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Opioid peptides and primary biliary cirrhosis.
Patients with liver disease have increased plasma concentrations of the endogenous opioid peptides methionine enkephalin and leucine enkephalin. As an initial investigation to determine whetherExpand
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Factor XIII: inherited and acquired deficiency.
Factor XIII (XIII), an enzyme found in plasma (present as a pro-enzyme), platelets and monocytes, is essential for normal haemostasis. It may also have a role to play in the processes of woundExpand
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Estimation of body composition from bioelectrical impedance of body segments: comparison with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry.
In twenty-eight healthy subjects, ten men and eighteen women, with a range in body mass index (BMI) of 17.9-31.6 kg/m2 and an age range 20-60 years, body composition was estimated by dual-energyExpand
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Interrelation of uric acid and ethanol metabolism in man.
Traditionally, the drinking of large amounts of alcoholic beverages has been considered a common predisposing or precipitating cause of gout (1). Thus far, however, the possibility of a relationshipExpand
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Human factor XIII: fibrin-stabilizing factor.
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management of patients with non‐responsive coeliac disease
A substantial minority of patients with coeliac disease (estimated at anything between 7 and 30%) fail to respond to treatment with a gluten‐free diet. Non‐responsiveness may be primary, that is whenExpand
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The effect of pectin on the structure and function of the rat small intestine.
1. The effect of pectin on the structure and function of the rat small intestine was compared with that of a standard pellet diet and of a fibre-free basal diet. 2. The length and wet weight of theExpand
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Asymptomatic neonatal colonisation by Clostridium difficile.
In a prospective survey of infants born in a single maternity unit, asymptomatic faecal colonisation by Clostridium difficile occurred in 31 (47%) of 66 babies who provided a faecal sample duringExpand
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Effects of orthotopic liver transplantation on body composition.
AIMS/BACKGROUND The effects of orthotopic liver transplantation on body composition are unclear. We aimed to assess changes in body composition after transplantation using dual energy x-rayExpand
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Changes in intracranial pressure during haemofiltration in oliguric patients with grade IV hepatic encephalopathy.
Seven consecutive patients with grade IV hepatic encephalopathy, due to fulminant hepatic failure complicated by oliguric renal failure were allocated at random to treatment with daily machineExpand
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