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IMF

International Monetary Fund

An international organization that seeks to maintain stability in the global economy. It does this primarily by monitoring the balance of payments for different countries and implementing restructuring agreements with countries in need of help. It was established by Bretton Woods in 1944. See also: Special Drawing Rights, World Bank System.

IMF

International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The IMF was set up as a result of the United Nations Bretton Woods Agreement of 1944 to help stabilize world currencies, lower trade barriers, and help developing nations pay off debt.

The IMF's activities are funded by developed nations and are sometimes the subject of intense criticism, either by the nations the IMF is designed to help, the nations footing the bill, or both.

IMF

see INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND.

IMF

see INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND.
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Nordstrom, "Development of the inframammary fold and ptosis in breast reconstruction with textured tissue expanders," Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, vol.
The mammographer then ensures that the patient's inframammary fold is elevated, and adjusts the height of the C-arm.
(12) A large musculocutaneous perforator (through the pectoralis major muscle) from either the fifth or sixth branch sustains the inferior or central based pedicle and is found just medial to the breast meridian about 2 to 4 cm above the inframammary fold. The medially or superomedially based pedicle is the basis for the Hall-Findlay developed vertical reduction mammaplasty technique (see Figure 7).
Thus, the reconstructed breast may be left with a natural pseudo-ptosis, a well-defined inframammary fold, and enhanced inferior pole projection, which better match the contralateral native breast [58].
However, when the intermammary tissue consists of fibrous septa and glandular tissue rather than fat, excision of the tissue and subdermal suturing through small inframammary incision should be performed to avoid unsightly scars.[sup][2],[3] Midline vertical skin incisions over the sternum with lateral extension into the inframammary folds and various local flaps for repair should be avoided.
Volume, contour, placement of breast mound, and inframammary fold were evaluated with zero to 2 points for each parameter.
Ideal mediolateral oblique positioning should permit the breast to be imaged from high in the axilla down to and including the inframammary fold. The term oblique applies to the plane of breast compression.
One of these, the skin-sparing mastectomy, means that all the breast skin (but not the nipple or areola) and usually the inframammary fold are retained.