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The rapid growth of image archives increases the need for efficient and fast tools that can retrieve and search through a large amount of visual data. In this paper, we propose an efficient method of extracting the image color content, which serves as an image digital signature, allowing us to efficiently index and retrieve the content of large,(More)
Thrombocytopenia in small for gestational age (SGA) newborns may be due to placental vascular pathology, fetal consumptive coagulopathy and platelet destruction, local imbalance of thromboxane A2 causing placental vasoconstriction and platelet aggregation. Thrombopoiesis in SGA newborns is poorly recognized. In 61 SGA newborns we evaluated(More)
Calcification of vessels reduces their elasticity, affecting hemodynamic parameters of the cardiovascular system. The development of arterial hypertension, cardiac hypertrophy, ischemic heart disease or peripheral arterial disease significantly increases mortality in patients over 60 years of age. Stage of advancement and the extent of accumulation of(More)
UNLABELLED AIM OF THIS PAPER: To present the opinions of doctors and nurses on the limitations of resuscitation and treatment of extremely premature newborns. MATERIAL AND METHODS Anonymous questionnaire studies were carried out in 342 doctors and 1194 nurses from 6 provinces of Poland. The authors compared the answers of doctors and nurses as well as the(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of the study was to diagnose the quality of life (QoL) of children brought up in children's homes, to compare findings with results for peers living in complete families. MATERIAL AND METHODS In the Stage I was to determine the usefulness of tools for QoL evaluation in a group of 120 children from children's homes in the Podlaskie(More)
Endothelium is more and more likely to be considered as the biggest endocrine gland of human body. According to number, mass, surface of endothelial cells in adolescent, ability of synthesis and release of substances with multidirectional biological functions, endothelium should be treated as integral organ. Endothelial cells form barrier between blood and(More)