Matthew A Stern

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The transformation of lymphocytes in vitro in the presence of human myelin basic protein has been investigated in normal people, patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and controls with other neurological diseases. There was little or no response at low concentrations (1--10 microgram/ml) but significant transformation at higher concentrations (100--1000(More)
OBJECTIVE Large-volume paracentesis is a safe and effective means of treating patients with refractory ascites. However, there is limited information regarding the need for ascitic fluid studies in asymptomatic outpatients presenting for therapeutic paracentesis. The aim of this prospective study was to define the incidence and natural history of peritoneal(More)
OBJECTIVE Our study was a randomized, controlled trial to assess a novel strategy that provides comprehensive colorectal cancer screening in a single visit versus traditional sigmoidoscopy and, where appropriate, colonoscopy on a subsequent day. METHODS Consecutive patients referred for screening were randomized to control or so-called "conversion"(More)
It has been recently demonstrated that pain behavior in the mouse can be modulated by the presence of a conspecific, but what remains unclear is whether such pain behavior can serve the function of soliciting social approach. Using a novel social approach paradigm, we tested mice in various dyadic or triadic conditions, including "jailed" mice-some in pain(More)
The antibody activity of a benign IgG lambda paraprotein to nerve tissue in a case of peripheral neuropathy has been investigated using immunohistochemical methods on tyrpsin-treated, formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue. IgG lambda was found in th sural nerve biopsy of the patient. Specific binding of the purified IgG lambda paraprotein and its(More)
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