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See detailApplication of real-time voltage security assessment to the Hellenic Interconnected System
Van Cutsem, Thierry ULg; Kabouris, John; Christoforidis, George et al

in IEE Proceedings-Generation Transmission and Distribution (2005), 152(1), 123-131

The online voltage security assessment methods implemented at the national control centre of the Hellenic Interconnected System, within the framework of the OMASES project funded by the European Union are ... [more ▼]

The online voltage security assessment methods implemented at the national control centre of the Hellenic Interconnected System, within the framework of the OMASES project funded by the European Union are described. The heart of all computations is a fast time-domain method. Security is analysed with respect to power transfers in critical corridors or power consumption in load areas. Results take on the form of either precontingency secure operation limits, or postcontingency loadability limits, together with various diagnosis tips. Contingency filtering is performed to meet the real-time requirement. Typical results obtained during the test phase of the project are reported. [less ▲]

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See detailLaparoscopic sigmoidectomy for fistulized diverticulitis
Laurent, Stanislas; Detroz, Bernard ULg; Detry, Olivier ULg et al

in Diseases of the Colon & Rectum (2005), 48(1), 148-152

PURPOSE: Nowadays laparoscopic colorectal surgery has demonstrated its advantages, including reduced postoperative pain, decreased duration of ileus, and shorter hospital stay. Few studies report results ... [more ▼]

PURPOSE: Nowadays laparoscopic colorectal surgery has demonstrated its advantages, including reduced postoperative pain, decreased duration of ileus, and shorter hospital stay. Few studies report results of laparoscopic surgery in complicated diverticulitis. This study was designed to analyze the results of laparoscopic sigmoidectomy in patients with fistulized sigmoiditis. METHODS: The authors retrospectively reviewed 16 patients who had laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for fistulized diverticulitis between 1992 and 2003 in a series of 247 laparoscopic colectomies. Eleven patients presented with colovesical, four with colovaginal, and one with colocutaneous fistulas; all were caused by sigmoiditis. The procedure always consisted of celioscopic sigmoidectomy with stapled transanal suture and, when indicated, closure of the cystic or vaginal fistula orifice. RESULTS: Mean age was 60 (range, 39-78) years. Mean number of episodes of diverticulitis before operation was three (range, 1-5). Mean time between the last episode and operation was 46 (range, 2-250) weeks. In our first three years of experience, three cases (18.7 percent) were converted to laparotomy. Reasons for conversion were the necessity for intestinal resection, splenectomy, and a wound of the anterior rectum. The mean operative time was 172 (range, 100-280) minutes. Mean hospital stay was 5.7 (range, 3-12) days. There was no mortality. Postoperative morbidity (2 patients, 12.5 percent) consisted of one pulmonary infection and one splenectomy. Long-term follow-up revealed no recurrence of diverticulitis and one incisional hernia. CONCLUSIONS: In experienced hands, laparoscopic sigmoidectomy may be a safe and effective procedure for fistulized sigmoiditis. [less ▲]

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See detailMassive renal and adrenal calcifications in a young dialysis patient with familial Mediterranean fever
Delanaye, Pierre ULg; Krzesinski, Jean-Marie ULg

in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (2005), 20(1), 238-238

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See detailOn the multiplicity of the O-star Cyg OB2#8a and its contribution to the gamma-ray source 3EG J2033+4118
De Becker, Michaël ULg; Rauw, Grégor ULg; Swings, Jean-Pierre ULg

in Astrophysics & Space Science (2005), 297(1-4), 291-298

We present the results of an intensive spectroscopic campaign in the optical waveband revealing that Cyg OB2 # 8A is an O6+ O5.5 binary system with a period of about 21.9 days. Cyg OB2 # 8A is a bright X ... [more ▼]

