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  1. Contribution à l'utilisation de sous-produits industriels : application au cas du phosphogypse de Sfax ( Tunisie)

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    Rouis, Badreddine

    1991-01-01

    Le travail exposé dans ce mémoire est une approche pour la réutilisation d'un sous produit industriel: Le PHOSPHOGYPSE. Nous avons commencé par un rappel du cadre géo-politique de cette étude en précisant l'origine du matériau, son mode de stockage et son incidence sur l'environnement de la ville de SFAX (Tunisie). En deuxième partie, nous avons étudié la possibilité de l'utilisation du phosphogypse en remblai en effectuant une série d'essais géotechniques dont le paramètre principal est la t...

  2. Utilisations des produits forestiers autres que le bois (PFAB au Cameroun. Cas du projet forestier du Mont Koupé

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    Tshiamala-Tshibangu, N.

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Utilization of Non Wood Forest Products in Cameroon. The Case of the Forest Project of the Koupe Mont. A survey using some elements of the RAA method described by Gueye and Schoonmaker (4 led to the identification of 26 plant species belonging to 15 botanical families in the Koupe Mountain forest project (Cameroon. This study deals with the utilization of non wood forest products. The small number of species reported by the study can be explained by the fact that the survey took into account only the species really used by the local population and not all those present in the forest. Study established that : harvesting and utilization of these resources generate incomes, create jobs and allow local population satisfying their needs of food, fodder, medicine, resins, dyes, fiber, handicrafts, flavorings, building materials... Unfortunately, due to organizational problems and absence of structures, the commercialization of these products does not contribute to the welfare of the local population and to the development of the production area which remained dominated by agriculture. In order to ensure the perennial characteristic of the highly demanded species, measures permitting their conservation and their sustainable utilization such as : regulation of the type and the rate of harvesting, use of non destructive harvesting techniques, their domestication through agroforestry techniques, their introduction in home-gardens... should be taken. The management of these resources requires the involvement and effective participation of the rural community. This can be achieved through mass sensitization, training and use of the media.

  3. Utilisation des sous-produits agroalimentaires dans l’alimentation des poissons d’élevage en Côte d’Ivoire

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    Kimou Nestor B.

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Cette étude évalue l’impact de l’utilisation des sous-produits agroalimentaires dans l’alimentation des poissons d’élevage en Côte d’Ivoire. Une enquête a été réalisée en 2013 dans quinze principales zones piscicoles sur les caractéristiques technico-économiques des fermes, le profil socio-économique des promoteurs et les pratiques aquacoles, particulièrement l’alimentation des poissons. Les résultats révèlent que 71 % des pisciculteurs enquêtés utilisent des sous-produits agricoles durant au moins un stade de production. Parmi eux, 53 % utilisent exclusivement des sous-produits. Le son de riz (52 % et le mélange de sons de riz et de maïs (28 % sont les plus utilisés. Les prix moyens de ces sous-produits varient entre 20 et 105 FCFA/kg. Oreochromis niloticus et Heterotis niloticus sont les principales espèces élevées en polyculture sur les fermes. Les sous-produits sont utilisés en système semi-intensif, extensif et en rizipisciculture, en majorité en zone rurale. Les pisciculteurs sont pour la plupart des agriculteurs, âgés de plus de 40 ans. Les taux d’utilisation des sous-produits sont plus élevés dans les régions de l’Ouest, du Centre-Ouest et du Sud-Ouest de la Côte d’Ivoire, par rapport à celles du Sud et de l’Est. Les rendements des fermes sont relativement faibles (544 à 2445 kg/ha/an, avec des gains moyens quotidiens de 0,87 et 9,97 g/j pour le tilapia et l’heterotis respectivement. L’analyse des stratégies des acteurs suggère la nécessité de définir des mécanismes d’accompagnement et de financement de la pisciculture, afin que ces acteurs puissent améliorer les formulations alimentaires à partir des matières premières locales et accessibles.

  4. Evaluation du potentiel de coloration d’une résine d’infiltration de la carie en comparaison à d’autres produits

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    Rey, Nicolas

    2013-01-01

    Objectif : Evaluer la coloration de la résine d’infiltration des caries Icon du fabricant Dental Milestones Guaranteed (DMG) dans des colorants naturels, et comparer avec d’autres résines. Matériel et méthodes : 50 disques d’un mm d’épaisseur de 4 systèmes adhésifs différents et d’Icon DMG ont été préparés. La couleur de chaque disque a été mesurée à l’aide d’un spectrophotomètre avant coloration. 10 échantillons de chaque système adhésif ont été plongés dans du café, du thé, du vin rouge ain...

  5. Atlas tomodensitométrique avec injection de produit de contraste du grasset du chien : application à la rupture du ligament croisé crânial et comparaison aux autres techniques d'imagerie

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    Tran-Dac, Émilie

    2010-01-01

    L’objectif de cette étude est de réaliser un atlas de référence des coupes tomodensitométriques du grasset du chien sain, avec injection de produit de contraste, et d’étudier son intérêt dans des cas de rupture du ligament croisé crânial. Cette affection est souvent associée à des lésions méniscales, dont la détection est difficile. La radiographie ne montre que des images indirectes de dégénérescence articulaire. L’échographie et l’IRM permettent une exploration sensible et spécifique, mais ...

  6. VRAIS ET FAUX DANGERS DU LAIT ET DES PRODUITS LAITIERS

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    Jean-Marie BOURRE

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Aucune classe d’aliment ne doit être négligée, car chacune offre des spécificités nutritionnelles, en termes de vitamines, oligo-éléments, minéraux, acides aminés indispensables, acides gras oméga-3 et 6. Le lait et les produits laitiers ont donc leur place. Dans le cadre d’une alimentation diversifiée, leur présence assure une meilleure santé, ne serait-ce que par la réduction du risque de certaines pathologies.Le lait subit, depuis de très nombreuses années, des attaques qui sont le plus souvent injustifiées, intuitives ou pseudo-scientifiques. Ainsi, les détracteurs du lait et des produits laitiers utilisent, globalement, deux séries d’arguments. L’une relève de l’utilisation erronée ou abusive de données scientifiques et médicales, épidémiologiques et statistiques : elle foisonne de propos pseudo-scientifiques. L’autre série d’assertions présente quelques allégations (parmi de nombreuses qui ne reposent sur aucun support scientifique : on peut les qualifier de fantaisistes. Toutefois elles bénéficient malheureusement d’une certaine influence auprès des consommateurs.

  7. Quantifier ou l’art de mesurer l’utilisation des produits phytosanitaires : analyse empirico-formelle de la gestion sanitaire et environnementale des producteurs horticoles

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    Aubert, Magali

    2017-01-01

    La crise de la vache folle, la grippe aviaire ou encore la crise des poulets à la dioxine sont autant d’évènements qui ont contribué au renforcement des exigences sanitaires et phytosanitaires des pouvoirs publics et des acteurs privés. C’est dans un contexte en pleine évolution où les exigences en termes d’utilisation des pesticides s’accentuent que se positionne ce travail doctoral. Alors que les pouvoirs publics ont notamment défini, au niveau national, des niveaux de LMR (Limites Maximale...

  8. Utilisation des huiles végétales et de leurs produits de transestérification comme carburants Diesel Use of Vegetable Oils and Their Transesterification Products As Diesel Fuels

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    Gateau P.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available L'utilisation d'huiles végétales et de leurs dérivés comme carburants Diesel a fait l'objet, depuis 1981, de plusieurs études financées par l'Agence Française pour la Maîtrise de l'Energie (AFME et réalisées par l'institut Français du Pétrole (lFP en collaboration avec Elf Renault, le Centre d'Etudes et d'Expérimentation du Machinisme Agricole Tropical (CEEMAT et l'institut de Recherches pour les Huiles et Oléagineux (IRHO. Ce document rassemble les résultats obtenus au banc d'essai sur plusieurs types de moteurs représentant un assez large éventail d'applications, depuis le motoculteur utilisé en agriculture africaine jusqu'au moteur classique de tracteur ou de camion. Deux types de produits ont été examinés : les huiles végétales elles-mêmes employées pures ou en mélange au gazole, et les esters méthyliques de ces huiles utilisés tels quels. Lors d'un fonctionnement de courte durée les huiles aussi bien que les esters conduisent globalement à un fonctionnement satisfaisant du moteur; les pertes de performances par rapport au gazole restent modérées voire imperceptibles. Les seuls problèmes dans ce cas concernent la mise en oeuvre, difficile avec les huiles en raison de leur très forte viscosité, beaucoup plus aisée avec les esters. En endurance, l'inconvénient majeur des huiles végétales et de leurs dérivés concerne la formation de dépôts au nez des injecteurs. Sur les moteurs rustiques à préchambre (type Hatz ce phénomène reste limité puisqu'il a été possible de conduire, sans incident, un ensemble d'essais d'endurance de 1100 h avec différents types d'huiles pures (arachide, coton, palme. Sur les moteurs à Injection directe la formation de dépôts constitue une très sérieuse contrainte puisqu'elle conduit pratiquement à proscrire l'utilisation d'huiles même en mélange (25 ou 50 % dans le gazole. Les esters peuvent alors être proposés à condition qu'un certain nombre de pr

  9. Mais oui, il était un joli temps du passé comme les autres, mon joli petit hypocoristique…

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    Bres, Jacques

    2003-01-01

    International audience; Comment rendre compte de l'imparfait dans le tour hypocoristique ? Les explications proposées consistent, de différentes manières, à ne pas prendre l'imparfait pour ce qu'il est et à lui imputer des valeurs produites par d'autres paramètres co(n)textuels. J'avance que, dans le tour hypocoristique comme dans tous ses autres emplois, l'imparfait donne la même instruction temporalo-aspectuelle; et que l'effet de sens hypocoristique est produit résultativement par l'intera...

  10. Nous autres / vous autres / eux autres, pronoms catégoriels

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    Hilgert Emilia

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Cette étude est consacrée aux pronoms nous autres et vous autres, mentionnés par différents ouvrages sous une étiquette qui ne correspond que partiellement à leur emploi et à leur signification. En effet, ils sont présentés comme ayant deux emplois : (i en tant que déictiques conjoints au verbe et dépourvus de sens oppositif, usage correspondant au français du Québec et à certains parlers régionaux de Belgique ou de l’Ouest, et (ii en tant que pronoms disjoints employés à des fins contrastives en français normé. C’est ce dernier emploi que nous souhaitons discuter, à savoir celui du français standard, disjoint ou accentué, comme dans les exemples : - Nous autres femmes, nous avons un sens que les hommes ne possèdent pas. (Mauriac C., La Marquise sortit à cinq heures, 1961, p. 63 - La grande supériorité de vous autres dans l’enseignement sur nous autres dans les chemins de fer, c’est que lorsque vous vous salissez les mains, c’est avec du blanc de tableau, tandis que nous autres, c’est avec du noir de charbon ! (L’Hôte J., Le Mécréant ou les preuves de l'existence de Dieu, 1981, p. 29-30 La problématique de ces pronoms est stimulante pour plusieurs raisons. Les quelques mentions des dictionnaires et des grammaires du français font part de leur interprétation contrastive, qui intrigue par le fait que les pronoms nous / vous accentués peuvent aussi produire un effet contrastif (nous, nous le savons laisse entendre que d’autres ne le savent pas, comme le font tous les pronoms toniques, caractérisés par leur trait ostensif (cf. Kleiber, 1994 : 135-139. On peut donc se demander ce qui distingue l’emploi contrastif de nous de l’emploi contrastif de nous autres. Il faudrait aussi préciser la terminologie et les critères d’analyse, parce que, si certains spécialistes les appellent « pronoms renforcés », ils proposent une description syntaxique due à l’ajout de autres, alors que ceux qui

  11. Élaboration d'une nouvelle politique de taxation des produits du ...

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    Les chercheurs examineront les lois constitutionnelles et les lois relatives à la taxation, les autres types de contrôles des autorités fiscales, ainsi que des données primaires et secondaires sur le marché des produits du tabac. Ils étudieront également la chaîne d'approvisionnement en tabac, les saisies douanières et les ...

  12. Les produits agricoles traditionnels peuvent améliorer la nutrition et ...

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    14 janv. 2013 ... Ce n'est un secret pour personne que les produits agricoles traditionnels comme les mils et les légumineuses à graines sont très nutritifs. C'est pourquoi des chercheurs collaborent actuellement avec des femmes en Inde et en Éthiopie pour faciliter l'utilisation à des fins personnelles (pour la préparation ...

  13. Les conserves des produits de la mer

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    Nicolle, Jean-pierre; Knockaert, Camille

    1989-01-01

    Dans l'industrie des conserves alimentaires, la conservation et la transformation du produit destiné à l'alimentation sont le plus souvent obtenues de I' appertisation : c'est-à-dire la stérilisation du produit visant à détruire les micro-organismes qu'il contient et sa conservation dans un récipient à l'abri de contaminations extérieures. La stérilisation est le plus souvent obtenue par la chaleur à températures comprises entre 85° et 125°C. La conservation peut être assurée par l'em...

  14. Contraintes institutionnelles et labellisation des produits Algeriens ...

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    Les produits de terroir sont au centre d'un nouveau modèle de développement à base territoriale. Ce modèle s'est imposé dans les pays européens, grâce à une forte demande des consommateurs à la recherche de qualité et d'authenticité. Ces produits sont protégés par des labels qui confèrent une protection et une ...

  15. Utilisation de produits organiques oxygénés comme carburants et combustibles dans les moteurs. Deuxième partie : Les différentes filières d'obtention des carburols. Analyse technico-économique Using Oxygenated Organic Products As Fuels in Engines. Part Two: Different Systems for Producing Alcohol Fuels. Technico-Economic Analysis

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    Chauvel A.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Parmi les produits à même d'être substitués aux hydrocarbures pour la constitution des carburants, les composés organiques oxygénés occupent une place prépondérante à cause de leurs caractéristiques favorables à la combustion dans les moteurs, qu'ils soient employés purs ou mélangés (seuls ou à plusieurs aux hydrocarbures, constituants des carburants classiques. Dans cet article, ces composés oxygénés sont désignés sous le nom de carburols. Alors que l'objet de la première partie de l'étude a été d'examiner les conséquences techniques de l'emploi de ces produits sur les circuits de distribution et le fonctionnement des véhicules, il s'agit dans la présente partie d'analyser les caractéristiques technico-économiques de leur fabrication. En particulier, on y aborde successivement les points suivants : - disponibilités en matières premières : ressources fossiles et végétales ; - analyse technique des divers modes d'obtention - analyse économique ; - programmes nationaux. Among products that can be substituted for hydrocarbons for producing fuels, oxygenated organic compounds occupy a preponderant position because of their favorable characteristics for combustion in engines whether they are used in a pure form or in mixtures (alone or severally with hydrocarbons which are used to make up conventional fuels. In this article these oxygenated compounds are given the name carburols (alcohol fuels. Whereas the aim of Part 1 was to examine the technical consequences of using such products in distribution circuits and for vehicle operating, Part 2 is an analysis of the technico-economic aspects of manufacturing them. In particular, the following points are taken up successively: (a availabilities of raw materials. fossil and vegetebal resources; (b technical analysis of various production methods; (c economic analysis; (d national programs. Depending on the amounts involved, a distinction is made among alternative

  16. Technostress et autres revers du travail nomade

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    Popma, J.

    2013-01-01

    L'Internet et l'utilisation des ordinateurs portables, des téléphones mobiles et des tablettes ont accru l'importance du « travail nomade». Ce type de travail, sans contrainte de lieu ni de temps, peut entraîner, d’après ce working paper, une plus grande autonomie et une plus grande flexibilité pour

  17. La viande biologique, un produit paradoxal ?

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    Anzalone, Guilhem

    2017-01-01

    International audience; La viande fait partie de ces objets qui occupent une position particulière à mi-chemin « entre nature et industrie 1 ». En effet, la chair animale n'est pas par nature un bien de consommation dans le sens où elle n'a pas été initialement produite dans ce but : en tant que muscle, elle fait d'abord partie du développement physique d'un animal vivant. Sa dimension naturelle est travaillée par des processus techniques, économiques et sociaux par lesquels de la chair anima...

  18. Utilisation des "algues-fourrage" en aquaculture

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    Chretiennot-dinet, Marie-josèphe; Robert, Rene; His, Edouard

    1986-01-01

    Les travaux concernant l'utilisation d'algues unicellulaires pour la nutrtion de larves et de juvéniles de bivalves d'intérêt commercial sont analysés. Sur une cinquantaine d'espèces d'algues testées, un dizaine seulement sont produites en grande quantité dans des écloseries commerciales sous le non "d'algues fourrage". Les principales espèces employées sont décrites et leurs caractéristiques majeures illustrées. Les critères permettant de retenir une espèce pour son utilisation en aquacultur...

  19. LES VIBRIONS DANS LES PRODUITS DE LA PÊCHE

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    19) sont étudiés en vue d'évaluer l'incidence de la contamination des produits de la pêche par Vibrions spp. Les résultats obtenus montrent une prévalence globale du genre Vibrio de 81% dans l'ensemble des produits de la pêche analysés.

  20. Valorisation des algues et autres végétaux aquatiques

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    Delepine, René; Gaillard, René; Morand, Philippe

    1988-01-01

    Cet ouvrage, relatif à la "Valorisation des algues et autres végétaux aquatiques", est publié à un moment où la réflexion menée sur la protection du milieu naturel rejoint les préoccupations économiques de gestion de l'eau et des ressources aquatiques. Il devrait collaborer à la mise en place de stratégies de développement, tant dans le domaine de l'exploitation des algues marines que dans celui de l'utilisation des végétaux d'eau douce. Cet ouvrage s'adresse certes aux acteurs directement...

  1. Tendance de marché en France sur la présence des protéines végétales dans les produits alimentaires

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    Estève-Saillard Morgane

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Le contexte actuel est favorable à l’utilisation croissante des protéines végétales dans les produits alimentaires : préoccupations sanitaires et environnementales, développement du flexitarisme et dans une moindre mesure du végétarisme, inscriptions des protéines végétales dans les secteurs de recherche stratégiques pour la France...Le bilan de référencement du GEPV, Groupe d’Étude et de Promotion des Protéines Végétales, fait le point tous les deux ans sur la présence des protéines végétales dans les produits alimentaires commercialisés en France. Les résultats du dernier bilan montrent la nette progression de l’utilisation de protéines végétales dans tous les rayons alimentaires, en progression constante depuis plusieurs années. Le blé reste la source largement majoritaire, suivi par le soja. Des spécificités se dégagent dans l’utilisation des ingrédients protéiques végétaux; par exemple les protéines de pois et de soja sont principalement utilisées pour les produits carnés alors que le gluten et la féverole sont surtout utilisés pour les produits de panification. De nouvelles utilisations des sources protéiques voient également le jour et feront l’objet d’un suivi du GEPV, comme les microalgues ou les mycoprotéines.

  2. The Use of Fuel Gas as Stripping Medium in Atmospheric Distillation of Crude Oil L’utilisation de gaz combustible comme moyen d’extraction des fractions légères en distillation atmosphérique du pétrole brut

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    Plellis-Tsaltakis C.

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Stripping of petroleum fractions aims to remove the light ends that spoil some of their properties, such as the flash point. Stripping usually employs steam for that purpose. Except for steam, other substances can perform the same function, among them light hydrocarbons. In this article, we investigate the use of refinery fuel gas as stripping medium for a crude oil atmospheric distillation unit. L’extraction des fractions légères du pétrole vise à enlever les produits nuisibles à certaines propriétés comme le point d’éclair. Cette opération utilise habituellement de la vapeur d’eau. D’autres substances peuvent remplir la même fonction, comme les hydrocarbures légers. Dans cet article, on étudie l’utilisation du gaz combustible de la raffinerie comme moyen d’extraction des fractions légères dans une unité de distillation atmosphérique.

  3. Contribution à l'étude des liants dans les produits à base de viande

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    Inghels, Sonia

    2007-01-01

    Ce travail constitue une synthèse et une explication des textes législatifs européens et français relatifs aux liants (ingrédients ou additifs alimentaires) dans les produits à base de viande. Il est développé la composition du dossier à mettre en place et la marche à suivre par les industriels pour utiliser un nouvel additif. L'auteur présente ensuite des définitions générales sur les liants qu'ils soient des émulsifiants ou des épaississants/gélifiants, ainsi que la description détaillée de...

  4. Modélisation de la demande de produits pétroliers en France Modeling of Petroleum Products Demand in France

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    Cholet G.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Ce travail a été mené sous la responsabilité de la direction Stratégie-Economie-Programme de l'Institut Français du Pétrole. L'objectif était la prévision à court terme (12 mois de la demande concernant les quatre principaux produits pétroliers en France : gasoil (GO, carburants-auto (CA, fuel-oil domestique (FOD et fuels oil lourds (FL. Il a été convenu de tester une méthode originale [1] et de la comparer avec la méthode largement utilisée de Box et Jenkins [2] qui donne de bons résultats sur les séries GO et CA et qui se révèle décevante pour les séries FOD et FIL. Cette étude comprend deux parties : - dans la première partie, nous exposons la méthode originale par décomposition en tendance et saisonnalité, le modèle étant additif ou multiplicatif. Nous avons amélioré ses performances en utilisant la théorie du filtre de Wiener; - la seconde partie est consacrée à la modélisation de Box et Jenkins. Nous utiliserons Box et Jenkins sur la série brute, puis sur la série corrigée de l'influence des jours ouvrés à l'aide du programme de désaisonnalisation Census-X11 . Pour chacune des méthodes, les principales étapes sont exposées à l'occasion de la modélisation du gasoil sur le marché intérieur français. Pour les autres produits, seuls les principaux résultats sont exposés : structure du modèle retenu, adéquation à la réalité, fiabilité des prévisions. This project was carried out under the responsability of the Strategy - Economics - Program Divison of the Institut Français du Pétrole. The goal was the short-term (12 months forecasting of the demand with regard to the four leading petroleum products in France - gas oil (GO, automotive fuel (CA, home heating oil (FOD and heavy fuel oil (FL. It was decided to test an original method [1] and to compare it with the widely used Box and Jenkins method [2], which gives good results for the GO and CA series but which proves disappointing for

  5. Une rencontre PAS comme les autres | CRDI - Centre de recherches ...

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    15 oct. 2010 ... Dans ce récit à la première personne, Angelica Ospina, administratrice de programmes principale au CRDI , raconte sa rencontre avec Orlando, un jeune graphiste péruvien remarquable qui lutte en première ligne contre le VIH/sida dans son pays. Angelica a fait la connaissance d'Orlando et d'autres ...

  6. Un autre regard sur l’apprenant avancé : sa capacité de paraphraser

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    Tsedryk Alexandra

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Cet article porte sur la compétence paraphrastique (CP, soit la capacité de produire des phrases quasi-synonymes, de l’apprenant avancé de français langue seconde. Cet apprenant possède des connaissances grammaticales et lexicales assez développées, mais il éprouve des difficultés à reformuler son discours. Afin d’élaborer des outils didactiques visant à combler cette lacune, il faut disposer d’une méthodologie appropriée pour évaluer la CP. Nous proposons une telle méthodologie en nous basant sur notre étude empirique. Il s’agit du test de paraphrasage administré aux apprenants anglophones de français L2 du niveau avancé (n=40 et aux locuteurs natifs du français (n=40. Le cadre théorique adopté est la Théorie Sens-Texte qui porte une attention particulière à la paraphrase et possède des outils formels de sa description. Les paraphrases produites par les participants de l’étude sont analysées selon la typologie des paraphrases de la TST. Les différences statistiquement significatives entre les deux groupes sont identifiées à la suite de l’analyse statistique de variance à un facteur ANOVA. L’apprenant avancé effectue tous les types d’opérations paraphrastiques, mais dans une proportion différente qu’un locuteur natif. Cet apprenant produit un pourcentage plus élevé de phrases sémantiquement non équivalentes. Il utilise moins d’opérations de paraphrasage lexico-syntaxiques et sémantiques qu’un locuteur natif. Nous concluons que la principale raison de ses difficultés est l’insuffisante maîtrise de relations lexicales.

  7. Approches de l'utilisation des eaux usées urbaines dans l ...

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    8 févr. 2011 ... Près du dixième de la population mondiale consommerait des aliments produits en utilisant des eaux usées. Étant donné la croissance démographique et le fait que davantage d'eau douce est détournée vers les villes pour la consommation domestique — dont 70 % repart en eaux usées —, le recours aux ...

  8. La gestion des connaissances dans le processus d’innovation de produit

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    Agnieszka A. Szpitter

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Cet article décrit le niveau de connaissance de différents domaines qu’ont les salariés des entreprises impliqués dans la gestion de projet. Son but est d’établir un diagnostic pour le premier degré de maturité de la gestion à partir d’informations recoltées dans quatre entreprises. L’établissement d’un langage commun est le premier des cinq degrés de maturité de la gestion de projet. Méthodologie: une étude qualitative sur un échantillon cible a été réalisée à l’aide d’un questionnaire. Résultats: Cet article présente une partie des résultats de l’étude sur la maturité des projets de ces organisations dans le processus d’innovation de produit. La connaissance du projet est une ressource qui se rapporte aux méthodes et aux techniques liées à la coordination des activités du projet et de l’expérience des projets précédents. Conclusions: La bonne gestion des ressources liée à la connaissance au cours du projet peut sans aucun doute apporter de nombreux avantages, tels que le développement et l’amélioration de solutions propres, l’élimination de la duplication des travaux. Elle permet aussi de gagner du temps, de tirer les leçons de ses propres erreurs et de celles des autres et de mettre en place de meilleures pratiques. Originalité: La connaissance des domaines techniques liés au projet au sein de l’équipe qui travaille dessus indique le degré de maturité de la gestion de projet en ce qui concerne l’innovation du produit.

  9. « Le Paradis, c’est les autres »

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    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available L’engouement pour des sites ou des lieux est souvent dû à des « Nous » (des communautés éphémères, qui se constituent et qui consacrent ainsi l’espace de visite. La consécration collective est souvent un préalable au succès de certaines destinations (Ibiza, Saint-Tropez, Marrakech, etc.. Le succès des formules de villages de vacances hermétiquement fermés à l’extérieur et indifférents au pays de séjour atteste de l’existence d’un état d’esprit qu’on a classé sous le terme générique de « bulle touristique ». Cependant, la constitution de ces « bulles » – c’est-à-dire la rencontre d’un imaginaire, d’un « nous » et d���un espace touristiques – ne se fait pas uniquement par l’exclusion de l’autre. Elle repose aussi sur un principe interne positif : le rêve d’une sociabilité parfaite, une sorte de paradis relationnel. Le « paradis » touristique, c’est d’abord une rencontre de plain-pied avec les autres (« l’ambiance », souvent d’ailleurs avec les mêmes – rencontre synonyme de relations différentes et moins stressantes, basées sur une connivence réelle ou fantasmée. La généalogie de ce paradis touristique relationnel, qui peut être aussi un enfer pour les autres, reste à décrire et à expliciter, en montrant comment il compose le noyau central de l’imaginaire touristique.

  10. Aspects of biogas utilisation

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    1992-01-01

    Utilisation of biogas has received considerable attention over the last decade, its full potential has not been reached however. The paper discusses various options for utilisation of biogas and the limitations that may occur as far as they are associated with the characteristics of biogas. As a result the prospects for the future are presented. (au)

  11. Autre légume, autres lieux. La mâche dans le bassin maraîcher nantais

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    Jousseaume, Valérie; Margetic, Christine

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    Cet article vise à montrer comment la spécialisation du bassin maraîcher nantais vers la mâche rend possible une modification de la zone de culture. On pourrait parler ici de la fin du terroir maraîcher au sens agronomique. Dans le même temps, cet essor de la production de mâche, associé à un contexte de reprise de l’étalement résidentiel issu de l’agglomération nantaise, produit une faim de terres maraîchères et des conflits d’usage entre agriculteurs. Ces stratégies territoriales, fortes ve...

  12. Optimisation des produits de base (Afrique subsaharienne) | CRDI ...

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    Depuis 2004, de nombreux pays de l'Afrique subsaharienne exportateurs de produits de base ont assisté à l'essor du prix de ces derniers. Si une telle hausse offre de nombreuses possibilités à un continent riche en ressources naturelles, elle n'est pas sans poser une sérieuse menace pour la gouvernance, la gestion ...

  13. Performance et circuit de commercialisation des principaux produits ...

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    Les cuvettes oasiennes du département de Gouré sont sources de production alimentaire et de revenus pour les populations locales. L'objectif de cet article est de démontrer la performance économique des produits agricoles de cuvettes. Pour ce faire, trois démarches méthodologiques complémentaires ont été adoptées ...

  14. La promotion des produits alimentaires nourrissants à base de millet ...

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    La promotion des produits alimentaires nourrissants à base de millet après la récolte (Phase 2 du CIFSRF). Le millet possède des qualités nutritives supérieures et une plus grande résilience au climat, mais sa production et sa consommation demeurent faibles dans de nombreux pays de l'Asie du Sud, comme l'Inde.

  15. Optimisation des produits de base (Afrique subsaharienne) | IDRC ...

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    Depuis 2004, de nombreux pays de l'Afrique subsaharienne exportateurs de produits de base ont assisté à l'essor du prix de ces derniers. Si une telle hausse offre de nombreuses possibilités à un continent riche en ressources naturelles, elle n'est pas sans poser une sérieuse menace pour la gouvernance, la gestion ...

  16. Couplage de la configuration de produit et de projet de réalisation : exploitation des approches par contraintes et des algorithmes évolutionnaires

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    Djefel, Mériem

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    Dans le contexte actuel de compétitivité des marchés, la maîtrise et l'optimisation des processus de conception et de planification sont nécessaires pour garantir, d'une part la fiabilité et la qualité des produits systèmes ou services conçus et, d'autre part, le cycle de développement et les coûts. Ce constat impose de développer et d'améliorer les méthodes, modèles, techniques et outils relatifs aux processus de conception et de gestion ou de planification. Les travaux présentés dans cette ...

  17. Pour une comparaison des utilisations atypiques des constructions verbales chez les locuteurs bilingues anglais/français et anglais/allemand

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    Brasart, Charles

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    lesquelles un verbe se voit affublé d'une désinence issue d'une autre langue, elles ont souvent été considérées illicites, c'est-à-dire ne pouvant être produites spontanément par les locuteurs, et font encore débat (POPLACK , 1980, MACSWAN, 1999, SEBBA, 2009. Malgré cela, une analyse du traitement du verbe chez les bilingues fondée sur l'étude de deux corpus oraux nous conduit à postuler que c'est souvent l'inverse qui se produit. En effet, chez les locuteurs bilingues français/anglais et anglais/allemand dont la pratique discursive est analysée pour cette étude, le groupe verbal semble être un lieu privilégié du passage d'une langue à l'autre et, de plus, ce passage prend des formes diverses et qui sont souvent similaires d'un couple de langue à un autre. C'est peut-être là d'ailleurs que se situe l'un des éléme nts phares dégagés par cette étude, à savoir que dans deux paires de langues se retrouvent des tendances syntaxiques et grammaticales communes. Nous souhaitons ainsi montrer que les locuteurs bilingues peuvent faire un usage similaire d'outils différents pour arriver au même but --communiquer un message précis --, quelles que soient les langues parlées. Après avoir présenté la méthodologie de la recherche dans le domaine de l'alternance codique, nous prendrons pour exemples les cas où les grammaires des deux langues en jeu sont rendues compatibles entre elles par divers " bricolages " syntaxiques, produisant des énoncés qui, en regard de la grammaire de chaque langue, seraient fautifs. Nous poursuivrons en nous penchant sur des énoncés où la rencontre des langues permet d'associer des propriétés qui n'existent que dans l'une ou l'autre. Ceci sera également l'occasion d'analyser les conflagrations morphologiques, dans lesquelles des désinences de langue X sont associées à des bases verbales de langue Y. Nous montrerons qu'il n'existe pas de systématicité dans l'utilisation ou non de ces conflagrations par les

  18. Chemical Utilisation of CO

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 20; Issue 2. Chemical Utilisation of CO2: A Challenge for the ... Bhaskar Joshi1 Prashant Parameswaran1. Physical and Materials, Chemistry Division, CSIR–National Chemical Laboratory, Dr Homi Bhabha Road, Pashan, Pune 411 008, India.

  19. Chemical Utilisation of CO

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 20; Issue 2. Chemical Utilisation of CO2: A Challenge for the Sustainable World. Dinesh Jagadeesan Bhaskar Joshi Prashant Parameswaran. General Article Volume 20 Issue 2 February 2015 pp 165-176 ...

  20. Tirer le meilleur parti possible des produits de base | CRDI - Centre ...

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    10 avr. 2014 ... Pétrole, cuivre, diamants, or et bois d'oeuvre : L'Afrique est riche en ressources naturelles et en produits de base. La production de produits de base peut favoriser une croissance rapide, mais aussi exposer les pays à une croissance en dents de scie attribuable à l'incertitude des marchés mondiaux.

  1. Utilisation des cahiers d'activites dans l'enseignement des sciences ...

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    Les résultats des entretiens ont mis en exergue des sujets comme l'utilisation abusive des CA par certains enseignants, l'imposition des CA aux apprenants et leur coût, la qualité des contenus des CA et le maintien ou la suppression de la production des CA. D'autre part, le rendement scolaire des apprenants a été ...

  2. La Palestine comme écran, ou comment passer « de l’autre côté du miroir »

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    Laure Fourest

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available L’indétermination qui entoure le terme de « Palestine », provoquée notamment par la disparition de son référent géographique depuis la création de l’État d’Israël, a généré une multitude de représentations concurrentes qui ont fait de ce terme un écran. Ce dernier révèle la complexité des enjeux géopolitiques qui s’y cristallisent, mais rend extrêmement difficile la formulation d’un récit et d’une représentation palestiniens propres. Travailler sur la production cinématographique palestinienne revient à s’interroger sur la manière dont les cinéastes composent avec les multiples représentations de leur terre et de son peuple telles qu’elles sont produites par l’Autre, qu’il soit Israélien ou occidental. Cet article s’appuie sur l’un des dispositifs les plus convaincants de cette production : dans Port of Memory [2009], Kamal Aljafari s’empare de séquences de films israélien et hollywoodien réalisés à Jaffa dans les années 1970 et 1980 qui en ont relégué sa présence palestinienne hors-cadre. Interrogeant cette représentation mutilée du lieu, il propose de rectifier ces images par les moyens du cinéma, faisant de la mémoire visuelle de l’Autre le lieu de son expression artistique et politique.

  3. Etude de l'influence des facteurs de formulation sur les proprietes ...

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    Resume. Le carbopol est un polymere souvent utilise comme agent viscosifiant et stabilisant clans la formulation des produits pharmaceutiques et cosmetiques. 11 est introduit sous forme de gel, avec les autres excipients pour conferer au produit l'aspect semi-solide. Ses proprieres rheologiques, en matiere de consistance ...

  4. Instruments de mesure de l’utilisation de produits phytosanitaires dans un contexte de développement durable

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    Steurbaut W.

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Instruments aimed to measure pesticide use in the framework of sustainable development. Indicators are proposed in order to be able to measure progress towards sustainability in crop protection strategies requiring the use of pesticides. According to the fixed objectives, such indicators can be either simple (figure easily obtainable or more complex (set of figures obtained using more or less complex algorithms. The most simple indicators are indicators of use (tonnage which has been used in a well defined geographic area, number of treatments during a cropping season. While interesting for their simplicity and for their readily availability, those indicators present some drawbacks because they do not allow to take into account trends in the impact of pesticides on man (as a pesticide applicator, as an agricultural worker or as a consumer of treated foodstuffs or on the environment (harmful effects on soil, water, air and on the organisms living therein. The present paper describes a set of indicators related to the usage (Tonnage, Frequency of application, to the soil and water pressure (SEPTWA and to the impact (Seq, SyPEP, POCER, that has been used in Belgium in order to measure some progress towards sustainable development. Examples of application are provided in the framework of Integrated Pest Management. They deal with the choice of active Ingredients, commercial preparations, application modes and treatment schemes that, using such indicators, are identified as safer for man and for the environment.

  5. Isolement des bactéries lactiques à partir des produits laitiers ...

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    Isolement des bactéries lactiques à partir des produits laitiers traditionnels Marocains et formulation d'un lait fermenté proche du Kéfir. S Lairini, N Beqqali, R Bouslamti, R Belkhou, F Zerrouq ...

  6. Produits locaux entre vente directe, circuit-court et action collective. Entretien avec Bertil Sylvander

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    Virginie Amilien

    2005-05-01

    Full Text Available V.A. : Bertil Sylvander, vous êtes un des pères de la notion de conventions de qualité en matière de produits de qualité et d’origine, et vous possédez une profonde connaissance des aspects socio-économiques de l'agriculture et de l'alimentation locale, incluant les produits aux origines déterminées et les produits labellisés... et c’est d'ailleurs à ce titre que vous nous accordez un entretien aujourd’hui, pour le numéro sur les produits alimentaires locaux du journal AoFood. Je commencerai ...

  7. Encadrement des produits et des procédés : réglementation et normalisation du commerce international

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    Morin Odile

    2003-07-01

    Full Text Available Produits et procédés sont encadrés à la fois par des réglementations et, à un autre niveau, par des normes du commerce international. Cette présentation traite des textes réglementaires au niveau communautaire et national. On rappellera que l’entrée en vigueur d’un règlement européen est suivie d’une transposition dans le droit de chaque pays membre et que la réglementation nationale s’applique en l’absence de dispositions communautaires. En matière de commerce international, seront évoquées les actions de normalisation du Conseil Oléicole International (COI pour les huiles d’olive et de grignons d’olive et celles du Codex Alimentarius pour les huiles et graisses comestibles. L’ensemble des dispositions réglementaires constitue un cadre englobant les productions de l’amont vers l’aval, à la fois sur un plan vertical (oléagineux, huiles et corps gras, huiles d’olive, margarines, procédés de raffinage et transversalement (composés organiques volatils, OGM, solvants d’extraction, additifs, contaminants…. Le cas de l’huile d’olive est particulier en ce qu’il bénéficie d’un encadrement au niveau international (normes commerciales COI et Codex Alimentarius, européen et national (réglementation. Le Codex Alimentarius, quant à lui, établit des normes à caractère vertical (huiles végétales, graisses animales, huiles d’olive, matières grasses tartinables… et horizontal (additifs, résidus de pesticides…. L’essentiel de cet encadrement est résumé dans les tableaux qui illustrent cette contribution.

  8. Un meilleur accès des pauvres aux produits d'assurance : politiques ...

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    Un meilleur accès des pauvres aux produits d'assurance : politiques, réglementation et surveillance de la microassurance. Ce projet a pour objectif de faciliter l'accès des pauvres aux produits d'assurance afin de réduire leur vulnérabilité face aux risques. Pour ce faire, des études de cas seront réalisées dans cinq pays.

  9. Biocarburants : la Commission propose d’encourager leur utilisation

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    Vermeersch Georges

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Depuis longtemps, la Commission, le Parlement et le Conseil encouragent le développement des sources d’énergie renouvelables, et plus particulièrement des biocarburants. Cela s’est traduit, entre autres, par la publication en novembre 2000 d’un livre vert intitulé « Vers une stratégie européenne de sécurité d’approvisionnement énergétique », qui fixe comme objectif, d’ici 2020, le remplacement de 20% des carburants classiques par des carburants de substitution pour le transport routier. Plus récemment, en juin 2001, au sommet de Göteborg, a été souligné le rôle important des biocarburants dans la lutte contre le changement climatique et le développement des énergies propres. Ces encouragements restaient au niveau de la déclaration d’intention faute de moyens administratifs et fiscaux pour bâtir une véritable stratégie. Depuis le 7 novembre 2001, les choses semblent évoluer : en effet, à cette date, le collège des Commissaires a adopté une communication sur les carburants de substitution pour les transports routiers et une série de mesures visant à promouvoir l’utilisation des biocarburants. De plus - et c’est ce qui est fondamental - cette communication était assortie de deux propositions de directives, l’une visant à promouvoir l’utilisation des biocarburants dans les transports, l’autre concernant la possibilité d’appliquer un taux d’accises réduit sur certaines huiles minérales qui contiennent des biocarburants et sur les biocarburants.

  10. D’un discours galant l’autre : que sont nos discours devenus ?

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    Alain Viala

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Cet exposé présentera, comme un exemple, un travail que j’ai en ce moment en chantier. Il se situe dans la lignée d’un livre que j’ai récemment publié et qui s’intitule Lettre sur l’intérêt littéraire. Dans ce livre, j’analyse comment la littérature produit de l’intérêt, quel que soit le sujet qu’elle aborde, en suscitant de la curiosité et de l’émotion, et comment elle produit par là de l’adhésion. Je m’y suis donné la liberté de prendre pour interlocuteur (il convient de le préciser ici Je...

  11. LES VIBRIONS DANS LES PRODUITS DE LA PÊCHE

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    Echantillonnage. Pour mener à bien notre étude, il a été indispensable d'utiliser une sardine d'une extrême fraîcheur. Les échantillons de sardine ont ainsi été prélevés au niveau du port d'Agadir quelques heures après capture courant du mois de septembre 2012 (taux maximal en lipides). Un lot de 10 kg de poisson a été.

  12. Autre type d'évaluation du secteur agraire au Guatemala, dix ans ...

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    ), organisation non gouvernementale indépendante, participe aux recherches et aux activités de promotion en matière de législation agraire depuis l'adoption des accords de paix il y a dix ans. Le CEIDEPAZ se propose de mener un autre ...

  13. Test de produits alternatifs sur Drosophila suzukii en culture de fraise biologique

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    L’essai réalisé sous abri froid en fin de culture de fraise précoce a permis de mettre en évidence l’intérêt de certains produits pour limiter les attaques de D. suzukii. L’efficacité du Success4 (Spinosad) a été confirmée ; ce produit doit être utilisé avec précaution car il est toxique pour les auxiliaires et les pollinisateurs, et son DAR est de 3 jours. Pyrévert et surtout PréVam ont montré une efficacité nettement insuffisante. Les deux produits microbiologiques Naturalis (Beauveria bass...

  14. Mesures en matière de taxation des produits du tabac en Afrique de ...

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    Mesures en matière de taxation des produits du tabac en Afrique de l'Ouest. En décembre 2007, le programme Recherche pour la lutte mondiale contre le tabac (RMCT) a entrepris une initiative afin de comprendre les facteurs cruciaux qui peuvent déterminer le succès de la lutte antitabac en Afrique subsaharienne.

  15. Etude comparative de deux produits de neem (huile et poudre) sur ...

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    Etude comparative de deux produits de neem (huile et poudre) sur les stades préimaginaux du moustique Culex quinquefasciatus(Diptera : Culicidae) ... for nymphs only contact effects are showed. Neem oil formulated 1 % appears more effective than neem powder 0.3 % for mosquitoes control in aquatic environment.

  16. 267 Isolement des bactéries lactiques à partir des produits laitiers ...

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    genres Lactobacillus, Lactococcus et Leuconostoc, que les Lactobacillus et les Lactococcus isolés en culture pure provoquent ... un produit originaire du Caucasse, est issu d'une fermentation à dominance lactique (Lactobacillus, Lactococcus,. Leuconostoc) ..... Bulgaricus Strains Isolated from Traditional Greek. Yogurts ...

  17. Obésité abdominale et autres biomarqueurs de risque ...

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    Obésité abdominale et autres biomarqueurs de risque cardiométabolique: influence du niveau socioéconomique et du mode de vie dans deux populations noires apparentées, Cotonou (Bénin) et Port-au-Prince (Haïti). Asma EL Mabchour, Hélène Delisle, Colette Vilgrain, Phillipe Larco, Roger Sodjinou ...

  18. « Rêver à un autre mythe de Phèdre »

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    2010-01-01

    Pourquoi avoir peint, pendant des siècles, l’amour malheureux de Phèdre pour son beau-fils, Hippolyte, si la réalité était autre, comme semblent le confirmer certaines découvertes archéologiques ? Quel est donc le véritable secret de Phèdre, non pas ce secret qui cache un amour interdit, mais le...

  19. L’acquisition de l’accord sujet-verbe en FL2 : L'influence du type de verbe et de sujet produits

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    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Dans l’acquisition du français L2, la maîtrise progressive de la morphologie verbale et son utilisation pour exprimer le temps, le mode et l’aspect représentent une dimension centrale du processus de « grammaticalisation » de la production d’apprenants (Klein & Perdue 1997 ; Véronique 2009. L’accord en nombre entre le sujet et le verbe est un thème largement étudié en acquisition, comprenant des approches et des corpus très divers. Bartning et Schlyter (2003, 2004 ont ainsi étudié l’accord sujet-verbe en distinguant les verbes non-thématiques (être, avoir, aller, faire des verbes thématiques irréguliers (prendre, sortir, etc.. Cette classification des verbes produits nous semble trop générale et vague et ne semble pas correspondre à l’acquisition des apprenants, voici pourquoi nous proposons de distinguer les différents verbes produits selon leur morphologie à l’oral. L’ouvrage de Pouradier Duteil (1997 permet à ce sens de ne plus seulement tenir compte des suffixes, mais également des thèmes (radicaux verbaux. Nous étudierons également l’influence du type de sujet produit sur l’accord sujet-verbe à la 3ème personne du pluriel. Cet article a pour but d’étudier l’acquisition de l’accord en nombre entre le sujet et le verbe à l’oral par des apprenants de FL2 en milieu institutionnel et tentera de répondre aux questions de recherche suivantes : - La variation au sein du thème influence-t-elle l’acquisition de l’accord sujet-verbe ? - L’accord verbal est-il en effet d’abord marqué pour les verbes non-thématiques ? - Est-il possible d’affiner l’itinéraire acquisitionnel proposé par Bartning et Schlyter (2003, 2004 ? - Les sujets nominaux favorisent-ils plus le marquage verbal de la 3ème personne du pluriel que les sujets pronominaux (Howard 2006 ?

  20. Evaluation des méthodes chimiques, spectroscopiques et chromatographiques utilisables pour l'identification des polluants pétroliers en mer Evaluation of Chemical, Spectroscopic and Chromatographic Methods Used to Identify Offshore Oil Pollutants

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    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Dans cet article on passe en revue les différentes méthodes utilisables pour l'identification des principaux polluants pétroliers de la mer par l'analyse quantitativé de leurs « marqueurs passifs x (soufre, azote, nickel, vanadium, paraffine et asphaltènes et la détermination d'autres caractéristiques intrinsèques. II s'agit de méthodes chimiques, spectroscop iques (infrarouge, ultraviolette et chromatographiques (chromatographie en phase gazeuse à haute résolution avec détection par ionisation de flamme, photométrie de flamme et capture d'électrons. Les mesures ont concerné une grande variété de produits susceptibles de polluer la côte méditerranéenne espagnole - pétrole brut des gisements offshore d'Amposta et de Castellôn; - pétroles bruts importés traités dans les raffineries côtières (Boscan, Es Sider, Kuwait, Arabian light, etc.; - fractions lourdes provenant de ces raffineries (fuel-cils, asphaltes, lubrifiants; - polluants réels; - échantillons altérés artificiellement en laboratoire afin de mettre en évidence l'action progressive des éléments naturels. On a trouvé que les méthodes les plus intéressantes étaient : - le dosage chimique du soufre, du nickel et du vanadium; - la spectroscopie infrarouge; - la chromatographie en phase gazeuse à haute résolution avec détection par ionisation et photométrie de flamme. This article reviews the different methods that con be used to identify the leading petroleum pollutants of the sea by quantitative analysis of their a passive markers » (sulfur, nitrogen, nickel, vanadium, paraffin, asphaltenes and by determining other intrinsic properties. These methods are chemical, spectroscopic (infrared, ultraviolet and chromatographic (high-resolution gas chromatography with flame ionization detection, flame photometry and electron capture. Measurements were made of a great variety of products capable of polluting the Spanish Mediterranean coast, including

  1. Consommation des produits lactés chez l’enfant et l’adolescent marocain de 2 à 16 ans: une étude monocentrique Consumption of milk products among Moroccan children and adolescents aged 2-16 years: a monocentric study

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    Berrani, Hajar; Alaoui, Asmae Mdaghri; Ettair, Said; Mouane, Nezha; Izgua, Amal Thimou

    2017-01-01

    Introduction Evaluer la consommation quotidienne des produits laitiers dans une population d’enfants marocains et déterminer les facteurs associés pouvant influencer cette consommation. Méthodes Etude prospective du 1er octobre 2013 au 31 avril 2014. Les enfants âgés entre 2 et 16 ans ont été inclus. Le recrutement a eu lieu dans la ville de Fès. Le recueil des données s’est fait à l’aide d’un questionnaire fréquentiel. Les parents et les enfants inclus ont été interrogés sur la consommation des produits laitiers et les facteurs socio-démographiques avec une évaluation anthropométrique des enfants. L’association des variables à la consommation des produits laitiers a été analysée en analyse univariée et multivariée par un modèle de régression logistique. Résultats L’enquête alimentaire avait intéressé 286 enfants dont 151 filles (52,8 %) et 131 garçons (45,8%). Les enfants âgés de 2 à 3 ans représentaient 26,4 %, ceux âgés de 4 à 7 ans 28,9 %, ceux âgés de 7 à 9 ans 18,3 % et les adolescents âgés de 10 à 16 ans 26,4 %. Les enfants consommaient en moyenne 2.5±1 produits laitiers par jour. Les enfants consommaient au moins 3 produits laitiers par jour dans 57,8% chez les enfants âgés de 2 à 3 ans, 53,6% chez les enfants âgés de 4 à 6 ans, 40% chez les enfants âgés de 7 à 9 ans et 41.2% chez les enfants âgés de 10 à 16 ans. Les facteurs associés à la consommation de trois produits laitiers minimum par jour en analyse univariée étaient le niveau d’instruction maternel analphabète p 90° percentiles p 90° percentiles p = 0.01 OR = 3.9 est et la quantité consommée des produits laitiers et négatif avec le faible niveau de scolarité maternel analphabète p = 0.008 OR = 0.1 et primaire p = 0.009 OR = 0.1. Conclusion La consommation du lait et des autres produits laitiers était inappropriée en particulier chez l’enfant âgé de 7 à 9 ans et l’adolescent de 10 à 16 ans. Le faible niveau d

  2. Synthèse organique et procédés utilisant le soleil

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    Charbonnet, Nicolas; Bochet, Christian

    2011-01-01

    La chimie organique nécessite, en général, l'utilisation de substances toxiques et/ou de quantités massives d'énergie. L'impact environnemental est amplifié lorsque ces réactions chimiques sont pratiquées à l'échelle industrielle. Un nouveau concept, appelé "green chemistry", a émergé et a pour but de minimiser l'effet néfaste de la chimie sur l'environnement. La photochimie peut entrer dans la catégorie "green chemistry" car le photon nécessaire n'est pas toxique et ne produit pas de déchet....

  3. Essai randomisé mesurant l'efficacité des modifications apportées au tableau de la valeur nutritive sur la compréhension et l'utilisation de l'information nutritionnelle par les adolescents et les jeunes adultes au Canada

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    E. Hobin

    2015-01-01

    fait de présenter aux participants des portions de référence normalisées et des descripteurs du % VQ a eu un effet modeste sur leur capacité à manipuler, sur le plan mathématique, l'information nutritionnelle pour calculer la valeur nutritive de plusieurs portions d'un produit (ratio relatif = 1,19; intervalle de confiance à 95 % : 1,04 à 1,37. Conclusion : La normalisation des portions de référence et l'ajout d'information sur l'interprétation du % VQ dans le tVN ont permis aux jeunes Canadiens de mieux comprendre et utiliser l'information nutritionnelle. Il faut néanmoins faire preuve de prudence avant de généraliser les résultats de l'enquête à l'ensemble des jeunes Canadiens en raison de l'échantillonnage de la population à l'étude. D'autres travaux de recherche sont nécessaires afin de reproduire cette étude au Canada avec un échantillon plus hétérogène, et en utilisant un éventail de produits alimentaires et de catégories d'aliments.

  4. Réduction de l'oxyde d'azote par la suie dans les produits de combustion Reduction of Nitric Oxyde by Soot in Combustion Products

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    De Soete G.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available On a étudié dans un réacteur à lit fixe la réduction du NO par de la suie formée dans des flammes riches de mélanges éthane/oxygène/argon. Le mélange gazeux traversant le réacteur est de l'argon dopé avec du NO; dans certains cas ce mélange est enrichi d'hydrogène ou d'oxyde de carbone. En présence d'hydrogène ou d'oxyde de carbone, ces vitesses sont nettement plus grandes qu'avec la suie seule. La comparaison avec des vitesses réactionnelles obtenues sur des lits fixes composés d'autres matériaux solides, tels que l'alumine, montre que la réduction de l'oxyde d'azote se fait principalement par une réaction hétérogène avec l'hydrogène et l'oxyde de carbone catalysée par la suie. D'autres matériaux solides,tels que des oxydes réfractaires présentent une activité catalylique aussi importante que la suie. Cette observation fournit une nouvelle explication de l'effet connu de certains additifs sur la réduction de NO dans les flammes. Dans la seconde partie de l'étude, on mesure la réduction des oxydes d'azote dans les flammes fuligineuses de prémélange. De l'argon dopé par de l'oxyde d'azote est injecté dans les produits de combustion de ces flammes chargés de suie; l'introduction du NO est faite à différentes distances derrière le brûleur, correspondant à différents niveaux de température des produits de combustion. La réduction fractionnelle des oxydes d'azote est mesurée en fonction de la concentration en suie, en hydrogène et en oxyde de carbone, en faisant varier la composition du mélange inflammable. Les résultats expérimentaux sont en bon accord avec la réduction calculée en se basant sur les informations cinétiques obtenues en lit fixe. The kinetics of nitric oxide réduction by soot collected from hydrocarbon flames is studied in a fixed-bed reactor. The gas flow traversing thé reactor is either argon with NO, or argon with hydrogen and NO, or argon with carbon monoxide and NO. In th

  5. Utilisation of thorium in reactors

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    Anantharaman, K.; Shivakumar, V.; Saha, D.

    2008-12-01

    India's nuclear programme envisages a large-scale utilisation of thorium, as it has limited deposits of uranium but vast deposits of thorium. The large-scale utilisation of thorium requires the adoption of closed fuel cycle. The stable nature of thoria and the radiological issues associated with thoria poses challenges in the adoption of a closed fuel cycle. A thorium fuel based Advanced Heavy Water Reactor (AHWR) is being planned to provide impetus to development of technologies for the closed thorium fuel cycle. Thoria fuel has been loaded in Indian reactors and test irradiations have been carried out with (Th-Pu) MOX fuel. Irradiated thorium assemblies have been reprocessed and the separated 233U fuel has been used for test reactor KAMINI. The paper highlights the Indian experience with the use of thorium and brings out various issues associated with the thorium cycle.

  6. La Physique des autres projets
    Les neutrinos et les muons - Partie I

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    2004-01-01

    Un autre programme de R&D mené de manière très active à travers le monde (mais pas au CERN) concerne la production intense de muons et de neutrinos, en vue de l'exploitation de collisionneurs à muons de précision ou de haute énergie, et d'usines ou de super-faisceaux de neutrinos. Ce programme d'avant-garde ambitieux et ses motivations scientifiques seront discutés.

  7. Effet de la capacité d’une annonce à évoquer la nostalgie sur l’intention d’achat du produit : un essai de modélisation

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    Leila Lefi Hajlaoui

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available À l’ère de la modernité dans laquelle nous vivons, une tendance « rétro » se développe se basant sur le postulat que les choses étaient meilleures avant. Cette idée de nostalgie de passé a fait que les spécialistes de la communication l’utilisent de plus en plus dans leurs campagnes publicitaires. Cette recherche a pour objectif de comprendre le mécanisme par lequel une annonce nostalgique pourra influencer l’intention d’achat du produit de la marque promue. Une enquête a été menée auprès d’un échantillon de 225 consommateurs tunisiens. Les résultats indiquent l’existence d’une relation positive entre la capacité de l’annonce à déclencher la nostalgie et le comportement du consommateur envers la marque influençant ainsi la décision d’achat du produit de la marque promue.

