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Iancu Dan - - 2007
CONTEXT: Bone marrow (BM) examination is part of the staging workup of lymphoma patients. Few studies have compared BM histologic findings with results of flow cytometric immunophenotyping analysis in follicular lymphoma (FL) patients. OBJECTIVE: To correlate histologic findings with immunophenotypic data in staging BM biopsy and aspiration specimens of FL ...
Haddad-Filho Jorge - - 2007
This study sought to compare the endometrial expression of interleukin-1 receptor type I in patients with a history of spontaneous recurrent miscarriage and patients with unsuccessful IVF cycles. Eight patients who had undergone two or more consecutive unsuccessful IVF cycles (group I), in which at least one good quality embryo ...
Kikuchi Mari - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Since microcalcifications classified as category 3 on mammography include not only malignant lesions but also benign lesions, it is difficult to decide whether stereotactic vacuum-assisted breast biopsy (Mammotome(R), MMT) should be performed or the patient should merely be follows. The purpose of this study is to adequately diagnose microcalcifications ...
O─čuz Haldun - - 2007
Laryngeal amyloidosis is rare, accounting for less than 1% of all benign laryngeal tumors. Although familial primary localized amyloidosis has been reported in other parts of the body, no familial cases have been reported in the larynx. Primary localized laryngeal amyloidosis was detected in two sisters whose ages were 35 ...
Pagano Ross - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the value of colposcopy in the diagnosis of chronic vulvar candidiasis in patients presenting with vulvodynia. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective study of 460 patients presenting with vulvodynia over a 24-month period was undertaken. All patients underwent colposcopy of the vulva, which was regarded as positive if acetowhite ...
Oktay Mehmet Faruk - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: Tuberculous parotitis is rare even in countries where tuberculosis is widespread. We evaluated seven patients with tuberculous parotitis together with clinical and histopathologic findings, and management. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a period of 13 years, seven patients (5 males, 2 females; mean age 32 years; range 23 to 47 ...
Rezaian Gholam Reza - - 2007
It has previously been shown that maximum P-wave duration and P-wave dispersion in 12-lead surface electrocardiogram (ECG) are significantly increased in patients prone to developing atrial fibrillation. Because patients with mitral stenosis (MS) are also susceptible to developing atrial fibrillation, the present study was carried out to determine whether maximum ...
Case Ashley S - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To prospectively evaluate in a blinded fashion the accuracy of frozen section in endometrial cancer. METHODS: Sixty patients with endometrial cancer or complex atypical hyperplasia were consecutively enrolled. Intraoperatively, a frozen section was obtained, processed, and stored for interpretation by blinded pathologists. Final pathologic diagnosis was conducted in the ...
Chung Yu-Hsiu - - 2007
BACKGROUND: We assessed the effectiveness of applying the distance from the orifice of the bronchus to visualized peripheral pulmonary lesion (PPL) under endobronchial ultrasonography (EBUS) to transbronchial biopsy (TBB), as an alternative to EBUS with a guide sheath (GS) and fluoroscopy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From October 2004 to July 2005, ...
Tsai Peter I - - 2006
The MammoSite brachytherapy system is a novel form of intracavitary accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) that allows treatment over a 5- to 7-day course after breast conserving surgery (BCS). Fifty-one patients with invasive breast carcinoma underwent BCS and APBI using the MammoSite device, with 30 (59%) patients having drain placement ...
Margenthaler Julie A - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the current study was to compare the prevalence of invasive or in situ cancer at excisional biopsy in patients with image-guided core needle biopsy (CNB)-proven atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH), atypical lobular hyperplasia (ALH), or lobular carcinoma-in-situ (LCIS). Factors affecting the upgrade rate to malignancy were also ...
Ravichandran D - - 2006
AIM: Children and adolescents referred to a rapid diagnosis breast clinic were analysed to study the conditions these patients were referred with, their management, and the final outcome. METHODS: All new patients aged 18 or under seen in a breast clinic over a 39-month period to June 2004 were identified ...
