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See detailCombining remote sensing imagery of both fine and coarse spatial resolution to estimate crop evapotranspiration and quantifying its influence on crop growth monitoring
Sepulcre-Canto, Guadalupe; Gellens-Meulenberghs, Françoise; Arboleda, Alirio et al

in Geophysical Research Abstracts (2010)

This study has been carried out in the framework of the GLOBAM -Global Agricultural Monitoring system by integration of earth observation and modeling techniques- project whose objective is to fill the ... [more ▼]

This study has been carried out in the framework of the GLOBAM -Global Agricultural Monitoring system by integration of earth observation and modeling techniques- project whose objective is to fill the methodological gap between the state of the art of local crop monitoring and the operational requirements of the global monitoring system programs. To achieve this goal, the research aims to develop an integrated approach using remote sensing and crop growth modeling. This paper concerns the use of MSG geostationnary satellite data for the calculation of Actual Evapotranspiration and its integration into a crop growth model. [less ▲]

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See detailCardiomyopathie rythmique.
Henrard, S.; ROBINET, Sébastien ULg; Pierard, Luc ULg

in Revue medicale de Liege (2010), 65(12), 672-5

Tachycardia-mediated cardiomyopathy is a form of dilated cardiomyopathy and heart failure induced by a persistent/chronic supraventricular or ventricular tachyarythmia. The incidence and the patho ... [more ▼]

Tachycardia-mediated cardiomyopathy is a form of dilated cardiomyopathy and heart failure induced by a persistent/chronic supraventricular or ventricular tachyarythmia. The incidence and the patho-physiology remain unspecified. Sometimes related to a previous cardiomyopathy, the diagnosis is always retrospective, but important because of the clinical and the significant haemodynamic improvement following the control of heart rate. [less ▲]

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See detailDéfaut d'observance et inertie therapeutique en obstétrique.
Masson, Véronique ULg; Petit, Philippe ULg; Foidart, Jean-Michel ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2010), 65(5-6), 395-8

Observance around pregnancy includes two parts: what can be done before conception and what must be done during pregnancy. Preconception care, if efficaciously performed, offerss real benefits for foetal ... [more ▼]

Observance around pregnancy includes two parts: what can be done before conception and what must be done during pregnancy. Preconception care, if efficaciously performed, offerss real benefits for foetal and child development. Its efficacy will depends on the involvement and motivation of physicians and particularly also on the patient's observance. In this article we summarize essential pieces of advice to be given to each patient before pregnancy. Therapeutic inertia in obstetrics presents two differents aspects: on the one hand, the delay to initiate a therapeutic strategy when a complication arises such as a postpartum hemorrhage; on the other hand, the continuation of obsolete practices, such as the therapy of uterine hypersystolia. [less ▲]

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See detailDe normatieve praktijk van taaladviseurs en redacteurs
Meesters, Gert ULg

in Hendrickx, Els; Hendrickx, Karl; Martin, Willy (Eds.) et al Liever meer of juist minder? Over normen en variatie in taal (2010)

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See detailDécalage interdisciplinaire en physique
Henry, Valérie ULg

in Losanges (2010), 9

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See detailRecension: "L'administration de la preuve en matière d'arbitrage. Colloque du CEPANI du 19 novembre 2009"
Kohl, Benoît ULg

in Journal des Tribunaux (2010)

Compte rendu d'un colloque sur le droit de la preuve et l'arbitrage, tenu par le CEPANI à Bruxelles en novembre 2009

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See detailNotice sur Charles Josserand
Rochette, Bruno ULg

Article for general public (2010)

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See detailLa traduction dans l'antiquité
Rochette, Bruno ULg

Article for general public (2010)

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See detailAn evaluation of pixel-based methods for the detection of floating objects on the sea surface
Borghgraef, Alexander; Barnich, Olivier ULg; Lapierre, Fabian et al

in EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing (2010), 2010

Ship-based automatic detection of small floating objects on an agitated sea surface remains a hard problem. Our main concern is the detection of floating mines, which proved a real threat to shipping in ... [more ▼]

