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See detailSoutien du niveau intermediaire au district sanitaire urbain a Kinshasa (1995-2005), RD Congo.
Kahindo Mbeva, Jean-Bosco; Schirvel, Carole; Karemere, Hermes et al

in Sante publique (Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France) (2012), 24 Spec No

As a result of the decentralization of health systems, some countries have introduced intermediate (provincial) levels in their public health system. This paper presents the results of a case study ... [more ▼]

As a result of the decentralization of health systems, some countries have introduced intermediate (provincial) levels in their public health system. This paper presents the results of a case study conducted in Kinshasa on health system decentralization. The study identified a shift from a focus on regulation compliance assessment to an emphasis on health system coordination and health district support. It also highlighted the emergence of a?managerial (as opposed to a bureaucratic) approach to health district support. The performance of health districts in terms of health care coverage and health service use were also found to have improved. The results highlight the importance of intermediate levels in?the health care system and the value of a more organic and managerial rationality in supporting health districts faced with the complexity of urban environments and the integration of specialized multi-partner programs and interventions. [less ▲]

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See detailEffects of platelet-rich plasma on the healing of tendons: animal model
Kaux, Jean-François ULg; Drion, Pierre ULg; Colige, Alain ULg et al

in Biomedica 2012 (2012, April)

Introduction: Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) contains lot of growth factors which could enhance the healing process of different tissues. We aimed to determine if a single injection of PRP could improve the ... [more ▼]

Introduction: Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) contains lot of growth factors which could enhance the healing process of different tissues. We aimed to determine if a single injection of PRP could improve the cicatrisation of ruptured Achilles tendons of rats. Material and Methods: A 5mm defect was surgically made in the Achilles tendon of 120 rats. A few hours after surgery, 45 rats received a PRP or PBS injection in situ. After 5, 15 and 30 days, 20 rats of both groups were euthanized and 15 collected tendons were immediately submitted to a biomechanical tensile strength test until rupture using a “cryo-jaw” device. After, theses samples were used for transcriptomic analyses. Histological and biochemical analyses were performed on the five remained tendons in each group. Results: Tendons in the PRP group were more resistant to rupture at 15 and 30 days than those in the control group. The transverse area of tendons in the PRP group was significantly higher at day 5 and 15. The constraint was significantly increased in tendons of the PRP group in the late phase of the healing (day 30). Histological and immunohistological analysis showed an increased staining for fibrillar collagen at day 5 confirmed by a biochemical analysis showing an increased collagen concentration in the callus. The expression of tenomodulin, a tenocyte differentiation marker, was significantly higher in the PRP-treated tendons at day 5. No significant difference in terms of mRNA for type III collagen and matrix metalloproteinase 9 was observed at any time between the 2 groups. Conclusion: A single injection of PRP in sectioned Achilles tendon of rats few hours after surgery influences the early phase of tendons healing, resulting in an ultimate stronger mechanical resistance. [less ▲]

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See detailHumidity 3D field comparisons between GNSS tomography, IASI satellite observations and ALARO model
Brenot, Hugues; Champollion, Cedric; Deckmyn, Alex et al

in Geophysical Research Abstracts (2012, April), 14

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See detailUne cellule d'encadrement pour les producteurs transformateurs
Helleputte, Murielle ULg; De Laubier, Juliette ULg; Di Tanna, Sybille ULg et al

in Wallonie Elevages (2012), 4

La Cellule Qualité Produits Fermiers possède un guichet unique auquel le producteur-transformateur peut s'adresser pour toute question relative à son projet de diversification. En fonction de la demande ... [more ▼]

La Cellule Qualité Produits Fermiers possède un guichet unique auquel le producteur-transformateur peut s'adresser pour toute question relative à son projet de diversification. En fonction de la demande, il est dirigé vers le ou les pôles compétents. [less ▲]

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See detailLa dissuasion. Histoire du nucléaire militaire français
Dumoulin, André ULg

in Histoire & Stratégie (2012), (10),

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See detailAllergenic properties of the house dust mite protease Der p 3
Bouaziz, Ahlem ULg

Poster (2012, April)

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See detailUnderstanding of the Venus upper atmosphere dynamics with O2(a1 ) Venus Express observations
Soret, Lauriane ULg; Gérard, Jean-Claude ULg; Piccioni, Giuseppe et al

Poster (2012, April)

The O2(a1 ) nightglow emission at 1.27 m may be used as a tracer of the dynamics prevailing in the Venusian upper mesosphere. This emission has thus been observed with ground-based telescopes and from ... [more ▼]

