Eva Alina Wegner

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Limited information is available on the use of positron emission tomography (PET) in paediatric oncology. The aim of this study was to review the impact of PET on the management of paediatric patients scanned over a 10-year period. One hundred and sixty-five consecutive oncology patients aged 11 months to 17 years were included. Two hundred and thirty-seven(More)
It is estimated that in excess of one million positron emission tomography (PET) scans are performed each year and PET can now truly be regarded as a routine imaging procedure in clinical management. Many potential pitfalls and artifacts have previously been described with (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose PET imaging, but more continue to become apparent as(More)
Positron emission tomography (PET) is a minimally invasive technique which has been well validated for the diagnosis, staging, monitoring of response to therapy, and disease surveillance of adult oncology patients. Traditionally the value of PET and PET/computed tomography (CT) hybrid imaging has been less clearly defined for paediatric oncology. However(More)
On the basis of limited experimental and clinical studies, increased activity of the vasodilatory nitric oxide-cyclic guanosine monophosphate pathway is considered to play a key role in the pathogenesis of hepatopulmonary syndrome. We report a 46-year-old woman with Child-Pugh class C cirrhosis and progressive dyspnoea for 12 months. Investigations revealed(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine on a state by state, province by province basis what diagnostic and treatment procedures are allowed by statute in the various practice acts. DESIGN A survey administered by mail. SUBJECTS All state and provincial licensing boards. RESULTS The response rate to the survey was 90%. More than 50% of the responding licensing boards(More)
The neurocristopathy syndrome occurs because of a germline mutation of the paired-like homeobox 2b (PHOX2B) gene at 4p12, a neurogenesis regulator gene. The result is abnormal neural crest cell development resulting in congenital central hypoventilation syndrome, Hirschsprung disease, and neuroblastoma (NB), which is often multifocal and disseminated in its(More)
Two studies demonstrated that moods, in interaction with motivational goals, can influence counterfactual thinking (mental simulations of 'what might have been'). This was shown for performances on laboratory tasks (Study 1) and for real-life course exams (Study 2). In Study 1, with enjoyment goals, participants in good moods generated the greatest number(More)
Delirium is a common, serious, yet poorly understood syndrome. Growing evidence suggests cerebral metabolism is fundamentally disturbed; however, it has not been investigated using 2-18F-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) in delirium. This prospective study thus explored FDG PET patterns of cerebral glucose metabolism in older(More)