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PURPOSE To determine the optimal cutoff level of fluorine-18-labeled fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake in the differentiation of low-grade from high-grade cerebral tumors at position emission tomography (PET). MATERIALS AND METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed images from PET, magnetic resonance imaging, and computed tomography performed in 58(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to develop a dual-isotope single-acquisition single-photon emission computed tomographic (SPECT) protocol using a multihead SPECT camera equipped with an ultra-high energy collimator to evaluate rest metabolism/stress perfusion simultaneously with fluorine-18 (F-18) deoxyglucose/technetium-99m (Tc-99m)(More)
There is a controversy regarding whether dental treatment before chemotherapy protocols, including hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), is helpful to prevent infections during the consequent immunosuppression. The aim of this study was to develop a decision analysis framework that would test the effect of dental treatment prior to chemotherapy on(More)
PURPOSE Based on in vivo evidence of radioprotection of the salivary glands using WR-2721, a pilot study was undertaken to determine the feasibility, toxicity, and salivary function of patients receiving WR-2721, while undergoing radiation therapy to the head and neck. METHODS AND MATERIALS Patients undergoing radiation therapy for cancer of the head and(More)
The second in a series of perspectives from the ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation in Dental Education (CCI), this article presents the CCI's view of the dental education environment necessary for effective change. The article states that the CCI's purpose is related to leading and building consensus in the dental community to foster a continuous(More)
The present study was undertaken to evaluate the effect of a twice-daily topical application of a 0.05% NaF mouthrinse on de- and remineralization in the oral cavities of subjects suffering from radiation-induced hyposalivation. Six subjects each wore a bonded intra-oral appliance containing a sound and a demineralized human enamel slab for four weeks.(More)
Transthoracic echocardiographic studies have shown that color Doppler mapping of the aortic regurgitation (AR) jet correlated well with the severity of regurgitation as assessed by contrast aortography. The present study was performed to assess whether these parameters could be similarly applied to measurements determined by transesophageal(More)
Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) allows an unobscured view of the left atrium for the assessment of mitral regurgitation (MR). However, criteria for assessing MR by TEE have not been carefully validated. In order to determine and validate criteria for the assessment of MR severity, 65 clinically stable patients with a TEE color Doppler study and(More)
This study was designed to evaluate a system to quantitate vascularity and tumor blood flow with amplitude (power) color Doppler sonography. The vascularity of nine transplanted murine tumors was determined with quantitated amplitude color Doppler sonography and compared to tumor vascularity estimated by histologic examination. The system used seemed to(More)
Dental caries is one of the most significant health problems facing older adults. More than half of the elderly who are dentate are affected with either coronal or root caries, and caries is the primary cause of tooth loss in this population. New materials and techniques are emerging to help with geriatric preventive and restorative needs, but ongoing(More)