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Trahan Syvain - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Lung biopsy has been proposed as a criterion for diagnosis of chronic hypersensitivity pneumonia (HP), especially in patients without proven antigen exposure. Histologic findings in some suspected HP patients overlap with usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) and nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP). We reviewed our experience to determine the specificity of ...
Zheng Dan-Ning - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Autologous fat grafting to the breast for cosmetic enhancement remains controversial because the efficacy and fate of fat grafting to the breast are primarily unknown. In this report, we present our retrospective study in 66 patients who underwent autologous fat grafting to the breast for various cosmetic reasons and ...
Van den Bosch T - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and compare the pain experienced by women during transvaginal ultrasound, saline contrast sonohysterography (SCSH), diagnostic hysteroscopy and office sampling. METHODS: This was a descriptive study of 402 consecutive patients presenting at a 'one-stop' Bleeding Clinic between October 2004 and November 2006. Thirty-nine percent of the patients were ...
Viswanath S - - 2008
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to determine the value of routine urine cytology in the initial evaluation of patients presenting to a one-stop haematuria clinic. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 1000 consecutive patients who attended the haematuria clinic between June 2003 and November 2004 were studied prospectively. ...
Cho Kyu Ran - - 2008
PURPOSE: To evaluate radiological findings of non-calcified ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and to correlate those with histological features. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From July 2002 to March 2006, 22 patients with histologically-proven non-calcified DCIS were included. Mammography was obtained in 19 patients, ultrasound in 18 patients, and both examinations in ...
Billich Christian - - 2008
This study was conducted to evaluate whether instillation of NaCl 0.9% solution into the biopsy track reduces the incidence of pneumothoraces after CT-guided lung biopsy. A total of 140 consecutive patients with pulmonary lesions were included in this prospective study. All patients were alternatingly assigned to one of two groups: ...
Bogov B - - 2008
The diagnosis of systemic amyloidosis is determined through histological material from biopsy of different parenchymal organs, which have high diagnostic and informative value, but hide a high risk of bleeding because of the accumulation of amyloid in the vessels' wall. The main methods are kidney, liver, gastro-intestinal tract biopsy and ...
Buccoliero Anna Maria - - 2008
The aim of this study was to evaluate the utility of liquid-based cytology for endometrial surveillance in patients receiving tamoxifen. One hundred and sixty-eight women scheduled for hysteroscopy were enrolled in the study. The women sequentially underwent hysteroscopy, endometrial cytology and biopsy. Endometrial biopsy only was inadequate in 112 (67%) ...
Buchinsky Farrel J - - 2008
RRP is a devastating disease in which papillomas in the airway cause hoarseness and breathing difficulty. The disease is caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) 6 or 11 and is very variable. Patients undergo multiple surgeries to maintain a patent airway and in order to communicate vocally. Several small studies have ...
Chandrasekar C R - - 2008
Elastofibroma dorsi is an uncommon benign soft tissue pseudotumour usually located at the lower pole of the scapula, deep to serratus anterior, and often attached to the periosteum of the ribs, presenting with long history of swelling and occasionally pain and discomfort. This lesion is usually seen in patients over ...
Truskinovsky Alexander M - - 2008
Endometrial microcalcifications are uncommon, with alleged clinical implications ranging from innocuous to ominous. We reviewed the histopathologic slides from 29 patients who had endometrial echogenic foci on pelvic ultrasound and found many endometrial microcalcifications. The extent of microcalcifications in each specimen was graded on a semiquantitative scale from 0 to ...
Schmitz-Dräger B J - - 2008
Painless hematuria has remained a diagnostic challenge in daily urological practice. Key problem in the assessment of these patients is the discrimination between malignant and non-malignant conditions. In this prospective study the role of immunocytology in the evaluation of patients with hematuria was investigated. Ucyt is a commercially available immunocytological ...
