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SUMMARY: Web 2.0 is beyond a jargon describing technological transformation: it refers to new strategies, tools and techniques that encourage and augment informed, creative and social inter(actions). When considered in an educational context, Web 2.0 provides various opportunities for enhanced integration and for improving the learning processes in… (More)
The short and long-term hemodynamic effects of iv dopexamine hydrochloride (DPX) were studied in ten patients with septic shock. In the short-term study, a dose-dependent increase in cardiac index and heart rate, and a dose-dependent decrease in systemic vascular resistance were demonstrated. These effects diminished gradually during the long-term study,… (More)
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In this paper, we discuss the different applications of virtual city and environment models within different frameworks and try to reveal their important qualities in relation with their approaches for creating prospective urban developments. Certain uses of urban models and technologies are examined through seven critical cases with a focus on (what) is… (More)
The main aim of this paper is to discuss how the combination of Web 2.0, social media and geographic technologies can provide opportunities for learning and new forms of participation in an urban design studio. This discussion is mainly based on our recent findings from two experimental urban design studio setups as well as former research and literature… (More)
The effects of a bolus injection of propofol on mean intracranial pressure were studied in six adult, comatose patients who had severe head injuries. Propofol 2 mg/kg was given intravenously over 90 seconds when the mean intracranial pressure reached or exceeded 25 mmHg. Arterial blood gas values, heart rate and central venous pressure remained stable at… (More)
The initial approach and resuscitation of war victims in a field hospital at the Thai-Cambodian border are discussed. The typical injuries caused by high velocity missiles are described. Simple guidelines for the triage and proper management of the different injuries form the basis for the efficient care of war victims.
In this paper, we discuss the affordances of open-source Geoweb 2.0 platforms to support the participatory design of urban projects in real-world practices.We first introduce the two open-source platforms used in our study for testing purposes.Then, based on evidence from five different field studies we identify five affordances of these platforms:… (More)
This paper reports on a virtual environment model under development, specifically aimed at the discussion of possible tools and strategies for representation, communication and analysis of the urban development projects prepared for the Brussels Capital Region. In the introduction, certain characteristics of alternative urban development projects prepared… (More)