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In Western society most adults have lost the the most profound postural stressor on the average ability to comfortably perform most order naproxen 250 mg on line arthritis pain relief elderly, or all naproxen 500mg online rheumatoid arthritis diet livestrong, of these patient attending a naturopathic or rehabilitation- postures naproxen 500 mg with visa arthritis diet margaret hills, due to the fact the body adapts to its envi- based clinic. Liebenson (2002b) explains that individ- ronment – its Western seated posture environment. In Germany there are some businesses that have Of course, this pattern is perpetuated throughout begun to incorporate multiple work stations (Cranz schooling and most commonly into the workplace. Commonly a short break 370 Naturopathic Physical Medicine of just a few seconds, moving into a different posture, These two foci are in contradistinction to what nature or stretching out, is recommended every 20–30 has provided: a nervous system and an anthropo- minutes. However, it is likely that based on the metrically, appropriately proportioned body. Advice is often skewed in favor Use it or lose it of the employer and is dependent on the mechanics of the national health care system. For example, kneeling outcome of this system is that it encourages malinger- down, it would be extremely rare, other than ers. However, a benefit is that employers and the through a genetic problem or surgery, to find government are, in general, extremely diligent with someone whose lower leg is too short or too their recommendations for micropauses, recommend- long for them to sit on (so their heels don’t ing them as frequently as every 3 minutes. This cor- reach their buttocks) relates well with what we know of connective tissue • archetypal postures, by their nature, involve creep. This poses a practical problem in of time off work (with work stress competing at a terms of encouraging patients to embrace this system. Arche- to adopt archetypal postures that they’ve lost the typal workstations would likely minimize back pain, ability to attain and/or sustain. Joints typically Akin to the dysfunctional use of painkillers, the very used in a smaller range of motion than our primate point of having a nervous system is not to attempt to cousins such as the hip, the knee, the shoulder and the sedate it, but to react to it. The nervous system is in cervical spine are more likely to develop degenerative place to allow the organism to respond more effec- change (Alexander 1994). Modern-day ergonomics communication, 2004) cites a book called Pain, The Gift has tried to provide adaptable height chairs, adjust- That Nobody Wants by Brand & Yancey (1994) whose able lumbar supports, variable angle seats – mainly in thrust is entirely congruent with this line of thought an attempt to: – the pain is there for a reason. Brand is an orthopedic surgeon who worked in India with those suffering • customize the measurements of the seat to the from leprosy, which highlighted to him the impor- measurements of the user, and tance of our ability to sense pain. He also observed • minimize the pain and discomfort of sitting in that Indian people rarely complained of osteoarthritis one position for several hours/day by offering in the hips. Inspired by his observation he compared supports (lumbar supports, foot rests, wrist radiographs of Indian and Western patients and supports, head rests, etc. However, Chapter 9 • Rehabilitation and Re-education (Movement) Approaches 371 what struck him was the uneven wear on the hip neck to help maintain an optimal angle of inclination joints of the Westerners – where degenerative change (and therefore an optimal instantaneous axis of rota- occurred primarily in the sagittal plane of the joint. This is a natural, inbuilt load all around the ball – not just in one line along an means of counteracting gravitational stress that the anteroposterior line (Brand & Yancey 1994). Of course, osteoporosis and reset the sacroiliac joints with the concomitant and femoral neck fracture may be associated with contraction of the transversus abdominis. A shocking statistic is that, from to defecate and its suggested benefit to sacroiliac func- just 50 years of age onwards, according to the National tion (M Tetley, personal communication, 2004) is con- Osteoporosis Foundation (2006), hip fracture results sistent with the work of DonTigny (1997) who in a 24% mortality rate in the first year after the recommends a variety of posterior rotation mobiliza- trauma. However, imagine if the full squat position mechanically compresses the ascend- squat was regularly used as an archetypal rest pos- ing colon (and, of course, the descending colon), ture. Interest- aiding peristalsis in the former and stimulating ingly, it completely reverses the loading through the urgency to evacuate (secondary to stimulation of 126˚ 120˚ 145˚ Angle of inclination Angle of inclination Angle of inclination in a 3-year-old child in adult in old age A B C Figure 9. Reproduced with permission from Platzer et al (2000) 372 Naturopathic Physical Medicine Figure 9. Redrawn from an image kindly provided by Paul Chek colonic stretch receptors) in the latter. Additionally, sympathetic dominance towards parasympathetic the full squat assists decompression of the lumbar dominance by nightfall. This process is commonly discussed The full quadruped position is rarely used by adults, in terms of scar tissue formation (Croft 