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Transvaginal ultrasound (US) studies of 232 consecutive patients with positive serum pregnancy tests who were considered to be at risk for ectopic pregnancy were prospectively evaluated to determine the significance of various extrauterine findings, including echogenic fluid in the cul-de-sac. All patients were found to have a surgically proved ectopic(More)
BACKGROUND On occasion, patients followed with positron emission tomographic (PET)/computed tomographic (CT) imaging for nonbreast malignancies will have incidental breast findings concerning for second primary breast cancers. The aim of this study was to determine the predictive value of PET/CT imaging to identify breast cancers in these patients. (More)
BACKGROUND Despite a paucity of evidence-based guidelines, the use of PET/CT (positron emission tomography/computed tomography) in the management of cancer patients is increasing. As widespread clinical application increases, unexpected radiographic findings are occasionally identified. These incidental findings are often suspicious for a second primary(More)
BACKGROUND The sensitivity and accuracy of death certificates and mortality data as sources of population based data on the occurrence of interstitial lung diseases has received limited attention. To determine the usefulness of these data sources, death certificates and mortality data from patients in New Mexico were examined. METHODS Patients with an(More)
We report the case of a 49-year-old male with clinical and histological findings consistent with hypertrophic lupus erythematosus (HLE). HLE must be clinically and histologically differentiated from keratoacanthoma, hypertrophic lichen planus, squamous cell carcinoma and plaque type psoriasis. CD123 positivity and transepidermal elimination of elastin have(More)
Skin cancers are common in organ transplant recipients (OTRs). In this review, we discuss the epidemiology of and risk factors for cutaneous neoplasms, particularly squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in OTRs. The pathogenesis of SCC is reviewed, as well as the potential mechanisms for tumor progression and metastasis associated with two commonly used(More)
As the US Army transitions to a regionally aligned architecture, analysts are seeking new and innovative geospatial applications to inform the operations planning process for unfamiliar terrain. In this paper, we outline our systems approach used to develop a suite of geospatial analysis tools used to plan military operations in the urban environment as(More)
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