The O2(a1 ) nightglow emission at 1.27 m may be used as a tracer of the dynamics prevailing in the Venusian upper mesosphere. This emission has thus been observed with ground-based telescopes and from space with instruments such as VIRTIS on board Venus Express. Observations have shown that the emission maximum is statistically located close to the antisolar point at 96 km. As originally suggested by Connes et al. (1979), such an emission results from the production of oxygen atoms on the Venus dayside by photodissociation and electron impact dissociation of CO2 and CO, which are then transported to the nightside by the subsolar to antisolar general circulation, where they recombine to create excited O2(a1 ) molecules. Their radiative deexcitation produces the O2(a1 ) nightglow with a maximum near the antisolar point. However, VIRTIS observations indicate that the O2(a1 ) nightglow emission is highly variable, both in intensity and location. Actually, when considering individual observations, the patch of bright emission is rarely located at the antisolar point and the brighter area around this point is the result of statics accumulation. Also, when considering several individual observations acquired in a short period of time, it is possible to follow an individual emission patch and to deduce its displacement and its brightness variation due to activation or deactivation. In this study, we analyze several sequences of VIRTIS observations in order to understand the Venus upper mesosphere dynamics.We show that the intensity can vary by several megaRayleighs in a couple of hours with effective lifetimes on the order of several hours. The horizontal motion of the spots leads to the conclusion that winds in the 95-100 km region are in the range of 25 to 150 m s-1, in good agreement with the study by Hueso et al. (2008). [less ▲]

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See detailHave STS Fallen Into a Political Void? Depoliticisation and Engagement in the Case of Nanotechnologies
Thoreau, François ULg; Delvenne, Pierre ULg

in Política & Sociedade (2012), 11(20), 205-226

In this paper we trace some of the key points in the history of Science and Technology Studies (STS). In particular we outline the inherently political dynamics of the field. Against We underline two ... [more ▼]

In this paper we trace some of the key points in the history of Science and Technology Studies (STS). In particular we outline the inherently political dynamics of the field. Against We underline two emerging patterns in the curse of STS: the one of “depoliticisation” and the one of increasing “engagement”. We address the case study nanotechnologies and discuss their intertwined history with the STS. This allows us to point at the risk that the increasing institutionalisation of STS and the political mandate that frames and stabilizes the field’s relationship to the technological developments would create a political void. We conclude that STS research is at a crossroads. It is facing an important empirical turn, which may deprive it from its political significance, and constantly redefine its institutional constraints. STS has to continuously question its underlying political assumptions (as it occurs more and more regarding public participation) and to make it explicit. [less ▲]

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See detailEsthetic management : a team approach.
MAINJOT, Amélie ULg; LAMBERT, France ULg

Conference (2012, April)

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See detailMathémagie 2
Rigo, Michel ULg

Speech/Talk (2012)

Nous présentons ici des tours de magie ne nécessitant aucune habileté particulière de la part de l'apprenti magicien : des tours de cartes, des tours de divination etc. Contrairement au magicien qui ne ... [more ▼]

Nous présentons ici des tours de magie ne nécessitant aucune habileté particulière de la part de l'apprenti magicien : des tours de cartes, des tours de divination etc. Contrairement au magicien qui ne dévoile jamais ses secrets, ici, nous expliquons que ces tours reposent sur diverses propriétés et constructions mathématiques (décomposition d'une permutation en produit de cycle, suites linéaires récurrentes, ...). Il y en aura donc pour tous les goûts... et tous les niveaux. Dans la mesure du possible, nous présenterons de "nouveaux" tours qui n'auraient pas déjà été dévoilés dans un exposé précédent. [less ▲]

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See detailLe statut du “logos” dans Être et temps.
Gauvry, Charlotte ULg

Conference (2012, April)

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See detailLevels of PCDD/Fs, DL-PCBs, and NDL-PCBs in a South African Cohort
Pieters, Rialet; Focant, Jean-François ULg

Scientific conference (2012, April)

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See detailIntroduction générale
Bouhon, Frédéric ULg; Reuchamps, Min ULg

in Bouhon, Frédéric; Reuchamps, Min (Eds.) Les systèmes électoraux de la Belgique (2012)

Cette introduction ouvre un ouvrage collectif consacré aux systèmes électoraux de la Belgique. Elle insiste sur le caractère multidisciplinaire de l'étude des questions électorales qui est proposée dans ... [more ▼]

Cette introduction ouvre un ouvrage collectif consacré aux systèmes électoraux de la Belgique. Elle insiste sur le caractère multidisciplinaire de l'étude des questions électorales qui est proposée dans le livre et en présente le plan. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of Transient Creep Strain Model on the Behavior of Concrete Columns Subjected to Heating and Cooling
Gernay, Thomas ULg

in Fire Technology (2012), 48(2), 313-329

In the numerical analysis of structures in fire, the material models that are used have important implications on the global behavior of the structure. In concrete, a particular phenomenon appears when ... [more ▼]

