Xingdang Liu

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OBJECTIVE Up to 25% of patients experience subtle declines in post-operative neurocognitive function following, otherwise uncomplicated, carotid endarterectomy (CEA). We sought to determine if post-CEA neurocognitive deficits are associated with cerebral blood flow (CBF) abnormalities on post-operative MR perfusion brain scans. METHODS We enrolled 22 CEA(More)
Chronic exposure to heroin results in decreased dopamine transporter levels. Jitai tablets, a traditional Chinese medicine, have been effective at increasing striatal dopamine transporter availability after 6 months of treatment. However, it remains unknown how long the heroin-induced impairment persists and whether dopamine transporter can be normalized(More)
OBJECTIVES Lutetium-177-labeled ethylenediamine-N,N,N',N'-tetrakis (methylene phosphonic acid) (¹⁷⁷Lu-EDTMP), a beta-emitting bone-seeking therapeutic radiopharmaceutical being assessed as an agent for palliation of bone pain, can emit suitable gamma-photons for scintigraphy. This investigation sought to characterize its optimal conditions for whole-body(More)
PURPOSE (177)Lu-labeled ethylenediamine-N,N,N',N'-tetrakis methylene phosphonic acid ((177)Lu-EDTMP), was used to palliate metastatic bone pain as a new bone-seeking radiopharmaceutical. In this phase II study, we assessed the efficacy and safety of (177)Lu-EDTMP for bone pain palliation in patients with breast cancer and hormone refractory prostate cancer(More)
With the objective of being able to assess response to disease or clinical treatment, the densitometry community has long sought the ability to assess short-term change in bone density. The mandible, known to have a high bone turnover, an increased vascularity, and a greater susceptibility to osteoclastic and osteoblastic activities, has long been suggested(More)
Previous imaging studies have indicated that the levels of the dopamine transporter (DAT) are reduced in the brains of heroin users. However, whether these changes can be reversed by abstinence and/or treatment remains unclear. This study aims to investigate DAT availability in heroin users and changes in DAT availability after abstinence and treatment with(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are valuable in both basic research and clinical application for cancer management. In the current study, we evaluated the diagnostic value of CTCs in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). METHODS In total, 143 blood samples from 95 consecutively diagnosed PDAC patients and 48 healthy donors were(More)
Single-photon emission-computed tomography (SPECT) after the administration of (99m)Tc-TRODAT-1 was performed on healthy subjects and subjects with methamphetamine (METH)dependence at time 1 (T1) after 24-48 h of abstinence, time 2 (T2) after 2 weeks of abstinence, and time 3 (T3) after 4 weeks of abstinence. In contrast to values in controls, the values of(More)
A novel fusion peptide FSH33-53-IIKK was designed and expected to combine the follicle stimulating hormone receptor (FSHR) targeting and tumor toxicity. In vitro and in vivo study showed the anti-tumor activity of FSH33-53-IIKK was enhanced compared to that of IIKK only. FSH33-53-IIKK could inhibit the growth of tumor via apoptosis and autophagy pathways.(More)
BACKGROUND Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are an important topic of investigation for both basic and clinical cancer research. In this prospective study, we evaluated the clinical role of CTCs in ampullary cancer. METHODS We analyzed blood samples from 62 consecutively diagnosed patients with ampullary adenocarcinoma and 24 healthy controls for their CTC(More)