Dan E. C. Gheorghe

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This paper proposes a preliminary study towards the implementation of a pediatric otorhynolaryngology diagnosis support system for the visual diagnosis of the ear drum, based on the automatic evaluation by digital image processing techniques of otoscopic digital color images of the eardrum and the medium ear. The final goal of the research is the(More)
This paper proposes a preliminary study regarding the implementation of a pediatric otorhinolaryngology diagnosis support system for the visual diagnosis of the eardrum, based on the automatic evaluation by digital image processing techniques of the otoscopic digital color images of the eardrum. We compare different color descriptors and classification(More)
BACKGROUND The balance between collagenolysis and its inhibition is critical during extracellular matrix remodeling in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). An imbalance between matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and their tissue inhibitors (TIMPs) plays a critical role in the development of tumor cell invasion and metastasis. The purpose of the(More)
BACKGROUND Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is characterized by the upregulation of a large number of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). The aim of the study was to investigate the level of MMP-9 in the sera of HNSCC patients and its relationship to clinicopathological features. METHODS Serum samples from sixty-five patients (56M/9F, 59.11 ±(More)
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