Thomas Werner

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THREE MODELS OF CONDITIONAL DISCRIMINATION LEARNING BY PIGEONS ARE DESCRIBED: stimulus configuration learning, the multiple-rule model, and concept learning. A review of the literature reveals that true concept learning is not characteristic of the behavior of pigeons in matching-to-sample, oddity-from-sample, or symbolic matching studies. Instead, pigeons(More)
Antarctic krill Euphausia superba (hereafter ‘krill’) occur in regions undergoing rapid environmental change, particularly loss of winter sea ice. During recent years, harvesting of krill has in creased, possibly enhancing stress on krill and Antarctic ecosystems. Here we review the overall impact of climate change on krill and Antarctic ecosystems, discuss(More)
Novel synthetic polyene polyketones and new synthetic capsorubin isomers were examined for their ability to quench singlet molecular oxygen (1O2) generated by the thermodissociation of the endoperoxide of 3,3'-(1,4-naphthylene) dipropionate (NDPO2). C28-polyene-tetrone (1) exhibits the highest physical quenching rate constant with 1O2 (kq = 16 x 10(9) M-1(More)
In cervical cancer (CC), fluorine18-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) has been proven to be beneficial for patient management. Positron emission tomography/CT is useful in pretreatment evaluation due to the ability to evaluate disease extent and to assess regional lymph nodes as well as distant sites for(More)
PURPOSE This study aims to assess and compare the value of FDG PET with combined In-labeled leukocyte/Tc-sulfur colloid bone marrow (WBC/BM) imaging for diagnosing infection in hip and knee prostheses. METHODS In this prospective study, patients with painful hip or knee arthroplasty, who were scheduled to undergo clinical and diagnostic evaluation for(More)
There is growing evidence showing the importance of fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) in the evaluation of vessel wall inflammation and atherosclerosis. Although this imaging modality has been increasingly used, there are various methods for image acquisition and evaluating FDG uptake activity in the vessel walls and atherosclerotic(More)
This study aims to evaluate dynamic 2-deoxy-2-[18F]fluoro-d-glucose (FDG) uptake in normal tissues. Thirty male patients underwent FDG positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography imaging at 1, 2, and 3 h after tracer injection. Standardized uptake values (SUV) were obtained in regions of interest of normal tissues. The aorta (blood pool), liver,(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the ideal circulation time of fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG) in order to detect and quantify atherosclerotic plaque inflammation with PET computed tomography (CT) imaging. METHODS Fifteen patients underwent multiple time-point imaging at ∼60, 120, and 180 min after F-FDG administration. For each(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated the extent and the degree of active atherosclerosis in the popliteal-tibial arteries by quantitative techniques using [(18)F]-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET). An effort was made to determine whether there was a positive correlation between the level of ongoing atherosclerosis and subsequent chronic(More)