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Carcinoembryonic Antigen and Neoplastic Disease

Primary Article

Immunologic Tests for the Detection of Gastrointestinal Cancers: Status Report on Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA) and Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP)

Abstract: Advances have been and continue to be made in cancer detection employing a variety of simple and sophisticated serum assays for tumor antigens. Whether or not these antigens are tumor-specific may not be as important a consideration as that they are usually tumor-associated. Certain clinical circumstances may result in…

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Vesta Variant of Tourette's Disease: Treatment with Haloperidol

Abstract: Based on study of an adult variant of the classic maladie des tics, we suggest that tics are true involuntary movements derived from maladaptive defensive conditioned reflexes associated with stress-induced central adrenergic dominance which can be reversibly altered by administration of haloperidol.

Primary Article

Ketamine for Corrective Cardiac Surgery in Children

Case Report

Cryptococcus albidus Meningitis

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Bacterial Inhibition of Ureteral Smooth Muscle Contractility: In Vitro Evaluation of Potential Inhibitory Factors

Abstract: The inhibitory effect of common urinary pathogens and endotoxin has been evaluated in an in vitro system using small strips of human and animal ureter. These studies indicate that inhibition of ureteral smooth muscle contractility occurs from an acute, reversible reaction mediated by live, rapidly growing urinary pathogens. Inhibition…

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Nasolabial Subcutaneous Pedicle Flap

Abstract: The use of the subcutaneous flap technic is advocated for small full-thickness defects of the face. Two cases are presented; one using the technic to repair a full-thickness loss to the nasal dorsum and another in which a repair of a nasal septal perforation was accomplished. The technic minimizes…

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Carotid Body Tumors: A I 6-Year Follow-up of Seven Malignant Cases

Abstract: Thirty cases of carotid body tumor are presented, 28 having been followed for an average of 11 years. Seven eventually developed regional lymph node or distant metastases. Follow-up on these seven patients averages 16 years from the onset of symptoms. Two died of their disease. Three have painful, debilitating…

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Gastroduodenostomy (Jaboulay Procedure) and Truncal Vagotomy in the Management of Duodenal Ulcer

Abstract: Three drainage operations are currently used to manage duodenal ulcers intractable to more conservative measures: pyloroplasty, gastrojejunostomy, and gastroduodenostomy. Since the first two have several attending disadvantages, we performed animal experiments to evaluate the efficacy of gastroduodenostomy. We also have performed the operation on 12 patients. We have found…

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Hyperfunctioning Thyroid Adenoma in a Euthyroid Adolescent

Abstract: A 16-year-old boy without clinical hyperthyroidism had a hyperfunctioning nodule of the thyroid that was not suppressible with thyroid hormone replacement therapy. The nodule suppressed radioiodine uptake in the rest of the gland; exogenous rhyrotropin (TSH) injection stimulated extranodular tissue to concentrate radiolabel. The excised nodule was a typical…

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The Long-Term Course of Closed-Angle Glaucoma After Surgical Treatment

Abstract: This study tests the validity of the concept that angle-closure glaucoma is basically a surgical disease, that surgical treatment usually results in true or relative cure of such glaucoma unless it is unusually delayed, and that such surgical therapy is usually safe and followed by few complications. The study…

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Radiowave and Microwave Blood Warmers: Comparison with Water Bath Blood Warming Units

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Pancreatitis and Hyperlipoproteinemia

Abstract: Two patients are described who exhibited the combination of acute pancreatitis and hyperlipoproteinemia. The latter disease has been persistent in both and has been classified as type IV in one and type V in the other.

