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Yael Kushner Heher, M.D.

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  1. Heher YK. Reduction of diagnostic error: Following cytopathology's lead. Cancer Cytopathol. 2020 Jun 16. PMID: 32543776.
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  2. Samulski TD, Chen YV, Scanga LR, Heher YK. Cytology specimen contamination leads to a false-positive surgical pathology diagnosis: Root cause analysis and patient safety lessons. Cancer Cytopathol. 2019 10; 127(10):618-620. PMID: 31174232.
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  3. Chen Y, Anderson KR, Xu J, Goldsmith JD, Heher YK. Frozen-Section Checklist Implementation Improves Quality and Patient Safety. Am J Clin Pathol. 2019 05 03; 151(6):607-612. PMID: 30892600.
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  4. Stravitz PE, Cibas ES, Heher YK. Targeting specimen misprocessing safety events with failure modes and effects analysis. Cancer Cytopathol. 2019 04; 127(4):213-217. PMID: 30689294.
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  5. Chen Y, VanderLaan PA, Heher YK. False positive diagnosis of lymph node metastases in a 34-year-old woman with a history of extraskeletal myxoid chondroscarcoma: A root cause analysis. Cancer Cytopathol. 2019 02; 127(2):69-71. PMID: 30394675.
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  6. Heher YK, Chen Y, VanderLaan PA. Pre-analytic error: A significant patient safety risk. Cancer Cytopathol. 2018 08; 126 Suppl 8:738-744. PMID: 30156766.
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  7. VanderLaan PA, Chen Y, DiStasio M, Rangachari D, Costa DB, Heher YK. Molecular Testing Turnaround Time in Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer: Monitoring a Moving Target. Clin Lung Cancer. 2018 09; 19(5):e589-e590. PMID: 29798809.
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  8. Heher YK, Dintzis SM. Disclosure of Harmful Medical Error to Patients: A Review With Recommendations for Pathologists. Adv Anat Pathol. 2018 Mar; 25(2):124-130. PMID: 29356714.
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  9. Heher YK, Chen Y. Process mapping: A cornerstone of quality improvement. Cancer Cytopathol. 2017 12; 125(12):887-890. PMID: 29165909.
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  10. Heher YK, Chen Y, VanderLaan PA. Measuring and assuring quality performance in cytology: A toolkit. Cancer Cytopathol. 2017 06; 125(S6):502-507. PMID: 28609007.
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  11. DiStasio M, Chen Y, Rangachari D, Costa DB, Heher YK, VanderLaan PA. Molecular Testing Turnaround Time for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in Routine Clinical Practice Confirms Feasibility of CAP/IASLC/AMP Guideline Recommendations: A Single-center Analysis. Clin Lung Cancer. 2017 09; 18(5):e349-e356. PMID: 28377205.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Heher YK. A brief guide to root cause analysis. Cancer Cytopathol. 2017 02; 125(2):79-82. PMID: 28128529.
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  13. Heher YK, Chen Y, Pyatibrat S, Yoon E, Goldsmith JD, Sands KE. Achieving High Reliability in Histology: ?An Improvement Series to Reduce Errors. Am J Clin Pathol. 2016 Nov 01; 146(5):554-560. PMID: 28430956.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Mengel M, Chan S, Climenhaga J, Kushner YB, Regele H, Colvin RB, Randhawa P. Banff initiative for quality assurance in transplantation (BIFQUIT): reproducibility of C4d immunohistochemistry in kidney allografts. Am J Transplant. 2013 May; 13(5):1235-45. PMID: 23464533.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  15. Kher A, Raven KE, Kushner YB, Mandelbrot DA. Fever, abdominal pain and renal failure in a kidney transplant recipient. Am J Transplant. 2013 Feb; 13(2):518-20. PMID: 23356898.
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  16. Glassock RJ, Khorashadi L, Kushner YB. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 32-2012. A 35-year-old man with respiratory and renal failure. N Engl J Med. 2012 Oct 18; 367(16):1540-53. PMID: 23075181.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Bazari H, Guimaraes AR, Kushner YB. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 20-2012. A 77-year-old man with leg edema, hematuria, and acute renal failure. N Engl J Med. 2012 Jun 28; 366(26):2503-15. PMID: 22738101.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Varma MC, Kushner YB, Ko DS, Kawai T, Martins PN, Martins P, Kaur P, Markmann JF, Kotton CN. Early onset adenovirus infection after simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplant. Am J Transplant. 2011 Mar; 11(3):623-7. PMID: 21342452.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  19. Kushner YB, Brimo F, Schwartzman K, Auger M. A rare case of pulmonary cryptococcal inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology. Diagn Cytopathol. 2010 Jun; 38(6):447-51. PMID: 19937947.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  20. Geyer FC, Kushner YB, Lambros MB, Natrajan R, Mackay A, Tamber N, Fenwick K, Purnell D, Ashworth A, Walker RA, Reis-Filho JS. Microglandular adenosis or microglandular adenoma? A molecular genetic analysis of a case associated with atypia and invasive carcinoma. Histopathology. 2009 Dec; 55(6):732-43. PMID: 19922592.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Huang F, Kushner YB, Langleben A, Foulkes WD. Eleven years disease-free: role of chemotherapy in metastatic BRCA2-related breast cancer. Nat Rev Clin Oncol. 2009 Aug; 6(8):488-92. PMID: 19644536.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Al-Thihli K, Palma L, Marcus V, Cesari M, Kushner YB, Barkun A, Foulkes WD. A case of Cowden's syndrome presenting with gastric carcinomas and gastrointestinal polyposis. Nat Clin Pract Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2009 Mar; 6(3):184-9. PMID: 19190598.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Salem SB, Kushner Y, Marcus V, Mayrand S, Fallone CA, Barkun AN. The potential impact of contemporary developments in the management of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease undergoing an initial gastroscopy. Can J Gastroenterol. 2009 Feb; 23(2):99-104. PMID: 19214284.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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