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BACKGROUND Serum thyroglobulin (Tg) is the marker of differentiated thyroid cancer after initial treatment and TSH stimulation increases its sensitivity for the diagnosis of recurrent disease. AIM The goal of the study is to compare the diagnostic values of seven methods for serum Tg measurement for detecting recurrent disease both during L-T4 treatment(More)
Apathy is the most frequent behavioral symptom in Alzheimer's disease and is also frequently reported in other brain organic disorders occurring in the elderly. Based on the literature, we hypothesized that apathy was related to an anterior cingulate hypofunction. Forty-one subjects were studied. According to ICD 10 diagnostic criteria, 28 patients had(More)
Preclinical studies established [125I]-N-(2-diethylaminoethyl) 4-iodobenzamide (BZA) as a potential radiopharmaceutical in the management of patients with malignant melanoma. External detection of both murine and human melanotic melanomas was possible after intravenous injection of 125I-BZA in tumor-bearing mice. This article reports a Phase II clinical(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The goal of this study was to determine the place and the limit of the arthroscopic management of septic knee arthritis. This procedure is an alternative treatment to needle aspiration and to open arthrotomy drainage. MATERIAL AND METHODS Sixteen adult patients were treated between 1993 and 1997 for pyogenic septic arthritis of the(More)
Thallium-201 reinjection imaging improves myocardial viability detection when compared to standard 3-4-hr redistribution imaging, however, the extent of ischemic but viable myocardium is still underestimated. We tested whether the sensitivity of reinjection imaging could be increased by giving nitrates postexercise to improve blood flow during the(More)
UNLABELLED It has been shown in clinical studies that for subjects with a low likelihood of coronary artery disease (CAD), attenuation correction (AC) improves the specificity of defect detection in the inferior wall (right coronary artery [RCA] region). The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of AC on the visual interpretation of the RCA and(More)
OBJECTIVES Accurate prediction of outcome in acute stroke would help in identifying subgroups of patients for therapeutic trials and intravenous thrombolysis. The purpose of this study was to prospectively test the hypothesis that brain SPECT, with (99m)Tc-L, L-ethylcysteinate dimer (ECD), a tracer sensitive to cell function, performed in the first hours(More)
123I-N-(di-ethylamino-2-ethyl) 4 iodobenzamide (I-BZA) has been put forward by the Clermont-Ferrand INSERM U71 group (France) as a tracer for malignant melanoma. We report on the clinical results obtained in 56 studies performed on 48 patients. Whole body scans along with spot views were obtained after injection of 185 MBq of I-BZA. The scans were read by(More)
Fifteen nondemented subjects with memory complaints underwent serial single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) studies with technetium-99m-d, l-hexamethyl-propylene amine oxime (HMPAO) as tracer. Scans were carried out under a baseline conditions and during the learning phase of the Memory Efficiency Profile (MEP), a combined visual perception and(More)
In order to assess the value of scanning with 99mTc-MIBI before surgery in primary hyperparathyroidism (PHP), we performed this procedure in 30 patients with PHP. MIBI imaging findings were: 24 true positive results, three false positive, three false negative (sensitivity: 89%). The 24 true positive results comprised 21 solitary adenomas (one of which was(More)
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