Jamshid Farahati

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BACKGROUND Because of its rarity there have been only a few detailed studies on differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) in children. The current investigation was undertaken to assess the characteristics of DTC with respect to age, gender, and histology in children and adolescents. METHODS In a questionnaire-based survey, data from 114 children and(More)
Thyroid cancer is a rare malignancy with wide interethnic and geographic variations. In Germany thyroid carcinoma is the 13th most frequent malignancy (2.7 new cases yearly per 100,000 inhabitants). The overall temporal incidence is increasing slightly in recent years. The most common types of cancer are papillary (60-80%) and follicular cancers (10-20%).(More)
Introduction: There have been only a few studies on differentiated childhood thyroid cancer (DTC) in children and adolescents. Methods: We analyzed the characteristics of DTC with respect to age, gender and histology in 114 patients under 18 years of age. In a questionnaire-based survey, data of 114 patients, aged between 3 years and 18 years, was collected(More)
BACKGROUND The role of adjuvant external radiotherapy in the survival of patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) is controversial. To our knowledge, no attempt has been undertaken thus far to assess the impact of this therapy with respect to the papillary and follicular types of thyroid cancer as separate entities. METHODS Between 1979 and 1992,(More)
Fifteen persons from two consecutive generations of one family affected with facio-scapulo-humeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) were clinically and neurophysiologically examined. Diagnostic muscle biopsies were obtained from two members. Linkage analysis showed that all four affected members of the family inherit the same 4q35 haplotype giving a lod score of z(More)
Radiosynovectomy (RSV) is a local intraarticular injection of radionuclides in colloidal form for radiotherapy. First used by Fellinger et al. in 1952, the technique has now been applied for more than 50 y for treatment of resistant synovitis of individual joints after failure of long-term systemic pharmacotherapy and intraarticular steroid injections. RSV(More)
Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the basal ganglia, which may be visualized by single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in combination with the cocaine analog methyl-3-beta-(4-beta[123I]iodophenyl)tropane-2beta-carboxylate ([123I]beta-CIT). The aim of our study was to correlate findings of SPECT(More)
OBJECTIVE In this prospective study, the time to remission after Radiosynovectomy (RSV) was analyzed and the influence of age, sex, underlying disease, type of joint, and duration of illness on the success rate of RSV was determined. METHODS A total number of 57 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (n = 33) and arthrosis (n = 21) with a total number of 130(More)
BACKGROUND A population-based registry (PBR) in Lower Frankonia in southern Germany was conducted to evaluate the changes of incidence and prognosis of thyroid carcinoma (TC) in this area. METHODS The study comprised 476 patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) from Lower Franconia (1.3 x 10(6) inhabitants) registered between 1981 and 1995 at(More)
An 80-year old female presented with early stage Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease with clinical, neurophysiological and neuropathological findings suggesting a focal involvement of the brain. HMPAO SPECT disclosed asymmetries of regional cerebral perfusion, thus suggesting that it may be a further diagnostic instrument in this disease.