  8. Colloquium C.L.I. operators and others... the becoming of radioactive products after use; Les CLI, les exploitants et les autres... Le devenir des produits radioactifs apres utilisaiton

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    Ancelin, G.; Artus, J.C.; Atteia, M.; Audebert, P.; Ballat, J.; Balle, St.; Bardols, M.; Basse-Cathalinat, B.; Baylet, J.M.; Bazot, G.; Beaufils, B.; Benech, R.; Bongiovanni, J.; Bontoux, J.; Boueilh, M.; Brunet, F.; Calafat, A.; Cartier, M.; Cavereau, S.; Cavereau, G.; Chambon, B.; Chouchan, M.; Criton, P.; Coudre-Genetti, S.; Bretesche, O. de la; Delcourt, R.; Delibes, J.L.; Diaham, A.; Dupouis, N.; Dutil, V.; Eimer, M.; Fauvre, D.; Figueredo, G.; Fongaro, G.; Gaillard, P.; Gazal, S.; Graschaire, G.; Grenier, St.; Ibert, J.; Jacob, E.; Kozlowski, E.; Laroche, D.; Le Bars, Y.; Linfort, J.M.; Sabatier, M.A.; Sasseigne, Ph.; Saut, C.; Sornein, J.F.; Terrenne, J.P.; Donzac, M. de; Thiese, I.; Tfibel, V.; Vidal, J.; Vieillard-Baron, B.; Vincent, D

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    Colloquium to Golfech on September 17. and 18., 2003. The 3. colloquium of the A.N.C.L.I. took place to Golfech, to Alexis Calafat invitation, President of the C.L.I. of Golfech. The reserved subject was ' the C.L.I., the developers and the others: than can bring the various bodies of the nuclear power to the C.L.I.? ' A half-day was dedicated in particular to the future of the radioactive products after use, where the question of the transport of radioactive products was approached. 80 persons participated. The titles of the approached subjects were: dimensions of the expertise and the construction of the information; the C.L.I and its various interlocutors; C.L.I.N., the developer, the others and the transparency of the information; waste and radioactive waste in a hospital environment; safety of the transport of radioactive material; the relations of the Golfech C.N.P.E. with the C.L.I.; the new institute of radiation protection and nuclear safety; the national agency for the management of the radioactive waste, what projects; Implementation of municipal protection plans on the C.L.I. initiative; Socio-economic effects from the installation of Paluel and Penly C.N.P.E.; The case of the Garonne: the iodine 131 contamination; Analysis of the environment in contact with the secondary school of Bar-sur-Aube; C.L.I., the developer and the others: what relations. (N.C.)

  9. Le documentaire A Walnut Tree, produit grâce à l'appui du CRDI ...

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    30 juin 2016 ... Le documentaire A Walnut Tree, produit grâce à l'appui du CRDI et racontant le quotidien difficile d'une famille pakistanaise déplacée à l'intérieur de son propre pays, a remporté le Grand Prix du meilleur film du festival DOKer de Moscou en mai, ainsi que le prix FIPRESCI (Fédération internationale de la ...

  10. Incidence des prix et des taxes sur la consommation de produits du ...

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    Incidence des prix et des taxes sur la consommation de produits du tabac en Argentine, en Bolivie et au Chili. Partout en Amérique du Sud, les adultes et les enfants font une grande consommation de tabac. Un nouveau projet de recherche se penchera sur les avantages et les limites des stratégies de fixation des prix et de ...

  11. Élaboration d'une nouvelle politique de taxation des produits du ...

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    Le moyen le plus direct et le plus efficace de réduire la consommation de tabac consiste à augmenter le prix des produits du tabac en haussant les taxes. La hausse des prix favorise l'abandon du tabac, empêche des fumeurs potentiels de commencer à fumer et réduit la consommation chez ceux qui ne cessent pas de ...

  12. Des atomes d'antihydrogene produits en quantites substantielles au CERN

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    2002-01-01

    "Des quantites relativement substantielles d'atomes d'antihydrogene a basse temperature ont ete produites cet ete au Laboratoire europeen de physique des particules, le CERN a Geneve, ouvrant la voie a une etude approfondie de cette antimatiere qui pourrait remettre en cause les theories actuelles, a annonce mercredi sur le site Internet de la revue Nature une equipe internationale de chercheurs" (1 page).

  13. DESIGNOR: une méthode nouvelle d'aide à la conception des produits industriels

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    Cet article présente une méthode nouvelle, appelée DESIGNOR, d'aide à la décision marketing. Son objectif est d'accroître la créativité au cours du processus de développement d'un nouveau produit industriel et de réduire les risques d'échec commercial.

  14. Evaluation de la contamination de quelques produits maraîchers par ...

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    L'objectif de cette étude est d'évaluer la contamination, de certains légumes produits à Lomé par le cadmium (Cd), le plomb (Pb), le cuivre (Cu), le zinc (Zn) et le fer (Fe). L'étude a eu pour cadre la ville de Lomé. Des échantillons composites de laitue (Lactuca sativa), de carotte (Daucu carota), de beterrave (Beta vulgaris L.) ...

  15. Connaissances actuelles sur les produits lourds du pétrole Present Knowledge on Heavy Constituents of Crude Oils

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    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Les produits lourds du pétrole (résines et asphaltènes jouent un rôle important dans les problèmes de formation des gisements de pétrole, de récupération assistée - en particulier des pétroles lourds -, de traitement et même d'utilisation des produits pétroliers. Les résines et asphaltènes constituent le terme extrême des composés naphténo-aromatiques. Le squelette carboné des asphaltènes est probablement constitué par un empilement de quelques feuillets polyaromatiques, comportant des hétérocycles (N, S et supportant des groupements fonctionnels ainsi que des chaînes alkyle. Ces cristallites peuvent s'associer pour former des agrégats de poids moléculaire élevé. La viscosité des huiles lourdes est probablement due à la taille et à l'abondance d'agrégats de ce type. Dans les huiles normales, les résines joueraient un rôle important pour solubiliser les asphaltènes, grâce à des interactions par liaisons hydrogène. Lors d'un traitement thermique, les asphaltènes produisent des hydrocarbures par craquage des parties saturées, cependant que le résidu s'enrichit en carbone. A température élevée, l'apparition d'un ordre graphitique dépend largement des teneurs en hétéroatomes (O, N, S. L'origine de la plus grande partie des asphaltènes doit être recherchée dans l'évolution du kérogène lors de son enfouissement dans les bassins sédimentaires. A chaque type majeur de kérogène, pourrait correspondre un type d'asphaltènes. Ces derniers migrent moins facilement que les hydrocarbures hors de la roche mère et sont comparativement moins abondants dans les réservoirs de pétrole, lorsque ce dernier n'est pas dégradé. The heavy constituents of crude oil (resins and asphaltenes play an important role in the accumulation of petroleum, in enhanced oil recovery (particularly of heavy oils and in processing and utilizing petroleum. Resins and asphaltenes are the ultimate term of the naphtheno

  16. Proposition of resolution aiming at the creation of an inquiry commission relative to the safety of the french nuclear installations and the protection of inhabitants face to the risks of radioactive contaminations coming to uranium leakages or any other product used in the nuclear power plants and the radioactive waste storage facilities; Proposition de resolution tendant a la creation d'une commission d'enquete relative a la securite des installations electro-nucleaires francaises et la protection des habitants face aux risques de contaminations radioactives dues aux fuites d'uranium ou de tout autre produit utilise dans les centrales nucleaires et les installations de stockage de dechets radioactifs

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    This commission will have for mission to establish the facts relative to the Tricastin accident and the previous pollutions around this site; to appreciate the delay, the transparency and the public information modalities, both by the company and by the authorities; to establish a systematic and precise statement of the radioactive contaminations on the sites and around the french nuclear facilities ( included the waste storage sites); to measure the ecological damages on the ecosystems and the sanitary risks for the populations; to evaluate the prevention programmes management and the safety of these facilities; to identify the dysfunctions of the french nuclear sector and give propositions to improve the safety of these facilities. (N.C.)

  17. DU TERRITOIRE AU DEVELOPPEMENT Qualité des produits végétaux et territoire : contribution de l’agronomie

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    2000-11-01

    est la maîtrise de la qualité à l’échelle de bassins d’approvisionnement d’entreprises qui collectent et/ou transforment l’offre des agriculteurs ?– Comment évaluer et contrôler les risques pour la qualité des interférences entre espaces voisins dédiés à différentes filières dans un territoire donné ?– Comment établir le lien à l’origine d’un produit et quelle garantie de qualité ce lien offre-t-il ?– Quelles sont les conséquences des procédures de coordination entre acteurs visant la qualité des produits sur l’organisation du territoire des exploitations agricoles et sur l’organisation du territoire d’action d’une appellation, d’une entreprise utilisatrice ?– Comment s’organisent les compromis entre la gestion spatiale de la qualité des produits et les autres fonctions portées par un même territoire ? Ces questions articuleront le propos de cet article et seront illustrées par des travaux de recherche récents. Ceux-ci ouvrent sur de nouvelles questions à la recherche agronomique qui seront discutées en conclusion.

  18. Thermochemical Conversion of Lignin for Fuels and Chemicals: A Review Conversion thermochimique de la lignine en carburants et produits chimiques : une revue

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    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Lignin is one of the biomass components potentially usable as renewable resource to produce fuels or chemicals. After separation from the lignocellulosic matrix, this macromolecule is nowadays essentially valorized by combustion in paper mills. If second generation ethanol is produced in the future from lignocellulosic biomass, some increasing reserves of lignin will be available in addition to the ones coming from the paper industry. The main thermochemical ways such as pyrolysis, solvolysis, hydrothermal conversion and hydroconversion considered for the valorization of the lignin are reviewed in this article. La lignine est une des composantes de la biomasse lignocellulosique potentiellement valorisable comme ressource renouvelable pour la production de carburants ou de produits chimiques. Après séparation de la matrice lignocellulosique, cette macromolécule est de nos jours essentiellement utilisée comme combustible dans l’industrie papetière. Outre cette filière papetière, la production d’éthanol de seconde génération à partir de la cellulose aura comme conséquence la mise à disponibilité d’encore plus grandes quantités de lignine. De nouvelles applications pourront donc être proposées pour l’utilisation de cette bio-ressource. Les différentes voies thermochimiques : pyrolyse, solvolyse, conversion hydrothermale et hydroconversion envisagées pour la valorisation de la lignine sont décrites dans cet article.

  19. Phonologie et morphosyntaxe de l’anglais dans un produit SIC : le premier module de MACAO Phonologie et morphosyntaxe de l’anglais dans un produit SIC : le premier module de MACAO

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    Laurence Vincent-Durroux

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    Full Text Available La préoccupation fréquente, chez les étudiants spécialistes d’autres disciplines que l’anglais, d’améliorer leur compréhension de l’anglais oral a motivé notre démarche de création d’un produit SIC (Systèmes d’Information et de Communication : MACAO (Modules d’Aide à la Compréhension de l’Anglais Oral. Le premier module, "S’entraîner à la reconnaissance", est réalisé et l’outil informatique s’est révélé particulièrement utile pour notre projet. Dans cet article, nous faisons état des difficultés récurrentes en compréhension de l’anglais oral : elles peuvent être dues à des attentes erronées fondées sur la dissymétrie entre la langue écrite et la langue orale, mais aussi à une reconnaissance difficile de certains morphèmes par l’existence de variantes phonologiques en fonction du contexte et par la proximité phonologique de certains morphèmes. Nous présentons également comment le contenu du premier module tente d’apporter des solutions à ces difficultés : en amenant les apprenants à prendre conscience du phénomène de réduction vocalique et d’inaccentuation qui touche certaines syllabes des mots aussi bien que certains éléments monosyllabiques de l’énoncé et en proposant un entraînement à la reconnaissance de ces éléments. Le module est en cours de validation avec une phase d’évaluation.French students who have English as part of their curriculum often express the wish to improve their comprehension of oral English. This led us to envisage the creation of a CALL product: MACAO (Modules to help in the comprehension of oral English. The first module has been created: "Training oneself for recognition". The computer was particularly adequate in this prospect. In this paper we present the most frequent difficulties in the comprehension of oral English: they can be related either to erroneous expectations based on the dissymmetry between the written form and the oral

  20. Identification des objets et detection de leur alignement en utilisant la technologie RFID

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    Rahma, Zayoud

    De nos jours, les vehicules motorises sont essentiels dans notre vie quotidienne, d'ou la necessite de leur approvisionnement en carburant. L'approvisionnement en carburant peut entrainer certains inconvenients, tels que: les files d'attente, la disponibilite non-continuelle du carburant et les fraudes. Les problemes d'attente et de disponibilite non-continuelle du carburant peuvent etre facilement resolus en allant a une autre station d'essence aux alentours si disponibles. Par contre le probleme de fraudes est plus difficile a resoudre. De ce fait, decoule notre solution qui consiste a developper un systeme intelligent pour la gestion d'approvisionnement en carburant afin de remedier a ce probleme de fraudes. Pour des raisons de surete, il faut eviter les risques d'etincelles dans l'environnement du carburant. En particulier, il convient de ne pas utiliser un systeme utilisant 1'electricite proche de la pompe, du tuyau ou du reservoir du carburant du vehicule. Nous avons choisi la technologie RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) et avons opte pour l'utilisation des etiquettes passives, etant donne que les etiquettes semi-passives ou actives contiennent une batterie electrique et sont nettement plus cheres. Un vehicule motorise sera identifie avec une etiquette RFID passive collee au-dessus du goulot de son reservoir. Deux autres etiquettes RFID seront placees sur le pistolet de sorte que le flux du carburant ne sera autorise que lorsque les trois etiquettes sont alignees. Notre travail etait a la demande d'une entreprise petroliere ayant une chaine internationale de stations de carburant. Le travail consiste en la conception, par la recherche, du systeme requis et s'articule sur l'optimisation de la topologie des antennes et des etiquettes de sorte que le systeme juge qu'il y a alignement lorsque le bec du pistolet est fonce dans le goulot du reservoir, et par consequent autorise le versement du carburant. Dans tous les autres cas, le systeme doit juger qu'il n

  1. DEGRADATION PHOTOCATALYTIQUE DE L’ISOPROTURON EN SUSPENSIONS AQUEUSES DU BIOXYDE DE TITANE IRRADIEE PAR UV: CINETIQUE DE DEGRADATION, PRODUITS INTERMEDIAIRES ET MECANISME REACTIONNEL

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    sur la dégradation de IP a été également étudié. Les produits intermédiaires ont été identifiés par chromatographie liquide couplée à la spectrométrie de masse (LC-MS. Les produits principaux par ordre d'importance étaient les produits ortho- et méta hydroxylé et composés d'oxydation sur la chaînes urée qui mène au produit de la déméthylation

  2. La pensee esoterique dans "L'autre cote de la vie" de Philippe Ragueneau

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    Full Text Available Dans "L'Autre côté de la vue", Philippe Ragueneau relate une expérience peu commune: par delà sa mort, son épouse défunte continue de communiquer avec lui ainsi qu’elle s’y était engagée de son vivant. Il s'est longuement débattu, à travers son roman, comment l'homme raisonnable pourrait accepter le surgissement de l'invisible dans sa vie. Dans le roman, l'invisible a permis à la douleur de s'amenuiser et de céder la place à l'espoir; en outre, il nous emporte au delà des frontières de la mort.

  3. Étude de l'emplacement des produits agricoles sur les principaux ...

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    L'emplacement est un facteur important de réussite de la commercialisation des produits agricoles sur les marchés publics. Cette étude a été initiée dans le but de contribuer à une meilleure organisation spatiale des points de vente de céréales sur les principaux marchés de Lomé. Elle a été faite à l'aide d'une enquête de ...

  4. Transformation et commercialisation améliorées des produits du ...

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    Ce projet vise à aborder le problème en mettant à l'essai des séchoirs solaires et en en faisant la promotion. Ces séchoirs peuvent améliorer la durée de conservation des petits poissons et la qualité du produit. Plus précisément, les chercheurs testeront des méthodes de séchage sur trois espèces de petits poissons :

  5. Incidence de la hausse des taxes sur le tabac et du prix des produits ...

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    La recherche destinée aux responsables des politiques de l'Ukraine, de la Russie et du Bélarus mettra en évidence la façon dont les mesures de taxation des produits du tabac peuvent contribuer à l'atteinte d'objectifs en matière de santé publique et à la réduction de la charge de morbidité et de mortalité liée au tabagisme ...

  6. Incidence des prix et des taxes sur la consommation de produits du ...

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    Pour son analyse, l'équipe utilisera les prix déclarés et les valeurs unitaires, notamment le rapport entre les dépenses des ménages consacrées à un produit du tabac ou d'alcool donné et la quantité consommée. Elle travaillera de concert avec des chercheurs et des décideurs de l'Argentine, de la Bolivie et du Chili afin de ...

  7. Étude et mise en pratique d'un service autour des produits

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    Anthony Peguet

    2013-01-01

    Depuis une vingtaine d'années, nous assistons à une démocratisation des services dans les entreprises industrielles. De nombreux types de services autour des produits sont ainsi mis en place : installation de matériels, assistance, formations, etc. Un des objectifs principal de la mise en place de ces différents services est l'augmentation de l'attachement des clients à l'entreprise. Cette fidélité permet d'engendrer des profits directement et indirectement. Directement par l'augmentation du ...

  8. Synthese de noir de carbone a partir de propane, utilisant un plasma thermique

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    Lavoie, Martin

    Ce projet de maitrise consiste principalement en une etude experimentale de la production de noir de carbone a haute valeur a partir des fractions lourdes du gaz naturel et a l'aide d'une plasma genere par induction electromagnetique. Cette etude comprend les aspects thermodynamiques de la decomposition des hydrocarbures comme le propane et le n-butane, la filtration en continu du noir de carbone et sa caracterisation. L'etude experimentale est realisee en deux phases distinctes: une phase exploratoire et une phase de mise a l'echelle. A l'issue de la phase exploratoire, un parametre se demarque des autres, le mode d'injection du gaz de procede. En effet, la morphologie du noir de carbone est completement differente selon le type d'injection choisi. Une injection radiale donne un noir de carbone en forme de plaquettes ayant une surface specifique elevee alors qu'une injection axiale donne un noir de carbone en forme de spheres ayant une surface specifique plus faible. Le design du systeme pour la phase de mise a l'echelle a tenu compte majoritairement du parametre qu'est l'injection. De plus, la deuxieme phase a permis une instrumentation adequate, une augmentation de la puissance et du debit du gaz de procede et une frequence differente (3 MHz a 400 kHz). Les resultats de la deuxieme phase se sont averes differents du point de vue morphologique. Plusieurs types d'injection ont ete testes et le noir de carbone obtenu contenait tres peu de plaquettes. L'injection joue un role important pour le taux de decomposition et du noir de carbone produit. Un debit de noir de carbone allant jusqu'a 21 grammes par minute a ete obtenu pour une injection radiale. En fait, les injections radiales testees etaient concues pour perturber l'ecoulement laminaire du plasma et ainsi obtenir de meilleurs echanges que l'injection axiale. Par contre, a faible debit, l'injection axiale est favorisee. Certains aspects demeurent encore a etudier et a approfondir. D'abord, l'effet de la

  9. Sago starch and its utilisation.

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    Abd-Aziz, Suraini

    2002-01-01

    The importance and development of industrial biotechnology processing has led to the utilisation of microbial enzymes in various applications. One of the important enzymes is amylase, which hydrolyses starch to glucose. In Malaysia, the use of sago starch has been increasing, and it is presently being used for the production of glucose. Sago starch represents an alternative cheap carbon source for fermentation processes that is attractive out of both economic and geographical considerations. Production of fermentable sugars from the hydrolysis of starches is normally carried out by an enzymatic processes that involves two reaction steps, liquefaction and saccharification, each of which has different temperature and pH optima with respect to the maximum reaction rate. This method of starch hydrolysis requires the use of an expensive temperature control system and a complex mixing device. Our laboratory has investigated the possibility of using amylolytic enzyme-producing microorganisms in the continuous single-step biological hydrolysis of sago flour for the production of a generic fermentation medium. The ability of a novel DNA-recombinated yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain YKU 107 (expressing alpha-amylase production) to hydrolyse gelatinised sago starch production has been studied with the aim of further utilizing sago starch to obtain value-added products.

  10. Utilisation of chemically treated coal

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    Bežovská Mária

    2002-03-01

    Full Text Available The numerous application of coal with high content of humic substances are known. They are used in many branches of industry. The complex study of the composition of coal from upper Nitra mines has directed research to its application in the field of ecology and agriculture. The effective sorption layers of this coal and their humic acids can to trap a broad spectrum of toxic harmful substances present in industrial wastes, particularly heavy metals. A major source of humic acids is coal - the most abundant and predominant product of plant residue coalification. All ranks of coal containt humic acids but lignite from Nováky deposit represents the most easily available and concentrated form of humic acids. Deep oxidation of coal by HNO3 oxidation - degradation has been performed to produce water-soluble-organic acids. The possibilities of utilisation of oxidised coal and humic acids to remove heavy metals from waste waters was studied. The residual concentrations of the investigated metals in the aqueous phase were determined by AAs. From the results follows that the samples of oxidised coal and theirs humic acids can be used for the heavy metal removal from metal solutions and the real acid mine water.Oxidised coal with a high content of humic acids and nitrogen is used in agriculture a fertilizer. Humic acids are active component in coal and help to utilize almost quantitatively nitrogen in soil. The humic substances block and stabiliz toxic metal residues already present in soil.

  11. La gestion des stocks de produits périssables et l’utilisation des intégrateurs temps - température

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    Kouki , Chaaben

    2010-01-01

    One of the implicit assumptions made in research related to inventory control is to keep products indefinitely in inventory to meet future demand. However, such an assumption is not true for a large wide of products characterized by a limited lifetime. The economic impact of managing such products led to substantial work in perishable inventory control literature. Investigations developed so far underline the complexity of modeling perishable inventory. Moreover, the dependency of the lifetim...

  12. Spécification géométrique des produits (GPS) -- Indication des états de surface dans la documentation technique de produits

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    2002-01-01

    La présente Norme internationale spécifie les règles pour l'indication des états de surface dans la documentation technique de produits (par exemple dessins, spécifications, contrats, rapports) au moyen de symboles graphiques et d'indications textuelles. Elle est applicable à l'indication des exigences sur les surfaces au moyen de paramètres de profil conformément à l'ISO 4287, relatifs au profil R (paramètres de rugosité), au profil W (paramètres d'ondulation) et au profil P (paramètres de structure), de paramètres liés aux motifs conformément à l'ISO 12085, relatifs au motif de rugosité et au motif d'ondulation, et de paramètres relatifs à la courbe du taux de longueur portante conformément à l'ISO 13565-2 et à l'ISO 13565-3. NOTE Quant à l'indication des exigences concernant les imperfections de surface (pores, stries, etc.), qui ne peuvent pas être spécifiées à l'aide des paramètres d'état de surface, référence est faite à l'ISO 8785 qui couvre les imperfections de surface...

  13. Evaluation quantitative des produits formés lors de l'évolution géochimique de la matière organique Quantitative Evaluation of Products Formed During the Geochemical Evolution of Organic Matter

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    Pelet R.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available L'évaluation quantitative des produits mobiles formés lors de l'évolution géochimique de la matière organique est nécessaire parce qu'on ne peut jamais retrouver ces produits en place dans. la roche où ils ont pris naissance. Ils ont, en effet, pu migrer durant l'histoire géologique, et de toute manière une fraction, importante et non connue, se perd lors de la prise des échantillons puis de leur conservation avant analyse. La connaissance de l'analyse d'un état E et d'un état plus évolué E' ne suffit pas pour reconstituer les quantités de produits formés. La pyrolyse type Rock-Eval sur kérogènes, avec détermination du carbone résiduel, permet par contre, à partir d'une hypothèse raisonnable, de calculer les hydrocarbures produits. L'analyse élémentaire permet d'y ajouter CO2, H2O, H2S et N2 (considérés comme seuls produits à côté des hydrocarbures. Une analyse chromatographique sommaire supplémentaire permet d'estimer la composition globale des hydrocarbures. Dans le cas des roches, on propose des techniques de correction de l'effet de matrice pratiquement utilisables et qui permettent de retrouver les résultats précédents, au prix d'une incertitude accrue. The mobile products formed during the geochemical evolution of organic matter must be quantitatively evaluated because these products can never be found in place in the rock where they were formed. Indeed, they may have migrated during geological history, and in any case a large and unknown fraction gets lost when samples are taken and then stored before being analysed. Knowing the elemental analysis of a state E and of a more evolved state E' does not suffice for recreating the amounts of products formed. On the other hand Rock-Eval type pyrolysis of kerogens, including the determination of the residual carbon, can be used to compute the hydrocarbons produced, on the basis of a reasonable hypothesis. Elemental analysis then enables the evaluation of CO2, H2O

  14. Le big bang n'est pas une théorie comme les autres

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    Bonnet-Bidaud, Jean-Marc; Leglu, Dominique; Reinisch, Gilbert

    2009-01-01

    Le big bang n'est pas une théorie comme les autres. Ce n'est d'ailleurs pas une théorie physique au sens propre du terme, mais un scénario cosmologique issu des équations de la relativité générale. Il est le modèle qui s'ajuste le mieux aux observations actuelles, mais à quel prix ? Il nous livre un Univers composé à 96 % de matière et d'énergie noires inconnues. C'est donc un euphémisme que de dire que le big bang semble poser autant - sinon plus - de questions qu'il n'en résout. En ce sens, le big bang apparaît davantage comme une paramétrisation de notre ignorance plutôt que comme une modélisation d'un phénomène. Pourtant, le succès du big bang et l'adhésion qu'il suscite, tant dans la sphère scientifique que dans la sphère médiatique, ne se démentent pas. Surmédiatisé, son statut dépasse celui de modèle théorique, et la simple évocation de son nom suffit pour justifier des opérations de marketing scientifique ou rejeter des cosmologies alternatives. Pour éclaircir les pr...

  15. Le laser comme moyen de dégagement de produits de corrosion sur un objet archéologique : le cas de la dorure sur alliage cuivreux.

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    Valentine Brodard

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Le dégagement des produits de corrosion présents sur les objets archéologiques en alliage cuivreux dorés comporte d’importants risques d’altération. Lors d’un dégagement mécanique se pose le problème de la rayure de la surface dorée. Lors d’un traitement chimique, une accélération des processus de corrosion des alliages en présence risque de se produire.Dans ce travail, nous avons testé l’utilisation du laser comme méthode alternative de dégagement des produits de corrosion sur ce type d’objets. Trois lasers Nd:YAG ont été utilisés lors de cette étude : un laser Short free running, un laser long Q-switch et un laser Q-switch. Les tests ont été effectués sur des coupons en cuivre dorés fabriqués d’après deux masques précolombiens. Nos résultats montrent que ces lasers ne permettent pas un dégagement des produits de corrosion sans altérer la surface dorée. Par contre, il existe la possibilité de tester des lasers offrant une vitesse d’impulsion plus rapide comme le laser femtoseconde.The removal of corrosion products from archaeological gilded copper alloys lead to high risks of damage. A mechanical cleaning may induce abrasions of the gilding when a chemical cleaning might increase the corrosion processes.In this thesis, we have tested the use of laser as an alternative for the removal of corrosion products on gilded copper alloy. Three lasers Nd:YAG  were used during our tests : a laser Short free running, a laser Long Q-switch and a laser Q-switch. The tests have been done on gilded copper samples prepared after two pre-Columbian masks. The results prove that lasers don’t permit the removal of corrosion products without damage on the gilded surface. However a laser with a faster pulse like a femtosecond laser may allow the cleaning of gilded copper without any damage

  16. Le plomb, le cadmium et le mercure dans les produits de la mer

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    Thibaud, Yves

    1987-01-01

    Trois contaminants métalliques, toxiques vis-à-vis de l'homme : le plomb, le cadmium et le mercure, sont considérés sous l'angle de leur cheminement dans l'environnement, en particulier celui de l'accès au consommateur par les aliments d'origine marine. En plus des réglementations visant au contrôle des produits de la pêche destinés à la consommation et des mesures visant à limiter lés disséminations, il existe en France un système de surveillance continue des niveaux de contamination du litt...

  17. Les “démons crachés” de l'autre République de Serge Armand ...

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    Key words: cannibalism, discrimination, political commitment, the fabulous. La publication du roman Les “démons crachés” de l'autre Républiquepar Serge Armand. Zanzala offre aux lecteurs de la littérature africaine francophone une occasion de revivre une conception militante de la littérature. L'écriture littéraire est ...

  18. Pattern of Smartphones Utilisation among Engineering Undergraduates

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    Muliati Sedek

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available The smartphones ownership among the undergraduates in Malaysia was recorded as high. However, little was known about its utilization patterns, thus, the focus of this research was to determine the utilisation patterns of smartphones based on the National Education Technology Standard for Students (NETS.S among engineering undergraduates in Malaysia. This study was based on a quantitative research and the population comprised undergraduates from four Malaysian Technical Universities. A total of 400 questionnaires were analyzed. Based on the results, the undergraduates’ utilisation level of smartphones for communication and collaboration tool was at a high level. Meanwhile, utilisation for operations and concepts tool and research and information fluency tool were at moderate level. Finally, smartphones utilisation as digital citizenship tool and critical thinking, problem solving and creativity tool were both at a low level. Hence, more training and workshops should be given to the students in order to encourage them to fully utilise smartphones in enhancing the higher order thinking skills.

  19. De nouveaux produits à base de haricots pour améliorer la sécurité ...

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    21 avr. 2016 ... De nouveaux produits à base de haricots qui cuisent facilement devraient améliorer la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle des ménages à faible et à ... commercialisation et consommation des fèves précuites afin de produire des revenus et d'accroître la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle au Kenya et en ...

  20. Awareness and Utilisation of Information Resources Among ...

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    This study examined the relationship between awareness of existence of information resources and its utilisation among Polytechnic lecturers in Nigeria. The descriptive survey research design involving the use of questionnaire as the research instrument was adopted. Data were analysed using frequencies, percentages, ...

  1. Energetic utilisation of biomass in Hungary

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    Barotfi, I.

    1994-01-01

    Energetic utilisation of biomass has been known since prehistoric times and was only pushed into the background by the technological developments of the last century. The energy crisis and, more recently, environmental problems have now brought it back to the fore, and efforts are being made worldwide to find modern technical applications for biomass and contribute to its advance. (orig.) [de

  2. Missed Opportunities: Emergency Contraception Utilisation by ...

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    Although contraceptives, including emergency contraceptives, are widely available free at public health facilities in South Africa, rates of teenage and unintended pregnancy are high. This paper analyses awareness and utilisation of emergency contraception amongst 193 young women (aged 15-24 years) attending public ...

  3. Drug utilisation in Dutch nursing homes

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    van Dijk, KN; de Vries, CS; van den Berg, PB; Brouwers, JRBJ; de Jong-van den Berg, LTW

    Objective: To quantify and evaluate drug utilisation in a sample of Dutch nursing homes. Methods: A retrospective analysis of computerised medication data of 2355 residents aged 65 years and over from six nursing homes in the Netherlands was performed. For each therapeutic drug group, the number of

  4. Utilisation industrielle actuelle et potentielle des plasmas : synthèses, traitement des poudres, traitements métallurgiques, traitements de surface

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    Fauchais , Pierre

    1980-01-01

    Après un bref historique de l'évolution de l'utilisation des plasmas au cours des 20 dernières années, nous nous proposons de rappeler sommairement ce qu'est un plasma en précisant notamment la notion d'équilibre et de décrire rapidement les différents types de plasmas utilisés ; arc électrique, haute fréquence, micro-ondes, décharges couronnes, décharges luminescentes, décharges ioniques en indiquant leurs caractéristiques principales, leurs coûts et les quantités de produits que l'on peut t...

  5. Un produit naturel abordable réduit les pertes de fruits et augmente ...

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    L'utilisation de nanotechnologies vertes provenant des déchets biologiques, au lieu de nanoparticules à base de métal ou de carbone, est plus écologique et abaisse les coûts de production. Amélioration des conditions de vie et des moyens de subsistance. Le projet est censé réduire sensiblement les pertes après récolte ...

  6. Modelling Adsorption of Foam-Forming Surfactants Modélisation de l'adsorption des produits tensio-actifs moussants

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    Mannhardt K.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available There is considerable interest in the use of foam-forming surfactants for mobility control in gas flooding enhanced oil recovery processes. The success of any such process is strongly affected by the rate of propagation of the surfactant through the reservoir. A sound understanding of surfactant adsorption on rock surfaces at reservoir conditions is therefore essential. This paper describes a model for the evaluation of adsorption during flow of surfactant solutions through porous media. The adsorption term in the flow equation is expressed in terms of the surface excess which proves to be more generally applicable than, for example, the Langmuir adsorption isotherm. Adsorption isotherms of three types of commercially available foam-forming surfactants are determined from core flooding data at different temperatures and brine salinities. L'utilisation de produits tensio-actifs moussants pour le contrôle de mobilité dans les procédés de récupération assistée du pétrole par injection de gaz suscite actuellement un grand intérêt. Mais le succès d'un tel procédé dépend largement de la vitesse de propagation du tensioactif dans le réservoir. Il est donc indispensable d'avoir une bonne connaissance de l'adsorption du tensio-actif sur les surfaces de la roche, dans les conditions de réservoir. Cet article décrit un modèle qui permet d'évaluer l'adsorption pendant l'écoulement de solutions tensio-actives en milieu poreux. Le terme qui représente l'adsorption dans l'équation de l'écoulement est exprimé en fonction de l'excédent de surface, concept qui s'est révélé d'une application plus générale que, par exemple, l'isotherme d'adsorption de Langmuir. Les isothermes d'adsorption de trois types de tensio-actifs moussants disponibles sur le marché sont déterminées à partir de données obtenues lors d'essais de déplacement dans des carottes, à différentes températures et avec des saumures de différentes salinités.

  7. Les produits de fermentation et leurs usages industriels Fermentation Products and Their Industrial Uses

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    Arlie J. P.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Quelques intermédiaires chimiques peuvent être obtenus soit par culture anaérobie, soit par voie pétrochimique. En se limitant à l'acide lactique, l'acétone-butanol et l'acide acétique, on indique pour chacun d'eux les tonnages actuels. En comparant sur les plans technique et économique, fermentation et synthèse pétrochimique, on situe ces deux modes de production d'un même produit en fonction soit du prix du brut, soit du prix de la biomasse. On montre ainsi que l'acide lactique atteint déjà la compétitivité économique. Pour l'acétone-butanol, dans l'état actuel de la technique, il faut que le brut atteigne 45 $/b pour que la voie biomasse l'emporte sur la voie pétrochimique dans le cas du n-butanol ; dans le cas de l'acétone, la voie biomasse est déjà compétitive. Varions building-block chemicals from industrial synthesis can be obtained either by anaerobic culture or by petrochemical methods. By limiting ourselves to the leading compounds considered in this symposium, we will give for each of them the tonnages now produced and the synthesis method(s used. Fermentation and petrochemical synthesis will be compared from the technical and economic point of view. Whenever economic data so allow, we will attempt to situate these two production methods for the same product as a function of the possible evolution of crude-oil prices as well as that of the initial vegetal matter which price also depends on crude-oil price. For biosyntheses which have not yet reached their level of competitivity, the aim consists in forecasting the possibility of reaching it in the future.

  8. Un outil pour la mise en valeur de l’architecture du XXe siècle : l’édition de proximité et ses produits

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    Gérard Monnier

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Le guide d’architecture est devenu un ouvrage de référence, au contenu scientifique incontestable. Mais il atteint ses limites : devenu un ouvrage de 300 à 400 pages, lourd, quelquefois démultiplié en plusieurs volumes, il n’a plus de guide que le nom. D’autres formes de publications sont possibles, que nous réunissons sous le terme générique de produits de l’édition de proximité (PEP ; sous la forme de la fiche, de la notice, du dépliant, ou de la mini brochure, les PEP se sont imposés dans les années 1990 et depuis. Contenu monographique, association de l’image et du texte, forme concise du texte, unité du lieu, informations pratiques, distribution gratuite : le PEP est un outil léger, mais capable de hautes performances. Il est élaboré dans une perspective de communication (qui le rapproche de la presse imprimée, d’intervention (qui en fait un outil pour une manifestation locale et de service (qui en fait un mode d’emploi : horaires d’accès, et itinéraire de visite ; il n’appartient pas en général au circuit de l’industrie du livre et échappe (à tort le plus souvent au principe du dépôt légal. Sa distribution s’écarte des structures de la diffusion ; le PEP fait l’objet d’une diffusion locale exclusive : une diffusion sur place, une mise à la disposition du public en accès libre et hors commerce.The architecture guide has become a reference work, the scientific content undeniable. But it reached its limits became a book of 300 to 400 pages, heavy, sometimes multiplied into several volumes; it has no guide but the name. Other forms of publications are possible, as we gather under the generic products of the local edition (PEP in the form of sheet, leaflet, or mini-brochure, PEP were imposed in the 1990s and since. Content monographic combination of image and text, concise text, unity of place, practical information, free distribution: PEP is a lightweight, but capable of high performance

  9. Pattern of Smartphones Utilisation among Engineering Undergraduates

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    Muliati Sedek

    2014-01-01

    The smartphones ownership among the undergraduates in Malaysia was recorded as high. However, little was known about its utilization patterns, thus, the focus of this research was to determine the utilisation patterns of smartphones based on the National Education Technology Standard for Students (NETS.S) among engineering undergraduates in Malaysia. This study was based on a quantitative research and the population comprised undergraduates from four Malaysian Technical Universities. A total ...

  10. L'utilisation des eaux usées organiques en pisciculture.

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    SCHMIDT G.

    1981-07-01

    Full Text Available L'utilisation des eaux usées en pisciculture nécessite un traitement minimum indispensable (lagunage, épuration classique, prédilution, dilution simultanée. Une deuxième condition, non moins importante, est la sélection exclusive des eaux usées domestiques et rurales afin d'éviter la présence de métaux lourds et autres substances toxiques des rejets industriels. Dans un tel milieu enrichi, la production piscicole peut être doublée et même triplée sans nourriture additionnelle. Cependant, même si on arrive à de bons résultats, certains dangers subsistent : possibilité d'anoxie due à la dégradation des matières organiques, présence d'ammoniac, de nitrites, de détergents, risques d'infections virales et bactériennes. Des études ultérieures devraient préciser ces problèmes et tenter de les résoudre.

  11. La connaissance des coûts complets des activités et autres outils de management

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    Leconte, A

    1998-01-01

    Ce sont les activités qui consomment les ressources et non les produits. L'analyse des activités doit passer par "value analysis" et par "re-engineering". Les coûts complets comprennent: frais fixes, variables, et coûts cachés. Les coûts sont à comparer par "benchmarking". On peut pratiquer le "target costing. La principale source des coûts est générée par les ressources humaines, même si les différences entre les savoir-faire diminuent, c'est sur le vouloir que tout se joue. Vouloir en particulier la satisfaction du client conduit au T.Q.M. Le management des projets est une affaire de communication et d'intégration de différentes logiques. Les prix de cessions internes sont issus du coût complet, partiel, ou du prix du marché. Enfin, connaissance et comparaison des coûts des activités sont déterminantes face à l'alternative Faire ou Faire-faire.

  12. Contribution to the study and use of ionisation chambers for nuclear reactor control (1965); Contribution a l'etude et a l'utilisation des chambres d'ionisation pour le controle des reacteurs nucleaires (1965)

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    Duchene, J. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Saclay (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires

    1961-02-15

    high-power reactors. (author) [French] Les chambres d'ionisation sont actuellement les detecteurs les mieux adaptes au controle des reacteurs nucleaires par des mesures neutroniques. Nous avons cru bon de rappeler quelques generalites concernant la dynamique des reacteurs, les differents procedes de detection des neutrons, le fonctionnement des chambres d'ionisation et les methodes de mesure utilisees. Notre contribution aux techniques de controle des reacteurs consiste d'une part en une tentative de synthese des facteurs intervenant dans le fonctionnement des chambres d'ionisation, l'etude de ces facteurs, et d'autre part l'elaboration de chambres d'ionisation a fission et a bore permettant de suivre la marche d'un reacteur du demarrage jusqu'a la puissance maximale. Dans le domaine des chambres a fission, nous avons en particulier ameliore les techniques de depot d'oxyde d'uranium sur l'aluminium et realise la mise au point de depots par electrolyse sur d'autres metaux: acier inoxydable, cuivre, molybdene, nickel, tantale, titane, kovar, tungstene et beryllium. Nous avons elabore plusieurs types de chambres a fission servant au demarrage des reacteurs: un type de performances moyennes actuellement utilise dans les piles francaises un type a haute sensibilite un type a haute temperature qui a fonctionne jusqu'a 600 deg. C. En ce qui concerne les chambres a bore, nous avons etudie les perturbations apportees dans les mesures par l'exposition des chambres a d'importants flux de neutrons et a un rayonnement {gamma} intense. Cette exposition produit une modification des proprietes des materiaux constitutifs et la production dans les chambres d'un bruit de fond qui peut gener considerablement les mesures neutroniques. Nous avons montre que la technique de compensation permettait de limiter l'importance de ce bruit de fond et d'augmenter ainsi la plage de fonctionnement des

  13. Utilising UDT to push the bandwidth envelope

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    Garrett, B.; Davies, B.

    eScience applications, in particular High Energy Physics, often involve large amounts of data and/or computing and often require secure resource sharing across organizational boundaries, and are thus not easily handled by today's networking infrastructures. By utilising the switched lightpath connections provided by the UKLight network it has been possible to research the use of alternate protocols for data transport. While the HEP projects make use of a number of middleware solutions for data storage and transport, they all rely on GridFTP for WAN transport. The GridFTP protocol runs over TCP as the layer 3 protocol by default, however with the latest released of the Globus toolkit it is possible to utilise alternate protocols at the layer 3 level. One of the alternatives is a reliable version of UDP called UDT. This report presents the results of the tests measuring the performance of single-threaded file transfers using GridFTP running over both TCP and the UDT protocol.

  14. Conceptualiser l’addiction : entre l’écueil du mythe et celui de la maladie comme les autres

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    Mélanie Trouessin

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available La mise en évidence du statut de construction socioculturelle de l’addiction, le fait que l’on pourrait devenir addict à tout et la critique de la notion de perte de contrôle parlent, entre autres, en faveur d’un scepticisme vis-à-vis de l’addiction, auquel appartiennent ceux qui pensent que l’addiction consiste dans un choix pleinement assumé de l’individu, au sein d’un mode de vie. Une telle conception, empreinte ou non de moralisme, impute cependant une responsabilité à l’individu addict, un stigmate social ou moral très fort, synonyme d’un moins bon accès au soin. C’est pour contrecarrer cette stigmatisation que s’est instaurée une reconfiguration de l’addiction autour de la notion de maladie : si celle-ci n’est pas neuve, elle va depuis peu de pair avec l’ambition que les maladies mentales, a fortiori l’addiction, ne soient plus considérées comme des « maladies à part » mais « comme les autres » au même titre que le diabète, l’asthme ou le cancer. Dans cette optique, les neurosciences revêtent une importance particulière puisqu’elles offrent à la psychiatrie la possibilité de s’objectiver en identifiant les substrats organiques – neurobiologiques – des troubles mentaux. Mais la question se pose de savoir si une maladie a besoin d’être organique pour être dite réelle. Il nous semble que certains chercheurs, dans leur lutte contre le mythe de l’addiction, risquent de tomber dans l’écueil inverse de la normalisation des maladies mentales. En outre, même si nous n’adhérons pas à la conception sceptique de l’addiction, il y a cependant certains éléments – mis en évidence par les partisans de l’addiction comme mythe – que nous pensons devoir être pris en compte dans une enquête sur la nature de l’addiction.

  15. SpoonEMF, une brique logicielle pour l'utilisation de l'IDM dans le cadre de la réingénierie de programmes Java5

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    Barais , Olivier

    2006-01-01

    2 ième Journée sur l'Ingénièrie Dirigée par les Modèles; Ce document présente succinctement SpoonEMF, une brique logicielle pour l'utilisation de l'IDM dans le cadre de la réingénierie d'applications écrites en Java. L'accent dans cette courte présentation est mis sur les cas d'utilisation possibles de cette brique logicielle et l'intérêt des choix techniques retenus : le framework EMF pour l'expression du méta-modèle afin de favoriser l'interopérabilité avec d'autres outils et l'intégration ...

  16. Le Plan Maroc Vert et l’autosuffisance alimentaire en produits de base à l’horizon 2020

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    Souleymane Nouréini Sayouti

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available La présente étude a pour objectif d’analyser les effets probables de la nouvelle stratégie agricole marocaine (le Plan Maroc Vert sur la situation alimentaire (dépendance ou autosuffisance alimentaire du Maroc à l’horizon 2020. Elle a concerné sept produits de base indispensables à la diète marocaine à savoir : le lait, le sucre, l’huile de table, la viande rouge, la viande blanche, le blé tendre et le blé dur. L’approche méthodologique utilisée consiste à prévoir la demande alimentaire du pays, pour l’horizon 2020, en ces denrées. La méthode utilisée pour la prévision de la demande prend en compte la taille de la population, l’élasticité-revenu et l’évolution du niveau de revenu par habitant. La demande projetée est comparée aux niveaux de production prévus par le Plan Maroc Vert pour le même horizon. Ces prévisions ont révélé que malgré les efforts d’augmentation des niveaux de production prévus dans le cadre du Plan Maroc Vert, le Maroc ne pourrait pas atteindre une autosuffisance alimentaire pour le blé tendre, le blé dur, le sucre et les huiles de table à l’horizon 2020. Par contre, cette autosuffisance serait possible pour le lait, les viandes rouges et les viandes blanches. Ces résultats montrent que les décideurs politiques devraient mieux orienter l’intervention de l’Etat pour améliorer l’offre du pays pour le premier groupe des produits. En revanche, les possibilités d’exportation devraient être encouragées pour le deuxième groupe de produits notamment vers les marchés émergents tels que ceux de l’Afrique Subsaharienne.

  17. Climate impact from peat utilisation in Sweden

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    Uppenberg, S.; Zetterberg, L.; Aahman, M.

    2001-08-01

    The climate impact from the use of peat for energy production in Sweden has been evaluated in terms of contribution to atmospheric radiative forcing. This was done by attempting to answer the question 'What will be the climate impact if one would use 1 m 2 of mire for peat extraction during 20 years?'. Two different methods of after-treatment were studied: afforestation and restoration of wetland. The climate impact from a peatland - wetland energy scenario and a peatland - forestry energy scenario was compared to the climate impact from coal, natural gas and forest residues. Sensitivity analyses were performed to evaluate which parameters that are important to take into consideration in order to minimize the climate impact from peat utilisation

  18. Waste and dust utilisation in shaft furnaces

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    Senk, D.; Babich, A.; Gudenau, H.W. [Rhein Westfal TH Aachen, Aachen (Germany)

    2005-07-01

    Wastes and dusts from steel industry, non-ferrous metallurgy and other branches can be utilised e.g. in agglomeration processes (sintering, pelletising or briquetting) and by injection into shaft furnaces. This paper deals with the second way. Combustion and reduction behaviour of iron- and carbon-rich metallurgical dusts and sludges containing lead, zinc and alkali as well as other wastes with and without pulverised coal (PC) has been studied when injecting into shaft furnaces. Following shaft furnaces have been examined: blast furnace, cupola furnace, OxiCup furnace and imperial-smelting furnace. Investigations have been done at laboratory and industrial scale. Some dusts and wastes under certain conditions can be not only reused but can also improve combustion efficiency at the tuyeres as well as furnace performance and productivity.

  19. Climate impact from peat utilisation in Sweden

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    Uppenberg, S.; Zetterberg, L.; Aahman, M.

    2001-08-01

    The climate impact from the use of peat for energy production in Sweden has been evaluated in terms of contribution to atmospheric radiative forcing. This was done by attempting to answer the question 'What will be the climate impact if one would use 1 m{sup 2} of mire for peat extraction during 20 years?'. Two different methods of after-treatment were studied: afforestation and restoration of wetland. The climate impact from a peatland - wetland energy scenario and a peatland - forestry energy scenario was compared to the climate impact from coal, natural gas and forest residues. Sensitivity analyses were performed to evaluate which parameters that are important to take into consideration in order to minimize the climate impact from peat utilisation.

  20. Utilisation de la clairance plasmatique de l'iolthalamate pour la détermination du débit de filtration glomérulaire chez le chien : comparaison avec les autres méthodes

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    2002-01-01

    Le diagnostic de l'insuffisance rénale chronique (IRC) est souvent tardif et de pronostic mauvais. Les manifestations cliniques apparaissent lorsque 75% des reins sont lésés. Une exploration fonctionnelle rénale précoce est donc primordiale. Le débit de filtration glomérulaire (DFG) est la variable physiologie d'intérêt pour évaluer la fonction rénale. Après une étude des principales caractéristiques histologiques et physiologiques de la fonction rénale (et plus précisément de la filtration g...

  1. Le Plan Maroc Vert et l’autosuffisance alimentaire en produits de base à l’horizon 2020

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    Souleymane Nouréini Sayouti; Abdelkader Ait El Mekki

    2015-01-01

    La présente étude a pour objectif d’analyser les effets probables de la nouvelle stratégie agricole marocaine (le Plan Maroc Vert) sur la situation alimentaire (dépendance ou autosuffisance alimentaire) du Maroc à l’horizon 2020. Elle a concerné sept produits de base indispensables à la diète marocaine à savoir : le lait, le sucre, l’huile de table, la viande rouge, la viande blanche, le blé tendre et le blé dur. L’approche méthodologique utilisée consiste à prévoir la demande alimentaire du ...

  2. Some Studies On Neonatal Calf Diarrhoea In Egypt PART 2: Control ...

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    On peut conclure qu'il faudrait faire le test de sensibilité pour choisir le meilleur antibiotique à utiliser le plus tôt possible avec d'autres produits thérapeutiques pour le traitement desanimaux. La vaccination des vaches gravides avec des vaccins commerciaux disponibles confère une bonne protection contre la diarrhée du ...

  3. Considérations sur la littérature d’adab. Présence et effets de la voix et autres problèmes connexes

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    Cheikh-Moussa, Abdallah

    2006-06-01

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    Le propos de cet article est de montrer que l’écrit médiéval ne possède ni le même statut, ni tout à fait les mêmes valeurs qu’aujourd’hui, et, par là-même, de réagir contre l’oppsosition, souvent reconduite entre oral et écrit, qui est utilisée à propos de la littérature arabe à ses débuts. La thèse avancée est que, jusqu’à la deuxième moitié, sinon la fin du IIIème siècle de l’Hégire, si les textes d’adab ont bien été composés, produits par écrit, ils l’ont été avec l’idée que leur circulation, c’est-à-dire leur communication et leur réception, sera faite, elle, le plus souvent par la voix. C’est bien ce phénomène, entre autres aspects qui seront abordés, qui rend compte du statut de l’adab, de ses « auteurs », et de la nature des œuvres qui le constituent.



    El propósito de este artículo es mostrar que el escrito medieval no posee el mismo estatuto ni los mismos valores que hoy en día y, a partir de ahí, reaccionar ante la oposición entre lo oral y lo escrito que se utiliza a propósito de la literatura árabe en sus comienzos. La tesis propuesta defiende que, hasta la segunda mitad, si no hasta el final del siglo III de la Hégira, los textos de adab, aunque compuestos y producidos por escrito, lo habían sido en la idea de que su circulación, su comunicación y recepción se haría, en la mayor parte de los casos, oralmente. Es este fenómeno el que define el estatus del adab de sus «autores», y de la naturaleza de las obras que lo constituyen.

  4. Marguerite Andersen et le moi en l’absence de l’autre : De mémoire de femme

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    Julie Tennier

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Depuis la fin du XXe siècle, les recherches menées sur l’autobiographie et l’autofiction soulignent les effets du discours postmoderne sur la notion d’identité. Chez Marguerite Andersen, romancière franco-ontarienne d’origine allemande, qui se représente dans quatre livres – le roman « semi-autobiographique » De mémoire de femme, le récit autobiographique Parallèles, la prose poétique Bleu sur blanc et le roman autobiographique Le figuier sur le toit – de même que dans certaines nouvelles des Crus de l’Esplanade, cette construction s’avère être un processus dynamique et créatif de mise au monde de soi. Nous nous pencherons sur De mémoire de femme pour explorer comment l’éloignement de différentes figures d’altérité à un moment particulier dans la vie de la protagoniste incite chez elle le désir de se raconter et d’ajuster en quelque sorte son tir en ce qui concerne son identité. À l’aide des théories énoncées par Éric Landowski, Charles Taylor et Julia Kristeva, nous verrons comment l’exercice narratif est mis en branle par le déséquilibre provoqué par l’absence de l’autre que l’écrivaine cherche à combler dans le but de s’épanouir.

  5. Utilisation of antenatal and maternity services by mothers seeking ...

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    Background: Utilisation of antenatal and maternity services is an important maternal health indicator. Increasing the proportion of mothers who are cared for in health facilities during pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium reduces the health risks to mothers and their children. Objective: To determine the utilisation of antenatal ...

  6. Globalisation and Labour Utilisation in Nigeria: Evidence from the ...

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    This study examines the influence of globalisation on labour utilisation in Nigeria using the construction industry as a case study. It reveals that the era of globalisation has given rise to profound changes in the way labour is utilised, specifically in terms of employment patterns as well as the related issues of earnings, job ...

  7. Inflation and capacity utilisation in Nigeria's manufacturing sector ...

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    This finding was contrary to the economic argument which underpinned the intuition that the relationship between inflation and capacity utilisation should be positive. We also found that although the relationship between the two varied significantly over time, the model revealed that if current capacity utilisation rate doubled, ...

  8. Utilisation of Antenatal Services at the Provincial Hospital, Mongomo ...

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    Utilisation of Antenatal Services at the Provincial Hospital, Mongomo, Guinea Equatoria. AAG Jimoh. Abstract. This prospective study was carried out to evaluate the utilisation of antenatal care at the Provincial Specialist Hospital, Mongomo, Guinea Equatoria, paying close attention to the confounding factors affecting ...

  9. System factors influencing utilisation of Research4Life databases by ...

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    This is a comprehensive investigation of the influence of system factors on utilisation of Research4Life databases. It is part of a doctoral dissertation. Research4Life databases are new innovative technologies being investigated in a new context – utilisation by NARIs scientists for research. The study adopted the descriptive ...

  10. Perception de risques du paludisme et utilisation des moustiquaires ...

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    étude est d'évaluer le niveau de connaissance de la communauté sur le paludisme et l'utilisation des MILDA. Une étude descriptive a été ... Mots clés : Paludisme, connaissance, moustiquaire, utilisation, Tchad. Perception of malaria risk and use of ..... management in rural areas with high seasonal transmission in Sudan.

  11. A comparison of warfarin utilisation in North America and Ireland

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: The objective of this study was to compare warfarin utilisation trends in Canada, the United States, and Ireland between January 2005 and September 2011. Materials and Methods: We conducted a population-based cross-sectional time series analysis of warfarin utilisation data from January 2005 to September 2011 in the United States, Canada, and Ireland to examine differences in temporal trends in warfarin utilisation. Results: A nearly 50% higher warfarin utilisation rate was observed in Canada and Ireland relative to the United States - the average monthly warfarin utilisation rate was approximately 626 units per 1,000 people in Canada, 423 units per 1,000 people in the United States, and 630 units per 1,000 people in Ireland. However, relative rates of growth in warfarin utilisation were 25.1%, 15.3%, and 38.3% for the United States, Canada, and Ireland, respectively. Interpretation: Rates of warfarin utilisation differ considerably and geographically as evidenced by utilisation rates in the United States, Canada, and Ireland.

  12. Auditing Information and Knowledge Accessed and Utilised from ...

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    The study audited information and knowledge accessed and utilised from Community Resource Centres (CRCs) in Bunda district, Tanzania. Using a mixed methods research approach, the study audited the knowledge and information available, accessed and utilised by rural communities. The study found that the ...

