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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)
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)
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)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate quantitatively the volume effect of the stomach on the prevention of intestinal artifacts in the rest phase on same-day exercise--rest Tc-99m tetrofosmin myocardial perfusion scintigraphy. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was performed in 81 consecutive patients (43 men, 38 women; mean age, 57 +/- 9 years)(More)
We investigated whether brain SPECT findings show any differences between patients with mild and moderate Alzheimer's disease (AD) and to compare results with event related potentials (ERPs). Twenty-two patients with mild to moderate AD diagnosed according to NINCDS-ADRDA criteria and 10 age-matched control subjects were included in this prospective study.(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)
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)
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)