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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) findings at presentation in patients diagnosed with Influenza A (H1N1) virus-associated pneumonia. MATERIALS AND METHODS We reviewed the HRCT findings from 20 patients diagnosed with Influenza A (H1N1) and compared their HRCT scans with chest radiographs, obtained(More)
Niemann-Pick disease is a rare inherited disorder characterized by deposition of sphingomyelin in various organs. We describe the high-resolution computed tomography findings in 2 adult sisters with Niemann-Pick disease and extensive pulmonary involvement. The main abnormalities consisted of thickening of the interlobular septa and patchy areas of(More)
UNLABELLED The purpose of this study was to compare optimized whole-body (WB) and dedicated high-resolution contrast-enhanced PET/CT protocols and contrast enhanced CT in the preoperative staging of primary squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. METHODS A total of 44 patients with clinically M0 squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck underwent(More)
The Ward-MLM strategy first proposed by Franco et al. (Crop Sci 38:1688–1696, 1998) is a useful method for analyzing genetic divergence for genealogical comparisons. However, this method has not yet been applied in conjunction with early generation testing (EGT) and single seed descent (SSD) procedures in autogamous plant species bred to advanced(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the capability of intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) to assess steatohepatitis and fibrosis determined by histopathology in type 2 diabetic patients. METHODS Fifty-nine type 2 diabetic patients (49 women, 10 men; mean age, 54 ± 9 years) were submitted to liver biopsy for the evaluation of(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate if magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) is the best Magnetic Resonance (MR)-based method when compared to gradient-echo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the detection and quantification of liver steatosis in diabetic patients in the clinical practice using liver biopsy as the reference standard, and to assess the influence of(More)
Endometriosis is a benign gynecological disorder associated with pelvic pain and infertility, primarily affecting women of reproductive age. Thoracic endometriosis affects the pulmonary parenchyma or pleura. We report the cases of two patients with pleural endometriosis who presented with recurrent pneumothorax. In both cases, magnetic resonance imaging(More)
During the last few years, a growing number of cysteine-rich antimicrobial peptides has been isolated from plants and particularly from seeds. It has become increasingly clear that these peptides play an important role in the protection of plants against microbial infection. In this work, proteins from chili pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) seeds were extracted(More)
OBJECTIVE To present the high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) findings of pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis. METHODS The HRCT scans of 10 adult patients (seven females and three males; mean age, 38.7 years) were retrospectively analyzed. The films were studied independently by two radiologists. RESULTS The most common tomographic findings were(More)
Lipid transfer proteins (LTPs) were thus named because they facilitate the transfer of lipids between membranes in vitro. This study was triggered by the characterization of a 9-kDa LTP from Capsicum annuum seeds that we call Ca-LTP(1) . Ca-LTP(1) was repurified, and in the last chromatographic purification step, propanol was used as the solvent in place of(More)