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Transdiaphragmatic Intercostal Herniation following Blunt Trauma
Debkumar Sarkar,Melissa Warta,Jason Solomon
Case Reports in Radiology , 2012, DOI: 10.1155/2012/502765
Abstract: Intercostal herniation is very rarely and sporadically reported in the literature. Intercostal hernia can occur following blunt trauma and may be associated with rib fractures. We present a case of a patient who presented with rib fractures, diaphragmatic rupture, and intrathoracic herniation of abdominal contents with subsequent herniation of both lung and abdominal contents through an intercostal defect. The patient was successfully treated with primary surgical repair of the diaphragm and intercostal hernia. The presentation, pathophysiology, and management of this rare clinical entity are discussed.
Transdiaphragmatic Intercostal Herniation following Blunt Trauma
Debkumar Sarkar,Melissa Warta,Jason Solomon
Case Reports in Radiology , 2012, DOI: 10.1155/2012/502765
Abstract: Intercostal herniation is very rarely and sporadically reported in the literature. Intercostal hernia can occur following blunt trauma and may be associated with rib fractures. We present a case of a patient who presented with rib fractures, diaphragmatic rupture, and intrathoracic herniation of abdominal contents with subsequent herniation of both lung and abdominal contents through an intercostal defect. The patient was successfully treated with primary surgical repair of the diaphragm and intercostal hernia. The presentation, pathophysiology, and management of this rare clinical entity are discussed. 1. Case Report A 59-year female presented via helipad as a trauma alert following head on motor vehicle collision with a tractor trailer. The patient was a restrained driver and denied loss of consciousness or head trauma. On arrival, she was awake, alert, and complaining only of right ankle pain. Her past medical history included hypertension, schizophrenia, anxiety, uterine cancer, and obesity. She had a prior surgical history of bilateral total hip arthroplasty. On physical examination the patient had multiple contusions and abrasions including an abdominal seat belt sign with several areas of ecchymosis and skin abrasions across the lower abdomen as well as a seatbelt contusion across the anterior chest wall. Unenhanced CT of the head demonstrated no acute intracranial abnormality. CT of the cervical spine demonstrated several vertebral and transverse processes fractures. A contrast enhanced CT of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis (Figures 1(a)–1(b)) identified fractures of the 7th and 8th ribs with traumatic distraction of the left seventh intercostal space and an associated lateral avulsion of the left hemidiaphragm. This constellation of injuries led to a large, diaphragmatic, and left body wall defect through which the splenic flexure of the colon herniated into the chest (Figures 2(a)–2(d)). Additionally, there was a partial herniation of the left lower lobe (Figures 3(a)–3(b)), proximal left colon, and several small bowel loops at the level of the left body wall (Figures 2(a)–2(d)). There were several additional peritoneal and orthopedic injuries including signs of small bowel mesenteric vascular injury with a large retromesenteric hematoma and a small intraparenchymal contusion of the lateral segment of the left hepatic lobe. Acute fractures of the left L1 transverse process and right femoral shaft below the stem of the femoral head prosthesis were also identified. Figure 1: Axial CT images of the chest demonstrate herniation of lung beyond the
Rezension: Schr ter, S. (Hrsg.) (2010). Christianity in Indonesia: Perspectives of Power.
Christian Warta
ASEAS : ?sterreichische Zeitschrift für Südostasienwissenschaften , 2011,
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Drama Performance: Its Impacts on Students'Proficiency in the EFL Outside the Classroom Setting
I Ketut Warta
TEFLIN Journal , 2002,
Abstract: : Disability to function in oral and written English has been serious problems among students in higher education learning. This study is an attempt made to find out possible solutions to such problems through drama performance. The study is experimental in which subjects of different groups in the study were provided with different treatments. Data analysis show that students' performance level developed from basic to intermediate, from being marginal user to modest.
Transforming Energy Usage: It’s Not Only about Solar  [PDF]
Melissa Matlock
Open Journal of Energy Efficiency (OJEE) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojee.2014.32004
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GRID Alternatives, a non-profit solar contractor, installs solar electric systems for low-income families. Part of GRID Alternatives’ program is to provide solar electric systems that are designed to replace 75% of the homeowners’ electricity usage with solar power. This leaves 25% of their bill still to be paid. In order to save our resources, one must first use conservation practices, then energy efficiency, and then follow-up with renewable energy to cover the rest. GRID Alternatives Inland Empire (GRID IE) educates our participating homeowners and community members on this philosophy. However, measuring whether or not our families have been following this philosophy is hard to prove. It may seem obvious that if we want to know whether our homeowners are saving energy, we should look at their energy usage before and after solar. However, this is not the case with our low-income families that could be using electricity to make their lives more comfortable. GRID IE developed a survey to be given before homeowners received their solar systems and started their participation with GRID Alternatives and the same survey to be given after they have received their solar systems. This before and after survey (pre-test/post-test) asked our homeowners to rate their responses to 7 questions on a scale of 1 - 10. The before and after responses for each person were compared, and as a group, their differences were calculated to find out if the differences were statistically significance (within subjects, dependent Z test). 6 out of 7 questions showed statistical significance. The big picture is that change is happening among our low-income homeowners and has happened for many of the varied energy saving methods discussed. It is important to transform energy usage, because the solution is not just solved with solar.

