Jaime A Rodriguez

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Well-differentiated encapsulated tumors of the thyroid gland with a follicular architecture may cause diagnostic difficulties. Questionable vascular or capsular penetration may raise the possibility of a follicular carcinoma, while focal nuclear clearing and grooves may suggest a diagnosis of papillary carcinoma. A proposal has recently been made to(More)
PURPOSE We sought to identify gene expression markers that predict the likelihood of chemotherapy response. We also tested whether chemotherapy response is correlated with the 21-gene Recurrence Score assay that quantifies recurrence risk. METHODS Patients with locally advanced breast cancer received neoadjuvant paclitaxel and doxorubicin. RNA was(More)
Hemangioblastoma is a morphologically distinctive tumor that can occur sporadically or in association with von Hippel-Lindau disease, and which involves the central nervous system in the majority of the cases. Rare occurrences of hemangioblastoma in peripheral nerves and extraneural tissues have been reported. The histogenesis of this tumor remains(More)
Seven patients with typical or atypical pulmonary carcinoid tumors overdiagnosed as small-cell carcinoma on bronchoscopic biopsies are described. Bronchial biopsies from 9 consecutive small-cell lung carcinoma patients were used as control group for histologic and immunohistochemical studies (cytokeratins, chromogranin A, synaptophysin, Ki-67 [MIB-1], and(More)
Mesenteric fibromatosis (MF) and gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are distinct lesions, but they often are confused with each other. Correct identification is essential because of their vastly different therapeutic and prognostic connotations. We reviewed 25 cases of MF with involvement of the wall of the gastrointestinal tract and found that GIST(More)
Previous studies showed that the arterial baroreflex opposes the pressor response mediated by muscle metaboreflex activation during mild dynamic exercise. However, no studies have investigated the mechanisms contributing to metaboreflex-mediated pressor responses during dynamic exercise after arterial baroreceptor denervation. Therefore, we investigated the(More)
INTRODUCTION Maggot debridement therapy has been widely used for treating a variety of scarred-over soft-tissue wounds. Published accounts record several illnesses in which treatment with larval therapy has promoted injury healing in conjunction with infection by bacterial pathogens resistant to conventional antibiotics. OBJECTIVE An initial test of the(More)
Quantitative histologic studies of biopsies of normal sural nerves were performed on nine children aged 4 days to 17 years. Stereologic computerized procedures were used to determine total endoneurial area, size distribution and number of myelinated, unmyelinated fibers and Schwann cell nuclei per nerve and per square millimeter, and the ratio of myelin(More)
Five cases of a distinctive type of undifferentiated large cell thymic carcinoma accompanied by an inflammatory reaction having morphologic features closely resembling those of Castleman disease (CD) of the hyaline vascular type (HVCD) are reported. The tumors occurred in 3 men and 2 women with a median age of 53 years. Three patients were asymptomatic and(More)
Ischemia of active skeletal muscle evokes a powerful blood pressure-raising reflex termed the muscle metaboreflex (MMR). MMR activation increases cardiac sympathetic nerve activity, which increases heart rate, ventricular contractility, and cardiac output (CO). However, despite the marked increase in ventricular work, no coronary vasodilation occurs. Using(More)