Caroline Rossi Steinberg

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We present the cytological features of hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (EH), which is considered to be a vascular proliferation of intermediate malignant potential. The case report concerns a 52-yr-old previously healthy man discovered to have multiple hepatic masses upon evaluation for abnormal liver function tests. Fine-needle aspiration(More)
To determine the usefulness of blood culture and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis in detecting circulating Borrelia burgdorferi or its DNA, blood and serum from untreated patients with acute Lyme disease were examined. None of the cultures of blood or serum from the 7 patients tested demonstrated spirochetes. Similarly, all patient serum samples,(More)
Five patients had fatal, disseminated candidiasis. At the onset of candidemia, a remarkably similar and distinctive triad of high fever, papular erythematous skin lesions, and diffuse severe muscle tenderness developed in each patient. This previously unreported clinical syndrome is sufficiently unique to justify a presumptive diagnosis of disseminated(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the impact of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) on hospitals serving vulnerable populations. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING Medicare inpatient claims to calculate condition-specific readmission rates. Medicare cost reports and other sources to determine a hospital's share of duals, profit margin, and characteristics. (More)
In 2016, Medicare's Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program (HAC-RP) will reduce hospital payments by $364 million. Although observers have questioned the validity of certain HAC-RP measures, less attention has been paid to the determination of low-performing hospitals (bottom quartile) and the assignment of penalties. This study investigated possible(More)
A retrospective analysis of 302 patients from July 1 to Dec. 15, 1970 and a prospective study of 43 patients from mid-Dec. 1970 to mid-Jan. 1971 who underwent hypertonic saline abortion at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center showed that nearly 20% of the patients underwent a febrile episode. Only 6 of the 67 patients with fever had positive blood(More)
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