Barry M. Sherman

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BACKGROUND Triple-negative breast cancers have inherent defects in DNA repair, making this cancer a rational target for therapy based on poly(adenosine diphosphate-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibition. METHODS We conducted an open-label, phase 2 study to compare the efficacy and safety of gemcitabine and carboplatin with or without iniparib, a small(More)
We studied the effect of recombinant human growth hormone treatment on five boys, aged 4.6 +/- 1.8 years, who had chronic renal failure secondary to congenital renal diseases (mean creatinine clearance (+/- SD): 18.3 +/- 6.3 ml/min/1.73 m2 (0.32 +/- 0.11 ml/sec/1.73 m2]. Patients received 0.125 mg/kg of growth hormone three times per week for 1 year. Before(More)
We studied disturbances in the circadian pattern of plasma corticotropin and cortisol concentrations in 25 depressed patients (eight dexamethasone suppression test [DST] nonsuppressors and 17 suppressors) and 21 normal control subjects. Blood samples were drawn every 20 minutes for 24 hours before the administration of dexamethasone, and for a second 24(More)
Nine growth-retarded renal allograft recipients received either thrice weekly or daily subcutaneous recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) for 6–30 months. The annualized growth velocity for the initial year of rhGH treatment was significantly greater than that of the preceding year (2.5±2.1 vs 5.7±2.7;P<0.0001). There was no advancement in bone age(More)
Studies of menstrual cycle length in large populations demonstrated that there is a striking increase in the variability of intermenstrual intervals just before menopause. The changes in serum concentrations of luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), estradiol (E2), and progesterone (P) during menstrual cycles in a group of(More)
Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 (PARP1) is a key facilitator of DNA repair and is implicated in pathways of tumorigenesis. PARP inhibitors have gained recent attention as rationally designed therapeutics for the treatment of several malignancies, particularly those associated with dysfunctional DNA repair pathways, including triple-negative breast cancer(More)
This investigation examined the accuracy of recall of females to questions concerning ages at memarche, natural and surgical menopause, first use of oral contraceptives and mean menstrual cycle length and variance. A sample of 160 women who had recorded their menstrual and reproductive events as they occurred were administered a questionnaire concerning(More)
The changes in serum levels of luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FHS), estradiol, and progesterone that occur both early and late in reproductive life were characterized and compared with findings in young, normal women and in patients with certain menstrual disorders. A total of 50 complete menstrual cycles in 37 were examined. Five(More)
To determine whether decreased bone density in patients with PRL-secreting pituitary tumors is specifically related to hyperprolactinemia or is a consequence of disordered pituitary-gonadal function common to all amenorrheic states, we measured the bone mineral content of the radius by photon absorptiometry in normal subjects, in women with amenorrhea and(More)
We studied the effect of age on the circadian rhythm of plasma cortisol in 34 normal subjects, aged 18-75 yr. Blood was sampled at 20-min intervals beginning at 2000 h, and the data were analyzed using the PULSAR program and the cosinor method. There was a negative correlation between age and the time of the maximum cortisol concentration (r = -0.548; P =(More)