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The records of 22 patients in whom wall thickening of the renal collecting system was seen at ultrasound (US) were retrospectively reviewed. Wall thickening was found in 15 patients with renal transplants and seven with native kidneys. Severe thickening occurred with transplant rejection, but thickening also occurred with urinary tract infection, reflux, or(More)
Metastases to the breast are not very common and, according to the recent literature, usually present as nodules, most often single but sometimes multiple, generally without retraction or thickening of the skin. The authors reviewed 21 such cases from the last 15 years. In six patients the metastatic infiltration presented as diffuse thickening of the skin(More)
We describe and compare the computed tomographic (CT) manifestations of radiation fibrosis and recurrent neoplasm and consider the potential application of CT in the follow-up of patients after radiotherapy for bronchogenic carcinoma. Thirty-one patients were evaluated in this retrospective study. The CT findings in 20 patients with radiation fibrosis were(More)
Since 1985, viral-attenuated blood products have been available for the treatment of patients with hemophilia. Unfortunately, similar viral-attenuated blood products, enriched for von Willebrand factor (vWF), have not been readily available for the treatment of patients with von Willebrand disease (vWD). In the current study, we examined the clinical(More)
MPTP (N-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine) induces diminution of the dopamine in nigrostriatal pathway and cognitive deficits in mice. MPTP treatment also increases pro-inflammatory cytokine production in substantia nigra and striatum. Since, pro-inflammatory cytokines influence striatal dopamine content and provoke cognitive impairments, the(More)
We report two patients with bullous lung disease and suspected pneumothorax on plain chest radiographs. Chest tubes were inserted in both patients, but no clinical or radiological improvement occurred. Computed tomographic (CT) scans were then performed and showed bullous lesions without any pneumothorax. This permitted the removal of unnecessary chest(More)
The most common conditions affecting the salivary glands are calculi, inflammation and tumours. Plain radiography may be useful, especially in showing calculi. Sialography is the examination of choice for inflammatory diseases, whereas ultrasonography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging are particularly useful in evaluating masses in the(More)