of stains per ECPB, 1.3 (2.3) 2.2 (5.1) .004 mean (SD) No.
In this study, we investigated factors that may influence the usage of IHC stains in extended core prostate biopsies (ECPBs).
Consecutive cases of ECPBs at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMASS) in Worcester, Massachusetts, between the years 2009-2011 were identified by computer search.
In total, 618 ECPBs were identified and included in the study.
In our single-institution study of 618 consecutive ECPBs, we found significant differences in utilization of IHC stains by genitourinary pathologists as compared to general pathologists.
Dunlap (1989) offers several explanations for the discrepancy between environmental concern and ECPB. First, increasing government attention to environmental problems causes the media and public to assume the problem is being addressed, thus, they turn their attention to other issues.
In this context of heightened environmental concern, but lagging ECPB, the concept of forest certification (third-party verification that forest management practices are consistent with predetermined criteria) has emerged.
-- The second part of the questionnaire was exploratory in nature in that we identified 14 constructs that we hypothesized to be correlated to ECPB:
Straughan and Roberts (1999) found evidence that altruistic people, i.e., those concerned for the welfare of others, also tend to exhibit ECPB. Presumably this is because the welfare of others is linked to the state of the natural environment.