Julio A. Ibarra

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PURPOSE Reliable pathologic stage classification of axillary lymph nodes is an important determinant of prognosis and therapeutic decision making for patients with invasive breast cancer. Pathologists' distinction between micrometastasis (pN1mi) and isolated tumor cells [ITC; pN0(i+)] is variable using the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) Staging(More)
At Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Ghana, a breakdown of technical equipment and lack of pathologists resulted in closure of the surgical pathology laboratory in 2004. At an international meeting in January 2005, 1 USA and 1 Norwegian pathologist were asked if their departments could help with the pathology problem at KATH. This article(More)
A key determinant of breast cancer outcome in any population is the degree to which newly detected cancers can be diagnosed correctly so that therapy can be selected properly and provided in a timely fashion. A multidisciplinary panel of experts reviewed diagnosis guideline tables and discussed core implementation issues and process indicators based on the(More)
The quality of breast healthcare delivery and the ultimate clinical outcome for patients with breast cancer are directly related to the quality of breast pathology practices within the healthcare system. The Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI) held its third Global Summit in Budapest, Hungary from October 1 to 4, 2007, bringing together internationally(More)
Papillary lesions of the breast include a variety of benign, atypical, and malignant lesions whose hallmark is the formation of either papillary tufts composed only of epithelium, or true papillary structures with fibrovascular support and epithelium. The precise diagnosis has significance because of the variability in treatment modalities. This article(More)
Introduction and objectives: Preoperative anemia as a risk factor of adverse outcomes after coronary surgery has not been well-established. This study has aimed to analyze the association between preoperative anemia and postoperative adverse events and inhospital mortality in the patients undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass graft surgery in the Son(More)
Accurate diagnosis is a necessary step in the management of breast cancer. In women with breast cancer, diagnosis can confirm the presence of the disease, reduce treatment delays, and clarify the predictive and prognostic features of the cancer, which help in planning treatment and counseling women. In women with benign breast conditions, accurate diagnosis(More)
1 Department of Surgery, Lviv Regional Cancer Center, Lviv, Ukraine. 2 Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, Illinois. 3 Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Evanston, Illinois. 4 Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. 5 Division of Public Health Services, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle(More)