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Axillofemoral and Femorofemoral Bypass Grafts: Safe Surgical Alternatives in Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease

Abstract: The use of femorofemoral and axillofemoral grafts has merit in selected patients. The low operative mortality and long-term patency support its application. A review is made of our recent experience with these new shunts and we emphasize the importance of the technical considerations in obtaining good results. Although these…

Case Report

Intramedullary Spinal Cord Metastasis

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Conservative Management of the Wrist and Hand in Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Art of Self-Defense

Abstract: Comprehensive care of the patient with rheumatoid arthritis always requires medical measures to control impairment, and may require rehabilitative measures to control disability. The control of inflammation to minimize impairment through the use of anti-inflammatory drugs is understood and in wide usage. The protection of involved joints during both…

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The Tympanomastoid Fissure: A Reliable Approach to the Facial Nerve in Parotid Surgery

Abstract: A reliable method of identifying the facial nerve is of paramount importance in operations for benign tumor of the parotid gland. A review of 168 cases strongly supports the tympanomastoid fissure as the safest, most constant landmark in experienced as well as inexperienced hands. A brief comparison of the…

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Dermographism, Erythema, and Flare: Clinical Signs of Drug Overdose in the Comatose Patient

Abstract: A total of 73 patients admitted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center because of drug overdose was evaluated for dermographism. Twenty-eight patients (38%) showed an abnormal reaction to stroking with a tongue blade; 19 (26%) demonstrated dermographism, and nine (12%) showed erythema and flare. It is believed that…

Review Article

Dermatitis Factitia

Abstract: Dermatitis factitia is a ubiquitous, protean, and troublesome disorder. A search of the English literature, which was extensive but not exhaustive, yielded 130 cases in 59 articles. Since most cases probably go unreported, dermatitis factitia is likely to occur often enough to test the diagnostic skill of many dermatologists….

Current Concepts

The Diagnosis of Learning Disabilities: A Neurologic Screening Test to Identify Children at High Risk

Abstract: A neurologic screening test (NST) was devised to provide a method of screening kindergarten children who may be at high risk for learning disabilities. It covers the child's laterality, sense of direction, some crainal nerve functions, fine and gross motor coordination, and certain sensory functions. The test, used on…

Case Report

Procainamide-Induced Lupus in a Black Male

Case Report

Mesothelioma of the Tunica Vaginalis

Case Report

Parosteal Lipoma Producing Paralysis of the Deep Radial Nerve

Case Report

Arteriovenous Fistula and Chronic Congestive Heart Failure Following Intervertebral Disk Surgery

Case Report

Benign Goiter as a Cause of Postintubation Airway Obstruction

Abstract: A case is presented of a large, benign goiter causing acute airway obstruction following tracheal intubation. Large goiters may cause significant unsuspected compression of the trachea, and edema following tracheal intubation may precipitate acute obstruction. Special precautions are required in these patients to minimize tracheal edema, and prompt recognition…

Case Report

Coexisting Cerebral and Intramedullary Spinal Gliomas

Case Report

Demonstration of a Subdiaphragmatic Abscess and a Subhepatic Abscess Using the Radionuclide Angiogram

Abstract: Subdiaphragmatic and subhepatic abscesses were demonstrated by scintillation camera studies using a liver scan and radionuclide angiogram. 99mTc sulfur colloid was used to image the liver, and 99mTc pertechnetate was used to visualize the pulmonary, cardiac, and abdominal blood pools. The diagnosis of subdiaphragmatic and subhepatic abscesses was proven…

Case Report

Histoplasmosis of the Larynx

Case Report

Aberrant Renal Lobule: An Anatomic Variant in the Differential Diagnosis of Intrarenal Mass Lesions

Letter to the Editor

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Radiation Dosimetry in 169Yb-DTPA Cisternography

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Elimination of Nonbone Activity from the Bone Scan by Dual Isotope Technic

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Dynamic and Static Evaluation of the Thyroid with Parenteral Sodium 123I

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Radionuclidic Contamination of Eluates from Molybdenum-Technetium Generators

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Accuracy of In Vivo Measurement of Thyroidal Iodine by Fluorescence Scanning

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Technic of Neck-Thigh Ratio Pertechnetate 99mTc Test for Hyperthyroidism

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Comparison of Anger Camera and Rectilinear Scanner with Respect to Thyroid Imaging

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A New, Unrecognized Stage in the Evolution of the Autonomous Thyroid Nodule

