Ursula Bedrossian

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The identification of an intact layer of myoepithelial cells (MECs) located between epithelial cells and the basal lamina is useful in differentiating benign breast lesions and carcinoma in situ from invasive breast carcinoma. In the present study we used three antibodies considered to be putative markers of MECs (S100 protein, muscle-specific actin(More)
With increased use of the ThinPrep method for nongynecologic specimens, cell blocks are more commonly prepared by harvesting cells that are fixed in CytoLyt solution. The current study compared morphologic and immunocytochemical performance of effusion cell blocks prepared using CytoLyt-prefixed thrombin clot (CTC) with plasma thrombin clot (PT) and(More)
Our objective was to study a cohort of women by various means to detect sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and to correlate the presence of mucopurulent exudate (PEX) on Papanicolaou (Pap) smears with pregnancy outcome. Bacteriologic cultures taken from swabs for chlamydia and gonorrhea were correlated with Gen-Probe results. Smears were examined for(More)
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection of the respiratory tract requires rapid specific diagnosis to avoid late complications and maximize the efficacy of available drug therapy. We report a method of accomplishing this that was tested in 33 cytologic specimens derived from sputum, washings, or brushings from 25 debilitated elderly males suffering from a(More)
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection constitutes an immediate threat to the neonate of pregnant women who deliver vaginally, and thus requires a rapid, specific means of diagnosis that is easily applicable to cervicovaginal smears. We applied the peroxidase-antiperoxidase technique to variously fixed, previously stained Papanicolaou smears from 60 women(More)
Little is known about what motivates cytotechnologists as a distinct group. The Job Attitude Survey (JAS), developed by Shoukry Saleh, was applied to a cohort of 261 cytotechnologists. The group was divided between nondegreed cytotechnologists (CTs) (n = 97) and bachelor's degreed cytotechnologists (BSCTs) (n = 164) to see if there were noticeable(More)
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