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OBJECTIVE We have encountered occasional equivocal findings when assessing cerebral cortical amyloid retention with (11)C-Pittsburgh compound B (PiB) PET. We investigated the diagnostic significance of equivocal PiB PET findings. METHODS This retrospective study included 101 consecutive patients complaining of cognitive disorders (30 Alzheimer's disease,(More)
To study the relationship between antibodies detected in patients' and/or donors' sera and the clinical features of acute non-haemolytic transfusion reactions (ANHTRs), and to determine any gender-related difference. ANHTRs range from urticaria to transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI). Antibodies to human leukocyte antigen (HLA), granulocytes,(More)
To evaluate the specific reactivity of HLA Class I antibodies (HLA-I Abs) in acute non-hemolytic transfusion reactions (ANHTRs) using solid phase assays (SPAs) and conventional complement-dependent lymphocyte cytotoxicity test (LCT). ANHTRs are major issues in transfusion medicine. Anti-leukocyte antibodies have been implicated as one of the causative(More)
We studied 50 patients with Parkinson's disease to determine any relation of epidemiologic factors (such as the duration of illness), the duration of levodopa therapy, the total amount of administered levodopa to degree of autonomic dysfunction. Autonomic dysfunction was evaluated using the composite autonomic scoring scale (CASS). The CASS scores were(More)
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