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Zeiser E.,Mainz University of Applied Sciences
Medizinische Klinik - Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin | Year: 2017

Background: Guidelines cannot provide differentiated recommendations for physiotherapy (PT) in intensive care medicine. Scientific publications for PT in the intensive care unit (ICU) usually only have low levels of evidence and often express safety and feasibility of PT in the ICU. Objective: Which measurement parameters are relevant for defining outcome and what interventions should one take into consideration? Materials and methods: A literature review was conducted. This was based on a PubMed search with full text access, as well as specific definitions for physical therapy, intensive care and four out of seven conditions from the manual “Physiotherapy in intensive care”. Results: The availability of 172 studies clearly shows that there is certainly PT research concerning the critical environment of the ICU. However, parameters for quantitative and qualitative detection of vigilance and state of consciousness as well as assessments to evaluate the mobility and the ability to help themselves are important for everyday use. Conclusions: The difficulties of using PT in the ICU are not useful in ensuring the safety of the patient or performing a PT treatment. The conditions of the intensive care environment are not an obstacle. It is of immanent importance to use the limited resources of PT in an optimal and targeted manner in the ICU environment. The determination of ICU-adapted goals plays a crucial role. © 2017 Springer Medizin Verlag Berlin


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-TP | Phase: NMP-2007-4.0-6 | Award Amount: 4.23M | Year: 2008

Sandwich panels are modern lightweight building components used to cover walls and roofs of buildings and to isolate spaces inside buildings. They are typically made of two thin metal sheets with an insulating core between the faces. The use of sandwich panels is continuously increasing and new application areas are opened in industrial, residential and office buildings. The European Standard for sandwich panels EN 14509 has a lack of rules or requirements for many important areas like fastening of the panels, openings in panels, axially loaded panels and panels stabilizing frame structures. Despite there is a lot of knowledge in different countries on these subjects, no common rules have been developed, thus putting a hinder to the standardisation and leading to barriers for some of these applications.The aim of this project is to overcome these problems and develop solutions and technical guidelines ready for implementation for the revision of the standard EN 14509 which is expected to be finished in 2010. The second goal of the project is to implement the new information in the use in practice, which will be carried out through seminars and practical guidelines as well as e-learning modules. The subjects are of high industrial and user interest. The project introduces guidelines for topics not included in the present version of the standard but will on the base of this research be implemented in a later revision of the standard. The subjects are very important in practice. Practical guidelines and seminars will help and broaden the correct and safe use of sandwich panels in Europe and ICPC. The innovative parts of the project are new applications like the in-plane shear and axial resistance and new fastening systems, which open and broaden the market of sandwich panels.


Wanamaker A.D.,Iowa State University | Kreutz K.J.,University of Maine, United States | Schone B.R.,Mainz University of Applied Sciences | Introne D.S.,University of Maine, United States
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology | Year: 2011

In this study, we use subannually resolved oxygen isotope values of fossil (dead-collected) and modern (live-caught) bivalve shells (Arctica islandica L.) from the northwestern Atlantic (Gulf of Maine, USA) to reconstruct past seasonal changes in seawater temperature. Our results indicate decreased seasonal temperature amplitude of about 1.6 °C (or ~. 21%) during Medieval times (ca. AD 1033-1062) compared to shells from the early Little Ice Age (ca. AD 1321-1391) and during the late 19th century (AD 1864-1886). Additionally, seasonal oxygen isotope data suggest that summers were cooler and winters were warmer in the Gulf of Maine during the 11th century compared to summers and winters in the 14th century and the late 19th century. The inferred decreased seasonality during Medieval times likely resulted from increased stratification of the coastal waters due to warmer seawater temperatures. As seawater cooled during the Little Ice Age, we suggest that increased vertical mixing of the coastal surface waters was a major driving factor for the observed increase in the amplitude of the seasonal seawater temperature cycle. © 2010 Elsevier B.V.


