T R Saminathan

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Pregnancy in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients is associated with a lower risk of progression and lower rate of exacerbation. These beneficial effects are reversed postpartum. Considering that the pathogenesis of MS appears to involve cell-mediated immune reactivity, and that pregnancy is accompanied by a depressed cell-mediated immunity, it has been(More)
Exfoliative cytologic studies directed toward atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASCUS) and low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (LSIL) have been neglected in the rising postmenopausal population. This retrospective study from 60 cases, initially interpreted as ASCUS or LSIL, concentrates on these lesions and their associated(More)
BACKGROUND Many pediatric chemotherapy protocols for treatment of ALL require a bone marrow examination at day 7 or day 14 after initiation of therapy. The usefulness of a bone marrow biopsy, in addition to an aspirate, has been a frequently asked question. PROCEDURE This study addresses the evaluation of bone marrow cellularity and presence of residual(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the reliability of benign breast aspirates. DESIGN A 20-year retrospective study of cytologically benign aspirates from palpable breast lesions followed by surgery and review of false negatives. RESULTS Data encompassed 1518 benign aspirates followed by benign histology, and 99 by malignant histology. Of the latter, 89% underwent(More)
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