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See detailAdolescent mothers' perspectives regarding their own psychosocial and health needs: A qualitative exploratory study in Belgium.
Aujoulat, Isabelle; Libion, F.; Berrewaerts, Joëlle et al

in Patient Education & Counseling (2010), 81(3), 448-53

OBJECTIVES: We looked at early pregnancy and parenthood as an opportunity to broaden our understanding of the reproductive health education needs met by adolescent girls. METHODS: We conducted an in-depth ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVES: We looked at early pregnancy and parenthood as an opportunity to broaden our understanding of the reproductive health education needs met by adolescent girls. METHODS: We conducted an in-depth interview study with 12 adolescent mothers. RESULTS: To become a mother at a young age was perceived as meaningful to all the participants. The participants expressed a need to be addressed as adult parents, who want the best for their child. A variety of psychosocial and health needs emerged over a time span ranging from starting to be sexually active to after the child was born. Social isolation was found to be an important factor of vulnerability. CONCLUSION: The health needs of adolescent mothers extend well beyond counselling around the decision to continue or terminate pregnancy, and subsequent information on contraception methods to avoid further pregnancies. Adolescent mothers need to be supported in their transition to parenthood, and special care should be provided to girls who are socially isolated. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: We identified several avenues for health education and counselling to adolescent mothers, from primary prevention to reduce incidence of early pregnancies to tertiary prevention to reduce negative health outcomes for both mother and child. [less ▲]

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See detailOrgan donation in Belgium 2009: 20% of donation after cardiocirculatory death.
Detry, Olivier ULg; Troisi, Roberto

in Transplantation Proceedings (2010), 42(10), 4365-6

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See detailLa myopathie atypique des équidés
Votion, Dominique ULg

in Equ'idée (2010), 72

La myopathie atypique est une maladie désormais bien présente en France et en Europe. Il est nécessaire de la connaitre afin d'adopter les bons gestes et attitudes pour prévenir son apparition. Cette page ... [more ▼]

La myopathie atypique est une maladie désormais bien présente en France et en Europe. Il est nécessaire de la connaitre afin d'adopter les bons gestes et attitudes pour prévenir son apparition. Cette page vous y aidera. [less ▲]

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See detailBressol et Chaverot: la non décision de la Cour de Justice de l'UE
Defossez, Alexandre ULg

in Revue de Jurisprudence de Liège, Mons et Bruxelles (2010), 42

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See detailDiscovery of pulsed polar flares in the Jovian aurorae
Bonfond, Bertrand ULg; Vogt, M~F; Grodent, Denis ULg et al

Poster (2010, December)

The most active part of the aurora at Jupiter is certainly the polar region, i.e. the emissions located poleward of the main auroral oval. This region is known to occasionally show localized but dramatic ... [more ▼]

The most active part of the aurora at Jupiter is certainly the polar region, i.e. the emissions located poleward of the main auroral oval. This region is known to occasionally show localized but dramatic enhancements of its brightness, referred to as polar flares. These emissions have been associated with the polar cusp, based on their location in the polar cap. In summer 2009, right after the refurbishment of the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph camera, the Hubble Space Telescope acquired the longest high-time resolution sequence ever of images of the Jovian aurora. We report the first observations of a quasi-periodicity in the occurrence of these flares, with a timescale of ~2-3 minutes. By using a magnetic flux mapping model, we show that these features originate from a region located at a radial distance ranging from 80 to 100 Jovian radii and local times between 10:00 and 15:00. As a consequence, by analogy with similar behaviors observed in the Earth aurora, we suggest that these emissions could be attributed to pulsed reconnections in the dayside magnetopause. [less ▲]

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See detailPrécis de néonatologie
Battisti, Oreste ULg

Book (2010)

précis de néonatologie pour la pratique courante de néonatolgoie intermédiare

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See detailEssai d’estimation des dommages piscicoles engendrés par les prises d’eau industrielles et les turbines hydroélectriques dans les cours d’eau de la Province de Liège. Partie A. La Meuse canalisée
Philippart, Jean-Claude ULg; Ovidio, Michaël ULg; Rimbaud, Gilles ULg et al

Report (2010)

Ce rapport à la Commission provinciale de Liège du Fonds Piscicole présente, sur la base d’une analyse bibliographique, une estimation des mortalités de poissons engendrées dans la Meuse liégeoise par ... [more ▼]