1995) and the though by babies it is commonly used as a sleeping laying down of a functional scar with collagen deposi- position. This is why it is more colloquially known tion along the lines of stress (Lederman 1997). Tetley (2000) observes that this tive and archetypal rest postures would aid in tissue posture is commonly utilized by Tibetan caravaneers healing through this mechanism. Additionally, an as a sleep posture – meaning that only bone is in increase in static pressure on muscles tends to lower contact with the ground – all significant muscle mass arterial blood pressure (Schleip 2003a). It is also an excel- archetypal postures results in compression through lent position for assessment and for treatment of weight-bearing on different tissues, thereby distribut- various joint pathologies as described by Shirley Sahr- ing the therapeutic effect across multiple muscle mann (2002), so is therefore worthy of mention. This, of course, would be exactly ing prone with the neck fully rotated in one direction what one would want after a hunt, after a fight, after may support removal of waste metabolites from the being chased – and, most importantly, when resting. Such inhibition of sympathetic activity would also Schleip (2003b) explains that static stretching is likely make these postures ideal positions to eat in and to to inhibit capillary blood flow in the targeted tissues, encourage the body to make its diurnal switch from which, he suggests, may inhibit tissue repair. However, Chapter 9 • Rehabilitation and Re-education (Movement) Approaches 373 Table 9. Compresses (tangential force) Myofascial trigger points/hamstrings/soleus/gastrocnemius/ pre- + postpatella bursae Decompresses Posterior annulus/posterior ligamentous/prostate/genitalia Works Lumbar erectors/obliques Base of support Toes + knees Continued 374 Naturopathic Physical Medicine Table 9. Stretches Ipsilateral internal rotators, quadratus lumborum, lumbar factors/contralateral external rotators/dorsiflexors Compresses (tangential force) Ipsilateral gluteus maximus/contralateral lateral annulus + facet Decompresses Ipsilateral lateral aspect of annulus + facet Works Contralateral quadratus lumborum and obliques Base of support Ipsilateral shin/foot/hand – thorn in foot, tetrapod vs biped loading Indian sit Feature: Stretches adductors (facilitated)/aerial/ability to Prayer/meditation: remove thorns ± tend to soles Hindu/Buddhist Stretches Adductors/internal rotators, including piriformis/upper hamstrings/anterior hip capsule Compresses (tangential force) Ischial tuberosities/prostate Decompresses Knee/lateral subtalar joint Works Lumbar erectors/(? Alfredson & Ohberg ischemic environment within the tendon, explaining (2002) suggest that this may be due to a process of the dramatic success of their eccentric training proto- neovascularization and they have demonstrated that col for presurgical cases of Achilles tendinopathy. Chapter 9 • Rehabilitation and Re-education (Movement) Approaches 375 Therefore, far from Schleip’s (2003b) suggestion that what towards flexion and therefore a reduction inhibition of capillary blood flow may be counterpro- of lordotic curve may have provided optimal ductive to healing, it may in fact facilitate healing or rebalancing. The high kneel and full For the modern environment, it may be that a slight squat would be particularly effective for inducing bias toward rest postures enhancing lumbar exten- ischemia in the Achilles tendon and all of the arche- sion may be more beneficial for the hypothetical typal postures (high/low/side-kneel, cross-legged ‘average’ person. There are devices that have been sitting, full squat, quadruped) – bar the long sit – developed to counteract the flexion bias of modern would be effective for inducing ischemia in the patella lifestyles such as the prone prop – though many will tendon. Archetypal postures and movement Other postures that may be considered archetypal rest postures include supine lying (as described un- Because each of the archetypal rest postures induces der instinctive sleep postures), side-lying with head stretch to a number of different tissues, each posture propped, or lying prone with upper body propped on will become uncomfortable after a given period of elbows. This results in the inclination to move, described above (see ‘Instinctive sleep postures’), the which is a functional thing to do. Far from discomfort second has fewer biomechanical benefits as it works being the problem with archetypal rest postures, it is against the strong drive of the righting reflex of the the solution to avoiding musculoskeletal damage and optic, otic and occlusal planes, as well as stressing the dysfunction. In fact, the prone achieved more efficiently by putting stretch through propped position is commonly used by manual thera- the passive subsystem (sacrotuberous ligament and pists in rehabilitation of disc pain patients (posterior thoracolumbar fascia). Thus, as argued by typal postures is the fact that there is little doubt these Vleeming (2003), it is sitting that is dysfunctional – not postures were inextricably a part of how Homo leg crossing! Archetypal postures and lordosis Moreover, returning to the idea that stretching to warm up for a sport or prevent an injury simply has The astute observer may note that all of the archetypal no foundation in nature, equally unnatural is sitting postures, bar the kneeling postures, result in some in one single posture for 8 or more hours per day.

