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Eight patients with severe rhesus disease and expected fetal loss were treated by intensive plasmapheresis using a continuous-flow cell separator. Plasmapheresis was started at 16-27 weeks' gestation, and continued until planned intrauterine transfusion or until the infant was delivered or the rhesus disease became uncontrolled again. Altogether 24 to 2371(More)
The pharmacokinetic parameters, safety, and tolerability of OptiMARK (gadoversetamide injection), a gadolinium-based magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent, were evaluated in 163 subjects with either central nervous system (CNS) or liver pathology with and without renal insufficiency, for which a contrast-enhanced MRI was indicated. A multicenter,(More)
Three routine cervical smears were contaminated with adenocarcinoma cells from a malignant serous effusion which was being processed simultaneously in an automatic staining machine. Further investigation showed that cells were transferred in up to 17% of cases. However, with manual staining, the figure could be as high as 30%. The possibility of misleading(More)
A 31-year-old woman presented with a cystic mass in the left breast. At fine needle aspiration (FNA), the mass felt gritty, and a firm mass remained after drainage of the cyst. Cytologic examination of the aspirate showed mononucleated malignant cells and an array of bizarre malignant multinucleated giant cells. A diagnosis of carcinoma of breast with(More)
An external quality assessment scheme (EQAS) in the technical aspects of histopathology is described, and the results obtained over a two-year period assessed. The scheme involved 42 laboratories of varied work load, and the slides returned by the laboratories, both haematoxylin and eosin and special stains were marked by panels of four assessors. The(More)