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See detailIs it possible to improve residents breaking bad news skills? A randomised study assessing the efficacy of a communication skills training program
Liénard, A.; Merckaert, I.; Libert, Y. et al

in Psycho-oncology (2009, June), 18 (Suppl. 2)

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See detailIs it possible to improve residents breaking bad news skills? A randomised study assessing the efficacy of a communication skills training program
Liénard, A.; Merckaert, I.; Libert, Y. et al

in British Journal of Cancer (2010), 103

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See detailIs it possible to improve residents' breaking bad news skills in a simulated three-person consultation? A randomized study assessing the efficacy of a communicatin skills training program
Liénard, A.; Merckaert, I.; Libert, Y. et al

in Psycho-oncology (2010, May), 19(Suppl.2)(1-313), 96

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See detailIs it possible to improve the breaking bad news skills of residents when a relative is present? A randomised study.
Merckaert, Isabelle; Liénard, Aurore; Libert, Yves et al

in British Journal of Cancer (2013), 109

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See detailIs it possible to obtain a coherent image of the texture of a porous material?
Noville, Francis ULg; Gommes, Cédric ULg; Doneux, C. et al

in Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis (2002), 144

This study consists in verifying the coherence of a few commonly used analysis methods of nitrogen adsorption-desorption isotherms. These methods were tested on model samples obtained by mechanically ... [more ▼]

This study consists in verifying the coherence of a few commonly used analysis methods of nitrogen adsorption-desorption isotherms. These methods were tested on model samples obtained by mechanically mixing two micro- and mesoporous solids respectively with known, mass proportions. Although the individual analysis methods may lead to discrepancies in the interpretation of the isotherms, their systematic comparison allows drawing a coherent picture of the porous texture. [less ▲]

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See detailIs it possible to obtain a coherent image of the texture of porous materials?
Noville, Francis; Gommes, Cédric ULg; Pirard, Jean-Paul ULg et al

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See detailIs it safe to design a building structure with simple connections, when they are known to exhibit a semi-rigid behaviour
Braham, M.; Jaspart, Jean-Pierre ULg

in Proceedings of the Third European Conference on Steel Structures (EUROSTEEL) (2002)

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See detailIs it safe to design a building structure with simple joints, when they are known to exhibit a semi-rigid behaviour?
Braham, Marc ULg; Jaspart, Jean-Pierre ULg

in Journal of Constructional Steel Research (2004), 60(3-5, MAR-MAY), 713-723

It is shown, by means of computer simulations of the behaviour of a real structure, that it is safe to design a building with the assumption of pinned joints, even when they show a semi-rigid behaviour ... [more ▼]

It is shown, by means of computer simulations of the behaviour of a real structure, that it is safe to design a building with the assumption of pinned joints, even when they show a semi-rigid behaviour. This result is however limited to the cases where the joints show a high ductility, i.e. a capacity of large deformation before the rupture of either the bolts or the welds. Only in few, probably unrealistic cases, this assumption will lead to unsafe results, the lack of safety being however very small, amounting only to a few percent. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailIs it the end of TIPS
Dondelinger; Trotteur; Capasso et al

Scientific conference (1994)

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See detailIs it time for implementation of tight glycaemia control by intensive insulin therapy in every ICU?
Devos, P.; Preiser, Jean-Charles ULg

in Critical Care (2006), 10(2), 130

The second study on tight glycaemia control by intensive insulin therapy (IIT) confirmed in medical intensive care unit patients the decrease in hospital mortality reported by the same team in the first ... [more ▼]

The second study on tight glycaemia control by intensive insulin therapy (IIT) confirmed in medical intensive care unit patients the decrease in hospital mortality reported by the same team in the first IIT trial in surgical patients. However, methodological concerns, the high rate of hypoglycaemia in spite of the infusion of large doses of parenteral glucose and the frequent use of steroids presently preclude considering these results as recommendations in other intensive care units, but rather argue for the need for large-scale assessment of the IIT approach by multi-centre studies to confirm the efficacy and safety of this therapeutic modality. [less ▲]

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See detailIs it worth protecting groundwater from diffuse pollution with agri-environmental schemes? A hydro-economic modeling approach
Hérivaux, Cécile; Orban, Philippe ULg; Brouyère, Serge ULg

in Journal of Environmental Management (2013), 128

In Europe, 30% of groundwater bodies are considered to be at risk of not achieving the Water Framework Directive (WFD) ‘good status’ objective by 2015, and 45% are in doubt of doing so. Diffuse ... [more ▼]

