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See detailUltrasonic internal defect detection in cheese
Leemans, Vincent ULg; Destain, Marie-France ULg

in Journal of Food Engineering (2009), 90(3), 333-340

Different ultrasonic signals and detection techniques were used and compared to detect internal foreign bodies present in semi-soft cheeses. The signals were a pulse or a chirp and the detection was ... [more ▼]

Different ultrasonic signals and detection techniques were used and compared to detect internal foreign bodies present in semi-soft cheeses. The signals were a pulse or a chirp and the detection was carried out by using either correlation with a reference signal or a wavelet decomposition. The principle of the detection consisted in measuring the time of flight of the transmitted signals and of the echoes, the latter in the absence of foreign body should be the double of the former. The presence of a foreign object affected this pattern in several ways. In order to assess the method, a small plastic cylindrical object of 3 mm in diameter was introduced in one half of the cheese and was tested for detection, the second half being used as reference for the control cheese. The results showed that the two signals and the two detection methods were able to localise the transmitted signals and the echo from the opposite face of the cheese under all circumstances. For the foreign body detection, the correlation method gave superior results, in term of signal to noise ratio as well as in term of error rate, while the two signals gave similar results. The analysis of the mean and standard deviation of the signal to noise ratio of the object echo showed that some samples presented peak values close to those due to the noise. Nevertheless, the object was detected in 90% of the tests. There was no significant effect of temperature on the detection technique. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailPseudoanevrisme de l'artere gastrique gauche.
Honore, Charles ULg; Bruyere, Pierre-Julien ULg; Maweja, Sylvie ULg et al

in Journal de Chirurgie (2009), 146(4), 413-5

We report the case of a 65-year-old man admitted for an upper-GI hemorrhage. A CT scan performed with vascular reconstructions demonstrated a pseudoaneurysm of the left gastric artery. Proximal vascular ... [more ▼]

We report the case of a 65-year-old man admitted for an upper-GI hemorrhage. A CT scan performed with vascular reconstructions demonstrated a pseudoaneurysm of the left gastric artery. Proximal vascular control of the celiac axis was obtained by balloon occlusion with a Fogarty balloon inserted retrograde via the femoral artery: the pseudoaneurysm was then successfully controlled with direct suture. [less ▲]

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See detailElectronic properties and quantum transport in Graphene-based nanostructures
Dubois, Simon; Zanolli, Zeila ULg; Declerck, Xavier et al

in European Physical Journal B -- Condensed Matter (2009), 72(1), 1-24

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) represent a novel class of low-dimensional materials. All these graphene-based nanostructures are expected to display the extraordinary electronic ... [more ▼]

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) represent a novel class of low-dimensional materials. All these graphene-based nanostructures are expected to display the extraordinary electronic, thermal and mechanical properties of graphene and are thus promising candidates for a wide range of nanoscience and nanotechnology applications. In this paper, the electronic and quantum transport properties of these carbon nanomaterials are reviewed. Although these systems share the similar graphene electronic structure, confinement effects are playing a crucial role. Indeed, the lateral confinement of charge carriers could create an energy gap near the charge neutrality point, depending on the width of the ribbon, the nanotube diameter, the stacking of the carbon layers regarding the different crystallographic orientations involved. After reviewing the transport properties of defect-free systems, doping and topological defects (including edge disorder) are also proposed as tools to taylor the quantum conductance in these materials. Their unusual electronic and transport properties promote these carbon nanomaterials as promising candidates for new building blocks in a future carbon-based nanoelectronics, thus opening alternatives to present silicon-based electronics devices. [less ▲]

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See detailOutils isotopiques pour les MICI : PET et PET/CT.
Hustinx, Roland ULg; Louis, Edouard ULg

in Côlon & Rectum (2009), 3

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See detailL'ecografia transaddominale nel cavallo adulto
Rabba, Silvia ULg; Busoni, Valeria ULg

in Ippologia (2009), 20

This article is a review about transabdominal ultrasonography in the adult horse.

