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ed in different studies classified as: duodenal carcinoid; duodenal gastroenteropancreatic (GEP) tumor; duodenal pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (p-NET); duodenal gastrinoma; duodenal somatostatinoma; gangliocytic paraganglioma; ampullary carcinoid or somatostatino-ma; argentaffin carcinoid-producing serotonin of the duodenum; psammomatous somatostatinoma;(More)
Activation of histaminergic and noradrenergic/adrenergic neurons in the brain stimulates the release of the neurohypophysial hormones arginine vasopressin (AVP) and oxytocin (OT) and are involved the mediation of the hormone responses to physiological stimuli such as dehydration and suckling. We therefore investigated whether the two neuronal systems(More)
PURPOSE (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) is currently not used on a routine basis for imaging of neuroendocrine (NE) tumors. The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic value of FDG-PET in patients with NE tumors. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Ninety-eight prospectively enrolled patients with NE tumors underwent FDG-PET(More)
UNLABELLED Functional techniques are playing a pivotal role in the imaging of cancer today. Our aim was to compare, on a head-to-head basis, 3 functional imaging techniques in patients with histologically verified neuroendocrine tumors: somatostatin receptor scintigraphy (SRS) with (111)In-diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid-octreotide, scintigraphy with(More)
Purpose: 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) is currently not used on a routine basis for imaging of neuroendocrine (NE) tumors. The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic value of FDG-PET in patients with NE tumors. Experimental Design: Ninety-eight prospectively enrolled patients with NE tumors underwent FDG-PET(More)
UNLABELLED The use of positron emitter-labeled compounds for somatostatin receptor imaging (SRI) has become attractive because of the prospect of improved spatial resolution, accelerated imaging procedures, and the ability to quantify tissue radioactivity concentrations. This paper provides results from first-in-humans use of (64)Cu-DOTATATE, an avidly(More)
The neurohypophysial peptide oxytocin (OT) is released in response to different stressors and has been suggested as a 'stress hormone'. In addition, we have recently shown that centrally administered histamine (HA), which is a mediator of stress-induced release of ACTH and prolactin (PRL), stimulates OT secretion. The aim of the present investigation was to(More)
Retrospective studies suggest that there is an increased postoperative morbidity among alcohol misusers. We have prospectively studied the risk of alcohol intake among patients undergoing surgery. We investigated 15 symptom-free subjects who required colorectal surgery and who were drinking at least 60 g of alcohol per day. These patients were matched for(More)
Centrally administered histamine (HA) stimulates the secretion of the pro-opiomelanocortin-derived peptides ACTH and beta-endorphin as well as prolactin. The effect of HA on secretion of these adenohypophysial hormones is indirect and may involve activation of hypothalamic neurons containing corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH), arginine-vasopressin (AVP)(More)
The effect of stress- or lipopolysaccharide (LPS) endotoxin-induced release of ACTH, beta-endorphin (beta-END) and prolactin (PRL) was investigated in two groups of conscious male rats: (1) Rats pretreated with different H3 receptor agonists, which inhibit neuronal histamine (HA) synthesis and release, and (2) rats with bilateral posterior hypothalamic(More)