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Are fibre supplements really necessary in diverticular disease of the colon? A controlled clinical trial.
Fifty-eight patients with uncomplicated diverticular disease of the colon took bran crispbread, ispaghula drink, and placebo for four months each in a randomised, cross-over, double-blind controlledExpand
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The treatment of obesity with a very-low-calorie liquid-formula diet: an inpatient/outpatient comparison using skimmed-milk protein as the chief protein source.
Fifty obese patients were givena 1.34 MJ (320 kcal) formula diet (containing 44 g/day carbohydrate, milk protein supplying 24--29 g protein/day in a total of 31 g/day, fat 2 g/day and the RDA ofExpand
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Doubts about diverticular disease.
writ that, in any experiment, as many variables as possible should be controlled, but it is also a fact that the more narrow a treatment protocol the less validly can its results be applied to realExpand
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A 21-year-old woman presented with a 12-month history of epigastric pain, and for 3 months she had noticed a mass in the right hypochondrium. She had taken 'Norinyl-1' (norethisterone 1 mg andExpand
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Comparison of the Trucut and Surecut liver biopsy needles.
The Trucut and Surecut liver biopsy needles have been compared in a prospective randomised study. Although the Surecut specimens were longer and heavier they tended to fragment during processing.Expand
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Tea consumption: a cause of constipation.
pathological consequences to the patient. Thus to draw conclusions from "10 patients admitted for elective surgery" when we are not told the surgery or the disease for which surgery is beingExpand
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Screening for Occult Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Hospital Patients 1
Stools have been tested for occult gastrointestinal bleeding in 278 outpatients and 170 hospital inpatients using the Haemoccult and Haemastix methods. Seventeen outpatients (6.1%) and 42 inpatientsExpand
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Levodopa: long-term impact on Parkinson's disease.
SIR,-Your leading article (7 February, p 417) and the subsequent letter by Dr David M A Mann and Professor P 0 Yates (21 March, p 985) highlighted the efficacy of levodopa alone or in combinationExpand