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Gibbons Stephen M SM Nottingham University Hospitals, Nottingham, - - 2014
Chylothorax is a rare anatomical disruption of the thoracic duct associated with a significant degree of morbidity and mortality. Diagnosis usually relies upon lipid analysis and visual inspection of the pleural fluid. However, this may be subject to incorrect interpretation. The aim of this study was to compare pleural fluid ...
Oklu Rahmi R Department of Imaging, Division of Vascular Imaging and Intervention (R.O.); Harvard Medical School (R.O., J.R.S., H.A., M.T.W.), Boston, Massachusetts. Electronic address: - - 2014
To investigate the presence and location of extracellular traps (ETs) in atherosclerotic plaques and to determine whether they are spatially associated with inflammatory cells and the lipid core. Human carotid atherosclerotic plaques were collected from seven patients after surgical endarterectomy. Sequential tissue sections were stained with hematoxylin-eosin or subjected to ...
Tan Cheng - - 2014
Background:Dermoscopy has been shown to be a promising method to facilitate the diagnosis of lichen planus (LP) outside of China.Objective:To investigate the spectrum of dermoscopic patterns in Chinese LP patients.Methods:The clinical data and dermoscopic patterns of nine LP cases with a total of 43 lesions were evaluated.Results:To the naked eye, ...
Toklu Yasin - - 2013
A 50 year-old male patient was referred to our clinic due to a floating mass in the right eye. The uncorrected visual aquity was 10 / 10 in both eyes.The patient did not have any systemic disorder and trauma history. His ophthalmological examination revealed an unremarkable anterior segment with no ...
Townsend Wendy M - - 2013
Objective-To determine the prevalence of uveal cysts and pigmentary uveitis (PU) in Golden Retrievers in 3 Midwestern states. Design-Prospective cross-sectional study. Animals-164 American Kennel Club-registered Golden Retrievers in the states of Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. Procedures-For all dogs, biomicroscopic and binocular indirect ophthalmoscopic examinations of both eyes were performed after ...
Shah Kabeer - - 2013
Keratoacanthoma (KA), an epithelial neoplasm occurring in sun-exposed skin of the elderly, is considered a well-differentiated form of invasive squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) that often follows a course of spontaneous regression. Distinguishing KA from invasive SCC or pseudocarcinomatous epithelial hyperplasia ensures proper diagnosis, treatment and management. For some time, perforating ...
van der Stoep Marco - - 2013
While numerous studies have aimed to develop strategies to inhibit the development and progression of atherosclerosis, recent attention has focussed on the regression of pre-existing atherosclerotic plaques. As important regulator of total body cholesterol homeostasis, the liver X receptor (LXR) could possibly be an important target to induce regression. Here, ...
Shitara Danielle - - 2013
The aim of this study was to evaluate the practical importance of the presence of shiny white streaks (SWS) (chrysalis or crystalline structures in polarized dermoscopy) for suspicion of malignancy, diagnosis of melanoma, and pre-operative estimation of Breslow thickness and its correlation with total dermoscopy score (TDS). SWS were present ...
Fisher Valerie - - 2013
Hypertrophic lichen planus (LP), also known as LP verrucosus, is a rare disorder that presents as verrucous plaques, typically on the lower extremities and ankles. This variant differs from the common presentation of LP, which appears as flat, polygonal, pink-purple papules spread diffusely on the flexor wrists, trunk, shins, and ...
Kilvington Simon - - 2013
PURPOSE. TO INVESTIGATE EXPERIMENTAL VARIABLES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF STANDARDISED METHODS TO ASSESS THE EFFICACY OF CONTACT LENS DISINFECTION SYSTEMS AGAINST THE TROPHOZOITE AND CYSTS OF ACANTHAMOEBA SPP. METHODS. A. CASTELLANII (ATCC 50370), A. POLYPHAGA (ATCC 30461) AND A. HATCHETTI (CDC: V573) were adapted to axenic culture and used to ...
Kuhn Sonia E - - 2013
Sixteen adult captive bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) underwent a complete bilateral ocular examination to assess normal ocular parameters and describe ophthalmic lesions. Tear production was measured with the Schirmer tear test 1 and intraocular pressure was measured with applanation tonometry. The menace response was normal bilaterally in 13 of 16 ...
