Mansi Gaitonde

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OBJECTIVE Recurrent digital ulcers are a manifestation of vascular disease in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc; scleroderma) and lead to pain, impaired function, and tissue loss. We investigated whether treatment with the endothelin receptor antagonist, bosentan, decreased the development of new digital ulcers in patients with SSc. METHODS This was a(More)
PURPOSE We determined the association of the proliferation marker Ki-67 with pathological parameters and oncologic outcomes in patients with high grade upper tract urothelial carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS Immunohistochemical staining for Ki-67 was done prospectively in 101 consecutive patients undergoing radical nephroureterectomy/ureterectomy for high(More)
PURPOSE To report one of the largest series of clinical and renal function outcomes of treated iatrogenic vascular lesions (IVL) after partial nephrectomy (PN). Angioembolization (AE) is the treatment of choice for patients with these lesions, but the additional renal injury conferred by this treatment has not been well described. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE To prospectively evaluate the feasibility of obtaining a reliable histochemical assessment of cell cycle biomarkers from endoscopic biopsy specimens of patients with upper tract urothelial cancer. METHODS Overall, 17 patients were identified who had an available biopsy as well as those who underwent subsequent radical nephroureterectomy (RNU) or(More)