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See detailInfluence of social and non-social environmental enrichment on the behaviour of caged rabbits.
Vandenheede, Marc ULg; Halloy, D.

in Ferrante, V. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 37th International Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology (2003)

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See detailInfluence of sodium balance on uremic red blood cell ion transport
Krzesinski, Jean-Marie ULg; Rorive, Georges ULg

in Nephron (1988), 49(2), 126-131

This study was performed to test the effect of dialysis-induced acute modifications of plasma volume and sodium pool on red blood cell (RBC) ion transport in patients with end-stage renal disease. This ... [more ▼]

This study was performed to test the effect of dialysis-induced acute modifications of plasma volume and sodium pool on red blood cell (RBC) ion transport in patients with end-stage renal disease. This approach confirmed the presence of an Na-K pump inhibitor in the plasma of uremic patients with extracellular fluid volume expansion. This factor cross-reacts with digoxin antibodies, and its concentration decreases during dialysis; this explains the increased activity of the RBC Na-K pump that is consistently observed during dialysis. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence of sodium hypochlorite on Er:YAG Laser-irradiated dentin and its effect on the quality of adaptation of the composite restoration margins
LAHMOUZI, Jamila ULg; Farache, M.; Umana, M. et al

in Photomedicine and Laser Surgery (2012), 30(11), 655-662

Objective: The aims of this in vitro study were to evaluate: (1) the influence of 5% NaOCl application on Er:YAG-irradiated dentin; and (2) its effect on the quality of adaptation of the composite ... [more ▼]

Objective: The aims of this in vitro study were to evaluate: (1) the influence of 5% NaOCl application on Er:YAG-irradiated dentin; and (2) its effect on the quality of adaptation of the composite restoration margins. Background data: Previous research has shown that Er:YAG dentin irradiation produces a thermally affected tissue layer that results in lower bond strength than that of nonirradiated dentin. The removal of this thermally-affected layer may enhance the quality of dentin bonding Materials and methods: Forty-nine caries-free extracted human molars were transversely sectioned in order to totally expose the dentin. Four standardized cavities were created on the dentinal surface of each molar. First, two cavities were irradiated with Er:YAG laser (2.94 nm): 150 mJ, 10 Hz, variable square pulse (VSP) mode (100 μsec), beam diameter=0.9 mm, speed of irradiation=1 mm/sec, 20% air and 20% water. Then, one of irradiated cavities and one of nonirradiated cavities were treated for 30 sec with 5% NaOCl solution. Finally, they went through a standard bonding treatment for composite restoration, etching, bonding, and composite filling. We obtained four groups of cavities: (1) one control group of nonirradiated cavities not pretreated with NaOCl; (2) one group of nonirradiated cavities, pretreated with NaOCl; (3) one group of irradiated cavities, not pretreated with NaOCl; and (4) one group of irradiated cavities, pretreated with NaOCl. All samples were subjected to thermocycling. Every cavity was immersed into a 0.5% solution of methylene blue. The percentage of dye penetration (microleakage) in the composite-dentin interface was evaluated. Six molars were analyzed by scanning electron microscope. Results: Dye infiltration depth was significantly reduced in irradiated cavities treated with 5% NaOCl solution. Conclusions: The application of a 5% NaOCl solution on Er:YAG irradiated cavities can significantly improve the marginal quality of composite bonding. © Copyright 2012, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. 2012. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence of soil suction on trench stability
Whenham, Valérie; De Vos, Monika; Legrand, Christian et al

in Proc. of the 2nd Int. Conf. on Mechanics of Unsaturated Soils - USS2007 Experimental Unsaturated Soil Mechanics (2007)

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See detailInfluence of Soil Suction on Trench Stability
Tomboy, Olivier; Whenham, Valérie; De Vos, Monika et al

in Proc. of the 14th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol 2 (2007)

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See detailINFLUENCE OF SOLUBLE POLYSACCHARIDE ON THE ADHERENCE OF PARTICULATE SOILS
Toure, Yetioman ULg; Rouxhet, Paul G.; Dupont-Gillain, C. Christine et al

in Malayeri, Reza; Watkinson, Paul A.; Müller-Steinhagen, Hans (Eds.) Proceedings of International Conference on Heat Exchanger Fouling and Cleaning - 2011 (Peer-reviewed) (2011, June 11)

The removal of particulate soils from solid surfaces is the key process of cleaning many industrial devices, such as heat exchangers and spray dryers (food and pharmaceutical sector), and may be ... [more ▼]