Netto George J - - 2006
In comparison with earlier studies, recent reports have demonstrated a lower incidence of prostate carcinoma after an initial diagnosis of high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (HGPIN). The latter has led to a general tendency to reconsider the absolute need for a rebiopsy in this setting. The current retrospective study assesses the ...
Oliveira Cristiano - - 2006
PURPOSE: To determine whether conjunctival biopsy in the offspring of patients with exfoliation syndrome (XFS) can provide early diagnosis of the disease. METHODS: Patients with XFS with or without glaucoma were invited to ask their sons and daughters over the age of 40 years to participate in the study. After ...
Gilson Meredith - - 2006
PURPOSE: Current medical training recommends obtaining cervical cytological specimens without the use of lubricating gel. The purpose of this study was to determine whether water-soluble lubricant gel affects cytologic outcomes in the screening Papanicolaou smear and patient comfort during vaginal speculum examination. METHODS: The study was a randomized controlled trial ...
Demirci Hakan - - 2006
Conjunctival amyloidosis is an uncommon condition that occasionally is associated with systemic involvement. The clinical presentations of conjunctival amyloidosis are diverse. We present six patients with conjunctival amyloidosis who were referred to us with the suspicion of another conjunctival lesion. The conjunctival lesion was circumscribed in two patients and diffuse ...
Gerke Henning - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Celiac ganglia have not been previously identified by EUS. OBJECTIVE: To assess whether celiac ganglia can be detected by EUS and to define their characteristics. DESIGN: Retrospective review followed by prospective study. METHODS: Retrospective characterization was performed of all celiac ganglia that were incidentally identified by EUS-guided FNA or ...
Sen Julia - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To describe and evaluate transretinal biopsy of choroidal tumors using 25-gauge vitrectomy instrumentation. DESIGN: Retrospective, consecutive, noncomparative case series. PARTICIPANTS: Fourteen patients undergoing choroidal tumor biopsy at an ocular oncology center. METHODS: The biopsies were performed under local or general anesthesia, alone or in combination with ruthenium plaque or ...
García-Hernández E - - 2006
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the etiologic agent for cervical cancer. In Mexico, a women dies every 2 h, and since 1990 the statistics have shown that the numbers of deaths are increasing. We conducted a phase II clinical trial to evaluate the potential use of the MVA E2 recombinant vaccinia ...
Izbicki Gabriel - - 2006
BACKGROUND AND STUDY OBJECTIVE: Pneumothorax following flexible bronchoscopy (FB) with transbronchial biopsy (TBB) occurs in 1 to 6% of cases. Routine chest radiography (CXR) following TBB is therefore requested by most pulmonologists in an attempt to detect complications, particularly pneumothorax. The objective of this study was to determine if routine ...
Katz Angela - - 2006
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the rates of sentinel lymph node (SLN) positivity in patients with a final diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) or microinvasive breast cancer (MIC). METHODS: One hundred thirty patients underwent SLN mapping from 1998 to 2003 for DCIS or MIC. ...
Eloubeidi M A - - 2006
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Masses in the spleen can be sampled by endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) but the diagnosis of lymphoma using EUS-FNA and flow cytometry has not been reported. We report our experience with transgastric EUS-FNA and flow cytometry in the investigation of patients with suspected lymphoma of ...
de Kanter A Y - - 2006
AIM: To analyse causes of failure of sentinel node (SN) procedures in breast cancer patients and assess the role of pre-operative ultrasound examination of the axilla. METHODS: In 138 consecutive clinically node negative breast cancer patients with the primary tumour in situ a SN procedure with radiolabeled colloid and blue ...
Bellini Carlo - - 2006
Six newborns that presented at birth with nonimmune hydrops fetalis and for whom no cause could be found were investigated for the presence of lymphatic dysplasia. Careful analysis led to findings of some degree of lymphatic dysplasia in all patients. This suggests that lymphatic dysplasia may represent at least part ...
Barbagli G - - 2006
PURPOSE: In this observational descriptive study we reviewed the histology and the clinical records of 130 patients with LS involving the male genitalia to determine the presence of premalignant or malignant lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 130 male patients (from 1991 to 2001) with genital LS were treated ...
