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See detailMededingingsrecht: do's and don'ts voor Belgische ondernemingen
Van Cleynenbreugel, Pieter ULiege

Book published by Intersentia (2018)

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See detailTutorial "Single-case evaluation of consciousness: same patient, different modalities": fMRI-based assessment of a single patient
Demertzi, Athina ULiege

Conference (2018, June)

Tutorial: Patients with disorders of consciousness are by definition unable to communicate. This makes the evaluation of their state of consciousness a major challenge. To date, there are not standardized ... [more ▼]

Tutorial: Patients with disorders of consciousness are by definition unable to communicate. This makes the evaluation of their state of consciousness a major challenge. To date, there are not standardized guidelines as to how a post-comatose patient can be evaluated by means of assisting technologies. With this tutorial, we bring together specialists from three expert centers dealing with intensive evaluation of the state of consciousness in patients sustaining severe brain injuries. Our aim is to illustrate how we can infer a clinical diagnosis by integrating different data from behavioral and brain function as measured with different technological modalities. Specifically, we will discuss the case of a patient for whom behavioral, electrophysiological and neuroimaging data have been acquired with the aim to provide a global diagnosis of the state of consciousness. We will show how each of these evaluations are performed in step-by-step manner. Each presenter will further illustrate the methodological challenges and pragmatic solutions towards the inference of valid conclusions. In order to integrate the results into a global diagnostic category, we wish to engage the audience to participate interactively towards the composition of a final diagnostic report, as we typically do at our clinical sites [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence of urban pattern on inundation flow in floodplains of lowland rivers
Bruwier, Martin ULiege; Mustafa, Ahmed Mohamed El Saeid ULiege; Aliaga, Daniel G. et al

in Science of the Total Environment (2018), 622–623

The objective of this paper is to investigate the respective influence of various urban pattern characteristics on inundation flow. A set of 2,000 synthetic urban patterns were generated using an urban ... [more ▼]

The objective of this paper is to investigate the respective influence of various urban pattern characteristics on inundation flow. A set of 2,000 synthetic urban patterns were generated using an urban procedural model providing locations and shapes of streets and buildings over a square domain of 1 x 1 km². Steady two-dimensional hydraulic computations were performed over the 2,000 urban patterns with identical hydraulic boundary conditions. To run such a large amount of simulations, the computational efficiency of the hydraulic model was improved by using an anisotropic porosity model. This model computes on relatively coarse computational cells, but preserves information from the detailed topographic data through porosity parameters. Relationships between urban characteristics and the computed inundation water depths have been based on multiple linear regressions. Finally, a simple mechanistic model based on two district-scale porosity parameters, combining several urban characteristics, is shown to capture satisfactorily the influence of urban characteristics on inundation water depths. The findings of this study give guidelines for more flood-resilient urban planning. [less ▲]

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See detail“Death is the only real utopia”: Adorno and Kluge on television
Cormann, Grégory ULiege

Conference (2018, May)

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See detailTextes en réseau: théâtre et roman dans les manuscrits médiévaux
Henrard, Nadine ULiege; Morato, Nicola ULiege

Scientific conference (2018, April 26)

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See detailL’École des Annales et ses ‘marges’
Genin, Vincent ULiege; Dosse, François

Conference (2018, April 25)

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See detailLa liberté des pathologies (ou les pathologies de la liberté)
Englebert, Jérôme ULiege

Conference (2018, April 24)

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See detailA mass spectrometry method for sensitive, specific and simultaneous detection of bovine blood meal, blood products and milk products in compound feed
Lecrenier, Marie-Caroline ULiege; Planque, Mélanie; Dieu, Marc et al

in Food Chemistry (2018), 245

Feed sustainability is one of the biggest challenges for the next few years. Solutions have to be found that take feed quality and safety into account. Animal by-products are one valuable source of ... [more ▼]

Feed sustainability is one of the biggest challenges for the next few years. Solutions have to be found that take feed quality and safety into account. Animal by-products are one valuable source of proteins. However, since the bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) crisis, their use has been strictly regulated. The objective of this study was to propose a routine, sensitive and specific method using ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry for the detection of blood-derived products and milk powder in feed. Contaminated aquafeeds were analysed in order to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of the method. This new method meets both selectivity and sensitivity (0.1% (w/w)) requirements imposed by the European Commission for animal proteins detection methods. It offers an innovative and complementary solution for the simultaneously identification of authorised and unauthorised animal by-products such as processed animal proteins (PAPs). [less ▲]

