Dawn Underwood

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The goal of this study was to compare how accumulation of chromosomal aberrations in human papillomavirus (HPV)-infected cells correlates with the severity of cervical dysplastic lesions. We assessed the frequency of genomic alterations for 35 different loci in a pilot biopsy study and selected two loci (3q26 and 8q24) with the highest frequency of copy(More)
The 228 amino acid primary sequence of proteinase-3 (PR3) was studied for antigenic epitopes, which react with IgG Ab in sera of patients with Wegener's granulomatosis, by synthesizing overlapping 7 mers of PR3 linear sequence on pins. Main regions of linear sequence reactivity included GHEAQPH (at residues 4-10), QPHSRPY (8-14), TQEPTQQ (65-71), ATVQLPQ(More)
BACKGROUND BRAF mutation V600E (substitution Val600Glu) is a molecular signature for papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). Testing for BRAF mutation is clinically useful in providing prognostic prediction and facilitating accurate diagnosis of PTC in thyroid fine-needle aspirate (FNA) samples. METHODS This study assessed the correlation of cellularity with(More)
Formulations of temephos (Abate) and Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis (B.t.i.) on corncob and dried coconut husk carriers were tested for slow-release insecticide properties against Aedes aegypti larvae in Puerto Rico. Granular formulations of 5% and 10% temephos gave continuous larval control in used automobile tires for 27 to 124 days and 34 to 162(More)
We attempted to reassess the significance of cervicovaginal Papanicolaou smear(s) in identifying adenocarcinoma (AC) by comparing Papanicolaou smears with histopathology in a pool of 188 patients. The first part of study dealt with 95 patients, seen over a 12-yr period (1975-1986), who had tissue diagnosis of cervical or endometrial AC, all with prior(More)
BACKGROUND Because of cervical cancer screening recommendations and forthcoming first-line human papillomavirus (HPV) screening, many Papanicolaou (Pap) tests will be performed in patients with known concurrent HPV results. This study was designed to evaluate whether knowledge of the HPV status affects cytotechnologists' interpretation of Pap tests. (More)
A series of dibenzo[a,d]cycloalkenimines were evaluated for their affinity to the (+)-5-methyl-10,11-dihydro-5H-dibenzo[a,d]cyclohepten-5,10-imine (MK-801) binding site in Caenorhabditis elegans membranes and their nematocidal activity. The (+)-MK-801 enantiomer (1) had a higher affinity (Kd = 240 nM) for its specific binding site and was a more potent(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of anal carcinoma has risen in recent decades. Exfoliative cytology screening of selected high risk patients is performed in many centers. Unsatisfactory cytology results are frustrating to patients, clinicians, and laboratorians. The aim of this study is to ascertain outcomes of patients with non-diagnostic anal cytology. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Gynecologic screening cytology is a complex task that includes microscopic activities and nonmicroscopic activities. The authors sought to determine the amount and percentage of time that cytotechnologists spend on those activities using the ThinPrep imaging system. METHODS In arm 1, a total of 550 consecutive unselected slides were reviewed by(More)