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OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of regular long distance running on the state of the hips in later life. DESIGN Retrospective study of a cohort of elite athletes and a group of normal, healthy, untrained controls examined 15 years after initial testing. SETTING Research project at school for physical education and sports. SUBJECTS 27 Former long… (More)
Vagueness in reference is often seen as a deplorable deviation from precision and clarity. Using a relevance theoretical framework of analysis, we demonstrate instead that vague expressions may be more effective than precise ones in conveying the intended meaning of an utterance. That is, they may carry more relevant contextual implications than would a… (More)
Thyroid examinations were performed in parallel in over 300 patients using 131I and 99mTc pertechnetate. The aim of the study was to evaluate the use of the 99mTc pertechnetate neck/thigh ratio as an index of thyroid function. Results presented indicate that the 99mTc trapping index can be reliably used as a simple and accurate index of thyroid function.