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Do vitamin D supplements improve the physical capabilities of elderly hospital patients?
A randomized double-blind controlled trial of the effect of vitamin D supplementation on the abilities of elderly hospital patients to carry out basic activities of daily life with no significant difference in the performance of the control and treatment groups.
Intestinal cholecalciferol absorption in the elderly and in younger adults.
It is suggested that there is a defect in intestinal absorption of cholecalciferol in the elderly and there was no evidence that alteration in gastrointestinal motility could account for the different rate of appearance of the labelled vitamin in the plasma in the two groups.
Personnel monitoring of exposure to ultraviolet radiation
A cheap, simple badge for personnel UVR exposure monitoring has been developed; it is based on measuring the optical absorbance of a polysulphone film. This has been successfully used to demonstrate
Clostridium difficile in district general hospitals.
Pharmacokinetic observations on piroxicam in young adult, middle-aged and elderly patients.
Patients with painful conditions of the locomotor system aged between 27 and 94 years completed a study in which they received 20 mg piroxicam daily for 14 days, and Pharmacokinetic analysis of the data showed the half-life and systemic clearance of piroXicam to be unaffected by age.
Cancer of the breast (4th edn)
  • D. Corless
  • Biology, Medicine
    British Journal of Cancer
  • 1 October 1996
The emerging concept is that hormones may exert their effects not only by direct interaction with receptor proteins, which then activate the appropriate biosynthetic events, but also by modulating a large variety of intraand extracellular control mechanisms which, in turn, can control the signalling mechanisms.
Plasma vitamin D-binding globulin in vitamin D deficiency, pregnancy and chronic liver disease.
Vitamin D status of residents of an old people's home and long-stay patients.
The vitamin D status of residents of an old people's home and long-stay patients was assessed and it is concluded that solar exposure is the major determinant of the concentration of circulating 25-OHD.