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See detailDrafting International Commercial Agreements - a Primer
Wautelet, Patrick ULg

Learning material (2011)

This presentation is used as a basis for a course on drafting international commercial agreements. It is complemented by two cases studies. The course is mainly addressed to non lawyers and is hence ... [more ▼]

This presentation is used as a basis for a course on drafting international commercial agreements. It is complemented by two cases studies. The course is mainly addressed to non lawyers and is hence rather practice than law oriented. The course is not linked to one jurisdiction or one type of contract in particular, but attempts to address general issues related to international commercial agreements. [less ▲]

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See detailDrag Minimisation Using Adaptive Aeroelastic Structures
Hodigere-Siddaramaiah, Vijaya; Cooper, Jonathan E; Vio, Gareth A. et al

in Proceedings of the 48th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference (2007, April)

This paper describes the latest developments in a research program investigating the development of “adaptive internal structures” to enable adaptive aeroelastic control of aerospace structures. Through ... [more ▼]

This paper describes the latest developments in a research program investigating the development of “adaptive internal structures” to enable adaptive aeroelastic control of aerospace structures. Through controlled changes of the second moment of area, orientation or position of the spars, it is possible to control the bending and torsional stiffness characteristics of aircraft wings or tail surfaces. The aeroelastic behaviour can then be controlled as desired. A number of different adaptive internal structure concepts (rotating, moving and split spars) are compared here using a simple rectangular wing structure in order to determine which are the most effective for achieving minimum drag at different points in a representative flight envelope. A genetic algorithm approach is employed to determine the optimal spar orientation for rotating spars concept. It is shown that it is feasible to adjust the structure and trim characteristics of such wing structures in order to achieve minimum drag at all conditions. [less ▲]

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See detailDrag reduction by dilute polymer additives
Terrapon, Vincent ULg

Scientific conference (2003, February)

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See detailThe dragonflies monitoring scheme in Southern Belgium: a tool to assist wetlands management.
Goffart, Philippe; Baguette; Dufrêne, Marc ULg

in Conserving and managing Wetlands for Invertebrates (1991)

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See detailDrains verticaux et matériel associé
Van der Stede, Véronique ULg

in Lebeau, Marc; Suleiman, Antoine (Eds.) Tell Beydar, Five Seasons of Excavations (1995-1999), A Preliminary Report (2003)

 Cet article décrit en détail les dispositifs de drainage équipant le complexe palatial et le temple A de Tell Beydar. Il y est également question des aménagements fixes qui y sont associés et qui ... [more ▼]

 Cet article décrit en détail les dispositifs de drainage équipant le complexe palatial et le temple A de Tell Beydar. Il y est également question des aménagements fixes qui y sont associés et qui doivent vraisemblablement être interprétés comme des toilettes à siège. [less ▲]

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See detailDramatic broadening of the substrate profile of the Aeromonas hydrophila CphA metallo-beta-lactamase by site-directed mutagenesis
Bebrone, Carine ULg; Anne, C.; De Vriendt, K. et al

in Journal of Biological Chemistry (2005), 280(31), 28195-28202

Among class B beta-lactamases, the subclass B2 CphA enzyme is characterized by a unique specificity profile. CphA efficiently hydrolyzes only carbapenems. In this work, we generated site-directed mutants ... [more ▼]

Among class B beta-lactamases, the subclass B2 CphA enzyme is characterized by a unique specificity profile. CphA efficiently hydrolyzes only carbapenems. In this work, we generated site-directed mutants that possess a strongly broadened activity spectrum when compared with the WT CphA. Strikingly, the N116H/N220G double mutant exhibits a substrate profile close to that observed for the broad spectrum subclass B1 enzymes. The double mutant is significantly activated by the binding of a second zinc ion under conditions where the WT enzyme is non-competitively inhibited by the same ion. [less ▲]

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See detailDramatic improvement of severe dilated cardiomyopathy in an acromegalic patient after treatment with octreotide and trans-sphenoidal surgery.
Legrand, Victor ULg; Beckers, Albert ULg; Pham, V. T. et al

in European Heart Journal (1994), 15(9), 1286-9

Severe congestive heart failure developed in an acromegalic patient, and was successfully treated with octreotide followed by trans-sphenoidal surgery. Clinical, hormonal echocardiographic and ... [more ▼]