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See detailRelic charcoal hearth soils: A neglected carbon reservoir. Case study at Marsiliana forest, Central Italy
Mastrolonardo, Giovanni ULiege; Francioso, Ornella; Certini, Giacomo

in Geoderma (2018), 315

Charcoal production in forests is one of the oldest forms of forest exploitation. The legacy of such once widespread activity is a plethora of relic charcoal hearths (RCHs1), where soil shows a thick ... [more ▼]

Charcoal production in forests is one of the oldest forms of forest exploitation. The legacy of such once widespread activity is a plethora of relic charcoal hearths (RCHs1), where soil shows a thick, black, charcoal-rich top horizon. Even where very common, such as in European forests, RCHs were rarely studied to assess their relevance as C reservoir. For this purpose, as a case study, we investigated some RCHs at Marsiliana, a typical Mediterranean oak forest from Central Italy. We found that RCHs soils, in spite of representing < 0.5% of total surface, gave a substantial contribution in terms of C, i.e. 1.1% to 4.2% of total ecosystem C, including litter, the top 30 cm of soil, deadwood, above-ground and below-ground biomass. On average, soil C content in RCHs was eight times higher than the soil outside the RCHs. The environmental significance of RCHs soils appears still greater considering that, on average, 43% of their C stock was charcoal, a form of C highly recalcitrant to mineralization. These results would stress the importance of accounting for the contribution of RCHs in terms of soil C and giving an estimation of their charcoal content in future C inventories, both as macroscopic and microscopic particles in soil. This study support the necessity of safeguarding the anthropogenic soils of RCHs as a precious C reservoir as well as a memory of past land uses. [less ▲]

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See detailBaseline SNOT-22 as Outcome Predictor: a Powerful Tool just at Hand
ROGISTER, Florence ULiege; DE DORLODOT, Clotilde; ANSARI, Edward et al

Conference (2018, April)

Aims: SNOT-22 was initially designed for rhinosinusitis, but was recenty validated in various nose conditions. Nose or sinus complaint is a common cause of consultation in primary care or ENT clinic ... [more ▼]

Aims: SNOT-22 was initially designed for rhinosinusitis, but was recenty validated in various nose conditions. Nose or sinus complaint is a common cause of consultation in primary care or ENT clinic. Therefore we sought to optimize the simple and versatile instrument SNOT-22. Our aim was to determine the outcome of patients and healthy volunteers solely based on the pattern of the baseline SNOT-22 in a multi-centre study. Methods: Sixty-six healthy volunteers and 383 patients presenting to the rhinology clinic of the ENT academic departments of Godinne, Liege and Brussels participated in this study. SNOT-22 from all participants were collected blindly prior to diagnosis. Participants were then categorized in 5 groups according to their outcome: control, medical rhinologic condition, sinus surgery, functional nose surgery. SNOT-22 items relevant to each group were determined by multinomial logistic regression. Results: Control subjects showed the lowest SNOT-22 scores for all items. Medical rhinologic patients had lower scores than surgical patients. Patients requiring sinus surgery and those listed for nose surgery exhibited a specific pattern of SNOT-22 score. Most relevant items were #1 need to blow nose, #5 post-nasal discharge, #6 thick nasal discharge, #10 facial pain and #21 sense of smell. Conclusions: Distinct SNOT-22 patterns were correlated to subjects outcome. SNOT-22 was able to differentiate patients from controls, to score severity, and could further provide an accurate description of pathology. Baseline SNOT-22 could localize pathology in the sinus or in the nose and predict the need for surgical treatment. [less ▲]

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See detailRhinologic Emergencies: a Prospective Audit in a University Teaching Hospital
ROGISTER, Florence ULiege; ATTA, Lucas; Delrez, Sophie ULiege et al

Conference (2018, April)

Aims: Increasing pressure to reduce healthcare cost threatens the provision of acute ENT coverage round the clock. Our goal was to audit our emergency rhinologic activity over a one-month period. Methods ... [more ▼]