In Europe, 30% of groundwater bodies are considered to be at risk of not achieving the Water Framework Directive (WFD) ‘good status’ objective by 2015, and 45% are in doubt of doing so. Diffuse agricultural pollution is one of the main pressures affecting groundwater bodies. To tackle this problem, the WFD requires Member States to design and implement cost-effective programs of measures to achieve the ‘good status’ objective by 2027 at the latest. Hitherto, action plans have mainly consisted of promoting the adoption of Agri- Environmental Schemes (AES). This raises a number of questions concerning the effectiveness of such schemes for improving groundwater status, and the economic implications of their implementation. We propose a hydro-economic model that combines a hydrogeological model to simulate groundwater quality evolution with agronomic and economic components to assess the expected costs, effectiveness, and benefits of AES implementation. This hydro-economic model can be used to identify cost-effective AES combinations at groundwater-body scale and to show the benefits to be expected from the resulting improvement in groundwater quality. The model is applied here to a rural area encompassing the Hesbaye aquifer, a large chalk aquifer which supplies about 230,000 inhabitants in the city of Liege (Belgium) and is severely contaminated by agricultural nitrates. We show that the time frame within which improvements in the Hesbaye groundwater quality can be expected may be much longer than that required by the WFD. Current WFD programs based on AES may be inappropriate for achieving the ‘good status’ objective in the most productive agricultural areas, in particular because these schemes are insufficiently attractive. Achieving ‘good status’ by 2027 would demand a substantial change in the design of AES, involving costs that may not be offset by benefits in the case of chalk aquifers with long renewal times. [less ▲]

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See detailIs laparoscopy still the gold standard in infertility assessment? A comparison of fertiloscopy versus laparoscopy in infertility. Results of an international multicentre prospective trial: the 'FLY' (Fertiloscopy-LaparoscopY) study.
Watrelot, A.; NISOLLE, Michelle ULg; Chelli, H. et al

in Human Reproduction (2003), 18(4), 834-9

BACKGROUND: The aim of this prospective multicentre study was to compare the two endoscopic techniques of laparoscopy and fertiloscopy in routine evaluation of the pelvis in infertile women. METHODS: A ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: The aim of this prospective multicentre study was to compare the two endoscopic techniques of laparoscopy and fertiloscopy in routine evaluation of the pelvis in infertile women. METHODS: A total of 92 women was selected in 14 University Hospitals to undergo fertiloscopy followed by transabdominal laparoscopy by a team of two surgeons in each hospital. RESULTS: A high degree of concordance was observed between these two techniques, in that if fertiloscopy did not detect any abnormalities, this was also confirmed by laparoscopy. Discordance was observed in similar numbers of cases: eight after laparoscopy and nine after fertiloscopy. The diagnostic index for fertiloscopy and laparoscopy was calculated; sensitivity (86 and 87% respectively) and negative predictive value (64 and 67% respectively) were similar. The kappa index was also calculated for each of the six structures/regions (right/left tube; right/left ovary; peritoneum of pouch of Douglas; posterior uterus), and concordance (0.78 to 0.91) was considered almost complete. CONCLUSIONS: These results confirm fertiloscopy as a minimally invasive safe procedure that may be considered as an alternative to diagnostic laparoscopy in the routine assessment of women without clinical or ultrasound evidence of pelvic disease. On the basis of the additional advantages of fertiloscopy, namely salpingoscopy or microsalpingoscopy, it is considered that fertiloscopy could replace laparoscopy as a routine procedure in such women. [less ▲]

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See detailIs left ventricular longitudinal function related to metabolic abnormalities and fat distribution?
Laret, V; Magne, Julien ULg; O'Connor, K et al

Conference (2010)

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See detailIs Leopoldamys neilli (Rodentia, Muridae) a synonym of Leopoldamys herberti? A reply to Balakirev et al. (2013)
Latinne, Alice ULg; Chaval, Yannick; Waengsothorn, Surachit et al

in Zootaxa (2013), 3731(4), 589-598

Recently, Balakirev et al. (2013) presented a taxonomic revision of the genus Leopoldamys based on phylogenetic analyses. They identified five main Leopoldamys genetic lineages and suggested to rename ... [more ▼]

Recently, Balakirev et al. (2013) presented a taxonomic revision of the genus Leopoldamys based on phylogenetic analyses. They identified five main Leopoldamys genetic lineages and suggested to rename several of them. According to these authors, the genetic lineage previously thought to belong to L. edwardsi (lineage L1) should be assigned to L. revertens while L. neilli (lineage L2) should be considered as a junior synonym of L. herberti. Using molecular and morphological data from a large sampling of Leopoldamys specimens, the aim of the present study was to investigate the taxonomic status of L. herberti and L. neilli. This study reveals that, contrary to Balakirev et al.’s statement, both genetic lineages L1 and L2 occur in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, close to the type locality of L. herberti. We also show that the external measurements and color pattern of L. herberti are highly similar to those of L1 specimens but are not consistent with the morphology of L2 specimens. Therefore these results strongly suggest that L. herberti should be assigned to the genetic lineage L1. Consequently L. neilli should not be considered as a junior synonym of L. herberti and this study confirms that the appropriate name of the genetic lineage L2 is L. neilli. Moreover, as our results show that L. herberti should be assigned to the lineage L1, this name has nomenclatural priority over L. revertens, the species name suggested by Balakirev et al. (2013) for this lineage. [less ▲]

