Duci S.B.,University of Prishtina
European Journal of Plastic Surgery | Year: 2017
Creation of adhesions in digital flexor tendons after repairing remains a major problem in hand surgery. The adhesions are part of the healing process and produce almost inevitably functional disability following the biological response after tendon injury. To achieve better gliding function of the digital tendons by reducing peritendinous adhesions without adversely affecting the healing process itself, several options, both surgical and pharmacological have been explored. Attempts at reducing postoperative adhesion formation have included early postoperative rehabilitation, low-friction surgical repair techniques, pharmacological antiadhesive reagents, and the use of physical barriers to adhesion formation. Level of Evidence: Not ratable. © 2017 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Tafa Z.,University of Prishtina
2016 IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, ISSPIT 2016 | Year: 2017
Barrier coverage provides intrusion detection for various national security applications. If the network is randomly deployed, in moderately dense networks, the full end-to-end barrier line might not be provided. To fill the breaks and to assure the intrusion detection, additional nodes have to be introduced. The network should be designed in a way that enables the good (cost/benefit) balance between the number of initially deployed static nodes and the (added) mobile nodes. This research, for the first time introduces the artificial neural networks (ANNs) in predicting the number of the additionally supplied static nodes or simultaneously deployed mobile nodes for barrier coverage setup after the network's initial installation. The results show a high degree of predictability, with the R-factor of over 0.99 regarding the test data. Besides its primary results, the importance of the research relies also in fact that the approach can be extended to the prediction of k-barrier coverage, the mobility range, and to the other network design objectives. © 2016 IEEE.
Klinaku S.,University of Prishtina
Physics Essays | Year: 2017
The general Galilean transformation (GGT) has been found, and from this derives what is known today as the Galilean transformation (GT) and all other equations that deal with relative motion, including the general Doppler Effect at an arbitrary angle. The GGT incorporates the Lorentz factor. The GGT offers solutions which the GT, being only a special case of the GGT, cannot provide. The solutions provided by the GGT indicate to us that, in late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, there was no need for a new paradigm (special relativity), but all what was needed was the extension of the existing paradigm. © 2017 Physics Essays Publication.
Canolli A.,University of Prishtina
Ethnologie Francaise | Year: 2017
This essay describes the food culture in Kosova by focusing mainly on habits, preferences and choices. It provides a short analysis of food relations within other wider social relations by focusing on case studies. The anthropology of South-East Europe can only benefit from the study of food culture in the "everyday" context as well as from a "bottom-up" approach to cultural change. This ethnograpy of the "mundane" gives insights into change and transition in post-socialist societies. In the case of post-war Kosova, political, economic, and social changes have introduced a great variety of new foodstuff, thus opening up the possibilities of choices and preferences. Yet, it appears indeed that food taste and food preferences in the home context have not changed much. © Presses Universitaires de France. Tous droits réservés pour tous pays.
Jashari-Kajtazi T.,University of Prishtina
Pollack Periodica | Year: 2017
In Kosovo, originality often meant leftovers inherited from other cultures during centuries of invasion and dominance under the Ottoman Empire. Considering the multinational and multicultural character of Kosovan society and its diversity of religions, Roman Catholic and Orthodox religious buildings cannot be disregarded either. The respect for tradition and the existing environment, including architecture are details to be considered. In this context, the National and University Library could and should be considered a valuable example for the years of general transformation in Prishtina and in all of Kosovo. Even with all the contemporary way of thinking, the traditions, the religion and other regional aspects were not entirely disregarded, especially in the case of the Library building. © 2017 Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA | Phase: ICT-2011.10.3 | Award Amount: 334.56K | Year: 2012
ICT-KOSEU aims at supporting Kosovos efforts for inclusion to the European Research Area by strengthening its capacity to participate to FP7 ICT research and facilitating its ICT researchers collaboration with researchers in the EU.\nThis will be done by: enhancing Kosovos ability to develop an ICT research strategy in line with the local capacity and needs, the state of the art and the priorities set by ERA; implementing this strategy, for the benefit of businesses, government/administration and the citizens of Kosovo; creating wide spread understanding of ICT and its need for competitiveness, social welfare and the integration with the European Union; and raising the level of Kosovo to that of the other Western Balkan countries, and in the long run to that of the countries of the European Union, with respect to their participation in the FP ICT program.\nThe main elements of the project are: the implementation of a thorough ICT Technology Audit and an open consultation process that will lead to identification of the Kosovo ICT research priorities; facilitation of a dialogue between EU and Kosovo; and implementation of a capacity strengthening, networking and dissemination strategy that will provide assistance to local stakeholders in order to be able to participate on equal footing with their peers in the rest of the WBC and the EU to cooperative ICT research.\nThe partnership includes at the local level representatives of the triple-helix of ICT research in Kosovo: the Ministry responsible for research and technology; the main public University and the Association that represents the balk of IT firms. On the EU level participants from neighbouring Greece, Bulgaria and Italy bring in a lot of experience working in ICT research as well as working with stakeholders in the WBC environment.
