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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Polyglandular autoimmune syndrome (PAS), is characterized by the coexistence of several autoimmune diseases, affecting predominantly the endocrine glands. The juvenile form (PAS type I) is distinguished from the adult type II in which autoimmune thyroiditis, adrenal cortical insufficiency and diabetes mellitus type I predominate.(More)
In antibody-directed enzyme-prodrug therapy (ADEPT), an antibody-bound enzyme localizes to tumor tissue, where it selectively converts a subsequently administered non-toxic prodrug into a cytotoxic drug. A33scFv::CDy is a bifunctional fusion construct comprising a single chain antibody against the gpA33 antigen and the prodrug-converting enzyme cytosine(More)
Alteration of the distribution pattern and composition of glycosaminoglycans (GAG) and proteoglycans may play an important role in the development of autoimmune diseases. Recent experiments indicate that anti-DNA antibodies cross-reacting with hyaluronic acid, heparan sulphate and chondroitin sulphate are present in patients with systemic lupus(More)
PURPOSE For the internal radiotherapy of neuroendocrine tumours, the somatostatin analogue DOTATOC labelled with 90Y is frequently used [90Y-DOTA-Phe1-Tyr3)-octreotide (SMT487-OctreoTher)]. Radiation exposure to the kidneys is critical in this therapy as it may result in renal failure. The aim of this study was to compare cumulative organ and tumour doses(More)
Orbital accumulation of hydrophilic, interstitial glycosaminoglycans (GAG) and subsequent expansion of retrobulbar tissue lead to the clinical manifestation of exophthalmos in patients with thyroid eye disease (TED). In order to analyze whether the alteration of distribution pattern and biochemical composition of GAG and proteoglycans play a role in the(More)
1. Orbital accumulation of hydrophilic, interstitial glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and subsequent expansion of retrobulbar tissue lead to the clinical manifestation of exophthalmos in patients with Graves' eye disease. 2. A highly specific method to determine the concentration and biochemical composition of different GAGs was developed in order to obtain a(More)
Multimodality scanners that allow the acquisition of both functional and structural image sets on a single system have recently become available for animal research use. Although the resultant registered functional/structural image sets can greatly enhance the interpretability of the functional data, the cost of multimodality systems can be prohibitive, and(More)
Quantitative imaging with the positron emitter (86)Y is the method of choice to determine the uptake and dosimetry of (90)Y-labelled radiopharmaceuticals. To examine the quantitative accuracy of positron emission tomography findings with (86)Y, this non-pure positron emitter was evaluated in a cylindrical phantom with rods of Teflon, water and air and(More)
It is a major challenge to preoperatively identify patients who will profit from surgery of advanced oral cancer. In multimodality therapy, response to neoadjuvant radiation correlates to treatment success. Hence, for preoperative decisions, assessment of treatment response is required. Therefore, we analysed the prognostic significance of glucose(More)
The somatostatin analogue (90)Y-DOTATOC (yttrium-90 DOTA- D-Phe(1)-Tyr(3)-octreotide) is used for treatment of patients with neuroendocrine tumours. Accurate pretherapeutic dosimetry would allow for individual planning of the optimal therapeutic strategy. In this study, the biodistribution and resulting dosimetric calculation for therapeutic exposure of(More)