Last 7 days
Bookmark and Share    
See detailThe road from the adenoma valley through the forest of genetic testing in pituitary adenoma
Beckers, Albert ULg

Scientific conference (2016, October)

Detailed reference viewed: 14 (1 ULg)
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailSarcopenia in daily practice: assessment and management
Beaudart, Charlotte ULg; McCloskey, Eugène; Bruyère, Olivier ULg et al

in BMC Geriatrics (2016), 16(170),

Background: Sarcopenia is increasingly recognized as a correlate of ageing and is associated with increased likelihood of adverse outcomes including falls, fractures, frailty and mortality. Several tools ... [more ▼]

Background: Sarcopenia is increasingly recognized as a correlate of ageing and is associated with increased likelihood of adverse outcomes including falls, fractures, frailty and mortality. Several tools have been recommended to assess muscle mass, muscle strength and physical performance in clinical trials. Whilst these tools have proven to be accurate and reliable in investigational settings, many are not easily applied to daily practice. Methods: This paper is based on literature reviews performed by members of the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO) working group on frailty and sarcopenia. Face-to-face meetings were afterwards organized for the whole group to make amendments and discuss further recommendations. Results: This paper proposes some user-friendly and inexpensive methods that can be used to assess sarcopenia in real-life settings. Healthcare providers, particularly in primary care, should consider an assessment of sarcopenia in individuals at increased risk; suggested tools for assessing risk include the Red Flag Method, the SARC-F questionnaire, the SMI method or different prediction equations. Management of sarcopenia should primarily be patient centered and involve the combination of both resistance and endurance based activity programmes with or without dietary interventions. Development of a number of pharmacological interventions is also in progress. Conclusions: Assessment of sarcopenia in individuals with risk factors, symptoms and/or conditions exposing them to the risk of disability will become particularly important in the near future. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 37 (14 ULg)
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailInvestigating the potential of Cymodocea nodosa (Ucria) Ascherson as a coastal carbon sink coupling marine habitat cartographies and in situ nondestructive sampling
Abadie, Arnaud ULg; Richir, Jonathan ULg; Pieraccini, Riccardo ULg et al

Poster (2016, October)

Seagrass meadows are major carbon sinks, trapping about 10% of the total CO2 sequestrated in the oceans. In the Mediterranean, a major focus has been made on the climax species Posidonia oceanica (L ... [more ▼]

Seagrass meadows are major carbon sinks, trapping about 10% of the total CO2 sequestrated in the oceans. In the Mediterranean, a major focus has been made on the climax species Posidonia oceanica (L.) Delile, while other species remained little studied. In the framework of the STARECAPMED project, we thus chose to study Cymodocea nodosa (Ucria) Ascherson, a pioneer species with a rapid turnover and an expected high stocking capacity. Furthermore, the area covered by that species has been largely underestimated. In order to fill these two knowledge gaps, we first mapped all seagrass habitats within a Mediterranean bay (Calvi, Corsica, France) using side scan images, aerial photographs and ground truths. This cartography was followed by seasonal in situ density measurements and non-destructive shoot sampling (leaf cutting). Samplings were performed at different depths (5 to 23 m depth) in 6 contrasted stations (small patchy meadows to continuous beds) in order to cover all the existing facies of the bay. Elementary contents (carbon, nitrogen and stable isotope ratios) were measured in laboratory. This first work shows that C. nodosa meadows in Calvi Bay cover an area of 0.498 km2. Carbon stocks of the leaves reached 0.25 tons in winter and 2.72 tons in summer. Their nitrogen contents showed a marked seasonality with a maximum value of 0.020 mgN.m-2 in July and a minimum value of 0.005 mgN.m-2 in March. Some modifications in the trophic conditions of the water column at several stations were put in an obvious through the N stable isotopes values, mostly during the summer period. The actual underestimation of the area covered by that species in Calvi Bay has been properly mapped thanks to side scan sonar techniques revealing, together with elementary content analysis, its importance in the carbon balance of coastal areas. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 36 (7 ULg)
See detailQuality Control Laboratories involved in the WHO Prequalification
Marini Djang'Eing'A, Roland ULg

