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Cadmium concentrations in human kidney in the UK: 1978-1993.
Almost 2700 samples of human renal cortex have been collected from throughout the UK over a 16 year period from 1978 to 1993. The mean Cd concentration was 19 micrograms g-1 and the median 16Expand
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Nickel metabolism in humans investigated with an oral stable isotope.
We report the results of the first complete study of nickel metabolism in human subjects using a stable nickel isotope (62Ni) as tracer. Four healthy adult subjects (two women and two men) fastedExpand
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Environmental exposure to metals of newborns, infants and young children
Anthropogenic emissions, such as those from combustion of fossil fuel, waste incineration and industrial use, contribute to higher levels of metal pollutants, including Cd, Pb and Sb, in the urbanExpand
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Stable carbon isotopes in human tissues
ON studying the distribution of 14C from nuclear weapon tests in a wide range of human tissues, it was observed that significant modification of 14C/12C isotopic ratio had occurred, largely as aExpand
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Faecal calprotectin in the assessment of Crohn's disease activity.
BACKGROUND Clinical and laboratory assessment of activity in Crohn's disease (CD) correlate poorly with endoscopic findings. Calprotectin is a calcium-binding protein abundant in neutrophil cytosol,Expand
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Determination of nine inorganic elements in human autopsy tissue.
A survey of nine elements of accepted clinical relevance has been performed on tissue sets comprising of kidney, liver, heart and muscle taken at autopsy from healthy individuals killed as the resultExpand
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Age dependence of potentially toxic elements (Sb, Cd, Pb, Ag) in human liver tissue from paediatric subjects.
Toxic elements are present at low concentrations in the environment. This work was undertaken to investigate the age dependence of the liver content of selected elements in paediatric populations, asExpand
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Levels of systemic metal ions in patients with intramedullary nails
Background It is being increasingly recognized that orthopedic implants are associated with adverse tissue responses, mediated by degradation products. Recent interest has been focused on theExpand
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Acute inflammatory response does not affect erythrocyte concentrations of copper, zinc and selenium.
BACKGROUND & AIMS Measuring the nutritional status of trace elements in plasma is invalidated in the presence of a systemic inflammatory response. We examined the potential of erythrocytes to assessExpand
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Lead in glasgow street dirt and soul
Abstract The levels of lead in city street dirt and in soil from various locations in Glasgow were investigated during spring 1976. Lead concentrations in street dirt ranged from 150–2300 ppm, meanExpand
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