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See detailFatty acids and associated cardiovascular risk
LE GOFF, Caroline ULg; Kaux, Jean-François ULg; Leroy, Ludovic et al

in Food and Nutrition Sciences (2013), 4(9A), 188-194

Background: A fatty acid (FA) is a carboxylic acid with a long aliphatic chain, which is either saturated or unsaturated. Recently, the role of FA and particularly omega-3 and -6 has emerged as ... [more ▼]

Background: A fatty acid (FA) is a carboxylic acid with a long aliphatic chain, which is either saturated or unsaturated. Recently, the role of FA and particularly omega-3 and -6 has emerged as cardiovascular risk factor in the literature. The aim of our study was to establish reference values for these FA and to compare them with data obtained in a population of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients. Materials and methods: Hundred thirty five healthy subjects (59.38 ± 27.12 yo, 75 men) were selected as reference population. We also evaluated FA in thirty three patients (55 ± 9 yo, 23 men) admitted in the Emergency Department of our Institution for AMI. The fasting whole blood was drawn in vacutainer containing EDTA. Before analysis, samples were washed and transmethylated. We performed the quantification of different FA by gas chromatography associated with flame ionisation detector (GCFID). Results: We obtained results in control healthy patients to be used as reference values. In the AMI group, levels of omega-6 were significantly higher (p<0.05) for C18:2n6 and C18:3n6 than the reference population and omega-3 values were significantly lower (p<0.01) compared to reference value for C22:6n3. The omega-3 index was lower and the ratio omega-6/omega-3 was higher in AMI group compared to reference values. Conclusions: We have established reference value for FA and have compared these values with the results obtained in AMI population. FA determination is a new tool we are able to use and to process in our laboratory which can help the clinician to screen patients with the highest cardiovascular risks because of the implication of FA in the etiopathogeny of atherosclerosis. [less ▲]

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See detailFatty acids and cardiovascular risk
LE GOFF, Caroline ULg; Leroy, Ludovic; Kaux, Jean-François ULg et al

in Clinical Chemistry & Laboratory Medicine (2011, May), 49(Special Suppl), 313

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See detailFatty acids and stable isotopes in fish and harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from the North Sea: further insights in their trophic relationships
Drouguet, Olivier; Caut, Stéphane; Haelters, Jan et al

Poster (2007)

Recent observations revealed an increased abundance of the harbour porpoise in the southern part of the North Sea. Concomitant to sightings of living individuals, the number of stranded porpoises ... [more ▼]

Recent observations revealed an increased abundance of the harbour porpoise in the southern part of the North Sea. Concomitant to sightings of living individuals, the number of stranded porpoises displaying lesions linked to fishing nets has also increased this last decade. The increased abundance of porpoises together with the increase in numbers of bycaught animals raised the question of possible competition between porpoises and fishermen in the North Sea. Therefore, a detailed view on harbour porpoise trophic ecology in this region is crucial for their conservation. Stomachs of the washed ashore porpoises were often empty and provided limited information on their recent diet. Another way of looking into the diet of marine mammals is the analysis of blubber. Stable isotopes ratio (d13C and d15N, SI) and fatty acid composition (20 fatty acids, FA) were analyzed in muscle and blubber of 10 freshly stranded harbour porpoises and in 60 potential prey fish from 10 species collected in the North Sea. The SI ratio and FA composition of these fish enabled a clear classification in different trophic levels and different trophic niches. The FA composition was very similar between harbour porpoise blubber and demersal fish, underlining a preferential predation on that resource for the porpoises investigated. A bias might exist for the porpoises: most of the animals were juveniles, and washed ashore during spring. Porpoises might display other feeding habits in other life stages, other periods of the year. These preliminary results however indicate the enhanced accuracy of crossing these biomarker approaches. [less ▲]

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See detailFatty acids determinations: an cardiovascular risk? Preliminary results
LE GOFF, Caroline ULg; Leroy, Ludovic; Pincemail, Joël ULg et al

in Biomedica - Life Science Summit (2011, April 07)

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See detailFatty acids Sterols and Vitamin E composition of seed oil of Opuntia Ficus Indica and Opuntia Dillenii from Morocco
Ghazi, Z.; Ramdani, M.; Fauconnier, Marie-Laure ULg et al

in Journal of Materials and Environmental Science (2013), 5(6), 967-972

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See detailFatty liver in the intensive care unit
Paquot, Nicolas ULg; Delwaide, Jean ULg

in Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition & Metabolic Care (2005), 8(2), 183-187

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis is a liver disease characterized by steatosis and steatohepatitis in subjects whose alcohol consumption is negligible. The primary form is associated with ... [more ▼]

