Andres Bello Catholic University
Caracas, Venezuela

Universidad Católica Andrés Bello is a private university in Venezuela. One of the biggest universities in Venezuela, UCAB has campuses in several cities, such as Caracas , Los Teques, Guayana and Coro.Named for Venezuelan writer Andrés Bello, UCAB was founded in October 1953 by the Society of Jesus .It's the number one Venezuelan University according with the QS ranking and the 64th at Latinamerica, Wikipedia.

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Pirrone J.,Andres Bello Catholic University | Huerta M.,Prometeo Project | Huerta M.,Salesian Polytechnic University
IFMBE Proceedings | Year: 2015

A protocol that include Hippocratic criteria and run in NFC Smartphone for improve security and privacy in Healthcare applications is presented. Considerations, brief description and a scheme are described. The conclusion is that is possible implement the protocol but more work on the use of Hippocratic criteria is needed. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015.

Salas J.J.,Andres Bello Catholic University | Lopez H.,Central University of Venezuela | Molina B.,Central University of Venezuela
Mathematical and Computer Modelling | Year: 2013

In this paper, we discuss the convergence of a mixed finite element method applied to a Darcy-Forchheimer steady flow in a bounded region. We use conforming finite elements for both the velocities and the pressure. We obtain error estimates of the scheme. We also propose two other mixed finite element spaces and compare the sizes of the different discrete problems. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.

Tremola C.,Institute Ingenieria FII | Azpurua M.,Institute Ingenieria FII | Paez E.,Institute Ingenieria FII | Ormeno D.,Andres Bello Catholic University | Rebolledo A.,Andres Bello Catholic University
Progress In Electromagnetics Research B | Year: 2012

Based upon the standard IEEE 1309, a new calibration method for electromagnetic (EM) probes is proposed. The aforementioned method compares the electric field strength measured with the EM probe subject to calibration with the E-field intensity calculated through a linear interpolation of the corrected measurement using a reference EM probe. The corrected measurement results are computed by means of the calibration factors stated in the calibration certificate of the reference EM probe. The conditions and criteria, under which it is possible to calibrate EM probes inside semi-anechoic chambers in the frequency range of 80MHz to 1 GHz, are presented. The results shows that the calibration method proposed in this paper is characterized by deviations less than 1 dB in almost all the frequencies considered, verifying the reliability of the method. The proposed approach is very useful for registering the measurement drift of EM probes used in EMC testing laboratories.

Montes De Oca A.,Andres Bello Catholic University | Urbina M.C.,Andres Bello Catholic University
Anales Venezolanos de Nutricion | Year: 2015

This paper is focussed in the discussion of the characteristics of health journalism professional practice, its main purposes and functions, the criticism that has been subjected, as well as the major challenges facing. This article makes a special review to Venezuelan health journalism and its main shortcomings: bias toward certain health professionals (doctors) and limited access to the word to specific actors (mostly male), overemphasis on issues of conflict and epidemics and little attention to prevention or health education. In addition, it discusses best practices in general and social networks in particular. © 2016, Fundacion Bengoa All rights reserved.

Echezuria H.,Andres Bello Catholic University
Open Civil Engineering Journal | Year: 2015

Variation of strong motion intensity, root mean square of ground acceleration and time-duration in seconds obtained from 83 accelerograms of 18 earthquakes with magnitudes between 5 to 7.7 were investigated considering four definitions of strong section of accelerograms given by Vanmarcke-Lai; Bolt, Trifunac-Brady and McCaan-Shah. Strong motion intensities were calculated for all definitions of strong duration. Even though, durations in seconds and root mean square of ground acceleration values resulted quite different among the four definitions of strong sections, both durations in seconds and root mean square of acceleration squared values tend to compensate each other to yield the same strong motion intensity for each definition used. Q-ratio as defined by Vanmarcke-Lai (Peak Ground Acceleration divided by root mean square of acceleration) was found not constant but instead it varied significantly for all strong motion definitions. Similarly, ratio of strong motion intensity over peak ground acceleration squared as defined by Vanmarcke-Lai holds linear for time durations less than 20-30 seconds for all definitions, afterwards it shows large dispersion. Finally, Vanmarcke-Lai time duration in seconds appears to increase from near field distance up to a certain medium distance after which it starts to decrease. © Heriberto Echezuría; Licensee Bentham Open.

