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Jamshed B Bomanji, Narainder Gupta, Parveen Gulati, Chandan J Das
Despite many advances in both diagnosis and treatment, tuberculosis still remains one of commonest causes of morbidity and mortality from any infectious cause in the world. Although the overall incidence and mortality rate for tuberculosis has decreased over the years, timely and accurate diagnosis of tuberculosis is essential for the health of the patient as well as the public. For the diagnosis of tuberculosis, a high degree of clinical suspicion is required, and this becomes much more important in high-risk populations...
June 2015: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25362238/effect-of-aids-on-women-who-have-sex-determined-health-issues
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Mike Sathekge, Alex Maes, Christophe Van de Wiele, Ekaterina Dadachova
Worldwide, women account for a growing percentage of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients and more than half of all HIV infections. For many years, morphologic imaging methods were the main approaches employed to investigate HIV and its complications. However, during the past decade, advancements in PET and SPECT imaging technologies opened new possibilities for improved understanding of the pathophysiological processes in HIV. Diagnosis of early HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) is important, as many of its symptoms can be caused by other conditions common to people with HIV/AIDS...
2014: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24614238/advances-in-imaging-of-tuberculosis-the-role-of-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-f-fdg-pet-and-pet-ct
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Mariza Vorster, Mike M Sathekge, Jamshed Bomanji
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the main applications, advantages and limitations of ¹⁸F-FDG PET and PET/computed tomography (CT), and some other tracers in imaging of tuberculosis (TB). RECENT FINDINGS: In pulmonary TB, granulomas typically demonstrate increased ¹⁸F-FDG uptake, and areas of active TB can be differentiated from old or inactive disease by dual time point imaging. However, standardized uptake value measurements are high in both TB and malignant lesions, with significant overlap that limits their usefulness...
May 2014: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
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