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consolidation

 [kon-sol″ĭ-da´shun]
1. solidification; the process of becoming solidified or the condition of being solid; said especially of the lung as it fills with exudate in pneumonia.
2. the combination of parts into a whole.

con·sol·i·da·tion

(kon-sol'i-dā'shŭn),
Solidification into a firm dense mass; applied especially to inflammatory induration of a normally aerated lung due to the presence of cellular exudate in the pulmonary alveoli as commonly seen in pneumonia.
[L. consolido, to make thick, condense, fr. solidus, solid]

consolidation

Imaging An ↑ in radiologic density of an air-filled space, due to accumulation of fluid and WBCs, as occurs in the lungs in acute pneumonia. See Hepatization.

con·sol·i·da·tion

(kŏn-sol'i-dā'shŭn)
Solidification into a firm dense mass; applied especially to inflammatory induration of a normally aerated lung due to the presence of cellular exudate in the pulmonary alveoli.
[L. consolido, to make thick, condense, fr. solidus, solid]

consolidation

1. Becoming, or having become, solid, especially in the case of lung tissue affected by LOBAR PNEUMONIA.
2. The conversion of short-term into long-term memory.

Consolidation

A condition in which lung tissue becomes firm and solid rather than elastic and air-filled because it has accumulated fluids and tissue debris.
Mentioned in: Pneumonia
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Our case suggests that salvage or consolidative radiotherapy combined with LND and perioperative chemotherapies may have clinical benefits in selected cases of advanced UUT-UC with LN metastasis.
From Figure 13, it is observed that, with the introduction of coarser soil in the adjacent areas of consolidative soil, the coefficients of consolidation values increase due to increase of rate of extraction of pore water.
Caption: Figure 1: (a) An axial high-resolution chest CT scan showed extensive bronchovascular bundle and septal thickening and a consolidative mass in the upper lobe of the right lung; these findings are consistent with the lymphangitic spread of the tumor.
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Doxorubicin is a common thread in the treatment of patients who either achieved long-term survival or had response to a standard consolidative radiotherapy dose of 30 Gy when delivered by external beam to the whole abdomen and pelvis [57, 58].
Computed tomographic scan of the chest can reveal ground glass or consolidative opacities diffusely and bilaterally.
Widely accepted standard therapy for high-risk NB includes 5 to 7 cycles of intensive cytotoxic chemotherapy, surgery, consolidative autologous stem cell transplantation (SCT), radiation therapy, and maintenance immunotherapy with anti-GD2 antibodies [1].
The characteristic imaging findings of ELP on high resolution CT chest (HRCT) can be summarized into three major categories: (1) alveolar filling (ground glass pattern) with or without crazy paving, often with subpleural sparing, (2) consolidative pulmonary lesion with spontaneous angiogram sign on unenhanced HRCT (pulmonary vessels may spontaneously be visible within the areas of parenchymal filling without IV contrast), and (3) low-density pulmonary consolidation (-30 to -150 Hounsfield units) in a bronchocentric distribution [16-18].
(12) Leaving aside APL--which as previously discussed has a very different treatment from other AML subtypes--after standard induction chemotherapy, favorable-risk CBF AML would be treated with consolidative chemotherapy at the first complete remission.
Rituximab versus observation after high-dose consolidative first-line chemotherapy with autologous stem-cell transplantation in patients with poor-risk diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
Consolidative radiation therapy was used in 15(16%) patients; 7(46.66%) in R-CHOP group and8(53.33%) in the CHOP group.