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See detailmorbidity in neonates afetr labour induction or cesarean section
Battisti, Oreste ULg; Bertrand, J. M.; Adant-François, A. et al

in vlaamse verenigong voor obstetrie en gynaecologie jaarboek (1997), 1

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See detailMorbillivirus in common seals stranded on the coasts of Belgium and northern France during summer 1998
Jauniaux, Thierry ULg; Boseret, Géraldine ULg; Desmecht, M. et al

in Veterinary Record : Journal of the British Veterinary Association (2001), 148(19), 587-591

Sixteen common seals (Phoca vitulina) were stranded on the Belgian and northern French coasts during the summer of 1998. Eleven (10 pups and one adult) were sampled for histopathological ... [more ▼]

Sixteen common seals (Phoca vitulina) were stranded on the Belgian and northern French coasts during the summer of 1998. Eleven (10 pups and one adult) were sampled for histopathological, immunohistochemical, serological. bacteriological, parasitological and virological investigations. The main gross findings were severe emaciation, acute haemorrhagic enteritis, acute pneumonia, interstitial pulmonary emphysema and oedema, and chronic ulcerative stomatitis. Microscopical lung findings were acute to subacute pneumonia with interstitial oedema and emphysema. Severe lymphocytic depletion was observed in lymph nodes. Severe acute to subacute meningoencephalitis was observed in one animal. Specific staining with two monoclonal antibodies directed against canine distemper virus (CDV) and phocine distemper virus was observed in a few lymphocytes in the spleen and lymph nodes of three seals. Anti-CDV neutralising antibodies were detected in sera from six animals. Seven of the seals were positive by reverse transcriptase-PCR for the morbillivirus phosphoprotein gene. The lesions observed were consistent with those in animals infected by a morbillivirus, and demonstrated that distemper has recently recurred in North Sea seals. [less ▲]

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See detailMorbillivirus infections in marine mammals stranded along the Belgian and Northern French coasts between 1990 and 2000
Jauniaux, Thierry ULg; Boseret, Géraldine ULg; Coignoul, Freddy ULg

in Proceedings 14th biennal conference on the biology of marine mamals (2001)

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See detailA more complete picture of metal hyperaccumulation through next-generation sequencing technologies
Verbruggen, Nathalie; Hanikenne, Marc ULg; Clemens, Stephan

in Frontiers in Plant Science (2013), 4

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See detailMore on generalized automatic sequences
Rigo, Michel ULg; Maes, Arnaud

in Journal of Automata, Languages and Combinatorics (2002), 7

We give some generalizations of $k$-automatic sequences replacing the $k$-ary system by an abstract numeration system on a regular language. We study some of the closure properties of these sequences and ... [more ▼]

We give some generalizations of $k$-automatic sequences replacing the $k$-ary system by an abstract numeration system on a regular language. We study some of the closure properties of these sequences and the possible extension to the multidimensional case or to infinite alphabets. The equivalence of these sequences and morphic predicates is given and the relationship to recognizability is also investigated. [less ▲]

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See detailMore on the reflection nebula surrounding HD 87643 and the non-uniform atmosphere of the central star
Surdej, Jean ULg; Swings, Jean-Pierre ULg

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (1983), 117

Different equivalent widths and line displacements of Hbeta and Fe II are observed in spectra of two condensations located within the reflection nebula surrounding HD 87643: they indicate important ... [more ▼]

Different equivalent widths and line displacements of Hbeta and Fe II are observed in spectra of two condensations located within the reflection nebula surrounding HD 87643: they indicate important relative motions (Deltav â ¡ 150 km s[SUP]-1[/SUP]) between various parts of the nebulosity and demonstrate that the stellar atmosphere in which the lines are formed is not isotropic and/or not homogeneous. The spectrum of another reflection nebula situated in the vicinity of HD 87643 is also briefly described. [less ▲]

