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Rieck Kevin L - - 2011
To examine the clinical predictors of a positive temporal artery biopsy (TAB) among patients suspected of having giant cell arteritis. We conducted a retrospective study of all consecutive patients who underwent TAB by a single surgeon (K.L.R.) at the Department of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery from April 30, 2002, to June ...
Pohl Juergen - - 2010
The gold standard for endoscopic surveillance of Barrett's esophagus (BE) includes targeted biopsies (TBs) from abnormalities as well as stepwise four-quadrant biopsies (4QBs) for detection of invisible high-grade intraepithelial neoplasias (HGINs) or early carcinomas (ECs). In a large mixed BE population, we investigated the rate of HGINs/ECs that are macroscopically ...
Xiao Lin - - 2011
This study aimed to investigate the mechanism of Dendrobium candidum extract in promoting expression of aquaporin-5 for treatment of Sjögren's syndrome (SS). Sixteen patients with SS suffered from deficient secretion of saliva due to an autoimmune destruction of salivary glands leading to dry mouth symptoms (xerostomia). However, glandular dysfunction also ...
Woodward Suzanne - - 2010
To propose grid coordinate marker placement for patients with suspicious ductogram findings occult on routine workup. To compare the success of marker placement and wire localization (WL) with ductogram-guided WL. A retrospective search of radiology records identified all patients referred for ductography between January 2001 and May 2008. Results for ...
Goldstein Steven R - - 2010
Abnormal uterine bleeding in women older than age 35 years, and certainly in menopausal patients, mandates evaluation, mainly to exclude cancer and hyperplasia, but also to better diagnose the source of the bleeding to appropriately manage the patient. In the past, dilation and curettage was the mainstay of diagnosis. This ...
Konoplev Sergej - - 2010
Patients with mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma often have multiple sites of disease at initial diagnosis or during the clinical course. The neoplasms at multiple sites are often presumed to be identical, indicating dissemination or relapse. However, evidence to support this presumption is usually not available. We compared IGH VDJ ...
Kothary Nishita - - 2010
PURPOSE: We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of computed tomography (CT)-guided percutaneous lung biopsy of pulmonary nodules with indeterminate radiologic characteristics in patients at risk for malignant and nonmalignant processes such as infection or inflammation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From January 2003 to September 2008, 262 patients (mean age, 59 years; ...
Lee M Catherine - - 2011
Axillary ultrasound (AUS) with needle biopsy is used to detect metastasis in patients with invasive breast cancers. Our hypothesis is that preoperative AUS significantly reduces sentinel node biopsy (SLNB) use in patients with invasive breast tumors >2 cm upon clinical examination. A single-institution database of patients with breast cancer and AUS ...
Pereira Luciano S - - 2011
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a common systemic vasculitis, with a presumed Caucasian predominance. The occurrence of GCA in Asians has rarely been addressed. This study aims to assess the incidence of giant cell arteritis in Asians. In this retrospective review, the self-reported ethnicities of patients with biopsy-proven GCA at ...
Mitterberger Michael Josef - - 2010
To compare the efficiency of contrast-enhanced colour Doppler ultrasound (CECD-US) targeted biopsy versus systematic biopsy (SB) for PCa detection in 1,776 men. Retrospective, single-centre, diagnostic accuracy study from 2002 until 2006 in 1,776 male volunteers with a serum total PSA of 1.25 ng/ml or greater. In each patient five CECD-US ...
Kakugawa Yasuo Y Division of Endoscopy, National Cancer Center Hospital, 5-1-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0045, Japan. - - 2010
To clarify the endoscopic and clinical findings of cytomegalovirus (CMV) gastritis after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT). Between 1999 and 2005, 523 patients underwent allo-SCT at our hospital, and 115 of these patients with gastrointestinal symptoms underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy. CMV gastritis was diagnosed pathologically in seven patients (1.3%) with the ...
Widhe Björn - - 2011
Abstract Background. Bone sarcomas in Sweden are generally referred to a multidisciplinary team at specialized sarcoma centers. This practice is strictly followed for sarcomas of long bones, but not for chest wall chondrosarcomas. Delay in diagnosis and treatment is often considerable for bone sarcomas. This report focuses on the symptoms ...