News Article | October 29, 2016
Site: www.pressat.co.uk

London, 13 October 2016: Logicalis Group, the international IT solutions and managed services provider, today announced the appointment of Rüdiger Rath as its Head of Europe. Rath will start his new role on the 1st November 2016, reporting to Logicalis Group CEO, Mark Rogers and will join the Group Executive Board. Rath will have responsibility for all subsidiaries in Europe (UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Spain, Germany and the Channel Islands). He will work closely with Logicalis' country managers, to shape and speed up the growth strategy, which will include securing more international customers. Rüdiger Rath will also continue as CEO of Logicalis operations in Germany until 31st December 2016, at which point a new CEO will be in place. Rath has 9 years' experience in general management in the industry, having joined Logicalis in 2015 through the acquisition of Inforsacom Informations systeme GmbH where he had been Managing Director and shareholder since 2008. Rath was also CFO at Inforsacom from 2006 until 2008. Prior to that, he held senior finance roles at Amadeus Germany GmbH. Rüdiger Rath graduated in Business Studies (Diplom-Betriebswirt/FH) at Mainz University of Applied Sciences, majoring in tax and auditing. Commenting on the appointment, Mark Rogers said, "I am delighted that Rüdiger will be taking responsibility for one of the largest regions in the group and is well positioned to continue the growth strategy for Europe." Logicalis is an international multi-skilled solution provider providing digital enablement services to help customers harness digital technology and innovative services to deliver powerful business outcomes. Our customers cross industries and geographical regions; and our focus is to engage in the dynamics of our customers vertical markets; including financial services, TMT (telecommunications, media and technology), education, healthcare, retail, government, manufacturing and professional services, and apply the skills of our 4,000 employees in modernising key digital pillars; data centre and cloud services, security and network infrastructure, workspace communications and collaboration, data and information strategies, and IT operation modernisation. We are the advocates for our customers for some of the world’s leading technology companies including Cisco, HPE, IBM, CA Technologies, NetApp, Microsoft, Oracle, VMware and ServiceNow. The Logicalis Group has annualised revenues of over $1.5 billion, from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific. It is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and the AIM market of the LSE, with revenues of over $6.5 billion. The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the AIM market of the LSE and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, with revenues of over $6 billion.


Neitzel F.,Mainz University of Applied Sciences | Neitzel F.,Ohio State University
Journal of Geodesy | Year: 2010

In this contribution it is shown that the so-called "total least-squares estimate" (TLS) within an errors-in-variables (EIV) model can be identified as a special case of the method of least-squares within the nonlinear Gauss-Helmert model. In contrast to the EIV-model, the nonlinear GH-model does not impose any restrictions on the form of functional relationship between the quantities involved in the model. Even more complex EIV-models, which require specific approaches like "generalized total least-squares" (GTLS) or "structured total least-squares" (STLS), can be treated as nonlinear GH-models without any serious problems. The example of a similarity transformation of planar coordinates shows that the "total least-squares solution" can be obtained easily from a rigorous evaluation of the Gauss-Helmert model. In contrast to weighted TLS, weights can then be introduced without further limitations. Using two numerical examples taken from the literature, these solutions are compared with those obtained from certain specialized TLS approaches. © 2010 Springer-Verlag.


Schone B.R.,Mainz University of Applied Sciences | Radermacher P.,Mainz University of Applied Sciences | Zhang Z.,Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences | Jacob D.E.,Mainz University of Applied Sciences
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology | Year: 2013

Sr/Ca, Mg/Ca and Ba/Ca values are heterogeneously distributed in shells of Arctica islandica. These patterns are largely associated with crystal fabrics (size, habit and orientation of crystals) or the processes controlling them. The outer sublayer of the outer shell layer (oOSL; homogenous and irregular simple prismatic crystal fabrics,) contained element/Ca values up to 62% higher than the inner sublayer (iOSL; crossed-acicular, crossed-lamellar, fine crossed-lamellar and irregular simple prismatic crystal fabrics). A gradual decrease in Sr/Ca and Mg/Ca values was observed from the outer portions of the oOSL toward the oOSL/iOSL transition zone. This chemical shift was accompanied by a gradual transition from homogenous crystal fabrics into crossed-lamellar/acicular crystal fabrics. Near annual growth lines (irregular simple prisms), i.e., during periods of slow growth, Sr and Mg seemed to be deposited in equilibrium with the ambient environment because the Sr/Ca and Mg/Ca values approached values typical for seawater. During the remainder of the growing season, Sr/Ca and Mg/Ca remained far below values expected for thermodynamic equilibrium. Ba/Ca peaks, however, occurred erratically at different times of the year without any noticeable changes in crystal fabrics. Likely, the environmental information contained in these peaks was less severely filtered by vital effects than in Sr and Mg. The findings of the present study can help to develop new techniques with which extract environmental signals from the metal-to-calcium ratios of bivalve shells. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.


