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Poljak Mario - - 2009
Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) were detected in 69 (43.7%) of 158 and in 7 (4.5%) of 155 anogenital hairs obtained from 53 patients with genital warts (GWs) and from 53 age-matched healthy control subjects, respectively. At least 1 hair sample was positive for 69.8% of patients and for 13.2% of control ...
Bese Tugan - - 2009
The aim of this study was to evaluate the rate of transtubal passage of carcinoma cells into the abdominal cavity after saline infusion in patients with endometrial carcinoma. Forty-four patients with primary endometrial carcinoma, who had been planned to be operated on, were included into this study. A pediatric foley ...
Vécsei Andreas - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: False-positive results of anti-tissue-transglutaminase (tTG) IgA autoantibodies have been reported in subjects with a genetic risk for celiac disease (CD). The aims of this retrospective study were to assess the prevalence of false-positive tTG titers in patients at risk of CD compared with symptomatic children and to evaluate the ...
Hernández-Rodríguez José - - 2009
Gynecologic vasculitis (GynV) has been reported as part of systemic vasculitis (SGynV) and as single-organ (isolated gynecologic) vasculitis (IGynV). In the current study, we analyzed the clinical and histologic characteristics of patients with GynV and sought to identify features that differentiate the isolated from the systemic forms of the disease. ...
Kwak Jin Young - - 2009
PURPOSE: To evaluate the sonographic features of traumatic neuromas after neck dissection. METHODS: This study included 8 patients whose ages ranged from 36-69 years (mean, 49 years). In all cases, traumatic neuromas were incidentally detected at neck sonography for evaluation of suspected recurrence of well-differentiated papillary carcinoma of the thyroid. ...
Emami Mohammad Hasssan - - 2009
Lower digestive endoscopy is mostly limited to the cecum without any attempt to penetrate the ileum. One of the probable reasons is the expectation of a low diagnostic yield. This study aimed to examine the feasibility of ileoscopy during colonoscopy and its diagnostic yield. We prospectively studied 128 consecutive patients, ...
Borovicka J - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: The current gold standard in Barrett's esophagus monitoring consists of four-quadrant biopsies every 1-2 cm in accordance with the Seattle protocol. Adding brush cytology processed by digital image cytometry (DICM) may further increase the detection of patients with Barrett's esophagus who are at risk of neoplasia. ...
Leung Stanley T - - 2009
Collagenous gastritis (CG) characterized by the deposition of a subepithelial collagen band and accompanying inflammatory infiltrate is a rare disorder. The natural history and pathogenesis of CG remain unclear. We describe the histologic features (23 gastric, 18 duodenal, and 4 colonic biopsies) and clinical findings of an additional 12 cases. ...
Presti Joseph C JC - - 2009
Patients who have a persistently elevated or a rising PSA level following a prior negative prostate biopsy can be a stressful situation for both the urologist and the patient. This will be a brief review of the indications and techniques in patients undergoing a repeat biopsy. In patients with a ...
Heavner James E - - 2009
BACKGROUND: We investigated if correlations exist between medical history, tissue abnormalities, and cell types retrieved from the epidural space of patients with chronic low back pain (LBP) and chronic radicular pain (RP). METHODS: Approval was obtained from the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects to study 191 ...
Kalkan G - - 2009
BACKGROUNDPapulopustular lesions (PPL) are commonly seen cutaneous lesions in Behçet's disease (BD). Some authorities do not recommend using cutaneous lesions for diagnostic criteria because these lesions are confused with acne vulgaris. Objective To understand if PPL have diagnostic value in BD. METHODS: Biopsy was performed on papulopustular lesions of Behçet's ...
Ishikawa Eiji - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Renal biopsy is essential for the diagnosis of kidney diseases, but complications, particularly bleeding incidents, remain problematic. METHODS: To evaluate the frequency of renal biopsy complications, and to reveal clinical and laboratory factors associated with overt bleeding complications, focusing on those available at hospital ward, we conducted a retrospective ...
