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See detailCharacterisation of a scroll expander for small scale absorption power and cooling cycle activated by solar energy or waste heat
Mendoza, Luis Carlos; Navarro, Joaquin; Lemort, Vincent ULg et al

Poster (2012, September)

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See detailChange in naming abilities between the ages of 50 and 90: The importance of analyzing naming latency
Verhaegen, Clémence ULg; Poncelet, Martine ULg

in Stem-, spraak- en taalpathologie (2012, September), 17(2), 126-128

This study tests the controversial hypothesis that word naming difficulties may arise in individuals as young as their 50s. Participants of 25-35, 50-59, 60-69 and above 70 years of age were given a ... [more ▼]

This study tests the controversial hypothesis that word naming difficulties may arise in individuals as young as their 50s. Participants of 25-35, 50-59, 60-69 and above 70 years of age were given a picture naming task. To uncover subtle naming difficulties, correct naming latencies were analyzed, in addition to accuracy. Moreover, in order to control whether the expected slower naming latencies could be due to a general slowing affecting all cognitive tasks, participants were also given an odd/even judgment task to assess cognitive processing speed. In participants in their 50s, we found subtle naming difficulties revealed by longer naming latencies, unaccompanied by any decrease in naming accuracy. The age-related naming disadvantage increased with age with the onset of naming errors. Thus, in adults in their 60s and their 70s, the results showed both a decrease in accuracy and an increase in correct naming latencies. Moreover, the increase in naming latencies remained significant even after controlling for odd/even judgment latencies, suggesting a degradation specific to the picture naming task. We assumed that these slower latencies may result from a language-specific impairment. [less ▲]

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See detailCommon Security and Defence Policy Modules 2011 External Evaluation Report
Paile, Sylvain ULg

Book published by Ministry of Defence and Sports of the Federal Republic of Austria (2012)

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See detailMolecular epidemiology of norovirus in symptomatic and asymptomatic population in Burkina Faso
HUYNEN, Pascale ULg; Mauroy, Axel ULg; Martin, Caroline et al

Poster (2012, September)

Background Noroviruses (NoV), belonging to the family Caliciviridae, are now recognized as the leading cause of gastroenteritis outbreaks worldwide, and represent an important cause of sporadic ... [more ▼]

Background Noroviruses (NoV), belonging to the family Caliciviridae, are now recognized as the leading cause of gastroenteritis outbreaks worldwide, and represent an important cause of sporadic gastroenteritis in both children and adults. Many studies describe NoV epidemiology. However, few data are available about the NoV strains circulating in most of African countries, in particular in Burkina Faso. The population of Burkina Faso is characterized by the young age of its habitants, and most are living in rural environment. Objectives The purpose of this epidemiological study was to determine the prevalence of NoV in Bobo Dioulasso (Southern part of Burkina Faso) by molecular diagnosis methods in patients presenting or not gastroenteritis symptoms, to quantify the excreted viral load, and to genotype the circulating strains. Methods Patients with and without gastro-intestinal disorders were selected in several Health Care Centres of Bobo Dioulasso. Clinical and epidemiological data, as well as stool samples, were collected during 8 weeks through March to April 2011. Viral genomic RNA was automatically extracted with a Maxwell® (Promega) instrument. Molecular detection of genogroups (G) I, II and IV NoV in stool samples was performed by a home-made real-time RT-PCR targeting the ORF1-ORF2 polymerase junction region. For each positive sample, viral load was estimated by using standard curves (successive dilutions of recombinant GI and GII plasmids). Molecular characterization was performed on the detected strains, using both polymerase and capsid regions. Results NoV were detected in 21.6% of the 453 collected stool samples, with a distribution of 21.0% and 23.1% in the samples from the 319 symptomatic (SP) and the 134 asymptomatic patients (AP) respectively. Genogroup distribution was 7.2% for GI, 10.7% for GII and 3.1% for both GI and GII among SP’s samples, and was 11.2% for GI, 10.4% for GII and 1.5% for both GI and GII among AP’s samples. Average viral load values were higher for GI NoV in SP than in AP (p=0.02), when they were higher for GII NoV in AP than in SP (p=0.04). Phylogenic analysis showed a high degree of genotypical diversity in both groups of patients. One recombinant strain GII.7/GII.6 was also detected, to our knowledge, for the first time. Conclusion Even if a true pathogenic role of NoV could not be showed from the study design, it allowed to precise the molecular epidemiology of NoV strains prevalent in a representative country of the East African region. It also showed that asymptomatic patients could play an important role as a NoV “reservoir”. Despite the fact that GII strains, and more precisely those belonging to GII.4 genotype, are nowadays highly reported worldwide, the surprising proportion of NoV GI detected in this study suggests that GI and GII strains should be excreted in equal proportion in the environment. The origin of this epidemiologic difference, even if partially explained by the difference in immunity and genetic sensitivity of the population, is still to be solved. [less ▲]

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See detailValidation par biomarqueurs d’un FFQ permettant d’étudier le lien entre alimentation et risques cardiovasculaires
Sauvageot, Nicolas ULg; Alkerwi, Alaa; Donneau, Anne-Françoise ULg et al

