Ann Darlington

  • Citations Per Year
Learn More
OBJECTIVE To examine the impact of a cytopathologist using near patient fine needle aspiration diagnosis (NPFD) for breast diagnosis. STUDY DESIGN The cytology results of all palpable solid breast lesions undergoing fine needle aspiration (FNA) during a two-year period were prospectively audited and categorized as definitely benign or malignant(More)
AIM To review fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology from sites other than the breast a year before and a year after the introduction of a near patient FNA diagnosis (NPFD) service in which the FNA were performed by a pathologist and reported within a few minutes. METHODS The setting was a large hospital in rural New Zealand. The year before the(More)
AIMS Fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology is an accepted means of diagnosing and typing common forms of lymphoma, particularly small lymphocytic lymphoma, follicular lymphoma, and large B cell lymphoma. However, its usefulness for diagnosing less common forms of lymphoma is not clearly established and this study was designed to examine this. METHODS The(More)
Collaborative practice between obstetrician-gynecologists and certified nurse-midwives has been successful at the Family Beginnings obstetric unit at Group Health for at least three reasons. Each provider group is able to practice independently and thus give the kind of maternity and women's health care sought by the local community. The legal framework in(More)
AIMS This study set out to photograph and describe the gross appearances of fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology samples of commonly encountered lesions. METHODS During a 2 year period, a cytopathologist photographed the gross appearances of near patient FNA samples, concentrating on commonly encountered lesions. RESULTS The gross appearances are(More)
This study is a review of the quality of FNA cytology results for breast lesions approximately 18 months before and 10 months after a change from a rapid diagnosis FNA service with consultant pathologist aspirators to a conventional FNA service with clinician aspirators of varied experience. The setting was symptomatic breast clinic in a large hospital in(More)
When an automated counting instrument using an esterase stain was employed, decreased monocyte counts were observed in a group of process workers exposed to organophosphate esters. Their monocyte counts were not found to be depressed with manual counting or with an automated counter using another staining method. The apparent depression was transient. In(More)
A cross-sectional review of routine employee health status examinations has identified an undercounting of circulating monocytes associated with an inhibition of a surface monocyte esterase, alpha-naphthyl butyrate esterase. It is postulated that this inhibition is associated with an organophosphate used in the production process. Correlation with routine(More)
  • 1