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Analogous to genomic sequence alignment, biological network alignment identifies conserved regions between networks of different species. Then, function can be transferred from well- to poorly-annotated species between aligned network regions. Network alignment typically encompasses two algorithmic components: node cost function (NCF), which measures(More)
PURPOSE To report the microbiological, clinical, and pathological characteristics of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CAMRSA) infections of the eye and orbit. DESIGN Prospective case series. PARTICIPANTS Nine patients with CAMRSA infections of the eye and orbit were identified during a 6-month period at 2 tertiary care(More)
Eighty-two patients with choroidal melanomas were treated with helium ion charged particle irradiation. Seventy-eight of 82 patients have either remained stable or demonstrated tumor shrinkage. Forty-five of 46 patients followed for at least 1 year after therapy have demonstrated tumor regression with a mean tumor shrinkage of approximately 31%. No(More)
PURPOSE To study retinal structure in choroideremia patients and carriers using high-resolution imaging techniques. METHODS Subjects from four families (six female carriers and five affected males) with choroideremia (CHM) were characterized with best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), kinetic and static perimetry, full-field electroretinography, and fundus(More)
A number of approaches are being investigated to increase the prognostic accuracy for uveal melanoma patients; the standard deviation of nucleolar area measurements and the DNA content appear to correlate better with survival than do classic histologic parameters. The utility of performing cytomorphometric measurements on fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy(More)
In three cases of benign pigmented lesions (one melanocytoma and two pigment epithelial adenomas) there was evidence of tumor growth and the lesions were referred to us as uveal melanomas. The fine needle aspiration biopsy specimens were correctly interpreted in the operating room as being benign tumors. The pigment granules in these benign pigmented(More)
A child with nonrhegmatogenous retinal detachment associated with morning glory disc underwent first a vitrectomy and then, some months later, an optic nerve sheath fenestration. The latter procedure led to retinal reattachment. It also produced a biopsy specimen that confirmed the perineural herniation of poorly differentiated retinal tissue in this(More)
BACKGROUND Although cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection of the retina and brain is common in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), it is exceedingly rare in patients with immunodeficiencies due to other causes. This is the first report on ocular and cerebral histopathology of disseminated CMV in a child with severe combined immunodeficiency(More)