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See detailPast and future events specificity in bipolar disorders
Boulanger, Marie ULg; Lejeune, Aurélie; Blairy, Sylvie ULg

Poster (2009)

Previous research has shown that the individuals suffering from emotional disorders have specificity of autobiographical memory (AM) deficits. This difficulty to remember specific personal past events ... [more ▼]

Previous research has shown that the individuals suffering from emotional disorders have specificity of autobiographical memory (AM) deficits. This difficulty to remember specific personal past events seems related to difficulty to project specific oneself into the future (D’Argembeau, Raffard & Van der Linden, 2008). The aim of this study was investigated these impairments in population with bipolar disorders (BD). Participants (19 patients with bipolar disorders and 17 healthy subjects) completed validated French versions (Neumann & Philippot, 2006) of the AMT Williams & Broadbent (1986). Participants were instructed to generate specific past and future memories in response to cues words. For past events, the analyses revealed a significant group by memory interaction (F(2,68) = 4.0 ; p=.023) which indicates that the patients with BD recollected less specific events and more overgeneral events than controls. In the same way, for the future events task, a significant group by memory interaction emerged (F(2,68) = 7.85 ; p<.001) which indicates that the patients with BD were less specific and yielded more overgeneral memories than the control group. Thereby the results are consistent with previous studies that have examined autobiographical memory specificity in patients with BD (Scott et al., 2000; Mansell & Lam, 2004). However, to ours knowledges, the present study is the first to investigate specificity of AM and the abilities to generate specific events for future in patients with bipolar disorders. [less ▲]

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See detailPast changes in the vertical distribution of ozone – Part 3: Analysis and interpretation of trends
Harris, N. R. P.; Hassler, B.; Tummon, F. et al

in Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics Discussions (2015), 15(6), 8565--8608

Trends in the vertical distribution of ozone are reported and compared for a number of new and recently revised datasets. The amount of ozone-depleting compounds in the stratosphere (as measured by ... [more ▼]

Trends in the vertical distribution of ozone are reported and compared for a number of new and recently revised datasets. The amount of ozone-depleting compounds in the stratosphere (as measured by Equivalent Effective Stratospheric Chlorine – EESC) maximised in the second half of the 1990s. We therefore examine the trends in the periods before and after that peak to see if any change in trend is discernible in the ozone record. Prior to 1998, trends in the upper stratosphere (~ 45 km, 4 hPa) are found to be −5 to −10% per decade at mid-latitudes and closer to −5% per decade in the tropics. No trends are found in the mid-stratosphere (28 km, 30 hPa). Negative trends are seen in the lower stratosphere at mid-latitudes in both hemispheres and in the deep tropics. However it is hard to be categorical about the trends in the lower stratosphere for three reasons: (i) there are fewer measurements, (ii) the data quality is poorer, and (iii) the measurements in the 1990s are perturbed by aerosols from the Mt. Pinatubo eruption in 1991. These findings are similar to those reported previously even though the measurements for the two main satellite instruments (SBUV and SAGE II) and the ground-based Umkehr and ozonesonde stations have been revised. There is no sign of a continued negative trend in the upper stratosphere since 1998: instead there is a hint of an average positive trend of ~ 2% per decade in mid-latitudes and ~ 3% per decade in the tropics. The significance of these upward trends is investigated using different assumptions of the independence of the trend estimates found from different datasets. The averaged upward trends are significant if the trends derived from various datasets are assumed to be independent, but are generally not significant if the trends are not independent. This arises because many of the underlying measurement records are used in more than one merged dataset. At this point it is not possible to say which assumption is best. Including an estimate of the drift of the overall ozone observing system decreases the significance of the trends. The significance will become clearer as (i) more years are added to the observational record, (ii) further improvements are made to the historic ozone record (e.g. through algorithm development), and (iii) the data merging techniques are refined, particularly through a more rigorous treatment of uncertainties. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Past Clouds the Future of Europe’s New Antitrust Enforcer
Petit, Nicolas ULg

Article for general public (2010)

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See detailPast into Future: Cyprus' Undivided Literature - AydIn Mehmet Ali and Stephanos Stephanides
Pagnoulle, Christine ULg

in Kunapipi : Journal of Postcolonial Writing (2012), 33(1-2), 202-214

The present article examines poems by Stephanides and short stories by Mehmet Ali (of Greek and Turkish origins respectively, as their names indicate), bringing out a common sensibility to loss and ... [more ▼]

