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In vagotomized rats, cerebral compression (CC) produced marked increase in arterial pressure and pulmonary hemorrhagic edema (PHE). We studied the effects of a vasodilator and an oxidant scavenger to delineate the role of hemodynamic and permeability factors in this type of neurogenic PHE. Infusion of sodium nitroprusside at a dose of 5 micrograms/kg/min(More)
BACKGROUND Gallium-68 somatostatin receptor positron emission tomography (PET) has been used in the diagnosis of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). The compounds often used in molecular imaging of NETs with PET are 68Ga-DOTATOC, 68Ga-DOTATATE, and 68Ga-DOTANOC. There is varying affinity to different somatostatin receptors. PURPOSE To systematically review and(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the possible role of glucocorticoids in the maturation of pig oocytes and their subsequent fertilizing capacity in vitro. Pig cumulus-enclosed oocytes collected from prepubertal gilts were cultured in Waymouth MB752/1 medium supplemented with sodium pyruvate (50 microg/ml), LH (0.5 microg/ml), FSH (0.5 microg/ml), and(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) is a frequent and challenging issue in patients undergoing dialysis for chronic kidney disease. Surgical intervention in the form of parathyroidectomy is generally considered only in cases of severe SHPT. However, identification of the exact location of the parathyroid glands (PTGs) before(More)
BACKGROUND Spondylolysis is a defect of the pars interarticularis and is most commonly encountered in the lower lumbar spine of pediatric patients. Stress reaction of the pars interarticularis was regarded as an early stage of this pathological diagnosis in which no obvious anatomical change is detected. Both SPECT with (99m)Tc MDP and CT of the lumbar(More)
We investigated whether there is any difference in optic nerve head topography between primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and normal-tension glaucoma (NTG) in Koreans. Twenty-three eyes of 23 POAG and 20 eyes of 20 NTG Korean patients closely matched for mean deviation of automated static threshold perimetry (Humphrey Field Analyzer, program C30-2) were(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to systematically review and perform a meta-analysis of published data on the diagnostic value of F-fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG) PET/CT in the diagnosis of patients with fever of unknown origin (FUO). MATERIALS AND METHODS A comprehensive computer literature search of studies published through 31 March 2012 on the use of(More)
BACKGROUND Anti-1-amino-3-[18F]fluorocyclobutane-1-carboxylic acid (anti-3-18F-FACBC) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT), 11 C-choline PET/CT, 111In-capromab pendetide, and T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have been used for detecting prostate carcinoma relapse. PURPOSE To systematically review and perform a(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine whether tube feeding affects the rate of gastric emptying determined by gastroesophageal reflux scintigraphy in pediatric patients. METHODS Gastroesophageal reflux scintigraphy studies of 700 pediatric patients aged 1 week to 16 years were retrospectively analyzed. From these, 350 subjects received their(More)