Ginger Butcher

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Calcium malabsorption, hypocalcemia and skeletal demineralization are well-recognized features of untreated celiac disease. This study investigates calcium absorption and bone mineral density (BMD) after a prolonged, over 4 years, treatment with a gluten-free diet. Twenty-four adult females with treated celiac disease and twenty age- and sex-matched control(More)
Patients with coeliac disease may present with calcium malabsorption but it is unclear whether this results in longterm impairment of bone mineralisation. Dual energy x ray absorptiometry (DXA) was used to study bone mineral density in 34 asymptomatic coeliac disease patients, treated with a gluten free diet for at least two years, and also in 10 newly(More)
Alcoholics admitted for detoxification were entered into a double blind placebo controlled trial of oral supplementation with an antioxidant cocktail (vitamin E, beta carotene, vitamin C and selenium) in order to determine the effect of this supplementation on the rate of resolution of a serum marker of free radical activity and abnormal serum biochemistry.(More)
1. Electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy was used to study free-radical signals in freeze-clamped frozen liver tissue from rats after a 1 year period of dietary supplementation with alcohol, iron, or alcohol and iron. In alcohol-fed, iron-fed and alcohol- and iron-fed animals, mild histological damage was seen on light microscopy and evidence of(More)
The use of an ammonia electrode to quantify ammonia liberated by urease from Helicobacter pylori was assessed in an in vitro study. It was found to be highly sensitive (down to 0.7 ppm NH3) and highly reproducible (coefficient of variation 6.0%). Inhibition of urease by bismuth subsalicylate was evaluated as urease testing is often used to assess clearance(More)
Electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy (EPR) was used to study free radicals and transition metal complexes in liver tissue taken from patients with liver disease. Samples were frozen to 77K directly following biopsy to prevent deterioration. Our major aim was to compare signals from patients suffering from alcohol abuse with those from patients(More)
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