Jan M. McDonnell

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Bone marrow is a source of osteoprogenitor cells that are key elements in the process of bone formation and fracture healing. Eight patients with primary sarcomas treated by extensive en bloc resections and reconstruction using internal fixation who developed delayed unions or nonunions were treated by injection of autogeneic bone marrow into the site of(More)
DNA from human papillomavirus (HPV) type 16 has been recently identified in conjunctival epithelial dysplasia and carcinoma. In other body sites, HPV 16 is thought to play a role in the development of dysplastic lesions. To further explore the relationship between HPV and conjunctival neoplasia, we examined paraffin-embedded tissue samples from 42 biopsies(More)
A case of mucopolysaccharidosis, Type II-A (Hunter syndrome, severe) is described, with emphasis on ocular ultrastructural findings. Single membrane-bound structures containing fibrillogranular and, less commonly, multi-membranous material were found in conjunctival epithelium, pericytes and fibrocytes; corneal epithelium, keratocytes, and endothelium;(More)
Seventy-one conjunctival melanocytic proliferations in patients 20 years of age or younger were examined. Sixty-five (91.5%) were nevi; there were three cases (4.2%) of racial or acquired melanosis, and three patients were identified who had malignant melanoma of the conjunctiva. The melanoma patients are presented in detail, and additional cases of(More)
To investigate the association of human papillomavirus with conjunctival neoplasia, we identified 50 resected papillomas from 47 patients. Papillomas were composed of papillary or, less commonly, flat proliferations of predominantly nonkeratinizing squamous epithelium with admixed goblet cells. Koilocytosis was focally present in 30 tumors (60%). Atypia(More)
Human papillomavirus type 16 is associated with dysplasias and carcinomas of the conjunctiva and of the uterine cervix. To explore the relationship between cervical and ocular human papillomavirus infection, we examined DNA from bilateral limbal swabs and cervical swabs from 17 women (age range, 17 to 46 years; median, 31.7 years) with biopsy-proven human(More)
Human papillomaviruses are receiving attention for their role in the pathogenesis of cancer, especially cancer of the anogenital tract. Although strains of human papillomavirus are associated with benign lesions of the conjunctiva, their association with conjunctival dysplastic lesions and carcinomas has remained unclear. We examined a group of neoplastic(More)
Autopsy findings of 133 patients who died following fungemia or with invasive fungal infection were reviewed. Common clinical factors included antibiotic therapy, chemotherapy, corticosteroid administration, hyperalimentation, malignancy, and bone marrow transplantation. Fungal infection was seldom diagnosed antemortem and fungemia was detected in only 24(More)
An allogeneic bone marrow transplant (BMT) from a normal HLA identical sibling donor was performed in a 13-year-old boy with rapidly progressive adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD). Engraftment and complete hematologic recovery occurred within 4 weeks, but neurologic deterioration continued. The patient died of an adenovirus infection 141 days after BMT. ALD is(More)
Observation of an unusual pulmonary distribution of cryptococci in a patient at autopsy prompted a review of 36 patients with pulmonary cryptococcosis listed in the autopsy files of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The patients ranged in age from 2 to 89 years (mean, 49 years), 19 were female, and 18 were black. All but three patients had underlying debilitating(More)