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See detailA Comparison of 2 Mitral Annuloplasty Rings for Severe Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation: Clinical and Echocardiographic Outcomes.
Fattouch, Khalil; Moscarelli, Marco; Castrovinci, Sebastiano et al

in Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (2016), 28(2), 261-268

Controversies regarding the choice of annuloplasty rings for treatment of ischemic mitral regurgitation still exist. Aim of the study is to compare early performance of 2 different rings in terms of rest ... [more ▼]

Controversies regarding the choice of annuloplasty rings for treatment of ischemic mitral regurgitation still exist. Aim of the study is to compare early performance of 2 different rings in terms of rest and exercise echocardiographic parameters (transmitral gradient, systolic pulmonary artery pressure, and mitral valve area), clinical outcomes, and recurrence of mitral regurgitation. From January 2008 till December 2013, prospectively collected data of patients who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting and undersizing mitral valve annuloplasty for severe chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation at our Institution were reviewed. A total of 93 patients were identified; among them 44 had semirigid Memo 3D ring implanted (group A) whereas 49 had a rigid profile 3D ring (group B). At 6 months, recurrent ischemic mitral regurgitation, equal or more than moderate, was observed in 4 and 6 patients in the group A and B, respectively (P = 0.74). Group A showed certain improved valve geometric parameters such as posterior leaflet angle, tenting area, and coaptation depth. Transmitral gradient was significantly higher at rest in the group B (P < 0.0001). During exercise, significant increase of transmitral gradient and systolic pulmonary artery pressure was observed in group B (P < 0.0001). Mitral valve area was not statistically significantly smaller at rest in between groups (P = 0.09); however, it significantly decreased with exercise in group B (P = 0.01). At midterm follow-up, patients in group B were more symptomatic. In patients with chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation, use of semirigid Memo 3D ring when compared to the rigid Profile 3D may be associated with early improved mitral valve geometrical conformation and hemodynamic profile, particularly during exercise. No difference was observed between both groups in recurrent mitral regurgitation. [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of 2D turbulence models for steady flows computation in a macro-rough channel
Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Meile, Tobias; Dewals, Benjamin ULg et al

in 2nd International Symposium on Shallow Flows (2008, December 11)

A 2D numerical flow model, developed at the Laboratory of Hydrology, Applied Hydrodynamics and Hydraulic Constructions (HACH) at ULg, has been applied to flows in a macro-rough channel using three ... [more ▼]

A 2D numerical flow model, developed at the Laboratory of Hydrology, Applied Hydrodynamics and Hydraulic Constructions (HACH) at ULg, has been applied to flows in a macro-rough channel using three different approaches to compute the turbulence effects. Both the first and second ones are based on algebraic expressions of the turbulent viscosity, and the third one uses a depth-integrated k- type model involving two additional partial differential equations. Data for the comparison have been provided by experiments conducted at the Laboratory of Hydraulic Constructions (LCH) at EPFL, showing different two-dimensional flow characteristics in varied configurations of large scale cavities in depressions at the side walls of the flume. Despite the strongly different modeling approaches used in the three models to handle the turbulence effects, the numerical models give generally similar and satisfactory agreement between experimental and numerical results regarding backwater curves. [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of 3 different variable selection strategies to improve the predictions of fatty acid profile in bovine milk by mid-infrared spectrometry
Soyeurt, Hélène ULg; Brostaux, Yves ULg; Dehareng, Frédéric et al

in Journal of Dairy Science (2015), 98(suppl 2), 804

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See detailComparison of 3 Diffractive IOLs in 3 Wavelengths Bifocal/ EDOF/Trifocal.
Gatinel, Damien; Pagnoulle, Christophe; Loicq, Jerôme ULg et al

Conference (2016, May)

Purpose To describe the optical performances of 3 types of diffractive hydrophobic intraocular lenses (IOLs): monofocal achromatic, bifocal and trifocal, using various visible wavelengths. Methods 3 IOLs ... [more ▼]

