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See detailCathéters pour instillation moins invasive de SURFACTANT : une étude de simulation
RIGO, Vincent ULg; Debauche, Christian; Maton, Pierre et al

in Baud, Olivier; Saliba, Elie (Eds.) Congrès JFN-JFRN 2016, livre des communications (2016, December 15)

Introduction et objectifs : l’instillation trachéale de surfactant par un cathéter fin (Less invasive surfactant therapy- LIST) chez le prématuré sous CPAP permet de diminuer la morbidité respiratoire ... [more ▼]

Introduction et objectifs : l’instillation trachéale de surfactant par un cathéter fin (Less invasive surfactant therapy- LIST) chez le prématuré sous CPAP permet de diminuer la morbidité respiratoire. Plusieurs cathéters sont décrits à cette fin : une sonde oro-gastrique insérée avec (LISA-Köln, K) ou sans pince de Maggil (Take Care- Ankara, A), un cathéter veineux de 13 cm (MIST- Hobart, H), un cathéter d’angiographie de 30 cm (Stockholm, S) ou un cathéter ombilical fixé à un stylet d’intubation utilisé localement (Liège, L). L’objectif de l’étude est d’évaluer l’efficacité de ces techniques en prenant l’INSURE (Intubation-Surfactant-Extubation) comme référence. Intervention : 20 néonatologues travaillant dans 4 services ayant des stratégies d’administration du surfactant différentes ont participé. Ils ont simulé ces 6 techniques sur deux têtes d’intubation de difficulté croissante. L’efficacité de l’intervention est évaluée par le taux d’échec et la durée de procédure mesurée sur vidéo. Chaque intervenant apprécie la facilité d’utilisation sur une échelle de 1 à 9 (Difficile> facile). Résultats : Pour le premier modèle, les durées médianes de procédure pour Köln et Ankara sont allongées [K: 21s (IQR 17-24); A: 23s (15-42); H: 10s (8-16); S: 12s (10-22); L (10-20); INSURE: 14s (11-21); p<.0001]. Pour le second modèle, seul Liège permet une durée de procédure similaire à l’INSURE [K: 32s (25-44); A: 39s (27-95); H: 34s (27-46); S: 37s (29-42); L: 24s (15-35); INSURE: 24s (17-32); p<.002]. Les taux d’échec des méthodes LIST sont similaires entre eux (de 3 à 8/ 40 essais), mais supérieurs à celui de l’INSURE (0/40). Köln et Ankara sont considérés comme plus difficiles [scores de facilité : K: 5 (4-6); A: 3 (2-4); H: 6,5 (6-7); S: 7 (4-8); L: 8 (6,5-8); INSURE: 7 (6-8); p<.001]. Conclusions : les cathéters plus rigides sont plus efficaces et perçus comme plus simples d’utilisation. L’insertion d’un cathéter guidé et incurvé pourrait être plus rapide dans les cas difficiles. [less ▲]

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See detailCathodic electrografting of acrylics: From fundamentals to functional coatings
Gabriel, Sabine ULg; Jérôme, Robert ULg; Jérôme, Christine ULg

in Progress in Polymer Science (2010), 35

Promoting permanent adhesion between so dissimilar materials as polymers and metals is a very challenging target and a severe brake to the implementation of many potential applications. However, synthetic ... [more ▼]

Promoting permanent adhesion between so dissimilar materials as polymers and metals is a very challenging target and a severe brake to the implementation of many potential applications. However, synthetic polymers can now be chemisorbed onto a variety of conducting surfaces by cathodic electrografting of acrylic monomers. The first part of this review will focus on the fundamental aspects of this emerging technology, thus from the historical discovery to experimental and theoretical developments, with the purpose to better comprehend the electrografting phenomenon. Once firmly established, this concept has been exploited in order to make polymeric coatings with specific functionality chemisorbed onto more diversified substrates in more convenient liquid media. This remarkable progress that largely relies on advanced controlled polymerization processes will be the topic of the second part of the review, with a special emphasis on the more recent development of smart coatings, particularly stimuli responsive coatings very well-suited to nanotechnologies. [less ▲]

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See detailLe catholicisme baroque : historiographie et nouveaux enjeux
Delfosse, Annick ULg

Conference (2007, October 26)

