Daniele di Biagio

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AIM The aim of our study was to investigate the relationship between myocardial sympathetic degeneration and nigrostriatal impairment in patients affected by Parkinson's disease (PD) by means of (123)I-metaiodobenzylguanidine ((123)I MIBG) scintigraphy and N-(3-fluoropropyl)-2β-carbomethoxy-3β-(4-[(123)I]iodophenyl)nortropane ((123)I FP-CIT) scintigraphy.(More)
AIM The aim of the study was to investigate the relationships between cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) levels of t-Tau, p-Tau and amyloid-β (Aβ₁₋₄₂) amyloid peptide and fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (¹⁸F-FDG) brain distribution in a group of patients with Alzheimer's disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study included 81 newly diagnosed Alzheimer's disease(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate brain glucose metabolism in patients with Hodgkin disease (HD) after diagnosis and during chemotherapy treatment. Following the administration of first-line doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine and dacarbazine (ABVD) chemotherapy, 74 HD patients underwent 18F-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (18F-FDG) positron emission(More)
AIM To investigate the diagnostic performance of early acquisition compared to late imaging for the detection of local recurrence of prostate cancer by means of ¹⁸F-FCH PET/CT. MATERIALS AND METHODS 99 patients with radical prostatectomy (mean PSA 3.9 ± 5.03) were subjected to early dynamic PET/CT acquisition of the pelvis and a whole body PET/CT in the(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlation between the clinical motor phenotypes of Parkinson's disease (PD) and ¹²³I-MIBG myocardial uptake. In total, 53 patients with PD [31 males and 22 females, mean age 62±10 years; 19 Hoehn & Yahr (H&Y) stage 1, 9 stage 1.5, 15 stage 2 and 10 at stage 3] were examined and subdivided into different clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Heart failure (HF) patients can benefit from management programmes that include education, discharge planning and structured follow-up. Therefore, it is important to evaluate the improvement of self-care as a result of these interventions. The European Heart Failure Self-care Behaviour Scale (EHFScBS) was developed as a reliable and valid(More)
RATIONALE The aim of our study was to investigate the myocardial perfusion deficit in rest images as compared to stress images in myocardial scintigraphy (MS). OBJECTIVES The aim of this study is to investigate the reverse perfusion (RP) pattern in MS. METHODS AND RESULTS 263 patients were enrolled in the study (72 females and 191 males; mean age 65.7 ±(More)
The aim of the present retrospective study was to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in assessing the recurrence of colorectal cancer (CRC) with regard to carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9). 18F-FDG PET/CT was performed in 100(More)
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