We present the results of an intensive spectroscopic campaign in the optical waveband revealing that Cyg OB2 # 8A is an O6+ O5.5 binary system with a period of about 21.9 days. Cyg OB2 # 8A is a bright X-ray source, as well as a non-thermal radio emitter. We discuss the binarity of this star in the framework of a campaign devoted to the study of non-thermal emitters, from the radio waveband to gamma-rays. In this context, we attribute the non-thermal radio emission from this star to a population of relativistic electrons, accelerated by the shock of the wind-wind collision. These relativistic electrons could also be responsible for a putative gamma-ray emission through inverse Compton scattering of photospheric UV photons, thus contributing to the yet unidentified EGRET source 3EG J2033+ 4118. [less ▲]

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See detailOntogenesis and functional aspects of oxytocin and vasopressin gene expression in the thymus network
Hansenne, Isabelle ULg; Rasier, G.; Pequeux, Christel ULg et al

in Journal of Neuroimmunology (2005), 158(1-2), 67-75

Ontogenesis of oxytocin (OT) and vasopressin (VP) gene expression and function were investigated in murine thymus. OT and VP transcripts were detected in the thymus on embryonic days 13 and 15 ... [more ▼]

Ontogenesis of oxytocin (OT) and vasopressin (VP) gene expression and function were investigated in murine thymus. OT and VP transcripts were detected in the thymus on embryonic days 13 and 15, respectively. Corresponding messenger RNAs were evidenced in thymic epithelial cells by in situ hybridization with a neurophysin probe. From all OT and VP receptors, only OTR was expressed by all T-cell subsets, while V1bR was found in double positive and single positive CD8 cells. In fetal thymic organ cultures, OTR antagonist d[DTyr(Et)(2), Thr(4)]OVT increased early apoptosis of CD8 cells, while V1bR antagonist (Sanofi SSR 149415) inhibited T-cell differentiation, and favored CD8 T-cell commitment. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailL'addition est-elle infiniment associative ?
Dupont, Pascal ULg

in Mathématique et Pédagogie (2005), 150

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See detailLa tradition épique avant Homère : l'apport de l'infinitif εἶναι
Renaud, Jean-Michel ULg

in Connaissance hellénique (2005), 122

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See detailNew Urban Squares, Documentation for ten urban squares recently designed in the Netherlands
Attia, Shady ULg

Master's dissertation (2005)

It is claimed that Dutch squares have no symbolic meaning or characteristics like in southern Europe. In the Netherlands, urban squares are only used for functional activities. Until the beginning of the ... [more ▼]

It is claimed that Dutch squares have no symbolic meaning or characteristics like in southern Europe. In the Netherlands, urban squares are only used for functional activities. Until the beginning of the 1980s and before the introduction of café terraces or the 'terrasje' culture, the urban squares were only used as ‘marktpleinen’ or market squares. However, this study concludes that almost all the design strategies tried to introduce spacious empty squares. In each example, the design of the squares attempted to allow several activities, accentuate the dynamics of squares and stimulate an active urban life. However, despite the high quality of materials and objects and the effort shown in creating an attractive image of squares, many Dutch urban squares are missing a sense of place and meaning and therefore remain empty. The main aim of this thesis was to provide a simple overview that describes the trends applied during the design of Dutch urban squares in the last 10 years. The first selection criterion for the urban square was based on their location in cities and attachment to pedestrian areas which mean consequently laying in city centres. Secondly, the classification of the case studies was based on their architectural and social identity. As mentioned before, the object of this thesis was to present selected examples of public spaces designs as well as projects illustrating developments in the area of public space architecture. The material presented here was compiled during the years 1995-2003. This study was divided into four parts: (1) Theoretical Orientation, (2) Development of urban squares in the Netherlands, (3) 10 public spaces: Examples of recently designed Dutch urban squares, (4) Conclusion. In the first chapter, the theoretical orientation of the research was introduced. The research structure was discussed including the research objectives and limitations. The research methodology and way of analysing the selected squares was also illustrated. Chapter 2 basically describes the history of Dutch squares, functions, evolution, and the difference between the squares in the Netherlands and countries like France, Spain or Italy. In chapter 3, different analytical method of (1) the square's use and activities, (2) form and proportion, (3) access and context, (4) volume and space, (5) symbolis and (6) greenery and furniture were illustrated through studies of 10 square designs in 10 cities. For each of the squares selected, first a plan of the space was drawn in a scale of 1:1,000. Maps were also drawn showing the city and the surrounding areas in comparable scales. Secondly, each square was described based on its architectural and social identity. Finally each square was criticized using the Project for Public Spaces evaluation criteria. The concluding chapter summarizes problems facing the squares designers in the Netherlands. Problems include the architectural context, greenery, street furniture, materials, and most importantly the ‘Void’ concept. The prognosis that Dutch cities will raise the density of the built environment will make it necessary to adopt renewal and improvement policies. These policies should achieve a coherence of the square’s visual quality and above all improve the sense of place, the sense of meaning and consider squares as places for the people. [less ▲]

