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PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential usefulness of whole-body (11)C-choline PET/CT in the re-staging of prostate cancer (PC) patients previously treated with radical prostatectomy (RP), who presented a mild increase of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) <1.5 ng/ml (early biochemical relapse) during follow-up (FU). METHODS We evaluated(More)
There are no studies in vivo on the effects of insulin on androgens and sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) in men. We, therefore, investigated the effects of insulin suppression on testosterone and SHBG in two groups of eight nondiabetic adult obese men and six healthy normal weight men who underwent diazoxide treatment (100 mg, three times daily) for 7(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with Crohn's disease may have periods of remission, interrupted by relapses. Because fish oil has antiinflammatory actions, it could reduce the frequency of relapses, but it is often poorly tolerated because of its unpleasant taste and gastrointestinal side effects. METHODS We performed a one-year, double-blind, placebo-controlled(More)
UNLABELLED This study evaluated the potential usefulness of (11)C-choline PET/CT for detection and localization of tumors within the prostate. We used the results of step-section histopathologic examination as the standard of reference. METHODS The results were analyzed on a sextant basis. We reviewed the results of the (11)C-choline PET/CT scans of 36(More)
The rationale for supplementation with n-3 fatty acids to promote the health of the gastrointestinal tract lies in the antiinflammatory effects of these lipid compounds. The first evidence of the importance of dietary intake of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids was derived from epidemiologic observations of the low incidence of inflammatory bowel disease in(More)
PURPOSE We assessed the rate of detection rate of recurrent prostate cancer by PET/CT using anti-3-(18)F-FACBC, a new synthetic amino acid, in comparison to that using (11)C-choline as part of an ongoing prospective single-centre study. METHODS Included in the study were 15 patients with biochemical relapse after initial radical treatment of prostate(More)
AIM To assess the utility of (11)C-choline PET/CT in the restaging of prostate cancer (PC) patients who showed a single finding on bone scintigraphy (BS) that was classified as equivocal or suspected for metastatic lesion. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 25 PC patients with biochemical failure (mean PSA value 11.1 ng/mL; median value 6.3 ng/mL; range(More)
Although the role that LH plays in folliculogenesis is still controversial, recent evidence points toward facilitatory actions of LH activity in ovulation induction. Thus, we compared the response to either highly purified FSH (75 IU FSH/ampoule; group A, 25 subjects) or human menopausal gonadotropin (75 IU FSH and 75 IU LH/ampoule; group B, 25 subjects) in(More)
The widespread use of several new non-cytotoxic drugs and the significant improvements in functional imaging highlights a number of difficulties in monitoring, interpreting and predicting treatment response in clinical practice. Certain guidelines for disease assessment after therapy are already available: the traditional Response Evaluation Criteria in(More)
A double-blind crossover study was performed in 20 patients to verify the efficacy of tocainide plus metoprolol in patients with premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) class Lown greater than or equal to 2 (mean frequency greater than or equal to 30/h) judged as being "stable" by at least three basal 24-h Holter ECGs with PVC variation of less than +/-(More)