This effect of atorvastin was independent of ance potential benefits and risks of chronic anti- other factors influencing intracerebral hemorrhage discount naproxen 250mg overnight delivery arthritis treatment prevention, thrombotic therapy cheap naproxen 250 mg free shipping rheumatoid arthritis relieve home remedies. Several Among other lipid-lowering therapies used in pri- schemes to stratify stroke risk in patients with atrial mary stroke prevention were niacin effective 500mg naproxen rheumatoid arthritis and gluten, gemfibrozil, clo- fibrillation have been proposed and tested [125]. In a A review comparing 12 stratification schemes found meta-analysis including 38 primary and secondary substantial differences between them [125]. Observed stroke prevention trials using different lipid-lowering rates for the low stroke risk class ranged from 0% to therapies, the most effective in reducing stroke risk 2. 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Mate- factors which affect swallowing abnormalities order 250mg naproxen fast delivery arthritis in feet running, but these studies in- rial and Methods: Case description: We report a case of 70 years cluded all stroke types cheap naproxen 250 mg without prescription medication to ease arthritis. Therefore cheap naproxen 250 mg overnight delivery arthritis in neck and shoulder exercises, it is still unclear what factor af- old gentleman with sudden onset of dysphagia and posing a di- fect prognosis of dysphagia in supratentorial stroke. The individual was brought to our clinic with focused thalamic hemorrhage patients who received rehabilitation in 03 weeks history of dysphagia and no associated motor or sensory a post-acute rehabilitation hospital and examined relationships be- weakness. There was history of hypertension but not diabetes mel- tween clinical evaluations and severity of dysphagia to clarify fac- litus. Material and Methods: Subjects were 91 patient has no neurological defecit except for dysphagia, his cranial patients (34 females and 57 males, mean age 68. Seon-duck 1National Rehabilitation Center Research Institute, Clinical Re- presenting with Acute Stroke. It search for Rehabilitation, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 2National Re- is known that these changes are likely to represent the confuence habilitation Hospital, Health Promotion Center for the Disabled, of micro-infarcts. It might then be expected that these changes Seoul, Republic of Korea could represent a signifcant risk for vascular dementia. We Introduction/Background: It has been previously shown that stroke wanted to fnd out whether those patients who developed cognitive survivors did very little physical activities after the onset of stroke. Was the stroke simply a sentinel event in nearly two-thirds of the time they were inactive. And could social inactivity is likely to cause the physical and psychological we use the Fazekas (a measure of the extent of deep white mat- problems. Material and Methods: Participants training program that included resistance, aerobic, balance, fexibility were recruited upon admission to our Acute Stroke Unit. We tested 92 patients (48 men, 44 women) with Introduction/Background: The objectives of this study were to as- stroke (median age 72, range 54–82). Results: There was signifcant difference at QoL be- ischemic stroke (>3 months) were enrolled in our study. The func- 1Fujita Health University, Rehabilitation Medicine, Toyoake, Ja- tional statue was assessed according to the Barthel index, the New pan, 2Fujita Health University Hospital, Department of Rehabilita- Functional Ambulation Classifcation and the «Timed up and go tion, Toyoake, Japan test». Results: The participants’ median age was 58 years, Introduction/Background: Previous papers reported that patients 30 men (60%) and 20 women (40%). The dominant side was affected in Methods: We selected 86 cerebral infarction patients who admitted 64% of cases. Depressive profle and poor mental QoL were both associated the average length of stay, the proportion of home discharge, and with functional impairment as assessed by the Barthel Index. The period from the onset of cerebral infarction to re- depression were prevalent in ischemic stroke patients. Conclusion: Early starting to inpatient rehabilitation is 468 critical for reducing post-stroke disability. Material and Methods: A prospective study comparing two rehabilitation protocols was conducted over a period cal School, Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, of 3 months. Results: An improvement 10Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Department of of balance and gait parameters, of the upper limb function