Bernard S. Pasternack

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Foreword This assessment responds to requests by the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs and the House Committee on Energy and Commerce to evaluate the potential for long-term electric power outages following natural disasters and deliberate sabotage. This report complements earlier OTA reports: Electric Power Wheeling and Dealing-Technological(More)
The authors examined the relation between postmenopausal serum levels of testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) and subsequent risk of breast cancer in a case-control study nested within the New York University Women's Health Study cohort. A specific objective of their analysis was to examine whether androgens had an effect on breast cancer(More)
Proladin, a hormone indispensable for milk secretion, has been shown to enhance the development and growth of mammary tumors in rodents; however, its importance in human breast cancer is uncertain. Serum prolactin levels are known to fluduate considerably under normal conditions, and lack of precision in the hormone measurements may have contributed to the(More)
Chloromethyl methyl ether (CMME) has been used extensively as a crosslinking agent for ion-exchange resins. Commercial grades of CMME are contaminated to the extent of 2-8% with bischloromethyl ether, an alkylating agent which has been shown to be a very potent lung carcinogen in animals. Reports by other investigators in this and other countries have(More)
The purpose of this case-control study was to identify susceptible subgroups, primarily based on pigmentary characteristics, at higher risk of developing melanoma when exposed to the sun. The study group, which was interviewed from 1979 to 1982, consisted of 289 consecutive patients with melanoma and 527 randomly selected controls without cancer. In(More)
BACKGROUND We conducted a case-control analysis to determine the contribution made to mortality by intermittent ST depression (STD) among patients enrolled in the already completed Beta Blocker Heart Attack Trial. METHODS AND RESULTS STD was determined by computer analysis of 24-hour ECG tapes as a change in ST level by +/- 0.1 mV or more from the median(More)
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