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Medical treatment and chemotherapy are seldom successful in achieving objective tumour reduction in patients with metastatic neuroendocrine tumours. Treatment with the radiolabelled somatostatin analogue [(90)Y-DOTA(0),Tyr(3)]octreotide may result in partial remissions in 10-25% of patients. The newer analogue [DOTA(0),Tyr(3)]octreotate (octreotate) has a(More)
PURPOSE Adequate dosimetry is mandatory for effective and safe peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT). Besides the kidneys, the bone marrow is a potentially dose-limiting organ. The radiation dose to the bone marrow is usually calculated according to the MIRD scheme, where the accumulated activity in the bone marrow is calculated from the accumulated(More)
In this study with randomized controls, we administered fludrocortisone acetate to 46 of 91 patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage in an attempt to prevent excessive natriuresis and plasma volume depletion. Fludrocortisone significantly reduced the frequency of a negative sodium balance during the first 6 days (from 63% to 38%, p = 0.041). A negative sodium(More)
We studied the sodium balance and changes in plasma volume by an isotope dilution technique in the first week after an aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage in 21 patients. In 11 of the patients, the plasma volume decreased by more than 10%. This was accompanied by a negative sodium balance and hyponatremia in 6 patients, a negative sodium balance without(More)
Various endocrine-related tumours contain large numbers of high-affinity somatostatin receptors. 123I-labelled tyr-3-octreotide (tyr-3-SMS 201-995, a synthetic derivative of somatostatin) was used to localise such tumours in vivo with a gamma-camera. Positive scans were obtained for two meningiomas, two gastrinomas, and one carcinoid; negative scans were(More)
This paper presents the results of the visualization of somatostatin (SS) receptor positive tumors in man after the i.v. administration of the SS analog Tyr3-octreotide coupled to 123I. It is an easy, quick and harmless procedure which allows imaging of primary and (often unexpected) secondary deposits and/or multiple localizations of the majority of(More)
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