Boochs F.,Mainz University of Applied Sciences
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2012

True, precise and complete documentation of artefacts is essential for conservation and preservation of our cultural heritage (CH). By ensuring access to the best possible documentation of artefacts this COST Action contributes to the enhanced understanding of material CH and help its long-term preservation. Documentation of CH involves researchers, scientists and professionals from multiple disciplines and industries. There is a need to promote research, development and application of non-contact optical measurement techniques (spectral and spatial) - adapted to the needs of heritage documentation - on a concerted European level, in order to protect, preserve, analyse understand, model, virtually reproduce, document and publish important CH in Europe and beyond. Research in this field typically relies on nationally-funded projects with little interaction between stakeholders. This Action will provide a stimulating framework for articulating and clarifying problems, sharing solutions and skills, standardising methodologies and protocols, encouraging a common understanding, widening applications and dissemination. The Action will foster open standards for state-of-the-art documentation of CH. It will simplify the usage of high-resolution optical techniques in CH and define good practice and stimulate research. © 2012 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.


Muller H.,Mainz University of Applied Sciences
International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences - ISPRS Archives | Year: 2016

For many years FIG, the International Association of Surveyors, has been trying to bridge the gap between surveyors and the geospatial society as a whole, with the geospatial industries in particular. Traditionally the surveying profession contributed to the good of society by creating and maintaining highly precise and accurate geospatial data bases, based on an in-depth knowledge of spatial reference frameworks. Furthermore in many countries surveyors may be entitled to make decisions about land divisions and boundaries. By managing information spatially surveyors today develop into the role of geo-data managers, the longer the more. Job assignments in this context include data entry management, data and process quality management, design of formal and informal systems, information management, consultancy, land management, all that in close cooperation with many different stakeholders. Future tasks will include the integration of geospatial information into e-government and e-commerce systems. The list of professional tasks underpins the capabilities of surveyors to contribute to a high quality geospatial data and information management. In that way modern surveyors support the needs of a geo-spatial society. The paper discusses several approaches to define the role of the surveyor within the modern geospatial society.


Muller H.,Mainz University of Applied Sciences | Wurriehausen F.,Mainz University of Applied Sciences
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2013

An operational spatial information infrastructure needs feasible spatial information exchange between different stakeholders. When building spatial information infrastructures at the international level interoperability between the national level and supra-national level data becomes particularly important. The paper presents a study analyzing spatial information interoperability in the field of land-use information. In particular, the case study addresses information exchange between German and European land-use planning information. Spatial Planning in Germany is regulated by the country-specific Federal Building Code. A spatial application schema XPlanGML was developed to serve as a standard for information exchange of spatial planning documents in the national e-government processes. At the European level the ongoing European INSPIRE initiative seeks to establish a framework to enable interoperable information exchange in many themes, one of which is the theme of land-use. The paper studies interoperability aspects between the recently released German standard as defined in XPlanGML and the current status of corresponding INSPIRE data specifications in detail. © 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.


Nunn E.V.,University of Plymouth | Nunn E.V.,Mainz University of Applied Sciences | Price G.D.,University of Plymouth
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology | Year: 2010

The data presented here provide the first detailed stable isotope (δ18O, δ13C) and geochemical (Mg/Ca) investigation of Kimmeridgian-Tithonian belemnites from the Helmsdale Coast, Scotland, UK. Oxygen and carbon stable isotope values from well preserved specimens range from -2.8 to +0.3% and from -2.3 to +2.8% respectively. The oxygen isotope data are consistent with palaeotemperatures of up to 24°C in the Early Kimmeridgian cymodoce Zone and down to 11°C in the Mid Tithonian rotunda-fittoni Zones. These estimates are strongly supported by the Mg/Ca data, which also indicate a cooling episode (and very similar palaeotemperatures, 11-22°C) at this time. The cooling event is associated with an approximately 5% decline in δ13C ratios. This shift towards more negative δ13C values has also been recorded in the Tethys and on the Russian Platform, confirming that this event was of global origin. Such globally synchronous records can provide a valuable tool for stratigraphic correlation. The Helmsdale δ13C data are therefore combined here with other published belemnite isotope data from the Jurassic of Scotland (from the Callovian-Kimmeridgian of the Isle of Skye and the Toarcian-Aalenian of Raasay). The resultant belemnite δ13C curve provides a detailed record of the Toarcian-Tithonian British Boreal Realm that can be compared with coeval records to investigate regional differences in Jurassic carbon isotope stratigraphy. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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