Ce rapport à la Commission provinciale de Liège du Fonds Piscicole présente, sur la base d’une analyse bibliographique, une estimation des mortalités de poissons engendrées dans la Meuse liégeoise par l’entraînement de ceux-ci dans les prises d’eau de refroidissement de trois centrales électriques thermiques (centrale nucléaire de Tihange-50 m3/s, centrale TGV de Seraing-3 m3/s et centrale des Awirs-11 m3/s) et dans les turbines de quatre grandes centrales hydroélectriques (CHE) au fil de l’eau (Ampsin-Neuville-270 m3/s, Yvoz-Ramet-285 m3/s, Monsin-Liège-450 m3/s et Lixhe-Visé-340 m3/s). Ces estimations se basent sur plusieurs études et spécialement sur les résultats d’une étude approfondie de l’entraînement des poissons (38 espèces) sur les systèmes de filtration de l’eau (grilles à barreaux et tambours filtrants) à la centrale nucléaire de Tihange au cours d’une année entière (fin octobre 2000- début novembre 2001) et, pour comparaison, à la centrale TGV de Seraing en 2001-2002 (voir Philippart et al., 2003). L’étude menée à Tihange a été prolongée jusqu’en début 2005 dans le cadre de la thèse doctorale de D. Sonny (2006, 2009) et a permis de bien caractériser les phénomènes de migration de dévalaison des différentes espèces dans la Meuse et de chiffrer leur importance quantitative par rapport au débit d’eau pompé-filtré dans la prise d’eau de Tihange et, par extrapolation, dans la totalité du fleuve. Ce sont ces informations sur les ordres de grandeur des flux de poissons en dévalaison dans la Meuse à Tihange qui ont été utilisées pour estimer l’impact absolu du passage des poissons dans les quatre centrales équipées de turbines Kaplan (hélice) de caractéristiques connues en termes de débit maximum par turbine et pour l’ensemble de chaque centrale et de grandeur et vitesse de rotation de la roue-hélice. On a aussi utilisé des informations bibliographiques provenant d’observations et d’expériences réalisées aux Pays-Bas (centrale hydroélectrique de Linne sur la Meuse) et en France (notamment les travaux de Larinier et Travade). [less ▲]

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See detailA GPS/GNSS dense network used to monitor ionospheric positioning error
Wautelet, Gilles ULg; Lejeune, Sandrine; Warnant, René ULg

Poster (2010, December)

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See detailPrise en charge individualisée dans le traitement des patients avec acromégalie
Beckers, Albert ULg

in Patient tailored approach in treatment of acromegaly (2010, December)

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See detailConsensus in non-commutative spaces
Sepulchre, Rodolphe ULg; Sarlette, Alain ULg; Rouchon, Pierre

in Proceedings of the 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (2010, December)

Convergence analysis of consensus algorithms is revisited in the light of the Hilbert distance. The Lyapunov function used in the early analysis by Tsitsiklis is shown to be the Hilbert distance to ... [more ▼]

Convergence analysis of consensus algorithms is revisited in the light of the Hilbert distance. The Lyapunov function used in the early analysis by Tsitsiklis is shown to be the Hilbert distance to consensus in log coordinates. Birkhoff theorem, which proves contraction of the Hilbert metric for any positive homogeneous monotone map, provides an early yet general convergence result for consensus algorithms. Because Birkhoff theorem holds in arbitrary cones, we extend consensus algorithms to the cone of positive definite matrices. The proposed generalization finds applications in the convergence analysis of quantum stochastic maps, which are a generalization of stochastic maps to non-commutative probability spaces. [less ▲]

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See detailStructural and core parameters of the hot B subdwarf KPD 0629-0016 from CoRoT g-mode asteroseismology
Van Grootel, Valérie ULg; Charpinet, Stéphane; Fontaine, Gilles et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (2010), 524

Context. The asteroseismic exploitation of long period, g-mode hot B subdwarf pulsators (sdBVs), undermined so far by limitations associated with ground-based observations, has now become possible, thanks ... [more ▼]

