T Jeffrey Davies

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Chewing sticks or Meswaks are used for teeth cleaning in many parts of the world. They contain substances that may reduce caries and periodontal disease. The present study consisted of 2 parts. In a short-term experiment, volunteers chewed on an inert eliciting agent (pyrogen-free rubber) and then a piece of Meswak, each for 5 min. For the medium-term(More)
1. Tritium-labelled palmitic acid combined in olive-oil triglycerides was introduced into the rumen of a lactating cow and the specific radioactivity of the lipids of milk and of the lipoproteins of both jugular and mammary venous serum was measured. 2. As previously found in a similar experiment with [(3)H]stearic acid, the specific radioactivity of the(More)
Hypothalamic-pituitary function was examined in seventeen patients treated in the past for extrasellar intracranial tumours. All patients had received a course of external cranial irradiation. Biochemical abnormalities of endocrine function were present in almost all of the patients. In particular, the growth hormone response to insulin induced(More)
Serum samples from 335 epileptic patients receiving one or more anticonvulsant drugs, phenobarbitone, primidone and phenytoin, have been analysed for biochemical liver profile (BLP) and serum drug concentration. The results show that the induction of serum gamma glutamyltransferase (GGT) is affected by the sex and age of the patient, type of anti-convulsant(More)
The effects on the haemostatic mechanism of oestrogen therapy, given to prevent bone loss in post-menopausal women, have been investigated. Oestriol succinate was given orally to 10 women at a level of 2 mg/day for 1 month and for a further 3 months with incremental increase of 2 mg each month. 6 of the 10 women were subsequently treated with 25 mug/day(More)
Optical microscopy, involving both fluorescence imaging and confocal Raman microspectroscopy, was used to visualize single, isolated, electrically active heart muscle cells. For example, short-term, dynamic changes in Raman bands during the contraction cycle, as well as persistent band changes during structural remodeling (microscopic rearrangements of(More)
BACKGROUND Vitamin D deficiency is thought to impair insulin action and glucose metabolism; however, previous studies have not examined ethnic differences or the influence of calcium and parathyroid hormone. We investigated this in a cohort of predominantly white European and south Asian women during pregnancy. METHODS In this cross-sectional study from(More)