Articolele autorului Radu Ion Badea
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Contrast enhanced ultrasound and computer tomography diagnosis of solid and mixed pancreatic tumors – analysis of confounders

Aims: The aim of this study was to evaluate the leading causes of discrepancies between imaging studies [contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) and contrast enhanced computer tomography (CECT)] diagnosis and histology in patients presenting to a tertiary referral center with previously detected pancreatic masses by standard abdominal ultrasound. Methods: We performed a prospective longitudinal observational study on 76 patients with pancreatic masses:

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Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse elastography for fibrosis evaluation in patients with chronic hepatitis C: an international multicenter study

Aim: The aim of this international multicenter study was to evaluate the reliability of Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) elastography for predicting fibrosis severity, in patients with chronic hepatitis C. Patients and methods: We compared ARFI to liver biopsy (LB) in 914 patients (10 centers, 5 countries) with chronic hepatitis C. In each patient LB (evaluated according to the METAVIR score) and ARFI measurements were performed (median of

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Education and imaging: hepatobiliary and pancreatic: Abernethy malformation-congenital portocaval shunt.
Performance of Unidimensional Transient Elastography in Staging Chronic Hepatitis C. Results from a Cohort of 1,202 Biopsied Patients from one Single Center

Background & Aims: The current study aimed to establish the liver sti ness (LS) cut-o values and their performance in the prediction of the ¬brosis stage in chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients, to e¬nd the anthropometric and biochemical factors leading to overestimation of the ¬brosis stage and to analyze the factors leading to the technique failure. Methods: 1,202 consecutive CHC patients were prospectively included in the study. All of them underwent

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Liver stiffness is influenced by a standardized meal in patients with chronic HCV hepatitis at different stages of fibrotic evolution

Transient elastography (TE) is increasingly employed in clinical practice for the noninvasive detection of tissue fibrosis in patients with chronic liver disease (CLD), and particularly chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related hepatitis. The present study was designed to provide a definitive characterization of the ‘‘confounding’’ increase in liver stiffness (LS) following a standardized meal in a consecutive population of 125 patients with

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Liver Fibrosis: Histopathologic and Biochemical Influences on Diagnostic Efficacy of Hepatobiliary Contrast-enhanced MR Imaging in Staging
The combined role of intravenous contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) and computed tomography (CT) in liver abscess diagnosis
Misoprostol induces gallbladder contraction during fasting, but does not influence postprandial emptying: an ultrasound study in healthy subjects.

Objective : The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of the PGE1 analogue, Misoprostol, on gallbladder fasting volume and meal-stimulated emptying. Prostaglandins' effects on the gallbladder were studied principally regarding mucus production during lithogenesis. In the few in vitro and in vivo studies, contradictory results concerning their influence upon gallbladder motility were obtained. Subjects : 13 healthy subjects, 8 females, 5 males,

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Analysis of the dynamic behaviour of malignant tumours using mathematical models and ultrasound parameters – a survey.

A miscellany of new strategies, experimental techniques and theoretical approaches are emerging in the ongoing battle against cancer. The recent explosion in the understanding of the multiple scale processes that drive the advancement of cancer is allowing useful mathematical models of the tumorigenesis to be developed. Such models have the potential to facilitate a deeper understanding of the mechanisms associated with tumor initiation and progression

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Using the cooperative robots concept in emergency and catastrophes medicine

Abstract: The goal of this paper consists in a presentation of a telemedicine system architecture applicable in emergency and disaster medicine achieved through a benchmarking between cooperative robotics technique and the mobile intervention units reaction in case of human emergency or disaster appearance. The paper presents an innovative method of assistance, gridiron and guiding patients to the most adequate medical unit for high performance treatment

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