Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Real Truth About Postmortem Examination

June 28th, 2014 (No Comments)

Postmortem examinations are often NOT necessary when one is able to review antecedent medical records after a NATURAL CAUSE of patient’s demise.  In fact, death investigation by removing all organs en-bloc, as it is often referred to, has become archaic, given the many advances in modern technology, particularly in respect to MRI, CT-scan, PET-scan, Echo cardiogram, and many […]

The Real Truth About HIV/AIDS-A Request for a Communicative-Dialogue

June 26th, 2014 (No Comments)

It has been stated that the first reported case of HIV/AIDS in America was in 1981.  Yes, that’s just 33 years ago.  While as a medical student, I had seen several cases of HIV/AIDS and the complexity of illnesses that patients experience with this disease, it became personal to me when a dear friend, 29 […]

Plain Talk about A Blood Smear Review From the Pathologist’s Perspective

June 25th, 2014 (No Comments)

Did you know that reviewing a blood smear can determine a patient’s blood cell disease in many instances prior to a bone marrow biopsy?  A bone marrow biopsy can be extremely painful, and often times may not be necessary.  A bone marrow biopsy is typically indicated to either confirm the changes seen on blood smear […]

Plain Talk About Prevention and Maintenance of GI Diseases-A Pathologist’s Perspective

June 18th, 2014 (No Comments)

Histological Examination Remains the GOLD Standard in Diagnosing Gastro-intestinal GI Diseases Choose an Abdominal CT-Scan to RULE OUT TUMOR after a complete medical evaluation/assessment, then proceed with Endoscope if Necessary CLICK HERE FOR REFERENCE CLICK HERE FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE PILL-CAMERA OPTION FOR GI DISEASE SURVEILLANCE CLICK HERE FOR READING REFERENCE CLICK HERE FOR MORE REFERENCE […]


June 7th, 2014 (No Comments)


Plain Talk about Skin Rash from a Pathologist’s Perspective

June 4th, 2014 (No Comments)

Skin rash is a common reason why patients visit or consult with a health care practitioner. However, many skin rashes are self-limiting, i.e. Self-limiting rashes subsequently disappear without treatment within two (2) weeks. There are several principle morphological components of the skin that one may evaluate when considering rashes and other lesions of the skin. […]