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OBJECTIVES To determine the extent of observer agreement in diagnosis of oral epithelial dysplasia (OED). Published studies of OED examiner agreement report relatively low agreement levels; however, these studies were limited by the methodologies employed. METHODS For this study, 64 slides were each independently examined twice by three oral pathologists.(More)
Hyalinizing clear-cell carcinoma (HCCC) is a rare, low-grade salivary gland tumor with distinctive clear-cell morphology and pattern of hyalinization as well as focal mucinous differentiation. However, histological overlap exists with other salivary gland tumors, such as epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma (EMCa), salivary myoepithelial carcinoma, and(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to histologically characterize a series of oral non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHLs) and to investigate latent and lytic Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection in these. STUDY DESIGN The revised European-American Lymphoma classification system (41) was used to categorize 58 cases of oral NHL, which included 9(More)
We introduce the concept adaptive decomposition of signals into basic building blocks, of which each of non-negative analytic instantaneous frequency, called mono-components. We propose certain methods based on p-starlike functions and Fourier expansions for such decomposition. We justify the terminology mono-component used in signal analysis.
Early detection of oral lesions (OLs) at high risk of cancer development is of utmost importance for intervention. There is an urgent unmet clinical need for biomarkers that allow identification of high-risk OLs. Recently, we identified and verified a panel of five candidate protein biomarkers namely S100A7, prothymosin alpha, 14-3-3ζ, 14-3-3σ and(More)
BACKGROUND Erosive lichen planus is a painful and disabling disease that is frequently resistant to topical and systemic therapies. Current therapies are considered palliative rather than curative as many patients relapse after discontinuing treatment. An association has been reported between some cases of oral lichen planus (OLP) and chronic hepatitis C(More)
Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) patients are at high risk of loco-regional recurrence and 5-year survival rates are about 50%. Identification of patients at high risk of recurrence will enable rigorous personalized post-treatment management. Most novel biomarkers have failed translation for clinical use because of their limited successful validation in(More)
Loco-regional recurrence in 50% of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) patients poses major challenge for oncologists. Lack of biomarkers that can predict disease aggressiveness and recurrence risk makes the scenario more dismal. On the basis of our earlier global proteomic analyses we identified five differentially expressed proteins in OSCC. This study(More)
The Ewing's family of tumors (EFT) are malignant neoplasms affecting children and young adults. Most cases arise in the long bones or the pelvis. Primary EFT of head and neck is uncommon and primary sinonasal EFT is even rarer. Previous studies have not focused on the sinonasal region specifically, and the published literature on sinonasal EFT consists of(More)