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Bethesda

, in the Bible
Bethesda (bĕthĕzˈdə, –thĕsˈ–), pool in Jerusalem, perhaps the one discovered under the Crusaders' Church of St. Anne near St. Stephen's Gate in the northeast corner of the city. According to the Gospel of St. John, its healing properties, which made it the resort of the sick, were the result of an angel's visits.

Bethesda

, city, United States
Bethesda, uninc. city (2020 pop. 63,195), Montgomery co., W central Md., an affluent residential and commercial suburb of Washington, D.C. The area was settled in the late 17th cent. and takes its name from the 1820 Bethesda Presbyterian Church. The National Institutes of Health (1939), the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center are there, along with many private research facilities.
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Bethesda

Jerusalem pool, believed to have curative powers. [N.T.: John 5:2–4]
See: Healing
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

Bethesda

1. New Testament a pool in Jerusalem reputed to have healing powers, where a paralytic was healed by Jesus (John 5:2)
2. a chapel of any of certain Nonconformist Christian sects
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The correlation of our study with other studies indicates the efficacy and usefulness of pap smear and Bethesda system across different populations and settings.
Abnormal bacterial flora was observed in 101 female patients, of which 69.3% were diagnosed with the vaginal biocoenosis test, whereas 26.7% of these infections were determined via cytological smear according to the Bethesda system. Only 4% of these infections were confirmed in both tests.
In spite of the already introduced major selection bias of preselecting only morphologically proven cases of thyroid malignancy, still, the Bethesda system of reporting thyroid cytopathology was seen to be very powerful method in triaging the clinically suspicious patient for management.
Mostly reports were made on the descriptive format.13 Introduction of Bethesda System was an attempt to bring uniformity in reporting.
Smears showing no epithelial abnormalities are depicted under the category of 'Negative for Intraepithelial Lesion or Malignancy' (NILM), in the revised Bethesda system.13,14
In 1988, the Bethesda System was developed to help make Pap test interpretation more descriptive.
This year, there has been a change in the way those results are reported, with the release of the revised Bethesda System. Originally developed in 1988 as a uniform system of terminology to provide clear guidelines for clinical management, the Bethesda System was last revised in 1991.
Further clarification of ambiguous Pap test results also has been provided by revisions in the Bethesda system for reporting the results of cervical cytology; these were published in a companion article (JAMA 287[16]:2114-19, 2002).
The 2001 Bethesda system adopted a two-tiered terminology for hisropathologic classification of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), with CIN 1 referring to low-grade precursors and CIN 2 and CIN 3 denoting higher-grade precursors.
Although the clinical usefulness of Pap smear adequacy has been debated, (4,5) most pathologists currently categorize it according to the Bethesda System. (6) In this system, Pap smear specimens are classified into 1 of 3 categories: satisfactory for evaluation, satisfactory for evaluation but limited, and unsatisfactory.
CDC requests that radiologists report mammography results using categories specified in the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BIRADS) of the American College of Radiology (3) and that laboratories report Pap smear results using categories from the Bethesda System (4).