Purpose To describe the optical performances of 3 types of diffractive hydrophobic intraocular lenses (IOLs): monofocal achromatic, bifocal and trifocal, using various visible wavelengths. Methods 3 IOLs were measured with an optical bench (PMTF,LambdaX,Nivelles, Belgium) to determine modulation transfer function (MTF) and point spread function (PSF). Measurements were performed at 480 nm,546 nm,650 nm using an aberration free cornea and aspheric artificial cornea generating +0.28µm positive spherical aberration by ISO11979-2 guidelines. Through-focus MTF was recorded for various pupil apertures. Evaluation of halos was performed from PSF measurements obtained at each focal spot location. Images of USAF targets were recorded with simulated distances from 1m to 25cm. Amplitude of off-axis peaks of radial profile of PSF enabled to quantify percentage of energy within the halos. Results The monofocal and the bifocal IOLs presented 2 peaks on the through-focus MTF in green light: intermediate vision (at +1.75D) for the monofocal achromatic lens, and far and near vision (at +4D) for the bifocal IOL of the same material. Three peaks (Distance, Intermediate at +1.75D, Near at +3.5D) were recorded with the trifocal IOL at any wavelength. The achromatic monofocal IOL was monofocal for far vision with red light and monofocal for near vision with blue light. The influence of the cornea models was limited. The amount of halos were comparable between lenses (3 to 5 % of the enclosed central light energy). Conclusion The achromatic diffractive IOL behaved like a bifocal IOL with an intermediate addition foci in green light. The bifocal and trifocal IOL induced similar chromatic effects for the near (bifocal, trifocal) and intermediate (trifocal) foci. [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of 3 diffractive IOLs: one monofocal (achromatic), one bifocal and one trifocal lens implant
Gatinel, Damien; Loicq, Jerôme ULg; Pagnoule, Christophe et al

Conference (2015, September 08)

Purpose: To describe the optical performance of 3 types (monofocal, bifocal and trifocal) of diffractive hydrophobic intraocular lenses (IOLs). Setting: Fondation Rothschild, Paris, France Methods: An ... [more ▼]

Purpose: To describe the optical performance of 3 types (monofocal, bifocal and trifocal) of diffractive hydrophobic intraocular lenses (IOLs). Setting: Fondation Rothschild, Paris, France Methods: An achromatic monofocal, a bifocal and trifocal diffractive IOLs were measured with an optical bench, designed to measure Modulation transfer function (MTF) and point spread function (PSF) of diffractive intraocular lenses. The measurements were performed at 3 wavelengths (480 nm, 546 nm and 650 nm), using an aberration free cornea and an aspherical artificial cornea generating a +0.28 µm of positive spherical aberration (ISO 11979-2 guideline). The through-focus MTF was recorded with the 3 IOLs for various pupil apertures. The evaluation of the magnitude of the halos was performed from PSF measurement obtained at each focal spot location. Results: The monofocal and the two bifocal IOLs were presenting 2 peaks on the through-focus MTF in the green: for intermediate vision (at 1.75D) for the monofocal achromatic lens, and for far and for near vision( at +4D) for the bifocal IOL of the same material. Three peaks were recorded with the trifocal IOL at any wavelength. The achromatic monofocal was monofocal for far in the red and monofocal for near in the blue. The amount of energy allocated to each focal point was not very different for the three IOLs except for smaller apertures where the distance vision with the trifocal IOL had a significant lower peak than the two other IOLs. The amount of halos were comparable between lenses. Conclusions: The diffractive and refractive optics generated opposite chromatic aberration. A achromatic diffractive IOL behaves like a bifocal IOL with an intermediate addition The bifocal and trifocal IOL induce similar chromatic effects for the near (bifocal, trifocal) and intermediate (trifocal) foci. The tested diffractive patterns wee not efficient to correct the chromatic aberration at the distance foci for all tested IOLs. [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of 3 emerging optical NDI techniques on complex shaped composite structures based on carbon fiber
Georges, Marc ULg

Conference (2013, October 01)

Thermography, shearography and laser ultrasonics are 3 contactless emerging techniques which allow nondestructive inspection of composite structures. Thermography and shearography are full-field ... [more ▼]

Thermography, shearography and laser ultrasonics are 3 contactless emerging techniques which allow nondestructive inspection of composite structures. Thermography and shearography are full-field techniques yielding measurement of respectively local temperature variations or deformations of a structure undergoing a stress (thermal, pressure, vibration). Laser ultrasonics allows remote ultrasound generation in the composite by thermoelastic effect followed by remote measurement of the surface displacements under the effect of the ultrasound echoes without coupling. This point-like technique requires scanning. The three techniques have been selected in our project since they allow inspection of complex shaped parts. We present compared results obtained on a variety of aeronautical industrial composite parts. [less ▲]