Conference (2016, October)

Detailed reference viewed: 22 (1 ULg)
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailLes ressources du sous-sol du bassin du Hoyoux jusqu’aux portes de la ville d’Andenne. Un riche passé industriel qui se conjugue au présent
Goemaere, Eric; Marion, Jean-Marc ULg; Mottequin, Bernard

in Michel, Georges; Thys, Georges (Eds.) Atlas du karst wallon. Bassins versants du Hoyoux et de la Solières (2016)

The outcrops made by the incision of the Hoyoux and its tributaries have largely favored the opening of numerous quarries and some mines, in parallel with the installation of various transforming ... [more ▼]

The outcrops made by the incision of the Hoyoux and its tributaries have largely favored the opening of numerous quarries and some mines, in parallel with the installation of various transforming industries. The list of materials exploited is impressive: limestones, dolomites, sandstones and quartzites, conglomerates, clays, sands, iron ores, etc. Their exploitation required an abundant labor force. The quarries were predominantly located in the bottom of the valley, which allowed the establishment of vast and high operating fronts and the extraction of healthy stones, in particular ornamental stones which were declined in different chromatic varieties. Walking today through this popular wooded and bucolic valley, one hardly imagines the industrious activity where resonated the noise of the tools and the labor of the workers. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 33 (11 ULg)
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailAperçu géologique du bassin du Hoyoux
Marion, Jean-Marc ULg; Goemaere, Eric; Mottequin, Bernard

in Michel, Georges; Thys, Georges (Eds.) Atlas du karst wallon. Bassins versants du Hoyoux et de la Solières (2016)

The Hoyoux hydrographic basin comprises two regions characterized by karstic phenomena and a rich hydrologic potential. On the one hand, the Condroz, where the Dinantian limestones are in synclinal ... [more ▼]

The Hoyoux hydrographic basin comprises two regions characterized by karstic phenomena and a rich hydrologic potential. On the one hand, the Condroz, where the Dinantian limestones are in synclinal position in the bottom of depressions, separated from one another by anticlinal crests which are occupied by the Upper Famennian sandstones. On the other hand, the narrow strip of Devonian limestones (of Givetian and Frasnian ages), positioned immediately at the NW of the previous region, separates the Condroz, which is constituted by an alternation of deposits of Famennian and Dinantian (sandstones and limestones) and, the Ardennes Condroz, which consists of lower devonian and eifelian deposits (conglomerates, quartzites, sandstones and schists). Since 2015, the Walloon Public Service's site "WalOnMap", using the ultra-precise digital terrain model "MNT 2013-2014 Hillshade" obtained after a LIDAR scan of the soil surface, offers a remarkable mapping tool essential to geological mapping, in general, and to the cartography and prospection of Karstic phenomena in particular. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 23 (9 ULg)
Full Text
See detailL’exercice de l’autonomie de la volonté en droit international privé patrimonial
Wautelet, Patrick ULg

in Leleu, Yves-Henri (Ed.) Chroniques notariales (2016)

Cette contribution propose un aperçu des possibilités de choix qu'offre le droit international privé das les principales matières notariales (divorce; régimes matrimoniaux; successions et donationsà. Dans ... [more ▼]

Cette contribution propose un aperçu des possibilités de choix qu'offre le droit international privé das les principales matières notariales (divorce; régimes matrimoniaux; successions et donationsà. Dans une première section, la contribution analyse l’ampleur et la nature du devoir de conseil du notaire lorsqu’est envisagé un choix de loi . L’analyse se poursuit ensuite par un aperçu de l’étendue de l’autonomie de la volonté dans les différents domaines ainsi que par un éclairage sur certaines limites qui peuvent remettre en cause un choix exprimé par les parties . La dernière partie de la contribution est l’occasion d’examiner plus en détail la rédaction proprement dite des clauses de choix de loi. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 30 (1 ULg)
See detailLes testaments
Burette, Caroline ULg; Crevecoeur, Fanny ULg; Dessard, Marjolaine ULg et al

in chroniques notariales, Y.-H. Leleu (coord.), vol. n° 64 (2016)

