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See detailL'arrêt de mort des (trop) petites circonscriptions électorales wallonnes
Bouhon, Frédéric ULg

in Journal des Tribunaux (2016), 6634

Cet article propose un commentaire de l'arrêt n° 169/2015 de la Cour constitutionnelle belge, par lequel elle a considéré que les règles législatives qui instaurent les plus petites circonscriptions ... [more ▼]

Cet article propose un commentaire de l'arrêt n° 169/2015 de la Cour constitutionnelle belge, par lequel elle a considéré que les règles législatives qui instaurent les plus petites circonscriptions utilisées pour les élections du Parlement wallon sont inconstitutionnelles. L'article revient sur les enjeux du découpage du territoire en circonscriptions électorales, sur la jurisprudence antérieure en la matière et suggère un certain nombre d'adaptations que le législateur wallon pourrait adopter pour réagir à l'arrêt. [less ▲]

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See detailOn the equivalent static load method for flexible multibody systems described with a nonlinear finite element formalism
Tromme, Emmanuel ULg; Sonneville, Valentin ULg; Bruls, Olivier ULg et al

in International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering (2016)

The equivalent static load (ESL) method is a powerful approach to solve dynamic response structural optimization problems. The method transforms the dynamic response optimization into a static response ... [more ▼]

The equivalent static load (ESL) method is a powerful approach to solve dynamic response structural optimization problems. The method transforms the dynamic response optimization into a static response optimization under multiple load cases. The ESL cases are defined based on the transient analysis response whereupon all the standard techniques of static response optimization can be used. In the last decade, the ESL method has been applied to perform the structural optimization of flexible components of mechanical systems modeled as multibody systems (MBS). The ESL evaluation strongly depends on the adopted formulation to describe the MBS and has been initially derived based on a floating frame of reference formulation. In this paper, we propose a method to derive the ESL adapted to a nonlinear finite element approach based on a Lie group formalism for two main reasons. Firstly, the finite element approach is completely general to analyze complex MBS and is suitable to perform more advanced optimization problems like topology optimization. Secondly, the selected Lie group formalism leads to a formulation of the equations of motion in the local frame, that turns out to be a strong practical advantage for the ESL evaluation. Examples are provided to validate the proposed method. [less ▲]

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See detailLe médicament du mois. Insuline glargine 300 U/mL (Toujeo®)
SCHEEN, André ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2016), 71

Summary : This article presents a new formulation of insulin glargine concentrated at 300 U/mL (Gla-300). It is commercialized under the trade name of Toujeo® in an optimized pre-filled SoloStar™ pen for ... [more ▼]

Summary : This article presents a new formulation of insulin glargine concentrated at 300 U/mL (Gla-300). It is commercialized under the trade name of Toujeo® in an optimized pre-filled SoloStar™ pen for the treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in adults. Besides a threefold higher concentration compared to the classical insulin Lantus® (100 U/mL or Gla-100), both pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profiles of Gla-300 are flatter and longer (more than 24 hours) and have a lesser intra-/inter-variability, which makes them more reproducible. Overall, Toujeo® offers the same hypoglycaemic efficacy and the same safety profile when compared with Lantus®. However, a lower risk of hypoglycaemia, especially at night, a slightly smaller weight gain and a better flexibility in the time of injection have been reported. The two insulin formulations are not bioequivalent and the daily insulin requirement is slightly higher with insulin Gla-300 than with insulin Gla-100. The shift from an already available basal insulin towards Toujeo® may require a dose adjustment and a reinforcement of blood glucose monitoring. [less ▲]

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See detailIntroduction
Fallon, Catherine ULg; Aubin, David; Albarello, Luc et al

in Aubin, David; Albarello, Luc; Fallon, Catherine (Eds.) et al Penser l'évaluation des politiques publiques (2016)

Ce livre s’adresse à toutes les personnes qui a des titres divers sont concernés par l’évaluation des politiques publiques parce qu’ils doivent en assurer la réalisation ou en encadrer la démarche. Les ... [more ▼]

