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The amniotic fluid concentration of S100B not only correlated with gestational age, but also with echographic findings suggestive of brain development.
After informed consent, NAFs were collected by manual compression of the four periareolar breast quadrants from 75 nonlactating women, including 50 women (ages, 21-33 years) with benign breast diseases (diagnosed on the basis of clinical, echographic, and/or mammographic and cytological approaches) and 12 (ages, 35-42 years) with infiltrating ductal carcinoma (diagnosed by surgical biopsy).
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ -- Echographic studies of carotid plaque can be used to distinguish high-risk patients who are poor candidates for carotid stenting as well as those who have unstable plaques and might benefit from devices designed to capture plaque debris released during the intervention.
Secondary screening was considered necessary if a mass of at least 30 mm in length was noted anywhere in the pelvic cavity, if a mass of any size showed a mixed echographic pattern, and/or if as cites measuring 50 mm or more were detected in the rectouterine pouch.
The diagnosis was assessed as definitive on the basis of Duke criteria (one major and three minor, including echographic evidence of an oscillating intracardiac mass with a new regurgitant murmur, two persistently positive blood cultures yielding Gordonia sp.
Intra-operative Echographic Localization for Radioactive Ophthalmic Plaques in Choroidal Melanoma
Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a rare cardiac complication and diagnosis includes clinical (development of cardiac failure in the last month of pregnancy or within 5 months after delivery, absence of an identifiable cause of cardiac failure and absence of recognizable heart disease prior to the last month of pregnancy) and echographic (left ventricular systolic dysfunction) criteria (28-29).
NAFs were prospectively collected from the remaining 85 nonlactating women (age range, 34-47 years): 45 patients with benign breast disease (BBD; diagnosed by echographic and/or mammographic approaches), 5 patients with BBD at the time of NAF collection who subsequently developed BC, 12 patients with infiltrating ductal carcinoma diagnosed by surgical biopsy, and 23 women as healthy controls.
These measurements include the cooccurrence matrix, explained in detail by Theodoridis and Koutroumbas [14] and used to analyze the echographic structures of skin and liver tissues [12,15-17], and randomly weighted frequency components of the intensity values, used to calculate the frequency band energy in the region of interest (ROI) as a measure of echogenicity [13].
At ultrasonography in patients of 1-st group polymorphic Echographic picture was determined: the parenchymal structure was diffusely heterogeneous (foci of heterogeneity without clear contours); echogenicity was increased evenly or unevenly; the size of the liver was increased not only by right, but also left parts; the capsule differentiated less bright than normal; lower edge rounded, obtuse angles; sound conductivity was reduced; "thinning" or poor visualization of the diaphragm contour.
Sono-elasticity imaging in ultrasonic tissue characterization and echographic imaging.
Effects of topical boswellic acid on photo and age damaged skin: clinical, biophysical and echographic evaluations in a double blind randomized split face study.