The present article examines poems by Stephanides and short stories by Mehmet Ali (of Greek and Turkish origins respectively, as their names indicate), bringing out a common sensibility to loss and yearning for reconciliation. In keeping with what is brought out throughout this remarkable double issue edited by Anne Collett it stresses the underlying unity in hte island's literature. [less ▲]

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See detailPast, present and future of nonlinear system identification in structural dynamics
Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg; Worden, Keith; Vakakis, Alexander F. et al

in Mechanical Systems & Signal Processing (2006), 20(3), 505-592

This survey paper contains a review of the past and recent developments in system identification of nonlinear dynamical structures. The objective is to present some of the popular approaches that have ... [more ▼]

This survey paper contains a review of the past and recent developments in system identification of nonlinear dynamical structures. The objective is to present some of the popular approaches that have been proposed in the technical literature, to illustrate them using numerical and experimental applications, to highlight their assets and limitations and to identify future directions in this research area. The fundamental differences between linear and nonlinear oscillations are also detailed in a tutorial. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailPasteurella Multocida isolation in a horse with retropharyngeal infection
Amory, Hélène ULg; Jean, D.; Leveille, R. et al

in Journal of Equine Veterinary Science (2006), 26(8), 364-369

Retropharyngeal infections in horses normally induce local painful swelling of the retropharyngeal area, which may lead to dyspnea, dysphagia, and systemic manifestations. Differential diagnosis of local ... [more ▼]

Retropharyngeal infections in horses normally induce local painful swelling of the retropharyngeal area, which may lead to dyspnea, dysphagia, and systemic manifestations. Differential diagnosis of local painful swelling of the retropharyngeal area includes retropharyngeal lymph node infection, neoplasm, cellulitis, hematoma, guttural pouch empyema, parotiditis, and jugular thrombosis. Apart from Streptococcus equi ssp. equi, other bacteria are rarely reported as a cause of retropharyngeal abscesses. The reason for this might be a lack of specific sampling to identify the causative agent. This work deals with a case of retropharyngeal infection in an 11-year-old Standardbred stallion with acute depression, fever, tachycardia, asymmetric painful swelling in the throat area, ptyalism, and respiratory distress. Endoscopy, radiography, ultrasonography, blood analysis, and cytological examination of a puncture sample taken from the throat mass were consistent with a pyogenic to pyogranulomatous retropharyngeal inflammation. The clinical evolution was initially satisfactory in response to treatment with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs and antibiotics, but clinical signs relapsed twice, each time a few weeks after cessation of antibiotic therapy. The bacteriologic finding in this case was unusual and consisted of the isolation of a Pasteurella multocida strain that was obtained after the second relapse (ie, 79 days after initial admission), using a brain heart infusion (BHI) medium, and after two successive negative bacteriological cultures performed on day one of clinical signs and at the first relapse of clinical signs, respectively. [less ▲]

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See detailPastoral dynamics in the region of Diffa (Niger) : a descriptive analysis of livestock capital
Laouali, Abdoulkadri ULg; Rouchet, François ULg; Lebailly, Philippe ULg et al

in Dusan Kovacevic, Kovacevic (Ed.) Book of proceedings - Fourth International Scientific Symposium „Agrosym 2013“ (2013)

Located between the desert zone in the North and the Sahelian zon in the South, the Region of Diffa is a pastoral area par excellence in Niger. Breeding, witch a highly diversified livestock, is the ... [more ▼]

Located between the desert zone in the North and the Sahelian zon in the South, the Region of Diffa is a pastoral area par excellence in Niger. Breeding, witch a highly diversified livestock, is the dominant economic activity in the region. It occupied 95% of the population and contributes annually to 55% in the formation of the region gross domestic production. For understanding the pastoral dynamic a survey of 300 households (150 households witch herd sedentary and 150 witch herd mobile) was conducted during the first semester of 2012. The data analysis is performed from a herd of 15,618 animal heads consisting mainly of small ruminants for both sedentary (72%) and mobile (52%). The herd structure (sedentary and mobile) by age and sex shows on the one hand, the males are early and systematically exploited, all species including, and the reproduction is carried out by a core of female spawners more less stable and dominated by young females, on the other hand. Comparative analysis of compositions and structures of the livestock by agro-ecological zone (Pastoral bowls zone; Komadougou River and Lake Chad zones) reveals zonal disparities particularly in the sedentary livestock system. [less ▲]

