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See detailPhenotyping Belgian Blue cattle for their susceptibility to psoroptic mange
Abos, Romain ULg; Coussé, Annelies; Sarre, Charlotte et al

Poster (2014, October 17)

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See detailLa psychomotricité avec poney ou équimotricité© : vidéo
Saublens, Catherine; Cloes, Marc ULg

in Science & Sports (2014, October 17), 29(Hors-série 1), 11

Physical activity has a positive impact ont child's grow, on his global development and wellness. Implemented in 2007, equimotricity corresponds to motor development activities organized in a outdoor ... [more ▼]

Physical activity has a positive impact ont child's grow, on his global development and wellness. Implemented in 2007, equimotricity corresponds to motor development activities organized in a outdoor track where children act in teams of two. [less ▲]

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See detailMélancolie et dépression : étude phénoménologique
Ramackers, Amélia; Englebert, Jérôme ULg

Poster (2014, October 17)

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See detailAnalyse du point de vue des enseignants sur la mise en place de « Brain Break » dans l’enseignement primaire. Étude de cas
Cloes, Marc ULg; Mornard, Manhattan ULg

in Science et sports (2014, October 17), 29(Hors-série 1), 25

Children have a natural need of movement. It seems logical to develop processes that could be used during classroom teaching. Our study aims to test one didactic approach allowing primary school pupils to ... [more ▼]

Children have a natural need of movement. It seems logical to develop processes that could be used during classroom teaching. Our study aims to test one didactic approach allowing primary school pupils to express their movement need. [less ▲]

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See detailÉpidémiologie de la lithiase urinaire en Province de Liège
Castiglione, Vincent ULg; JOURET, François ULg; Bruyère, Olivier ULg et al

Conference (2014, October 17)

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See detailThe Effect of Urtica dioica Supplements on Egg Quality
Touazi, Leghel; Moula, Nassim ULg

Poster (2014, October 17)

Eggs are a rich source of lipids and proteins. Because of their low production cost, they represent a cheap source of animal proteins and lipids. recently, in Algeria, consumers’ interest are oriented of ... [more ▼]

Eggs are a rich source of lipids and proteins. Because of their low production cost, they represent a cheap source of animal proteins and lipids. recently, in Algeria, consumers’ interest are oriented of healthiness and dietetic values food. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects a dietary supplement of Urtica dioica on laying hen's performance and egg quality. The study was conducted from may to june 2014 in the area of Chemini (Algeria). Sixty, 25-wk-old Lohmann Brown layers were randomly divided into 3 groups with 20 hens in each group. Group 1 was the control group fed a standard commercial diet based on corn and soybean, whereas the groups 2 and 3 were fed the control diet supplemented with 1% and 1.5% of nettle respectively. The hens were housed in cages in the same local and fed ad libitum. Fifty five eggs were sampled 4 times in each group from 25 to 27 weeks. A total of 220 eggs were examined. A series of measurements were carried out on each egg, namely egg weight, form index (egg shape), yolk to albumen ratio (Y:A), Yolk color, egg shell thickness, Haugh’s units. Egg weight, yolk color and Haugh Units (HU) were affected by age. Significant differences (P<0.05) were recorded between feeding type in total egg weight, yolk color and Haugh Units. The egg from group 2 proved to have a higher egg weight (57.67g; group 1: 55.41g; group 3: 56.70g; P<0.05), (33.4%), intermediate Yolk color (8.53; group 1: 9.03 ; group 3: 9.38; P<0.05) and HU (79.81; group 1: 80.85; group 3: 76.92). The results showed that the use of 1% and 1.5% of Urtica dioica, had positive effects on the color of yolk of laying hens. Using different levels of Urtica dioica could change the characteristics of egg and could meet the preferences of consumers for the intense color of the yolk. [less ▲]

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See detailAlveolar macrophages hyporeactivity act in the extreme susceptibility of DBA/2J to Influenza A infection.
Casanova Bustos, Tomas Ronaldo ULg; Garigliany, Mutien-Marie ULg; Desmecht, Daniel ULg

Poster (2014, October 17)

DBA/2J and C57BL/6J represent two opposite ends in terms of sensitivity and resistance to influenza A virus between the Mx-negative mouse lines. Several research teams focused on the factors explaining ... [more ▼]

DBA/2J and C57BL/6J represent two opposite ends in terms of sensitivity and resistance to influenza A virus between the Mx-negative mouse lines. Several research teams focused on the factors explaining this difference, mainly by genetic approaches using Recombinant Inbred Lines between those two strains. Several candidate-genes have been proposed, but it was not possible to determine their importance. To help to define the factors involved in the susceptibility of DBA/2J mice to influenza infection, we adopted a phenotypic approach to identify the critical steps of the infection process accounting for this extreme susceptibility. Overall, the data presented here support the role of a dysfunction of alveolar macrophages, to influenza infection in the higher susceptibility of DBA/2J mice to this virus. [less ▲]

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See detailVascular endothelial growth factor: a blood biomarker in canine idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Roels, Elodie ULg; Krafft, Emilie ULg; Laurila, HP et al

Poster (2014, October 17)

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See detailEffect of bovine colostrum on growth and survival in Red kids during the first year of life.
Abdou, Harouna ULg; Marichatou, Hamani; Beckers, Jean-François ULg et al

Poster (2014, October 17)

The aim of this work was to measure the effect of supplementation with bovine colostrum among newborn Red goats breastfed in breeding conditions for semi-intensive type of Niger. The study was conducted ... [more ▼]

The aim of this work was to measure the effect of supplementation with bovine colostrum among newborn Red goats breastfed in breeding conditions for semi-intensive type of Niger. The study was conducted in Secondary Goat Breeding Center of Maradi (SGBCM). Forty newborn kids, regardless of sexe, were divided randomly into two groups: a "T-Control " group receiving only breast milk per feeding (n = 20) and a "C-Colostrum" group having the same diet but supplemented with bovine colostrum thawed (50 ml the first day of life, then 25 ml in 2 meals/ day between the ages of 2 and 15d, n = 20). The results indicate that supplementation with bovine colostrum in the first 15 days of life, increases the growth of kids until weaning (P<0.001), modifie some barymetric changes some settings improves health status and reduces the mortality rate. To our knowledge, in the studied environment, this work is original and seems to bring new knowledges likely to have practical applications in areas with farming conditions quite difficult. [less ▲]

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See detailL'intolérance environnementale idiopathique attribuée aux champs électromagnétiques (IEI-EMF)
Demaret, Isabelle ULg

Poster (2014, October 16)

Depuis le début des années '80, des chercheurs étudient les plaintes des personnes se disant hypersensibles aux champs électromagnétiques (EMF), sous les normes recommandées. Les recherches n'ont ... [more ▼]

Depuis le début des années '80, des chercheurs étudient les plaintes des personnes se disant hypersensibles aux champs électromagnétiques (EMF), sous les normes recommandées. Les recherches n'ont cependant pas démontré que ces personnes étaient capables de détecter les EMF ni qu'elles présentaient des changements physiologiques en étant exposées aux EMF . L'OMS a regroupé ces plaintes sous le nom d'Intolérance Environnementale Idiopathique attribuée aux Champs Electromagnétiques (IEI-EMF). Au niveau médical, l'IEI-EMF est classée parmi les syndromes fonctionnels somatiques comme d'autres syndromes sans bases physiologiques démontrées. [less ▲]

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See detailMolecular biology of HCV: past, present and future perspective
BONTEMS, Sébastien ULg

Conference (2014, October 16)

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See detailVitamine D: métabolisme, sources, modes d'action.
CAVALIER, Etienne ULg

Conference (2014, October 16)

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See detailQuantitative Texture Analysis of melt-cast processed Bi-2212 superconductors
Dellicour, Aline ULg; Vertruyen, Bénédicte ULg; Chateigner, Daniel et al

