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Environmental modelling often requires a long iterative process of sourcing, reformatting, analyzing, and introducing various types of data into the model. Much of the data to be analyzed are geospatial data — digital terrain models (DTM), river basin boundaries, snow cover from satellite imagery, etc.— and so the modelling workflow typically involves the(More)
Information systems built using standards‐based distributed services have become the default computing paradigm adopted by the geospatial community for building information infrastructures also known as Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI). Government mandates such as the INSPIRE European Directive recommend standards for sharing resources (More)
UNLABELLED Children with excessive pulmonary blood flow (PBF) from congenital heart disease have abnormal respiratory mechanics. Exposure to hypothermic cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) adversely affects lung function. We designed this study of 106 patients to determine the changes in respiratory mechanics in infants younger than 1 yr undergoing heart surgery.(More)
BACKGROUND Timely extubation is a well-accepted strategy in the postoperative intensive care unit management of Fontan patients to minimize the deleterious effects of positive-pressure ventilation. In October 2002, this strategy was extended to extubating selective Fontan patients in the operating room (EOR). This retrospective study examines how EOR has(More)
Full data coverage of urban environments is crucial to monitor the status of the area to detect, for instance, trends and detrimental environmental changes. Collecting observations related to environmental factors such as noise pollution in urban environments through classical approaches implies the deployment of Sensor Networks. The cost of deployment and(More)
Today, the existence of metadata is one of the most important keys for an effective discovery of geospatial data published in Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI). However, due to lack of efficient mechanisms, integrated in user daily workflow, to assist users in generating metadata, little metadata is produced. This paper presents a mechanism for generating(More)
The incidence of neurological complications after pediatric cardiac surgery ranges from 2% to 25%. The causes are multifactorial and include preoperative brain malformations, perioperative hypoxemia and low cardiac output states, sequelae of cardiopulmonary bypass, and deep hypothermic circulatory arrest. Neurological monitoring devices are readily(More)
Depression among 148 Latina women who have children with mental retardation was examined. Results showed that their depressive symptomatology was elevated, with almost half reporting negative experiences in excess of a commonly used cut-off for the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Scale (CES-D). Depression scores related to variables pertaining to the(More)
Efficient environment monitoring has become a major concern for society to guarantee sustainable development. For instance, forest fire detection and analysis is important to provide early warning systems and identify impact. In this environmental context, availability of up-to-date information is very important for reducing damages caused. Environmental(More)