Nancy J. Smith

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The iron status of a population of 1564 subjects living in the northwestern United States was evaluated by measurements of transferrin saturation, red cell protoporphyrin, and serum ferritin. The frequency distribution of these parameters showed no distinct separation between normal and iron-deficient subjects. When only one of these three parameters was(More)
A prospective study of injuries encountered during participation in a summer soccer camp for youths aged 6 through 17 years revealed an injury incidence of 10.6 per 1000 hours for girls (107 injuries in 458 girls) and 7.3 per 1000 hours for boys (109 injuries in 681 boys). For both sexes, the incidence of injury increased at age 14 years. One certified(More)
Obese women are at higher risk for the development of both endometrial and ovarian carcinoma. Biochemical mechanisms represent documented causal factors but the role of psycho-social attitudes has received limited attention. This study examined the difference in the frequency of pelvic screening examinations between obese and non-obese women and the effect(More)
We studied the effect of 2 weeks of iron therapy on exercise performance and exercise-induced lactate production in trained women athletes: six control subjects with normal parameters of iron status and nine with mild iron-deficiency anemia defined by low Fe/TIBC, ferritin, and minimally decreased Hgb values. Iron therapy improved the abnormal measures of(More)
The absorption of iron was measured from isotopically tagged salts used in supplementing infant cereals and as the iron supplement in cow's milk and soy-based formulas. Iron as sodium iron pryophosphate and ferric orthophosphate were poorly absorbed from infant cereal (mean, smaller than 1.0%) and thus are not dependable sources of iron to meet the(More)
Although carpal tunnel syndrome is a relatively trivial condition, controversy surrounds the use of nerve conduction studies, and whether they are essential to make the diagnosis, or as a prelude to surgery. This is partly due to the lack of a generally agreed definition of the condition, and failure to recognize that the patient's first priority is rapid(More)
Iron status, assessed by ferritin (ng/ml), transferrin saturation (%), and hemoglobin (g/100 ml), was examined in a sample of 1398 women from blood samples drawn at their first prenatal visit and in 712 of these women later at their 32-week prenatal visit. Self-reported alcohol use (average ounces of absolute alcohol consumed per day around the time of(More)
Using plasma ferritin derminations, iron stores have been evaluated at the end of pregnancy in 26 women and followed sequentially in their healthy, full-term infants. It has been shown that the iron storage status of the mother does not affect the iron status of the infant. Determinations of plasma ferritin in the infants have demonstrated that by 6(More)