The study evaluated a total of 35 patients undergoing ultrasound-guided biopsies
using Smart Fusion between February 2013 and May 2014, including 33 liver lesion biopsies
, one renal core biopsy and one renal lesion biopsy.
The percentage of abnormal rectal suction biopsies
was significantly higher in the neonates (29%) compared to infants (15%) or toddlers above the age of 1 year (5%).
The findings mean that potentially thousands of men a year--those with ERG-positive HG PIN biopsies
--may benefitfrom increased surveillance and early treatment, while those whose HG PIN biopsies
come back ERG-negative may be able to avoid unnecessary future biopsies
We retrospectively reviewed the pathology reports of 748 consecutive prostate needle biopsies
during a 6-month period (December 1, 2010-May 31, 2011), which were retrieved from the institutional information system.
Owing to the safety profile of the procedure, the international ongoing need for cost containment and the inherent safety of the procedure, renal biopsies
are performed as outpatient procedures, with the patient being discharged after 6-8 hours of observation.
It's interesting to note that dermatologists performed about 90% of the shave biopsies
on patients who were referred, and that on clinical exam, more than two-thirds did not have a diagnosis of melanoma.
performed a total of 4,439 biopsies
without bowel preparation and patients were treated with 500 mg ciprofloxacin twice daily for 8 doses beginning the day before biopsy.
VA inspectors found that the equipment used for the prostate biopsies
was being cleaned and disinfected after each procedure, but some equipment was not being scrubbed by a brush after each use.
The Prostate Cancer Biopsy Study will use the TargetScan Bendable Needle and Guide System, which is capable of identifying cancer in the first biopsy, versus conventional techniques, which can leave cancer undetected for up to three biopsies
If doctors had acted on all the computer's suggestions by performing follow-up biopsies
, they would have caught more breast cancers, but they would also have performed more unneeded procedures.
Measurement of fibrosis by image analysis of liver biopsies
showed a CV of 55% with 15-mm biopsies
and 45% with 25-mm biopsies
2-5) Therefore, upper endoscopy, together with multiple biopsies
, is important not only in the evaluation of patients with Crohn's disease, but also in establishing the diagnosis.
This lower threshold, however, would significantly increase the number of expensive and uncomfortable biopsies
, many of which would be negative.
We compared the effectiveness and safety of image-guided biopsies
done with coaxial guides versus fine-needle aspiration done without coaxial guides.
But breast cancer recurs in about 30 percent of women whose lymph node biopsies