Bruce Silverman

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Eighteen asthmatics, aged 7 to 43, rated their breathing on a scale of 0 to 5 (worst to best). They were then informed of their predicted normal peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) and instructed in proper PEFR measurement. Each subject then estimated and measured PEFR under physician supervision and subsequently rated breathing, estimated and measured PEFR at(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the long-term effect of disease-modifying therapies (DMT) on brain volume loss in relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) patients. METHODS We conducted a study to examine the effect of daily glatiramer acetate (GA), weekly low dose interferon beta (LD-IFNB), and high-dose high-frequency interferon beta disease (HD-IFNB) on brain volume loss(More)
In southern California, ocular infections caused by Onchocerca lupi were diagnosed in 3 dogs (1 in 2006, 2 in 2012). The infectious agent was confirmed through morphologic analysis of fixed parasites in tissues and by PCR and sequencing of amplicons derived from 2 mitochondrially encoded genes and 1 nuclear-encoded gene. A nested PCR based on the sequence(More)
The interaction between complement and myelin membranes and its possible role in myelin damage and in the disposal of damaged myelin in vivo is of interest because activation of complement generates both opsonin(s) and membrane attack complex of complement. In our studies on the role of complement in demyelination, we have shown that isolated myelin(More)
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