Mohammed Tan-Lucien H - - 2006
The occurrence of complications such as pneumothorax after a transthoracic needle biopsy is well known. This event may be life threatening in patients with a single aerated lung, thus altering the risk/benefit assessment of the physician when considering whether to attempt an otherwise indicated biopsy. We review our results in ...
Tamura T - - 2006
This study aimed to clarify neuroendocrine features (NEF) in poorly differentiated (G3) endometrioid adenocarcinoma of the endometrium and to evaluate its prognostic significance. Forty cases with G3 carcinoma were investigated for NEF immunohistochemically. The histopathologic specimens were immunostained with chromogranin A, synaptophysin, and leu-7, using the labeled streptavidin-biotin method. The ...
Leunen K - - 2006
We report our findings on 51 patients with a familial breast and/or ovarian cancer risk who underwent prophylactic bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (pBSO). Patients undergoing a pBSO between January 1, 1997, and December 31, 2003, at the University Hospitals Leuven were reviewed retrospectively. Out of 51 patients, 37 (72.5%) underwent genetic testing, ...
Gonzalez-Juanatey Carlos - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: Endothelial dysfunction has been found to be present in subjects with both small and medium-size blood vessel vasculitides. We assess whether endothelial dysfunction was also present in patients with biopsy-proven giant cell arteritis (GCA) and whether it might be improved following steroid treatment. METHODS: Endothelial function was determined in ...
Herth F J F - - 2006
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Transbronchial biopsy (TBBX) for solitary pulmonary nodules (SPNs) is usually performed under fluoroscopic guidance, but the diagnostic yield depends on lesion size and varies widely. Nodules < 3 cm frequently cannot be visualized fluoroscopically. An alternative guidance technique, endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), also allows visualization of pulmonary nodules. This ...
Paone Gregorino - - 2005
STUDY OBJECTIVES: The aim of our study was to compare the diagnostic yield of two bronchoscopic procedures: endobronchial ultrasound-driven transbronchial biopsy (EBUS-TBB) and transbronchial biopsy (TBB) in peripheral pulmonary lesions. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, blinded study. SETTING: University Hospital of Rome, Italy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We examined 799 patients with peripheral ...
Beechey-Newman N - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Breast duct microendoscopy is a new technique that allows direct visualization of the mammary ductal epithelia and has the potential to provide greater accuracy in the diagnosis of benign and malignant breast conditions. We have already established the feasibility of BDME on mastectomy specimens and in patients both under ...
Mielniczuk Lisa - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: Tricuspid regurgitation is the most common valvular abnormality after orthotopic heart transplantation, with multiple etiologic factors implicated. The purpose of this study was to determine if the endomyocardial biopsy specimens of patients who developed significant tricuspid valve regurgitation (TVR) after cardiac transplantation had evidence of chordal tissue. METHODS: The ...
Pulte Dianne - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Lymph node (LN) involvement predicts recurrence in patients who have undergone resection of apparently localized nonsmall cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). Standard detection methods for LN disease have a low sensitivity, and many patients with apparent N0 disease status develop recurrent disease. Molecular techniques can improve the detection of micrometastases, ...
Wilkie Caren - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study is to further clarify the incidence of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) patients that are upstaged upon final pathology and/or have metastatic disease in the axilla. METHODS: All patients were diagnosed with DCIS or DCIS with microinvasion (DCISm) on their diagnostic biopsy and received ...
Larsen Soeren S - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Up to 45% of operations with curative intent for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) can be regarded as futile, apparently because the stage of the disease is more advanced than expected preoperatively. During the past decade several studies have evaluated the usefulness of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy ...
Pereira Claudio Maranhao - - 2005
Three years after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a patient sought treatment for swelling on the floor of the mouth, associated with hardening of the soft tissues on the right perioral region, loss of facial expression, and difficulty opening his mouth. The patient reported improvement following an incisional biopsy for ...
Aaltonen Leena-Maija - - 2005
Adult-onset laryngeal papillomatosis is a frequently relapsing disease affecting especially males. We studied the history and prevalence of extralaryngeal HPV infections in these patients to find out their susceptibility to HPV. Of adult-onset laryngeal papilloma male patients treated at Helsinki University Central Hospital over 25 years, we examined 50 for ...
