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A Semantic-based Framework for Digital Survey of Architectural Heritage

The research aims at developing a framework for semantic-based digital survey of architectural heritage. Rooted in knowledge-based modeling which extracts mathematical constraints of geometry from architectural treatises, as-built information of architecture obtained from image-based modeling is integrated with the ideal model in BIM platform. The knowledge-based modeling transforms the geometry and parametric relation of architectural components from 2D printings to 3D digital models, and create large amount variations based on shape grammar in real time...

Crisi del processo educativo nel conflitto coniugale. Una lettura pedagogica

Maria Teresa Moscato
Il saggio esplora in ottica pedagogica le conseguenze del conflitto coniugale sui processi educativi, ripensando la rappresentazione di famiglia e di educazione, e quindi le dinamiche del conflitto e della ricomposizione familiare, gli esiti di insuccesso scolastico osservabili, gli atteggiamenti sociali rispetto alla irregolarità della composizione familiare, e tenta di delineare alcuni principi di metodo per il lavoro educativo e di consulenza pedagogica. Lo studio, di natura esplorativa, si avvale di “materiale grigio” proveniente da...

The Effect of Oral Pancreatic Enzyme Supplementation on the Course and Outcome of Acute Pancreatitis: A Randomized, Double-Blind Parallel-Group Study

Stefan Kahl, Kerstin Schütte, Bernhard Glasbrenner, Julia Mayerle, Peter Simon, Friederike Henniges, Suntje Sander-Struckmeier, Marcus M Lerch & Peter Malfertheiner
Context Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency is a significant problem after acute pancreatitis. Objective To evaluate whether oral pancreatic enzyme supplementation improves the recovery of pancreatic exocrine function and to explore the efficacy, safety and tolerability of pancreatic enzyme supplementation in patients during the refeeding period after acute pancreatitis. Design Prospective double-blind, placebo controlled, randomized study. Patients The sudy included 56 patients with acute pancreatitis. Main outcome measures Primary efficacy variable was recovery from pancreatic exocrine insufficiency....

Tensegrity Model Hypothesis: May This Paradigm Be Useful to Explain Hepatic and Pancreatic Carcinogenesis in Patients with Persistent Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C Virus Infection?

Sirio Fiorino, Letizia Bacchi-Reggiani, Laura Pontoriero, Claudio Gallo, Elisabetta Chili, Michele Masetti, Nicola Zanini, Ana Grondona, Tania Silvestri, Gaia Deleonardi, Adele Fornelli, Arrigo Bondi, Dario De Biase, Paola Baccarini, Giovanni Tallini, Antonio Tropeano, Valeria Quartuccio, Andrea Cuppini, Gastone Castellani & Elio Jovine
Context Hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) possess well-known oncogenic properties and may promote carcinogenesis in liver. However antigens and replicative sequences of HBV/HCV have been also detected in different extra-hepatic tissues, including the pancreas. Although epidemiological studies and meta-analyses have recently suggested that HBV/HCV may be also risk factors for pancreatic cancer and several researches have investigated the possible mechanisms and intra-/extra-cellular paths involved in pancreatic and hepatic carcinogenesis, to date, these...

Updates on First-Line Therapy for Metastatic Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

Eric Marks, Muhammad Wasif Saif & Yuxia Jia
Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is the 10th most common malignancy in the United States but is responsible for the 4th most cancer related deaths. This disease can only be potentially cured through early discovery and complete surgical resection. Unfortunately, nearly half of patients have metastatic spread at presentation. Combination chemotherapy with FOLFIRINOX or gemcitabine with nab-paclitaxel can prolong survival in selected patients, but at the cost of significant toxicity. In the 2014 ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, several...

Novel Agents for the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer

Gregory T Brennan, Valerie Relias & Muhammad Wasif Saif
Metastatic pancreatic cancer continues to be a difficult disease to treat because of its aggressive nature, advanced stage at presentation and lack of treatment options. There is a need for the development of new agents directed against novel targets to improve outcomes for these patients. At the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium phase I/II trials provided information on three novel strategies for treating metastatic pancreatic cancer. Immunotherapy in the form...