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See detailA Comparison of 3D Methods for Identifying the Stance Phase in Treadmill Running for Both Rearfoot and Forefoot Runners
Deflandre, Dorian ULg; Schwartz, Cédric ULg; Weertz et al

in Journal of sports Science (2016), 4

We compared six 3D methods, OptoGait, and Myotest Run for the determination of contact time for runners with different foot strike patterns. Twenty male participants were divided into two groups: the heel ... [more ▼]

We compared six 3D methods, OptoGait, and Myotest Run for the determination of contact time for runners with different foot strike patterns. Twenty male participants were divided into two groups: the heel group, who attack the ground with the heel (n = 12), and the toe group, who attack the ground with the middle/front of the foot (n = 8). They performed trials at speeds of 8 km/h then 16 km/h. To detect foot strike, the use of peak velocity of 3D markers located on the heel, the fifth metatarsal, and the great toe provided the best results for both groups. To detect the toe off, the minimum vertical position of a 3D marker placed in line with the great toe gave the most satisfactory results for both groups. In this way, the values of contact time measured with the 3D methods are consistent. Values measured with OptoGait appear consistent too, while those of the Myotest Run underestimate the contact time for both speeds. 3D analysis provides interesting opportunities for calculation of contact time for both rearfoot and forefoot runners, using specific peak velocities to determine foot strike and marker displacement to determine toe off. [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of 4 point-of-care blood gas analyzers for arterial blood gas analysis in healthy dogs and dogs with cardiopulmonary disease
Roels, Elodie ULg; Gommeren, Kris ULg; Farnir, Frédéric ULg et al

in Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (2016), 00(0), 1-8

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See detailComparison of 5-hydroxytryptamine concentration in the lungs of healthy and pneumonic calves
Linden, Annick ULg; Desmecht, Daniel ULg; Amory, Hélène ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 10th Comparative Respiratory Society Meeting (1991)

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See detailComparison of a commercial bovine pregnancy-associated glycoprotein ELISA test and a pregnancy-associated glycoprotein radiomimmunoassay test for early pregnancy diagnosis in dairy cattle.
Karen, Aly; Melo de Sousa, Noelita ULg; Beckers, Jean-François ULg et al

in Animal reproduction science (2015), 159

The present study aimed to compare the accuracy of a commercial PAG-ELISA test (Bovine Preg Test 29) and bovine pregnancy-associated glycoprotein radioimmunoassay (PAG-RIA) for diagnosing pregnancy at Day ... [more ▼]

The present study aimed to compare the accuracy of a commercial PAG-ELISA test (Bovine Preg Test 29) and bovine pregnancy-associated glycoprotein radioimmunoassay (PAG-RIA) for diagnosing pregnancy at Day 28 after insemination in dairy cows. Transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS) was performed in 100 Holstein-Friesian cows at Day 28 after artificial insemination (AI; Day 0) to diagnose pregnancy. After TRUS examination, blood sample was collected from the coccygeal vessels of each cow to measure the concentrations of bPAGs by PAG-RIA test and Bovine Preg Test 29. Milk samples were collected at Days 0, 21 and 28 for measurement of progesterone (P4) by ELISA test. The cows were re-examined by TRUS at Day 42 to confirm the pregnancy diagnoses. The actual gold standard was based on TRUS outcomes at Day 28 that agreed with the outcomes of PAG-RIA test or PAG-ELISA test. If the outcomes of TRUS at Day 28 and PAG-RIA test and PAG-ELISA test did not agree, the gold standard was based on the outcome of TRUS at Day 42. Out of 100 inseminated cows, 41 were confirmed pregnant at Day 28 after AI. Based on the actual gold standard, the sensitivity of TRUS, PAG-ELISA and PAG-RIA tests for diagnosing pregnant cows at Day 28 were 92.7%, 90.2% and 100%, while the specificity of the three tests for diagnosing non-pregnant cows were 91.5%, 98.3% and 94.4%, respectively. The overall accuracy of the three tests were 92%, 95% and 97%, respectively. The degree of agreement (Kappa+/-S.E.) between PAG-RIA and PAG-ELISA test was 0.90 +/-0.04. The degrees of agreement between PAG-RIA and PAG-ELISA and TRUS at Day 28 were 0.80+/-0.05 and 0.76+/-0.06, respectively. In conclusion, the commercial PAG-ELISA test is a highly accurate method for diagnosing early pregnancy in dairy cows on Day 28 after AI and may be used as an alternative method to the TRUS and the PAG-RIA test. [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of a fluid and a solid approach for the numerical simulation of Friction Stir Welding with a non-cylindrical pin
Bussetta, Philippe ULg; Dialami, Narges; Boman, Romain ULg et al

in Proceedings of "V International Conference on Computational Methods for Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering" (2013, June)

