Alberto M Marchevsky

Summary

Affiliation: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based medicine in pathology: an introduction
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Semin Diagn Pathol 22:105-15. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based guidelines for the utilization of immunostains in diagnostic pathology: pulmonary adenocarcinoma versus mesothelioma
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol 15:140-4. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Application of immunohistochemistry to the diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Anatomic Pathology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd, Room 8712, Los Angeles, CA 90048 1865, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 132:397-401. 2008
  4. doi request reprint World Health Organization classification of thymomas provides significant prognostic information for selected stage III patients: evidence from an international thymoma study group
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Hum Pathol 41:1413-21. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Swyer-James (MacLeod) syndrome with placental transmogrification of the lung: a case report and review of the literature
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 129:686-9. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Problems in pathologic staging of lung cancer
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 130:292-302. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint The use of virtual microscopy for proficiency testing in gynecologic cytopathology: a feasibility study using ScanScope
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90038, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 130:349-55. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint The application of special technologies in diagnostic anatomic pathology: is it consistent with the principles of evidence-based medicine?
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Semin Diagn Pathol 22:156-66. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Mesothelioma in patients with nonoccupational asbestos exposure. An evidence-based approach to causation assessment
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Ann Diagn Pathol 10:241-50. 2006
  10. doi request reprint Evidence-based pathology and the pathologic evaluation of thymomas: the World Health Organization classification can be simplified into only 3 categories other than thymic carcinoma
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Cancer 112:2780-8. 2008

Detail Information

Publications46

  1. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based medicine in pathology: an introduction
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Semin Diagn Pathol 22:105-15. 2005
    ..The future of EBM in pathology is discussed and potential applications of these concepts to pathology practice and research are proposed...
  2. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based guidelines for the utilization of immunostains in diagnostic pathology: pulmonary adenocarcinoma versus mesothelioma
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol 15:140-4. 2007
    ..These results support the potential value of systematic reviews, meta-analysis, and OR calculations for development of EBG in diagnostic immunohistology...
  3. doi request reprint Application of immunohistochemistry to the diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Anatomic Pathology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd, Room 8712, Los Angeles, CA 90048 1865, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 132:397-401. 2008
    ..However, the accuracy of these markers is lower for the diagnosis of sarcomatous MM and for the differential diagnosis between MM and squamous cell carcinoma and carcinomas of renal, ovarian, and other origin...
  4. doi request reprint World Health Organization classification of thymomas provides significant prognostic information for selected stage III patients: evidence from an international thymoma study group
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Hum Pathol 41:1413-21. 2010
    ..Power analysis shows that studies with much larger number of patients are needed to exclude the possibility that histologic type may provide significant prognostic information in other stages of the disease...
  5. ncbi request reprint Swyer-James (MacLeod) syndrome with placental transmogrification of the lung: a case report and review of the literature
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 129:686-9. 2005
    ..Here, we review the pathology of Swyer-James (MacLeod) syndrome and the possible pathogenesis of villous-like changes in the lung tissues...
  6. ncbi request reprint Problems in pathologic staging of lung cancer
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 130:292-302. 2006
    ..It is used by thoracic surgeons, radiation therapists, and oncologists to determine whether patients with these neoplasms will be treated surgically with curative intent or with palliative radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy...
  7. ncbi request reprint The use of virtual microscopy for proficiency testing in gynecologic cytopathology: a feasibility study using ScanScope
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90038, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 130:349-55. 2006
    ..ScanScope software can digitize entire cytology slides...
  8. ncbi request reprint The application of special technologies in diagnostic anatomic pathology: is it consistent with the principles of evidence-based medicine?
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Semin Diagn Pathol 22:156-66. 2005
    ..The potential use of decision analysis and value of information analysis for the adoption of new tests is briefly discussed...
  9. ncbi request reprint Mesothelioma in patients with nonoccupational asbestos exposure. An evidence-based approach to causation assessment
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Ann Diagn Pathol 10:241-50. 2006
    ..Future studies are needed to provide more comprehensive data regarding the association between MM and NOAE...