Ce livre s’adresse à toutes les personnes qui a des titres divers sont concernés par l’évaluation des politiques publiques parce qu’ils doivent en assurer la réalisation ou en encadrer la démarche. Les exemples et les angles de discussion sont les plus larges possibles pour que le lecteur puisse s’approprier les outils quel que soit son secteur de responsabilité et quel que soit son territoire. Il trouvera dans la suite des chapitres non pas un livre de recettes – ce qui nous semble contraire à la logique d’évaluation de politiques – mais des cadres de réflexion, des propositions de pratiques, ainsi que des références complémentaires pour développer ses pratiques tout en mobilisant un regard critique. [less ▲]

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See detailNo favorable effect of reduced tillage on microbial community diversity in a silty loam soil (Belgium)
Degrune, Florine ULg; Theodorakopoulos, Nicolas ULg; Dufrêne, Marc ULg et al

in Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment (2016)

Among the soil management practices used to promote sustainable agriculture, reduced tillage and retention of residues from the previous crop are reported to enhance significantly both soil fertility and ... [more ▼]

Among the soil management practices used to promote sustainable agriculture, reduced tillage and retention of residues from the previous crop are reported to enhance significantly both soil fertility and crop productivity. Here, high-throughput sequencing (454 technology) was used to see how the tillage regime (conventional vs. reduced tillage) and the fate of crop residues (retention or removal) affect microbial communities at two sampling depths (top soil: 0–5 cm and deeper soil: 15–20 cm) in a fertile silty loam soil in Belgium. All combinations of these three factors were studied. After 6 years of conversion from conventional to reduced tillage, depth emerged as the main factor responsible for variation in microbial diversity, tillage regime ranked second, and finally, crop residue fate had no influence on microbial diversity. For both bacteria and fungi, the diversity appeared higher in the top soil than in the deeper soil, and surprisingly, higher under conventional than under reduced tillage. These differences are explained by changes in community composition due to taxon loss rather than taxon replacement. The specific local set of environmental conditions (a loess-derived soil and an oceanic temperate climate) may explain these results. These observations raise the question: does impoverishment in indicator taxa influence soil processes, and thus crop production? To answer this question, we discuss how the presence of certain indicator taxa liable to play an ecological role might relate to crop productivity. [less ▲]

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See detailLa démarche d'évaluation
Fallon, Catherine ULg; Dethier, Jean Louis

in Albarello, Luc; Aubin, David; Fallon, Catherine (Eds.) et al Penser l'évaluation des politiques publiques (2016)

'évaluation permet aux parties prenantes – parlementaires, administration, partenaires ou simples citoyens – de se forger un jugement sur l'action des pouvoirs publics dont la complexité tend à rendre la ... [more ▼]

'évaluation permet aux parties prenantes – parlementaires, administration, partenaires ou simples citoyens – de se forger un jugement sur l'action des pouvoirs publics dont la complexité tend à rendre la gestion publique de plus en plus opaque. Elle consiste à mesurer les effets propres d'une politique : l’action des pouvoirs publics a-t-elle ou non contribué à atteindre l’objectif fixé, en tout ou partie ? À quel prix ? Des méthodologies ont été développées et expérimentées par des chercheurs spécialisés et la mobilisation de ces méthodes scientifiquement validées permet de professionnaliser et de préciser l’évaluation. Quand une évaluation est menée de façon pluraliste, transparente et reproductible, la discussion publique de ses résultats ne peut qu'améliorer le fonctionnement de notre système démocratique. C’est dans cet effort de compréhension de ce qu’est l’évaluation d’une politique publique que cet ouvrage s’inscri [less ▲]

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See detailL'évaluation des politiques publiques et l'accroissement exponentiel des données
Albarello, Luc; Fallon, Catherine ULg

in Albarello, Luc; Aubin, David; Fallon, Catherine (Eds.) et al Penser l'évaluation des politiques publiques (2016)

