New guideline spells out IPMN essentials
It was a call he dreaded making. It was the late 1990s. Volkan Adsay, MD, was following up on a former patient who had been diagnosed eight years earlier with pancreatic cancer, one related to an intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm. The patient’s medical record noted that despite chemotherapy, the prognosis was grim.Read the full story »
Dr. Volkan Adsay (right), with coauthors
and Emory pathologists Alyssa Krasinskas, MD
(front), and Michelle Reid, MD.
Upper-echelon QA through Accuracy-Based Programs
HbA1c, creatinine, testosterone, vitamin D, lipids, and maybe albumin. If you know what the common thread is among these analytes, then you may be familiar with the CAP’s Accuracy-Based Programs and their evolution over the past couple of decades. While a few providers around the world offer accuracy-based surveys, the College’s Accuracy-Based Programs are by far the largest.Read the full story »
John H. Eckfeldt, MD, PhD
For viral diagnosis,
A 20-year-old woman who had returned to the U.S. after two months of hiking in Western Australia presented with three days of acute febrile illness—fever, rash, headache, nausea, and muscle and joint pain. Testing for common infectious causes of acute febrile illness, including Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, and human immunodeficiency virus, all turned up negative.Read the full story »
Charles Chiu, MD, PhD
Visuals to the fore in new histology labeling guideline
Like laboratorians, filmmakers split their workflow into three phases. In film, they are pre-production, production, and post-production. When flubs occur on a movie set, “We’ll fix it in post,” often said sardonically, is the fallback game plan to keep things on schedule and use visual and sound effects to cover up mistakes.Read the full story »
Richard W. Brown, MD
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