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Pinco, Jeffery - - 2009
Context.--Digital images have become an important component of cytology practice. They are used in telecytology, automated screening, educational material, and Web sites and have potential for use in proficiency testing. However, there has been no formal evaluation to date to determine if digital image manipulation (intentional or unintentional) can affect ...
Muzzafar, Tariq - - 2009
Context.--Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) is usually diagnosed by histologic and immunohistochemical analysis. However, fine-needle aspiration is becoming a popular alternative to lymph node biopsy, and flow-cytometric immunophenotyping is often used to analyze fine-needle aspiration specimens.
Crothers, Barbara - - 2009
* Context.--In 2006, 9643 participants took the initial College of American Pathologists (CAP) Proficiency Test (PT). Failing participants may appeal results on specific test slides. Appeals are granted if 3 referee pathologists do not unanimously agree on the initial reference diagnosis in a masked review process.
Jones, Bruce - - 2009
* Context.--Monitoring customer satisfaction is a valuable component of a laboratory quality improvement program.
Grin, Andrea - - 2009
Context.--Measuring the extent of nonpalpable ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) in a breast specimen is challenging but important because it influences patient management. There is no standardized method for estimating the extent of DCIS, although serial sequential sampling with mammographic correlation is considered an accurate method.
Dadmanesh, Farnaz - - 2009
Context.--The size of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a significant predictor of local tumor recurrence and is used for selection of patients for conservative versus aggressive therapy. A standardized method for size assessment is lacking.
Lee, Hwajeong - - 2009
Splenic hamartoma is a rare, benign vascular proliferation that is often found incidentally while working up other complaints or at autopsy. Women more commonly present with symptoms related to mass effect than men. Histologic findings consist of unorganized vascular channels of varying width, with intervening red pulp-like disorganized stroma with ...
Agrawal, Renuka - - 2009
Follicular lymphoma, although common in adults, is rare in children. Pediatric follicular lymphoma has a more favorable prognosis than adult follicular lymphoma, even though it is often of higher grade. Children with follicular lymphomas are generally at a lower clinical stage, respond well to less aggressive therapy, and have a ...
Eid, Shaker - - 2009
Lower recurrence rates and improved long-term outcomes are the goal of treatment for giant cell myocarditis (GCM). We describe a case of GCM in an Asian woman who presented with new onset palpitations and syncope. She initially had normal systolic function by echocardiography with magnetic resonance imaging evidence of infiltrative ...
Muram-Zborovski, Talia - - 2009
Intestinal T-cell lymphoma is a heterogenous group. These tumors differ in their association with enteropathy, intraepithelial or nonintraepithelial origin, primary or secondary involvement, and T-cell or natural killer-like T-cell immunophenotype. There are also nonneoplastic conditions, such as celiac disease, refractory sprue, and reactive T-cell infiltration that mimic intestinal T-cell lymphoma. ...
Pena, Gil - - 2009
* A pathologic diagnosis is the result of a complex series of activities, mastered by the pathologist. The nature of these activities is, however, rarely talked about in depth. The medical literature occasionally discusses aspects of the pathologic diagnosis processes, generally departing from the pathologic practice. The lack of a ...
Cunliffe, Clare - - 2009
Context.--A broad spectrum of nonneoplastic conditions can mimic a brain tumor, both clinically and radiologically. In this review we consider these, taking into consideration the following etiologic categories: infection, demyelination, vascular diseases, noninfectious inflammatory disorders, and iatrogenic conditions. We give an overview of such diseases, which represent a potential pitfall ...
Carrigan, Mark - - 2009
Fernandes, Edward - - 2009
The present study explored the marital and sexual satisfaction of a sample of 1,376 men and women swingers via an on-line survey. Marital and sexual satisfaction scales were used to measure the levels of satisfaction of the sample in both variables. Demographics characteristics of the sample, attitudes towards swinging experiences, ...
Anderson, Peter - - 2009
The present study is the first report of women's sexual aggression gathered from a sample of women in Ufa, Russian Federation. The research question was: do women of different ethnicities, living in the Russian Federation, who are of different economic, social, and marital status, differ in their frequency of sexually ...
Knox, David, - - 2009
Analysis of data from 783 undergraduate students at a large southeastern university revealed ten significant racial differences. Blacks, compared to whites, were more likely to value financial security over a happy marriage, to be absolutist in sexual values, to regret their decision to have intercourse the first time, to not ...
Altenhoefer, Gwendolin - - 2009
Based on interviews with six activists, this article sketches four different approaches to activism around non-monogamous relationship concepts in the German lesbian-feminist subculture in the past thirty years. The activists cover an age range from 21 to 51, share a feminist background and are each additionally influenced by different subcultures ...