Nourani Khojasteh Habib - - 2013
Congenital homocysteinemia is a genetic disease with various clinical manifestations such as thrombosis, lens dislocation and mental retardation and osteoporosis, so early diagnosis is important for decreasing the mortality and morbidity especially in pediatric populations. Here we describe a child with a presentation of coma with a past history of ...
Wang Yumin - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Apolipoprotein E (apoE) levels have been shown to be elevated in pleural effusion of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, the diagnostic value of apoE in pleural effusion in NSCLC has not been well validated and established. METHODS: Samples of malignant pleural effusions (MPE) and benign effusions ...
Zhou Xibin X Department of Ophthalmology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing 100853, - - 2013
To report a case of presumed acquired retinal astrocytoma in association with anterior uveitis. A 29-year-old man presented with mutton fat keratic precipitates in the inferiorlower cornea, with complicated cataract and a circumscribed, solitary, yellowish-white retinal lesion in the right eye. Phacoemulsification with intraocular lens implantation was performed, with election ...
Liau Jau-Yu - - 2013
AIMS: Both lupus panniculitis (LP) and subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma (SPTCL) are characterized by subcutaneous lobular lymphocytic infiltrates, and they are sometimes difficult to differentiate. Recently, plasmacytoid dendritic cells (PDCs) were found to be present in various types of cutaneous lupus erythematosus lesions, including LP, and are supposed to play ...
Vijay Ajay Kumar - - 2013
PURPOSE: To evaluate the amoebicidal efficacy of protamine with polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB) and ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA). METHODS: The International Organization for Standardization 14729:2001 procedure was modified to test amoebicidal activity. Acanthamoeba cells were inoculated into dilutions of protamine alone (57 to 228 μM) or in combination with PHMB/EDTA and ...
Ali Rizvi Syed Wajahat - - 2013
Bilateral persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous (PHPV) is a rare disorder of eye. It is one of the most important differential diagnoses of retinoblastoma, hence early and accurate diagnosis is important. We here report a case of an 11-month-old child which was referred to ocular OPD with complaints of bilateral leukocoria. ...
Ducrocq Julie - - 2013
Besnoitia tarandi has been documented in free-ranging reindeer and caribou (Rangifer tarandus spp.) since 1922 throughout their arctic and subarctic ranges; however, very little is known about its epidemiology. We evaluated variables associated with B. tarandi prevalence and cyst density with the use of barren-ground caribou (Rangifer tarandus) from two ...
Lade Nitin Ramchandra - - 2013
Linear lichen planus (LP) is commonly seen as an effect of the koebner phenomenon and can occur in any site. However, LP in a whorl pattern along Blaschko lines is rarely mentioned in the literature. We highlight this rare form in a 32-year-old female with multiple hyperpigmented lesions with various ...
Krishnacharya Prabhakar Srinivasapuram PS Department of Ophthalmology, JSS Hospital, M.G. Road, Mysore, Karnataka 570004, - - 2013
Context. Tenon's cyst or conjunctival cyst formation is not uncommon late complication of traditional extracapsular cataract surgery; however, few reports are available in the literature. Aims. Large cystic swellings were clinically diagnosed as filtering blebs at the cataract incision site in two patients. The purpose of the case presentation is ...
Taghipour Zahir Sh Sh Associate Professor of clinical and surgical pathology, Shahid Sadoughi university of Medical Sciences, Yazd, - - 2013
Follicular lymphoma (FL) is the second most common adnexal lymphoma of the eye that almost all of them are reported in elderly patients. Primary FL of the eye has been reported in only two children. Pediatric FL appears to be biologically distinct from typical adult FL. In cases without other ...
Yazgan Yusuf - - 2012
Key Words: Serum lipid levels; Biliary obstruction; Malignancy. Background/Aims: We aimed to investigate the alterations in serum lipid levels due to biliary obstruction associated with benign and malignant cases. Also, we aimed to examine the possibility of the theory that extremely high serum lipid levels can predict the malignant biliary ...
Lin Amy Y - - 2012
The aim of the study was to estimate the current prevalence of advanced cutaneous malignant melanoma in 2010 in the USA and to project prevalence estimates to the year 2015. An excel-based, multicohort natural disease history model was developed. It used incidence, recurrence, all-cause mortality, and US population data from ...
Wang Bing-hong - - 2012
To evaluate the prevalence of primary iris and/or ciliary body cysts in eyes with shallow anterior chamber and their effect on the narrowing of the anterior chamber angle. Among the general physical check-up population, subjects with shallow anterior chambers, as judged by van Herick technique, were recruited for further investigation. ...
