Marisa Izaki

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UNLABELLED Our objective was to assess the prognostic value of (18)F-FDG PET after 2 cycles of chemotherapy using doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine (ABVD) in Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) patients overall and in subgroups of patients with early and advanced stages and with low and high risks according to the International Prognostic Score (IPS).(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to determine the diagnostic accuracy of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) in the preoperative diagnosis of thyroid nodules with indeterminate fine-needle aspiration biopsy results. METHODS Forty-two consecutive patients with thyroid nodules with indeterminate cytological(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish the parameters of intra- and interventricular synchrony in normal individuals and to compare them with patients with dilated cardiomyopathy with and without conduction disorders shown in the electrocardiogram (ECG) examination. METHODS Three groups of patients were included in this study: 18 individuals (G1) with no cardiomyopathy(More)
The effects of 12 months of therapy were evaluated in 47 mildly symptomatic patients with moderate to severe mitral valve regurgitation; 26 patients received enalapril and 21 received a placebo. Enalapril was associated with a significant reduction in left ventricular diameter and mitral regurgitation volume, with no evidence of change in systolic function(More)
Positron emission tomography with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG-PET) is considered the gold standard for myocardial viability. A pilot study was undertaken to compare FDG-PET using euglycemic hyperinsulinemic clamp before 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) administration (PET-CLAMP) with a new proposed technique consisting of a 24-h low-carbohydrate diet before(More)
BACKGROUND Because cardiac decompensation is subtle, the best time to perform aortic valve replacement surgery may be difficult to determine. We investigated the relation of symptoms to left ventricular (LV) function and the timing of valve replacement in patients with aortic regurgitation (AR) of largely rheumatic origin. METHODS Sixty-eight initially(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the usefulness of dual-head camera imaging with 2-[fluorine-18]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) in the identification of malignant pancreatic lesions. MATERIAL AND METHODS Fifteen (15) patients with pancreatic masses (7 females and 8 males, mean age 52 10 years) have been studied prospectively. After a 12-hour fasting patients received(More)
BACKGROUND Perioperative myocardial infarction (POMI) is a complication of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with a potential prognostic impact. Technetium-99m pyrophosphate myocardial scintigraphy (MS) is used in the diagnosis of POMI; however it shows a limited sensitivity for subendocardial lesions. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI),(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of myocardial perfusion scintigraphy in the detection of coronary artery disease in patients with right bundle branch block (RBBB). METHODS Thirty one patients (24 male, 62.3 +/- 10.5 years) with RBBB, submitted to myocardial perfusion scintigraphy associated with exercise (n = 7) or dipyridamole (n =(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate global and regional left ventricular (LV) ejection fractions (EF) by radionuclide ventriculography in patients with LV aneurysm at rest and during isotonic exercise. METHODS Twenty patients were studied by radionuclide ventriculography at rest and during exercise. All patients had been submitted to cineangiography and showed LV(More)