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UNLABELLED (18)F-Galacto-RGD is a new tracer for PET imaging of alpha v beta3, a receptor involved in a variety of pathologic processes including angiogenesis and metastasis. Our aim was to study the dosimetry of (18)F-galacto-RGD in humans. METHODS Eighteen patients with various tumors (musculoskeletal tumors [n = 10], melanoma [n = 5], breast cancer [n(More)
UNLABELLED We investigated the effect of CT truncation in whole-body (WB) PET/CT imaging of large patients, and we evaluated the efficacy of an extended field-of-view (eFOV) correction technique. METHODS Two uniform phantoms simulating a "torso" and an "arms-up" setup were filled with (18)F-FDG/water. A third, nonuniform "body phantom was prepared with(More)
Objective: Inhaled nitric oxide (NO) and prone position improve arterial oxygenation in patients with the acute respiratory distress syndrome. This study was undertaken to assess the combined effects of NO and prone position in these patients. Design: Prospective clinical study. Setting: General intensive care service in a community teaching hospital.(More)
Objective: Changing the position from supine to prone is an emerging strategy to improve gas exchange in patients with the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The aim of this study was to evaluate the acute effects on gas exchange, hemodynamics, and respiratory system mechanics of turning critically ill patients with ARDS from supine to prone.(More)
UNLABELLED One of the main degrading factors in the quality of oncologic PET images of the thorax and upper abdomen is respiratory motion of tumors. One method to reduce this effect is the acquisition of PET data in gated mode. A second method is the correction of studies for motion. Motion registration is essential in both cases. We report a method using(More)
With the growing importance of PET and PET/CT in diagnosis, staging, therapy monitoring and radiotherapy planning, appropriate tools to simulate lesions in phantoms are important. Normally hollow spheres, made of plastic or glass, which can be filled with radioactive solutions, are used. As these spheres have an inactive wall they do not reflect the real(More)
Objective: Inhalation of nitric oxide (NO) can improve oxygenation and decrease mean pulmonary artery pressure (MPAP) in patients with the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). It is not known whether inhaled NO exerts a similar effect in hypoxemic patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Design: Prospective clinical study. Setting:(More)
This work investigates a new type of polyelectrolyte complex nanocarrier composed of hyaluronic acid (HA) and protamine (PROT). Small (approximately 60 nm) and negatively charged nanoparticles (NPs) with a polydispersity index of less than 0.2 were obtained with properties that were dependent on the mixing ratio, concentration of polyelectrolytes and(More)
The chromosomal arrangement frequencies of 27 populations of Drosophila subobscura from the western Mediterranean region have been compared. To evaluate the relationships between these populations, factorial analysis of correspondences (B ENZECRI , 1973) and a distance proposed by P REVOSTI (1974 a) have been used. The general clines present throughout the(More)
OBJECTIVES A large retrospective multicentre study was conducted in Spain to evaluate the efficiency of the new European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) criteria for the diagnosis of coeliac disease (CD). METHODS The study protocol was approved by the ethics committee of Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe(More)