15

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See detailCarte hydrogéologique de Wallonie 1/25000. 65/7-8, Limerlé-Langler, notice explicative.
Bouezmarni, Mohamed ULg; Denne, Pierre; Debbaut, Vincent ULg

Book published by Service public de Wallonie, DGARNE - peer reviewed (2007)

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See detailCarte hydrogéologique de Wallonie 1/25000. 68/1-2, Assenois - Anlier, notice explicative.
Bouezmarni, Mohamed ULg; Denne, Pierre; Debbaut, Vincent ULg

Book published by Service public de Wallonie, DGARNE - peer reviewed (2007)

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See detailA damage constitutive law for steel elevated temperature. Identification of the parameters
Castagne, Sylvie; Talamona, D.; Habraken, Anne ULg

in International Journal of Material Processing (2007), (1), 23-43

This paper presents a methodology of damage analysis at elevated temperature using the finite element method. Both the model and the methodology to identify parameters are summarized. The mechanical ... [more ▼]

This paper presents a methodology of damage analysis at elevated temperature using the finite element method. Both the model and the methodology to identify parameters are summarized. The mechanical properties are established using compression tests at elevated temperature. An elasto-visco-plastic model depending on temperature is identified. A metallographic analysis is used to determine the original size and morphology of the austenitic grains. The experimental damage analyses consist in acoustic tests in order to determine the apparition of the first crack during compression. Finite element simulations of these experiments allow the determination of the damage parameters using a reverse method. [less ▲]

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See detailBlanc-Bleu Mixte: Spécificités des Elevages
Bastin, Catherine ULg; Mayeres, Patrick

Article for general public (2007)

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See detailProjet Référentiel Plancton de la Baie de Calvi : I. Les variations spatiales et temporelles des communautés phytoplanctoniques au large de la côte occidentale corse, en relation avec la dynamique des masses d’eau et le Front Liguro- Provençal
Goffart, Anne ULg; Hecq, Jean-Henri ULg

Report (2007)

Le rapport synthétise les variations spatiales et temporelles des communautés phytoplanctoniques au large de la côte occidentale corse, en relation avec la dynamique des masses d’eau et le Front Liguro ... [more ▼]

Le rapport synthétise les variations spatiales et temporelles des communautés phytoplanctoniques au large de la côte occidentale corse, en relation avec la dynamique des masses d’eau et le Front Liguro-Provençal. [less ▲]

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See detailNumerical simulation of semi-solid thixoforming
Koeune, Roxane ULg; Ponthot, Jean-Philippe ULg

in Int. Conf. on Computational Plasticity, COMPLAS IX (2007)

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See detailL'assiette du Belge en chiffres
Duquesne, Brigitte ULg

Poster (2007)

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See detailGuanines are a quartet's best friend: impact of base substitutions on the kinetics and stability of tetramolecular quadruplexes
Gros, Julien; Rosu, Frédéric ULg; Amrane, Samir et al

in Nucleic Acids Research (2007), 35(9), 3064-3075

Parallel tetramolecular quadruplexes may be formed with short oligodeoxynucleotides bearing a block of three or more guanines. We analyze the properties of sequence variants of parallel quadruplexes in ... [more ▼]

Parallel tetramolecular quadruplexes may be formed with short oligodeoxynucleotides bearing a block of three or more guanines. We analyze the properties of sequence variants of parallel quadruplexes in which each guanine of the central block was systematically substituted with a different base. Twelve types of substitutions were assessed in more than 100 different sequences. We conducted a comparative kinetic analysis of all tetramers. Electrospray mass spectrometry was used to count the number of inner cations, which is an indicator of the number of effective tetrads. In general, the presence of a single substitution has a strong deleterious impact on quadruplex stability, resulting in reduced quadruplex lifetime/ thermal stability and in decreased association rate constants. We demonstrate extremely large differences in the association rate constants of these quadruplexes depending on modification position and type. These results demonstrate that most guanine substitutions are deleterious to tetramolecular quadruplex structure. Despite the presence of well- defined non- guanine base quartets in a number of NMR and X- ray structures, our data suggest that most non- guanine quartets do not participate favorably in structural stability, and that these quartets are formed only by virtue of the docking platform provided by neighboring G- quartets. Two notable exceptions were found with 8- bromoguanine ( X) and 6- methyl- isoxanthopterin ( P) substitutions, which accelerate quadruplex formation by a factor of 10 when present at the 50 end. The thermodynamic and kinetic data compiled here are highly valuable for the design of DNA quadruplex assemblies with tunable association/ dissociation properties. [less ▲]

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