Severe congestive heart failure developed in an acromegalic patient, and was successfully treated with octreotide followed by trans-sphenoidal surgery. Clinical, hormonal echocardiographic and haemodynamic findings as well as histological heart examination before and after treatment revealed that over-production of growth hormone may induce the myocardial cell degeneration responsible for mechanical heart dysfunction. In addition, this unique example demonstrates the reversibility of myocardial damage following octreotide and trans-sphenoidal surgery, leading to significant improvement in cardiac function with minimal diastolic dysfunction and moderate interstitial fibrosis. [less ▲]

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See detailDramatic Irony in David Jones's The Tribune's Visitation
Pagnoulle, Christine ULg

in Maes-Jelinek, Hena; Michel-Michot, Paulette; Michel, Pierre (Eds.) Multiple Worlds Multiple Words, Essays in Honour of Irène Simon (1988)

This short piece of criticism brings out the various levels of perception at work in one of David Jones' 'Roman fragments', set on the night before the Crucifixion and focusing on an officer checking on ... [more ▼]

This short piece of criticism brings out the various levels of perception at work in one of David Jones' 'Roman fragments', set on the night before the Crucifixion and focusing on an officer checking on his section. [less ▲]

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See detailDRAMATIC OSTEONECROSIS OF THE JAW ASSOCIATED WITH ORAL BIPHOSPHONATES TREATMENT AFTER IMPLANT REMOVAL: A CASE REPORT
FERNANDEZ AYORA, Alberto ULg; HERION, Francine ULg; LAMBERT, France ULg et al

Poster (2013, October)

BACKGROUND Osteoporosis affects millions of elderly patients. Bisphosphonates represent first-line therapy. Osteonecrosis of the jaws in patients treated with bisphosphonates is mostly associated with ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND Osteoporosis affects millions of elderly patients. Bisphosphonates represent first-line therapy. Osteonecrosis of the jaws in patients treated with bisphosphonates is mostly associated with intravenous bisphosphonates while the incidence associated with oral bisphosphonates is not significant. AIM This report documents a case of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) after dental implant removal in an osteoporotic patient treated with alendronate and risedronate for 15 years. MATERIAL AND METHODS An 83-years-old patient with no significant systemic disease underwent implant removal in the first molar left hemimandible position in 2010 due to a peri-implantitis. The surgical procedure was uneventful thought preventive measures were no taken. In June 2011, the patient was referred to our department with a wide bone sequestration of the left mandibular body. A panoramic radiograph showed an increased bone marrow density with bone sequestration. Since then, the patient underwent several courses of antibiotics and conservative therapy, without relief of symptoms. RESULTS Since 2011, the patient has lost 13 teeth in the mandible and the osteonecrosis has disseminated to the entire jaw and the left mandible condyle. The patient has even lost the left hearing. Resective surgery under general anesthesia is not indicated due to the risk because of the age of the patient. CONCLUSION AND CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS Despite the low risk of BRONJ occurrence after implant surgery in oral N-BP users, the fate of dental implants in these patients remains uncertain. Therefore patients at risk must be given a full explanation of the potential risks of implant failure and BRONJ development. Osteonecrosis of the jaws in association with bisphosphonate therapy is a very serious condition with which all dentists should be familiar. Since the treatment of BRONJ is difficult, prevention is the main goal. When the osteonecrosis begins, it can be very painful to the patient, difficult to treat, and can lead to very deleterious sequelae. [less ▲]

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See detailDramatic osteonecrosis of the jaw associated with oral bisphosphonates, periodontitis and dental implant removal
Ayora, A F; HERION, Francine ULg; ROMPEN, Eric ULg et al

in Journal of Clinical Periodontology (2015), 42

Osteoporosis affects millions of elderly patients, and anti-resorptive drugs (ARD) such as bisphosphonates (BP) represent the first-line therapy. Despite the benefits related to the use of these ... [more ▼]

