Milton D. Gross

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The scintigraphic distribution of m-[131I]iodobenzylguanidine (I-131 MIBG), an adrenal medullary imaging agent, was studied to determine the patterns of uptake of this agent in man. The normal distribution of I-131 MIBG includes clear portrayal of the salivary glands, liver, spleen, and urinary bladder. The heart, middle and lower lung zones, and colon were(More)
BACKGROUND The association of murine asthma with adiposity may be mediated by adiponectin, an anti-inflammatory adipokine with reduced serum concentrations in obese subjects. A study was undertaken to examine whether the serum adiponectin concentration is associated with human asthma and whether it explains the association between adiposity and asthma,(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the role of a multi-imaging PET with (18)F-DOPA and (18)F-FDG in comparison with conventional imaging (CI) in recurrent medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). METHODS 18 MTC patients who had thyroidectomy were included; they presented with elevated and rapidly increasing calcitonin levels during follow up. CI had revealed metastatic(More)
Independently, endocrinology, radiology, and nuclear medicine can not optimally differentiate the etiology of the incidental adrenal mass. Rather, the insight necessary for this task must be contributed by all three disciplines. Incidentally discovered adrenal masses are being detected at an increasing rate. This trend is expected to continue based on the(More)
UNLABELLED The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of [1-11C]acetate as a metabolic tracer for renal imaging in human subjects. METHODS Eighteen patients underwent dynamic PET imaging of the kidneys after intravenous bolus injection of 10-20 mCi [1-11C]acetate. Time-activity curves of renal parenchyma tracer activity were fitted to a(More)
Thyroid cancer is uncommon, with an incidence of 10,300 new patients each year and a mortality of 1,100 patients each year. Patient survival correlates with many factors, including tumor pathology, age, primary lesion size, distant metastases, extent of surgery, and radioiodine therapy. Deaths from thyroid cancer may occur many years after diagnosis, and(More)
Catechins, one of the major groups of flavonoids, are bioactive compounds present in a variety of plant foods and beverages. Experimental data suggest that they might prevent chronic diseases in humans. We studied whether the intake of catechins was inversely associated with the risk of coronary heart disease death in a prospective study of postmenopausal(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is universally regarded as a curable malignancy with a favorable prognosis. However, a minority of patients may present, or subsequently develop, locoregional and distant metastases that may adversely affect survival. The value of the various staging methods is complicated by different approaches to(More)
PURPOSE To assess the potential role of chemical shift and dynamic gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in the characterization of adrenal masses. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty-one adrenal masses (35 adenomas and 16 nonadenomas) in 43 patients were evaluated with chemical shift MR imaging, dynamic gadolinium-enhanced MR imaging, or both. The(More)