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See detailPlatelet-rich plasma (PRP) to treat chronic patellar tendinopathies: comparison of a single versus two closely-timed injections
Kaux, Jean-François ULg; Libertiaux, Vincent ULg; Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg et al

in Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal (2016), 5(4 (eCollection 2015 Oct-Dec)), 297-298

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See detailEmergency department bed coordination: burden and pitfalls.
GILLET, Aline ULg; Minder, Anaïs ULg; Nyssen, Anne-Sophie ULg et al

Conference (2016, January 30)

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See detailLes Q-codes ; Une table des matières pour la médecine générale
Jamoulle, Marc ULg

Conference (2016, January 30)

Présentaion en français de l'état d'avancement des travaux sur les Q-codes

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See detailIntérêt d'une approche personnalisée de l'HTA
Krzesinski, Jean-Marie ULg

Scientific conference (2016, January 30)

Présentation d'un cas clinique : Attitude thérapeutique chez un hypertendu confirmé NON compliqué, de race noire.

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See detailImportance des différentes formes d'hypertension artérielle en pratique clinique
Krzesinski, Jean-Marie ULg

Scientific conference (2016, January 30)

Définition et classification de la PA en consultation. Prévention de l'HTA et des risques CV. Caractéristiques de l'HTA selon l'âge. Traitement et recommandations ESH 2013.

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See detailUn laboratoire d'auto-immunité paperless: mythe ou réalité?
LUTTERI, Laurence ULg

Conference (2016, January 29)

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See detailSalt but not glucocorticoïds enhances Th17 differentiation from naïve T cells in vitro
Delens, Loïc ULg; SERVAIS, Sophie ULg; Vrancken, Louise et al

Poster (2016, January 29)

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See detailCo-simulation of Electromagnetic Transients and Phasor Models of Electric Power Systems
Plumier, Frédéric ULg

Doctoral thesis (2016)

This study investigates and improves methods used for the combination of phasor and electromagnetic transients time domain simulations of power systems. It involves the study of the protocols of ... [more ▼]

This study investigates and improves methods used for the combination of phasor and electromagnetic transients time domain simulations of power systems. It involves the study of the protocols of computation, the comparison of the different kinds of boundary conditions used to represent one sub-system when simulating the other, and the interfacing of phasor and electromagnetic transients models. The Nordic system has been used to realize the tests. Illustrative simulation results are reported for the case of a single and of multiple boundary buses between the sub-systems. [less ▲]

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See detailOne day walk
Gantois, Gisele ULg

Scientific conference (2016, January 29)

One day walk Within my research I’m trying to find methods and tools to trace, unveil and map social & ecological values of built heritage in rural areas. In this contribution I’d like to discuss one of ... [more ▼]

One day walk Within my research I’m trying to find methods and tools to trace, unveil and map social & ecological values of built heritage in rural areas. In this contribution I’d like to discuss one of the methods I developed namely ‘A protocol for walking.’ The approach focuses on thinking through walking and drawing rather than an attempt to directly resolve or structure a problem. It aims at triggering curiosity not necessarily resulting in a solution or a conclusion while following a non-linear path. Walking acts like a starting trigger to investigate the cultural landscape and aims at generating and facilitating a thought process. It is therefore a way of reflecting. While walking, the act of watching closely can lead to real closeness and might help to gain insight into people’s and other living creatures attitudes, value system, concerns, motivations, aspirations, culture and behaviours and their interaction with space. As one needs the sharp eye to discover even the most trusted things, the act of drawing while walking becomes a way of observing. The drawing turns into a tool for the eye and makes one seeing things differently. The essential concept in this methodology is to approach the problem in an indirect way by postponing the problem. This is a way of tackling the uncertainty of the ‘ill-defined’ nature of the problem statement as values and significances cannot easily or clearly be defined. [less ▲]

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