Armin Finkel

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate a procedure for cesarean section, consisting of a number of surgical techniques adopted from various sources and further developed. METHODS The principal elements of the cesarean section procedure followed were: the Joel-Cohen method for opening the abdomen, suturing the uterus in one layer, and non-closure of the visceral and(More)
The most commonly used imaging modality in patients with cancer is computed tomography (CT). Whether to evaluate primary tumor or metastases to the neck, chest, abdomen, or pelvis, oncologic body CT has become invaluable to medical, gynecologic, and radiation oncologists. CT is the principal tool used to stage tumor, assess response, and guide radiation(More)
Creatinine in urine is a useful biochemical parameter to correct the urinary excretion rate of endogenous and exogenous substances. Nitrite (ONO-) and nitrate (ONO2-) are metabolites of nitric oxide (NO), a signalling molecule with multiple biological functions. Under certain and standardized conditions, the concentration of nitrate in the urine is a(More)
Cord blood immunoglobulin M was measured in 3474 consecutive newborn infants. A group of 147 infants with elevated IgM values (>/=19.0 mg./100 ml.) were compared with 92 unselected newborn infants with normal IgM values. One infant with clinically unsuspected congenital rubella was detected in the study group while no cases of intra-uterine infection were(More)
An analysis of methods of assay and levels of immunoglobulin M in the cord serum of 100 normal newborn infants is reported. The geometric mean level of cord IgM was found to be 9.8 mg.%. The 95th percentile value was 19.6 mg.%. IgM levels on day one were not significantly different from cord levels, while by day five a significant increase had occurred(More)
Nonimmune hydrops fetalis (NIHF), occurring in 1 in 2,500-3,000 live births has a reported mortality rate of 50-98%. A similar mortality rate for intrauterine death of fetuses with NIHF probably exists. Many fetal pathological entities have been implicated as causing the condition, but to date, treatment has only been found for cases of fetal tachycardia(More)
The presence of antibodies to rubella, cytomegalovirus and Toxoplasma gondii was determined at birth and at 6 months of age in a group of 147 infants with cord serum IgM levels >/= 19.0 mg/dl and in 92 control infants. Maternal syphilis serology was determined in both groups as well. No significant differences in the prevalence or levels of antibodies to(More)
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