Friction Stir Welding (FSW) process is a solid-state joining process during which materials to be joined are not melted. As a consequence, the heat-affected zone is smaller and the quality of the weld is ... [more ▼]

Friction Stir Welding (FSW) process is a solid-state joining process during which materials to be joined are not melted. As a consequence, the heat-affected zone is smaller and the quality of the weld is better with respect to more classical welding processes. Because of extremely high strains in the neighbourhood of the tool, classical numerical simulation techniques have to be extended in order to track the correct material deformations. The Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian (ALE) formulation is used to preserve a good mesh quality throughout the computation. With this formulation the mesh displacement is independent from the material displacement. Moreover, some advanced numerical techniques such as remeshing or a special computation of transition interface is needed to take into account non-cylindrical tools. During the FSW process, the behaviour of the material in the neighbourhood of the tool is at the interface between solid mechanics and fluid mechanics. Consequently, a numerical model of the FSW process based on a solid formulation is compared to another one based on a fluid formulation. It is shown that these two formulations essentially deliver the same results in terms of pressures and temperatures. [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of a Fluid and a Solid Approach for the Numerical Simulation of Friction Stir Welding with a Non‐Cylindrical Pin
Bussetta, Philippe ULg; Dialami, Narges; Boman, Romain ULg et al

in Steel Research International (2014), 85(6), 968-979

Friction stir welding (FSW) process is a solid‐state joining process during which materials to be joined are not melted. As a consequence, the heat‐affected zone is smaller and the quality of the weld is ... [more ▼]

Friction stir welding (FSW) process is a solid‐state joining process during which materials to be joined are not melted. As a consequence, the heat‐affected zone is smaller and the quality of the weld is better with respect to more classical welding processes. Because of extremely high strains in the neighborhood of the tool, classical numerical simulation techniques have to be extended in order to track the correct material deformations. The Arbitrary Lagrangian–Eulerian (ALE) formulation is used to preserve a good mesh quality throughout the computation. With this formulation, the mesh displacement is independent from the material displacement. Moreover, some advanced numerical techniques such as remeshing or a special computation of transition interface is needed to take into account non‐cylindrical tools. During the FSW process, the behavior of the material in the neighborhood of the tool is at the interface between solid mechanics and fluid mechanics. Consequently, a numerical model of the FSW process based on a solid formulation is compared to another one based on a fluid formulation. It is shown that these two formulations essentially deliver the same results in terms of pressures and temperatures. [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of a modern broiler and layer strain during embryonic development and the hatching process.
Everaert, Nadia ULg; Willemsen, H.; De Smit, L. et al

in British poultry science (2008), 49(5), 574-82

1. This research focused on the embryonic development of broiler and layer embryos. 2. Egg, embryo and yolk weights were measured and partial pressure of gases in the air cell and blood were analysed at ... [more ▼]

1. This research focused on the embryonic development of broiler and layer embryos. 2. Egg, embryo and yolk weights were measured and partial pressure of gases in the air cell and blood were analysed at several embryonic ages. The static stiffness of the eggshell was measured before the start of incubation and at embryonic day (ED) 18 to register the change in shell strength. Times of internal pipping (IP), external pipping (EP) and hatch were recorded. Plasma corticosterone, triiodothyronine and thyroxine concentrations were determined. 3. Relative egg weight loss was higher in layer eggs. Before ED16, layer embryos showed a slower development which was reflected in lower (relative) embryo weight, lower air cell and blood pCO(2) and higher air cell O(2). From ED16 onwards, relative growth rate accelerated in the layer strain; as a consequence the difference in relative yolk-free chick weight at hatch had disappeared between strains. 4. Differences in physiological events necessary for hatching (thyroid hormones, corticosterone, air cell pCO(2)) are most probably responsible for the observed differences in timing of pipping and hatching events between layer and broilers. [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of a nurse-directed weight-based heparin nomogram with a standard doctor-based regimen
FRAIPONT, V; LAMBERMONT, Bernard ULg; MOONEN, M et al

in Intensive Care Medicine (2000), 26(4), 218

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See detailComparison of a simple clinical risk index and quantitative bone ultrasound for identifying women at increased risk of osteoporosis
Kung, A. W. C.; Ho, A. Y. Y.; Ben Sedrine, W. et al

in Osteoporosis International (2003), 14(9), 716-721

Osteoporosis is a growing problem in Asia, and early identification of at risk subjects for preventive measures is likely the most cost-effective method for managing this disease in developing countries ... [more ▼]

