David A Pattison

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Bulky disease is an adverse prognostic factor for 177Lu-DOTA-octreotate (177Lu-DOTATATE) peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT). 90Y-DOTA-octreotate (90Y-DOTATATE) has theoretical advantages in this setting but may less effectively treat co-existent smaller deposits and have higher toxicity than 177Lu-DOTATATE. The aim of this study was to assess the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the first reported cases of strongyloidiasis in the Solomon Islands, and to establish whether this disease poses a risk to personnel of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI). DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS Retrospective review of the pathology database of the RAMSI Medical Facility in Honiara, Solomon(More)
Two experiments examined the impact of the motivation for cognitive closure on the abstractness of linguistic communications in intergroup contexts. Participants described positive and negative behaviors attributed to either an in-group or an out-group member. Individuals high (vs. low) in need for closure exhibited greater linguistic abstraction when(More)
We demonstrate multiple-peaked switching in a nonlinear-optical loop mirror and present an experimental investigation of device cascading in the soliton regime based on a sequence of two independent nonlinear-optical loop mirrors. Cascading leads to an enhanced switching response with sharper switching edges, flattened peaks, and increased interpeak(More)
This review provides practical guidance for clinicians involved in the management of endocrine malignancies, including endocrinologists, medical oncologists, surgeons and nuclear medicine specialists regarding the indications and use of 2-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose F-18 (FDG) PET/computed tomography (CT), particularly with respect to targeted radionuclide(More)
BACKGROUND Pheochromocytomas (PCC) and paragangliomas (PGL) are neuroendocrine tumours arising from pluripotent neural crest stem cells and are associated with neurons of the autonomic nervous system. PCCs/PGLs are often hereditary and multifocal, and their biologic behaviour and metabolic activity vary making imaging of these tumours challenging. The(More)
BACKGROUND Amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis (AIT) is caused by excessive hormone synthesis and release (AIT I), a destructive thyroiditis (AIT II), or a combination of both (AIT Ind). Although no gold-standard diagnostic test is available, technetium-99m sestamibi thyroid scintigraphy (99mTc-STS) has been previously reported to be an accurate tool for(More)
A 55-year-old male on long-term amiodarone therapy presented with ischaemic chest pain and recurrent unwitnessed syncope. Interrogation of his internal cardiac defibrillator, which had been inserted 4 years earlier, revealed two episodes of ventricular fibrillation, the timing of which corresponded to his syncopal events. Severe spontaneous coronary artery(More)