The removal of particulate soils from solid surfaces is the key process of cleaning many industrial devices, such as heat exchangers and spray dryers (food and pharmaceutical sector), and may be influenced by the presence of solutes, in particular of macromolecules. The present study deals with the influence of soluble polysaccharide on the adherence of particulate fouling of open surfaces and on subsequent cleaning. Model substrates differing by hydrophobicity (glass and polystyrene) were soiled with a suspension of quartz particles, taken as a model of hard hydrophilic soil. Dextran was chosen as a model of soluble polysaccharide. The substrates were soiled with or without previous conditioning with the polysaccharide solution (80mg/l). The quartz particles suspension was prepared in three ways: (i) suspension in a polysaccharide solution (80mg/l), (ii) same as (i) and subsequent washing three times, (iii) suspension in water. The substrates were soiled by spraying the suspension and dried for 30min before cleaning treatment with a water flow in a radial flow chamber. The aggregates observed after soiling differed considerably between glass and polystyrene, whether the substrate and/or the quartz particles were or were not conditioned with dextran. Conditioning polystyrene with dextran increased slightly the adherence of quartz particles, while the opposite was observed when conditioning glass with dextran, whatever the mode of quartz particles conditioning. The effect of conditioning quartz particles with dextran at the concentration used was not significant. [less ▲]

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See detailINFLUENCE OF SOLUBLE POLYSACCHARIDE ON THE ADHERENCE OF PARTICULATE SOILS
Toure, Yetioman ULg; Rouxhet, G. Paul; Dupont-Gillain, C. Christine et al

Conference (2011, June)

The removal of particulate soils from solid surfaces is the key process of cleaning many industrial devices, such as heat exchangers and spray dryers (food and pharmaceutical sector), and may be ... [more ▼]

The removal of particulate soils from solid surfaces is the key process of cleaning many industrial devices, such as heat exchangers and spray dryers (food and pharmaceutical sector), and may be influenced by the presence of solutes, in particular of macromolecules. The present study deals with the influence of soluble polysaccharide on the adherence of particulate fouling of open surfaces and on subsequent cleaning. Model surfaces differing by hydrophobicity (glass and polystyrene) were soiled with a suspension of quartz particles, taken as a model of hard hydrophilic soil. Dextran was chosen as a model of soluble polysaccharide. The surfaces were soiled with or without previous conditioning with the polysaccharide solution (80mg/l). The quartz particles suspension was prepared in three ways: (i) suspension in a polysaccharide solution (80mg/l), (ii) same as (i) and subsequent washing three times, (iii) suspension in water. The surfaces were soiled by spraying the suspension and dried for 30min before cleaning treatment with a water flow in a radial flow chamber. The aggregates observed after soiling differed considerably between glass and polystyrene, whether the surface and/or the quartz particles are conditioned with dextran. Conditioning polystyrene with dextran increased slightly the adherence of quartz particles, while the opposite was observed when conditioning glass with dextran, whatever the mode of quartz particles conditioning. The effect of conditioning quartz particles with dextran at the concentration used was not significant. [less ▲]

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See detailINFLUENCE OF SOLUBLE PROTEINS ON THE ADHERENCE OF PARTICULATE SOILS
Toure, Yetioman ULg; Rouxhet, Paul; Dupont-Gillain, Christine et al

in Malayeri, Reza; Watkinson, Paul A.; Müller-Steinhagen, Hans (Eds.) Proceedings of International Conference on Heat Exchanger Fouling and Cleaning - 2013 (Peer-reviewed) (2013, December)

Adsorbed compounds from food and pharmaceutical mixtures may influence interactions at interfaces and thus fouling and cleaning. In this study, quartz particles (10 to 30µm) were used as a model soil for ... [more ▼]

Adsorbed compounds from food and pharmaceutical mixtures may influence interactions at interfaces and thus fouling and cleaning. In this study, quartz particles (10 to 30µm) were used as a model soil for examining the effect of dissolved proteins on the cleanability of substrates after soiling and drying. Glass and stainless steel pretreated by UV-Ozone (StSteel-UVO) were used as model hydrophilic substrates, while hydrophobic substrates were represented by stainless steel cleaned with ethanol (StSteel-Eth) and polystyrene. BSA and β-LGB were used as proteins. The quartz suspensions used for soiling were prepared in pure water and in a solution of each protein. After soiling and drying, the cleanability was evaluated using a radial-flow cell, with pure water as the cleaning fluid. The presence of proteins in the suspension used for soiling hydrophilic substrates (Glass and StSteel-UVO), decreased the adherence of quartz particles. Its effect was less marked and tended to be opposite for less hydrophilic substrates (StSteel-Eth, Polystyrene). The adherence cannot be explained by a simple relation with the contact angle. Other factors may be the solution surface tension itself and the protein behavior at the interfaces created by drying and by rehydratation during cleaning. When considering the influence of substrate on soiling, it must be kept in mind that high surface energy solids (metals, oxides) are readily contaminated in contact with air and lose their hydrophilicity. This may improve the substrate behavior regarding cleanability with respect to particulate soil. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence of some experimental factors on the evaluation of the sensitivity of Aphidius rhopalosiphi De Stefani-Perez to phosalone.
Guelton, O.; Mahaut, T.; Deleu, R. et al

in Mededelingen van de Faculteit Landbouwkundige en Toegepaste Biologische Wetenschappen (Rijksuniversiteit te Gent) (1999), 64(3a), 41-47

