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See detailA desconstrução de um objeto em valor
Lindenberg Lemos, Carolina ULg

in Lopes, Ivã Carlos; Celestino de Almeida, Dayane (Eds.) Semiótica da poesia: Exercícios práticos (2011)

In “Poema(s) da Cabra”, João Cabral de Melo Neto takes the figure of the goat, both "nordestino" (originating and tied to the Northeast of Brazil) and Mediterranean as his object. Qualifications ... [more ▼]

In “Poema(s) da Cabra”, João Cabral de Melo Neto takes the figure of the goat, both "nordestino" (originating and tied to the Northeast of Brazil) and Mediterranean as his object. Qualifications, abilities, potencies are continuously added to the goat. However, in adding so much, what could have been a symbol – some material element that refers to an idea – actually becomes pure quality. The goat goes from being a study object to the intrinsic value of the nordestino. In order to build this path, João Cabral will use some of his well-known poetic resources, such as tone, form, rhyme and vocabulary. These components are analyzed alongside other not so frequently mentioned ones, so as to show the way by which these are intricately built onto the structure of the text, but also the way by which they operate to build the suggested effect: that of un object that is transformed in pure value. [less ▲]

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See detailDescribing an emerging disease: A case of thrombocytopenic syndrome of the newborn calf
Theron, Léonard ULg; Vogin, Nathalie; Bayrou, Calixte ULg et al

in Maillard, R.; Navetat, H. (Eds.) European buiatrics forum 2009 (2009, December 03)

Since the last 5 years, a specific hemorrhagic syndrome of unknown etiology was described in young calves. This disease has a low incidence but a very high mortality rate. No etiology has been found yet ... [more ▼]

Since the last 5 years, a specific hemorrhagic syndrome of unknown etiology was described in young calves. This disease has a low incidence but a very high mortality rate. No etiology has been found yet, though many labs have already gathered lots of cases around Europe. For example, more than 200 cases in 170 farms in Germany, 60 cases in 40 farms were described in Gent’s veterinary faculty in Belgium. In France and in the United Kingdom, several cases have been recorded yet, in multiple different locations. As far as we know, the disease concern young calves aging between 10 and 30 days, from different breeds. Most calves present a purpura on multiple sites on skin, gums, eye sclera and ears. Hematology indicates severe anemia, thrombocytopenia, neutropenia with or without leukopenia. Necropsy indicates multiple hemorrhages in serous membranes on every abdominal viscera. Alfort’s veterinary faculty has described acute necrotizing hepatitis on one case in France. Those calves are BVDV and BTV negative both on antigen tests. In Liege’s veterinary faculty one live case was examined, from a modern farm with 160 calvings, and less than 5% of calf mortality per year. The farm had 3 hemorrhagic fatal cases during July 2009, of very quick evolution. From those, 2 were autopsied and diagnosed BVDV negative. The 20 days old calf had hyperthermia in the morning, received oxytetracycline in the farm and began bleeding at noon. As many of the described cases, the calf presented mild depression with hyperthermia and tachypnoea. Skin and ear purpura, gum hematoma, melena, hematuria and hemoglobinuria were noticed. Hematology revealed a severe anemia with decreased hematocrite due to a profound thrombocytopenia (4.79*109/l). Leukocytes formula also shown neutropenia (0.10*109/l) and a monocytosis (1.32*109/l). It resulted in a mild leukopenia (3.59*109/l). We also noticed hypogammaglobulinemia (2.92 g/l and 6.8% of total protein). This calf received an immune-suppressive treatment with a high dose of dexamethasone (0.64mg/kg), and a cover antimicrobial therapy (Enrofloxacine). A good evolution of the symptoms on day 2 was observed. Leukocyte formula had a normal answer to dexamethasone concerning the lymphocytes and neutrophils population. On day 6, blood formula was already stabilized, with increasing hematocrite from 12% on day 3 to 15%. Thrombocytes count has also increased to 58.20*109/l; leukocytes count was also back to normal with normal formula. Flow cytometric measures on the lymphocytes subpopulations indicated a subnormal Gamma-Delta and Natural Killer population, and a high number of apoptotic cells 12 hours after sampling. This syndrome can be linked to idiopathic thrombocytopenia in human newborn both regarding symptomatology and treatment answer. Though this data helps in the understanding of this pathology, it concerns only one animal and needs to be confirmed through further experiment on live cases. [less ▲]

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See detailDescribing and modelling root and shoot growth and development in Brachypodium distachyon (L.) Beauv
Delory, Benjamin ULg; Delaplace, Pierre ULg; Gfeller, Aurélie ULg et al

Poster (2011, October 19)

Due to its small size, its short developmental cycle and its close phylogenetic relationship with the Triticeae tribe, Brachypodium distachyon (L.) Beauv. has been proposed as a model species for ... [more ▼]

