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Maternal Cell Study
Milan study says smokers who give up have higher risk of cancer due to cell repair mechanism leading to unrestrained cell growth. True?
Must be distorted: This is simply not true epidemiologically. As a pathologist, there's a lot more cell turnover in a current smoker's lung than there is after they stop. The molecular pathways of cancer are numerous and being clarified as we go, but this doesn't make sense. I've noticed over the years that medical research from italy in particular tends to get scrambled in the media even worse than other science. ...Read more
Marrow aspirate flow cytometry. Whats importance of the dominant markers in lymphocyte vs. blast gates? Eg. Lymph CD2~5~7~38 Blast 22~34~45~117~hladr
Exactly400Characters: I'm not here to answer.This is beyond my expertise. But I would like to remind you,& others,that we are restricted to 400 characters(not words,but individual letters,etc).I would suspect that a question like this would require some more information before someone would want to commit to an answer and,anyways,the person who ordered and/or did the aspirate should be consulted for definitive answers. ...Read more
Help please.Suspect MCAD (Mast Cell Disease) - tryptase and mutliple GI confirmations-possible organ damage. Any DFW hospitals that will admit / help?
Low-level ionizing radiation from noninvasive cardiac imaging: can we extrapolate estimated risks from epidemiologic data to the clinical setting?
extrapolation: Your question remains a subject of controversy today. We assume that total exposure to ionizing radiation is a correlate of risk of complications from all kinds of testing exposures. This is why we try and limit radiation testing procedures to use when the data is really needed in decision making. ...Read more
Maybe: There are a lot of possibilities. Stem cells are used to repair damaged hearts in adults in experimental protocols. There is also work being done trying to treat heart valve valves with stem cells so they are not broken down after a few years (see 60 minutes.Com, growing body parts about 3 years ago). Maybe even growing a new heart is possible; it been done in rats. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Safety of chorionic sampling vs. Amniocentesis for prenatal diagnosis of chromosomal abnormalities?
Risks: The risk of pregnancy loss has been looked at in four randomized studies of cvs vs. Amniocentesis. All four studies show that both procedures have about the same risk of pregnancy loss. About 1 in 1600. Another cvs study showed that losses in a group of women who had the procedure were equal to losses in a group of women who didn't have the procedure. A loss may not be related to the procedure. ...Read more
What is the pregnancy success rate of d5 xfer of 8 cell embryo, if D3 biopsy showed normal xx genetics. Also, did D3 biopsy affect embryo growth rate?
It means the Baby on: board has its back towards the Mom's front on the RT side, ie Facing towards Mom's back & left. ...Read more
How credible are the findings of a new published study linking omega 3 supplementation to prostate cancer risk?
Not at all: The study was an association between blood levels of omega 3's and prostate cancer. It was not a study showing that taking omega 3's causes or increases the risk of prostate cancer. There has been no study to show omega 3's cause prostate cancer. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which universities (except Wake Forest Uni) do scientific studies to regenerate bladder by using stem cell to transplant into patients?
Please see details: Memorial Sloan Kettering, MD Anderson, University of Iowa, & University of CA, SF ...Read more
Major Expansion: Uses of adult derived stem cells have exploded in the that 5 years, with advances in orthopedic medicine, wound healing, anti-grafting (organ) rejection, structural fat grafting, etc. Particularly from fat origin (has the largest number of mesenchymal stem cells of any tissue in the body). Outside us having less regulatory controls makes research easier to complete. ...Read more
Radiologist, MFM.: Some radiologists and select maternal-fetal medicine specialists are the only physicians qualified to perform and interpret targeted fetal sonography, e.g. Assessing the fetal brain, heart, kidneys, lungs, spine, skeleton etc. General radiologists, general obstetrician/gynecologists and others are not trained to assess targeted prenatal songoraphy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are complete blood cell counts useful in the evaluation of asymptomatic neonates exposed to suspected chorioamnionitis?
Sorta: HYDROPS fetalis is pretty obvious. But the blood and pathology reports are definitive. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007308.htm ...Read more
Normal blood count with blood smear leukocyte; particles of toxic granulation, atypical cells lenfomo nuclear, one cell view of downey. Male, 58 ?
Typical cell: This is a typical cell type (both the lymphocytes with toxic granulation and the Downey cell, which similar is a lymphocyte with features consistent with activation). These occur in the context of infection or stress when the lymphocytes are receiving "danger" signals. Can't comment conclusively without knowing more about the clinical situation, but not likely something that needs follow up. ...Read more
Problem with baby: Blood flow in the mca (middle cerebral artery) may be abnormal if a baby is not getting enough oxygen, either because it has anemia so that it's blood cannot carry enough oxygen, or because it is not getting enough oxygen from the placenta. If your baby is not growing well, or if you have an infection or problem that might be causing anemia, your doctor may look at the baby's mca with ultrasound. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood flow cytmtry shows dual positive cd4cd30 cells absolute count of 2354. IGG slightly elevated with elevated light chains, T cell Beta clone noted?
Asking what?: If your are requesting a diagnosis online, this is not the appropriate venue. Though the flow cytometry results are not totally normal, your results should be reviewed with the physician who ordered it. This format does not give us the ability to determine if your clinical presentation and lab results are consistent with a specific diagnosis. ...Read more
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