Randall Abernathy

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Eligibility for anti-tumour necrosis factor (TNF) therapy in most European countries is restricted to severe, active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The DAS28 score is a marker of disease severity and incorporates one of two inflammatory markers, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) or C-reactive protein. We aimed to determine the relation between genetic(More)
Sarcoidosis is rare in young children, and is characterized by skin, joint, and eye changes. Differentiated clinically from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) by milder constitutional symptoms and characteristic joint abnormalities, sarcoidosis is confirmed by demonstrating noncaseating granulomas in skin, conjunctival, or synovial biopsies. Recent reports(More)
The primary purpose of this roundtable discussion of the American Health Foundation is to establish healthy weight standards for adults. In most large, long-term, well-designed studies, the lowest morbidity and mortality rates occurred in adults at weights that yielded BMIs (in kg/m2) between 19 and 25. Best body fat percentages averaged between 12% and 20%(More)
The effect of feeding two different levels of zinc (Diet Z11.5 and Diet Z14.7) on zinc, nitrogen, copper, iron, and manganese balances was determined in 11 girls, 12.5 to 14.2 years, during a 30-day period. Diet Z11.5 provided 11.32 or 11.64 mg zinc daily, levels similar to that determined previously to be consumed by average adolescent females. Diet Z14.7(More)
Calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, and manganese balances were determined in 14 girls (12.5 to 14.5 years of age) during a 30-day period. Menus were composed of ordinary foods and were typical of subjects' usual dietary habits. The diets contained 1.07 g calcium, 193 mg magnesium, 0.85 g phosphorus, 2.8 mg copper, 3.0 mg manganese, and 7.4 or 13.4 mg(More)
A nitrogen balance study was undertaken to determine the effects of three levels of nitrogen intake on the loss of nitrogen through sweat and to assess the impact of sweat nitrogen on the protein needs of preadolescent girls. Values were determined through the collection of 24-hour, total body sweat samples from 15 healthy girls with a mean age of 8 years,(More)
Adolescent girls in the sixth through eight grades were surveyed for dietary intake and nutritional status in regard to zinc, copper, and iron in both the fall of 1975 and the spring of 1976. The adolescents (183 girls in the fall and 184 girls in the spring) consumed on the average 60 and 75% of the Recommended Dietary Allowances for iron and zinc,(More)
A nitrogen balance study was conducted to determine the effects of three levels of nitrogen intake on the loss of nitrogen through sweat and to assess further the impact of sweat nitrogen on protein needs of preadolescent children. Values were determined through the collection of 24-hr, total body sweat samples from twelve healthy boys having a mean age of(More)