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The aim of this study is to investigate the value of Tc-99m tetrofosmin (Tc-99m-TF) in conjunction with conventional Tc-99m-pertechnetate (Tc-99m-P) scintigraphy in the differentiation of malignant nodules from benign thyroid nodules. Forty-two patients [(32 females, 10 males; mean age 41 +/- 13 years; twenty-two multinodular goiter (MNG) patients with 58(More)
OBJECTIVES To analysis bone mineral density (BMD) and bone turnover markers in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM1) and to establish possible correlations with duration of the disease and degree of metabolic control. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifty-eight (26 prepubertal, 32 pubertal) children (29 boys) with DM1 (age: 11.7 +/- 3.1 years)(More)
We present a patient diagnosed with Shapiro syndrome without corpus callosum agenesis. A 4-year-old-girl was admitted to the hospital with complaints of sweating, cooling, and drowsiness that continued during the last week of her admission. Attacks occurred almost daily, and lasted for about 1 hour. All laboratory findings, as well as Holter and(More)
Various imaging studies can be performed in the evaluation of patients with a clinical presentation equivocal for acute appendicitis. One of these studies is technetium-99m hexamethylpropylene amine oxime (HMPAO) labelled white blood cell (WBC) scintigraphy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy and clinical value of 99mTc-HMPAO WBC(More)
1. Hypertension and renal failure are the two most common and severe complications due to cyclosporine A (CsA) therapy after transplantation. To determine whether an in vivo treatment with pentoxifylline (PTX) can prevent the toxic effects of CsA, three groups of rats were studied. 2. The first group of rats (n = 11) received daily injections of CsA (15(More)
BACKGROUND Thyroid carcinoma in childhood and adolescence is uncommon and because of the slow progression of disease the standard treatment is controversial. The aim of this study was to perform a retrospective analysis of treatment results for differentiated thyroid carcinoma in this age group treated in our clinic. MATERIALS AND METHODS From August 1988(More)
A 30-year-old woman underwent two operations for multinodular goiter and follicular thyroid carcinoma. The residual thyroid tissue was ablated by I-131 therapy. After 7 years of follow-up, Tc-99m MIBI and I-131 scintigraphy were performed, because her serum thyroglobulin level was much higher compared with the control analysis performed in the sixth year.(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the role of technetium-99m methoxyisobutyl isonitrile (99mTc-MIBI) scintigraphy in the evaluation of recurrence and metastases in breast cancer patients with mastectomy and/or radiotherapy. A prospective study was designed to assess the accuracy of 99mTc-MIBI scintigraphy in 36 patients (mean age 49 years) with(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of a standardized meal on intestinal activity in technetium 99m tetrofosmin myocardial perfusion scintigraphy. METHODS AND RESULTS The study population consisted of 60 patients (42 men and 18 women; mean age, 56 +/- 8 years) referred for myocardial perfusion imaging. All patients underwent(More)