  13. Utilisation of cancer screening services by disabled women in Chile.

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    Sakellariou, Dikaios; Rotarou, Elena S

    2017-01-01

    Research has shown that women with disabilities face additional challenges in accessing and using healthcare services compared to non-disabled women. However, relatively little is known about the utilisation of cancer screening services for women with disabilities. This study addresses this gap by examining the utilisation of the Papanicolaou test and mammography for disabled women in Chile. We used cross-sectional data, taken from a 2015 nationally-representative survey. Initially, we employed logistic regressions to test for differences in utilisation rates for the Papanicolaou test (66,281 observations) and the mammogram (35,294 observations) between disabled and non-disabled women. Next, logistic regressions were used to investigate the demographic, socioeconomic, and health-related factors affecting utilisation rates for cancer screening services for disabled women (sample sizes: 5,823 observations for the Papanicolaou test and 5,731 observations for the mammogram). Disabled women were less likely to undergo screening tests than non-disabled women. For the Papanicolaou test and mammography, the multivariable regression models showed that living in rural areas, having higher education, being affiliated with a private health insurance company, giving a good health self-assessment score, and being under medical treatment for other illnesses were associated with higher utilisation rates. On the other hand, being single, inactive with regard to employment, and having a better income were linked with lower utilisation. While utilisation rates for both disabled and non-disabled women have increased since 2006, the utilisation disparity has slightly increased. This study shows the influence of various factors in the utilisation rates of preventive cancer screening services for disabled women. To develop effective initiatives targeting inequalities in the utilisation of cancer screening tests, it is important to move beyond an exclusively single-disease approach and

  14. Modelling energy utilisation in broiler breeder hens.

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    Rabello, C B V; Sakomura, N K; Longo, F A; Couto, H P; Pacheco, C R; Fernandes, J B K

    2006-10-01

    1. The objective of this study was to determine a metabolisable energy (ME) requirement model for broiler breeder hens. The influence of temperature on ME requirements for maintenance was determined in experiments conducted in three environmental rooms with temperatures kept constant at 13, 21 and 30 degrees C using a comparative slaughter technique. The energy requirements for weight gain were determined based upon body energy content and efficiency of energy utilisation for weight gain. The energy requirements for egg production were determined on the basis of egg energy content and efficiency of energy deposition in the eggs. 2. The following model was developed using these results: ME = kgW0.75(806.53-26.45T + 0.50T2) + 31.90G + 10.04EM, where kgW0.75 is body weight (kg) raised to the power 0.75, T is temperature ( degrees C), G is weight gain (g) and EM is egg mass (g). 3. A feeding trial was conducted using 400 Hubbard Hi-Yield broiler breeder hens and 40 Peterson males from 31 to 46 weeks of age in order to compare use of the model with a recommended feeding programme for this strain of bird. The application of the model in breeder hens provided good productive and reproductive performance and better results in feed and energy conversion than in hens fed according to strain recommendation. In conclusion, the model evaluated predicted an ME intake which matched breeder hens' requirements.

  15. Utilisation of Estonian energy wood resources

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    Muiste, P.; Tullus, H.; Uri, V. [Estonian Agricultural University, Tartu (Estonia)

    1996-12-31

    In the end of the Soviet period in the 1980s, a long-term energy programme for Estonia was worked out. The energy system was planned to be based on nuclear power and the share of domestic alternative sources of energy was low. The situation has greatly changed after the re-establishment of the Estonian independence, and now wood and peat fuels play an important role in the energy system. Energy consumption in Estonia decreased during the period 1970-1993, but this process has less influenced the consumption of domestic renewable fuels - peat and wood. It means that the share of these fuels has grown. The investment on substitution of imported fossil fuels and on conversion of boiler plants from fossil fuels to domestic fuels has reached the level of USD 100 million. The perspectives of the wood energy depend mainly on two factors; the resources and the price of wood energy compared with other fuels. The situation in wood market influences both the possible quantities and the price. It is typical that the quickly growing cost of labour power in Estonia is greatly affecting the price of energy wood. Though the price level of fuel peat and wood chips is lower than the world market price today, the conditions for using biofuels could be more favourable, if higher environmental fees were introduced. In conjunction with increasing utilisation of biofuels it is important to evaluate possible emissions or removal of greenhouse gases from Estonian forests 3 refs.

  16. Dietary sugar utilisation by putative oral probiotics.

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    Stamatova, I; Kari, K; Hervonen, L; Meurman, J H

    2012-09-01

    Probiotic consumption and repeated probiotic intake have shown promising results as adjunct therapies in prevention and alleviation of some chronic disease conditions in the gastrointestinal tract. Recent evidence suggests that probiotics may also be beneficial in preventing oral diseases. An efficient probiotic candidate in the mouth, however, should not impose any risk to oral tissues, such as acid demineralisation of tooth enamel because of sugar fermentation. The aim of the present in vitro study was to evaluate the utilisation of some sugars and sugar alcohols by yogurt starter Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus strains and to assess the influence of these carbohydrate sources on cell surface properties. For comparsion, a commercially available probiotic, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, was used. The results showed that lactose, glucose and fructose were readily metabolised by all strains tested. However, strain-specific metabolic patterns were observed when other sugars and sugar alcohols were used as sole carbohydrate source in the growth medium. Surface properties of the bacteria such as hydrophobicity and surface-associated proteins appeared to vary with the carbohydrate content of the growth medium. Based on these results it can be concluded that among the L. delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus strains probiotic candidate strains are available that warrant further studies due to their inability to ferment sugars with pronounced cariogenic properties.

  17. Utilisation of Estonian energy wood resources

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    Muiste, P.; Tullus, H.; Uri, V.

    1996-01-01

    In the end of the Soviet period in the 1980s, a long-term energy programme for Estonia was worked out. The energy system was planned to be based on nuclear power and the share of domestic alternative sources of energy was low. The situation has greatly changed after the re-establishment of the Estonian independence, and now wood and peat fuels play an important role in the energy system. Energy consumption in Estonia decreased during the period 1970-1993, but this process has less influenced the consumption of domestic renewable fuels - peat and wood. It means that the share of these fuels has grown. The investment on substitution of imported fossil fuels and on conversion of boiler plants from fossil fuels to domestic fuels has reached the level of USD 100 million. The perspectives of the wood energy depend mainly on two factors; the resources and the price of wood energy compared with other fuels. The situation in wood market influences both the possible quantities and the price. It is typical that the quickly growing cost of labour power in Estonia is greatly affecting the price of energy wood. Though the price level of fuel peat and wood chips is lower than the world market price today, the conditions for using biofuels could be more favourable, if higher environmental fees were introduced. In conjunction with increasing utilisation of biofuels it is important to evaluate possible emissions or removal of greenhouse gases from Estonian forests 3 refs

  18. Contribution de la pyrolyse des produits lourds à la valorisation des pétroles bruts Contribution of the Pyrolysis of Heavy Products to the Upgrading of Crude Oils

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    Charlot J. C.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Le raffineur achète des pétroles bruts, de différentes qualités et d'origines variées, et il fabrique un certain nombre de produits répondant à des spécifications de qualité pour les vendre dans des proportions correspondant aux besoins du marché. Il est nécessaire pour cela d'assurer l'équilibre général entre l'approvisionnement en brut et la demande du marché en produits finis. Les facteurs traduisant l'évolution des pétroles bruts (souci de diversification géographique et politique, désir des producteurs de traiter les bruts faciles et d'exporter les lourds, compétitivité de plus en plus grande des bruts non-conventionnels, grande disponibilité d'huiles lourdes montrent l'alourdissement progressif des approvisionnements. L'enchérissement des produits pétroliers provoque de plus en plus un allègement des besoins du marché (légère augmentation des carburants, baisse des distillats moyens, chute importante des fuels lourds. Du fait de l'alourdissement des bruts conventionnels, de la grande disponibilité des huiles lourdes et de l'allègement considérable du marché des produits finis, il devient nécessaire d'utiliser des charges de plus en plus lourdes dans les procédés de conversion. La production d'oléfines peut s'effectuer à partir d'une gamme très large de coupes pétrolières, mais lorsqu'on cherche à alourdir la charge des unités de pyrolyse, il faut se poser les questions suivantes : - quelle est la souplesse des unités existantes et à venir par rapport à la charge ? - quelle est la limite industrielle et l'alourdissement de la charge ? - quel est le rôle des impuretés sur le fonctionnement des unités ? - quels sont les problèmes technologiques posés par le traitement de ces charges ? - qu'en est-il de l'amélioration des bilans énergétiques et économiques lorsque la charge s'alourdit ? A refiner buys crude oils of different qualities and varying origins and he manufactures a certain number

  19. Hydrogen from coal: Production and utilisation technologies

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    Shoko, E.; McLellan, B.; Dicks, A.L.; da Costa, J.C. Diniz

    2006-01-01

    Although coal may be viewed as a dirty fuel due to its high greenhouse emissions when combusted, a strong case can be made for coal to be a major world source of clean H 2 energy. Apart from the fact that resources of coal will outlast oil and natural gas by centuries, there is a shift towards developing environmentally benign coal technologies, which can lead to high energy conversion efficiencies and low air pollution emissions as compared to conventional coal fired power generation plant. There are currently several world research and industrial development projects in the areas of Integrated Gasification Combined Cycles (IGCC) and Integrated Gasification Fuel Cell (IGFC) systems. In such systems, there is a need to integrate complex unit operations including gasifiers, gas separation and cleaning units, water gas shift reactors, turbines, heat exchangers, steam generators and fuel cells. IGFC systems tested in the USA, Europe and Japan employing gasifiers (Texaco, Lurgi and Eagle) and fuel cells have resulted in energy conversions at efficiency of 47.5% (HHV) which is much higher than the 30-35% efficiency of conventional coal fired power generation. Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) and molten carbonate fuel cells (MCFC) are the front runners in energy production from coal gases. These fuel cells can operate at high temperatures and are robust to gas poisoning impurities. IGCC and IGFC technologies are expensive and currently economically uncompetitive as compared to established and mature power generation technology. However, further efficiency and technology improvements coupled with world pressures on limitation of greenhouse gases and other gaseous pollutants could make IGCC/IGFC technically and economically viable for hydrogen production and utilisation in clean and environmentally benign energy systems. (author)

  20. SRUNs - sustainable resource utilisation networks for regions

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    Niemetz, N.

    2015-01-01

    Nowadays it cannot be denied that fossil resources will approach or over-run their maximum global production rate within the 21st century. In addition to this resource constraints climate change has to be considered in parallel, requiring a drastic reduction in carbon emissions. These two trends clearly show that a fundamental shift is needed within the next decades, from fossil towards renewable resources. This transition gives rise to a change in the supply chains: while fossil fuels are typically exploited from point sources, nearly all renewable resources depend, either directly or indirectly, on solar radiation and area is required for their provision. This poses a new challenge for political, economic and social actors who can decide about land use. Within this thesis a conceptual framework of so called SRUNs – sustainable resource utilisation networks for regions - is developed. Regions have a responsibility in providing goods and services for the society within sustainable networks and bring the spatial dimension into consideration as well. The way how these networks are constructed is described in detail covering spatial planning, the stakeholder process, drivers and barriers as well as elements and features for SRUNs. Using the Process Network Synthesis (PNS) as an optimisation tool, the economic optimum of a network can be found and different scenarios compared. To show the ecological pressure of an established network an evaluation with the Sustainable Process Index (SPI) is carried out. Both computer tools are described and their application is shown in several case studies which are the versatility of the methods in practical implementation and application. Decision support tools offer the possibility for regional actors to analyse their region and to get a feeling about SRUNs. These tools provide an insight into the necessary changes which are needed to manage the shift towards a low carbon and sustainable society. (author) [de

  1. Energy and nutrient utilisation by embryonic reptiles.

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    Thompson, Michael B; Speake, Brian K

    2002-11-01

    Most reptiles are oviparous, with the developing embryos relying on the contents of the yolk to sustain development until hatching (lecithotrophy). The yolk is composed primarily of lipid and protein, which act as an energy source and the essential components to build embryonic tissue. Nevertheless, yolk and the resulting embryos contain many other nutrients, including inorganic ions, vitamins, carotenoids, water and hormones. Apart from water and oxygen, which may be taken up by eggs, and some inorganic ions that can come from the eggshell or even from outside the egg, everything required by the embryo must be in the egg when it is laid. Approximately 20% of squamate reptiles are viviparous, exhibiting a variety of placental complexities. Species with complex placentae have reduced yolk volumes, with the mother augmenting embryonic nutrition by provision across the placenta (placentotrophy). Despite assumed advantages of placentotrophy, only 5 out of approximately 100 lineages of viviparous squamates exhibit substantial placentotrophy. This paper reviews available and recent information on the yolk contents of a variety of squamate reptiles to ask the question, how are nutrients transported from the yolk to the embryo or across the placenta? Although, current available data suggest that, in broad terms, yolk is taken up by embryos without discrimination of the nutrients, there are some apparent exceptions, including the very long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. In addition, fundamental differences in the patterns of energy utilisation in lizards and snakes suggest fundamental differences in lipid profiles in these taxa, which appear to reflect the differences between placentotrophic and lecithotrophic viviparous lizards.

  2. Comparative emergency department resource utilisation across age groups.

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    Burkett, Ellen; Martin-Khan, Melinda G; Gray, Leonard C

    2017-12-11

    Objectives The aim of the present study was to assess comparative emergency department (ED) resource utilisation across age groups. Methods A retrospective analysis of data collected in the National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database was undertaken to assess comparative ED resource utilisation across six age groups (0-14, 15-35, 36-64, 65-74, 75-84 and ≥85 years) with previously used surrogate markers of ED resource utilisation. Results Older people had significantly higher resource utilisation for their individual ED episodes of care than younger people, with the effect increasing with advancing age. Conclusion With ED care of older people demonstrated to be more resource intensive than care for younger people, the projected increase in older person presentations anticipated with population aging will have a magnified effect on ED services. These predicted changes in demand for ED care will only be able to be optimally managed if Australian health policy, ED funding instruments and ED models of care are adjusted to take into account the specific care and resource needs of older people. What is known about the topic? Current Australian ED funding models do not adjust for patient age. Several regional studies have suggested higher resource utilisation of ED patients aged ≥65 years. Anticipated rapid population aging mandates that contribution of age to ED visit resource utilisation be further explored. What does this paper add? The present study of national Australian ED presentations compared ED resource utilisation across age groups using surrogate markers of ED cost. Older people were found to have significantly higher resource utilisation in the ED, with the effect increasing further with advancing age. What are the implications for practitioners? The higher resource utilisation of older people in the ED warrants a review of current ED funding models to ensure that they will continue to meet the needs of an aging population.

  3. Consommation des produits écologiques et inégalités sociales. Le cas tunisien

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    Ridha Abdmouleh

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Le public tunisien méconnaît l’existence des produits écologiques sur le marché local, mais exprime en même temps son intention d’en consommer. Cette disposition résulte de la prise de conscience des enjeux écologiques et du sentiment d’implication vis-à-vis de l’environnement et de la collectivité. Le capital financier et culturel n’est pas non plus étranger à ce désir. Les produits écologiques demeurent-ils perçus comme une sorte de luxe et un privilège réservés aux classes sociales aisées ? Finalement, en dépit de sa bonne cause, la problématique environnementaliste n’échappe pas au découpage de classes et à la reproduction des inégalités sociales, d’où la nécessité de reconsidérer les conceptions et les relations traditionnelles entre les sphères économiques et sociales et la sphère environnementale. The study demonstrates the Tunisian public’s ignorancethat ecological products exist on the local market as well as the public’s willingness to consume them. Thispreference results from a growing awareness of ecological issues as well as a perceived need to get involved vis-à-vis the environment and the community. It is also depending on the individual’s financial and cultural capitals. The question is whether ecological products remain a luxury and a privilege restricted to the affluent social class. Despite its noble cause, the environmentalist issue can escape neither from class categorization nor from the reproduction of social injustices. As a result, traditional conceptions and relations between the economic and social spaces and the environmental space need to be reconsidered.

  4. La formation des prix dans le commerce transfrontalier : les produits manufacturés nigérians sur les marchés nord-camerounais

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    Massuyeau, B.

    1998-01-01

    Le commerce tranfrontalier des produits importés en fraude du Nigeria dans le Nord-Cameroun est caractérisé par des coûts de transfert élevés et une concurrence imparfaite. Cette structure de marché permet aux commerçants de dégager des marges substantielles. Ils s'en servent pour ne pas répercuter sur les prix au Cameroun les variations du taux de change et les augmentations de prix au Nigeria. les prix des produits manufacturés en provenance du Nigeria sont fixés en fonction du niveau de pr...

  5. Qualifier les produits "OGM" et "non OGM". Garantie, fiabilité et coût de la séparation

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    Valceschini, Egizio

    2001-01-01

    Les consommateurs accordent une importance croissante à l'information donnée sur l'étiquetage des produits. En matière d'Organismes Génétiquement Modifiés, cette information revêt des enjeux considérables pour les filières agro-alimentaires. Ce qui est en question c'est la capacité des opérateurs à séparer les produits avec OGM et non OGM. Une telle séparation est-elle possible ? Est-elle fiable ? Est-elle durable ? Coûte-t-elle cher ? Le texte qui suit présente essentiellement les résultats ...

  6. Consumer Involvement and Knowledge Influence on Wine Choice Cue Utilisation

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    Bruwer, Johan; Chrysochou, Polymeros; Lesschaeve, Isabelle

    2017-01-01

    . Product choice cues are grouped into extrinsic, intrinsic and marketing mix. The importance of how these cues are influenced from different dimensions of consumer involvement is illustrated. Findings The results show that product knowledge has a positive impact on intrinsic product cue utilisation......Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the utilisation of product choice cues in a retail environment and the impact of consumer involvement on this utilisation. It further investigates the impact of product knowledge on product choice cue utilisation and its moderating role on the impact...... of consumer involvement. Design/methodology/approach The case of wine as an exemplary product category is considered, given the importance and variability of choice cues that have been found to affect product choice. Analysis is conducted on survey data from a sample of wine consumers in Ontario, Canada...

  7. Germination et utilisation de Caesalpinia benthamiana (Baillon) P.S. ...

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    Germination et utilisation de Caesalpinia benthamiana (Baillon) P.S.Herendeen & J.L.Zarucchi (Leguminosae-Caesalpiniaceae) dans l'aménagement anti-érosif des retenues d'hydraulique pastorale au Bénin.

  8. Renewable hydrogen utilisation for the production of methanol.

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    Galindo, Cifre P; Badr, Ossama

    2007-01-01

    Electrolytic hydrogen production is an efficient way of storing renewable energy generated electricity and securing the contribution of renewables in the future electricity supply. The use of this hydrogen for the production of methanol results in a liquid fuel that can be utilised directly with minor changes in the existing infrastructure. To utilise the renewable generated hydrogen for production of renewable methanol, a sustainable carbon source is needed. This carbon can...

  9. Utilisation du semoir philippin, une alternative au repiquage du riz ...

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    Les avantages tirés de l'utilisation de cet outil sont multiples : économie du temps de travail, homogénéité de répartition des semences, levée uniforme des plantules de riz. En plus, l'utilisation du semoir philippin permet d'économiser les semences de près de 50 % par rapport au repiquage, et d'environ 75 % par rapport ...

  10. Utilisation du partographe dans un centre de sante de premiere ...

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    But: Evaluer la fréquence et la qualité de l'utilisation du partographe lors des accouchements à la maternité du Centre de santé de référence (CSRéf) de la Commune VI du district de Bamako. Patientes et méthode: Nous avons réalisé une étude transversale sur l'utilisation du partographe dans la surveillance du ...

  11. Price and utilisation differences for statins between four countries.

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    Thai, Loc Phuoc; Vitry, Agnes Isabelle; Moss, John Robert

    2018-02-01

    Australia, England, France and New Zealand use different policies to regulate their medicines market, which can impact on utilisation and price. To compare the prices and utilisation of statins in Australia, England, France and New Zealand from 2011 to 2013. Utilisation of statins in the four countries was compared using Defined Daily Doses (DDD) per 1000 inhabitants per year. Pairwise Laspeyres and Paasche index comparisons were conducted comparing the price and utilisation of statins. The results showed that the price of statins in New Zealand was the cheapest. The price of statins in Australia was most expensive in 2011 and 2012 but France was more expensive in 2013. There were large differences between the Laspeyres index and Paasche index when comparing the price and utilisation of England with Australia and France. The policies that regulate the New Zealand and England medicines markets were more effective in reducing the price of expensive statins. The relative utilisation of cheaper statins was greatest in England and had a large effect on the differences between the two index results. The pricing policies in Australia have been only partly effective in reducing the price of statins compared to other countries.

  12. Some aspects of nuclear graphite production in France; Etude generale sur les graphites nucleaires produits en France

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    Gueron, J.; Hering, H. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Saclay (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires; Legendre, A. [Pechiney, 75 - Paris (France)

    1958-07-01

    1) Manufacturing: A summary and results on the CEA-Pechiney purification process are given. Variations in the preparation of green pastes and their effects on graphitized material are described. 2) Physical and mechanical properties: Results are given on: - Statistics of dimensional variatior products having square cross-section. - Statistical variation of thermal expansion coefficients and of electrical conductivity. - Density of normals to carbon layer planes and their connexion with thermal expansion. - Stress-strain cycles and conclusions drawn therefrom. - Mechanical resistance and gas permeability of items for supporting fuel elements. 3) Behaviour under radiation: Alteration under radiation of French graphites irradiated either in G1 pile or in experimental piles, and thermal annealing of those alterations, are given. (author)Fren. [French] 1) Fabrication: On resume le procede d'epuration CEA-PECHINEY, ainsi que diverses modalites de preparation des pates et on expose les resultats obtenus. 2) Proprietes physiques et mecaniques: On indique le resultat d'etudes sur: - la statistique des dimensions de produits a section carree. - celle des variations des coefficients de dilatation thermique et de la conductibilite electrique. - la densite des normales aux plans graphitiques et leur connexion avec la dilatation thermique. - la compression mecanique du graphite. - la solidite mecanique et la permeabilite aux gaz de pieces destinees a supporter des cartouches de combustible. 3) Tenue sous rayonnement: Modification sous rayonnement des graphites fran is irradies soit dans la pile G1, soit dans des piles experimentales, et guerison thermique de ces modifications. (auteur)

  13. Alimentation animale et valeur nutritionnelle induite sur les produits dérivés consommés par l’homme : Les lipides sont-ils principalement concernés ?

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    2003-09-01

    Full Text Available Dans quelle mesure la nourriture reçue par les animaux induit-elle une modification (amélioration ou au contraire dégradation de la valeur nutritionnelle des aliments qui en sont issus pour la nourriture de l’homme ? La réponse à cette question varie selon la nature des nutriments (vitamines, minéraux, acides gras poly-insaturés indispensables des graisses, acides aminés indispensables des protéines, et aussi de l’espèce considérée. Le problème est de rechercher l’impact réel des formulations des rations utilisées dans les élevages sur la valeur nutritionnelle des produits (viandes, lait et laitages, fromages et œufs, etc., et donc leur influence sur la santé du consommateur, évidemment dans un sens favorable. Les acides gras poly-insaturés oméga-3 (ω3 bénéficient de deux grands axes de valorisation. Le premier réside dans leur importance quantitative et leurs rôles dans le cadre de la mise en place et du maintien de divers organes, le cerveau au premier chef. Le second se trouve dans la prévention de diverses pathologies, les maladies cardio-vasculaires occupant une place prépondérante \\; avec, depuis peu, les maladies neuro-psychiatriques, stress, dépression et démence. Compte tenu des implications en termes de maladies, cardio-cérébro-vasculaires entre autres, le contrôle de la nature des acides gras constitutifs des graisses représente donc un enjeu considérable en ce qui concerne les viandes issues d’animaux terrestres, maritimes et aériens, du lait, des laitages, fromages et des œufs. Car la qualité des graisses données en nourriture animale détermine fondamentalement la valeur nutritionnelle des aliments qui en sont dérivés, pour la consommation humaine. Bien évidemment, il est relativement difficile de modifier la composition en acides gras des phospholipides constitutifs des membranes biologiques intégrées dans la multitude de types cellulaires, dont la spécificité est largement

  14. Spéciation de l’arsenic dans les produits de la pêche par couplage HPLC/ICP-MS. Estimation de sa bioaccessibilité en ligne et applications à d'autres éléments traces métalliques d'intérêt

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    Leufroy , Axelle

    2012-01-01

    Arsenic is an element present in all compartments of the environment, and seafood constitutes a major source of exposure to arsenic through human consumption. Although there is currently no legislation on arsenic in food in France, government agencies generally assess the safety of food items based solely on the total concentration of the element, without taking into account its different species or their bioaccessibility. Therefore, the development of speciation analysis methods is particula...

  15. Jarosite characteristics and its utilisation potentials

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    Pappu, Asokan; Saxena, Mohini; Asolekar, Shyam R.

    2006-01-01

    During metallic zinc extraction from zinc sulphide or sulphide ore, huge quantity of jarosite is being released universally as solid residues. The jarosite mainly contains iron, sulphur, zinc, calcium, lead, cadmium and aluminium. Jarosite released from such industrial process is complex and its quality and quantity make the task more complex for safe disposal. Apart from water contamination, jarosite already accumulated and its increasing annual production is a major source of pollution for surrounding environment including soil, vegetation and aquatic life and hence its disposal leads to major concern because of the stringent environmental protection regulations. An attempt was made to evaluate the characteristics of Indian jarosite with an objectives to understand its potentials for recycling and utilising as raw materials for developing value added products. Sand and Coal Combustion Residues (CCRs) was used as an admixture to attain good workability and detoxify the toxic substance in the jarosite. Result revealed that jarosite is silty clay loam in texture having 63.48% silt sized and 32.35% clay sized particles. The particle size of jarosite (D 9 = 16.21 ± 0.20 μm) is finer than the CCRs (D 9 = 19.72 ± 0.18 μm). The jarosite is nonuniform in structure and shape as compared to the CCRs having spherical, hollow shaped and some of them are cenosphere in nature. The major mineral phase of jarosite is Potassium Iron Sulphate Hydroxide {KFe 3 (SO 4 ) 2 (OH) 6 }and Iron Sulphate Hydrate {2Fe 2 O 3 SO 3 .5H 2 O}. In CCRs the dominant phases are quartz {SiO 2 }, mullite {3Al 2 O 3 .2SiO 2 } and hematite {Fe 2 O 3 }. The high electrical conductivity of jarosite (13.26 ± 0.437 dS/m) indicates that the presence of cations and anions are predominant over CCRs (0.498 ± 0.007 dS/m). The major portion of jarosite consists of iron (23.66 ± 0.18%), sulphur (12.23 ± 0.2%) and zinc (8.243 ± 0.075%). But CCRs main constituents are silicon ( 27.41 ± 0.74%), aluminium (15

  16. Brebis laitières : impact de la structure du troupeau et autres facteurs d'élevage sur la composition chimique du lait livré

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    Fraysse, J.; Lagriffoul,; Bocquier, F.; Barillet, Francis

    1996-01-01

    Le but de l’analyse des données laitières à l’échelle du troupeau est d’identifier des facteurs non génétiques de variation de la composition chimique du lait produit et d’estimer leurs effets. L’analyse présentée permet notamment d’apprécier l’impact de la structure du troupeau, induit par les flux d’entrée et de sortie des brebis du troupeau trait. Ces effets globaux de structure du troupeau, qui peuvent se caractériser par la vitesse de constitution du troupeau et la stabilité de l’effecti...

  17. Sur deux mémoires de d'Alembert l'un concernant le calcul des probabilités, l'autre l'inoculation

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    Diderot, Denis

    2015-01-01

    Extrait : ""M. d'Alembert vient de publier ses Opuscules mathématiques. Il y a dans ce recueil deux mémoires qu'il n'est pas impossible de réduire à la langue ordinaire de la raison. L'un a pour objet le calcul des probabilités ; calcul dont l'application a tant d'importance et d'étendu. C'est proprement la science physico-mathématique de la vie. L'autre traite des avantages ou désavantages de l'inoculation.""

  18. Facteurs socio-économiques affectant l'utilisation des sous-produits agro-industriels pour l'embouche bovine à contre-saison dans l'Adamaoua, Cameroun

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Socio-economic factors affecting the use of agro-industrial by-products for cattle fattening in the dry season in Adamawa, Cameroon. Cattle production is the major economic activity in the Adamawa. Feed deficiency that causes about 129 to 187 g weight loss per day is an important constraint during the dry season. A possible alternative to overcome this constraint is the use of agro-industrial by-products. However, the adoption and effective use of these potentials are still to be encouraged. This study, which objective was to find out the socio-economic factors that may affect the usage of these resources, permitted to show, through interviews and surveys, that more than 8,200 t of agro-industrial by-products (maize and wheat bran, soybean seed and maize seed cake useable for cattle feeding were produced annually in Adamawa and that only 16 % of this production were used by livestock farmers. Among the factors affecting the effective use of these by-products, prices were the most determinant. The herds size and the number of sedentary animals had also shown a significant positive effect. On the other hand, livestock farming experience and the farmer’s age had instead shown a strong negative correlation with the use of by-products; same was the level of farmer’s education which showed positive correlation only with respect to cotton seed cake use. The distance from the livestock farming sites to the by-products production/distribution centre and/or difficult access to the sites had strong positive correlations with the by-products’ prices. The problem of supplies as a result of long distance or of difficult access to cattle production sites, the high and unstable prices of agro-industrial by-products and poor awareness of the different types of by-products produced in the Adamawa, were noted as major constraints for their use as cattle feed. Based on the above results, an effective extension system and well organized farmers groupings could improve the level of utilization of agro-industrial by-products for cattle feeding.

  19. Les produits phytopharmaceutiques en cultures légumières au Maroc. II. Modalités d'utilisation et problèmes rencontrés

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    Pussemier, L.

    1987-01-01

    Full Text Available Pesticides in vegetable crops of Morocco. Application methods and problems encountered. This second article analyses in turn the choice of planthealth products, their dosage, mixes, spraying equipment and the frequency of the different forms of treatment. It looks at the problem of residues on fruit and vegetables and put forward suggestions aimed at improving crop treatment which take account of the specific characteristics of early-season crops. The paper then examines soil treatment ; why it is justified and how it must be adapted to Moroccan farming techniques and to the country's specific soil and climatic conditions.

  20. Utilisation des micro-ordinateurs en ecriture aux cycles primaire et moyen: methodes, roles, attitudes et produits. L'education et la technologie (Writing with Microcomputers in the Elementary Grades: Process, Roles, Attitudes, and Products. Education and Technology Series).

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    Larter, Sylvia; And Others

    A study examined and compared writing with and without microcomputers in elementary schools. Specifically, the study examined (1) how the products of writing instruction with a computer differ from the products of traditionally taught writing, (2) the process of teaching writing, (3) teacher-pupil roles when pupils are writing, (4) teacher…

  1. New poly iodinated compounds, their preparation and use as contrast products for radiology. Nouveaux composes polyiodes, leur preparation et leur utilisation en tant que produits de contraste pour la radiologie

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    Meyer, D.; Le Greneur, S.; Le Lem, G.; Simonot, C.; Chambon, C.

    1994-09-30

    This invention concerns single molecular weight poly iodinated compounds possessing an iodine molecular concentration higher than about 20% in weight specially higher than about 30% in weight, including at least 9 iodine atoms and possessing a molecular weight higher than 2000 and lower than about 5000 especially higher than 2000 and lower than about 20000, which are characterized by possessing either one zero total electric load, or at least two anionic loads and by their stay in the vascular plexus to a value equal to at least about 30% in weight of the injected dose in a patient five minutes after the intravascular administering by the treated subject. 5 refs.

  2. Optimisation de l’utilisation de nouveaux produits de contraste pour l’imagerie de contrôle en radiothérapie sur un modèle animal

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    Sprengers, Kevin; Tran, Lou-Vinh

    2016-01-01

    Introduction : La radiothérapie stéréotaxique est aujourd’hui une stratégie thérapeutique attrayante pour les cancers hépatiques et pulmonaires mais dont la toxicité induite par les traitements demeure un problème. Durant la planification des traitements, l’imagerie tomodensitométrique est utilisée pour la détermination des volumes tumoraux à traiter et des organes à risques à épargner. Elle sert également pour les calculs de dosimétrie pouvant impliquer de fortes doses. L’imagerie intervient...

  3. A norm utilisation for scarce hospital resources: Evidence from operating rooms in a Dutch university hospital

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    van Houdenhoven, Mark; Hans, Elias W.; Klein, Jan; Wullink, Gerhard; Kazemier, Geert

    2007-01-01

    Background: Utilisation of operating rooms is high on the agenda of hospital managers and researchers. Many efforts in the area of maximising the utilisation have been focussed on finding the holy grail of 100% utilisation. The utilisation that can be realised, however, depends on the patient mix

  4. Modular operation of membrane bioreactors for higher hydraulic capacity utilisation.

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    Veltmann, K; Palmowski, L M; Pinnekamp, J

    2011-01-01

    Using data from 6 full-scale municipal membrane bioreactors (MBR) in Germany the hydraulic capacity utilisation and specific energy consumption were studied and their connexion shown. The average hydraulic capacity utilisation lies between 14% and 45%. These low values are justified by the necessity to deal with intense rain events and cater for future flow increases. However, this low hydraulic capacity utilisation leads to high specific energy consumption. The optimisation of MBR operation requires a better utilisation of MBR hydraulic capacity, particularly under consideration of the energy-intensive membrane aeration. A first approach to respond to large influent flow fluctuations consists in adjusting the number of operating modules. This is practised by most MBR operators but so far mostly with variable flux and constant membrane aeration. A second approach is the real-time adjustment of membrane aeration in line with flux variations. This adjustment is not permitted under current manufacturers' warranty conditions. A further opportunity is a discontinuous operation, in which filtration takes place over short periods at high flux and energy for membrane aeration is saved during filtration pauses. The integration of a buffer volume is thereby indispensable. Overall a modular design with small units, which can be activated/ inactivated according to the influent flow and always operate under optimum conditions, enables a better utilisation of MBR hydraulic capacity and forms a solid base to reduce MBR energy demand.

  5. GLASS MELTING PHENOMENA, THEIR ORDERING AND MELTING SPACE UTILISATION

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    Němec L.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Four aspects of effective glass melting have been defined – namely the fast kinetics of partial melting phenomena, a consideration of the melting phenomena ordering, high utilisation of the melting space, and effective utilisation of the supplied energy. The relations were defined for the specific melting performance and specific energy consumption of the glass melting process which involve the four mentioned aspects of the process and indicate the potentials of effective melting. The quantity “space utilisation” has been treated in more detail as an aspect not considered in practice till this time. The space utilisation was quantitatively defined and its values have been determined for the industrial melting facility by mathematical modelling. The definitions of the specific melting performance and specific energy consumption have been used for assessment of the potential impact of a controlled melt flow and high space utilisation on the melting process efficiency on the industrial scale. The results have shown that even the partial control of the melt flow, leading to the partial increase of the space utilisation, may considerably increase the melting performance, whereas a decrease of the specific energy consumption was determined to be between 10 - 15 %.

  6. Supplémentation préconceptionnelle en acide folique / multivitamines pour la prévention primaire et secondaire des anomalies du tube neural et d'autres anomalies congénitales sensibles à l'acide folique.

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    Wilson, R Douglas

    2016-12-01

    Offrir des renseignements à jour sur l'utilisation pré et postconceptionnelle d'acide folique par voie orale, avec ou sans supplément de multivitamines / micronutriments, aux fins de la prévention des anomalies du tube neural et d'autres anomalies congénitales. Ces renseignements aideront les médecins, les sages-femmes, les infirmières et les autres professionnels de la santé à contribuer aux efforts de sensibilisation des femmes quant à l'utilisation et aux posologies adéquates de la supplémentation en acide folique / multivitamines, avant et pendant la grossesse. RéSULTATS: La littérature publiée a été récupérée par l'intermédiaire de recherches menées dans PubMed, Medline, CINAHL et la Cochrane Library en janvier 2011 au moyen d'un vocabulaire contrôlé et de mots clés appropriés (p. ex. « folic acid », « prenatal multivitamins », « folate sensitive birth defects », « congenital anomaly risk reduction », « pre-conception counselling »). Les résultats ont été restreints aux analyses systématiques, aux études observationnelles et aux essais comparatifs randomisés / essais cliniques comparatifs publiés en anglais entre 1985 et juin 2014. Les recherches ont été mises à jour de façon régulière et intégrées à la directive clinique jusqu'en juin 2014. La littérature grise (non publiée) a été identifiée par l'intermédiaire de recherches menées dans les sites Web d'organismes s'intéressant à l'évaluation des technologies dans le domaine de la santé et d'organismes connexes, dans des collections de directives cliniques, dans des registres d'essais cliniques, et auprès de sociétés de spécialité médicale nationales et internationales. COûTS, RISQUES ET AVANTAGES: Les coûts financiers sont ceux de la supplémentation quotidienne en vitamines et de la consommation d'un régime alimentaire santé enrichi en folate. Les risques sont ceux qui sont liés à une association signalée entre la suppl

  7. Etude de l'exploitation et du marché des produits forestiers non ligneux à Kinshasa

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    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Study of Non Woody Forest Products Exploitation and Market in Kinshasa. In spite of the considerable number of ethnobotanic studies carried out in many regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo, almost no information is available on the exploitation and commerce of the wild products (non woody forest products, "produits forestiers non ligneux" – PFNL of the Congolese provinces in general and the urban province of Kinshasa in particular. Nevertheless, these products are largely used and marketed. Therefore, direct observations in situ, and socio-economic and ethnoecologic investigations (including interviews were organized in the urban province of Kinshasa to analyse various aspects of consumption of these wild products. The purpose of these investigations was to collect information regarding the use and the marketing of PFNL products by the populations living in the zones surrounding the urban area. The analysis of the various types of exploitation and use of the PFNL has shown twelve categories of PFNL use: energy, food, construction of music instruments, saw mill applications, drink, drugs, dye, packing, construction of baskets, textile fabrication, construction and ornamentation. The majority of these PFNL originate not only from the secondary forests and from forest galleries, but from shrubby savannas and the marshes as well. The exploitations and uses of the PFNL vary rather largely with the level of income, the purchasing power, the attachment with food practices and with local traditions. The various levels of semi-monthly income by owner of the PFNL are estimated for the following plants which were used as vegetables: Gnetum africanum Welw., (275.0 $; Pteridium aquilinium Hieron. (166.7 $; Dracaena camerooniana Baker. (75.5 $; Dioscorea praehensilis (Benth. (71.0 $; Psophocarpus scandens (Endl. Verdc. (58.7 $. The average income resulting from the firewood sale was estimated at 80 $ per month and per person, for a group of 25 owners

  8. BioDiesel as Additive in High Pressure and Temperature Steam Recovery of Heavy Oil and Bitumen Utilisation d’un biogazole comme additif pour la récupération d’huile lourde et de bitume par injection de vapeur à hautes pression et température

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    Babadagli T.

    2012-05-01

    compositions of bioDiesel in steam at 1.8 MPa pressure and 205°C are at least one order of magnitude higher than the requested bioDiesel dosages. Further tests are planned by reducing bioDiesel dosages to about 0.5 to 1.0 g-bioDiesel/kilogram-steam and by monitoring the solubility of bioDiesel in bitumen. L’utilisation d’additifs pour améliorer l’efficacité des procédés de récupération thermique d’huile lourde et de bitume a été étudiée de manière approfondie pendant des décennies. Deux types courants d’additifs utilisés dans des applications thermiques, principalement en récupération assistée par injection de vapeur, consistent en des solvants et des agents tensioactifs. L’utilisation de solvants présente des inconvénients du fait de leur coût élevé et de la difficulté à les récupérer. Le coût et la stabilité des agents tensioactifs aux température et pression de réservoir limitent leur usage. Nous proposons l’utilisation d’un biogazole tel qu’un ester méthylique d’acides gras en tant qu’additif tensioactif pour réduire la tension interfaciale huile lourde/bitume-eau dans les procédés de récupération assistée par injection de vapeur. Les avantages de l’utilisation d’un biogazole en tant qu’additif tensioactif consistent en ce que le biogazole est chimiquement stable aux pression et température d’exploitation du réservoir, qu’il ne dégrade pas la qualité des hydrocarbures produits ni la composition chimique des eaux de production et que son utilisation est économiquement viable. Nous avons mené une série d’expériences de récupération assistée de bitume par injection de vapeur afin de clarifier le potentiel de récupération additionnelle et la capacité d’amélioration d’efficacité du biogazole. De la vapeur à 1,8 MPa et 205 °C a été utilisée au cours de ces essais, à un débit de 900 g/h. Le milieu poreux utilisé consistait en un sable pétrolifère à teneur normale en bitume

  9. COPD: Health Care Utilisation Patterns with Different Disease Management Interventions.

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    Luk, Edwin K; Hutchinson, Anastasia F; Tacey, Mark; Irving, Louis; Khan, Fary

    2017-08-01

    The management of COPD is a significant and costly issue worldwide, with acute healthcare utilisation consisting of admissions and outpatient attendances being a major contributor to the cost. Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) and integrated disease management (IDM) are often offered. Whilst there is strong evidence of physical and quality of life outcomes following IDM and PR, few studies have looked into healthcare utilisation. The aims of this study were to confirm whether IDM and PR reduce acute healthcare utilisation and to identify factors which contribute to acute health care utilisation or increased mortality. This was a retrospective cohort study of patients with COPD who were referred to IDM over a 10-year period. Patients were also offered an 8-week PR program. Data collected were matched with the hospital dataset to obtain information on inpatient, ED and outpatient attendances. 517 patients were enrolled to IDM. 315 (61%) also commenced PR and 220 (43%) completed PR. Patients who were referred to PR were younger and had less comorbidities (p IDM only and IDM + PR referred) had reductions in healthcare utilisation but the IDM-only group had greater reductions. A survival benefit (HR 0.68, 95% CI 0.50-0.92) was seen in those who were PR completers compared to patients who received IDM only. Patients with COPD who successfully complete PR in addition to participating in IDM have improved survival. IDM alone was effective in the reduction of healthcare utilisation; however, the addition of PR did not reduce healthcare usage further.

  10. Les représentations mentales du mode de production des produits alimentaires (France Mental representations related to food production modes

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    Full Text Available Cette recherche se propose d’aborder le mode de production du produit alimentaire sous l’angle des représentations mentales en France. Dans le langage commun on entend souvent les termes « industriel » ou « artisanal » pour caractériser les produits alimentaires, sans que l’on sache vraiment ce que ces termes désignent. Le contexte actuel d’incertitude et de méconnaissance des systèmes de production chez les consommateurs nous permet d’émettre l’hypothèse de l’existence d’une représentation mentale du mode de production. Nous tentons de vérifier cette hypothèse par une étude qualitative à l’issue de laquelle les premières caractéristiques du produit alimentaire industriel ou artisanal sont précisées.This research approaches the food product through the mental representations concerning manufacturing processes. In the common language we often find such terms as “industrial” or “traditional” to qualify production methods and characterize food products, but do we know what these terms really mean? Uncertainties and misunderstandings regarding food production enable us to highlight the existence of consumers’ mental representations regarding manufacturing processes. Such representations have been studied by means of a qualitative study which enabled us to define the primary characteristics of industrial or traditional food products.

  11. The study by means of a photomultiplier of the scintillations produced by {alpha} particles striking a zinc sulphide screen; Etude, au photomultiplicateur, des scintillations produites par les particules {alpha} dans un ecran de sulfure de zinc. Application a la numeration precise des particules {alpha}

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    1955-06-15

    The object of the study is the accurate counting of {alpha} particles by p-m. detection of their scintillations upon impact with a zinc sulphide screen. The main advantage of the method is the extreme simplicity of the electronics used: the possibility of obtaining a utilizable pulse from the p-m. (EMI5311) without any amplification, and in linear response, is demonstrated. The scintillation produced by an impact on Zn-S has also been studied experimentally. The decrease of light intensity in relation to time may be interpreted by the exponential relation: I = I{sub 0} exp (-t / {tau}) whereby {tau} = (39 {+-} 0,1) 10{sup -6} s. The relation between scintillation intensity and remaining trajectory after travel through a given air-space has also been determined. Possible suitable applications of this method of {alpha} counting are those where good stability and low background are necessary. Results stated bear on air contamination studies, isotopic composition variation measurement of uranium, bismuth content measurement in alloys by irradiation of specimens in a thermal neutron flux and {alpha} count on the Po formed. (author) [French] Ce travail est consacre a l'etude de la numeration precise des particules {alpha} par detection au photomultiplicateur des scintillations produites par ces particules dans un ecran de sulfure de zinc. Le principal avantage de cette methode reside dans l'extreme simplicite de l'appareillage electronique; il est en effet montre qu'il est possible, tout en convoyant une reponse lineaire, d'obtenir du photomultiplicateur (EMI5311) un signal electrique utilisable sans aucune amplification. La scintillation produite par l'impact des particules {alpha} sur un ecran de Zn-S est etudiee experimentalement. La decroissance de l'intensite lumineuse en fonction du temps est interpretable par la relation exponentielle I = I{sub 0} exp (-t / {tau}) avec {tau} = (39 {+-} 0,1) 10{sup -6} s. La relation entre l

  12. Using High Throughput Experimentation Approach for the Evaluation of Dehydrogenation Catalysts: Potential Interests and Drawbacks Utilisation d’une approche d’expérimentation à haut débit pour l’évaluation de catalyseurs de déshydrogénation : intérêt et limitations

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    2013-04-01

    carbone sont des intermédiaires pour la fabrication de produits détergents biodégradables. Industriellement ces oléfines peuvent être obtenues par déshydrogénation de paraffines longues sur des catalyseurs spécifiques de déshydrogénation dans des conditions opératoires appropriées. La phase active de ces catalyseurs est typiquement multimétallique, à base de platine modifié par un ou plusieurs promoteurs. L’utilisation d’une approche par expérimentation à haut débit peut être d’un intérêt certain pour optimiser des formulations multimétalliques en raison, d’une part, du nombre croissant de formulations possibles avec la quantité d’éléments considérés et, d’autre part, de l’existence potentielle d’interactions non linéaires entre les éléments. Cet article est ainsi consacré à la description des outils d’expérimentation à haut débit utilisés pour la préparation et l’évaluation catalytique en déshydrogénation du n-décane de catalyseurs modèle “Pt-Sn-X” supportés sur alumine ainsi qu’à la stratégie employée pour l’optimisation de formulation et les résultats expérimentaux obtenus au sein d’un espace d’étude prédéfini. Une approche basée sur l’utilisation de plans d’expériences pour construire un modèle mathématique de prédiction a été mise en oeuvre pour tenter d’optimiser la formulation de catalyseurs trimétalliques “Pt-Sn-X” au sein d’un espace d’étude défini. Cette approche n’a pas pu être menée à son terme car la variation des propriétés catalytiques en fonction des formulations catalytiques du plan d’expériences n’est pas assez importante par rapport à la variance expérimentale. Les résultats obtenus ont cependant permis de vérifier un concept clé pour la maximisation de la sélectivité d’un catalyseur de déshydrogénation des paraffines longues. A iso-acidité résiduelle et dans l’hypothèse où la formation des coproduits met

  13. Are They Climbing the Pyramid? Rating Student-Generated Questions in a Game Design Project / Grimpent-ils la pyramide? Évaluation des questions produites par les étudiants dans un projet de conception de jeux

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    Full Text Available Researchers have examined the use of homemade PowerPoint games as an instructional technique to improve learning outcomes. However, test data have shown no significant difference in performance between high school chemistry students who created games and students who did not (Siko, Barbour, & Toker, 2011. One of the justifications for the use of the games is that students will, with practice, write higher-order questions when constructing the games. Two subject matter experts rated over 2,500 questions from games created by students in an environmental chemistry class through thematic analysis using Bloom’s taxonomy as a coding scheme. The students wrote primarily recall questions, and students who created games on two occasions did not write more questions than students who only created games once. This suggests that changes to the question-writing aspect of the game project may be necessary in order to see improvements in achievement when compared to control groups. Les chercheurs ont étudié l’usage de jeux PowerPoint maison en tant que technique pédagogique visant à améliorer les résultats d'apprentissage. Les données des tests n'ont toutefois révélé aucune différence significative quant au niveau de performance des étudiants du secondaire en chimie ayant créé des jeux et celui des étudiants n’en ayant pas conçus (Siko, Barbour, et Toker, 2011. L’utilisation des jeux est notamment justifiée par l’idée que, pratique aidant, les étudiants écrivent des questions plus complexes lorsqu’ils élaborent des jeux. Au moyen d’une analyse thématique utilisant la taxonomie de Bloom comme système de codification, deux experts chimistes ont évalué plus de 2500 questions provenant de jeux conçus par des étudiants d’une classe de chimie environnementale. Les étudiants ont rédigé principalement des questions faisant appel à la mémoire, et les étudiants ayant créé des jeux à deux reprises n’ont pas produit

  14. Utilisation of prescription and over-the-counter triptans

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    Frisk, Pia; Kälvemark Sporrong, Sofia; Ljunggren, Gunnar

    2016-01-01

    PURPOSE: Triptans are widely used in acute migraine, and in some countries, they are also available over-the-counter (OTC). In Sweden, sales have increased for both prescription and OTC triptans. This study aimed to describe current prescribing and utilisation patterns of prescription and OTC tri...

  15. Policy framework for utilisation. A pillar of better accessibility

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    The goals and frameworks for traffic and transport policy for the Netherlands to 2020 are described in the Mobility Document. Whereas government policy previously viewed mobility as a problem or as something permissible, the assumption is now that mobility is a must. Mobility, for people as well as goods, is a prerequisite for society and the economy to function well. The Mobility Document contains ambitious goals to deal with current and anticipated traffic and transport problems: door to door, faster, cleaner and safer. Three interrelated pillars are to help achieve these goals: Building, Pricing and Utilisation. Work is being done on the Building and Pricing pillars; Utilisation is elaborated further in this policy framework. The Policy Framework for Utilisation is an elaboration of the Mobility Document for the 2008-2020 period and aims for faster, cleaner, safer travel from door to door. The purpose of this policy framework is to describe the direction of development of utilisation, in terms of content as well as process, to indicate actions that are required and to provide perspective on the expected effects. The policy framework is in line with current developments or plans, caters to new opportunities (technological and otherwise), encourages the innovative potential of the market and provides room for joint ventures between the government and the market. It will result in actions for the short term and provide direction for activities and developments for the longer term

  16. A drug utilisation study investigating prescribed daily doses of ...

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    gender of the users of the different hypolipidaemic drugs and drug groups. Design. Retrospective drug utilisation study using data from an organisation involved in the pre-certification of chronic medication. Setting. Doctors and patients in South Africa. Participants. A total of 2 336 patients of various medical aids who were ...

  17. A drug utilisation study investigating prescribed daily doses of ...

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    To investigate the age and gender of the users of the different hypolipidaemic drugs and drug groups. Design: Retrospective drug utilisation study using data from an organisation involved in the pre-certification of chronic medication. Setting: Doctors and patients in South Africa. Participants: A total of 2 336 patients of ...

  18. Utilisation of outpatient services at Red Cross War Memorial ...

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    The demand for outpatient services continues to grow at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital (RCCH). To determine current utilisation patterns, we conducted a 2-week survey in the outpatient department (OPD). In addition, we reviewed the RCCH Annual Reports for the period 1961 - 1988. Annual outpatient ...

  19. Reviews Review on Sisal Waste Utilisation : Challenges and ...

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    Production of ethanol from sisal juice is also underpilot testing at the Institute for Production Innovation (IPI) at the University of Dar es Salaam. Steam explosion technologyhas a potential to be used to extract valuable solid and chemical resources from the sisal plant. This holistic approach tothe utilisation of the sisal plant, ...

  20. Suboptimal Utilisation of Resources in Sub-Saharan African Higher ...

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    Suboptimal Utilisation of Resources in Sub-Saharan African Higher Education Institutions: the Case of Teaching Space at Makerere University. ... Preoccupation with expanding the availability of resources could also stifle the innovation of creative ways of making the best use of the resources available. This means that the ...

  1. Factors influencing adolescent mothers\\' non-utilisation of ...

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    This study investigated factors influencing adolescent mothers' non-utilisation of contraceptives in the Mkhondo (previously known as the Piet Retief) area. Although contraceptives are available free of charge, the number of adolescent mothers continues to increase in this area. Questionnaires were completed by 107 ...

  2. An appraisal of the utilisation of social media for political ...

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    The study is a survey aimed at examining the utilisation of social media for political communication during the 2011 presidential election in Nigeria. The rationale behind the study was to determine whether voters' choice of presidential candidates was influenced by their social media use. 249 respondents selected through ...

  3. Assessment of frog meat utilisation in Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria ...

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    Frogs are among the most threatened species of wildlife in IUCN red list. Its utilisation in Ibadan, a major depot in western Nigeria was therefore conducted with the aim of assessing the forms and trend of use; and amongst others, reasons for frog meat consumption. Data for the study were collected through questionnaire, ...

  4. HIV counselling and testing utilisation and attitudes of male inmates ...

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    Lelaka C Motshabi MPH , Professor Supa Pengpid MSc DrPH MBA a & Professor Karl Peltzer PhD DrHabil b kpeltzer@hsrc.ac.za

    2011-09-03

    Sep 3, 2011 ... concerns'. This study demonstrated some challenges and benefits to the field of health promotion and HIV prevention in the correctional centres especially with regard to VCT services. Keywords: Voluntary HIV counselling and testing, utilisation, attitudes, satisfaction, prison inmates, South Africa. Résumé.

  5. An investigation into utilising gestational body mass index as a ...

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    Oct 14, 2012 ... Keywords: maternal nutritional status, birth outcomes, gestational body mass index, maternal morbidities. An investigation into utilising gestational body mass index as a screening tool for adverse birth outcomes and maternal morbidities .... into Xhosa, the predominant spoken language in Khayelitsha).11.

  6. CERN un physicien dénonce des utilisations militaires

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    André Gsponer, ancien chercheur au CERN, a écrit un rapport qui dénone les utilisations militaires développées par certains Etat, dont l'Irak, sur la base des technologies mises au point au CERN (1 page).

  7. Research Note Livestock utilisation of grass species at different ...

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    Utilisation of annual plants occurring at the 0m zone from water was greater than that of the same plant species growing at further distances. Periodic closure of water points aimed at reducing grazing pressure has been indicated as a method to promote production of forage around water points. With the exception of ...

  8. STATUS AND UTILISATION OF Moringa oleifera Lam: A REVIEW ...

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    Feb 12, 2018 ... species is one of the most studied and used species with various uses stretching from food and medicinal uses to water purification, biopesticide and ..... distribution pattern, utilisation based socio- economic study and dependence of ..... Radlk extracts on the colon cancer cells. Journal of Medicine Plant ...

  9. SUPPLY AND UTILISATION OF FOOD CROPS IN GHANA, 1960 ...

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    1,502,500 ha). The main ... Supply (import and export) and utilisation (for food, feed, seed, farm manure, waste and other uses) of food .... beginning of the 1990s, Ghana introduced rice exports and this trend continued in the. 2000s. In the 1990s ...

  10. Effect of ethnic background on Danish hospital utilisation patterns

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    Krasnik, Allan; Nørredam, Marie Louise; Sorensen, Tine Moller

    2002-01-01

    contacts characterised by the same diagnostic categories among a random sample of 10,000 patients born in Denmark. The measure of utilisation employed was length of inpatient stay determined by the total number of days that each admission lasted. Data were analysed by a multiple regression analysis...

  11. Movements of, and habitat utilisation by, threespot tilapia ...

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    ... fish were recorded was 3.4m. Hence, adult threespot tilapia did not appear to be habitat specialists, but displayed flexible movement behaviour and habitat utilisation, with a large degree of individual variation. Keywords: habitats, fisheries management, fish movements, telemetry. African Journal of Aquatic Science 2007, ...

  12. Exploring the extent to which ELT students utilise smartphones for ...

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    Exploring the extent to which ELT students utilise smartphones for language learning purposes. İsmail Yaman, Müfit Şenel, Deren Başak Akman Yeşilel. Abstract. The advent of smartphones has had dramatic influences on our daily lives and has rendered human beings 'walking computers'. This holds important reflections ...

  13. Utilisation des pesticides dans les perimetres maraichers du cordon ...

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    In the town of Lomé and its surroundings on the sandy coastline, a periurban agriculture is practised to supply the town in various leafy vegetables among others. The high demand and the bad natural substratum are cause of remarkable pesticides utilisation which residue may be hazardous for consumers and the ...

