Annabelle M Mahar

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In the past, the only critical point of distinction in the pathological diagnosis of lung cancer was between small cell and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The emergence of new targeted therapies and clinical trials demonstrating differing efficacy and toxicity of treatments according to specific histological subtypes of NSCLC, has resulted in an(More)
Exposure to synthetic fibers with employment in textile mills can be associated with an elevated risk of interstitial lung disease (ILD). A mechanism of injury has not been determined. ILD can follow exposures to inorganic fibers (e.g., asbestos) which are associated with a mobilization of iron and catalysis of an oxidative stress. We describe 2 patients(More)
Only a small number of malignant mesotheliomas with heterologous elements have been described. There are currently no criteria for diagnosis and little data regarding prognosis. We suggest that the term heterologous mesothelioma should be reserved for tumours that show malignant heterologous elements, notably osteosarcomatous, chondrosarcomatous, or(More)
Sarcomatoid mesothelioma is the least common, but most aggressive of the three major histological types of mesotheliomas. This study comprises 326 cases of sarcomatoid mesotheliomas among 2000 consecutive malignant mesothelioma cases received in consultation (16%). Patients included 312 men (96%) and 14 women (4%), with a median age of 70 years (range 41-94(More)
INTRODUCTION The majority of Australia's burden of lung cancer occurs in current or former tobacco smokers. To determine the possible contribution of asbestos exposure in Australians presenting with primary lung cancer, we measured lung asbestos content in cases resected consecutively at a single cardio-thoracic hospital. METHODS Asbestos bodies were(More)
There is little Australian epidemiologic data on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a relatively uncommon but devastating disease. The vast geographic distances in Australia have been a major impediment for collaborative research into IPF. A collaborative national effort, the Australian IPF Registry, has been formed, launched and is recruiting(More)
BACKGROUND Ewing sarcoma (EWS) is a malignant tumour of bone and soft tissue, and although many patients are cured with conventional multimodal therapy, those with recurrent or metastatic disease have a poor prognosis. Genomic instability and programmed cell death ligand-1 (PD-L1) expression have been identified in EWS, providing a rationale for treatment(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the presentation, diagnosis and management outcome of surgically treated patients of lumbar disc prolapse. DESIGN This is a prospective study. SETTING AND DURATION OF STUDY: The study was conducted at Department of Neurosurgery, Chandka Medical College Hospital, Larkana over a period of three years. SUBJECT AND METHODS Patients(More)