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Comparing placentas from normal and abnormal pregnancies

Heazell, Alexander and Cotter, SL and Gallimore, L. and Greenhalgh, David and Kennedy, S. and Klika, V. and Kritz, M. and Nelson, P. and Preedy, Katharine and Pu, I. and Stechi, A. and Siggers, J. and Whittaker, R. (2010) Comparing placentas from normal and abnormal pregnancies. Mathematics in Medicine.

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    This report describes work carried out at a Mathematics-in-Medicine Study Group. It is believed that placenta shape villous network characteristics are strongly linked to the placenta’s efficiency, and hence to pregnancy outcome. We were asked to consider mathematical ways to describe the shape and other characteristics of a placenta, as well as forming mathematical models for placenta development. In this report we propose a number of possible measure of placental shape, form, and efficiency, which can be computed from images already obtained. We also consider various models for the early development of placentas and the growth of the villous tree.

    Item type: Other
    ID code: 31235
    Notes: This is a report of a subgroup of the Tenth Mathematics-in Medicine Study Group, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow September 2010
    Keywords: placenta, normal pregnancy, abnormal pregnancy, comparison of placentas , macroscopic and microscopic differences, data, Medicine, Probabilities. Mathematical statistics, Mathematics
    Subjects: Medicine
    Science > Mathematics > Probabilities. Mathematical statistics
    Science > Mathematics
    Department: Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Statistics
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    Depositing user: Pure Administrator
    Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2011 16:40
    Last modified: 20 Jul 2013 06:32

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