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Neuroradiological and metabolic imaging is a fundamental diagnostic procedure in the assessment of patients with primary and metastatic brain tumors. The correlation between objective parameters capable of quantifying the neoplastic angioarchitecture and imaging data may improve our understanding of the underlying physiopathology and make it possible to(More)
UNLABELLED Our purpose was to evaluate the safety profile and biodistribution behavior in healthy human volunteers of the new myocardial perfusion tracer bis[(dimethoxypropylphosphanyl)ethyl]ethoxyethylamine N,N'-bis(ethoxyethyl)dithiocarbamato nitrido technetium(V) (99mTc-N-DBODC). METHODS Ten healthy male volunteers were injected with 99mTc-N-DBODC(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the findings of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) of carotid arteries in patients with large vessel vasculitis (LVV) and to compare them with those observed using 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (18 FDG-PET). METHODS A total of 31 consecutive patients with LVV (14 with Takayasu arteritis, 17 with giant cell(More)
Somatostatin (SST) is a 28-amino-acid cyclic neuropeptide mainly secreted by neurons and endocrine cells. A major interest for SST receptors (SSTR) as target for in vivo diagnostic and therapeutic purposes was born since a series of stable synthetic SST-analouges PET became available, being the native somatostatin non feasible for clinical use due to the(More)
(18)F-FDG PET/CT is a diagnostic three-dimensional non-invasive device, routinely employed in neurology, cardiology, and oncology, and which contributes to patient care giving functional informations about glucose metabolism. In particular, staging, restaging, follow-up and response to treatment of tumors are the most common applications in oncologic field.(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate serum levels of IL- 6 and soluble IL-6 receptor (sIL-6R) in patients with large-vessel vasculitis and their relationship with disease activity. METHODS Sera were obtained from 33 Takayasu's arteritis (TAK) patients and 14 giant cell arteritis (GCA) patients, and from 60 age-matched normal controls (NCs). Disease activity was(More)
Les tumeurs stromales gastro-intestinales (GIST) sont les néoplasies mésenchymateuses les plus fréquentes du tube digestif. L’atteinte gastrique est la plus courante (60–70 %), suivie de celle de l’intestin grêle (20–30 %). Les GIST possèdent des caractéristiques immunohistochimiques spécifiques, essentielles au diagnostic. Près de 95%des GIST expriment le(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to explore post-migration lifestyle and weight changes in a sample of migrant women recruited in Modena, Italy. Taking into account the importance of the perceived personal susceptibility in improving prevention and treatment seeking behaviors, we further investigated women's self-recognition of overweight/obesity. We also(More)