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See detailThe Bullshit Abstract: From Critique to Reflexive Practice
Van Oudheusden, Michiel ULiege; Charlier, Nathan ULiege; Claisse, Frédéric ULiege

Conference (2016, March 17)

Academics use the abstract to summarize and communicate a research paper’s focus, methods, findings, and conclusions. However, not all abstracts are convincing. Many are bland, uninspired, or outright ... [more ▼]

Academics use the abstract to summarize and communicate a research paper’s focus, methods, findings, and conclusions. However, not all abstracts are convincing. Many are bland, uninspired, or outright stupid, as authors do not always know what they want to say or how to communicate complex research in the space of a few hundred words. They hence often convey the kind of “intelligent stupidity,” which Robert Musil (1937) said could hardly be “distinguished from talent, progress, hope or improvement.” By implication, abstracts are prone to contain and perpetuate “academic bullshit” (Frankfurt 2005), broadly understood as forms of academic expression that meet the stylistic academic standards but generate content that is deceptive, doubtful, or irrelevant. Taking this inherent disposition towards bullshit in the academic abstract as its entry point, this paper presents ten self-authored “bullshit abstracts,” which draw inspiration from various academic fields. Far from denouncing bullshit outright, it acknowledges the inevitable character of bullshit in academic writing (Eubanks and Schaeffer 2008). It urges academics to reflexively consider, and perform, their roles as researchers and writers in view of the challenges they face today, such as reputation management and the pressure in academia to publish or perish; and their complete lack of sensitivity to the odorous aspects of writing. [less ▲]

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See detailBumblebees depend on ericaceous species to survive in temperate heathlands
Moquet, L.; Vanderplanck, Maryse ULiege; Moerman, R. et al

in Insect Conservation and Diversity (2016)

Bumblebees are the predominant wild pollinators for many plant species in temperate regions. A bumblebee colony requires pollen and nectar throughout its lifetime, but degraded and fragmented habitats may ... [more ▼]

Bumblebees are the predominant wild pollinators for many plant species in temperate regions. A bumblebee colony requires pollen and nectar throughout its lifetime, but degraded and fragmented habitats may have gaps in the temporal and spatial continuity of floral resources. Heathlands are open biotopes that provide favourable habitat for bumblebees like Bombus jonellus, a declining species in Belgium. In heathlands, ericaceous species are the main plants that provide pollen and nectar for bumblebees. Although the nectar composition of ericaceous species has been previously studied, data on pollen composition remain scarce. We examined bumblebee diets (composition of their pollen loads) in Belgian heathlands over the course of a colony lifetime to assess the fidelity of bumblebees for ericaceous species. We compared nutritional values by investigating the chemical composition (amino acids, polypeptides and sterols) of the pollen of the ericaceous and dominant non-ericaceous species present in pollen loads. No relationship was detected between the abundance of a particular plant species in bumblebee loads and its pollen composition. The successive flowering periods and the nutritional quality of pollen of ericaceous species offer valuable resources for bumblebees. Ericaceous species represent a large part of bumblebee diets in heathlands, especially in early spring and late summer when the diversity of other flowering species was low. Bumblebee pollen loads also contained non-ericaceous flowering species that grow outside heathlands. Thus, land planning must incorporate conservation strategies for the different elements of the landscape matrix, including heathlands, peatlands, meadows and margins. © 2016 The Royal Entomological Society. [less ▲]

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See detailbundle behaviour during short-circuit fault. Influence of insulating hardware on snatch effect.
Lilien, Jean-Louis ULiege; El Adnani, Mustapha

in Proceedings of the 3d ESCC (1988, October)

Simulation of short-circuit mechanical effects in twin bundle busbars in substation is presented. It includes the analysis of the behaviour of end span insulator and hardware during the phenomenon.

