Sanford M Markham

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OBJECTIVE Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are at an increased risk for insulin resistance and hyperlipidemia. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of risk factors that confers an increased risk for cardiovascular disease. The objectives of this study were to compare the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in women with PCOS and controls and to identify(More)
Recently, we proposed an oocyte-growth differentiation factor-9 hypothesis that predicts alterations in the initial stages of folliculogenesis in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) ovaries. Here, we test this hypothesis by scoring the composition of follicles in normal and PCOS ovaries. Follicles were classified as primordial, transitional primary, classic(More)
Suspected pelvic endometriosis was prospectively evaluated in 31 women with T1- and T2-weighted conventional spin-echo (CSE) magnetic resonance imaging alone and in combination with T1-weighted fat-suppressed (T1FS) and gadolinium-enhanced T1FS (Gd-T1FS) spin-echo techniques. Images were grouped for interpretation and comparison as follows: (a) CSE alone,(More)
Anticipating pressing health care needs in the region, Florida International University (FIU) proposed the FIU College of Medicine (COM), which was approved by the Florida Board of Governors in March 2006. The FIU COM provides a program of study enabling graduates to pursue a wide spectrum of professional careers. This includes careers in general and(More)
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