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The I25I Thyroid Scan: Clinical Pathologic Correlation in 96 Cases

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Factors Influencing the Distribution of Rare Earth Radionuclides in Normal and Neoplastic Tissue

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Characteristics of Red Blood Cell Survival from Subjects with Hereditary Elliptocytosis

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Camera Image Degradation Due to the Presence of High Energy Gamma Rays in l23l-Labeled Compounds

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Bremsstrahlung Assay of 32P Using Clinical Dose Calibrators

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Lesion Detection Performance and Pulse Height Selection

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Evaluation of the Usefulness of Electronic Subtraction Devices in the Nuclear Medicine Laboratory

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Transmission Images: A Routine Application

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Pho/Gamma Camera to Computer Interface with Analogto-Digital Converters

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Linear Scanner Instrumentation and Data Handling

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Clinical Evaluation of 1,500 Lung Scans using 99mTc Ferrous Hydroxide Particles

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The Value of a Respirometer in Routine Ventilation Studies of the Lung

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The Value of the Radiocolloid Liver Scan in the Detection of Gallbladder Pathology

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Clinical and Physical Aspects of the Use of 123l-Rose Bengal

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Subcellular Localization of 67Ga in Rat Hepatoma and Normal Host Liver

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Cardiac Function Evaluation in Cardiac Surgery

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Mathematical Analysis of Cardiac Indicator Dilution Curves

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Radiocardiography in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease

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Reevaluation of 129Cs Dosimetry Based on Recent Decay Information

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Estimation of Effective Renal Plasma Flow in Children by Means of a Single Injection, Single Sample Technic

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The Fallacy of Single Injection ERPF Calculations

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Accurate Measurement of Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) Using a Computerized Cumulative Integral Method (CIM)

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Comprehensive Integrated Nuclear Medicine Renal Function Testing

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Evaluation of Canine Kidneys During Pulsatile Perfusion with Renoscintingrams and Clearance Measurements

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Computer-Assisted Analysis of Triple Isotope Renograms

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Preoperative and Postoperative Hippuran Renograms in Patients with Renovascular Hypertension

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A Rapid, Safe Method for the Detection of Hepatitis B Antigen by Radioimmunoassay

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Ausria-125 Radioimmunoassay: Incubation at 37 C Shortens Study by 13 Hours

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Radioimmunoassay of Hepatitis-Associated Antigen

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Positive Diagnostic Yield: A Quality Control Measure of Efficacy

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Nuclear Medicine: A Proposed Inspection and Accreditation Program

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Experience in Designing a Nuclear Medicine Department

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Routine Use of a Desk Top Computer in a Nuclear Medicine Department

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A Comparison of 3-Hour and 24-Hour Postinjection Bone Scans

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The Use of the Whole Body Scintillation Camera as a Whole Body Counter

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Evaluation of a Whole Body Camera System for Bone Imaging

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Scintigraphic Localization of Neoplastic Tissue with Radiolabeled Bleomycin: A Comparison with 67Ga Citrate

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Potential Errors Due to Geomerty in the Radioassay of 125I

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111ln-Bleomycin for Tumor Scanning: Preparation and Distribution in Mice. A Comparison with 111lnCI3

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The Effect of Stable Scandium on Red Blood Cells and on the Retention and Excretion of 67Ga in Humans

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The Radiochemical Stability of Electrolyrically Complexed 99mTc Albumin

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Production of Curie Quantities of 43K

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The Preparation and Properties of 111ln-Phosphate for Cisternography

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Dose to the Fetus from Radiopharmaceuticals in Mother's Bladder

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Basis for Cisternographic Patterns in Cerebral Atrophy and Communicating Hydrocephalus

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Value of Cerebral Dynamic Studies in the Evaluation of Patients with Malignant Gliomas

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Brain Scintigraphy Unaltered by Cerebral Angiography

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Scintiphotographic Appearance of Bilateral Anterior Cerebral Infarctions: The Viking Sign

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Dynamic Scintigraphy in Paget's Disease of the Skull