Alessandra Visentin

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OBJECTIVE To assess the sonographic findings and clinical implications of fetal thrombosis of dural sinuses. DESIGN Retrospective study of cases with a prenatal diagnosis of thrombosis of the dural sinuses. RESULTS The diagnosis of fetal thrombosis of the dural sinuses was established in three uncomplicated pregnancies at 21, 22 and 28 weeks' gestation(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the value of different admission tests in predicting the outcome of small-for-gestational age (SGA) fetuses with normal Doppler waveforms in the umbilical artery. METHODS Criteria for admission into this retrospective study included: singleton pregnancy with a birth weight < 10th centile; absence of severe maternal complications; no(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the visualization rate and size of the cavum septum pellucidum (CSP) by transabdominal sonography in normal fetuses throughout pregnancy. METHODS The CSP was prospectively researched and measured using an axial transventricular plane in 286 consecutive uncomplicated singleton pregnancies between 15 and 41 weeks of gestation. RESULTS(More)
Current ultrasound equipment allows the antenatal identification of many central nervous system anomalies from early gestation. In selected cases, special techniques (transvaginal sonography, three-dimensional ultrasound, colour Doppler) may enhance the diagnostic potential. Diagnostic accuracy, however, remains heavily dependent upon the expertise of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the clinical significance of the absence of the ductus venosus. DESIGN A retrospective study with a review of the literature. METHODS The archives of our ultrasound laboratory and the English literature were searched for cases with a prenatal diagnosis of absence of the fetal ductus venosus. RESULTS Between 1985 and 2000, 10(More)
The objective of this study was to assess the feasibility of using the frontal suture as an acoustic window to visualize sonographically the midline cerebral structures (transfrontal view) in midtrimester fetuses. The study design was prospective and observational. In 124 healthy fetuses and in 2 fetuses with agenesis of the corpus callosum at 19 to 24(More)
The purpose of this project is to provide a method and a software for browsing a dance video database. This work has been done in collaboration with the artistic project “DANCERS!” [6]. A set of features describing dance are proposed, to quantify the gesture of the dancer, the usage of its personal space, the occupation of the stage and the temporal(More)
PURPOSE The study aimed to establish whether the organization for the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus at 9 diabetic units (DUs), in 5 neighboring local health authorities (LHAs), was able to (a) comply with the organizational model prescribed by specific regional standards; (b) ensure adequate clinical management of diabetic patients; (c) assess(More)