Osteoporosis affects millions of elderly patients, and anti-resorptive drugs (ARD) such as bisphosphonates (BP) represent the first-line therapy. Despite the benefits related to the use of these medications, osteonecrosis of the jaw is a significant complication in a subset of patients receiving these drugs. CASE PRESENTATION: This report documents a case of dramatic bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis associated with periodontitis and dental implant removal in an osteoporotic patient treated with per os bisphosphonates for an uninterrupted period of 15 years. CONCLUSION: The aim of this report was to discuss the administration period of BP in the treatment of osteoporosis, the decision-making and clinical management of severe MRONJ and the indications for dental implant placement in these specific patients. [less ▲]

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See detailDramatic reduction of postnatal growth restriction after optimizing nutrition in extremely preterm infants
SENTERRE, Thibault ULg; Rigo, J

in Intensive Care Medicine (2011), 37(S2), 397

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See detailDramatic reduction of postnatal growth restriction after optimizing nutrition in very low birth weight infants.
SENTERRE, Thibault ULg; Rigo, J

in Pediatric Research (2011), 70(S5), 71

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See detail“Dramatising the Verse or Versifying the Drama: Rita Dove’s The Darker Face of the Earth: A Verse Play.”
Bada, Valérie ULg

in Phillips, Kimberley L.; Pinson, Hermine D.; Lorenzo, Thomas (Eds.) et al Critical Voicings of Black Liberation. Resistance and Representations in the Americas (2003)

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See detailDrame et récit de l'événement : qu'arrive-t-il au lecteur ?
Servais, Christine ULg

in Brunner, Pascale; Elefante, Chiara; Stavroula, Katsiki (Eds.) et al Interpréter l'événement. Aspects linguistiques, discursifs et sociétaux (2014)

On analyse ici les manifestations discursives de la contradiction que constitue en soi, pour le discours médiatique, un événement, et ce en faisant porter l'interrogation sur le récepteur. Il s'agit de se ... [more ▼]

On analyse ici les manifestations discursives de la contradiction que constitue en soi, pour le discours médiatique, un événement, et ce en faisant porter l'interrogation sur le récepteur. Il s'agit de se demander comment le média relaie le choc que constitue l'événement en nouant ensemble deux affirmations : l'événement fait quelque chose au discours médiatique et celui-ci fait quelque chose au lecteur. Cette dimension performative du discours est soutenue par la déconstruction derridienne du signe linguistique et par la notion de "partage du sensible" de Jacques Rancière. [less ▲]

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See detailLe drame romantique
Dumortier, Jean-Louis ULg

Scientific conference (2007, March 01)

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See detailLes Draps de lit
Demoulin, Laurent ULg

E-print/Working paper (2013)

Les Draps de lit est une pièce de théâtre inédite de Jean-Philippe Toussaint, antérieure à La Salle de bain. Elle est ici éditée avec un apparat critique: variantes et notes critiques.

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See detailDraw Belgium: Between Past, Present and Future
Grandjean, Geoffrey ULg; Reuchamps, Min ULg; Flaba, Elodie ULg

Article for general public (2009)

On 4th December 2008, 234 students in political and social sciences of the Université de Liège, Belgium, were invited to “Draw Belgium” on a blank sheet of paper. No other guidelines were given, so total ... [more ▼]

On 4th December 2008, 234 students in political and social sciences of the Université de Liège, Belgium, were invited to “Draw Belgium” on a blank sheet of paper. No other guidelines were given, so total freedom was left to the students. In addition to this request, the young citizens were asked to fill in a 19-question questionnaire about their federal perceptions and preferences as well as some political and socio-demographic indicators. The analysis of the results does contain interesting material for discussion about memory process and about attitudes towards European integration [less ▲]

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See detailDrawing-up of pesticide selectivity lists to beneficial arthropods for IPM programmes in potato.
Hautier, L.; Jansen, J. P.; Schiffers, Bruno ULg et al

in Communications in agricultural and applied biological sciences (2004), 69(3), 171-182

In order to promote IPM programmes in potato, the toxicity of 19 fungicides, 4 herbicides and 11 insecticides commonly used in this crop in Belgium was assessed on three beneficial arthropods. These ... [more ▼]