Pancreatic Cancer in 2014

Serafim Kaltsas, Konstantinos N Syrigos & Muhammad Wasif Saif
No abstract available.Image: Purple Crane (Folded by school children for pancreatic cancer patients).
From Wikimedia Commons (Author: Erinleary). http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Purple_Crane.jpg

Periampullary Carcinoma: Some Important News in Histopathology

Generoso Uomo
JOP. Journal of the Pancreas, Vol 15, No 2 (2014): March - p. 84-218

Severe Acute Pancreatitis: A Possible Role of Intramyocardial Cytokine Production

Alberto Meyer, Márcia S Kubrusly, Vera M Salemi, Ana M De Mendonça Coelho, Nilza A T Molan, Roseli A Patzina, Marcel C C Machado, Charles Mady, Luiz A C D’Albuquerque & José Jukemura
Context Several mechanisms are involved in the development of the local and systemic response in acute pancreatitis. Cardiovascular system may be affected throughout the clinical course of acute pancreatitis. The aim was to evaluate local myocardial cytokine production, as well as, functional and histological myocardial alterations in severe acute pancreatitis. Methods The animals were divided into three groups: Group 1: control; Group 2: sham; Group 3: severe acute pancreatitis. Echocardiographic assessment of cardiac function, serum...

Concurrent Pancreatic Head and Tail Arteriovenous Malformations in a 40-Year-Old Gentleman: The First Published Report

Asma Alnajjar, Ahmed Abu-Zaid, Dina A Al-Omem, Daniah S Aloufi, Ayman Azzam & Tarek Amin
Context Pancreatic arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are uncommon in the gastrointestinal tract. Less than 100 cases have been identified in the medical literature. Approximately 10% of all pancreatic AVMs are sporadic. Case Report Herein, we report the first documented case of sporadic concurrent pancreatic head and tail AVMs in a 40-year-old gentleman who presented with a 10-day history of epigastric pain and one episode of hematemesis. Patient denied any history of traumatic incidents, cigarette smoking, alcohol...

Autoimmune Pancreatitis Presenting a Short Narrowing of Main Pancreatic Duct with Subsequent Progression to Diffuse Pancreatic Enlargement over 24 Months; Natural History of Autoimmune Pancreatitis

Shuichiro Umemura, Itaru Naitoh, Takahiro Nakazawa, Kazuki Hayashi, Katsuyuki Miyabe, Shuya Shimizu, Hiromu Kondo, Yuji Nishi, Michihiro Yoshida, Yasuki Hori, Akihisa Kato, Hirotaka Ohara & Takashi Joh
Context Initial pancreatogram and natural history of autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) have not been clarified, and there were few recent studies concerning the association between AIP and intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN). Case report We report an 81-year- old man with AIP associated with IPMN. Although the initial pancreatogram was normal, a short narrowing of the main pancreatic duct (MPD) appeared during a follow-up for IPMN after 6 months, which was highly suggestive of pancreatic cancer....

A new dynamic mechanism to the marriage problem with a variant

Bora Evci
We know from Gale and Shapley (1962) that every Two-Sided Matching Game has a stable solution. It is also well-known that the number of stable matchings increases with the number of agents on both sides. In this paper, we propose two mechanisms, one of which is a variant of the other, to the marriage problem. Our original mechanism implements the full set of stable matchings for any preference profile. On the other hand, the variant...

Aspetti Ultrasonografici in Corso di Sviluppo Placentare e Adattamento Cardiovascolare nella Cavalla Gravida: ecografia bidimensionale, ecocardiografia ed ecocontrastografia (CEUS)

In corso di gravidanza normale avvengono modificazioni emodinamiche centrali e periferiche volte a garantire le crescenti richieste nutritive dell'unità feto-placentare. L’ecografia con mezzo di contrasto (CEUS-Contrast Enhanced Ultrasonography) a base di microbolle offre una nuova opportunità di monitorare e quantificare la perfusione utero-placentare in condizioni normali e patologiche. L’ecocardiografia è stata ampiamente usata in medicina umana per valutare l’adattamento morfo-funzionale cardiaco materno durante la gravidanza. Gli scopi di questo lavoro prospettico sono stati di applicare,...

