Christopher Heard

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I. In three separate experiments, four groups of five to eight young male rats were fed either (i) a high-protein diet, for which the net dietary protein:total metabolizable energy ratio (NDp:E) was 0-1 (HP diet); or (ii) a low-protein diet, for which NDp:E was 0-04 (LP diet). In both these groups, food intake was ad lib. In group (iii) the HP diet was(More)
BACKGROUND Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is increasingly used prophylactically following surgery despite limited evidence of clinical or cost-effectiveness. OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether NPWT is cost-effective compared to standard care, for the prevention of surgical site infection (SSI) in obese women undergoing elective caesarean section, and(More)
Occupational therapists are aware that chronic disability restricts not only physical and mental skills, but also social skills and the resulting ability of the patient to function in society. The issue of quality of life for the chronically disabled requires assisting them in the acquisition of new, although not always remunerative, occupational roles. The(More)
Oxygen consumption and thyroid hormone status have been investigated in relation to dietary protein and energy intake in young growing rats fed a control diet of 18% protein as well as diets containing 9 and 4.5% protein fed ad libitum and an 18% protein diet fed at a restricted intake for up to 14 days. Measurements of growth rate, food intake and oxygen(More)