Mead-Briggs (1992) proposed a Iaborarory method to assess the contact toxicity of a pesticide on the cereal aphid parasitoid Aphidius rhopalosiphi De Stefani-Perez. The influence of air moisture ... [more ▼]

Mead-Briggs (1992) proposed a Iaborarory method to assess the contact toxicity of a pesticide on the cereal aphid parasitoid Aphidius rhopalosiphi De Stefani-Perez. The influence of air moisture, photoperiod, sex of insects and storage conditions on the sensitivity of this parasitoid to phosalone was studied. Results sbowed that insect sensitivity is the most influenced by air moisture. The storage conditions of mummies before use seems also to be an important factor. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence of some heat treatments parameters on the microstructure of high alloyed steels
Lecomte-Beckers, Jacqueline ULg; Tchuindjang, Jérôme Tchoufack ULg

in Proceedings of the MSMF-3 International Conference (2001)

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See detailInfluence of source and levels of dietary fiber on in vivo nitrogen excretion pathways in pigs and in vitro fermentation and protein synthesis by fecal bacteria
Bindelle, Jérôme ULg; Buldgen, André; Delacollette, Maud et al

in Journal of Animal Science (2009), 87

The inclusion of dietary fiber (DF) in diets has been suggested as a way to reduce ammonia emission in pig barns because it contributes to a shift in N excretion from urine to feces due to enhanced ... [more ▼]

The inclusion of dietary fiber (DF) in diets has been suggested as a way to reduce ammonia emission in pig barns because it contributes to a shift in N excretion from urine to feces due to enhanced bacterial growth in the intestines. This study compared an in vitro method to measure bacterial protein synthesis during fermentation to in vivo N excretion shift induced by diets differing in DF concentrations and solubility. The first experiment measured the effect of graded concentrations of sugar beet pulp (SBP; 0, 10, 20 and 30%) in corn-soybean meal-based diets on in vivo N excretion partitioning between urine and feces. A second experiment investigated the replacement of SBP, rich in soluble DF, by oat hulls (OH), rich in insoluble DF (20:0; 10.5:10.5; 0:22%, respectively). In parallel, the fermentation characteristics of the dietary carbohydrates not digested in the small intestine was evaluated in an in vitro gas test, based on their incubation with colonic microbiota, using a mineral buffer solution enriched with 15N. The N originating from the buffer solution incorporated into the bacterial proteins (BNI) was measured when half of the final gas volume was produced (T/2: 8.5 to 14.5 h of fermentation) and after 72 h of fermentation. Short-chain fatty acids (SCFA) were determined in the liquid phase. In the first experiment, the inclusion of SBP linearly decreased urinary N excretion from 0.285 to 0.215 g N excreted in urine per g N ingested and urinary-N:fecal–N excretion ratio from 2.171 to 1.177 (P < 0.01). In the second experiment, the substitution of SBP by OH linearly increased urinary-N:fecal–N excretion ratio (P = 0.009). Unlike SCFA production, BNI was greater at T/2 than at 72 h of fermentation. Sugar beet pulp enhanced BNI linearly (P < 0.001): 2.01, 2.06 and 2.35 mg g-1 diet with 10, 20 and 30% SBP, respectively, as compared to 1.51 mg for the control diet. The substitution of SBP by OH decreased BNI (P < 0.01). With the exception of final gas production, all in vitro kinetics characteristics and BNI were correlated to in vivo N excretion parameters and regression equations for the prediction of N excretion pathways from in vitro data were identified. Even if the presence of resistant starch in the diet might alter the composition of the fibrous residue that is fermented, it can be concluded that the in vitro method is a possible useful tool for the formulation of diets reducing the effects of pig production on the environment. [less ▲]

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See detailThe influence of source similarity on memory accuracy
Dehon, Hedwige ULg

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See detailThe influence of Space Weather and of the ionosphere on Global Navigation Satellite Systems
Warnant, René ULg; Jodogne, Jean-Claude; Nebdi, Hamid

Conference given outside the academic context (2002)

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See detailThe influence of Space Weather and of the ionosphere on Global Navigation Satellite Systems
Warnant, René ULg; Jodogne, Jean-Claude; Nebdi, Hamid

Conference (2002)

