Ruslan Basarab

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Ninety-five percent of primary hyperparathyroidism is caused by either a solitary hyperfunctioning adenoma or chief cell hyperplasia. While there is a great deal of variation in the location of the parathyroid glands, 90-95% of all abnormal parathyroid tissue will be identified at initial exploration regardless of the preoperative localization procedure.(More)
We studied the usefulness of the thallium-technetium scan in 60 patients with suspected parathyroid disorders. The scan correctly localized abnormal parathyroid tissue in 82% of patients with surgically proved primary hyperparathyroidism due to a single adenoma and in 60% of patients operated on for primary hyperplasia. The scan was particularly useful in(More)
In-111-labeled leukocytes were administered to 13 patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis in order to locate catheter-associated infections. Using a marker to indicate the catheter exit site, infections of the catheter tunnel were correctly identified prior to surgery in 4 patients with relapsing peritonitis and infections of the exit site(More)
Winter wheat crop yield forecasting at national, regional and local scales is an extremely important task. This paper aims at assessing the efficiency (in terms of prediction error minimization) of satellite and biophysical model based predictors assimilation into winter wheat crop yield forecasting models at different scales (region, county and field) for(More)
Knowledge on spatial distribution of land cover and land use is extremely important for solving applied problems in many domains such as agriculture/food security, environmental monitoring, and climate change. Geospatial data including satellite imagery play an important role since it can provide regular, consistent and objective information. Identifying(More)
Protamine has been reported to cause thrombocytopenia and granulocytopenia. In this article, we report studies examining the relative contribution of protamine and heparin in the pathogenesis of this phenomenon, the dose-effect relationship, and the possible mechanism of cell loss. Protamine alone infused into experimental animals causes mild, transient(More)
A case of increased uptake of In-111-labeled leukocytes in bony metastases from adenocarcinoma of the prostate is presented. Bone scintigraphy, subsequent to the white cell study, showed virtually identical abnormalities as the indium scan. Clinical course and laboratory data supported the diagnosis of widespread metastatic carcinoma. Although the exact(More)
Complete removal of an infected polyurethane-covered breast prosthesis is difficult, and retained tissue-embedded foam can form a nidus for persistent infection. Scanning the chest wall after administration of indium-111 oxine-labeled autogenous leukocytes will locate areas of infection around retained fragments of foam, thereby facilitating their removal(More)