Bharat N. Nathwani

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Pathfinder is an expert system that assists surgical pathologists with the diagnosis of lymph-node diseases. The program is one of a growing number of normative expert systems that use probability and decision theory to acquire, represent, manipulate, and explain uncertain medical knowledge. In this article, we describe Pathfinder and our research in(More)
BACKGROUND Peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL) is rare in most parts of the world. Therefore, we have evaluated the 96 cases of PTCL diagnosed within the Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Classification Project (NHLCP) (1378 cases) for their geographical distribution, pathologic features and diagnostic reliability, as well as clinical presentation and outcome. (More)
BACKGROUND Several studies from Europe have reported a high prevalence (9% to 32%) of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in patients with B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It has been suggested that HCV plays a role in the pathogenesis of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of HCV infection in patients with B-cell lymphoma(More)
PURPOSE The International Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma Project was undertaken to better understand the subtypes of T-cell and natural killer (NK) -cell lymphomas. PATIENTS AND METHODS Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL) was diagnosed according to the 2001 WHO criteria by a central review process consisting of panels of expert hematopathologists.(More)
The objectives of this study were (1) to determine the clinical presentation and natural history associated with two newly recognized pathologic entities termed mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) and marginal zone lymphoma (MZL), including the mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) and monocytoid B-cell subcategories, and (2) to determine whether these entities(More)
A clinicopathologic analysis of 16 cases of multicentric angiofollicular lymph node hyperplasia (MAFH) was performed. Histologically, the disease was characterized by recognizable lymph node architecture that was at least partially intact, by paracortical hyperplasia with prominent vascular proliferation, and by numerous evenly distributed, apparently(More)
Sixty-four patients with lymphoid lesions involving the lung were separated into three groups. In 32 patients, the predominant lymphoid cell population consisted of small, mature-appearing round lymphocytes with or without plasmacytoid features. This group, designated small lymphocytic proliferation (SLP), represents a heterogeneous group of pulmonary(More)
PURPOSE To compare outcomes of patients with HIV-Burkitt's lymphoma (HIV-BL) and HIV-diffuse large-cell lymphoma (HIV-DLCL) after treatment with CHOP (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisone) or M-BACOD (methotrexate, bleomycin, cyclophosphamide, etoposide) in pre-highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) versus HAART eras. PATIENTS AND(More)
Benign monocytoid B cells are seen in lymph nodes in different types of lymphadenitis and they occur in the form of clusters within and around sinuses and in the interfollicular areas, but rarely completely surround benign follicles to produce a marginal-zone pattern. The cytologic hallmark of these cells is the presence of abundant pale to clear cytoplasm;(More)
PURPOSE In the International Lymphoma Study Group classification of lymphoma, extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma (MZL) of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) type is listed as a distinctive entity. However, nodal MZL is listed as a provisional entity because of questions as to whether it is truly a disease or just an advanced stage of MALT-type(More)