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See detailPerception and understanding of invasive alien species issues by nature conservation and horticulture professionals in Belgium
Vanderhoeven, Sonia; Piqueray, Julien ULg; Halford, Mathieu ULg et al

in Environmental Management (2011), 47

We conducted a survey to determine how two professional sectors in Belgium, horticulture professionals and nature reserve managers (those directly involved in conservation), view the issues associated ... [more ▼]

We conducted a survey to determine how two professional sectors in Belgium, horticulture professionals and nature reserve managers (those directly involved in conservation), view the issues associated with invasive plant species. We developed and utilized a questionnaire that addressed the themes of awareness, concept and use of language, availability of information, impacts and, finally, control and available solutions. Using co-inertia analyses, we tested to what extent the perception of invasive alien species (IAS) was dependent upon the perception of Nature in general. Only forty-two percent of respondent horticulture professionals and eighty-two percent of nature reserve managers had a general knowledge of IAS. Many individuals in both target groups nonetheless had an accurate understanding of the scientific issues. Our results therefore suggest that the manner in which individuals within the two groups view, or perceive, the IAS issue was more the result of lack of information than simply biased perceptions of target groups. Though IAS perceptions by the two groups diverged, they were on par with how they viewed Nature in general. The descriptions of IAS by participants converged with the ideas and concepts frequently found in the scientific literature. Both managers and horticulture professionals expressed a strong willingness to participate in programs designed to prevent the spread of, and damage caused by, IAS. Despite this, the continued commercial availability of many invasive species highlighted the necessity to use both mandatory and voluntary approaches to reduce their re-introduction and spread. The results of this study provide stakeholders and conservation managers with practical information on which communication and management strategies can be based. [less ▲]

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See detailSource parameters of the 2008 Bukavu-Cyangugu earthquake estimated from InSAR and teleseismic data
d'Oreye, Nicolas; Gonzalez, P.; Shuler, A. et al

in Geophysical Journal International (2011)

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See detailL'articulation des différentes échelles d'observation : le cas d'une recherche sur la coopération roumaine au développement
Teclu, Codrat Alin ULg

Conference (2011)

L'objectif de cette communication est de présenter un aperçu des essais et erreurs que nous avons fait lors de nos deux premières années de thèse afin de concilier le niveau micro-sociologique ... [more ▼]

L'objectif de cette communication est de présenter un aperçu des essais et erreurs que nous avons fait lors de nos deux premières années de thèse afin de concilier le niveau micro-sociologique (interactionniste) avec une échelle plus méso et macro. Après être successivement tombés dans le piège de la démesure empirique puis de la fuite en avant théorique, nous avons finalement réussi à mieux articuler les différents niveaux en choisissant le processus de légitimation comme "centre de gravité" de notre recherche. [less ▲]

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See detailEthologie et psychiatrie : hommage au travail du Docteur Albert Demaret
Englebert, Jérôme ULg; Gauthier, Jean-Marie ULg

in Acta Psychiatrica Belgica (2011), 111(4), 8-12

Albert Demaret (1933-2011) is one of the pioneers of evolutionary psychiatry and of an ethological conception of psychopathology. In this paper, the authors propose a summary of the epistemological ... [more ▼]

Albert Demaret (1933-2011) is one of the pioneers of evolutionary psychiatry and of an ethological conception of psychopathology. In this paper, the authors propose a summary of the epistemological context of his work and detail its approach to anorexia nervosa and bipolar disorder. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of the activating agent on physico-chemical and electrical properties of activated carbon cloths developed from a novel cellulosic precursor
Ramos, ME; Bonelli, PR; Blacher, Silvia ULg et al

in Colloids and Surfaces A : Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects (2011), 378(1-3), 87-93

Different chemical reagents (phosphoric acid, boric acid, ammonium citrate, sodium dihydrogen phosphate, potassium dihydrogen phosphate, disodium hydrogen phosphate and trisodium phosphate) were employed ... [more ▼]

Different chemical reagents (phosphoric acid, boric acid, ammonium citrate, sodium dihydrogen phosphate, potassium dihydrogen phosphate, disodium hydrogen phosphate and trisodium phosphate) were employed to develop activated carbon cloths (ACC) by chemical activation of a lyocell precursor, in an attempt to explore their effect on main physico-chemical characteristics and electrical behaviour of the resulting ACC. The activating agent markedly influenced yield, elemental composition, and textural properties of the ACC. The ACC obtained with phosphoric and boric acids were essentially microporous, whereas those developed with the other reagents presented mesoporosity development. Phosphoric acid-derived samples showed the highest specific surface area (976 m2/g). The results also highlight the relevance of correcting the external surface adsorption in order to obtain reliable estimates of micropore volume. All the ACC were electrically conductive, their resistivity being also strongly dependent on the nature of the activating agent. The electrical resistivity of the ACC obtained with all the phosphorous compounds was successfully correlated with their C/H ratio and micropore volume [less ▲]