  14. Utilisation of enzyme supplemented groundnut cake based diets by ...

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    A total of 300, twenty weeks old laying hens were used in a feeding trial to evaluate the utilisation of Peanut meal popularly called groundnut cake (GNC) based diets supplemented with enzymes by laying hens. Five dietary treatments were formulated to meet standard nutrient requirements of layers viz: 1. maize- soya ...

  15. Improving the Utilisation of Management Information Systems in Secondary Schools

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    Bosker, R. J.; Branderhorst, E. M.; Visscher, A. J.

    2007-01-01

    Although most secondary schools do use management information systems (MISs), these systems tend not to be used to support higher order managerial activities but are currently primarily used for clerical purposes. This situation is unsatisfactory as MISs fully utilised could offer invaluable support to schools, which are increasingly being granted…

  16. Utilising technology in health sciences education | De Villiers ...

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    The curriculum would support problem based, media based, co-operative and reflective learning. Curriculum implementation ought to occur in an interactive, critical, democratic and collaborative learning climate. Suggestions on how to utilise information technology in health sciences education are discussed. Health SA ...

  17. Acquisition And Utilisation Of Human Resources In Public ...

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    The study examined the acquisition and utilisation of human resources in public secondary schools for students with special needs in Oyo State. The study employed a descriptive research design. The entire 196 teachers and 16 supportive staff formed the sample. The research instrument for the study was a questionnaire ...

  18. Maximum profitability as a criterion for optimisation of utilisation ...

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    A technique is proposed for the formulation of a factor/product relationship between grazing days/hectare (ha) and liveweight gain/ha in order to relate maximum profitability to intensity of herbage utilisation in beef production systems in the False Thornveld of the Eastern Province. The technique is particularly attractive in ...

  19. An investigation into utilising gestational body mass index as a ...

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    Oct 14, 2012 ... 5Philani Child Health and Nutrition Centre, Khayelitsha. Correspondence to: Hilary Davies, e-mail: h.davies.12@ucl.ac.uk. Keywords: maternal nutritional status, birth outcomes, gestational body mass index, maternal morbidities. An investigation into utilising gestational body mass index as a screening tool ...

  20. Utilisation des espèces du genre Aframomum ( Aframomum ...

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    Utilisation des espèces du genre Aframomum ( Aframomum aulacocorpus, A. citratum, A. daniellii ) pour le contrôle du poids, le profil lipidique et le statut antioxydant chez les rats Wistar nourris avec une diète athérogène.

  1. Factors influencing the utilisation of insecticide treated nets and ...

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    Variables significant with ITN utilisation were; mother's χ2 (P = 0.007), income (P = 0.001), having heard of ITN (P = 0.001), free ITN (P = 0.001), ITN availability (P = 0.001), ITN affordability, Malaria prevention and liking to use ITN. Insignificant variable with ... Majority indicated it was important for the child to sleep under ITN.

  2. Detection and utilisation of quantitative trait loci in dairy cattle

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    Spelman, R.J.

    1998-01-01

    The focus of the thesis is on the detection of quantitative trait loci (QTL) in dairy cattle and their utilisation in breeding programmes. Analysis of one bovine chromosome for quantitative trait loci for milk production traits is described and a QTL for protein percent was identified that

  3. GAME UTILISATION IN RHODESIA Game ranching has been a ...

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    SAVORY: GAME UTILISATION. 327 and volume of plants, with grasses and shrubs too depleted to measure and 76·1 per cent of the trees of all species dying while there is only O· 1 per cent regeneration. Table 2 illustrates the same type of picture in the animal community with 29·4 per cent of the species still increasing ...

  4. Determinants of cervical cancer knowledge and the utilisation of ...

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    Identified determinants of awareness of cervical cancer and pap smear were age, marital status and level of education while utilisation of the screening test depended on the first two factors. Conclusion: There is need for more intensive awareness campaign among market women and the general population, especially ...

  5. Utilisation of pathology procedures in the South African private ...

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    The average cost per active beneficiary per month varied between R494 and R611 in 2005. A relatively few common test procedures (30) contributed disproportionately to the total number of procedures (67.8%) and cost (56.9%) of laboratory testing. The utilisation of individual procedures varied between laboratories with ...

  6. Utilisation of mobile health by medical doctors in a Zimbabwean ...

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    Background: Mobile Health is the utilisation of mobile devices like cellphones and tablets for the delivery of health care. It is an up and coming intervention promising to benefit health services. Recent mobile health studies have tended to focus on mHealth for data collection and surveillance rather than on actual patient care ...

  7. Prevalence And Associated Factors For Non Utilisation Of Maternity ...

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    Objectives:- To determine the prevalence and the related sociodemographic determinants for non-utilisation of maternity care services in Shekar Maidaki Village, Kano State. Design:- Community based study. Methods:- One of the three wards in Shekar Maidaki Village was randomly selected. A cross sectional survey of all ...

  8. Farmers' Information Needs in Soap Opera Utilisation for Agricultural ...

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    The study examined farmers' information needs in soap opera utilisation for agricultural enterprise promotion in Southwestern Nigeria. Using a multistage sampling procedure, 150 farmers were randomly selected across selected states in the study area. Data were collected with the use of interview schedule on farmers' ...

  9. High-performance hybrid-fibre concrete : Development and utilisation

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    Markovic, I.

    2006-01-01

    Although concrete is the most utilised building material nowdays, this material has a large shortcoming: it has a good resistance against compressive stresses, but a very low resistance against tensile stresses. Usual way to solve this problem is the application of steel reinforcement in concrete

  10. Utilisation of medical technology assessment in health policy

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    van den Heuvel, WJA; Wieringh, R; van den Heuvel, LPM

    1997-01-01

    Objective: To assess the contribution of medical technology assessment (MTA) to health policy decision making, the question has to be answered whether MTA is actually being used in decision-making processes and what factors are related to its utilisation. Design: We investigated recent Dutch policy

  11. Health care utilisation by ethnic minorities in the Netherlands.

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    Uiters, E.H.; Devillé, W.; Groenewegen, P.P.; Foets, M.

    2003-01-01

    Background: An increasing number of migrants is living in Europe, but little is known about their access to health care services. Research indicates that the health care utilisation of migrants differs from the native population. However, most studies were undertaken in a local setting and included

  12. The significance of climate change in streams utilised by humans

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    Verdonschot, P.F.M.

    2009-01-01

    To better understand the role of climate change in catchments that are already under pressure of human activities one needs to study past, current and future conditions. Therefore, the catchment of the river Vecht (The Netherlands), representative for many human utilised, medium-sized lowland river

  13. Impacts of high utilisation pressure on biodiversity components in ...

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    This study aimed to quantify and evaluate the effects of heavy land utilisation, mainly grazing, on plant species richness and diversity, species abundance, vegetation structure and soil characteristics in a communal area in Colophospermum mopane dominated savanna in southern Africa. The treatment was benchmarked ...

  14. International benchmarking of hospital utilisation: how does the ...

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    We benchmark the hospital-inpatient admission rates and average length of stay of the South African medical scheme population against a set of international comparators. Such a comparison is useful in developing reasonable expectations of the utilisation achievable in the private-hospital sector in South Africa, and as a ...

  15. Exploring the extent to which ELT students utilise smartphones for ...

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    Zehra

    2015-11-09

    Nov 9, 2015 ... aimed to explore the extent to which English Language Teaching (ELT) students utilise smartphones for language learning purposes. ... features and technology enhanced education through the use of wireless devices like mobile phones or tablets. ... learning materials in a blended learning course. The.

  16. Glucose utilisation in the lungs of septic rats

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    Hansson, L.; Jeppsson, B.; Ohlsson, T.; Sandell, A.; Valind, S.; Luts, A.; Wollmer, P.

    1999-01-01

    Sequestration and degranulation of leucocytes in the pulmonary microcirculation is considered to be a key event in the development of acute respiratory distress syndrome in patients with sepsis. Glucose serves as the main source of energy in activated leucocytes. The aim of this study was to assess whether glucose utilisation in the lungs can be used as an indicator of pulmonary leucocyte accumulation in an experimental model of sepsis of intra-abdominal origin. Sepsis was induced in rats by abdominal implantation of a gelatine capsule containing bacteria and rat colonic contents. Empty gelatine capsules were implanted in control animals. Animals were studied 6 and 12 h after sepsis induction. Glucose utilisation was measured as the tissue uptake of fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose ( 18 FDG) 1 h after intravenous injection of the tracer. Micro-autoradiography was also performed after injection of tritiated deoxyglucose. We found increased uptake of 18 FDG in the lungs of septic animals. The uptake also increased with time after sepsis induction. 18 FDG uptake in circulating leucocytes was increased in septic animals compared with controls, and micro-autoradiography showed intense accumulation of deoxyglucose in leucocytes in the lungs of septic animals. We conclude that glucose utilisation is increased in the lungs of septic rats. Measurements of pulmonary glucose utilisation as an index of leucocyte metabolic activity may open new possibilities for studies of the pathophysiology of sepsis and for evaluation of therapeutic interventions. (orig.)

  17. Utilisation of family planning techniques among women: an ...

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    Utilisation of family planning by women will promote sustainable development and general wellbeing of women at the rural community. The study assessed utilization of family planning techniques among women in the rural area of Lagos state. Sixty respondents were randomly selected for the study. Structured interview ...

  18. Utilisation of low grade fuels influidised bed combustors

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    North, B

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available This presentation highlights the utilisation of low grade fuels in Fluidised Bed Combustors (FBC) with regards to South African coal. It looks at types of coals and fuels tested, test facilities and examples of FBC’s at the CSIR. Benefits from...

  19. Deterrents on the Over Utilisation of Stand Alone Photovoltaic (PV ...

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    At inception of the programme, systems were either undersized, or over utilised as clients did not reveal their usage needs in an attempt to reduce costs. This resulted in battery failures and other system breakdowns. The NPVREP categorised systems in order to alleviate the problem of under sizing and/or over utilization of ...

  20. Designing Experiences to Increase Stadium Capacity Utilisation in Football

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    Junghagen, Sven; Besjakov, Simon D; Lund, Anders Alrø

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to show in what way football clubs in smaller leagues with limited capacity utilisation can increase their per-game revenue by increasing the attendance frequency. A sequential mixed method research design was employed, involving both qualitative and quantitative methods...

  1. La forme-balade du travelling et autres modes d’incursions mouvementées dans le film Prospero’s Books

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    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Auto-génération du cinéma : il faut que les films engendrent d’autres films Dziga Vertov Un paradoxe La proclamation de la mort du cinéma, mais aussi son affirmation comme art de l’artifice Les parcours urbains Pour qui n’a pas eu la chance d’assister au colloque niçois organisé en février 2009 en présence du cinéaste lui-même, il est quand même possible de rencontrer Peter Greenaway et de recueillir ses propos dans le précieux bonus du DVD consacré au film Le cuisinier, le voleur, sa femme e...

  2. Affaire Khlaifia et autres v. Italie: Estándares del debido proceso aplicados al procedimiento administrativo de migraciones y expulsión

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    Full Text Available En septiembre de 2015, el Tribunal Europeo de Derechos Humanos resolvió el caso caratulado Affaire Khlaifia et autres v. Italie (Caso Khlaifia y otros c. Italia, relativo al reclamo presentado contra Italia por la retención ilegal, condiciones de detención, e infracciones al debido proceso de migrantes tunecinos que ingresaron ilegalmente al país, a través de embarcaciones ligeras. El fallo es sumamente interesante, pues analiza ciertos estándares jurídicos que deben aplicarse al procedimiento administrativo observado por el Estado, para la expulsión del país de los inmigrantes. El presente trabajo busca identificar los principales criterios establecidos en la sentencia, y compararlos con los estándares establecidos previamente por la doctrina y los otros sistemas de derechos humanos.

  3. La convergence des rôles respectifs des relationnistes et des journalistes influence-t-elle la perception qu'ils ont les uns des autres?

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    Valentini, Chiara

    2017-01-01

    la convergence des rôles respectifs des praticiens des relations publiques et des journalistes a un effet favorable sur la perception qu’ils ont les uns des autres. L’effet est plus marqué chez les praticiens des relations publiques, car leur vision de la profession en journalisme correspond à celle...... profession et de celle de leurs contreparties? Comment perçoivent-ils leurs rôles, leurs méthodes de travail et leurs interactions? Nous avons employé une méthode mixte, comprenant des entretiens en personne et des enquêtes en ligne, afin de recueillir et d’analyser les données. Les résultats indiquent que...

  4. Fuel Cells and Other Emerging Manportable Power Technologies for the NATO Warfighter. Part 1: Power Sources for Manportable/Manwearable Applications (Piles a combustible et autres technologies portatives d’alimentation en energie pour les combattants de l’OTAN - Partie 1: Sources d’alimentation pour les applications transportables/portables par l’homme)

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    Manwearable Applications ( Piles à combustible et autres technologies portatives d’alimentation en énergie pour les combattants de l’OTAN − Partie...Power Technologies for the NATO Warfighter – Part I: Power Sources for Manportable/ Manwearable Applications ( Piles à combustible et autres... Piles à combustible et autres technologies portatives d’alimentation en énergie pour les combattants de l’OTAN – Partie I : Sources

  5. Machine utilisation and operation experience with Jet from 1983

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    Green, B.J.; Chuilon, P.; Noble, B.; Saunders, R.; Webberley, D.

    1989-01-01

    The operation of JET commenced in June 1983 and is scheduled until the end of 1992. This seemingly long period is actually quite limited when compared with the time needed to implement and commission the planned machine enhancements, and pursue research and developments which result from the experiments. There is an ever-present urgency to make the best use of the machine. 1983-84 was a learning period and only in 1985 was it felt worthwhile to adopt double-shift day working. Data has been compiled and analysed for utilisation of the machine, delays in terms of time lost and systems involved, and number and frequency of machine pulses. This paper presents an overall picture of machine availability and utilisation. It describes the JET operational arrangements and the experience of system faults. Finally, it draws conclusions and identifies lessons learned which may be relevant to the next stage of fusion power development

  6. Factors associated with inappropriate utilisation of emergency department services.

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    Selasawati, H G; Naing, L; Wan Aasim, W A; Winn, T; Rusli, B N

    2007-01-01

    This study was carried out to determine the associated factors and the reasons for inappropriate utilisation of Emergency Department (ED) services at Universiti Sains Malaysia Hospital. A case-control study was conducted with 170 cases from ED and 170 controls from the Outpatient Department (OPD). A self-administered questionnaire was designed and used to obtain sociodemographic data, knowledge on the functions of ED and OPD, health seeking attitude and behaviour, and reasons for seeking treatment at ED. The study found that gender, marital status, family size, shift work, perceived illness, and knowledge on the role and functions of ED and OPD were significant associated factors. The three most common reasons for inappropriate utilisation of ED were as follows: "due to severity of illness" (85%), "can't go to OPD during office hours" (42%), and "ED near my house" (27%).

  7. Machine utilisation and operation experience with JET from 1983

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    Green, B.J.; Chuilon, P.; Noble, B.; Saunders, R.; Webberley, D.

    1989-01-01

    The operation of JET commenced in June 1983 and is scheduled until the end of 1992. This seemingly long period is actually quite limited when compared with the time needed to implement and commission the planned machine enhancements, and pursue research and developments which result from the experiments. There is an ever-present urgency to make the use of the machine. 1983-84 was a learning period and only in 1985 was it felt worthwhile to adopt double-shift day working. Data has been compiled and analysed for utilisation of the machine, delays in terms of time lost and system involved, and number and frequency of machine pulses. This paper presents an overall picture of machine availability and utilisation. It describes the JET operational arrangements and the experience of system faults. Finally, it draws conclusions and identifies lessons learned which may be relevant to the next stage of fusion power development. (author). 9 figs

  8. HIV counselling and testing utilisation and attitudes of male inmates ...

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    Lelaka C Motshabi MPH , Professor Supa Pengpid MSc DrPH MBA a & Professor Karl Peltzer PhD DrHabil b kpeltzer@hsrc.ac.za

    2011-09-03

    Sep 3, 2011 ... Cette étude a mis en avant certains défis et avantages dans le domaine de la promotion sanitaire et de la prévention du VIH en centre correctionnel concernant les services de CDV. Mots clés: Services de conseil et de dépistage du VIH, utilisation, attitudes, satisfaction, détenus en centre carcéral, Afrique ...

  9. Caracterisation geotechnique du sable silteux utilise en couche de ...

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    Le présent travail a pour objectif de déterminer les performances mécaniques en termes de portance CBR, de résistance en compression et en traction des sables silteux du Togo et du Benin afin d'envisager la possibilité d'utilisation de ce matériaux dans les couches d'assise des routes. 24 échantillons prélevés au sud du ...

  10. Problematique De L\\'utilisation Des Engrais Mineraux Dans Les ...

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    Aussi, le souhait des trois quarts des riziculteurs enquêtés est-il d\\'utiliser ces engrais chimiques. Mais, compte tenu du coût élevé et de la faiblesse du pouvoir d\\'achat de la population rurale, les engrais ne sont pas effectivement utilisés. Les quelques riziculteurs enquêtés, qui ont déjà utilisés les engrais chimiques, ont ...

  11. Healthcare utilisation and empowerment among women in Liberia.

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    Sipsma, Heather; Callands, Tamora A; Bradley, Elizabeth; Harris, Benjamin; Johnson, Billy; Hansen, Nathan B

    2013-11-01

    Many efforts have been undertaken to improve access to healthcare services in low-income settings; nevertheless, underutilisation persists. Women's lack of empowerment may be a central reason for underutilisation, but empirical literature establishing this relationship is sparse. We conducted a cross-sectional study using data from the 2007 Liberia Demographic and Health Survey. Our sample included all non-pregnant women who were currently married or living with a partner (N=3925 unweighted). We used multivariate logistic regression to assess the associations between constructs derived from the Theory of Gender and Power (TGP) and healthcare utilisation. Two-thirds of women (65.6%) had been to a healthcare facility for herself or her children in the past 12 months. Constructs from the three major theoretical structures were associated with healthcare utilisation. Women with no education, compared with women with some education, were less likely to have been to a healthcare facility (OR=0.76; 95% CI 0.62 to 0.93) as were women who had experienced sexual abuse (OR=0.65; 95% CI 0.45 to 0.95) and women who were married (OR=0.69, 95% CI 0.54 to 0.88). Women in higher wealth quintiles, compared with women in the next lower wealth quintile, and women with more decision-making power had greater odds of having been to a healthcare facility (OR=1.22; 95% CI 1.10 to 1.36 and OR=1.10; 95% CI 1.01 to 1.20; respectively). Strong associations exist between healthcare utilisation and empowerment among women in Liberia, and gender imbalances are prevalent. This fundamental issue likely needs to be addressed before large-scale improvement in health service utilisation can be expected.

  12. Health care utilisation by ethnic minorities in the Netherlands.

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    Uiters, E.H.; Devillé, W.; Groenewegen, P.P.; Foets, M.

    2003-01-01

    Background: An increasing number of migrants is living in Europe, but little is known about their access to health care services. Research indicates that the health care utilisation of migrants differs from the native population. However, most studies were undertaken in a local setting and included a relatively small numbers of migrants. Therefore, we decided to conduct a survey among the four largest groups of migrants in the Netherlands, in addition to a national representative health surve...

  13. Determinants of private healthcare utilisation and expenditure patterns in India

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    Barik, Debasis; Desai, Sonalde

    2014-01-01

    In India, a substantial investment has been made in developing community-based programmes, such as Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), and networks of village-level health workers. In spite of these efforts, growth utilisation of government services has failed to keep pace with the private sector, particularly in the past two decades. The results presented in this paper show that Indian families, even poor families, receive most of their medical care from private practitioners. Mate...

  14. Comparison of Predicted pKa Values for Some Amino-Acids, Dipeptides and Tripeptides, Using COSMO-RS, ChemAxon and ACD/Labs Methods Comparaison des valeurs de pKa de quelques acides aminés, dipeptides et tripeptides, prédites en utilisant les méthodes COSMO-RS, ChemAxon et ACD/Labs

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    2013-05-01

    as peptides. The final goal of this study is to use the pKa values in a predictive thermodynamics model for products of interest in food industry. For this purpose, the effects of several factors (like conformations set treatment in COSMO-RS calculations, ionic strength effect that can affect the comparison between observed and predicted pKa data are discussed. Les valeurs de constantes d’acidité (pKa jouent un rôle très important, en particulier dans l’industrie alimentaire. Les propriétés chimiques des molécules dépendent significativement de leurs états d’ionisation. La plupart des molécules sont capables de gagner et/ou perdre un proton dans les solutions aqueuses. Ce transfert de proton apparaît la plupart du temps entre l’eau et un atome ionisable de la molécule organique. La réponse de la molécule à la protonation ou à la déprotonation dépend significativement du site concerné par le transfert de proton. La distribution partielle des charges dans la molécule varie également en fonction des sites actifs pour la protonation du couple acide; base. Par conséquent on peut l’utiliser pour déterminer le pKa d’une molécule. Dans un premier temps, nous avons utilisé la méthode COSMO-RS, une combinaison du modèle de solvatation diélectrique (COSMO et d’un traitement de thermodynamique statistique pour des solvants plus réels (RS, pour prédire les constantes de dissociation de 50 molécules environ (des acides aminés, des dipeptides et des tripeptides. Les résultats de pKa obtenus ont été comparés aux valeurs expérimentales, ainsi qu’aux valeurs de pKa prédites par deux autres méthodes. Nous avons utilisé respectivement la méthode ChemAxon, utilisant un programme basé sur le calcul des charges partielles des atomes d’une molécule, et la méthode ACD/Labs qui permet de déterminer des valeurs de pKa pour chaque centre de dissociation en considérant que le reste de la molécule est neutre, en utilisant une base de

  15. The Utilisation of Music by Casino Managers: An Interview Study.

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    Bramley, Stephanie; Dibben, Nicola; Rowe, Richard

    2016-12-01

    Music is ubiquitous in retail and commercial environments, with some managers believing that music can enhance the customer experience, increase footfall and sales and improve consumer satisfaction. Casino gambling is popular in the United Kingdom and anecdotal evidence suggests that music is often present. However, little is known about the rationale for music use from the perspective of casino managers. In this study semi-structured interviews were conducted with five casino managers to establish their motivations for utilising music, the factors informing their choice of music and the extent to which music is used with the intention of influencing gambling behaviour. Results showed that casino managers utilised two types of music-recorded background music, often sourced via external music supply companies and live music. Live music was often situated away from the gaming floor and used primarily to accompany participation in non-gambling activities. Recorded background music was not used with the direct aim of influencing customers' gambling behaviour, but to create the right atmosphere for gambling and to promote certain moods within the casinos. To achieve these aims casino managers manipulated the tempo, volume and genre of the recorded background music. Casino managers also reported that some gamblers listen to music via portable music players, possibly with the intention of customising their gambling experience. This study is unique as it has provided a first-hand account of casino managers' implicit theories with regards to why they utilise music and the roles which music is considered to fulfil in casinos.

  16. Environmental aspects of the geothermal energy utilisation in Poland

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    Sowiżdżał, Anna; Tomaszewska, Barbara; Drabik, Anna

    2017-11-01

    Geothermal energy is considered as a strategic and sustainable source of renewable energy that can be effectively managed in several economic sectors. In Poland, despite the abundant potential of such resources, its share in the energy mix of renewable energy sources remains insubstantial. The utilisation of geothermal resources in Poland is related to the hydrogeothermal resources, however, numerous researches related to petrogeothermal energy resources are being performed. The utilisation of each type of energy, including geothermal, has an impact on the natural environment. In case of the effective development of geothermal energy resources, many environmental benefits are pointed out. The primary one is the extraction of clean, green energy that is characterised by the zero-emission rate of pollutants into the atmosphere, what considering the current environmental pollution in many Polish cities remains the extremely important issue. On the other hand, the utilisation of geothermal energy might influence the natural environment negatively. Beginning from the phase of drilling, which strongly interferes with the local landscape or acoustic climate, to the stage of energy exploitation. It should be noted that the efficient and sustainable use of geothermal energy resources is closely linked with the current law regulations at national and European level.

  17. Barriers to research utilisation among forensic mental health nurses.

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    Carrion, Maria; Woods, Phil; Norman, Ian

    2004-08-01

    This study used a cross-sectional, descriptive design to identify barriers to research utilisation among forensic mental health nurses. A postal questionnaire was sent to the total population of 88 registered nurses working in a forensic mental health hospital in the UK. Forty-seven responded representing a response rate of 53%. Results showed that the greatest barriers to research utilisation were those related to the characteristics of the setting in which nurses work or the personal characteristics of nurses themselves, which seems to be consistent with previous studies undertaken in the area. However, the nurses reported it especially difficult to trust what research shows because they feel that it is not always possible to apply those findings to their particular work environment. The main implications for policy are a need for an increase in support from management, programmes of advanced education to provide nurses with research skills, an improvement in accessibility and availability of research reports and an increase in time available to read and implement research. The main suggestions for future research are that qualitative studies should be carried out to attain a better understanding of mental health nurses' attitudes towards research utilisation. Copyright 2004 Elsevier Ltd.

  18. Issues and challenges of the development of petroleum products distribution sector in Algeria; Les enjeux et les defis du developpement du secteur de la distribution des produits petroliers en Algerie

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    Akretche, Said

    2010-09-15

    The petroleum products distribution sector in Algeria is experiencing profound changes. The economic growth has brought an increase and a diversification of petroleum products consumption. Reforms on the opening of the sector to competition and regulations have allowed progress, especially in the promotion of clean products. Naftal invested in a transformation and modernization process to adapt to the new context and align itself with the worldwide best practices. This plan expects important investments for the promotion of clean products and the development of a ducting transport network to limit the environmental damage. [French] Le secteur de la distribution des produits petroliers en Algerie connait des mutations profondes. La croissance economique a induit une augmentation et une diversification de la consommation des produits petroliers. Les reformes portant ouverture du secteur a la concurrence et regulation ont permis des avancees notamment dans la promotion des produits propres. Naftal a engage un processus de transformation et modernisation pour s'adapter au nouveau contexte et s'aligner sur les meilleures pratiques mondiales. Ce plan prevoit d'importants investissements pour la promotion des produits propres et la realisation d'un reseau de transport par canalisation pour limiter les atteintes environnementales.

  19. L’adoption des produits cosmétiques par les consommateurs camerounais: La forte incidence de la nouveauté perçue, de l’innovativité, de l’implication et des valeurs

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    Full Text Available Cet article se propose d’améliorer la compréhension de l’influence des variables individuelles et perceptuelles, sur le processus de décision d’achat d’un produit nouveau par le consommateur, puisque ces variables n’ont pas le même comportement selon les types de consommateurs. Une enquête confirmatoire menée auprès de 1005 consommateurs de produits cosmétiques au Cameroun, montre que, le type de nouveauté (incrémentale ou radicale, son utilité perçue et certaines variables individuelles (l’innovativité, l’implication, et les valeurs, jouent un rôle déterminant sur l’adoption du nouveau produit cosmétique. Des recommandations sont formulées pour améliorer la communication sur les nouveaux produits cosmétiques

  20. Life cycle assessment of peat utilisation in Finland

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    Maelkki, H.

    1997-01-01

    Environmental issues related to the production of peat and its use in energy generation have been the subject of public debate and research over the past few years in Finland. Peat is both an indigenous and a locally utilised fuel. Finland has no fossil fuel resources, and the transportation distances of imported fuels into Finland are normally long. In Finland the large peat resources can be utilised locally and peat-burning power plants are situated near the peatlands. Peat production and energy conversion methods are being continuously developed to make use of the environmentally and technically best available technology. In Finland peat formation exceeds peat utilisation and an increase in peat utilisation is therefore sustainable. The life cycle assessment concept gives an opportunity to evaluate and improve the environmental quality of peat utilisation options. The study focuses on an inventory analysis, but some of the most common methods of impact assessment with valuation are also included. The study also includes a comparison of fossil fuels and a discussion part. All the calculated results are based on net emissions. The background emissions of natural peatland are subtracted from the emissions of the utilisation phases. Milled peat and sod peat are reported in this study. Horticultural peat is studied simultaneously, but it will be reported later. The Sod Wave, Haku and Tehoturve methods are studied for the production of peat. The power plants of the study are Kempele heating plant and Rauhalahti cogeneration plant. The functional unit is 1 MWh produced total energy. The temporal boundaries vary from 112 to 128 years, depending on the peat production methods used. The restoration time is 100 years in all options. The emissions of greenhouse gases are based on the reports of The Finnish Research Programme on Climate Change. The water emissions are based on control monitoring reports from 1994 and 1995. The water emissions of the restoration phase are

  1. État des connaissances sur le traitement thermique des produits lourds State of the Art of the Thermal Treatment of Heavy Products

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    Blouri B.

    2006-01-01

    Après rappel du traitement thermique des hydrocarbures comme un moyen de viscoréduction des charges lourdes, craquage en oléfines gazeuses, ou pyrolyse totale en gaz de synthèse, le mécanisme réactionnel de vapocraquage des produits lourds constitue la première partie de l'article. Le craquage des huiles lourdes s'effectue selon un mécanisme radicalaire, tandis que les dépôts de carbone sont formés par des réactions de cycloadditions et polycondensations à des températures moyennes et par l'i...

  2. Pour une valorisation durable des produits forestiers non ligneux Cas des faciès à romarin de l’Oriental du Maroc

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    NAGGAR, Mustapha; IHARCHINE, Khalid

    2015-01-01

    International audience; Actuellement, il est généralement admis que les produits forestiers non ligneux (PFNL), particulièrement tel que le romarin, ont un rôle important à jouer dans la création d'activités génératrices de revenus au profit de la population locale et par conséquent dans la préservation et le développement des écosystèmes forestiers. Dans la partie orientale du Maroc, le romarin (Rosmarinus officinalis) une espèce de la famille des Labiées est très répandue, et s'étend sur pl...

  3. Modélisation hydro-thermique 2D d'un produit fortement déformable lors du séchage convectif

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    Hassini , Lamine; Azzouz , Soufiene; Belghith , Ali

    2007-01-01

    International audience; Le but de ce travail est de simuler en 2D l'évolution de la teneur en eau, de la température, de la taille et de la forme géométrique d'un produit fortement déformable lors du séchage convectif. Le modèle écrit dans un repère fixe, consiste en une équation de conservation de la phase solide, une équation de diffusion/convection de l'eau liquide et une équation de conduction/convection de chaleur, couplées par la vitesse de contraction de la phase solide due au retrait....

  4. Mémento de spécification géométrique des produits les normes ISO-GPS

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    Charpentier, Frédéric

    2012-01-01

    Repensée globalement à travers un nouveau contexte normatif, la spécification géométrique des produits constitue une activité stratégique pour toute industrie mécanique. En compulsant les derniers développements des normes ISO-GPS dans un document synthétique et facile d’usage, ce mémento s’adresse aux enseignants et étudiants des filières industrielles et mécaniques : il permet de décoder et/ou de mettre en place une spécification géométrique sans ambigüités ; il fait référence aux derniers textes normatifs ; il établit un lien avec la métrologie.

  5. Etude nutritive des plats alimentaires et des produits laitiers dans la région de l'extrème-nord Cameroun

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    Ponka, Roger

    2013-01-01

    Au cours de ce stage effectué du 06 Novembre 2012 au 01 février 2013, à l’’Unité Mixte de Recherche Science et Technologie du Lait et de l’oeuf de l’INRA Agrocampus-Ouest de Rennes (France), nous avons déterminé la composition nutritionnelle des plats alimentaires et des produits laitiers de la région de l’Extrême-Nord du Cameroun. Ainsi, les teneurs en protéines, lipides, minéraux, acides aminés, vitamines ont été déterminées par les méthodes de référence. La table de composition des aliment...

  6. Transgressions d’immigrés pour l’accès à d’autres « places » dans la société

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    Zaïha Zeroulou

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Prendre la décision d’émigrer est un acte de transgression qui implique des processus de rupture, de remise en cause des normes traditionnelles. L’émigration déclenche une dynamique de transgressions plurielles qui met en jeu les capacités à agir des immigrés pour s’émanciper du groupe d’origine et réaliser le rêve «d’une vie autre» ailleurs. S’appropriant l’héritage parental des «compétences d’émigration», les enfants s’inscrivent dans la continuité en refusant la «condition immigrée». Fortement diplômés, ils occupent des «places» socialement valorisées. Immigrant transgression allowing access to other « roles » in society Abstract: Deciding to emigrate is an act of transgression that involves breaking away and challenging traditional norms. Emigrating triggers a multiple transgressions dynamic that jeopardizes the immigrants' ability to cut off ties with their group of origin and to realize the dream of “another life” elsewhere. Children appropriate the parental legacy of “emigration skills” which they are perpetuating by refusing the “immigrant condition”. Highly qualified, they occupy socially valued “roles”.

  7. Original Paper Utilisation des paramètres biochimiques pour la ...

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    La caractérisation biochimique de 11 cultivars de bissap a été menée afin de comparer leurs teneurs en éléments nutritifs et de déterminer la meilleure période de récolte des feuilles. Les plants ont été produits au. Centre pour le Développement de l'Horticulture (CDH) suivant les recommandations du guide de production.

  8. 25 Utilisation d'un nouveau bio-floculant extrait de cactus marocain ...

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    chlorure de fer et sulfate d'alumine), ... Maroc. Le produit à l'état naturel est un liquide visqueux de coloration verte, de pH = 6.5, miscible à l'eau, ... Dans ce travail, l'extraction du floculant organique a été réalisé selon les étapes suivantes : • Broyage ...

  9. Language and utilisation of emergency care in Queensland.

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    Mahmoud, Ibrahim; Hou, Xiang-Yu; Chu, Kevin; Clark, Michele

    2013-02-01

    To compare access and utilisation of EDs in Queensland public hospitals between people who speak only English at home and those who speak another language at home. A retrospective analysis of a Queensland statewide hospital ED dataset (ED Information System) from 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2010 was conducted. Access to ED care was measured by the proportion of the state's population attending EDs. Logistic regression analyses were performed to determine the relationships between ambulance use and language, and between hospital admission and language, both after adjusting for age, sex and triage category. The ED utilisation rate was highest in English only speakers (290 per 1000 population), followed by Arabic speakers (105), and lowest among German speakers (30). Compared with English speakers, there were lower rates of ambulance use in Chinese (odds ratio 0.50, 95% confidence interval, 0.47-0.54), Vietnamese (0.87, 0.79-0.95), Arabic (0.87, 0.78-0.97), Spanish (0.56, 0.50-0.62), Italian (0.88, 0.80-0.96), Hindi (0.61, 0.53-0.70) and German (0.87, 0.79-0.90) speakers. Compared with English speakers, German speakers had higher admission rates (odds ratio 1.17, 95% confidence interval, 1.02-1.34), whereas there were lower admission rates in Chinese (0.90, 0.86-0.99), Arabic (0.76, 0.67-0.85) and Spanish (0.83, 0.75-0.93) speakers. This study showed that there was a significant association between lower utilisation of emergency care and speaking languages other than English at home. Further researches are needed using in-depth methodology to investigate if there are language barriers in accessing emergency care in Queensland. © 2012 The Authors. EMA © 2012 Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and Australasian Society for Emergency Medicine.

  10. Utilising heat from nuclear waste for space heating

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    Deacon, D.

    1982-01-01

    A heating unit utilising the decay heat from irradiated material comprises a storage envelope for the material associated with a heat exchange system, means for producing a flow of air over the heat exchange system to extract heat from the material, an exhaust duct capable of discharging the heated air to the atmosphere, and means for selectively diverting at least some of the heated air to effect the required heating. With the flow of air over the heat exchange system taking place by a natural thermosyphon process the arrangement is self regulating and inherently reliable. (author)

  11. Donor Blood Procurement and Utilisation at the University of Benin ...

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    Les dossiers du service de la transfusion sanguine de l\\'hôpital ont été étudiés pour identifier les méthodes d\\'obtention et d\\'utilisation du sang à partir du 1er janvier 2000 jusqu\\'au 31 décembre 2002. Au total, 11,021 unités de sang ont été obtenu dans le service de transfusion sanguine au cours de la période.

  12. Feasibility study for an innovative industrial red mud utilisation method.

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    Kounalakis, Petros; Aravossis, Konstantinos; Karayianni, ChS

    2016-02-01

    Red mud is a high volume industrial waste, and its management poses a unique challenge. For the utilisation of red mud, an economical, energy saving, environmental friendly and widely applicable method has been found. The proposed novel method is purely chemical, and achieves the recovery of all the oxides contained in red mud totally and transforms them into high value added products. The present work shows that an investment in an industrial plant, treating red mud and turning a toxic industrial waste in commercial products, is safe and viable. © The Author(s) 2015.

  13. Encres anciennes: utilisation non conventionnelle d'aliments

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    Bouchat, Isabelle; Wymeersch, Noémie; Bchir, Brahim; Destree, Caroline; Burette, Anne; Olive, Gilles

    2013-01-01

    International audience; De tout temps l'homme utilise des pigments pour peindre. Il y a 27.000 ans déjà, près de Marseille, dans la grotte Cosquer, des fresques furent peintes par des hommes préhistoriques. Il existe deux grandes catégories de pigments et colorants: les naturels et les artificiels. La première catégories contient les pigments minéraux tels que les argiles (ocre jaune ou rouge, argile verte ou brune) mais aussi des pierres (lapis lazuli (bleu)) et les pigments organiques d'ori...

  14. Croissance vegetative et initiation fructifere in vitro de Pleurotus cornucopiae (Paul. ex Fr) : effets des ions acetate et ammonium compares a d'autres sources carbonees et azotees

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    Le pleurote en corne d’abondance a fait l’objet récemment de plusieurs études concernant sa nutrition in vitro, son écologie et ses possibilités de culture sur substrat organique. La présente étude a pour but de préciser l’utilisation de certains sels organiques et celle d’azote ammoniacal par Pleurotus cornucopiae pour sa croissance et son initiation fructifère. Cette alimentation est comparée à celle fournie par certains acides aminés utilisés classiquement dans le milieu de culture. On ...

  15. Le temps avec les autres

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    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available The article follows the mutation suffered by the issue of alterity from Husserl to Heidegger and from Heidegger to Lévinas, envisaging it starting from temporality. We aim at replacing the question “Where is the other?” – that betrays the spatializing presuppositions of description – with “When is the other?” that can be clarified starting from the question “When are we together?”. Rather than deducing from the issue of co-presence, the final postponement of all attempt to conceive intersubjectivity in terms of contemporaneity, we subject it to an analysis that raises again the theme of world-time starting from an attention that testifies to the multiple layers thatconstitute temporality and the plurality of durations that intertwine in it.

  16. L’utilisation de la pierre dans la construction rurale en Normandie aux époques médiévale et moderne

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    Laurent Dujardin

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available L’utilisation de la pierre dans les bâtiments ruraux anciens de Normandie est mal documentée et varie fortement selon leur localisation dans la province. La méthode d’étude adoptée consiste à partir du matériau lui-même et de son origine, à observer les bâtiments ruraux anciens, et enfin à confronter les observations aux sources écrites (tabellionnages, terriers, sources narratives, comptes de construction… et aux données de l’archéologie. Si un grand nombre de paramètres interviennent dans l’utilisation et dans la provenance des pierres, il est avéré que, lorsque la géologie le permet, on fit systématiquement appel aux ressources locales pour l’édification du blocage des murs. A côté des exploitations approvisionnant une ou quelques paroisses existaient des carrières produisant des pierres de meilleure qualité, des produits finis ou semi-finis. Enfin, la construction rurale fait appel pour des usages particuliers à des pierres plus lointaines qui sont diffusées à partir de grands centres de production en nombre limité.The use of stone in Normandy’s old rural buildings is not well documented. These uses vary widely from one part of the province to another. The method applied to study these uses was to articulate the study on the material itself and its quarry origins, to observe the old rural buildings in the field and to confront these observations with written sources (‘tabellionnages’, land registers, narrative sources, building accounts… and with archaeological evidence. Although many considerations are at play in the use and provenance of the stones, it is clear that when geology permitted it, local resources were used whenever possible for the structural walls. Alongside stone quarries which supplied one or several parishes, other quarries produced higher quality stone and finished or semi-finished products. Finally, for certain specific uses, rural construction used stones from further

  17. Landscape Utilisation, Animal Behaviour and Hendra Virus Risk.

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    Field, H E; Smith, C S; de Jong, C E; Melville, D; Broos, A; Kung, N; Thompson, J; Dechmann, D K N

    2016-03-01

    Hendra virus causes sporadic fatal disease in horses and humans in eastern Australia. Pteropid bats (flying-foxes) are the natural host of the virus. The mode of flying-fox to horse transmission remains unclear, but oro-nasal contact with flying-fox urine, faeces or saliva is the most plausible. We used GPS data logger technology to explore the landscape utilisation of black flying-foxes and horses to gain new insight into equine exposure risk. Flying-fox foraging was repetitious, with individuals returning night after night to the same location. There was a preference for fragmented arboreal landscape and non-native plant species, resulting in increased flying-fox activity around rural infrastructure. Our preliminary equine data logger study identified significant variation between diurnal and nocturnal grazing behaviour that, combined with the observed flying-fox foraging behaviour, could contribute to Hendra virus exposure risk. While we found no significant risk-exposing difference in individual horse movement behaviour in this study, the prospect warrants further investigation, as does the broader role of animal behaviour and landscape utilisation on the transmission dynamics of Hendra virus.

  18. Analysis of Energy Utilisation in Malaysian Oil Palm Mechanisation Operation

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    Azwan, M.B.; Norasikin, A.L.; Rahim, S.A.; Norman, K.; Salmah, J.

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this study is to examine the energy used in Malaysian oil palm plantation operations, especially on fuel consumption in farm mechanisation practices. This benchmark study was conducted based on the energy input-output methodology. The results found that 258 GJ of input energy was required to produce 20 t ha -1 yr -1 of fresh fruit bunches (FFB). The energy was dominated by chemical fertilisers (66 %), followed by labour (21 %), machinery (10 %), fuel consumption (2 %), and chemical herbicide (0.5 %), with an energyuse efficiency of 62 %. A survey on the fuel consumption in the mechanisation practices was conducted at several oil palm estates. The results showed that almost 2.5 GJ ha -1 yr -1 of diesel fuel was consumed, which is equivalent to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of approximately 133 kg CO 2 -eq ha -1 yr -1 . The economic indicator was also studied to consider the types of energy improvement initiative that should be taken. This study suggested utilising renewable energy and greener energy technology such as electric powertrain charged via renewable energy source for farm mechanisation operations. It is expected that almost 9.8 kg CO 2 -eq ha -1 yr -1 of GHG emission saving and a significant amount of improvement in operational costs could be achieved by utilising the technology. (author)

  19. Utilisation of iron ore tailings as aggregates in concrete

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    Francis Atta Kuranchie

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Sustainable handling of iron ore tailings is of prime concern to all stakeholders who are into iron ore mining. This study seeks to add value to the tailings by utilising them as a replacement for aggregates in concrete. A concrete mix of grade 40 MPa was prepared in the laboratory with water–cement ratio of 0.5. The concrete were cured for 1, 2, 3, 7, 14 and 28 days. The properties of the concrete such as workability, durability, density, compressive strength and indirect tensile strength were tested. A controlled mix of concrete was also prepared in similar way using conventional materials and the results were compared with the tailings concrete. It was found that the iron ore tailings may be utilised for complete replacement for conventional aggregates in concrete. The iron ore tailings aggregates concrete exhibited a good mechanical strength and even in the case of compressive strength, there was an improvement of 11.56% over conventional aggregates concrete. The indirect tensile strength did not improve against the control mix due high content of fines in the tailings aggregates but showed 4.8% improvement compared with the previous study where the conventional fine aggregates was partially replaced by 20% with iron ore tailings.

  20. Gas Well Testing Analysis Using Finite-Difference Models and Optimization Techniques Analyse d'essais de puits de gaz par des modèles utilisant la méthode des différences finies et par des techniques d'optimisation

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    Darderes E. A.

    2006-11-01

    paramètres à partir d'essais de puits de gaz. Une des plus performantes est l'analyse du régime pseudo-permanent pour lequel on trouve, sur un graphique semi-logarithmique, une relation linéaire entre la pseudo-pression d'un gaz réel et le temps. Une autre méthode est l'ajustement à des courbes types. Les deux méthodes présentent l'inconvénient de ne pouvoir être rigoureusement appliquées qu'à des cas spécifiques. Cet article expose une méthode générale permettant d'analyser les données des essais de puits par ajustement automatisé des courbes types. Elle est basée sur le meilleur accord d'un modèle numérique avec les données obtenues dans les essais de puits de gaz grâce à des techniques d'optimisation. Le modèle numérique fournit la solution d'une équation différentielle à dérivées partielles du 2e ordre et fortement non linéaire qui régit le flux radial des gaz réels vers un puits de production. L'équation différentielle est résolue par la méthode des différences finies en tenant compte des variations des propriétés des gaz avec la pression. Pour simuler n'importe quel type d'essais de puits de gaz, on impose des conditions initiales et aux limites appropriées. On minimise les différences résiduelles entre les pressions réelles mesurées pendant l'essai et les pressions calculées par la méthode des moindres carrés. On utilise deux techniques d'optimisation pour obtenir la meilleure estimation des paramètres qui minimisent la somme des carrés des résidus : la méthode monovariante de Fibonacci [1] et la méthode polyvariante de Marquardt [1, 2]. On applique ce mode opératoire à des essais de puits menés à un débit constant et à deux débits constants. Les résultats numériques concordent très bien avec les données des essais de puits.

  1. L’amitié dans la relation ethnographique. Traitement de l’individu et rapport à l’autre dans les groupes locaux de Hijra (Delhi, Inde

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    Emmanuelle Novello

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available L’amitié dans la relation ethnographique. Traitement de l’individu et rapport à l’autre dans les groupes locaux de Hijra (Delhi, Inde. « Tu es mon amie. Tu es la seule qui me comprenne. » Ces mots, toujours les mêmes, sont revenus sans cesse lors de l’enquête ethnographique que j’ai menée auprès des Hijra de Delhi. Les Hijra forment une catégorie sociale panindienne. Elles sont nées biologiquement hommes ou hermaphrodites, s’habillent et se parent continuellement comme des femmes et, parfois, sont émasculées. Les ethnologues parlent parfois de leur relation avec leurs informateurs en terme d’amitié sans que cette relation soit exprimée et pensée comme telle par ces derniers. Qu’en est-il lorsque la société étudiée désigne l’ethnologue en tant qu’ami et lorsque cette désignation transforme la nature des rapports qu’elle entretenait auparavant avec lui ? L’étude de l’amitié que les Hijra me proposèrent fournira, en premier lieu, un exemple de la façon dont l’ethnologue peut se trouver engagé dans ce rapport affectif. Il s’agira de qualifier cette relation ethnographique par la description du processus d’évolution de mon rôle d’une part, et par l’examen des comportements et des pratiques qui la sanctionnent et qui y sont engagés d’autre part. Cette réflexion sur les représentations et les valeurs auxquelles mes interlocutrices faisaient référence en me conférant la place d’amie, informera en second lieu sur le traitement de l’individu et de l’altérité prévalant dans la catégorie sociale « Hijra ».Friendship in ethnographical relations. Treatment of the individual and relation to the other in local groups of Hijra (Delhi, India. “You are my friend. You are the only person who understands me.” These words, always the same, were endlessly repeated during my ethnographical survey of the Hijra of Delhi. The Hijra form a pan-Indian social category. Born

  2. Évaluer l’intensité de l’utilisation des pesticides dans les colzas d’hiver : cas de la zone d’étude de Fénay

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Nous avons étudié l’utilisation de quatre groupes de pesticides (herbicides, insecticides, fongicides et régulateurs de croissance à partir d’enquêtes réalisées annuellement sur une petite zone agricole localisée en Côte d’Or. Les données relatives à 117 parcelles, appartenant à sept exploitants et cultivées en colza d’hiver ont été analysées pour la période 2004–2011. L’indice retenu pour caractériser l’usage des différents groupes de pesticides est l’indice de fréquence de traitement (IFT. Globalement, l’IFT total moyen est de 6,3 avec une amplitude de variation comprise entre 2,1 et 12,5. Il a augmenté entre 2004 et 2011 avec des variations importantes une même année et pour un même exploitant. L’application à la parcelle de trois groupes de pesticides est majoritaire (61 % des parcelles mais on trouve aussi des parcelles (25 % n’ayant reçu que deux groupes de pesticides (essentiellement herbicides et insecticides. L’intensité d’utilisation d’un groupe de pesticides est indépendante de l’intensité d’utilisation des autres groupes et du nombre de groupes de pesticides utilisés. Toutes les parcelles reçoivent au moins un traitement herbicide (IFTH moyen = 1,76 mais ce sont les insecticides qui sont les plus utilisés avec un IFTI moyen de 3,79. Ils contribuent en moyenne à plus de 55 % de l’IFT total alors que les herbicides ne contribuent qu’à 30 %.

  3. Developments in the utilisation of wind energy in Greece

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    Papadopoulos, A.M.; Glinou, G.L.; Papachristos, D.

    2008-01-01

    The utilisation of renewable energy sources, and wind energy in particular, can be described in Greece as a story of high expectations, intense initial entrepreneurial interest, delays in the start-up phase of projects and, some times, disappointments during the implementation procedure. Still, the current situation gives reasons for some optimism. This paper provides a review of the present technological background in wind generators, as found in the Greek market, as well as a detailed analysis of the legislative framework. Moreover, it aims to analyse the development of the process of granting investment and production permissions and their implementation since 1999. Thus, it is possible to identify the main reasons for the problems that occurred since the liberalisation of the electricity market and to account for the interest in wind energy. Finally, comments and proposals are formulated concerning the hidden barriers, the pertinent problems and the promising perspectives of the use of wind energy in Greece. (author)

  4. Geothermal energy utilisation in Slowakia and its future development

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    Sidorová Marína

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available Owing to favourable geological conditions Slovakia is a country abundant in occurrence of low-enthalpy sources. The government of the state sponsors new renewable ecological energy sources, among which belongs geothermal energy. Geothermal water is utilized for recreation (swimming pools, spas, agriculture (heating of greenhouses, fishing and heating of houses. Effectivity of utilisation is about 30 % due to its seasonal use. That is why the annual house-heating and hot water supply from geothermal sources are supported. Recently company Slovgeoterm has initiated heating of greenhouses in Podhajska and heating of hospital and 1231 flats in town Galanta. Nowadays, research for the biggest geothermal project in the Middle Europe – construction in Košice basin has started.

  5. Montelukast use-a 19-year nationwide drug utilisation study

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    Henriksen, Daniel Pilsgaard; Davidsen, Jesper Rømhild; Laursen, Christian B

    2017-01-01

    PURPOSE: Montelukast is a leukotriene receptor antagonist used in asthma and rhinitis treatment. Despite being marketed nearly two decades ago, little is known about its utilisation pattern. METHODS: Using the Danish National Prescription Registry, we identified subjects filling a montelukast...... montelukast initiators, 60% filled at least one prescription of short-acting beta-2-agonists (SABA) up to a year prior to montelukast initiation, and 49% filled a prescription of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS). Only 0.8% (n = 1148) of all individuals initiated montelukast without a redeemed prescription...... of short- or long-term inhalation therapy, systemic antihistamines, or nasal topical anti-allergic treatment. CONCLUSIONS: The usage of montelukast has increased over threefold since its market entry in 1998, mainly driven by an increased number of prevalent users. The majority of individuals who initiated...

  6. Experimental assessment and modelling of nitrate utilisation for primary sludge.

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    Avcioğlu, E; Sözen, S; Orhon, D; van Loosdrecht, M C M

    2002-01-01

    Electron acceptor utilisation potential of filtered primary sludge under anoxic conditions was experimentally investigated. Major kinetic and stoichiometric parameters were assessed by means of model evaluation of nitrate profile obtained in batch reactors. ASM1, modified for endogenous decay, and ASM3 were used for model simulation. Both models provided consistent interpretation of experimental data. ASM1 yielded mu(H) and Y(HD) values of 6.1 d(-1) and 0.64 g cell COD(g COD)(-1) respectively for heterotrophic anoxic growth. The corresponding storage mechanism associated with ASM3 could be characterised by a k(STO) of 13 g COD (g COD d)(-1) and a Y(STO) of 0.78 g COD(g COD)(-1). The high k(STO) value suggests re-evaluation of the concept of readily biodegradable substrate as defined in ASM3 and tested in the study.

  7. Hospital Resource Utilisation by Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia

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    McCarthy, S

    2017-09-01

    Little data is available on the resource utilisation of patients admitted with Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) in Ireland. A retrospective review of 50 randomly-selected patients admitted to Beaumont Hospital with CAP was undertaken. The mean length of stay of patients with CAP was 12 days (+\\/- 16 days). All patients were emergency admissions, all had a chest x-ray, a C-reactive protein blood test, and occupied a public bed at some point during admission. Common antimicrobial therapies were intravenous (IV) amoxicillin\\/clavulanic acid and oral clarithromycin; 60% received physiotherapy. The estimated mean cost of CAP per patient was €14,802.17. Costs arising from admission to hospital with CAP are substantial, but efforts can be undertaken to ensure that resources are used efficiently to improve patient care such as discharge planning and fewer in-hospital ward transfers

  8. Technologies for the utilisation of biogenic waste in the bioeconomy.

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    O'Callaghan, Kenneth

    2016-05-01

    A brief review has been done of technologies involved in the exploitation of biogenic wastes, in order to provide an introduction to the subject from the technological perspective. Biogenic waste materials and biomass have historically been utilised for thousands of years, but a new conversation is emerging on the role of these materials in modern bioeconomies. Due to the nature of the products and commodities now required, a modern bioeconomy is not simply a rerun of former ones. This new dialogue needs to help us understand how technologies for managing and processing biogenic wastes--both established and novel--should be deployed and integrated (or not) to meet the requirements of the sustainability, closed-loop and resource-security agendas that evidently sit behind the bioeconomy aspirations now being voiced in many countries and regions of the world. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. Sustainable utilisation of forest biomass for energy - Possibilities and problems

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    Stupak, I.; Asikainen, A.; Jonsell, M.

    2007-01-01

    The substitution of biomass for fossil fuels in energy consumption is a measure to mitigate global warming, as well as having other advantages. Political action plans for increased use exist at both European and national levels. This paper briefly reviews the contents of recommendations. guidelines...... restrict use for environmental reasons. Forest certification standards include indicators directly related to the utilisation of wood for energy under several criteria, with most occurences found under environmental criteria. Roles and problems in relation to policy, legislation, certification standards....... and other synthesis publications on Sustainable use of forest biomass for energy. Topics are listed and an overview of advantages. disadvantages, and trade-offs between them is given, from the viewpoint of society in general and the forestry or the Nordic and Baltic countries, the paper also identifies...

  10. Access and utilisation of healthcare services in rural Tanzania

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    Shayo, Elizabeth H.; Senkoro, Kesheni P.; Momburi, Romanus

    2016-01-01

    This study compared the access and utilisation of health services in public and non-public health facilities in terms of quality, equity and trust in the Mbarali district, Tanzania. Interviews, focus group discussions, and informal discussions were used to generate data. Of the 1836 respondents......, 1157 and 679 respondents sought healthcare services on their last visit at public or non-public health facilities, respectively. While 45.5% rated the quality of services to be good in both types of facilities, reported medicine shortages were more pronounced among those who visited public rather than...... was also found in the provider–client relationship satisfaction level between non-public (89.1%) and public facilities (74.7%) (OR = 2.8, CI: 1.5–5.0), indicating a level of lower trust in the later. Revised strategies are needed to ensure availability of medicines in public facilities, which are used...