Pepe Pietro - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate PCa incidence in patients with one or more negative extended prostate biopsy who underwent repeat biopsy or TURP. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From June 2003 to February 2008, 308 patients were submitted to repeat prostate biopsy (median 20.5 cores) and 120 patients underwent TURP after one or more ...
Bhatia Naresh - - 2010
We describe a case of rhinoentomophthoromycosis, also known as rhinophycomycosis, in an Indian man hailing from the tropical northern region of the country. The patient presented with subcutaneous swelling in the midline of the forehead, dorsum of the nose, adjoining cheek area (more on the right side), philtrum, and upper ...
Ar?valo F - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To study the frequency of positive serology for celiac disease (CD) in patients with duodenal biopsies suggestive of this disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cross sectional study. We included patients with duodenal biopsies histologically compatible with CD and antigliadin, antiendomysial and IgA antitransglutaminase antibodies. We defined a "case" of CD ...
Steinfort Daniel P - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Evidence regarding the utility of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) in the assessment of isolated mediastinal lymphadenopathy (IMLN) is evolving. Its diagnostic accuracy in the evaluation of suspected lymphoma remains uncertain. METHODS: We reviewed a prospectively recorded database of consecutive patients with suspected lymphoma who underwent EBUSTBNA to ...
Nasca Maria Rita - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: High-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) types have been linked with genital carcinomas. However, the exact relation between HPV and erythroplasia of Queyrat (EQ), for example, in-situ carcinoma of the glans and prepuce, is still unclear. The aim of this study was to detect the presence of lesional HPV-DNA in patients ...
Hochstim Christian J - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate that hematoxylin-eosin staining can be used to detect the presence of bacterial biofilm in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). DESIGN: A prospective study. SETTING: The University of Southern California University Hospital and the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, ...
Cengiz Ali Bülent - - 2010
The aim of this study was to analyze the demographic, clinical and laboratory characteristics and prognoses of children diagnosed with infectious mononucleosis (IM). The demographic features, referral complaints, clinical and laboratory findings, follow-up, and prognoses of 44 patients diagnosed with IM between January 2000 and June 2006 at the Infectious ...
Puri R - - 2010
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Patients with suspected tuberculosis without pulmonary lesions and with mediastinal lymphadenopathy often pose a diagnostic challenge. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology is an established modality to evaluate mediastinal and abdominal lesions. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the role of EUS-FNA ...
Gouvêa Adriele Ferreira - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Proliferative verrucous leukoplakia (PVL) is a distinct and aggressive type of oral leukoplakia which affects elderly women without risk behavior and presents high rates of malignant transformation. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the clinicopathological characteristics and the distribution of cell proliferation markers, aiming to elucidate ...
Kieninger Barbara - - 2010
The prognosis of cardiac amyloidosis depends on the nature and origin of the amyloid protein deposited. However, little is known about the prevalence and origin of amyloid in heart muscle biopsies. We therefore examined retrospectively the distribution and origin of amyloid in a consecutive series of endomyocardial biopsies. Endomyocardial biopsies ...
Adali Fulya - - 2010
The aim of this study was to compare the results of virtual bronchoscopy (VB) images in defining tracheobronchial pathologies with those of fiber-optic bronchoscopy (FOB) in patients with clinical indication for bronchoscopy. Twenty-two patients with bronchoscopy indication were evaluated with FOB and VB. The VB results were evaluated blindly, independent ...
Zeqiri Fehmi - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, cervical cancer is the fifth most frequent malignant disease in women, ranking third, after endometrial and ovarian cancer, among malignant diseases of the female genitalia. Sexual activity early in adolescence and promiscuity have been confirmed as risk factors. The aim of this study was to establish the value ...
Calore E E - - 2010
The objective of the present study was to study the prevalence of abnormal anal cytology in patients with AIDS. Anal smears, obtained with a cytobrush, of 102 HIV-positive patients of the Emilio Ribas Institute (Sao Paulo, Brazil) were collected, and only after that, the patients were submitted to anoscopy. Thirty-two ...
