Harshwardhan M. Thaker

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We describe the clinical course, echocardiography, angiography, and histopathology of a female infant with pulmonary atresia and intact ventricular septum (PA/IVS) with complete coronary ostial atresia and right ventricle-dependent coronary circulation who survived for 7 weeks after palliative surgery. The patient expired from myocardial insufficiency while(More)
To understand genetic and epigenetic pathways in Wilms' tumors, we carried out a genome scan for loss of heterozygosity (LOH) using Affymetrix 10K single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) chips and supplemented the data with karyotype information. To score loss of imprinting (LOI) of the IGF2 gene, we assessed DNA methylation of the H19 5' differentially(More)
Hydatidiform moles are pregnancies characterized by abnormal development of both embryonic and extraembryonic tissues and are associated with the misexpression of imprinted genes. The vast majority of complete hydatidiform moles are diploid and androgenetic, whereas partial hydatidiform moles are triploid, with an extra set of chromosomes of paternal(More)
This study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of cervical ribs in stillborn fetuses undergoing autopsy at our institution and to search for significant associations with cervical ribs. European studies have reported an increased prevalence of cervical ribs in patients with childhood cancer and in stillborn fetuses. We reviewed data from autopsies(More)
Wilms' tumor (WT) has been considered a prototype for arrested cellular differentiation in cancer, but previous studies have relied on selected markers. We have now performed an unbiased survey of gene expression in WTs using oligonucleotide microarrays. Statistical criteria identified 357 genes as differentially expressed between WTs and fetal kidneys.(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to determine the accuracy of antenatal diagnosis of twin chorionicity at a single tertiary care center and assess the consequences of incorrect diagnoses. STUDY DESIGN Twins with chorionicity diagnosed by ultrasound < or = 24 weeks' gestation were retrospectively reviewed. Chorionicity was assigned by sonographic findings including(More)
BACKGROUND Glycogen storage disease type IV (GSD-IV) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder due to mutations in the GBE1 gene causing deficiency of the glycogen branching enzyme (GBE). Prenatal diagnosis has occasionally been performed by the measurement of the GBE activity in cultured chorionic villi (CV) cells. METHODS Two unrelated probands with severe(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the spectrum of pediatric tongue lesions treated surgically at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center from January 1990 to December 1999. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Retrospective case-series at the pediatric hospital of a tertiary care, academic medical center. RESULTS Seventeen patients were identified. Their ages ranged from 1 to 132(More)
Attempts to enhance patients' immune responses to malignancies have been largely unsuccessful. We now describe an immune-escape mechanism mediated by the inhibitory receptor Ig-like transcript 3 (ILT3) that may be responsible for such failures. Using a humanized SCID mouse model, we demonstrate that soluble and membrane ILT3 induce CD8(+) T suppressor cells(More)