Poster (2014, October 15)

Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ HTSC superconductor is characterized by a very strong normal-state resistivity anisotropy, with ρc/ρab typically above 104. The aim of this study is to use Quantitative Texture Analysis ... [more ▼]

Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ HTSC superconductor is characterized by a very strong normal-state resistivity anisotropy, with ρc/ρab typically above 104. The aim of this study is to use Quantitative Texture Analysis from neutron diffraction measurements to estimate the orientation effect on the macroscopic resistivity (ρM) in melt-cast bulk Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ superconductors. Our approach uses the geometric mean (GMA) [1] of the single crystal resistivity tensor (ρSC) weighted by the Orientation Distribution Function (ODF) to quantitatively estimate the macroscopic resistivity tensor of the samples. The ODF is obtained from neutron Combined Analysis [2], using the E-WIMV algorithm of the MAUD software. The GMA applies to the rank-two resistivity tensor of the orthorhombic space group considered tetragonal due to the small difference of a- and b-axes of the phase, with only two independent tensor components. We relate a relatively good agreement between measured and calculated macroscopic resistivity ratios. [less ▲]

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See detailOutcomes from the MACSUR grassland model inter-comparison with the model CARAIB
Minet, Julien ULg; Laloy, Eric; Tychon, Bernard ULg et al

Conference (2014, October 15)

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See detailGuidance Document: Background information on Uncertainty of Measurement
Dumont, Fabien ULg

Conference (2014, October 14)

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See detailChlorophyll: natural sources, extraction methods and application for textile industry
Miazek, Krystian ULg; Remacle, Claire ULg; Richel, Aurore ULg et al

Conference (2014, October 14)

Chlorophyll is a photosynthetic pigment available abundantly in microalgae and terrestrial plants. This pigment found applications in pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food products as a wound healing ... [more ▼]

Chlorophyll is a photosynthetic pigment available abundantly in microalgae and terrestrial plants. This pigment found applications in pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food products as a wound healing, antioxidant or coloring agent. Recent reports suggest that chlorophyll can also be used as a biomordant to enhance the dyeing process of textile products, but also as a textile dye with antimicrobial properties. In this presentation, different aspects of chlorophyll production are discussed. Firstly, numerous plant biomass types as potential sources of chlorophyll are presented. Subsequently, different methods for chlorophyll extraction and separation from plant biomass are described. Finally, possibilities of chlorophyll implementation into textile products on industrial scale are evaluated. [less ▲]

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See detailThe philosophical and political commitments of Eugène Catalan
Vandersmissen, Jan ULg

Conference (2014, October 14)

In 1865 the French mathematician Eugène Catalan was appointed professor at the University of Liege. In the nineteenth century the Belgian government developed a policy of attracting famous foreign ... [more ▼]

In 1865 the French mathematician Eugène Catalan was appointed professor at the University of Liege. In the nineteenth century the Belgian government developed a policy of attracting famous foreign scholars, mainly coming from the German principalities and France, in order to bring the education system to a higher level. In this case, however, the appointment had an outspoken political and philosophical dimension. Catalan sought and found refuge in Belgium because his career prospects in France were severely hindered due to his strong republican and anti-Bonapartist viewpoints. In a speech he gave at the University’s Academic Hall on the occasion of his retirement on December 7, 1881, Catalan emphasized he had two passions in life: la Politique militante et les Mathématiques [“Militant Politics and Mathematics”]. In this paper, we will investigate the first of these passions against the background of the revolutionary tensions of the time on the basis of a series of primary sources: first, a brochure edited by Catalan himself at the end of his life, entitled Miettes littéraires et politiques, par un vieux mathématicien (Liège, 1889); second, Catalan’s correspondence, covering several decades, and preserved at the Manuscripts Department of the University of Liège; third, a journal kept by Catalan during the years 1858 to 1862, entitled Journal d’un bourgeois de Paris. An in-depth analysis of these sources will allow us to discover Catalan’s own perception of his political and philosophical commitments, the reasons behind his involvement in the revolutionary uprisings of 1830, 1848 and 1851, the exact nature of his activism, his interpretation of the republican ideal, his political hopes and deceptions, his view on both French and European social and political realities, his struggle with the Catholic Church, the meaning of his engagement in Freemasonry. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation de la pression sous glottique estimée (PSGE) en fonction de la pathologie vocale: étude sur 418 patients.
Morsomme, Dominique ULg; Chareix, Hélène; Finck, Camille ULg et al

Conference (2014, October 13)

Objectif: Notre but est d'analyser la pression sous-glottique estimée (PSGE) en fonction de la pathologie vocale, du genre et du niveau de pression sonore. Nous observons également les corrélations entre ... [more ▼]

Objectif: Notre but est d'analyser la pression sous-glottique estimée (PSGE) en fonction de la pathologie vocale, du genre et du niveau de pression sonore. Nous observons également les corrélations entre la PSGE, le Voice Handicap Index (VHI) et le Dysphonia Severity Index (DSI). Méthode: 418 patients (118 H, 300 F) ont réalisé un bilan vocal (VLS, mesures acoustiques, aérodynamiques, VHI). La PSGE est collectée à l’aide du Phonatory Aerodynamic System Model 6600 (KayPentax). Les patients ont produit 3 séries de /ipipi/ à 3 niveaux de pressions sonores (conversationnel, faible et fort). Résultats: A intensité forte, les hommes ont un niveau de PSGE supérieur à celui des femmes. A intensité faible, le groupe « atrophie » montre des scores plus faibles que le groupe « nodules » et à intensité forte plus faibles que le groupe « polype ». A intensité conversationnelle, le groupe « examen normal » montre des scores plus faibles que les groupes « nodules », « polypes » et « œdème de Reinke ». A intensité faible, la même différence est observée avec en plus les groupes « kystes » et « cicatrices ». Nous observons une corrélation positive entre la PSGE et le VHI à intensité faible et négative à intensité forte. A intensité conversationnelle et faible, nous observons une corrélation négative entre le DSI et la PSGE. Quel que soit le niveau d’intensité, nous n’observons pas de corrélation pour le groupe « kyste ». Conclusion: Cette étude met en évidence l’intérêt de la PSGE. Une PSGE élevée est principalement observée chez les patients avec lésion sur le plan glottique. La corrélation entre PSGE et niveau de pression sonore varie en fonction de la pathologie. La mesure de PSGE peut aider le clinicien à mieux comprendre le comportement vocal du patient en lien avec sa pathologie. [less ▲]

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See detailQuel est le profil professionnel des patients consultant en phoniatrie?
REMACLE, Angélique ULg; Petitfils, Cloé; LEJEUNE, LIONEL ULg et al

Conference (2014, October 13)

Nous avons analysé les dossiers de 1079 patients (754 femmes et 325 hommes) qui se sont présentés au CHU de Liège entre 2009 et 2013 pour une plainte vocale. Chez ces patients, nous avons répertorié 121 ... [more ▼]

Nous avons analysé les dossiers de 1079 patients (754 femmes et 325 hommes) qui se sont présentés au CHU de Liège entre 2009 et 2013 pour une plainte vocale. Chez ces patients, nous avons répertorié 121 personnes sans profession (11%), 166 étudiants (16%), 215 retraités (20%), et 577 travailleurs (53%). Parmi ces 577 travailleurs, il y avait notamment 129 enseignants, 55 employés de bureau, 50 chanteurs, comédiens et musiciens, 41 commerçants, 39 managers, 37 aides ménagères et 35 ouvriers. Objectif : Pour les travailleurs, nous avons tenté d’établir le degré d’exposition aux troubles de la voix selon la profession exercée en fonction de leur représentation dans la partie francophone de la Belgique (Wallonie). Notre objectif était de cibler les travailleurs les plus à risque de consulter un spécialiste de la voix. Méthode : Nous avons estimé la proportion de ces travailleurs par profession en calculant le rapport entre leur nombre en consultation phoniatrique et leur nombre parmi les travailleurs wallons. Résultats : Les travailleurs qui consultent le plus pour un problème de voix et qui sont donc le plus à risque sont, par ordre décroissant : les chanteurs, comédiens et musiciens (3.3% ont consulté), suivis par les professeurs de musique (1.5%), les animateurs (0.45%), les entraineurs sportifs (0.29%), les psychologues (0.20%), les journalistes et standardistes (0.17%), et les enseignants (0.14). En conclusion, cette étude montre que les travailleurs qui consultent le plus en phoniatrie ne représentent pas nécessairement le groupe professionnel le plus à risque. [less ▲]

