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The aim of this study was to compare integrated PET/CT and PET/MRI for their usefulness in detecting and categorizing cervical iodine-positive lesions in patients with differentiated thyroid cancer using 124I as tracer. The study group comprised 65 patients at high risk of iodine-positive metastasis who underwent PET/CT (low-dose CT scan, PET acquisition(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS In patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), temporary electrical stimulation of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) increases LES pressure without interference with LES relaxation. The aim of the current study was to investigate the safety and efficacy of long term LES electrical stimulation therapy (LES-EST), using a(More)
Electrical stimulation of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) has been shown to improve outcomes in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) at 2 years. The aim of the study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of LES stimulation in the same cohort at 3 years. GERD patients with partial response to PPI, with % 24-h esophageal pH < 4.0 for >5(More)
We presented 21 patients with fixed drug eruptions. All of them had positive provocation tests, showing the usefulness of this test for diagnosis. The lesions appeared on the skin or mucous membranes within 20 min. to 10 hours, after an oral provocation test with a sub-therapeutic dose. In those cases where we performed the basophil degranulation test, they(More)
PURPOSE To assess the significance of sclerotic-appearing cricoid and arytenoid cartilage with computed tomography (CT) in patients with laryngeal carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS CT scans obtained in 75 patients with laryngeal carcinoma were prospectively studied; laryngeal CT studies obtained in 50 patients without laryngeal carcinoma were(More)
We report the correlation between blood eosinophilia obtained by chamber count, percent in peripheral blood and the resulting value of this percent by the total number of leukocytes, together with the nasal and sputum eosinophilia and basophils in blood, in 57 asthmatic patients. Seventeen of them were on treatment with systemic steroids. We found blood(More)
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