Klint S Kjeldahl

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For a long time, it has been speculated that pregnancy stimulates the growth of acoustic schwannomas. To test this hypothesis, immunohistochemical stains for estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, and proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) were performed. Flow cytometric studies for DNA ploidy and S-phase fraction determinations were also performed.(More)
BACKGROUND The 2001 Bethesda System recommends reporting benign endometrial cells (BECs) in women aged >or=40 years and considers these women at risk for endometrial pathology. The current study examines the relative risk of hyperplasia or malignancy conferred by the presence versus the absence of BECs in Papanicolaou (Pap) tests of women aged >or=40 years.(More)
BACKGROUND The diagnosis of low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL), cannot exclude high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL-H) was not included in the 2001 Bethesda System. It is used in some institutions to diagnose cases that fulfill criteria for both the diagnosis of LSIL and atypical squamous cells, cannot exclude high-grade squamous(More)
We investigated the morphological features of Trichomonas vaginalis in liquid-based Papanicolaou (Pap) (LBP) tests, in order to assess the impact of this new slide preparation system on recognition of T. vaginalis organisms. We reviewed 88 LBP test slides previously interpreted as showing T. vaginalis and assessed morphological characteristics of the(More)
BACKGROUND In addition to the reporting of atypical glandular cells (AGC) and adenocarcinoma (ADCA), the 2001 Bethesda System requires the reporting of benign-appearing endometrial cells in women aged >40 years (BAEMC). In this study, the authors evaluated the contribution of each of these reporting categories to the sensitivity and specificity of a(More)
Numerous nonneoplastic conditions of the lungs may result in atypical cells in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) specimens mimicking malignant neoplasms. Bone marrow transplant (BMT) recipients have many predisposing factors that would lead to atypical cells in BAL specimens, presenting diagnostic challenges. We reviewed BAL specimens from BMT recipients and(More)
Papanicolaou (Pap) test discrepancy rates between cytotechnologists (CTs) and cytopathologists (CPs) are often kept to evaluate the performance of individual CTs. This is based on the unproven assumption that the CP's diagnoses are more likely to be correct. We investigated this assumption using data from our discrepancy files and comparing them to(More)
Recently, our laboratory has introduced the Medicare classification "diagnostic Papanicolaou (Pap) test" (DPT) for both conventional and liquid-based Pap tests. Because little is known regarding the diagnostic yield of DPT, we review our experience with these tests in a community with a low incidence of squamous intraepithelial lesions and contrast this(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of the recommendation of the 2001 Bethesda System to report all benign-appearing endometrial cells seen in women aged > or = 40 years on the frequency with which endometrial carcinomas are potentially detected as a consequence of Pap test reports that mention endometrial cells. STUDY DESIGN We identified all women diagnosed(More)
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