Cristina Barbero

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The Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm, extending the computing and communicating capabilities to virtually every object, raises many new challenges to IoT-enabling systems. At the middleware layer, a context aware adaptive component has to fit the requirements and constraints for different applications, deal with heterogeneous data, be scalable to large(More)
In this paper, we propose to introduce syntactic classes in a lexicalized formalism like dependency. Subcategories of words are organized hierarchically from a general, abstract level (syntactic categories) to a word-speciic level (single lexical items). The formalism is linguistically perspicuous, and useful for processing. A parsing model is deened, that(More)
PURPOSE Few prospective follow-up studies evaluating the use of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) to deliver chemotherapy and/or home parenteral nutrition (HPN) have focused exclusively on oncology outpatients. The aim of this prospective study was to assess the reliability and the safety of PICCs over a 5-year use in non-hospitalized cancer(More)
BACKGROUND Intensivists and cardiothoracic surgeons are commonly worried about surgical site infections (SSIs) due to increasing length of stay (LOS), costs and mortality. The antimicrobial prophylaxis is one of the most important tools in the prevention of SSIs. The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between the timing of(More)
BACKGROUND Recent data have highlighted a higher rate of neurological injuries in minimal invasive mitral valve surgery (MIMVS) compared with the standard sternotomy approach; therefore, the role of specific clamping techniques and perfusion strategies on the occurrence of this complication is a matter of discussion in the medical literature. The purpose of(More)
We read with great interest the study by Baghaei et al., and we congratulate the researchers for the noteworthy objective and results (1). The author reviewed 100 consecutive pediatric patients with congenital mitral valve disease that underwent mitral valve surgery through median sternotomy. Although in this study, most of the population was very young(More)
— The paper presents some early results of a new design investigation and research that is nowadays in progress, into the specific domain of the design and implementation of Internet of Things (IoT) services in urban areas. The generation of new added values during the usage of and the active involvement into urban services, perceived by the users(More)