Due to its small size, its short developmental cycle and its close phylogenetic relationship with the Triticeae tribe, Brachypodium distachyon (L.) Beauv. has been proposed as a model species for temperate cereals. In this context, this work aims to describe and model root and shoot growth and development of B. distachyon (Bd21-1) grown under controlled environmental conditions [22°C, 65% RH, 20h light, 95 µmol.m-2.s-1 (PAR, LED lighting)]. For this purpose, vernalized caryopses were sown in a substrate consisting of vermiculite and compost (80/20, v/v). Growth and development of the above and belowground parts were monitored for 70 days. Dry and fresh masses of plant organs were measured every seven days from sowing. Biomasses of adventitious and seminal roots were measured separately. The number of spikelets on the main stem and on tillers was also counted on plants aged of 70 days. The modelling of root and shoot growth was achieved by calibrating sigmoidal growth models to the mean biomass values measured at each day of analysis. For each plant organ, the growth model selected was the one with the lowest residual variance. Finally, developmental stages identified for B. distachyon were compared with those defined for cereal crops by Zadoks et al. (1974). Maximum rates of fresh and dry shoot biomass production were 29,5 and 14,2 mg.day-1 respectively. Based on modelling, these values seem to be reached 49 and 72 days after sowing. Results also show that the fresh mass of adventitious roots at day 42 is significantly higher than that of seminal roots. Maximum rates of fresh and dry root biomass production were 6,9 and 0,8 mg.day-1 respectively, and were reached after 37 and 43 days. [less ▲]

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See detailDescribing many-body bosonic waveguide scattering with the truncated Wigner method
Dujardin, Julien ULg; Engl, Thomas; Urbina, Juan Diego et al

in Annalen der Physik (2015), 527

We consider quasi-stationary scattering of interacting bosonic matter waves in one-dimensional waveguides, as they arise in guided atom lasers. We show how the truncated Wigner (tW) method, which ... [more ▼]

We consider quasi-stationary scattering of interacting bosonic matter waves in one-dimensional waveguides, as they arise in guided atom lasers. We show how the truncated Wigner (tW) method, which corresponds to the semiclassical description of the bosonic many-body system on the level of the diagonal approximation, can be utilized in order to describe such many-body bosonic scattering processes. Special emphasis is put on the discretization of space at the exact quantum level, in order to properly implement the semiclassical approximation and the tW method, as well as on the discussion of the results to be obtained in the continuous limit. [less ▲]

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See detailDescribing the ‘elusive’ : Availability, Preparation and Use of Anthocyanin Colourants in Mediaeval European Illuminators’ Workshops
Neven, Sylvie ULg; Sanyova, Jana

in Dubois, Hélène; Eyb-Green, Sigrid; Kroustallis, Stephanos (Eds.) et al Making and transforming art : changes in artists’ materials and practice (2014)

Anthocyanins are colorants which provide most of the blue, red and violet colours in numerous plants and fruits. Because of their great sensitivity to the slightest changes in pH and their instability in ... [more ▼]

Anthocyanins are colorants which provide most of the blue, red and violet colours in numerous plants and fruits. Because of their great sensitivity to the slightest changes in pH and their instability in ordinary daylight, it is generally thought that these colorants were used only to dye everyday clothes in a domestic context. However, medieval artists’ recipe books not only describe these elusive substances, but also indicate their use in illumination. This is notably the case for the texts of the so-called ‘Strasbourg Tradition’, written in the south of Germany and the north of France between 1400 and 1560, and partly composed from an older Alsatian treatise on illumination. Departing from these sources, this paper details the methods employed to prepare these colorants and (re)evaluates their diverse uses in painting and illuminating techniques. This technical data subsequently served as a basis upon which to make reconstructions. Finally, an attempt to correlate the information provided by these recipe books with specific artistic practices was carried out by collating the descriptions with the results of analyses from contemporary illuminations by an Alsatian workshop active in the same geographical area. [less ▲]

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See detailDescribing the “elusive”: a new perception of the practices and the resources of illuminators in the North of Europe from the fourteenth to the sixteenth century
Neven, Sylvie ULg

in Saunders, David; Spring, Marika; Meek, Andrew (Eds.) Renaissance Workshop (2013)

Due to their trade value, a huge range of artistic materials are documented and recorded in historical written sources. However, certain substances are not registered in these archives because they did ... [more ▼]

