Billi Goldberg

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In a double-blind, parallel-group, multicenter trial in 134 patients with severe, localized, plaque psoriasis, the success rate (described as "healed" or "marked improvement") at the end of the study was 96% in the halobetasol propionate group and 91% in the clobetasol propionate group. A significantly larger proportion of patients treated with halobetasol(More)
PURPOSE An 8-year-old boy with mild hemophilia A and inhibitors developed an acute myocardial infarction during treatment with prothrombin complex concentrates. CONCLUSIONS This rare complication warrants restriction of dosage and length of treatment with these products to the recommended guidelines. It also appears that noninvasive cardiac monitoring of(More)
Procollagen type I carboxyterminal and type III aminoterminal peptide concentrations were measured in sera of 60 patients with alcoholic and 14 with nonalcoholic liver disease to study whether these assays are useful as clinical tests to differentiate various stages of alcoholic liver injury. Both propeptides were markedly elevated in alcoholic hepatitis(More)
Reduced interleukin-10 (IL-10) production is associated with type 2 diabetes in elderly individuals. Antiviral therapy (ARV)-induced immune modulation results in diminished IL-10 production, and diabetes can be observed in ARV-treated human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals. We analyzed, in a cross-sectional pilot study,(More)
PURPOSE Because of the increasing use of sonography to rule out cancer in women with palpable breast abnormalities, this study was performed to determine the rate of sonographically occult malignancy in this clinical setting. METHODS Women who were recommended for biopsy based on mammographic and/or clinical findings underwent breast sonography. This(More)