Zimmermann Oliver - - 2006
In some patients suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) shows late gadolinium enhancement with variable distribution. Myocardial biopsies in DCM reveal a chronic myocardial inflammatory process in almost 50% and myocardial persistence of adenoviral or enteroviral genome in about 15% of the patients. We prospectively investigated whether ...
Scalzetti Ernest M - - 2005
The risk of performing CT-guided transthoracic needle biopsy of some mediastinal and pulmonary hilar masses is increased by the presence of intervening lung. A series of patients is presented in whom a protective pneumothorax provided access for biopsy of masses in the mediastinum and pulmonary hilum. Review of Interventional Radiology ...
Bani-Hani K E - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To present our experience with tuberculous mastitis to increase the awareness of surgeons, pathologists and radiologists about this rare disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Records of nine patients with tuberculous mastitis were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: Tuberculous mastitis was seen in 0.6% of our patients with surgically treated mammary disease. There ...
Christodoulou Anastasios - - 2005
This retrospective study assessed the diagnostic accuracy and clinical usefulness of the Harlow Wood needle biopsy for spinal lesions. The medical records of 238 patients (138 men and 100 women) who underwent closed spine biopsy from 1987 through 1997 were reviewed. Patient age ranged from 21 to 83 years. Lesions ...
Balamugesh T - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FOB) is invaluable in the diagnosis of a variety of pulmonary diseases, but in many instances the procedure has to be repeated because of an inconclusive initial FOB or for reassessment. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all the fiberoptic bronchoscopic procedures done between September 2000 and February ...
Diaz Vicente A - - 2005
PURPOSE: To compare the histopathologic stage of temporal arteritis observed in biopsy-positive specimens with clinical symptoms and erythrocyte sedimentation rates (ESR). Also, to compare the degree of involvement of biopsies from the right versus left side in patients receiving bilateral biopsies. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty-seven patients, 30 of ...
Eriksson N K - - 2005
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: The incisura angularis is considered to be a typical site for Helicobacter pylori colonization, glandular atrophy, intestinal metaplasia, gastric ulcer, and gastric carcinoma. Our aim was to clarify whether it is necessary to biopsy the incisura angularis routinely during gastroscopy, in addition to obtaining biopsies of ...
Völker W - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To make an ultrastructural comparison of superficial temporal artery (STA) biopsy specimens from patients with spontaneous cervical artery dissection (sCAD) and controls. METHODS: The authors used light microscopic examination of semithin sections and electron microscopic examination of ultrathin sections of STA biopsy specimens from patients with sCAD and controls. ...
Rousseau C - - 2005
BACKGROUND: This study aimed at evaluating the relationship between the nonvisualization of sentinel nodes (SNs) at lymphoscintigraphy and the intraoperative detection rate, radioactive counts in vivo, and histological status of SNs. METHODS: Two hundred eighty patients with infiltrating breast carcinoma (T0, T(1)/T(2)) underwent preoperative lymphoscintigraphy before gamma probe-guided SN biopsy. ...
Barker Collin C - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: The use of screening tests for celiac disease has increased the number of patients referred for evaluation. We proposed that the subgroup of patients with very high tissue transglutaminase antibody (TTG) titers is positive for celiac disease and a small-bowel biopsy is not necessary to make the diagnosis. A ...
Kara Mohammed A - - 2005
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of detecting high-grade dysplasia (HGD) and early cancer (EC) in Barrett's esophagus (BE) with a prototype video autofluorescence endoscope. METHODS: Sixty patients with BE were evaluated with a prototype, high-resolution videoendoscope that has separate charge-coupled devices for white light ...
Kesmodel Susan B - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymphadenectomy (LM/SL) provide important prognostic information for patients with early-stage melanoma. Although the use of this technique in patients with thin melanomas (< or =1.00 mm) is not routine, risk factors that may predict sentinel lymph node (SLN) positivity in this patient population are under ...
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