Thomas T - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Esophageal and/or gastric wall thickening raises the possibility of malignancy. Endoscopic-ultrasound-(EUS-)guided targeted biopsy of the thickened wall is possible. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of EUS-guided mural trucut biopsies (TCB) in detecting underlying malignancy in patients with thickened esophagogastric wall and negative mucosal biopsies. ...
Woo S M - - 2009
BACKGROUND: A consensus conference has recommended close observation of branch duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (BD-IPMNs) smaller than 30 mm, without symptoms or mural nodules. This study investigated whether these recommendations could be validated in a single-centre experience of BD-IPMNs. METHODS: Some 190 patients with radiological imaging or histological findings ...
Melo Marcelo Maia Caixeta de - - 2009
CONTEXT: For the diagnosis of the diseases which affect the terminal ileum, the colonoscopy allows macroscopic evaluation and the performing of biopsies. Studies with criteria for the endoscopic and histological characterization of this segment are scarce and there are still some doubts about the need of biopsies in patients with ...
Mariné Meritxell M Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital of Mútua de Terrassa, Research Foundation Mútua de Terrassa, University of Barcelona, 08221 Terrassa, Catalonia, - - 2009
To assess: (1) frequency and clinical relevance of gluten sensitive enteropathy (GSE) detected by serology in a mass screening program; (2) sensitivity of antitransglutaminase (tTGA) and antiendomysium antibodies (EmA); and (3) adherence to gluten-free diet (GFD) and follow-up. One thousand, eight hundred and sixty-eight subjects recruited from an occupational health ...
Kruse A - - 2009
Fibrous dysplasia is a rare bone disease caused by an abnormal proliferation of fibrous tissue in bone. We retrospectively evaluated eight patients (female to male ratio 3:1, mean age 22.5 years, range 10-32) with a monostotic form who were treated between 1996 and 2006. Two each were affected in the ...
Benson Merrill D - - 2009
Cardiomyopathy is a major cause of death in patients with systemic amyloidosis. There are several forms of systemic amyloidosis which cause cardiomyopathy and determination of the exact type of amyloid in each affected patient is essential for treatment and determination of prognosis. In this study, we tested the feasibility of ...
Hamid Rizwan - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate screening cystoscopy as the long-term follow up in patients with an enterocystoplasty for > or =10 years. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a prospective analysis of 92 consecutive patients who attended our endoscopy suite for regular check cystoscopy as per standard follow-up. This is performed for all ...
Ngamruengphong Saowanee - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The reported yield of methylene-blue (MB) chromoendoscopy targeted biopsy in detecting specialized intestinal metaplasia (SIM) and, more importantly, dysplasia in patients with Barrett's esophagus (BE) has shown variable results. OBJECTIVE: To perform a meta-analysis of published studies for assessment of the diagnostic yield of techniques of chromoendoscopy compared with ...
Lei Yan-Jun - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To study the circulation, distribution, and genomic diversity of HPVs in common warts in Beijing area of China. METHODS: Forty eight patients with pathologically diagnosed common warts were screened for the presence of HPV with HPV type-specific PCR and direct sequencing analysis. The genomic diversity of HPVs prevalent in ...
Prasad R - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: This study was undertaken to explore the clinicopathological profile of bronchogenic carcinoma in young patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study was conducted on 799 consecutive histopathologically proven cases of bronchogenic carcinoma that were referred from different parts of Uttar Pradesh. RESULTS: Out of 799 patients, 73 patients (9.1%; ...
Ozturk Erkan - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the clinical and radiological features and treatment approaches in 14 patients diagnosed with idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (GM). METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated the clinical features, radiological findings, and treatment approaches in 14 patients with idiopathic GM in the General Surgery Department, Gulhane School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey between ...
Pa?arada Myrvete - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the role of colposcopy and cytodiagnosis in the early detection of pathological changes in the uterine cervix and the association between the number of birth, sexual partners and colposcopic changes and cytological atypia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Colposcopic changes in the cervix ...
