John E. Powe

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Positron emission tomography (PET) studies have been performed using 18-F-fluorodeoxyglucose in 29 adult subjects with primary brain tumors. Seventy-two percent of the patients were treated previously. The glucose metabolic state in the lesions was increased in 16 patients, and was normal or decreased in 13 patients. The hypermetabolic tumors tended to(More)
PURPOSE A large proportion of the practice of radiotherapy in the management of metastatic adenocarcinoma of the prostate is associated with palliation of pain from osseous metastases and improving quality of life. Radiation therapy is well known to be effective in treating painful sites and may also be effective in reducing the propensity for adjuvantly(More)
A 33-year-old woman presented with a 3-year history of progressive numbness in the hand, cerebellar ataxia, limb weakness, nystagmus, and dysarthria. T2-weighted MRI revealed abnormal foci of increased signal intensity mimicking demyelinating plaques in the periventricular white matter, and brain 18FDG-PET scan showed increased uptake in the pons. Biopsy(More)
We performed 38 cerebral perfusion studies in 33 patients with brain death or with severe central nervous system injury using technetium-99m hexamethyl-propyleneamine oxime [( 99mTc]HM-PAO). Uptake by the cerebrum and/or cerebellium was present in all patients who were not clinically brain dead (ten studies) although the study was often abnormal. In those(More)
Strontium-89 radiotherapy is becoming an important treatment in the palliation of bone pain from osteoblastic metastases. The absorbed dose delivered to bone metastases during 89Sr radiotherapy has been estimated in four patients with metastatic prostatic carcinoma. Patients were injected with a tracer dose of 85Sr-chloride. Blood and urine samples were(More)
Strontium-89 has been used for the treatment of painful bony metastases in patients suffering from disseminated adenocarcinoma of the prostate, with a variable proportion of patients obtaining clinically significant reductions in analgesic requirements. Based on data revealing enhancement of continuous low-dose rate irradiation by low-dose cisplatin in(More)
We report a five-year-old boy with 4-hydroxybutyric aciduria. The child presented with global developmental delay, severe hypotonia and myoclonic seizures. The urine 4-hydroxybutyric acid was 1038 times that of normal, and other organic acids related to its further metabolism were also increased. Electroencephalography showed findings indicative of cerebral(More)
Diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (DTPA) was conjugated with a practical concentration (300 micrograms/ml) of antibody to human albumin (Ab) and 1083 17-1A monoclonal colorectal antibody (MAb-17-1A) via an acylation reaction using cyclic DTPA anhydride (cDTPAA). The conjugation reaction was favored as pH increased. Bicarbonate buffer at pH 8.2 was chosen(More)
An 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) whole-body PET scan was performed on a thyroid cancer patient with long-standing rheumatoid arthritis who presented with pulmonary nodules. A recent diagnostic radioiodine whole-body scan was negative. However, the 18F-FDG scan demonstrated intense uptake in the chest lesions as well as in several joints affected by(More)
Murine IgG2a monoclonal antibody (MAb) 425 specifically detects epidermal growth factor receptor, which is expressed on human gliomas and tumors of other tissue origin but rarely on normal brain tissues, and not at all on bone marrow and peripheral blood cells. 131I-labeled F(ab')2 fragments of this MAb injected into nude mice grafted with U-87 MG glioma(More)