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A retrospective study was carried out on 57 children, presenting with non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lymphadenitis of the head and neck, over a 12 year period. Cultures recovered 56 Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare (MAI), and one Mycobacterium kansasaii. Anti-mycobacterial agents were used in seven patients only. On the basis of the initial operation(More)
Loss of height with advancing years in women most commonly reflects the development of osteoporosis of the vertebral column. Moreover, height measurement from young adult life is often not available for making this judgement about a particular woman. Unless affected by fracture or Paget's disease of bone, alteration in hip length with age is unlikely. We(More)
Our objective was to review retrospectively patients with a unilateral acoustic neuroma managed by observation. One hundred patients with tumours (<24 mm) were followed a median 25.5 months. Thirty-six acoustic neuromas grew with four growth patterns. No factors were associated with growth. Eighty percent of growing tumours grew in the first year. Eleven(More)
Protein and zinc status were assessed in 24 community based and 66 institutionalised elderly Australians, aged 60 to 99 years. Serum albumin concentrations were significantly related to both protein intake (r = 0.36, P less than 0.001) and zinc intake (r = 0.33, P less than 0.001). Plasma zinc concentrations were not related to zinc intake (r = 0.12, P(More)
The acute effects of ethanol on plasma ascorbic acid were assessed in healthy subjects. After the ingestion of 2.0 g ascorbic acid and breakfast, plasma ascorbic acid rose from a fasting concentration of 7.5 +/- 0.8 ng/ml at 0900 h. to a peak of 26.9 +/- m 2.0 ng/ml at 1500 h. When 35 g ethanol was ingested with ascorbic acid and breakfast, plasma ascorbic(More)
The nutrient intake of 20 independent and 18 dependent elderly persons is assessed in nursing home long-stay wards of a Melbourne geriatric teaching hospital. An assessment of the specific nutrient densities of the diet and comparison with recommended nutrient densities indicates that, not only is nutrient intake compromised because of low intakes of food(More)