Ulusoy Hasan - - 2012
Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) is a rare but extremely disabling genetic disease of the skeletal system. This disease is characterized by progression of heterotopic ossification within skeletal muscles, ligaments and tendons. Most patients with FOP are misdiagnosed early in life before the appearance of heterotopic ossification and undergo diagnostic procedures ...
Manousaridis K - - 2010
The aim of this study was to identify the clinical presentation of idiopathic non-specific orbital inflammations (NSI) in relation to the anatomic pattern of involvement in the orbit and to evaluate the treatment options. 35 cases of patients with NSI were retrospectively reviewed. In all cases the diagnosis was confirmed ...
Barlin Joyce N - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To determine the utility of endocervical curettage (ECC) at cervical conization for predicting residual or recurrent dysplasia and to evaluate differences in management between general gynecologists and gynecologic oncologists. STUDY DESIGN: From February 1999 to November 2007, 192 patients with high-grade dysplasia on conization were retrospectively identified. Data were ...
Bolanca Ines Krivak - - 2010
The aim of this study was to investigate whether is possible to predict clinical outcome of cervical lesion by immunoassaying performed on cervical smears. During the two year study period the cervical smears of 81 patients were collected. All patients were tested for human papillomavirus (HPV) infections using Amplycor HPV ...
Fielding David - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Panendoscopy is used in selected patients with head and neck cancer to detect second primary disease. We hypothesized that adding autofluorescence to the bronchoscopy and laryngoscopy part of this procedure could add to the detection of clinically meaningful dysplasias and carcinomas in both the head and neck and bronchus, ...
Piazza C C Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Brescia, Piazza Spedali Civili 1, 25123 Brescia, Italy. - - 2010
Narrow band imaging (NBI) is an optical technique in which filtered light enhances superficial neoplasms based on their neoangiogenic pattern. The accuracy of NBI can be augmented by combining it with high definition television (HDTV). The aim of this study was to prospectively assess the diagnostic value of NBI in ...
Feifer Andrew H - - 2010
To evaluate performance and cost-effectiveness of voided cytology in patients with pure asymptomatic microscopic hematuria (AMH). Although voided cytology has been validated for use in patients with a history of urothelial carcinoma (UC), its use in low-risk patients with AMH is controversial. A total of 200 consecutive low-risk patients (median ...
Sillay Karl A KA Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI, USA; Department of Neurology, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI, USA; National Primate Research Center, Madison, WI, USA; Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA; and Department of Communicative Disorders, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI, - - 2010
  Deep brain stimulation technology now allows a choice between constant current and constant voltage stimulation, yet clinical trials comparing the two are lacking. Impedance instability would theoretically favor constant current stimulation; however, few publications address this with long-term follow-up. In this report, we review our series for impedance change ...
Thorstenson Andreas - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether diagnostic random bladder biopsies and the detection of concomitant carcinoma in situ (CIS) have an impact on the frequency of intravesical bacille Calmette-Gu?rin (BCG) instillations or radical cystectomy; and whether this affects the cancer-specific survival in patients with pTaG3 or pT1G1-G3 transitional cell carcinoma of the ...
Boonlikit Sathone - - 2010
To analyze the clinical features and colpohistology of women with vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia (VAIN). Patients with VAIN treated at Rajavithi Hospital between April 1986 and October 2007. Of 68 patients, 52.9% had VAIN2/3. The mean age of patients was 50.85 +/- 13.17 years (range: 22-80). The most common presentation was ...
Silberfein Eric J - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: Obtaining negative margins for patients undergoing breast-conserving surgery (BCS) for invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) can be difficult because of the unique histologic pattern of ILC. Our goal was to determine whether any specific patient- or disease-related factors influenced margin status. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 211 patients with ...
You Ke - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To explore the risk of CIN II or greater in patients with cytologically interpreted atypical squamous cells, cannot exclude high grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (ASC-H) in a one-year follow-up period. STUDY DESIGN: Patients with ASC-H accepted high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) testing (Hybrid Capture II), colposcopy-directed biopsy, and endocervical curettage ...