Poster (2012, September)

Introduction La recherche sur l'alimentation et son lien avec les maladies nécessite une collecte rigoureuse des données nutritionnelles permettant d'estimer avec précision l'apport nutritionnel. Le « ... [more ▼]

Introduction La recherche sur l'alimentation et son lien avec les maladies nécessite une collecte rigoureuse des données nutritionnelles permettant d'estimer avec précision l'apport nutritionnel. Le « Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ) » a été choisie pour étudier le lien entre alimentation et risques cardiovasculaires dans un échantillon représentatif de la Grande région recruté pour l’étude NESCAV (Nutrition, environnement et santé cardio-vasculaire). Objectif Valider le FFQ utilisé à l’aide de biomarqueurs afin d’évaluer son habilité à estimer correctement les habitudes alimentaires. Méthodes Afin de prendre en compte les spécificités de la Grande région et le volet cardio-vasculaire, la liste d’items d’un FFQ existant a été modifiée et élargie. Tous les nutriments calculés à partir du FFQ ont été ajustés par rapport à l’énergie par la méthode des résidus. La comparaison des nutriments calculés par le FFQ et les bio-marqueurs correspondants a été faite par le calcul des coefficients de corrélation avec ajustement sur plusieurs facteurs confondants. L’accord entre les deux méthodes a été estimé par le calcul des pourcentages de concordance et du coefficient Kappa. Résultats La validation s’est effectuée sur un échantillon de 466 sujets (236 hommes et 241 femmes). Des corrélations significatives ont été observées pour les folates, le β-carotène dans les deux sexes et pour la vitamine B12 et l’iode chez les femmes. Discussion Ces résultats sont comparables à ceux d’études précédentes. Les corrélations sont souvent expliquées par le fait que les nutriments du FFQ représentent la quantité ingérée alors que les biomarqueurs représentent la quantité absorbée par le corps. [less ▲]

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See detailA methodological approach to assessing alveolar ridge preservation procedures in humans: hard tissue profile.
LAMBERT, France ULg; Vincent, Kim; VANHOUTTE, Vanessa ULg et al

in Journal of Clinical Periodontology (2012), 9

AIMS: Multiple surgical protocols using biomaterials have been proposed to limit the typical post-extraction bone resorption. However, because of the heterogeneity of the studies, particularly the ... [more ▼]

AIMS: Multiple surgical protocols using biomaterials have been proposed to limit the typical post-extraction bone resorption. However, because of the heterogeneity of the studies, particularly the differences in assessment methods, it is difficult to determine the superiority of one technique over another. The objective of this study was to describe a new radiographic method to draw a map of alveolar bone remodelling after alveolar ridge preservation procedures to compare different surgical techniques more accurately. The newly developed measuring method was applied to a case series describing a specific preservation technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fourteen extraction sites (in 14 patients) located in the upper anterior maxilla were treated with bovine hydroxyapatite (0.25- to 1-mm particles) and a saddled connective tissue graft. A radiographic three-dimensional assessment of the hard tissues was performed at baseline and 3 months after the procedure. Standardized horizontal measurements were taken at three corono-apical levels (-2, -5 and -9 mm) and at three mesio-distal levels (mesial, centre and distal) in the buccal and palatal aspects. Vertical measurements were also recorded in nine regions superior to the alveolar crest. The measurements were performed by two independent observers and intra- and inter-observer effects were evaluated. RESULTS: No inter- and intra-observer effects were found when analysing the measurements from these two observers. The horizontal dimension of the crest decreased by 1.6 mm (20%) in the cervical regions (-2 mm level), decreased moderately, by 1 mm (12%), at the -5 mm level and decreased very little, 0.5 mm (6%), at the apical (-8 mm) level. The losses were always significantly higher in the buccal than in the palatal aspect. Buccally, the maximal bone remodelling at the cervical level remained below 1 mm. Vertical bone resorption was homogeneous and<1 mm in the nine measured regions. DISCUSSION: The radiographic measuring methodology proved to be reproducible. It can be applied in other clinical settings. It successfully assessed the alveolar ridge preservation technique (BHA+saddle connective tissue graft). [less ▲]

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See detailQuelle qualité de l'enseignement en ligne et quels partages possibles ?
Poumay, Marianne ULg

Conference (2012, September)

Ce forum a pour objectif de présenter les technologies de demain qui permettront aux hommes de mieux vivre ensemble dans les domaines de la santé, des transports, de la culture, de l'éducation et de l ... [more ▼]

Ce forum a pour objectif de présenter les technologies de demain qui permettront aux hommes de mieux vivre ensemble dans les domaines de la santé, des transports, de la culture, de l'éducation et de l'environnement. [less ▲]

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See detailEnregistrement des données infirmières : exploitation des données et intégration dans le financement des soins infirmiers
THONON, Olivier ULg; LEROY, Stéphanie ULg; MACLOT, Eric ULg et al

in Actes de la 6ème conférence francophone en Gestion et Ingénierie des SystèmEs Hospitaliers - GISEH (2012, September)

