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PURPOSE To intraindividually compare 0.1 mmol/kg doses of gadobenate dimeglumine and gadopentetate dimeglumine for contrast material-enhanced breast magnetic resonance (MR) imaging by using a prospective, multicenter double-blind, randomized protocol. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board approval and patient informed consent were obtained. One(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy and dose response relationship of three doses of gadobenate dimeglumine for MRI of the breast and to compare the results with those obtained after a dose of 0.1 mmol/kg of body weight of gadopentetate dimeglumine. SUBJECTS AND METHODS. Gadobenate dimeglumine at 0.05, 0.1, or 0.2(More)
PURPOSE To compare gadobenate dimeglumine-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with gadopentetate dimeglumine-enhanced MRI, mammography, and ultrasound for breast cancer detection across different malignant lesion types and across different densities of breast tissue. MATERIALS AND METHODS In all, 153 women with Breast Imaging Reporting and Data(More)
OBJECTIVE The pathogenesis of bone loss in major depressive disorder is a matter of debate. Studies of bone loss in nonpsychiatric medical disorders have found an association between the activation of osteoclastic cells and an imbalance of pro- and antiinflammatory cytokines. Since major depressive disorder is also associated with alterations in serum(More)
OBJECTIVE Since the introduction of balloon Eustachian tuboplasty the necessity of preoperative high-resolution CT scans of the temporal bone has been a topic of debate. This study investigated the informative value of preoperative CT scanning in predicting intraoperative or postoperative difficulties and complications. Special focus was laid on the(More)
OBJECTIVE Major depressive disorder (MDD) is associated with increased intra-abdominal fat, an important antecedent of noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) and cardiovascular disorders. Furthermore, MDD is commonly accompanied by endocrine and immune dysregulation that has also been discussed in connection with the pathogenesis of NIDDM and(More)
Low bone mineral density (BMD) is a frequent, often persistent complication in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) and anorexia nervosa (AN) that increases the risk of pathologic fractures. The pathogenetic process underlying osteopenia in MDD and AN is still unclear, although several factors, including a dysbalance of cytokines, are associated(More)
BACKGROUND While the activity of tyrosine kinase inhibitors as the first line treatment for primary tumors in patients with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer and a positive EGF receptor mutation is well known, little data on the efficacy in controlling cerebral metastases are available. CASE REPORT AND RESULTS A 43-year-old woman was diagnosed with(More)