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which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Most intra-abdominal adhesions result from perito-neal injuries caused by presurgical procedures or intra-abdominal infections. Adhesions were reported during postmortem examinations in 67% patients who had undergone presurgical(More)
BACKGROUND Investigations using a hybrid single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT-CT) scanning technique have been carried out in limited studies and have shown mixed results. However, the assessment of this technique for the detection of parathyroid adenoma in patients with a nodular goiter was performed in only one study with(More)
A standardized test for the serodiagnosis of cystic echinococcosis (CE) remains an important challenge because of the problems in specificity and sensitivity of the available commercial kits and lack of proper evaluation of antigen. Using appropriate sources of antigenic material is crucial in improvement of the serological methods such as enzyme-linked(More)
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