Mary Cataletto

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Patients with Prader Willi syndrome (PWS) often complain of daytime hypersomnolence. Because of reported daytime sleepiness and high prevalence of morbid obesity, these patients have been considered at risk for sleep related disordered breathing, but polysomnographic studies have been limited. We evaluated sleep and breathing polysomnographically in 24 PWS(More)
OBJECTIVES The 2009 outbreak of novel influenza A H1N1 reached a pandemic status on June 11, 2009. Early detection is a key factor for management and infection-control practices. Recent studies have suggested a difference in performance of rapid influenza kits for influenza A H1N1. Our goal was to evaluate the performance of the QuickVue influenza A+B test(More)
Polysomnographic recordings of 43 children and adults with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) were inspected and classified into 5 age groups. The effect of age and body mass index (BMI) on measures of breathing, oxygen saturation, and sleep efficiency were analyzed. Body mass index (BMI) increased significantly between early childhood and preadolescent groups.(More)
Primary central alveolar hypoventilation (PCAH) has been described in adults, children, and infants. It is usually diagnosed clinically at an advanced stage when the secondary effects of chronic hypoxia and hypercapnia become evident. We report here PCAH in its early stage in a 7-year-old child, whose disease appeared as acute respiratory failure during an(More)
The advent of sensitive genetic testing modalities for the diagnosis of Prader-Willi syndrome has helped to define not only the phenotypic features of the syndrome associated with the various genotypes but also to anticipate clinical and psychological problems that occur at each stage during the life span. With advances in hormone replacement therapy,(More)
A patient with a year-long history of metatarsalgia was found to have an elevated platelet count due to essential thrombocythemia, a benign myeloproliferative disease. Reduction of the platelet count with chemotherapy eliminated the foot pain. The authors recommended that a platelet count be part of the work-up of patients with metatarsalgia when the(More)
Forty-six female scoliosis patients (21-34 years of age) were tested psychologically 4 or more years following treatment. Twenty-three had been treated by bracing (Group A) and 23 by posterior spinal fusion (Group B). Variables evaluated were: self-esteem, capacity for intimacy, sexual satisfaction, and mental representation of the patient's own body (body(More)
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