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The heterogeneity of lung carcinomas was recognized in the past, but few previous studies attempted to quantitate this heterogeneity. In the present study 100 consecutive cases of lung carcinoma (65 surgical resections and 35 autopsies) were collected, and either the entire tumor or ten blocks were examined in a blinded and randomized fashion using the(More)
A randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial of beta-carotene and retinol was conducted with 755 former asbestos workers as study subjects. The targeted endpoint for the intervention study was a reduction in the incidence and prevalence of sputum atypia. The dosage of 50 mg beta-carotene/d and 25,000 IU retinol/d on alternate days resulted significant(More)
We objectively examined the extent of tumor necrosis by computer-assisted morphometry in 28 patients with surgically resected Stage I non-small cell carcinoma of lung. Fourteen of the 28 patients were long-term survivors (mean survival after diagnosis 94 mo) and 14 were short-term survivors (up to 62 mo after diagnosis). The extent of tumor necrosis was(More)
In a previous study of 91 consecutive lung cancer cases, we reported that tumor stage was the only significant predictor of survival, with all 5-yr survivors having Stage I disease. Approximately half of the 47 Stage I cases survived 5 yr, so the present study was initiated to determine which histologic features were predictive of survival for Stage I(More)
Malignant mesothelioma (MM) of childhood is a rare but important neoplasm. Eighty children with a previous diagnosis of MM were identified. Four of the 80 children had exposure to known risk factors (two had history of exposure to asbestos, one had received radiation therapy, and one had been exposed in utero to isoniazid). Tissue slides were available for(More)
A retrospective analysis was performed of 105 patients with polymyositis for eight years. Roentgenographic evidence of pulmonary interstitial disease was present in ten adult patients (9%) with polymyositis unassociated with other connective-tissue disorders. Review of the pulmonary histopathologic findings indicated a spectrum of pulmonary diffuse(More)
PURPOSE To assess the efficacy of chest radiography in the detection of active pulmonary tuberculosis in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). MATERIALS AND METHODS Initial interpretations of chest radiographs of 133 adult patients with AIDS and positive sputum or bronchoalveolar lavage cultures for Mycobacterium tuberculosis were(More)
A study of 149 light microscopic tissue slides from 147 patients with recorded initial diagnoses of small cell lung cancer (SCLC) (114 cases) and undifferentiated carcinoma (35 cases) was undertaken to test the reproducibility and prognostic impact of a new histopathologic subclassification of SCLC proposed by the Pathology Panel of the International(More)
The autopsies of 82 patients with cystic fibrosis were reviewed with respect to pathologic changes in the lungs and their respective prevalence among different age groups. Although bronchitis, mucopurulent plugging, and bronchopneumonia were almost universally present among children of all ages, epithelial metaplasia and bronchiectasis were rarer among(More)