Due to their trade value, a huge range of artistic materials are documented and recorded in historical written sources. However, certain substances are not registered in these archives because they did not have a market value. This is especially the case for vegetal species which artists easily found in nature and used for their colouring principles, like anthocyanin colorants. As they are characterized by a great sensitivity to the slightest changes in pH and as they are highly unstable in ordinary daylight, these colorants were not frequently used in the dyeing of quality materials or in painting. Up until now, they have been mainly considered as being used in a domestic context, for the dyeing of everyday clothes. Moreover, after ageing, the plant species are difficult to identify with currently-used analytical methods. We therefore intend to bring to light these « elusive » substances through the close examination of an original and primordial source : artistic recipe books. Our previous researches have highlighted that these books not only describe these organic colorants, but that they also indicate their use in illumination. From the 14th to the 16th century, hundreds of recipe books containing information relating to these colorants were produced. They describe both their preparation, their diverse applications and the required conditions for their conservation. These recipe books also inform us about the different hues obtained from these colorants. Our study will involve analysing the significance of these organic substances as well as (re)defining their use with a view to increasing our knowledge of historical artistic practices and materials. Furthermore, it could also help to identify specific artistic productions or workshops. Finally, it would be possible to learn more about the status of artists, their working conditions and their training. [less ▲]

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See detailDescriptio Urbis Romae
Moreno, Paola ULg

in Revue Belge de Philologie et d'Histoire (2000)

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See detailDescription and Evaluation of a Simplified Technique for Replacement of the Ascending Aorta and Proximal Arch in Degenerative Aneurysmal Disease
Radermecker, M. A.; Nasser, A.; Fontaine, R et al

in Acta Chirurgica Belgica (2007), 107(6), 733-8

The distal extension of ascending aorta pathology often requires prosthetic grafting into the proximal arch. In order to perform optimal distal anastomosis, an open technique under a short period of ... [more ▼]

The distal extension of ascending aorta pathology often requires prosthetic grafting into the proximal arch. In order to perform optimal distal anastomosis, an open technique under a short period of circulatory arrest (CA) was adopted. For this purpose we evaluated prospectively a simplified technique for surgery and perfusion. The aneurysmal aorta was directly cannulated to cool down the patient to 26 degrees C. Under CA and retrograde cerebral perfusion, the diseased aorta and aortic cannulation site were resected. After completion of the distal anastomosis, antegrade rewarming was performed via recannulation of the AAo graft (side branch graft) whilst surgery was proceeded on the root and/or aortic valve. This technique clearly addresses the safety of cannulation into the aneurismal aorta. The issues of cerebral and visceral protection during CA and antegrade reperfusion and rewarming have been analysed prospectively in eight patients operated on over a period of 6 months. Our preliminary results indicate that this technique of arterial cannulation and CA at 26 degrees C for the management of degenerative AAo disease involving the proximal arch appears safe both in terms of cerebral and systemic (visceral, muscular) protection. By this way, the complications related to deep hypothermia and prolonged cardiopulmonary bypass are avoided. This assumption may be only valid for a CA period less than 30 min. This preliminary study is limited by its small size and heterogeneity of the pathologies. However, the simplicity, surgical ease, rapidity and efficacy conveyed by this technique warrant further consideration and evaluation. [less ▲]

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See detailDescription and Management of Accelerated Phase and Blast Crisis in 21 CML Pediatric Patients
Meyran, Deborah; Petit, Arnaud; Guilhot, Joelle et al

Poster (2015)

Philadelphia-positive chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is a rare disease in children and constitutes approximately 3-5% of all childhood leukemias. With tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI), the frequency ... [more ▼]

