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UNLABELLED Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia-cardiomyopathy is in most cases a benign cause of ventricular arrhythmias in young patients. The major reason of mortality is sudden arrhythmic death with an annual rate of 2-3% as the first manifestation of the disease in most cases. Little is known about risk factors of sudden arrhythmic death so far.(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate contrast enhancement patterns of urinary bladder cancer and surrounding structures and to evaluate a fast dynamic first-pass magnetic resonance (MR) imaging technique in tumor and node staging and in differentiation of urinary bladder cancer from postbiopsy effects. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty-one consecutive patients with(More)
UNLABELLED Sudden arrhythmic death and heart failure are essential factors influencing the prognosis of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia-cardiomyopathy. Heart failure is a rare, but often lethargic event although little is known about morphology, time course and non-invasive predictors. METHOD In a retrospective study of a consecutive cohort of(More)
Sonographic diagnosis of urinary tract obstruction is based upon morphological and morphometrical criteria, which can be used for the grading of obstructive uropathy. In particular, morphometric data improve the accuracy of the diagnosis. Measurement of the anterio-posterior diameter of the renal pelvis and assessment of the renal volume will make(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate a magnetization prepared-rapid gradient-echo (MP-RAGE) sequence as a three-dimensional T1-weighted MR imaging technique for staging urinary bladder cancer and to compare this technique with a commonly used two-dimensional T1-weighted spin-echo sequence technique. SUBJECTS AND METHODS For 28 consecutive(More)
Renal sonography was performed in 92 children with obstructive uropathy or vesicoureteral reflux preoperatively and at follow-up. Renal volume and the anteroposterior diameter of the renal pelvis proved to be the most reliable morphometric criteria for objective sonographic staging and follow-up of urinary tract obstruction. If transient obstruction(More)
The kidneys of 211 infants (106 males, 105 females) were measured sonographically. Renal length, width and depth and the calculated kidney volume were correlated to body weight, body length and body surface. It was possible to establish a nomogram, which presented a good correlation between body weight and kidney volume and which can easily be used for(More)
Noonan syndrome is a mostly autosomal dominant inherited disorder, which can be accompanied by hearing disorders or deafness, coagulation disorders, combined heart defects and developmental disorders. We are reporting on two children with an established Noonan syndrome with a severe bilateral hearing loss of respectively 95 and 100 dB and proper findings in(More)
BACKGROUND Ten years ago, avoidance measures such as the performance of latex-free operations were implemented in children with spina bifida. Since then, latex sensitization and latex allergy have decreased in this high-risk group. OBJECTIVE To study the effect of primary latex-free prophylaxis on the prevalence of allergic diseases and atopy as a marker(More)
Standardized cerebral sonography permits early diagnosis of intracranial abnormalities and follow-up of high-risk neonates and infants during the first year of life. In the last three years 782 neonates and infants were examined using a real-time sector scanners (3,5--7,5 MHz). Echogenicity of parenchymal structures as well as the ventricular system, the(More)