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Leon Julio Reinstein

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
DUMC 102375, Rm 375 Hanes, Durham, NC 27705
2400 Pratt Street 8th Floor, Durham, NC 27705

Selected Publications


Clinico-pathologic conference: 12-year-old girl with fatigue, anemia, weight loss, abdominal distention, and occasional nausea and vomiting.

Journal Article Pediatr Pathol Mol Med · 2003 A clinicopathologic case is presented. The patient was a 12-year-old white girl with a history of fatigue and dizziness, occasional nausea and vomiting, and anemia, who showed abdominal distention, especially in the epigastrium. An epigastric mass was palp ... Full text Link to item Cite

Evaluation of the use of botulinum toxin in children with achalasia.

Journal Article J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr · May 2000 BACKGROUND: Achalasia is rare in children. Recently, injection of botulinum toxin into the lower esophageal sphincter has been studied as an alternative to esophageal pneumatic dilatation or surgical myotomy as treatment for achalasia. In the current study ... Full text Link to item Cite

Desensitization to pancreatic enzyme intolerance in a child with cystic fibrosis.

Journal Article Pediatrics · July 1998 OBJECTIVE: Pancreatic enzyme is essential in the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF), but intolerance to it occasionally occurs. We encountered a child who was intolerant to multiple commercially available preparations of pancreatic enzymes and, hence, desen ... Full text Link to item Cite

Paradoxical reactions in children associated with midazolam use during endoscopy.

Journal Article Clin Pediatr (Phila) · December 1997 All 2,617 children who received midazolam and meperidine for a variety of endoscopic procedures were monitored for the development of adverse behavioral problems. Thirty-six (1.4%) of the children (ages 1-17 years) experienced a paradoxical behavioral reac ... Full text Link to item Cite

Suppression of lipopolysaccharide-stimulated release of tumor necrosis factor by adenosine: evidence for A2 receptors on rat Kupffer cells.

Journal Article Hepatology · June 1994 In liver grafts that will fail as a result of storage injury, reperfusion activates Kupffer cells. Overproduction of tumor necrosis factor by activated Kupffer cells may cause primary graft nonfunction, multiple organ failure and, eventually, death of graf ... Link to item Cite

What are we teaching about indigent patients? [1]

Journal Article Journal of the American Medical Association · 1993 Full text Cite