Kerawala Cyrus J - - 2009
Many patients who present with primary malignant disease of the head and neck are examined under anaesthesia to see if they have synchronous tumours. Although previous studies have attempted to establish whether this is either efficient or cost-effective, the patients included tended to include heterogeneous index sites as well as ...
Ray Eleanor R - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the value of photodynamic diagnosis (PDD) using hexylaminolaevulinate (Hexvix, PhotoCure, Oslo, Norway) in the investigation of patients with positive urine cytology who have no evidence of disease after standard initial investigations. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-three patients referred with positive urine cytology but no current histological evidence of ...
Güneş Pembegül - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of granuloma annulare (GA) is unclear. Collagen fiber degeneration is commonly reported, and there are several conflicting studies on elastic fiber and vascular changes associated with GA. In this study, we aimed to evaluate histopathologic characteristics, collagen and elastic tissue changes and vascular changes in GA. METHODS: ...
Huang Chi-Che - - 2009
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the incidence and the possible risk factors for preirradiation abnormalities of the sinus mucosa in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) by magnetic resonance imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records and magnetic resonance imaging results were reviewed and compared between a group ...
Roh Jong-Lyel - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Occult lymph node metastasis of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) can be detected by sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy, but studies in larger patient cohorts undergoing complete central neck dissection may be required to assess the diagnostic accuracy of SLN. Therefore, the authors prospectively assessed the usefulness of SLN biopsy ...
Mohanty Debajyoti - - 2008
Seven patients were treated for osteomyelitis rib (OR). Discharging sinuses and painful swellings were the presenting symptoms. An initial chest X-ray was unremarkable in all patients. Fine needle aspiration cytology and microscopy of pus did not reveal acid-fast bacillus in any patient. Computerized tomography (CT) of thorax was consistent with ...
Wijekoon N S - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To determine the positive yield of routine histopathology in patients undergoing surgery for fistula in-ano. METHOD: Histopathology reports of all the patients who underwent surgery for fistulae-in-ano over a period of 36 months were reviewed. RESULTS: Analysis included 84 patients of which 73 (87%) were male subjects. The mean ...
Yazisiz Veli - - 2009
The aim of this study was to investigate the performance of minor salivary gland biopsy (MSGB), serological and clinical data in diagnosis of primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS). Retrospective review of 216 patients who underwent minor labial salivary gland biopsy in last 5 years was performed. Results of the patients with ...
Mittal Khush - - 2009
The distinction of complex atypical endometrial hyperplasia from endometrial adenocarcinoma is often problematic. Foci of back-to-back arrangement of glands or foci of cribriform arrangement of glands smaller than 2.1 mm in diameter are considered insufficient for the diagnosis of endometrial adenocarcinoma by some authors, and sufficient to be diagnosed as ...
Pejić Snezana - - 2008
Epidemiological and experimental data point to involvement of oxygen derived radicals in the pathogenesis of gynecological disorders, as well as in cancer development. The objective of the present study was to examine changes in activities and levels of copper/zinc superoxide dismutase (CuZnSOD) and lipid hydroperoxides (LOOH) in blood and endometrial ...
Shufaro Yoel - - 2008
PURPOSE: Endometrial thickness is important for implantation. Little data addresses the etiology of persistently thin endometrium. We present a patient cohort in order to define common features and draw conclusions. METHODS: Thirteen out of 1,405 IVF patients repeatedly had thin unresponsive endometrium (<7 mm). Age, history, uterine cavity status, treatment ...
Chatelain Denis - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence and clinical significance of small-vessel vasculitis (SVV) surrounding an uninflamed temporal artery (TA) in patients diagnosed as having giant cell (temporal) arteritis (GCA) and/or polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR). METHODS: Patients with GCA and/or PMR (n = 490) were included in this multicenter prospective study. Slides of ...
Fritcher Emily G Barr EG Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, MN 55905, - - 2008
New detection methods with prognostic power are needed for early identification of dysplasia and esophageal adenocarcinoma (EA) in patients with Barrett's esophagus (BE). This study assessed the relative sensitivity and specificity of conventional cytology, DNA ploidy analysis with digital image analysis (DIA), and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) for the ...
