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BACKGROUND & AIMS There is an increased risk of colorectal carcinoma (CRC) in patients with longstanding, extensive colonic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Primary sclerosing cholangitis, family history of CRC, mucosal dysplasia and DNA-aneuploidy are other risk factors. Recently, results from animal studies have shown that the bile acid ursodeoxycholic(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to assess the presence of DNA aneuploidy and mucosal dysplasia, respectively, in 63 patients with long-standing ulcerative colitis. METHODS The DNA content in colonic biopsies was investigated, using a flow cytometry method, and compared with conventional histology. Patients were subsequently followed each or every second(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Expression of the mucin-associated carbohydrate antigen sialyl-Tn (STn) and DNA aneuploidy has each been shown to correlate with malignant transformation in patients with sporadic colon cancer and in those with ulcerative colitis (UC). This study aimed to determine how STn expression topographically and temporally relates to aneuploidy and(More)
Three-hundred and three consecutive newly detected bladder tumours were studied by DNA flow cytometry. The tumours were classified as diploid or aneuploid. The degree of aneuploidy was determined and the existence of more than one aneuploid cell peak was considered. Proliferative properties of the tumours were assessed from the proportion of S-phase cells.(More)
During a prospective study lasting 3.5 years flow cytometric DNA analysis was evaluated as a possible predictor of dysplastic and malignant lesions in longstanding ulcerative colitis. Fifty three patients with total ulcerative colitis (mean disease duration of 22 years) were regularly colonoscoped. Biopsies of colonic mucosa were analysed by flow cytometric(More)
An easy method for preparation of bare cell nuclei from fresh solid tissues for DNA flow cytometry is described. Pieces of up to 2 x 2 x 2 mm3 size from fresh tissues were fixed in formalin. After removal of formalin by washing with ethanol and rehydration with tap water, the tissue pieces were incubated with subtilisin Carlsberg (pronase, Sigma protease(More)
AIMS To determine the sensitivity and specificity of flow- and image-cytometry for the detection of DNA-aneuploidy as a marker for malignant cells in effusions. METHODS 200 effusions (80 tumor cell-positive, 74 negative and 46 cytologically equivocal) were stained with DAPI-SR for DNA-flow- and with Feulgen-Pararosaniline for -image-cytometry. They were(More)
Correlated DNA- and protein-determinations were performed using flow cytometry and DAPI-sulforhodamine 101 (SR101) staining. Two-wavelength UV-green excitation using a single HBO lamp was found to be superior to single wavelength UV excitation, since it resulted in a higher specificity in the SR101 measurements. The effects of overlapping in the emission(More)
The cellular DNA content of fine needle aspirates from 300 patients with newly discovered, untreated prostatic carcinomas was measured by flow cytofluorometry. Well-differentiated tumors were mostly diploid or tetraploid aneuploid while poorly differentiated tumors were almost exclusively aneuploid, with a predominance of nontetraploid modal values.(More)