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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Low level of thyroid hormone is a strong independent risk factor for white matter (WM) injury, a major cause of cerebral palsy, in preterm infants. Thyroxin upregulates brain-derived neurotrophic factor during development. We hypothesized that thyroxin protected against preoligodendrocyte apoptosis and WM injury in the immature brain(More)
We present an unusual case of breast cancer with increased FDG uptake 4 months after chemotherapy. A PET-CT scan displayed results that mimicked multiple lymph node metastases in the right axilla, the mediastinum, and the bilateral pulmonary hilar regions. However, the increased FDG uptake disappeared 17 months later without any additional medical(More)
Liver fibrosis is an over-accumulation of extra-cellular matrix (ECM) and the hepatic stellate cell (Ito cell) play a central role in the pathogenesis of liver fibrosis. There are a lot of growth factors and cytokines involved in the activation of hepatic stellate cell, including of transforming growth factor (TGF-alpha, TGF-beta1), platelet-derived growth(More)
BACKGROUND Serum tissue polypeptide specific antigen (TPS) is a useful cell proliferation marker in diagnosing and monitoring patients with a variety of malignancies. The objective of this study was to determine the usefulness of serum TPS as a noninvasive prognostic factor for early recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after patients undergo(More)
A 44-year-old woman suffered from epigastralgia for 1 month. An abdominal sonography revealed a space-occupying lesion, about 6 cm, in the spleen. Contrast-enhanced CT revealed enhanced splenic lesions. The PET/CT showed FDG-avid multiple splenic nodules with a "prunes on bread" appearance in the maximum-intensity-projection image (MIP image). In sectional(More)
[Iodine-131]6-beta-iodomethylnorcholesterol (NP-59) visualization of adrenocortical carcinoma is unusual. We describe a 17-year-old female with virilization and elevated plasma testosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) and aldosterone. Magnetic resonance imaging disclosed a 9-cm right adrenal mass. NP-59 adrenal scanning displayed unilateral(More)
Despite radiotherapy and chemotherapy, chylous ascites occur frequently in patients with ovarian cancer. We report a case of ovarian cancer with massive chylous ascites and describe the use of lymphoscintigraphy to demonstrate pelvic lymph nodes and lymphoid fluid leakage to the pelvic floor.
OBJECTIVE To design an effective, efficient, and affordable radiation surveillance system to screen every emergency department (ED) visitor before they enter the ED. METHODS We chose fluoro-2-deoxyglucose as the source of γ-rays. We collected all available radiation dosimeters in the hospital, designed four modules of measurement, and estimated the(More)