  11. Ethanol production by recombinant and natural xylose-utilising yeasts

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    Eliasson, Anna

    2000-07-01

    The xylose-fermenting capacity of recombinant Saccharomyces cerevisiae carrying XYL1 and XYL2 from Pichia stipitis, which encode xylose reductase (XR) and xylitol dehydrogenase (XDH), respectively, is poor due to high xylitol formation. Whereas, P. stipitis exhibits high ethanol yield on xylose, the tolerance towards inhibitors in the lignocellulosic hydrolysate is low. A recombinant strain possessing the advantageous characteristics of both S. cerevisiae and P. stipitis would constitute a biocatalyst capable of efficient ethanol production from lignocellulosic hydrolysate. In the work presented in this thesis, factors influencing xylose fermentation in recombinant S. cerevisiae and in the natural xylose-fermenting yeast P. stipitis have been identified and investigated. Anaerobic xylulose fermentation was compared in strains of Zygosaccharomyces and S. cerevisiae, mutants and wild-type strains to identify host strain background and genetic modifications beneficial for xylose fermentation. The greatest positive effect was found for over-expression of the gene XKS1 for the pentose phosphate pathway (PPP) enzyme xylulokinase (XK), which increased the ethanol yield by almost 85%. The Zygosaccharomyces strains tested formed large amounts of polyols, making them unsuitable as host strains. The XR/XDH/XK ratio was found to determine whether carbon accumulated in a xylitol pool or was further utilised for ethanol production in recombinant xylose-utilising S. cerevisiae. Simulations, based on a kinetic model, and anaerobic xylose cultivation experiments implied that a 1:{>=}10:{>=}4 relation was optimal in minimising xylitol formation. Ethanol formation increased with decreasing XR/XDH ratio, whereas xylitol formation decreased and XK overexpression was necessary for adequate ethanol formation. Based on the knowledge of optimal enzyme ratios, a stable, xylose-utilising strain, S. cerevisiae TMB 3001, was constructed by chromosomal integration of the XYL1 and XYL2 genes

  12. The Social Acceptance of Carbon Dioxide Utilisation: A Review and Research Agenda

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    Jones, Christopher R., E-mail: c.r.jones@sheffield.ac.uk [UK Centre for Carbon Dioxide Utilisation (CDUUK), University of Sheffield, Sheffield (United Kingdom); Environment and Behaviour Research Group (EBRG), Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield (United Kingdom); Olfe-Kräutlein, Barbara; Naims, Henriette [Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Potsdam (Germany); Armstrong, Katy [UK Centre for Carbon Dioxide Utilisation (CDUUK), University of Sheffield, Sheffield (United Kingdom)

    2017-06-09

    CO{sub 2} utilisation technologies—also called carbon dioxide utilisation (CDU) and carbon capture and utilisation (CCU)—convert CO{sub 2}via physical, chemical, or biological processes into carbon-based products. CO{sub 2} utilisation technologies are viewed as a means of helping to address climate change and broadening the raw material base for commodities that can be sold to generate economic revenue. However, while technical research and development into the feasibility of CO{sub 2} utilisation options are accelerating rapidly; at present, there has been limited research into the social acceptance of the technology and CO{sub 2}-derived products. This review article outlines and explores three key dimensions of social acceptance (i.e., socio-political, market, and community acceptance) pertaining to innovation within CO{sub 2} utilisation. The article highlights the importance of considering issues of social acceptance as an aspect of the research, development, demonstration, and deployment process for CO{sub 2} utilisation and explores how key stakeholders operating on each dimension might affect the innovation pathways, investment, and siting decisions relating to CO{sub 2} utilisation facilities and CO{sub 2}-derived products. Beyond providing a state-of-the-art review of current research into the social acceptance of CO{sub 2} utilisation, this article also outlines an agenda for future research in the field.

  13. The Social Acceptance of Carbon Dioxide Utilisation: A Review and Research Agenda

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    Jones, Christopher R.; Olfe-Kräutlein, Barbara; Naims, Henriette; Armstrong, Katy

    2017-01-01

    CO 2 utilisation technologies—also called carbon dioxide utilisation (CDU) and carbon capture and utilisation (CCU)—convert CO 2 via physical, chemical, or biological processes into carbon-based products. CO 2 utilisation technologies are viewed as a means of helping to address climate change and broadening the raw material base for commodities that can be sold to generate economic revenue. However, while technical research and development into the feasibility of CO 2 utilisation options are accelerating rapidly; at present, there has been limited research into the social acceptance of the technology and CO 2 -derived products. This review article outlines and explores three key dimensions of social acceptance (i.e., socio-political, market, and community acceptance) pertaining to innovation within CO 2 utilisation. The article highlights the importance of considering issues of social acceptance as an aspect of the research, development, demonstration, and deployment process for CO 2 utilisation and explores how key stakeholders operating on each dimension might affect the innovation pathways, investment, and siting decisions relating to CO 2 utilisation facilities and CO 2 -derived products. Beyond providing a state-of-the-art review of current research into the social acceptance of CO 2 utilisation, this article also outlines an agenda for future research in the field.

  14. Utilisation of payment instruments at a retail chain in Gauteng

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    Adriaan M. Bester

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The purpose of this research was to determine the influence of race and income on the preferred payment instrument at pay points in a retail store in Pretoria Gauteng. Problem investigated: The method of payment, as well as the way these payment methods have been utilised, has evolved throughout history. Cash has stayed at the top of the payment instrument deck as a payment choice for the past 10 decades. With the expansion of technology payment instruments evolved to facilitate exchange between merchant and consumer. The preferred method of payment at a retail store in Gauteng, indicating whether consumers prefer cash payments or the use of cards was investigated. Further to this the difference in payment method between the different races and income groups was identified. Methodology: A quantitative survey research method was used. The statistical analysis entailed correlations using the Cramer’s V to test the dependency between two variables and the degree of dependency of variables, after which the Chi-Square test was also applied. Value of the research: The indication of consumer preference of payment method will have implications on which possibilities are available at the point of sale. Cash is no longer the only possible payment instrument; cards, debit and credit, are as easily used by consumers. Both banks and merchants will find this information important, since they need to make provision for different payment options. The results further distinguished consumer behaviour amongst different race groups and income groups. Conclusion: The research confirmed the previous findings in other countries that consumers have preconceived ideas on which payment instrument they would utilise at point of sale(POS.

  15. Increased health-care utilisation in international adoptees.

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    Graff, Heidi J; Siersma, Volkert D; Kragstrup, Jakob; Petersson, Birgit

    2015-08-01

    Several studies have documented that international adoptees have an increased occurrence of health problems and contacts to the health-care system after arriving to their new country of residence. This may be explained by pre-adoption adversities, especially for the period immediately after adoption. Our study aimed to the assess health-care utilisation of international adoptees in primary and secondary care for somatic and psychiatric diagnoses in a late post-adoption period. Is there an increased use of the health-care system in this period, even when increased morbidity in the group of international adoptees is taken into consideration? This was a Danish register-based cohort study examining health-care utilisation in a multivariable two-part model. The prevalence of selected outcomes and the quantity of use were assessed in a late (year three, four and five) post-adoption period. The cohort comprised internationally adopted children (n = 6,820), adopted between 1994 and 2005, and all non-adopted children (n = 492,374) who could be matched with the adopted children on sex, age, municipality and family constellation at the time of adoption. International adoption increased the use of all services in primary care, while in secondary care only few areas showed an increased long-term morbidity. International adoptees use medical services in primary care at a higher rate than non-adoptees some years after adoption. Excess use of services in secondary care is also present, but only exists in selected areas. none. not relevant.

  16. Appropriation des Tic et performance des entreprises

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    2009-01-01

    Quatre pages Marsouin; L'utilisation des TIC (Technologies de l'information et de la Communication) se développe dans les entreprises pour assurer des tâches de plus en plus nombreuses : la communication, la recherche d'informations, la commercialisation des produits et services, le travail en groupe, la gestion de l'entreprise, la prospection, etc. Les équipements en TIC ainsi que l'usage qui en est fait diffèrent d'une entreprise à une autre selon de nombreux critères. L'objet de ce quatre ...

  17. Biofuels and climate neutrality - system analysis of production and utilisation

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    Holmgren, Kristina; Eriksson, Erik; Olsson, Olle; Olsson, Mats; Hillring, Bengt; Parikka, Matti

    2007-06-01

    The objectives of this study were to investigate to what extent biofuels can be said to be climate neutral. An assessment of greenhouse gas emissions from the production and utilisation chains of a number of solid biofuels were made based on data available in the literature. The data has been used for making radiative forcing calculations. The study also includes a comparison between imported and domestic solid biofuels. We conclude that none of the investigated biofuel chains are 'climate neutral', since all of them result in net emissions of greenhouse gases. However, all of the chains result in lower emissions than corresponding emissions from the use of fossil fuels. The emission estimates for the fuel chains varies depending on fuels and on how system boundaries have been set in the different studies. The following factors can contribute significantly to the total emissions of greenhouse gases of the production and utilisation chain of a biofuel: impact of production system on soil carbon storage, land use methods (especially use of drained peatlands), the use of fertilisers (both direct and indirect), combustion technology, refining of the fuel (i.e. pelletisation) and storage (especially of comminuted fuels). Other sources that also contribute to the emissions during a production and utilisation chain are; harvesting machines, transportation and waste handling. The climate impacts of the greenhouse gas emissions from one of the biofuels, i.e. forest residues, were compared to the impacts of fossil fuels by the concept of radiative forcing. In the radiative forcing calculations the CO 2 emissions from combustion of biofuels and the CO 2 emissions that would have occurred if the residues had been left in the forest to decompose were included, and their different dynamics taken into consideration. The decomposition results in CO 2 emissions during a long time period and in an amount equalling those that are emitted during combustion. Only a minor part is due to

  18. Fission product determination in irradiated fuel processing waste (electrophoresis); Dosage des produits de fission dans les effluents de traitement des combustibles irradies (electrophorese)

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    Auchapt, J.M.; Tret, J. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Centre de Marcoule, 30 - Bagnols-sur-Ceze (France). Centre de Production de Plutonium de Marcoule. Services d' Extraction du Plutonium

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    This dosage method concerns fission products present in the waste produced from the processing of cooled irradiated fuels. - Sr, Cs, Ce, Y, Ru by quantitative analysis; - Zr, Nb by qualitative analysis. It includes electrophoresis on paper strips one meter long which is then analysed between two window-less Geiger counters. For an activity of 10{sup -2} {mu}Ci of any cation in a 10 {mu}l spot, the standard error {sigma} if 3 to 4 per cent. complete analysis lasts about 5 hours. (authors) [French] Cette methode de dosage concerne les produits de fission presents dans les effluents de traitement des combustibles irradies refroidis: - Sr, Cs, Ce, Y, Ru en analyse quantitative; - Zr, Nb en analyse qualitative. Elle comporte une electrophorese sur bande de papier de un metre de longueur suivie d'un depouillement entre deux compteurs Geiger sans fenetre. Pour une activite de 10{sup -2} {mu}Ci d'un cation quelconque dans une tache de 10 {mu}l l'erreur standard {sigma} est de 3 a 4 pour cent. L'analyse complete demande environ 5 heures. (auteurs)

  19. Comprendre l'accès aux outils numériques et leur utilisation dans ...

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    L'accès à Internet est devenu une priorité pour les pays en développement. Selon une étude de la Banque mondiale publiée en 2009, un accroissement de 10 % de la pénétration de la large bande engendre une augmentation de 1,4 % du produit intérieur brut dans les pays à faible revenu. De récentes études révèlent ...

  20. Do access factors affect utilisation of general practitioner services in south Auckland?

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    Gribben, B

    1992-11-11

    To describe basic features of access to general practitioner services in south Auckland, and to examine the effect of different factors on utilisation of general practitioner services with particular attention to access issues. A random population survey of relatively established residents was undertaken with the sample drawn from electoral rolls. A questionnaire was administered face-to-face by trained interviewers. Ninety-eight percent of respondents claimed to have a regular family doctor. The median travelling time to a respondent's general practitioner was 10 minutes. Ninety-five percent of respondents' general practitioners operated appointment systems. The median waiting time was 20 minutes, 30% felt the doctors fees stopped them going to the doctor sometimes. The average reported visiting rate was 6.9 visits per year. Poor perceived health, longer times with a given doctor and long waiting times were associated with decreased utilisation. Demographic factors were not associated with utilisation. Patient fees were not associated with utilisation in the sample. Only 23% of the variation in utilisation could be explained by the model. Long waiting times are associated with decreased utilisation in this population. Although there is significant dissatisfaction with general practitioner fees, this does not manifest itself in decreased utilisation. Only a small proportion of the variation in utilisation can be explained by linear models of the variables studied.

  1. Gender and the utilisation of health services in the Ashanti Region, Ghana.

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    Buor, D.

    2004-01-01

    The survey seeks to structure a model for gender-based health services utilisation for the Ashanti Region of Ghana, and in addition, recommend intervention measures to ensure gender equity in the utilisation of health services. A sample size of 650 covered over 3108 houses, and the main research

  2. Drug utilisation by children and adolescents with mental retardation : a population study

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    Tobi, H; Scheers, T; Netjes, KA; Mulder, EJ; de Bildt, A; Minderaa, RB

    Objective: Little is known about the utilisation of drugs by mentally retarded children; population studies are even more sparse. In this study the chronic drug utilisation in children aged 4-18 years with mental retardation in a large population in the Netherlands was investigated. Methods:

  3. Utilisation of a coastal grassland by geese after managed re-alignment

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    Bos, Daan; Boersma, Sieds; Engelmoer, Meinte; Veeneklaas, Roos M.; Bakker, Jan P.; Esselink, Peter

    In this study we evaluate the effect of coastal re-alignment on the utilisation of coastal grasslands by staging geese. We assessed vegetation change and utilisation by geese using repeated mapping and regular dropping counts in both the restored marsh and adjacent reference sites. All measurements

  4. Barriers to utilisation of maternal health services in a semi‑urban ...

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    Background: Low level of utilisation of maternal health services is a major factor responsible for high maternal mortality in northwestern region of Nigeria. This study was aimed at determining the barriers to utilisation of maternal health services from the perspective of mothers in northwestern Nigeria. Materials and Methods: ...

  5. Possibilities for the efficient utilisation of spent geothermal waters.

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    Tomaszewska, Barbara; Szczepański, Andrzej

    2014-10-01

    Waters located at greater depths usually exhibit high mineral content, which necessitates the use of closed systems, i.e. re-injecting them into the formation after recovering the heat. This significantly reduces investment efficiency owing to the need to drill absorption wells and to perform anti-corrosion and anti-clogging procedures. In this paper, possibilities for the efficient utilisation of cooled geothermal waters are considered, particularly with respect to open or mixed geothermal water installations. Where cooled water desalination technologies are used, this allows the water to be demineralised and used to meet local needs (as drinking water and for leisure purposes). The retentate left as a by-product of the process contains valuable ingredients that can be used for balneological and/or leisure purposes. Thus, the technology for desalinating spent geothermal waters with high mineral content allows improved water management on a local scale and makes it possible to minimise the environmental threat resulting from the need to dump these waters into waterways or surface water bodies and/or inject them into the formation. The paper is concerned with Polish geothermal system and provides information about the parameters of Polish geothermal waters.

  6. Research utilisation in sonographic practice: Attitudes and barriers

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    Elliott, Vicki; Wilson, Stephanie E.; Svensson, Jon; Brennan, Patrick

    2009-01-01

    Statutory agents have stipulated that research activity is a fundamental component of the healthcare professional's activity. Whilst the College of Radiographers have emphasised the importance of imaging personnel embracing this research ethos, there is little available data on the level of research activity within sonographic practice or on the factors that influence a sonographer's involvement in research activities. This work attempts to address these deficiencies. A questionnaire was sent to 300 UK-based sonographers of whom 218 responded (72%). The questionnaire was specifically designed to establish the level of involvement in research, the utilisation of research findings, attitudes towards research and perceived barriers to active research involvement. Responses were analysed investigating any correlations with the population demographics. The data collected showed the majority of sonographers (89%) were enthusiastic about research but with only 33% and 60% currently or previously performing research, respectively, and 73% using research findings to modify their clinical practice. Certain barriers to an active research involvement were shown, with 63%, 55% and 40% citing lack of time, education and collegial support, respectively. A range of statistical findings were linked to particular sonographer groups. The importance of good organisational structures and effective support from fellow health professionals was highlighted. The results confirm sonographers' appreciation of the benefits of research and it is suggested that if this enthusiasm is translated into effective research strategies, research output from ultrasound and other clinical departments should be enhanced.

  7. Sex workers' utilisation of health services in a decriminalised environment.

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    Abel, Gillian

    2014-03-07

    In 2003 the Prostitution Reform Act (PRA) was passed in New Zealand which decriminalised all activities associated with sex work. To explore sex workers' utilisation of health services in New Zealand following decriminalisation of sex work and disclosure of their occupation to health professionals. A cross-sectional survey was carried out with 772 sex workers and in-depth interviews were carried out with 58 sex workers in New Zealand. Most sex workers have regular sexual health check-ups and most access their general practitioner (GP) for both general health needs (91.8%) and sexual health needs (41.3%). A quarter of the participants accessed a local sexual health centre for their sexual health needs and just over 15% accessed New Zealand Prostitutes' Collective's (NZPC's) Sexual Health Clinic. Little change was found in disclosure of occupation to health professionals following decriminalisation. Sex workers remain concerned about disclosing their occupation because of perceived stigma attached to their occupation. Most sex workers have regular sexual health check-ups and most access their GP for this service. However, because of on-going perceptions of stigmatisation many do not report their occupation to their GP which may mean that check-ups may not be comprehensive. For this reason, sexual health check-ups performed at NZPC may be preferable to check-ups elsewhere because disclosure of occupation is not an issue.

  8. Convention internationale sur l’utilisation pacifique du cyberespace

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    Edward M. Roche

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Les armes cybernétiques sont à présent une extension du pouvoir de l’Etat. Dans l’espoir de gagner un avantage stratégique, un certain nombre de pays, dont les Etats-Unis, la Russie et la Chine sont en train de développer des cyber-capacités offensives afin de perturber les institutions politiques, économiques, et sociales de nations concurrentes. Ces activités ont conduit à une course aux armes cybernétiques qui se développe de manière incontrôlable. L’imminence de cette menace globale incite la communauté internationale à la pro-activité. L’objectif de cet article est de proposer une convention internationale afin de mettre un terme au développement, à la prolifération, et à l’utilisation d’armes cybernétiques avant qu’elles ne causent un Armageddon électronique. Nous commencerons d’abord par l’examen de trois efforts successifs de contrôle des armements, puis en utiliserons les leçons retenues pour rédiger une convention pouvant servir de point de départ à des négociations multilatérales.

  9. Novel Wine Yeast for Improved Utilisation of Proline during Fermentation

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    Danfeng Long

    2018-02-01

    Full Text Available Proline is the predominant amino acid in grape juice, but it is poorly assimilated by wine yeast under the anaerobic conditions typical of most fermentations. Exploiting the abundance of this naturally occurring nitrogen source to overcome the need for nitrogen supplementation and/or the risk of stuck or sluggish fermentations would be most beneficial. This study describes the isolation and evaluation of a novel wine yeast isolate, Q7, obtained through ethyl methanesulfonate (EMS mutagenesis. The utilisation of proline by the EMS isolate was markedly higher than by the QA23 wild type strain, with approximately 700 and 300 mg/L more consumed under aerobic and self-anaerobic fermentation conditions, respectively, in the presence of preferred nitrogen sources. Higher intracellular proline contents in the wild type strain implied a lesser rate of proline catabolism or incorporation by this strain, but with higher cell viability after freezing treatment. The expression of key genes (PUT1, PUT2, PUT3, PUT4, GAP1 and URE2 involved in proline degradation, transport and repression were compared between the parent strain and the isolate, revealing key differences. The application of these strains for efficient conduct for nitrogen-limited fermentations is a possibility.

  10. Utilisation of biomass for the supply of energy carriers

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    Claassen, P.A.M.; Lopez Contreras, A.M.; Sijtsma, L.; Weusthuis, R.A. [Institute of Agrotechnological Research (ATO-DLO), Wageningen (NL). Industrial (Agro) biotechnology Subdiv.; Lier, J.B. van [Wageningen Agricultural Univ. (WAU) (Netherlands). Environmental Technology Subdept.; Niel, E.W.J. van; Stams, A.J.M. [Wageningen Agricultural Univ. (WAU) (Netherlands). Environmental Technology Subdiv.; Vries, S.S. de [Development of Bioethanol from Agricultural Resources (OBL), The Hague (Netherlands)

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    Because biomass is a widely available, renewable resource, its utilisation for the production of energy has great potential for reducing CO{sub 2} emissions and thereby preventing global warming. In this mini-review the 'state of the art' of several fermentation processes is discussed, starting with the most advanced process of ethanol production. This is followed by methane production, an established process for waste water purification which is gaining more attention because of the inherent energy production. Subsequently ABE fermentation is discussed and finally the biological production of hydrogen. The last section proposes a new way to assess and compare the different processes by relating their merit to 'work content' values and 'lost work' instead of the combustion values of their products. It is argued that, especially when dealing with energy from biomass, the application of this methodology will provide a uniform valuation for different processes and products. The described fermentation processes enable the supply of pure energy carriers, either gaseous or liquid, from biomass, yet the introduction of these processes is hampered by two major problems. The first is related to technological shortcomings in the mobilisation of fermentable components from the biomass. The second, having a much greater impact, is linked with socio-economics: until full externality costs are attributed to fossil fuels, accounting for their role in pollution and global warming, the competitiveness of the processes described here will hardly stand a chance. (orig.)

  11. Utilisation des analyses multivariées dans la caractérisation de la ...

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    30 juin 2013 ... sélectivité des filets de pêche dépend de la nature du filet, de la maille, de la hauteur de chute, du rapport d'armement, de la saison et de la longueur totale du poisson et que d'autre part les FMDS à grandes mailles. (56 à 60mm) sont les plus sélectifs de tous les engins utilisés pour la capture du mulet ...

  12. L’avenir des légumineuses dans l’alimentation humaine : enjeux dans un nouveau contexte

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    Thompson, Richard

    2012-01-01

    Face au défi de l’alimentation d’une population humaine mondiale croissante, il faut produire mieux en utilisant moins de ressources et en utilisant des stratégies plus respectueuses de l’environnement. Les légumineuses représentent un élément-clé pour une agriculture durable de par leur capacité de fixer l’azote atmosphérique et ainsi réduire l’utilisation des engrais de synthèse. D’autre part, les produits de légumineuses peuvent être des sources riches en protéines pour l’alimentation huma...

  13. L'hydrocraquage. L'utilisation des performances Hydrocracking. Uses and Performances

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    Franck J. P.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available II est aujourd'hui logique de penser que dans les années à venir, l'hydrocraquage aura un rôle important à jouer dans la transformation des fractions lourdes du pétrole en produits plus légers. Un des atouts essentiels de l'hydrocraquage, dans les schémas de raffinage dits de K conversion », est la très grande flexibilité du procédé - flexibilité du point de vue des schémas de procédé possibles ; - flexibilité du point de vue des catalyseurs utilisés; - flexibilité du point de vue des charges traitées et des produits obtenus. Plusieurs exemples illustrent ces divers points. It is now logical to expect that in the years to come hydrocracking will have an important role ta play in transforming heavy petroleum fractions into lighter products. One of the essential assets of hydrocracking in so-called « conversion » refinery flowsheets is the very great flexibility of the process - flexibility from the standpoint of possible process flowsheets; - flexibility from the standpoint of the catalysas used ; - flexibility from the standpoint of the feeds used and the products obtained. Several examples illustrate these different aspects.

  14. Comparison of growth factor signalling pathway utilisation in cultured normal melanocytes and melanoma cell lines

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    Kim, Ji Eun; Stones, Clare; Joseph, Wayne R; Leung, Euphemia; Finlay, Graeme J; Shelling, Andrew N; Phillips, Wayne A; Shepherd, Peter R; Baguley, Bruce C

    2012-01-01

    The phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K-PKB), mitogen activated protein kinase (MEK-ERK) and the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR- p70S6K), are thought to regulate many aspects of tumour cell proliferation and survival. We have examined the utilisation of these three signalling pathways in a number of cell lines derived from patients with metastatic malignant melanoma of known PIK3CA, PTEN, NRAS and BRAF mutational status. Western blotting was used to compare the phosphorylation status of components of the PI3K-PKB, MEK-ERK and mTOR-p70S6K signalling pathways, as indices of pathway utilisation. Normal melanocytes could not be distinguished from melanoma cells on the basis of pathway utilisation when grown in the presence of serum, but could be distinguished upon serum starvation, where signalling protein phosphorylation was generally abrogated. Surprisingly, the differential utilisation of individual pathways was not consistently associated with the presence of an oncogenic or tumour suppressor mutation of genes in these pathways. Utilisation of the PI3K-PKB, MEK-ERK and mTOR-p70S6K signalling pathways in melanoma, as determined by phosphorylation of signalling components, varies widely across a series of cell lines, and does not directly reflect mutation of genes coding these components. The main difference between cultured normal melanocytes and melanoma cells is not the pathway utilisation itself, but rather in the serum dependence of pathway utilisation

  15. Factors affecting Japanese retirees' healthcare service utilisation in Malaysia: a qualitative study.

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    Kohno, Ayako; Nik Farid, Nik Daliana; Musa, Ghazali; Abdul Aziz, Norlaili; Nakayama, Takeo; Dahlui, Maznah

    2016-03-22

    While living overseas in another culture, retirees need to adapt to a new environment but often this causes difficulties, particularly among those elderly who require healthcare services. This study examines factors affecting healthcare service utilisation among Japanese retirees in Malaysia. We conducted 6 focus group discussions with Japanese retirees and interviewed 8 relevant medical services providers in-depth. Guided by the Andersen Healthcare Utilisation Model, we managed and analysed the data, using QSR NVivo 10 software and the directed content analysis method. We interviewed participants at Japan Clubs and their offices. 30 Japanese retirees who live in Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh, and 8 medical services providers. We identified health beliefs, medical symptoms and health insurance as the 3 most important themes, respectively, representing the 3 dimensions within the Andersen Healthcare Utilisation Model. Additionally, language barriers, voluntary health repatriation to Japan and psychological support were unique themes that influence healthcare service utilisation among Japanese retirees. The healthcare service utilisation among Japanese retirees in Malaysia could be partially explained by the Andersen Healthcare Utilisation Model, together with some factors that were unique findings to this study. Healthcare service utilisation among Japanese retirees in Malaysia could be improved by alleviating negative health beliefs through awareness programmes for Japanese retirees about the healthcare systems and cultural aspects of medical care in Malaysia. Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://www.bmj.com/company/products-services/rights-and-licensing/

  16. « Sociologie des rapports entre colonisateurs et colonisés » suivi de « Portrait du décolonisé arabo-musulman et de quelques autres »

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    Albert Memmi

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Série de deux textes d’Albert Memmi : l’un « Sociologie des rapports entre colonisateurs et colonisés », est un article paru en 1957 dans les Cahiers internationaux de Sociologie, volume 23, juillet-décembre, pp. 85-96 (reproduit avec l’aimable autorisation de la revue ; l’autre étant un court extrait (pages 156 à 168 de l’ouvrage Portrait du décolonisé arabo-musulman et de quelques autres paru en 2004 aux éditions Gallimard, et publié avec l’aimable autorisation de ces dernières.Series of two texts of Albert Memmi : one “Sociologie des rapports entre colonisateurs et colonisés”, is a article published in 1957 in the Cahiers internationaux de Sociologie, volume July 23 - December, pp. 85-96 (reproduced with the kind authorization of the review ; the other being a short extract (pages 156 to 168 of the book Portrait du décolonisé arabo-musulman et de quelques autres, published in 2004 by the Gallimard editions, and reproduced with the kind authorization of these last.Dos textos de Albert Memmi. El primero es un artículo, « Sociologie des rapports entre colonisateurs et colonisés » (« Sociología de las relaciones entre colonizadores y colonizados » publicado en 1957 en los Cahiers internationaux de Sociologie, Vol. 23, julio-diciembre, pp. 85-96, (reproducido con la amable autorización de la revista. El siguiente es un corto extracto (paginas 156-168 del libro Portrait du décolonisé arabo-musulman et de quelques autres (« Retrato del descolonizado arabo musulmán y de algunos otros » publicado en 2004 por la editorial Gallimard, reproducido aquí con su amable autorización.

  17. Exploring the Utilisation of Stand up Paddle Boarding in Australia

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    Ben Schram

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP has grown exponentially in the last few years with unprecedented participation rates globally. Despite some scientific research on physiological and performance variables, minimal information exists regarding participation and utilisation. The purpose of this study was to discover more about how and where people participate in the relatively new sport of SUP. An open-source online survey application was administered internationally to active SUP participants to capture information relevant to both demographics and participation. Of a total of 240 responses, 154 (64.2% were Australian. The average SUP rider was 42.9 ± 11.7 years, mass 80.4 ± 18.7 kg, 1.75 ± 0.10 m tall with a BMI of 26.1 ± 4.9. More males (69.5% participate in SUP than females with the majority of participants from the eastern seaboard of Australia. Participants most commonly used SUP for fun and fitness, for around 3 h per week, predominantly at the beach with friends, with around half of the respondents reporting a competitive involvement. This is the first study to date to quantify participation of SUP within Australia. Results revealed SUP is a global activity with a high representation within Australia. Key findings from this study reveal the geographical and demographic distribution of SUP use. Consequently, these findings may inform the industry about its target audience. Additionally, information regarding the ‘typical’ SUP rider may serve to further promote and grow the sport.

  18. Utilisation of Wearable Computing for Space Programmes Test Activities Optimasation

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    Basso, V.; Lazzari, D.; Alemanni, M.

    2004-08-01

    New technologies are assuming a relevant importance in the Space business domain also in the Assembly Integration and Test (AIT) activities allowing process optimization and capability that were unthinkable only few years ago. This paper has the aim to describe Alenia Spazio (ALS) gained experience on the remote interaction techniques as a results of collaborations established both on European Communities (EC) initiatives, with Alenia Aeronautica (ALA) and Politecnico of Torino (POLITO). The H/W and S/W components performances increase and costs reduction due to the home computing massive utilization (especially demanded by the games business) together with the network technology possibility (offered by the web as well as the hi-speed links and the wireless communications) allow today to re-think the traditional AIT process activities in the light of the multimedia data exchange: graphical, voice video and by sure more in the future. Aerospace business confirm its innovation vocation which in the year '80 represents the cradle of the CAD systems and today is oriented to the 3D data visualization/ interaction technologies and remote visualisation/ interaction in collaborative way on a much more user friendly bases (i.e. not for specialists). Fig. 1 collects AIT extended scenario studied and adopted by ALS in these years. ALS experimented two possibilities of remote visualization/interaction: Portable [e.g. Fig.2 Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), Wearable] and walls (e.g.VR-Lab) screens as both 2D/3D visualisation and interaction devices which could support many types of traditional (mainly based on EGSE and PDM/CAD utilisation/reports) company internal AIT applications: 1. design review support 2. facility management 3. storage management 4. personnel training 5. integration sequences definition 6. assembly and test operations follow up 7. documentation review and external access to AIT activities for remote operations (e.g. tele-testing) EGSE Portable Clean room

  19. Structural insight into the Clostridium difficile ethanolamine utilisation microcompartment.

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    Alison C Pitts

    Full Text Available Bacterial microcompartments form a protective proteinaceous barrier around metabolic enzymes that process unstable or toxic chemical intermediates. The genome of the virulent, multidrug-resistant Clostridium difficile 630 strain contains an operon, eut, encoding a bacterial microcompartment with genes for the breakdown of ethanolamine and its utilisation as a source of reduced nitrogen and carbon. The C. difficile eut operon displays regulatory genetic elements and protein encoding regions in common with homologous loci found in the genomes of other bacteria, including the enteric pathogens Salmonella enterica and Enterococcus faecalis. The crystal structures of two microcompartment shell proteins, CD1908 and CD1918, and an uncharacterised protein with potential enzymatic activity, CD1925, were determined by X-ray crystallography. CD1908 and CD1918 display the same protein fold, though the order of secondary structure elements is permuted in CD1908 and this protein displays an N-terminal β-strand extension. These proteins form hexamers with molecules related by crystallographic and non-crystallographic symmetry. The structure of CD1925 has a cupin β-barrel fold and a putative active site that is distinct from the metal-ion dependent catalytic cupins. Thin-section transmission electron microscopy of Escherichia coli over-expressing eut proteins indicates that CD1918 is capable of self-association into arrays, suggesting an organisational role for CD1918 in the formation of this microcompartment. The work presented provides the basis for further study of the architecture and function of the C. difficile eut microcompartment, its role in metabolism and the wider consequences of intestinal colonisation and virulence in this pathogen.

  20. Utilização de índices na definição da região metropolitana de Londrina Utilisation d’indices dans la définition de la région métropolitaine de Londrina Use of indicators in the definition of Londrina’s metropolitan region

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    Omar Neto Fernandes Barros

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo tem por objetivo utilizar-se de alguns índices de caráter sócio-econômicos (Índice de Desenvolvimento Humano Municipal, Índice FIRJAN de Desenvolvimento Municipal, Índice de Carência Habitacional, Produto Interno Bruto, PIB per capita, Índice de Exclusão Social na avaliação e definição de uma Região Metropolitana. Com a utilização de técnicas de cartografia temática e as interpretações geográficas inerentes à mesma foi possível criticar a configuração real proposta para a Região Metropolitana de Londrina e sugerir critérios mais objetivos para a definição da mesma.Cette étude vise à intégrer l’utilisation de certains indices de développement socio-économique (indice de développement humain, indice développement municipal FIRJAN, indice de carences en matière de logement, produit intérieur brut (PIB, PIB par habitant, indice d’exclusion sociale dans l’évaluation et la définition d’une région métropolitaine. Avec l’utilisation de techniques de cartographie thématique et par l’interprétation géographique des cartes ainsi produites, il devient possible de critiquer la configuration actuelle de la région métropolitaine de Londrina et de suggérer des critères plus objectifs pour la définir.This study aims to make use of some socio-economic indices (Human Development Index, FIRJAN Municipal Development, Housing Need Index, Gross Domestic Product, GDP per capita, Social Exclusion Index in the evaluation and definition of a metropolitan area. With the use of techniques for thematic mapping and geographical interpretation it was possible to criticize the actual configuration proposed for the metropolitan area of Londrina and suggest more objective criteria for defining it.

  1. Association between subjective memory complaints and health care utilisation: a three-year follow up

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    Waldorff, Frans Boch; Siersma, Volkert; Waldemar, Gunhild

    2009-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Subjective memory complaints (SMC) are common among elderly patients and little is know about the association between SMC and health care utilisation. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate health care utilisation during a three-year follow-up among elderly patients consulting...... their general practitioner and reporting subjective memory complaints (SMC). METHODS: This study was conducted as a prospective cohort survey in general practice with three-year follow-up. Selected health care utilisation or costs relative to SMC adjusted for potential confounders were analyzed in a two...

  2. La précarité au Québec : un concept parmi d’autres pour parler des jeunes

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    Madeleine Gauthier

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Ce texte met en contexte l’usage du concept de précarité au Québec. Celui-ci a surtout été utilisé parmi beaucoup d’autres pour décrire la situation des jeunes au moment de la crise de l’emploi des décennies 1970 et 1980. Il a parfois contribué, par son attribution à l’ensemble des jeunes, à laisser les plus vulnérables dans l’ombre et à amplifier l’effet du travail atypique sur l’avenir de toute une génération. Un usage plus modéré du concept s’est imposé progressivement en présence de faits plus justement vérifiés. Sa force de persuasion a pu susciter des stratégies tant individuelles que collectives en faveur des jeunes. Ce retour dans le temps a permis de montrer que les jeunes sont sensibles à la conjoncture mais n’en restent pas pour autant les victimes. Est-ce à cause du type d’État (de Gøsta Esping-Anderson, évoqué par Mircea Vultur que le concept n’a eu qu’une importance relative au Québec ? La question se pose-t-elle dans une approche pragmatique du changement ?"Precariousness" in Québec: one of several concepts applied to young peopleThis paper examines the concept of "precariousness" in a Québec context. This concept was one of several used to describe the situation of young people during the employment crisis of the 1970s and 1980s. It was applied to young people as a whole and thus sometimes favoured a tendency to gloss over the highly vulnerable situations and to amplify the effect of non-standard employment on the future of an entire generation. More moderate use of the concept gradually prevailed with more accurate data. It was a persuasive concept that did bring about individual and collective strategies to help young people. This look backward in time shows that young people are sensitive to the economy and its performance. They are nonetheless not permanently victims of economic downturn. Is the type of welfare state (Esping-Anderson as argued by Vultur the reason why

  3. Association between antidepressant drug use during pregnancy and child healthcare utilisation

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    Ververs, T. F.; van Wensen, K.; Freund, M. W.; van der Heide, M.; Visser, G. H. A.; Schobben, A. F. A. M.; de Jong-van den Berg, L. T. W.; Egberts, A. C. G.

    2009-01-01

    Objective To evaluate healthcare utilisation by children who were exposed to antidepressant drug use during pregnancy and those whose mothers stopped using antidepressants before pregnancy compared with a control group. Design Cohort study. Setting Health insurance records in the Netherlands.

  4. Hydrocarbon-utilising micro-organisms from Dona Paula Bay, Goa

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    Bhosle, N.B.; Mavinkurve, S.

    Twenty-three hydrocarbon-utilising bacteria and one yeast were isolated, using enrichment techniques, from water and sediment samples. Vibrio and Pseudomonas were the predominant genera. Of the different organisms screened, Bacillus, Candida...

  5. The energy balance of utilising meadow grass in Danish biogas production

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    Meyer, Ane Katharina Paarup; Raju, Chitra Sangaraju; Kucheryavskiy, Sergey V.

    2015-01-01

    grassland habitats, while introducing an alternative to the use of intensively cultivated energy crops as co-substrates in manure based biogas plants. The energy balance of utilising nature conservation grass was investigated by using: data collected from previous investigations on the productivity......This paper presents a study of the energy balance of utilising nature conservation biomass from meadow habitats in Danish biogas production. Utilisation of nature conservation grass in biogas production in Denmark represents an interesting perspective for enhancing nature conservation of the open...... of meadow areas, different relevant geo-datasets, spatial analyses, and various statistical analyses. The results show that values for the energy return on energy invested (EROEI) ranging from 1.7 to 3.3 can be obtained when utilising meadow grasses in local biogas production. The total national net energy...

  6. Policy framework for sustainable utilisation of farmland for the Waterberg District Municipality in South Africa

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    Nhemachena, C

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This study crafts a policy framework for sustainable utilisation of farmland for the Waterberg District Municipality in South Africa. The district, being predominantly agricultural and rural, faces contention in terms of land allocation...

  7. Validity and accuracy of interview and diary data on children's medical utilisation in The Netherlands

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    M.A. Bruijnzeels (Marc); J.C. van der Wouden (Hans); M.M.E. Foets (Marleen); A. Prins (Ad); W.J. van den Heuvel

    1998-01-01

    textabstractSTUDY OBJECTIVE: To assess the validity and accuracy of children's medical utilisation estimates from a health interview and diary and the possible consequences for morbidity estimates. The influence of recall bias and respondent characteristics on the

  8. Intensified primary health care for cancer patients : Utilisation of medical services

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    Johansson, Birgitta

    2000-01-01

    The aim of the present thesis is to evaluate the effects of an Intensified Primary Health Care (IPHC) intervention on GPs' and home care nurses' possibilities to monitor and support cancer patients, and on cancer patients utilisation of medical services. A further aim is to identify determinants of cancer patients' utilisation of such services. A total of 485 patients newly diagnosed with breast, colorectal, gastric or prostate cancer were randomised to the intervention or to a control group....

  9. Pre-treatment of municipal solid waste incineration (MSWI) bottom ash for utilisation in road construction

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    Todorovic, Jelena

    2006-01-01

    Municipal solid waste incineration (MSWI) bottom ash has the potential for utilisation in construction, e.g. as a road base material. Such an utilisation would decrease the amount of bottom ash to be landfilled. However, leachates generated from bottom ash could be concentrated with respect to salts and metals, causing environmental problems. The use of carbonation of as a method to decrease the leaching of inorganic pollutants from MSWI bottom ash has been studied. Field investigations and l...

  10. Nitrogen utilisation of lowland cauliflower grown on coconut coir dust

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    Asiah Ahmad

    2004-01-01

    Strong wind, high rainfall, the spread of diseases during rainy season and pests problems in open field agriculture have led to the current trend in growing vegetables under protected environment. The occurrence of soil borne disease, and limited suitable land for agriculture are some of the reasons to look for alternative media such as coconut coir dust. The basic properties of coconut coir dust as a soil less growing medium and the utilisation of nitrogen (n) fertiliser for the lowland cauliflower grown in them have not been thoroughly investigated and are therefore not well understood. This study has been conducted by the need to provide a basis for determining optimal levels/ concentration and forms of nitrogen supply, and by the need to minimize environmental consequences of lowland cauliflower production. It focuses on the effects of N supply in terms of different levels of N and ionic N forms in the nutrient solution, on the growth, development and N utilisation of cauliflower grown in coconut coir dust under greenhouse condition in the lowlands. Based on the plant growth parameters studied coconut coir dust was found to be more suitable than oil palm empty fruit bunch as a growing medium. From the growth and development study using coconut coir dust, it can be deduced that the N requirement by the plant is less at later growth stage regardless of low or high level of N in the nutrient solution. However, low level of N of 50 mg l -1 was found to be inadequate for plant growth and curd yield. The N concentration levels of 200 mg l -1 in the nutrient solution optimised both the vegetative and curd production. A somewhat lower level of N (170 mg l -1 ) produced curd weight not significantly different from N level of 200 mg l -1 . The plant growth and curd yield was reduced by about 29.0 % at 400 mg N l -1 . The N level of 400 mg l -1 in the nutrient solution may be in excess to that actually required by the plant, resulting in a high unused N nutrient

  11. Floodwater utilisation values of wetland services – a case study in Northeastern China

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    S. B. Lü

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Water plays a significant role in wetlands. Floodwater utilisation in wetlands brings a wide range of wetland services, from goods production and water regulation to animal protection and aesthetics related to water supply in wetlands. In this study, the floodwater utilisation values of wetland services were estimated within the Momoge wetland and Xianghai wetland in western Jilin province of northeastern China. From 2003 to 2008, the floodwater diverted from the Nenjiang and Tao'er River is 381 million m3, which translates into a monetary value of approximately 1.35 billion RMB in 2008 (RMB: Chinese Currency, RMB 6.80 = US$ 1, and the ratio of economic value, eco-environmental value, and social value is 1:12:2. Besides the monetary value of the water itself, excessive floodwater utilisation may bring losses to wetlands; the threshold floodwater utilisation volumes in wetlands are discussed. Floodwater utilisation can alleviate water shortages in wetlands, and the evaluation of floodwater utilisation in wetland services in monetary terms is a guide for the effective use of the floodwater resources and for the conservation of wetlands.

  12. État des connaissances sur le traitement thermique des produits lourds State of the Art of the Thermal Treatment of Heavy Products

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    Blouri B.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Après rappel du traitement thermique des hydrocarbures comme un moyen de viscoréduction des charges lourdes, craquage en oléfines gazeuses, ou pyrolyse totale en gaz de synthèse, le mécanisme réactionnel de vapocraquage des produits lourds constitue la première partie de l'article. Le craquage des huiles lourdes s'effectue selon un mécanisme radicalaire, tandis que les dépôts de carbone sont formés par des réactions de cycloadditions et polycondensations à des températures moyennes et par l'intermédiaire des radicaux à haute température. L'étude expérimentale du craquage thermique du n-tétracosane, du méthyl-6 eicosane et du dodécylbenzène constitue la deuxième partie de l'article et elle met en évidence, grâce à un mécanisme réactionnel du type moléculaire, la possibilité de craquage contrôlé d'une isoparaffine ou d'un hydrocarbure aromatique lourd en hydrocarbure liquide plus léger. After reviewing the thermal treatment of hydrocarbons as a way of visbreaking heavy feedstock, cracking them into gaseous olefins, or totally pyrolyzing them into synthetic gas, the first part of this article describes the reac-tion mechanism of the steam cracking of heavy products. Heavy oils are cracked by a radical mechanism, while carbon deposits are formed by cycloaddition and polycondensation reactions at mean temperatures and by the intermediary of radicals at high temperature. An experimental investigation of the thermal cracking of n-tetracosane, 6-methyleicosane and dodecylbenzene makes up the second part of the article. A reaction mechanism of the molecular type is used to describe the possibility of the controlled cracking of an isoparaffin or of a heavy aromatic hydrocarbon into a lighter liquid hydrocarbon.

  13. Etude du Voice Onset Time (V.O.T dans des séquences VCV produites par des patients francophones souffrants de paralysies récurrentielles

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    Fauth Camille

    2014-07-01

    Notre étude se veut longitudinale puisque la voix des patients est enregistrée lors de différentes phases post-opératoires (post-opératoire 2, 3 et 4, ce qui devrait nous permettre de mettre au jour, non seulement les perturbations provoquées par l’immobilité laryngée, mais également les réajustements que les patients pourraient mettre en place au cours du temps et de leur rééducation orthophonique. Seul l’intervalle du VOT pour les occlusives sonores a été modifié. Pour les occlusives voisées, la transition CV implique uniquement un changement d’un état obstrué de conduit vocal à un état suffisamment dégagé de celui-ci pour permettre l’apparition d’une structure formantique claire et stable. En revanche, pour les occlusives non voisées, cette transition CV exige, outre le changement d’état du conduit vocal, une modification de la configuration de la glotte d’une position ouverte pour la consonne non voisée à une position fermée pour la voyelle subséquente. En conséquence, en raison de difficultés de maintien de vibrations laryngées, le VOT, qui est un indice de voisement, est alors généralement plus long pour les occlusives voisées que celles produites par les locuteurs contrôles. La durée du VOT de Klatt (1975 des occlusives voisées des patients reste toutefois quantitativement distincte des occlusives non voisées. En conséquence, la durée de la tenue consonantique des patients se voit également allongée dans les phases d’enregistrement précoces.

  14. Emballage naturel de produits biologiques

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    Thoden van Velzen, E.U.

    2011-01-01

    Les emballages en plastique, renouvelables et biodégradables, sont-ils vraiment écologiques? Pour les entreprises d’emballage, il est difficile d’y trouver la réponse et donc de faire des choix réfléchis. Dans l’analyse ‘Emballage naturel’ le maximum de données a été collectionné et résumé.

  15. The experiences of culturally and linguistically diverse family caregivers in utilising dementia services in Australia

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    2013-01-01

    Background Older people from culturally and linguistically diverse groups are underrepresented in residential aged care but overrepresented in community aged care in Australia. However, little is known about culturally and linguistically diverse family caregivers in utilising dementia services in Australia because previous studies mainly focused on the majority cultural group. Experiences of caregivers from culturally and linguistically diverse groups who are eligible to utilise dementia services in Australia are needed in order to optimize the utilisation of dementia services for these caregivers. Methods The aim of the study was to explore the experiences of family caregivers from Chinese, Greek, Italian and Vietnamese groups in utilising dementia services. Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics was used to interpret the experiences of the participants. Focus group discussions and in-depth individual interviews were used to collect data. Data collection was conducted over a six month period in 2011. In total, 46 family caregivers who were caring for 39 persons with dementia participated. Results Four themes were revealed: (1) negotiating services for the person with dementia; (2) the impact of acculturation on service utilisation; (3) the characteristics of satisfactory services; and (4) negative experiences in utilising services. The present study revealed that the participation of caregivers from culturally and linguistically diverse groups in planning and managing dementia services ranged markedly from limited participation to full participation. Conclusions The findings of this study suggest that caregivers from culturally and linguistically diverse groups need to be fully prepared so they can participate in the utilisation of dementia services available to them in Australia. PMID:24148155

  16. Conversion and utilisation of biomass from Swedish agriculture; Foeraedling och avsaettning av jordbruksbaserade biobraenslen

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    Boerjesson, Paal

    2007-05-15

    Biomass feedstock from agriculture can be refined and converted into several different energy carriers and utilised for different energy services, such as production of heat, electricity or transportation fuel. The feedstock may be residues and by-products, such as straw and manure, or energy crops cultivated under different conditions depending on variations in regional and local conditions. Similar variations exist in the regional and local conditions for the refining and utilisation of the bioenergy and its by-products. The overall aim of this report is to analyse and describe the technical and physical conditions of different agriculture-based bioenergy systems using the existing infrastructure and potential new systems expected to be developed in the future. To which extent this technical/physical potential will be utilised in the future depends mainly on economic conditions and financial considerations. These aspects are not included in this study. Furthermore, potential possibilities to utilise existing infrastructure within the forest industry are not included. The report starts with an analysis and description of the energy efficiency of different bioenergy systems, from the production of the biomass to the final use of the refined energy carrier, expressed as the amount of heat, electricity or transportation fuel produced per hectare and year. The possibilities to co-produce different energy carries in bio-refineries are also analysed. The next part of the report includes an analysis of the variation in the regional conditions for the conversion and utilisation of the different energy carriers, based on existing infrastructure, for instance, district heating systems, individual heating systems, combined heat and power production, utilisation of by-products as feed in animal production, utilisation of digestion residues as fertilisers, the supply of forest fuels, etc. The report also includes a discussion of the environmental impact of an increased

  17. L'implication des langues dans l'élaboration et la publication des recherches scientifiques l'exemple du français parmi d'autres langues

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    Blanchet, Philippe

    2015-01-01

    Pour certains, les langues sont des outils neutres sans liens (qu'ils soient nécessaires ou accidentels et historiques) avec des univers culturels, sans liens avec des façons de penser. Pour ceux-là, en tout cas, elles peuvent n'être que des outils quand on tient des discours scientifiques, ce qui implique une conception de la science comme étant neutre, objective, détachée du monde social. Dans cette vision, on peut sans encombre, y compris en sciences humaines, choisir n'importe quelle(s) langue(s) pour le faire. L'objectif de ce volume est de proposer une autre vision des rapports profonds

  18. Utilisation of skilled birth attendants over time in Nigeria and Malawi.

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    Atuoye, Kilian N; Amoyaw, Jonathan A; Kuuire, Vincent Z; Kangmennaang, Joseph; Boamah, Sheila A; Vercillo, Siera; Antabe, Roger; McMorris, Meghan; Luginaah, Isaac

    2017-06-01

    Despite recent modest progress in reducing maternal and infant mortality rates in sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria and Malawi were still in the top 20 countries with highest rates of mortalities globally in 2015. Utilisation of professional services at delivery - one of the indictors of MDG 5 - has been suggested to reduce maternal mortality by 50%. Yet, contextual, socio-cultural and economic factors have served as barriers to uptake of such critical service. In this paper, we examined the impact of residential wealth index on utilisation of Skilled Birth Attendant in Nigeria (2003, 2008 and 2013), and Malawi (2000, 2004 and 2010) using Demographic and Health Survey data sets. The findings from multivariate logistic regressions show that women in Nigeria were 23% less likely to utilise skilled delivery services in 2013 compared to 2003. In Malawi, women were 75% more likely to utilise skilled delivery services in 2010 than in 2000. Residential wealth index was a significant predictor of utilisation of skilled delivery services over time in both Nigeria and Malawi. These findings illuminate progress made - based on which we make recommendations for achievement of SDG-3: ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages in Nigeria and Malawi, and similar context.

  19. Region-Specific Indicators for Assessing the Sustainability of Biomass Utilisation in East Asia

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    Yuki Kudoh

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the findings of an expert working group of researchers from East Asian countries. The group was tasked with developing a theoretically sound and practically implementable methodology for assessing the sustainability of biomass utilisation in East Asian countries based on the needs and potential of biomass resources in this region. Building on six years of research conducted between 2007 and 2013, the working group formulated a set of main and secondary indicators for biomass utilisation under three pillars of sustainability. For the environmental pillar, the main indicator was life cycle greenhouse gas emissions and secondary indicators were water consumption and soil quality. For the economic pillar, the main indicator was total value added and secondary indicators were net profit, productivity, and net energy balance. For the social pillar, the main indicators were employment generation and access to modern energy, and the secondary indicator was the human development index. The application of the working group methodology and indicators in sustainability assessments of biomass utilisation will enable decision makers in East Asian countries to compare the sustainability of biomass utilisation options and to make decisions on whether or not to launch or sustain biomass utilisation initiatives.

  20. Gender analysis of technology utilisation among small scale oil palm fruits processors in Ondo State, Nigeria

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    Koledoye Gbenga F.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The study identified the types of improved technologies utilised, tracked gender involvement at the various stages of oil palm fruits processing activities with a view to highlighting differences in the utilisation of these technologies among male and female processors. Multistage sampling technique was used to select 240 (120 males and 120 females oil palm fruits processors using structured interview schedule. Focus Group Discussion (FGD and Gender Mapping (GM were used to elicit qualitative data. Data collected were summarised with the aid of descriptive statistics while t-test was used to test the hypothesis. Results showed that sterilizer, digester and hydraulic hand press were utilised by both male and female processors. Results of t-test revealed that at P ≤ 0.01, significant differences were found between male and female processors level of utilisation of oil palm processing technologies with male having a higher mean score than the female. The study concluded that gender differences exited in the level of utilisation of oil palm processing technologies among male and female processors in Ondo State, Nigeria.

  1. Determinants of utilisation differences for cancer medicines in Belgium, Scotland and Sweden.

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    Ferrario, Alessandra

    2017-12-01

    Little comparative evidence is available on utilisation of cancer medicines in different countries and its determinants. The aim of this study was to develop a statistical model to test the correlation between utilisation and possible determinants in selected European countries. A sample of 31 medicines for cancer treatment that obtained EU-wide marketing authorisation between 2000 and 2012 was selected. Annual data on medicines' utilisation covering the in- and out-patient public sectors were obtained from national authorities between 2008 and 2013. Possible determinants of utilisation were extracted from HTA reports and complemented by contacts with key informants. A longitudinal mixed effect model was fitted to test possible determinants of medicines utilisation in Belgium, Scotland and Sweden. In the all-country model, the number of indications reimbursed positively correlated with increased consumption of medicines [one indication 2.6, 95% CI (1.8-3.6); two indications 2.4, 95% CI (1.4-4.3); three indications 4.9, 95% CI (2.2-10.9); all P medicines introduced in the past 15 years were: medicines coverage and time since marketing authorisation. Prices had a negative effect on consumption in Belgium and Sweden. The positive impact of financial MEAs in Scotland suggests that the latter may remove the regressive effect of list prices on consumption.

  2. The effect of non-response on estimates of health care utilisation

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    Gundgaard, Jens; Ekholm, Orla; Hansen, Ebba Holme

    2008-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Non-response in health surveys may lead to bias in estimates of health care utilisation. The magnitude, direction and composition of the bias are usually not well known. When data from health surveys are merged with data from registers at the individual level, analyses can reveal non......-response bias. Our aim was to estimate the composition, direction and magnitude of non-response bias in the estimation of health care costs in two types of health interview surveys. METHODS: The surveys were (1) a national personal interview survey of 22 484 Danes (2) a telephone interview survey of 5000 Danes...... living in Funen County. Data were linked with register information on health care utilisation in hospitals and primary care. Health care utilisation was estimated for respondents and non-respondents, and the difference was explained by a decomposition method of bias components. RESULTS: The surveys...

  3. Health services utilisation disparities between English speaking and non-English speaking background Australian infants

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    Chen Jack

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background To examine the differences in health services utilisation and the associated risk factors between infants from non-English speaking background (NESB and English speaking background (ESB within Australia. Methods We analysed data from a national representative longitudinal study, the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC which started in 2004. We used survey logistic regression coupled with survey multiple linear regression to examine the factors associated with health services utilisation. Results Similar health status was observed between the two groups. In comparison to ESB infants, NESB infants were significantly less likely to use the following health services: maternal and child health centres or help lines (odds ratio [OR] 0.56; 95% confidence intervals [CI], 0.40-0.79; maternal and child health nurse visits (OR 0.68; 95% CI, 0.49-0.95; general practitioners (GPs (OR 0.58; 95% CI, 0.40-0.83; and hospital outpatient clinics (OR 0.54; 95% CI, 0.31-0.93. Multivariate analysis results showed that the disparities could not be fully explained by the socioeconomic status and language barriers. The association between English proficiency and the service utilised was absent once the NESB was taken into account. Maternal characteristics, family size and income, private health insurance and region of residence were the key factors associated with health services utilisation. Conclusions NESB infants accessed significantly less of the four most frequently used health services compared with ESB infants. Maternal characteristics and family socioeconomic status were linked to health services utilisation. The gaps in health services utilisation between NESB and ESB infants with regard to the use of maternal and child health centres or phone help, maternal and child health nurse visits, GPs and paediatricians require appropriate policy attentions and interventions.

