BACKGROUND Association between preoperative perfusion pattern and reperfusion after carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is an important yet unexplored topic. Therefore, the aim of our study was to determine whether 99mTc-ECD single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) performed before carotid endarterectomy in patients with internal carotid artery (ICA)… (More)
BACKGROUND In the recent literature there is no consensus regarding the relationships between crossed cerebellar diaschisis (CCD) with the primary lesion size, severity or location. Thus, the aim of the present study was to investigate relationship between the size and severity of cerebral lesions and CCD in patients with chronic stroke, using voxel-based… (More)
A Committee of the American Thyroid Association (ATA) recently completed an up to date revision of Guidelines for the Management of Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer . The publication is voluminous with some 100 different recommendations, each of which is supported by summaries of the evidence available in the literature. This lecture… (More)
BACKGROUND Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) is a transient cardiomyopathy of unknown origin, clinically manifesting as acute coronary syndrome (ACS). This syndrome mainly occurs in postmenopausal women and has a temporary relationship with emotional or physical stress. CASE REPORT TTS occurred in 46-year-old female patient on the first day after renal… (More)
Radiosynoviorthesis is used for the local treatment of recurrent joint effusions and leads to synovium necrosis after radionuclide administration. This procedure provides opportunity to full recovery of normal synovium function after local corticosteroids and systemic modifying drugs failure.