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See detailQualitative and quantitative criteria for comfortable urban public spaces
Reiter, Sigrid ULg; De Herde, André

in Carmeliet, Jan; Hens, Hugo; Vermeir, Gerrit (Eds.) Research in building physics. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Building Physics (2003, September)

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See detailQualitative and quantitative evaluation of bisindole usambarane alkaloids in Strychnos usambarensis roots by high performance liquid chromatography diode-array
Frederich, Michel ULg; Tits, Monique ULg; Angenot, Luc ULg

in Phytochemical Analysis [=PCA] (1998), 9(2), 63-66

A high performance liquid chromatographic method for the simultaneous determination of bisindole usambarane alkaloids from the roots of Strychnos usambarensis using a diode-array detector is proposed, The ... [more ▼]

A high performance liquid chromatographic method for the simultaneous determination of bisindole usambarane alkaloids from the roots of Strychnos usambarensis using a diode-array detector is proposed, The system, consisting of a RP-8 Select B column and a linear gradient elution with acetonitrile and acetate buffer allowed the separation of all the alkaloids in 20 min, Usambarensine was found to be the major tertiary alkaloid present in the roots, In order to demonstrate the possibility of quantifying the bisindole alkaloids in crude roots extracts, the quantitative evaluation of 3',4'-dihydrousambarensine, usambarensine and N-b-methylusambarensine was carried out. (C) 1998 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. [less ▲]

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See detailQualitative and quantitative evaluation of equine respiratory mechanics by impulse oscillometry
Van Erck, Emmanuelle; Votion, Dominique ULg; Art, Tatiana ULg et al

in Equine Veterinary Journal (2006), 38(1), 52-58

Reasons for performing study: The long- established conventional reference technique (CRT) for measuring respiratory mechanics in horses lacks sensitivity and there is a need for further refinement in new ... [more ▼]

Reasons for performing study: The long- established conventional reference technique (CRT) for measuring respiratory mechanics in horses lacks sensitivity and there is a need for further refinement in new technology, such as the impulse oscillometry system (IOS). Objectives: To evaluate the potential use of the IOS as a clinical respiratory function test and compare it to the current CRT in horses suffering from common upper and lower airway dysfunctions. Methods: Six healthy horses were tested before and after induction of a unilateral nasal obstruction (UNO) or transient left laryngeal hemiplegia. (LLH). Six heaves-affected horses were tested in clinical remission and during a heaves crisis, before and after nebulisation of cumulative doses of a bronchodilator therapy (ipratropium bromide; IPB). Results: As opposed to the CRT, the IOS was able to detect partial upper airway obstruction (UAO) caused by UNO or LLH in resting horses, without differentiating both conditions. Upper airway obstruction caused an upward shift of resistance (R-rs) from 5 to 35 Hz without altering reactance (X-rs). As for the CRT, IOS respiratory parameters measured in heaves-affected horses in crisis differed significantly from values measured during remission. The difference in frequency-dependent behaviour of R-rs and X-rs allowed discrimination between upper and lower airway obstructions. Bronchodilator treatment induced significant dose-dependent changes in X-rs at 5 and 10 Hz, from the first dose. Total pulmonary resistance (R-L) and R-rs at 5 Hz were affected from the second dose and displayed similar sensitivity. Although post treatment R-L values were comparable to remission, R-rs and X-rs remained significantly different, characterising persistent peripheral obstruction. Conclusions: The IOS was more sensitive than the CRT in detecting partial UAO in resting horses and persistent post treatment peripheral dysfunction in heaves-affected horses. The IOS is a sensitive test that provides graded quantitative and qualitative information on disease-induced respiratory dysfunctions as well as on treatment efficiency in horses. Potential relevance: The IOS could represent a practical and sensitive alternative respiratory function test for routine clinical investigations of common airway obstructive diseases and therapy in horses. [less ▲]

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See detailQualitative approach of the general vacuum Bianchi VI and VII cosmological models near the singularity
De Rop, Yves ULg

in General Relativity & Gravitation (1989), 21

We first show that the chaos-generating terms are absent from the vacuum field equations in the case of the general Bianchi VI and VII cosmological models. According to recent studies, this proves that ... [more ▼]

We first show that the chaos-generating terms are absent from the vacuum field equations in the case of the general Bianchi VI and VII cosmological models. According to recent studies, this proves that the Kasnerian metric is a general solution for these models in the neighborhood of the initial singularity. Then, using a method developed by Jantzen, we reduce the field equations to a nonautonomous system of order two. A numerical integration leads to the explicit four-parameter asymptotic form of a general solution, which is indeed Kasnerian in the canonical invariant basis. [less ▲]

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See detailA qualitative assessment of the influence of bioturbation in Lake Baikal sediments
Martin, Patrick; Boes, Xavier; Goddeeris, Baudouin et al

in Global and Planetary Change (2005), 46(1-4), 87-99

The impact of bioturbation in Lake Baikal sediments, particularly on rhythmic layering and mixing, was assessed by studying the actual vertical distribution of benthic animals in continuous accumulation ... [more ▼]

