Chris Lowndes

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OBJECTIVES To determine whether vitamin D supplementation can reduce the incidence of falls and fractures in older people in residential care who are not classically vitamin D deficient. DESIGN Randomized, placebo-controlled double-blind, trial of 2 years' duration. SETTING Multicenter study in 60 hostels (assisted living facilities) and 89 nursing(More)
AIM A recent study of unplanned reoperation within 28 days after colorectal surgery in England found a mean rate of 6.5% and suggested that this be used as a performance indicator. We aimed to find the unplanned 30-day reoperation rate for patients having colorectal cancer surgery in NHS Lanarkshire. METHOD This retrospective study identified all patients(More)
The study was devised to assess the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis in endocervical and vaginal swabs and first pass urine specimens from women presenting for termination of pregnancy (TOP) and to evaluate the performance of the tests used, namely the ligase chain reaction (LCR) and the direct fluorescence antibody (DFA) test. Eight hundred and sixty(More)
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