Michael O'Halloran

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We have prospectively studied changes in serum postprandial cholylglycine (CG) concentration during 297 pregnancies. We found an increase in CG concentration from 0.3 mumol/L at 15 weeks' pregnancy to 0.6 mumol/L at 40 weeks' pregnancy. Although this increase was statistically significant (p less than 0.005), median concentrations of CG remained well within(More)
Twenty-three football players were studied before and after a match to assess if intermittent exertion produced the same biochemical and physiological changes noted in marathon runners. All players developed a significant fluid deficit and rise in body temperature despite ready access to water. However, the changes were less marked than those described in(More)
Denosumab (Amgen, Thousand Oaks, California, USA) is a new bone antiresorptive agent used in patients with osteoporosis or metastatic cancer to the bones. As with the bisphosphonates that are used as antiresorptive medications, denosumab has been associated with osteonecrosis of the jaws (ONJ). Over the past two years there has been an increase in the(More)
In a child with dihydropteridine reductase deficiency (McKusick 26163) none of four separate oral tetrahydrobiopterin loading tests resulted in a decrease of the serum phenylalanine concentration. This test cannot be recommended for screening hyperphenylalaninaemic patients for dihydropteridine reductase deficiency.
Measurement of serum bile acids has been claimed to be a sensitive and specific biochemical test of hepatic function. We have prospectively measured post-prandial serum glycocholate (cholylglycine) concentrations in 31 patients with alcoholic liver disease and compared these measurements with those of bromsulphalein (BSP) retention, prothrombin time, and(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this case series study was to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using local anesthesia and conscious sedation (CS) rather than general anesthesia (GA) for performing functional surgery on patients suffering from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) closed lock, using the eminectomy procedure. Performing this procedure using CS(More)