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See detailLa fase terminale della malattia oncologica: uno studio nell'ottica della teoria dell'attaccamento
Calvo, Vincenzo; Marinelli, Sara; Mania, Adriana et al

in Congresso della Sezione di Psicologia Clinica e Dinamica - AIP (2011, September)

La presente ricerca aveva lo scopo di studiare le influenze dello stile di attaccamento adulto sulla qualità del supporto emotivo fra il paziente oncologico e il suo caregiver di riferimento e ... [more ▼]

La presente ricerca aveva lo scopo di studiare le influenze dello stile di attaccamento adulto sulla qualità del supporto emotivo fra il paziente oncologico e il suo caregiver di riferimento e sull’alleanza di lavoro con i medici di reparto, durante il ricovero in una struttura hospice, specializzata nella gestione della fase terminale della malattia. Poiché lo stile di attaccamento adulto sembra giocare un ruolo importante nella gestione dello stress psicologico percepito dall’individuo nelle circostanze stressanti e nella capacità di fare affidamento sugli altri (Florian & Mikulincer, 1998), abbiamo ipotizzato che anche nella condizione di disagio estremo della fase terminale di una malattia, l’attaccamento sicuro potesse aiutare il soggetto ad affrontare le difficoltà del momento e che, invece, un attaccamento insicuro tendesse ad aumentare la vulnerabilità e l’angoscia (Mikulincer & Orbach, 1995). Lo studio si è proposto di verificare l’ipotesi secondo cui lo stile di attaccamento tenda a influenzare due aspetti importanti della fase terminale della malattia: la qualità del supporto emotivo dato dalla relazione con il caregiver e la qualità dell’alleanza di lavoro con il medico curante. Ci aspettavamo che i malati con attaccamento sicuro tendessero a percepire più positivamente la qualità del supporto emotivo con il caregiver e, analogamente, a valutare più favorevolmente l’alleanza di lavoro con il medico, rispetto ai pazienti insicuri. [less ▲]

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See detailFASST - fMRI Artefact rejection and Sleep Scoring Toolbox
Phillips, Christophe ULg; Schrouff, Jessica ULg; Coppieters't Wallant, Dorothe ULg et al

Software (2007)

"FASST" stands for "fMRI Artefact rejection and Sleep Scoring Toolbox". This M/EEG toolbox is developed by researchers from the Cyclotron Research Centre, University of Li ege, Belgium, with the financial ... [more ▼]

"FASST" stands for "fMRI Artefact rejection and Sleep Scoring Toolbox". This M/EEG toolbox is developed by researchers from the Cyclotron Research Centre, University of Li ege, Belgium, with the financial support of the Fonds de la Recherche Scienti que-FNRS, the Queen Elizabeth's funding, and the University of Li ege. On Dr. Pierre Maquet's impulse we started writing these tools to analyze our sleep EEG-fMRI data and tackle four crucial issues: * Continuous M/EEG. Long multi-channel recording of M/EEG data can be enormous. These data are cumbersome to handle as it usually involves displaying, exploring, comparing, chunking, appending data sets, etc. * EEG-fMRI. When recording EEG and fMRI data simultaneously, the EEG signal acquired contains, on top of the usual neural and ocular activity, artefacts induced by the gradient switching and high static eld of an MR scanner. The rejection of theses artefacts is not easy especially when dealing with brain spontaneous activity. * Scoring M/EEG. Reviewing and scoring continuous M/EEG recordings, such as is common with sleep recordings, is a tedious task as the scorer has to manually browse through the entire data set and give a \score" to each time-window displayed. * Waves detection. Continuous and triggerless recordings of M/EEG data show specifi c wave patterns, characteristic of the subject's state (e.g., sleep spindles or slow waves). Their automatic detection is thus important to assess those states. [less ▲]

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See detailFASST- a FMRI Artefact rejection and Sleep Scoring Toolbox
Schrouff, Jessica ULg; Leclercq, Yves ULg; Noirhomme, Quentin ULg et al

Poster (2011, June 28)

