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The functional value of TurboFLASH MR imaging in the assessment of dynamic contrast enhancement and renal perfusion anomalies was evaluated in seven patients, who also underwent renal scintigraphy in baseline conditions. The basal renograms obtained from MAG-3 scintigraphy (mercapto acetyl triglycine, MAG3-S) and from Gd-DOTA-enhanced turboFLASH MRI were(More)
This proposal for standardization of (123)I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (iobenguane, MIBG) cardiac sympathetic imaging includes recommendations for patient information and preparation, radiopharmaceutical, injected activities and dosimetry, image acquisition, quality control, reconstruction methods, attenuation, scatter and collimator response compensation,(More)
BACKGROUND The choice of imaging techniques in patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD) varies between countries, regions, and hospitals. This prospective, multicenter, comparative effectiveness study was designed to assess the relative accuracy of commonly used imaging techniques for identifying patients with significant CAD. METHODS AND(More)
UNLABELLED Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) is a major prognostic factor in coronary artery disease and may be computed by 99mTc-methoxyisobutyl isonitrile (MIBI) gated SPECT. However, 201Tl remains widely used for assessing myocardial perfusion and viability. Therefore, we evaluated the feasibility and accuracy of both 99mTc-MIBI and 201Tl gated(More)
Familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) is a rare and severe hereditary form of amyloidosis, due to nervous deposits of a genetic variant transthyretin produced by the liver and characterized by both sensorimotor and autonomic neuropathy. Left ventricular systolic dysfunction is rare, but conduction disturbances and sudden deaths can occur. The neurological(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate whether PEEP affects intrapulmonary alveolar edema liquid movement and alveolar permeability to proteins during high volume ventilation. DESIGN AND SETTING Experimental study in an animal research laboratory. SUBJECTS 46 male Wistar rats. INTERVENTIONS A (99m)Tc-labeled albumin solution was instilled in a distal airway to(More)
Liver metastases are common in gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors and significantly impair survival. Hepatic resection is the only potential curative treatment. The records of 41 consecutive patients undergoing exhaustive resection of liver-only endocrine metastases and followed between 1992 and 2006 were reviewed. Patient's outcome and diagnostic(More)
BACKGROUND Non-invasive detection of coronary artery disease in dialysis patients, a major cause of mortality, often remains difficult. The aim of the study was to test the diagnostic and prognostic accuracies of combined dipyridamole-exercise thallium imaging in dialysis patients. METHODS Dipyridamole-exercise thallium imaging and coronary angiography(More)
The activity of LY333328 against Enterococcus faecalis JH2-2, which is susceptible to glycopeptides, and against its transconjugants E. faecalis BM4281 and BM4316, with VanB and VanA phenotypes, respectively, was investigated. LY333328 was active in vitro against the three strains, for which MICs were 2 microg/ml on agar and 0.25 microg/ml in broth.(More)
UNLABELLED Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is characterized by an uncontrolled accumulation and activation of lung fibroblasts. A modulation of fibroblast activation has been observed in various systems with octreotide, a synthetic somatostatin analog with strong affinity for the somatostatin receptor subtype 2 (sst2). One aim of our study was to(More)