Aims: Increasing pressure to reduce healthcare cost threatens the provision of acute ENT coverage round the clock. Our goal was to audit our emergency rhinologic activity over a one-month period. Methods: A prospective audit for all emergency ENT referrals was carried out from May 1st to May 31th 2017. Descriptive statistics were produced for age, sex, origin, time of arrival, diagnosis and outcome. A specific subgroup analysis was performed for rhinologic emergencies. A basic cost analysis was ran. Results: Over the study period, 190 patients were referred to the ENT emergency service. Twenty percent patients presented with nose or sinus complaint (36.8% with otological or neuro-vestibular primary complaint, 43.2% with laryngeal or neck complaint). Nose and throat complaints were more likely to present at night or on weekends. Ear complaints were more likely to present during business hours. Rhinologic complaint was more likely to require technical or surgical management than ear or throat complaint. Patients with nose complaint required minor procedure in 43.2% cases (35.6% of the total minor procedures), and required surgical procedure in 13.5% cases. Among the total ENT emergency surgical procedures, 62.5% were rhinologic ones, involving the nose (50%) or the sinus (12.5%). Ear or throat initial complaint were more likely to require no treatment or ambulatory management. Conclusion: The emergency rhinologic activity is justified in our hospital. An initial rhinological complaint was more likely to require specific ENT management than other complaints. ENT cover is an efficient service provision, especially for rhinologic emergencies. [less ▲]

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See detailParticipation à la table ronde autour du documentaire radiophonique "Zoo Pharmakon" de Sarah Fautré et mira Goldwicht
Englebert, Jérôme ULiege

Conference given outside the academic context (2018)

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See detailRéagir à l’archive. Sartre et la radio
Hamers, Jérémy ULiege; Cormann, Grégory ULiege

Scientific conference (2018, March 28)

Les études consacrées aux interventions de Sartre dans les médias dressent le portrait d’un philosophe frileux à l’égard de la radio, un médium réputé « à sens unique » conformément aux commentaires qu’il ... [more ▼]

Les études consacrées aux interventions de Sartre dans les médias dressent le portrait d’un philosophe frileux à l’égard de la radio, un médium réputé « à sens unique » conformément aux commentaires qu’il en aurait livré dans sa Critique de la raison dialectique. Il n’est pas étonnant dès lors que ces études se satisfont d’une approche essentiellement textuelle de ces interventions et manquent ainsi les usages singuliers que Sartre a fait de ses passages en radio. Partant d’extraits d’interventions enregistrées entre 1946 et 1973, la conférence et projection sonore Réagir à l’archive. Sartre et la radio entend contester l’image d’un philosophe rétif au médium radiophonique tout en dépassant la réduction de ses interventions sonores à leur seule retranscription textuelle. Le rythme des réponses du penseur, leur longueur, le jeu avec l’interviewer dont elles portent les traces, mais aussi les multiples références au direct de l’entretien radiophonique et à la réalité du moment de la diffusion témoignent en effet d’un usage extrêmement lucide d’un médium dont Sartre a tenté d’exploiter toutes les potentialités intellectuelles et politiques propres. On découvrira ainsi qu’avant d’être un matériau d’archive effacé par le texte, les interventions radiodiffusées du philosophe ont été autant de tentatives de (se) jouer de la spécificité radiophonique pour inscrire la pensée critique au cœur même du dispositif médiatique. [less ▲]

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See detailAnatomie, physiologie, pathologie menées par le bout du nez.
POIRRIER, Anne-Lise ULiege

Scientific conference (2018, March 22)

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See detailGHRH-deleted Mice Are Severely Deficient in Vaccine And Immunological Responses Against Streptococcus Pneumoniae
Farhat, Khalil ULiege; Bodart, Gwennaëlle ULiege; Desmet, Christophe ULiege et al

Conference (2018, March 20)

Background and objective of the work. Ghrh-/- mice with a severe deficiency of their somatotrope GHRH/GH/IGF1 axis (1) are resistant to experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (2). In basal conditions ... [more ▼]

