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Histiocytic/dendritic cell sarcomas arising from follicular lymphoma are very rare and poorly understood lesions. We describe a case, which is unique in that it presented with a hipbone lesion simultaneously with axillary lymphadenopathy. Biopsy of the axillary lymph node showed a low-grade follicular lymphoma. The hipbone lesion was comprised two cell(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the therapeutic effects of aspirin on postmenopausal osteoporosis and understand its action mechanism. METHODS Forty three-month-old female SD rats were randomly divided into 5 groups (n = 8 each): sham group, OVX group and aspirin groups (A1, A2 & A3). The OVX and aspirin groups were ovariectomized (OVX). All rats underwent BMD (bone(More)
Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell (BPDC) neoplasm is a rare but clinically aggressive tumor known to be derived from the precursors of plasmacytoid dendritic cells (CD123+) with a high frequency of cutaneous and bone marrow involvement. Though majority of the patients initially respond to multi-agent chemotherapy, most would relapse within a year. We(More)
IgG4-related disease is a newly recognized fibroinflammatory disorder that has the ability to affect nearly every organ system. It is characterized by tumefactive lesions and fibrosis and closely mimics neoplasms. Only one case of IgG4-related bladder mass has been reported in the literature, but there are no reports of IgG4-related disease in a urachal(More)
BACKGROUND Melanoma is a deadly skin cancer with rapidly rising incidence. While localized melanoma can be treated with excision, there are at present no similarly effective treatments for regional and distant disease, so survival rates are low. One problem is that melanoma is chemo-resistant, and most chemotherapy doses are limited by systemic toxicity. A(More)
BACKGROUND Withholding calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) can be considered when graft function is inadequate following kidney transplantation (KT). Thymoglobulin (rATG) can be used to prevent acute rejection while CNIs are being withheld. Here, we report our results of a novel CNI-sparing induction protocol, which utilizes a CD3+ cell count-based rATG treatment(More)
The development of breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL) is a rare phenomenon. A typical presentation is an effusion associated with a breast implant. Less commonly, disease can be more advanced locoregionally or distantly. The optimal treatment schema is a topic of debate: localized ALCL can potentially be cured with implant(More)
OBJECTIVES We aimed to investigate the impact of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided stent implantation on the 6-month restenosis rate, which has not yet been fully established in randomized trials. BACKGROUND The 6-month angiographic restenosis rate was compared in patients with symptomatic ischemic heart disease who were randomly allocated to(More)
We assessed the prevalence of falling blood pressure among older adults and its relationship to subsequent outcomes, using public use data from four sites of the Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly. Seventeen percent of subjects had a decrease in systolic blood pressure of 20 mm Hg or greater and 22% had a decrease in diastolic(More)