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See detailPartisans et adversaires de Louis d'Anjou pendant la guerre de l'Union d'Aix
Xhayet, Geneviève ULg

in Provence Historique (1990), (162), 403-427

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See detailPartition of the circle in cells of equal area and shape
Masset, Luc ULg

Report (2011)

In the present paper, a new method for partitioning a circle in cells is presented. Cells have equal areas and shapes, so the method is termed the Isocell method. Its most interesting property is that ... [more ▼]

In the present paper, a new method for partitioning a circle in cells is presented. Cells have equal areas and shapes, so the method is termed the Isocell method. Its most interesting property is that cell centres are uniformly distributed inside the circle. Among possible applications of the Isocell method, the calculation of view factors by ray-tracing (image rendering, radiative heat transfer modelling) is presented. [less ▲]

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See detailPartitioning of pulmonary resistance in calves
Gustin, Pascal ULg; Lomba, F.; Bakima, J. et al

in Journal of Applied Physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) (1987), 62(5), 1826-1831

Nine right apical lobes of healthy Friesian calves and 10 right apical lobes of double-muscled calves of Belgian White and Blue (BWB) breed were suspended in an airtight box, inflated at a constant ... [more ▼]

Nine right apical lobes of healthy Friesian calves and 10 right apical lobes of double-muscled calves of Belgian White and Blue (BWB) breed were suspended in an airtight box, inflated at a constant transpulmonary pressure (Ptp), and subjected to quasi-sinusoidal pressure changes (amplitude: 0.5 kPa) at a frequency of 30 cycles/min. Lobar resistance (RL) was partitioned at six different lung volumes into three components: central airway resistance (Rc), small airway resistance (Rp), and tissue resistance (Rt). Pressure in small airways (2-3 mm ID) was measured with a retrograde catheter. Alveolar pressure was sampled in capsules glued onto the punctured pleural surface. RL was minimal at values of Ptp comprised between 0.5 and 0.7 kPa and increased at higher and lower values of Ptp. At a Ptp of 0.5 kPa, Rc, Rp, and Rt represented 30, 15, and 55% of RL, respectively, in Friesian calves and 25, 25, and 50% in BWB calves. Rp increased markedly at low lung volumes. Rt was responsible for the increase of RL at high Ptp. Rc tended to decrease at high Ptp. The significantly higher values of Rp in BWB calves (P less than 0.05) might explain the sensitivity of this breed to severe bronchopneumonia [less ▲]

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See detailPartitioning of pulmonary resistance in Friesian calves
Gustin, Pascal ULg; Bakima, M.; Lekeux, Pierre ULg et al

in Research in Veterinary Science (1987), 42(3), 313-317

Eight right cranial lobes of healthy Friesian calves were suspended in an airtight box. They were inflated at a constant transpulmonary pressure (Ptp) and ventilated from the outside by modifying ... [more ▼]

Eight right cranial lobes of healthy Friesian calves were suspended in an airtight box. They were inflated at a constant transpulmonary pressure (Ptp) and ventilated from the outside by modifying pressures in the box with a quasi-sinusoidal pump at a frequency of 30 counts per minute. Peak-to-peak changes were 0.5 kPa. Lobar resistance (Rl) was partitioned into three components: central airway resistance (Rc), small airway resistance (Rp) and tissue resistance (Rt). Partitioning of R1 was realised at six different lung volumes. Minimal R1 was observed for a value of Ptp between 0.5 and 0.7 kPa. At a Ptp of 0.5 kPa, Rc, Rp, Rt represent 30, 15 and 55 per cent of R1, respectively. Lobar resistance increases at high and low lung volumes. Small airway resistance is small and independent of the level of lung inflation, except at low lung volumes where a marked increase is observed. Tissue resistance is relatively high and responsible for the increase of R1 at high lung volumes. Central airway resistance does not change significantly with lung volumes [less ▲]

