Edward Stewart Garnett

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The neurotransmitter dopamine has biological attributes that make it amenable to study by positron emission tomography, unlike many of the 40 or so neurotransmitters that have been identified in the brain. Dopamine deficiency in the nigrostriatal system is a characteristic of Parkinson's disease, and a disturbance of dopamine metabolism is still widely held(More)
A number of studies of chronically ill, medicated patients have found that the clinical symptoms of schizophrenia segregate into three syndromes which can be labelled poverty, disorganization, and reality distortion. It has been previously found that each of these syndromes is associated with a specific pattern of perfusion (rCBF) in paralimbic and(More)
This study examines whether the duration of treatment with antipsychotic drugs influences the regional distribution of cerebral [18F]2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose utilization as measured by positron emission tomography. Two groups of schizophrenic patients are compared with normal volunteers (n = 10). One group (n = 5) consisted of patients treated for one(More)
Frontal and parietal lobe metabolism was measured by [18F] fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in 8 never-medicated DSM-III schizophrenic patients and in 10 control subjects. Patients were in a psychotic episode at the time of this scan. Seven of eight had been ill less than 2 years and had only mild neurocognitive impairment. Frontal lobe(More)
L-[18F] fluorodopa was administered in trace amounts intravenously to healthy control subjects and to patients with Parkinson's disease. Striatal uptake of radioactivity was measured using positron emission tomography. The capacity of the striatum to retain tracer was severely impaired in patients compared to controls. This may reflect a reduction of(More)
A progressive disorder of relatively focal but asymmetric biposterior dysfunction is described in a 54 year old right handed male. Initial clinical features included letter-by-letter alexia, visual anomia, acalculia, mild agraphia, constructional apraxia, and visuospatial compromise. Serial testing demonstrated relentless deterioration with additional(More)
Regions of the brain involved in language and attention were studied using [18F]-fluorodeoxy-glucose in PET. In nine chronic DSM-III schizophrenic patients who had persistent auditory hallucinations, ten who had recovered from hallucinations and ten normal controls. In none of the regions examined was metabolic activity significantly different in(More)
OBJECTIVE This study asks whether auditory hallucinations are reflected in a distinctive metabolic map of the brain. METHOD Regional brain metabolism was measured by positron emission tomography with [18F]-fluorodeoxyglucose in 12 DSM-III schizophrenic patients who experienced auditory hallucinations during glucose uptake and 10 who did not. All patients(More)
[18F]6-fluoro-L-dopa and positron emission tomography has been used to study intracerebral dopamine distribution in five control subjects and six patients with hemiparkinsonism. In the control subjects striatal, frontal and cingulate accumulations were clearly seen. In addition 18F concentrated in the region of the insula and the parietal lobe. In the(More)
18F fluorodeoxyglucose (18FDG) and positron tomography (PT) were used in 20 full term babies with seizures or hypotonia to describe regional cerebral glucose metabolism. Among babies with seizures, birth asphyxia was the most common cause. PT was performed at age 6-17 days. One hour before PT, 18FDG (50-100 microCi/kg) was injected intravenously. Ten or(More)