Karim Rooshdiya Z - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To investigate a cohort of melanoma patients with false negative (FN) sentinel node (SN) biopsies (SNBs) to identify the reasons for the FN result. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: SNB is a highly efficient staging method in melanoma patients. However, with long-term follow-up FN SNB results of up to 25% ...
Rubio I - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate if it is necessary to remove all the radioactive sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) not seen on lymphoscintigraphy in order to accurately stage breast cancer patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From March 1999 to March 2006, SLN biopsy was performed in 461 patients. ...
Caporali Roberto - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the safety of our biopsy technique and the effectiveness of minor salivary gland biopsy (MSGB) for the diagnosis of Sjögren's syndrome (SS) and amyloidosis. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of 452 patients with suspected SS and 50 with suspected amyloidosis and negative periumbilical fat aspiration analysis ...
Khoo Teck-Kim - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To compare the diagnostic rate of ultra-sound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) with the diagnostic rate of combined FNAB and core-needle biopsy in the evaluation of nodular thyroid disease. METHODS: We performed a retrospective case-control study by reviewing charts of patients who underwent ultra-sound-guided FNAB and core-needle biopsy of the ...
Porter Alyx B - - 2008
The objective is to determine whether corticosteroid administration before biopsy prevents histopathological diagnosis of primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL). A retrospective review was performed of immunocompetent PCNSL patients from 1985 to 2005. A total of 109 patients was identified. Sixty-eight (63.6%) patients received corticosteroids before diagnosis. Thirteen patients (of ...
Khera Samira Y - - 2008
As more women put off pregnancy until their 30s and beyond, the possibility of pregnancy-associated breast cancer (PABC) will rise. Treatment options for patients with PABC need to consider possible harm to the fetus. The goal of this study is to review our institution's experience with sentinel lymph node (SLN) ...
Yumoto Eiji - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence of black spots after resolution of laryngeal granuloma (LG), to compare the disease duration from the beginning of treatment to resolution between patients with and without black spots, and to assess the histologic findings of LG in resected or biopsied specimens. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective. METHODS: ...
Drake Ashley L - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Although cutaneous malignancy is well known to occur at a higher rate in organ transplant recipients, limited data exist regarding the presentation of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in situ in patients with immunosuppression from any cause. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the presentation of SCC in situ in immunosuppressed patients compared ...
Matsuzaki Sachiko - - 2009
The minimum distance between the vaginal mucosal epithelium and the endometriotic glands was <1,000 microm in 30 patients (49.2%), <2,000 microm in 44 patients (72.1%), and <5,000 microm in 60 patients (98.4%). Our findings provided histologic evidence that excision of the posterior vaginal fornix was necessary to completely remove large ...
Pulhorn Heinke - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: We sought to assess the diagnostic yield, complication rates, and therapeutic impact of open brain biopsy and serial stereotactic brain biopsy in the management of patients with nonneoplastic neurological conditions in which conventional investigations did not yield a definitive diagnosis. METHODS: A retrospective case note analysis was undertaken in ...
Thomas Aleyamma - - 2008
BACKGROUND: RNTCP recommends examining three sputum smears for AFB from Chest Symptomatics (CSs) with cough of > or =3 weeks for diagnosis of Pulmonary TB (PTB). A previous multi-centric study from Tuberculosis Research centre (TRC) has shown that the yield of sputum positive cases can be increased if duration of ...
Abela Jo-Etienne - - 2008
AIMS: To compare detection of Barrett's dysplasia and adenocarcinoma by systematic versus nonsystematic surveillance biopsy protocols. METHODS: Upper GI consultation and open-access endoscopy are provided jointly at Glasgow Royal Infirmary by medical and surgical teams. The surgical team adopted annual systematic four-quadrant biopsy Barrett's surveillance in 1995. The medical team ...
Karamian M - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is traditionally based on microscopic demonstration of amastigote forms in tissue biopsies or smears. However, this method usually presents low sensitivity, and in atypical forms, CL may be overlooked because of similarity to other dermal diseases. Thus, it is necessary to apply specific ...
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