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Impact of F-18 FDG PET-CT for the Diagnosis and Management of Infection in JARVIK 2000 Device.
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PMID:  22064105     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Fifteen months after implantation of a Jarvik 2000 left ventricle assistance device, a 60-year-old man developed infection at the percutaneous retroauricular skull-mounted pedestal. PET/CT demonstrated hypermetabolism in the left cutaneous retroauricular pedestal, on the thoracic internal cable, and in the left lung. A second F-18 FDG PET/CT performed after 3 months of antibiotic treatment showed minimal residual hypermetabolism around the proximal and cervical internal cable. The pedestal was then replaced and a third PET/CT scan 3 months after the completion of antibiotic treatment was entirely normal. F-18 FDG PET/CT scan may be useful for monitoring infection in patients with left ventricle assistance device.
Sylvie Costo; Eurydice Hourna; Massimo Massetti; Annette Belin; Gérard Bouvard; Denis Agostini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nuclear medicine     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1536-0229     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nucl Med     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7611109     Medline TA:  Clin Nucl Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e188-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
From the *Nuclear Medicine Department, †Radiology Department, and ‡Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Department, CHU Côte de Nacre, Caen, France.
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