In the numerical analysis of structures in fire, the material models that are used have important implications on the global behavior of the structure. In concrete, a particular phenomenon appears when subjected to high temperatures: the transient creep strain. Models integrating explicitly a term for transient creep strain have been proposed in the literature but, in the current Eurocode 2 model, there is no explicit term for transient creep strain. This phenomenon is included in the Eurocode 2 model, but it is implicitly considered in the mechanical strain term. A series of experimental fire tests on axially restrained concrete columns subjected to heating and cooling has been recently performed at South China University of Technology and described by Wu et al. (Fire Technol 46:231–249). In the original paper, it was shown that using the implicit model of Eurocode 2, the behavior of the columns cannot be simulated properly, especially during the cooling phase. The objective of the present paper is to perform again the fire tests simulations using a new formulation of the Eurocode 2 model that contains an explicit term for transient creep. In the first part of the paper, the explicit formulation of the Eurocode 2 model is presented. In the second part, the fire tests are modeled with the software SAFIR using, on the one hand, the implicit Eurocode model and, on the other hand, the new explicit model. It is shown that the transient creep model has significant implications on the global behavior of structural concrete members, as the residual axial load sustained by the columns at the end of the fire can differ by up to 25% of the initial applied load depending on the transient creep strain model that is used for the calculation. The experimental behavior is better matched with the new explicit model than with the current Eurocode model. Particularly, the results given by the Eurocode model during the cooling phase are unconservative as the residual axial load is overestimated. Finally, it is explained why, on the basis of an example, in a performance-based approach, these results can have important implications on the global fire resistance of a structure. [less ▲]

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See detailPosture polémique ou polémisation de la posture ?
Moor, Louise ULg

in COnTEXTES : Revue de Sociologie de la Littérature (2012), 10

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See detailPrecision of continuous neonatal ventilator respiratory mechanics is improved with selected optimal respiratory cycles.
RIGO, Vincent ULg; Graas, Estelle; RIGO, Jacques ULg

in European journal of pediatrics (2012), 171(4), 689-96

Given their high apparent variability, bedside continuous respiratory mechanics (RM) parameters (excepting tidal volume (VT)) remain infrequently used for adjustment of neonatal ventilatory settings. RM ... [more ▼]

Given their high apparent variability, bedside continuous respiratory mechanics (RM) parameters (excepting tidal volume (VT)) remain infrequently used for adjustment of neonatal ventilatory settings. RM parameters provided by ventilator (VRC) from 10 recordings of newborns (10 minutes in synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation and Assist/control (A/C)) were compared to those computed from visually selected assisted leak-free optimal respiratory cycles (SRC). Mean values, variability and ability to distinguish patients were compared between VRC and SRC. Dynamic resistances were more correlated (r²=0.95) than compliances (r²=0.42). VT’s were correlated only in A/C (r²=0.78). C20/C was significantly higher in VRC (1.81±0.67) than in SRC (1.23±0.36) and frequently out of neonatal reference range. In A/C ventilation, VT was higher in VRC (5.6 ±1.8 ml/kg) than in SRC (4.8 ±1.0 ml/kg) (p<0.05). Displayed VT’s don’t reflect those found in optimal assisted breaths and therefore have incomplete value in assessing adequacy of ventilator settings. The variability of RM parameters provided by the ventilator is large, and coefficients of variation were significantly lower with optimal respiratory cycles (for Resistance, Compliance, VT and C20/C: 27, 26, 18, 24% in SRC, 36, 35, 40, 33% in VRC). Selecting optimal cycles yields RM with a 2-3 times higher discriminating power between patients. Conclusion: Current ventilator’s RM parameters have limited clinical use. Using optimal breaths to calculate RM parameters improves precision and discriminating power. For integration to ventilatory care, automation of this selection must be implemented first. [less ▲]

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See detailTip cells at the top: multiscale modeling of angiogenesis during fracture healing
Carlier, Aurélie ULg; Geris, Liesbet ULg; Van Oosterwyck, Hans

in Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (CMBBE) - Proceedings (2012, April)

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See detailMacroH2A1 regulates the balance between self-renewal and differentiation commitment in embryonic and adult stem cells.
Creppe, Catherine ULg; Janich, Peggy; Cantarino, Neus et al

in Molecular and cellular biology (2012), 32(8), 1442-52

One of the most striking epigenetic alterations that occurs at the level of the nucleosome is the complete exchange of the canonical H2A histones for the macroH2A variant. Here, we provide insight into ... [more ▼]

One of the most striking epigenetic alterations that occurs at the level of the nucleosome is the complete exchange of the canonical H2A histones for the macroH2A variant. Here, we provide insight into the poorly recognized function of macroH2A in transcriptional activation and demonstrate its relevance in embryonic and adult stem cells. Knockdown of macroH2A1 in mouse embryonic stem (mES) cells limited their capacity to differentiate but not their self-renewal. The loss of macroH2A1 interfered with the proper activation of differentiation genes, most of which are direct target genes of macroH2A. Additionally, macroH2A1-deficient mES cells displayed incomplete inactivation of pluripotency genes and formed defective embryoid bodies. In vivo, macroH2A1-deficient teratomas contained a massive expansion of malignant, undifferentiated carcinoma tissue. In the heterogeneous culture of primary human keratinocytes, macroH2A1 levels negatively correlated with the self-renewal capacity of the pluripotent compartment. Together these results establish macroH2A1 as a critical chromatin component that regulates the delicate balance between self-renewal and differentiation of embryonic and adult stem cells. [less ▲]

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