Articles by Rinaldo Colombo in JoVE
Implementation of Portable Emissions Measurement Systems (PEMS) for the Real-driving Emissions (RDE) Regulation in Europe Barouch Giechaskiel1, Theodoros Vlachos1, Francesco Riccobono1, Fausto Forni1, Rinaldo Colombo1, Francois Montigny1, Philippe Le-Lijour1, Massimo Carriero1, Pierre Bonnel1, Martin Weiss1 1Sustainable Transport Unit, Institute for Energy, Transport and Climate, Joint Research Centre The European Commission has developed a Real-Driving Emissions (RDE) test procedure to verify pollutant emissions during real-world vehicle operation using the Portable Emissions Measurement Systems (PEMS). This paper presents the experimental procedures required by the newly-adopted RDE test.
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The THRombolysis and STatins (THRaST) Study Neurology. Feb, 2013 | Pubmed ID: 23345634 OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact on stroke outcome of statin use in the acute phase after IV thrombolysis. METHODS: Multicenter study on prospectively collected data of 2,072 stroke patients treated with IV thrombolysis. Outcome measures of efficacy were neurologic improvement (NIH Stroke Scale [NIHSS] â‰¤ 4 points from baseline or NIHSS = 0) and major neurologic improvement (NIHSS â‰¤ 8 points from baseline or NIHSS = 0) at 7 days and favorable (modified Rankin Scale [mRS] â‰¤ 2) and excellent functional outcome (mRS â‰¤ 1) at 3 months. Outcome measures of safety were 7-day neurologic deterioration (NIHSS â‰¥ 4 points from baseline or death), symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage type 2 with NIHSS â‰¥ 4 points from baseline or death within 36 hours, and 3-month death. RESULTS: Adjusted multivariate analysis showed that statin use in the acute phase was associated with neurologic improvement (odds ratio [OR] 1.68, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.26-2.25; p < 0.001), major neurologic improvement (OR 1.43, 95% CI 1.11-1.85; p = 0.006), favorable functional outcome (OR 1.63, 95% CI 1.18-2.26; p = 0.003), and a reduced risk of neurologic deterioration (OR: 0.31, 95% CI 0.19-0.53; p < 0.001) and death (OR 0.48, 95% CI 0.28-0.82; p = 0.007). CONCLUSION: Statin use in the acute phase of stroke after IV thrombolysis may positively influence short- and long-term outcome.
Preface to '' Modeling with Measures '' Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering : MBE. Apr, 2015 | Pubmed ID: 25811439 Different communities met in the research workshop ``Modeling with Measures" that took place at the Lorentz Center (Leiden, The Netherlands) during 26th--30th of August 2013. They were groups of researchers active in the following fields.
Stability and Optimization in Structured Population Models on Graphs Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering : MBE. Apr, 2015 | Pubmed ID: 25811440 We prove existence and uniqueness of solutions, continuous dependence from the initial datum and stability with respect to the boundary condition in a class of initial--boundary value problems for systems of balance laws. The particular choice of the boundary condition allows to comprehend models with very different structures. In particular, we consider a juvenile-adult model, the problem of the optimal mating ratio and a model for the optimal management of biological resources. The stability result obtained allows to tackle various optimal management/control problems, providing sufficient conditions for the existence of optimal choices/controls.