Ludmila Guralnik

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UNLABELLED This study assessed the clinical performance of a combined PET/CT system using (18)F-FDG in oncologic patients. METHODS (18)F-FDG PET/CT was used to evaluate 204 patients with 586 suspicious lesions. All patients had available follow-up data, enabling assessment of the clinical significance of hybrid PET/CT findings. Differences in(More)
UNLABELLED The clinical value of a novel technology of combined transmission and emission tomography (TET) was assessed in patients with endocrine tumors. METHODS TET technology, which combines simultaneous acquisition of SPECT and CT images, using the same imaging device, allows correct fusion of images of both modalities. TET was performed on 27(More)
Acute pulmonary edema may be induced by diving and strenuous swimming. We report the case of a diver using closed-circuit, scuba equipment who developed acute dyspnea, hemoptysis, and hypoxemia following a dive in 18 degreesC (64.4 degrees F) water and physical exertion during the swim back to shore. With the growing popularity of recreational scuba diving,(More)
PURPOSE Focused helical CT using rectal contrast material only has emerged recently as an accurate diagnostic tool for the evaluation of suspected acute appendicitis. This study was designed to prospectively compare the efficacy of rectal contrast CT to other commonly used contrast-enhanced and nonenhanced CT techniques for the detection of acute(More)
BACKGROUND 2-Fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) imaging is highly accurate for assessing solitary pulmonary nodules (SPNs) in patients without known malignancy. In the current study, the authors evaluated FDG-positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) for the characterization of SPN in cancer patients. METHODS FDG-PET/CT was performed in 56(More)
BACKGROUND An outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel swine-origin influenza virus (influenza A/H1N1 2009) that began in Mexico was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization in June 2009. The pandemic affected many countries, including Israel. OBJECTIVES To compare the course of chest radiographic and computed tomography(More)
Gorham-Stout syndrome is a very rare syndrome characterized by progressive angiomatosis and lymphangiomas involving multiple organs. We describe herein a girl with progressive Gorham-Stout syndrome since the age of 13 years. Her disease involved the mediastinum, pericardium, vertebrae, ribs, and skull and did not respond to interferon and bisphosphonates.(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to assess the value of combined PET/CT compared with PET reviewed side-by-side with CT, in patients with oesophageal cancer, before and after surgery. METHODS Forty-one FDG PET/CT studies were performed in 32 patients with oesophageal cancer, before surgery (n = 18) or during follow-up after resection of the primary(More)
Rituximab (RTX) is a chimeric anti-CD20 antibody, approved for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients who failed anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor therapy. It has been used occasionally for life-threatening autoimmune diseases (AID). We report our center experience in the use of RTX in life-threatening complications or refractory AID. Clinical charts of patients(More)
OBJECTIVES To review pulmonary arteritis (PA) complicated by pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in Takayasu's arteritis (TA). METHODS Two cases of PA and PAH in TA patients and similar cases published in the Medline database from 1975 to 2009 were reviewed. RESULTS Forty-six cases (females 89.1%, Asians 65%, mean age 34.6 years) were analyzed, 42.2%(More)