  4. Mind control: The secret weapon utilised by religious cults to control their followers

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    2004-01-01

    The aim of this article is to create awareness of the dangers of religious cults. The process utilised by these cults to recruit members and to control their lives is so subtle that members are led to believe that they joined out of their own free will. A brief discussion of what religious cults are as well as how they function is followed by an explanation of mind control and how it is utilised by cults. This article maintains that mind control is the secret weapon with which leaders of cult...

  5. The effect of utilising age and sex dependent factors for calculating detriment from medical irradiation

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    Mettler, F.A.; Davis, M.; Moseley, R.D.; Kelsey, C.A.

    1986-01-01

    Proposals have been made for a quantity that can be used to estimate possible detriment from medical radiology better than the ICRP's collective effective dose equivalent. One such approach utilises age and sex dependent 'weighting' factors. The magnitude of the effect obtained by utilising such factors when applied to an actual population has not been previously assessed. When age and sex dependent weighting factors are applied to diagnostic medical radiology for all hospital examinations conducted in the United States in 1980, estimates of detriment are reduced by one-third. (author)

  6. Mind control: The secret weapon utilised by religious cults to control their followers

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    S.P. Pretorius

    2004-07-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this article is to create awareness of the dangers of religious cults. The process utilised by these cults to recruit members and to control their lives is so subtle that members are led to believe that they joined out of their own free will. A brief discussion of what religious cults are as well as how they function is followed by an explanation of mind control and how it is utilised by cults. This article maintains that mind control is the secret weapon with which leaders of cults lure their followers under false pretences to mislead, control and make them dependent on the cult.

  7. Energy productivity of some plantation crops in Malaysia and the status of bioenergy utilisation

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    Lim, K.O.; Zainal Alimuddin Zainal Alauddin; Ghulam Abdul Quadir; Mohd Zulkifly Abdullah

    2000-01-01

    The paper assesses the energy productivity of the major plantation crops in Malaysia as well as the status of bioenergy utilisation in that country. Of the crops studied and under present local cultivation practices, oil palms and cocoa trees stand out as good trappers of solar energy while paddy plants are the least efficient. Presently, Malaysia consumes roughly 340 million boe of energy per year. Of this amount 14% are contributed by biomass. However of the total amount of biowastes generated in the country roughly 24.5% are already utilised for energy purposes and roughly 75.5% are still unutilised and therefore wasted. (Author)

  8. Characteristics and utilisation of high-temperature (HTHP) filter dusts from pfb gasification of biomass

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    Ranta, J. [VTT Energy, Espoo (Finland)

    1996-12-31

    The aim of the study was to survey characteristics, utilisation and possible environmental impacts of solid wastes, i.e., in case of biomass, mainly high-temperature filter ash (HTHP) from pressurised fluidised-bed gasification (PFBG). The aim is to utilise solid wastes (slag, filter dust, additives) from biomass gasification instead of dumping. One alternative is recycling to the soil as liming material or fertiliser. It is expected that the ash recycled to forest soils changes the environment less than non-recycled ash. (orig.) 3 refs.

  9. Optimal Configuration of Discrete Fluid Power Force System Utilised in the PTO for WECs

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    Hansen, Anders Hedegaard; Pedersen, Henrik Clemmensen

    2016-01-01

    . Transferring from a continuous fluid power PTO-system to a discrete poses the question of configuration and control of the discrete fluid power system utilised in a wave energy converter (WEC). The current paper presents a method for determining the optimal configuration of a discrete fluid power force system...... for the PTO-system in a WEC. A model based optimisation is utilised to identify the system configuration leading to the highest energy output. It is shown how the time distribution of wave conditions affects the choice of system configuration. Based on the current paper the preferred PTO system configuration...

  10. Utilisation of total solar radiation energy in the photosynthetic production of radish, red beet and bean

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    Wiesław Nowakowski

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Utilisation of total solar radiation energy in the photosynthetic production of radish, red beet and bean is expressed as per cent of solar radiation accumulated in the carbon of -the dry mass per 1 cm2 of the assimilation surface area. Utilisation of this energy ranges from 2.6 to 8.4 per cent in radish, from 1.7 to 7.5 per cent in beet and from 1.9 to 4.9 per cent in bean.

  11. Is sustainable resource utilisation a relevant concept in Avanersuaq? The walrus case

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    Andersen, Astrid Oberborbeck; Heide-Jørgensen, Mads Peter; Flora, Janne

    2018-01-01

    This article addresses the role of Atlantic walrus (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) in present-day Avanersuaq from anthropological and biological perspectives, and asks whether or not sustainable resource utilisation is a useful concept in northwest Greenland. We describe the relations that unfold...... analyse how walruses acquire multiple values as they circulate in different networks. Sustainable resource utilisation, we conclude, is a concept that is relevant in Avanersuaq and beyond, because it works as a biological standard, and hence organises laws, norms, and practices of formal management...

  12. Comment calculer le contenu énergétique des produits d'origine pétrolière et de leurs substituts d'origine charbonnière ou végétale How to Calculate the Energy Content of Products of Petroleum Origin and of Their Substitutes from Coal Or Biomass

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    Leprince P.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Le contenu énergétique des produits pétroliers issus du raffinage, des produits de vapocraquage de naphta et de quelques produits de la pétrochimie, a été calculé en prenant en considération, la dépense énergétique entre coproduits ou sous-produits d'une même transformation, les variantes de procédés et l'effet des divers modes de fourniture d'énergie nécessaire à la transformation considérée. The energy content of petroleum products coming from refining, of naphta steam-cracking products and of various petrochemical products is calculated by taking into consideration the energy expenditure between the coproducts or by products from the same transformation, the different processes and the effect of different ways in which to supply the energy required for the transformation being considered.

  13. Evolution du pH et de la température au cours de la transformation artisanale du cymbium (voluté). Essai sur les perspectives de valorisation du produit transformé

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    Diouf, A.

    2008-01-01

    L’étude porte sur l’évolution du pH et de la température au cours de la transformation artisanale du Cymbium, ainsi que sur les perspectives de valorisation du produit transformé. Les expérimentations menées au site de transformation artisanale de Joal ont permis de constater que : Après 12 heures de séjour en bac (1ère nuit), le Cymbium est encore en phase de rigor mortis. Le pH moyen affiché à l’issue de cette première nuit est de 7,6 ; donc proche de celui du mollusque ...

  14. Commerce des produits d’élevage et territorialisation : une mise en débat à partir de trois travaux de géographes en Afrique

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    Denis Gautier

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Le projet de recherche Icare, financé par le Cirad, a pour ambition d’analyser les liens entre la dynamique des marchés mondiaux et régionaux des produits animaux et le développement dans les territoires d’élevage. Les deux terrains d’application de ce projet sont l’Afrique de l’Ouest, en particulier le Sénégal et le Mali, et la Corne de l’Afrique.Pendant longtemps, l’élevage de ces régions a eu la réputation d’être un élevage de prestige, voire un élevage contemplatif, pratiqué par des peupl...

  15. Determinants of prenatal health care utilisation by low-risk women : A prospective cohort study

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    Feijen-de Jong, Esther I.; Jansen, Danielle E. M. C.; Baarveld, Frank; Boerleider, Agatha W.; Spelten, Evelien; Schellevis, Francois; Reijneveld, Sijmen A.

    Background: Prenatal health care is pivotal in providing adequate prevention and care to pregnant women. Aim: We examined the determinants of inadequate prenatal health care utilisation by low-risk women in primary midwifery-led care in the Netherlands. Methods: We used longitudinal data from the

  16. Determinants of prenatal health care utilisation by low-risk women: a prospective cohort study.

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    Feijen-de Jong, E.I.; Jansen, D.E.M.C.; Baarveld, F.; Boerleider, A.W.; Spelten, E.; Schellevis, F.; Reijneveld, S.A.

    2015-01-01

    Background: Prenatal health care is pivotal in providing adequate prevention and care to pregnant women. Aim: We examined the determinants of inadequate prenatal health care utilisation by low-risk women in primary midwifery-led care in the Netherlands. Methods: We used longitudinal data from the

  17. Determinants of prenatal health care utilisation by low-risk women: A prospective cohort study

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    Feijen-de Jong, E.I.; Jansen, D.E.M.C.; Baarveld, F.; Boerleider, A.W.; Spelten, E.; Schellevis, F.; Reijneveld, S.A.

    2015-01-01

    Background: Prenatal health care is pivotal in providing adequate prevention and care to pregnant women. Aim: We examined the determinants of inadequate prenatal health care utilisation by low-risk women in primary midwifery-led care in the Netherlands. Methods: We used longitudinal data from the

  18. Factors influencing the utilisation of prevention of mother-to-child ...

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    The aim of the study was to identify factors influencing the utilisation of Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) in a resource poor setting in South Africa. A sample of 186 pregnant women (29.6% HIV positive and 70.4% HIV negative) in four clinics in a rural district in the Eastern Cape were interviewed as part ...

  19. Cumulative metal leaching from utilisation of secondary building materials in river engineering.

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    Leuven, R.S.E.W.; Willems, FH

    2004-01-01

    The present paper estimates the utilisation of bulky wastes (minestone, steel slag, phosphorus slag and demolition waste) in hydraulic engineering structures in Dutch parts of the rivers Rhine, Meuse and Scheldt over the period 1980-2025. Although they offer several economic, technical and

  20. Utilising excess minibus-taxi capacity for South African townships tours

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    Rietjens, S.J.H.; Makoriwa, Collins; de Boer, S.J.

    2006-01-01

    This paper proposes an option for the utilisation of excess off-peak capacity of minibus-taxis in South Africa for township tours. The minibus-taxi system typically faces steep peak loads during rush hours with excess vehicle and person capacity available during off-hours. The advantages of the

  1. Impact of cost and perceived quality on utilisation of primary health ...

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    A cross-sectional study was carried out to assess the impact of perceived quality and cost of utilisation of primary health care services, in relation to malaria, in rural and urban districts in Tanzania. This study intended to explore whether there are differences between rural and urban users in terms of their perceptions of ...

  2. eye care utilisation among slum dwellers in the greater accra region

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    East African Medical Journal Vol. 88 No. 7 July 2011. EYE CARE UTILISATION AMONG SLUM DWELLERS IN THE GREATER ACCRA REGION, GHANA. G. O. Ovenseri-Ogbomo, OD, MPH, Lecturer, Department of Optometry, University of Cape Coast, Ghana, O. Afful,. OD, Optometrist, Eye Unit, Western Regional Hospital, ...

  3. Utilisation de la Technique D\\'électrophorèse des Protéines Totales ...

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    Utilisation de la Technique D\\'électrophorèse des Protéines Totales sur Gel de Polyacrylamide-SDS (SDS-PAGE) pour L\\'étude de la Diversité des Rhizobiums D\\'Acacia tortilis (Forsk.) Hayne Subsp. Raddiana (Savi) Brenan.

  4. Health care seeking behaviour and utilisation in a multiple health insurance system

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    Chomi, Eunice Nahyuha; Mujinja, Phares G M; Enemark, Ulrika

    2014-01-01

    to the differential revenue raising capacities and benefit packages offered by the various funds resulting in inequity and inefficiency within the health system. This paper examines how the existence of multiple health insurance funds affects health care seeking behaviour and utilisation among members...

  5. Utilisation de l'echographie doppler couleur dans la localisation de l ...

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    Utilisation de l'echographie doppler couleur dans la localisation de l'insertion du cordon ombilical et le devenir materno-foetal à la maternité de l'hôpital central de Yaoundé : une étude descriptive et analytique.

  6. Pilot Study Evaluation of Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training Utilising STORM in a British University Setting

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    Gask, Linda; Coupe, Nia; McElvenny, Damien; Green, Gill

    2017-01-01

    Recent years have seen increasing awareness of the wide range of mental health problems faced by students. Gatekeeper training has been shown to have a positive impact on knowledge and attitudes about suicide prevention, although the evidence for skills acquisition is limited. We utilised the STORM® training package in an exploratory study to…

  7. Approche expérimentale de l'utilisation de glyphosate dans le ...

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    Approche expérimentale de l'utilisation de glyphosate dans le contrôle de Melaleuca quinquenervia (Myrtaceae), une espèce envahissante dans la réserve communautaire de la forêt d'Analalava-Foulpointe (Madagascar)

  8. Approche expérimentale de l'utilisation de glyphosate dans le ...

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    une grande résilience face à la coupe et au feu. Cette étude vise à identifier le meilleur protocole d'utilisation de glyphosate dans le contrôle de l'invasion de M. quinquenervia dans la forêt d'Analalava Foulpointe. Cinq solutions de glyphosate ...

  9. Closing the Gap between Research Evidence and Clinical Practice: Jordanian Nurses' Perceived Barriers to Research Utilisation

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    Al Khalaileh, Murad; Al Qadire, Mohammad; Musa, Ahmad S.; Al-Khawaldeh, Omar A.; Al Qudah, Hani; Alhabahbeh, Atalla

    2016-01-01

    Background: The nursing profession is a combination of theory and practical skill, and nurses are required to generate and develop knowledge through implementing research into clinical practice. Considerable number of barriers could hind implementing research findings into practice. Barriers to research utilisation are not identified in the…

  10. Waste drilling-fluid-utilising microorganisms in a tropical mangrove swamp oilfield location

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    Benka-Coker, M.O.; Olumagin, A.

    1995-01-01

    Waste drilling-fluid-utilising microorganisms were isolated from drilling-mud cuttings, soil and creek water from a mangrove swamp oilfield location in the Delta area of Nigeria using waste drilling-fluid as the substrate. Eighteen bacterial isolates obtained were identified as species of Staphylococcus, Acinetobacter, Alcaligenes, Serratia, Clostridium, Enterobacter, Klebsiella, Nocardia, Bacillus, Actinomyces, Micrococcus and Pseudomonas, while the genera of fungi isolated were Penicillium, Cladosporium and Fusarium. Even though drilling-fluid-utilising genera were in higher numbers in the soil than in the two other sources examined, the percentages of the total heterotrophic bacteria that utilised waste drilling-fluid were 6.02 in the drilling-mud cuttings, 0.83 in creek water and 0.42 in soil. The screen tests for biodegradation potential of the bacterial isolates showed that, even though all the isolates were able to degrade and utilise the waste fluid for growth, species of Alcaligenes and Micrococcus were more active degraders of the waste. The significance of the results in environmental management in oil-producing areas of Nigeria is discussed. (Author)

  11. Explaining low uptake for Down syndrome screening in the Netherlands : (and predicting utilisation of other programmes)

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    Crombag, NMTH

    2016-01-01

    In the Netherlands, only a quarter of all pregnant women take part in the current Down syndrome screening(DSS) programme. Compared to other Northern European countries, Dutch uptake rates are very low. This thesis concentrates on the test-utilisation of DSS, in particular the factors impeding or

  12. Changements dans l'utilisation des terres et la santé humaine dans ...

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    Dans l'est de l'Himalaya, l'utilisation des terres change en raison de la croissance démographique, du développement socioéconomique, de l'urbanisation et de ... China, Far East Asia, Nepal, Central Asia, South Asia ... Six world-class research teams to investigate overcoming therapeutic resistance in high fatality cancers.

  13. Science Teachers' Utilisation of Innovative Strategies for Teaching Senior School Science in Ilorin, Nigeria

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    Oyelekan, Oloyede Solomon; Igbokwe, Emoyoke Faith; Olorundare, Adekunle Solomon

    2017-01-01

    Efforts have been made to improve science teaching in secondary schools in Nigeria, yet, students continue to perform poorly in science subjects. Many innovative teaching strategies have been developed by educators and found to impact significantly on students' academic performance when utilised. Hence, this study was aimed at examining science…

  14. Exploring the Extent to Which ELT Students Utilise Smartphones for Language Learning Purposes

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    Yaman, Ismail; Senel, Müfit; Yesilel, Deren Basak Akman

    2015-01-01

    The advent of smartphones has had dramatic influences on our daily lives and has rendered human beings "walking computers." This holds important reflections in the realm of language learning, as well as in many other areas. This study aimed to explore the extent to which English Language Teaching (ELT) students utilise smartphones for…

  15. Evaluation de l'utilisation du protocole national de prise en charge ...

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    Plus de la moitié (60,2%) des prescriptions étaient conformes au protocole mais aucun prestataire ne s'en servait parce qu'inaccessible. Seulement 72% savaient de l'existence de ce protocole. La disponibilité et l'utilisation du protocole national de prise en charge du paludisme simple restent faibles. La formation continue ...

  16. Utilising Planning and Financing Strategies in the Management of Community Development Projects in Enugu State, Nigeria

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    Obetta, Chukwuemeka K.; Oreh, Catherine I.

    2017-01-01

    Utilisation of community management strategies is an approach to governance that is based on community and organisational involvement. Communities with development projects have formed community projects management committees (CPMCs) that are encouraged to adopt the community management strategy in the planning and financing of community…

  17. Design of serially connected district heating heat pumps utilising a geothermal heat source

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    Jensen, Jonas Kjær; Ommen, Torben Schmidt; Markussen, Wiebke Brix

    2017-01-01

    The design of two heat pumps (HP), connected in series, was investigated for operation in the district heating (DH) network of the Greater Copenhagen area, Denmark. The installation was dimensioned to supply 7.2 MW of heat at a temperature of 85 °C. The heat pumps utilise a geothermal heat source...

  18. Hierarchical zeolites: Enhanced utilisation of microporous crystals in catalysis by advances in materials design

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    Perez-Ramirez, Javier; Christensen, Claus H.; Egeblad, Kresten

    2008-01-01

    in these materials often imposes intracrystalline diffusion limitations, rendering low utilisation of the zeolite active volume in catalysed reactions. This critical review examines recent advances in the rapidly evolving area of zeolites with improved accessibility and molecular transport. Strategies to enhance...

  19. Utilisation of maternity services by black women in rural and urban ...

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    An epidemiological survey was undertaken to evaluate the utilisation of maternal services for black women in the. Orange Free State. Two hundred and forty clusters were selected from the rural (fanns) and urban (local authorities) black population and eight households were interviewed in each cluster. Information was ...

  20. Utilisation of maternity services by black women in rural and urban ...

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    An epidemiological survey was undertaken to evaluate the utilisation of maternal services for black women in the Orange Free State. Two hundred and forty clusters were selected from the rural (farms) and urban (local authorities) black population and eight households were interviewed in each cluster. Information was ...

  1. Public Health Knowledge Utilisation by Policy Actors: An Evaluation Study in Midden-Holland, the Netherlands

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    de Goede, Joyce; Steenkamer, Betty; Treurniet, Henriëtte; Putters, Kim; van Oers, Hans

    2011-01-01

    A comprehensive report has been prepared on the state of public health and healthcare in the Midden-Holland region of the Netherlands. This study describes the development of the report and the mechanisms behind public health knowledge utilisation by three groups of health policy actors: local authorities, public health professionals and regional…

  2. The utilisation and feeding value of milled woody plant species | CH ...

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    The utilisation and feeding value of milled woody plant species. Donaldson CH, Niemann PJ, Swart JA. Abstract. Trials were conducted where ground material of Tarchonanthus camphorates, Grewia flava and Terminalia sericea, supplemented with molasses and in some treatments with maize meal and/or urea, were fed to ...

  3. The climate impact of energy peat utilisation - comparison and sensitivity analysis of Finnish and Swedish results

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    Holmgren, Kristina; Kirkinen, Johanna; Savolainen, Ilkka

    2006-06-15

    The climate impact of energy peat utilisation have been studied both in Finland by VTT Technical Research Centre and in Sweden by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute Ltd. The main objective of this study is to compare the results of earlier studies by VTT and IVL and to perform a sensitivity analysis of previous and new results. The scientific approach of the two studies is very similar. The climate impact of peat utilisation is considered from a life-cycle point of view by taking into account all phases of the peat utilisation chain. Peat reserves can be both sinks and sources of greenhouse gas emissions as well as there are both uptake and emissions of greenhouse gases during the utilisation chain. The net impact of the utilisation chain is assessed as the climate impact due to the utilisation chain minus the climate impact of non-utilisation chain. The instantaneous radiative forcing and accumulated radiative forcing are used in both studies as the indicator of the climate impact. Radiative forcing is calculated on the basis of the concentration changes due to emissions and uptake of greenhouse gases. The differences in the models for calculating concentrations and radiative forcing are minor. There are some differences in the definitions and boundaries of the considered peat utilisation chains, although the differences in the results due to differences in the chain definitions are small. The main reason for the differences in results between the two studies is differences in emission (and uptake) estimates for the after-treatment phase and the non-utilisation chain. Both Swedish and Finnish studies show that the use of cultivated peatland for energy peat utilisation results in lower climate impact than using coal (within 100 years). Both studies show that the use of pristine mires for peat production will result in larger climate impact than the use of already drained peatlands. The climate impact of peat utilisation chains where fens and forestry

  4. Validity and accuracy of interview and diary data on children's medical utilisation in the Netherlands.

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    Bruijnzeels, M.A.; Wouden, J.C. van der; Foets, M.; Prins, A.; Heuvel, W.J.A. van den

    1998-01-01

    Study objective: to assess the validity and accuracy of children's medical utilisation estimates from a health interview and diary and the possible consequences for morbidity estimates. The influence of recall bias and respondent characteristics on the reporting levels was also investigated. Design:

  5. Validity and accuracy of interview and diary data on children's medical utilisation in the Netherlands

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    Bruijnzeels, M.A.; van der Wouden, Joke; Foets, M.; van den Heuvel, W.J.A.

    Study objective-To assess the validity and accuracy of children's medical utilisation estimates from a health interview and diary and the possible consequences for morbidity estimates. The influence of recall bias and respondent characteristics on the reporting levels was also investigated.

  6. Investment utilisation, adjustment costs, and technical efficiency in Danish pig farms

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    Olsen, Jakob Vesterlund; Henningsen, Arne

    and investment utilisation. We apply this methodology to a large panel data set of Danish pig producers with 9,281 observations between 1996 and 2008. The paper further contributes with a thorough discussion of the calculation and deflation of capital input from microeconomic data. We estimate an output distance...

  7. Facteurs Sociaux de l'utilisation des Services de soins Obstétricaux ...

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    Erah

    utilisation des services de soins obstétricaux parmi les adolescentes camerounaises. Les données utilisées sont celles de l'Enquête Démographique et de Santé. (EDS) réalisée au Cameroun en 2004. Nos analyses ont porté sur les dernières ...

  8. Quel instrument utiliser pour l'evaluation des fonds alloues aux ...

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    ) has a marginal contribution in terms of funds in nutrition activities. It appears obvious that the assessment of the funds involve in nutrition is very difficult du to the fact that there is no systematic method for this matter. The utilisation of the SHA ...

  9. The climate impact of energy peat utilisation - comparison and sensitivity analysis of Finnish and Swedish results

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    Holmgren, Kristina; Kirkinen, Johanna; Savolainen, Ilkka

    2006-06-01

    The climate impact of energy peat utilisation have been studied both in Finland by VTT Technical Research Centre and in Sweden by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute Ltd. The main objective of this study is to compare the results of earlier studies by VTT and IVL and to perform a sensitivity analysis of previous and new results. The scientific approach of the two studies is very similar. The climate impact of peat utilisation is considered from a life-cycle point of view by taking into account all phases of the peat utilisation chain. Peat reserves can be both sinks and sources of greenhouse gas emissions as well as there are both uptake and emissions of greenhouse gases during the utilisation chain. The net impact of the utilisation chain is assessed as the climate impact due to the utilisation chain minus the climate impact of non-utilisation chain. The instantaneous radiative forcing and accumulated radiative forcing are used in both studies as the indicator of the climate impact. Radiative forcing is calculated on the basis of the concentration changes due to emissions and uptake of greenhouse gases. The differences in the models for calculating concentrations and radiative forcing are minor. There are some differences in the definitions and boundaries of the considered peat utilisation chains, although the differences in the results due to differences in the chain definitions are small. The main reason for the differences in results between the two studies is differences in emission (and uptake) estimates for the after-treatment phase and the non-utilisation chain. Both Swedish and Finnish studies show that the use of cultivated peatland for energy peat utilisation results in lower climate impact than using coal (within 100 years). Both studies show that the use of pristine mires for peat production will result in larger climate impact than the use of already drained peatlands. The climate impact of peat utilisation chains where fens and forestry

  10. Health care utilisation and characteristics of long-term breast cancer survivors

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    Peuckmann, Vera Irina; Ekholm, Ola; Sjøgren, Per

    2009-01-01

    Cooperative Group register. A self-administered questionnaire assessed sociodemography, health care utilisation, employment, and health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Associations with breast cancer treatment were investigated. RESULTS: Response rate was 79%. Significantly more BCS than the general women...

  11. Utilisation du test GeneXpert pour le diagnostic de la tuberculose au ...

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    Utilisation du test GeneXpert pour le diagnostic de la tuberculose au service des maladies infectieuses du CHNU de Fann. Sylvie Audrey Diop, Aminata Massaly, Daye Ka, Noel Magloire Manga, Louise Fortes-Déguénonvo, Cheikh Tidiane Ndour, Viviane Marie Pierre Cisse, Moussa Seydi ...

  12. Eye care utilisation among slum dwellers in the greater Accra region ...

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    Objective: To investigate the pattern of eye care utilisation and the knowledge of eye care services and personnel among slum dwellers in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. Design: Cross-sectional descriptive study. Setting: Structured questionnaire was administered to each participant by trained interviewers using the ...

  13. Informal Network Utilisation and Water Distribution in Two Districts in the Khorezm Province, Uzbekistan

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    Wegerich, K.

    2004-01-01

    This paper analyses informal networks and their utilisation during a period of water scarcity in an upstream and a downstream district in the Khorezm Province, Uzbekistan. The evaluation is based on an organisational theory approach on informal networks. Communication patterns between farm managers,

  14. De nouveaux procédés d’extraction des huiles pour des produits finis de haute qualité

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    Parmentier Michel

    2004-11-01

    Full Text Available New concerns have appeared recently from the European and American consumers about quality, safety and environmental impact of the food products. In the particular case of European countries, the coming back of traditional products with a high sentimental value should be noticed. To fit the forthcoming demand of the consumer, the Oils and Fats industry have to develop a new approach based on alternative technologies that may emerge from the research with very specific objectives: no solvents, mild technologies, less energy consumption and final wastes. The purpose of this article is to discuss about the new biological tools capable to generate alternative ways for the oil elaboration: use of enzymes for destructuration of the vegetal or animal tissues and the subsequent utilisation of membrane techniques for the separation and purification steps. These new technologies involving less heat and mechanical stress to the oil, lead to a better “native” quality of the final products. However, fundamental research is needed on the separation mechanisms of those complex mixtures to optimise the process and prepare the transfer to the industrial conditions. The present article reports a contribution on the aqueous extraction of rapeseed oil as an example

  15. Oil Shale and Its Relation to Petroleum and Other Fuels (Summary Les schistes à l'huile et leurs relation avec le pétrole et les autres combustibles (résumé

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    Billo S. M.

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available World oil reserves in oil shales (1. 2 to 2 trillion barrels are at least 4 times as large as proven crude oil petroleum reserves (310 billion barrels. Petroleum is produced from oil shale by pyrolysis (destructive distillation by hecit. Coal can also be converted ta synthetic petroleum products by direct hydrogenation and by the modified Fischer-Tropsch process. Rising cost of oil exploration and production and increasing efficiency of synthetizing processes indicate that synthetic fuels may increase the supply of natural liquid fuels in the foreseeable future. The term kerogen is often used to comprise all the organic matter contained in sediments and may be of two kinds: 1 coalylike kerogen, and 2 sapropellic kerogen - oil shale type. It is believed that both kerogen and petroleum were formed from hypothetical ancestor - protopetroleum. They are found together in sedimenfs and their C13C12 ratios are similar. The largest producer of oil shale ore China, the USSR and Sweden. The USA is technologically prepared to begin production of synthetized fuels through varying economic condition. Richness and size of deposits, cost of mining, cost of retorting, character of products, and location of deposit in relation to plant and market, determine the economic value of a given deposit. Les réserves mondiales de schistes à huile (1,2 à 2 x 10. 12 barils sont au moins quatre fois supérieures aux réserves prouvées de pétrole brut (310 x 10. 9 barils. On extrait le pétrole des schistes par pyrolyse (distillation destructive thermique. Le charbon peut aussi être transformé en hydrocarbures par hydrogénation et par le procédé Fischer-Tropsch modifié. L'augmentation des coûts de l'exploration et de la production du pétrole et amélioration de l'efficacité des procédés synthétiques montrent que les produits synthétiques vont jouer un rôle croissant dans l'approvisionnement en combustibles liquides au cours des années à venir. Le terme k

  16. Mesure de la Polarisation des Lambda Produits dans les Collisions Positron-Electron AU Lep a L'aide du Detecteur Opal

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    Vandenplas, Denis

    Le Modele Standard est le cadre theorique general qui, jusqu'a present, a permis l'interpretation de tous les resultats experimentaux en physique des hautes energies. Cette theorie decrit, entre autres, la production d'une paire de particules elementaires, formee d'un quark et d'un antiquark, a partir de la desintegration de l'un des bosons mediateurs de l'interaction faible, le Z^0. Cependant, dans ce cas precis, la transformation subsequente des quarks primaires en particules reelles, un processus appele hadronisation, n'est decrite qu'a l'aide de modeles phenomenologiques. Afin de sonder les mecanismes de l'hadronisation, cette these presente la mesure du transfert du spin d'un quark etrange primaire a une particule appelee Lambda lors des desintegrations hadroniques du Z^0. L'etude a ete realisee dans le cadre de la collaboration OPAL, une des quatre experiences menees au collisionneur LEP, la ou des electrons et des positrons sont acceleres jusqu'a une energie commune, sqrt{s} = {rm E_ {cm}}, voisine de l'energie de production du rm Z^0, M_{Z ^0} egale a 91.3 GeV. La theorie electrofaible precise la direction du spin, c'est-a-dire la polarisation, d'un quark etrange primaire provenant de la desintegration d'un Z ^0. Quant a lui, le modele des quarks etablit que l'orientation du spin d'un Lambda est directement reliee a la polarisation du quark etrange dont il provient. La question est de determiner dans quelle mesure la polarisation du quark primaire est transmise au Lambda a la suite du processus de l'hadronisation, decrit dans le cadre de la ChromoDynamique Quantique. Une estimation, qui tient compte de tous ces differents aspects theoriques, evalue a 30% la polarisation des Lambda dont l'impulsion est superieure a 15 GeV/c. La mesure experimentale de la polarisation repose sur l'identification des Lambda a partir de la reconstitution de la desintegration Lambdato ppi^-. Ce processus, qui se deroule par le biais de l'interaction faible, viole la parite car

  17. Healthcare resource utilisation by critically ill older patients following an intensive care unit stay.

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    Jeitziner, Marie-Madlen; Zwakhalen, Sandra Mg; Hantikainen, Virpi; Hamers, Jan Ph

    2015-05-01

    This study examines the utilisation of healthcare resources by critically ill older patients over one year following an intensive care unit stay. Information on healthcare resource utilisation following intensive care unit treatment is essential during times of limited financial resources. Prospective longitudinal nonrandomised study. Healthcare resource utilisation by critically ill older patients (≥65 years) was recorded during one year following treatment in a medical-surgical intensive care unit. Age-matched community-based participants served as comparison group. Data were collected at one-week following intensive care unit discharge/study recruitment and after 6 and 12 months. Recorded were length of stay, (re)admission to hospital or intensive care unit, general practitioner and medical specialist visits, rehabilitation program participation, medication use, discharge destination, home health care service use and level of dependence for activities of daily living. One hundred and forty-five critically ill older patients and 146 age-matched participants were recruited into the study. Overall, critically ill older patients utilised more healthcare resources. After 6 and 12 months, they visited general practitioners six times more frequently, twice as many older patients took medications and only the intensive care unit group patients participated in rehabilitation programs (n = 99, 76%). The older patients were less likely to be hospitalised, very few transferred to nursing homes (n = 3, 2%), and only 7 (6%) continued to use home healthcare services 12 months following the intensive care unit stay. Critically ill older patients utilise more healthcare resources following an intensive care unit stay, however, most are able to live at home with no or minimal assistance after one year. Adequate healthcare resources, such as facilitated access to medical follow-up care, rehabilitation programs and home healthcare services, must be easily accessible for older

  18. Selective habitat utilisation and impact on vegetation by African elephant within a heterogeneous landscape

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    2001-07-01

    Full Text Available Since 1992, a total of 33 elephants have been reintroduced to a 31 000 ha game-fenced section of the Songimvelo Game Reserve in the Barberton Mountainland, South Africa. The impact from elephant was assessed on the attainment of the primary management objectives which are the conservation of plant community and plant species diversity. A total of 160 semi-quantitative plots were systematically sampled along foraging paths. Vegetation was assessed in terms of dominant species composition and species utilised. Elephant activity is mostly confined to a rugged 1 200 ha portion of the reserve. Forest, thickets and woodlands are positively selected, whereas shrublands and grasslands are little utilised. A total of 73 woody species were recorded within the sample plots. Thirtynine of these species were utilised in the woodlands, 31 in the forest and thickets, and only 18 in the shrublands. Acacia ataxacantha, Dalbergia armata and Acacia caffra are ranked highest in dominance and in utilisation values. In contrast, Cussonia spicata and Pterocarpus angolensis are less common but are much selected. Continued utilisation at present levels could significantly threaten their persistence. These preliminary results indicate that the present low overall density of elephants relative to many other conservation areas already has a marked effect on certain plant species. Absolute elephant density figures are relatively meaningless within a heterogeneous landscape. The specific community and species make-up of the landscape needs to be taken into account for the determination of bounds to elephant numbers in order to ensure the maintenance of present plant species diversity levels.

  19. Son Excellence Madame Elisabeth Laurin Ambassadeur Représentant permanent de la France auprès de l’Office des Nations Unies et des autres organisations internationales en Suisse République française Son Excellence Monsieur Roberto Balzaretti Ambassadeur Directeur

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    Son Excellence Madame Elisabeth Laurin Ambassadeur Représentant permanent de la France auprès de l’Office des Nations Unies et des autres organisations internationales en Suisse République française Son Excellence Monsieur Roberto Balzaretti Ambassadeur Directeur,

  20. Excellence Monsieur Prosper Vokouma, Ambassadeur Extraordinaire et Plénipotentiaire, représentant Permanent du Burkina Faso auprès de l'Office des Nations Unies et des autres organisations internationales à Genève le mardi 2 avril 2013.

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    Excellence Monsieur Prosper Vokouma, Ambassadeur Extraordinaire et Plénipotentiaire, représentant Permanent du Burkina Faso auprès de l'Office des Nations Unies et des autres organisations internationales à Genève le mardi 2 avril 2013.

  1. Son Excellence Monsieur Pierre-Louis Lorenz Ambassadeur extraordinaire et plénipotentiaire Représentant permanent du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg auprès de l’Office des Nations Unies et des autres organisations internationales à Genève

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  2. Élaboration, fiabilité et utilisation d’un outil de mesure de l’environnement alimentaire dans les supermarchés de quatre quartiers de Montréal (Canada

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    Full Text Available Introduction : L’environnement alimentaire constitue un domaine propice si l'on veut influencer les habitudes alimentaires de la population. Cette étude visait à élaborer un outil de mesure de l’environnement alimentaire dans les commerces et à caractériser l’environnement alimentaire dans un secteur de Montréal (Canada possédant un niveau de revenu de faible à moyen. Méthodologie : Nous avons développé un outil, la Mesure de l’environnement alimentaire du consommateur dans les supermarchés (MEAC-S et nous l’avons mis à l’essai pour en confirmer la fiabilité. Nous avons utilisé la MEAC-S pour évaluer l’environnement alimentaire de consommation de 17 supermarchés dans quatre quartiers de Montréal. Nous avons mesuré la longueur d’étalage, la diversité, le prix, le nombre de présentoirs et la position en magasin des fruits et légumes (FL et des produits alimentaires ultra-transformés (PAUT. Nous avons également évalué la qualité des FL frais. La taille du magasin a été estimée en utilisant la longueur totale d’étalage mesurée pour toutes les catégories d’aliments. Nous avons effectué des corrélations de Spearman entre ces indicateurs de l’environnement alimentaire. Résultats : Les analyses de fiabilité ont donné des résultats satisfaisants pour la plupart des indicateurs. La caractérisation de l’environnement alimentaire a révélé une grande variabilité de la longueur d’étalage, de la diversité et du prix des FL entre les supermarchés ainsi qu’une mise en valeur disproportionnée des PAUT. Le nombre de présentoirs de PAUT hors de leur emplacement principal de vente variait de 7 à 26 et ces produits occupaient de 8 à 33 positions stratégiques en magasin, alors que le nombre de présentoirs hors de l’emplacement principal de vente de FL frais était supérieur à 1 dans seulement 2 des 17 magasins évalués et qu’ils occupaient un maximum de 2 emplacements strat

  3. Explanatory factors for first and second-generation non-western women's inadequate prenatal care utilisation: a prospective cohort study

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    Boerleider, A.W.; Manniën, J.; van Stenus, C.M.V.; Wiegers, T.A.; Feijen-de Jong, E.I.; Spelten, E.R.; Deville, W.L.J.M.

    2015-01-01

    Background: Little research into non-western women's prenatal care utilisation in industrialised western countries has taken generational differences into account. In this study we examined non-western women's prenatal care utilisation and its explanatory factors according to generational status.

  4. Explanatory factors for first and second-generation non-western women's inadequate prenatal care utilisation : a prospective cohort study

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    Boerleider, Agatha W; Manniën, Judith; van Stenus, Cherelle M V; Wiegers, Therese A; Feijen-de Jong, Esther I; Spelten, Evelien R; Devillé, Walter L J M

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Little research into non-western women's prenatal care utilisation in industrialised western countries has taken generational differences into account. In this study we examined non-western women's prenatal care utilisation and its explanatory factors according to generational status.

  5. The xylose reductase/xylitol dehydrogenase/xylulokinase ratio affects product formation in recombinant xylose-utilising Saccharomyces cerevisiae

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    Eliasson, Anna; Hofmeyr, J.H.S.; Pedler, S.

    2001-01-01

    utilisation in yeast. The steady-state level of the intermediary xylitol depended also, to a great extent, on the NADH and NAD(+) concentrations. Anaerobic xylose utilisation was investigated for three different recombinant. XR-, XDH- and XK-expressing Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains, TMB 3002, TMB 3003....../XDH/XK ratio corresponding to the theoretical optimal ratio, fermented xylose to ethanol most efficiently....

  6. Utilisation de l'essai comete et du biomarqueur gamma-H2AX pour detecter les dommages induits a l'ADN cellulaire par le 5-bromodeoxyuridine post-irradiation

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    La Madeleine, Carole

    Ce memoire est presente a la Faculte de medecine et des sciences de la sante de l'Universite de Sherbrooke en vue de l'obtention du grade de maitre es sciences (M.Sc.) en radiobiologie (2009). Un jury a revise les informations contenues dans ce memoire. Il etait compose de professeurs de la Faculte de medecine et des sciences de la sante soit : Darel Hunting PhD, directeur de recherche (departement de medecine nucleaire et radiobiologie), Leon Sanche PhD, directeur de recherche (departement de medecine nucleaire et radiobiologie), Richard Wagner PhD, membre du programme (departement de medecine nucleaire et radiobiologie) et Guylain Boissonneault PhD, membre exterieur au programme (departement de biochimie). Le 5-bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU), un analogue halogene de la thymidine reconnu depuis les annees 60 comme etant un excellent radiosensibilisateur. L'hypothese la plus repandue au sujet de l'effet radio sensibilisant du BrdU est qu'il augmente le nombre de cassures simple et double brin lorsqu'il est incorpore dans l'ADN de la cellule et expose aux radiations ionisantes. Toutefois, de nouvelles recherches semblent remettre en question les observations precedentes. Ces dernieres etudes ont confirme que le BrdU est un bon radiosensibilisateur, car il augmente les dommages radio-induits dans l'ADN. Mais, c'est en etant incorpore dans une region simple brin que le BrdU radiosensibilise l'ADN. Ces recherches ont egalement revele pour la premiere fois un nouveau type de dommages produits lors de l'irradiation de l'ADN contenant du BrdU : les dimeres interbrins. Le but de ces travaux de recherche est de determiner si la presence de bromodeoxyuridine dans l'ADN augmente l'induction de bris simple et / ou double brin chez les cellules irradiees en utilisant de nouvelles techniques plus sensibles et specifiques que celles utilisees auparavant. Pour ce faire, les essais cometes et la detection des foci H2AX phosphorylee pourraient permettre d'etablir les effets engendres par

  7. Les autres Irakiens : émigrés et exilés d’avant 2003 en Jordanie et leurs récits d’appartenance (Une recherche en cours

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    Hala Fattah

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    Full Text Available Cet article s’intéresse à une importante minorité de la communauté irakienne exilée à Amman (Jordanie, à savoir la génération des années 1950. Après une brève présentation de l’histoire de l’émigration irakienne en Jordanie, l’auteur évoque les quelques travaux sociologiques sur les Irakiens à Amman et dans les autres villes jordaniennes. La seconde section de l’article est consacrée à l’analyse de la manière dont cette génération formule l’identité ou les identités irakiennes, la question communautaire, celle des droits des femmes et la notion de gouvernance. Bien qu’il s’agisse d’une étude à ses débuts, l’exploration par l’auteur de cette histoire orale introduit des nuances passionnantes à notre connaissance de l’histoire irakienne, qu’elle s’efforce de relier (de façon encore impressionniste au récit plus large de la mémoire irakienne.

  8. Lignes directrices canadiennes sur l’utilisation sécuritaire et efficace des opioïdes pour la douleur chronique non cancéreuse

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    Kahan, Meldon; Mailis-Gagnon, Angela; Wilson, Lynn; Srivastava, Anita

    2011-01-01

    Résumé Objectif Présenter aux médecins de famille un résumé clinique pratique des lignes directrices canadiennes sur l’utilisation sécuritaire et efficace des opioïdes pour la douleur chronique non cancéreuse, produites par le National Opioid Use Guideline Group. Qualité des données Pour produire les lignes directrices, les chercheurs ont effectué une synthèse critique de la littérature médicale sur l’efficacité et l’innocuité des opioïdes pour la douleur chronique non cancéreuse et ont rédigé une série de recommandations. Un panel de 49 cliniciens experts de toutes les régions du Canada ont passé en revue l’ébauche et ont atteint un consensus sur 24 recommandations. Message principal Il est recommandé de faire un dépistage du risque de dépendance avant de prescrire des opioïdes. On recommande des opioïdes faibles (codéine et tramadol) pour une douleur de légère à modérée qui n’a pas répondu aux traitements de première intention. On peut essayer l’oxycodone, l’hydromorphone et la morphine chez les patients qui n’ont pas eu de soulagement avec des opioïdes plus faibles. Une faible dose initiale et une lente hausse du titrage sont recommandées, ainsi qu’une étroite surveillance du patient qu’on a d’abord renseigné. Les médecins doivent surveiller l’apparition de complications comme l’apnée du sommeil. La dose optimale est celle qui améliore le fonctionnement ou atténue les cotes d’évaluation de la douleur d’au moins 30 %. Pour la grande majorité des patients, la dose optimale sera bien en deçà de l’équivalent de 200 mg de morphine par jour. On recommande le sevrage progressif pour les patients qui n’ont pas répondu à un essai d’opioïdes adéquat. Conclusion Les opioïdes jouent un rôle important dans la prise en charge de la douleur chronique non cancéreuse, mais il faut en prescrire avec prudence pour limiter les dommages potentiels. Les nouvelles lignes directrices

  9. Caregiver experiences of racism and child healthcare utilisation: cross-sectional analysis from New Zealand.

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    Paine, Sarah-Jane; Harris, Ricci; Stanley, James; Cormack, Donna

    2018-03-23

    Children's exposure to racism via caregiver experience (vicarious racism) is associated with poorer health and development. However, the relationship with child healthcare utilisation is unknown. We aimed to investigate (1) the prevalence of vicarious racism by child ethnicity; (2) the association between caregiver experiences of racism and child healthcare utilisation; and (3) the contribution of caregiver socioeconomic position and psychological distress to this association. Cross-sectional analysis of two instances of the New Zealand Health Survey (2006/2007: n=4535 child-primary caregiver dyads; 2011/2012: n=4420 dyads). Children's unmet need for healthcare, reporting no usual medical centre and caregiver-reported dissatisfaction with their child's medical centre. The prevalence of reporting 'any' experience of racism was higher among caregivers of indigenous Māori and Asian children (30.0% for both groups in 2006/2007) compared with European/Other children (14.4% in 2006/2007). Vicarious racism was independently associated with unmet need for child's healthcare (OR=2.30, 95% CI 1.65 to 3.20) and dissatisfaction with their child's medical centre (OR=2.00, 95% CI 1.26 to 3.16). Importantly, there was a dose-response relationship between the number of reported experiences of racism and child healthcare utilisation (eg, unmet need: 1 report of racism, OR=1.89, 95% CI 1.34 to 2.67; 2+ reports of racism, OR=3.06, 95% CI 1.27 to 7.37). Adjustment for caregiver psychological distress attenuated the association between caregiver experiences of racism and child healthcare utilisation. Vicarious racism is a serious health problem in New Zealand disproportionately affecting Māori and Asian children and significantly impacting children's healthcare utilisation. Tackling racism may be an important means of improving inequities in child healthcare utilisation. © Article author(s) (or their employer(s) unless otherwise stated in the text of the article) 2018. All

  10. Quality and completeness of utilisation data on biological agents across European countries: tumour necrosis factor alpha inhibitors as a case study.

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    Hoebert, J.M.; Mantel-Teeuwisse, A.K.; Dijk, L. van; Laing, R.O.; Leufkens, H.G.M.

    2011-01-01

    PURPOSE: For optimal decision making on access to and regulations around biologicals availability of national utilisation data is a prerequisite. This study characterises the main categories of critical issues in collecting available national utilisation data on tumour necrosis factor alpha

  11. Systeme Optique de Transformations de Coordonnees et Son Utilisation EN Reconnaissance de Formes

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    Asselin, Daniel

    La foramtion optique des transformations de coordonnees (TC) polaire et log-polaire a un grand potentiel en reconnaissance invariante sous rotation et changement d'echelle en temps reel. Cependant, jusqu'ici, la faible qualite des transformations obtenues et le probleme d'enroulement ont empeche toute utilisation pratique. A l'aide d'hologrammes a facettes generes par ordinateur, nous etudierons donc la generation optique de TC de qualite en utilisant des facettes de tailles variables tandis que, en juxtaposant deux TC, nous reduirons de facon appreciable l'effet d'enroulement. Suite a ces ameliorations, nos experiences demontreront la possibilite d'une reconnaissance invariante en rotation et en echelle d'objets simples, seule l'etape de la classification etant supportee numeriquement. Nous etudierons egalement les effets, sur l'onde reconstruite, de la resolution limitee du modulateur supportant l'hologramme, les principales conclusions ayant ete experimentalement confirmees.

  12. Factor substitution, and economies of scale and utilisation in Kuwait's crude oil industry

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    The cost structure of the crude oil industry in Kuwait has been examined, with specific focus on factor substitution, and economies of scale and utilisation. This has been done by estimating translog cost functions, both long-run and short-run, using time-series data covering the period from 1976 to 1996. The results indicate that the implied production structure is non-homothetic, and the pattern of scale effect is labour saving, but capital and material using. The evidence also supports the presence of an induced exogenous technical change, which is non-neutral (labour and capital using, and material saving). The elasticity of substitution between capital and labour is positive, implying that the two inputs are substitute. The results also indicate the existence of diseconomies of scale in the production of crude oil, but no economies or diseconomies of utilisation

  13. CO2 abatement potential of wood utilisation. Wood as an energy carrier

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    1994-01-01

    Forests as ecosystems not only supply the raw material wood but also exert an influence on soils, water resources and many other ecological factors; provide animals with a habitat; and offer as humans a place for recreation. Recently, forests and wood have become of interest to human civilisation from yet another aspect: they constitute a carbon storage. This means that forestry and the forest industries can help moderate the increase of atmospheric CO 2 concentrations, which is essentially the result of energetic utilisation of fossil fuels and considered the decisive factor underlying the greenhouse effect. Besides constituting a carbon storage, forests hold an additional CO 2 abatement potential which can be realised by continuous utilisation of wood. (orig./EF) [de

  14. A proteomics approach to the identification of biomarkers for psoriasis utilising keratome biopsy

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    Williamson, James C; Scheipers, Peter; Schwämmle, Veit

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    The discovery of plasma biomarkers for psoriasis vulgaris may aid clinicians in disease grading and monitoring of treatment response. We have therefore developed a proteomics/mass spectrometry based workflow which enables biomarker discovery from psoriasis patient samples. We have utilised keratome...... [Epidermal Fatty Acid Binding Protein]) and more than 30 novel alterations. From this disease localised dataset we further assessed several proteins as potential biomarkers in the plasma of patients with psoriasis versus healthy controls utilising selected reaction monitoring mass spectrometry (SRM-MS/MS)....... skin biopsy, which results in reduced cellular complexity compared to punch biopsy. Furthermore, we applied short term ex vivo culture in order to enrich for a "secretome" sub-proteome reflective of the disease and enriched in potential biomarkers. Using these sample preparation techniques we performed...

  15. Evaluation of methane-utilising bacteria products as feed ingredients for monogastric animals

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    Øverland, Margareth; Tauson, Anne-Helene; Shearer, Karl

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    Bacterial proteins represent a potential future nutrient source for monogastric animal production because they can be grown rapidly on substrates with minimum dependence on soil, water, and climate conditions. This review summarises the current knowledge on methane-utilising bacteria as feed...... ingredients for animals. We present results from earlier work and recent findings concerning bacterial protein, including the production process, chemical composition, effects on nutrient digestibility, metabolism, and growth performance in several monogastric species, including pigs, broiler chickens, mink...... (Mustela vison), fox (Alopex lagopus), Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), and Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus). It is concluded that bacterial meal (BM) derived from natural gas fermentation, utilising a bacteria culture containing mainly the methanotroph...

  16. Digestibility in selected rainbow trout families and relation to growth and feed utilisation

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    Rasmussen, Richard Skøtt; Jokumsen, Alfred

    2009-01-01

    Experiments have been carried out aimed at clarifying variations in the digestibility of dietary nutrients in rainbow trout families and studying how differences in digestibility may be related to growth and feed utilisation at various growth rates. The digestibility of protein, lipid...... reared for 84 days at 16.8A degrees C. In both experiments, the fish were fed ad libitum and reared from an initial weight of 70-100 g to a final weight of 500-700 g. When the fish reached a weight of approximately 200 g, some individuals were moved to another experimental system in which...... the digestibility of protein, lipid, nitrogen-free extracts and dry matter was measured. Taken as a whole, our results indicate that selective breeding still offers a large potential for improved growth and feed utilisation in rainbow trout strains. In the first study, family Dc showed a higher specific growth rate...

  17. Utilising Fine and Coarse Recycled Aggregates from the Gulf Region in Concrete

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    Jones, M. Rod; Halliday, Judith E.; Csetenyi, Laszlo; Zheng, Li; Strompinis, N.

    This paper explores the feasibility in utilising materials generated from C&DW to produce a `green' concrete. The two materials that are considered here are, (i) up-sizing silt-size material generated from recycled aggregates to produce a synthetic silt-sand and (ii) processed recycled coarse aggregates (RA) sourced from a Gulf Region landfill site. The work has demonstrated that there is potential for utilising silt wastes into foamed concrete, which can then be crushed to a sand-sized material suitable for use in concrete, however the porous nature of the material has highlighted that the water demand of this RA is high. RAs were characterised to BS EN 12620 and found suitable for use in concrete. The effect of RA on concrete properties is minimal when used up to 35% replacement levels, provided that they are pre-soaked.

  18. Is sustainable resource utilisation a relevant concept in Avanersuaq? The walrus case.

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    Andersen, Astrid Oberborbeck; Heide-Jørgensen, Mads Peter; Flora, Janne

    2018-04-01

    This article addresses the role of Atlantic walrus (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) in present-day Avanersuaq from anthropological and biological perspectives, and asks whether or not sustainable resource utilisation is a useful concept in northwest Greenland. We describe the relations that unfold around walrus and walrus hunting, in the communities living adjacent to the North Water polynya on the eastern side of Smith Sound. We examine the interplay of walrus population abundance, hunting practices, uses, and formal (governmental) and informal (traditional) ways of regulating the hunt, and we analyse how walruses acquire multiple values as they circulate in different networks. Sustainable resource utilisation, we conclude, is a concept that is relevant in Avanersuaq and beyond, because it works as a biological standard, and hence organises laws, norms, and practices of formal management. Simultaneously, the term is problematic, because it ignores manifold levels of human and societal values connected to walrus.

  19. The federations' agreement II on network utilisation; Die Verbaendevereinbarung II zur Netznutzung

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    Birkner, P. [Lech-Elektrizitaetswerke AG, Augsburg (Germany)

    2001-06-18

    Against the background of the experience of the regional supplier Lech Elektrizitaetswerke AG (LEW AG) and in the view of the operator of a regional distribution network the author deals with three complexes of themes: 1. Federations' Agreement II on network utilisation - Flexible instrument for competition or unsuited attempt? 2. What progress and obstacles are identifiable on route towards the implementation of the Federations' Agreement II on network utilisation? 3. What adjustment of existing sets of rules towards the requirements of competition is necessary? (orig.) [German] Vor dem Erfahrungshintergrund des Erfahrungsbereiches des Regionalversorgers Lech-Elektrizitaetswerke AG (LEW AG) und aus der Sicht des Betreibers eines regionalen Verteilungsnetzes behandelt der Verfasser die drei Themenkomplexe: 1. Verbaendevereinbarung II zur Netznutzung - Flexibles Instrument fuer den Wettbewerb oder ungeeigneter Versuch? 2. Welche Fortschritte und Hindernisse sind auf dem Wege der Umsetzung der Verbaendevereinbarung II zur Netznutzung erkennbar? 3. Welche Anpassung vorhandener Regelwerke an die Erfordernisse des Wettbewerbs sind notwendig? (orig.)

  20. D'une industrie... l'autre?

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    Musso, S.; Nguyen, V.K.

    2013-01-01

    À partir d’une contextualisation du texte de Cindy Patton, les auteur-e-s invitent à penser l’actualité des questions évoquées à l’aune d’enjeux contemporains relatifs à la production d’identités et de communautés que donnent à voir l’établissement des « cibles » de la prévention et du traitement du

  1. Le futsal: un autre monde du football?

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    Full Text Available Although far behind association football, futsal is the second most played variant of football in the world. Both sports have comparable global expansion strategies; but with different roots and outcomes. Futsal, which originated in South America, has experienced a more limited geographic expansion. Its recent integration into the FIFA is progressively changing its geographic presence. Consequently, futsal has become an increasingly global sport.

  2. Accès aux TIC et leur utilisation en enseignement supérieur en ...

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    Les politiques dans le domaine de l'enseignement supérieur en matière de technologies de l'information et de la communication (TIC) présument qu'un accès accru aux TIC encourage leur utilisation. Une première collecte de données effectuée en 2004 et 2007 fournit une base des plus nécessaires sur laquelle fonder la ...

  3. Health care delivery, access and utilisation in emerging communities and urban slums of south west Nigeria

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    Lawal, Saheed Akinmayọwa

    2014-01-01

    In Nigeria, over 60 percent of the population lack access to modern health care facilities. Low access and effective utilisation even where available, are affected by inadequate health workforce, low quality of care, distance, and poor policy implementation. This research examines the nature of health care in emerging communities and urban slums of south west Nigeria. The study synthesises Giddens’ Structuration theory, Dahlgren and Whitehead’s Social model of health, and Andersen and Newman’...

  4. Impacts de l'utilisation des Engrais chimiques sur les cultures ...

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    L'analyse des résultats a montrée que Solanum macrocarpum et amarantus hybridus sont les légumes les plus cultivés respectivement 69% et 21% à cause de leurs préférences dans l'alimentation des consommateurs.Les proportions des maraîchers utilisant les engrais chimiques ou non ou encore les deux couplés sont ...

  5. Recent trends in utilising ionising radiations for nondestructive evaluation of materials (Preprint No. SP-3)

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    Raj, Baldev; Venkatraman, B.