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See detailOn the Importance of Being (More) Attentive. Another Look at Descartes' Practice of Meditation.
Dubouclez, Olivier ULg

Conference (2014, October 11)

At the beginning of Meditation IV the meditator triumphantly announces that he has “now no difficulty in turning away (convertam) from imaginable things and toward things which are objects of the ... [more ▼]

At the beginning of Meditation IV the meditator triumphantly announces that he has “now no difficulty in turning away (convertam) from imaginable things and toward things which are objects of the intellect alone” (AT, VII, 53). Meditation VI thereafter confirms that pure intellection, as opposed to imagination, consists only in turning towards oneself (convertat) and demands no “peculiar effort of the mind” (73). However efforts of attention are required throughout the Meditations and Meditations IV, V and VI are no exceptions in this respect. Descartes’ Second Set of Replies (156-159) confirms that attention is needed as a mental support for metaphysical analysis in order to embrace different ideas and connect different parts of a demonstration. A thorough examination of the Meditations shows something even more interesting: attention is conceived by Descartes as a varying force that can be diminished or relaxed but also, and most importantly, increased as comparative forms like “attentius” (19; 55; 66; 71) or “diligentius” (32; 35; 45) suggest. For sure, it is an original aspect of Cartesian meditative exercise: we are not only invited to maintain our attention but also to make it more intense at a certain point. Such an increase is crucial for the development of the dream argument (55) and also for the achievement of both proofs of the existence of God (45; 66). But is it not a kind of deus ex machina that the meditator puts forward in order to overcome otherwise unsolvable difficulties? A posterior work, The Passions of the Soul, can help us understand such a strategy. In article 72, Descartes distinguishes between two kinds of attention; the first one stems from wonder and is “at its full strength from the start” (XI, 382); it is contrasted with a second type “which, being weak at first and growing only gradually, can be easily diverted” (Ibid.) Further on Descartes says that passion is useful in “strengthening thoughts… and causing them to endure into the soul” (383) but that “the application of our understanding” has the same effect when “our will fixes [it] in a particular attention or reflection” (384). This last case applies to the Meditations: the meditator who is constantly exposed to misleading influences would be easily “diverted” and even stopped if he was not pushed by his own will to go further in his metaphysical inquiry. “Peaks” of attention occurring in the Meditations are caused by volitions originating in the meditator’s resolution to attain truth and certainty and, as we shall see, they are used against three types of harmful influence: sensitive in Meditation I, imaginative in Meditation II and III, and intellectual in Meditation IV and V where old philosophical habits stand in the way of Cartesian theology. [less ▲]

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See detailPlace de l'exploration neurophysiologique dans la SEP
DIVE, Dominique ULg; GIFFROY, Xavier ULg; WANG, François-Charles ULg

Conference (2014, October 11)

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See detailPrix littéraires, entre attention et prestige - le cas du Prix du Livre Allemand
Houscheid, Karin ULg

Conference (2014, October 10)

In 2013, the Hungarian writer Terézia Mora was awarded the German Book Prize for her novel "Das Ungeheuer" (The Monster). Her text contrasts with other more current and popular novels in terms of thematic ... [more ▼]

In 2013, the Hungarian writer Terézia Mora was awarded the German Book Prize for her novel "Das Ungeheuer" (The Monster). Her text contrasts with other more current and popular novels in terms of thematic content, textual form, and book design. As such, "Das Ungeheuer" does not really fit into the range of "technically properly narrated" literature that used to be awarded with the prize. Usually, the laureates of the German Book Prize were so-called "Familienromane" (family novels), a currently very popular genre. By honouring Mora, the jury attempted to increase and preserve the prestige of the young literary prize (awarded since 2005) that is based on the model of the French Prix Goncourt and the English Booker Prize. The German Book Prize had quickly fallen into disrepute with the German literary critics who characterize the Book Prize as a "sheer marketing prize" because it comes along with high ranks in German bestseller lists and many foreign rights sales for its laureates. As a new award, the German Book Prize has to position itself in the literary field. A detailed analysis of the prize and its laureates therefore allows us to observe how the struggle for prestige develops today and to consider the question whether "attention" can be considered a new form of capital that competes with Bourdieu's symbolic capital, or a variant form of symbolic capital in the current media-drenched (literary) society. In order to find an answer to this question I am going to confront the marketing and transfer strategies as well as the literary reception of the novels "Die Mittagsfrau" by Julia Franck (laureate in 2007) and "Das Ungeheuer" by Terézia Mora. [less ▲]

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See detailPrediction of Regulatory Networks & Control of Secondary Metabolite Biosynthesis
Rigali, Sébastien ULg

Conference (2014, October 10)

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See detailIs there a role for intra-arterial therapy or isolated liver perfusion?
DETRY, Olivier ULg

Conference (2014, October 10)

IS THERE A ROLE FOR INTRA-ARTERIAL THERAPY OR ISOLATED LIVER PERFUSION? Pr Olivier Detry, Dpt of Abdominal Surgery and Transplantation, CHU Liege, University of Liege, The liver is the most common ... [more ▼]

IS THERE A ROLE FOR INTRA-ARTERIAL THERAPY OR ISOLATED LIVER PERFUSION? Pr Olivier Detry, Dpt of Abdominal Surgery and Transplantation, CHU Liege, University of Liege, The liver is the most common visceral site of colorectal cancer (CRC) metastasis and recurrence. Approximately 25% of CRC patients present with synchronous hepatic metastases at time of initial diagnosis, and further 50% will develop metachronous metastases during the course of their illness. Unfortunately, only 25% of patients with hepatic CRC metastases are suitable for R0 resection at time of diagnosis or after chemotherapy. Intra‐arterial locoregional therapies are evolving tools in the management of CRC liver metastases. Although these therapies were initially used for salvage and palliation, they are becoming therapeutic options earlier in the course of disease in selected populations, to increase the rate of curative surgical resection, and to improve survival and quality of life. Furthermore, intra‐arterial therapies may serve as viable first‐line treatments for the large majority of patients who present with unresectable liver metastases, and as neoadjuvant chemotherapy prior to hepatectomy to minimize systemic effects. Hyperthermic isolated liver perfusion (HILP) has also been proposed by some groups as a mean to treat patients with unresectable liver metastases. Significant anti-tumoral effect has been demonstrated but HILP is a complicated procedure with a high morbidity. There remains a lack of robust, prospective randomized data for fair and balanced comparisons to be made between locoregional and modern systemic therapeutic modalities, as well as between locoregional therapies. Future RCTs addressing overall patient survival, tumor response and toxicity are required before any of these locoregional intra‐arterial treatments can be definitively recommended as the standard of care for hepatic colorectal liver mestastases. At the CHU of Liege, intra-arterial chemotherapy is now the usual way of administrating chemotherapy in patients with multiple CRC metastases limited to the liver after R0 liver resection. [less ▲]

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See detailSustainability, Dynamic Capabilities, and Innovation
Crutzen, Nathalie ULg; Rammal, Hussain; Burritt, Roger

Conference (2014, October 09)

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See detailRecent advances and improvements in computerized adaptive testing with the R package catR
Barrada, Juan Ramon; Magis, David ULg