SzczubiaƂ M - - 2012
In this study, we have determined serum neopterin levels in female dogs with primary malignant mammary tumours. The study involved 50 female dogs which had a malignant mammary tumours removed surgically (32 animals with carcinoma, 12 animals with sarcoma and 6 animals with carcinosarcoma) and 10 clinically healthy female dogs. ...
Gong Pei Li - - 2012
  The aim of this study was to summarize the clinical features of autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) and review the advances in the differential diagnosis with pancreatic carcinoma, thus help to make a correct diagnosis and avoid unnecessary surgery in clinical practice.   Five patients diagnosed as AIP in accordance with ...
Wei Sen - - 2012
Extramedullary plasmacytoma occurring as a primary pulmonary lesion is rare. The present report describes a 42-year-old Chinese man diagnosed with primary pulmonary plasmacytoma following left lower lobectomy. Of note, an extremely rare immunoglobulin G lambda paraprotein was documented in the patient's serum by immunofixation electrophoresis. The patient has been well, ...
Schmidt Enno - - 2012
Bullous pemphigoid (BP) represents the most common autoimmune subepidermal blistering disease. BP typically affects the elderly and is associated with significant morbidity. It has usually a chronic course with spontaneous exacerbations. The cutaneous manifestations of BP can be extremely protean. While diagnosis of BP in the bullous stage is straightforward, ...
Mermer Timucin - - 2012
To investigate the decisive role of preoperative serum thrombopoietin levels in the discrimination of benign and malignant ovarian pathologies and its value in the evaluation of treatment response. Fifty patients with diagnoses of adnexal masses (25 benign, 25 malignant) were included in the study. Blood samples were collected from all ...
Bildirici U - - 2012
The aim of this study was to evaluate the value of tumour markers in the differential diagnosis of pericardial effusions and to assess their changing levels during follow up. Sixty-nine patients who were admitted to hospital with a diagnosis of pericardial effusion were included in the study. Serum tumour markers ...
Yassin Sanaa A - - 2012
We report a family of three siblings followed between 2005 and 2011 with bilateral combined hamartoma of the retina and retinal pigment epithelium, with the age of diagnosis ranging from 7 to 13 years. The main reason for consultation was reduction of vision and squint. The diagnosis was determined based on ...
Orita Yorihisa - - 2012
PURPOSE: Lymph node enlargement in the neck is a common presentation of malignant lymphoma (ML) and requires tissue sampling for accurate diagnosis. Although delayed diagnosis may be critical for some patients, unnecessary biopsy should be avoided wherever possible. This study examined the process for determining the necessity to perform a ...
Marotta Vincenzo - - 2012
Context: Usefulness of circulating Chromogranin A (CgA) for the diagnosis of neuroendocrine tumors (NEN) is controversial. The aim of the present study was to assess the actual role of this marker as diagnostic tool. Methods: Serum blood samples were obtained from 42 subjects affected with NEN, 120 subjects affected with ...
Imtiaz Saba - - 2012
Pelvic-peritoneal tuberculosis is a common extrapulmonary site in young females mimicking an advanced ovarian malignancy. We present 2 cases with the classical triad of advanced-stage ovarian carcinoma-ascites, abdominopelvic masses and elevated serum CA-125 levels. Laparoscopic examination revealed peritoneal nodules which on biopsy showed granulomatous inflammation and no malignant cells. Patients ...
Nageshwaran Sathiji - - 2012
A 53-year-old Afro-Caribbean woman presented to casualty with a constellation of symptoms pointing to a diagnosis of hypercalcaemia. This was confirmed on laboratory investigation. Findings of a raised serum protein (108 g/l) and normal albumin (35 g/l), lead to an initial working diagnosis of multiple myeloma. However, later serum protein ...
Ma Alexander - - 2012
This rare cystic lesion has an approximate incidence of 1 in 200 000. This patient complained of abdominal distension and was diagnosed with a giant mesenteric cyst measuring 26 cm in height using CT imaging. She underwent a successful ultrasound-guided drainage, which is not previously reported in the literature. This represents utilisation ...
Tran Chuong T - - 2012
Autoimmune pancreatitis is a rare type of chronic pancreatitis that occurs predominantly in males and was first described in the Asian population. The following study seeks to characterize autoimmune pancreatitis in Hawai'i's Asian-dominant population through a retrospective review of 65 pancreaticoduodenectomy cases performed between 2000 and 2010. Three of the ...
