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UNLABELLED We evaluated the potential of (18)F-fluoromethyldimethyl-2-hydroxyethyl-ammonium (FCH) PET/CT in the detection of recurrent disease or distant metastases and correlated its diagnostic accuracy with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in prostate cancer patients with biochemical evidence of recurrence. Furthermore, the influences of androgen(More)
OBJECTIVE Positioning irrigation of contrast (PIC) cystography identifies occult or PIC vesicoureteral reflux (PIC-VUR) in children with recurrent febrile urinary tract infections (UTI) but no vesicoureteric reflux (VUR) on standard voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG). We sought to identify the relationship between PIC-VUR and renal scarring in technetium-99m(More)
Polymorphonuclear leucocyte function was investigated in 19 patients with active Behçet's disease. Spontaneous free leucocyte migration was found to be significantly reduced, yet after stimulation the leucocyte's chemotactic activity was considerably increase (p less than 0-05) when compared to control leucocytes. Control leucocytes migrated more rapidly(More)
UNLABELLED According to reports, re-staging of patients suffering from prostate cancer by positron emission tomography (PET) using C-11-choline has failed to produce positive findings at a PSA level of < 5 ng/ml. Hence, the purpose of our study has been to determine whether this is true also for PET/CT using F-18-fluorocholine (FCH PET/CT) or whether it is(More)
Thirteen patients with localized granuloma annulare and 19 with the generalized form of the disease were typed for HLA antigens. The control group consisted of 70 matched apparently healthy subjects. No significant difference in the frequencies of the 26 tested antigens was revealed between patients with localized granuloma annulare and controls. Patients(More)
Four children of two kindred had alopecia associated with severe rickets, resistant to treatment, and caused by defective cytoplasmic and nuclear receptors for the active vitamin D metabolite calcitriol (1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3). Scalp biopsy specimen revealed a normal number and light microscopic features of the hair and hair follicles.(More)
The mechanism of skin hyperreactivity (pathergy) in Behçet's disease is unknown. It has been suggested that the response is due to an Arthus-like reaction. In 18 patients with active Behcet's disease, pathergy was induced and the skin biopsied after 24 h. The histological reaction was that of mold to intense round cell infiltration. perivascular in type.(More)