Background and objective of the work. Ghrh-/- mice with a severe deficiency of their somatotrope GHRH/GH/IGF1 axis (1) are resistant to experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (2). In basal conditions, thymus and T-cell development are not severely affected but a marked spleen atrophy and B-cell lymphopenia were constantly observed (3). Therefore, we investigated vaccinal and anti-infectious responses of Ghrh-/- mice against S.pneumoniae, a T-independent pathogen. Results. Transgenic mice were unable to trigger production of specific IgM after vaccination with either native pneumococcal polysaccharides (PPS, Pnx23) or protein-PPS conjugate (Prev13). GH treatment of Ghrh-/- mice restored IgM response to Pnx23 vaccine but not to Prev13 suggesting that GH exerts a significant impact on the spleen marginal zone that is strongly implicated in T-independent immunological response to pneumococcal polysaccharides. After intranasal instillation of a non-lethal dose of S.pneumoniae, Ghrh-/- mice exhibited a dramatic susceptibility with a time-dependent increase in lung bacterial load, a bacteremia already after 24h, and a survival limit of 48-72h. In marked contrast, WT and heterozygote mice completely cleared S.pneumoniae infection after 24h. Lungs of infected Ghrh-/- mice were massively infiltrated by inflammatory macrophages, while lung B cells were markedly decreased. Transcription of Ifng, Il10, Cd40, and Cxcl9 was highly increased in the lungs of infected Ghrh-/- mice, whereas Tgfb and Iggj transcripts were unchanged. Resistance of Ghrh-/- mice to infection by influenzavirus H1N1 (a T-dependent antigen) was normal or slightly decreased. Conclusion. This animal model shows that the somatotrope GHRH/GH/IGF1 axis plays a vital and unsuspected role in the vaccine and immunological defense against S.pneumoniae. [less ▲]

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See detailLa Polygraphie Ventilatoire
POIRRIER, Anne-Lise ULiege

Scientific conference (2018, March 16)

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See detailA Prospective Audit of Acute ENT Activity in a Teaching Hospital.
Goffinet, Maxime ULiege; ATTA, Lucas; Delrez, Sophie ULiege et al

in B-ENT (2018, March 03)

Introduction and aim: Acute ENT coverage is available out-of-hours in most hospitals. However, increasing pressure to reduce healthcare cost threatens this service provision round the clock. Our goal was ... [more ▼]

Introduction and aim: Acute ENT coverage is available out-of-hours in most hospitals. However, increasing pressure to reduce healthcare cost threatens this service provision round the clock. Our goal was to audit the emergency ENT activity in our institution over a one-month period Material and methods: a prospective audit for all ENT referrals from the emergency department was carried out from May 1st to May 31th 2017. Descriptive statistics were produced for age, sex, origin, time of arrival, diagnosis and patient outcome. Results: a total of 190 patients (109 men and 81 women) were referred to the ENT emergency service over the study period (mean 6.1 case per day). Mean age was 47.9 (±23.6)year (range 1-95). Most patients were ambulatory (75.8%) and came from the area. Most admissions occurred during normal working hours (76.4%) and 62.0% patients came by self reference. The mean complaint duration before admission was 7.6 (±13.7) days (range 0-92 days). One third (33.2% patients) required ambulatory treatment. A quarter (24.7% patients) underwent a minor ENT procedure. Eighteen (9.5%) patients required admission to the ward (mostly for intravenous antibiotic). Eight patients (4.2%) required surgical treatment. There was no difference in the severity of diagnosis or management between patients referred by a physician (GP of specialist) and patients presenting spontaneously. At 30 days, 3 (1.6%) patients died (one of ENT cancer, two of unrelated cause), 106 (55.8%) benefited from an ENT follow’up, 65 (34.2%) were referred to another physician (GP or specialist), 16 (8.4%) were lost to follow’up. Conclusions: The workload suggests that emergency ENT activity is justified in our hospital. Restricting emergency ENT cover to patients referred by a GP or another physician would not allow for a better patient selection. [less ▲]

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See detailConservation Ethics in the 21th Century: Towards an Extended Toolkit
Houbart, Claudine ULiege; Dawans, Stéphane ULiege

Conference (2018, March)

In his now classic essay on the « Régimes d’historicité », the French historian François Hartog (2003) has very well described the effect of globalisation, democratisation and mass consumerism on our ... [more ▼]

