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We assessed sunlight and dietary contributions to vitamin D status in British postmenopausal women. Our true longitudinal 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) measurements varied seasonally, being lower in the north compared to the south and lower in Asian women. Sunlight exposure in summer and spring provided 80% total annual intake of vitamin D. Vitamin D(More)
To determine whether the oxidation of long-chain fatty acids (LCFA) derived from renal tissue lipids can support renal function, we perfused isolated rat kidneys with a substrate-free Krebs-Ringer bicarbonate solution containing 6 g/100 ml substrate-free (defatted) albumin. We measured GFR, TNa+, and Qo2 at 7-min intervals from 15 to 99 min after(More)
Vitamin D may affect skeletal muscle function. In a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial, we found that vitamin D3 supplementation (400 or 1,000 I.U. vs. placebo daily for 1 year with bimonthly study visits) does not improve grip strength or reduce falls. This study aimed to test the supplementation effects of vitamin D3 on physical function(More)
The manifestations of the sickling disorders are becoming increasingly familiar to clinicians in Great Britain. One of these disorders, sickle-cell haemoglobin disease, has hitherto received little attention, being regarded as a relatively mild condition. This paper describes some of the distinctive clinical features of the disease as seen in a series of(More)
A patient is described in whom two consecutive relapses of autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura (AITP) were associated with loss of red cell antigens of the Kell and Lutheran blood group systems respectively. During the second relapse the glycoprotein CD44 and to a lesser extent the LW antigen were also depressed. Both relapses were associated with(More)
Over 12 months serum was collected from 45 inpatients, with acute bronchopulmonary infection, in whose sputum Branhamella catarrhalis predominated, or was the sole pathogen. Serum was examined for IgG against B catarrhalis using an immunofluorescence antibody test. Acute and convalescent sera were compared with sera of age and sex matched controls. The(More)