Henry Julius

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South Africa has the highest prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in the world. The improved life expectancy, due to the recent introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), may lead to an increased health burden related to metabolic disorders, resulting in an increased pressure on health-care services. The main(More)
Mucosal uptake, mucosal transfer, and retention of a physiological dose of ferrous iron were studied in women with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA): 19 with normal and 17 with depleted bone marrow iron stores. Control subjects were 26 normal women and 20 women with uncomplicated iron deficiency. Iron absorption was measured with 59Fe as a tracer and by(More)
In the history of electrocardiography the names of two physiologists stand out: Augustus Waller (1865-1922) and Willem Einthoven (1860-1927). Waller was the first to show that the beating heart produces a weak electric potential, which can be registered by a measuring device connected to electrodes attached to the skin. Einthoven developed a 'string'(More)
An estimate has been made of gamma doses to the population in the Netherlands, caused by natural radiation sources encountered in the environment. Data are given, derived from two independent types of measurement: Exposure/dose rate measurements in the living environment (private houses as well as workplaces), using a high pressure ionization chamber and(More)
At least 90% of the exposure of a radiologist's crystalline lens and right hand to scattered radiation during angiography, investigated by thermoluminescent dosimetry, proves to be due to radiography during and immediately after manual injection of the contrast medium. Therefore, manual injection should be replaced by remotely controled injection by means(More)
The authors compared the radiation dose to the patient and the image quality in advanced multiple-beam equalization radiography (AMBER) with those in conventional chest radiography. Organ doses were estimated for an anthropomorphic phantom from measurements with thermoluminescence dosimeters. These measurements were supplemented with area-air kerma products(More)
The exposure to scattered radiation was measured on both hands, the forehead and gonads of six radiologists by means of thermoluminescent dosimeters in two fluoroscopy rooms. Exposure of the forehead was found not to exceed approximately 1% of the maximum permissible exposure (MPD) (3% pursuant to NCRP (recommendations). During examinations of the colon,(More)