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis is a liver disease characterized by steatosis and steatohepatitis in subjects whose alcohol consumption is negligible. The primary form is associated with insulin resistance whereas secondary non-alcoholic steatohepatitis occurs notably during total parenteral nutrition or in patients in the intensive care unit. This review is mainly focused on recent developments in the understanding of the pathogenesis of this disease. RECENT FINDING: Pathogenesis involves the direct role of fatty acids in liver injury, oxidative stress, cytokines, genetic susceptibility or mitochondrial dysfunction. An increased delivery of free fatty acids to the liver contributes to the first hit, originating liver steatosis. The process may undergo a second hit, characterized by inflammation and hepatocellular degeneration. Mitochondrial dysfunction plays a key role by leading to abnormal generation of reactive oxygen species, which cause lipid peroxidation. The peroxidation products and cytokines favor progression from steatohepatitis to fibrosis. Fatty liver disease may also be encountered in the intensive care unit in patients receiving parenteral nutrition. However, an adapted glucose-lipid ratio as source of non-protein calories prevents the development of fatty liver. Moreover, recent evidence suggests the importance of the type of lipid infused (structured lipid emulsion or fish oils). The acute phase response associated with severe disease can also lead to the development of fatty liver in spite of adequate nutritional support. SUMMARY: The pathogenesis of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis is multifactorial, but there is growing evidence that mitochondrial dysfunction always plays a key role. Adapted nutrition may prevent in part fatty liver in the intensive care unit. [less ▲]

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See detailFaudrait-il donc se résoudre à réparer les dégâts ?
Guillaume, Jean-François ULg

in Pelleriaux, Koen (Ed.) Vivre ensemble ? Pistes de réflexion pour une accessibilité des associations de jeunesse en Flandre, à Bruxelles et en Wallonie (2005)

Dans la sphère des activités d’éducation et d’encadrement de la jeunesse, l’école et la famille ont longtemps occupé une position prépondérante. Mais leur place et leur rôle se sont considérablement ... [more ▼]

Dans la sphère des activités d’éducation et d’encadrement de la jeunesse, l’école et la famille ont longtemps occupé une position prépondérante. Mais leur place et leur rôle se sont considérablement modifiés avec les changements survenus dans l’organisation politique des sociétés et dans les échanges intergénérationnels. L’affaiblissement des programmes éducatifs « traditionnels » contribue à remodeler les frontières entre les différents acteurs institutionnels et à susciter de nouvelles attentes à leur égard. Dans ce contexte, quelles questions peuvent aider à orienter l’action des associations de jeunesse ? [less ▲]

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See detailThe fault breaks of the 1999 earthquakes in Turkey and the tectonic evolution of the Sea of Marmara; a summary
Armijo, R.; Meyer, B.; Barka, A. et al

in The 1999 Izmit and Duzce earthquakes; preliminary results (2000)

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See detailFault Detection Algorithm based on Null-Space Analysis for On-Line Structural Health Monitoring
Yan, Ai-Min; Golinval, Jean-Claude ULg; Marin, Frédéric

Conference given outside the academic context (2005)

Early diagnosis of structural damages or machinery malfunctions allows to reduce the maintenance cost of systems and to increase their reliability and safety. This paper addresses the damage detection ... [more ▼]

Early diagnosis of structural damages or machinery malfunctions allows to reduce the maintenance cost of systems and to increase their reliability and safety. This paper addresses the damage detection problem by statistical analysis on output-only measurements of structures. The developed method is based on subspace analysis of the Hankel matrices constructed by vibration measurement data. The column active subspace of the Hankel matrix defined by the first principal components is orthonormal to the column null-subspace defined by the remaining principal components. The residue in the orthonormality relation obtained from different data sets may be used to detect structural damages. It is illustrated that this null-space-based method constitutes an enhancement of the classical damage detection method based on principal component analysis (PCA). Several damage indicators are proposed to characterize the resulting residue matrices. The method is first illustrated on a numerical example and then, it is applied to vibration fatigue testing of a street-lighting device. Because of its simplicity and efficiency, the proposed algorithm is expected to be suitable for continuous on-line health monitoring of structures in practical situations. [less ▲]

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See detailFault detection based on Kernel Principal Component Analysis
Nguyen, Viet Ha ULg; Golinval, Jean-Claude ULg

in Engineering Structures (2010), 32

In the field of structural health monitoring or machine condition monitoring, the activation of nonlinear dynamic behavior may render the procedure of damage or fault detection more difficult. Principal ... [more ▼]