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See detailPartitioning of upper airway resistance in Friesian and double-muscled calves.
Gustin, Pascal ULg; Bakima, M.; Lekeux, Pierre ULg et al

in Respiration Physiology (1987), 69(3), 299-306

Respiratory resistance in calves was partitioned in two components: upper airway resistance and pulmonary resistance. The former one was divided into naso-pharyngeal and laryngeal resistance. A comparison ... [more ▼]

Respiratory resistance in calves was partitioned in two components: upper airway resistance and pulmonary resistance. The former one was divided into naso-pharyngeal and laryngeal resistance. A comparison between seven healthy unsedated double-muscled calves of the Belgian White and Blue breed (BWB) and five healthy unsedated Friesian (F) calves was performed. Respiratory resistance was significantly greater in the BWB calves, due to the significantly higher values of the naso-pharyngeal and the laryngeal resistances. This finding might be related to the higher prevalence of laryngitis in this breed [less ▲]

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See detailPartnership in medicine : how to promote the collaboration between general practitioners, occupational physicians and social insurance physicians
Mairiaux, Philippe ULg; Vanmeerbeek, Marc ULg; Schippers, Nathalie ULg et al

Conference (2012, March 22)

Introduction: Many situations justify a close collaboration between GP, OP and SIP. Health problems impact work activity and vice versa. An altered health situation confronts workers with the risk of ... [more ▼]

Introduction: Many situations justify a close collaboration between GP, OP and SIP. Health problems impact work activity and vice versa. An altered health situation confronts workers with the risk of exclusion from the labour market. An interprofessional collaboration is thus needed to promote a more active policy of rehabilitation of workers on long term sickness absence. The Belgian Ministry of Employment initiated this study to identify communication channels and tools that could support collaboration among those health professionals. Methods: To this purpose, 8 nominal groups were organised to think about proposals to improve interdisciplinary collaboration. In sum 42 GP’s, 16 OP’s and 16 SIP’s participated in the discussions. For the elaboration of the final proposals, the research team relied on a multidisciplinary expert group. Results: An asymmetric relation was observed; each group expressed the need to receive information from the two others, but proposals to transfer information were rare. Exchanges in the groups showed that reciprocal ignorance is important and communication modalities are poor. A profound revision of the information transmission procedures seemed necessary. Several practical proposals were made to improve communication in case of sickness absence over three months, to allow information transfer and to promote mutual respect between the three disciplines. Other proposals considered professional training, and professional competencies which need to be better defined. Discussion: Misconceptions of the role of the different professional disciplines form a barrier to an effective collaboration. Technical and regulatory measures alone will not bring about a real promotion of interdisciplinary collaboration. The proposals arising from the study will contribute to increase reciprocal knowledge between professionals from the three disciplines and thus form the basis of a more effective collaboration. In turn, the experience of collaboration could have a beneficial effect on the reciprocal representations of each partner role. [less ▲]

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See detailPartonic Picture of Generalized Transverse Momentum Distributions
Liuti, Simonetta; Courtoy, Aurore ULg; Goldstein, Gary R. et al

in World Scientific (2013)

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See detailParturition as a stimulus of IBR virus reactivation.
Thiry, Etienne ULg; Saliki, J.; Schwers, A. et al

in Veterinary Record : Journal of the British Veterinary Association (1985), 116(22), 599-600

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See detailParturition Induction in the mare. Why and when? Case Report
Ponthier, Jérôme ULg; Salciccia, Alexandra ULg; Sandersen, Charlotte ULg et al

Conference (2007, January)

INTRODUCTION Some conditions require induction of parturition: colic, severe hyperlipemia, prepubian tendon rupture, premature placental separation, hydroallantoïd, and foetal distress2,4,5. Prolonged ... [more ▼]