Micic A.D.,University of Prishtina |
Matausek M.R.,University of Belgrade
Journal of Process Control | Year: 2014
The proposed PID controller optimization is based on the frequency response of a process Gp(s) and maximization of the proportional gain, under constraints on the desired sensitivity to measurement noise, desired maximum sensitivity and desired maximum complementary sensitivity. The set-point and load disturbance step responses with negligible overshoot are obtained for stable processes, processes with oscillatory dynamics, integrating and unstable processes. Simulations, with a band-limited white noise added to the controlled variable, and experimental results, on a laboratory thermal plant with noisy measurements, are used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed PID optimization method. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
Morina Q.,University of Prishtina
Medicinski arhiv | Year: 2013
Shunting a hydrocephalus is among the most commonly performed neurosurgical procedures. Hydrocephalus constitute a significant medical problem in terms of urgency and treatment. Shunting of cerebrospinal fluid has dramatically reduced the morbidity and mortality of hydrocephalus, but they have potential complications that may need multiple surgical procedures during a patient's lifespan. We evaluated the following individual characteristics in relation to shunt complication rates: sex, ethnicity, age at the time of the first shunt placement (1 month [neonate], 1 to 12 months [infant], 1 to 18 years [child], 18 years [adult]), hydrocephalus type (spina bifida, congenital excluding spina bifida, communicating, obstructive) and socioeconomic status. In this retrospective study 193 patients were analyzed, unfortunately 27 where lost in the procedure of follow up and 12 died this patients were excluded from studies. Obstructive hydrocephalus (47.9%) was the most common diagnosis followed by communicating hydrocephalus (13.3%). Patients with ventriculoperitoneal shunt that were followed over time in 37% of cases experienced at least one surgical shunt complication during the study period and 13% of patients had multiple shunt complications. The causes for shunt malfunction include shunt infection, obstruction, distal catheter migration, shunt disconnection etc. Neonates and children experienced the highest complication rates. By 5 years of follow-up almost half of the children required a repeat surgical procedure. Children with obstructive hydrocephalus experienced the greatest risk of needing an initial shunt revision. Ventriculoperitoneal shunts constitute a significant medical problem, in terms of both urgency of treatment and economic costs. In conclusion, young infants are at highest risk for CSF shunt revision.
Berisha-Namani M.,University of Prishtina
International Journal of Electronic Commerce Studies | Year: 2013
Information technology developed very fast, and today's marketing activities are not possible without the help of information technology. Furthermore, it is difficult to think of a policy domain not affected by usage of information technology. Information technology is making possible and creating connections between businesses and organizations. The implications of information technology usage in marketing activities are profound too. Using information technology, companies possess the potential to reach more customers, introduce new products and services quickly, and collaborate with suppliers and business partners from all over the world. We should emphasize that information technology usage in marketing supports an integral approach to all marketing activities of a company and produces a large amount of information on buyers and markets. The aim of this paper is to describe information technology usage for marketing purposes. This paper starts with a description of information technology usage in business. It transitions into highlighting information technology and its role in marketing. The last part draws out the main conclusions and suggests that more attention should be paid to the potential of information technology usage for marketing purposes since this technology today is the key to better marketing activities and success in business.
Stolic R.,University of Prishtina
Medical Principles and Practice | Year: 2013
The aim of this review was to highlight the most important complications of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) for hemodialysis (HD). The quality of vascular access for HD should be suitable for repeated puncture and allow a high blood flow rate for high-efficiency dialysis with minimal complications. The dialysis staff must be well versed in manipulation of the AVF, and there should be a minimal need for corrective interventions. Construction of an AVF creates conditions for increasing the flow of blood through the venous system. Fulfillment of these conditions reduces the risk of turbulence and endothelium injury, which, in turn, minimizes the potential for stenosis. An AVF is closest to the ideal model of vascular access. The most important complications of fistulae for HD are lymphedema, infection, aneurysm, stenosis, congestive heart failure, steal syndrome, ischemic neuropathy and thrombosis. In HD patients, the most common cause of vascular access failure is neointimal hyperplasia. It is important to gain information about early clinical symptoms of AVF dysfunction in order to prevent and adequately treat potential complications. Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.