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UNLABELLED New imaging techniques have been introduced to assess the extent and severity of disease in multiple myeloma (MM) patients. The aim of our study was to compare newer imaging modalities-such as (18)F-FDG PET/CT, (99m)Tc-methoxyisobutylisonitrile ((99m)Tc-MIBI) scintigraphy, and MRI-to assess their relative contribution in the evaluation of MM(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic performance of ultrasound (US) in the quantitative assessment of steatosis by comparison with proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS) as a reference standard. Three liver echo-intensity indices were derived: US hepatic mean gray level, hepatic-renal echo-intensity ratio (H/R), and(More)
OBJECTIVE Fabry's disease is a multisystem X-linked disorder of lysosomal metabolism frequently associated with left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy. In this study, we aimed to assess whether myocardial T2 relaxation time determined by a black blood multiecho multishot MRI sequence could be used to evaluate cardiac involvement in patients with Fabry's disease.(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the pain response and daily discomfort in patients with painful bone metastases treated by merging 89Sr-chloride and zoledronic acid. The results were compared with those of patients who received 89Sr-chloride or zoledronic acid separately. METHODS 25 patients (12 women; mean age 65+/-13 years) chronically treated with zoledronic acid(More)
To perform a systematic review of the contrast behaviour of HCC on Gd-EOB-DTPA hepato-biliary phase MRI. This review was completed in accordance with the recommendations outlined in the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews statement. In all reports, qualitative analysis of signal intensity (SI) of HCC on hepato-biliary phase was performed: the(More)
BACKGROUND Preclinical perfusion studies are useful for the improvement of diagnosis and therapy in dermatologic, cardiovascular and rheumatic human diseases. The Laser Doppler Perfusion Imaging (LDPI) technique has been used to evaluate superficial alterations of the skin microcirculation in surgically induced murine hindlimb ischemia. We assessed the(More)
PURPOSE Hypothyroidism (HT) is a frequent late side effect of Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) therapy. The purpose of this study is to determine dose-volume constraints that correlate with functional impairment of the thyroid gland in HL patients treated with three-dimensional radiotherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS A total of 61 consecutive patients undergoing(More)
Few trials issued the effect of disease-modifying medications on cognitive functions in multiple sclerosis. We designed an open-label longitudinal study to evaluate, during 2 years, cognitive performance and its relationship with MRI data and ApoE polymorphism findings in a group of relapsing-remitting (RR) multiple sclerosis (MS) Interferon (IFN)(More)
BACKGROUND Loss of response to transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta ) is thought to contribute to the progression of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Recent findings of over-activation of the TGF-beta signal in FKBP12-knockout mouse prompted us to investigate whether FK506, the canonical ligand of FKBP, can activate the TGF-beta signal in chronic(More)
Natalizumab-treated patients have a higher risk of developing progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. Exposure to John Cunningham virus (JCV) is a prerequisite for PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy). To assess JCV exposure in multiple sclerosis patients, we performed a serological examination, obtained the antibody index, performed(More)