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See detailPastoral dynamics in the Region of Diffa (Niger) : a descriptive analysis of livestock capital
Rouchet, François ULg; Abdoulkadri, Laouali; Lebailly, Philippe ULg et al

Conference (2013, October 05)

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See detailPat Buchanan et les paléoconservateurs
Jamin, Jérôme ULg

Scientific conference (2004)

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See detailPAT tools for the control of co-extrusion implants manufacturing process
Krier, Fabrice ULg; Mantanus, Jérome; Sacre, Pierre-Yves ULg et al

in International Journal of Pharmaceutics (2013), 458

Hot melt extrusion is a novel pharmaceutical manufacturing process technique. In this study, we identified four Critical Quality Attributes (CQAs) of the implant manufacturing process by hot melt ... [more ▼]

Hot melt extrusion is a novel pharmaceutical manufacturing process technique. In this study, we identified four Critical Quality Attributes (CQAs) of the implant manufacturing process by hot melt extrusion: the implant diameter, the quantity of the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API), the homogeneity distribution of API and the thickness of the membrane. We controlled the implant diameter and the quantity of API in-line with a laser measurement, NIR and Raman spectroscopy, respectively. These two different spectroscopic techniques provided comparable results. In fact, the RMSEC and RMSECV were very close in each PAT technique but NIR spectroscopy was easier to use and less sensitive to external changes. For the control of the homogeneity of API distribution and the thickness of the membrane, we used successfully Raman spectroscopy imaging. These PAT tools help reducing analysis time. [less ▲]

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See detailPatch repair: compatibility issues
Garbacz, Andrzej; Courard, Luc ULg; Bissonnette, Benoît et al

in Grantham, Michael; Basheer, Muhammed; Magee, Bryan (Eds.) et al Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Concrete Repair (2014)

Repair of any concrete structure results in formation of complex, at least two-component repair systems. Compatibility approach is treated as a basic requirement during selection of repair material ... [more ▼]

Repair of any concrete structure results in formation of complex, at least two-component repair systems. Compatibility approach is treated as a basic requirement during selection of repair material. Recently, the understanding for compatibility requirements in repair systems approach is demonstrated in many papers. The aim of this paper is analyzing the compatibility between repair materials and concrete substrate in the case of patch repair. The compatibility issues were discussed in light of the various requirements which determine the mathematical space of loads, including chemical, mechanical and other physical (mainly thermal) loads. N-dimensional compatibility space is created, taking into account selected patch material control parameters. The requirements for good compatibility between repair material and concrete substrate can be formulated by using mathematical inequalities, where the variables are the material control parameters. The effects of properties of the both repair material and concrete substrate were analyzed using computer system ANCOMP developed at Warsaw University of Technology. Usability of this approach was demonstrated using selected case study as an example. [less ▲]

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See detailPatch types in Posidonia oceanica meadows around Corsica. How can we use them in seascape ecology?
Abadie, Arnaud ULg; Bonacorsi, Marina; Gobert, Sylvie ULg et al

Conference (2015, May)

The meadows formed by the Mediterranean seagrass Posidonia oceanica are subjected to various natural (e.g., water movement, light availability, sedimentation) and anthropogenic (e.g., anchoring, trawling ... [more ▼]