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See detailInfluence of space-filling materials in subantral bone augmentation: blood clot vs. autogenous bone chips vs. bovine hydroxyapatite
Lambert, France ULg; Léonard, Angélique ULg; Drion, Pierre ULg et al

in Clinical Oral Implants Research (2011), 22(5), 538-545

Aim: The first objective of the present study was to compare the short- and long-term 3D volume stability of sub-sinusal bone regeneration in rabbits using different space fillers. The second objective ... [more ▼]

Aim: The first objective of the present study was to compare the short- and long-term 3D volume stability of sub-sinusal bone regeneration in rabbits using different space fillers. The second objective was to assess qualitatively and quantitatively the early bone formation process and long-term behavior of the regenerated bone. Materials and methods: Fifteen rabbits underwent a double sinus lift procedure using: blood clot (Clot), autogenous bone chips (Auto) and bovine hydroxyapatite (BHA). Animals were euthanized at 1 week, 5 weeks and 6 months. Samples were subjected to X-ray microtomography and histology. Variations in the volume of bone augmentations were calculated at different time points. Qualitative analysis was performed using 7 μm sections and quantitative histomorphometric analyses were carried out using scanning electron microscopy. Results: From baseline (100%) to 5 weeks, the augmented volumes declined to 17.3% (Clot), 57.6% (Auto) and 90.6% (BHA). After 6 months, only 19.4% (Clot) and 31.4% (Auto) of initial volumes were found, while it remained more stable in the BHA group (84%). At 1 week, an initial osteogenesis process could be observed in the three groups along the bone walls. At 5 weeks, despite a significant decline in the volume, newly formed bone density was higher with Clot and Auto than with BHA. At 6 months, bone densities were statistically similar in the three groups. However, after 6 months, the surface invaded by newly formed bone (regenerated area) was significantly higher when BHA was used as space filler. In the BHA group, the biomaterial area slightly decreased from 42.7% (1 week) to 40% (5 weeks) and 34.9% (6 months) and the density of the composite regenerated tissue (bone+BHA) reached >50% at 6 months. Conclusions and clinical implications: The three space fillers allowed bone formation to occur. Nevertheless, augmented volumes declined in the Clot and Auto groups, while they remained stable with BHA. A slowly resorbable biomaterial might be suitable in sub-sinusal bone augmentation for preventing the re-expansion process and for augmenting the density of the regenerated tissues. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence of Specific Anti-Salmon Calcitonin Antibodies on Biological Effectiveness of Nasal Salmon Calcitonin in Paget's Disease of Bone
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Gennari, C.; Mautalen, C. et al

in Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology (1990), 19(1), 83-6

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See detailInfluence of specific rehabilitation programs on pressure pain thresholds in patients with fibromyalgia or chronic low back pain
Maquet, Didier ULg; Demoulin, Christophe ULg; Lecart, Marie-Paule ULg et al

in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (2007), 66

Background: Specific rehabilitation programs are recommended in chronic pain syndromes. The subjective experience and multidimensional nature of pain is problematic for assessment. Pressure pain threshold ... [more ▼]

Background: Specific rehabilitation programs are recommended in chronic pain syndromes. The subjective experience and multidimensional nature of pain is problematic for assessment. Pressure pain threshold (PPT) is defined as the minimum force applied which induces pain measured with a dolorimeter. Objectives: The purposes were: (1) to compare PPTs for 18 specific tender sites in patients with fibromyalgia (FM) and in patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP), (2) to assess the PPT changes in these groups following specific rehabilitation programs. Methods: Eleven women with CLBP and six women with FM were included in this study. They attended biweekly specific multidisciplinary rehabilitation sessions for 8 weeks. Pain intensity and PPTs for the 18 specific tender sites defined by the American College of Rheumatology were evaluated respectively with a visual analogue scale (VAS) and with an electronic dolorimeter, before and after the programs. Normative data of PPTs were established in a recent study [1]. Results: Before starting the rehabilitation program, patients with FM displayed VAS scores higher (p<0.05) than those with CLBP. Furthermore, FM patients had the lowest (p<0.05) PPTs over all examined areas. Statistical analysis failed to show any differences between PPTs of CLBP and healthy subjects. At the end of the specific program, VAS scores decreased significantly in both patient groups. In contrast, a significant increase of PPTs was only observed in FM patients. However, their PPTs remained below the CLBP and healthy PPT values. Conclusion: Despite the presence of chronic pain in these two syndromes, the decrease of PPTs appears to be specific in patients with FM. Measure of PPTs could represent a relevant method in order to perform a longitudinal follow-up of patient's pain perception. After the rehabilitation programs, pain intensity decreased in both patient groups. References: [1] Maquet D, Croisier JL, Demoulin C, Crielaard JM. Pressure pain thresholds of tender point sites in patients with fibromyalgia and in healthy controls. Eur J Pain, 2004, 8:111-117. [less ▲]

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