In his now classic essay on the « Régimes d’historicité », the French historian François Hartog (2003) has very well described the effect of globalisation, democratisation and mass consumerism on our relation with the past and thus, with heritage. In the course of the 1970’s, at a time when the ink of the Venice Charter was barely dry, postmodernity triggered a loss of collective anchoring and memory, paradoxically accompanied by an amplification of the thirst for commemorations, in the name of identity or heritage. Pierre Nora’s great endeavour « Les lieux de mémoire », fully corresponds to this « presentism » era, including aside from monuments, museum and archives, intellectual constructions such as the Larousse encyclopaedia (Nora 1989). It very well illustrates the « extension of the heritage domain » as defined by the sociologist Nathalie Heinich (2009). In our « post-monumental » era, anything can possibly become heritage, regardless of scale, of artistic qualities, of age or ontological degree – from tangible to intangible. This is a sign of times. Following the example of Nelson Goodman replacing the essentialist definitions of art with the question « When is there art ? » (Goodman 1976), we should consider focusing on a dynamic and operational definition of heritage. The question « When is there heritage ?» better correspond to contemporary cultural studies and our attempt to understand « heritagization »; it contains the idea of a performative action, implying new actors, new dynamics, new process, new research questions, new difficulties and new opportunities. And by necessity new concepts. We are far from rejecting theories from the past which provided us with effective and stimulating tools. But who could still imagine today, in the situation we described, that any system could fully encompass the heritage reality as the grand theories – Brandi, Riegl,… – succeeded to do? The repeated attempts to get the Venice charter revised from the 1970’s on (Houbart 2014), and the multiplication of thematic documents and charters are the best illustration of this impossibility. But while postmodern thinkers made us suspicious towards large systems, they also made us more modest and above all, more inclined to respect « bricolage », as a most helpful attitude after a shipwreck. We believe that the current return to a case by case approach – as promoted from the interwar period by theoreticians such as Ambrogio Annoni (1946) – often mostly relying on practical constraints such as reuse and technical performances, combined with the use of decontextualised concepts – separated articles from the Venice Charter, for example – and practices – using the Ise shrine periodical rebuilding to advocate any reconstruction project – doesn’t mean to accept a cynical relativism in answer to the cause of a capital-intensive machine. But in practice, we cannot deny that it has sometimes been the case: the clearest examples are the debates addressing the reconstruction of monuments all over Europe, based on a jumble of arguments confusing the pure mercantilism of the tourism industry or unconfessed political reasons with post-conflict identity issues or religious traditions (Monumental 2010). Reflecting on such reconstruction projects, raising questions of identity, has convinced us of the incompleteness of the toolkit we inherited from 20th century theoreticians. Though still perfectly relevant to address the issues that were already present at the time when they were elaborated, they might prove inappropriate to address new types of heritage, new concerns, new issues such as cultural tourism, inclusive approaches, modern heritage or the digital turn. In this context, we have been drawn to look at texts outside the conservation sphere, starting from ontology of art and analytical philosophy. We discovered that taking a step to the side could provide a stimulating insight on heritage conservation problems. In fact, it is not surprising that, facing what many have called a heritage inflation, some new actors could help us. Now that heritage has quitted the monuments sphere to encompass any material or immaterial reality worthy of conservation and that the expert point of view is challenged by the ones of a broad range of stakeholders, from the user to the investor, it becomes interesting to look at this reality from different points of view borrowed to a wide range of human sciences such as law, communication, aesthetics, semiotics, anthropology or philosophy, to name a few. Together with our colleague Muriel Verbeeck, we are currently gathering texts in order to propose an anthology that could complement the existing ones in helping to fill conceptual gaps and throw a reinvigorating light on new problems raising old questions. The originality of the project is to chose most texts outside the conservation world, and to address movable and immovable heritage at the same time. During our presentation, we will provide some examples of the usefulness of these new concepts, some already known by a number of conservators – such as the distinction proposed by Nelson Goodman between allography and autography (Goodman 1976) –, some not – the impact of intention on identity, based on texts by Theodore Scaltsas (1981), for example –, and will encourage the members of the committee who might be interested in this approach to contribute to the project. [less ▲]

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