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See detailA More Than 20% Increase in Deceased-Donor Organ Procurement and Transplantation Activity After the Use of Donation After Circulatory Death.
Le Dinh, H.; MONARD, Josée ULg; DELBOUILLE, Marie-Hélène ULg et al

in Transplantation proceedings (2014), 46(1), 9-13

BACKGROUND: Organ procurement and transplant activity from controlled donation after circulatory death (DCD) was evaluated over an 11-year period to determine whether this program influenced the ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: Organ procurement and transplant activity from controlled donation after circulatory death (DCD) was evaluated over an 11-year period to determine whether this program influenced the transplant and donation after brain death (DBD) activities. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Deceased donor (DD) procurement and transplant data were prospectively collected in a local database for retrospective review. RESULTS: There was an increasing trend in the potential and actual DCD numbers over time. DCD accounted for 21.9% of the DD pool over 11 years, representing 23.7% and 24.2% of the DD kidney and liver pool, respectively. The DBD retrieval and transplant activity increased during the same time period. Mean conversion rate turning potential into effective DCD donors was 47.3%. Mean DCD donor age was 54.6 years (range, 3-83). Donors >/=60 years old made up 44.1% of the DCD pool. Among referred donors, reasons for nondonation were medical contraindications (33.7%) and family refusals (19%). Mean organ yield per DCD donor was 2.3 organs. Mean total procurement warm ischemia time was 19.5 minutes (range, 6-39). In 2012, 17 DCD and 37 DBD procurements were performed in the Liege region, which has slightly >1 million inhabitants. CONCLUSIONS: This DCD program implementation enlarged the DD pool and did not compromise the development of DBD programs. The potential DCD pool might be underused and seems to be a valuable organ donor source. [less ▲]

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See detailMore Than a Phrase on a Food Label. The Health Claims as a Topological Space
Hendrickx, Kim ULg

Conference (2012, February 29)

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See detailMore Than Ever: Intelligence is Capital
Rigo, Philippe ULg; Dehousse, Nicolas ULg; Hadid et al

in The Czech Technical University, Conf.: New Requirements for Structures and their Reliability (1994, June)

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See detailThe (more than) 100 Ways to Measure Portfolio Performance. Part 1: Standardized Risk-Adjusted Measures
Cogneau, Philippe ULg; Hübner, Georges ULg

in Journal of Performance Measurement (2009), 13(Summer), 56-71

This paper performs a census of the 107 performance measures for portfolios that have been proposed so far in the scientific literature. We discuss their main strengths and weaknesses and provide a ... [more ▼]

This paper performs a census of the 107 performance measures for portfolios that have been proposed so far in the scientific literature. We discuss their main strengths and weaknesses and provide a classification based on their objectives, properties and degree of generalization. The measures are categorized based on the general way they are computed: asset selection vs. market timing, standardized vs. individualized, absolute vs. relative and excess return vs. gain measure. We show that several categories have been exhausted while some others feature very heterogeneous ways to assess performance within the same sets of objectives. The census is divided in two parts. The current article (Part 1) introduces the general taxonomy and presents the 75 standardized risk-adjusted measures. [less ▲]

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See detailThe (more than) 100 Ways to Measure Portfolio Performance: Part 2: Special Measures and Comparison
Cogneau, Philippe ULg; Hübner, Georges ULg

in Journal of Performance Measurement (2009), 14(Fall), 56-69

This paper performs a census of the 107 performance measures for portfolios that have been proposed so far in the scientific literature. We discuss their main strengths and weaknesses and provide a ... [more ▼]

This paper performs a census of the 107 performance measures for portfolios that have been proposed so far in the scientific literature. We discuss their main strengths and weaknesses and provide a classification based on their objectives, properties and degree of generalization. The measures are categorized based on the general way they are computed: asset selection vs. market timing, standardized vs. individualized, absolute vs. relative and excess return vs. gain measure. We show that several categories have been exhausted while some others feature very heterogeneous ways to assess performance within the same sets of objectives. The census is divided in two parts. The current article (Part 2) presents the 32 special measures and provides a empirical comparison of the rankings produced by some of the major measures. [less ▲]

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See detailA more thorough analysis of water rockets: Moist adiabats, transient flows, and inertial forces in a soda bottle
Gommes, Cédric ULg

in American Journal of Physics (2010), 78(3), 236-243

Although water rockets are widely used to illustrate first year physics principles, accurate measurements show that they outperform the usual textbook analysis at the beginning of the thrust phase. This ... [more ▼]

Although water rockets are widely used to illustrate first year physics principles, accurate measurements show that they outperform the usual textbook analysis at the beginning of the thrust phase. This paper gives a more thorough analysis of this problem. It is shown that the air expansion in the rocket is accompanied by water vapor condensation, which provides an extra thrust; the downward acceleration of water within the rocket also contributes to the thrust, an effect that is negligible in other types of rockets; the apparent gravity resulting from the acceleration of the rocket contributes as much to water ejection as does the pressure difference between the inside and outside of the rocket; and the water flow is transient, which precludes the use of Bernoulli’s equation. Although none of these effects is negligible, they mostly cancel each other, and the overall accuracy of the analysis is only marginally improved. There remains a difference between theory and experiment with water rockets. [less ▲]