Detailed reference viewed: 14 (3 ULg)
Full Text
See detailCollection Archidoc
Beguin, Aloys ULg; Charlier, Sébastien ULg; Houbart, Claudine ULg

in Devivier, Jolan; Hubert, Jean-Charles (Eds.) Nicolas Simon architecte (2016)

Detailed reference viewed: 15 (1 ULg)
Full Text
See detailL'intégration des œuvres d'art dans les infrastructures publiques à Liège: Ianchelevici et l'architecture moderne
Charlier, Sébastien ULg

in Beguin, Aloys; Lantair, Georges (Eds.) Hazinelle une machine à enseigner (2016)

Detailed reference viewed: 13 (2 ULg)
Full Text
See detailGuide de rédaction du TFE en médecine générale
Vanmeerbeek, Marc ULg; Felgueroso-Bueno, François; Lafontaine, Jean-Baptiste

Learning material (2016)

Detailed reference viewed: 221 (9 ULg)
Full Text
See detailLe repos vocal : Pourquoi, comment, et dans quelles circonstances ?
Remacle, Angélique ULg; Morsomme, Dominique ULg

in De la voix parlée au chant: Bilans, rééducations, pathologies de la voix parlée et chantée (2016)

Régulièrement recommandé à des fins préventives ou curatives, le repos vocal favorise la récupération dans différentes circonstances. Bon nombre de phonochirurgiens l’incluent dans les soins ... [more ▼]

Régulièrement recommandé à des fins préventives ou curatives, le repos vocal favorise la récupération dans différentes circonstances. Bon nombre de phonochirurgiens l’incluent dans les soins postopératoires, avant une éventuelle prise en charge orthophonique. Le repos vocal permet également de résorber une simple fatigue ressentie suite à un usage intensif ou inhabituel de la voix, ou peut faire l’objet d’une indication thérapeutique dans le cadre de lésions consécutives aux phonotraumatismes. Compte tenu du manque de données scientifiques et de la diversité des pratiques sur le sujet, il n’est pas toujours aisé de donner des indications claires aux patients, souvent réticents à l’idée de ne pas pouvoir utiliser leur voix pendant une durée prolongée. Basé sur des recherches récentes et sur des expériences cliniques, ce chapitre permet de mieux comprendre l’intérêt du repos vocal et suggère des lignes de conduites quant à la manière de l’organiser [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 293 (15 ULg)
Full Text
See detailFéminiser la voix
Morsomme, Dominique ULg; Remacle, Angélique ULg

in De la voix parlée au chant: Bilans, rééducations, pathologies de la voix parlée et chantée (2016)

Dans ce chapitre, nous présentons la voix du point de vue du genre. En effet, l’Unité Logopédie de la Voix (www.logopedie-voix.be) s’intéresse entre autres à la féminisation vocale chez les personnes ... [more ▼]

Dans ce chapitre, nous présentons la voix du point de vue du genre. En effet, l’Unité Logopédie de la Voix (www.logopedie-voix.be) s’intéresse entre autres à la féminisation vocale chez les personnes transidentitaires, en processus de changement de genre. Ces personnes ne s’identifiant pas au sexe et au genre qui leur ont été attribués à la naissance, elles éprouvent un désir profond de vivre comme une personne du sexe opposé à leur sexe biologique. Lors du processus de transition où ont lieu les transformations nécessaires au changement de genre, l'orthophonie a pour but d’améliorer la cohérence entre l’apparence de la personne et sa voix. Ainsi, notre recherche se focalise sur ce qui distingue la voix féminine de la voix masculine. Nous visons à développer des stratégies de féminisation vocale, portant sur des paramètres tels que la fréquence fondamentale de la voix, les formants, les contours intonatifs, le débit de parole, le rythme, ou encore le vocabulaire choisi. Féminiser une voix, c’est chercher à comprendre ce qui permet d’en identifier le genre, mais également participer à la construction de l’identité de la personne à part entière. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 90 (22 ULg)
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailEntreprise sociale et économie sociale en Asie (Partie II)
Bidet, Eric; Defourny, Jacques ULg; Nyssens, Marthe (eds)

