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Total and visceral adipose-tissue (AT) volumes were determined by computed tomography (CT) by a multiscan technique in 17 men and 10 women with a wide range of body weights. In these primary materials, weight, height, and various diameters, circumferences, and subcutaneous AT thicknesses of the trunk were examined for their relationships to CT-determined(More)
In a prospective randomised study, performed over a 6-year period, 102 patients with severe lower limb ischaemia or claudication resistant to exercise training were randomised either to percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) or vascular surgery. Only patients who could be treated by both methods were included, constituting only 5% of the total number(More)
Eight healthy female volunteers with weights ranging from 46 to 119 kg were examined with a Philips Tomoscan 310 in order to determine the amount of adipose tissue. From analysis of 'attenuation profiles' at the thigh and trunk levels the attenuation interval of adipose tissue was determined to be -190 HU to -30 HU. The adipose tissue volume was calculated(More)
The adipose tissue volumes of 12 women were determined by computed tomography (CT). Body weight ranged from 46 to 129 kg. Nine or twenty-two transsectional scans were examined with respect to the adipose tissue area. The total adipose tissue volume (ATCT22 or ATCT9) was calculated by assuming linear changes in the adipose tissue area between adjacent scans.(More)
Seventeen healthy male volunteers with weights ranging from 54 to 145 kg were examined with a Philips Tomoscan 310. The upper attenuation limit of adipose tissue was determined to be -30 HU. The lower attenuation limit was set to -190 HU. Regional and total adipose tissue volumes were calculated from the adipose tissue areas of 22 scans and from the(More)
The "European Guidelines on Quality Criteria for Diagnostic Radiographic Images" do not address the choice of the film characteristic (H&D) curve, which is an important parameter for the description of a radiographic screen-film system. The image contrast of clinical lumbar spine and chest radiographs was altered by digital image processing techniques,(More)
Neuroendocrine (NE) tumours of the gastrointestinal tract (carcinoids and endocrine pancreatic tumours) are rare diseases. In the presence of liver metastases these patients may suffer from disabling symptoms due to hormone overproduction. Patients with localized disease can be resected for cure and also patients with liver metastases can undergo(More)
Sixty-four consecutive patients with disseminated midgut carcinoids were treated during an 8-year period according to a single clinical protocol aimed at aggressive tumor reduction by surgery alone or with subsequent hepatic artery embolization. All patients had markedly elevated urinary 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) levels (581 +/- 79 micromol/24 h)(More)
The superior mesenteric blood flow was studied with a dye-dilution technique after catheterization of the superior mesenteric artery and vein during the digestive phase after intake of a mixed meal (700 kcal). The material consisted of 5 patients. Within 5 minutes of the end of the meal the superior mesenteric blood flow, on the average, was increased by(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to assess the volume of gas being poorly ventilated or non-ventilated within the lungs of patients treated with mechanical ventilation and suffering from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). METHODS A prospective, descriptive study was performed of 25 sedated and paralysed ARDS patients, mechanically(More)