and of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea functional status (Barthel Index), was obtained in both groups. It is also effca- pare functional recovery in the frst-ever stroke patients according cious on postural control (sitting and standing balance). Other rand- tive cohort study for all acute frst-ever stroke patients admitted to omized controlled trials with a larger number of patients, and a more participating hospitals in nine distinct areas of Korea. Saitoh1 patients were reviewed excluding stroke patients who didn’t agree J Rehabil Med Suppl 55 Poster Abstracts 139 this study. The patient who were transferred to rehabilitation were sudden death, vasospasm, re-bleeding; long term complications in- 1,482 persons (18. There were signifcant difference between clude epilepsy, neurological symptoms, cognitive impairment, anxi- 2 groups in educational year, weighted index of comorbidity, com- ety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder. Only a ffth of the bined condition and age-related score, etiology of stroke, initial patients have no residual symptoms. The patient underwent en- bilitation department were different from those of not transferred dovascular neurosurgery (coiling technique). Although the level of severity of stroke in transferred group tions were minimal - right Abducens nerve paralysis, slight motor was much higher than that in not transferred group, the former defcit on the right arm and leg with minimum reduction of muscle showed signifcant time effect and time cross group interaction to strength. After 10 days of intensive medical treatment, the patient recover their physiologic function. Thus, early transfer to rehabili- started the rehabilitation program in the neurosurgery unit, and after tation department for post-stroke rehabilitation is very important 3 weeks, he was transferred to the rehabilitation department. The re- not only to improve stroke patient’s functional recovery but also to habilitation protocol included psychological support, dietary regime show a positive interaction including time effect. Maeshima1 lowing brain injury include physical limitations and diffculties with 1 thinking and memory. Recovery and prognosis are highly variable Fujita Health University Nanakuri Memorial Hospital, Rehabili- and largely dependent on the severity of the initial status. Results: Before treatment, experimental group and control group the balance function scores were no signifcant difference (p>0. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iais- Roma- nia, Medical Rehabilitation, Iasi, Romania, 2Clinic Emmergency Hospital “ Prof. We started using it as a wearable patient moni- rating scale was used to assess the paralyzed Shoulder joint move- tor to screen our stroke patients during their post-acute rehabilita- ment function in the patients with stroke, before and after treatment. The Fugl-Meyer movement function out between Oct 2013, and Jul 2015, with 56 positive and 12 nega- score in the treatment group was obviously higher than the control tive results. Conclusion: Peripheral magnetic stimulation com- patients were confrmed by the detailed investigation of the Sleep bined with routine rehabilitation reduces or prevents shoulder joint Centre. The higher rate of the positive results is explained by our double or triple 475 selection criteria. Material and Methods: 23 healthy cal therapy in a patient with cerebrovascular disease who showed subjects walked on treadmill at 0. Mirror therapy is a technique that uses visual feedback about motor performance to 480 improve rehabilitation outcomes. Gomez Diaz10 group underwent 20 minutes of mirror therapy consisting of wrist 1 Complejo Hospitalario Universitario De Ourense, Neurological and fnger fexion and extension movements, while the control 2 group performed sham therapy with similar duration, 5 days a week Rehabilitation, Ourense, Spain, Complejo Hospitalario Universi- tario De A Coruna, Epidemiology Unit, A Coruna, Spain, 3Centro for 4 weeks. After treatment both groups showed statisti- Augusti, Intensive Care, Lugo, Spain, 8Complejo Hospitalario cally signifcant improvement in all outcome measures. Moreover Universitario A Coruna, Neurological Rehabilitation, A Coruna, patients in the mirror therapy group had greater improvement in Spain, 9Hospital Clinic, Psychiatry, Barcelona, Spain, 10Complejo upper extremity Fugl-Meyer motor scale values compared to the Hospitalario Universitario A Coruna, Anesthesioloy, A Coruna, control group (p=0. Conclusion: Regaining motor function in Spain the upper extermities is often more diffcult than in lower extremi- ties, which can seriously effect the progress in rehabilitation.

