Susan C. Winter

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Genetic deficiency of short-chain acyl-coenzyme A (CoA) dehydrogenase activity was demonstrated in cultured fibroblasts from a 2-yr-old female whose early postnatal life was complicated by poor feeding, emesis, and failure to thrive. She demonstrated progressive skeletal muscle weakness and developmental delay. Her plasma total carnitine level (35 nmol/ml)(More)
OBJECTIVES A multicenter retrospective study was conducted to investigate the possible metabolic causes of pediatric cardiomyopathy and evaluate the outcome of patients treated with L-carnitine. METHODS Seventy-six patients diagnosed with cardiomyopathy were treated with L-carnitine in addition to conventional cardiac treatment, and 145 patients were(More)
We studied the clinical spectrum associated with secondary plasma carnitine deficiency in 51 pediatric patients. Forty-three patients had total plasma carnitine values below 20 mumol/L and an additional eight patients had total values above 20 mumol/L but had low free plasma carnitine levels. The clinical presentation in the patients with total plasma(More)
We report quantitative measurements of ten parameters of nutritive sucking behavior in 91 normal full-term infants obtained using a novel device (an Orometer) and a data collection/analytical system (Suck Editor). The sucking parameters assessed include the number of sucks, mean pressure amplitude of sucks, mean frequency of sucks per second, mean suck(More)
Small genomic rearrangements and copy-number variations (CNVs) involving a single gene have been associated recently with many neurocognitive phenotypes, including intellectual disability (ID), behavioral abnormalities, and autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs). Such small CNVs in the Autism susceptibility candidate 2 (AUTS2) gene have been shown to be(More)
Cardiomyopathy in childhood is associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. Many metabolic causes have been identified, including genetic or acquired defects in mitochondrial energy production affecting beta-oxidation, carnitine transport, and the electron transport chain. Combining conventional inotropic and antiarrhythmic therapy with metabolic(More)
We report on the prenatal diagnosis of Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS) in a pregnancy monitored because of a previously affected child. The proposita had classical stigmata of BWS including macroglossia, omphalocele, and typical ear creases. Chromosomes were 46,XX. Both parents and the extended maternal family were clinically normal. In a subsequent(More)
Plasma total, free, and acyl carnitine levels were determined in four groups of children: (1) those treated with valproic acid as monotherapy (n = 43), (2) those treated with valproic acid plus other antiepileptics as polytherapy (n = 91), (3) those treated with other antiepileptic drugs alone (n = 43), and (4) normal patients (n = 89). The mean free(More)