Chung-Huei Hsu

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FDG PET is well recognized for its utility in cancer workup. Nonetheless, the differentiation between malignant and benign pulmonary lesions by FDG PET is challenging. The authors report three proved cases of pulmonary tuberculosis in acute active and open stages. The activities and extents of infection were demonstrable in FDG PET, which could not be(More)
Large-scale epidemiological cohort studies performed in the United States indicate that breast cancer risk is associated with active and passive smoking. As of yet, however, there is no direct evidence of antitumor effects by agents that block the effect of tobacco compound nicotine (Nic) on relevant nicotinic receptors (nAChR) involved in breast(More)
AIMS To determine the effect of an oral dose of sitagliptin on the secretion of ghrelin and gastrin hormones. METHODS Ten healthy volunteers were recruited in this study. A baseline blood sample was drawn before oral dosing with a 100-mg tablet of sitagliptin. Two blood samples were obtained 0.5 and 1 h after dosing. Three additional postprandial blood(More)
UNLABELLED Focally increased (18)F-FDG uptake in the lateral pharyngeal recess (LPR) of the nasopharynx due to a benign or malignant lesion is not an uncommon finding on PET images. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether, on PET/CT images, (18)F-FDG uptake occurs with characteristic patterns and intensities in various regions of Waldeyer's ring that(More)
The cellular apoptosis susceptibility (CSE1L/CAS) protein is highly expressed in cancer, and its expression is positively correlated with high cancer stage, high cancer grade, and worse outcomes of patients. CSE1L (or CAS) regulates chemotherapeutic drug-induced cancer cell apoptosis and may play important roles in mediating the cytotoxicities of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) is a relatively new modality in the follow-up of patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) who have undergone total thyroidectomy and postoperative radioiodine therapy. The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic value of FDG-PET, comparing it with 131I(More)
AIM To evaluate the significance of bilateral fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake in the thyroid glands. METHODS Bilateral thyroid FDG uptake, defined as visualization of thyroid glands, was found in 66 (3.4%) of 1925 subjects who underwent our FDG PET cancer-screening program. Additionally, 16 of the 41 patients with Graves' disease and hyperthyroidism(More)
We report a patient with a solitary spinal neurofibroma in the posterior mediastinum interpreted as a metastatic tumor. A 46-year-old female with rectal cancer who had undergone operation and subsequent adjuvant chemotherapy two years previously was referred to our department for a follow-up whole body FDG-PET study. PET scan revealed a mass with increased(More)