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BACKGROUND Intracoronary administration of an abciximab bolus during a primary percutaneous coronary intervention results in a high local drug concentration, improved perfusion, and reduction of infarct size compared with intravenous bolus application. However, the safety and efficacy of intracoronary versus standard intravenous bolus application in(More)
α4β2* nicotinic receptors (α4β2* nAChRs) could provide a biomarker in neuropsychiatric disorders (e.g., Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, depressive disorders, and nicotine addiction). However, there is a lack of α4β2* nAChR specific PET radioligands with kinetics fast enough to enable quantification of nAChR within a reasonable time frame. Following on(More)
A multislice gradient echo sequence was developed for screening the liver and examined in studies on probands. This sequence is characterized by pronounced T1-weighting and low susceptibility to artifacts as well as a good contrast-to-noise ratio. Examination of the probands yielded suitable parameters for the repetition time, the delay echo, the excitation(More)
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