Short-acting preparations may cause nausea buy 250mg naproxen otc arthritis pain relief in hands, whereas delayed-release preparations may be more likely to induce diarrhoea buy 500 mg naproxen fast delivery arthritis pain menstrual cycle. Hullin of Leeds has shown that lower levels are effective but high relapse rates occur below 0 buy generic naproxen 250mg on-line exercise with arthritis in feet. Some factors increasing the likelihood of lithium intoxication Overdose High prescribed dose Renal disease Excess sweating Dehydration Hyponatraemia Vomiting 3477 Diarrhoea Tropical heat Sauna Infection Fever 3478 Trauma/surgery 3479 Diuretics Indomethacin 3480 Tetracyclines 3474 The patient should drink non-sweet fluids to compensate. Potassium-sparing and loop diuretics are relatively less likely to raise lithium levels. When treating a hypertensive patient who is taking lithium, consider a beta-blocker or clonidine, but avoid thiazide diuretics. Diclofenac, indomethacin, metronidazole, spectinomycin, ibuprofen and piroxicam have been reported to raise the plasma lithium concentration. Some factors that give a falsely low lithium concentration in tissues include >13 hours 3485 since last dose ingested , brain damage, and phenytoin. Lithium intoxication usually develops over days or more quickly in the case of overdose. Lithium should be stopped for a few days during an intercurrent illness or suspected toxicity. Lithium intoxication has to be a clinical diagnosis because it results from high intracellular lithium concentrations, which may not be reflected in serum levels. Intoxication may lead to full recovery, death, persistent renal symptoms, spasticity, cognitive impairment, or permanent cerebellar damage with loss of Purkinje cells. Management of intoxication includes early diagnosis and treatment of overdose (initially stomach washout and activated charcoal left in 3489 3490 stomach ). This is explained by the relatively slow equilibration between intracellular (incl. Because lithium is readily dialyzable (and not excreted by kidneys in dialysis patients - it is only removed at dialysis), it is therefore given (300-600 mg lithium) to patients – orally or into dialysate - on renal dialysis who need lithium for their affective disorder after their dialysis sessions. Serum levels are measured some 3-4 hours after dialysis because serum levels may rise following dialysis due to equilibration with the tissues. Contraindications to lithium therapy (vary with circumstances) Patient unreliability 3492 Early pregnancy Elective surgery Uncompensated renal disease 3493 Severe cardiac disease Diuretic therapy Lithium may cause acute tubular necrosis. Lithium should not be given to patients with 3495 myasthenia gravis , Addison’s disease or untreated hypothyroidism. Glomerular sclerosis, tubular atrophy, and interstitial fibrosis may occur in lithium treated patients and animals. However there is some evidence that the incidence is not particularly high 3496 when function is considered. Many authors have commented on the non-likelihood of death from lithium-induced nephropathy. Lithium can be used during maintenance haemodialysis where it has been given after dialysis in doses of 300-600 ms/day. Some increase in serum creatinine concentrations and a lowering of maximum concentration capacity in lithium-treated patients over time is neither uncommon nor worrying. Serum creatinine may be normal in the elderly despite impaired renal function because of reduced muscle mass. A recent myocardial infarction is a relative contraindication because of the risk of arrhythmias. Cyclosporine can increase lithium serum levels by decreasing its excretion, thus necessitating a lowering of the lithium dosage. After a few years on lithium some 3498 authors have found a 3-50% incidence of goitre (larger size on ultrasound in smokers) 3499 and 4-21% incidence of hypothyroidism. Pre-existing anti-thyroid antibodies or a family history of thyroid disease increase the chances of developing lithium-related hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism and euthyroid goitre are managed with thyroxine 3500 supplementation and the continued administration of lithium. Whether uncommon cases of hyperthyroidism can be attributed to lithium is difficult to say. Rosser (1976) described the emergence of thyrotoxicosis after lithium was stopped and Byrne and Delaney (1993) reported a case where thyroid ophthalmopathy regressed after stopping lithium. The mechanism appears to be stimulation of granulocyte-stimulating factor and interleukin-6. It is suggested that lithium be withheld on chemotherapy days or during cranial (but not other) radiation in cancer patients. Side effects include polyuria, thirst, nausea (take after food), loose stools, metallic taste, 3502 3503 fine tremor, weight gain , Parkinsonism , fatigue, and delayed reaction time whilst 3504 driving. Pooled data from a number of studies (Goodwin & Jamison, 1990) found that the