C. Alberola

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Meningoencephalitis caused by pathogenic free-living amebas is usually fatal. Only a few cases of Acanthamoeba meningoencephalitis, diagnosed at autopsy, have been reported following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. We here report a case of Acanthamoeba meningoencephalitis following allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation with rapidly(More)
The treatment of tuberculosis usually includes the antibiotic rifampicin, especially in patients with concomitant human immunodeficiency virus infection. Some of these patients are in withdrawal therapy for drug abuse. When opiate screening is carried out in patients receiving rifampicin, false positive results are detected with the kinetic interaction of(More)
algorithms or region growing are well-known, but they are In this paper we address the problem of ultrasound volume data segtnentation by means of active contours. The segmentation is performed on an slic~by-slice basis but exploiting the high correlation that exists across nearby slices. We have used active rays to alleviake the computational load of the(More)
Systemic mast cell disease (SMCD) is an idiopathic disorder in which mast cells proliferate and accumulate in various organs including the skin, bone marrow, liver, spleen and lymph nodes. SMCD is regarded as a myeloproliferative disorder for any authors. Associated hematologic disorders can be found in up to one third of patients with SMCD. It may be due(More)
Breast cancer is infrequently associated with pregnancy. However, such cases often pose diagnostic and treatment problems. The infarction of breast lesions is likewise uncommon, and generally hinders intraoperative morphologic diagnosis. A 33-year-old woman in the 37th week of pregnancy presented with a breast tumoration of progressively increasing size and(More)
In this paper we propose a new error criterion for volume data compression. Our method allows us to determine the compression ratio to guarantee a level of quality for every isosurface of interest. We compare our method to other previously reported. 1 Introduction 3D medical data have one major problems in their huge size, which make them difficult to store(More)