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Ricciardi, Stefania ULg; Pille, Lolita

Book published by Fazi (2009)

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See detailVers une décentralistion progressive du monde en une multiplicité de pôles
Santander, Sébastian ULg

in Santander, Sébastian (Ed.) L'émergence de nouvelles puissances: vers un système multipolaire? (2009)

Affirmer que le monde est devenu multipolaire revient à considérer qu’il existe plusieurs pôles économiques et politico-militaires de même nature et de caractéristiques comparables qui se contrecarrent ... [more ▼]

Affirmer que le monde est devenu multipolaire revient à considérer qu’il existe plusieurs pôles économiques et politico-militaires de même nature et de caractéristiques comparables qui se contrecarrent. Ce qui ne reflète pas la réalité de la scène internationale actuelle. Malgré leurs difficultés économiques et financières, les revers militaires engrangés au Moyen-Orient et la consolidation progressive de nouveaux pôles, les États-Unis demeurent – pour le moment – une puissance sans égale. Néanmoins, l’émergence de nouvelles puissances participe à la décentralisation progressive du monde. [less ▲]

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See detailEpigraphie latine
Dubuisson, Michel; Famerie, Etienne ULg

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See detailProjet ERRUISSOL ou la cartographie des zones à risque de ruissellement et d’érosion en Région wallonne (Belgique)
Demarcin, Pierre ULg; Smoos, Augustin; Dautrebande, Sylvia et al

in Schwartz, Dominique (Ed.) Actes des 10èmes Journées d'étude des sols (2009)

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See detailIntroduction à l'utilisation du logiciel Statistica
Donneau, Anne-Françoise ULg

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See detailFoy Notre-Dame : Art, Politique et Religion. Actes du colloque de Dinant (16 mai 2009)
Delfosse, Annick ULg; Dekoninck, Ralph, ; Pacco, Christian,

Book published by Société archéologique de Namur (2009)

Ouvrage collectif consacré à l'étude de la statue miraculeuse de Notre-Dame de Foy, de son sanctuaire et de son culte sous deux angles : artistique et historique. La première partie traite du sanctuaire ... [more ▼]

Ouvrage collectif consacré à l'étude de la statue miraculeuse de Notre-Dame de Foy, de son sanctuaire et de son culte sous deux angles : artistique et historique. La première partie traite du sanctuaire et des supports de dévotion. La deuxième partie dégage la signification du culte marial à Foy dans le contexte politique et religieux du XVIIe siècle et au-delà. [less ▲]

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See detailUpper airway dynamic endoscopy: are track and treadmill observations comparable ?
Van Erck, Emmanuelle ULg; Frippiat, Thibault ULg; Dupuis, Marie-Capucine ULg et al

in Tessier, Caroline; Gerber, Vincent (Eds.) Abstract book: 4th World Equine Airways Symposium (WEAS) (2009)

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See detailLes services à perte : modalités d'un honoraire digne ?
Wildemeersch, Jonathan ULg

in Regards croisées sur l'avenir des professions libérales (2009)

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See detailHybrid functional study of prototypical multiferroic bismuth ferrite
Goffinet, Marco ULg; Hermet, Patrick ULg; Bilc, Daniel ULg et al

in Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics (2009), 79(1),

We report a systematic comparison of various exchange-correlation functionals for the prediction of the structural, magnetic, electronic, and dynamical (phonons and Born effective charge tensors ... [more ▼]

We report a systematic comparison of various exchange-correlation functionals for the prediction of the structural, magnetic, electronic, and dynamical (phonons and Born effective charge tensors) properties of bismuth ferrite, a prototypical multiferroic compound. We have not only considered the usual approximations to density-functional theory such as the local-density approximation (LDA), generalized (GGA), and LDA+U, but also hybrid approaches such as B3LYP and B1. The recent B1-WC hybrid functional of Bilc [Phys. Rev. B 77, 165107 (2008)], with the GGA functional of Wu and Cohen and an exact exchange mixing parameter of 0.16, provides very good overall agreement with experiments and can be considered as a valuable alternative to LDA, GGA, and DFT+U for the study of bismuth ferrite. This does not only allow a reliable interpretation of the physical properties of this specific compound but also opens perspectives for further and more predictive first-principles investigations of multiferroic materials. [less ▲]