Conference (2014, October 08)

The purpose of this talk is to present recent advances and developments of the R package catR. This package allows for random generation of response patterns under computerized adaptive testing (CAT) and ... [more ▼]

The purpose of this talk is to present recent advances and developments of the R package catR. This package allows for random generation of response patterns under computerized adaptive testing (CAT) and holds various options to select the first items, estimate ability, select the next item, stop the test and return final results. Two main improvements were realized. First, several rules for next item selection were added, among others, Kullback- Leibler, progressive and proportional methods. Second, catR was limited to dichotomous IRT models so far. The most recent update allows now for several polytomous IRT models, such as partial and generalized partial credit model, graded and modified graded response models, rating scale model, and nominal response model. All improvements will be shortly presented, both from a theoretical point of view and in terms of practical implementation in catR. If possible, several illustrative examples will be displayed in a short live demonstration of catR. [less ▲]

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See detail27èmes Entretiens Jacques Cartier
Lambert, Marie ULg

Conference (2014, October 07)

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See detailPrésentation de cas cliniques résolus ou non résolus
WANG, François-Charles ULg

Conference (2014, October 07)

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See detailIncrease in northern hemisphere stratospheric hydrogen chloride over recent years
Mahieu, Emmanuel ULg; Chipperfield, MP; Notholt, J et al

Poster (2014, October 07)

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See detailHow to manage HTA in 2014?
Krzesinski, Jean-Marie ULg

Conference (2014, October 07)

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See detailSolar irradiance modelling over Belgium using Regional Climate Models within the frame of a day-ahead photovoltaic production forecasting system
Beaumet, Julien ULg; Doutreloup, Sébastien ULg; Fettweis, Xavier ULg et al

Poster (2014, October 06)

WRF-ARW and MAR climate models performances for the modelling of solar irradiances over Belgium are evaluated using in-situ measurements at Sart-Tilman and Daussoulx. Different WRF-ARW settings are tested ... [more ▼]

WRF-ARW and MAR climate models performances for the modelling of solar irradiances over Belgium are evaluated using in-situ measurements at Sart-Tilman and Daussoulx. Different WRF-ARW settings are tested. Sigmoid model proposed by Ruis-Ariaz etal. (2010) is used to decompose solar irradiance into direct and diffuse fraction. The performance of this model using measured and modelled global irradiances is also evaluated. [less ▲]

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See detailPotential Proteomic Biomarkers Associated To Mucosal Healing In Crohn’s Disease
MEUWIS, Marie-Alice ULg; Baiwir, Dominique ULg; Mazzucchelli, Gabriel ULg et al

Poster (2014, October 06)

Introduction and objectives: In Crohn's disease (CD), there is a discrepancy between clinical activity of the disease (symptoms) and intestinal healing. However absence of tissue healing is associated ... [more ▼]

Introduction and objectives: In Crohn's disease (CD), there is a discrepancy between clinical activity of the disease (symptoms) and intestinal healing. However absence of tissue healing is associated with the risk of relapse and tissue damage progression. Endoscopy is costly and invasive. Hence biomarkers correlating with intestinal healing could improve disease management. We aimed to identify potential biomarkers associated to CD mucosal healing by a shotgun proteomics label free study. Methods: We used the STORI clinical trial cohort (n=103) aiming at identifying markers associated to relapse prediction after Infliximab treatment withdrawals. We used serum samples of patients in clinical remission, grouped according to the degree of intestinal healing seen at endoscopy. We performed depletion of the 20 most abundant plasma proteins on each serum pools and ran a proteomics label free differential analysis using 2D-nanoUPLC-MSE HDMS Synapt G1 for data acquisition and Protein Lynks Global Server vs 2.4 for data analysis (Waters, Corp., Milford, USA). Results and Discussion: We obtained potential biomarkers and designed a multiplexed -selected reaction monitoring (SRM) method for validation of these candidates in each individual patient. The method may also be tested in an independent set of IBD patients with and without mucosal healing. Conclusions: This research strategy and results of SRM validation of potential biomarkers associated to mucosal healing in this cohort of CD patients as well as the tests done on other CD patients, may provide new opportunities for CD follow-up tests development. [less ▲]

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See detailEt si ce n'était pas un canal carpien
FERON, Frédéric ULg; WANG, François-Charles ULg

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Charland-Verville, Vanessa ULg; Lugo Ramirez, Zulay del Rosario ULg; Jourdan, Jean-Pierre et al

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Near-Death Experiences (NDEs) are classically associated with positive emotions like peacefulness, happiness and joy [1-3]. To date, few negative NDEs reports have been documented [4]. Although NDEs ... [more ▼]

Near-Death Experiences (NDEs) are classically associated with positive emotions like peacefulness, happiness and joy [1-3]. To date, few negative NDEs reports have been documented [4]. Although NDEs classically arise in the context of an acute severe brain damage, their associated memories are reported as being phenomenologically very rich and detailed [5]. To date, no satisfactory explanatory model exits to fully account for the rich phenomenology of NDEs following a severe acute brain injury [6]. Neurobiological hypotheses include cerebral hypoxia [7, 8] and temporal lobe dysfunctions [9] to account for some of the features occurring during NDEs. However, it has been recently shown that anoxic/hypoxic, traumatic and other supratentorial brain lesions do not seem to influence the content of a NDE when assessed with a standardized tool (i.e., Greyson NDE scale; [1]). Due to their particular brain lesion (i.e., pontine brainstem), locked-in syndrome (LIS) patients provide a unique opportunity to further investigate the neural correlates of NDEs. We here aimed at retrospectively characterizing the content of NDEs in patients with LIS having suffered from an acute brainstem lesion (cerebrovascular accident (CVA) or trauma; i.e., “LIS NDEs”) and to compare these experiences to those collected in a cohort of matched NDE experiencers after coma with supratentorial lesions (CVA or trauma; i.e., “classical NDEs”). [less ▲]

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See detailDiscussion de cas cliniques et atelier pratique
WANG, François-Charles ULg

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See detailL'épaule un carrefour complexe
WANG, François-Charles ULg

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See detailDevelopment and optimization of pegylated lipoplexes for vaginal application
Lechanteur, Anna ULg; Furst, Tania ULg; Kanber, Erdem et al

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See detailCognitive rehabilitation : Past, present and future.
Majerus, Steve ULg

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See detailNeuropathies proximales du membre supérieur
WANG, François-Charles ULg

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See detailOblitérations. Contacts et frictions dans "A Humument" de Tom Phillips
Delville, Michel ULg; Belloi, Livio ULg

Conference (2014, October 03)

Cette intervention examine "A Humument" de Tom Phillips en termes de contacts et de frictions entre le texte-source (un roman victorien) et sa réinterprétation par l'auteur.

