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See detailL’Inventaire Systémique de Qualité de Vie pour Personnes Agées (ISQV-65+©) : premiers éléments de validation
Missotten, Pierre ULg; Ylieff, Michel ULg; Etienne, Anne-Marie ULg et al

in Revue Francophone de Clinique Comportementale et Cognitive (2012), XVII(1), 69-82

This article discusses the measurement of quality of life for old people through the preliminary validation study (applicability, reliability and validity) of a questionnaire specifically designed for ... [more ▼]

This article discusses the measurement of quality of life for old people through the preliminary validation study (applicability, reliability and validity) of a questionnaire specifically designed for this population: the Quality of Life Systemic Inventory for old people (QLSI-65+©). This validation is based on a sample of 54 non-institutionalized adults aged 65 to 85 years. All completed a sociodemographic and medical questionnaire, the QLSI-65+©, the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) and the Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS). The results show a good applicability of the QLSI-65+©. The internal consistency of the indices (State, Goal, Rank and Gap) is very satisfactory. All indices are correlated each other to varying degrees (reliability). Correlations between State, Goal and Gap QLSI-65+© global scores and GDS and SWLS total scores are significant (convergent validity). Finally, State, Goal and Gap QLSI-65+© global scores of the sample are significantly better than those of 17 informal caregivers of people with dementia (validity in terms of know group differences). [less ▲]

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See detailSeverity of incident vertebral fracture and future fracture risk: a 3-year prospective study
Bruyère, Olivier ULg; Roux, Christian; Nicolet, Delphine ULg et al

in Osteoporosis International (2012, March), 23(Suppl. 2), 60-61

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See detailSpécificités de la proprioception de l’épaule
Forthomme, Bénédicte ULg; Kaux, Jean-François ULg; Crielaard, Jean-Michel ULg et al

in Julia, M.; Hirt, D.; Perrey, S. (Eds.) et al La proprioception (2012)

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See detailEffects of management regimes and extreme climatic events on plant population viability in Eryngium alpinum
Andrello, Marco; Bizoux, Jean-Philippe ULg; BARBET-MASSIN, morgane et al

in Biological Conservation (2012), 147(1), 99-106

Extreme climatic events like the 2003 summer heatwave and inappropriate land management can threaten the existence of rare plants. We studied the response of Eryngium alpinum, a vulnerable species, to ... [more ▼]

Extreme climatic events like the 2003 summer heatwave and inappropriate land management can threaten the existence of rare plants. We studied the response of Eryngium alpinum, a vulnerable species, to this extreme climatic event and different agricultural practices. A demographic study was conducted in seven field sites between 2001 and 2010. Stage-specific vital rates were used to parameterize matrix population models and perform stochastic projections to calculate population growth rates and estimate extinction probabilities. Among management regimes, spring grazing and land abandonment decreased vital rates and population growth, while autumn grazing and late mowing had positive effects on population viability. The 2003 heatwave reduced fecundity rates and survival rates. Only spring grazed sites presented considerable extinction risk. Stochastic projections showed that an increased frequency of 2003-like events may exacerbate extinction risk, but extinction probability depends mainly on land management regimes. To better conserve E. alpinum populations, we recommend conversion of presently spring grazed and abandoned sites to late mowing or autumn grazing. [less ▲]

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See detailUne approche modulaire d’évaluation de la qualité de vie en oncologie pédiatrique : les versions française et portugaise de l’Inventaire Systémique de Qualité de Vie pour Enfants (ISQV-E©)
Missotten, Pierre ULg; Fonseca, Marta; Dupuis, Gilles et al

in Revue Francophone de Clinique Comportementale et Cognitive (2012), XVII(1), 15-33

This study approaches the question of quality of life measure in paediatric oncology. The main aim is to compare the quality of life level of children (8-12 years) undergoing (T) and off (HT) oncological ... [more ▼]

This study approaches the question of quality of life measure in paediatric oncology. The main aim is to compare the quality of life level of children (8-12 years) undergoing (T) and off (HT) oncological treatments by using the French and the Portuguese modular versions of the Child Quality of Life Systemic Inventory (QLSI-C©). The Portuguese sample consists of 26 children T and 14 HT while the Belgian sample includes 20 children T and 35 HT. Results demonstrate statistically significant differences between the T and HT groups, particularly for the French version of the QLSI-C©. They also give evidence of the influence of some clinical and sociodemographic variables on the global quality of life score, mainly for the Portuguese version of the QLSI-C©. In conclusion, findings demonstrate the clinical interest of French and Portuguese versions of the QLSI-C© and their capacity to distinguish children undergoing oncological treatments from children off these treatments. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalyse des mécanismes de transfert de fluides lors d'essais de séchage convectif sur un limon
Gerard, Pierre ULg; Léonard, Angélique ULg; Charlier, Robert ULg et al

in Skoczykas, Frédéric; Davy, Catherine; Agostini, Franck (Eds.) et al Actes du colloque Transfert 2012 - Propriétés de transfert des géomatériaux (2012, March)

