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Comparison between iloprost and alprostadil in the treatment of Raynaud's phenomenon
Objective: The prostanoids iloprost and alprostadil are widely used to treat ischaemic changes in patients with Raynaud's phenomenon (RP), but the optimal regimen is poorly defined. We evaluatedExpand
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Validation of a new protocol for 18F-FDG infusion using an automatic combined dispenser and injector system
This study set out to verify and validate the 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) administration procedure performed using Intego™ (MEDRAD, Inc., Warrendale, PA, USA), a combined dispenser and injector system. Expand
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Abnormalities of homocysteine and B vitamins in the nephrotic syndrome.
INTRODUCTION The nephrotic syndrome is associated with heightened risk for arterial and venous thrombosis. Multiple derangements of hemostasis and acquired risk factors such as hyperlipidemia andExpand
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Resveratrol sensitization of DU145 prostate cancer cells to ionizing radiation is associated to ceramide increase.
Radiotherapy is an established therapeutic modality for prostate cancer. Since it is well known that radiotherapy is limited due to its severe toxicity towards normal cells at high dose and minimalExpand
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Homocysteine concentration in primary and systemic sclerosis associated Raynaud's phenomenon.
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) have raised homocysteine (Hcy) plasma levels, thought to be an independent risk factor for vascular disease, and to study theExpand
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Beneficial effects of treatment with transglutaminase inhibitor cystamine on the severity of inflammation in a rat model of inflammatory bowel disease
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) represents a socially and clinically relevant disorder, characterized by intestinal chronic inflammation. Cystamine (CysN) is a multipotent molecule with healthyExpand
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Evaluation of different counting methods for use in radiochemical purity testing procedures for 99mTc-labelled radiopharmaceuticals.
The efficiency and accuracy of different methods for quality control of radiopharmaceutical preparations for diagnostic purpose were studied. The radiochemical purity of (99m)Tc Tetrafosmin, (99m)TcExpand
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Comparative analysis of full-time, half-time, and quarter-time myocardial ECG-gated SPECT quantification in normal-weight and overweight patients
BackgroundThe introduction of a camera-based dose-reduction strategy in myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) clinical setting entails the definition of objective and reproducible criteria forExpand
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Evaluation of renal function in elderly patients: performance of creatinine-based formulae versus the isotopic method using 99mTc-diethylene triamine pentaacetic acid
IntroductionMeasurement of the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is recognized worldwide as the most accurate way of assessing kidney function. The prevalence of impaired renal function increases withExpand
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Truncal fat determined by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry is an independent predictor of coronary artery disease extension
Background Controversy prevails regarding the existence of a correlation between the severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) and the extent and distribution of obesity. Purpose To assess theExpand
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