In order to promote IPM programmes in potato, the toxicity of 19 fungicides, 4 herbicides and 11 insecticides commonly used in this crop in Belgium was assessed on three beneficial arthropods. These species were representative of the most important aphid specific natural enemies encountered in potatoes: a parasitic wasp--Aphidius rhopalosiphi (De Stefani-Perez) (Hym., Aphidiidae), a ladybird--Adalia bipunctata (L.) (Col., Coccinellidae) and a hoverfly--Episyrphus balteatus (Dipt., Syrphidae). In a first time, pesticides were tested on glass plates on A. rhopalosiphi adults and A. bipunctata and E. balteatus larvae. For each insect, products inducing corrected mortality (Mc) lower than 30% were directly classified in a positive list for harmless products (green list). The other compounds were further tested on plants and listed in toxicity classes according to mortalities induced during this extended laboratory test: harmless (Mc < 30%), slightly harmful (30% < Mc < 60%), moderately harmful (60% < Mc < 80%) and harmful (Mc > 80). A chemical determination of pesticides residues was also performed for each experiment in order to determine the exposure of beneficial arthropods to pesticide residues and to validate the application of chemicals on tested substrates. On the basis of the results of acute toxicity tests, the period of each pesticide use according to normal agricultural practices and the abundance and importance of the three different groups of aphid natural enemies at different periods of the year, four pesticides lists were built up. Each list corresponded to a different period of pesticides application: Period I--from seedling to beginning of June (based on A. rhopalosiphi tests), Period II--beginning to end of June (based on A. rhopalosiphi tests), Period III beginning to end of July (based on E. balteatus and A. bipunctata tests) and Period IV--August to harvest (no exposure of beneficials). Results showed that herbicides were not toxic to the three species and can be used according to normal agricultural practices without restrictions. All fungicides can also be used without restrictions at recommended rates. Only the mixture Metalaxyl-M + Fluazinam was slightly harmful to A. bipunctata but had no effects on A. rhopalosiphi and E. balteatus. Results were more contrasted for insecticides and none of them was totally selective for all the 3 beneficial arthropods. Therefore, they can only be used with restrictions at periods II and III, according to the beneficial species that need to be protected. [less ▲]

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See detailDrawn in by the unpredictable: reward uncertainty broadens the spotlight of incentive salience attribution
Robinson, Mike J.F.; Fischer, Adam M.; Anselme, Patrick ULg et al

Poster (2012, May 19)

The motivational value assigned to cues (CSs) associated with reward (UCS) is known as incentive salience, and is determined through the synergy of previous learning of the CS-UCS association (the sum of ... [more ▼]

The motivational value assigned to cues (CSs) associated with reward (UCS) is known as incentive salience, and is determined through the synergy of previous learning of the CS-UCS association (the sum of experiences an individual has with that cue-reward combination) and the mesolimbic state of the individual at the time of cue re-encounter. Typically, the amount of incentive salience attributed to a cue is believed to increase with the relative reliability that the cue predicts reward, where cues that consistently predict reward become powerful motivational magnets, eliciting approach and even consummatory behaviors (similar to those produced by the reward itself). In contrast, cues that predict reward with a lesser degree of certainty should theoretically be less attractive, and accrue lower levels of incentive salience. However, in some cases, cues that predict reward with maximal levels of uncertainty, such as in gambling, may generate higher levels of incentive salience attribution and become very attractive. In order to examine the impact of uncertainty, we used a Pavlovian conditioned approach task (autoshaping), where a bright noisy lever cue precedes delivery of a sucrose reward pellet. We have previously shown that a cue that predicts a reward only half the time (probability = 50%), but where the value of that reward can vary (1, 2 or 3 sucrose pellets), attracts more incentive value than a cue that systematically (probability = 100%) predicts a single sucrose reward pellet. Here we examined whether the increased incentive value attributed to uncertain cues was equally distributed across cues that were proximal (5 cm) or distal (20 cm) to the site of reward (magazine). Our results confirm that incentive value is greater for uncertain cues, and show that it is equally distributed across proximal and distal cues. In contrast, when the CS cue predicts the UCS reward with absolute certainty, incentive value is preferentially given to proximal cues, with distal cues being almost ignored. This suggests that reward uncertainty not only attributes more incentive value to cues, but that it may also act by recruiting a broader range of cues. However, since the learnt predictive value of the cue is low, this increase in incentive salience may be generated through greater mesolimbic activity driven by anticipation and/or stress of an unpredictable reward. In conclusion, reward uncertainty may transform a broad array of cues into powerful motivational magnets, which in turn could help explain what makes gambling so attractive. [less ▲]

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