Barry R Herschman

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A blind comparative survey was undertaken to study the prevalence of subclinical papillomavirus infection (SPI) in a representative sample of women treated surgically for invasive or preinvasive cervical neoplasia. According to a semiobjective rating system, 73 of 80 women (91%) with cervical neoplasia and ten of 80 matched controls (12.5%) showed(More)
PURPOSE Our study was designed to compare the effects of preoperative irradiation and cystectomy to surgery alone in patients with transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 140 patients with documented invasive bladder cancer or rapidly recurring superficial high grade tumors was randomized to receive 2,000 rad of pelvic(More)
BACKGROUND Ectopic pancreatic tissue is relatively uncommon, and is characterized as pancreatic tissue with no contact with the normal pancreas, and with its own ductal system and blood supply. It is usually asymptomatic, and can be incidentally diagnosed by conventional imaging studies. METHOD A 69-year-old woman with a prior history of bilateral breast(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of peritoneal tuberculosis in the western world has increased over the past decade. The diagnosis is often made at laparotomy for suspected peritoneal carcinomatosis. CASE A 56-year-old Filipino female underwent exploratory laparotomy for suspected ovarian cancer. Frozen-section analysis of her ovaries revealed noncaseating(More)
A total of 201 endocervical specimens were obtained from patients with a clinical or epidemiological history suggestive of chlamydial infection. These specimens were tested by DNA probe (Gen-Probe, San Diego, Calif.) and the IDEIA III (Boots-Celltech, Berkshire, United Kingdom) monoclonal antibody enzyme immunoassay and compared with cell culture for(More)
Human papillomaviral infection is now widely implicated in the causation of cervical neoplasia. Genotype analysis provides the best guide to biologic outcome; most polyploid lesions regress and most aneuploid ones persist or progress. This prospective survey examined the relationships between cell ploidy and 24 objectively validated criteria of human(More)
Industrial injuries are often open wounds contaminated with grease. Commercial compounds used for removing grease from intact skin are composed of petroleum distillates. These products are occasionally used to remove grease from open wounds. Using an animal model, this study examines the use of commercial compounds in open wounds in comparison with mild(More)
Five colposcopic signs (thickness, color, contour, vascular atypia, and iodine staining) were graded into three objective categories representing (1) subclinical papillomaviral infection, (2) lower-grade dysplasia, and (3) grade 3 cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. Seventy-two colposcopically different biopsy specimens (25 of subclinical papillomaviral(More)
Human papillomaviral (HPV) infection is now widely advanced as an important etiologic factor in cervical cancer. This study was undertaken to clarify morphologic relationships within the biologic spectrum linking subclinical papillomaviral infection (SPI) to cervical intraepithelial (CIN). Two pathologists analyzed 72 colposcopic biopsies, using a(More)