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See detailTVA et droits d'enregistrement sur les ventes de terrains depuis le 1er janvier 2011. La mise en pratique du nouveau régime
Douny, Raphaël ULg; Pace, Xavier ULg

in En quête de fiscalité et autres propos… Mélanges offerts à Jean-Pierre BOURS (2011)

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See detailL’allo-immunisation fœto-maternelle ABO peut être sévère
SENTERRE, Thibault ULg; Mignon, J.-M.; Rigo, Jacques ULg

in Archives de Pédiatrie (2011), 18

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See detailEsophageal cancer surgery in patients older than 75: long term results.
HONORE, Charles ULg; Al-Azzeh, Ali ULg; GILSON, Nathalie ULg et al

in Acta Chirurgica Belgica (2011), 111(1), 12-7

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate short and long term results after esophageal cancer resection in patients older than 75. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the database of esophageal ... [more ▼]

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate short and long term results after esophageal cancer resection in patients older than 75. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the database of esophageal cancer surgically treated in our department between January 2003 and December 2009 to identify patients older than 75. The preoperative, operative, postoperative and long term characteristics were analyzed. RESULTS: Among 137 patient, 23 were older than 75. The histological subtype was adenocarcinoma in 100%. The surgical techniques were a "Lewis-Santy" procedure in 43%, a trans-hiatal resection in 22%, a "Sweet" procedure in 13%, a stripping in 13% and a McKeown procedure in 9%. The in-hospital postoperative mortality was 13%. The in-hospital postoperative morbidity (Dindo-Clavien Grade >2, deceased patients included) was 26%. In univariate analysis, no statistically significant risk factor of morbidity was found. A Charlson Comorbidity Index >2 was, in univariate analysis, the sole risk factor of postoperative mortality (p = 0.0362). The mean hospital stay was 22 +/- 12 days. The median survival was 24.2 months. The 5-year overall survival was 39% and the 5-year disease free survival was 26%.57% of long-term deaths were not cancer related. CONCLUSION: Esophageal surgery performed in selected patients older than 75 has an acceptable morbidity and mortality but when a severe complication occurs, it leads to death in half of the cases. Surgery enables a long term survival benefit. This study confirmed our attitude of not considering age as a contra-indication for esophageal surgery but rather considering general status, self-reliance and associated comorbidities for patients' selection. [less ▲]

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See detailARM XIX-la séquence SI.LA2 2 = si-la2-min (NP) et quelques relectures de noms propres
Colonna d'Istria, Laurent ULg

in Nouvelles Assyriologiques Brèves et Utilitaires (2011)

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See detailProspective Person Memory and Retrospective Person Memory for Age Progressed Images
Lampinen, James Michael; Dehon, Hedwige ULg; Miller, Justin T.

Poster (2011)

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See detailÉnergie nécessaire au broyage de la biomasse et des produits densifiés
Temmerman, Michaël ULg

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (2011)

La littérature concernant la consommation énergétique du broyage dans les industries minières montre que cette problématique a été, et est encore, étudiée par de nombreux auteurs. Différents modèles de ... [more ▼]

La littérature concernant la consommation énergétique du broyage dans les industries minières montre que cette problématique a été, et est encore, étudiée par de nombreux auteurs. Différents modèles de broyage sont donc disponibles pour ces industries, en particulier pour le broyage des minerais. Les principaux modèles et certaines de leurs évolutions sont repris dans la présente revue. Le broyage de la biomasse quant à lui a été bien moins étudié. Quelques études ont néanmoins porté sur la mesure des consommations énergétiques engendrées par le broyage de biomasses particulières, dans des systèmes particuliers. Rares sont celles qui prennent en compte suffisamment de paramètres relatifs à la matière entrante et sortante (granulométrie, humidité, origine, etc.) ou les caractéristiques du système de broyage. Pratiquement, aucun modèle de broyage de la biomasse n’a donc été proposé. Concernant le broyage des produits densifiés, aucune donnée ne semble disponible. À la lueur des théories de broyage de l’industrie minière, cette étude propose donc les paramètres à prendre en compte pour une éventuelle modélisation du broyage de la biomasse et des produits densifiés. Mots-clés. Broyage, biomasse, pellets, briquettes, théories [less ▲]

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See detailLa clause dite de la "mortuaire" plus vivante que jamais
Leleu, Yves-Henri ULg; Geelhand de Merxem, Nicolas

in Journal des Tribunaux (2011), (6423), 93-95

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See detailX-ray CT study of the influence of liquid viscosity on fluid phase distribution in modular catalytic packings
Aferka, Saïd ULg; Viva, Aurora; Brunazzi, Elisabetta et al

in Chemical Engineering Transactions (2011), 24

In the frame of the present study, the influence of liquid viscosity on liquid holdup distribution in a packed column equipped with the modular catalytic packing Katapak-SP 11 is measured. Water and an ... [more ▼]