INTRODUCTION Some conditions require induction of parturition: colic, severe hyperlipemia, prepubian tendon rupture, premature placental separation, hydroallantoïd, and foetal distress2,4,5. Prolonged gestation is not a good indication1,4. Protocols using oxytocin, prostaglandins or corticosteroids can induce parturition2,3,4,5. Most induction protocols use low doses of oxytocin2,3,5. OBJECTIVE On the basis of a clinical case, this poster will discuss the indications, the methods and the risks of parturition induction in the mare. CLINICAL CASE A pony mare at day 310 of pregnancy is presented for colic with poor prognosis. The foetal parameters are good and the cervix begins to open. There is no milk in the udder. The decision to save the foal is taken and parturition is induced by one oxytocin bolus (20 I.U./IV) followed by an oxytocin infusion (100 I.U. in 1000ml saline). After assisted foaling, the foal rises and sucks commercial colostrum within 30 minutes. Soon, the foal becomes depressed and, despite treatment with commercial plasma, tube feeding and antibiotics, dies at day 2. DISCUSSION This case required immediate induction of foaling, which was achieved by administration of high doses of oxytocin. Commonly, high doses of oxytocin induce dystocia because the foal has no time to move to correct (dorso-sacral) presentation1,2,5. The risks for the foal include absence of colostrum and foetal immaturity1,2,3,4,5. Even after day 300, the prognosis is poor1,2,3,4. A good prognostic indicator of the foal’s maturity (lung, and other systems) is the electrolytes concentration in the mother’s milk2,4. These protocols should be used when foetal maturity is ascertained or as last resort1,2,3,4. CONCLUSIONS Foaling induction is risky for dystocia and foal outcome. It should be reserved to cases where foal’s maturity can be assessed. [less ▲]

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See detailParvalbumin in the Cardiac Muscle of Normal and Haemoglobin-Myoglobin-Free Antarctic Fish
Laforet, C.; Feller, Georges ULg; Narinx, E. et al

in Journal of Muscle Research and Cell Motility (1991), 12(5), 472-8

Three parvalbumin isotypes were isolated from the white muscle of haemoglobin-myoglobin-free antarctic fish Channichthys rhinoceratus. Antibodies against the parvalbumin mixture were raised in rabbits and ... [more ▼]

Three parvalbumin isotypes were isolated from the white muscle of haemoglobin-myoglobin-free antarctic fish Channichthys rhinoceratus. Antibodies against the parvalbumin mixture were raised in rabbits and used for discovery, quantitation and isolation by affinity chromatography of parvalbumin in the cardiac muscle of three antarctic fish species: Channichthys rhinoceratus, Champsocephalus gunnari and Notothenia neglecta. The cardiac muscle of these species contains parvalbumin in concentration close to 1 mumol per kg wet weight. [less ▲]

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See detailParvalbumins from the lungfish (Protopterus dolloi).
Gerday, Charles ULg; Joris, Bernard ULg; Gerardin, Nicole ULg et al

in Biochimie (1979), 61

Five parvalbumins have been isolated from the white muscles of the lungfish. They can be divided into two sub families showing typical amino acid compositions, C-terminal amino acid residues, peptide maps ... [more ▼]

Five parvalbumins have been isolated from the white muscles of the lungfish. They can be divided into two sub families showing typical amino acid compositions, C-terminal amino acid residues, peptide maps and immuno-reactivity. The red muscles including the cardiac muscle also contain parvalbumins in amounts roughly inversely related to the concentration of myoglobin in the muscle. Parvalbumins have also been detected in the brain and kidney. [less ▲]

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See detailThe parvocellular vasotocin system of Japanese quail: A developmental and adult model for the study of influences of gonadal hormones on sexually differentiated and behaviorally relevant neural circuits
Panzica, G. C.; Balthazart, Jacques ULg; Pessatti, M. et al

in Environmental Health Perspectives (2002), 110(Suppl. 3), 423-428

Vasotocin (VT; the antidiuretic hormone of birds) is synthesized by diencephalic magnocellular neurons projecting to the neurohypophysis. A sexually dimorphic system of VT-immunoreactive (ir ... [more ▼]