Akhyani M - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is an autoimmune blistering disease which is known to involve the female genital tract, but the frequency at which this occurs is unknown. There are few reports in the literature of the cytological appearance of PV on cervicovaginal smears. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate involvement of the female ...
Pak Sok Cheon - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Since the introduction of the Pap smear screening, the incidence of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) has decreased significantly, but the incidence of adenocarcinoma (AC) relative to SCC has increased. AIM: To compare the Pap smear history of patients with AC and SCC of the cervix. METHODS: Patients for the ...
Demarosi F - - 2007
INTRODUCTION: Chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) is a common but serious complication of allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Oral involvement of cGVHD occurs in 80 to 100% of patients suffering from cGVHD and may be the early manifestation of this complication. AIM: To study whether the histological changes of oral ...
Gray Richard J - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Many women with nipple discharge undergo operative duct excision with few actually having carcinoma. METHODS: We reviewed all patients with nipple discharge at our institution from 2001 to 2005. Clinical findings were analyzed to determine an appropriate treatment algorithm. RESULTS: Nipple discharge was present in 204 patients. Carcinoma was ...
Atalay Funda - - 2007
AIM: The purpose of this study was to investigate the possible role of human papillomavirus (HPV) in Turkish patients with epithelial ovarian cancer by using the highly sensitive technique of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to identify all the subtypes of this unique oncogenic virus. METHODS: All patients were subjected to ...
Al-Hweish Abdulla K - - 2007
To study the safety and efficacy of performing percutaneous renal biopsy in the outpatient department compared to the traditional inpatient policy, we studied 44 consecutive patients with proteinuria and other urinary sediment abnormalities, at King Fahd Hospital of the University, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia, during the period from September 2004 to ...
Agnese Doreen M - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether, in the era of sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy, head and neck melanoma (HNM) has a poorer outcome than melanomas at other sites (OMS). DESIGN: Prospective database, 1994 to 2004. Characteristics and outcomes of patients with HNM vs those with OMS were analyzed by Fisher test, ...
Anselmo-Lima Wilma T - - 2007
BACKGROUND: This study was performed to evaluate the histological changes of the maxillary sinus mucosa of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) after functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). METHODS: In a cohort study, biopsy specimens were collected from the maxillary sinus of patients submitted for FESS. One year after surgery, patients ...
Murphy Ian G - - 2007
AIM: False-negative mammograms may result in a delay in breast carcinoma diagnosis and have important implications for patient care. In this study, the characteristics of symptomatic patients with false-negative mammograms were analysed. METHODS: Patients with symptomatic breast carcinoma were identified over a 10-year period (1994-2004). One hundred and twenty-four patients ...
Curvers W L - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the diagnostic potential of endoscopic tri-modal imaging and the relative contribution of each imaging modality (i.e. high-resolution endoscopy (HRE), autofluorescence imaging (AFI) and narrow-band imaging (NBI)) for the detection of early neoplasia in Barrett's oesophagus. DESIGN: Prospective multi-centre study. SETTING: Tertiary referral centres. PATIENTS: 84 Patients with ...
Caraway Nancy P - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Detecting recurrent bladder carcinoma early is important because it is a multifocal disease that may affect the bladder mucosa, ureters, urethra, and renal pelvis and is associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. However, specimens from patients who have undergone cystectomy with urinary diversion can be difficult to interpret ...
Dillon Mary F - - 2008
Selection of patients for breast-conserving surgery relies on inexact parameters such as the preoperative estimation of lesion size. This study investigates the value of needle core biopsy findings, in particular, the relative quantity of DCIS, in improving patient selection for breast conservation. Patients undergoing breast-conserving surgery for invasive ductal carcinoma ...
McLaughlin Sarah A - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Frozen-section analysis (FS) of the sentinel lymph node (SLN) is performed to avoid reoperation for axillary lymph node dissection (ALND), but it can miss micrometastatic disease, is labor intensive for the pathologist, and does not alter the number of breast-conservation therapy (BCT) patients needing reoperation for positive margins. The ...
