Sébastien Cimarelli

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BACKGROUND Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) is a novel heart disease, mimicking acute myocardial infarction. The term "transient left ventricular dysfunction syndrome" (TLVDS) seems to be more appropriate since variant forms of TTC sparing apical segments (mid-ventricular ballooning syndrome (MVBS) and inverted TTC) have been described. Patho-physiological(More)
BACKGROUND To gain more insight into the involvement of inflammatory response and neurohumoral activation in Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC), we investigated C-reactive protein (CRP), leukocytes, plasma catecholamines levels, iodine 123 meta-iodobenzylguanidine (123I-mIBG) myocardial uptake, myocardial perfusion (thallium 201 [201Tl] or technetium [Tc](More)
The aim of the study was to analyze in breast tumors the correlation between [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake assessed by positron emission tomography (PET) and histopathological and immunohistochemical prognostic factors. FDG-PET combined with computed tomography (CT) was performed before surgery in 45 women with biopsy-proven primary breast cancer.(More)
INTRODUCTION Although aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is often complicated by myocardial injury, whether this neurogenic cardiomyopathy is associated with the modification of cardiac metabolism is unknown. This study sought to explore, by positron emission tomography/computed tomography, the presence of altered cardiac glucose metabolism after SAH.(More)
Case Report A 71-year-old woman with a past medical history of chronic alcoholism and depression presented with a subacute confusional state and was admitted to the Department of Neurology (Hôpital Pierre Wertheimer, Bron, France) in November 2008. At admission, the patient was somnolent, apathetic, and confused. Her spatiotemporal orientation and cognitive(More)
PURPOSE The therapeutic management of rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is strongly dependent on initial staging. This study aimed to evaluate F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) as an adjunct to conventional imaging (CI) in the staging and follow-up of pediatric RMS. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 13(More)
Diffuse, increased gastric wall F-18 FDG uptake is widely observed during PET/CT examinations, frequently unrelated to malignant findings, but simply caused by inflammatory disease, physiological emptying, or visceral thickening. Hence, elevated F-18 FDG gastric uptake can lead to equivocal misinterpretation, especially in patients with known gastric(More)