Chiang, Howard - - 2009
The present study analyzed data collected in 11 rounds of the General Social Survey conducted between 1988 and 2004 (N = 10,767 men and 13,868 women). Using simple cross-tabulations, the prevalence of homosexual contact in America was estimated by sex, year, and various sociodemographic variables. The subsequent results of three ...
Stiman, Meaghan - - 2009
In this article we investigate heterosexual college-age women's and men's body image development and overall body concept within the context of their sexual-gender identities and attraction ideals. We conducted in-depth interviews with 38 women and men. We situate our analysis within feminist constructionist scholarship, socio-cultural body image research, and social ...
Corwin, Anna - - 2009
Individuals who identify as "genderqueer" see themselves as neither strictly male nor female. This paper draws on ethnographic data including participant observation, open-ended interviews, and naturally occurring dialogue to examine how genderqueer individuals perform uniquely non-binary genders. The article finds that genderqueer individuals draw on existing gendered cultural forms through ...
Hoff, Gabriele - - 2009
Assessing pathological from non-pathological expressions of alternative sexuality requires close connections between research, clinical practice, and professional training. Stigmatization of various forms of sexuality can cause significant difficulties in gaining information from and making observations about people with alternative sexualities. The present investigation employed a content analysis approach to stories ...
Gunderson, Shane - - 2009
This article argues that similar perspectives of social nature and foundations of public life as traced by Christopher Lasch and Jurgen Habermas reveal that narcissistic behaviour and demagoguery in poverty rhetoric have a mutually reinforcing relationship which perpetuates a prevailing narcissistic attitude rather than a generational phenomenon. First I discuss ...
Kageura, Ryohei - - 2009
This article aims to demonstrate that Freud occupies an important position in Benjamin's social theory. The psychoanalytic motif of dream is always the issue in Benjamin. This motif is understood as the interaction where the consciousness and the unconscious remain irreducible to one another. Benjamin defines the modernity as the ...
Baker, Nehama - - 2009
This paper offers a reading of Faulkner's novels through the prism of elegy. Diverting the focus of attention from the dominant tragic elements in Faulkner's novels to the antithetical voice of peaceful elegy hidden beyond them, I attempt to show that in writing these novels Faulkner was performing an active ...
Mahoney, Carolyn - - 2009
Wainwright and Calnan (2002) disputed claims of a stress epidemic and concluded that people are simply less resilient than they once were. In challenging these claims, this paper examines stress from the perspectives of history, embodiment and political economy to link the reported experience of stress with ill health and ...
Healey, Bernard - - 2009
The purpose of this paper was to explore the desire by physicians for advanced management education and how best to offer this education to physician. Managed health care plans made decisions about patient care that were previously made by the physician leaving the doctor as a contracted employee of the ...
Bernstein, Donald - - 2009
The proper and safe disposal of hospital waste constitutes an extremely important aspect of hospital operations from both a managerial and marketing standpoint. This paper presents an empirical study designed to investigate current hospital waste management practices, and to provide a benchmark with which to gauge and improve these processes.
Kwong, Kwok - - 2009
There is no area of the world of greater interest and concern to the United States than the Middle East. There is no field of endeavor with greater promise of growth in these tough economic times than healthcare. As Peter Drucker explained, the decision making process for the managers of ...
Clarke, Irvine, - - 2009
A growing number of organizations use technology to communicate medical information and store electronic health records in order to best serve their patients and customers. However technological advancements do not come without some risks to consumer welfare. This paper examines the emerging use of electronic health records (EHRs) to store ...
Galle, William P., - - 2009
Entrepreneurship and small business have received considerable attention in recent years. As a result, new business start-ups have been rapidly increasing. There are many forces driving the expansion, including higher levels of participation from all demographic segments of the population. One sector of the population which has experienced significant increases ...
Banerji, Amit - - 2009
Biotechnology is the exploitation of biological processes or organisms through modern techniques for uses in medicines, agriculture, food science, animal husbandry and environment. Biotechnology industry comprises of three segments--biopharmaceuticals, bio-industrial and bio-services. In India, biopharmaceutical segment contributes more than two--thirds of biotechnology industrial output. Biopharmaceuticals consist of therapeutics, vaccines, diagnostics ...
Xiao, Qian - - 2009
This study addresses the influence of the institutional environment on the practice of evidence-based medicine (EBM) by acute care hospitals, including general medical and surgical hospitals. Drawing on neo-institutional theory and population ecology, we address two general research questions. First, how and to what extent does the institutional environment influence ...
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