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PURPOSE A better understanding of the molecular pathways underlying the development of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is critical to identify ovarian tumor markers for use in diagnostic or therapeutic applications. The aims of this study were to integrate the results from 14 transcript profiling studies of EOC to identify novel biomarkers and to examine(More)
BACKGROUND Tissue eosinophilia in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a marker of inflammatory disorders recalcitrant to surgical intervention. Eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis (ECRS) is traditionally associated with asthma, polyps, aspirin sensitivity, high serum eosinophilia, and elevated immunoglobulin E (IgE). However, patients with ECRS may not present(More)
PURPOSE Rubber band ligation is a common office procedure for symptomatic hemorrhoids. The aim of the study was to assess our short-term and long-term results of combined sclerotherapy and rubber band ligation in the management of hemorrhoids and incomplete mucosal prolapse. METHODS Data on 6,739 patients who had previous combined sclerotherapy and rubber(More)
OBJECTIVE Benign intraosseous lesions of the skull base are often identified in the course of routine radiological investigation. Imaging features associated with suspected intraosseous lipoma (IOL) can mimic more aggressive pathology. The features of this poorly described entity in the skull base were analyzed to aid the otolaryngologist in differentiation(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a heterogeneous disease defined by epithelial inflammation. The link between measures of traditional disease severity and markers of epithelial inflammation is poorly understood as prior research has focused on presence of polyps or degree of eosinophilia. The expression of 3 epithelial derived cytokines implicated(More)
Eleven surgical pathologists studied microscopic sections from 45 mastectomy specimens of node positive breast cancer patients who had been entered into ECOG clinical trials. Inter-observer reproducibility for histoprognostic features was examined as a prerequisite before a subsequent evaluation of their possible clinical applicability could be undertaken.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether topical steroids provide symptomatic relief in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis without polyps. DATA SOURCES MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane CENTRAL databases. REVIEW METHODS Systematic review and meta-analysis was performed of the articles identified by two independent reviewers of all randomized controlled trials that(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) represents inflammatory changes throughout the nose and sinuses from a group of disorders which all lead to swelling and overgrowth of the nasal mucosa. Topical corticosteroids have been the most widely used treatment, with each clinician using different regimes, at different doses, in different(More)
PURPOSE Despite promising initial results, recent Phase III trials of the selective epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor gefitinib ("Iressa"; AstraZeneca, Wilmington, Delaware) in advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) have been equivocal. Cyclin D1, an EGFR target gene, is frequently overexpressed in HNSCC, has(More)
BACKGROUND Published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on the efficacy of intranasal corticosteroid (INCS) in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) use either nasal delivery (nasal drop or nasal spray) or sinus delivery (sinus catheter or sinus irrigation) in patients with or without sinus surgery. This influences topical drug delivery and distribution. The effect(More)