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There is little available evidence of the efficiency of preoperative screening for cancer in solitary thyroid nodules in the community hospital setting, and limited composite data for comparison. A three-year survey was made in a 480 bed community hospital to determine the percentage cancer index (PCI) found in patients operated on for solitary thyroid(More)
BACKGROUND Although colorectal cancer screening is recommended by major policy-making organizations, rates of screening remain low. Our aim was to develop a patient-directed, computer-based decision aid about colorectal cancer screening and investigate whether it could increase patient interest in screening. METHODS We used content from evidence-based(More)
In a retrospective clinicopathological study, 48 kidney biopsy specimens from 16 children (mean age, 7 years) and 17 adults (mean age, 33 years) with histological evidence of focal glomerular sclerosis (FGS) were examined using light, immunofluorescence and electron microscopy. The histopathological findings were related to the clinical course of each(More)
From a series of 470 specimens of renal tissue examined by immunofluorescence microscopy, 20 specimens were identified and studied in detail from patients without evidence of systemic disease in which IgA was the predominant localizing immunoglobulin. All patients presented with hematuria which was recurrent or persistent, often being exacerbated by upper(More)
Two major categories of membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) designated type 1 and 2 MPGN are currently recognized, largely on the basis of characteristic morphologic and immunofluorescence features. In contrast to experience reported from outside the United States, type 2 MPGN has been observed rather infrequently in this country. In a(More)
Young Black men who have sex with men (BMSM) are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS in the USA and continue to experience rapidly increasing HIV incidence. We designed a tailored, theory-based interactive HIV/STI prevention website for young BMSM, called HealthMpowerment.org (HMP) and conducted a small pilot trial comparing HMP to currently available(More)
Clinical findings and structural alterations in the kidneys of 6 patients with sarcoidosis and an associated glomerulonephritis are described. Five of the 6 patients manifested the nephrotic syndrome during some phase of their illness. Additional clinical evidence of renal disease included persistent microscopic hematuria (5 patients), hypertension (4(More)
Black men who have sex with men (BMSM) are disproportionately affected by the HIV epidemic, yet few prevention interventions have been developed specifically for them. Recent studies suggest that the Internet is a promising intervention delivery avenue. We describe results from our formative work in developing a theory-based online HIV/STI prevention(More)