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See detailKnowledge transfer from Belgian government to medical doctors
MORTELMANS, Katrien; REMMEN, Roy; BERKEIN, Philip et al

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CAVALIER, Etienne ULg

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See detailRational Design of a Safe and Efficacious Attenuated Recombinant Vaccine Against Cyprinid Herpesvirus 3 Using Prokaryotic Mutagenesis and In Vivo Imaging System
Boutier, Maxime ULg

Conference (2014, October 02)

Cyprinid herpesvirus 3 (CyHV-3) is the causative agent of a lethal disease in common and koi carp. Since its emergence, in the late 1990s, CyHV 3 has caused severe economic losses worldwide creating a ... [more ▼]

Cyprinid herpesvirus 3 (CyHV-3) is the causative agent of a lethal disease in common and koi carp. Since its emergence, in the late 1990s, CyHV 3 has caused severe economic losses worldwide creating a need for a safe and efficacious vaccine. With this goal in mind, recombinant strains deleted for single gene were produced using prokaryotic recombination technologies. While producing such a recombinant for ORF134, we unexpectedly obtained a clone deleted for ORF56 and ORF57 in addition to the expected deletion of ORF134. Interestingly, this triple deleted recombinant replicated efficiently in vitro, exhibited an attenuated profile and induced an immune protection against a lethal challenge in vivo. To determine the role of each deleted locus in the phenotype of the triple deleted recombinant, a series of recombinant were produced and tested in vivo. Firstly, to investigate the role of ORF134 deletion, a double ORF56-57 deleted recombinant and an independent triple ORF56-57-ORF134 deleted recombinant were produced. These experiments revealed that ORF134 deletion did contribute significantly neither to the attenuation nor to the immune protection observed for the triple deleted recombinant. Secondly, to determine the relative importance of ORF56 and ORF57 deletion in the attenuation observed, two single deleted recombinants were produced for ORF56 and ORF57. These experiments demonstrated that ORF57 deletion, in contrast to ORF56 deletion, correlates with an attenuated phenotype. Based on its safety-efficacy profile, the ORF56-57 double deleted recombinant was selected as a candidate vaccine. Complementary experiments were performed to further investigate the potential of this strain as a safe and efficacious attenuated recombinant vaccine. The results obtained can be summarized as follows: (i) In vivo imaging (IVIS) of vaccinated fish challenged with a wild type strain expressing luciferase as a reporter gene, suggested that vaccination induces a sterile immunity at the portal of entry. (ii) Study of viral tropism by qPCR, IVIS, and histopathological analyses, demonstrated that in comparison to the wild type parental strain, the vaccine strain replicates at lower level, at later time post-infection and for a shorter period of time. (iii) Transmission studies demonstrated that there is no detectable spread of the vaccine from freshly vaccinated fish to naive fish located immediately down stream of vaccinated fish (water sharing). All together, the results of the present study demonstrate the potential of ORF56-ORF57 double deleted CyHV-3 recombinant strain for safe and efficacious mass vaccination of carp. [less ▲]

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See detailLe secret du juriste d'entreprise
Vandenbulke, Antoine ULg

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See detailIntegrating lexis, gesture and discourse in spatial descriptions
Lemmens, Maarten; Perrez, Julien ULg

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See detailNouveautés en allergologie. L'allergie moléculaire.
GADISSEUR, Romy ULg

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See detailÉpidémiologie de la lithiase urinaire en Province de Liège
Castiglione, Vincent ULg; Jouret, François ULg; Bruyère, Olivier ULg et al

in Néphrologie & Thérapeutique (2014, October 01)

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LE GOFF, Caroline ULg

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See detailLes châteaux industriels dans le bassin liégeois : typologie et étude de cas
Destatte, Julien ULg; Peters, Arnaud ULg; Van Velthem, Lionel

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See detailPreliminary data from the Liège Screening programme suggests the reported decline in AAA prevalence is not global
Makrygiannis, Georgios ULg; EL HACHEMI, Mounia ULg; Labalue, Philippe et al

in Aorta (2014, October 01), 2(5), 212253

Background: Population based studies have shown evident benefit in terms of mortality from screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) among men aged over 65. However, recent studies from USA, UK and ... [more ▼]

Background: Population based studies have shown evident benefit in terms of mortality from screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) among men aged over 65. However, recent studies from USA, UK and Sweden suggest a decrease in the prevalence of AAA in the general population. Whether these findings are generalizable for the rest of Europe is unknown. Thus we decided to set up a screening program in order to detect AAA in Liege, Belgium. Material and Methods: During our ongoing study, over a first 3-month period, abdominal aortic ultrasound was performed on 541 participants, (198 women 343 men) to measure the maximal suprarenal and infrarenal aortic outer-outer diameter as well as the maximal diameter of the common iliac arteries. Moreover, we have measured arm and ankle blood pressure in each subject and the clinical characteristics of the patients, were collected. Results: The overall AAA prevalence was 4.62% (n = 25). In female participants aged ≥ 74 years the AAA prevalence amounted 1.01 %. While in male patients aged ≥ 65 years, it rose to 6.71%. Statistical analysis showed that male gender, aging, history of ischemic heart diseases, hyperlipidemia and varicose veins were significantly associated with AAA. Conclusion: Despite a reported declining prevalence of AAA in some recent population-based studies, we found that the prevalence of AAA in Liège population remains high in men aged 65 years or more. The prevalence of AAA seems to vary in different geographical regions. However, we need a larger sample to confirm our preliminary findings. [less ▲]

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See detailVelocity and turbulence measurements for assessing the stability of riverbeds: a comparison between UVP and ADVP
Duma, Diana ULg; Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg et al

in 11th International Conference on Hydroscience & Engineering - "Hydro-Engineering for Environmental Challenges" (2014, October)

Maintaining the overall stability of active riverbeds requires a deep understanding of the complex interactions between turbulent flow forces and forces stabilizing the riverbed. Standard approaches do ... [more ▼]

Maintaining the overall stability of active riverbeds requires a deep understanding of the complex interactions between turbulent flow forces and forces stabilizing the riverbed. Standard approaches do not properly take into account the turbulence fluctuations in non-uniform flows, while these are of primary importance in the mechanisms determining the stability of stones. In a new approach, the flow forces are quantified by means of parameters combining explicitly the velocity and turbulence distributions over a certain water depth above the riverbed. In this paper, as an onset for using these newly developed bed stability parameters, we report on new experimental measurements of velocity and turbulent kinetic energy based on acoustic methods, whereas all previous uses at the new bed stability parameters relied on Laser PIV Techniques. For quasi-uniform and non-uniform flow conditions, velocity measurements were conducted with two complementary devices: an ultrasonic velocimeter probe (UVP) and an acoustic Doppler velocimeter profiler (ADVP). The results are compared and discussed in detail. A general consistency between the two types of measurements is obtained, while some discrepancies are highlighted close to the bed and tentative explanations are given. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalyse de l'efficacité de l'accoutumance à l'eau chez l'enfant préscolaire
Mornard, Manhattan ULg; Deflandre, Dorian ULg; Delvaux, Anne ULg et al

in Science et sports (2014, October), 29(Hors-série 1), 13

L'accoutumance à l'eau apparaît comme un prérequis indispensable à l'apprentissage des techniques de nage. Après différents tests chez des enfants en bas âge, l'étude confirme l'efficacité à l ... [more ▼]

L'accoutumance à l'eau apparaît comme un prérequis indispensable à l'apprentissage des techniques de nage. Après différents tests chez des enfants en bas âge, l'étude confirme l'efficacité à l'accoutumance à l'eau. [less ▲]

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See detailHarmonia axyridis population study in agroecosystems
Vandereycken, Axel ULg; Fassotte, Bérénice ULg; Durieux, Delphine ULg et al

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The Multicoloured Asian ladybird, Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), is one of these species which was intentionally introduced for biological control and has spread from its native ... [more ▼]

The Multicoloured Asian ladybird, Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), is one of these species which was intentionally introduced for biological control and has spread from its native range in Central and Eastern Asia to large parts of North and South America, Europe, and Africa. The decline of native species is linked to the spread and the aggressive behaviour of H. axyridis. From 2009, we evaluated the population densities of aphids predator and predator diversities, with a special focus on H. axyridis in agroecosystems of Wallonia (South of Belgium). First, field crops preferences of H. axyridis were determined. Later, changes linked to aphid’s predator populations over time were evaluated. Finally, H. axyridis population changes between two crop farming methods were also evaluated. Samplings performed in agroecosystems highlighted that the community of aphid's predator is composed of few dominant species: three coccinellids (Coccinella septempunctata L., P. quatuordecimpunctata L., and H. axyridis), one syrphid (Episyrphus balteatus De Geer), and one chrysopid (Chrysoperla carnea Stephens). We demonstrated that H. axyridis do not invade all crops at the same rate, maize and broad bean being more infested than wheat and potato at both larval and adult stages. Moreover, H. axyridis populations in maize have strongly increased from 2009 to 2011. Finally, we showed that organic farming do not contribute to increase the abundance of H. axyridis but leads to increase the total abundance of aphid’s natural enemies. [less ▲]