Des essais de séchage convectif ont été réalisés sur des échantillons de limon en vue de quantifier la cinétique de perte de masse. Ces essais ont été analysés sous l’hypothèse de l’existence d’une couche ... [more ▼]

Des essais de séchage convectif ont été réalisés sur des échantillons de limon en vue de quantifier la cinétique de perte de masse. Ces essais ont été analysés sous l’hypothèse de l’existence d’une couche limite en paroi de l’échantillon, dans laquelle des transferts de masse et de chaleur ont lieu. L’article met en avant l’intérêt de modélisations thermo-hydrauliques pour comprendre les transferts de fluides au sein de l’échantillon. Une analyse précise des résultats numériques permet de déterminer si les transferts internes sont constitués principalement d’advection d’eau liquide jusqu’à la paroi suivi par de l’évaporation, ou plutôt de l’avancée d’un front d’évaporation au sein de l’échantillon suivi par de la diffusion de la vapeur jusqu’à la paroi. [less ▲]

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See detailNote de recherche n°33. La Politique de la ville
Harou, Raphaëlle; Lejeune, Zoé ULg

Report (2012)

Cette note de recherche relative à la politique de la ville en Wallonie a été réalisée dans le cadre du diagnostic territorial confié à la CPDT pour l’actualisation du Schéma de développement de l’espace ... [more ▼]

Cette note de recherche relative à la politique de la ville en Wallonie a été réalisée dans le cadre du diagnostic territorial confié à la CPDT pour l’actualisation du Schéma de développement de l’espace régional wallon en 2010-2011. Le présent document propose de revenir sur les différents aspects de la politique à destination des villes en Wallonie. Même si la Région ne dispose pas encore d’une politique spécifiquement dédiée à ses villes, elle a développé une série d’instruments qui participent à la redynamisation des zones urbaines. De plus, une réflexion a été lancée en 2011 afin de définir les grandes orientations à donner à une future politique de la ville en Wallonie. [less ▲]

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See detailNeurosurgery for headaches
MAGIS, Delphine ULg

Conference (2012, March)

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See detailLeptogenesis in the presence of exact flavor symmetries
Aristizabal Sierra, Diego ULg; Bazzocchi, Federica

in Journal of High Energy Physics [=JHEP] (2012)

In models with flavor symmetries in the leptonic sector leptogenesis can take place in a very different way compared to the standard leptogenesis scenario. We study the generation of a B−L asymmetry in ... [more ▼]

In models with flavor symmetries in the leptonic sector leptogenesis can take place in a very different way compared to the standard leptogenesis scenario. We study the generation of a B−L asymmetry in these kind of models in the flavor symmetric phase pointing out that successful leptogenesis requires (i) the right-handed neutrinos to lie in different irreducible representations of the flavor group; (ii) the flavons to be lighter at least that one of the right-handed neutrino representations. When these conditions are satisfied leptogenesis proceeds due to new contributions to the CP violating asymmetry and — depending on the specific model — in several stages. We demonstrate the validity of these arguments by studying in detail the generation of the B − L asymmetry in a scenario of a concrete A 4 flavor model realization. [less ▲]

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See detailGiddens et la modernité radicale
Jacquemain, Marc ULg

in Politique : Revue de Débats (2012), 74(mars-avril),

L'article examine brièvement comment la théorie de la modernité réflexive de Giddens, appliquée au domaine de l'intime et de la construction du soi, conduit à sa construction politique de la "troisième ... [more ▼]

L'article examine brièvement comment la théorie de la modernité réflexive de Giddens, appliquée au domaine de l'intime et de la construction du soi, conduit à sa construction politique de la "troisième voie". Le texte défend que, y compris pour les critiques "de gauche" de Giddens, son analyse de la modernité est utile, parce qu'elle décrit - en creux - les limites de la portée émancipatrice de la réflexivité. [less ▲]