Ship-based automatic detection of small floating objects on an agitated sea surface remains a hard problem. Our main concern is the detection of floating mines, which proved a real threat to shipping in confined waterways during the first Gulf War, but applications include salvaging, search-and-rescue operation, perimeter, or harbour defense. Detection in infrared (IR) is challenging because a rough sea is seen as a dynamic background of moving objects with size order, shape, and temperature similar to those of the floating mine. In this paper we have applied a selection of background subtraction algorithms to the problem, and we show that the recent algorithms such as ViBe and behaviour subtraction, which take into account spatial and temporal correlations within the dynamic scene, significantly outperformthe more conventional parametric techniques, with only little prior assumptions about the physical properties of the scene. [less ▲]

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See detailL'inertie thérapeutique en contraception.
Pintiaux, Axelle ULg; Bouüaert, Corine ULg; Habay, Nathalie ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2010), 65(5-6), 391-4

The efficiency of contraception is linked to the method and the patient's compliance. The advice given by the physician about contraception use is essential to avoid unintended pregnancy. The accuracy of ... [more ▼]

The efficiency of contraception is linked to the method and the patient's compliance. The advice given by the physician about contraception use is essential to avoid unintended pregnancy. The accuracy of contraceptive choice and the individualized adaptation over time contribute to safe contraception. [less ▲]

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See detailProduction of A+1 and Z+1 Isotopes in Proton-Induced Reactions on AZ Nuclei. Application to Po Production in p-209Bi and Bi Production in p-208Pb Reactions
Cugnon, Joseph ULg; Aoust, Thierry

in Proceedings of the Int. Topical Meeting on Nuclear Research Applications and Utilization of Accelerators (AccApp09) (2010)

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See detailDéveloppement de la ville de Bukavu et cartographie des vulnérabilités, R.D. Congo
Ndyanabo, Sadiki; Vandecasteele, Ine; Moeyersons, Jan et al

in Annales des Sciences et Sciences Appliquées de l'Université Officielle de Bukavu (2010), 2

This study presents natural as well as human factors which are responsible for the environmental degradation and the increasing vulnerability of the population of Bukavu to natural hazards. The city of ... [more ▼]

This study presents natural as well as human factors which are responsible for the environmental degradation and the increasing vulnerability of the population of Bukavu to natural hazards. The city of Bukavu is located within the Albertine rift, a region which is prone to seismic activity. Moreover, the accentuated topography, the lithology and climate regime contribute considerably to the occurrence of both geomorphologic and hydroclimatic hazards. Over the last few decades the city has evolved at an exponential pace, without appropriate urban planning. Between 1970 and 2008 the population increased more than 4-fold within a constant area of about 60 km2. The related change in land use has drastically amplified both the frequency and impact of natural hazards in the city. The zones at high risk of mass movements and flooding have been identified and mapped using remote sensing and Geographical Information System (GIS). The changes in land use and population density were also studied, and we propose several approaches to raise the resilience of the population in order to reduce the impact of natural hazards on the city. [less ▲]

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See detailRecommandations sur la prise en charge de l'arthrose de la hanche et du genou. Pour qui ? Pourquoi ? Pour quoi faire ?
Henrotin, Yves ULg; Chevalier, X.

in Presse Médicale (2010)

This paper summarizes the guidelines published by the Osteoarthritis research society International(OARSI) and compares these guidelines with others. The OARSI guidelines are based on a systematic review ... [more ▼]

This paper summarizes the guidelines published by the Osteoarthritis research society International(OARSI) and compares these guidelines with others. The OARSI guidelines are based on a systematic review of the literature, a meta-analysis and an expert consensus. The OARSI has developed 25 guidelines including 8 for pharmacology modalities, 12 for non-pharmacology modalities and 5 for surgery modalities. The usefulness of the guidelines in the daily practice is very low. The barriers for the guidelines implementation are the lack of interest of the practitioners, the lack of scientific advances in the OA diagnosis and treatments and the low applicability of these guidelines in the daily practice. [less ▲]

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See detailBulk organic geochemistry of sediments from Puyehue Lake and its watershed (Chile, 40°S): Implications for paleoenvironmental reconstructions
Bertrand, Sébastien; Sterken, Mieke; Vargas-Ramirez, Lourdes et al

in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (2010), 294

Since the last deglaciation, the mid-latitudes of the southern Hemisphere have undergone considerable environmental changes. In order to better understand the response of continental ecosystems to ... [more ▼]