  10. doi request reprint Evidence-based pathology and the pathologic evaluation of thymomas: the World Health Organization classification can be simplified into only 3 categories other than thymic carcinoma
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Cancer 112:2780-8. 2008
    ..Evidence-based pathology promotes the use of systematic reviews and analysis of data with meta-analysis rather than subjective reviews of the literature...
  11. doi request reprint Thymic epithelial neoplasms: a review of current concepts using an evidence-based pathology approach
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Hematol Oncol Clin North Am 22:543-62. 2008
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  12. doi request reprint The presence of isolated tumor cells and micrometastases in the intrathoracic lymph nodes of patients with lung cancer is not associated with decreased survival
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Hum Pathol 41:1536-43. 2010
    ..There is no data demonstrating survival benefits for patients treated with adjuvant chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy because of the presence of small nodal metastases...
  13. doi request reprint Evidence-based evaluation of the risks of malignancy predicted by thyroid fine-needle aspiration biopsies
    A M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA90048, USA
    Diagn Cytopathol 38:252-9. 2010
    ..Relative risk and 95% CI calculations suggested that the NCI classification could be simplified into three categories: "benign," "FLUS + neoplasm," and "suspicious + malignant."..
  14. ncbi request reprint Frozen section diagnoses of small pulmonary nodules: accuracy and clinical implications
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:1755-9. 2004
    ..The frozen section diagnosis of pulmonary nodules can be difficult, as inflammatory and fibrotic lesions can be confused for malignancy, creating intraoperative dilemmas for pathologists and thoracic surgeons...
  15. ncbi request reprint Mediastinal epithelioid solitary fibrous tumor
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif 90048, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 127:e212-5. 2003
    ..We discuss the differential diagnosis and possible histogenesis of this unusual neoplasm, and we propose the term epithelioid solitary fibrous tumor for this entity...
  16. ncbi request reprint Virtual microscopy as a tool for proficiency testing in cytopathology: a model using multiple digital images of Papanicolaou tests
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif 90212, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 127:1320-4. 2003
    ..Modern digital cameras can acquire images from cytologic slides at sufficient resolution to allow for digital enlargement and scrolling on a video monitor, allowing for the simulation of microscopy using a computer...
  17. doi request reprint What can we learn from the errors in the frozen section diagnosis of pulmonary carcinoid tumors? An evidence-based approach
    Ruta Gupta
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Hum Pathol 40:1-9. 2009
    ..The value of evidence-based pathology and Bayesian statistics to evaluate complex differential diagnoses in pathology is discussed...
  18. ncbi request reprint The prognostic significance of intranodal isolated tumor cells and micrometastases in patients with non-small cell carcinoma of the lung
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 126:551-7. 2003
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  19. doi request reprint Evidence-based pathology and the pathologic evaluation of thymomas: transcapsular invasion is not a significant prognostic feature
    Ruta Gupta
    Department of Pathology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 132:926-30. 2008
    ..Evidence-based pathology promotes the use of systematic reviews of literature and meta-analysis of data to synthesize the results of multiple publications...
  20. ncbi request reprint Protocol for the examination of specimens from patients with thymic epithelial tumors located in any area of the mediastinum
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif 90048, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 127:1298-303. 2003
  21. doi request reprint Lessons learned from mistakes and deferrals in the frozen section diagnosis of bronchioloalveolar carcinoma and well-differentiated pulmonary adenocarcinoma: an evidence-based pathology approach
    Ruta Gupta
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 130:11-20; quiz 146. 2008
    ..Granulomas favored the diagnosis of RA. An EBP approach is helpful to stratify pathologic features according to their clinical applicability...
  22. doi request reprint The predictive value of epidermal growth factor receptor tests in patients with pulmonary adenocarcinoma: review of current "best evidence" with meta-analysis
    Ruta Gupta
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Hum Pathol 40:356-65. 2009
    ..Further studies are needed to clarify the predictive value of epidermal growth factor receptor tests in patients with pulmonary adenocarcinoma...
