William A. Primack

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Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) is a one of the most common hereditary renal cystic diseases in children. Its clinical spectrum is widely variable with most cases presenting in infancy. Most affected neonates die within the first few hours of life. At present, prenatal diagnosis relies on fetal sonography, which is often imprecise in(More)
OBJECTIVE Our goal is to determine if antimicrobial prophylaxis with trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole prevents recurrent urinary tract infections and renal scarring in children who are found to have vesicoureteral reflux after a first or second urinary tract infection. DESIGN, PARTICIPANTS, AND METHODS The Randomized Intervention for Children With(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The prevalence and significance of remission and relapse in children, adolescents, and young adults with lupus nephritis in the United States are poorly understood. Patterns and predictors of disease progression in a southeastern U.S. pediatric cohort with severe lupus nephritis are presented. DESIGN, SETTINGS, PARTICIPANTS, &(More)
The description of Frasier syndrome until now has been restricted to XY females with gonadal dysgenesis, progressive glomerulopathy, and a significant risk of gonadoblastoma. Mutations in the donor splice site in intron 9 of the Wilms' tumor (WT1) gene have been shown to cause Frasier syndrome and are distinct from WT1 exon mutations associated with(More)
PURPOSE Pediatric patients require special attention from pediatric pharmacists. This is particularly true for pediatric patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) as the number of their medications and the complexity of their treatment increase with disease progression. However, there is paucity of information describing pediatric cognitive pharmacy(More)
Eight children with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) and recurrent bacteremia with enteric pathogens are described. Typical clinical features of bacterial cholangitis were absent, although in five patients histological and/or microbiological data indicated that the bacteremic episodes originated in the biliary tree. Bacteremia with(More)
Congenital nephrotic syndrome (CNS) is a rare and uniformly fatal disease if it is not treated. Although renal transplantation has been a successful treatment, there remains a high mortality rate during the first year of life before transplantation. From 1979 to 1987, four patients with CNS, all of whom died before they could undergo renal transplantation(More)