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OBJECTIVES Positron emission tomography (PET) using fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) is useful for restaging renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and detecting metastatic diseases but is less satisfactory for detecting primary disease. We evaluated whether the integration of computed tomography (CT) scans with the PET system could increase the applicability of FDG-PET for(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about differences between the characteristics and psychopathological symptoms of heroin users attending TC or MMT in Asia. This study aimed to compare characteristics and prevalence of depressive disorders among male heroin users in TC and MMT program in Nantou, Taiwan. METHODS The study sample (n = 705) comprised male heroin(More)
The anthraquinones emodin and aloe-emodin are abundant in rhubarb. Several lines of evidence indicate that emodin and aloe-emodin have estrogenic activity as phytoestrogens. However, their effects on estrogen receptor α (ER α ) activation and breast cancer cell growth remain controversial. The goal of this study is to investigate the effects and molecular(More)
OBJECTIVE Sensory integration progresses along a normal developmental sequence. However, few studies have explored how age difference affects the way sensory integration functions in Taiwanese children as they develop. Therefore, this study aims to pinpoint the role of age in sensory integration. METHOD A purposive sampling plan was employed. The study(More)
which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Radionuclide Cisternography (RNC) is of potential value in pointing out the sites of ce-rebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage in patients with spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH). In the current report, we present two patients who(More)
Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy (HOA) is a rare syndrome and most HOA is related to malignancy. A 67-year-old heavy smoking male with lung adenosqua-mous carcinoma was given bone scintigraphy before therapy. The bone scan showed uneven radioactivity at the bilateral femoral shafts, the bilateral tibial shafts, bilateral humeurs and bilateral forearms, which(More)
A case of renal insufficiency received Hickman catheter insertion for hemodialysis suffered from fever and continuous discharge after then. Local infection at the insertion site of the Hickman catheter was less favored due to the insertion site is absent in local redness, swelling or pus formation and the discharge is large in amount and clear in character.(More)
Avascular necrosis may occur in several bones, especially at the femoral head. The exact etiology is still unknown. Major trauma and non-traumatic factors play important roles. Early detection is the most crucial factor of disease progression. Radiography, bone scintigra-phy, and MR images are available for detection of early bone collapse. MR images and(More)
Tuberculosis is a disease well known for its highly variable clinical presentation and thus difficulty to diagnose. We report an interesting case of a patient admitted due to fever of unknown origin and intractable seizures. Soft tissue uptake of a bone-seeking-agent was seen in the lungs, stomach and bil. hip region. Tuberculosis was later diagnosed after(More)
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