Rodrigo Calleja

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To demonstrate the presence of endothelial dysfunction (ED) in asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) by using 13N-ammonia–positron emission tomography (PET). PET can identify ED by quantifying myocardial blood flow (MBF) during rest, cold pressor test (CPT), and pharmacologic stress. The endothelial-dependent vasodilation index (EDVI),(More)
By means of the Pettersson scoring system, the degree of severity of haemophilic arthropathy in 128 knee, elbow and ankle joints was estimated by 5 radiologists. Their scores varied on average by approximately 3 points. Minimal and maximal joint involvement were scored consistently; exclusion of haemophilic arthropathy was possible with the highest degree(More)
UNLABELLED Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) affects multiple organs and systems, severely involving the cardiovascular system. The aim of this study was to evaluate the presence of endothelial dysfunction with (13)N-ammonia PET in asymptomatic SLE patients. METHODS We enrolled 16 women with SLE and 16 healthy women. Myocardial blood flow (MBF) was(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the safety of the conservative management of ureteric calculi of > 4 mm in diameter, using mercapto-acetyltriglycine (MAG3) radioisotope renography to monitor renal parenchymal function. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with symptomatic unilateral ureteric calculi were recruited prospectively. After confirming the position of the stone(More)
The appearance of digital radiographs were markedly influenced by post-processing. To optimise images of the hand, radiographs of 7 patients with arthritis were modified by various filters. 6 observers evaluated the presence or absence of erosive changes during an ROC study and the advantages of low filtration were demonstrated. Further images were prepared(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS We undertook this study to evaluate the functional impact of coronary abnormalities in patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD) by means of integrated positron emission tomography (PET) and coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) scan obtained on a hybrid state-of-the-art PET/CT scanner. METHODS We studied 29(More)