John A Vento

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Chronic traumatic brain injury (CTBI) is associated with contact sports such as boxing. CTBI results from repetitive blows to the head rather than from a single impact. CTBI individuals present with motor symptoms (incoordination, spasticity, parkinsonism), cognitive impairment (executive dysfunction, memory deficits) and neuropsychiatric symptoms(More)
A 75-yr-old glucocorticoid-dependent asthmatic male had a bone mineral density study to assess possible osteoporosis prior to initiating therapy. A radiograph of the lumbar spine revealed an asymmetrical compression of the second lumbar vertebra, marked scoliosis, vertebral osteopenia, and a highly calcified abdominal aorta. Bone mineral density (dual X-ray(More)
UNLABELLED Previous study of the bleomycin-induced lung injury model suggested that (111)In-labeled antirat intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (aICAM-1) might be a useful acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) diagnostic agent. We further investigated the ability of (111)In-aICAM-1 to detect inflammation in another ARDS lung injury model. METHODS(More)
UNLABELLED Previous research using functional transcranial Doppler sonography showed that blood flow velocity in the anterior cerebral artery is significantly less in patients with Huntington's disease (HD) than in healthy volunteers while they are completing mazes. The current research used SPECT to study regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in patients(More)
Ovarian cancer has the lowest survival rate of the gynecologic cancers because it is predominantly diagnosed in the late stages due to the lack of reliable symptoms and efficacious screening techniques. A novel hybrid intraoperative probe has been developed and evaluated for its potential role in detecting and characterizing ovarian tissue. The hybrid(More)
OBJECTIVES Lyme disease is an infectious disease that frequently involves the central nervous system, leading to cognitive and/or mood dysfunction. The basis for these symptoms remains to be defined but may be the result of a vasculitis or metabolic abnormality secondary to the infection. SPECT scans of the brain might provide an objective measure of(More)
HYPOTHESIS A clearly localizing sestamibi scan predicts a successful minimally invasive radioguided parathyroidectomy that can be performed with a shorter operative time, low morbidity, and decreased duration of hospital stay. DESIGN Review of prospectively gathered data and patient medical records. SETTING Hospitalized care. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
UNLABELLED We have investigated whether an (111)In-labeled mouse monoclonal antibody to rat intercellular adhesion molecule-1 ((111)In*aICAM-1) could detect lung injury early in rats treated with bleomycin. METHODS Rats received an intravenous injection of either (111)In*aICAM-1 or (111)In-labeled normal mouse IgG ((111)In*nmIgG) and were imaged and(More)