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See detailCatholicisme et protestantismes au XVIIe siècle
Delfosse, Annick ULg

in Staquet, Anne (Ed.) A l'émergence de la modernité : histoire des idées au XVIIe siècle (2011)

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See detailCatholicisme et protestantismes au XVIIe siècle
Delfosse, Annick ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2010)

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See detailLe catholicisme spectaculaire : mise à distance ou expérience
Delfosse, Annick ULg

Scientific conference (2013, October 31)

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See detailCation Involvement in Telomestatin Binding to G-Quadruplex DNA
Rosu, Frédéric ULg; Gabelica, Valérie ULg; Smargiasso, Nicolas ULg et al

in Journal of Nucleic Acids (2010)

The binding mode of telomestatin to G-quadruplex DNA has been investigated using electrospray mass spectrometry, by detecting the intact complexes formed in ammonium acetate. The mass measurements show ... [more ▼]

The binding mode of telomestatin to G-quadruplex DNA has been investigated using electrospray mass spectrometry, by detecting the intact complexes formed in ammonium acetate. The mass measurements show the incorporation of one extra ammonium ion in the telomestatin complexes. Experiments on telomestatin alone also show that the telomestatin alone is able to coordinate cations in a similar way as a crown ether. Finally, density functional theory calculations suggest that in the G-quadruplex-telomestatin complex, potassium or ammonium cations are located between the telomestatin and a G-quartet. This study underlines that monovalent cation coordination capabilities should be integrated in the rational design of G-quadruplex binding ligands. [less ▲]

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See detailCation partitioning between minerals of the triphylite ± graftonite ± sarcopside association in granitic pegmatites
Roda-Robles, Encarnacion ULg; Galliski, Migule; Nizamoff, Jim et al

Conference (2011)

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See detailCation-doped Cu2O as a transparent p-type semiconducting oxide with enhanced performances: A comparison between strontium and magnesium incorporation
Avelas Resende, João ULg; Brochen, Stéphane; Bergerot, Laurent et al

Conference (2016, October)

In the group of semiconducting metallic oxides, cuprous oxide (Cu2O) presents promising electrical and manufacturing features for a variety of applications as p-type transparent material suitable in the ... [more ▼]

In the group of semiconducting metallic oxides, cuprous oxide (Cu2O) presents promising electrical and manufacturing features for a variety of applications as p-type transparent material suitable in the domains of transparent electronics and photovoltaic cells. However Cu2O suffers from optical and electrical limitations, due to a relatively small bandgap of 2.17 eV and a fairly high resistivity (> 102 Ω.cm) in intrinsic thin films at room temperature. In this work, we successfully doped Cu2O thin films with different divalent cations, namely Sr and Mg, by metal-organic chemical vapour deposition. We compared the effects of each element on crystallographic structure, films morphology, electronic transport and optical transmittance. In both cases, the presence of the cation contributed to a higher stability of the Cu2O phase, reducing the appearance of CuO parasitic phase. Nevertheless, a SrCO3 phase was detected in the Sr doped system. In terms of electrical properties, the incorporation of Sr, up to 16%, reduced the resistivity down to 1Ω.cm, with a mobility of 16 cm2.V-1.s-1. Moreover, the incorporation of strontium also leads to the emergence of a with a deep acceptor level located around EA = 278 ± 21 meV above the top of the valence band. The concentration of this deep acceptor level, attributed to simple copper vacancies, drastically increases with the strontium content, due to a decrease of its formation energy. The effect on optical transmittance could not be detected. The Mg-doped Cu2O thin films were monophasic and showed a higher resistivity of 6.6 Ω.cm at an Mg concentration of 17%, due to the lower mobility, 1 cm2.V-1.s-1. Although, the presence of this dopant contributes for the highest charge-carrier density observed in this work, up to 8x1017 cm-3. As in the Sr case, this can be explained by a simple copper vacancy doping mechanism assisted by cation incorporation. Additionally, a slight increase of transparency is observed when compared to intrinsic Cu2O. The control of carrier concentration and mobility values by dopant concentration, as well as the improvements in phase stability and transparency are key factors for the application of this versatile p-type oxide in transparent electronics and solar cells applications. [less ▲]