Akalin Enver - - 2007
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Transplant glomerulopathy (TGP) has been proposed to be a component of chronic antibody-mediated rejection (AMR). We have studied 36 patients with TGP and 51 patients with chronic allograft nephropathy (CAN) but without TGP for C4d staining and donor-specific anti-HLA antibodies (DSA) to investigate the alloantibody-mediated mechanisms. DESIGN, ...
Mfinanga S G M - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To describe and compare histopathological findings with clinical criteria in diagnosis of TB adenitis. METHODS: Lymph node biopsies were obtained from 213 patients. Specimens were processed for culture and histopathologic examination, using standard methods. One hundred blocks with good preservation of tissue morphology were selected for detailed histological examination. ...
Lasmar Ricardo Bassil - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To describe the prevalence of hysteroscopic findings and histologic diagnoses in patients with abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB). DESIGN: Retrospective series of consecutive patients. SETTING: Tertiary care university hospital and private office. PATIENT(S): Four thousand fifty-four hysteroscopies with biopsy in patients with AUB evaluated between June 1993 and December 2004. ...
Greenspan David L - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To examine rates and predictors of compliance with follow-up recommendations in low-income women from a county hospital clinic undergoing loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) and cone knife cone biopsy. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of 135 patients who underwent LEEP or cold knife cone biopsy was performed. Demographic data, ...
Akercan Fuat - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: The study was designed to determine the protein levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in the placenta biopsies of patients with preeclampsia and compare with normal controls. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: The placental biopsies were obtained from ten patients with preeclampsia and ten patients of control group ...
Hinson J L - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Sonographic evaluation of the axilla can predict node status in a significant proportion of clinically node-negative patients. This review focuses on the value of ultrasound followed by ultrasound-guided cytology in assessing the need for sentinel node mapping and conservative versus complete axillary dissections. DESIGN: Breast primaries from 168 sentinel ...
Young Jennifer L - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the impact of conization margin status on outcomes of patients diagnosed with cervical adenocarcinoma in situ. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective chart review identified patients at a University hospital from 1988-2006 with adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS) on conization. RESULTS: Seventy-four patients were included. Median follow-up was 26 months. ...
Moran Cathal J - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The role of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is poorly defined. However, up to 20% of patients with DCIS will have invasive carcinoma; these patients require staging for axillary metastasis. The aim of this study was to identify patients with a core biopsy ...
Valente M - - 2007
Diagnosis of "suspicious humoral rejection" can be formulated in the presence of peritubular capillary (PTC) C4d deposition and one of the following tissue changes: (1) acute tubular necrosis, (2) glomerulitis or presence of polymophonuclear leukocytes or monocytes in PTC, or (3) arteritis. From January 2004 to October 2006, we performed ...
Kumar Kamlesh - - 2007
There is no ideal screening method for cervical cancer in India with the role of human papilloma virus (HPV) detection yet to be established. This study was undertaken to compare the diagnostic accuracy of HPV testing by hybrid capture II (HC-II) with conventional cervical smear cytology for squamous intraepithelial lesions ...
Dunn Terry S - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the absence of endocervical cells on Pap smear after loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) as a possible marker for cervical stenosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All LEEPs performed at a public health teaching hospital caring for the indigent between July 1, 1999, and September 30, 2002, were reviewed; ...
Pradat Pierre-François - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: A proportion of patients with pure lower motor neuron syndrome (LMNS) progress to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Early detection of this progression is impossible, which delays the patient's access to treatment. Muscle expression of Nogo-A is a new candidate marker of ALS. We tested whether detection of Nogo-A in ...
Ozyar E - - 2007
Recent studies suggest that plasma Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNA may reflect tumor burden in patients with nasopharyngeal cancer. A prospective study was initiated to investigate this correlation in 125 patients (34 pretreatment [Group A], 78 in remission [Group B] and 13 relapsed [Group C]) and 19 healthy controls. In group ...