The impact of bioturbation in Lake Baikal sediments, particularly on rhythmic layering and mixing, was assessed by studying the actual vertical distribution of benthic animals in continuous accumulation zones selected by seismic survey (Vydrino, Shoulder, Posolskoe Bank, Continent Ridge). To assess the influence of the bioturbation, animals were extracted from short cores and identified at the relevant taxonomic level. The faunal distribution is examined in parallel with the bioturbation tracks observed in thin section. Oligochaeta, Nematoda, Ostracoda, Copepoda, Gammaridae, Chironomidae and Hydrachnidia were found inhabiting the sediment. Among them, only oligochaete worms were assumed to have a significant impact on sediment mixing because of their "conveyor belt" feeding. The other two most abundantly sampled groups, nematods and copepods, belong to the interstitial fauna that has no significant impact on the vertical displacement of sediment particles and do not ingest the sediment. The presence of a benthic fauna as deep as 15 cm in the sediment indicates that the possibility of sediment disturbance by invertebrate activity cannot be dismissed in Lake Baikal. The effect of biological mixing is more limited in the deepest stations because the number of potential bioturbators is reduced, qualitatively as well as quantitatively. Located in the abyssal zone, Continent and Vydrino (but outside turbidites) deep stations appear to be most promising sediment records for tracking climate signal at high resolution. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailQualitative assessment of the purity of multi-walled carbon nanotube samples using krypton adsorption
Gommes, Cédric ULg; Noville, Francis ULg; Bossuot, Christophe et al

in Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis (2005), 160

Krypton is a subcritical vapour at the nitrogen boiling temperature. As such, its adsorption on crystalline surfaces leads to condensation steps, typical of type VI isotherms according to IUPAC, while its ... [more ▼]

Krypton is a subcritical vapour at the nitrogen boiling temperature. As such, its adsorption on crystalline surfaces leads to condensation steps, typical of type VI isotherms according to IUPAC, while its adsorption on rough surfaces is BET-like. Based on this property of krypton adsorption at 77 K, a methodology is proposed to determine the purity of carbon nanotubes samples. The method is tested on model samples obtained by mixing mechanically purified multi-walled carbon nanotubes with various amounts of the same catalyst as used for their synthesis. [less ▲]

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See detailQualitative bedside evaluation of the microcirculation via sidestream dark field imaging in dogs
Gommeren, Kris ULg; Allerton, Fergus ULg; Reynaud, Arthur et al

in Proceedings of the 22nd ECVIM-CA Congress (2012)

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See detailQualitative Comparison between the Quantum Calculations and Electrospray Mass Spectra of Complexes of Polyammonium Macrotricyclic Ligands with Dicarboxylic Acids
Collette, Caroline ULg; Dehareng, Dominique ULg; De Pauw, Edwin ULg et al

in Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (2001), 12(3), 304-16

The host-guest interactions play a very important role in chemical and biological processes. It is therefore important to be able to characterize these complexes. Electrospray mass spectrometry can be ... [more ▼]

The host-guest interactions play a very important role in chemical and biological processes. It is therefore important to be able to characterize these complexes. Electrospray mass spectrometry can be used to characterize the complex formation. It provides information on the mass and the charge of these ionic complexes. In this article, we show that the use of ab initio and semiempirical calculations, in addition to the results obtained by electrospray mass spectrometry, reveal to be a promising tool for the study of these noncovalent complexes. In this article, host-guest complexes formed by macropolycyclic polyammonium host molecules and dicarboxylic acids are studied. [less ▲]

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See detailQualitative comparison of 0.27T, 1.5T and 3T Magnetic Resonance Images of the normal equine foot.
Bolen, Géraldine ULg; Audigié, Fabrice; Spriet, Mathieu et al

in Journal of Equine Veterinary Science (2010), 30(1), 9-20

Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging has become an important diagnostic tool in the investigation of foot pain in horses. The aim of this study was to qualitatively compare ex-vivo MR images of the same equine ... [more ▼]

Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging has become an important diagnostic tool in the investigation of foot pain in horses. The aim of this study was to qualitatively compare ex-vivo MR images of the same equine feet obtained at three magnetic field strengths: 0.27, 1.5, and 3 tesla (T). Ten cadaver feet were used. All feet were imaged with two high-field (HF) systems (3T, 1.5T) and with a low-field (LF) system at 0.27T designed for standing horses. Images were acquired using similar pulse sequences in all 3 MR units. MR images were subjectively evaluated by three independent experienced image analysts for image quality and clarity of visualization of individual anatomical structures using a four-point grading scale. The images from all of the examinations were considered to be of diagnostic value except for the hoof capsule where substantial artifacts were present in LF images with distortion and loss of signal at the dorsal/distal aspect of the hoof capsule in LF images. Anatomical structure scoring values of images obtained at 3T and 1.5T were significantly greater than scores of images obtained at 0.27T. Scores for images obtained at 3T were significantly higher than those for images obtained at 1.5T. Mean score differences between 1.5T and 3T were higher for cartilage of the distal interphalangeal joint and for the ungular cartilages. [less ▲]

