Erica L Schmitt

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A gastric leiomyoblastoma can occur in any age group, but the prognosis and sex distribution are different in the child-adolescent group than in adults. In the adult, the lesion is generally considered to be benign, though in the child-adolescent group it may metastasize to regional lymph nodes. The possibility of a leiomyoblastoma is suggested by(More)
Mammary intra-arterial calcification (MIAC) as a predictor of occult diabetes has been suggested in the medical literature. However, the incidence of arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis increases with age, as well as with hypertension and diabetes. The mammograms of 169 known diabetic women were reviewed for MIAC. Of the 27 (16%) women who had MIAC, 85%(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Nitrous oxide has been used in clinical practice for over 150 years, often for pediatric procedures. Not only are there problems when used in patients with a variety of inborn errors of metabolism, but effects of nitrous oxide on the developing human brain are unknown. RECENT FINDINGS A recent adult human trial found that the use of(More)
There is controversy about the significance of intra-arterial mammographic calcification ( MIAC ). Radiographic MIAC was found in mammograms of 78 of a total of 914 patients. The patients were analyzed for risk factors associated with arteriosclerosis, i.e., hypertension, diabetes, and age. Of the patients with MIAC , 83% were 60 years or older; 21% had no(More)
The effectiveness of film mammography is a source of concern to radiologists because neither the ribs nor retromammary space is included on the films in good quality examinations. One hundred seven incident cancers were detected in 10,034 self-referred women followed at the University of Michigan Breast Cancer Detection Demonstration Project (UM-BCDDP) for(More)
The adequacy of a film mammogram that does not visualize the retromammary space or ribs has concerned radiologists. The 79 prevalent cancers detected in the 10,000 self-referred woman at the University of Michigan Breast Cancer Detection Demonstration Project were analyzed for number of films required to detect the cancer, relationship of the cancer to the(More)
Mammary intra-arterial calcification (MIAC) was seen on the mammograms of 13 of 150 (8.7%) known diabetic patients and 21 of 300 (7.0%) age-matched control patients. Statistical analysis verified no significant difference between the rate of occurrence of MIAC in the diabetic group of patients and the control group. Therefore, contrary to previous reported(More)
Non-visualization of the retromammary space and ribs has been a source of concern to mammographers. In six years, 186 cancers were detected in our experience of 10 034 self-referred asymptomatic women at the University of Michigan Breast Cancer Detection Demonstration Project. These cancers were used to analyze the need to visualize the retromammary space(More)