Alex Abramson

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Gadolinium-DTPA was used in MR imaging of the spine to determine the ability of a contrast agent to increase the detection and characterization of disease in the intradural extramedullary space. Although MR imaging, especially with recent technological improvements, has been shown to be at least competitive with, and often superior to, myelography and(More)
Osteomas are common in otolaryngology, as they often involve the skull and facial bones. On rare occasions, these tumors have also been found in the temporal bone and the tongue. Until now, osteomas have not been encountered in the larynx. We describe the case of a patient who came to our institution with hoarseness and dysphagia and who was found to have(More)
A study of the clinical course of 20 patients with uveitis treated with transfer factor is reported. Twelve (60%) of the patients were initially immunoincompetent on screening. Eight of the 12 changed to an immunocompetent status after treatment and could either decrease or discontinue their anti-inflammatory drugs. Five had a statistically significant(More)
Hearing screening is well established in most developed countries, and the data extensively published. However, little information has been presented by the developing, nonwhite populations. A screening study was carried out on 2202 Jamaican children aged 5 to 7 years. This involved tympanometry and pure-tone audiometry (frequencies of 0.5, 1, and 2 kHz.)(More)
Estrogen binding sites were identified on plasma membranes from biopsy materials (N = 16) of normal human larynx; such binding was found to be specific. In tissue from 22 cases of laryngeal papilloma, membrane binding of 17-beta-estradiol was also specific. Although such binding occurred for papilloma membranes at a comparable affinity, it was clear that(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to describe innovative surgical techniques for treatment of salivary gland injuries caused by facial rejuvenation procedures. METHODS Between 2001 and 2007, a total of 14 patients, all females ages 46 to 70 who suffered from salivary gland injuries caused by facial rejuvenation procedures, were treated, primarily(More)
In this study we report the molecular genetic characterization of the Arabidopsis mitochondrial phosphopantetheinyl transferase (mtPPT), which catalyzes the phosphopantetheinylation and thus activation of mitochondrial acyl carrier protein (mtACP) of mitochondrial fatty acid synthase (mtFAS). This catalytic capability of the purified mtPPT protein (encoded(More)
Necrogranulomatous scleritis (scleromalacia perforans) may be associated with rheumatoid arthritis (rheumatoid nodule of the sclera), with the necrotizing vasculitis group of diseases, or confined to the eye without overt evidence of associated systemic disease (Sevel, i965, i966, I967, i968a,b). The purpose of this paper is to review the clinical features(More)