Refusing The Needle: A Diabetic's Natural Journey To Kick-Ass Health

Refusing The Needle: A Diabetic’s Natural Journey To Kick-Ass Health

“I applaud you Russell, this is an accurate way of thinking. As an RN who has been working in a hospital for 30 year and observing and working for a system of healthcare that is costly and hitting the problems with more insurance billing for conditions that could be eliminated with diet and stress management […]

Adequate Histologic Sampling of Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging--Guided Core Needle Biopsy (Report)

Adequate Histologic Sampling of Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging–Guided Core Needle Biopsy (Report)

Within the last 10 years, contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the breast has gained recognition as a valuable adjunct to mammography and ultrasound in the detection of breast lesions that might otherwise be clinically, sonographically, and mammographically occult. There is general agreement among investigators that the sensitivity of breast MRI is excellent, ranging between […]

Arteriosclerosis in Kidneys from Healthy Live Donors: Comparison of Wedge and Needle Core Perioperative Biopsies (Report)

Arteriosclerosis in Kidneys from Healthy Live Donors: Comparison of Wedge and Needle Core Perioperative Biopsies (Report)

With the number of available deceased donor kidneys being insufficient to meet the transplantation needs of an increasing end-stage renal disease (ESRD) population, the popularity of live donor renal transplantation has risen dramatically during the past 2 decades. (1,2) The trend toward live donor kidney transplantation has also been supported by data indicating superior survival […]

The Effectiveness of Inking Needle Core Prostate Biopsies for Preventing Patient Specimen Identification Errors: A Technique to Address Joint Commission Patient Safety Goals in Specialty Laboratories (Report)

The Effectiveness of Inking Needle Core Prostate Biopsies for Preventing Patient Specimen Identification Errors: A Technique to Address Joint Commission Patient Safety Goals in Specialty Laboratories (Report)

The elimination or reduction of medical errors has been a main focus of health care enterprises in the United States since the publication of To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health Care System by the Institute of Medicine in 2000. (1) Makary et al (2) recently quantified the “incidence and type of specimen identification […]

Is Surgical Excision Necessary for the Management of Atypical Lobular Hyperplasia and Lobular Carcinoma in Situ Diagnosed on Core Needle Biopsy? A Report of 38 Cases and Review of the Literature (Report)

Is Surgical Excision Necessary for the Management of Atypical Lobular Hyperplasia and Lobular Carcinoma in Situ Diagnosed on Core Needle Biopsy? A Report of 38 Cases and Review of the Literature (Report)

Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) and atypical lobular hyperplasia (ALH) are high-risk breast lesions traditionally associated with an increased risk of malignancy in either breast. As compared to the risk in the general population, the risk of development of breast cancer is increased 4 to 5 times after a diagnosis of ALH and approximately 11 […]