We started writing the “fMRI artefact rejection and sleep scoring toolbox”, or “FASST”, to process our sleep EEG-fMRI data, that is, the simultaneous recording of electroencephalographic and functional ... [more ▼]

We started writing the “fMRI artefact rejection and sleep scoring toolbox”, or “FASST”, to process our sleep EEG-fMRI data, that is, the simultaneous recording of electroencephalographic and functional magnetic resonance imaging data acquired while a subject is asleep. FAST tackles three crucial issues typical of this kind of data: (1) data manipulation (viewing, comparing, chunking, etc.) of long continuous M/EEG recordings, (2) rejection of the fMRI-induced artefact in the EEG signal, and (3)manual sleep-scoring of the M/EEG recording. Currently, the toolbox can efficiently deal with these issues via a GUI, SPM8 batching system or handwritten script. The tools developed are, of course, also useful for other EEG applications, for example, involving simultaneous EEG-fMRI acquisition, continuous EEG eye-balling, and manipulation. Even though the toolbox was originally devised for EEG data, it will also gracefully handle MEG data without any problem. “FAST” is developed in Matlab as an add-on toolbox for SPM8 and, therefore, internally uses its SPM8-meeg data format. “FAST” is available for free, under the GNU-GPL. [less ▲]

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See detailFast 2D model-to-image registration using vanishing points for sports video analysis
Hayet, Jean-Bernard; Piater, Justus ULg; Verly, Jacques ULg

Conference (2005)

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See detailFast 3D finite element - boundary element analysis of induction heaters with passive and active shielding
V Sabariego, Ruth ULg; Sergeant, Peter; Gyselinck, Johan et al

in Proceedings of Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS2004) (2004)

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See detailFast Ambient Pressure Thermal cycling of space solar arrays samples under equivalent AM0 illumination conditions
Guiot, Marc ULg; Fernandez Lisbona, Emilio; Witteveen, Bob et al

Conference (2014, June 08)

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See detailFAST ANALYSIS OF RAPESEED GLUCOSINOLATES BY NEAR-INFRARED REFLECTANCE SPECTROSCOPY
Biston, R.; Dardenne, P.; Cwikowski, M. et al

in Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society (1988), 65(10), 1599-1600

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See detailFast and accurate modelling of longitudinal and repeated measures neuroimaging data.
Guillaume, Bryan ULg; Hua, Xue; Thompson, Paul et al

in NeuroImage (2014), 94

Despite the growing importance of longitudinal data in neuroimaging, the standard analysis methods make restrictive or unrealistic assumptions (e.g., assumption of Compound Symmetry--the state of all ... [more ▼]

Despite the growing importance of longitudinal data in neuroimaging, the standard analysis methods make restrictive or unrealistic assumptions (e.g., assumption of Compound Symmetry--the state of all equal variances and equal correlations--or spatially homogeneous longitudinal correlations). While some new methods have been proposed to more accurately account for such data, these methods are based on iterative algorithms that are slow and failure-prone. In this article, we propose the use of the Sandwich Estimator method which first estimates the parameters of interest with a simple Ordinary Least Square model and second estimates variances/covariances with the "so-called" Sandwich Estimator (SwE) which accounts for the within-subject correlation existing in longitudinal data. Here, we introduce the SwE method in its classic form, and we review and propose several adjustments to improve its behaviour, specifically in small samples. We use intensive Monte Carlo simulations to compare all considered adjustments and isolate the best combination for neuroimaging data. We also compare the SwE method to other popular methods and demonstrate its strengths and weaknesses. Finally, we analyse a highly unbalanced longitudinal dataset from the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative and demonstrate the flexibility of the SwE method to fit within- and between-subject effects in a single model. Software implementing this SwE method has been made freely available at http://warwick.ac.uk/tenichols/SwE. [less ▲]

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See detailFast and accurate modelling of longitudinal neuroimaging data
Guillaume, Bryan ULg; Waldorp, Lourens; Nichols, Thomas

Speech/Talk (2012)

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See detailFast and accurate modelling of longitudinal neuroimaging data: an application to ADNI data
Guillaume, Bryan ULg; Hua, Xue; Thompson, Paul et al