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See detailCationic and secretory effects of BPDZ 44 and diazoxide in rat pancreatic islets
Antoine, M.-H.; Pirotte, Bernard ULg; Hermann, M. et al

in Experientia (1994), 50

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See detailCationic pattern of hemolymph in adult hymenoptera
Florkin, Marcel ULg; Jeuniaux, Charles ULg

in Life Sciences (1963), 12

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See detailLes cations inorganiques dans l'hémolymphe larvaire des insectes trichoptères
Beaujot, J.; Naoumoff, M.; Jeuniaux, Charles ULg

in Archives Internationales de Physiologie et de Biochimie (1970), 78

The inorganic cationic composition of the larval haemolymph has been studied in 6 species of Trichoptera. The amounts of K and Ca are constant and very low. The variations of the Na concentrations are ... [more ▼]

The inorganic cationic composition of the larval haemolymph has been studied in 6 species of Trichoptera. The amounts of K and Ca are constant and very low. The variations of the Na concentrations are generally comprised between 60 and 99 mEq/l. On the contrary, the concentrations of Mg are highly variable in the different species : the extreme values observed so far are respectively 10.5 and 205 mEq/l. However, contrary to what is well known in the case of Lepidoptera, the high concentrations of Mg are not accompanied by low Na concentrations. As far as cationic patterns of larval haemolymph are concerned, Trichoptera appear to occupy an intermediate position between Mecoptera and Lepidoptera. [less ▲]

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See detailCaton l'Ancien : étude biographique
Kurth, Godefroid ULg

Doctoral thesis (1872)

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See detailcatR: an R package for computerized adaptive testing
Magis, David ULg; Raîche, Gilles

in Applied Psychological Measurement (2011), 35

Computerized adaptive testing (CAT) is an active current research field in psychometrics and educational measurement. However, there is very little software available to handle such adaptive tasks. The R ... [more ▼]

Computerized adaptive testing (CAT) is an active current research field in psychometrics and educational measurement. However, there is very little software available to handle such adaptive tasks. The R package catR was developed to perform adaptive testing with as much flexibility as possible, in an attempt to provide a developmental and testing platform to the interested user. Several item-selection rules and ability estimators are implemented. The item bank can be provided by the user or randomly generated from parent distributions of item parameters. Three stopping rules are available. The output can be graphically displayed. [less ▲]

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See detailCattedrale e collegiali di Liegi
Corswarem, Emilie ULg

Conference (2006, December 07)

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See detailCattle enterotoxaemia and Clostridium perfringens: description, diagnosis and prophylaxis
Lebrun, M.; Mainil, Jacques ULg; Linden, Annick ULg

in Veterinary Record : Journal of the British Veterinary Association (2010), 167(1), 13-22

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See detailCattle grazing dynamics under contrasted pasture characteristics at temporal and spatial scales
Andriamandroso, Andriamasinoro ULg

Doctoral thesis (2017)

Grassland constitutes an important and a low-cost food source for grazing livestock. Optimal management should consider both forage resource productivity and animal needs. For cattle, grazing is a normal ... [more ▼]

