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Several studies have investigated the role of advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques, such as diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), to improve the specificity of MRI for the evaluation of breast lesions. Potential roles for DWI and the apparent diffusion coefficient in characterizing breast tumors and distinguishing malignant from benign tissues(More)
OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to study the utility of diffusion-weighted MRI in differentiating benign from malignant breast lesions by assessing the best b values. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Forty-five women (mean age, 46.1 years) with 52 focal mass breast lesions underwent diffusion-weighted imaging with different b values. The apparent diffusion coefficient(More)
Behcet’s syndrome (BS) is a clinical entity characterized by the appearance of recurrent oral and genital ulcers, in addition to a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the prevalence of BS in patients with recurrent aphthous ulcerations (RAU) and to test the hypothesis that BS could be under diagnosed in(More)
The Brazilian Peritoneal Dialysis Multicenter Study (BRAZPD) was launched in December 2004 aiming to collect data monthly and continuously from a representative cohort, allowing for a continuous snapshot of the peritoneal dialysis (PD) reality in the country. This is an observational study of PD patients comprising follow-up from December 2004 to February(More)
BACKGROUND Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guided wire localization presents several challenges apart from the technical difficulties. An alternative to this conventional localization method using a wire is the radio-guided occult lesion localization (ROLL), more related to safe surgical margins and reductions in excision volume. The purpose of this study(More)
BACKGROUND The loss of CD45, the leukocyte-common antigen, has been described in rare cases of large B-cell lymphoma (LBCL) subtypes with extranodal involvement by immunohistochemical methods. Here we report a case of a patient with LBCL, with no extranodal lesions, which is CD45 negative by flow cytometry (FC) immunophenotyping. METHODS Immunophenotyping(More)
The present work focuses on the physicochemical characterization of selected mineral-based biomaterials that are frequently used in dental applications. The selected materials are commercially available as granules from different biological origins: bovine, porcine, and coralline. Natural and calcined human bone were used for comparison purposes. Besides a(More)
An analysis of the extracellular matrix at the invasive front of squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity may improve the understanding of tumour cell matrix interactions during malignancy growth. Alterations in collagen I expression may influence cellular invasion and metastasis. In this work, 23 cases of squamous cell carcinoma were submitted to the(More)
The aim of the present study was to compare results obtained using the manual point-counting method with results obtained using the semi-automated segmentation method, in the quantitative evaluation of histological sections by light microscopy. The tongues of 40 rats (Ratus norvergicus) were processed using the paraffin technique, in which a 5-mum-thick(More)
Fanconi anemia (FA) is an autosomal recessive disorder that might cause a variety of congenital and developmental abnormalities. The most important features of FA are progressive bone marrow failure and development of malignancies, particularly acute myeloid leukemia and solid tumors. This paper reports the case of a 12-year-old patient with FA assisted at(More)