Context. The asteroseismic exploitation of long period, g-mode hot B subdwarf pulsators (sdBVs), undermined so far by limitations associated with ground-based observations, has now become possible, thanks to high quality data obtained from space such as those recently gathered with the CoRoT (COnvection, ROtation, and planetary Transits) satellite. Aims. We propose a detailed seismic analysis of the sdBVs star KPD 0629-0016, the first compact pulsator monitored with CoRoT, using the g-mode pulsations recently uncovered by that space-borne observatory during short run SRa03. Methods. We use a forward modeling approach on the basis of our latest sdB models, which are now suitable for the accurate com- putation of the g-mode pulsation properties. The simultaneous match of the independent periods observed in KPD 0629-0016 with those of the models leads objectively to the identification of the pulsation modes and, more importantly, to the determination of the structural and core parameters of the star. Results. The optimal model we found closely reproduces the 18 observed periods retained in our analysis at a 0.23% level on av- erage. These are identified as low-degree (l = 1 and 2), intermediate-order (k = −9 through −74) g-modes. The structural and core parameters for KPD 0629-0016 are the following (formal fitting errors only): Teff = 26 290 ± 530 K, log g = 5.450 ± 0.034, M∗ = 0.471 ± 0.002 M⊙, log (Menv/M∗) = −2.42 ± 0.07, log (1 − Mcore/M∗) = −0.27 ± 0.01, and Xcore(C+O) = 0.41 ± 0.01. We addition- ally derive an age of 42.6 ± 1.0 Myr after the zero-age extreme horizontal branch, the radius R = 0.214 ± 0.009 R⊙, the luminosity L = 19.7 ± 3.2 L⊙, the absolute magnitude MV = 4.23 ± 0.13, the reddening index E(B − V) = 0.128 ± 0.023, and the distance d = 1190 ± 115 pc. Conclusions. The advent of high-precision time-series photometry from space with instruments like CoRoT now allows as demon- strated with KPD 0629-0016 the full exploitation of g-modes as deep probes of the internal structure of these stars, in particular for determining the mass of the convective core and its chemical composition. [less ▲]

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See detailPattern of early eukaryote evolution in Precambrian oceans
Javaux, Emmanuelle ULg

Poster (2010, December)

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See detailRapport 2010- Windsteel : développement de solutions en acier pour la construction éolienne
Rigo, Philippe ULg; Amrane, Amirouche ULg; Thiry

Report (2010)

Un logiciel appelé EOL-OS a été développé dans le cadre des WP4 et 5 du projet « Windsteel : développement de solutions en acier pour la construction éolienne ». Cet outil informatique est essentiellement ... [more ▼]

Un logiciel appelé EOL-OS a été développé dans le cadre des WP4 et 5 du projet « Windsteel : développement de solutions en acier pour la construction éolienne ». Cet outil informatique est essentiellement destiné au dimensionnement et à l’optimisation structurelle des éoliennes offshores de type monopile en acier. Toutefois, lors des développements effectués dans le courant du second semestre de l’année 2010, son application aux éoliennes onshore en acier a été rendue également possible. Ce document s’inscrit dans la continuité du rapport technique semestriel S1 de 2010. Il est laissé au lecteur le soin de se référer à ce dernier pour ce qui concerne la nomenclature utilisée pour décrire les structures étudiées ainsi que le détail des modules implémentés au terme des 6 premiers mois de 2010. La première partie du présent rapport concerne les développements effectués sur le logiciel EOL-OS et se focalise en particulier sur les modules implémentés dans le courant du semestre S2 de 2010. La seconde partie traite des résultats d’optimisation obtenus au terme des différentes simulations et tirent des conclusions générales sur le dimensionnement des structures support des éoliennes. [less ▲]

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See detailReal-time synchronization feedbacks for single-atom frequency standards: V- and Lambda-structure systems
Mirrahimi, Mazyar; Sarlette, Alain ULg; Rouchon, Pierre

in Proceedings of the 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (2010, December)

This paper proposes simple feedback loops, inspired from extremum-seeking, that use the photon emission times of a single quantum system following quantum Monte-Carlo trajectories in order to lock in real ... [more ▼]

This paper proposes simple feedback loops, inspired from extremum-seeking, that use the photon emission times of a single quantum system following quantum Monte-Carlo trajectories in order to lock in real time a probe frequency to the system’s transition frequency. Two specific settings are addressed: a 3-level system coupling one ground to two excited states (one highly unstable and one metastable) and a 3-level system coupling one excited to two ground states (both metastable). Analytical proofs and simulations show the accurate and robust convergence of probe frequency to system-transition frequency in the two cases. [less ▲]

