Edwin Simpser

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Neuronal intestinal dysplasia (NID) clinically resembles Hirschsprung's disease but is characterized by hyperplasia rather than aganglionosis of the intramural plexus. Surgical intervention is common. We report the 5-year follow-up of an infant with the mixed form of NID managed medically and a method by which NID can be quantified histologically.(More)
The perianal complications of Crohn's disease (CD) seen in children and adolescents include skin tags, anal fissures, fistulae, and abscesses. While these lesions are often chronic and variably responsive to medical therapy, only rarely are they severely destructive. In this report, we characterize the frequency, severity, and clinical course of a highly(More)
Reactive systemic or secondary amyloidosis occurs in 1-29% of adults with Crohn's disease, but only sporadic cases of amyloidosis have been recognized in children with inflammatory bowel disease. We therefore have studied operative specimens (ileal, ileocolonic, and colonic) from 46 children (30 with Crohn's disease and 16 with ulcerative colitis) to(More)
BACKGROUND Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is one of the most devastating diseases in the neonatal population, with extremely low birth weight and extremely preterm infants at greatest risk. METHOD A systematic review of the best available evidence to answer a series of questions regarding nutrition support of neonates at risk of NEC was undertaken and(More)
Mice infected with Schistosoma mansoni represent a model for study of hepatic fibrosis in humans. Production of trypsin-activatable inactive collagenase and EDTA-sensitive neutral protease was measured in the culture medium in which granuloma explants or primary cultures were maintained. Collagenase production was maximal in granulomas obtained from liver(More)
OBJECTIVE Hypophosphatemia is a well-known complication of the refeeding syndrome in severe cases of anorexia nervosa, described mostly as a result of refeeding with total parenteral nutrition. Few cases have been reported secondary to either nasogastric or oral refeeding. METHOD The authors present three cases in which hypophosphatemia developed(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) for impaired upper extremity (UE) function in children with acquired brain injury (ABI). DESIGN Multiple case studies. SETTING Inpatient pediatric rehabilitation. PARTICIPANTS Seven consecutive ABI rehabilitation admissions with hemiparesis were recruited(More)
BACKGROUND Premature infants are at increased risk for metabolic bone disease, with resulting delayed bone growth, osteopenia, and rickets. METHOD A systematic review of the best available evidence to answer a series of questions regarding neonatal patients at risk of metabolic bone disease receiving parenteral or enteral nutrition was undertaken and(More)