Arnold Howard Szporn

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Nocardia spp. can cause pulmonary infection, usually in the setting of immunosuppression or underlying lung disease. There have been a few reports of these organisms isolated from cystic fibrosis patients and, when recovered, the isolates were almost always Nocardia asteroides. We present the first reported case of a child with cystic fibrosis harboring(More)
This article reviews the development of the subspeciality of psycho-oncology and its contributions to patient care, encouraging more attention to and research into the care of the total patient: the physical, psychological, social and spiritual aspects of care. The result is enhanced quality of life as the patient is studied in the domains of living that(More)
Three hundred twenty patients with rectal cancer were studied to determine factors that correlate with development of pelvic recurrence. The mean age was 65 years; anterior resection was performed in 202 (63 percent) and abdominoperineal resection in 118 (37 percent). Fifty-two patients (16 percent) developed pelvic recurrence. The mean duration of(More)
Fifty-two patients with ulcerative colitis and colorectal cancer undergoing colectomy at the Mount Sinai Hospital between 1973 and 1988 were studied retrospectively to determine the correlation of age, sex, duration of colitis, tumor location, number of cancers, tumor differentiation, colloid content, presence of signet ring cells, Dukes' classification,(More)
BACKGROUND Mutations in LYST, a gene encoding a putative lysosomal trafficking protein, cause Chédiak-Higashi syndrome (CHS), an autosomal recessive disorder typically characterized by infantile-onset hemophagocytic syndrome and immunodeficiency, and oculocutaneous albinism. A small number of reports of rare, attenuated forms of CHS exist, with affected(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the feasibility and sensitivity of detecting human papillomavirus (HPV) in specimens collected in Cytyc PreservCyt fluid (Boxborough, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) using ligation-dependent polymerase chain reaction (LD-PCR) and to demonstrate the diagnostic value of HPV DNA testing as an adjunct to cytology in the detection of cervical(More)
BACKGROUND Ultrasound (US) guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy of thyroid are examined and reported by cytopathologists based usually on The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology (BTC) regardless of the procedure's performers. This study is designed to determine whether there is any performer-dependent difference. METHODS Six hundred(More)
BACKGROUND Carcinoma of the breast infrequently presents initially as axillary adenopathy. In such cases, after biopsy proves the presence of metastatic carcinoma, the primary tumor generally is assumed to be in the ipsilateral breast, despite negative mammographic findings and the lack of a clinically palpable breast mass. METHODS The authors recently(More)
Body cavity effusions may be the first manifestation of malignancy or of recurrence or relapse. We surveyed effusions and washes for expression of X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis (XIAP), a potent constituent of the inhibitor of apoptosis (IAP) family of proteins. IAPs prevent apoptosis by blocking the activation of caspases, thereby preventing(More)