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See detailLa libre circulation des personnes dans et vers l'Union européenne: année 2011
Carlier, Jean-Yves ULg

in Journal de Droit Européen [=JDE] (2012), 20(187), 85-92

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See detailL'identité européenne et la mondialisation - commentateur
Hermans, Michel ULg

Conference (2012, March)

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See detailDifferential expression of Vegfr-2 and its soluble form in preeclampsia.
Munaut, Carine ULg; LORQUET, Sophie ULg; Pequeux, Christel ULg et al

in PLoS ONE (2012), 7(3), 33475

Background: Several studies have suggested that the main features of preeclampsia (PE) are consequences of endothelial dysfunction related to excess circulating anti-angiogenic factors, most notably ... [more ▼]

Background: Several studies have suggested that the main features of preeclampsia (PE) are consequences of endothelial dysfunction related to excess circulating anti-angiogenic factors, most notably, soluble sVEGFR-1 (also known as sFlt-1) and soluble endoglin (sEng), as well as to decreased PlGF. Recently, soluble VEGF type 2 receptor (sVEGFR-2) has emerged as a crucial regulator of lymphangiogenesis. To date, however, there is a paucity of information on the changes of VEGFR-2 that occur during the clinical onset of PE. Therefore, the aim of our study was to characterize the plasma levels of VEGFR-2 in PE patients and to perform VEGFR-2 immunolocalization in placenta. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: By ELISA, we observed that the VEGFR-2 plasma levels were reduced during PE compared with normal gestational age matched pregnancies, whereas the VEGFR-1 and Eng plasma levels were increased. The dramatic drop in the VEGFR-1 levels shortly after delivery confirmed its placental origin. In contrast, the plasma levels of Eng and VEGFR-2 decreased only moderately during the early postpartum period. An RT-PCR analysis showed that the relative levels of VEGFR-1, sVEGFR-1 and Eng mRNA were increased in the placentas of women with severe PE. The relative levels of VEGFR-2 mRNA as well as expressing cells, were similar in both groups. We also made the novel finding that a recently described alternatively spliced VEGFR-2 mRNA variant was present at lower relative levels in the preeclamptic placentas. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: Our results indicate that the plasma levels of anti-angiogenic factors, particularly VEGFR-1 and VEGFR-2, behave in different ways after delivery. The rapid decrease in plasma VEGFR-1 levels appears to be a consequence of the delivery of the placenta. The persistent circulating levels of VEGFR-2 suggest a maternal endothelial origin of this peptide. The decreased VEGFR-2 plasma levels in preeclamptic women may serve as a marker of endothelial dysfunction. [less ▲]

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See detailLes secrets de l'astrolabe - suite
Nazé, Yaël ULg

Article for general public (2012)

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See detailFreedom, Memory, and Identity: The Paradoxical Individual/Collective Dialectic in Steve Darnall and Alex Ross’s Graphic Novel 'Uncle Sam'
Dony, Christophe ULg

Conference (2012, March)

As his star-spangled costume and his usually firm posturing suggest, Uncle Sam impersonates the United States and symbolically reflects the nation’s most cherished values and ideals such as freedom ... [more ▼]

As his star-spangled costume and his usually firm posturing suggest, Uncle Sam impersonates the United States and symbolically reflects the nation’s most cherished values and ideals such as freedom, exceptionalism, and (masculine) strength. As such, he connects the projects of nationalism and patriotism with the scale of the individual. In other words, he embodies the American motto ‘out of many, one.’ Steve Darnall and Alex Ross’s rewriting of the character, however, strongly contrast with this dominant perception of Uncle Sam in their eponymous 1997 graphic novel. Their narrative shows a distressed and lunatic homeless man wandering the streets of an unknown American city. As he roams the streets, he undergoes an identity crisis that coincides with a crisis of memory, both of which complicate the relation between the symbolic individual body and the collective American unconscious. On the one hand, the character represents the values of freedom and democracy that the US government has strived to implement. On the other, he realizes that the paradigm of the nation cannot be understood as a monolithic entity, and that the plurality of voices that inhabit his persona – and, quite paradoxically, the country – cannot uphold this meta-narrative of American unity. In asking whether or not Uncle Sam is one of U.S., Darnall and Ross comment on the paradoxes of freedom and the myth of the melting pot. [less ▲]

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See detailUn pôle d'excellence wallon en santé articulaire.
Henrotin, Yves ULg

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See detailNon invasive neurostimulation for headaches.
MAGIS, Delphine ULg

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See detailLe religieux et le politique en Afrique subsaharienne
Melice, Anne ULg

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