Andrew A Berman

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In primary hyperaldosteronism, discriminating bilateral adrenal hyperplasia (BAH) from an aldosterone-producing adenoma (APA) is important because adrenalectomy, which is usually curative in APA, is seldom effective in BAH. We analyzed the results from our most recent 7-yr series to evaluate the predictive value of preoperative noninvasive tests compared(More)
Chronic granulomatous disease is a rare disorder of phagocytic cell oxidative metabolism. Patients have recurrent infections with catalase positive organisms and granulomatous lesions throughout the body. The genitourinary tract can be an occult site of involvement. We reviewed the prevalence of urological abnormalities in 60 patients with chronic(More)
We studied 25 families with von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL) to locate VHL more precisely on chromosome 3. We found that VHL was linked to RAF1, confirming previous observations, and to two polymorphic DNA markers, D3S18 and D3S191. Multipoint linkage analysis indicated that the most likely location for VHL was in the interval between RAF1 and D3S18. D3S18(More)
A total of 63 patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma with the primary kidney tumor in place was accepted as candidates for immunotherapy at the Surgery Branch of the National Cancer Institute. Of the 63 patients 54 underwent nephrectomy and 9 were treated with the primary kidney tumor in place. Many of the patients underwent associated procedures,(More)
From May 1985 to December 1990, 93 patients with the clinical diagnosis of metastatic renal cell carcinoma and their primary tumor in place were evaluated for cytoreductive surgery as preparation for systemic therapy with regimens based on interleukin-2. These patients had typical sites of metastatic disease and manifestations of paraneoplastic syndromes.(More)
INTRODUCTION Breast cancer is the most frequent feminine cancer in France and its incidence increases steadily. The time of access to medical care is an indicator of the quality of the treatments recommended by the Plan Cancer 2009-2013, as it influences the diagnosis and reduces psychological morbidity during the pre-diagnosis phase. The one-day diagnosis(More)
alpha 1-Antitrypsin (alpha 1-AT) decreases the intensity of human peripheral blood lymphocyte transformation stimulated by phytohemagglutinin. The degree of inhibition is influenced by the antiprotease activity of alpha 1-AT. It is shown that maximal inhibition of transplantation is 50%. Participation of alpha 1-AT in the control of biological activity of(More)
Emesis remains a major side effect of cancer chemotherapy. High-dose intravenous metoclopramide has proved to be effective antiemetic therapy for cisplatinum induced emesis. It has not been rigorously tested in nonplatinum chemotherapy. This double-blind, noncrossover, randomized trial compared high-dose oral and intravenous metoclopramide to standard oral(More)
α1-Antitrypsin (α1-AT) reduces the intensity of transformation of human peripheral blood lymphocytes stimulated by phytohemagglutinin. The degree of inhibition is determined by the antiprotease activity of the α1-AT. Maximal inhibition of transformation was shown to be 50%. Participation of α1-AT in the control of activity of lymphoid tissue cells is(More)