Piccoli Luca - - 2012
To investigate the usefulness of serum cytokine dosage in the clinical management of cystic echinococcosis (CE), we analyzed serum levels of Th1 and Th2 cytokines in patients with hepatic CE in different cyst stages, CE1-2 (active), CE3a-3b (transitional), and CE4-5 (inactive). Ex vivo assessment of Th1 (IFN-γ) and Th2 (IL-4, ...
Rosenbaum-Krumme S J - - 2012
Serum thyroglobulin (Tg) is a reliable tumour marker in follow-up of patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC). A positive correlation between Tg level and tumour mass was recently observed, but no attempts were made to derive a numerical relation. The aim of this study was to derive a numerical relationship ...
Zhang Min-Min - - 2011
Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is a rare disorder frequently manifesting as a mass-like lesion that may lead to obstructive jaundice. We report here a case of pancreatic obstruction with painless jaundice, and elevation of CA 19-9 without elevation of serum IgG4. Contrast enhanced ultrasonography (CE US) revealed the possibility of AIP, ...
Mason Ashley R - - 2011
Melanocytic nevi can have a wide range of histologic appearances. Within the spectrum of nevi, there exists a group that presents in certain anatomic locations with histologically worrisome features but nonetheless benign behavior. This group of nevi has been broadly categorized as nevi of special sites. The anatomic locations affected ...
Zedek Daniel C - - 2011
Spitz nevi and melanoma represent benign and malignant counterparts commonly coupled in the same differential diagnosis. The precise distinction between the two entities remains an ongoing challenge in dermatopathology and surgical pathology. In past years, considerable work has been devoted to the assembly of criteria to permit exact diagnosis. Although ...
Kitano Mio - - 2011
The incidence of thyroid cancer is increasing worldwide. The findings of up to 30% of thyroid fine-needle aspiration biopsies (FNAB) are inconclusive, primarily as a result of several thyroid histologic subtypes with overlapping cytologic features. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding RNAs and have been implicated in carcinogenesis. We hypothesized that ...
Al Dhaybi Rola - - 2011
Childhood malignant melanomas frequently present as nodular melanomas with Spitzoid features. Spitz nevus and Spitzoid melanoma overlap clinically and histopathologically and there have been many attempts to differentiate between them. Spitz nevi differ from melanomas by their immunohistochemical pattern of expression of cell cycle and apoptosis regulators such as the ...
Maia Frederico Fernandes Ribeiro - - 2011
Although fine-needle aspiration cytology is considered the gold standard for evaluating thyroid nodules, in about 10-30% of the cases, cytology is indeterminate. This study aimed to determine the value of cytological classification system and ultrasound (US) to predict malignancy in indeterminate thyroid nodule. This retrospective analysis enrolled 80 patients surgically ...
Sánchez-Muñoz Laura - - 2011
Diagnosis and classification of mastocytosis is currently based on the World Health Organization (WHO) criteria. Here, we evaluate the utility of the WHO criteria for the diagnosis and classification of a large series of mastocytosis patients (n=133), and propose a new algorithm that could be routinely applied for refined diagnosis ...
Raisi O - - 2011
The aim of this study was twofold. The first aim was to estimate the diagnostic reliability of urinary cytology for detection and management of urothelial neoplasms by using a specific preserving fluid for sample collection, and the liquid-based thin layer method for specimen preparation, the estimate was based on the ...
Jing Xin - - 2011
We conducted a group consensus review of thyroid aspirates that were previously interpreted as "atypia of undetermined significance/follicular lesion of undetermined significance" (AUS/FLUS) and followed by surgical interventions. The study aimed to investigate if consensus review would minimize the diagnosis of AUS/FLUS with an optimal interobserver agreement and also promote ...
Kelekci Kiymet Handan - - 2011
Background: The management of women with chronic benign vulvar dermatoses has been one of the most difficult and challenging aspects of women's healthcare for a long time. Aim: Our aim was to compare the ability to approach the specific diagnosis of nonneoplastic and noninfectious vulva diseases, between the new classification ...
Calore Edenilson E - - 2011
The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of cytological abnormalities of the anal mucosa in women with positive cervical cytology, but without macroscopic anal lesion. Ultimately we postulated if the anal mucosa may be a reservoir of HPV, which would allow the reinfection of cervix. Forty-nine patients ...
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