Joseph A DeMattia

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The need for more accurate prediction of the biological behavior of brain tumors has lead to the use of immunohistochemical methods for assessment of proliferating cell nuclear antigens such as Ki-67. There is a variable association of glioma Ki-67 labeling index with patient survival. Brain invasion by individual tumor cells also defines biological(More)
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE The abuse of cocaine can lead to significant destruction of midline craniofacial structures. This process occurs secondary to myriad mechanisms, including ischemic necrosis, irritation by chemical adulterants, and direct trauma during its administration. Coupled with a prolonged chronic infection of intranasal and anterior skull(More)
OBJECT Extensive invasion and angiogenesis are hallmark features of malignant gliomas. Communication between malignant glioma cells and surrounding astrocytes occurs, resulting in transformation of the astrocytic phenotype. In the present study, the authors examined whether malignant glioma cells and vascular endothelial cells (VECs) communicate through the(More)
In the past several decades methods have been developed to stabilize the subaxial cervical spine both posteriorly and anteriorly. Methods of posterior stabilization have progressed from interspinous wiring, through facet wiring and sublaminar wiring, to the lateral mass screws with plates and rods that are in use today. Plates for anterior stabilization(More)
Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is one of the most common tumors in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which characteristically presents with cutaneous lesions. The authors report a rare case of spinal KS with no cutaneous manifestation in a 32-year-old man with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome who presented with abdominal pain. A computed(More)
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