Association between age, uptake of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose and of 18F-sodium fluoride, as cardiovascular risk factors in the abdominal aorta.

Association between age, uptake of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose and of 18F-sodium fluoride, as cardiovascular risk factors in the abdominal aorta. Hell J Nucl Med. 2019 Mar 05;: Authors: Arani LS, Gharavi MH, Zadeh MZ, Raynor WY, Seraj SM, Constantinescu CM, Gerke O, Werner TJ, Høilund-Carlsen PF, Alavi A Abstract OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess the feasibility of quantifying fluorine-18-fluorodexoglucose (18F-FDG) and 18F-sodium fluoride (18F-NaF) uptake in abdominal aorta and examine their association with age and cardiovascular risk factors. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Our study comprised 123 subjects (48±14 years of age, 62 men) including 78 healthy volunteers and 45 patients with chest pain syndrome, who originally enrolled in the CAMONA study in Odense, Denmark (NCT01724749). All subjects underwent 18F-FDG positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and 18F-NaF PET/CT on separate days, 180min and 90min after administration of tracers, respectively. The global tracer uptake value (GTUV) in the abdominal aorta was determined as sum of the product of each slice area and its corresponding average standardized uptake value (SUV mean), divided by the sum of those slice areas. In addition, for each subject, the 10 years Framingham risk score (FRS) was calculated. The correlations between 18F-NaF and 18F-FDG GTUV with age and 10 years FRS were assessed in all, healthy and patient subjects. RESULTS: There was a significant, positive cor...
Source: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Hell J Nucl Med Source Type: research

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Authors: Li L, Sun W, Han M, Ying Y, Wang Q Abstract BACKGROUND Early and rapid identification of severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases is important. The present study aimed to investigate the predictors of disease severity and thus determine the trends for disease progression early. MATERIAL AND METHODS Patients with COVID-19 were recruited from Fuyang Second People's Hospital from January to February 2020. Patients' demographic, epidemiological, and clinical data were collected, and the relationships between these variables and disease severity were analyzed. RESULTS A total of 158 cases were included ...
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Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - Category: Primary Care Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
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Low-dose botox injections for jaw and facial pain not linked to bone changes, but NYU Dentistry researchers observe reduced bone density at higher dosesNew York UniversityBotox injections to manage jaw and facial pain do not result in clinically significant changes in jaw bone when used short term and in low doses, according to researchers at NYU College of Dentistry. However, they found evidence of bone loss when higher doses were used.The researchers, whose findings are published in theJournal of Oral Health Rehabilitation, call for further clinical studies to track bone- and muscle-related changes with long-term use of ...
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Source: Medecine et Maladies Infectieuses - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Med Mal Infect Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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