JL. Fernández Martín

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The ability to distinguish bowel from other intraabdominal structures is essential for the accurate diagnosis of intraabdominal disease with MR. Because perfluorochemicals have no protons, they cause no MR signal. Since they are immiscible with water, they create a signal void in bowel independent of bowel contents and thus are suitable as oral contrast(More)
An inflatable surface coil for transrectal magnetic resonance imaging of the prostate was designed. The coil was tested during imaging of an insulated saline phantom and of the prostates of four patients. Phantom images were comparable to those obtained with commercial coils of similar size. High spatial resolution and excellent contrast were noted in(More)
Coeliac disease (CD) susceptibility is strongly associated with HLA-DQA1*0501 and DQB1*02 alleles. There are discordant reports on whether homozygosity increases the risk. We genotyped HLA-DQA1*0501 and DQB1*02 in 50 CD patients, 100 parents, and 50 controls. Most patients (96%) were positive for DQA1*0501 (RR = 18.07, p < 0.001), 94% for DQB1*02 (RR =(More)
To describe accurately the mineral changes (Ca and Mg) provoked by swimming, the aims of this study were to analyze those tissues that, with regard to their mineral content, can better classify individuals performing both swimming until exhaustion and swimming as training and to know the shifts of these minerals between different tissues after a single(More)
Gradient-echo pulse sequences are a valuable adjunct to the standard spin-echo sequences used for MR imaging of the brain and spine. Gradient-echo techniques enhance the signal of flowing fluids and increase the conspicuity of vascular lesions. They also increase the sensitivity of MR for chronic hemorrhage and calcification. Finally, steady-state(More)
FRACTURES H. Burqer, P.L.A. van Daele, C.E.D.H. De Laet, A. Hofman, H.A.P. Pols. Dept of Epidemiology & Biostatistics and dept of Internal Medicine IIl, Erasmus University Rotterdam. The objective of the present study is to identify a set of clinically applicable predictors of fracture risk that make up a risk function. Data from a large cohort study are(More)
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