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See detailBuñuel et le sombrero mexicain
Vanden Berghe, Kristine ULiege

Conference (2010, December 02)

La conférence analyse quelques aspects de la relation entre Buñuel et la culture mexicaine officielle. D'abord on analyse le discours du cinéaste lui-même sur ce qu'il appelait la 'culture du sombrero ... [more ▼]

La conférence analyse quelques aspects de la relation entre Buñuel et la culture mexicaine officielle. D'abord on analyse le discours du cinéaste lui-même sur ce qu'il appelait la 'culture du sombrero'. Ensuite on lit les textes que le poète Octavio Paz écrivit sur le cinéaste espagnol. [less ▲]

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See detailLa buprénorphine transdermique. L'état actuel dans les domaines clinique et pharmacologique.
Faymonville, Marie-Elisabeth ULiege; Libbrecht, Dominique ULiege

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2008), 63(11), 671-6

Our understanding of the pathophysiologic mechanisms of chronic pain progresses; the complexity of the problem justifies our need for new molecules and new ways of administration that will help to further ... [more ▼]

Our understanding of the pathophysiologic mechanisms of chronic pain progresses; the complexity of the problem justifies our need for new molecules and new ways of administration that will help to further optimise and better individualize our pharmacologic therapies. Whereas acute pain can be considered an alarm signal, chronic pain constitutes, per se, a syndrome that requires a meticulous selection of the analgesic drug(s). Since pain is permanent, the continuous administration of the analgesic is recommended rather than an on demand administration. Transdermic modes of administration are of value for the treatment of chronic pain because they allow a progressive delivery of the active compound together with the maintenance of stable plasma levels of the drug. Buprenorphine is a semi-synthetic opioid that is available in the sublingual, injectable, or transdermic forms. The matrix patch of buprenorphine represents a major asset for the treatment of chronic pain, whether it be cancerous in origin, or not. Its efficacy and safety have been clearly demonstrated in randomised double blind trials as well as in post-marketing surveillance observations. Buprenorphine, administered as a transdermal therapeutic system, induces a dose-related pain relief, whatever the nature of the pain and the age of the patient. Buprenorphine also exerts an analgesic action on neuropathic pain. It differs from other opioids by its affinity as a partial agonist on mu and kappa receptors, and as a complete agonist of ORL-1 receptors. Therefore, transdermal buprenorphine will be useful to all physicians having to control severe pain by powerful opioids. [less ▲]

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See detailLe bupropion dans le traitement de la fibromyalgie: a propos d'un cas.
PITCHOT, William ULiege; PIETTE, Catherine ULiege

in Acta Psychiatrica Belgica (2011)

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See detailEin Burattino mit Haut und Haar. 'Pinocchio le Bruissant' am Théâtre de la Place in Lüttich
Viehöver, Vera ULiege

in Das andere Theater (2011), 22(79), 50

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See detailBurden of frailty in the elderly population: perspectives for a public health challenge.
Buckinx, Fanny ULiege; Rolland, Yves; Reginster, Jean-Yves ULiege et al

in Archives of public health = Archives belges de sante publique (2015), 73(1), 19-25

Frailty is a major health condition associated with ageing. Although the concept is almost universally accepted, its operational definition remains controversial. Anyway, this geriatric condition ... [more ▼]

Frailty is a major health condition associated with ageing. Although the concept is almost universally accepted, its operational definition remains controversial. Anyway, this geriatric condition represents a huge potential public health issue at both the patient and the societal levels because of its multiple clinical, societal consequences and its dynamic nature. Here, we review existing definitions and assessment tools for frailty, we highlight consequences of this geriatric condition and we discuss the importance of its screening and prevention to limit its public health burden. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Burden of Hypopituitarism in Adults after Pituitary Surgery
Van Roijen, L.; Beckers, Albert ULiege; Stevenaert, Achille ULiege et al

in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (1997), 4(Suppl. B), 139-142

The burden of illness was assessed in 183 hypopituitary patients, with growth hormone deficiency, who had received pituitary surgery at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège, Belgium. The Short ... [more ▼]

The burden of illness was assessed in 183 hypopituitary patients, with growth hormone deficiency, who had received pituitary surgery at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège, Belgium. The Short-Form 36 (SF-36) was used to assess health status, and the Health and Labour Questionnaire was used to obtain data on production loss and reduced labout performance. Data on medical consumption were also collected. The overall response rate was 72 %. Hypopituitary patients reported a lower health status than that of the mean population in all but two dimensions of the SF-36 (bodily pain and physical functioning). A relativelu high percentage of hypopituitary patients reported being incapacitated for paid employment, and those in paid employment reported higher absence rates compared with reference data. However, while at work there was no indication that hypopituitary patients perform less well due to health problems than the average population. Healthcare costs for hypopituitary patients who had undergone pituitary surgery were higher than for the reference population. [less ▲]

