Michael J Thrall
Affiliation: The Methodist Hospital
- Telecytology: Clinical applications, current challenges, and future benefitsMichael Thrall
Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine, The Methodist Hospital, 6565 Fannin M227, Houston, TX 77030, USA
J Pathol Inform 2:51. 2011..The current and expanding applications of telecytology for clinical practice, education, quality assurance, and testing will be reviewed...
- Women >or=30 years of age with low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL) have low positivity rates when cotested for high-risk human papillomavirus: should we reconsider HPV triage for LSIL in older women?Michael J Thrall
Department of Pathology, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
Diagn Cytopathol 38:407-12. 2010..Relatively few older women with LSIL test positive for HR-HPV. Colposcopy triage using HR-HPV may be justified in this population...
- Only a small fraction of high-grade cervical lesions are discovered after an interpretation of atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance when using imager-assisted, liquid-based papanicolaou tests and the Bethesda 2001 systemKelly A Khan
Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine, The Methodist Hospital and Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Houston, Texas, USA
Arch Pathol Lab Med 137:936-41. 2013..This information was based on conventional test results and the Bethesda 1991 reporting system and was determined before the current treatment guidelines...
- High-risk HPV testing in women 30 years or older with negative Papanicolaou tests: initial clinical experience with 18-month follow-upMichael J Thrall
Department of Pathology, The Methodist Hospital, 6565 Fannin, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Am J Clin Pathol 133:894-8. 2010..Among tests that show HR-HPV positivity, the prevalence of underlying high-grade dysplasia is low. About half of all women who undergo cotesting receive follow-up that is not in accord with published guidelines...
- Limiting the use of atypical/inconclusive as a category in nongynecologic cytology specimensTracie M Koen
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The Methodist Hospital, 6565 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Arch Pathol Lab Med 134:1016-9. 2010..Because of the definitional ambiguity of this term and the associated physician frustration, we have made a concerted effort at Methodist Hospital since 1995 to minimize the use of 'atypical' as a diagnostic category...