In the field of structural health monitoring or machine condition monitoring, the activation of nonlinear dynamic behavior may render the procedure of damage or fault detection more difficult. Principal Component Analysis (PCA) is known as a popular method for diagnosis but as it is basically a linear method, it may pass over some useful nonlinear features of the system behavior. One possible extension of PCA is Kernel PCA (KPCA), owing to the use of nonlinear kernel functions that allow to introduce nonlinear dependences between variables. The objective of this paper is to address the problem of fault detection (in terms of nonlinear activation) in mechanical systems using a KPCA-based method. The detection is achieved by comparing the subspaces between the reference and a current state of the system through the concept of subspace angle. It is shown in this work that the exploitation of the measurements in the form of block Hankel matrices can improve effectively the detection results. The method is illustrated on an experimental example consisting of a beam with a geometric nonlinearity. [less ▲]

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See detailFault detection in mechanical systems based on subspace features
Nguyen, Viet Ha ULg; Rutten, Christophe ULg; Golinval, Jean-Claude ULg

in International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering (2010, September)

In the field of structural health monitoring or machine condition monitoring, the activation of nonlinear dynamic behavior complicates the procedure of damage or fault detection. Principal Component ... [more ▼]

In the field of structural health monitoring or machine condition monitoring, the activation of nonlinear dynamic behavior complicates the procedure of damage or fault detection. Principal Component Analysis (PCA) is known as an efficient method for damage diagnosis. However, two drawbacks of PCA are the assumption of the linearity of the system and the need of many sensors. This article presents industrial applications of two possible extensions of PCA: Null subspace analysis (NSA) and Kernel PCA (KPCA). The advantages of NSA rely on its rapidity of use and its reliability. The KPCA method, through the use of nonlinear kernel functions, allows to introduce nonlinear dependences between variables. The objective is to address the problem of fault detection in mechanical systems using subspace-based methods. The detection is achieved by comparing the subspace features between the reference and a current state through statistics. Industrial data are used as illustration of the methods. [less ▲]

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See detailFault Diagnosis in Industrial Systems Based on Blind Source Separation Techniques Using One Single Vibration Sensor
Nguyen, Viet Ha; Rutten, Christophe; Golinval, Jean-Claude ULg

in Shock & Vibration (2012), 19(5), 795-801

In the field of structural health monitoring or machine condition monitoring, most vibration based methods reported in the literature require to measure responses at several locations on the structure. In ... [more ▼]

In the field of structural health monitoring or machine condition monitoring, most vibration based methods reported in the literature require to measure responses at several locations on the structure. In machine condition monitoring, the number of available vibration sensors is often small and it is not unusual that only one single sensor is used to monitor a machine. The aim of this paper is to propose an extension of fault detection techniques that may be used when a reduced set of sensors or even one single sensor is available. Fault detection techniques considered here are based on output-only methods coming from the Blind Source Separation (BSS) family, namely Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Second Order Blind Identification (SOBI). The advantages of PCA or SOBI rely on their rapidity of use and their reliability. Based on these methods, subspace identification may be performed by using the concept of block Hankel matrices which make possible the use of only one single measurement signal. Thus, the problem of fault detection in mechanical systems can be solved by using subspaces built from active principal components or modal vectors. It consists in comparing subspace features between the reference (undamaged) state and a current state. The angular coherence between subspaces is a good indicator of a dynamic change in the system due to the occurrence of faults or damages. The robustness of the methods is illustrated on industrial examples. [less ▲]

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See detailFault Diagnosis in Industrial Systems Based on Blind Source Separation Techniques Using One Single Vibration Sensor
Nguyen, Viet Ha ULg; Rutten, Christophe ULg; Golinval, Jean-Claude ULg

in Maia NNM, Neves MM (Ed.) International Conference on Structural Engineering Dynamics (ICEDyn 2011) - Proceedings (2011)

In the field of structural health monitoring or machine condition monitoring, most vibration based methods reported in the literature require to measure responses at several locations on the structure. In ... [more ▼]

In the field of structural health monitoring or machine condition monitoring, most vibration based methods reported in the literature require to measure responses at several locations on the structure. In machine condition monitoring, the number of available vibration sensors is often small and it is not unusual that only one single sensor is used to monitor a machine. The aim of this paper is to propose an extension of fault detection techniques that may be used when a reduced set of sensors or even one single sensor is available. Fault detection techniques considered here are based on output-only methods coming from the Blind Source Separation (BSS) family, namely Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Second Order Blind Identification (SOBI). The advantages of PCA or SOBI rely on their rapidity of use and their reliability. Based on these methods, subspace identification may be performed by using the concept of block Hankel matrices which make possible the use of only one single measurement signal. Thus, the problem of fault detection in mechanical systems can be solved by using subspaces built from active principal components or modal vectors. It consists in comparing subspace features between the reference (undamaged) state and a current state. The angular coherence between subspaces is a good indicator of a dynamic change in the system due to the occurrence of faults or damages. The robustness of the methods is illustrated on industrial examples. [less ▲]

