Rachel E. Kay

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Adrenocortical carcinoma in childhood is a rare yet potentially fatal disease. We present 5 cases of adrenocortical carcinoma detected and managed in childhood. Of the 5 patients 4 presented with clinical signs of excess corticosteroid production and 1 presented suddenly with abdominal pain. All patients had palpable abdominal masses. All tumors were(More)
This paper examines the educational impacts of the Berkshire Wireless Learning Initiative (BWLI), a pilot program that provided 1:1 technology access to all students and teachers across five public and private middle schools in western Massachusetts. Using a pre/post comparative study design, the current study explores a wide range of program impacts over(More)
Streptococcus suis has been identified as the most common cause of meningitis in adults in Hong Kong. The disease is characterized by occupational exposure to pigs or pork. It occurs in summer, and is associated with early, severe, sensory deafness, arthritis, uveitis, and loss of balance. Examination of the cerebrospinal fluid may show an elevated white(More)
The Prepubertal Testicular Tumor Registry has been in existence for 12 years. Information on 327 patients was collected and registered in the database. Demographic data have been analyzed, leading to a better understanding of these rare tumors. Information regarding the natural history and behavior of the tumors has also evolved from a retrospective review(More)
Fingerprint whorl patterns are formed during fetal life. In a group of 180 term infants, those with more fingerprint whorls tended to have a small abdominal circumference (P = 0.09) and high ratio of head to abdominal circumference (P = 0.008). These associations were independent of the relation between the whorl counts of the mothers and their infants. We(More)
OBJECTIVES Studies have demonstrated an association between major depressive disorder (MDD) symptoms and fall risk in older adults, which may be at least partially mediated by executive functioning skills. There have also been observations of increased gait variability associated with fall risk and disease. This preliminary study first sought to understand(More)
The persistent cloaca in the female newborn is one of the most complex and challenging developmental malformations that the pediatric urologist will encounter. A review of 5 patients seen at this center and 34 completely documented cases was undertaken to characterize the defects and devise a logical diagnostic and therapeutic approach. Diagnostic steps(More)
Hemihypertophy and the Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome are associated with Wilms tumor and adrenocortical carcinoma. These conditions also have a relationship with nodular renal blastema, nephroblastomatosis and adrenocortical adenomas, all of which are pre-malignant lesions. children with aniridia also are predisposed to development of Wilms tumors.
The association of daily oral cyclophosphamide with the development of transitional cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma of the bladder had been documented. We report the first 2 cases of transitional cell carcinoma of the renal pelvis and an additional 4 cases of transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder following cyclophosphamide ingestion. Patients(More)
99mTechnetium-labeled dimercaptosuccinic acid (99mTc-DMSA) scanning provides superior quality images of renal parenchymal detail, which makes it highly sensitive for the diagnosis of pyelonephritic scarring. Unlike most other imaging techniques, radionuclide scanning is not affected by bowel gas or bony structures overlying the kidneys. This makes it(More)