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What is Tumor Staging and Why is it Important?

Krishna Tangella MD, MBA
March 17, 2017
Krish Tangella MD, MBA, FCAP
What is Tumor Staging?The staging of a tumor is undertaken based on several characteristics of the tumor, such as its size, spread and cellular abnormalities, within the tumor. Staging helps classify a cancer, and allows a healthcare provider to make…

Sudden Cardiac Deaths of Young Athletes

Francisco J. Diaz, MD FCAP
February 26, 2017
Francisco J. Diaz MD, FCAP
The sudden death of young athletes while practicing a sport or a recreational activity is a rare phenomenon but one that requires attention from coaches, families and school administrators. In the United States, approximately 100 young athletes die e…

Will Not Using Image Analysis in Pathology be Perceived as Irresponsible?

Keith J. Kaplan, MD
February 8, 2017
Keith J. Kaplan, MD
It is hard to argue with any of the points raised here by Simon. No doubt image analysis will enable what we do to do it better. More quantitative analysis. Better, faster, cheaper, more accurate. Image analysis and tele-consultation have been and wi…

Tweeting Pathologists: How #InSituPathologists Changed the Way Pathologists Communicate

Keith J. Kaplan, MD
February 8, 2017
Keith J. Kaplan, MD
A paper was recently published in Modern Pathology (ePub ahead of print) entitled “#InSituPathologists: how the #USCAP2015 meeting went viral on Twitter and founded the social media movement for the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology tha…

The Future of Anatomic Pathology – 2 Possible Outcomes and More

Keith J. Kaplan, MD
February 8, 2017
Keith J. Kaplan, MD
allthingspath.com had a recent interesting post on 2 possible outcomes for anatomic pathology at some point in the future of anatomic pathology. One scenario is related to whole slide imaging and the other one is related to in vivo microscopy. We are…

Flow Cytometry: Providing Additional Information In Diagnosis, Prognosis And Monitoring Treatment Of MDS

MDS Foundation.
November 24, 2016
Denise A. Wells, M.D. and Michael R. Loken, Ph.D.
Flow Cytometry:  A 30 Second Primer The technology of flow cytometry discriminates between different types of blood cells based on the quantitative amounts of unique proteins (and some sugars) found primarily on the cell surface.  These proteins are…

The Chicago Cubs and Digital Pathology

Keith J. Kaplan, MD
June 3, 2016
Keith J. Kaplan, MD
What do the Chicago Cubs and Digital Pathology have in common?Both were suppose to happen in 2015.In Back to The Future II, the Chicago Cubs are supposed to win the World Series (against Miami). Instead, as we now know, the Cubs lost the National Lea…

Death of Prince: A Forensic Pathologist Perspective

Francisco J. Diaz, MD FCAP
June 3, 2016
Francisco J. Diaz MD, FCAP
The office of the medical examiner that performed the postmortem examination on the artist Prince released its results. The cause of death was listed as Fentanyl Toxicity and the manner of death was classified as accident.A few months ago we wrote a …

Natural Alternative Treatment Options for Dry Eye

Brandon Burr
January 25, 2016
Brandon Burr, OD
When it comes to dry eye syndrome, there are numerous options available for treating the multifactorial disease. First-line treatment usually consists of artificial tears. These eye drops work great at temporarily treating the symptoms of dry eye, su…

My Take On The Rise Of Opiate Related Deaths

Francisco J. Diaz, MD FCAP
November 3, 2015
Francisco J. Diaz MD, FCAP
As forensic pathologists, we are witnessing a tremendous shift relating to Opiates use and abuse. In decades past, some people used either Cocaine or Heroin, alone or combined (called speed-ball). Nowadays, there is a trend of simultaneous use of mul…
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