American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine; Raghu G, Remy-Jardin M et. al.
Jul 25th, 2020 - Background: This guideline addresses the diagnosis of hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP). It represents a collaborative effort among the American Thoracic Society, Japanese Respiratory Society, and Asociación Latinoamericana del Tórax.Methods: Systematic reviews were performed for six questions. The evidence was discussed, and then recommendations were formulated by a multidisciplinary committee...
Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JN... Wierda WG, Byrd JC et. al.
Feb 6th, 2020 - Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) are characterized by a progressive accumulation of leukemic cells in the peripheral blood, bone marrow, and lymphoid tissues. Treatment of CLL/SLL has evolved significantly in recent years because of the improved understanding of the disease biology and the development of novel targeted therapies. In patients with indicatio...
Cytotherapy Viswanathan S, Shi Y et. al.
Sep 19th, 2019 - The International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy (ISCT®) Mesenchymal Stromal Cell (ISCT MSC) committee offers a position statement to clarify the nomenclature of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs). The ISCT MSC committee continues to support the use of the acronym "MSCs" but recommends this be (i) supplemented by tissue-source origin of the cells, which would highlight tissue-specific properties...
Fertility and Sterility; ,
Dec 7th, 2018 - The purposes of this Practice Committee Opinion, which replaces the 2013 ASRM Practice Committee Opinion of the same name (Fertil Steril 2013; 99:667-72), are to review the literature regarding the clinical application of blastocyst transfer and identify the potential risks and laboratory issues related to the use of this technology. This document does not apply to patients undergoing blastocys...
Dec 10th, 2016 - Policy on Stem Cells.|2016||standards,cytology,standards,
Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology : the Official Jour... Ghi T, Sotiriadis A et. al.
Aug 4th, 2016 - ISUOG Practice Guidelines: invasive procedures for prenatal diagnosis.|2016|Ghi T,Sotiriadis A,Calda P,Da Silva Costa F,Raine-Fenning N,|adverse effects,instrumentation,methods,standards,adverse effects,methods,cytology,methods,standards,adverse effects,methods,standards,methods,standards,
Heart (British Cardiac Society); Pattathu J, Gorenflo M et. al.
Apr 8th, 2016 - Childhood-onset pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is considered complex and multifactorial, with relatively poor estimates of the natural history of the disease. Strategies allowing earlier detection, establishment of disease aetiology together with more accurate and sensitive biomarkers could enable better estimates of prognosis and individualise therapeutic strategies. Evidence is accumul...
Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research; Adhikari N, Shekar KC et. al.
Mar 20th, 2015 - Vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) play important roles in cardiovascular disorders and biology. Outlined in this paper is a step-by-step procedure for isolating aortic VSMCs from adult C57BL6J male mice by enzymatic digestion of the aorta using collagenase. The plating, culturing, and subculturing of the isolated cells are discussed in detail along with techniques to characterize VSMC phenot...
Fertility and Sterility;
Jan 15th, 2015 - Currently there is no uniformly accepted definition of decreased ovarian reserve (DOR), as the term may refer to three related but distinctly different outcomes: oocyte quality, oocyte quantity, or reproductive potential. Available evidence concerning the performance of ovarian reserve tests is limited by small sample sizes, heterogeneity among study design, analyses and outcomes, and the lack ...
International Journal of Laboratory Hematology; , Briggs C et. al.
Mar 29th, 2014 - This revision is intended to update the 1994 ICSH guidelines. It is based on those guidelines but is updated to include new methods, such as digital image analysis for blood cells, a flow cytometric method intended to replace the reference manual 400 cell differential, and numerous new cell indices not identified morphologically are introduced. Haematology analysers are becoming increasingly co...
International Journal of Laboratory Hematology; Bourner G, De la Salle B et. al.
Mar 19th, 2014 - One of the many challenges facing laboratories is the verification of their automated Complete Blood Count cell counters for the enumeration of body fluids. These analyzers offer improved accuracy, precision, and efficiency in performing the enumeration of cells compared with manual methods. A patterns of practice survey was distributed to laboratories that participate in proficiency testing in...
Diagnostic Cytopathology; Pitman MB, Centeno BA et. al.
Feb 21st, 2014 - The Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology has developed a set of guidelines for pancreatobiliary cytology including indications for endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy, techniques of EUS-FNA, terminology and nomenclature of pancreatobiliary disease, ancillary testing, and postbiopsy treatment and management. All documents are based on the expertise of the auth...
Annals of Internal Medicine; Moyer VA,
Jan 1st, 2014 - Update of the 2004 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on screening for lung cancer. The USPSTF reviewed the evidence on the efficacy of low-dose computed tomography, chest radiography, and sputum cytologic evaluation for lung cancer screening in asymptomatic persons who are at average or high risk for lung cancer (current or former smokers) and the benefits and harms of...
Annals of Oncology : Official Journal of the European Soc... Buske C, Leblond V et. al.
Oct 23rd, 2013 - Waldenstrom's macroglobulinaemia: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up.|2013|Buske C,Leblond V,Dimopoulos M,Kimby E,Jäger U,|blood,therapeutic use,cytology,epidemiology,blood,blood,blood,drug therapy,diagnosis,epidemiology,therapy,
Chest Detterbeck FC, Mazzone PJ et. al.
May 10th, 2013 - Lung cancer is by far the major cause of cancer deaths largely because in the majority of patients it is at an advanced stage at the time it is discovered, when curative treatment is no longer feasible. This article examines the data regarding the ability of screening to decrease the number of lung cancer deaths. A systematic review was conducted of controlled studies that address the effective...
Chest Rivera MP, Mehta AC et. al.
May 10th, 2013 - Lung cancer is usually suspected in individuals who have an abnormal chest radiograph or have symptoms caused by either local or systemic effects of the tumor. The method of diagnosis of lung cancer depends on the type of lung cancer (small cell lung cancer or non-small cell lung cancer [NSCLC]), the size and location of the primary tumor, the presence of metastasis, and the overall clinical st...
Chest Wisnivesky JP, Yung RC et. al.
May 10th, 2013 - Bronchial intraepithelial lesions may be precursors of central airway lung carcinomas. Identification and early treatment of these preinvasive lesions might prevent progression to invasive carcinoma. We systematically reviewed the literature to develop evidence-based recommendations regarding the diagnosis and treatment of intraepithelial lesions. The risk and timeline for progression of bronch...
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine; Meyer KC, Raghu G et. al.
May 3rd, 2012 - The clinical utility of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BAL) cell analysis for the diagnosis and management of patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) has been a subject of debate and controversy. The American Thoracic Society (ATS) sponsored a committee of international experts to examine all relevant literature on BAL in ILD and provide recommendations concerning the use of BAL in the dia...
Fertility and Sterility;
Oct 25th, 2011 - Medical providers have an ethical duty to immediately disclose clinical errors involving gametes or embryos; clinics should have written policies in place for reducing and disclosing errors. This document was reviewed and affirmed in 2011 and replaces the earlier document of the same name.
European Journal of Human Genetics : EJHG; van Dijk FS, Byers PH et. al.
Aug 11th, 2011 - Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) comprises a group of inherited disorders characterized by bone fragility and increased susceptibility to fractures. Historically, the laboratory confirmation of the diagnosis OI rested on cultured dermal fibroblasts to identify decreased or abnormal production of abnormal type I (pro)collagen molecules, measured by gel electrophoresis. With the discovery of COL1A1 a...