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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 Increased incidence of childhood thyroid carcinoma, particularly in the youngest children, has been reported from Belarus since the nuclear reactor accident at Chernobyl in 1986. The relation between disease severity and age at the time of the accident, not previously established in this cohort, was analyzed in this study. METHODS The authors(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)
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)
For this study, 24 patients with medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) and 10 with carcinoid-/GEP-tumours underwent scintigraphy with 123I-Tyr3-octreotide or 111In-DTPA-D-Phe1-octreotide (Octreoscan) or 99mTc-V-DMSA. Calcitonin and CEA were elevated in MTC patients, the other had tumour lesions on CT. Octreoscan-scintigraphy was positive in 68% of all suspicious(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 18-year-old man suffered from acute Sydenham chorea appearing coincidently with beta-haemolytic streptococcal throat infection. Imaging techniques documented lesions of basal ganglia and substantia nigra. In the early course of the disease vascular lesions may be important pathogenetic mechanisms of this acquired movement disorder.
UNLABELLED Radioiodinated meta-iodobenzylguanidine (MIBG), an analog of norepinephrine, has been used to assess myocardial sympathetic innervation. Recent in vivo studies predict enhanced cardiac uptake of this radiopharmaceutical with high specific activity. METHODS To clarify the effect of specific activity on cardiac uptake of radioiodinated MIBG, the(More)