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See detailLe cancer thyroïdien papillaire familial (FNMTC): études cliniques et génétiques chez 8 familles
VALDES SOCIN, Hernan Gonzalo ULg; Daly, Adrian ULg; Burlacu, C et al

in Abstract book - Annales d'Endocrinologie : 31ème Congrès de la Société Française d'Endocrinologie, Lyon 5-8 novembre 2014 (2014, October)

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See detailEmotional distress and family factors as predictors of quality of life in Children with Cystic Fibrosis
Toucheque, Malorie ULg

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Background. Due to recently developed therapies, patients’ life expectancy with CF today is in the early 40s. As a result, medical providers in CF care centers seek not only to improve patients’ health ... [more ▼]

Background. Due to recently developed therapies, patients’ life expectancy with CF today is in the early 40s. As a result, medical providers in CF care centers seek not only to improve patients’ health but also to enhance their quality of life (QOL). QOL as a concept for children, in particular, is fairly new. Accordingly, QOL of school-aged children with CF is relatively under-investigated. In recent years, the role of family contextual variables has received increased attention as predictors of child adjustment to illness. Evidence exists that parenting and parent-child relationship factors are related to children’s emotional development and thus may be life-course determinants in their health. To date, no study has quantitatively investigated parental factors, particularly with respect to paternal variables, associated with the QOL of children with CF. Objective. The study aimed to investigate the relation of parenting stress, family functioning, and fathers’ involvement in the disease’s management to emotional distress and QOL in children with CF. Study design. Using a cross-sectional design, this study recruited families of children with CF from four different CF Centers. Data collection is on going and a full sample of 40 families is expected for this presentation. To date, the study protocol was completed by 18 families. Inclusion criteria for children include: (a) a diagnosis of CF for at least one year; and (b) age 8 to 12 years. Also, both parents must be willing to participate to be included in our sample. Children complete the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children (STAIC), Children’s Depression Inventory (CDI-2), and Quality of Life Systemic Inventory for Children (QLSI-C). Parents complete the Parenting Stress Index – Short Form (PSI-4-SF), Family Environment Scale (FES), and Dad’s Active Disease Support (DADS) (i.e., a measure of paternal involvement in illness management). Results. With the full sample, we will run multiple regression analyses with STAIC, CDI, PSI-4-SF, FES and DADS as predictors of children’s QOL scores and run moderation and mediation analyses to examine the indirect effect of mothers and fathers’ variables on the child’s QOL. With the sample to date, QOL in children is significantly associated with state anxiety (r=.62; p=.007), trait anxiety (r=.76; p<.001), and depression (r=.77; p=.001). We also found a direct link between the mothers’ parenting stress levels and children’s QOL (r=.51; p=.031), anxiety (r=.49; p=.045), and depression (r=.47; p=.054). Fathers’ parenting stress levels (r=.54; p=.026) and mothers’ evaluation of fathers’ involvement (r=.47; p=.047) each are significantly associated with the mothers’ parenting stress. These results may be suggestive of a potential mediator effect. Conclusion. Information about fathers is underrepresented in pediatric psychology research. However, interest in impact of parental adaptation on children’s adjustment to chronic disease is on the increase. The results of this study are expected to contribute significantly to the understanding of how both parents play a role in the QOL and emotional adjustment of school-aged children with CF. [less ▲]

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See detail6-Years Experience of NBS for Hemoglobin Disorders using TMS
BOEMER, François ULg

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Gillet, Pauline ULg; Vermeulen, Cédric ULg; Feintrenie, Laurène

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See detailSport classes at the CEReKI: A complete day for preschool fundamental motor development
Jidovtseff, Boris ULg; Mornard, Manhattan ULg; Delvaux, Anne ULg

in Science et Sports (2014, October), 29(Hors-série 1), 13

From 3 to 6-years old, it is very important to offer children an adapted physical education intervention in which they are playing and at the same time develop perceptual and basic fundamental movements ... [more ▼]

From 3 to 6-years old, it is very important to offer children an adapted physical education intervention in which they are playing and at the same time develop perceptual and basic fundamental movements skills. [less ▲]

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See detailFiabilité et confiance (dans le lien filial et fraternel)
de Saint Georges, Marie-Christine; Haxhe, Stéphanie ULg

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Comment restaurer de la fiabilité dans les liens vitaux, en particulier le lien enfant-parent, lorsque la confiance relationnelle a été atteinte?

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See detailDesigning large-scale CO2 capture units with assessment of solvent degradation
Léonard, Grégoire ULg; Crosset, Cyril; Dumont, Marie-Noëlle ULg et al

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Solvent degradation is a major drawback for the large-scale implementation of post-combustion CO2 capture due to amine consumption and emission of degradation products. In the present work, we refine a ... [more ▼]

Solvent degradation is a major drawback for the large-scale implementation of post-combustion CO2 capture due to amine consumption and emission of degradation products. In the present work, we refine a previous kinetic model for describing solvent oxidative and thermal degradation based on experimental results. The CO2 capture process is then modeled in Aspen Plus with assessment of solvent degradation. As a result, this work provides a useful tool for the identification of optimal operating conditions that minimize both the energy and environmental impacts of the process. [less ▲]

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See detailLe puits du château fort de Logne (Ferrières, province de Liège, Belgique)
Wéry, Benoît; Hoffsummer, Patrick ULg; Delye, Emmanuel ULg

in Gautier, Delphine; Mouillebouche, Hervé (Eds.) L'eau dans le château. Actes du troisième colloque international au château de Bellecroix (2014, October)

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See detailNumerical investigation of cut-edge effect using the Gurson-Tvergaard-Needleman model
Lemoine, Xavier; Tudor, Balan; Habraken, Anne ULg

in Procedia Engineering (2014, October)

In this contribution, the formability of sheet metal cut edges is investigated using damage model.Classical forming limit diagrams are known not to apply properly to the cut edges. However, with mild ... [more ▼]

In this contribution, the formability of sheet metal cut edges is investigated using damage model.Classical forming limit diagrams are known not to apply properly to the cut edges. However, with mild steels the sheet edges usually behave better than the Forming Limit Diagram prédictions, so this phenomenon has not been given sufficient attention. In contrast, for Advanced High Strengh Steels the cut edges exhibit reduced formability as compared to the plain sheet;this effect is very sensitive to the quality of the cutting process. The current investigation is aimed to evaluate the ability of available damage models to predict this effect on sample applications. The Gurson-Tvergaard-Needleman model is used and the material parameters for a Dual Phase are considered [1]. The effect of the cutting process is described by means of initial fields of equivalent plastic strain and porosity. The geometrical distribution and typical values for these two initial fields are devised based on literature . Numerical simulations of flat notched tensile tests are used within the FE code Abaqus/Explicit to illustrate the impact of the initial fields on the moment and the location of the failure initiation. The influence of the mesh size in the cutting-affected area is also investigated. The hole expansion test and a flat bending test are further simulated to investigate the influence of the cut edge. [less ▲]

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See detailThe cellobiose-sensor CebR is the gatekeeper of Streptomyces scabies pathogenicity
Jourdan, Samuel ULg; Francis, Isolde; Loria, Rosemary et al

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See detailIntérêt du signal T2 des adénomes hypophysaires à GH traités par analogues de la somatostatine - premiers résultats de l'étude IRMA#2
Potorac, Iulia ULg; PETROSSIANS, Patrick ULg; Daly, Adrian ULg et al

in Abstract book - Annales d'Endocrinologie : 31ème Congrès de la Société Françaose d'Endocrinologie, Lyon 5-8 novembre 2014 (2014, October)

