Rigobert Klett

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Hypertrophy and inflammation of the synovium with various underlying pathologies - such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, haemophilia and spondyloarthropathy - can be treated successfully by radiosynoviorthesis (RSO). For medium-sized joints (shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip and ankle), the radionuclide of choice is rhenium-186. We review the evidence for(More)
UNLABELLED Radiosynoviorthesis (RSO) with the ss-particle-emitting nuclide yttrium-90 is an established concept for the treatment of persistent synovitis of the knee joint. The AIM of this study was to investigate the biological radiation effect on the basis of a characteristic radiation parameter. PATIENTS, METHODS After RSO procedures with yttrium-90(More)
In rheumatic diseases, radiation synovectomy is a reliable method. Meanwhile, radiation synovectomy is an outpatient therapy. In addition, combination with arthroscopic synovectomy is an increasing therapeutic modality. In comparison to the hitherto inpatient modality, a greater lymphatic emigration of the radionuclide and, therefore, a higher radiation(More)
With the tracer [123I]iodobenzamide ([123I]-IBZM), it is possible to image dopamine receptor occupancy with single-photon emission-computed tomography (SPECT). We report follow-up examinations with IBZM-SPECT in neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) to display D2-receptor availability in the acute phase and during the course of remission. A 27-year-old man(More)
AIM In this study, the accuracy of antigranulocyte scintigraphy as a diagnostic means prior to revision in infected total knee replacement was compared to that of preoperative joint aspiration and laboratory parameters. The most efficient combination of all diagnostic methods was calculated and thus a diagnostic algorithm recommended. The value of PCR was(More)
The association between rheumatological and thyroid disorders has long been known, the most common being the association of rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune thyroiditis. Little is known as to possible thyroid involvement in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). In 22 female patients with AS and 22 healthy age-matched control subjects parameters of thyroid gland(More)
A prospective study of 85 patients with oral cancer, treated with high-dose radiation therapy, was performed to assess the value of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and scintigraphy for diagnosis of pathologic changes in the mandible. During postradiotherapeutic monitoring, radiation osteomyelitis occurred in 12 cases, tumor recurrences infiltrating the(More)
AIM Because of a similar tracer accumulation, we assumed to get the same information about synovitis in arthritic joint disease with HIG scintigraphy and bloodpool scintigraphy using HDP. Therefore, we compared retrospectively 23 patients. METHODS In HIG scintigraphy, synovitis was diagnosed according to increasing activity from early to late image. In(More)