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See detailBiodiversity of three representative groups of the Antarctic zoobenthos - Coping with change (BIANZO II)
Raes, Maarten; Vanreusel, Ann; Pasotti, Francesca et al

Report (2009)

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See detailLiège
George, Philippe ULg

in Dictionnaire d’Histoire de l’art du Moyen Age occidental (2009)

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See detailDysregulation of anti-angiogenic agents (sFlt-1, PLGF, and sEndoglin) in preeclampsia--a step forward but not the definitive answer
Foidart, Jean-Michel ULg; Schaaps, Jean-Pierre ULg; Chantraine, Frédéric ULg et al

in Journal of Reproductive Immunology (2009), 82(2), 106-11

Preeclampsia (PE) is a pregnancy-specific syndrome characterized by hypertension, proteinuria and edema, which resolves on placental delivery. It is thought to be the consequence of impaired placentation ... [more ▼]

Preeclampsia (PE) is a pregnancy-specific syndrome characterized by hypertension, proteinuria and edema, which resolves on placental delivery. It is thought to be the consequence of impaired placentation due to inadequate trophoblastic invasion of the maternal spiral arteries. In PE the maternal plasma concentration of free vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and placental growth factor (PlGF) is decreased whereas the concentration of soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1) and of soluble endoglin (sEng) is increased. These soluble receptors may bind VEGF, PLGF and TGFβ1 and TGFβ3 in the maternal circulation, causing endothelial dysfunction in many maternal tissues. Hence there is a view that the pathogenesis is more or less clarified. According to the vascular theory, poor placentation leads to poor uteroplacental perfusion and hypoxia, which stimulates sFlt-1 and sEng production causing the maternal syndrome. This assumption has been recently challenged. The role of hypoxia as the main stimulus for release of sFlt-1 has been questioned and the role of inflammatory mechanisms has been emphasized. According to this inflammatory theory, poor placentation may predispose more to placental oxidative stress than hypoxia and endothelial dysfunction may be part of a broader disorder of systemic inflammation. Finally, the recent demonstration of activating auto-antibodies to the angiotensin 1 receptor that experimentally play a major pathogenic role in PE further suggests a pleiotropism of aetiologies for this condition. The purpose of this review is to critically evaluate the recent hypotheses and their possible insights on early diagnosis, prevention and treatment. [less ▲]

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See detailImpact of bone marker feedback on adherence to once monthly ibandronate for osteoporosis among Asian postmenopausal women
Kung, Annie Wai-Chee; Rachman, A Ichramsjah; Adam, MF John et al

in International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases (2009), 12

Aim: This study assesses the impact of serum carboxy-terminal collagen crosslinks (CTX) bone marker feedback (BMF) on adherence to ibandronate treatment in Asian postmenopausal women with osteoporosis ... [more ▼]

Aim: This study assesses the impact of serum carboxy-terminal collagen crosslinks (CTX) bone marker feedback (BMF) on adherence to ibandronate treatment in Asian postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. Methods: This was a 12-month (6-monthly phased), randomized, prospective, open-label, multi-center study conducted in 596 (of 628 enrolled) postmenopausal women with osteoporosis (£ 85 years old) who were naı¨ve, lapsed, or current bisphosphonate users. Patients were randomized into two arms: serum CTX BMF at 3 months versus no-BMF. Once-monthly 150 mg ibandronate tablet was administered for 12 months and adherence to therapy was assessed at 6 and 12 months. In addition, patient satisfaction and safety of ibandronate treatment were also assessed. Results: Serum CTX BMF at 3 months showed no impact on adherence. The proportions of adherent patients were comparable in the BMF versus no-BMF arms (92.6% vs. 96.0%, P = 0.16); overall, serum CTX levels were similar for adherent and non-adherent patients. However, BMF patients felt more informed about their osteoporosis (P < 0.001) and more satisfied (P < 0.01) than no-BMF patients. Conclusions: The Asian postmenopausal osteoporosis patients in this study had a high adherence rate to once-monthly ibandronate therapy. Use of serum CTX BMF had no further impact on increasing adherence, but increased treatment satisfaction. [less ▲]

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