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OBJECTIVE To compare the clinicopathologic features and survival in the four breast cancer subtypes defined by immunohistochemistry (IHC) expression of estrogen receptor (ER) or progesterone receptor (PR) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (Her2): ER/PR+, Her2+; ER/PR+, Her2-; ER/PR-, Her2+; and ER/PR-, Her2-. METHODS A 7-year retrospective(More)
Ultrasonography is an effective and accurate diagnostic test for acalculous cholecystitis. Until recently, however, little attention was focused on the gallbladder wall as an indicator of disease. By accurately visualizing and measuring the gallbladder wall, ultrasonography can be used to screen patients in whom acute acalculous cholecystitis is suspected.(More)
The background, technique and ultrasonic criteria used in the diagnosis of biliary tract disease are reviewed and illustrative case histories and sonograms presented. The results in 100 prospective patients undergoing both biliary tract ultrasound and orall cholecystography are presented with surgical follow-up in 53 patients. Ultrasound was technically(More)
Monitoring of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) is the current standard for detection of trastuzumab-induced cardiotoxicity; however, time-to-diagnosis and cost of assessment are suboptimal in women with early-stage breast cancer. We assessed the utility of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), and cardiac(More)
Perforation of the gallbladder is a life-threatening complication of acute cholecystitis that is often difficult to diagnose at an early stage. Standard radiographic and laboratory tests have not been reliable in identifying patients with this complication. In contrast, biliary sonography correctly diagnosed pericholecystic abscesses preoperatively in three(More)
CONTEXT Health care reform calls for increasing physician accountability and transparency of outcomes. Partial mastectomy is the most commonly performed procedure for invasive breast cancer and often requires reexcision. Variability in reexcision might be reflective of the quality of care. OBJECTIVE To assess hospital and surgeon-specific variation in(More)
We report two cases of prostate carcinoma metastatic to the stomach. In the first case, the patient had indolent disease before presenting with gastric metastasis. The patient responded to treatment with resolution of gastrointestinal bleeding and other symptoms. In the second case, the patient developed aggressive prostate carcinoma while on(More)
A Mexican woman, aged 71 years, with life-long exposure to soot from a wood cook stove in a closed environment, who was treated for tuberculosis 4-years prior, presented with prominent mediastinal lymphadenopathy with anthracosis. Mediastinal lymphadenopathy is a common presentation of diverse granulomatous, malignant and infectious conditions like(More)
Community practice experience allows a nonselective care of patient using information derived from a more controlled clinical trial environment. We present our community experience with multiple myeloma patients with advanced age, long disease duration since diagnosis, advanced stage, multiple prior therapies including stem cell transplantation,(More)
A prospective study was performed in two parts after sonographic determination of gallbladder wall thickness in 110 consecutive patients. The first part was designed to evaluate accuracy of sonographic measurements in 40 patients on whom intraoperative measurements of wall thickness were obtained. Second, the significance of wall thickness as an indicator(More)