Pathology Today: Winter/Spring 2017
Pathology Today: Winter/Spring 2017 Edition
Featuring original articles and news, Pathology Today offers information from the medical staff of Cleveland Clinic’s Robert J. Tomsich Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute about its research, services, and laboratory technology.
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Clinician-Driven Test Development Supports Comprehensive Drug Panels
Pain management drugs and benzodiazepines are among the most prescribed medications, and they are also the most abused classes of prescription drugs.1-3 Patients enrolled in pain management programs must be monitored for compliance, which means appropriate use of prescribed drugs and abstinence from non-prescribed drugs.
Merkel Cell Carcinoma Prognosis Based on Sentinel Lymph Node Metastasis Pattern
By Jennifer S. Ko, MD, PhD
Merkel cell carcinoma, also known as neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin, is a cancer comprised of touch receptor cells in the epidermis called Merkel cells. Merkel cell carcinoma is a relatively rare form of skin cancer with about 1,500 cases per year, compared to melanoma which is 40 times more common.1 However, Merkel cell carcinoma is especially aggressive and lethal, and it can metastasize quickly via the lymphatic system.
Histology of Joint Implant Failures and Bone Graft Materials
By Thomas W. Bauer, MD, PhD
Total joint replacement surgery is a common and generally successful procedure, with nearly 7 million people in the United States living with a hip or knee replacement.1 However, prosthetic failures occur in approximately 1-2% of arthroplasty cases, and can be associated with damage to periprosthetic tissues and inflammation.2 Similarly, material from bone grafts and synthetic bone graft substitutes can result in histological abnormalities that pathologists either may not recognize or may misinterpret as necrotic lesion tissue.
Daniela Allende, MD, invited to Women’s Professional Staff Accelerated Development Program
Daniela Allende, MD, was selected to participate in the inaugural offering of the Women’s Professional Staff Accelerated Development Program, a new initiative from the Cleveland Clinic Global Leadership and Learning Institute.
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