Gemma Rebello

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Three hundred and thirty three consecutive new patients (aged 17 to 61 years, median 30 years) referred for colposcopy with persistent borderline or mildly dyskaryotic smears and who consented to the study were tested for human papillomavirus (high risk types only) with the Digene Hybrid Capture assay HC II (Abbott Laboratories, Maidenhead), by using(More)
Twenty benign vaginal polyps from 18 patients, together with sections from normal vaginal epithelium, were studied histologically, histochemically using elastic van Gieson stain and immunohistochemically using monoclonal antibodies against vimentin, desmin and actin. The striking finding was the similarity, both histologically and immunohistochemically, of(More)
1. Investigations were made of the cation exchange capacity of fresh isolated ox corneal stroma (Q, units: mequiv fixed stromal charge/kg stromal fluid) at pH 7.4 over a variety of stomal hydrations (H, units: kg stromal fluid/kg dry tissue) both above and below the physiological hydration of 3.2, whilst the stromas were immersed in a variety of sodium(More)
Aims—To review the outcome of women referred with smears showing borderline nuclear change (BNC), and to determine any diVerences in outcome if BNC was persistent, preceded by dyskaryosis, or followed treatment for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN). In addition, to determine criteria that might permit delineation of a BNC subtype, predictive of CIN.(More)
AIMS To review the outcome of women referred with smears showing borderline nuclear change (BNC), and to determine any differences in outcome if BNC was persistent, preceded by dyskaryosis, or followed treatment for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN). In addition, to determine criteria that might permit delineation of a BNC subtype, predictive of CIN.(More)
An excision biopsy was taken from a 59-year-old woman with a small dark-brown lesion on the anterior lip of the cervix. The histology revealed an ulcerated surface epithelium with a band-like infiltrate of pigment containing macrophages in the subepithelial zone. Histochemical examination of the specimen revealed that the pigment was ceroid. This is, to the(More)
The paper describes the histological appearances in the lungs from 11 fatal cases of paraquat poisoning. The study originated as an attempt to define the sequential changes in the condition and, from them, to assess the mode of action of the herbicide in the human. The main features of the "paraquat lung" include haemorrhage, extrusion of macrophages,(More)
Epithelial cell-basement membrane interactions are important in maintaining tissue architecture and function, and the anatomical and functional relationships between epithelial cells and their basement membranes are clearly altered in malignancy. These interactions are thought to be largely mediated by the integrins, a family of heterodimeric transmembrane(More)
In the ox cornea, more than half of the non-diffusible, matrix negative charge is derived from the binding of free chloride ions. Because the magnitude of the net matrix charge is the dominant factor which determines the degree of stromal swelling, we investigated whether this phenomenon, stromal chloride binding, also occurs in human corneal stroma.(More)