Felicia M. Miller

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The concentration of ferritin in serum gives a quantitative measure of the amount of storage iron in normal subjects and those with iron deficiency or overload. The mean level in normal men is 69 ng/ml, compared with 35 ng/ml in normal women. A concentration below 10 ng/ml is associated with a low transferrin saturation and iron-deficient erythropoiesis.
The relationship between serum ferritin concentration and the amount of storage iron has been studied in normal subjects. A high degree of correlation was demonstrated between serum ferritin concentration and storage iron measured by quantitative phlebotomy. The possible advantages of assessing iron stores by using the serum ferritin concentration are(More)
The serum ferritin concentration is increased in both acute myeloblastic leukaemia and Hodgkin's disease. In acute leukaemia the mean concentration is about ten times the normal level and is associated with a high concentration of transferrin-bound iron. In Hodgkin's disease abnormal ferritinaemia is associated with a low concentration of transferrin-bound(More)
Plasma hexachlorobenzene (HCB) residues in a Louisiana population exposed through the transportation and disposal of chemical waste containing HCB averaged 3.6 plus or minus 4.3 parts per billion (ppb) in a sample of 86 people. The highest level was 345 ppb in a waste disposal facility worker while the highest level in the general population was 23 ppb.(More)
A controlled trial of continuous chelation therapy in regularly transfused children with homozygous beta-thalassaemia has been in progress at the Hospital for Sick Children since April 1966. In the sixth and seventh years of the trial the effect of this treatment on iron overload has been assessed by estimating serum ferritin levels and liver iron(More)
In clinical trials of antidepressant treatments, a depression rating score is usually measured at several points of time for each patient. We propose an approach to fit data from this type of clinical trial using an exponential mixed-effects model. Compared to previous proposals, this approach has the advantage that individual recovery curves are fitted(More)
In I Z patients with idiopathic liaciiiocliroiiiatosis aiid varying dcgrces of iroii ovcrload the scru~ii fcrritin coiicctitratioii was rclatcd to the aiiiouiit of iron mobilizcd by vciicsectioit. Tlicrc was 110 corrclation Lctwceii iron loadaiidcliclatablc iron. In 35 patients with normal iron storcs following vciic~cctioii therapy, both transfcrrin iron(More)