  23. doi request reprint Evaluation of EGFR abnormalities in patients with pulmonary adenocarcinoma: the need to test neoplasms with more than one method
    Ruta Gupta
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Mod Pathol 22:128-33. 2009
    ..The need to standardize the approach to EGFR testing in patients with advanced pulmonary adenocarcinoma is discussed...
  24. ncbi request reprint Updated protocol for the examination of specimens from patients with carcinoma of the lung
    Anthony A Gal
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 127:1304-13. 2003
  25. doi request reprint Root cause analysis of problems in the frozen section diagnosis of in situ, minimally invasive, and invasive adenocarcinoma of the lung
    Ann E Walts
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 136:1515-21. 2012
    ..Frozen sections can help determine the extent of surgery by distinguishing in situ, minimally invasive, and invasive adenocarcinoma of the lung...
  26. doi request reprint A simplified Bethesda System for reporting thyroid cytopathology using only four categories improves intra- and inter-observer diagnostic agreement and provides non-overlapping estimates of malignancy risks
    Ann E Walts
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Diagn Cytopathol 40:E62-8. 2012
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Current controversies regarding the role of asbestos exposure in the causation of malignant mesothelioma: the need for an evidence-based approach to develop medicolegal guidelines
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Ann Diagn Pathol 7:321-32. 2003
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Do cancer cells selectively mutate HFE to increase their intracellular iron?
    Claudia I Muller
    Division of Hematology Oncology, Davis 5065, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, UCLA School of Medicine, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Oncol Rep 14:299-303. 2005
    ..Five cell lines had a heterozygous mutation of HFE, none had a homozygous HFE mutation in the coding region. In summary, our experiments suggest that HFE mutations are not associated with a growth advantage for cancer cells...
  29. doi request reprint Limited role of Ki-67 proliferative index in predicting overall short-term survival in patients with typical and atypical pulmonary carcinoid tumors
    Ann E Walts
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Mod Pathol 25:1258-64. 2012
    ..These findings do not provide best evidence for the routine use of Ki-67 index to prognosticate overall short-term survival in patients with pulmonary carcinoid tumors...
  30. ncbi request reprint CYR61: a new measure of lung cancer outcome
    Akio Mori
    Division of Hematology Oncology, Department of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, University of California Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, USA
    Cancer Invest 25:738-41. 2007
    ..05). Taken together, Cyr61 appears to guard against metastatic disease because low expression is associated with more advanced disease; and therefore, expression levels of Cyr61 correlate with the prognosis of lung cancer...
  31. doi request reprint Diagnosis of metastatic neoplasms: a clinicopathologic and morphologic approach
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd, Suite 8728, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 134:194-206. 2010
    ....
  32. doi request reprint Evidence-based guidelines to optimize the selection of antibody panels in cytopathology: pleural effusions with malignant epithelioid cells
    Danielle E Westfall
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Diagn Cytopathol 38:9-14. 2010
    ..These panels provided 100% specificity and 77% and 50% sensitivity, respectively, for the pleural effusions from female and male patients in the "test set." The use of an EBP approach for test selection in cytopathology is discussed...
  33. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based medicine, medical decision analysis, and pathology
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Hum Pathol 35:1179-88. 2004
    ..We review from an epistemological viewpoint the current approach to information in pathology and describe some of the concepts developed by the practitioners of EBM and MDA...
  34. doi request reprint Guidelines for pathologic diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma: 2012 update of the consensus statement from the International Mesothelioma Interest Group
    Aliya N Husain
    Department of Pathology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 137:647-67. 2013
    ..Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is an uncommon tumor that can be difficult to diagnose...
  35. pmc Classification of individual lung cancer cell lines based on DNA methylation markers: use of linear discriminant analysis and artificial neural networks
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Mol Diagn 6:28-36. 2004
    ..Our work supports the promise of ANN analysis of DNA methylation data as a powerful approach for the development of automated methods for lung cancer classification...