The meadows formed by the Mediterranean seagrass Posidonia oceanica are subjected to various natural (e.g., water movement, light availability, sedimentation) and anthropogenic (e.g., anchoring, trawling, fish farms, explosives) phenomena that erode them and create diverse types of patches. The assemblage of the P. oceanica matrix and these patches creates particular seascapes. On the basis of this assessment, we aimed to investigate the importance of the patch type in structuring P. oceanica seascapes and to offer new prospects in the large scale studies of seagrass meadows. Five sites encompassing large P. oceanica meadows ranging from 1.86 km² to 4.42 km² along the Corsican coast (France) were considered. Eleven patch types with different sizes, shapes and origins were identified using side scan sonar images (sonograms). Five were recognized as natural and five as anthropogenic. One can be of both origins. The resolution of the sonograms allowed to detect patches of various sizes ranging from 1 m² to 111 829 m². The relation between structural characteristics of patches and the whole seascape aspect was explored using seven landscape metrics relevant for the study of meadows patchiness (patch area, mean radius of gyration, area-weighted radius of gyration, coefficient of variation of the Euclidean nearest-neighbor distance, area-weighted perimeter-area ratio, landscape division index, number of patches). Only a small number of patch types appears to play the strongest role in the characterization of the P. oceanica seascapes. Furthermore, the use of seascape structures seems to be suitable for the development of new tools like indices for the assessment of human impacts on P. oceanica meadows. In this perspective we propose a new and simple index, the Patchiness Source Index (PaSI), to estimate the origin of the patchiness (natural or anthropogenic) for a given area. A landscape approach, as well as information on patch dynamic, should be integrated in the new indices that aim to assess the state of conservation of the whole P. oceanica ecosystem. [less ▲]

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See detailPatch-clamp recording from mossy fiber terminals in hippocampal slices
Bischofberger, J; Engel, Dominique ULg; Li, L et al

in Nature Protocols (2006), 1(4), 2075-81

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See detailPatching asymptotic solution of a cable with a small bending stiffness
Canor, Thomas ULg; Denoël, Vincent ULg

in Proceedings of the IVth European Conference on Computational Mechanics (2010)

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See detailPatching Asymptotics Solution of a Cable with a Small Bending Stiffness
Denoël, Vincent ULg; Canor, Thomas ULg

in Journal of Structural Engineering (2013), 139

The analysis of a cable with a small bending stiffness is a problem encountered in many engineering applications such as the fatigue assessment of stay cables, the modeling of pipeline laying operation or ... [more ▼]

The analysis of a cable with a small bending stiffness is a problem encountered in many engineering applications such as the fatigue assessment of stay cables, the modeling of pipeline laying operation or the determination of bending stresses in drillpipe assemblies. Because this phenomenon is modeled by a singularly perturbed equation, standard numerical techniques fail to solve these problems efficiently. As an alternative, provided the complexity of the analytical developments does not preclude their application, these problems may be tackled with appealing analytical procedures such as matching asymptotics or multiple scales. Otherwise advanced numerical simulations combining patching asymptotics within a numerical framework are the only possible approach for problems where the governing equations are too complex. Patching asymptotics also features a number of merits such as the possibility of using a boundary layer with a finite extent. Aiming at a better understanding of this latter technique, it is considered here to determine the solution of a cable with a small bending stiffness. Interesting details about patchability conditions and about how to restore higher derivatives continuity are included. The accuracy of the patching asymptotics approach is also compared with that of matched asymptotics. [less ▲]

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See detailPatent foramen ovale and Migraine
Schwedt, TJ; Schoenen, Jean ULg

in Schoenen, Jean; Dodick, DW; Sándor, P (Eds.) Comorbidity in Migraine (2011)

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See detailPatenting activity in manufacturing organoclays for nanocomposite applications
Naveau, Elodie ULg; Detrembleur, Christophe ULg; Jérôme, Christine ULg et al

in Recent Patents on Materials Science (2009), 2(1), 43-49

For the last two decades, intensive research has been focused on developing reinforced polymers with incorporation of nanometric fillers. Amongst the different types of nanofillers, those based on layered ... [more ▼]

For the last two decades, intensive research has been focused on developing reinforced polymers with incorporation of nanometric fillers. Amongst the different types of nanofillers, those based on layered silicates (commonly known as clays), have been most widely investigated. Dispersing clay sheets on a nanoscopic scale (so-called exfoliation) indeed allows materials with enhanced thermal, mechanical, rheological, flame retardancy and barrier properties to be produced. However, the nanocomposite performances are strongly dependent upon the extent of clay exfoliation. In order to enhance the compatibility between the pristine clay, hydrophilic, and the polymer, hydrophobic, and to achieve a good delamination of the nanolayers, an organo-modification of the clay is most usually necessary. This mini-review will provide an outline of patenting activity in the field of manufacturing organoclays through ionic exchange. The variety of organic modifiers and the diverse processing techniques will be detailed, aiming to extract the most relevant organoclays for successful nanocomposite formation at industrial scale. [less ▲]

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