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Feasibility of improving identification of familial hypercholesterolaemia in general practice: intervention development study
Objectives To assess the feasibility of improving identification of familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) in primary care, and of collecting outcome measures to inform a future trial. Design… Expand
CSF xanthochromia: correlation with brain imaging and its usefulness as an out-of-hours test
Background Subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) is a spontaneous bleed into the subarachnoid space which is investigated by CT head and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) xanthochromia. The aim of this study was to… Expand
The Role of Micronutrients in Preventing Infections in the Elderly
- Alia El-Kadiki
Aging is often associated with a decline in immunocompetence, particularly in T cell-mediated functions. Nutrient deficiencies can contribute to further impairments in immune function in the elderly… Expand
Comparison of Lipoprotein Electrophoresis and Apolipoprotein E Genotyping in Investigating Dysbetalipoproteinemia.
- F. Ahmed, Alia El-Kadiki, Stephen M Gibbons
- Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons…
- 1 June 2017
Dysbetalipoproteinemia is often associated with apolipoprotein E2E2 homozygosity; however, lipoprotein electrophoresis may also be used to assist in the diagnosis. The aim of this study was to… Expand
Xerostomia: an unseen consequence of statin use
A 55-year-old Asian lady, non-smoker, and a teetotal with bilateral xanthelasma was commenced on simvastatin in August 2011 due to hypercholesterolemia and elevated lipoprotein a. She was initially… Expand
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