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See detailNegative polarity as a trigger for the development of modal meaning
Davidse, Kristin; Van linden, An; Brems, Lieselotte ULg

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See detailExperimental in vivo infection of pigs by a Belgian wild boar hepatitis E virus strain
Thiry, Damien ULg; Rose, Nicolas; Paboeuf, Frédéric et al

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See detailIsocinétisme et muscles rotateurs d'épaule
Forthomme, Bénédicte ULg; Crielaard, Jean-Michel ULg; Kaux, Jean-François ULg et al

in Innovations technologiques et préhension (2014, October)

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See detailRole of the progesterone receptor in the development of sexual behavior in female mice
Desroziers, Elodie ULg; Brock, Olivier; Baum, M.J. et al

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See detailINCIDENCE AND RISK FACTORS FOR EARLY RENAL DYSFUNCTION AFTER LIVER TRANSPLANTATION
WIESEN, Patricia ULg; Georganta, E; VAN CAUWENBERGE, Isabelle ULg et al

in Intensive Care Medicine (2014, October), 40(S1), 1740628

INTRODUCTION. Renal dysfunction often occurred after liver transplantation. OBJECTIVES. The aim of the study was to determine its incidence and its risk factors in a clinical series at the University ... [more ▼]

INTRODUCTION. Renal dysfunction often occurred after liver transplantation. OBJECTIVES. The aim of the study was to determine its incidence and its risk factors in a clinical series at the University Hospital of Liege, Belgium. METHODS. Orthotopic liver transplantations performed from January 2006 until Sep- tember 2012 were retrospectively reviewed (n = 187). Patients, with no renal replacement therapy (RRT) before transplantation were classified in four groups according to their highest creatinine plasma level during the first postoperative week. First group had a cre- atinine level below 12 mg/l, the second group between 12 and 20 mg/l, the third group between 20 and 35 mg/l, and the fourth above 35 mg/l. In addition, patients who needed RRT during the first week after transplantation were also classified in the fourth group. Preoperative and perioperative parameters were tested as risk factors: age, sex, body mass index (BMI), length of hospital preoperative stay, prior bacterial infection within one month, preoperative ascites, preoperative treatment with ß-blocker, converting enzyme inhibitor, or non steroidal antiinflammatory drugs, preoperative creatinine and bilirubine level, postop- erative lactate level, need for postoperative vasopressive drugs, surgical revision, mechanical ventilation for more than 24 h, postoperative peaks in bilirubine and transam- inase levels, postoperative hemoglobin level, amount of perioperative blood transfusions, type of immunosuppression. Univariate and multivariate analysis were performed using logistic ordinal regression method. RESULTS. There were 78 patients in group 1 (41.7 %), 46 in group 2 (24.6 %), 38 in group 3 (20.3 %) and 25 in group 4 (13.4 %). Eighteen patients required RRT: 13 (7 %) during the first week after transplantation (group 4), the 5 others after the first week after transplan- tation (2 in group 1 and 2, and 1 in group 3). There were 7 (3.7 %) early deaths within 28 days after transplantation. Using univariate analysis, the severity of renal dysfunction was correlated with presence of ascites and prior bacterial infection, preoperative bilirubin and creatinine level, need for surgical revision, use of vasopressor, postoperative mechanical ventilation, postoperative bilirubine, transaminase, and hemoglobin levels. The need for transfusion of each type of products also affected renal dysfunction. The ordinal logistic analysis pointed out the BMI (OR = 1.1, p = 0.004), preoperative creatinine level (OR = 11.1, p \ 0.0001), use of vasopressor (OR = 3.31, p = 0.0002), maximal postop- erative bilirubine level (OR = 1.44, p = 0.044) and minimal postoperative hemoglobin level (OR 0.059 p = 0.0005). CONCLUSIONS. More than half of liver transplanted patients experienced some degree of early renal dysfunction after transplantation. Risk factors are preoperative renal dysfunction, and mainly perioperative circulatory instability requiring the use of vasopressor and post- operative anemia. [less ▲]

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See detailTrace element bioaccumulation and compartmentalization in the invasive algae Caulerpa racemosa var. cylindracea from the Calvi Bay, Corsica
Gobert, Sylvie ULg; Richir, Jonathan ULg

in Langar, H.; Bouafif, C.; Ouerghi, A. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 5th Mediterranean Symposium on Marine Vegetation (2014, October)

The algae Caulerpa racemosa var. cylindracea (Sonder) was first observed along Corsican coasts in 2002 (Ruitton et al., 2005), and more recently in the Calvi Bay (northwestern Corsica) in 2008. Numerous ... [more ▼]

The algae Caulerpa racemosa var. cylindracea (Sonder) was first observed along Corsican coasts in 2002 (Ruitton et al., 2005), and more recently in the Calvi Bay (northwestern Corsica) in 2008. Numerous works have studied the distribution of that invasive species and the factors driving its rapid expansion, as well as the resulting ecological impacts on native coastal communities (Klein and Verlaque, 2008). However, very little is known regarding C. racemosa biochemistry and its natural ability to concentrate trace elements (TEs). In the framework of the STARECAPMED project, this work therefore aimed to study the bioaccumulation and the compartmentalization of 19 TEs in this macroalgae. [less ▲]

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See detailMesozoic marine crises and ichthyosaur history: a non-direct relationship
Fischer, Valentin ULg

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Marine ecosystems underwent several profound crises throughout the Mesozoic; many of them are correlated with supra-regional to worldwide anoxic events. The impact of these crises is relatively well ... [more ▼]

Marine ecosystems underwent several profound crises throughout the Mesozoic; many of them are correlated with supra-regional to worldwide anoxic events. The impact of these crises is relatively well understood among animals occupying lower trophic levels but their influence on top predators of that time, fishes and marine reptiles, remains unclear. The fossil record of marine reptiles is of fluctuating quality but thoroughly revised taxonomic and phylogenetic frameworks now allow assessment of the influence of past climatic and oceanic changes on these top predators, by quantifying their cladogenesis and extinction rates across selected intervals. Here, I focus on ichthyosaurs, a successful clade of marine reptiles that colonized marine ecosystems during most of the Mesozoic. The ichthyosaur record indicates relatively few severe turnovers and a non direct relationship with environmental drivers, notably anoxic events. New fossils from France reveal the middle-late Norian extinctions did not eradicate the clade of whale-sized shastasaurid ichthyosaurs; similarly, the severe early Toarcian anoxic event, the end-Jurassic climate changes and several Cretaceous anoxic events did not impacted ichthyosaurs significantly, at least at the suprageneric level. On the other hand, severe turnovers or extinctions occurred during the latest Triassic and the Cenomanian and are coincident with a number of profound environmental and biotic changes. This indicates that unique drivers fail to explain the turnover patterns in ichthyosaur evolutionary history. Notably, oceanic anoxic events only impacted ichthyosaurs during the end-Cenomanian and did so during a period of intense climatic and biological upheavals. These major crises in ichthyosaur history are seemingly protracted over several million years and are probably best explained by a conjunction of causes. This is part of a wider project that will incorporate data from other contemporaneous groups to shed a new light on the general turnover patterns among marine top predators of the Mesozoic and the influence of ancient environmental changes in shaping their biodiversity. [less ▲]

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See detailStudy of sex ratio and morphotypes of the Multicoloured Asian Ladybird, Harmonia axyridis Pallas in Belgian maize
Vandereycken, Axel ULg; Fassotte, Bérénice ULg; Barsics, Fanny ULg et al

Poster (2014, October)

Several insect species are known to have different morphotypes, an adaptation to heterogeneities in changing environments. This phenotypic plasticity could be a factor used by the Multicoloured Asian ... [more ▼]

