BACKGROUND: Among patients with well differentiated papillary thyroid carcinoma who generally have an excellent prognosis and a near-normal lifespan, there exist subsets of patients who have significant risk for morbidity and mortality from this disease. It is important to define the patterns of disease progression and the clinical outcome of such patients to develop effective surveillance and treatment strategies.
Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
BACKGROUND: Salivary dysfunction is the most common side effect associated with (131)I therapy in patients with differentiated thyroid cancer. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of parotid gland (PG) massage on radioisotope accumulation in the salivary gland. METHODS: Sixty patients were included in this study. Using Tc-99m pertechnetate, two salivary scans were performed in all patients. In 30 patients, PG massage was performed between the two salivary gland scans, whereas in the other 30 patients no massage was performed between the two scans.
We observed the acute effects of Qigong training on the levels of human endogenous opioid peptides, such as beta-endorphin, and other stress hormones [adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH), cortisol, and dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate (DHEA-S)] in a group of ChunDoSunBup Qigong trainees. At pre (-10 min), mid (40 min) and post (70 min) time of training, blood was taken for the determination of plasma level of hormones. The level of beta-endorphin was significantly increased during the mid-time of training while the level of ACTH declined at the mid- and post-time of training.
Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
The objective of this study was to investigate the biological substrate of radioactive pathways of migration of hypodermically injected 99mTc into points of low electrical resistance. Sixteen anesthetized adult male beagles were used. Control and test points were defined by comparing their electrical resistance to that of the pinna.