Paul Tranchida

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A 34-year-old woman presented to the rheumatology clinic with severe low back pain and arthralgia; later she developed bilateral knee pain and swelling, with limitation in ambulation and minimal improvement with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs. Two weeks later she developed pain on the volar aspect of the right wrist and on the hypothenar region of the(More)
A 66-year-old woman presented 21 years prior with diarrhea and elevated serum calcitonin levels. The left lobe of the thyroid was aspirated but specimen was unsatisfactory. Nevertheless, based on the radiological and clinical impressions, the patient underwent total thyroidectomy and the histologic examination established the diagnosis of medullary thyroid(More)
Cryptococcal meningitis is a relatively common invasive fungal infection in immunocompromised patients, especially in solid organ transplant recipients. Clinical presentation typically includes fever, headache, photophobia, neck stiffness, and/or altered mental status. Unusual presentations may delay diagnosis. Therapy is challenging in renal transplant(More)
BACKGROUND In cervical cytology, the unsatisfactory rates for ThinPrep (TP) are slightly higher compared to SurePath. We examined various causes and explored potential for resolution of this discrepancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Totally, 19,422 cases were reviewed and 1000 unsatisfactory specimens were selected and analyzed. 531 specimens were available for(More)
BACKGROUND The distinction of lung adenocarcinoma (ADC) from squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) has important therapeutic implications. Napsin A is a recently developed marker, which has shown high specificity for lung tissue in the surgical pathology specimens. In this study, we have evaluated whether the use of a panel of novel multiplex cocktails of TTF-1 +(More)
BACKGROUND It has been reported that African-Americans (AA) have a higher prevalence of overall malignancy compared to Caucasians, in the United States, yet the incidence of thyroid malignancy is half. The aim of this study is to assess the rate of malignant versus benign thyroid disease in AA from an urban-based hospital with an academic setting. Our study(More)