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OBJECTIVE To perform risk factor analysis for the prediction of hyperbilirubinemia in an African American male neonatal cohort. STUDY DESIGN A database of 500 previously published term and near-term African American male neonates was further analyzed to determine the role of risk factors for hyperbilirubinemia. Factors studied included birth weight >/=4.0(More)
Improved medical care could have altered the clinical presentation and survival of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL) complicated by autoimmune disease cytopenia (AID cytopenia). We reviewed the clinical characteristics, treatment, and outcome of AID cytopenia that was diagnosed in 75 (4.3%) of 1750 patients with(More)
We studied 25 T-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (T-CLL) cases collected over a 15-year period. Immunophenotypic analysis was performed in each case; 12 cases were evaluated by cytogenetics, and gene rearrangement studies were performed in 14 cases. The median age was 57 years with a male predominance (M:F, 15:10). The median presenting lymphocyte count(More)
Complex cytogenetic abnormalities have been described in patients with multiple myeloma (MM). To better understand the significance of the most frequent translocation observed in MM, we studied the clinical characteristics of patients with MM and the t(11;14)(q13;q32) abnormality. A search of the cytogenetic database at the Mayo Clinic identified patients(More)
A new monoclonal antibody to CD33 that reacts in paraffin-embedded tissue samples was evaluated. The expected reactivity in granulocytic and monocytic cells was found in a tissue microarray composed of multiple tissue sites. There was no unexpected reactivity found in a wide variety of hematolymphoid and nonhematolymphoid disorders. In cases of acute(More)
B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukaemia is an indolent disease characterized by the insidious accumulation of small mature-appearing lymphocytes in the peripheral blood, bone marrow and lymphoid tissues. Direct symptomatic invasion of the central nervous system is exceedingly rare and, to our knowledge, only three cases histologically confirmed as true chronic(More)
The development of cytopenia in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) patients can predict poor prognosis. All CLL patients seen in the Division of Hematology at Mayo Clinic Rochester from 1 January 1995 to 31 December 2004 (n = 1750) were evaluated for cytopenia, aetiology of cytopenia and clinical outcome. Cytopenia occurred in 423 (24.2%) patients and was(More)
Comparison of results of red cell mass (RCM) measurement by 51Cr and 125I methods in 119 patients showed virtual equivalence. Both methods have an acceptable coefficient of variation (CV) that is < 5%. The 125I method is simpler and much less expensive. Unrealistically narrow "normal ranges" for RCM are likely to lead to misdiagnosis of polycythemia vera.(More)
The absence of stainable iron in a bone marrow aspirate is widely considered to be diagnostic of iron deficiency anemia (IDA). We re-evaluated this concept by studying a cohort of 108 consecutive bone marrow specimens from an unselected series of patients who were seen at a hematology clinic and in whom iron stores were reported as being absent. A review of(More)
Translocations involving immunoglobulin (Ig) loci and chromosome 13 monosomy (Delta 13) are frequent cytogenetic findings in multiple myeloma (MM). Similar chromosomal aberrations have been identified in the monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), but their prevalence and significance remain uncertain. Bone marrow from 72 patients with(More)