Kelly P Burke

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The developing brain is highly sensitive to methylmercury (MeHg). Still, the initial changes in cell proliferation that may contribute to long-term MeHg effects are largely undefined. Our previous studies with growth factors indicate that acute alterations of the G1/S-phase transition can permanently affect cell numbers and organ size. Therefore, we(More)
Cerebellar mutism syndrome (CMS) is a complication of posterior fossa surgery seen primarily in pediatric patients after resection of medulloblastoma. CMS is characterized by mutism, ataxia, hypotonia, and irritability. Currently, there is no therapy of proven efficacy. Zolpidem, although primarily used as a sedative, has been shown to alleviate mutism and(More)
BACKGROUND Antiretroviral regimens with simplified dosing and better safety are needed to maximize the efficiency of antiretroviral delivery in resource-limited settings. We investigated the efficacy and safety of antiretroviral regimens with once-daily compared to twice-daily dosing in diverse areas of the world. METHODS AND FINDINGS 1,571 HIV-1-infected(More)
Immunotherapy has led to a paradigm shift in the treatment of some malignancies, providing long-term, durable responses for patients with advanced cancers. However, such therapy has benefited only a subset of patients, with some patients failing to respond to treatment at all and others achieving a limited response followed by tumor progression.(More)
PURPOSE An autologous peripheral blood progenitor cell (APBPC) transplant in an anephric child with multiply recurrent Wilms tumor using a conditioning regimen of high dose chemotherapy in conjunction with hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis is described. PATIENT AND METHODS The child had a left nephrectomy at 9 months of age for a stage II Wilms(More)
Waardenburg Syndrome (WS) is a syndromic form of hearing loss associated with mutations in six different genes. We identified a large family with WS that had previously undergone clinical testing, with no reported pathogenic mutation. Using linkage analysis, a region on 3p14.1 with an LOD score of 6.6 was identified. Microthalmia-Associated Transcription(More)
INTRODUCTION The authors present a 31-year-old man with a Chiari type I malformation (CM-1) occurring in conjunction with LEOPARD syndrome. He presented with severe dysphagia requiring placement of a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube. Evaluation included magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain and cervical spine that revealed CM-1 with an(More)
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