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Low blood glutathione levels in healthy aging adults.
The objective of this investigation was to test the hypothesis that blood glutathione levels are lower in aging human subjects as previously found in blood and tissues of standard rodent models ofExpand
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Atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance: Interlaboratory comparison and quality assurance monitors
The Bethesda System recognizes “Atypical Squamous Cells of Undetermined Significance” (ASCUS) as a category of epithelial cell abnormality. Neither the acceptable rate of ASCUS nor the clinicalExpand
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Respiratory cytology: A review of non‐neoplastic mimics of malignancy
Respiratory cytology has its share of pitfalls. Some, such as vegetable cell contaminants, pose problems for only inexperienced observers, while others, such as reactive bronchoalveolar cells fromExpand
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Assessment of quality of data provided on Pap test requisitions: Implications for quality of care and patient safety
Background: The reliability of patient history and clinical information on Pap test requisitions has been questioned but not previously objectively determined. The effect of incomplete/inaccurateExpand
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Interobserver variability of cervical smears with squamous‐cell abnormalities: A philadelphia study
The reproducibility of reporting squamous lesions by the Bethesda System (TBS) was evaluated by distributing 20 slides to be classified among 5 panelists considered experts in the field ofExpand
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Atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance. Current laboratory practices of participants in the College of American Pathologists Interlaboratory. Comparison Program in Cervicovaginal
OBJECTIVE To evaluate current laboratory practices and rates for atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASCUS), a category of epithelial cell abnormality in the Bethesda System. Expand
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The role of monitoring interpretive rates, concordance between cytotechnologist and pathologist interpretations before sign-out, and turnaround time in gynecologic cytology quality assurance:
CONTEXT The College of American Pathologists (CAP) conducted a national survey of gynecologic cytology quality assurance (QA) practices. Experts in gynecologic cytology were asked to join 5 workingExpand
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Diagnostic correlation of fiberoptic bronchoscopic biopsy and bronchoscopic cytology performed simultaneously
The reliability of bronchoscopic cytology relative to biopsy is controversial. Some still consider biopsy the definitive procedure. Comparative studies are few and limited in scope. Therefore, weExpand
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Value of repeat cervical smears at the time of colposcopic biopsy
At our institution, gynecologists perform Pap smears not only as an initial screening procedure but also at the time of colposcopy and biopsy. We compared the results of initial Papanicolaou (Pap)Expand
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