Leonor Alamo

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Cervical congenital cystic masses constitute an uncommon group of lesions usually diagnosed in infancy and childhood. The most common congenital neck mass is the thyroglossal duct cyst. The diagnosis is easily established from the presence of a cystic lesion in the anterior midline portion of the neck. The vast majority of branchial cleft cysts arise from(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of contrast-enhanced color Doppler ultrasound (CE-US) in comparison with contrast-enhanced MR imaging (CE-MRI) in the discrimination of hypervascularized breast tumors. An additional CE-US of the breast was preoperatively performed in 40 patients with a hypervascular breast lesion detected on CE-MRI. The(More)
Most cases of craniosynostosis are diagnosed during early infancy, but occasionally craniosynostosis evolves with minimal cranial involvement and goes unnoticed until late childhood. Seemingly these mild forms of craniosynostosis cause few, if any, symptoms of neurological involvement. We describe the cases of a 9-year-old girl and a 6-year-old boy who(More)
Catecholamine (CA) release from perfused cat adrenal glands was continuously monitored using an on-line system coupled to an electrochemical detector. This highly sensitive procedure allowed the detection of small changes in the rate of secretion, even using short trains of electrical stimulation or brief acetylcholine (ACh) pulses. CA release was linear(More)
The disposition kinetics of marbofloxacin, a fluoroquinolone antibiotic, after intravenous (i.v.), intramuscular (i.m.) and subcutaneous (s.c.) administration was determined in rabbits at a single dose of 2 mg/kg. Plasma concentrations of marbofloxacin were determined by high performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection. The(More)
Our objective was to compare a single-slice CT (SS-CT) scanner with a multi-slice CT (MS-CT) scanner in the depiction of osseous anatomic structures and fractures of the upper cervical spine. Two cervical spine specimens with artificial trauma were scanned with a SS-CT scanner (HighSpeed, CT/i, GE, Milwaukee, Wis.) by using various collimations (1, 3, 5 mm)(More)
Radiological techniques such as non-enhanced post-mortem computed tomography (PMCT) play an increasingly important role in death investigations, especially in cases of non-medicolegal context of death, where the consent of the next of kin is required to perform autopsy. Such consent is often difficult to obtain for deceased children, and radiological(More)
Activation by acetylcholine of a nicotinic acetylcholine receptor on the membrane of bovine chromaffin cells leads to membrane depolarization and to the subsequent triggering of catecholamine secretion. It is evident that acetylcholine receptors play a central role in the initial phase of the secretion process and, therefore, an extensive characterization(More)
BACKGROUND Diagnosing pediatric pneumonia is challenging in low-resource settings. The World Health Organization (WHO) has defined primary end-point radiological pneumonia for use in epidemiological and vaccine studies. However, radiography requires expertise and is often inaccessible. We hypothesized that plasma biomarkers of inflammation and endothelial(More)
PURPOSE To develop a scan protocol for dental-CT which guarantees good image quality at the lowest possible radiation dose. METHODS In an experimental investigation Dental-CT (HSA, GE, Milwaukee, USA) of the mandible of two human skeletons positioned in a water tank were performed in order to define the most advantageous scan protocol. Tube currents(More)