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See detailQualitative phenotypic analysis of yeast genes with unknown function.
Bianchi, M.; Vandenbol, Micheline ULg; Ngo, S. et al

Poster (1999)

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See detailQualitative phenotypic analysis of yeast genes with unknown function.
Bianchi, M.; Vandenbol, Micheline ULg; Ngo, S. et al

in Fourth Eurofan Meeting (1999)

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See detailA qualitative risk assessment methodology for scientific expert panels.
Dufour, B.; Plee, L.; Moutou, F. et al

in Revue Scientifique et Technique (International Office of Epizootics) (2011), 30(3), 673-81

Risk assessment can be either quantitative, i.e. providing a numeric estimate of the probability of risk and the magnitude of the consequences, or qualitative, using a descriptive approach. The French ... [more ▼]

Risk assessment can be either quantitative, i.e. providing a numeric estimate of the probability of risk and the magnitude of the consequences, or qualitative, using a descriptive approach. The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES), formerly the French Food Safety Agency (AFSSA), bases its assessments on the opinions of scientific panels, such as the ANSES Animal Health Scientific Panel (AH-SP). Owing to the lack of relevant data and the very short period of time usually allowed to assess animal health risks on particular topics, this panel has been using a qualitative risk method for evaluating animal health risks or crises for the past few years. Some experts have drawn attention to the limitations of this method, such as the need to extend the range of adjectives used for the lower probabilities and to develop a way to assess consequences. The aim of this paper is to describe the improved method now established by the AH-SP, taking into account the limitations of the first version. The authors describe a new set of levels for probabilities, as well as the items considered when addressing either animal or human health consequences. [less ▲]

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See detailQualitative spatial reasoning
Billen, Roland ULg; Van de Weghe, Nico

in Thrift, Nigel; Kitchin, Rob (Eds.) International Encyclopaedia of Human Geography (2009)

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See detailQualitative Spatio-Temporal Reasoning & Spatial Database Design
Donnay, Jean-Paul ULg; Hallot, Pierre ULg; Laplanche, François

Conference (2007, October 17)

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See detailQualitative survey of five beech damaging coleoptera (Scolytidae and Lymexylonidae) in Wallonia (Southern Belgium)
Henin, Jean-Marc; Huart, Olivier; Lejeune, Philippe ULg et al

in McManus, M. L.; Liebhold, A. M. (Eds.) Proceedings Ecology, Survey and Management of Forest Insects (2003)

In 2000 and 2001, Trypodendron domesticum L. and T. signatum (F.) (Col.: Scolytidae) were one of the main causes of the depreciation of more than 1,600,000 m³ of standing beech trees, Fagus sylvatica L ... [more ▼]

In 2000 and 2001, Trypodendron domesticum L. and T. signatum (F.) (Col.: Scolytidae) were one of the main causes of the depreciation of more than 1,600,000 m³ of standing beech trees, Fagus sylvatica L., in Wallonia (Southern Belgium). In 2001, a survey aiming at assessing the range of those indigenous ambrosia beetles, so far discreet and poorly studied, pointed out that they are omnipresent all over Wallonia. Two other scolytids and one lymexylonid (Col., Lymexylonidae) were also frequently caught, which made it possible to outline their regional distribution too. [less ▲]

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See detailQualitative—not Quantitative—Deliberative Polling ?
Reuchamps, Min ULg

Conference (2007, July 30)

The last twenty years have seen the emergence of a new generation of polls: the deliberative polls. Unlike usual polling, deliberative polling—first suggested by Fishkin and Luskin—emphasizes not only the ... [more ▼]

The last twenty years have seen the emergence of a new generation of polls: the deliberative polls. Unlike usual polling, deliberative polling—first suggested by Fishkin and Luskin—emphasizes not only the representation of polling but also the deliberation. The deliberative poll attempts to represent all in a given population, through a statistical microcosm empowered to think about the issues in question under favorable conditions—the sample population takes a questionnaire, then is informed through a learning process that alternates discussions in small groups and with experts and politicians, and eventually re-takes the same questionnaire. Although—quantitative—deliberative polling catches the big picture—what people think before and after and how their opinions vary, it hardly gives any insight on why the citizens change their opinions and, above all, what it means after the learning process. This question is especially important in topics where little change of opinions may be expected such as political preferences and identities. Specifically, the qualitative deliberative polling is used to explore the relationship between the citizens’ perception (understood as knowledge, legitimacy, identity, and perception of the others) of the federal government in both Belgium and Canada and their federal preferences vis-à-vis the evolution of the regime. Conducting qualitative and quantitative deliberative polling in those cases seem to offer the best result since the quantitative aspect provides a general picture of the change of opinions while the qualitative aspect endeavors to understand the change of opinions. Qualitative deliberative polling relies on a systematic qualitative content analysis of the focus groups’ discussions and interaction between the participants and the experts. To combine qualitative methods with—quantitative—deliberative polling has the potential to provide a finer picture of the citizens’ opinions on a broad variety of topics and issues. [less ▲]

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