Serge Cammilleri

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OBJECTIVES This study sought to determine the value of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG PET/CT) for diagnosing prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE). BACKGROUND The diagnosis of PVE remains challenging. In PVE cases, initial echocardiography is normal or inconclusive in almost 30%, leading to a decreased(More)
UNLABELLED We describe a rare case of a woman who underwent (18)F-FDG PET/CT during early pregnancy (fetus age, 10 wk). The fetal absorbed dose was calculated by taking into account the (18)F-FDG fetal self-dose, photon dose coming from the maternal tissues, and CT dose received by both mother and fetus. METHODS The patient (weight, 71 kg) had received(More)
We report on the case of a 10-month-old female infant with a metastatic neuroblastoma which became MIBG-negative at time of relapse. We discuss the different hypothesis associated with this particular outcome, and the potential utility of FDG-PET as an alternative to follow up the residual disease at this stage.
UNLABELLED Our objective was to evaluate (18)F-FDG PET uptake in patients with nonmetastatic and metastatic chromaffin-derived tumors. METHODS Twenty-eight consecutive unrelated patients with chromaffin tumors, including 9 patients with genetically determined disease, were studied. A combination of preoperative imaging work-up, surgical findings, and(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the impact of [(18)F]-FDG PET/CT image fusion in the management of carcinomas of the upper aero-digestive tract. METHODS This retrospective study included 169 patients with squamous cell cacinoma of the upper aerodigestive tract who underwent a PET/CT for : initial staging (n = 47), cervical lymphadenopathy from an unknown primary(More)
AIMS Whole body imaging with (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) has proven useful in various infectious diseases. The purpose of this pilot study was to assess the diagnostic yield of FDG PET/CT in patients with cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) infection. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 21(More)
The results of MRI and MIBG scintigraphy performed on the spine of 14 children with neuroblastoma are reported. In 6 cases of diffuse spinal bone marrow tumor infiltration, diagnosis is easier with MIBG scintigraphy than with MRI. In 5 cases, MRI detected hyposignal of the vertebral body without any spinal abnormality on MIBG scintigraphy. A discussion of(More)
Neuro-imaging studies with 99mTc-HMPAO SPECT in fibromyalgia (FM) patients have reported only limited subcortical hypoperfusion. 99mTc-ECD SPECT is known to provide better evaluation of areas of high cerebral blood flow and regional metabolic rate. We evaluated a homogeneous group of hyperalgesic patients with FM using 99mTc-ECD SPECT. The aim of this study(More)
Infective endocarditis is a serious disease that needs rapid diagnosis and accurate risk stratification to offer the best therapeutic strategy. Echocardiography plays a key role in the management of the disease but may be limited in some clinical situations. Moreover, this method is insensitive for very early detection of the infection and assessment of(More)
The Watson-Crick base pairing rule provides the underlying principle for the antisense (AS) approach to inhibiting gene expression. Transforming growth factor α (TGFα) was the first growth factor to be associated with tumorigenesis, thus making the TGFα (mRNA) a potential target for AS therapy and offering the potential for monitoring of the progression of(More)