    1988-02-01

    The various NDT techniques based on the use of ionising radiations can be broadly classified into radiography, radiation gaging techniques and analytical techniques. This paper highlights the state of art of these techniques along with their applications. While an effort has been made to cover the major techniques based on ionising radiations, many techniques utilising ionising radiations as xeroradiography, laminography, ionography etc, have not been dealt with due to their restricted applications. (author). 23 refs., 4 figs

  6. Measuring factors that influence the utilisation of preventive care services provided by general practitioners in Australia

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    Oldenburg Brian

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Relatively little research attention has been given to the development of standardised and psychometrically sound scales for measuring influences relevant to the utilisation of health services. This study aims to describe the development, validation and internal reliability of some existing and new scales to measure factors that are likely to influence utilisation of preventive care services provided by general practitioners in Australia. Methods Relevant domains of influence were first identified from a literature review and formative research. Items were then generated by using and adapting previously developed scales and published findings from these. The new items and scales were pre-tested and qualitative feedback was obtained from a convenience sample of citizens from the community and a panel of experts. Principal Components Analyses (PCA and internal reliability testing (Cronbach's alpha were then conducted for all of the newly adapted or developed scales utilising data collected from a self-administered mailed survey sent to a randomly selected population-based sample of 381 individuals (response rate 65.6 per cent. Results The PCA identified five scales with acceptable levels of internal consistency were: (1 social support (ten items, alpha 0.86; (2 perceived interpersonal care (five items, alpha 0.87, (3 concerns about availability of health care and accessibility to health care (eight items, alpha 0.80, (4 value of good health (five items, alpha 0.79, and (5 attitudes towards health care (three items, alpha 0.75. Conclusion The five scales are suitable for further development and more widespread use in research aimed at understanding the determinants of preventive health services utilisation among adults in the general population.

  7. A record production from an integrated farming system utilising sewage enriched water

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    Rai, S.P.; Roy, A.K.; Datta, A.K.; Das, C.R.; Ghosh, J.K.

    1996-01-01

    The results of experiments conducted on a pond dyke (655m²) in the Wastewater Aquaculture Division of the Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Rahara, during 1992-93 for maximising production through optimum utilisation of resources are communicated. Round the year intensive cultivation of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus), amaranth (Amaranthus gangeticus and A. viridus), water-bind weed (Ipomea aquatica), Indian spinach (Basella rubra), radish (Raphanus sativum), amaranth (Amaranthus vi...

  8. The IAEA activities towards enhanced utilisation, sustainability and applications of research reactors

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    Ridikas, D.; Mank, G.; Adelfang, P.; Alldred, K.; Bradley, E.E.; Goldman, I.N.; Khvan, A.; Peld, N.

    2010-01-01

    This paper will give a brief introduction to the programmatic structure of the Research Reactor (RR) related activities of the IAEA sub-programme 'Research Reactors', under which the project on 'Enhancement of utilization and applications of RRs' will be presented in more detail. Both recent achievements and future planed actions will be reported with the major emphasis on RR utilisation related issues, specific applications of RRs, networks and coalitions, and assistance to the Member States (MS) planning their 1st RR. (author)

  9. Opportunities for early Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage development in China

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    Jansen, D. [ECN Biomass and Energy Efficiency, Petten (Netherlands)

    2013-01-15

    The outline of the presentation shows the following elements: China CCUS (Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage) policy, strategy and development status; International developments in CCUS; High-purity CO2 sources and potential EOR (Enhanced Oil Recovery) locations in China; Capture routes: (a) Separation technologies/processes, (b) CO2 purity specifications, compression and after treatment, (c) CO2 transportation options, (d) Associated Cost; Potential cost-effective full-chain CCUS projects in Shaanxi; Barriers to CCUS development in Shaanxi; and Conclusions.

  10. Increased utilisation of existing biogas plants; Oekat utnyttjande av befintliga biogasanlaeggningar

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    Lantz, Mikael

    2007-09-15

    The purpose of this study is to analyse how existing biogas plants in Sweden could be utilised more efficiently, by increase the organic loading rate, and to calculate the cost efficiency of such measures. Biogas plants treating sewage sludge are currently operated with low organic loading rates and it is likely that there could be a considerable potential of increased utilisation of existing capacity. However, disposal costs of digested sewage sludge have a great impact on the economic result. Thus, the cost must be low, below 200 - 850 SEK/tonne DS, for co-digestion of sewage sludge and organic household waste to be economic competitive, compared to building of a new reactor. For co-digestion plants, using manure and organic waste as feedstock, it is not possible to say whether it is more economic to increase the utilisation of existing capacity or to increase the reactor volume. Therefore, more specific studies are required for individual plants and cases. Regarding the need for a more sophisticated monitoring and control of the biogas process, it can be established that the utilisation of sewage sludge digestion plants could be increased considerably without exceptionally high organic loading rates, thus probably without any additional monitoring and control. However, indicated prices for such applications are probably acceptable compared to establishing a new reactor. For co-digestion plants, the scope for investments is smaller and more dependent on the alternative cost for new reactors. Also, any process disturbances, which may appear even at low organic loading rates, could be very costly and result in costs in the same range as for monitoring and control equipment. Finally, the reader should observe that the analyses conducted here assume that funding and physical space for additional reactors is available at the existing site. If not, there could be situations where it is economic interesting to increase the organic loading rate although cost estimates

  11. Utilisation of Business Advice in Small Innovative Firms: the Role of Trust and Tacit Knowledge

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    Katarzyna Łobacz

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Objective: The aim of this paper is to expand the understanding of the influence of trust relationship, as well as tacit knowledge on the process of business advice utilisation in small innovative firms. Research Design & Methods: The  analysis  is  based  on  empirical  research  conducted with the use of the explorative approach. The multiple case study methodology was used. Findings: Trust relationships as well as tacit knowledge were identified as factors essential to the process of utilisation of business advice in small innovative firms. It was recognised that the significance of both factors is related not only to the process of advice, but also as a purpose of activities happening prior to advice. They are referred to as the initial phase. Implications & Recommendations: The  findings  provide  implications  for  further  research of the structure of the process of business advice utilisation. It is related to the inclusion of the “initial phase”, as well as to the  necessity to include both factors in further research. The paper also provides implicationsrelated to the measurement of business advice output, and recommendations on the construction of public policy instruments. Contribution & Value Added: The originality of this work lies in using the process perspective and qualitative methodology in the field of the utilisation of business advice. It extends our understanding of the processes of business advice with regard to trust, as well as the use of tacit knowledge. The original contribution is to add the “initial phase” to the description of the business advice process.

  12. Approches de l'utilisation des eaux usées urbaines dans l ...

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    8 févr. 2011 ... Il existe des systèmes de traitement naturel décentralisés, efficaces et moins coûteux, mis au point dans plusieurs pays. ... On peut aussi réduire les risques associés à l'utilisation des eaux usées pour l'irrigation en encourageant les agriculteurs à porter des vêtements de protection et les consommateurs à ...

  13. Tailoring Spectator Experiences for Non-Regular Attendants to Increase Stadium Capacity Utilisation in Football

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    Junghagen, Sven; Besjakov, Simon D; Lund, Anders Alrø

    The aim of this paper is to show in what way football clubs in smaller leagues with limited capacity utilisation can increase their per-game revenue by increasing the attendance frequency. A sequential mixed method research design was employed, involving both qualitative and quantitative methods,......, an increased range of psychological associations will be created in the minds of the attendants, thus strengthening the psychological connection, increasing the likelihood of upwards movement in the PCM and rate of attendance....

  14. Facteurs sociaux de l'utilisation des services de soins obstétricaux ...

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    L'objectif de cette étude est de rechercher les facteurs sociaux de l'utilisation des services de soins obstétricaux parmi les adolescentes camerounaises. Les données utilisées sont celles de l'Enquête Démographique et de Santé (EDS) réalisée au Cameroun en 2004. Nos analyses ont porté sur les dernières naissances ...

  15. Utilising biological geotextiles: introduction to the Borassus project and global perspectives

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    Fullen, M.A.; Subedi, M.; Booth, C.A.; Sarsby, R.W.; Davies, K.; Bhattacharyya, R.; Kugan, R.; Luckhurst, D.A.; Chan, K.; Black, A.W.; Townrow, D.; James, T.; Poesen, Jean; Smets, Toon; Kertesz, A.

    2011-01-01

    Field and laboratory studies indicate that utilisation of biological geotextiles constructed from palm-leaves and other selected organic materials are an effective, sustainable and economically viable soil conservation technique. The three-year plus (1 July 2005–28 February 2009) EU-funded BORASSUS Project (contract no. INCO-CT-2005-510745) evaluated the long-term effectiveness of biological geotextiles in controlling soil erosion and assessing their sustainability and economic viability. ...

  16. To fractionate municipal solid waste incineration bottom ash: Key for utilisation?

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    Sormunen, Laura Annika; Rantsi, Riina

    2015-11-01

    For the past decade, the Finnish waste sector has increasingly moved from the landfilling of municipal solid waste towards waste incineration. New challenges are faced with the growing amounts of municipal solid waste incineration bottom ash, which are mainly landfilled at the moment. Since this is not a sustainable or a profitable solution, finding different utilisation applications for the municipal solid waste incineration bottom ash is crucial. This study reports a comprehensive analysis of bottom ash properties from one waste incineration plant in Finland, which was first treated with a Dutch bottom ash recovery technique called advanced dry recovery. This novel process separates non-ferrous and ferrous metals from bottom ash, generating mineral fractions of different grain sizes (0-2 mm, 2-5 mm, 5-12 mm and 12-50 mm). The main aim of the study was to assess, whether the advanced bottom ash treatment technique, producing mineral fractions of different grain sizes and therefore properties, facilitates the utilisation of municipal solid waste incineration bottom ash in Finland. The results were encouraging; the bottom ash mineral fractions have favourable behaviour against the frost action, which is especially useful in the Finnish conditions. In addition, the leaching of most hazardous substances did not restrict the utilisation of bottom ash, especially for the larger fractions (>5 mm). Overall, this study has shown that the advanced bottom ash recovering technique can be one solution to increase the utilisation of bottom ash and furthermore decrease its landfilling in Finland. © The Author(s) 2015.

  17. Effet de l'utilisation de quelques légumineuses comme source de ...

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    Une étude sur l'utilisation de quelques légumineuses comme source de protéine sur la croissance pré-sevrage des cobayes (Cavia porcellus L.) nourris au Pennisetum purpureum a été menée entre Octobre 2014 et Mars 2015 à la Ferme d'Application et de Recherche de la Faculté d'Agronomie et des Sciences Agricoles ...

  18. Utilisation of prey by antlion larvae (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae) in terms of energy and nutrients.

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    De K Van Der Linde, T C.; Van Der Westhuizen, M C.; Van Zyl, A

    1997-07-01

    Prey utilisation at low prey densities was determined for third instar Cueta sp., Furgella intermedia (Markl) and Palpares annulatus (Stitz) larvae in terms of wet weight, dry weight, energy and nutrients. Prey utilisation was similar to other insects on a wet weight (42-47%), dry weight (46-49%), energetic (40-58%) and nutritive basis (62-79%). Lipids (33-36%) provided energetically the highest contribution of the nutrients ingested. The quantities of water, proteins, nucleic acids, lipids and carbohydrates extracted by the antlion larvae were in proportion to their availability in their prey, the Hodotermes mossambicus larvae. The quantities of nutrients extracted by the antlion larvae at low prey densities were not significantly influenced by the differences in mandible size, antlion body weight or the trapping method (building a pit or not) of the antlion species. It is proposed that a low metabolic rate and the accumulation of fat reserves, and not the extent of prey utilisation, enable P. annulatus larvae to tolerate a 123-d starvation period in which 22.3% of their body weight is lost.

  19. Blood utilisation in elective general surgery cases: requirements, ordering and transfusion practices.

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    Vibhute M

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available AIMS: For elective surgeries, over ordering of blood is a common practice. This can be decreased by simple means of changing the blood cross matching and ordering schedule depending upon the type of surgery performed. The principle aim of the study was to improve the efficacy of ordering system for maximum utilisation of blood and formulation of maximum surgical blood order schedule (MSBOS for procedures where a complete cross-match appears mandatory. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We evaluated blood ordering and transfusion practices in 500 elective general surgical procedures at our institute. With the help of different indices such as cross-match to transfusion ratio (C/T ratio, transfusion probability (% T and transfusion index (TI, blood ordering pattern was changed in the next 150 patients. RESULTS: Out of 1145 units of blood crossmatched for the first 500 patients only 265 were transfused with non-utilisation of 76.86% of ordered blood. With the help of the indices the wastage was reduced in next 150 patients, i.e. from 76.86% to 25.26% and improved the utilisation of blood, i.e. from 23.14% to 74.74%. CONCLUSIONS: Change of blood ordering patterns with use of MSBOS can avoid the over ordering of blood.

  20. How to identify, assess and utilise mobile medical applications in clinical practice.

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    Aungst, T D; Clauson, K A; Misra, S; Lewis, T L; Husain, I

    2014-02-01

    There are thousands of medical applications for mobile devices targeting use by healthcare professionals. However, several factors related to the structure of the existing market for medical applications create significant barriers preventing practitioners from effectively identifying mobile medical applications for individual professional use. To define existing market factors relevant to selection of medical applications and describe a framework to empower clinicians to identify, assess and utilise mobile medical applications in their own practice. Resources available on the Internet regarding mobile medical applications, guidelines and published research on mobile medical applications. Mobile application stores (e.g. iTunes, Google Play) are not effective means of identifying mobile medical applications. Users of mobile devices that desire to implement mobile medical applications into practice need to carefully assess individual applications prior to utilisation. Searching and identifying mobile medical applications requires clinicians to utilise multiple references to determine what application is best for their individual practice methods. This can be done with a cursory exploration of mobile application stores and then moving onto other available resources published in the literature or through Internet resources (e.g. blogs, medical websites, social media). Clinicians must also take steps to ensure that an identified mobile application can be integrated into practice after carefully reviewing it themselves. Clinicians seeking to identify mobile medical application for use in their individual practice should use a combination of app stores, published literature, web-based resources, and personal review to ensure safe and appropriate use. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  1. Utilisation of podiatry services in Australia under the Medicare Enhanced Primary Care program, 2004-2008

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    Menz Hylton B

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background In 2004, as an extension of the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC program, the Australian Government introduced a policy of providing Medicare rebates for allied health services provided to patients with chronic or complex health conditions. The objective of this study was to evaluate the utilisation of podiatry services provided under this scheme between 2004 and 2008. Methods Data pertaining to the Medicare item 10962 for the calendar years 2004-2008 were extracted from the Australian Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS database and cross-tabulated by sex and age. Descriptive analyses were undertaken to assess sex and age differences in the number of consultations provided and to assess for temporal trends over the five-year assessment period. The total cost to Medicare over this period was also determined. Results During the 2004-2008 period, a total of 1,338,044 EPC consultations were provided by podiatrists in Australia. Females exhibited higher utilisation than males (63 versus 37%, and those aged over 65 years accounted for 75% of consultations. There was a marked increase in the number of consultations provided from 2004 to 2008, and the total cost of providing EPC podiatry services during this period was $62.9 M. Conclusion Podiatry services have been extensively utilised under the EPC program by primary care patients, particularly older women, and the number of services provided has increased dramatically between 2004 and 2008. Further research is required to determine whether the EPC program enhances clinical outcomes compared to standard practice.

  2. Exploring the extent to which ELT students utilise smartphones for language learning purposes

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    Ismail Yaman

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available The advent of smartphones has had dramatic influences on our daily lives and has rendered human beings 'walking computers' . This holds important reflections in the realm of language learning, as well as in many other areas. This study aimed to explore the extent to which English Language Teaching (ELT students utilise smartphones for language learning purposes. To this end, a 25-item questionnaire was administered to 120 Grade Three and Four ELT students at Ondokuz Mayis University in Turkey. Following the questionnaire, a follow-up oral interview was conducted with 29 of the participants on a voluntary basis in order to further investigate their perceptions of smartphones. The statistical analysis of the participants' responses to the items in the questionnaire clearly shows that smartphones are actively used for language learning purposes. In particular, their contribution to the development of vocabulary skills is frequently reported, which is also verified by the answers given during the interview. The analysis regarding the 'gender' and 'length of the students' possession of a smartphone' variables does not yield any statistically significant effect on the degree to which students utilise smartphones for language learning purposes. Given the fact that almost all students have a personal smartphone, and use it very often, and considering the findings of this study, it is suggested that students be encouraged to utilise the invaluable language learning opportunities offered by smartphones when put to conscious use.

  3. Health seeking behaviour and challenges in utilising health facilities in Wakiso district, Uganda.

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    Musoke, David; Boynton, Petra; Butler, Ceri; Musoke, Miph Boses

    2014-12-01

    The health seeking behaviour of a community determines how they use health services. Utilisation of health facilities can be influenced by the cost of services, distance to health facilities, cultural beliefs, level of education and health facility inadequacies such as stock-out of drugs. To assess the health seeking practices and challenges in utilising health facilities in a rural community in Wakiso district, Uganda. The study was a cross sectional survey that used a structured questionnaire to collect quantitative data among 234 participants. The sample size was obtained using the formula by Leslie Kish. While 89% of the participants were aware that mobile clinics existed in their community, only 28% had received such services in the past month. The majority of participants (84%) did not know whether community health workers existed in their community. The participants' health seeking behaviour the last time they were sick was associated with age (p = 0.028) and occupation (p = 0.009). The most significant challenges in utilising health services were regular stock-out of drugs, high cost of services and long distance to health facilities. There is potential to increase access to health care in rural areas by increasing the frequency of mobile clinic services and strengthening the community health worker strategy.

  4. Health care utilisation amongst older adults with sensory and cognitive impairments in Europe.

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    Lugo-Palacios, David G; Gannon, Brenda

    2017-12-01

    Worldwide, the high prevalence of multiple chronic conditions amongst older population has led to increased utilisation of health care and rising associated costs, becoming a major public health concern. Hearing, vision and cognitive disorders are common chronic conditions amongst older Europeans and recent studies have documented its high co-occurrence. While it has been shown separately that suffering either mental disorders or sensory (hearing and vision) impairments is associated with higher health care utilisation, the association between health care utilisation and the interaction of these conditions has received little attention in the literature. Therefore, using four waves of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), this study applies the correlated random effects method to the negative binomial and finite mixture models to analyse the extent to which the interaction of cognitive and sensory impairments is associated with health care use. We found that individuals with cognitive impairment tend to have more hospitalisations. The finite mixture approach indicates a positive association between sensory impairment and the number of hospitalisations amongst low users of health care. Additionally, our findings suggest a positive association between suffering both impairments at the same time and the number of doctor and GP visits.

  5. Utilisation of podiatry services in Australia under the Medicare Enhanced Primary Care program, 2004-2008.

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    Menz, Hylton B

    2009-10-30

    In 2004, as an extension of the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) program, the Australian Government introduced a policy of providing Medicare rebates for allied health services provided to patients with chronic or complex health conditions. The objective of this study was to evaluate the utilisation of podiatry services provided under this scheme between 2004 and 2008. Data pertaining to the Medicare item 10962 for the calendar years 2004-2008 were extracted from the Australian Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) database and cross-tabulated by sex and age. Descriptive analyses were undertaken to assess sex and age differences in the number of consultations provided and to assess for temporal trends over the five-year assessment period. The total cost to Medicare over this period was also determined. During the 2004-2008 period, a total of 1,338,044 EPC consultations were provided by podiatrists in Australia. Females exhibited higher utilisation than males (63 versus 37%), and those aged over 65 years accounted for 75% of consultations. There was a marked increase in the number of consultations provided from 2004 to 2008, and the total cost of providing EPC podiatry services during this period was $62.9 M. Podiatry services have been extensively utilised under the EPC program by primary care patients, particularly older women, and the number of services provided has increased dramatically between 2004 and 2008. Further research is required to determine whether the EPC program enhances clinical outcomes compared to standard practice.

  6. Health service utilisation of rural-to-urban migrants in Guangzhou, China: does employment status matter?

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    Song, Xiaolei; Zou, Guanyang; Chen, Wen; Han, Siqi; Zou, Xia; Ling, Li

    2017-01-01

    To describe the self-reported health status and service utilisation of employed, retired and unemployed migrants in Guangzhou, a megacity in southern China. A cross-sectional study adapted from the National Health Service Survey was conducted between September and December in 2014. Based on the distribution of occupation of migrants, multistage sampling was used to recruit individuals. Logistic regression was applied to explore the factors influencing their service utilisation. Of 2906 respondents, 76.6% were employed, 9.2% retired and 14.2% unemployed. Only 8.1% reported having an illness in the previous 2 weeks, and 6.5% reported having been hospitalised in the previous year. Employed migrants had the lowest recent physician consultation rate (3.4%) and the lowest annual hospitalisation rate (4.5%) (P < 0.05); unemployed migrants had the highest rates (6.8% and 14.5% respectively, P < 0.05). Retired migrants were more likely to return to their hometown for health care (8.6%) than employed (1.5%) and unemployed migrants (3.4%) (P < 0.05). After adjusting for age and gender, employment status remained significant in explaining the recent two-week treatment-seeking behaviour of migrants (P < 0.05). Disparity of service utilisation continues to be a problem for migrants due to the poor health awareness, lack of time and inconvenience of medical insurance reimbursement. Employed migrants make the least use of health services. © 2016 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  7. Utilisation of Products of the Thermal Reclamation of Post Reclamation Dusts in the Production Technology of Ceramic Building Materials

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The problem related to the management of post reclamation dusts generated in the reclamation process of waste moulding sands with organic binders is presented in the hereby paper. Waste materials generated in this process are products hazardous for the environment and should be utilised. The prototype stand for the utilisation of this dangerous material in its co-burning with coal was developed and patented in AGH in Krakow. The stand was installed in one of the domestic casting houses. As the utilisation result the transformed waste product is obtained and its management in the production of ceramic materials constitutes the subject of the presented publication.

  8. Serious Games pour l’éducation : utiliser, créer, faire créer ?

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    Djaouti, Damien

    2016-01-01

    Dans cet article, nous commencerons par revenir sur les définitions du Serious Game, ainsi qu’aux avantages et limites de son utilisation pour l’éducation. Nous passerons ensuite en revue trois approches d’utilisation pédagogique du Serious Game : utiliser des Serious Games existants avec ses étudiants ; créer des Serious Games « sur mesure » pour ses étudiants ; et faire créer des Serious Games directement par les étudiants. Nous analyserons alors la mise en œuvre pratique de ces différentes...

  9. Resource utilisation and costs associated with the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. Prospective data from the Eurodiale Study

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    Prompers, L.; Huijberts, M.; Schaper, N.

    2008-01-01

    Aims/hypothesis The aim of the present study was to investigate resource utilisation and associated costs in patients with diabetic foot ulcers and to analyse differences in resource utilisation between individuals with or without peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and/or infection. Methods Data...... on resource utilisation were collected prospectively in a European multicentre study. Data on 1,088 patients were available for the analysis of resource use, and data on 821 patients were included in the costing analysis. Costs were calculated for each patient by multiplying the country-specific direct...

  10. Dépendance économique aux produits forestiers non ligneux : cas des ménages riverains des forêts de Boulon et de Koflandé au Sud-Ouest du Burkina Faso

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    Full Text Available Dépendance économique aux produits forestiers non ligneux : cas des ménages riverains des forêts de Boulon et de Koflandé au Sud-Ouest du Burkina Faso Résumé Cette étude a pour objectif d’évaluer la dépendance économique des ménages riverains des forêts de Boulon et de Koflandé aux produits forestiers non ligneux (PFNL et d’identifier les déterminants de cette dépendance. Des enquêtes ont été menées auprès de 583 ménages de 14 villages riverains de ces forêts. Les résultats montrent que le revenu moyen annuel par ménage est de 846 800 F CFA avec une contribution de 60% du revenu des cultures et 12% du revenu d’élevage. Les PFNL procurent en moyenne 72 479 F CFA par ménage et par an à près de 93% des ménages enquêtés. La dépendance économique des ménages aux PFNL est estimée à 12%. Elle diminue avec le revenu, traduisant une plus grande dépendance des ménages pauvres des PFNL. Par ailleurs, les hommes sont économiquement moins dépendants des PFNL que les femmes. Les principaux déterminants de la dépendance aux PFNL sont le statut d’autochtone, la taille du ménage, la superficie forestière et la densité de population du département qui affectent positivement la dépendance aux PFNL. Dans le cadre d’une politique de réduction de la pauvreté en milieu rural, il faut prendre des mesures qui favorisent l’accès durable des ménages les plus pauvres aux ressources forestières. Mots clés : Produits forestiers non ligneux, dépendance économique, modélisation économétrique, Burkina Faso.   Economic dependence on non-timber forest products: case of households living near the Forests of Boulon and Koflande, in the south-western of Burkina Faso Abstract This study aims at assessing the household economic dependence on non-timber forest products (NTFPs in Boulon and Koflande Forest area and the main determinants of that dependence. The data have been collected with a sample of 583

  11. Extreme climatic conditions and health service utilisation across rural and metropolitan New South Wales.

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    Jegasothy, Edward; McGuire, Rhydwyn; Nairn, John; Fawcett, Robert; Scalley, Benjamin

    2017-08-01

    Periods of successive extreme heat and cold temperature have major effects on human health and increase rates of health service utilisation. The severity of these events varies between geographic locations and populations. This study aimed to estimate the effects of heat waves and cold waves on health service utilisation across urban, regional and remote areas in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, during the 10-year study period 2005-2015. We divided the state into three regions and used 24 over-dispersed or zero-inflated Poisson time-series regression models to estimate the effect of heat waves and cold waves, of three levels of severity, on the rates of ambulance call-outs, emergency department (ED) presentations and mortality. We defined heat waves and cold waves using excess heat factor (EHF) and excess cold factor (ECF) metrics, respectively. Heat waves generally resulted in increased rates of ambulance call-outs, ED presentations and mortality across the three regions and the entire state. For all of NSW, very intense heat waves resulted in an increase of 10.8% (95% confidence interval (CI) 4.5, 17.4%) in mortality, 3.4% (95% CI 0.8, 7.8%) in ED presentations and 10.9% (95% CI 7.7, 14.2%) in ambulance call-outs. Cold waves were shown to have significant effects on ED presentations (9.3% increase for intense events, 95% CI 8.0-10.6%) and mortality (8.8% increase for intense events, 95% CI 2.1-15.9%) in outer regional and remote areas. There was little evidence for an effect from cold waves on health service utilisation in major cities and inner regional areas. Heat waves have a large impact on health service utilisation in NSW in both urban and rural settings. Cold waves also have significant effects in outer regional and remote areas. EHF is a good predictor of health service utilisation for heat waves, although service needs may differ between urban and rural areas.

  12. Extreme climatic conditions and health service utilisation across rural and metropolitan New South Wales

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    Jegasothy, Edward; McGuire, Rhydwyn; Nairn, John; Fawcett, Robert; Scalley, Benjamin

    2017-08-01

    Periods of successive extreme heat and cold temperature have major effects on human health and increase rates of health service utilisation. The severity of these events varies between geographic locations and populations. This study aimed to estimate the effects of heat waves and cold waves on health service utilisation across urban, regional and remote areas in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, during the 10-year study period 2005-2015. We divided the state into three regions and used 24 over-dispersed or zero-inflated Poisson time-series regression models to estimate the effect of heat waves and cold waves, of three levels of severity, on the rates of ambulance call-outs, emergency department (ED) presentations and mortality. We defined heat waves and cold waves using excess heat factor (EHF) and excess cold factor (ECF) metrics, respectively. Heat waves generally resulted in increased rates of ambulance call-outs, ED presentations and mortality across the three regions and the entire state. For all of NSW, very intense heat waves resulted in an increase of 10.8% (95% confidence interval (CI) 4.5, 17.4%) in mortality, 3.4% (95% CI 0.8, 7.8%) in ED presentations and 10.9% (95% CI 7.7, 14.2%) in ambulance call-outs. Cold waves were shown to have significant effects on ED presentations (9.3% increase for intense events, 95% CI 8.0-10.6%) and mortality (8.8% increase for intense events, 95% CI 2.1-15.9%) in outer regional and remote areas. There was little evidence for an effect from cold waves on health service utilisation in major cities and inner regional areas. Heat waves have a large impact on health service utilisation in NSW in both urban and rural settings. Cold waves also have significant effects in outer regional and remote areas. EHF is a good predictor of health service utilisation for heat waves, although service needs may differ between urban and rural areas.

  13. Utilisation aspects of ashes and green liquor dregs from an integrated semichemical pulp and board mill

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    Manskinen, K.

    2013-09-01

    This thesis investigated the properties of bottom and fly ashes originating from a bubbling fluidised bed boiler (120 MW) using two different fuel mixtures (i.e. Fuel mixture A: coal, wood and peat; and B: wood and peat) and of the green liquor dregs originating from the associated semichemical pulp and board mill in relation to the potential utilisation of these residues from various aspects. The total concentrations of As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb, Zn and Hg in the bottom ashes were lower than the maximum allowable concentrations for these elements in forest fertilisers. The total Ca concentrations in bottom ashes A (2.4%; d.w.) and B (3.4%; d.w.) were lower than the legal requirement of 6.0% (d.w.) for ash used as a forest fertiliser. The total Ca concentrations in fly ashes A (6.4%; d.w.) and B (11.0%; d.w.) were higher than the minimum limit value of 6.0% (d.w.), but the concentration of As in fly ashes A (46.9 mg/kg d.w.) and B (41.3 mg/kg; d.w.) exceeded the maximum limit value of 40 mg/kg (d.w.). Only bottom ash B could be used as a forest fertiliser, provided some additional Ca is used. The bottom ashes both fulfilled the Finnish regulations on waste recovery in earth construction. Due to the elevated total concentration of PAH (23 mg/kg; d.w.) and extractable concentrations of Mo (3.9 mg/kg; d.w.) and Se (0.2 mg/kg; d.w.) in fly ash A, this residue cannot be used in covered structures. Due to the elevated concentration of PAH (90 mg/kg; d.w.) in fly ash B, this residue cannot be used in covered and paved structures. However, the utilisation of these residues as an earth construction agent is still possible, but an environmental permit would be required. According to the sequential extraction studies, extractable concentrations of most of the elements in the fly ash A were higher than those in the bottom ash A. The extractability of various elements, both in the bottom and fly ashes A, varied widely. Most of the elements did not occur as readily soluble and

  14. Monte Carlo calculations of the neutron coincidence gate utilisation factor for passive neutron coincidence counting

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    Bourva, L.C.A.; Croft, S.

    1999-01-01

    The general purpose neutron-photon-electron Monte Carlo N-Particle code, MCNP TM , has been used to simulate the neutronic characteristics of the on-site laboratory passive neutron coincidence counter to be installed, under Euratom Safeguards Directorate supervision, at the Sellafield reprocessing plant in Cumbria, UK. This detector is part of a series of nondestructive assay instruments to be installed for the accurate determination of the plutonium content of nuclear materials. The present work focuses on one aspect of this task, namely, the accurate calculation of the coincidence gate utilisation factor. This parameter is an important term in the interpretative model used to analyse the passive neutron coincidence count data acquired using pulse train deconvolution electronics based on the shift register technique. It accounts for the limited proportion of neutrons detected within the time interval for which the electronics gate is open. The Monte Carlo code MCF, presented in this work, represents a new evaluation technique for the estimation of gate utilisation factors. It uses the die-away profile of a neutron coincidence chamber generated either by MCNP TM , or by other means, to simulate the neutron detection arrival time pattern originating from independent spontaneous fission events. A shift register simulation algorithm, embedded in the MCF code, then calculates the coincidence counts scored within the electronics gate. The gate utilisation factor is then deduced by dividing the coincidence counts obtained with that obtained in the same Monte Carlo run, but for an ideal detection system with a coincidence gate utilisation factor equal to unity. The MCF code has been benchmarked against analytical results calculated for both single and double exponential die-away profiles. These results are presented along with the development of the closed form algebraic expressions for the two cases. Results of this validity check showed very good agreement. On this

  15. Study for a simplified LCA methodology adapted to bio-products. Final report; Etude d'une methodologie simplifiee pour la realisation des ACV des bio-produits. Rapport final

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    2009-07-01

    Agricultural resources form a renewable stock of raw materials that can be used for various purposes: food supply, production of energy (including biofuels), bio-products and bio-based construction materials. The use of agricultural resources to produce bio-products is expanding in France and throughout the world, partly due to the presumed advantages of these products towards the environment. In this context, ADEME (the French Environment and Energy Management Agency) commissioned a study for the development of a methodological framework to evaluate the environmental impacts of bio-products. This study was also in charge of the identification of areas of improvement for the 'Bilan Produit', an environmental assessment tool developed by ADEME, in order to allow a future integration of bio-products. The first step of this study consisted of a comparative review of the existing bio-products' LCA (Life Cycle Assessment). This review underlined a deep heterogeneity among the methodologies used, as well as a lack of transparency in the results displayed. In a second step of the project, all the methodological issues in the evaluation of bio-products were studied, and recommendations for the resolution of each one of them have been proposed. These critical analyses are presented in individual fact-sheets, which detail the specific issues of each question, facts from the bibliographic review, the results of the tests conducted on three bio-products, and finally the methodological recommendations to answer the question. This project showed that some methodological recommendations had to be specified depending on the objective of the LCA: eco-design, environmental labeling or comparative LCA. The work conducted also identified some necessary improvements to the Bilan Produit tool, which come under four categories: addition of the missing inventories, integration of metadata regarding the inventories, consideration for the specific end-of-life scenarios of bio

  16. Help seeking and barriers to utilisation of medical and health social work services among ageing immigrants to Israel from the former Soviet Union.

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    Soskolne, Varda; Auslander, Gail K; Ben-Shahar, Ilana

    2006-01-01

    The study aimed to examine utilisation of medical and health social work services among ageing recent and long-term immigrants, to identify barriers to service utilisation, and to examine factors related to utilisation. Participants (n = 402) recruited from a random community sample of immigrants from the former Soviet Union in Israel, aged 55 and over, residing in urban areas throughout the country were interviewed by telephone. Using an expanded framework of Andersen's behavioural model, the independent variables included predisposing, enabling and need variables, and additional variables--barriers to utilisation or difficulties encountered during utilisation of services. For multivariate analyses of the dependent variables, a linear multiple regression model was employed for utilisation of medical services and a logistic regression model for utilisation of social work services. The main findings show that utilisation rates were high for medical services, but low for social work services. Recent immigrants had similar utilisation rates of medical services but utilised more social work services than long-term immigrants. There were few barriers but numerous difficulties in utilisation of medical services, while there were barriers but negligible difficulties in utilisation of social work services. Predisposing and need variables explained utilisation of medical services, whereas a combination of predisposing, enabling and need variables explained utilisation of social work services. The findings suggest that different factors are associated with the use of non-discretionary versus discretionary (social work) services. There is a need to reduce difficulties in utilisation of medical services and to enhance awareness about health social work services among the immigrants.

  17. Physical and thermal waste utilisation in the nonferrous metal industry; Stoffliche und thermische Abfallverwertung in der Nichteisenmetallindustrie

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    Sowa, F. [DMT-Gesellschaft fuer Forschung und Pruefung mbH, Essen (Germany)

    1998-09-01

    In its amended form the German Household Waste Technical Code favours physical and thermal utilisation of wastes against dumping. Industrial processes offer various ways of utilising wastes with a high calorific value, e.g. in nonferrous metal production. Besides portraying this branch of industry in Germany the present paper investigates to what extent this topic has already found coverage and what potential it holds for the utilisation of wastes. By way of example it describes a successful demonstration of the physical utilisation of sewage sludge in lead production. [Deutsch] Die Neugestaltung der TA Siedlungsabfall favorisiert die thermische und stoffliche Verwertung von Abfallstoffen gegenueber der Deponierung. Moeglichkeiten fuer die Verwertung heizwertreicher Abfaelle bieten auch industrielle Produktionsprozesse, z.B. auch in der Nichteisenmetallerzeugung. Neben einer Charakterisierung der Branche wird untersucht, inwieweit dieses Thema bereits aufgegriffen worden ist und welches Verwertungspotential zur Verfuegung steht. An einem Beispiel wird die erfolgreiche Demonstration der stofflichen Verwertung von Klaerschlamm in der Bleierzeugung dargestellt. (orig.)

  18. Impacts of HIV/AIDS mortality on food security and natural resource utilisation in rural South Africa

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    Mambo, J

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available AIDS mortality, its linkages as a determinant and consequence of food security and its impact on natural resource utilisation by mainly rural populations, has not been well researched, especially their effects on rural livelihoods. Determining...

  19. Factors that influence utilisation of HIV/AIDS prevention methods among university students residing at a selected university campus.

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    Ndabarora, Eléazar; Mchunu, Gugu

    2014-01-01

    Various studies have reported that university students, who are mostly young people, rarely use existing HIV/AIDS preventive methods. Although studies have shown that young university students have a high degree of knowledge about HIV/AIDS and HIV modes of transmission, they are still not utilising the existing HIV prevention methods and still engage in risky sexual practices favourable to HIV. Some variables, such as awareness of existing HIV/AIDS prevention methods, have been associated with utilisation of such methods. The study aimed to explore factors that influence use of existing HIV/AIDS prevention methods among university students residing in a selected campus, using the Health Belief Model (HBM) as a theoretical framework. A quantitative research approach and an exploratory-descriptive design were used to describe perceived factors that influence utilisation by university students of HIV/AIDS prevention methods. A total of 335 students completed online and manual questionnaires. Study findings showed that the factors which influenced utilisation of HIV/AIDS prevention methods were mainly determined by awareness of the existing university-based HIV/AIDS prevention strategies. Most utilised prevention methods were voluntary counselling and testing services and free condoms. Perceived susceptibility and perceived threat of HIV/AIDS score was also found to correlate with HIV risk index score. Perceived susceptibility and perceived threat of HIV/AIDS showed correlation with self-efficacy on condoms and their utilisation. Most HBM variables were not predictors of utilisation of HIV/AIDS prevention methods among students. Intervention aiming to improve the utilisation of HIV/AIDS prevention methods among students at the selected university should focus on removing identified barriers, promoting HIV/AIDS prevention services and providing appropriate resources to implement such programmes.

  20. Bed Utilisation in an Irish Regional Paediatric Unit A Cross-Sectional Study Using the Paediatric Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol (PAEP)

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    Ó hAiseadha, Coilín

    2016-05-01

    Increasing demand for limited healthcare resources raises questions about appropriate use of inpatient beds. In the first paediatric bed utilisation study at a regional university centre in Ireland, we conducted a cross-sectional study to audit the utilisation of inpatient beds at the Regional Paediatric Unit (RPU) in University Hospital Limerick (UHL), Limerick, Ireland and also examined hospital activity data, to make recommendations for optimal use of inpatient resources.

  1. Resource utilisation and costs associated with the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. Prospective data from the Eurodiale Study

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    Prompers, L.; Huijberts, M.; Schaper, N.

    2008-01-01

    Aims/hypothesis The aim of the present study was to investigate resource utilisation and associated costs in patients with diabetic foot ulcers and to analyse differences in resource utilisation between individuals with or without peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and/or infection. Methods Data....... In view of the magnitude of the costs associated with in-hospital stay, reducing the number and duration of hospital admissions seems an attractive option to decrease costs in diabetic foot disease Udgivelsesdato: 2008/10...

  2. Utilisation of public eye care services by the rural community residents in the Capricorn district, Limpopo Province, South Africa

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    Mologadi D. Ntsoane

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Background: Visual impairment and blindness are major health problems worldwide, especially in the rural and remote areas of developing countries. Utilisation of eye care services is essential to reduce the burden of visual impairment and blindness, and it is therefore important that it is monitored.Objectives: The objectives of this study were to determine the level of utilisation of public eye care services and factors that might have influenced their usage in rural communities, Capricorn district, Limpopo Province, South Africa.Method: A population-based cross-sectional study design was used. Participants were residents in selected rural villages located within approximately 5 km of six Government hospitals. Following ethical approval and receipt of informed consent, a questionnaire with closed and open-ended questions was used to collect information on the utilisation of eye care services and factors that might influence utilisation. Descriptive statistics and Pearson’s Chisquare test were used to analyse and compare the data.Results: Many (62.7% of the respondents had used the government eye care services in the past. Over fifty-nine per cent (59.3% of them were satisfied with the services. Factors reported to influence utilisation (such as monthly income, knowledge of available services and the need for regular eye tests were positively associated with utilisation of eye care services in this study (p < 0.05.Conclusion: Utilisation of eye care services was relatively good, but varied significantly between sites. An awareness campaign by government and non-governmental organisations about eye care services may increase utilisation amongst rural communities.

  3. [Accepted Manuscript] Mental health care utilisation among internally displaced persons in Ukraine: results from a nation-wide survey.

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    Roberts, B.; Makhashvili, N.; Javakhishvili, J.; Karachevskyy, A.; Kharchenko, N.; Shpiker, M.; Richardson, E.

    2017-01-01

    Aims There are an estimated 1.5 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Ukraine because of the armed conflict in the east of the country. The aim of this paper is to examine utilisation patterns of mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) care among IDPs in Ukraine. A cross-sectional survey design was used. Data were collected from 2203 adult IDPs throughout Ukraine between March and May 2016. Data on mental health care utilisation were collected, along with outcomes including po...

  4. Disparities in healthcare utilisation rates for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Albertan residents, 1997-2006: a population database study.

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    Full Text Available It is widely recognised that significant discrepancies exist between the health of indigenous and non-indigenous populations. Whilst the reasons are incompletely defined, one potential cause is that indigenous communities do not access healthcare to the same extent. We investigated healthcare utilisation rates in the Canadian Aboriginal population to elucidate the contribution of this fundamental social determinant for health to such disparities.Healthcare utilisation data over a nine-year period were analysed for a cohort of nearly two million individuals to determine the rates at which Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal populations utilised two specialties (Cardiology and Ophthalmology in Alberta, Canada. Unadjusted and adjusted healthcare utilisation rates obtained by mixed linear and Poisson regressions, respectively, were compared amongst three population groups - federally registered Aboriginals, individuals receiving welfare, and other Albertans.Healthcare utilisation rates for Aboriginals were substantially lower than those of non-Aboriginals and welfare recipients at each time point and subspecialty studied [e.g. During 2005/06, unadjusted Cardiology utilisation rates were 0.28% (Aboriginal, n = 97,080, 0.93% (non-Aboriginal, n = 1,720,041 and 1.37% (Welfare, n = 52,514, p = <0.001]. The age distribution of the Aboriginal population was markedly different [2.7%≥65 years of age, non-Aboriginal 10.7%], and comparable utilisation rates were obtained after adjustment for fiscal year and estimated life expectancy [Cardiology: Incidence Rate Ratio 0.66, Ophthalmology: IRR 0.85].The analysis revealed that Aboriginal people utilised subspecialty healthcare at a consistently lower rate than either comparatively economically disadvantaged groups or the general population. Notably, the differences were relatively invariant between the major provincial centres and over a nine year period. Addressing the causes of these discrepancies is

  5. Technical Training: Annonce de nouveau cours: Utilisation des fichiers PDF avec ACROBAT 6.0

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    2005-01-01

    CERN Technical Training 2005: Learning for the LHC! Un nouveau cours pratique sur Adobe Acrobat version 6.0 est proposé à l'ensemble du personnel par le service de l'Enseignement Technique, pour répondre aux besoins de formation des utilisateurs des documents PDF. La première session aura lieu le 1er mars 2005. Objectifs : Maîtriser les différentes fonctions d'Adobe Acrobat 6.0. Programme : Présentation d'Adobe Acrobat 6.0. Création de fichiers PDF depuis Microsoft Office et d'autres applications. Création de fichiers Postscript. Modification de fichiers PDF, enregistrement et exportation. Protection par mot de passe et par signature numérique. Navigation dans les documents : interactivité, vignettes et pages, signets, liens, articles, affichage et ouverture des PDF, recherche. Travail en commun: Ajout de commentaires, révision par messagerie électronique Dur&e...

  6. MODELISATION ET OPTIMISATION DU PROCESSUS DE FORMULATION D’UN CHOCOLAT ET DE GRUYERE UTILISANT UN PROGRAMME FACTORIEL DE TYPE 3

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    2005-06-01

    on a utilisé un programme factoriel de type 33 pour l’élaboration des modèles mathématiques et pour l’optimisation de la qualité du produit. Conséquemment, se peut établir les valeurs optimales des paramètres pour l’obtention des caractéristiques organoleptiques satisfaisantes

  7. Determinants of prenatal health care utilisation by low-risk women: a prospective cohort study.

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    Feijen-de Jong, Esther I; Jansen, Danielle E M C; Baarveld, Frank; Boerleider, Agatha W; Spelten, Evelien; Schellevis, François; Reijneveld, Sijmen A

    2015-06-01

    Prenatal health care is pivotal in providing adequate prevention and care to pregnant women. We examined the determinants of inadequate prenatal health care utilisation by low-risk women in primary midwifery-led care in the Netherlands. We used longitudinal data from the population-based DELIVER study with 20 midwifery practices across the Netherlands in 2009 and 2010 as the experimental setting. The participants were 3070 pregnant women starting pregnancy care in primary midwifery care. We collected patient-reported data on potential determinants of prenatal care utilisation derived from the Andersen model. Prenatal health care utilisation was measured by a revised version of the Kotelchuck Index, which measures a combination of care entry and number of visits. Low-risk pregnant women (not referred during pregnancy) were more likely to use prenatal care inadequately if they intended to deliver at a hospital, if they did not use folic acid adequately periconceptionally, or if they were exposed to cigarette smoke during pregnancy. Among those who were referred to secondary care, women reporting a chronic illnesses or disabilities, and women who did not use folic acid periconceptionally were more likely to make inadequate use of prenatal care. Inadequate prenatal health care use in primary midwifery care is more likely in specific groups, and the risk groups differ when women are referred to secondary care. The findings suggest routes that can target interventions to women who are at risk of not adequately using prenatal prevention and care services. Copyright © 2015 Australian College of Midwives. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  8. An international review of the patterns and determinants of health service utilisation by adult cancer survivors

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    Treanor Charlene

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background There is a need to review factors related to health service utilisation by the increasing number of cancer survivors in order to inform care planning and the organisation and delivery of services. Methods Studies were identified via systematic searches of Medline, PsycINFO, CINAHL, Social Science Citation Index and the SEER-MEDICARE library. Methodological quality was assessed using STROBE; and the Andersen Behavioural Model was used as a framework to structure, organise and analyse the results of the review. Results Younger, white cancer survivors were most likely to receive follow-up screening, preventive care, visit their physician, utilise professional mental health services and least likely to be hospitalised. Utilisation rates of other health professionals such as physiotherapists were low. Only studies of health service use conducted in the USA investigated the role of type of health insurance and ethnicity. There appeared to be disparate service use among US samples in terms of ethnicity and socio-demographic status, regardless of type of health insurance provision s- this may be explained by underlying differences in health-seeking behaviours. Overall, use of follow-up care appeared to be lower than expected and barriers existed for particular groups of cancer survivors. Conclusions Studies focussed on the use of a specific type of service rather than adopting a whole-system approach and future health services research should address this shortcoming. Overall, there is a need to improve access to care for all cancer survivors. Studies were predominantly US-based focussing mainly on breast or colorectal cancer. Thus, the generalisability of findings to other health-care systems and cancer sites is unclear. The Andersen Behavioural Model provided an appropriate framework for studying and understanding health service use among cancer survivors. The active involvement of physicians and use of personalised care plans are

  9. Understanding the reasons behind the low utilisation of thrombolysis in stroke

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    Ashraf Eissa

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available BackgroundThrombolysis remains the only approved therapy for acute ischaemic stroke (AIS; however, its utilisation is reported to be low.AimsThis study aimed to determine the reasons for the low utilisation of thrombolysis in clinical practice.MethodFive metropolitan hospitals comprising two tertiary referral centres and three district hospitals conducted a retrospective, cross-sectional study. Researchers identified patients discharged with a principal diagnosis of AIS over a 12-month time period (July 2009–July 2010, and reviewed the medical record of systematically chosen samples.ResultsThe research team reviewed a total of 521 records (48.8% females, mean age 74.4 ± 14 years, age range 5-102 years from the 1261 AIS patients. Sixty-nine per cent of AIS patients failed to meet eligibility criteria to receive thrombolysis because individuals arrived at the hospital later than 4.5 hours after the onset of symptoms. The factors found to be positively associated with late arrival included confusion at onset, absence of a witness at onset and waiting for improvement of symptoms. However, factors negatively associated with late arrival encompassed facial droop, slurred speech and immediately calling an ambulance. Only 14.7% of the patients arriving within 4.5 hours received thrombolysis. The main reasons for exclusion included such factors as rapidly improving symptoms (28.2%, minor symptoms (17.2%, patient receiving therapeutic anticoagulation (6.7% and severe stroke (5.5%.ConclusionA late patient presentation represents the most significant barrier to utilising thrombolysis in the acute stroke setting. Thrombolysis continues to be currently underutilised in potentially eligible patients, and additional research is needed to identify more precise criteria for selecting patients for thrombolysis.

  10. Age of first dental visit and predictors for oral healthcare utilisation in preschool children.

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    Ardenghi, Thiago Machado; Vargas-Ferreira, Fabiana; Piovesan, Chaiana; Mendes, Fausto Medeiros

    2012-01-01

    To assess the age the of the first dental visit and the association of self-perceived oral health, socioeconomic and clinical indicators with healthcare utilisation in Brazilian preschool children. An epidemiological survey with 455 5- to 59-month-old children was conducted on National Children's Vaccination Day in Santa Maria, RS, Brazil. Data about age and reasons for the first dental visit, healthcare utilisation, socioeconomic status and self-perceived oral health were collected by means of a parental semi-structured questionnaire. Calibrated examiners evaluated the prevalence of dental caries (WHO) and dental trauma. The assessment of the association used Poisson regression models (prevalence ratio; 95% confidence interval [CI]). A total of 24.2% (95% CI: 20.3% to 28.4%) of the study sample had already had a first dental visit. Older children, those with dental caries and dental trauma and whose mothers had a higher level of education were more likely to have gone to the dentist. Children of low socioeconomic status were more likely to have visited public than private healthcare services. The reasons for the first dental visit were associated with clinical indicators of the sample. The distribution of utilisation of the types of oral healthcare services (public or private) varied across the socioeconomic groups. Non-white children with dental caries and dental trauma tended to visit a dentist only for treatment reasons. Socioeconomic and clinical indicators are associated with the use of dental services, indicating the need for strategies to promote public health and reorientation of services that facilitate dental access for preschool children.

  11. Multiply disadvantaged: Health and service utilisation factors faced by homeless injecting drug consumers in Australia.

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    Whittaker, Elizabeth; Swift, Wendy; Roxburgh, Amanda; Dietze, Paul; Cogger, Shelley; Bruno, Raimondo; Sindicich, Natasha; Burns, Lucy

    2015-07-01

    Homelessness status is strongly correlated with higher rates of substance use. Few studies, however, examine the complex relationship between housing status and substance use in people who inject drugs (PWID). This study extends previous research by comparing the physical and mental health status and service utilisation rates between stably housed and homeless PWID. A cross-sectional sample of 923 PWID were recruited for the 2012 Illicit Drug Reporting System. Multivariate models were generated addressing associations between homelessness and the domains of demographics; substance use; and health status, service utilisation and criminal justice system contact, with significant correlates entered into a final multivariate model. Two-thirds of the PWID sample were male. The median age was 39 years and 16% identified as Indigenous. Almost one-quarter (23%) reported that they were homeless. Homeless PWID were significantly more likely to be unemployed [adjusted odds ratio (AOR) 2.83, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.26, 6.34], inject in public (AOR 2.01, 95% CI 1.38, 3.18), have poorer mental health (AOR 0.98, 95% CI 0.97, 1.00), report schizophrenia (AOR 2.31, 95% CI 1.16, 4.60) and have a prison history (AOR 1.53, 95% CI 1.05, 2.21) than stably housed PWID. Findings highlight the challenge of mental health problems for homeless PWID. Our results demonstrate that further research that evaluates outcomes of housing programs accommodating PWID, particularly those with comorbid mental health disorders, is warranted. Results also emphasise the need to better utilise integrated models of outreach care that co-manage housing and mental health needs. © 2015 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs.

  12. Women’s perceived susceptibility to and utilisation of cervical cancer screening services in Malawi

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    Melanie Y. Hami

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Background: Malawi provides cervical cancer screening services free of charge at some public health facilities. Few women make use of these cancer screening services in Malawi and many women continue to be diagnosed with cervical cancer only during the late inoperable stages of the condition. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to discover whether the perceived susceptibility to cervical cancer, amongst Malawian women aged 42 and older, influenced their intentions to utilise the available free cervical cancer screening services. Method: A quantitative, cross-sectional descriptive study design was adopted. Structured interviews were conducted with 381 women who visited 3 health centres in the Blantyre District of Malawi. Results: A statistically-significant association existed between women’s intentions to be screened for cervical cancer and their knowledge about cervical cancer (X² = 8.9; df = 1; p = 0.003 and with having heard about HPV infection (X² = 4.2; df = 1; p = 0.041 at the 5% significance level. Cervical cancer screening services are provided free of charge in government health institutions in Malawi. Nevertheless, low perceived susceptibility to cervical cancer amongst women, aged 42 and older, might contribute to limited utilisation of cervical screening services, explaining why 80% of cervical cancer patients in Malawi were diagnosed during the late inoperable stages. Conclusion: Malawian women lacked awareness regarding their susceptibility to cervical cancer and required information about the available cervical cancer screening services. Malawi’s women, aged 42 and older, must be informed about the advantages of cervical cancer screening and about the importance of effective treatment if an early diagnosis has been made. Women aged 42 and older rarely attend antenatal, post-natal, well baby or family-planning clinics, where health education about cervical cancer screening is often provided. Consequently, these women

  13. Introduction and utilisation of high priced HCV medicines across Europe; implications for the future

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    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Background: Infection with the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV is a widespread transmittable disease with a diagnosed prevalence of 2.0%. Fortunately, it is now curable in most patients. Sales of medicines to treat HCV infection grew 2.7% per year between 2004 and 2011, enhanced by the launch of the protease inhibitors (PIs boceprevir (BCV and telaprevir (TVR in addition to ribavirin and pegylated interferon (pegIFN. Costs will continue to rise with new treatments including sofosbuvir, which now include interferon free regimens. Objective: Assess the uptake of BCV and TVR across Europe from a health authority perspective to offer future guidance on dealing with new high cost medicines. Methods: Cross-sectional descriptive study of medicines to treat HCV (pegIFN, ribavirin, BCV and TVR among European countries from 2008 to 2013. Utilisation measured in defined daily doses (DDDs/ 1000 patients/ quarter (DIQs and expenditure in Euros/ DDD. Health authority activities to influence treatments categorised using the 4E methodology (Education, Engineering, Economics and Enforcement. Results: Similar uptake of BCV and TVR among European countries and regions, ranging from 0.5 DIQ in Denmark, Netherlands and Slovenia to 1.5 DIQ in Tayside and Catalonia in 2013. However, different utilisation of the new PIs versus ribavirin indicates differences in dual versus triple therapy, which is down to factors including physician preference and genotypes. Reimbursed prices for BCV and TVR were comparable across countries. Conclusion: There was reasonable consistency in the utilisation of BCV and TVR among European countries in comparison with other high priced medicines. This may reflect the social demand to limit the transmission of HCV. However, the situation is changing with new curative medicines for HCV genotype 1 (GT1 with potentially an appreciable budget impact. These concerns have resulted in different prices negotiations across countries, with their impact

  14. WHAT DRIVES TECHNOLOGY UTILISATION, LEARNING AND TRANSFER IN AGRICULTURE? LESSONS FROM NIGERIAN WOMEN FARMERS

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    Olajumoke ADEYEYE

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This study examines the factors that drive technology utilisation, learning and transfer among women farmers in Nigeria. It assesses both modern and indigenous technologies used in farming activities. Three states were purposively selected from the six that comprise the South West geopolitical zone of the country. Structured questionnaire was administered to 180 women smallholder farmers who were randomly selected in equal proportion across the three states. Some 128 copies of questionnaire were retrieved representing a response rate of about 71%. The study reveals that majority of the women (about 67% use indigenous technologies while only a few (17% and 16% use modern technologies and a combination of both respectively. Family and friends are the main source of learning indigenous technologies while extension agents are the major source of modern. The study uses spearman correlation to determine the drivers of the dependent variables. Age, level of education, years of experience and learning intensity are significantly correlated with technology utilisation at 1% level of confidence while primary occupation and learning have significant correlation with technology learning at 5% and 1% confidence level respectively. The study also reveals that farmers’ age, experience and availability of learning system are have significant correlation with technology transfer. The study advocates the introduction of need and gender-specific new technologies. There is the need for integration of indigenous technologies into research so that it can be attractive to the older women. Also, farmers should be integrated into the technology development process. This will help in sustaining the rising interest of younger women in adapting modern and indigenous technologies in agriculture. The study also advocates the need for deeper and broader interactions among key actors, such as, R&D institutions, extension agents, NGOs, CBOs and farmers on the effectiveness

  15. Utilisation of mobile health by medical doctors in a Zimbabwean health care facility

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    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available Background: Mobile Health is the utilisation of mobile devices like cellphones and tablets for the delivery of health care. It is an up and coming intervention promising to benefit health services. Recent mobile health studies have tended to focus on mHealth for data collection and surveillance rather than on actual patient care. This paper highlights the potential and the challenges of mHealth use in the delivery of health care services. Objectives: This paper focused on determining the use of mHealth and identifying and describing the opportunities and the challenges faced by the medical doctors in using mHealth at a specific health care facility in Zimbabwe. Methods: A quantitative, descriptive, cross-sectional and analytical design was used to determine the rate of utilisation of selected mHealth “patient identification and treatment activities” by medical doctors. A structured questionnaire was used for data collection form 104 respondents. The number of the returned complete and usable questionnaires was 42. No sampling technique was done because the whole population was of interest to the researcher, accessible and available during data collection. Results: Fifty percent (50% of the respondents indicated, lack of knowledge and unawareness in using mHealth to support chronically ill patients. The majority of the respondents (83.3% believed that mHealth presented opportunities to improve health care delivery. The majority of the respondents (95% indicated the potential for its future use. Conclusion: Given the challenges that were encountered mHealth program to be officially launched for mHealth use and the users to be developed on its utilisation.