  36. ncbi request reprint Internet teleconferencing method for telepathology consultations from lung and heart transplant patients
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Hum Pathol 33:410-4. 2002
    ..The technology is probably best suited for the study of small specimens from patients that require rapid diagnosis by a consultant...
  37. doi request reprint Interobserver diagnostic variability at "moderate" agreement levels could significantly change the prognostic estimates of clinicopathologic studies: evaluation of the problem using evidence from patients with diffuse lung disease
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Ann Diagn Pathol 14:88-93. 2010
    ..Interobserver diagnostic variability at moderate agreement levels significantly influences prognostic estimates. Evaluation and minimization of IODV in future clinicopathologic studies are indicated...
  38. doi request reprint Presence of c-KIT-positive mast cells in obliterative bronchiolitis from diverse causes
    Neil E Fuehrer
    Department of Pathology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 133:1420-5. 2009
    ..Immune-mediated progression may be a reason. c-KIT (CD117)-positive mast cells have been associated with chronic fibrosing diseases and may potentially be treated with imatinib (Gleevec), a c-KIT blocker...
  39. doi request reprint Evidence-based principles in pathology: existing problem areas and the development of "quality" practice patterns
    Mark R Wick
    Department of Pathology, University Hospital, University of Virginia Health System, Room 3020, 1215 Lee St, Charlottesville, VA 22908 0214, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 135:1398-404. 2011
    ..Some non-EBM practices are perpetuated by clinical "consumers" of laboratory services because of inadequate education, habit, or overreliance on empirical factors. Other faulty procedures are driven by pathologists themselves...
  40. ncbi request reprint Self-instructional "virtual pathology" laboratories using web-based technology enhance medical school teaching of pathology
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology and Laboratoy Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Hum Pathol 34:423-9. 2003
    ..Satisfaction surveys showed progressive improvement over the past 4 years, as various suggestions were implemented. The value of web-based instruction of pathology at the UCLA School of Medicine is discussed...
  41. ncbi request reprint Telecytology of fine-needle aspiration biopsies of the pancreas: a study of well-differentiated adenocarcinoma and chronic pancreatitis with atypical epithelial repair changes
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Diagn Cytopathol 28:147-52. 2003
    ..The diagnosis of FNAB from patients with chronic pancreatitis and LG-AC is difficult even for experienced consultants, as underscored by the considerable intraobserver and interobserver variability encountered in this study...
  42. doi request reprint Potential errors in staging primary pulmonary adenocarcinomas by sublobar resection
    Ann E Walts
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048 Electronic address
    Ann Diagn Pathol 17:471-5. 2013
    ..There is increasing interest in treating patients with stage I pulmonary adenocarcinoma with sublobar resection and staging lymphadenectomy (StLN), but there is no information on the potential impact of this approach on staging...
  43. doi request reprint Low cost-effectiveness of CD3/CD20 immunostains for initial triage of lymphoid-rich effusions: an evidence-based review of the utility of these stains in selecting cases for full hematopathologic workup
    Ann E Walts
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Diagn Cytopathol 40:565-9. 2012
    ..Our findings underscore the feasibility of applying evidence-based principles to develop guidelines for the cost-effective utilization of immunostains in cytology...
  44. doi request reprint Missed diagnosis of limited ascending aortic dissection by multiple imaging modalities leading to fatal cardiac tamponade and aortic rupture
    Amin Manuchehry
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Echocardiography 28:E187-90. 2011
    ..A high index of suspicion should be maintained in the appropriate clinical setting and should prompt serial imaging and even consideration for preemptive surgical exploration...
  45. ncbi request reprint Storage and distribution of pathology digital images using integrated web-based viewing systems
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 126:533-9. 2002
    ..Health care providers have expressed increasing interest in incorporating digital images of gross pathology specimens and photomicrographs in routine pathology reports...
  46. ncbi request reprint Malignant monotypic epithelioid angiomyolipoma of the retroperitoneum
    Sean K Lau
    Division of Pathology, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, California, USA
    Int J Surg Pathol 11:223-8. 2003
    ..This case represents, to our knowledge, the first description of metastatic disease occurring in an EAML of this particular site...