Ritwik Kulkarni

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Longitudinal assessments of three brothers with alpha-mannosidosis were performed biochemically by determining levels of leukocyte enzyme activity, and neurodevelopmentally by testing of general intelligence, language, visual spatial skills, and overall adaptive abilities. During the follow-up examination, enzyme activity was assessed in fibroblasts to(More)
Three brothers with mannosidosis were assessed both biochemically by levels of enzyme activities and developmentally by serial testing of language and cognitive development. The findings indicated that while the leukocyte enzyme activity of alpha-mannosidase was exceptionally low, only mild intellectual deficits were present that did not progress during a(More)
Evaluated the psychosocial adaptations of adolescents with cancer who were primarily off treatment (n = 19, ages 11-18) as compared with matched classroom controls in a 2-year longitudinal study on indices of (a) teacher, peer, and self-perceptions of social reputation; (b) multiple measures of popularity and friendships; and (c) self-reported feelings of(More)
Obtained self-reports of parenting practices from fathers and mothers of 24 children with cancer, and 24 controls using the Child-Rearing Practices Report (CRPR). Cancer patients were primarily in long-term remission and represented a typical pattern of childhood malignancies. Same age/sex controls were recruited from the classrooms of the children with(More)
Insidious loss of visual acuity and simultaneous onset of complex visual hallucinations were observed in a patient with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who had recently received bone marrow transplantation and was being treated with prednisone and cyclosporine to suppress graft-v-host disease. Problems with visual acuity and visual hallucinations spontaneously(More)
Compared children (ages 8-18) with cancer (n = 24) and matched classroom control children (n = 24) using a modified version of the Revised Class Play (RCP). A wide variety of malignancies were represented, except brain tumors. Childrens' classroom teachers completed the RCP, an instrument modified to obtain teachers' impressions of three fundamental(More)
Evaluated the psychosocial adaptations of children with cancer (n = 24, ages 8-18) as compared with same classroom controls on indices of (a) peer- and self-perceptions of sociability, aggression, and social isolation; (b) overall popularity; (c) mutual friendships; (d) feelings of loneliness; and (e) self-concept in multiple domains. Although the peer(More)