Jason D. Balkman

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Monosomy 7 and deletions of 7q are recurring leukemia-associated cytogenetic abnormalities that correlate with adverse outcomes in children and adults. We describe a 2.52-Mb genomic DNA contig that spans a commonly deleted segment of chromosome band 7q22 identified in myeloid malignancies. This interval currently includes 14 genes, 19 predicted genes, and 5(More)
Recent improvements in Web and mobile technology, along with the widespread use of handheld devices in radiology education, provide unique opportunities for creating scalable, universally accessible, portable image-rich radiology case files. A cloud database and a Web-based application for radiologic images were developed to create a mobile case file with(More)
OBJECT Mycoplasma hominis is a rare cause of infection after neurosurgical procedures. The Mycoplasma genus contains the smallest bacteria discovered to date. Mycoplasma are atypical bacteria that lack a cell wall, a feature that complicates both diagnosis and treatment. The Gram stain and some types of culture media fail to identify these organisms, and(More)
PURPOSE Computer-aided detection (CAD) has shown potential to assist physicians in the detection of lung nodules on chest radiographs, but widespread acceptance has been stymied by high false-positive rates. Few studies have examined the potential for dual energy subtraction (DES) to improve CAD performance. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review(More)
BACKGROUND Schistosomes are chronic intravascular helminth parasites of humans causing a heavy burden of disease worldwide. Diagnosis of schistosomiasis currently requires the detection of schistosome eggs in the feces and urine of infected individuals. This method unreliably measures disease burden due to poor sensitivity and wide variances in egg(More)
Giant condyloma acuminatum is a benign tumor of the anogenital region first described by Buschke in 1896 and is associated with human papilloma viruses 6 and 11. Wide local excision is the treatment of choice, but may be associated with significant bleeding due to increased vascularity in the region. We report a novel, alternative approach to facilitate(More)
Radiology studies are inherently visual and the information contained within is best conveyed by visual methodology. Advanced reporting software allows the incorporation of annotated key images into text reports, but such features may be less effective compared with in-person consultations. The use of web technology and screen capture software to create(More)
Software methods that enable navigation of radiology cases on various digital platforms differ between handheld devices and desktop computers. This has resulted in poor compatibility of online radiology teaching files across mobile smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers. A standardized, platform-independent, or “agnostic” approach for presenting online(More)
We describe a case of a 35-year-old man with human immunodeficiency virus infection/acquired immune deficiency syndrome presenting from an outside hospital with a diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's B-cell lymphoma. Radiologic imaging showed an infiltrative process with significant tracheal involvement and increased uptake of 18-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose on positron(More)
An asymptomatic 16-year-old African-American boy who underwent complete tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) repair at age 4 was being followed for aortic regurgitation and pulmonic stenosis. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the chest during a follow-up visit demonstrated a left retroesophageal innominate (or brachiocephalic) vein coursing posterior to the(More)