Bendito A.,University of Los Andes, Venezuela | Guiterrez A.,Andres Bello Catholic University
Open Civil Engineering Journal | Year: 2015

Despite advances and large amounts of money invested in science and technology to reduce disasters, many communities in developed and developing countries are still facing challenges to disaster reduction. Although we recognize the diversity of risk vulnerabilities, the focus of this paper will be on what we consider a fundamental vulnerability in urban and rural environments, namely, nonexistent or outdated building codes. We will review for different countries and contexts, the pre- and post-disaster building performance and building codes to understand what the main problems are, what we could be doing better, and what we can do to stop the vicious cycle of recurrent disasters. © Bendito and Guitérrez; Licensee Bentham Open.

Echezuria H.,Andres Bello Catholic University
Geotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure and Development - Proceedings of the XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ECSMGE 2015 | Year: 2015

A new method to classify plastic soils is formulated using the slope of the line defined by its remoulded shear strength (RSu) and water content (w) in log-log, as well as the water content of soil at fluid state. Conventional plasticity values were correlated with the absolute value of the slope of the line, m. The location of the line in log-log space was found to be controlled by the amount of non-plastic fines as well as by the water content at which soil just behaves as a fluid. Shear strength at this condition was arbitrarily taken as 1.5 kN/m2 and a good correlation was found between this water content and the conventional Liquid Limit (LL). It was demonstrated that for a given value of the LL the absolute value of, m, increases rapidly as the Plasticity Index (PI) decreases, whereas, for a given PI the absolute value of, m, increases slowly as the LL increases. Consequently, it was possible to generate curves in the Plasticity Chart (PC) which represent the locus of soils with identical value of, m. Soil classification is achieved using the correlation of LL with water content at 1.5 kN/m2 and the absolute value of, m, within the PC. As a result, soil classification obtained with this method is equivalent to that obtained with conventional ASTM methods. Finally, it was found that as values of slope, m, depend on non-plastic fines content it can be used to define the liquefaction potential of plastic soils. © The authors and ICE Publishing: All rights reserved, 2015.

De Oca A.M.,Andres Bello Catholic University
Revista Espanola de Nutricion Comunitaria | Year: 2010

Background: Currently found in Venezuela a growing presence of journalism in print media, health information though this growth has not necessarily been accompanied by higher quality in management and development issues as newspaper products. This work aims to analyze the characteristics of the health information published in the two major newspapers in Venezuela for a decade. Methods: Investigated the characteristics of journalism in health that has developed in Venezuela in the sections of two newspapers of wide circulation along a decade. We analyzed 522 reports: 246 of El Universal and 276 of El Nacional during the years 1996 to 2006. Results: Preliminary results that show the trivialization of the information and superficiality in handling the issues. Proposed challenges facing the information gaps and options for converting communication for health in an opportunity for development and social change. Conclusion: The results of the investigation could explain why many authors perceive press information on health as trivial: more ephemeral or bounded information as the news or information notes, as well as the limited use of living sources, seem to condemn readers to poor information in the absence of plurality, balance and depth. © 2009 SENC.

Schmidt L.,Andres Bello Catholic University
Acta Cientifica Venezolana | Year: 2012

The dignity is the ontological basis and axiological act ethical, legal, and political citizen of a country today. In the XXI century, the «global village» and tech has transformed to be-observer, has desensitized so that is not capable-of-action before other-beings tend-the-hand-is-heard call or simply suffer-your-pain or distress. Emerge and a total lack of respect for the dignity and human rights, altering the care priority, allocation of resources and services. States must guarantee the right to health, social welfare and security, should ensure effective and immediate financial specialist support to a catastrophic event occur. Furthermore, It has to provide a timely response from international agencies and multinationals in the world that lend themselves to solve this situation in its critical phase. Management leadership, articulating and services must act with technical methods and ethical, social and legal case for the collective and all victims of this incident. In this way, solidarity is the best instrument for the return of human values and in promoting the dignity and life in general.

Puma J.P.,Andres Bello Catholic University | Huerta M.,Simon Bolivar University of Venezuela | Alvizu R.,Simon Bolivar University of Venezuela | Clotet R.,Simon Bolivar University of Venezuela
Proceedings of the 6th Andean Region International Conference, Andescon 2012 | Year: 2012

In the midterm future Near Field Communications (NFC) is expected to spread up within the healthcare sector. This article reviews the use of NFC in the healthcare sector. Application areas, use cases, potential benefits and barriers, will be presented. The present study provides guidance for researchers in adopting and deploying NFC in medical sector. The main healthcare and security applications are patient's identification and medication control. NFC can also be used in deploying resource control, management and data acquisition and remote delivery applications. The main benefits of NFC are: improvement of care quality, existence of standards and applications with friendly human interface. The main barriers are: limited availability of mobile phones with NFC, deployment costs, security, technology limitations and support of the health centre staff. © 2012 IEEE.

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