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Vitamin D supplements in pregnant Asian women: effects on calcium status and fetal growth.
In a double-blind trial of vitamin D supplements in pregnant Asian women calciferol (ergocalciferol, 1000 IU/day) was administered to 59 women and placebo to 67 controls during the last trimester.Expand
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Ultrasound scanning in the detection of hepatic fibrosis and steatosis.
Hepatic steatosis and fibrosis produce abnormal echo patterns on ultrasound scanning, but the potential of ultrasound scanning for diagnosing these conditions in routine clinical practice isExpand
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Acute and chronic pancreatitis — diseases on the rise: a study of hospital admissions in England 1989/90–1999/2000
Background: The number of hospital admissions for acute and chronic pancreatitis increased in Britain from the 1960s to the 1980s.
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Association of muscle strength with functional status of elderly people.
We have studied the association of muscle strength (quadriceps, biceps, handgrip), measured by a portable chair technique, with functional status (Barthel Index, manual dexterity, Mental Test Score,Expand
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The role of the hiatus hernia in gastro‐oesophageal reflux disease
A sliding hiatus hernia disrupts both the anatomy and physiology of the normal antireflux mechanism. It reduces lower oesophageal sphincter length and pressure, and impairs the augmenting effects ofExpand
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Gallstones — an increasing problem: a study of hospital admissions in England between 1989/1990 and 1999/2000
Background : The number of operations for cholelithiasis increased from the 1950s to the 1990s.
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Recent trends in hospital admissions and mortality rates for peptic ulcer in Scotland 1982–2002
While overall hospital admission rates for peptic ulcer declined in England in the 1990 s, they increased among the elderly, especially for complicated ulcer. However, peptic ulcer admissions fellExpand
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Pancreatic cancer in England and Wales 1975–2000: patterns and trends in incidence, survival and mortality
Background  Rates and time trends in mortality from pancreatic cancer vary considerably between countries.
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Diverticular disease of the colon — on the rise: a study of hospital admissions in England between 1989/1990 and 1999/2000
Background:  Diverticular disease emerged as a common problem in Western countries over the course of the 20th century.
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Small intestinal cancer in England & Wales and Scotland: time trends in incidence, mortality and survival
Time trends in mortality from small intestinal cancer have not been studied for the 1990s.
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