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A task force of experts in the field of diagnostic DNA image cytometry, invited by the ESACP, and further scientists or physicians revealing experience in that diagnostic procedure (names are given in Addendum A), agreed upon the following 4th updated Consensus Report on Standardised Diagnostic DNA Image Cytometry during the 7th International Congress of(More)
Biopsies from 60 grade-1 urothelial carcinomas and 50 normal bladder mucosae have been investigated by DNA-image-cytometry after enzymatic cell separation to determine the diagnostic sensitivity of DNA-aneuploidy for the identification of low grade urothelial neoplasia. Two different modes to detect DNA-aneuploidy were compared: the conventional application(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether DNA aneuploidy is a sensitive and specific marker for the identification of tumor cells in effusions and whether the pattern of DNA aneuploidy can provide important information for the differential diagnosis of primary and secondary tumors of the serous membranes. STUDY DESIGN One hundred eight malignant mesotheliomas as(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this prospective study was to report on the diagnostic accuracy of conventional oral exfoliative cytology taken from white-spotted, ulcerated or other suspicious oral lesions in our clinic. In addition we checked DNA-image cytometry as an adjuvant diagnostic tool. Our hypothesis is that DNA-aneuploidy is a sensitive and specific marker(More)
A task force of invited experts in the field of diagnostic DNA image cytometry, especially consisting of participants from the PRESS (Prototype Reference Standard Slides) and EUROPATH (European Pathology Assisted by Telematics for Healthcare) projects, but open to any other scientist or physician revealing experience in that new diagnostic procedure (names(More)
BACKGROUND Whether adult cardiomyocytes have the capacity to regenerate in response to injury and, if so, to what extent are still issues of intense debate. In human heart failure, cardiomyocytes harbor a polyploid genome. A unique opportunity to study the mechanism of polyploidization is provided through the setting of hemodynamic support by left(More)
The aim of this investigation was to report on the diagnostic accuracy of conventional effusion cytology. Cytological diagnoses of 300 pleural effusions and 300 ascites were compared with clinical and/or histological follow-ups of the respective patients. Sensitivity of our cytological diagnoses on pleural effusions was 50.0%, specificity 97.0%, positive(More)