Judith R. Rees

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BACKGROUND Calcium supplements are widely used among older adults for osteoporosis prevention and treatment. However, their effect on creatinine levels and kidney function has not been well studied. METHODS We investigated the effect of calcium supplementation on blood creatinine concentration in a randomized controlled trial of colorectal adenoma(More)
A 39 year old woman was admitted to hospital with increasing breathlessness and cough productive of green sputum over 3 months. An oesophageal carcinoma had been resected 3 years previously and she had received prophylactic radiotherapy to the thorax post-operatively. At follow-up failure to gain weight had caused concern but there had been no evidence of(More)
The aim of the present study was to prospectively examine risk of cutaneous melanoma (CM) according to measured anthropometric factors, adjusted for exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR), in a large population-based cohort in Norway. The Janus Cohort, including 292,851 Norwegians recruited 1972-2003, was linked to the Cancer Registry of Norway and(More)
INTRODUCTION The incidence and mortality rates of cutaneous melanoma (CM) are increasing among fair-skinned populations worldwide. Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is the principal risk factor for CM, but is also the main source of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D), which has been associated with reduced risk and better prognosis of some cancer types. However, both(More)
Healing of stenosing peptic esophagitis was proved by endoscopy and biopsy in 22 of 27 patients treated by transthoracic Nissen fundoplication and esophageal dilation during a follow-up period extending to 14 years. Four additional patients did not have follow-up endoscopy because three expired from intercurrent disease before endoscopy could be carried out(More)
on walking a hundred yards on the flat. He denied chest pain on exertion but complained of a constant dull ache in his left chest and palpitation on exertion. His therapy comprised only of nitrates. On examination he had a sinus bradycardia of 40 beats per minute, and a systolic click and murmur of mitral valve prolapse. He had been seen two years(More)
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