Chin Kiong Ng

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OBJECTIVE Animal studies have suggested that early stress is associated with alterations in the hippocampus, a brain area that plays a critical role in learning and memory. The purpose of this study was to measure both hippocampal structure and function in women with and without early childhood sexual abuse and the diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder(More)
BACKGROUND We have previously reported an increase in symptoms of anxiety in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following administration of the beta 2-antagonist yohimbine, which stimulates brain norepinephrine release. Preclinical studies show decreased metabolism in the neocortex and the caudate nucleus with high-dose yohimbine-induced(More)
BACKGROUND Short-term depletion of plasma tryptophan has been shown to result in depressive relapse in patients with remission of major depression. Positron emission tomography and single photon emission computed tomography studies implicated the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, orbitofrontal cortex, thalamus, and caudate nucleus in the pathogenesis of(More)
CONTEXT We previously used positron emission tomography (PET) measurement of brain metabolism with 18fluorodeoxyglucose to show that patients receiving selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) who have a tryptophan depletion-induced return of depressive symptoms have an acute decrease in metabolism in orbitofrontal cortex, dorsolateral prefrontal(More)
UNLABELLED This study was performed to evaluate the effect of insulin on myocardial kinetics of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) and glucose in patients with ischemic heart disease. METHODS Twelve male patients (age range 54-79 yr; mean age 69 +/- 8 yr) were studied during the fasting awake state. Patients with diabetes and previous myocardial infarction of(More)
UNLABELLED [18F]altanserin has been used to label serotonin 5-HT2A receptors, which are believed to be important in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia and depression. The purpose of this study was to test the feasibility of a constant infusion paradigm for equilibrium modeling of [18F]altanserin with PET. Kinetic modeling with [18F]altanserin may be(More)
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is widely used for remote network resource management due to its simplicity and distributed management capabilities. However, the increased use of SNMP to manage and control network resources such as routers and servers also introduces security risks whereby unauthorized users can retrieve information or modify the(More)
Technetium-99m methoxyisobutyl isonitrile (technetium-99m sestamibi [MIBI]) is distributed in the myocardium according to blood flow. Reports comparing stress rest sestamibi protocols with reinjection thallium or resting fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG), or both, in patients with coronary artery disease have shown appreciable discordance regarding myocardial(More)
The accuracy of technetium-99m (Tc-99m) sestamibi single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) for the assessment of myocardial viability in patients with coronary artery disease and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction is not defined completely. This study determines whether the performance of Tc-99m sestamibi SPECT for viability detection differs(More)
Intracerebroventricular (ICV) administration of ouabain to young adult rats has been suggested to model human bipolar mania. In the human condition, mania and bipolar depression are both associated with reductions in frontal cerebral metabolism. We utilized [(18)F]-fluorodeoxyglucose [(18)FDG] positron emission tomography (PET) to visualize glucose uptake(More)