Grassland constitutes an important and a low-cost food source for grazing livestock. Optimal management should consider both forage resource productivity and animal needs. For cattle, grazing is a normal behavior displayed in an attempt to eat the amount of forage to fulfill their nutritive requirements for maintenance and production. It is the most time-consumed activity of cows reared in pasture-based systems. With the increase of herd size, on one hand, farmers have been constrained to integrate innovative tools and techniques, such as milking robot, to improve the production system in particular to reduce the labor cost. On the other hand, such change might reduce time allocated for grazing on pasture. However pasture-based systems constitute a real pillar for sustainability as they are socially acceptable and environmentally profitable as they play an important role on ecosystem services and biodiversity provision. Studying grazing processes at individual level, which finally is the key point of animal-plant interactions, is a valuable research domain to enhance the knowledge about this mechanism and to feed decision support tools. This thesis aimed to link the changes in pasture characteristics to the grazing behavior of cattle in order to better understand the grazing strategy under different pasture characteristics and forage allowances. To allow an individual monitoring, sensor technology has integrated within farms and livestock researches to monitor many physical variables, inducing the emergence of precision livestock farming approach. Different types of sensors were designed, and already commercialized for some, primarily for physiological status detections such as heat, parturition or diseases. Grazing behaviors could be monitored using pressure, electromyography, acoustic or accelerometric sensors by classifying posture and movements of the animal into unitary behaviors (grazing, ruminating, resting, walking, etc.) and finer behavior such as chews and bites through jaw movements’ detection. When compared to real observation, detection accuracies of these behaviors were variable according to the type of sensor, its position on the animal during data acquisition on pasture, the data recording frequency, the time-window and the method dedicated to the post-recording data analysis. State-of-the-art analysis demonstrated a great performance of accelerometers for unitary behaviors and bites detection. An inertial measurement unit, integrating accelerometer, gyroscope and location sensors, was used for recording cattle movements during grazing at high sampling rate (100Hz). It allows a correct detection of grass intake and rumination behaviors with an average accuracy of 91% using 1-second time-window when calibrating and validating the detection algorithm. Deeper analysis of accelerometric signal allowed us to detect bites and chews performed during grazing and ruminating. Effects of pasture heights on grazing bites characteristics were differentiated by a higher frequency when pasture is at a lower height. Finally when combined to geographical information, a similar pattern was observed for cattle grazing on the same spot confirming their herd movement during grazing in terms of bites location. Differences were visible under different pasture heights but not significant. Such bites location, combined with continuous monitoring of cattle behaviors, through use of sensors, should be furtherly linked with more pasture characteristics, if possible with the same accuracy, and monitored on longer period in order to obtain a complete coverage of cattle grazing strategy and the effect of contrasted environment in order to purpose valuable tool for a better grazing management. [less ▲]

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See detailCattle methane fluxes measurement over an intensively grazed grassland using eddy covariance
Dumortier, Pierre ULg; Aubinet, Marc ULg; Beckers, Yves ULg et al

Poster (2013, September)

Methane emissions account for 8% of the EU-15 GHG emissions and livestock generates approximately half of these emissions (European Commission, 2009). Recent technological advances in spectroscopy now ... [more ▼]

Methane emissions account for 8% of the EU-15 GHG emissions and livestock generates approximately half of these emissions (European Commission, 2009). Recent technological advances in spectroscopy now permit methane flux measurement using eddy covariance. This method has numerous strengths. It can measure fluxes in situ, continuously and across broad areas. This provides information about meadow and cattle emission behaviour throughout the year and across a broad range of climatic conditions. We will present here a one year monitoring of methane exchange between an intensively grazed meadow and the atmosphere obtained using the eddy-covariance method. Methane fluxes exchanged by a grazed meadow were measured continuously since June 2012 at the Dorinne Terrestrial Observatory (50˚ 18’ 44” N; 4˚ 58’ 07” E; 248 m asl.) in Belgium. The site is an intensively pastured meadow of 4.2 ha managed according to the regional common practices where up to 30 Belgian Blue cows are grazing simultaneously. Flux measurements were made with the eddy covariance technique, using a fast CH4 analyzer (Picarro G2311-f) and a sonic anemometer (Campbell Csat3). Carbon dioxide fluxes and various micro-meteorological and soil variables, biomass growth and stocking rate evolution were also measured at the site. Turbulent fluxes were calculated according to standard eddy covariance computation schemes and were filtered for non-stationarity and for low friction velocity (u*) events. During grazing periods, fluxes are dominated by the enteric fermentation source and average 111 nmol m-2 s-1. They are highly variable, probably due to cow movements in and out the measurement footprint and cow digestion rhythm. Despite this spread, a daily emission rhythm is observed with higher emissions during the afternoon. When fluxes are integrated over large periods, methane emissions were found strongly related to cattle stocking rate with a slope of 7.34±0.78 mol CH4 day-1 LSU-1. Further developments are ongoing in order to improve cattle geo-localization through infra-red cameras and individual home-made GPS devices. The two systems will be compared in terms of cost, efficiency and ease of use. During cow-free periods, the methane flux averages 10.5 nmol m-2 s-1 and is highly variable with some production peaks above 100 nmol m-2 s-1. No relation was found between methane fluxes and soil temperature while a weak negative relation was found between methane fluxes and soil humidity. No soil methane absorption has been observed. European Commission. Fifth National Communication from the European Community Under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Technical Report - 2009 – 038 (2009). [less ▲]

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