Charity A Reynolds

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Breast cancer metastatic to the gastrointestinal tract or peritoneum is rare. We reviewed the natural history of ductal and lobular carcinoma in women with breast cancer metastatic to the gastrointestinal tract, peritoneum, or both. We performed a retrospective review of all patients (1985–2000) with a pathologic diagnosis of breast cancer metastatic to the(More)
BACKGROUND Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a devastating gastrointestinal disease of prematurely born infants. Epidermal growth factor (EGF) and heparin-binding EGF-like growth factor (HB-EGF) have protective effects against intestinal injury. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of oral administration of HB-EGF, EGF, or both on the incidence(More)
Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a devastating gastrointestinal disease predominantly of prematurely born infants, characterized in its severest from by extensive hemorrhagic inflammatory necrosis of the distal ileum and proximal colon. Proinflammatory cytokines have been implicated in the development of NEC, and we have previously shown that IL-18 is(More)
Experimental evidence supports the general conclusion that 6 or more weeks of immobilization will cause joint contractures due to changes in the capsules of animals whose limbs have been traumatized. There is controversy whether contractures will form in 6 weeks in limbs which are free of trauma. The purpose of this study was to determine if range of motion(More)
An alarming rise of obesity and, along with it, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), has been observed in the USA and the rest of the world. NAFLD, the most common cause of chronic liver disease in many developed countries, is not always a benign disorder and considering its growing nature, will have a serious impact on healthcare systems worldwide.(More)
Non-immune hydrops fetalis (NIHF) is due to many different causes. Fetal hypomobility has been alluded to as a possible cause. We present a preterm fetus with NIHF secondary to fetal hypomobility. Fetal movements were undetected after the 20th week of gestation. The infant was born 8 weeks later and was edematous, had pleural effusions, and no spontaneous(More)