Several insect species are known to have different morphotypes, an adaptation to heterogeneities in changing environments. This phenotypic plasticity could be a factor used by the Multicoloured Asian Ladybird, which is considered as an invasive species in Europe since its introduction in the 80’s. Harmonia axyridis has four major morphotypes: 2 melanic forms, conspicua and spectabilis; and 2 non-melanic, succinea and axyridis. In Belgium, only the three first are observed. Literature reports variations in morphotype frequencies, across native and introduced strains. These variations seem to be linked to climate (geographical and seasonal variation), with non-melanic forms being the most abundant in hot and arid climate. This study focused on the variation of morphotype abundance in H. axyridis according to season, field and gender. Adult ladybirds were caught from mid-July to mid-October 2012 into 5 maize fields. The proportions of observed morphotypes were compared according to the sampling season. The abundance of morphotypes was not significantly different through the fields; the observed ratios were 81.6%, 15% and 3.4% for succinea, spectabilis and conspicua respectively. Succinea was the most observed morphotype (χ2=755.8; P<0.001). The total number of collected males and females was the same with ratios of 48.2% and 51.8%: (χ2=0.93; P=0.33). The sex ratio was also not significantly different for each morphotype. There was no evolution of melanic and non-melanic form ratio according to the season, with 25.6% of melanic form in summer and 20.6% in autumn (χ2=1.22; P=0.27). Our results seem to show that morphotype adaptation according to the climate is not observed for Belgian ladybirds. [less ▲]

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VROONEN, Laurent ULg; Maiga, Ibrahima ULg; Persu, A et al

in Abstract book - Annales d'Endocrinologie : 31ème Congrès de la Société Françaose d'Endocrinologie, Lyon 5-8 novembre 2014 (2014, October)

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See detailEvolution des populations de coccinelles indigènes et de l’espèce exotique, Harmonia axyridis Pallas, en Wallonie et en Région de Bruxelles-Capitale
Vandereycken, Axel ULg; Fassotte, Bérénice ULg; Durieux, Delphine ULg et al

Conference (2014, October)

Un inventaire des Coccinellidae provenant de la collection de l’unité d’Entomologie fonctionnelle et évolutive (ULg - Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech) a été réalisé sur une période s’étendant de 2001 à 2009. Cette ... [more ▼]

Un inventaire des Coccinellidae provenant de la collection de l’unité d’Entomologie fonctionnelle et évolutive (ULg - Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech) a été réalisé sur une période s’étendant de 2001 à 2009. Cette collection est essentiellement constituée de récoltes fournies par les étudiants de première Bachelier de Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech. A travers ce recensement, nous avons étudié l’évolution des espèces récoltées au sein de cette famille, en termes d’effectif relatif et de richesse spécifique. Notre étude s’est focalisée sur les données issues de Wallonie et de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, car trop peu de collectes ont été réalisées en Flandre. Parmi les individus identifiés, 27 espèces ont été observées, dont 21 appartiennent à la sous-famille des Coccinellinae, 2 à celle des Epilachninae et 4 à celle des Chilocorinae. La plupart des espèces sont communes à la Belgique. Cependant, Harmonia axyridis (Pallas 1773), espèce originaire du sud-est de l’Asie, a été introduite sur le territoire belge en 1997. Cette coccinelle exotique a fait son apparition dans les collectes de 2002 et son effectif ne cesse d’augmenter au fil des années prospectées. En parallèle à cette augmentation, une diminution de la richesse spécifique, ainsi que de l’effectif relatif d’Adalia bipunctata (L. 1758), de Propylea quatuordecimpunctata (L. 1758) et de Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata (L. 1758), est observée. [less ▲]

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See detailImpact of intensive enteral nutrition in association with corticosteroïds in the treatment of severe alcoholic hepatitis: a multicenter randomized controlled trial
Moreno, C; Trepo, E; Louvet, A et al

in Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.) (2014, October), 60(S1),

Intensive enteral nutrition by feeding tube does not improve 6-month survival in patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis. However, adequate nutritional support is associated with a better short-term ... [more ▼]

Intensive enteral nutrition by feeding tube does not improve 6-month survival in patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis. However, adequate nutritional support is associated with a better short-term prognosis. Adequate nutritional intake should be targeted in alcoholic hepatitis patients treated with corticosteroids. [less ▲]

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See detailExpression et localisation immunohistochimique de KISS1 et de son récepteur GPR54 : étude du tissu thyroïdien non tumoral et d'une série de patients opérés d'un cancer thyroïdien papillaire
VALDES SOCIN, Hernan Gonzalo ULg; Munaut, Carine ULg; SCAGNOL, Irène ULg et al

in Abstract book - Annales d'Endocrinologie : 31ème Congrès de la Société Française d'Endocrinologie, Lyon 5-8 novembre 2014 (2014, October)

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See detailOrthotopic liver transplantation for hepatocellular car- cinoma after successful downstaging: results from the Belgian multicentre cohort
Schreiber, J.; Lerut, J; Verslype, C et al

in Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.) (2014, October), 60(S1), 468550

Purpose: Successful downstaging of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) into the Milan criteria (MC) remains a controversial indication for orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). In Belgium, successful ... [more ▼]

Purpose: Successful downstaging of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) into the Milan criteria (MC) remains a controversial indication for orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). In Belgium, successful downstaging of HCC is an accepted non-standard- ized exception (NSE) for liver allocation. This NSE group rep- resents a unique cohort to analyse if OLT can be safely offered to patients with those extended allocation criteria. The aim of this study is to compare the overall and recurrence free survival after cadaveric OLT between patients with successful downstaging (MILDOWN) and patients always inside the MC (MILIN) from all Belgian transplant centres. Methods: We ret- rospectively analysed all patients listed for OLT with HCC and underlying cirrhosis between 12/2006 and 12/2011 from all Belgian liver transplant centres. Successful downstaging was defined as bringing a patient who was outside the MC into the MC after locoregional therapy (LRT). Results: Overall 381 patients were listed in Belgium during the study period. Of these, 320 received OLT. 248 were MILIN, 62 were MIL- DOWN and 10 were transplanted outside MC. Downstaging treatment included transarterial chemoembolization (TACE; n=26), radiofrequency (RF; n=9), transarterial radioembolisa- tion (TARE; n=4), resection (n=3), percutaneous ethanol injec- tion (n=2) and a combination of the above-mentioned therapies in 18 cases. In the MILIN group 67.3% received locoregional therapy before transplantation, with no significant differences in the distribution of treatment type compared to the MIL- DOWN group. At listing there were no significant differences between the MILIN and MILDOWN group for age, gender and underlying liver disease. Median time on waiting list between the two groups was similar (120 days vs. 115.5 days). Overall survival at 1 year was not significantly different between MILIN and MILDOWN (87.1% vs. 79%; p=0.120). 1.6% of patients were lost to follow-up in both groups. Although not significant, recurrence free survival at 1 year tended to be higher in the MILIN group than in the MILDOWN group (83.9% vs. 74.2%; p=0.073). Conclusion: In this large Belgian multicentre cohort, overall and recurrence free survival at 1 year are not signifi- cantly different between patients who have been downstaged successfully and patients who were always inside the Milan criteria. However, a longer follow up period will define, if the trend of lower survival in the successfully downstaged group becomes significant. Factors associated with HCC recurrence have to be identified. [less ▲]

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See detailImplemented psychomotor activity for very pre-term children aged from 18 to 36 months
Jidovtseff, Boris ULg; DUTILLEUX, Benjamine ULg; IGLESIAS-GIL, Laura ULg et al

in Science et sports (2014, October), 29(Hors-série 1), 22

Premature infants are more susceptible to motor development impairment when compared to full term infants. From this perspective a psychomotor program has been implemented for very-term children aged from ... [more ▼]

Premature infants are more susceptible to motor development impairment when compared to full term infants. From this perspective a psychomotor program has been implemented for very-term children aged from 18 to 36 month. [less ▲]

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