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Value of technetium-99m diethyltriamine pentaaceticacid radioaerosol inhalation lung scintigraphy for the stage of amiodarone-induced pulmonary toxicity.
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PMID:  15193819     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Amiodarone is a potent antiarrhythmic agent that is limited in clinical use by its adverse effects, including potentially life threatening amiodarone-induced pulmonary toxicity (AIPT). The alteration of technetium-99m diethyltriaminepentaaceticacid (Tc-99m DTPA) radioaerosol lung clearance in AIPT was experimentally investigated. METHODS: Eighteen white New Zealand rabbits (initial weight 4.1+/-0.2 kg) were divided into two groups. AIPT group (n=13) was administered amiodarone (20 mg/kg BW) ip as a 5% aqueous solution for 6 week. The controls (n=5) were administered the same amount of 0.9% saline ip. Four rabbits of AIPT group died due to AIPT. The reminders of AIPT group (n=9) and controls underwent Tc-99m DTPA radioaerosol lung scintigraphy at the end of the treatment period. AIPT group was divided into two subgroups according to histopathologic evaluation. AIPT-I had interstitial pneumonitis (n=4) and AIPT-II had interstitial pneumonitis with fibrosis (n=5). RESULTS: The mean T(1/2) values of in control, AIPT-I, and AIPT-II groups were found 54+/-4.4, 39.2+/-11.7 and 114.6+/-16.7 min, respectively. The mean T(1/2) values of Tc-99m DTPA significantly differ than other groups (X(2)=11.78, P=0.02). The significantly increased T(1/2) values was noted in AIPT-II group when compared with control (P=0.001). In contrast, AIPT-I group has significantly lower T(1/2) values than control group (P=0.03). CONCLUSION: We suggested that Tc-99m DTPA radioaerosol inhalation lung scintigraphy provides an accurate evaluation about stage of lung toxicity and therefore may be a useful tool for the monitoring of AIPT.
Gulay Durmus-Altun; Armagan Altun; Yavuz Sami Salihoglu; Semsi Altaner; Sakir Berkada; Gulay Ozbay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  95     ISSN:  0167-5273     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-14     Completed Date:  2004-09-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  193-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Nuclear Medicine Department, Edirne, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Amiodarone / adverse effects*
Analysis of Variance
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents / adverse effects*
Diagnosis, Differential
Drug Monitoring
Lung Diseases, Interstitial / chemically induced*,  radionuclide imaging*
Pulmonary Fibrosis / chemically induced*,  radionuclide imaging*
Radiopharmaceuticals / diagnostic use*
Sensitivity and Specificity
Technetium Tc 99m Pentetate / diagnostic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Aerosols; 0/Anti-Arrhythmia Agents; 0/Radiopharmaceuticals; 1951-25-3/Amiodarone; 65454-61-7/Technetium Tc 99m Pentetate

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