Vasotocin (VT; the antidiuretic hormone of birds) is synthesized by diencephalic magnocellular neurons projecting to the neurohypophysis. A sexually dimorphic system of VT-immunoreactive (ir) parvocellular elements has been described within the male medial preoptic nucleus (POM) and the nucleus of the stria terminalis, pars medialis (BSTm). VT-ir fibers are present in many diencephalic and extradiencephalic locations, and quantitative morphometric analyses demonstrated their sexually dimorphic distribution in regions involved in the control of different aspects of reproduction. Moreover, systemic or intracerebroventricular injections of VT markedly inhibit the expression of some aspects of male sexual behavior. In adult animals, circulating levels of testosterone (T) have a profound influence on the VT immunoreactivity within BSTm, POM, and lateral septum. Castration markedly decreases the immunoreaction, whereas T-replacement therapy restores a situation similar to the intact birds. We observed no changes in gonadectomized females treated with T. These changes parallel similar changes in male copulatory behavior (not present in castrated male quail, fully expressed in castrated, T-treated males). The restoration by T of the VT immunoreactivity in castrated male quail could be fully mimicked by a treatment with estradiol (E-2), suggesting that the aromatization of T into E-2 may play a key limiting role in both the activation of male sexual behavior and the induction of VT synthesis. This dimorphism has an organizational nature: administration of E-2 to quail embryos (a treatment that abolishes male sexual behavior) results in a dramatic decrease of the VT immuno reactivity in sexually dimorphic regions. Conversely, the inhibition of E-2 synthesis during embryonic life (a treatment that stimulates the expression of male copulatory behavior in treated females exposed in adulthood to T) results in a malelike distribution of VT immunoreactivity. The VT parvocellular system of the Japanese quail can therefore be considered an accurate marker of the sexual differentiation of brain circuits mediating copulatory behavior and could be a very sensitive indicator of the activity of estrogenlike substances on neural circuits. [less ▲]

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See detailParvovirose canine : quel vaccin utiliser?
Pastoret, Paul-Pierre ULg; Thiry, Etienne ULg; Dagenais, L.

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (1980)

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See detailParvovirus B19-associated eruptive pseudoangiomatosis in a child. The paradigm of paraviral eruptions.
Nikkels, Arjen ULg; Blaise, Géraldine; Pierard, Gérald ULg

in Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases (2007), 2

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See detailPas d’avenir sans les filles
Lafontaine, Dominique ULg

in TRACeS de ChanGements (2005), 170(2), 2

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See detailPas d’extinction à la limite Jurassique–Crétacé pour les ichthyosaures
Fischer, Valentin ULg; Maisch, Michael; Naish, Darren et al

Conference (2011, December)

Les ichthyosaures sont un groupe diversifié de reptiles marins mésozoïques. Pour de nombreux auteurs, trois extinctions majeures ont perturbé leur longue histoire évolutive : une à la fin du Trias, une à ... [more ▼]

Les ichthyosaures sont un groupe diversifié de reptiles marins mésozoïques. Pour de nombreux auteurs, trois extinctions majeures ont perturbé leur longue histoire évolutive : une à la fin du Trias, une à la limite Jurassique–Crétacé (JCB) et une (résultant en l’extinction totale) à la limite Cénomanien–Turonien. On croyait que l’extinction de la JCB avait éradiqué la plupart des morphotypes particuliers trouvés dans le Jurassique supérieur, à la faveur de quelques formes crétacées considérées moins spécialisées. Ici, nous réévaluons cette hypothèse en utilisant des analyses phylogénétiques et des taux de cladogenèse/survie/extinction. Notre analyse phylogénétique indique que les ophthalmosauridés (clade unissant tous les ichtyosaures post-bajociens) ont divergé très tôt dans leur histoire en deux clades distincts ; tous deux traversent la JCB et persistent au moins jusqu’ à l'Albien terminal. Pour évaluer l'effet de l'extinction de la JCB sur les ichthyosaures, nous avons calculé des taux de cladogenèse, d'extinction, et de survie pour chaque étage de l'intervalle Oxfordien-Barrémien, selon différents scénarii. Le taux d'extinction de la JCB ne surpasse pas le taux « background » pour l'intervalle Oxfordien-Barrémien et la JCB enregistre un des taux de survie le plus élevé de l'intervalle. Par conséquent, il n'existe actuellement aucune preuve que les ichthyosaures aient été touchés par une extinction à la JCB, contrairement à de nombreux autres groupes d’animaux marins. Les ophthalmosauridés restent diversifiés de leur rayonnement rapide au Jurassique moyen jusqu’à leur extinction totale au début du Crétacé supérieur. [less ▲]