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See detailIs mathematical history written by the victors ?
Bair, Jacques ULg; Henry, Valérie ULg; Blaszczyk, Piotr et al

in Notices of the American Mathematical Society (2013), 60(7), 886-904

We examine prevailing philosophical and historical views about the origin of infinitesimal mathematics in light of modern infinitesimal theories, and show the works of Fermat, Leibniz, Euler, Cauchy and ... [more ▼]

We examine prevailing philosophical and historical views about the origin of infinitesimal mathematics in light of modern infinitesimal theories, and show the works of Fermat, Leibniz, Euler, Cauchy and other giants of infinitesimal mathematics in a new light. Some topics from the history of infinitesimals illustrating our approach appear in alphabetical order. [less ▲]

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See detailIs migration a good substitute for education subsidies?
Docquier, Frédéric; Faye, Ousmane; Pestieau, Pierre ULg

in Journal of Development Economics (2008), (86), 263-276

Assuming a given educational policy, the recent brain drain literature reveals that skilled migration can boost the average level <br />of schooling in developing countries. In this paper, we introduce ... [more ▼]

Assuming a given educational policy, the recent brain drain literature reveals that skilled migration can boost the average level <br />of schooling in developing countries. In this paper, we introduce educational subsidies determined by governments concerned by <br />the number of skilled workers remaining in the country. Our theoretical analysis shows that developing countries can benefit from <br />skilled emigration when educational subsidies entail high fiscal distortions. However when taxes are not too distortionary, it is <br />desirable to impede emigration and subsidize education. We then investigate the empirical relationship between educational <br />subsidies and migration prospects, obtaining a negative relationship for 105 countries. Based on this result, we revisit the country <br />specific effects of skilled migration upon human capital. We show that the endogeneity of public subsidies reduces the number of <br />winners and increases the magnitude of the losses. <br />© 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailIs motor sequence learning impaired in Developmental Coordination Disorder?
Lejeune, Caroline ULg; Catale, Corinne ULg; Schmitz, Xavier ULg et al

Poster (2012)

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is a developmental disorder characterized by marked impairments in motor skills. Despite its negative impact on daily activities and on cognitive and academic ... [more ▼]

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is a developmental disorder characterized by marked impairments in motor skills. Despite its negative impact on daily activities and on cognitive and academic performance, the mechanisms underlying this disorder remain largely unknown. One hypothesis that has been proposed is that the poor motor coordination abilities may be attributed to impairments in motor learning and, more specifically, in learning of the correct sequencing of movements (Gheysen et al., 2011). To date, only two studies have directly investigated sequence learning in DCD, but their results are contradictory. The aim of this study was to explore learning of motor sequence in DCD children by means of a modified version of the Serial Reaction Time (SRT) task where the standard keyboard was replaced by a touch screen in order to reduce the impact of the DCD group’s motor difficulties. A total of 34 children (17 with DCD and 17 typically developing (TD) children aged between 6 and 12 years old participated in this study. Results show that DCD children were able to learn the sequence as fast and as accurately as TD children. These findings, showing that children with DCD present the same degree of implicit learning as TD children, differ from those obtained by Gheysen et al. (2011) and so, challenge the motor sequence learning deficit hypothesis. We suggest that differences between studies are not related to an implicit sequence learning deficit per se in children with DCD, but rather to methodological aspects like the response mode used in the studies. [less ▲]

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See detailIs neon a viable solution to the solar model problem? Insights from nearby B-type stars
Morel, Thierry ULg; Butler, Keith

in Journal of Physics Conference Series (2008), 118

The recent downward revision of the solar CNO photospheric abundances now leads to severe inconsistencies between theoretical models for the Sun's internal structure and the results of helioseismology ... [more ▼]

The recent downward revision of the solar CNO photospheric abundances now leads to severe inconsistencies between theoretical models for the Sun's internal structure and the results of helioseismology. There have been claims that the solar Ne abundance may be underestimated and that an increase in this ill-defined quantity could alleviate (or even completely solve) this problem. To address the validity of this hypothesis, we present a fully homogeneous non-LTE abundance analysis of the optical Ne I/II lines in a sample of 18 nearby B-type stars. Our very preliminary results point towards a mean neon abundance slightly higher than the new solar value, but apparently insufficient by itself to restore the agreement between the solar models and the helioseismological constraints. [less ▲]

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See detailIs neutrophil elastase associated with myeloperoxidase concentration and post-thawing parameters in equine frozen semen?
Ponthier, Jérôme ULg; de la Rebière de Pouyade, Geoffroy ULg; Desvals, Maud et al

in Animal Reproduction Science (2010), 121S

Non sperm cells concentration is higher in unfreezable semen. A relation between non-sperm cells in fresh semen and MPO and post thawing quality has been observed. Neutrophil Elastase seems to have no ... [more ▼]

Non sperm cells concentration is higher in unfreezable semen. A relation between non-sperm cells in fresh semen and MPO and post thawing quality has been observed. Neutrophil Elastase seems to have no effect on semen characteristics and to be not associated with on-sperm cells and freezability. [less ▲]

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