Since the last deglaciation, the mid-latitudes of the southern Hemisphere have undergone considerable environmental changes. In order to better understand the response of continental ecosystems to paleoclimate changes in southern South America, we investigated the sedimentary record of Puyehue Lake, located in the western piedmont of the Andes in South-Central Chile (40°S). We analyzed the elemental (C, N) and stable isotopic ([delta]13C, [delta]15N) composition of the sedimentary organic matter preserved in the lake and its watershed to estimate the relative changes in the sources of sedimentary organic carbon through space and time. The geochemical signature of the aquatic and terrestrial end-members was determined on samples of lake particulate organic matter (N/C: 0.130) and Holocene paleosols (N/C: 0.069), respectively. A simple mixing equation based on the N/C ratio of these end-members was then used to estimate the fraction of terrestrial carbon ([latin small letter f with hook]T) preserved in the lake sediments. Our approach was validated using surface sediment samples, which show a strong relation between [latin small letter f with hook]T and distance to the main rivers and to the shore. We further applied this equation to an 11.22 m long sediment core to reconstruct paleoenvironmental changes in Puyehue Lake and its watershed during the last 17.9 kyr. Our data provide evidence for a first warming pulse at 17.3 cal kyr BP, which triggered a rapid increase in lake diatom productivity, lagging the start of a similar increase in sea surface temperature (SST) off Chile by 1500 years. This delay is best explained by the presence of a large glacier in the lake watershed, which delayed the response time of the terrestrial proxies and limited the concomitant expansion of the vegetation in the lake watershed (low [latin small letter f with hook]T). A second warming pulse at 12.8 cal kyr BP is inferred from an increase in lake productivity and a major expansion of the vegetation in the lake watershed, demonstrating that the Puyehue glacier had considerably retreated from the watershed. This second warming pulse is synchronous with a 2 °C increase in SST off the coast of Chile, and its timing corresponds to the beginning of the Younger Dryas Chronozone. These results contribute to the mounting evidence that the climate in the mid-latitudes of the southern Hemisphere was warming during the Younger Dryas Chronozone, in agreement with the bipolar see-saw hypothesis. [less ▲]

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See detailUnified description of fission in fusion and spallation reactions
Mancusi, Davide ULg; Charity, R. J.; Cugnon, Joseph ULg

in Physical Review. C : Nuclear Physics (2010), 82

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See detailDeoxycitidine kinase is associated with prolonged survival after adjuvant gemcitabine for resected pancreatic adenocarcinoma.
Marechal, Raphael; Mackey, John R; Lai, Raymond et al

in Cancer (2010), 116(22), 5200-6

BACKGROUND: Gemcitabine (2',2'-difluorodeoxycytidine) administration after resection of pancreatic cancer improves both disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS). Deoxycytidine kinase (dCK ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: Gemcitabine (2',2'-difluorodeoxycytidine) administration after resection of pancreatic cancer improves both disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS). Deoxycytidine kinase (dCK) mediates the rate-limiting catabolic step in the activation of gemcitabine. The authors of this report studied patient outcomes according to the expression of dCK after a postoperative gemcitabine-based chemoradiation regimen. METHODS: Forty-five patients with resected pancreatic adenocarcinoma received adjuvant gemcitabine based-therapy in the context of multicenter phase 2 studies. Their tumors were evaluated retrospectively for dCK protein expression by immunohistochemistry. A composite score based on the percentage of dCK-positive cancer cells and the intensity of staining was generated, and the results were dichotomized at the median values. RESULTS: The median follow-up was 19.95 months (95% confident interval [CI], 3.3-107.4 months). The lymph node (LN) ratio and dCK protein expression were significant predictors of DFS and OS in univariate analysis. On multivariate analysis, dCK protein expression was the only independent prognostic variable (DFS: hazard ratio [HR], 3.48; 95% CI, 1.66-7.31; P = .001; OS: HR, 3.2; 95% CI,1.44-7.13; P = .004). CONCLUSIONS: dCK protein expression was identified as an independent and strong prognostic factor in patients with resected pancreatic adenocarcinoma who received adjuvant gemcitabine therapy. The authors concluded that it deserves prospective evaluation as a predictive biomarker for patient selection. [less ▲]

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See detailSartre et Althusser. Retour critique sur l'anti-humanisme
Caeymaex, Florence ULg

in Temps Modernes (Les) (2010), 658-659(avril-juin), 141-158

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See detailThymosin beta4 in multiple myeloma: friend or foe
Caers, Jo ULg; Otjacques, Eléonore ULg; Hose, Dirk et al

in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (2010), 1194(1), 125-130

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