most frequent subjective complaints were (percentage of patients): thirst (36%), polyuria (30%), memory difficulties (28%), tremor (27%), increased weight (19%), drowsiness (12%), and diarrhoea (9%), with over one-quarter having no complaints. The most likely problems leading to non-adherence were memory difficulties, weight gain, temor, polyuria, and drowsiness. Tremor may improve with smaller and more frequent doses, avoidance of 3505 3506 caffeine , or the addition of beta-adrenoceptor blocking drugs. The combination of lithium and antipsychotic drug can lead to somnambulism, which should respond to dose reduction. Cohen and Cohen caused a scare by reporting 4 cases of brain damage in subjects on both lithium and haloperidol, occurring in the one hospital, at the same time. If the patient is monitored closely and if doses are kept low it should be possible to prevent such problems. A number of studies conducted during the 1980s found a slightly lower plasma folate concentration in lithium-treated patients. Coppen ea(1986) found that giving a supplement of folic acid (300-400 micrograms/day) to patients on lithium caused those with the highest folate levels to show a significant reduction in affective morbidity. The chief 3508 culprit here is verapamil , whereas reports on diltiazem are less clear. Theophylline increases renal lithium excretion, thus lowering serum lithium levels. Non-adherence with lithium therapy is associated with substance abuse and more admissions to hospital.

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De- layed biliary-to-bowel transit in cholescintigraphy after cholecystokinin treat- ment. Prognostic value and pathophy- siologic significance of the rim sign in cholescintigraphy. The study shows the site of bleeding if the patient is actively bleeding during imaging. Preset time for dynamic 60 seconds per image and collect data for 63 minutes beginning immediately following injection. This ability of gastric mucosa to concentrate [ Tc] pertechnetate, whether intra- or extragastric in location provides the physiologic basis for the scintigraphic evaluation of clinical entities related to the gastric mucosa. It is most commonly located about 2 feet from the ileocecal valve on the antimesenteric border of the small bowel. Approximately 10% contain ectopic gastric mucosa capable of producing hydrochloric acid and pepsin, thereby inducing ileal ulceration. Evaluation of Retained gastric antrum Ref: Sciarretta C, Malaguti P, Turba E, et al: Retained gastric antrum 99m syndrome diagnosed by Tc pertechnetate scintiphotography in man: hormonal and radioisotopic study of two cases. Time interval between administration and scanning: Immediate Patient Preparation: 1. Radiopharmaceutical: Tc sulfur colloid is prepared according to the radiopharmacy procedure manual. Time interval between administration and scanning: Immediate Patient Preparation: 1. N/G tube should be inserted on the floor or by the radiology nurse and removed after administration of the radiopharmaceutical. Preset time for dynamic 60seconds/image and collect image every minute for 15 minutes in the supine position and 15 minutes prone.

Once patient is on scanning table be sure the bag is hung beneath the table buy cheap naproxen 250mg on line arthritis in back icd 9 code, but not too far as to cause pulling order 250 mg naproxen overnight delivery arthritis low back, making the patient uncomfortable purchase 500 mg naproxen with visa rheumatoid arthritis in both feet. Note: Should catheter either come unplugged (disconnection between bag and catheter) or pulled out of the bladder completely, notify the nuclear medicine physician and then call the floor notifying the charge nurse, who will in turn call the intern or residents assigned to the particular patient. All Nuclear Medicine procedures should be scheduled during the first 10 days after last menstrual period in childbearing age women, if possible. If a pregnant patient is scheduled for a Nuclear Medicine procedure, the patient should be immediately referred to the Nuclear Medicine physician. The risks and benefits of the procedure will be discussed with the referring physician and the patient, and a decision to perform the study will be made in the best interest for the patient. A written informed consent should be obtained from all female patients under age 55 and above age 12 as per the following form. Please sign the statement below if you are not pregnant and not currently breastfeeding. The standard adult dose used in the hospital is listed as 100%, and the body weight in kilograms is plotted on the curve that results in a dose per body surface area. Therapy Hyperthyroidism 131I Na I 6-60 mCi Thyroid cancer 131I Na I 29-330 mCi Bone mets 59Strontium 3-5 mCi Bone mets 153Samarium 10 mCi Myeloma 32P sodium phosphate 3-7 mCi Various 32P chromic phosphate 0. Daily - Follow automated protocol for automatic tuning, peaking, and extrinsic uniformity measurement. Monthly - Follow automated protocol for spatial resolution and linearity measurement. Daily - Execute automated protocol for checking entire system and standard values. Note: Dose calibrator measurements and radiation surveys are monitored by Radiation Safety Office. In some diseases, notably carcinoma of the breast, the bone scan findings can completely reorient the therapeutic approach; in other entities, notably osteomyelitis, the bone scan makes diagnoses earlier than is possible with alternative diagnostic modalities, thus permitting earlier, more appropriate therapy. Invariably, in multi-focal disorders, there is greater involvement on the bone scan than can be seen on conventional radiographs; while in the arthritides and in certain metabolic disorders, the stage of the pathologic process and its activity can be delineated most accurately by the bone scan. The precise mechanism of action for the technetium bone scanning agents has yet to be determined. Basically, it appears that these agents adhere to the hydroxyapatite crystal of bone by a process known as chemisorption. Blood flow plays a major role in tracer delivery and distribution, while reaction bone formation also significantly affects the appearance of the scan. Bone images are obtained 2-4 hours after the injection of the radiopharmaceutical. If clinically indicated, the injection may be made with the patient positioned under the gamma camera so that a radionuclide angiogram and blood pool images can be obtained (three phase bone scan). The bone scan has an overall false negative rate of about 2% for metastatic disease, while the skeletal survey has false negative rates that in certain tumors can approach 50%. Most primary tumors, (with the exception of most primary intracranial malignancies) can and do metastasize to bone. Since the advent of adjuvant chemotherapy however, a significant number of patients (15%) are noted to develop bone metastases prior to, or in the absence of lung metastases. In these patients, serial bone scanning can be invaluable in establishing the early diagnosis of osseous metastases. Also, in those centers utilizing limited amputation as part of their protocols, the bone scan can aid the surgeon in selecting the precise level of amputation. Also, about one third of the patients with this disease will develop bone metastases during follow-up, often prior to, or in the absence of, lung metastases. The bone scan is therefore useful both in the initial work-up and subsequent follow-up. The initial finding is mild, diffuse increased accumulation of tracer noted at the fracture site. In uncomplicated fractures, scans that were positive will revert to normal in about two years. In children, it may only take 6-18 months, while in older, debilitated patients, the scan may take several years to revert to normal. This is in contrast to conventional radiography where even subtle findings may not be evident for a week to ten days after the onset of symptoms. A three-phase bone scan can help to differentiate osteomyelitis from soft tissue infection or degenerative bone disease. A gallium scan can be valuable in following patients with osteomyelitis, as it appears to reflect more accurately than the bone scan the response of the inflammatory process of therapy. The most commonly affected site in both the adult and pediatric patient is the femoral head. At this time, the disorder can be diagnosed by skeletal scintigraphy, but not by conventional radiography. The bone scan depicts an area of photon deficiency corresponding to the avascular skeletal part. Other entities that have been evaluated by skeletal scintigraphy include fibrous dysplasia, primary and secondary hyperparathyroidism, pulmonary osteoarthropathy and myositis ossificans. It is well established in the medical literature that the risk of morbidity and mortality from these disease processes is much greater than the risk from the radiation exposure. Therefore, bone scintigraphies are performed in children and the radiopharmaceutical dose is calculated according to body weight (see chart). Delayed images: 6 min/image • 250k or 600 sec for distal extremity spot views Scanning Instructions: 1. Place patient supine on imaging table with the area of interest in the field of view. For the dynamic flow study (if indicated), the radiopharmaceutical is injected rapidly through a butterfly followed by a flush of 10 ml normal saline with a 3-way stopcock. Images are recorded at 4 sec/frame for 64 seconds, followed by 1 static image of 500K counts or 300 sec. For pediatric patients, 3-5 mm pinhole collimation is sometimes required, 200-300k/view. Reconstruct the images in the transverse, coronal and sagittal plane (see computer instructions) 7. If being compared to an 111In leukocyte scan, acquire same views as used for the 111In images. The abnormality appears as a "hot spot," an area of increased radionuclide concentration that stands out from the normal low background of normal brain.