Ralph A Ferguson

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The effect of body size on the white muscle acid–base and metabolite status was examined in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) ranging in length from 8 to 54cm. Following 5min of exhaustive exercise, white muscle lactate concentration was approximately doubled (approximately 32 mmol g21) in larger fish than in smaller fish (approximately 16mmol g21).(More)
In this paper, we review the current status of genetic markers for the development of alcohol abuse. Family, twin, half-sibling and adoption studies of alcoholic subjects suggest that the heritability of liability to alcoholism is at least 50%. These findings have fuelled intensive investigation in the fields of neurology, biochemistry, genetics and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether a "test for Helicobacter pylori and treat" strategy improves symptoms in patients with uninvestigated dyspepsia in primary care. DESIGN Randomised placebo controlled trial. SETTING 36 family practices in Canada. PARTICIPANTS 294 patients positive for H pylori ((13)C- urea breath test) with symptoms of dyspepsia of at(More)
Objective To determine whether a “test for Helicobacter pylori and treat” strategy improves symptoms in patients with uninvestigated dyspepsia in primary care. Design Randomised placebo controlled trial. Setting 36 family practices in Canada. Participants 294 patients positive for H pylori (Curea breath test) with symptoms of dyspepsia of at least moderate(More)
Immunization studies in the United States have revealed that about 35 percent of children are not adequately immunized. This family practice residency desired to evaluate its immunization patterns, particularly since it was involved in the education of physicians. All of the charts of those patients from birth to 14 years of age were reviewed from July 1,(More)
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