Hahn Soo Bong - - 2007
PURPOSE: To report long term treatment outcomes of osteofibrous dysplasia and association with adamantinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From January 1984 to July 2001, 14 patients with osteofibrous dysplasia were followed for an average of 108 months (78 to 260 months). Our patient group consisted of 6 men and 8 women, ...
Slobodin Gleb - - 2007
In situ maturation of adventitial dendritic cells (DC) with expression of CD83 has been proposed as an early event in the pathogenesis of giant cell arteritis (GCA), preceding the appearance of an inflammatory infiltrate. The aim of this study was to evaluate the added value of anti-CD83 staining of temporal ...
Viswanatha B - - 2007
Kimura's disease is a rare form of chronic inflammatory disorder involving subcutaneous tissue, predominantly in the head and neck region and frequently associated with lymphadenopathy and/or salivary gland enlargement. The nodular lesions are deep seated in subcutaneous tissue and clinically may mimic a neoplasm. Hence head and neck surgeons need ...
Ansarin Mohssen - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Patients with bulky laryngopharyngeal masses and a relative or absolute contraindication to general anesthesia present diagnostic difficulties. In the current study, the authors assessed the utility of transcutaneous ultrasound-guided Tru-Cut biopsy (USGTCB) under local anesthesia in such individuals. METHODS: The current report was a prospective, nonrandomized study. Patients meeting ...
Rygiel Agnieszka M - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Automated assessment of genetic abnormalities detected by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) in brush cytology specimens from patients with Barrett esophagus (BE) may enhance the clinical applicability of this methodology. The objectives of this study were to validate a novel, automated, proprietary system (CytoVison SPOT AX) for the assessment ...
Mohamed Bashir M - - 2008
Some patients with undiagnosed celiac disease have minor mucosal lesions that may not be apparent during routine histological analysis. Twenty-five such patients of our institution were discharged to their primary-care physicians despite having positive endomysial antibody serology. To re-evaluate diagnosis for these patients, immunohistological staining with antibodies to CD2, CD3, ...
Hara Isao - - 2007
Laparo- or retroperitoneoscopic biopsy was performed for five male patients with retroperitoneal lymph node swelling of unknown origin. Previous core needle biopsies were useless or inapplicable in all patients. A laparoscopic approach was used for two patients, with a retroperitoneoscopic approach for the remaining three patients. Sufficient specimens for not ...
Geboes Karel - - 2007
Ileocolonoscopy is regarded as the diagnostic procedure of choice for patients presenting with abdominal pain, chronic diarrhea, and suspicion of inflammatory bowel diseases. The widespread use of endoscopy has led to an increase of biopsies of the colon and terminal ileum. The diagnostic yield of biopsies of the terminal ileum ...
Kamal Ahmed - - 2007
To assess the effect of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) on autonomic function of a group of RA patients in comparison with a normal control group by measuring the frequency gain response of the 2 groups. Also, to determine whether the duration of RA correlated with measures of heart rate variability signal ...
Niklasson O - - 2007
Postmenopausal patients with vaginal bleeding (n = 72) were evaluated with the combination of transvaginal ultrasonography (TVS) and analysis of the lactate dehydrogenase (LD) isoenzyme activity profile in uterine fluid aspirates. TVS evaluation of the endometrium was classified as <5 mm, > or =5 mm, or poorly defined. The LD ...
Savas Nurten - - 2007
Endoscopic findings have been described for the diagnosis of celiac disease but the relationship among the clinical presentation, endoscopic markers, and the degree of histopathological findings is not clear. Thirty patients who were thought to have celiac disease were included in this study. Biopsies taken from the duodenum were examined ...
Rodríguez-Pla A - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: The percentage of negative temporal artery biopsies (TABs) remains very high in patients with suspected giant cell arteritis (GCA). The aim of our study was to identify the clinical predictors of TAB results to improve the effectiveness of this diagnostic procedure. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study of 125 ...
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