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Identification and importance of brown adipose tissue in adult humans.
Defined regions of functionally active brown adipose tissue are present in adult humans, are more frequent in women than in men, and may be quantified noninvasively with the use of (18)F-FDG PET-CT. Expand
Central sleep apnea on commencement of continuous positive airway pressure in patients with a primary diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea.
A significant minority of patients with a primary diagnosis of OSAH have either emergence or persistence of CSA on CPAP, and risk factors include male sex, history of cardiac disease, and C SA on baseline PSG. Expand
Imaging of Inflamed and Vulnerable Plaque in Coronary Arteries with 18F-FDG PET/CT in Patients with Suppression of Myocardial Uptake Using a Low-Carbohydrate, High-Fat Preparation
The potential use of 18F-FDG PET in imaging of inflammation in coronary arteries is demonstrated and a trend to significance in correlation between presence of angiographic disease and signal in the vessel was observed. Expand
Identification and Importance of Brown Adipose Tissue in Adult Humans
It is shown that functional brown adipose tissue is prevalent in adult humans, and significantly more frequently in women, and the inverse correlation of body mass index with the amount of brown adipOSE tissue, especially in older patients, suggests to the investigators a possible role of brown fat in protecting against obesity. Expand