Research Papers/Topics in Pathology

Psychopathology and Coping in Recently Diagnosed HIV/AIDS Patients- the Role of Gender

Background Although there is growing literature on the psychological responses to and the psychopathology associated with HIV I AIDS, few investigations have focused on the role of gender. This study compared psychiatric morbidity, coping responses, and disability in male and female outpatients recently diagnosed with HIV I AIDS. Method: One hundred and forty-nine patients (44 male, 105 female) with HIV I AIDS (mean ± standard deviation (SD) months since diagnosis 5.8 ± 4.1) attending...

Prognostic Factors for Overall Survival of Patients with Prostate Cancer in Kyadondo County, Uganda

Background. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men globally. A few studies that have been done in Uganda on survival of patients with prostate cancer indicate that, the overall survival of patients with prostate cancer in Uganda is poor. The aim of this study was to determine the 3-year overall survival rate of a cohort of patients with prostate cancer residing in Kyadondo County who were diagnosed from 2012 to 2014. The secondary objective was to correlate the overal...

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The Role of a Minimum Immunohistochemical Antibody Panel in Confirming Undifferentiated Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: A Cross-Sectional Study at the Muhimbili National Hospital, Dar-es-Salaam, Ta

Abstract Introduction: Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a malignant epithelial neoplasm arising in the nasopharyngeal mucosa that shows light microscopic and/or ultrastructural evidence of squamous differentiation. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) can be used to reliably distinguish undifferentiated NPC from other malignant tumors, and the technique may be a necessary tool toward the arrival of a definitive diagnosis, particularly when dealing with challenging cases. Materials and Methods: Thi...

Primary Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma With Papillary Features: A Case Report Signifying Morphologic Diversity In Malignant Melanoma

Aim: The purpose of this work was to describe the way how primary cutaneous malignant melanoma can present with papillary features and hence mimicking malignant tumours which are commonly accompanied with papillary features such as papillary thyroid carcinoma. Presentation of Case: The case reported in this article was of an African female aged 61 years who presented with a darkish small swelling on the dorsum of the right hand, slightly painful and tender for 3 months since its onset. ...