Philadelphia-positive chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is a rare disease in children and constitutes approximately 3-5% of all childhood leukemias. With tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI), the frequency of accelerated phase (AP) or blast crisis (BC) is remarkably reduced, estimated to 1% to 1.5% per year in adults compared with more than 20% per year in the pre-TKI era. But no data are available among children. Purpose: We described the characteristics, the treatment and the outcome of 21 children with CML, who evolved in accelerated phase and/or blast crisis under TKI. Results: From 2001 to april 2015, 415 European patients were enrolled in the CML pediatric database. Twenty-one patients (5.1%), in chronic phase (CP) treated by TKI, presented AP or BC. The median age of AP /BC cohort was 13.2 years (range: 4.5-16.9 years) with a sex ratio M/F at 2. At CML diagnosis, 15 patients (71%) had high risk Sokal Score with a median score of 1,4 (range: 0,16-2,4). All patients harbored t(9;22)(q34;q11) but one had a complex translocation t(1;9;22)(q12;q34;q11) and another one presented additional inv(3)(q21q26). Imatinib was the first line TKI for all patients. Before AP or BC, only five patients (24%) obtained a complete cytogenetic response (CCyR) and three achieved MMR. For incomplete molecular response or progression to accelerated phase, 8 patients (38%) were switched to dasatinib. Median duration of TKI before AP or BC was 11 months (range: 3 months-56.5 months). Six patients evolved to AP with a median interval of 8.7 months (range: 1 months-24 months), leading to blast crisis for 4 patients with a median time of 3.5 months (range: 0.3-5.4 months). Among the 2 patients remaining in AP, imatinib was increased for one and the other was switched for dasatinib, all before hematopoietic stem cells transplantation (HSCT). One patient died of post-transplant complication and the other one is still alive in complete molecular response without TKI. Nineteen patients presented BC, including 4 after AP. Thirteen patients (62%) presented ALL, five (24%) AML and one a bi phenotypic leukemia. Central nervous system (CNS) was involved for two patients with ALL, one isolated, one combined. At AP or BC, nine patients (43%) presented new additional cytogenetic abnormalities. Eighteen patients with BC were treated according to AML or ALL protocols, combined with second generation TKI for twelve patients. Only one patient underwent preparative regimen, without intensive chemotherapy before HSCT. Ten patients reached complete remission. Four patients died before HSCT, by progressive disease for 2 and by fatal infection for 2. Overall, 15 patients in BC were transplanted. Before HSCT, median molecular response was 0.2% (range: 0-29%) and only four patients had a complete molecular response. After transplant, seven patients received second generation TKI. Four patients died, including three related to transplant toxicity. Thirteen patients were alive, but one with ALL BC relapsed 26 months post-transplant and was waiting for second HSCT. With a median follow-up of 4.4 years, 4-year overall survival was 59% (66% for ALL BC versus 40% for AML BC). Conclusion: Incidence of AP/BC after imatinib for CP CML is at 5%, in the CML pediatric database. Despite second generation TKI, combined with HSCT, outcome remains poor. Post-transplant indication of TKI is heterogenic. Recommendations would be useful for practice. [less ▲]

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See detailDescription architecturale : l'ambiance du lieu
Schmitz, Dimitri ULg

Master's dissertation (2001)

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See detailDescription clinique des cas de FCO survenus au Nord de l'Europe durant l'été et l'automne 2006
Guyot, Hugues ULg; Mauroy, Axel ULg; Thiry, Etienne ULg et al

in Bulletin des Groupements Techniques Vétérinaires (2007), 39(avril), 89-96

La fièvre catarrhale ovine (FCO) a été identifiée au Nord de l’Europe <br />le 14 août 2006. L’Allemagne, la Belgique, les Pays-Bas et, dans une <br />moindre mesure, le Grand-Duché de Luxembourg et la ... [more ▼]

La fièvre catarrhale ovine (FCO) a été identifiée au Nord de l’Europe <br />le 14 août 2006. L’Allemagne, la Belgique, les Pays-Bas et, dans une <br />moindre mesure, le Grand-Duché de Luxembourg et la France ont été <br />affectés. Le sérotype 8 du virus de la FCO (exotique) a rapidement été <br />identifié ainsi qu’un vecteur, Culicoides dewulfi, une espèce indigène du <br />Nord de l’Europe. La maladie s’est rapidement développée et au 1er <br />février 2007, on recensait 2137 foyers de FCO, toutes espèces de <br />ruminants confondues. Globalement, la maladie a affecté davantage les <br />bovins (54 %) que les ovins (46 %). Les signes cliniques les plus <br />fréquemment observés chez les bovins étaient des lésions sur le museau <br />et la cavité buccale (ulcérations/croûtes), de la salivation et des boiteries <br />chez des animaux adultes. La morbidité et la mortalité animales étaient <br />respectivement de maximum 5 % et 1 %. Les principaux signes cliniques <br />rencontrés chez le mouton étaient également des lésions sur le museau <br />et la cavité buccale (ulcérations/croûtes), de l’amaigrissement et des <br />boiteries. La morbidité et la mortalité animales étaient respectivement <br />de maximum 12 % et 6 %. Les signes cliniques n’étant pas <br />pathognomoniques et le diagnostic différentiel relativement vaste, seul <br />un examen de laboratoire permet d’établir un diagnostic de certitude. [less ▲]

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See detailLa description comme interprétation : les relations des fêtes de canonisation de saint Ignace de Loyola et de saint François-Xavier en France (1622)
De Marco, Rosa ULg

in Zoberman, Pierre (Ed.) Interpretation in/of the Seventeenth Century (2015)

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See detailDescription d'un piège à fosse original, efficace et polyvalent.
Dufrêne, Marc ULg

in Bulletin et Annales de la Société Royale Belge d’Entomologie = Bulletin en Annalen van de Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Entomologie (1988), 124

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See detailDescription d'une méthode de reconstitution de la surface usinée
Beckers, Pierre ULg; Debongnie, Jean-François ULg; Deltour, Béatrice et al

Report (1995)

In the frame of the feasability study of a machining simulation tool, this report is devoted to the obtention of the machined surface from a series of finite element computations

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