U. M. Davies

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) on the linear growth of children with persistently active juvenile chronic arthritis (JCA), most of whom were receiving steroid therapy. All of them were severely growth retarded, but had adequate GH secretion. METHODS After monitoring height velocity for one year, children were(More)
Twelve patients with vertebral fracture osteoporosis were recruited into a trial of treatment with hPTH 1–34 by daily injection for 1 year combined (from the 5th month) with an anti-resorptive agent (oestrogen, n=9; nandrolone, n=3). Treatment outcomes were monitored by biochemical and radiotracer measurements together with histomorphometry of transiliac(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the need for a randomised study of treatment of spinal osteoporosis with human parathyroid peptide in the secondary prevention of crush fractures; to study the effect of human parathyroid hormone peptide 1-34 plus sex hormones on vertebral body cancellous bone; and, separately, to determine the effect of relatively low doses of sodium(More)
A case of infection involving a prosthetic joint in a patient with adult Still's Disease is described. The causative organism was a strain of Bacteroides fragilis which was resistant to metronidazole. The rarity of this occurrence is emphasised. Diagnostic difficulties which arose are described and the problems encountered with therapy discussed.
Acyclovir is a potent antiviral drug, of proven efficacy in the treatment of herpes simplex virus infection. Since this virus has been implicated in the aetiology of Behçet's syndrome, the effect of acyclovir on orogenital ulceration in this condition was determined in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial. Eighteen of 22 patients(More)