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See detailThe burden of illness of hypopituitary adults with growth hormone deficiency.
Hakkaart-van Roijen, L.; Beckers, Albert ULiege; Stevenaert, Achille ULiege et al

in PharmacoEconomics (1998), 14(4), 395-403

Objective: The negative metabolic and psychosocial consequences of growth hormone deficiency (GHD) in adults are now well established. In the present study, an attempt was made to quantify the burden of ... [more ▼]

Objective: The negative metabolic and psychosocial consequences of growth hormone deficiency (GHD) in adults are now well established. In the present study, an attempt was made to quantify the burden of illness, in terms of lost productivity and increased medical consumption, associated with hypopituitarism and untreated GHD. Design and Setting: The study population consisted of 129 Belgian adults with untreated GHD associated with hypopituitarism after pituitary surgery. The Short-Form 36 Health Survey (SF-36) was used to assess health status, and the Health and Labour Questionnaire was used to measure production losses and labour performance. Data on medical consumption were also collected. Main Outcome Measures and Results: Hypopituitary patients reported a lower health status than that of the general population in all but two dimensions of the SF-36 (pain and physical functioning). Nearly 11% of the patients reported being incapacitated for paid employment due to health problems, compared with 4.8% of the general Belgian population. Patients in paid employment reported a mean of 19.8 days of sickness leave per year, which is twice that in the general population. The annual number of visits to general practitioners and specialists was also higher in the patients (9.6 and 6.5 visits, respectively, for the patients compared with corresponding figures of 2.1 and 1.5 for the general Belgian population). The average annual number of days spent in hospital was 3.5 for the patients compared with 2.3 in the general population. The annual healthcare costs and costs due to production losses calculated for hypopituitary patients who had received pituitary surgery amounted to 135 024 Belgian francs (BeF) or $US4340 (1995 values). This compares with the mean annual cost per person for the Belgian population as a whole of BeF68 569 or $US2204. Conclusions: Hypopituitary patients with untreated GHD therefore have a higher cost to society in terms of lost production and medical consumption than the average Belgian population. [less ▲]

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See detailThe burden of postoperative delirium after vascular surgery.
Kolh, Philippe ULiege

in European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (2011), 42(6), 831-2

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See detailBurdens of Access: Understanding Customer Barriers and Barrier-Attenuating Practices in Access-Based Services
Hazee, Simon ULiege; Delcourt, Cécile ULiege; Van Vaerenbergh, Yves

in Journal of Service Research (2017), 20(4), 441-456

Access-based services (ABS), which grant customers limited access to goods without any transfer of ownership, are unique technology-based service innovations requiring the substantial involvement and ... [more ▼]

Access-based services (ABS), which grant customers limited access to goods without any transfer of ownership, are unique technology-based service innovations requiring the substantial involvement and collaboration of customers, without employees’ supervision. Although ABS offer several potential advantages, convincing customers to use them remains challenging. Combining 56 in-depth interviews with supplementary literature, the authors address this challenge by proposing an integrative framework that reflects the (1) barriers that prevent customers from using ABS and (2) practices in which customers engage to attenuate those barriers. The complex, multidimensional barriers relate not only to the service and technology features but also to other customers. Customers can engage in different practices to attenuate perceived barriers and create value, namely, “to distance,” “to manage,” “to elaborate,” “to control,” and “to relate.” Yet they regard these barrier-attenuating practices as necessary sacrifices to use ABS. Complementing suggestions that customers adopt and use ABS to escape the burdens of ownership, the current research reveals that customers actually may confront several “burdens of access.” This research suggests managers who wish to reduce rejection of their innovation could not only overcome customers’ perceived barriers, but also facilitate and reduce the number of practices in which customers engage to attenuate those barriers themselves. [less ▲]

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See detailBureau de Biométrie - Rapport d'activité 1986
Claustriaux, Jean-Jacques ULiege

Report (1987)

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See detailThe Bureaucracy of Crime : J. G. Ballard’s Cocaine Nights and the Speculative Thriller
Delville, Michel ULiege

in Analele Universităţii Oradea, Seria Filologie, Fascicola Limba şi literatura (1998)

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See detailThe Bureaucracy of Crime : J. G. Ballard’s Cocaine Nights and the Speculative Thriller
Delville, Michel ULiege

in Analele Universităţii Oradea - Seria Filologie, Fascicola Limba şi literatura (2000), 8

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