Tara-Jane Browne

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Distinguishing benign prostate glands from malignant ones, based purely on morphology, on prostatic core needle biopsy specimens (PNBs) may prove difficult, particularly if the suspicious focus is small. In recent years, several immunohistochemical markers, including the basal cell cocktail (BCC), 34betaE12 and p63, and the prostate cancer (PCa) biomarker(More)
We studied the appropriateness of interpreting squamous cells with enlarged, smooth, bland nuclei in perimenopausal women ("PM cells") as atypical squamous cells (ASCs). Papanicolaou smears (Paps) from 100 women (40-55 years old) with a cytologic interpretation of ASC of undetermined significance (ASCUS) and human papillomavirus (HPV) testing or a biopsy(More)
The use of second generation metal-on-metal hip articulations has gained favour in the past few years. A hypersensitivity reaction to the metal-on-metal bearing, although rare, is a reported complication and is a novel mode of failure of these implants. Differentiating failure secondary to infection from failure secondary to metal hypersensitivity(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES   Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) is associated with the passive transfusion of leucocyte antibodies in blood products. Blood Transfusion Services have adopted a number of different strategies for reducing the incidence of TRALI, but, while these have been successful, TRALI has not been completely eliminated. Many(More)
The 2001 Bethesda System revision recommends reporting benign-appearing endometrial cells (BAEMC) in all women 40 years or older, not just in postmenopausal women. We studied the influence of this change on clinical practice and the detection of endometrial neoplasia. Women 40 years or older were selected for study if BAEMC were reported on a cervical(More)
OBJECTIVE To illustrate the cytomorphologic features of pilocytic astrocytoma (PA) in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples. STUDY DESIGN A search of records from 1965 to 2001 was performed to identify all patients with a diagnosis of PA in whom CSF samples were examined. Slides from CSF samples originally reported as atypical, suspicious or positive were(More)
Clinical stage I seminomas are effectively treated with surgery raising concerns as to when to give adjuvant radiation therapy given the risk of secondary malignancies. A recent randomized trial found tumor size and rete testis invasion to be the strongest predictors of relapse in clinical stage I seminomas. These 2 parameters may be surrogate measures of(More)
Dear Editor: The use of monoclonal antibodies has increased over the last number of years. With this, the number of reported cases of bowel perforation associated with the use of bevacizumab and rituximab has also risen. There has not been any reported case of bowel perforation associated with the use of adalimumab. Herein, we report the case of a(More)
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