Poster (2013, June 10)

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See detailFast and accurate modelling of longitudinal neuroimaging data: an application to ADNI data
Guillaume, Bryan ULg; Hua, Xue; Thompson, Paul et al

Poster (2013, June 17)

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See detailA fast and facile synthetic route toward the preparation of nanoparticles of polythiophene and its derivatives
Bozukova, Dimitriya; Jérôme, Robert ULg; Jérôme, Christine ULg

in Journal of Nanoparticle Research (2013), 15(4), 15831-18

A novel photochemical water-based approach for the preparation of nanoparticles of polymerized thiophene (Th), thiophene methanol (ThM), or their mixtures (Th-co/or-ThM) was developed. The influence of 3 ... [more ▼]

A novel photochemical water-based approach for the preparation of nanoparticles of polymerized thiophene (Th), thiophene methanol (ThM), or their mixtures (Th-co/or-ThM) was developed. The influence of 3-[(2-acryloyloxy)methyl] thiophene (ATh) as cross-link agent on the stability of the nanoparticles and on their performances was investigated. The occurrence of a polymerization process was confirmed by Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR), UV and fluorescence emission spectroscopies. Nanoparticles with very narrow size distribution (0.0092–0.105 ATh cross-linked, 0.0635–0.272 uncross-linked) and ideal spherical shape (radius 35–47 nm ATh cross-linked, 49–109 nm uncross-linked) were obtained whatever the reaction composition. The size of the particles was found to depend strongly on the level of ATh-stabilization and to diminish upon increase of the ATh content. In contrast, in the same order, their thermal stability shifted toward higher temperatures. Thermal decomposition of the nanoparticles led to formation of carbon-nanoobjects, as observed by transmission electron microscopy, FT-IR, and RAMAN spectroscopies. The re-dispersibility of the dry Th-co/or-ThM nanoparticles in some conventional monomers and solvents has been estimated. [less ▲]

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See detailFast and famous: looking for the fastest speed at which a face can be recognized
Barragan-Jason, Gladys; Besson, Gabriel ULg; Ceccaldi, Mathieu et al

in Frontiers in Psychology (2013), 4

Face recognition is supposed to be fast. However, the actual speed at which faces can be recognized remains unknown. To address this issue, we report two experiments run with speed constraints. In both ... [more ▼]

Face recognition is supposed to be fast. However, the actual speed at which faces can be recognized remains unknown. To address this issue, we report two experiments run with speed constraints. In both experiments, famous faces had to be recognized among unknown ones using a large set of stimuli to prevent pre-activation of features which would speed up recognition. In the first experiment (31 participants), recognition of famous faces was investigated using a rapid go/no-go task. In the second experiment, 101 participants performed a highly time constrained recognition task using the Speed and Accuracy Boost- ing procedure. Results indicate that the fastest speed at which a face can be recognized is around 360–390 ms. Such latencies are about 100 ms longer than the latencies recorded in similar tasks in which subjects have to detect faces among other stimuli. We discuss which model of activation of the visual ventral stream could account for such latencies. These latencies are not consistent with a purely feed-forward pass of activity throughout the visual ventral stream. An alternative is that face recognition relies on the core network underlying face processing identified in fMRI studies (OFA, FFA, and pSTS) and reentrant loops to refine face representation. However, the model of activation favored is that of an activation of the whole visual ventral stream up to anterior areas, such as the perirhinal cortex, combined with parallel and feed-back processes. Further studies are needed to assess which of these three models of activation can best account for face recognition. [less ▲]

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See detailFast and high yield recovery of arabinose from destarched wheat bran
Aguedo, Mario ULg; Vanderghem, Caroline ULg; Goffin, Dorothée ULg et al

in Industrial Crops & Products (2013), 43

Enzymatically destarched wheat bran (DWB) contained 13.8% of arabinose and 23.1% xylose. Up to a maximum of 70% of the arabinose was progressively released from DWB when heated at 80 or 100°C in media ... [more ▼]