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See detailIslamic design in the Western world and Western design in Islamic world.
Attia, Shady ULg; Wierina, Harro

in Research paper submitted to Design Theory Course, Wageningen University, 2005 (2005)

This article discusses the influence of the Islamic design in the Western world and vice versa, western design in the Islamic world. Landscape Design in the Middle East is a little-documented subject ... [more ▼]

This article discusses the influence of the Islamic design in the Western world and vice versa, western design in the Islamic world. Landscape Design in the Middle East is a little-documented subject. Until relatively recently conventional academic research had been conducted largely from an ‘Orientalist’ perspective. It is only today that discussion of Islam and architecture are starting to acknowledge the true diversity and complexities of Islamic societies. Since the beginning of 20th century the architecture in the Middle East has hesitated between the widespread adoption of imported inappropriate building systems, in the means of environment and culture, and self-conscious parody of an ‘Islamic style’. With growing global anxiety over control of oil resources in the Middle East and the conflicts in Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan, what, however, happens next? [less ▲]

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See detailSocial, economic and policy analysis of recreational fisheries in Flanders
Cools, Mario ULg

Master's dissertation (2005)

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See detailEtude astérosismologique du système KPD 1930+2752
Van Grootel, Valérie ULg

Master of advanced studies dissertation (2005)

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See detailLe juge constitutionnel comme législateur-cadre positif : les normes juridictionnelles relatives à la production et au contenu de normes législatives futures. Une analyse comparative en droit français, belge et allemand
Behrendt, Christian ULg

Doctoral thesis (2005)

The thesis studies the normative influence of the French, the German and the Belgian constitutional court on the production of legislative provisions by the three national parliaments.

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See detailUn autre mode financement est-il possible ? Relevé des principales alternatives proposées en Belgique ?
Husson, Jean-François ULg

in Husson, Jean-François (Ed.) Le financement des cultes et de la laïcité : comparaison internationale et perspectives (2005)

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See detailLe financement des cultes et de la laïcité organisée en Belgique
Husson, Jean-François ULg

in Husson, Jean-François (Ed.) Le financement des cultes et de la laïcité : comparaison internationale et perspectives (2005)

Ce chapitre présente un relevé détaillé des financements publics des cultes et des communautés philosophiques non confessionnelles en Belgique?

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See detailL’interjection dans un corpus d’auteurs latins
Denooz, Joseph ULg

in Calboli, Gualtiero (Ed.) Paper on Grammar IX 2 (Actes du 12e Congrès International de Linguistique Latine) (2005)

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See detailRemoval of dioxins and PCBs in fish oils: comparison of CALUX and GC-HRMS results
Carbonnelle, Sophie; Eppe, Gauthier ULg; Hellebosch, Laeticia et al

in Organohalogen Compounds (2005)

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See detailFactors influencing the PCDD/F levels in plasma of Belgian blood donors
Debacker, Neomi; Van Wouwe, Nathalie; Sasse, André et al

in Organohalogen Compounds (2005)

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