Tom Reynolds

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Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is a recently introduced angiographic technique for achieving portal decompression. New invasive radiographic procedures such as TIPS can result in radiation exposure equal to that received by patients during radiation therapy. With these high doses of radiation, patients are at increased risk for(More)
Several investigators have suggested that gastrointestinal inflammation has a role in the pathogenesis of ankylosing spondylitis. To test this hypothesis markers of gastrointestinal immunostimulation, as manifested by serum IgA concentrations, were compared with serum markers of inflammation, as manifested by acute phase proteins. Serum samples from 45(More)
BACKGROUND Individual assessment of needs has been recognised as the most appropriate way to allocate health and social care resources. These assessments, however, are often made by the staff or by a carer who acts as an advocate for the user themselves. Little is known about how these proxy measures compare to how individual patients perceive their own(More)
Women who inherit mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes may have high lifetime risks for breast and ovarian cancer regardless of whether they have a family history of the cancers. That finding comes from the New York Breast Cancer Study (NYBCS), the most thorough analysis to date of cancer risks among women who carry the mutations. Risk levels found in the(More)