Alison M Berman

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Presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome (POHS) is a commonly observed fungal infection. Ocular findings include peripapillary atrophy, peripheral punched-out lesions, and a macular subretinal neovascular membrane. Laser photocoagulation can be beneficial in reducing visual loss from macular scarring due to subretinal neovascular membranes. Herein we(More)
We evaluated the efficacy of enhancing the vaginal ultrasound visualization of endometrial polyps and submucous fibroids using the intrauterine saline as a contrast medium in 30 women with abnormal uterine bleeding. Each woman underwent evaluation with a standard vaginal sonogram and then a saline-enhanced sonogram. For the latter, sterile saline was(More)
BACKGROUND Cerclage therapy is an important treatment option for preterm birth prevention. Several patient populations benefit from cerclage therapy including patients with a classic history of cervical insufficiency; patients who present with advanced cervical dilation prior to viability; and patients with a history of preterm birth and cervical(More)
By means of immunofluorescence using sera against three classes of human immunoglobulins (IgG, IgM, IgA), localization of the components (or one of the components) responsible for reaction of sera from patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with connective tissue antigens was found to be in the cytoplasm of different kinds of cell elements of the(More)
The ultrastructure of pigmented villonodular synovitis was studied on the operation material from 5 patients. Differences in the cell composition of villous and nodular formations typical of the disease were found. Different functional conditions of foamy cells was noted. Since foamy and fibroblastic cells were most numerous the possibility of accumulation(More)