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See detailContract 21539/08/NL/SFe - Advancement of mechanical verification methods for non-linear spacecraft: Nonlinearity identification methods: predictive analyses
Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg; Noël, Jean-Philippe ULg

Report (2010)

The objective of this technical note is to explore the applicability of nonlinear system identification techniques to spacecraft structures. To this end, numerical experiments carried out using the finite ... [more ▼]

The objective of this technical note is to explore the applicability of nonlinear system identification techniques to spacecraft structures. To this end, numerical experiments carried out using the finite element model of the SmallSat spacecraft are used, without, however, having access to the model itself. The constraints imposed by the considered techniques for breadboard testing are also highlighted. [less ▲]

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See detailDiagnosis and Screening for Cytomegalovirus Infection in Pregnant Women in Cuba as Pronostic Markers of Congenital Infection in Newborns: 2007-2008
Kouri, Vivian; Correa, Consuelo B; Verdasquera, Denis et al

in The Pediatrics Infectious Disease Journal (2010), 29(12), 1105-1110

Background: Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) has established itself as the most significant cause of congenital infection in the developed world. The objective of this research was prenatal identification of ... [more ▼]

Background: Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) has established itself as the most significant cause of congenital infection in the developed world. The objective of this research was prenatal identification of pregnant women at risk for developing active infection due to HCMV as well as to diagnose congenitally infected newborns. Methods: A diagnostic algorithm based on specific immunoglobulin G (IgG), IgM, and, IgG avidity was used to screen serum from 1131 pregnant women enrolled prospectively from 3 municipalities from Havana City, Cuba during 2007–2008. Qualitative multiplex nested PCR and quantitative real time-based PCR testing for HCMV DNA were performed on urine and saliva specimens from women detected with active infection and from their newborns. Results: Most women were seropositive to HCMV (92.7%), with 2.38% (27 women) having active infection. Primary infection was detected in 20 pregnant women (1.77%) while 7 patients (0.62%) had active nonprimary infection. HCMV DNA was detected in specimens from 9 of the 27 pregnant women by both PCR methods. HCMV congenital infection was diagnosed in 12 (1.06%) of the 26 live children born from 25 mothers with active infection, for a vertical transmission rate of 46.2%. Two fetal deaths were reported from 2 women with active infection; furthermore 2 newborns were symptomatic at birth and 2 showed sequelae during the follow-up done until 6 months age. Conclusions: Mothers with active infection during the pregnancy and with HCMV excretion had significant risks, RR = 1.16 and RR = 1.35, respectively, to have congenitally infected children. [less ▲]

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See detailLes médecins scolaires en quête d'une nouvelle identité professionnelle
Govers, Patrick ULg; Saglimbene, Concetta ULg

in Education Santé (2010), (262), 4-6

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See detailYouths groups’ networks in illegal economy
Witvrouw, Line ULg

Scientific conference (2010, December)

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See detailSustainable social enterprise : model and development strategy
Phang, Hanam; Eum, Hyung Sik ULg

Report (2010)

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See detailTowards a Taxonomy of Explanatory Failure Patterns for Small Firms: A Quantitative Research
Crutzen, Nathalie ULg; Van Caillie, Didier ULg

in Review of Business and Economics (2010), 55(4), 438-463

Whereas it is obvious that the failure process can vary from one firm to another (Argenti, 1976; D'Aveni, 1989; Laitinen, 1991), to date, few researchers have worked on the detection of several ... [more ▼]

Whereas it is obvious that the failure process can vary from one firm to another (Argenti, 1976; D'Aveni, 1989; Laitinen, 1991), to date, few researchers have worked on the detection of several explanatory failure patterns. In addition, none of the reviewed research really focuses on small firms while their failure is important and particular (Julien, 2005). Considering these observations and on the basis of two complementary statistical analyses (Thiétart, 2003), this article identifies, among a sample of 208 small Belgian distressed firms, a taxonomy of five explanatory business failure patterns, i.e. five homogeneous groups of small firms on the basis of the reasons for their failure. As the detection of the fundamental explanatory failure factors is the basis of failure prevention (Argenti, 1976), the identification of these patterns is of crucial importance for a better understanding and for a better prevention of this phenomenon [less ▲]

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