In the frame of the present study, the influence of liquid viscosity on liquid holdup distribution in a packed column equipped with the modular catalytic packing Katapak-SP 11 is measured. Water and an aqueous solution of glycerine, the viscosity of which equals 10 cP, are used as feed liquids. The estimation of liquid holdup is of great interest due to its strong influence on pressure drop, on solid wetting and on heat and mass transfer coefficients. The experimental technique used is high energy X-ray tomography, which is a unique technique to visualize the local liquid distribution inside the complex structure of packings and to quantify the liquid holdup at different scales. [less ▲]

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See detailLack of efficacy of low-dose spironolactone as adjunct treatment to conventional congestive heart failure treatment in dogs
Schuller, S.; Van Israël, N.; Vanbelle, S. et al

in Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (2011)

Aldosterone plays an important role in the pathophysiology of heart failure. Aldosterone receptor blockade has been shown to reduce morbidity and mortality in human patients with advanced congestive left ... [more ▼]

Aldosterone plays an important role in the pathophysiology of heart failure. Aldosterone receptor blockade has been shown to reduce morbidity and mortality in human patients with advanced congestive left ventricular heart failure. This study was designed to assess the efficacy and tolerance of long-term low-dose spironolactone when added to conventional heart failure treatment in dogs with advanced heart failure. Eighteen client-owned dogs with advanced congestive heart failure due to either degenerative valve disease (n=11) or dilated cardiomyopathy (n=7) were included in this prospective, placebo-controlled, double-blinded, randomized clinical study. After initial stabilization including furosemide, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, pimobendan and digoxin, spironolactone at a median dose of 0.52 mg/kg (range 0.49-0.8 mg/kg) once daily (n=9) or placebo (n=9) was added to the treatment, and the dogs were reassessed 3 and 6 months later. Clinical scoring, echocardiography, electrocardiogram, systolic blood pressure measurement, thoracic radiography, sodium, potassium, urea, creatinine, alanine aminotransferase, aldosterone and aminoterminal atrial natriuretic propeptide were assessed at baseline, 3 and 6 months. Survival times were not significantly different between the two treatment groups. Spironolactone was well tolerated when combined with conventional heart failure treatment. [less ▲]

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See detailSelf-DNA release mediates the adjuvant effects of aluminum salts
Marichal, Thomas ULg; Ohata, K; Bedoret, Denis et al

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See detailThree-dimensional void space structure of activated carbon packed beds
Almazan Almazan, Maria Del Carmen; Léonard, Angélique ULg; Job, Nathalie ULg et al

in Journal of Porous Materials (2011), 18

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See detailSquatting test: a dynamic postural manoeuvre to study baroreflex sensitivity.
SCHEEN, André ULg; PHILIPS, Jean-Christophe ULg

in Clinical autonomic research : official journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society (2011)

INTRODUCTION: Squatting is an active posture test that can be used to assess baroreflex sensitivity. Indeed, the shift from squatting to standing imposes a major orthostatic stress leading to rapid and ... [more ▼]

INTRODUCTION: Squatting is an active posture test that can be used to assess baroreflex sensitivity. Indeed, the shift from squatting to standing imposes a major orthostatic stress leading to rapid and large changes in arterial blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) allowing precise baroreflex assessment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: BP and HR can be continuously and non-invasively monitored with a Finapres device. RESULTS: The standing to squatting transition is accompanied by rises in BP, pulse pressure and cardiac output, mainly due to increased venous return, and by a secondary reduction in HR. Conversely, the squatting to standing transition is associated with an immediate drop in BP and both reflex tachycardia and vasoconstriction. This mirror changes in BP and HR, mimicking those observed with the classical pharmacological approach using vasopressor/vasodilating agents, allows the calculation of the so-called baroreflex gain. DISCUSSION: The present review describes the haemodynamic changes occurring in normal subjects during the shifts from standing to squatting and from squatting to standing and discusses the underlying cardiovascular and autonomic mechanisms. CONCLUSION: This careful analysis in healthy individuals should help in the understanding of disturbances that may be observed in patients with autonomic dysfunction, such as in diabetic patients with cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy. [less ▲]

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See detailPhysical modelling of overbank flows with a groyne set on the floodplain
Peltier, Yann ULg

Doctoral thesis (2011)

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See detailL'évolution du comble à la lecture des traités français d'architecture du XVIe au XVIIIe siècle
Gilles, Isabelle ULg

in Hoffsummer, Patrick (Ed.) Les charpentes du XIe au XIXe siècle: Grand Ouest de la France. (2011)

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