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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)
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)
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)
AIMS Hybrid imaging provides a non-invasive assessment of coronary anatomy and myocardial perfusion. We sought to evaluate the added clinical value of hybrid imaging in a multi-centre multi-vendor setting. METHODS AND RESULTS Fourteen centres enrolled 252 patients with stable angina and intermediate (20-90%) pre-test likelihood of coronary artery disease(More)
BACKGROUND Human complement factor H-related protein (hCFHrp) is produced by several bladder cancer cell lines and may be useful as a cancer marker. The aim of this study was to compare urinary hCFHrp and cytology for the detection of bladder cancer found by cystoscopy in patients with suggestive signs, symptoms, or preliminary test results. METHODS The(More)
UNLABELLED Scintigraphy with somatostatin analogs is a sensitive method for the staging and therapeutic management of patients with endocrine gastroenteropancreatic (GEP) tumors. The aim of this study was to compare prospectively somatostatin receptor scintigraphy (SRS) using 111n-pentetreotide with bone scintigraphy using 99mTc-hydroxymethylene(More)