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See detailFault re-activation, stress interaction and rupture propagation of the 1981 Corinth earthquake sequence
Hubert, Aurelia ULg; King, G. C. P.; Armijo, R. et al

in Earth & Planetary Science Letters (1996), 142

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See detailFauna vs flora contribution to the leaf epiphytes biomass in a Posidonia oceanica seagrass bed (Revellata Bay, Corsica).
Lepoint, Gilles ULg; Havelange, Stéphane; Gobert, Sylvie ULg et al

in Hydrobiologia (1999), 394

The epiphyte biomass of Posidonia oceanica (L.) Delile leaves is mainly related to the substrate leaf availability. It decreases with increasing depth and increases from winter to summer, following the ... [more ▼]

The epiphyte biomass of Posidonia oceanica (L.) Delile leaves is mainly related to the substrate leaf availability. It decreases with increasing depth and increases from winter to summer, following the leaf biomass changes. In Revellata Bay (Gulf of Calvi, Corsica), at shallow depth (10m in this study) where photophilous algae grow, the fixed epifauna biomass accounts for about one third of leaf epiphytes biomass. At deeper depths in the Revellata Bay (20 and 30m), where shade-tolerant algae are dominant among epiflora, epifauna may account for more than half the leaf epiphytes biomass. [less ▲]

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See detailFaunal/floral and isotopic responses to Milankovitch precession cycles and environmental changes in the upper Gulpen Formation (Upper Maastrichtian) at the CBR-Lixhe and ENCI-Maastricht bv quarries
Felder, P. J.; Keppens, E.; De Clercq, Bernadette ULg et al

in Netherlands Journal of Geosciences-Geologie en Mijnbouw (2003), 82(3), 275-281

Two sections, just below the Nivelle Horizon in the upper Gulpen Formation (Upper Maastrichtian), and seven kilometres apart (CBR-Lixhe and ENCI-Maastricht bv quarries) have been analysed (samples every 5 ... [more ▼]

Two sections, just below the Nivelle Horizon in the upper Gulpen Formation (Upper Maastrichtian), and seven kilometres apart (CBR-Lixhe and ENCI-Maastricht bv quarries) have been analysed (samples every 5 cm) for dinocyst, pollen grains and bioclast contents as well as for carbon and oxygen isotopic composition, to obtain better insight into the influence of weathering on these sediments. The CBR section lies above groundwater level, while that at the ENCI quarry is some metres below. At the former quarry we recognised the influences of weathering (karst) nearby. At ENCI, palynological, bioclast and stable isotope results of the carbonate phase (mainly consisting of coccoliths) co-vary remarkably, displaying two cycles which may be interpreted tentatively as climatic fluctuations. The partial derivative(18)O curve varies roughly between -1.6parts per thousand and -1.1parts per thousand (on PDB scale), corresponding to a temperature change of about 2degreesC. Less negative values (i.e. cooler seawater) coincide with larger amounts of pollen of Normapolles and Triporates type assumed to represent temperate forest elements of a vegetation also containing tropical elements such as palms. Assuming the 5 cm sample intervals at ENCI to correspond to 1 ka, climatic maxima (and minima) may be 20-25 ka apart, obviously recalling Milankovitch precession cycles. These are independent of a sharp sedimentological change noted in the upper part of the lowest cycle (samples 42 to 24). Upwards of sample 42, bioclast contents increase and dinocysts, Spiniferites in particular, decrease significantly, corresponding to a marked shallowing. This turning point is also recorded in the partial derivative(13)C curve at ENCI. Bioclast percentages appear to follow composite trends that are influenced by both climatic and sedimentological conditions. [less ▲]

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See detailFaune entomologique glaciaire du plateau de la Baraque Michel
Fredericq, Léon ULg

in La Terre Wallone : catalogue régionaliste (1924)

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See detailFaune et flore de la Formation de Sika (Dévonien inférieur) dans la presqu'île de Dô Son (Viêt-Nam).
Janvier, Philippe; Blieck, Alain; Gerrienne, Philippe ULg et al

in Bulletin du Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle (1987), 92(3), 291-301

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See detailLa faune et la flore glaciaires du plateau de la Baraque-Michel (point culminant de l'Ardenne)
Fredericq, Léon ULg

in Bulletin de l'Académie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Sciences (1904)

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