Elizabeth Reilly

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Recent research suggests that marital quality predicts the survival of patients with heart failure (HF), and it is hypothesized that a communal orientation to coping marked by first-person plural pronoun use (we talk) may be a factor in this. During a home interview, 57 HF patients (46 men and 16 women) and their spouses discussed how they coped with the(More)
A twelve-year-old girl presented with a history of several weeks of worsening headaches accompanied by flushing and diaphoresis. The discovery of markedly elevated blood pressure and tachycardia led the child's pediatrician to consider the diagnosis of a catecholamine-secreting tumor, and an abdominal CT scan confirmed the presence of a pheochromocytoma.(More)
Possible mechanisms by which dephenylhydantoin (DPH) controls seizures were examined. The effects of intraperitoneal DPH on seizure discharges within epileptogenic freeze lesions were correlated with DPH action on in vitro potassium uptake within synaptosomes isolated from the same freeze foci. When in vivo DPH suppressed seizure discharges, it stimulated(More)
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