Enzymatically destarched wheat bran (DWB) contained 13.8% of arabinose and 23.1% xylose. Up to a maximum of 70% of the arabinose was progressively released from DWB when heated at 80 or 100°C in media acidified with HCl. Whereas microwave irradiation at higher temperatures in pressure vessels could lead to higher yields of extraction. A Box-Behnken experimental design established an efficient model describing the effects of temperature, irradiation duration and pH on arabinose extraction. The pH appeared as the most important factor of the process. 4-5 min of microwave heating at 150ºC and pH 1 appeared as a fast and highly efficient method to recover more than 90% of the arabinose of DWB. When plotting the percentages of arabinose against the combined severity factors LogR’0 (calculated from the temperature/duration/pH conditions applied), two different fitting profiles were obtained for both the heating techniques. Under microwave heating, high free xylose’s release could also occur. The experimental design led to a quadratic model predicting the release of xylose from DWB. A range of conditions enabled to minimize xylose and hydrolyze around 50% of the total arabinose, yielding a high purity fraction. An alternative would be to release more than 90% of both arabinose and xylose, for further arabinose purification or for a common valorization of both pentoses. [less ▲]

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See detailFast and not furious: an inquiry into the current low-risk/high-gain configuration of public participation
Rosskamp, Benedikt ULg; Delvenne, Pierre ULg; Charlier, Nathan ULg et al

Conference (2016, June 29)

For several years scholars pointed at the development of a “participatory turn” in science, technology and innovation (STI). Decisively informed by STS, “public involvement” and then “public engagement” ... [more ▼]

For several years scholars pointed at the development of a “participatory turn” in science, technology and innovation (STI). Decisively informed by STS, “public involvement” and then “public engagement” with STI have been enacted in a broad array of participatory experiments across Europe. These experiments were usually informed by rhetoric of citizen empowerment and distributed governance, against the limitations of technocratic approaches and traditional innovation processes, in order to “enrich”, “deepen”, “broaden” the knowledge base of our democracies. As “embarked researchers”, STS scholars played a crucial role in facilitating and legitimizing the organization of participatory events engaging a variety of publics. This paper will rely on the knowledge and expertise we gathered when organizing multiple participatory events over the last decade, while still trying maintain a critical distance with regard to our own engagement and the types of participation we contributed to enact. More specifically, we propose to draw on the lessons learnt from two recent projects, the organization of a citizens’ summit (Europe Wide Views on Sustainable Consumption) and a prospective study to gauge the potential of involving users in a Living Lab in the health sector in Wallonia. These two projects produced different publics (“citizens-consumers” or “users”), were informed by different political rationales (“sustainability” or “inclusive innovation”), took place in diverse settings (a European FP7 project or a project funded by the Walloon Region) and connected to several narratives of public empowerment through participation (“being heard in policymaking” or “accelerating and improving health”). Our contribution maps and compares the different instrumental and strategic framings of the engagement of publics in those two projects, emphasizing the roles attributed to fabricated publics but also the construction of categories such as the “state” and the “economy”. It unpacks some critical issues related to the methods and techniques used in the concrete implementation of participatory exercises such as, for example, the relation between the assigned tasks, the allowed forms of dialogue between the participants, the room for engagement with the issue(s) at stake and the broader understanding of processes these inputs were supposed to contribute to. Our analysis highlights a tension between the justificatory rationales for public engagement and its specific enactments. In these fast and optimized exercises, participants and their inputs become resources that need to be methodologically maximized and from which “value” may be extracted for instrumental use, i.e. innovation or policy-making. In this configuration in which, we argue, most participation experiments are stuck, the increasing involvement of publics in either policy-making or innovation will only be likely to produce low risk and high gain for powerful actors, who manage to take the best advantage of unpaid and uncritical labour from participants. Due attention (including self-reflexive critique) will be paid to alternative framings and critical insights, which were methodologically eliminated or ‘tamed’ to avoid threatening the design of the overall participatory exercise. By externalizing critique to favour unconditional compliance with imposed notions of the “greater good”, we scrutinize the risk for participation to become a mere space of experimentation for the sake of innovation and economic growth. Furthermore, we argue that critical scholarly work should help to move beyond this particular division of labour and responsibilities between the spheres of science, society and the state in order to avoid re-enacting traditional conceptions of the policy-making process and innovation pathways. [less ▲]

