Tomislav M. Jelic

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We have found that nanobacteria, recently discovered Gram-negative atypical bacteria, can cause local calciphylaxis on the mitral valve in a setting of high-calcium X phosphorous product in the blood. We present the case of a 33-year-old man with diabetic renal failure on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis who died as a result of multiple brain(More)
PURPOSE Biological contamination of insulin pens in a hospital setting was studied. METHODS This prospective study, conducted at two hospitals within a multihospital system, examined 125 insulin pens that had been returned to the inpatient pharmacies after patient discharge and were refrigerated for up to 48 hours before laboratory testing. Insulin was(More)
We report increased numbers of hematogones in a 7-year-old girl with pancytopenia due to Shwachman-Diamond syndrome. Her hematogones expressed the T-cell marker CD5 as well as CD19, CD10, and CD20, and terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase and HLA-DR. These findings suggest that hematogones are precursors of both CD5-positive B cells and CD5-negative B(More)
Encrusted cystitis is a subtype of chronic cystitis characterized by multiple calcifications in the form of plaques located in the interstitium of the urinary bladder mucosa and frequently associated with mucosal ulcers. It is a very rare disease of controversial etiology. Our transmission electron microscopy of the calcified plaques of encrusted cystitis(More)
BB/Wor rats develop autoimmune diabetes mellitus with many features in common with human insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Since retinoids are known to have effects on insulin secretion and immune function, these studies were designed to investigate the effects of retinoid deficiency on diabetes in BB/Wor rats and to identify a role for retinoid status(More)
We report the first case of isolated primary extranodal non-Hodgkin lymphoma follicular grade 2 limited to the gallbladder, found in the laparoscopic cholecystectomy specimen from a 70 year old woman with symptomatic cholelithiasis. The pericystic duct lymph node, surgical margins, and other lymph nodes, were not involved with lymphoma. According to the(More)
Calcific aortic valve stenosis is the most common valvular disease in developed countries, and the major reason for operative valve replacement. In the US, the current annual cost of this surgery is approximately 1 billion dollars. Despite increasing morbidity and mortality, little is known of the cellular basis of the calcifications, which occur in(More)
We have identified a novel point mutation in the ELANE gene of a 5.5-month-old boy with severe cyclic neutropenia, and we are reporting for the first time, to our knowledge, the presence of hematogones in the peripheral blood of an infant. The novel point mutation occurred at base number 290 in codon 97, where adenine was replaced with cytosine. The(More)
Background: B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia is the most frequent leukemia in the western world while T-cell large granular lymphocytic leukemia with cytotoxic (CD8+/CD3+CD4-) immunophenotype is rare. There is much ongoing interest regarding the interaction between T cells and B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia cells. Methods: Peripheral blood and bone(More)
We report the first case of a nodal marginal zone large B-cell lymphoma and the first with MYC rearrangement. This high proliferation rate lymphoma (40% of cells) occurred in the bilateral cervical, axillary, and para-aortic lymph nodes of an 82 year old woman. It involved extensively her bone marrow, and was lethal. Malignant B-cells were CD10 negative,(More)