Mark A. Weinberg

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OBJECTIVE Adalimumab, a fully human, anti-tumor necrosis factor monoclonal antibody, was evaluated for its safety and efficacy compared with placebo in the treatment of active psoriatic arthritis (PsA). METHODS Patients with moderately to severely active PsA and a history of inadequate response to nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs were randomized to(More)
We studied 20 patients, mostly young adult men, with cardiac involvement of Lyme disease. The commonest abnormality (18 patients) was fluctuating degrees of atrioventricular block; eight of them developed complete heart block. Thirteen patients had evidence of more diffuse cardiac involvement: electrocardiographic changes compatible with acute(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of atrasentan (ABT-627), an endothelin-A receptor antagonist, in the treatment of asymptomatic, hormone-refractory prostatic adenocarcinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial of hormone-refractory prostate cancer (HRPCa) patients was conducted in the United States(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate efficacy and safety of clobazam, a 1,5-benzodiazepine, as adjunctive therapy for Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS). METHODS Patients aged 2-60 years were randomized to placebo or clobazam 0.25, 0.5, or 1.0 mg/kg/day. Study consisted of 4-week baseline, 3-week titration, and 12-week maintenance phases, followed by a 2- or 3-week taper or(More)
OBJECTIVE To demonstrate the safety and efficacy of adalimumab for the treatment of active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in patients with an inadequate response to disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARD). METHODS In a placebo controlled, double-blind, randomized, multicenter study, patients were treated for 12 weeks with subcutaneous injections of(More)
Fifty strains of herpes simplex virus, isolated from patients with herpetic keratitis, were examined in vitro for susceptibility to polyinosinic acid-polycytidylic acid [poly(I:C)] in the presence of a constant concentration of diethylaminoethyl-dextran. The minimal inhibitory concentration of poly(I:C) for 44 of these strains ranged from 0.0001 to 0.1(More)
The spontaneous changes in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) during the first 24 hours of a first transmural infarction were assessed in 34 patients by serial gated cardiac blood pool imaging. Major therapeutic interventions with a view to limit infarct size were not used. Four determinations of LVEF were performed. Study 1 was performed as soon as(More)
The vigabatrin patient registry was implemented in August 2009 in conjunction with Food and Drug Administration approval of vigabatrin. All US vigabatrin-treated patients must enroll in the registry. Data on prescriber specialty/location, patient demographics, and clinical characteristics are collected. Benefit-risk assessments are required early in the(More)
Three different internal airway stents were studied in an animal model of tracheomalacia: the Palmaz stent (Johnson & Johnson, Warren, New Jersey) and the NIR stent (Medinol Ltd., Tel Aviv, Israel)--both made of stainless steel in the form of tubular mesh--and the Nitinol stent, made of nickel-titanium formed into a spiral shape. All three stents could be(More)