The Medical Marijuana Handbook: A Patient's Guide to Holistic Healing with Cannabis

The Medical Marijuana Handbook: A Patient’s Guide to Holistic Healing with Cannabis

Norma Eckroate’s life was dramatically improved overnight when she first used medical marijuana. In The Medical Marijuana Handbook: A Patient’s Guide to Holistic Healing with Cannabis, Eckroate takes you by the hand to understand why it might change yours for the better too as she helps you navigate the maze and clear up the confusion. […]

Language Production by Patients with Parkinson Disease Before and After Unilateral Posteroventral Pallidotomy (Report)

Language Production by Patients with Parkinson Disease Before and After Unilateral Posteroventral Pallidotomy (Report)

Measures of language production (e.g., informativeness, cohesion) could further our understanding of the cognitive-linguistic abilities of patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and guide treatment focused on improving the overall communication ability. The current study measured correct information units (CIUs), total words, cohesion markers, content units (CUs), interpretive (CUis), and lexical efficiency in narrative (i.e., Cookie […]

Protocol for the Examination of Specimens from Patients with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma/Lymphoid Neoplasms (Cap Laboratory Improvement Programs)

Protocol for the Examination of Specimens from Patients with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma/Lymphoid Neoplasms (Cap Laboratory Improvement Programs)

The College of American Pathologists offers these protocols to assist pathologists in providing clinically useful and relevant information when reporting results of surgical specimen examinations. The College regards the reporting elements in the “Surgical Pathology Cancer Case Summary (Checklist)” portion of the protocols as essential elements of the pathology report. However, the manner in which […]

Clinical Outcomes for "Suspicious" Category in Thyroid Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy: Patient's Sex and Nodule Size Are Possible Predictors of Malignancy (Clinical Report)

Clinical Outcomes for “Suspicious” Category in Thyroid Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy: Patient’s Sex and Nodule Size Are Possible Predictors of Malignancy (Clinical Report)

Palpable thyroid nodules are relatively common, being reported in 4% to 7% of the adult population. Most of these lesions are benign, with a malignancy rate of less than 5%. (1) Therefore, surgery with its attendant costs, risks, and complications is an unnecessary procedure for many patients. Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) is widely accepted as the […]

Protocol for the Examination of Specimens from Patients with Primary Carcinomas of the Colon and Rectum (Letters to the Editor) (Letter to the Editor)

Protocol for the Examination of Specimens from Patients with Primary Carcinomas of the Colon and Rectum (Letters to the Editor) (Letter to the Editor)

To the Editor.–The recent article by Washington and colleagues (1) presents an updated protocol for the reporting of colorectal carcinomas (CRC) that is based upon the 6th edition of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC)/International Union Against Cancer (UICC) TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours (2) for the staging of cancer. The 6th edition of […]

Protocol for the Examination of Specimens from Patients with Tumors of Bone (Cap Laboratory Improvement Programs)

Protocol for the Examination of Specimens from Patients with Tumors of Bone (Cap Laboratory Improvement Programs)

The College of American Pathologists offers these protocols to assist pathologists in providing clinically useful and relevant information when reporting results of surgical specimen examinations of surgical specimens. The College regards the reporting elements in the “Surgical Pathology Cancer Case Summary (Checklist)” portion of the protocols as essential elements of the pathology report. However, the […]

Protocol for the Examination of Specimens from Patients with Merkel Cell Carcinoma of the Skin.

Protocol for the Examination of Specimens from Patients with Merkel Cell Carcinoma of the Skin.

The College of American Pathologists offers these protocols to assist pathologists in providing clinically useful and relevant information when reporting results of surgical specimen examinations. The College regards the reporting elements in the “Surgical Pathology Cancer Case Summary (Checklist)” portion of the protocols as essential elements of the pathology report. However, the manner in which […]