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See detailMorfologia dell'empirico
Cigana, Lorenzo ULg

in Givigliano, Alfredo; Fadda, Emanuele (Eds.) Esercizi empirici. Filosofia, scienze, linguaggio (2013)

The epistemological relevance of the concept of "empirism" in Hjelmslev's Glossematics

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See detailMorire prima della fine d'agosto: la luce al termine della notte di Tristano
Curreri, Luciano ULg

in Dolfi, Anna (Ed.) I 'notturni' di Tabucchi (2008)

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See detailMoritella cold-active dihydrofolate reductase: Are there natural limits to optimization of catalytic efficiency at low temperature?
Xu, Y.; Feller, Georges ULg; Gerday, Charles ULg et al

in Journal of Bacteriology (2003), 185(18), 5519-5526

Adapting metabolic enzymes of microorganisms to low temperature environments may require a difficult compromise between velocity and affinity. We have investigated catalytic efficiency in a key metabolic ... [more ▼]

Adapting metabolic enzymes of microorganisms to low temperature environments may require a difficult compromise between velocity and affinity. We have investigated catalytic efficiency in a key metabolic enzyme (dihydrofolate reductase) of Moritella profunda sp. nov., a strictly psychrophilic bacterium with a maximal growth rate at 2degreesC or less. The enzyme is monomeric (M-r = 18,291), 55% identical to its Escherichia coli counterpart, and displays T-m and denaturation enthalpy changes much lower than E. coli and Thermotoga maritima homologues. Its stability curve indicates a maximum stability above the temperature range of the organism, and predicts cold denaturation below 0degreesC. At mesophilic temperatures the apparent K-m value for dihydrofolate is 50- to 80-fold higher than for E. coli, Lactobacillus casei, and T. maritima dihydrofolate reductases, whereas the apparent K-m value for NADPH, though higher, remains in the same order of magnitude. At 5degreesC these values are not significantly modified. The enzyme is also much less sensitive than its E. coli counterpart to the inhibitors methotrexate and trimethoprim. The catalytic efficiency (k(cat)/K-m) with respect to dihydrofolate is thus much lower than in the other three bacteria. The higher affinity for NADPH could have been maintained by selection since NADPH assists the release of the product tetrahydrofolate. Dihydrofolate reductase adaptation to low temperature thus appears to have entailed a pronounced trade-off between affinity and catalytic velocity. The kinetic features of this psychrophilic protein suggest that enzyme adaptation to low temperature may be constrained by natural limits to optimization of catalytic efficiency. [less ▲]

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See detailMorph switching in a dimorphic population of Triturus alpestris (Amphibia, Caudata)
Denoël, Mathieu ULg; Lena, Jean-Paul; Joly, Pierre

in Evolutionary Ecology (2007), 21(3), 325-335

The usual life cycle of Alpine newts comprises an aquatic larval stage and a terrestrial juvenile and adult stage. However, some populations differ from this pattern in exhibiting facultative ... [more ▼]

The usual life cycle of Alpine newts comprises an aquatic larval stage and a terrestrial juvenile and adult stage. However, some populations differ from this pattern in exhibiting facultative paedomorphosis where some individuals reach sexual maturity while retaining larval traits such as gills and gill slits. While paedomorphic newts can, in some circumstances, initiate metamorphosis, once a newt has commenced metamorphosis, the state is irreversible. Because the frequency of this switching from one morph to the other has never been quantified in the wild, we attempted to estimate switching rate and survival by carrying out a 3-year monitoring survey of a population inhabiting an alpine lake. While morph switching did occur in this population, it involved a relatively low proportion of the paedomorphs (approx. 12%), suggesting that metamorphosis is not favoured in the study population. The hypothesis of paedomorphic advantage was not supported since neither survival nor body condition differed between morphs. The ontogenetic pathway of wild Alpine newts is thus characterised by two forks in the developmental pathway. The first occurs during the larval stage (metamorphosis vs. paedomorphosis), and the second occurs in paedomorphic adults (switching for metamorphosis vs. continuation of the paedomorphic lifestyle). Such a two-level decision process may allow individuals to cope with environmental uncertainty. [less ▲]

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See detailMorphemes in the mind: Are there graded effects of semantic similarity on morphological processing in children?
Deacon, Hélène; Downing, Jennifer; Gonnerman, Laura et al

Conference (2010)

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