Latinas’ Experience of Sexual Assault Disclosure  [PDF]
Melissa Villarreal
Psychology (PSYCH) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/psych.2014.510140
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This study describes Latina’s experience of sexual assault disclosure. This study contributes Latinas’ voices to the literature on sexual assault disclosure, about feelings experienced during the initial disclosure—regret, shame, and negative judgment of self, and about consequences experienced from the disclosure—feeling spoiled for marriage, silenced, and disbelieved. It points to the need for further research on social interventions to empower Latina sexual assault survivors. Although the literature review identified some research in the area of sexual assault with Latinas, there has been a limited amount of research conducted on feelings and consequences experienced specifically by Latinas during a sexual assault disclosure.

RETRACTED: Global Warming Gas Balance in Response to Increasing Concentrations: Discovery of an Unknown Independent Emission Saturation Mechanism for Infrared Radiation  [PDF]
Melissa Blau
American Journal of Climate Change (AJCC) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ajcc.2014.32014
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Short Retraction Notice

This article has been retracted to straighten the academic record. In making this decision the Editorial Board follows COPE's Retraction Guidelines. Aim is to promote the circulation of scientific research by offering an ideal research publication platform with high standard. The Editorial Board would like to extend its sincere apologies for any inconvenience this retraction may have caused.

Editor guiding this retraction: Prof. Zhihua Zhang (Editor-in-Chief of AJCC)

The full retraction notice in PDF is preceding the original paper, which is marked \"RETRACTED\".

Rezensionen / Reviews | Heidbu chel, Esther (2007). The West Papua Conflict in Indonesia: Actors, Issues and Approaches. Gie en, Deutschland: Johannes Herrmann J&J-Verlag. ISBN: 978-3-937983-10-3. 223 Seiten ----- Chua, Christian (2008). Chinese Big Business in Indonesia: The state of capital. London and New York: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-45074-4. 192 pages ----- Gainsborough, Martin (Ed.) (2009). On The Borders of State Power. Frontiers in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region. London & New York: Routledge. ISBN
Christian Warta,Gerhard Kraft,Ramses Amer,Harald Krebl
ASEAS : ?sterreichische Zeitschrift für Südostasienwissenschaften , 2010,
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Hierarchical Image Segmentation Using a Combined Geometrical and Feature Based Approach  [PDF]
Melissa Cote, Parvaneh Saeedi
Journal of Data Analysis and Information Processing (JDAIP) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/jdaip.2014.24014
Abstract: This paper presents a fully automatic segmentation algorithm based on geometrical and local attributes of color images. This method incorporates a hierarchical assessment scheme into any general segmentation algorithm for which the segmentation sensitivity can be changed through parameters. The parameters are varied to create different segmentation levels in the hierarchy. The algorithm examines the consistency of segments based on local features and their relationships with each other, and selects segments at different levels to generate a final segmentation. This adaptive parameter variation scheme provides an automatic way to set segmentation sensitivity parameters locally according to each region's characteristics instead of the entire image. The algorithm does not require any training dataset. The geometrical attributes can be defined by a shape prior for specific applications, i.e. targeting objects of interest, or by one or more general constraint(s) such as boundaries between regions for non-specific applications. Using mean shift as the general segmentation algorithm, we show that our hierarchical approach generates segments that satisfy geometrical properties while conforming with local properties. In the case of using a shape prior, the algorithm can cope with partial occlusions. Evaluation is carried out on the Berkeley Segmentation Dataset and Benchmark (BSDS300) (general natural images) and on geo-spatial images (with specific shapes of interest). The F-measure for our proposed algorithm, i.e. the harmonic mean between precision and recall rates, is 64.2% on BSDS300, outperforming the same segmentation algorithm in its standard non-hierarchical variant.
Initiation and Regulation of CNS Autoimmunity: Balancing Immune Surveillance and Inflammation in the CNS  [PDF]
Melissa G. Harris, Zsuzsanna Fabry
Neuroscience & Medicine (NM) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/nm.2012.33026
Abstract: While the central nervous system (CNS) was once thought to be immune privileged, more recent data support that certain areas of the healthy CNS are routinely patrolled by immune cells. Further, antigen drainage is another means by which the adaptive arm of the immune system can gain information about the health of the CNS. Altogether these ensure that the CNS is not beyond the scope of immune protection against viruses and tumors. However, immune surveillance in the CNS has to be tightly regulated, as CNS autoimmune disease and inflammation may arise from increased immune cell infiltration. In this review we discuss the concept and implications of CNS immune surveillance and introduce the CNS antigen-presenting cells (APCs) that potentially regulate neuroinflammation and autoimmunity. We also discuss novel animal models in which CNS disease initiation and the role of APCs in disease regulation can be tested.
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