in Revue Internationale de l'Economie Sociale : Recma, Revue des Etudes Coopératives, Mutualistes et Associatives (2016), (n° 342),

Detailed reference viewed: 14 (0 ULg)
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailGestion du stress professionnel : sensibilisation aux processus psychologiques et outils de gestion dérivés
Brouette, Béatrice ULg; Stassart, Céline ULg; Dethier, Marie ULg et al

in Etienne, Anne-Marie; Bragard, Isabelle (Eds.) Evolutions sociales, Innovations et Politiques: nouvelles questions et nouveaux enjeux pour la psychologie de la santé. (2016, October)

Detailed reference viewed: 69 (6 ULg)
Full Text
See detailLE COMPROMIS ENTRE CULTURE NON PUNITIVE ET CULTURE JUSTE : ANALYSE DES SOUS-CULTURES DE SÉCURITÉ DES PATIENTS DANS UN SERVICE DE RADIOTHÉRAPIE
Kamto Kenmogne, Marius ULg; Van Caillie, Didier ULg; BOGA, Deniz ULg et al

E-print/Working paper (2016)

The recent publication of the report "Medical error-the third leading causes of death in the US" (Makary & Daniel, 2016) has led to a renewed attention to the issue of patient safety in many developed ... [more ▼]

The recent publication of the report "Medical error-the third leading causes of death in the US" (Makary & Daniel, 2016) has led to a renewed attention to the issue of patient safety in many developed countries. The main issue involved is the role played by medical staff work in the occurrence of deaths from the medical care. According to Makary & Daniel, communication failures, misdiagnosis, bad judgments and inadequate skills have caused an average of 251,454 deaths per year in the United States in 2013. This report has taken the opposite view of the proponents of "No shame no blame" approach characterizing a non-punitive culture in which people are led to blame the system even though human responsibility is obvious. While the no-blame culture has often been presented as the success factor of an efficient safety /quality policy in medical settings (Amalberti et al., 2005; Woynar et al, 2007), discordant voices now stand to underline the limits of this approach (see eg Dekker & Breakey, 2016; Levitt, 2014 or Shojania & Dixon-Woods, 2013). These authors argue that the no-blame culture is difficult to implement in practice and suggest the implementation of a just culture that places more emphasis on individuals' behavior and performance and on their responsibility at work. In this context, this study examines – based on an in-depth longitudinal case study of a radiotherapy department that has implemented a reporting system for adverse events - the extent to which non-punitive culture and just culture can live together in the same organizational unit. By combining in-depth interviews with members of the quality team and a questionnaire survey administered to all staff, we evaluate the current safety subcultures in the service. The content analysis of the interviews and the treatment of questionnaires following the methodology of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality allows to see the emergence of three subcultures in the radiotherapy department studied: a reporting subculture, a non-punitive subculture and, to some extent, a just subculture. The study shows that the development of the safety culture in this department is based primarily on the establishment of a non-punitive subculture used as a way to encourage spontaneous reporting of adverse events. The reporting culture is therefore the more controlled dimension of the safety culture of the department. Concerning responsibility of workers, the study shows that they have no fear of punishment and are not even familiar with the term in the workplace. On the contrary, instead of a retributive just culture, the department has focused its safety culture on learning from mistakes and substantial just culture based on a system of worker participation in the preparation of procedures that prescribe the right way to work. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 12 (3 ULg)