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See detailFast And Reliable Chromatographic Procedure For The Purification Of Virginiamycin M-1 Factor
Nott, Katherine ULg; Paquot, Michel ULg; Heilporn, Sylvie et al

in Chromatographia (2002), 56(5-6),

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See detailFast and Reliable Method for the Preparation of Various [18F]Fluorobenzyl Halides
Lemaire, Christian ULg; Libert, Lionel ULg; Plenevaux, Alain ULg et al

in Journal of Labelled Compounds & Radiopharmaceuticals (2009, July), 52(S1), 178

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See detailFast and sharp decrease in calprotectin predicts remission by infliximab in anti-TNF naive patients with ulcerative colitis.
De Vos, M.; Dewit, Olivier; D'Haens, G. et al

in Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis [=JCC] (2012), 6(5), 557-62

AIM: To evaluate the effect of infliximab induction therapy on calprotectin levels in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this prospective study 53 patients with active UC from ... [more ▼]

AIM: To evaluate the effect of infliximab induction therapy on calprotectin levels in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this prospective study 53 patients with active UC from 17 centers were treated with infliximab therapy (5 mg/kg) at baseline, week 2, and week 6. Faecal calprotectin was measured every week. Sigmoidoscopies were performed at baseline, week 6 and week 10. RESULTS: Median calprotectin levels decreased from 1260 (IQR 278.5- 3418) at baseline to 72.5 (IQR 18.5 - 463) at week 10 (p<0.001). After 10 weeks, infliximab therapy induced endoscopic remission and a decrease in calprotectin to<50 mg/kg or at least a 80% decrease from baseline level in 58% of patients. A significant and steep decrease of calprotectin levels was seen at week 2 for patients with an endoscopic remission at week 10 as compared to patients who did not show a remission. (p<0.001). At week 10 an excellent correlation was found between endoscopic remission and clinical Mayo score reflected by an AUC of ROC analyses of 0.94 (0.87-1) and with calprotectin measurements (AUC 0.91 (0.81-1)) : all patients with calprotectin levels <50 mg/kg, and a normal clinical Mayo score (=0) were in endoscopic remission. CONCLUSIONS: Infliximab induces a fast and significant decrease of faecal calprotectin levels in anti-TNF naive patients with ulcerative colitis predictive for remission of disease. [less ▲]

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See detailFast and slow spindle involvement in the consolidation of a new motor sequence
Barakat, M.; Doyon, J.; Debas, K. et al

in Behav Brain Res (2011), 217(1), 117-21

This study aimed to determine the distinct contribution of slow (11-13 Hz) and fast (13-15 Hz) spindles in the consolidation process of a motor sequence learning task (MSL). Young subjects (n = 12) were ... [more ▼]

This study aimed to determine the distinct contribution of slow (11-13 Hz) and fast (13-15 Hz) spindles in the consolidation process of a motor sequence learning task (MSL). Young subjects (n = 12) were trained on both a finger MSL task and a control (CTRL) condition, which were administered one week apart in a counterbalanced order. Subjects were asked to practice the MSL or CTRL task in the evening (approximately 9:00 p.m.) and their performance was retested on the same task 12h later (approximately 9:00 a.m.). Polysomnographic (PSG) recordings were performed during the night following training on either task, and an automatic algorithm was used to detect fast and slow spindles and to quantify their characteristics (i.e., density, amplitude, and duration). Statistical analyses revealed higher fast (but not slow) spindle density after training on the MSL than after practice of the CTRL task. The increase in fast spindle density on the MSL task correlated positively with overnight performance gains on the MSL task and with difference in performance gain between the MSL and CTRL tasks. Together, these results suggest that fast sleep spindles help activate the cerebral network involved in overnight MSL consolidation, while slow spindles do not appear to play a role in this mnemonic process. [less ▲]

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