Frank Bolton

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The prevalence of anaemia and the occasional unexpected finding of low serum folic acid and vitamin-B12 concentrations in aged inpatients prompted this investigation. Anaemia, usually with normoblastic haemopoiesis, is common in the elderly (Bedford and Wollner, 1958; Lawson, 1960; Geill, 1962). Serum folic acid concentrations may be in the lower half of(More)
A case of transcobalamin II (TCII) deficiency in which a total absence of TCII was demonstrated both functionally and immunologically is reported. Unlike previously described patients, this child has been maintained on oral hydroxocobalamin, 2 mg daily, without any parenteral supplementation for the last five years. At the age of six years her development(More)
Three turbidometric methods and one method using ultraviolet spectrophotometry for estimating total cerebrospinal fluid protein have been examined. The necessity for preliminary dialysis renders the ultraviolet method unsuitable for routine use. The turbidometric method of Meulemans (1960) using a sulphosalicylic acid-sodium sulphate precipitating fluid is(More)
A study was conducted to find whether a deficiency in prostacyclin (prostaglandin I2; PGI2) is implicated in the pathogenesis of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. Plasma samples from two patients with the disease before treatment and from 22 healthy controls were therefore assayed for concentrations of 6-oxo-PGF1 alpha and thromboxane B2, the stable(More)
In 50 women with high-risk pregnancies, increased factor-VII consumption, as estimated by the difference between the levels of factor-VIII-related antigen and factor-VIII clotting activity, correlated with the severity of pre-eclampsia, particularly when measured by increases in plasma-urate. Longitudinal studies of the evolution of pre-eclampsia(More)
Eighteen patients with objective evidence of menorrhagia (more than 80 ml menstrual blood loss) were treated with danazol for twelve weeks. Danazol significantly reduced the menstrual blood loss from 231 +/- 39 ml (mean +/- SEM) to 135 +/- 33 ml in the first treatment month and the mean loss thereafter was only 21 ml and 3 ml for the second and third months(More)