Osteoporosis is a growing problem in Asia, and early identification of at risk subjects for preventive measures is likely the most cost-effective method for managing this disease in developing countries. Patients with low bone mineral density (BMD) have a high risk of future fracture. However, access to BMD measurements is limited in many areas of Asia, and inexpensive methods of targeting high-risk patients for BMD measurements would be valuable. We compared two methods, a simple clinical risk assessment tool, the Osteoporosis Self-assessment Tool for Asians (OSTA), and quantitative bone ultrasound (QUS) in identifying subjects with low BMD by DXA in 722 southern Chinese postmenopausal women recruited from the community in Hong Kong. Using the published cutoff value of -1 (versus 0 or higher) for OSTA to identify subjects with femoral neck BMD T-score less than or equal to-2.5, basing on our local population peak young mean value, the sensitivity and specificity was 88% and 54% respectively. The optimal cutoff T-score of -2.35 for QUS yielded sensitivity and specificity values of 81% and 65%, respectively. The AUC for QUS was 0.78, which was not significantly different from that of 0.80 for OSTA. Both OSTA and QUS correlated significantly with BMD at the femoral neck (0.62 and 0.36, respectively, P both <0.001). When these cut-off values were used to identify subjects with either lumbar spine or femoral neck BMD T-score less than or equal to-2.5, the sensitivity and specificity was 79% and 60%, respectively, for OSTA, and 69% and 70%, respectively, for QUS. Combining QUS with OSTA improved the sensitivity to 91%, but the specificity was reduced to 44%. We conclude that the simple clinical risk assessment tool OSTA is a free and effective method for identifying subjects at increased risk of osteoporosis, and its use could facilitate the appropriate and more cost-effective use of bone densitometry in developing countries. [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of a simple clinical risk index and quantitative bone ultrasound for identifying women at increased risk of osteoporosis
Kung, A. W. C.; Ho, A. Y. Y.; Ben Sedrine, W. et al

in Osteoporosis International (2002, November), 13(Suppl.3), 30-31

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See detailA comparison of a tablet version of the Quality of Life Systemic Inventory for Children (QLSI-C) to the standard paper version
Toucheque, Malorie ULg; Etienne, Anne-Marie ULg; Missotten, Pierre ULg et al

in Psychological Assessment (2016), 28(6), 780-785

Integration of e-Health technologies for purposes of both assessment and intervention has recently become an interest area in pediatric psychology. The purpose of this study is to present psychometric ... [more ▼]

Integration of e-Health technologies for purposes of both assessment and intervention has recently become an interest area in pediatric psychology. The purpose of this study is to present psychometric characteristics of a technology-based (i.e., tablet administration) approach for measuring quality of life (QOL) in children. Eighty children (8-12 years) completed the Quality of Life Systemic Inventory for Children (QLSI-C) twice over a two-week delay, in a crossover design that used paper and tablet-based modes of administration. Equivalence of scores across methods was examined using Intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC), augmented by paired t-test and Pearson’s correlations. Test-retest reliability was assessed using paired t-test and Pearson’s correlations while internal consistency was assessed using Cronbach’s coefficient. Results showed a good concordance across methods of administration (ICCs = .72 to .91; r = .56 to .83). Paired t-test showed no significant differences between the tablet and paper version of the QLSI-C. Internal consistency reliability yielded acceptable Cronbach’s alphas for all QLSI-C scores, with all α >.70. Test-retest reliability for the tablet-administered QLSI-C was good (r = .66 to .90). Paired t-test showed no significant difference between time 1 and 2 for the QLSI-C scores, except for the state score. Findings established the reliability of the tablet-administered QLSI-C scores. This technology approach to assessment is more attractive for children, decreases time for administration, and enhances the ease of scoring. These advantages might encourage both clinicians and researchers to consider using e-Health developments in assessment in pediatric psychology. [less ▲]

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