  16. An exploration of the data collection methods utilised with children, teenagers and young people (CTYPs).

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    Flanagan, Sarah M; Greenfield, Sheila; Coad, Jane; Neilson, Susan

    2015-03-01

    The impact of cancer upon children, teenagers and young people can be profound. Research has been undertaken to explore the impacts upon children, teenagers and young people with cancer, but little is known about how researchers can 'best' engage with this group to explore their experiences. This review paper provides an overview of the utility of data collection methods employed when undertaking research with children, teenagers and young people. A systematic review of relevant databases was undertaken utilising the search terms 'young people', 'young adult', 'adolescent' and 'data collection methods'. The full-text of the papers that were deemed eligible from the title and abstract were accessed and following discussion within the research team, thirty papers were included. Due to the heterogeneity in terms of the scope of the papers identified the following data collections methods were included in the results section. Three of the papers identified provided an overview of data collection methods utilised with this population and the remaining twenty seven papers covered the following data collection methods: Digital technologies; art based research; comparing the use of 'paper and pencil' research with web-based technologies, the use of games; the use of a specific communication tool; questionnaires and interviews; focus groups and telephone interviews/questionnaires. The strengths and limitations of the range of data collection methods included are discussed drawing upon such issues as of the appropriateness of particular methods for particular age groups, or the most appropriate method to employ when exploring a particularly sensitive topic area. There are a number of data collection methods utilised to undertaken research with children, teenagers and young adults. This review provides a summary of the current available evidence and an overview of the strengths and limitations of data collection methods employed.

  17. Accessibility and utilisation of delivery care within a Skilled Care Initiative in rural Burkina Faso.

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    Hounton, Sennen; Chapman, Glyn; Menten, Joris; De Brouwere, Vincent; Ensor, Tim; Sombié, Issiaka; Meda, Nicolas; Ronsmans, Carine

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    The Skilled Care Initiative (SCI) was a comprehensive skilled attendance at delivery strategy implemented by the Ministry of Health and Family Care International in Ouargaye district (Burkina Faso) from 2002 to 2005. We aimed to evaluate the relationships between accessibility, functioning of health centres and utilisation of delivery care in the SCI intervention district (Ouargaye) and compare this with another district (Diapaga). Data were collected on staffing, equipment, water and energy supply for all health centres and a functionality index for health centres were constructed. A household census was carried out in 2006 to assess assets of all household members, and document pregnancies lasting more than 6 months between 2001 and 2005, with place of delivery and delivery attendant. Utilisation of delivery care was defined as birth in a health institution or birth by Caesarean section. Analyses included univariate and multivariate logistic regression. Distance to health facility, education and asset ownership were major determinants of delivery care utilisation, but no association was found between the functioning of health centres (as measured by infrastructure, energy supply and equipment) and institutional birth rates or births by Caesarean section. The proportion of births in an institution increased more substantially in the SCI district over time but no changes were seen in Caesarean section rates. The SCI has increased uptake of institutional deliveries but there is little evidence that it has increased access to emergency obstetric care, at least in terms of uptake of Caesarean sections. Its success is contingent on large-scale coverage and 24-h availability of referral for life saving drugs, skilled personnel and surgery for pregnant women.

  18. Capturing stakeholders´ views on oil palm-based biofuel and biomass utilisation in Malaysia

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    Darshini, Dina; Dwivedi, Puneet; Glenk, Klaus

    2013-01-01

    Malaysia is the world′s second largest producer of palm oil and generates surplus palm biomass waste that can be used for bioenergy development. Malaysia aims to diversify its energy portfolio by investing into renewable energy mostly to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels. This paper captures synergetic and conflicting interests of key stakeholders, who play an important role in shaping the regulatory and business environment in Malaysia′s renewable energy sector. Particularly, this research analyses the perceptions of three stakeholder groups (government agencies, industry players, and non-governmental organisations) regarding palm-based biofuel and biomass utilisation in Malaysia by combining Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) analysis with an Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) framework. Overall, results show a greater sense of optimism among the three stakeholder groups for the development of palm-based biomass utilisation in Malaysia, compared to the development of first generation palm-oil based biodiesel. We discuss the findings in light of on-going debates and policy processes, highlighting some key issues that need to be addressed in order to meet oil-palm related targets set in Malaysia’s ambitious renewable energy plan. - Highlights: • Optimism of stakeholders is greater for palm biomass utilisation than palm biodiesel. • The negative overall outlook for palm biodiesel is perhaps a symptom of hindsight. • Palm biodiesel: strengths (18%), weaknesses (34%), opportunities (23%), and threats (25%). • Palm biomass: strengths (42%), weaknesses (23%), opportunities (15%), and threats (21%). • Views of stakeholder groups are relevant to meeting Malaysia´s renewables target

  19. Engineering Saccharomyces pastorianus for the co-utilisation of xylose and cellulose from biomass.

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    Kricka, William; James, Tharappel C; Fitzpatrick, James; Bond, Ursula

    2015-04-28

    Lignocellulosic biomass is a viable source of renewable energy for bioethanol production. For the efficient conversion of biomass into bioethanol, it is essential that sugars from both the cellulose and hemicellulose fractions of lignocellulose be utilised. We describe the development of a recombinant yeast system for the fermentation of cellulose and xylose, the most abundant pentose sugar in the hemicellulose fraction of biomass. The brewer's yeast Saccharomyces pastorianus was chosen as a host as significantly higher recombinant enzyme activities are achieved, when compared to the more commonly used S. cerevisiae. When expressed in S. pastorianus, the Trichoderma reesei xylose oxidoreductase pathway was more efficient at alcohol production from xylose than the xylose isomerase pathway. The alcohol yield was influenced by the concentration of xylose in the medium and was significantly improved by the additional expression of a gene encoding for xylulose kinase. The xylose reductase, xylitol dehydrogenase and xylulose kinase genes were co-expressed with genes encoding for the three classes of T. reesei cellulases, namely endoglucanase (EG2), cellobiohydrolysase (CBH2) and β-glucosidase (BGL1). The initial metabolism of xylose by the engineered strains facilitated production of cellulases at fermentation temperatures. The sequential metabolism of xylose and cellulose generated an alcohol yield of 82% from the available sugars. Several different types of biomass, such as the energy crop Miscanthus sinensis and the industrial waste, brewer's spent grains, were examined as biomass sources for fermentation using the developed yeast strains. Xylose metabolism and cell growth were inhibited in fermentations carried out with acid-treated spent grain liquor, resulting in a 30% reduction in alcohol yield compared to fermentations carried out with mixed sugar substrates. Reconstitution of complete enzymatic pathways for cellulose hydrolysis and xylose utilisation in S

  20. Effects of gestational diabetes on human placental glucose uptake, transfer, and utilisation.

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    Osmond, D T; Nolan, C J; King, R G; Brennecke, S P; Gude, N M

    2000-05-01

    Gestational diabetes is associated with complications for the offspring before, during and after delivery. Poor maternal glucose control, however, is a weak predictor of these complications. Given its position at the interface of the maternal and fetal circulations, the placenta possibly plays a crucial part in protecting the fetus from adverse effects from the maternal diabetic milieu. We hypothesised that gestational diabetes may result in changes in placental function, particularly with respect to the uptake, transfer, and/or utilisation of glucose. We aimed to examine glucose transport and utilisation in intact human placental lobules from women with gestational diabetes and those from normal pregnancies. Dual perfusion of an isolated placental lobule was done on placentae from diet treated gestational diabetic (n = 7) and normal pregnant patients (n = 9) using maternal glucose concentrations of 4, 8, 16 and 24 mmol/l in random order over a 4-h experiment. Results were expressed in micromol x min(-1) x g(-1). D-glucose uptake from the maternal circulation (control 0.492 vs gestational diabetes mellitus 0.248, at 8 mmol/l maternal glucose), D-glucose utilisation by the placenta (0.255 vs 0.129), D-glucose transfer to the fetal circulation (direct 0.979 vs 0.402; net transfer 0.269 vs 0.118) and L-lactate maternal release into both the fetal (0.052 vs 0.042) and maternal (0.255 vs 0.129) circulation were significantly reduced during in vitro perfusion of placentae from patients with gestational diabetic pregnancies. Transfer of 3H-L-glucose also significantly reduced in the diabetic group (8.1% vs 2.6%). These results suggest that placental transport and metabolism of D-glucose is altered during gestational diabetes.

  1. Utilisation of ART in single women and lesbian couples since the 2010 change in Victorian legislation.

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    Fiske, Emily; Weston, Gareth

    2014-10-01

    Enactment of the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act (Vic) 2008 in January 2010 allowed single persons and same sex couples in Victoria to access reproductive treatments. A retrospective cohort analysis of Monash IVF patients was conducted to identify trends in Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) use amongst single women and lesbian couples after January 2010. A 102.8% increase in the utilisation of ART was observed amongst the single women group and a 248.8% increase in the lesbian couple population. © 2014 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

  2. A strategic framework to utilise venture capital funding to develop manufacturing SMES in South Africa

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    Snyman, Hendrik Andries

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available SMEs contribute considerably to the national GDP and to private sector employment, but they struggle to gain access to the funding needed to support business sustainability and growth. Venture capital provides the necessary funding, but SMEs lack understanding of the business value curve utilised by financiers to gauge the risk-reward characteristics of an investment. Strategies need to convey how the business model will evolve in order to deliver on the strategic intent. A framework is proposed through which SMEs can develop a strategy aligned with investor requirements. As a case study, the framework is applied to the local tooling sector.

  3. By-product utilisation within the Jamaica Broilers Group and factors determining secondary processing options implemented

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    Lawrence, V. [Jamaica Broilers Group (Jamaica)

    1996-10-01

    Waste disposal within the agro-industrial sector of Jamaica was discussed. Seven options for utilisation of processing by-products within the Jamaica Broilers Group, which is involved in the production and processing of poultry, beef and fish, were presented. These were: rendering, composting, biofermentation, dry extrusion lagoons, biodigesters, solar drying, engineered marshes, and dumping. The criteria to be considered for an option to be effective were: location, type of by-product produced, and re-use potential of the end product. 4 figs.

  4. Towards zero solid waste: utilising tannery waste as a protein source for poultry feed

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    Paul, Hiralal; Antunes, A Paula M; Covington, Anthony D; Evans, Paul; Phillips, Paul S

    2013-01-01

    Zero waste is now a strongly emerging issue for sustainable industrial development where minimisation and utilisation of waste are a priority in the leather industry. In a tannery hides and skins converted in to leather through various processes. Approximately 20% (w/w) of the chrome containing tannery solid waste (TSW) is generated from one tonne of raw hides and skins. However, tannery solid waste may also be a resource if it is managed expertly as we move towards zero waste.\\ud This resear...

  5. Projet pilote d'utilisation des TIC pour la surveillance de la maladie ...

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    Projet pilote d'utilisation des TIC pour la surveillance de la maladie de Chagas en Argentine, en Bolivie et au Brésil. La maladie de Chagas est l'un des problèmes de santé publique les plus graves en Amérique latine, mais aussi l'un des moins médiatisés. La maladie est présente dans 15 pays et ne cesse de se répandre.

  6. Who benefits from increased service utilisation? Examining the distributional effects of payment for performance in Tanzania.

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    Binyaruka, Peter; Robberstad, Bjarne; Torsvik, Gaute; Borghi, Josephine

    2018-01-29

    Payment for performance (P4P) strategies, which provide financial incentives to health workers and/or facilities for reaching pre-defined performance targets, can improve healthcare utilisation and quality. P4P may also reduce inequalities in healthcare use and access by enhancing universal access to care, for example, through reducing the financial barriers to accessing care. However, P4P may also enhance inequalities in healthcare if providers cherry-pick the easier-to-reach patients to meet their performance targets. In this study, we examine the heterogeneity of P4P effects on service utilisation across population subgroups and its implications for inequalities in Tanzania. We used household data from an evaluation of a P4P programme in Tanzania. We surveyed about 3000 households with women who delivered in the last 12 months prior to the interview from seven intervention and four comparison districts in January 2012 and a similar number of households in 13 months later. The household data were used to generate the population subgroups and to measure the incentivised service utilisation outcomes. We focused on two outcomes that improved significantly under the P4P, i.e. institutional delivery rate and the uptake of antimalarials for pregnant women. We used a difference-in-differences linear regression model to estimate the effect of P4P on utilisation outcomes across the different population subgroups. P4P led to a significant increase in the rate of institutional deliveries among women in poorest and in middle wealth status households, but not among women in least poor households. However, the differential effect was marginally greater among women in the middle wealth households compared to women in the least poor households (p = 0.094). The effect of P4P on institutional deliveries was also significantly higher among women in rural districts compared to women in urban districts (p = 0.028 for differential effect), and among uninsured women than

  7. Rational bioenergy utilisation in energy systems and impacts on CO{sub 2} emissions

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    Wahlund, Bertil

    2003-04-01

    The increased use of biomass in energy systems is an important strategy to reduce CO{sub 2} emissions. The purpose of this thesis has been to analyse the opportunities for Sweden to further reduce CO{sub 2} emissions in the energy system, by rationally utilising woody biomass energy. The characteristics of current commercially operating biofuel-based CHP plants in Sweden are surveyed and systematically presented. A consistent and transparent comprehensive reference base for system comparisons is given. Furthermore, the fuel effectiveness and contribution to CO{sub 2} reduction is calculated. The governmental subsidies of the CHP plants investment, expressed as cost of specific CO{sub 2} reduction, appears to be low. The competitiveness of biomass-fuelled energy production in relation to fossil-based production with carbon capture is analysed, showing that the biomass-fuelled systems provide a competitive option, in terms of cost of electricity and efficiencies. The remaining Swedish woody biofuel potential of at least 100 PJ/yr is principally available in regions with a biomass surplus. Transportation is therefore required to enable its utilisation in national and international markets. Refining the biofuel feedstock to pellets, or even further refining to motor fuels (DME, methanol or ethanol) or power, could facilitate this transport. Different options for fuel refining are studied and compared. The entire fuel chain, from fuel feedstock to end users, is considered and CO{sub 2} emissions are quantified. Substituting fuel pellets for coal appears to be the most cost effective alternative and shows the largest CO{sub 2} reduction per energy unit biofuel. Motor fuels appear more costly and give about half the CO{sub 2} reduction. Transportation of the upgraded biofuel pellets is highly feasible from CO{sub 2} emissions point of view and does not constitute a hindrance for further utilisation, i.e. the pellets can be transported over long distances efficiently with

  8. Informations sur le projet Changement d’ Utilisation et de Couverture des Sols

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    2000-05-01

    Full Text Available La communauté travaillant sur les changements de l’environnement global accorde une importance croissante aux modifications d’occupation et d’utilisation des sols et la nécessité d’une approche multidisciplinaire de ce sujet. En effet, ces changements ont un impact significatif sur les intéractions surface terrestre - atmosphère (biogéochimie, chimie de l’atmosphère, eau et énergie, la biodiversité (structure et fonctionnement des écosystèmes, diversité des espèces, fragmentation de la couv...

  9. Utilisation et gestion des pesticides en cultures maraîchères : cas de ...

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    Objectifs: L'objectif de cette étude est d'évaluer les connaissances et les pratiques des maraîchers de Nkolo et ses environs quant à l'utilisation des pesticides. Méthodologie et Résultats: Une enquête a été réalisée auprès des 46 maraîchers. Le questionnaire a porté sur les pesticides utilisés, la dose appliquée, ...

  10. Composting of biological waste. Processes and utilisation; Bioabfallkompostierung. Verfahren und Verwertung

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    Gronauer, A.; Claassen, N.; Ebertseder, T.; Fischer, P.; Gutser, R.; Helm, M.; Popp, L.; Schoen, H.

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    The project investigated environmentally compatible concepts for procesing and utilisation of biological waste by means of composting and spreading on agricultural and gardening plots. The project comprised three parts: Composting techniques, applications of compost in agriculture and gardening, and applications in landscaping. This volume comprises all three reports. (orig./SR) [Deutsch] Die umweltschonende Aufbereitung und Verwertung von Bioabfall durch Kompostierung und Rueckfuehrung auf landwirtschaftliche und gaertnerische Flaechen wurde untersucht. Dieses Projekt war dreigeteilt in die Bereiche der Kompostierung selbst, der Anwendung des Komposts in der Landwirtschaft und seiner Anwendung im Gartenbau sowie im Garten- und Landschaftsbau (GaLa-Bau). Die vorliegende Schrift enthaelt die genannten drei Teilberichte. (orig./SR)

  11. Jyotiraj Patra : Étudier l'utilisation de la recherche dans la gestion ...

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    6 févr. 2015 ... J'ai découvert qu'il manquait un élément d'application et d'utilisation de la recherche en Inde », mentionne-t-il. Jyotiraj s'est joint à l'équipe de l'IRCAAA pour combler cette lacune. « J'ai pensé que ce serait une bonne occasion de renforcer les capacités des chercheurs d'un pays en développement, pour ...

  12. Comparison of self-reported health & healthcare utilisation between asylum seekers and refugees: an observational study.

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    Toar, Magzoub

    2009-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Adult refugees and asylum seekers living in Western countries experience a high prevalence of mental health problems, especially post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety. This study compares and contrasts the prevalence of health problems, and potential risk factors as well as the utilisation of health services by asylum seekers and refugees in the Irish context. METHODS: Cross sectional study using validated self reported health status questionnaires of adult asylum seekers (n = 60) and refugees (n = 28) from 30 countries, living in Ireland. Outcome measures included: general health status (SF-36), presence of PTSD symptoms and anxiety\\/depression symptoms. Data on chronic conditions and pre or post migration stressors are also reported. The two groups are compared for utilisation of the health care system and the use of over the counter medications. RESULTS: Asylum seekers were significantly more likely than refugees to report symptoms of PTSD (OR 6.3, 95% CI: 2.2-17.9) and depression\\/anxiety (OR 5.8, 95% CI: 2.2-15.4), while no significant difference was found in self-reported general health. When adjusted by multivariable regression, the presence of more than one chronic disease (OR 4.0, 95%CI: 1.3-12.7; OR 3.4, 95% CI: 1.2-10.1), high levels of pre migration stressors (OR 3.6, 95% CI: 1.1-11.9; OR 3.3, 95% CI: 1.0-10.4) or post migration stressors (OR 17.3, 95% CI: 4.9-60.8; OR 3.9, 95% CI: 1.2-12.3) were independent predictors of self reported PTSD or depression\\/anxiety symptoms respectively, however, residence status was no longer significantly associated with PTSD or depression\\/anxiety. Residence status may act as a marker for other explanatory variables; our results show it has a strong relationship with post migration stressors (chi2 = 19.74, df = 1, P < 0.001).In terms of health care utilisation, asylum seekers use GP services more often than refugees, while no significant difference was found between these groups

  13. Comparison of self-reported health & healthcare utilisation between asylum seekers and refugees: an observational study

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Adult refugees and asylum seekers living in Western countries experience a high prevalence of mental health problems, especially post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD, depression and anxiety. This study compares and contrasts the prevalence of health problems, and potential risk factors as well as the utilisation of health services by asylum seekers and refugees in the Irish context. Methods Cross sectional study using validated self reported health status questionnaires of adult asylum seekers (n = 60 and refugees (n = 28 from 30 countries, living in Ireland. Outcome measures included: general health status (SF-36, presence of PTSD symptoms and anxiety/depression symptoms. Data on chronic conditions and pre or post migration stressors are also reported. The two groups are compared for utilisation of the health care system and the use of over the counter medications. Results Asylum seekers were significantly more likely than refugees to report symptoms of PTSD (OR 6.3, 95% CI: 2.2–17.9 and depression/anxiety (OR 5.8, 95% CI: 2.2–15.4, while no significant difference was found in self-reported general health. When adjusted by multivariable regression, the presence of more than one chronic disease (OR 4.0, 95%CI: 1.3–12.7; OR 3.4, 95% CI: 1.2–10.1, high levels of pre migration stressors (OR 3.6, 95% CI: 1.1–11.9; OR 3.3, 95% CI: 1.0–10.4 or post migration stressors (OR 17.3, 95% CI: 4.9–60.8; OR 3.9, 95% CI: 1.2–12.3 were independent predictors of self reported PTSD or depression/anxiety symptoms respectively, however, residence status was no longer significantly associated with PTSD or depression/anxiety. Residence status may act as a marker for other explanatory variables; our results show it has a strong relationship with post migration stressors (χ2 = 19.74, df = 1, P In terms of health care utilisation, asylum seekers use GP services more often than refugees, while no significant difference was found

  14. The effects of China's urban basic medical insurance schemes on the equity of health service utilisation: evidence from Shaanxi Province.

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    Zhou, Zhongliang; Zhu, Liang; Zhou, Zhiying; Li, Zhengya; Gao, Jianmin; Chen, Gang

    2014-03-09

    In order to alleviate the problem of "Kan Bing Nan, Kan Bing Gui" (medical treatment is difficult to access and expensive) and improve the equity of health service utilisation for urban residents in China, the Urban Employee Basic Medical Insurance scheme (UEBMI) and Urban Resident Basic Medical Insurance scheme (URBMI) were established in 1999 and 2007, respectively. This study aims to analyse the effects of UEBMI and URBMI on the equity of outpatient and inpatient utilisation in Shaanxi Province, China. Using the data from the fourth National Health Services Survey in Shaanxi Province, the method of Propensity Score Matching was employed to generate comparable samples between the insured and uninsured residents, through a one-to-one match algorithm. Next, based on the matched data, the method of decomposition of the concentration index was employed to compare the horizontal inequity indexes of health service utilisation between the UEBMI/URBMI insured and the matched uninsured residents. For the UEBMI insured and matched uninsured residents, the horizontal inequity indexes of outpatient visits are 0.1256 and -0.0511 respectively, and the horizontal inequity indexes of inpatient visits are 0.1222 and 0.2746 respectively. Meanwhile, the horizontal inequity indexes of outpatient visits are -0.1593 and 0.0967 for the URBMI insured and matched uninsured residents, and the horizontal inequity indexes of inpatient visits are 0.1931 and 0.3199 respectively. The implementation of UEBMI increased the pro-rich inequity of outpatient utilisation (rich people utilise outpatient facilities more than the poor people) and the implementation of URBMI increased the pro-poor inequity of outpatient utilisation. Both of these two health insurance schemes reduced the pro-rich inequity of inpatient utilisation.

  15. Utilisation of Library Information Resources among Generation Z Students: Facts and Fiction

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    Full Text Available Generation Z was the foremost generation to have prevalent access to the Internet from an early age. Technology has strongly influenced this generation in terms of communication, education and consequently their academic information behaviour. With the next generation of scholars already being trained, in a decade, most of the researchers will be mainly digital natives. This study sought to establish the library information resources use pattern in relation to users’ preferred information media in order to render better academic information services to library users. A total of 390 respondents were surveyed at the Nelson Mandela University and the University of Fort Hare using quantitative and qualitative methods. Most of the respondents, 82.3%, were aged between 18 and 23 years; while the average library use time was two hours daily. The most utilised library resource is the Wi-Fi with e-books and e-journals found to be lowly utilised. Records from the E-librarians revealed that undergraduate students account for no more than 6% of total users of electronic databases with 62.3% of the respondents preferring print information resources. Better understanding of library users’ demographics and information media preference is essential in proving the right kind of information services to Generation Z library users.

  16. Progress towards Sustainable Utilisation and Management of Food Wastes in the Global Economy.

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    Ghosh, Purabi R; Fawcett, Derek; Sharma, Shashi B; Poinern, Gerrard Eddy Jai

    2016-01-01

    In recent years, the problem of food waste has attracted considerable interest from food producers, processors, retailers, and consumers alike. Food waste is considered not only a sustainability problem related to food security, but also an economic problem since it directly impacts the profitability of the whole food supply chain. In developed countries, consumers are one of the main contributors to food waste and ultimately pay for all wastes produced throughout the food supply chain. To secure food and reduce food waste, it is essential to have a comprehensive understanding of the various sources of food wastes throughout the food supply chain. The present review examines various reports currently in the literature and quantifies waste levels and examines the trends in wastage for various food sectors such as fruit and vegetable, fisheries, meat and poultry, grain, milk, and dairy. Factors contributing to food waste, effective cost/benefit food waste utilisation methods, sustainability and environment considerations, and public acceptance are identified as hurdles in preventing large-scale food waste processing. Thus, we highlight the need for further research to identify and report food waste so that government regulators and food supply chain stakeholders can actively develop effective waste utilisation practices.

  17. Progress towards Sustainable Utilisation and Management of Food Wastes in the Global Economy

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    Ghosh, Purabi R.; Fawcett, Derek; Sharma, Shashi B.

    2016-01-01

    In recent years, the problem of food waste has attracted considerable interest from food producers, processors, retailers, and consumers alike. Food waste is considered not only a sustainability problem related to food security, but also an economic problem since it directly impacts the profitability of the whole food supply chain. In developed countries, consumers are one of the main contributors to food waste and ultimately pay for all wastes produced throughout the food supply chain. To secure food and reduce food waste, it is essential to have a comprehensive understanding of the various sources of food wastes throughout the food supply chain. The present review examines various reports currently in the literature and quantifies waste levels and examines the trends in wastage for various food sectors such as fruit and vegetable, fisheries, meat and poultry, grain, milk, and dairy. Factors contributing to food waste, effective cost/benefit food waste utilisation methods, sustainability and environment considerations, and public acceptance are identified as hurdles in preventing large-scale food waste processing. Thus, we highlight the need for further research to identify and report food waste so that government regulators and food supply chain stakeholders can actively develop effective waste utilisation practices. PMID:27847805

  18. Cyanobacteria Biorefinery - Production of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) with Synechocystis salina and utilisation of residual biomass.

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    Meixner, K; Kovalcik, A; Sykacek, E; Gruber-Brunhumer, M; Zeilinger, W; Markl, K; Haas, C; Fritz, I; Mundigler, N; Stelzer, F; Neureiter, M; Fuchs, W; Drosg, B

    2018-01-10

    This study evaluates a biorefinery concept for producing poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB) with the cyanobacterial strain Synechocystis salina. Due to this reason, pigment extraction and cell disruption were investigated as pre-treatment steps for the harvested cyanobacterial biomass. The results demonstrated that at least pigment removal was necessary to obtain PHB with processable quality (weight average molecular weight: 569-988kgmol -1 , melting temperature: 177-182°C), which was comparable to heterotrophically produced PHB. The removed pigments could be utilised as additional by-products (chlorophylls 0.27-1.98mgg -1 TS, carotenoids 0.21-1.51mgg -1 TS, phycocyanin 0-127mgg -1 TS), whose concentration depended on the used nutrient source. Since the residual biomass still contained proteins (242mgg -1 TS), carbohydrates (6.1mgg -1 TS) and lipids (14mgg -1 TS), it could be used as animal feed or converted to biomethane (348 m n 3 t -1 VS) and fertiliser. The obtained results indicate that the combination of photoautotrophic PHB production with pigment extraction and utilisation of residual biomass offer the highest potential, since it contributes to decrease the environmental footprint of the process and because biomass could be used in a cascading way and the nutrient cycle could be closed. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  19. Women's autonomy and reproductive health care utilisation: empirical evidence from Tajikistan.

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    Kamiya, Yusuke

    2011-10-01

    Women's autonomy is widely considered to be a key to improving maternal health in developing countries, whereas there is no consistent empirical evidence to support this claim. This paper examines whether or not and how women's autonomy within the household affects the use of reproductive health care, using a household survey data from Tajikistan. Estimation is performed by the bivariate probit model whereby woman's use of health services and the level of women's autonomy are recursively and simultaneously determined. The data is from a sample of women aged 15-49 from the Tajikistan Living Standard Measurement Survey 2007. Women's autonomy as measured by women's decision-making on household financial matters increase the likelihood that a woman receives antenatal and delivery care, whilst it has a negative effect on the probability of attending to four or more antenatal consultations. The hypothesis that women's autonomy and reproductive health care utilisation are independently determined is rejected for most of the estimation specifications, indicating the importance of taking into account the endogenous nature of women's autonomy when assessing its effect on health care use. The empirical results reconfirm the assertion that women's status within the household is closely linked to reproductive health care utilisation in developing countries. Policymakers therefore need not only to implement not only direct health interventions but also to focus on broader social policies which address women's empowerment. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  20. Wildlife resource utilisation at Moremi Game Reserve and Khwai community area in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.

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    Mbaiwa, Joseph E

    2005-10-01

    This paper uses the concept of sustainable development to examine the utilisation of wildlife resources at Moremi Game Reserve (MGR) and Khwai community area (NG 18/19) in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Using both secondary and primary data sources, results show that the establishment of MGR in 1963 led to the displacement of Khwai residents from their land; affected Basarwa's hunting and gathering economy; marked the beginning of resource conflicts between Khwai residents and wildlife managers; and, led to the development of negative attitudes of Khwai residents towards wildlife conservation. Since the late 1980s, a predominantly foreign owned tourism industry developed in and around MGR, however, Khwai residents derive insignificant benefits from it and hence resource conflicts increased. In an attempt to address problems of resource conflicts and promote sustainable wildlife utilisation, the Botswana Government adopted the Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) programme, which started operating at Khwai village in 2000. The CBNRM programme promotes local participation in natural resource management and rural development through tourism. It is beginning to have benefits to Khwai residents such as income generation, employment opportunities and local participation in wildlife management. These benefits from CBNRM are thus having an impact in the development of positive attitudes of Khwai residents towards wildlife conservation and tourism development. This paper argues that if extended to MGR, CBNRM has the potential of minimising wildlife conflicts between Khwai residents and the wildlife-tourism sectors. This approach may in the process promote the sustainable wildlife use in and around MGR.

  1. The utilisation of two detectors for the determination of water in honey using headspace gas chromatography.

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    Frink, Lillian A; Armstrong, Daniel W

    2016-08-15

    A headspace gas chromatography (HSGC) method was developed for the determination of water content in honey. This method was shown to work with five different honey varieties which had a range of water from 14-16%. It also utilised two different detectors, the thermal conductivity detector (TCD) and the barrier discharge ionisation detector (BID). This method needs no heating pretreatment step as in the current leading method, (i.e. the measurement of refractive index). The solvent-free procedure negates the possibility of solvent-compound interactions as well as solubility limitations, as is common with Karl Fischer titrations. It was also apparent that the classic loss on drying method consistently and substantially produced results that were lower than the correct values. This approach is shown to be rapid, with an analysis time of 4 min when using the TCD detector and under 3 min when utilising the BID detector. HSGC is feasible for the determination of water due to the new PEG-linked geminal dicationic ionic-liquid-coated GC capillary column. In addition it provides accurate and precise determinations of the water content in honey. When using the sensitive BID detector, other trace volatile compounds are observed as well. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  2. Technical feasibility assessment of oleic sunflower methyl ester utilisation in Diesel bus engines

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    Neto da Silva, Fernando; Salgado Prata, Antonio; Rocha Teixeira, Jorge

    2003-01-01

    This paper describes the results obtained while testing the technical feasibility of using oleic sunflower methyl ester (SME) blended with Diesel fuel in proportions up to 30% in an unmodified Diesel bus engine. Vegetable oils methyl esters blended with Diesel oil are commonly used in compression ignition engines. However, R and D background information on the practical use of traditional sunflower oil derivatives is sparse. The present results include evaluation of the engine performance and fuel consumption and gaseous concentrations (CO and NO X ) in the exhaust gas. The exhaust gas opacity while using Diesel/SME blends and Diesel fuel was also compared. The collected data show that oleic SME utilisation did not lead to a deterioration of engine performance or to an increase in fuel consumption. Furthermore, significant increases of NO X and CO concentrations in the exhaust gas derived from SME utilisation were not detected. The smoke opacity was slightly reduced when SME was used in the proportion of 30%. The experimental testing seems to indicate that oleic SME is a suitable replacement for Diesel fuel and can be used safely in compression ignition engines in proportions as high as 30%

  3. Investigating the accessibility factors that influence antenatal care services utilisation in Mangwe district, Zimbabwe

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    Leoba Nyathi

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Maternal and infant mortality remains a huge public health problem in developing countries. One of the strategies to minimise the risks of both maternal and infant mortality is access to and utilisation of antenatal care (ANC services.Aim: This study aimed to investigate the accessibility factors that influence the use of ANC services in Mangwe district.Methods: A qualitative approach using explorative design was adopted to target women who have babies under 1 year of age. The study was conducted in Mangwe district, Matabeleland South province, Zimbabwe. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews and observations. Data saturation was reached after 15 women who were conveniently sampled were interviewed. Field notes were analysed thematically using Tech’s steps. Lincoln and Guba’s criteria ensured trustworthiness of the study findings.Results: Accessibility factors such as lack of transport, high transport costs and long distances to health care facilities, health care workers’ attitudes, type and quality of services as well as delays in receiving care influence women’s utilisation of ANC services in Mangwe district, Zimbabwe.Conclusion: The study concluded that women were still facing problems of unavailability of nearby clinics; therefore, it was recommended that the government should avail resources for women to use.Recommendations: Mangwe District Health Department should provide mobile clinics rendering ANC services in distant rural areas.

  4. Primary care utilisation patterns among an urban immigrant population in the Spanish National Health System

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    Bordonaba-Bosque Daniel

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background There is evidence suggesting that the use of health services is lower among immigrants after adjusting for age and sex. This study takes a step forward to compare primary care (PC utilisation patterns between immigrants and the native population with regard to their morbidity burden. Methods This retrospective, observational study looked at 69,067 individuals representing the entire population assigned to three urban PC centres in the city of Zaragoza (Aragon, Spain. Poisson models were applied to determine the number of annual PC consultations per individual based on immigration status. All models were first adjusted for age and sex and then for age, sex and case mix (ACG System®. Results The age and sex adjusted mean number of total annual consultations was lower among the immigrant population (children: IRR = 0.79, p Conclusions Although immigrants make lower use of PC services than the native population after adjusting the consultation rate for age and sex, these differences decrease significantly when considering their morbidity burden. These results reinforce the 'healthy migration effect' and discount the existence of differences in PC utilisation patterns between the immigrant and native populations in Spain.

  5. UTILISATION AND FURNISHING PATTERNS OF VERNACULAR HOUSING OF RĂȘINARI VILLAGE, SIBIU COUNTY, ROMANIA

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    Biborka BARTHA

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents research in the village of Răşinari, situated in the south region of Transilvania in Sibiu County, and investigated and evaluated a series of rural landmarks that could provide the necessary data to draw conclusions regarding the forms of specific vernacular architecture. The research was conducted at several levels (having a holistic approach: a investigations concerning the urban and community structure (general data - geography, economy, utilities, population, surface and utilisation pattern of the built area, wooden species, architecture; b detailed research regarding the household (indoor and outdoor, traditional wooden furniture, household annexes, construction details. The organic connection between the living space and its utilisation patterns, led to the creation of a harmonious vernacular indoor composition and layout. The shaping process of the interior was based on the reflection of the functional needs of everyday life. As these needs diversified, housing has undergone a number of changes on a functional and architectural level. This development was also driven by climatic and geographical conditions but also the technological development of wood processing. Three households were selected for detailed presentation the results of the investigation being structured in tables which contain drawings and photos.

  6. Access and utilisation of maternity care for disabled women who experience domestic abuse: a systematic review

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    2014-01-01

    Background Although disabled women are significantly more likely to experience domestic abuse during pregnancy than non-disabled women, very little is known about how maternity care access and utilisation is affected by the co-existence of disability and domestic abuse. This systematic review of the literature explored how domestic abuse impacts upon disabled women’s access to maternity services. Methods Eleven articles were identified through a search of six electronic databases and data were analysed to identify: the factors that facilitate or compromise access to care; the consequences of inadequate care for pregnant women’s health and wellbeing; and the effectiveness of existing strategies for improvement. Results Findings indicate that a mental health diagnosis, poor relationships with health professionals and environmental barriers can compromise women’s utilisation of maternity services. Domestic abuse can both compromise, and catalyse, access to services and social support is a positive factor when accessing care. Delayed and inadequate care has adverse effects on women’s physical and psychological health, however further research is required to fully explore the nature and extent of these consequences. Only one study identified strategies currently being used to improve access to services for disabled women experiencing abuse. Conclusions Based upon the barriers and facilitators identified within the review, we suggest that future strategies for improvement should focus on: understanding women’s reasons for accessing care; fostering positive relationships; being women-centred; promoting environmental accessibility; and improving the strength of the evidence base. PMID:25029907

  7. Nitrogen and phosphorus utilisation and excretion in dairy buffalo intensive breeding

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    Gianluca Neglia

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to quantify nitrogen (N and phosphorus (P utilisation and excretion in intensive dairy buffaloes. Italian Mediterranean buffaloes were divided into 4 groups (n=6/group as follows: Groups M50, M125 and M225 at 50, 125 and 225 days of lactation, respectively, and Group NL which was non-lactating. Lactating buffaloes had greater (P<0.05 dry matter and organic matter intake than NL buffaloes. Buffaloes in Group M50 had a lower (P<0.05 crude protein (CP apparent digestibility than buffaloes in Groups M125 and M225. Group NL had a higher (P<0.01 real CP digestibility than Group M50. Buffaloes in Groups M50 and NL had a negative N balance (-79 and -12 g, respectively whilst buffaloes in Groups M125 and M225 had a positive N balance (26 and 16 g, respectively. Buffaloes in Group M50 had more (P<0.05 N in urine (204 g than Group NL (87 g. Buffaloes in Group NL had less (P<0.01 P in both faeces (12.9 g and urine (0.8 g compared with the three groups of lactating buffaloes combined (25 g in faeces and 12 g in urine and they also had greater (P<0.05 P digestibility (68% than lactating buffaloes combined (43%. The present study has shown that buffaloes have a relatively high efficiency of N and P utilisation.

  8. Predictors of podiatry utilisation in Australia: the North West Adelaide Health Study

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    Taylor Anne W

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Foot problems are highly prevalent in the community; however no large population-based studies have examined the characteristics of those who do and do not access podiatry services in Australia. The aim of this study was to explore patterns of podiatry utilisation in a population-based sample of people aged 18 years and over living in the northwest region of Adelaide, South Australia. Methods The North West Adelaide Health Study is a representative longitudinal cohort study of 4,060 people randomly selected and recruited by telephone interview. The interview included questions regarding healthcare service utilisation in the past year. Data were also collected on education, income and major medical conditions. Results Overall, 9.5% of the total sample and 17.7% of those who reported foot pain had attended a podiatrist in the past year. Participants who had accessed podiatry treatment were more likely to be female, be aged over 45 years, be obese, and have major chronic medical conditions (osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure. Those who reported foot pain but had not accessed a podiatrist were more likely to be male and be aged 20 to 34 years. Conclusion Only a small proportion of people who report foot pain have accessed podiatry services in the past year. There is a need to further promote podiatry services to the general community, particularly to men and younger people.

  9. Predictors of podiatry utilisation in Australia: the North West Adelaide Health Study.

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    Menz, Hylton B; Gill, Tiffany K; Taylor, Anne W; Hill, Catherine L

    2008-08-19

    Foot problems are highly prevalent in the community; however no large population-based studies have examined the characteristics of those who do and do not access podiatry services in Australia. The aim of this study was to explore patterns of podiatry utilisation in a population-based sample of people aged 18 years and over living in the northwest region of Adelaide, South Australia. The North West Adelaide Health Study is a representative longitudinal cohort study of 4,060 people randomly selected and recruited by telephone interview. The interview included questions regarding healthcare service utilisation in the past year. Data were also collected on education, income and major medical conditions. Overall, 9.5% of the total sample and 17.7% of those who reported foot pain had attended a podiatrist in the past year. Participants who had accessed podiatry treatment were more likely to be female, be aged over 45 years, be obese, and have major chronic medical conditions (osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure). Those who reported foot pain but had not accessed a podiatrist were more likely to be male and be aged 20 to 34 years. Only a small proportion of people who report foot pain have accessed podiatry services in the past year. There is a need to further promote podiatry services to the general community, particularly to men and younger people.

  10. An environmental analysis of options for utilising wasted food and food residue.

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    Oldfield, Thomas L; White, Eoin; Holden, Nicholas M

    2016-12-01

    The potential environmental impact of wasted food minimisation versus its utilisation in a circular bioeconomy is investigated based on a case study of Ireland. The amount of wasted food and food residue (WFFR) produced in 2010 was used for business-as-usual, (a) and four management options were assessed, (b) minimisation, (c) composting, (d) anaerobic digestion and (e) incineration. The environmental impacts Global Warming Potential (GWP), Acidification Potential (AP) and Eutrophication Potential (EP) were considered. A carbon return on investment (CRoI) was calculated for the three processing technologies (c-e). The results showed that a minimisation strategy for wasted food would result in the greatest reduction of all three impacts, -4.5 Mt CO 2 -e (GWP), -11.4 kt PO 4 3 -e (EP) and -43.9 kt SO 2 -e (AP) compared to business as usual. For WFFR utilisation in the circular bioeconomy, anaerobic digestion resulted in the lowest environmental impact and best CRoI of -0.84 kg CO 2 -e per Euro. From an economic perspective, for minimisation to be beneficial, 0.15 kg of wasted food would need to be reduced per Euro spent. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  11. Progress towards Sustainable Utilisation and Management of Food Wastes in the Global Economy

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    Purabi R. Ghosh

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available In recent years, the problem of food waste has attracted considerable interest from food producers, processors, retailers, and consumers alike. Food waste is considered not only a sustainability problem related to food security, but also an economic problem since it directly impacts the profitability of the whole food supply chain. In developed countries, consumers are one of the main contributors to food waste and ultimately pay for all wastes produced throughout the food supply chain. To secure food and reduce food waste, it is essential to have a comprehensive understanding of the various sources of food wastes throughout the food supply chain. The present review examines various reports currently in the literature and quantifies waste levels and examines the trends in wastage for various food sectors such as fruit and vegetable, fisheries, meat and poultry, grain, milk, and dairy. Factors contributing to food waste, effective cost/benefit food waste utilisation methods, sustainability and environment considerations, and public acceptance are identified as hurdles in preventing large-scale food waste processing. Thus, we highlight the need for further research to identify and report food waste so that government regulators and food supply chain stakeholders can actively develop effective waste utilisation practices.

  12. Pharmaco-epidcemiology of drugs utilised for cataract surgery in a government medical college and hospital.

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    Biswas, Supreeti; Mondal, Kanchan Kumar; Halder, Sujash; Sarkar, Sougat Sourendra; Maiti, Tamoghna; Lahiri, Saibendu Kumar; Haldar, Swaraj

    2010-12-01

    Prescription audit is a powerful tool for rational prescription. To evaluate pharmaco-epidemiology of drugs utilised for cataract surgery, a retrospective study was conducted in the department of pharmacology, RG Kar Medical College, Kolkata. Data from bed head tickets of one year, available in medical record section, were collected in case report forms and analysed. Utilisation pattern of drugs like dosage form, dose, route and frequency of administration and duration of therapy were audited. Drug prescription versus therapeutic indication was also evaluated. Price of the prescribed drugs was evaluated for rationality towards cost-effective prescription. For 848 cases of cataract surgery, drugs were prescribed pre-, per- and post-operatively. Different fluoroquinolone antibiotics, anti-inflammatory and mydriatic-cycloplegic agents were prescribed. High or low cost drugs were prescribed both in generic (52%) and brand (48%) names. Few Latin abbreviations were used in directions. Different parameters and study results were discussed from various aspects to explore their social impacts. Though prescription pattern was almost rational, some parts need improvement. Healthcare provider should be aware of cost-effectiveness of the prescribed drugs for the benefit of patients to provide a rational prescription.

  13. Techno-Economic Models for Optimised Utilisation of Jatropha curcas Linnaeus under an Out-Grower Farming Scheme in Ghana

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    Isaac Osei

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Techno-economic models for optimised utilisation of jatropha oil under an out-grower farming scheme were developed based on different considerations for oil and by-product utilisation. Model 1: Out-grower scheme where oil is exported and press cake utilised for compost. Model 2: Out-grower scheme with six scenarios considered for the utilisation of oil and by-products. Linear programming models were developed based on outcomes of the models to optimise the use of the oil through profit maximisation. The findings revealed that Model 1 was financially viable from the processors’ perspective but not for the farmer at seed price of $0.07/kg. All scenarios considered under Model 2 were financially viable from the processors perspective but not for the farmer at seed price of $0.07/kg; however, at seed price of $0.085/kg, financial viability was achieved for both parties. Optimising the utilisation of the oil resulted in an annual maximum profit of $123,300.

  14. Disparities in bone density measurement history and osteoporosis medication utilisation in Swiss women: results from the Swiss Health Survey 2007

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    Born Rita

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Although factors associated with the utilisation of bone density measurement (BDM and osteoporosis treatment have been regularly assessed in the US and Canada, they have not been effectively analysed in European countries. This study assessed factors associated with the utilisation of BDM and osteoporosis medication (OM in Switzerland. Methods The Swiss Health Survey 2007 data included self-reported information on BDM and OM for women aged 40 years and older who were living in private households. Multivariable logistic regression analysis was used to identify sociodemographic, socioeconomic, healthcare-related and osteoporosis risk factors associated with BDM and OM utilisation. Results The lifetime prevalence of BDM was 25.6% (95% CI: 24.3-26.9% for women aged 40 years and older. BDM utilisation was associated with most sociodemographic factors, all the socioeconomic and healthcare-related factors, and with major osteoporosis risk factors analysed. The prevalence of current OM was 7.8% (95% CI: 7.0-8.6% and it was associated with some sociodemographic and most healthcare-related factors but only with one socioeconomic factor. Conclusions In Swiss women, ever having had a BDM and current OM were low and utilisation disparities exist according to sociodemographic, socioeconomic and healthcare-related factors. This might foster further health inequalities. The reasons for these findings should be addressed in further studies of the elderly women, including those living in institutions.

  15. The impact of frailty on healthcare utilisation in Ireland: evidence from the Irish longitudinal study on ageing.

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    Roe, Lorna; Normand, Charles; Wren, Maev-Ann; Browne, John; O'Halloran, Aisling M

    2017-09-05

    To examine the impact of frailty on medical and social care utilisation among the Irish community-dwelling older population to inform strategies of integrated care for older people with complex needs. Participants aged ≥65 years from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) representative of the Irish community-dwelling older population were analysed (n = 3507). The frailty index was used to examine patterns of utilisation across medical and social care services. Multivariate logistic and negative binomial regression models were employed to examine the impact of frailty on service utilisation outcomes after controlling for other factors. The prevalence of frailty and pre-frailty was 24% (95% CI: 23, 26%) and 45% (95% CI: 43, 47%) respectively. Frailty was a significant predictor of utilisation of most social care and medical care services after controlling for the main correlates of frailty and observed individual effects. Frailty predicts utilisation of many different types of healthcare services rendering it a useful risk stratification tool for targeting strategies of integrated care. The pattern of care is predominantly medical as few of the frail older population use social care prompting questions about sub-groups of the frail older population with unmet care needs.

  16. Impact of Nutritional Status and Sleep Quality on Hospital Utilisation in the Oldest Old with Heart Failure.

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    Selan, S; Hellström, A; Fagerström, C

    2016-02-01

    To describe three-year trends in nutritional status and sleep quality and their impact on hospital utilisation in the oldest old (80 +) with heart failure (HF). Single-centred longitudinal observational study. South-eastern Sweden. 90 elderly (80+) with objectively verified HF. Baseline data from the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) and on sleep quality were collected through structured interviews following the HF diagnosis (n=90) and at a three-year follow-up (n=41). Data on hospital utilisation during the three years following the HF diagnosis were also collected. Nineteen percent of the participants were found to have impaired nutritional status, a condition that increased hospital utilisation by four bed days per year. A majority (85%) had impaired sleep quality, but no impact on hospital utilisation was found. Nutritional status and sleep quality were stable over the three-year period. In the oldest old with HF, impaired nutritional status and impaired sleep quality are already common at HF diagnosis. Impaired nutritional status increases hospital utilisation significantly. Therefore, it is of supreme importance to systematically evaluate nutritional status and sleep quality in the oldest old when they are diagnosed with HF, as well as to take action if impairments are present.

  17. CARACTERISATION ET ACTIVATION DES LAITIERS DE HAUT FOURNEAU D'EL HADJAR PAR LE CLINKER

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    M N GUETTECHE; H HOUARI

    2001-01-01

    La valorisation des laitiers de haut fourneau d'El Hadjar, dans le domaine de la construction, est un travail qui vise d'une part la sauvegarde de l'environnement et la lutte contre les nuisances qui en résultent, et d'autre part, l'utilisation rationnelle et économique des matériaux locaux. L'emploi en cimenterie de ce laitier granulé comme ajout au ciment Portland ou dans la fabrication d'un liant exempt de clinker, constitue des débouchés importants pour ce produit [1].                ...

  18. Comparison of self-reported health & healthcare utilisation between asylum seekers and refugees: an observational study.

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    Toar, Magzoub; O'Brien, Kirsty K; Fahey, Tom

    2009-06-30

    Adult refugees and asylum seekers living in Western countries experience a high prevalence of mental health problems, especially post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety. This study compares and contrasts the prevalence of health problems, and potential risk factors as well as the utilisation of health services by asylum seekers and refugees in the Irish context. Cross sectional study using validated self reported health status questionnaires of adult asylum seekers (n = 60) and refugees (n = 28) from 30 countries, living in Ireland. Outcome measures included: general health status (SF-36), presence of PTSD symptoms and anxiety/depression symptoms. Data on chronic conditions and pre or post migration stressors are also reported. The two groups are compared for utilisation of the health care system and the use of over the counter medications. Asylum seekers were significantly more likely than refugees to report symptoms of PTSD (OR 6.3, 95% CI: 2.2-17.9) and depression/anxiety (OR 5.8, 95% CI: 2.2-15.4), while no significant difference was found in self-reported general health. When adjusted by multivariable regression, the presence of more than one chronic disease (OR 4.0, 95%CI: 1.3-12.7; OR 3.4, 95% CI: 1.2-10.1), high levels of pre migration stressors (OR 3.6, 95% CI: 1.1-11.9; OR 3.3, 95% CI: 1.0-10.4) or post migration stressors (OR 17.3, 95% CI: 4.9-60.8; OR 3.9, 95% CI: 1.2-12.3) were independent predictors of self reported PTSD or depression/anxiety symptoms respectively, however, residence status was no longer significantly associated with PTSD or depression/anxiety. Residence status may act as a marker for other explanatory variables; our results show it has a strong relationship with post migration stressors (chi2 = 19.74, df = 1, P refugees, while no significant difference was found between these groups for use of dentists, medication, hospitalisation or mental health services. Asylum seekers have a higher level of self reported

  19. Design and utilisation of protocols to characterise dynamic PET uptake of two tracers using basis pursuit

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    Bell, Christopher; Puttick, Simon; Rose, Stephen; Smith, Jye; Thomas, Paul; Dowson, Nicholas

    2017-06-01

    Imaging using more than one biological process using PET could be of great utility, but despite previously proposed approaches to dual-tracer imaging, it is seldom performed. The alternative of performing multiple scans is often infeasible for clinical practice or even in research studies. Dual-tracer PET scanning allows for multiple PET radiotracers to be imaged within the same imaging session. In this paper we describe our approach to utilise the basis pursuit method to aid in the design of dual-tracer PET imaging experiments, and later in separation of the signals. The advantage of this approach is that it does not require a compartment model architecture to be specified or even that both signals are distinguishable in all cases. This means the method for separating dual-tracer signals can be used for many feasible and useful combinations of biology or radiotracer, once an appropriate scanning protocol has been decided upon. Following a demonstration in separating the signals from two consecutively injected radionuclides in a controlled experiment, phantom and list-mode mouse experiments demonstrated the ability to test the feasibility of dual-tracer imaging protocols for multiple injection delays. Increases in variances predicted for kinetic macro-parameters V D and K I in brain and tumoral tissue were obtained when separating the synthetically combined data. These experiments confirmed previous work using other approaches that injections delays of 10-20 min ensured increases in variance were kept minimal for the test tracers used. On this basis, an actual dual-tracer experiment using a 20 min delay was performed using these radio tracers, with the kinetic parameters (V D and K I) extracted for each tracer in agreement with the literature. This study supports previous work that dual-tracer PET imaging can be accomplished provided certain constraints are adhered to. The utilisation of basis pursuit techniques, with its removed need to specify a model

  20. Utilisation and outcomes following the introduction of an interventional radiology day unit

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    Makris, G.C.; Shaida, N.; Pyneeandee, R.; Shaw, A.; See, T.C.

    2016-01-01

    Aim: To assess the utilisation of an interventional radiology day unit (RDU), the rates of on-time discharges, the financial performance of the unit, and finally, the patient satisfaction rates. Materials and methods: Data regarding the unit utilisation, discharge times, and complications were retrospectively collected for the first 2 years of operation of the unit (1 April 2013 to 1 January 2015). In addition, monitoring the activity going through the RDU and applying a contribution margin to the freed-up beds measured the financial performance. The data were provided by the finance department of the hospital. Satisfaction survey questionnaires were sent randomly by post to 100 patients who had been previously admitted to the RDU. Results: During the study period, 3019 patients were admitted to the RDU, comprising 1426 during the first year and 1513 during the second. On average, 5.6 patients were discharged from the RDU on every working day during the first year and 7.1 patients during the second (21% increase in the discharge rate). Given the 8-hour working time configuration of the unit, a realistic 80% utilisation rate of the RDU's seven beds could free a total of 1400 inpatient bed days over a full year. The cost of delivering these episodes of care was reduced by approximately 50%. From the financial data, it was estimated that the RDU managed to achieve a total of £393,000 in savings for the Trust for the financial year 2013–2014. The return rate of the patient satisfaction survey was 40%. All patients were satisfied with their overall RDU experience. Conclusion: The RDU has brought significant benefits for patients and the Trust without compromises in safety or quality. - Highlights: • Radiology Day units can improve workflow through improved efficiency. • RDUs can decrease the treatment-related costs mainly by reducing the need for unnecessary overnight hospitalisation. • They appear to be welcome by the patients with excellent feedback so