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Unnecessary Procedures

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Anatomical context of Unnecessary Procedures

  • The quantitative analysis of androgen receptors (AR) in subcellular fractions of tumor cells; the use of techniques to enhance the number of AR in the cytosol; and the determination of the type II/I regulatory subunit of protein kinase may be used to identify hormone independent clones and spare patients of unnecessary procedures [8].

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  • We conclude there were more unnecessary procedures in the IPP, but the fact that a significant difference in the incidence of surgery persisted even after elimination of such cases suggests that the differences in rates of surgery between the IPP and PGP cannot be solely attributed to a higher rate of inappropriate surgery in the IPP [14].
  • Laboratory determinations of serum calcium, phosphorus, and alkaline phosphatase levels for all patients with lytic orbital bone lesions can establish whether they have hyperparathyroidism, a diagnosis making orbital surgery unnecessary [15].
  • Our findings therefore confirm that antibiotic therapy may be effective in patients with hepatic IPL associated with underlying infections, avoiding unnecessary surgery [16].
  • CONCLUSION: Familiarity with localized cystic disease of the kidney and its imaging findings is important to avoid unnecessary surgery and to differentiate the disease from autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease [17].
  • Biliary CEA determination seems to aid detection of tumour recurrence at an early stage and may preclude unnecessary surgery in patients with undefined liver lesions [18].

Analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic context of Unnecessary Procedures


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  2. Late presenting congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Sridhar, A.V., Nichani, S. Emergency medicine journal : EMJ. (2004) [Pubmed]
  3. Availability of immunostaining methods for identification of mixed-up tissue specimens. Ota, M., Fukushima, H., Akamatsu, T., Nakayama, J., Katsuyama, T., Hasekura, H. Am. J. Clin. Pathol. (1989) [Pubmed]
  4. Cimetidine or vagotomy? Comparison of the effects of proximal gastric vagotomy, cimetidine and placebo on nocturnal intragastric acidity and acid secretion in patients with cimetidine resistant duodenal ulcer. Gledhill, T., Buck, M., Paul, A., Hunt, R.H. The British journal of surgery. (1983) [Pubmed]
  5. Giant prolactinomas: clinical management and long-term follow up. Shrivastava, R.K., Arginteanu, M.S., King, W.A., Post, K.D. J. Neurosurg. (2002) [Pubmed]
  6. The effect of cerebrospinal fluid dilution of isobaric 0.5% bupivacaine used for spinal anaesthesia. Cherng, Y.G., Huang, H.H., Chen, T.G., Huang, C.L. Anaesthesia. (1995) [Pubmed]
  7. Diaphragmatic hernia masquerading as pneumothorax in two toddlers. Fein, J.A., Loiselle, J., Eberlein, S., Wiley, J.F., Bell, L.M. Annals of emergency medicine. (1993) [Pubmed]
  8. Advanced prostatic adenocarcinoma: biological aspects and effects of androgen deprivation achieved by castration or agonistic analogues of LHRH. Tolis, G., Koutsilieris, M., Herrera, R., Stellos, A., Martinez, A., Dufresne, M. Medical oncology and tumor pharmacotherapy. (1984) [Pubmed]
  9. Prazosin: a neglected cause of genuine stress incontinence. Dwyer, P.L., Teele, J.S. Obstetrics and gynecology. (1992) [Pubmed]
  10. 'Black cornea' after long-term epinephrine use. Kaiser, P.K., Pineda, R., Albert, D.M., Shore, J.W. Arch. Ophthalmol. (1992) [Pubmed]
  11. Idiopathic granulomatous hypophysitis: clinical and imaging features. Vasile, M., Marsot-Dupuch, K., Kujas, M., Brunereau, L., Bouchard, P., Comoy, J., Tubiana, J.M. Neuroradiology. (1997) [Pubmed]
  12. Atypical and suspicious categories in fine needle aspiration cytology of the breast: histological and mammographical correlation and clinical significance. Chaiwun, B., Sukhamwang, N., Lekawanvijit, S., Sukapan, K., Rangdaeng, S., Muttarak, M., Thorner, P.S. Singapore medical journal. (2005) [Pubmed]
  13. Macroprolactinaemia, the major unknown in the differential diagnosis of hyperprolactinaemia. Cattaneo, F., Kappeler, D., Müller, B. Swiss medical weekly : official journal of the Swiss Society of Infectious Diseases, the Swiss Society of Internal Medicine, the Swiss Society of Pneumology. (2001) [Pubmed]
  14. Rates of surgical care in prepaid group practices and the independent setting: what are the reasons for the differences? LoGerfo, J.P., Efird, R.A., Diehr, P.K., Richardson, W.C. Medical care. (1979) [Pubmed]
  15. Brown tumor of the orbit associated with primary hyperparathyroidism. Naiman, J., Green, W.R., d'Heurle, D., Iliff, W.J., Benedict, G.W., Eggleston, J.C., Dorfman, H.D. Am. J. Ophthalmol. (1980) [Pubmed]
  16. Inflammatory pseudotumor of the liver revealing gynecological Corynebacterium infection. Bernard, M., Marie, I., Riachi, G., Goria, O., Lerebours, E., François, A., Levesque, H., Michel, P. Scand. J. Gastroenterol. (2005) [Pubmed]
  17. Localized cystic disease of the kidney. Slywotzky, C.M., Bosniak, M.A. AJR. American journal of roentgenology. (2001) [Pubmed]
  18. The use of biliary CEA measurements in the diagnosis of recurrent colorectal cancer. Paul, M.A., Visser, J.J., Mulder, C., van Kamp, G.J., Cuesta, M.A., Meijer, S. European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology. (1997) [Pubmed]
  19. Analysis of inadequate cervical smears using Shewhart control charts. Harrison, W.N., Mohammed, M.A., Wall, M.K., Marshall, T.P. BMC public health [electronic resource]. (2004) [Pubmed]
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