William Hal Martin

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OBJECTIVES Chronic subjective tinnitus is a prevalent condition that causes significant distress to millions of Americans. Effective tinnitus treatments are urgently needed, but evaluating them is hampered by the lack of standardized measures that are validated for both intake assessment and evaluation of treatment outcomes. This work was designed to(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the results of a large series of patients undergoing minimally invasive radioguided parathyroidectomy (MIRP) in which routine use of the intraoperative parathyroid hormone assay was not used, and to investigate characteristics between patients who had positive preoperative parathyroid scans versus those with negative scans. SUMMARY(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate similarities between patients who experience chronic tinnitus or pain and to formulate treatment strategies that are likely to be effective for patients who experience phantom auditory pain. STUDY DESIGN A total of 160 patients rated the severity and loudness of their tinnitus and completed the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory(More)
BACKGROUND In most malignant cells, the relatively low level of glucose-6-phosphatase leads to accumulation and trapping of [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) intracellularly, allowing the visualization of increased uptake compared with normal cells. OBJECTIVES To assess the value of FDG positron emission tomography (PET) to differentiate benign from malignant(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this investigation was to evaluate the influence and accuracy of (18)F-FDG PET in target volume definition as a complementary modality to CT for patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) using dedicated PET and CT scanners. METHODS Six HNC patients were custom fitted with head and neck and upper body immobilization devices, and(More)
Auditory brainstem potentials were recorded from scalp electrodes in 42 infants ranging in gestational age from 25 to 44 weeks. The latencies of the various potential components decreased with maturation. Wave V, evoked by 65-dB sensation level clicks, changed in latency from 9.9 msec at 26 weeks of gestation of 6.9 msec at 40 weeks of gestation. Central(More)
Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been associated with poor outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndromes. However, its role for risk stratification in acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) has not been well described. In this study, 1,212 consecutive patients admitted with ADHF who had total white blood cell and differential counts measured(More)
The purpose of the study was to determine the diagnostic impact of 131I-SPECT/CT imaging compared with conventional scintigraphic evaluation in the follow-up of patients with thyroid carcinoma. Seventy-one patients with thyroid carcinoma underwent concurrent 131I-SPECT/CT, using an integrated imaging system, at various stages of their disease in order to(More)
UNLABELLED The purpose of this study was to develop a dual-isotope simultaneous acquisition (DISA) protocol using a multihead SPECT camera equipped with an ultrahigh-energy (UHE) collimator to evaluate simultaneously rest cardiac perfusion and metabolism with 99mTc-MIBI/18FDG. METHODS Physical measurements were first performed with phantoms to develop the(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to develop a dual-isotope single-acquisition single-photon emission computed tomographic (SPECT) protocol using a multihead SPECT camera equipped with an ultra-high energy collimator to evaluate rest metabolism/stress perfusion simultaneously with fluorine-18 (F-18) deoxyglucose/technetium-99m (Tc-99m)(More)