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The significance of a positive UroVysion FISH assay is uncertain in patients with normal cystoscopy. This multicenter study evaluates the clinical significance of a positive FISH assay in patients with no visible tumor and excluding those with a positive cytology. A multi-institutional, retrospective study of patients with a history of urothelial carcinoma(More)
Tumors of the ampulla-pancreatobiliary tract are encountered increasingly; however, their staging can be highly challenging due to lack of familiarity. In this review article, the various issues encountered in staging of these tumors at the pathologic level are evaluated and possible solutions for daily practice as well as potential improvements for future(More)
Background—Most studies have failed to identify any prognostic value of the current T-stage protocol for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) by the American Joint Committee on Cancer and the Union for International Cancer Control unless some grouping was performed. Methods—To document the parameters included in this T-stage protocol, 223 consecutive(More)
Most studies have failed to identify any prognostic value of the current T-stage protocol for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) by the American Joint Committee on Cancer and the Union for International Cancer Control unless some grouping was performed. To document the parameters included in this T-stage protocol, 223 consecutive pancreatoduodenectomy(More)
This paper introduces a simple and computationally efficient algorithm for conversion formulae between moments and cumulants. The algorithm provides just one formula for classical, boolean and free cu-mulants. This is realized by using a suitable polynomial representation of Abel polynomials. The algorithm relies on the classical umbral calculus , a(More)
The purpose of this investigation is to compare the fibrinolytic activity in the gingival fluid, of 32 hemophilic patients with 36 normal subjects. Oral examination was carried out in both groups in order to determine the extent of periodontal disease, using the Ramfjord Periodontal Index. The disease was classified in three grades according to the depth of(More)
Objectives To evaluate the clinical usefulness of lung biopsy in ventilated patients admitted to an Intensive Care Unit. Methods Retrospective descriptive study that included 16 ventilated patients admitted to the ICU, which underwent a lung biopsy between 2008 and 2013.oalveolar lavage (BAL), radiological pattern and histology, were analyzed. Changes in(More)
By a symbolic method, we introduce multivariate Bernoulli and Euler polynomials as powers of polynomials whose coefficients involve multivariate Lévy processes. Many properties of these polynomials are stated straightforwardly thanks to this representation, which could be easily implemented in any symbolic manipulation system. A very simple relation between(More)
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