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See detailComment créer ou maintenir la motivation des étudiants en Haute Ecole ?
Poumay, Marianne ULg

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See detailEffect of body weight losson pulmonary function assessed by 6-minute walk test and arterial blood gases in obese dogs
Manens, Jeff; Damoiseaux, Cécile ULg; Gault, Simon et al

in Proceedings of 22nd ECVIM Meeting - Maastricht, Netherlands (2012, September)

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See detailRecherche-action au sein d'un système scolaire : co-construction des savoirs entre parents et professionnels
Frenkel, Stéphanie ULg

in Socialinis Darbas: Patirtis ir Metodai (2012), 1

From November 2007 to 0ctober 2009, we conducted a participative research, the main goals of which were (a) to implement and perpetuate a program of cooperation between parents and professionals for at ... [more ▼]

From November 2007 to 0ctober 2009, we conducted a participative research, the main goals of which were (a) to implement and perpetuate a program of cooperation between parents and professionals for at-risk children at school and (b) to develop, jointly with school teams, a plan to create communities of practice. In the French-speaking part of Belgium, around twenty schools took part in this “Program of parents and professionals cooperation for at-risk children” (PAPPER). We will first present our goals and the method used. Afterwards, we will discuss different things, such as the difficulties inherent to a participative research, the richness in co-constructing knowledge and ability in a community of practice, the empowerment of the various actors (teachers, professionals from the CPMS (guidance service), parents) and the product of this research: the “ Catalogue of useful resources”. [less ▲]

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See detailAires et agrandissements. Maths & Manips pour la transition primaire-secondaire
Guissard, Marie-France; Henry, Valérie ULg; Lambrecht, Pauline et al

in Losanges (2012, September), 18

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See detailThe effects of geometrical imperfections on the ultimate strength of aluminium stiffened plates subject to combined uniaxial compression and lateral pressure
Khedmati, Mohammad Reza; Pedram, Masoud; Rigo, Philippe ULg

in Ships and Offshore Structures (2012)

The present study aims at determining the effects of the geometrical imperfections on the ultimate strength and load-carrying capacity of aluminium stiffened plates under combined axial compression and ... [more ▼]

The present study aims at determining the effects of the geometrical imperfections on the ultimate strength and load-carrying capacity of aluminium stiffened plates under combined axial compression and lateral pressure. The finite element models proposed by the Committee III.1 ‘Ultimate Strength’ of ISSC’2003 are used in the present investigation. Initial imperfections as proposed by ISSC committee as well as those recommended by Ship Structure Committee are considered in the analyses. Models are tested using non-linear finite element elastic–plastic analyses. Aluminium alloy AA6082-T6 is selected as the material for the models. The studied models are triple-span panels stiffened by either extruded or non-extruded angle-bar profiles. Different arrangements of heat-affected zone (HAZ) are considered. The main outcomes of this study show the need for a subtle assessment of the real shapes of the initial deformations. The way they affect the ultimate strength of models is clarified through finite element analyses. [less ▲]

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See detailCharacterization of algae to produce biofuels
Vigeolas, Hélène ULg

Scientific conference (2012, August 27)

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See detailDetailed Seismic Hazard Assessment for The Central Tien Shan, Kyrgyzstan
Lamair, Laura ULg; Havenith, Hans-Balder ULg; Abdrakhmatov, K

Poster (2012, August 23)

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See detailL'océanographie , c'est quoi?
Gobert, Sylvie ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2012)

Présentation de l'océanographie: définition, notion de base, histoire de l'océanographie à Liège

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See detailRanging behaviour and sleeping sites of Macaca fascicularis in Bali Barat National Park, Indonesia
Brotcorne, Fany ULg; Maslarov, Cindy; Dosogne, Thibaut et al

Conference (2012, August 15)

Ranging behaviour and sleeping site selection are important primate behavioural traits likely to vary under environmental changes. We tested the role of ecological (predation avoidance) and anthropic ... [more ▼]

Ranging behaviour and sleeping site selection are important primate behavioural traits likely to vary under environmental changes. We tested the role of ecological (predation avoidance) and anthropic (human proximity) factors in Macaca fascicularis range use, an edge species known to prefer living along forests borders and in the vicinity of human settlements. Data result from 56 day follows of one group of Macaca fascicularis exploiting a human-modified landscape within Bali Barat National Park (Indonesia). Observations allowed identifying and describing 17 sleeping sites and the characteristics of 37 sleeping trees. Despite a large forest area available, the group’s home range centred around human settlements. The home range size, average daily range and daily travel decreased over the study period, while the human presence inside the park increased over the corresponding months. The proximity with humans also influenced the pattern of sleeping sites use; macaques slept more than expected close to human settlements and this tendency increased over the study period. In contradiction with the predation avoidance assumption, macaques did not choose sleeping trees significantly taller and larger than other trees available. We conclude that the observed sleeping site strategy (sleeping near humans) could be advantageous in terms of predator avoidance and proximity with human food, but additional influences should not be neglected. [less ▲]

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