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Damage to peripheral nerves of adult mammals causes reorganization of somatosensory maps in the cerebral cortex. An understanding of the temporal progression of cortical changes is important for understanding the underlying mechanisms. The present experiments utilized neurophysiological recordings to analyze the time course of reorganization in the S-I(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the long-term patency and clinical success of subintimal angioplasty in patients with limb-threatening ischemia. METHODS From 1999 through 2004, 29 patients with superficial femoral artery (SFA) or popliteal artery occlusion and rest pain or tissue loss underwent subintimal angioplasty. Patients had subintimal wire placement followed(More)
The mechanism by which 67Ga accumulates in tumors is controversial. The most popular theory is that 67Ga binds to transferrin and gains access to cells by the transferrin receptor. However, substantial evidence suggests that uptake of 67Ga may not be universally mediated by transferrin in tumors. To determine whether transferrin is required for uptake of(More)
Polyvinyl alcohol sponge (PVA) radiolabeled with 99mTc-sulfur colloid was used to evaluate a large hepatic arteriovenous malformation (AVM) in a 71-yr-old white female prior to embolization. The patient had hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (Osler-Weber-Rendu) with severe left-to-right shunting through the hepatic AVM which resulted in high-output(More)
UNLABELLED Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is an important index of renal function. Twenty-four-hour creatinine clearance overestimates GFR in patients with poor renal function. Inulin and iothalamate clearances are accepted reference standards for determining GFR but are expensive and laborious. We have previously reported that GFRs obtained by measuring(More)
UNLABELLED The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of 111In-polyclonal immunoglobulin (IgG) for the diagnosis of infection or inflammation. METHODS Fifty-three patients with suspected infection were prospectively studied. Each underwent an 111In-polyclonal IgG study; biopsy, surgery, additional nuclear medicine scans and radiographic(More)
BACKGROUND We report the results of abdominal-cutaneous fistula tract occlusion with a collagen plug in a series of patients with fistulas or leaks refractory to conservative therapy. STUDY DESIGN Seven patients were found to have persistent fistula or leak after percutaneous drainage of abdominal pelvic fluid collections. All patients but one were(More)