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See detailPas d’histoire sans art : pour l’étude de l’orfèvrerie de Bois-Seigneur-Isaac, dans Le miracle du saint Sang : Bois-Seigneur-Isaac 1405-2005.
George, Philippe ULg

in Actes du colloque de Bois-Seigneur-Isaac 2005, éd. J.-M. Cauchies & M.-A. Collet-Lombard, Berlin-Münster, 2009, p. 341-347 (Vita regularis. Ordnungen und Deutungen religiosen Lebens im Mittelalter, t. XLI) (2009)

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See detailPas d'image fiable de notre atmosphère sans mesures depuis le sol !
De Mazière, M; De Backer, H; Mahieu, Emmanuel ULg et al

Article for general public (2014)

Nous sommes actuellement confrontés à une atmosphère en évolution : les concentrations de ce qu’on appelle les gaz à effet de serre augmentent, la quantité d’ozone stratosphérique diminue, en particulier ... [more ▼]

Nous sommes actuellement confrontés à une atmosphère en évolution : les concentrations de ce qu’on appelle les gaz à effet de serre augmentent, la quantité d’ozone stratosphérique diminue, en particulier au-dessus de l’Antarctique où elle forme chaque année un ‘trou’ dans la couche d’ozone, et l’air n’est pas tous les jours très sain... Comment pouvons-nous détecter et surveiller ces changements pour, si nécessaire, prendre des mesures pour tenter de les contrecarrer ? [less ▲]

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See detailPas de culture de sécurité sans un leadership totalement convaincu, impliqué et moteur dans la démarche
COUCKE, Philippe ULg

in Healthcare Executive (2014)

La culture de sécurité en santé publique a 40 ans de retard Le rapport de l’IOM (Institute of Medicine), publié en 1999, met le doigt sur les risques auxquels les patients s’exposent en rentrant dans un ... [more ▼]

La culture de sécurité en santé publique a 40 ans de retard Le rapport de l’IOM (Institute of Medicine), publié en 1999, met le doigt sur les risques auxquels les patients s’exposent en rentrant dans un secteur hospitalier. Ces nombres éloquents ne sont pas l’apanage d’un système de santé publique particulier, par ailleurs fortement décrié et propre aux Etats Unis d’Amérique. Les statistiques dans d’autres systèmes de santé sont identiques et l’OMS clame aujourd’hui que, lorsque vous êtes admis dans un hôpital, vous avez 10% de risque d’en sortir moins bien qu’à l’entrée (European Union Network for Patient Safety). Et pourtant, tous les acteurs du terrain se gargarisent avec le slogan «priorité à la sécurité». Malheureusement, il s’agit là souvent simplement d’un slogan qui ne se reflète pas dans nos pratiques journalières. Et c’est là que le secteur de la santé se différencie singulièrement des autres domaines d’activités industrielles dits à haut risque (aviation civile, centrales atomiques, industrie alimentaire), qui ont depuis longue date un «management du risque opérationnel» organisé, structuré et prospectif. Un des principes de base du management du risque est la mesure: dans les écoles managériales on apprend que l’on ne peut manager ce que l’on ne mesure pas. Mesurons-nous les risques en santé publique? Avons-nous des indicateurs fiables, reproductibles, transparents qui nous donnent une idée de la sécurité et de la qualité de nos pratiques? L’incidence des risques systémiques – et je préfère utiliser ce terme plutôt que celui d’«erreur médicale» – est certainement sous-estimée, car il n’y pas en santé publique une culture de sécurité qui prône la déclaration spontanée et transparente de tous les événements, qu’ils soient indésirables (sans effet délétère pour le patient) ou greffés d’effet mineur (incident) ou majeur (accident). [less ▲]

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