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This retrospective study is designed to evaluate the diagnostic value of semi-quantitative parameters of salivary gland scintigraphy (SGS) in Sjögren's syndrome (SS) and explore the relationship between SGS parameters and salivary gland histopathologic manifestations. SGS and labial salivary gland biopsy were performed on 95 SS patients and 36 healthy(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is recognized worldwide as a public health problem, and its prevalence increases as the population ages. However, the applicability of formulas for estimating the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) based on serum creatinine (SC) levels in elderly Chinese patients with CKD is limited. MATERIALS AND METHODS Based on(More)
PURPOSE OF THE REPORT The aim of this study is to observe the abnormalities of regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in migraine patients and to evaluate its relation to the severity of the headache in patients with migraine. PATIENTS AND METHODS The rCBF imaging was done on 19 patients with migraine and 15 normal controls using single-photon emission(More)
The potential use of radionuclides in therapy has been recognized for many decades. A number of radionuclides, such as iodine-131 (131I), phosphorous-32 (32P), strontium-90 (90Sr), and yttrium-90 (90Y), have been used successfully for the treatment of many benign and malignant disorders. Recently, the rapid growth of this branch of nuclear medicine has been(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To date, there has been no report on the salivary gland functional outcomes after sialendoscopic surgery. The purpose of this study is to evaluate salivary gland functional recovery after sialendoscopic management of obstructive salivary gland disease. STUDY DESIGN A prospective, self-control study. METHODS The present study was(More)
BACKGROUND Autism spectrum disorders (ASD), which include autism, asperger syndrome (AS) and pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), are devastating neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood resulting in deficits in social interaction, repetitive patterns of behaviors, and restricted interests and activities. Single photon(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between mediastinal lymph node metastasis based on fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) PET/computed tomography (PET/CT) of the primary tumor and various clinical indexes to determine the risk factors for malignant lymph nodes in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). MATERIALS AND(More)
Previous research characterizes obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) as a complex neurobehavioral disorder that may have multiple etiologies ( den Braber et al., 2008 ). This study analyzed neurocognitive function and change in regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) to characterize OCD. Neurocognitive function and rCBF were examined in medically naïve patients(More)
The objective of this study was to determine whether the gamma rays emitted from the radionuclide effect bone mineral density (BMD) measurement. Nine subjects (mean age: 56 ± 17.96 yr) scheduled for bone scanning underwent BMD measurement using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) (Hologic/Discovery A) before and 1, 2, and 4 h after injection of(More)