Mehrotra Ravi - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) is a widely prevalent, potentially malignant disorder of the oral cavity in the Indian subcontinent. Areca nut has been incriminated as the main causative factor. However, other factors, including viruses may also play a role in the initiation/development of these lesions. This study was designed ...
Greco F Anthony - - 2010
This retrospective, multi-institutional study evaluated the accuracy of tissue-of-origin prediction by molecular profiling in patients with carcinoma of unknown primary site (CUP). Thirty-eight of 501 patients (7.6%) with CUP, seen in 2000-2008, had their latent primary site tumor subsequently identified during life. Twenty-eight of these patients (73.7%) had adequate initial ...
Gu┼čet G - - 2010
Introduction: Angiogenesis plays an important role in the uncontrolled proliferation, invasion and metastasis of cancers. Increased microvessel density (MVD) is known to be associated with evolution and aggressiveness of the endometrial carcinoma (EC). The formation of new vessels depends on interactions between various hormones and growth factors. VEGF is one ...
Wong S H SH Department of Neurology, The Walton Centre, Liverpool, UK. - - 2010
To evaluate the value of brain biopsy for neurology patients in our unit, we conducted a retrospective audit of neurology patients referred for brain biopsies for non-neoplastic disease from 1993 to 2007. 64 patients [median (range) age 51 (16-74) years] were included. The clinical presentation was diffuse encephalopathy for 40 ...
Kalcioglu M T - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: There is still no consensus about the necessity of histopathological analysis of routine tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy specimens. In this study, our goal was to determine the incidence of unexpected pathological findings in routine tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy specimens. The results are discussed in the light of current literature. MATERIALS AND ...
Levin Ishai - - 2010
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to estimate whether there are clinical, sonographic, or intraoperative parameters that have good correlation with the final histologic study after hysteroscopic removal of suspected retained trophoblast of conception. DESIGN: Retrospective case control study (Canadian Classification II-2). SETTING: A tertiary referral hospital. PATIENTS: Sixty-four patients after ...
Ohigashi Hirokazu - - 2010
Biomarkers are needed for early risk stratification and improved inpatient management to obtain better outcomes in acute pulmonary embolism (PE) patients. The aim of the present study was to evaluate biomarkers of right ventricular dysfunction (RVD) in order to predict a complicated clinical course and long-term respiratory complications in acute ...
Nijjer Sukhjinder - - 2010
This brief case presents a well patient in whom an electrocardiograph abnormality consistent with an accessory pathway was found during a routine procedure. We present the electrocardiographs, explain the underlying condition, and consider why the abnormality was revealed in this manner.
Dasari Papa - - 2010
Inflammatory Pap smear is the most common report received by a gynecologist. The cervical screening algorithm for benign cellular changes on the Pap smear recommends treatment of infection if indicated and a repeat Pap smear in 4 to 6 months time. If the inflammatory changes still persist, subject the patient ...
Dinc Bedia - - 2010
PURPOSE: this study was planned to evaluate the prevalence of HPV (excepting type 16) and HPV 16 by real-time PCR in colposcopy patients and to interprete the results with age, age of first sexual intercourse (FSI), parity and Pap smear results. METHODS: one hundred and two colposcopy patients (50 and ...
Carmack Susanne W - - 2010
Duodenal biopsies are frequently obtained to investigate malabsorption, diarrhoea, and anemia. The proportion of patients who have duodenal biopsies and their diagnostic yield are unclear. To determine what proportion of patients undergoing esophagogastroduodenoscopy in a private setting has duodenal biopsies and to evaluate the diagnostic yield relative to clinical indications ...
Nico Marcello Menta Simonsen - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Cheilitis glandularis (CG) is a condition in which thick saliva is secreted by minor labial salivary glands and adheres to a swollen lip causing discomfort to the patient. Most publications refer to single case reports or small case series. OBJECTIVE: We sought to report and to analyze clinical, pathological, ...
Liu Qi - - 2010
The focus of this study was to detect novel sera biomarkers for smear-positive and smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis and to establish respective diagnostic models using the surface-enhanced laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (SELDI-TOF MS) technique. A total of 155 sera samples from smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis (SPPTB) and smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis ...
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