Regional cerebral glucose metabolism in patients with secondary depressive episodes after fatal pancreatic cancer diagnosis.

@article{Inagaki2007RegionalCG,
  title={Regional cerebral glucose metabolism in patients with secondary depressive episodes after fatal pancreatic cancer diagnosis.},
  author={Masatoshi Inagaki and Eisho Yoshikawa and Makoto Kobayakawa and Yutaka J Matsuoka and Yuriko Sugawara and Tomohito Nakano and Nobuya Akizuki and Maiko Fujimori and Tatsuo Akechi and Taira Kinoshit{\'a} and Junji Furuse and Koji Murakami and Yosuke Uchitomi},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2007},
  volume={99 1-3},
  pages={231-6}
}
BACKGROUND Secondary depression is common in the clinical oncology setting after pancreatic cancer diagnosis, following which the patients have to face the fact that they have a cancer with an extremely poor prognosis. However, the specific pathophysiology remains unclear. The present study examined the regional cerebral glucose metabolism using F18-fluorodeoxyglucose (F18-FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) in antidepressant-naïve pancreatic cancer patients with a depressive episode after… CONTINUE READING
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