ISWEC: a Gyroscopic Wave Energy Converter

Giovanni Bracco

Urban environment and vegetation: comfort and urban heat island mitigation

Adriano Magliocco & Katia Perini
This paper analyses the outcomes of an experimental simulation on the microclimatic effects and on thermal comfort of vegetation in urban environment, conducted by means of a three-dimensional microclimate model, ENVI- met 3.1. The simulation considers a wide range of hypothetical cases of typical city areas with different characteristics related to: building density, building height, vegetation type and density. The results of the study show how different combinations of amount and type of vegetation, density...

Eco Power Parks. Energy Development of Regional Parks

Eliana Cangelli, Serena Baiani, Maurizio Sibilla & Roberta Rotondo
The research is characterized by a multidisciplinary approach and focuses on the territorial consolidation and development of environmentally sensitive areas, like regional parks. Parks are places where ecosystem elements are preserved and improved, but also vast ranges characterized by various human activities and interaction levels. Within this context, the disciplinary contribution focuses on energy infrastructure – with the aim of identifying the features of the Micro Local Network – as a potential tool for the...

The Cultural Territory of a Technological Excellence – A Field Research in South Tyrol

Michela Toni
South Tyrol is a leader in the energy field. A unique case in Italy, South Tyrol is to be investigated beyond any merely technical issues. Developed over many years of regular study trips the Author undertook to the Autonomous Province of Bolzano, this research has unveiled why the many high environment and technological performance buildings existing there make up a unique mosaic. By examining it as a whole, an intricate structure has been found for...

Innovative methods for a sustainable retrofit of the existing building stock. A cross-path from social housing to the listed heritage

Pietromaria Davoli, Vittorino Belpoliti, Paola Boarin & Marta Calzolari
Three correlated researches try to give operative answers to the problem of defining procedures and tools for a correct survey and retrofit actions for the existing building stock. Starting from a first research on social housing energy retrofit, a fast audit protocol and different intervention scenarios have been defined, with the ultimate purpose of supporting the energy transformation of older urban aggregates; this cluster includes single buildings with high historical values, which necessarily need a...

Research and design: current problems and experiences of the Italian Architectural Technology scientific sector

Maria Chiara Torricelli
TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, TECHNE 8 (2014): Research and project knowledge transfer

Interview with Carlo Magnani

Carola Clemente
TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, TECHNE 8 (2014): Research and project knowledge transfer

Interview with Vito Cardone

Mario Losasso
TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, TECHNE 8 (2014): Research and project knowledge transfer

Tactics and Strategy for the SEAP - Action Plan for Sustainable Energy. The city of Alessandria as a case study

Lorenzo Savio
The European Union has included, since 2007, in its Plan for Energy Efficiency, a specific action addressed to the Cities: the Covenant of Mayors. The initiative involves directly the Mayors, who, signing a document of adhesion, will commit to go beyond the EU target of CO2 reduction, implementing a SEAP: Strategic Energy Action Plan. The SEAP is an innovative planning tool, which allows the city to build an overall scenario for reducing CO2 emissions, with...

Risk security and soil loss mitigation: the EU case study of the Sufalnet Project

Marina Rigillo
Former and abandoned landfills represent a good opportunity for producing new impervious surfaces for the urban environment, contrasting soil loss (specially the agricultural one) and improving the recovery of brownfield. From such perspective, landfill redevelopment could be intended as the beginning of a new life cycle for the site, corresponding to a kick off action for achieving environmental and socio-economic development. This is the purpose of the Sufalnet Project (Sustainable Use of Former and Abandoned...

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