W. Gillespie

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BACKGROUND Elderly people who have a fracture are at high risk of another. Vitamin D and calcium supplements are often recommended for fracture prevention. We aimed to assess whether vitamin D3 and calcium, either alone or in combination, were effective in prevention of secondary fractures. METHODS In a factorial-design trial, 5292 people aged 70 years or(More)
We studied the presence of sensory nerves by immunohistochemistry in the interface membranes of hip prostheses after aseptic loosening. Substance P (SP), neurokinin A (NKA) and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) were analysed as was protein gene product (PGP) 9.5, a general marker for nerve fibres. We identified nerve fibres in all samples but(More)
With more than 100 orthopaedic, sports medicine, or hand surgery journals indexed in MEDLINE, it is no longer possible to keep abreast of developments in orthopaedic surgery by reading a few journals each month. Electronic resources are easier to search and more current than most print sources. We provide a practical approach to finding useful information(More)
Systematic reviews are a key component of evidence-based practice. A valuable and accessible source of good quality systematic reviews on topics in musculoskeletal trauma and disorders is the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, published in The Cochrane Library. These reviews are produced by members of The Cochrane Collaboration, an international(More)
We analyzed the presence of autonomic nerve fibers in the interface membranes (n = 9) surrounding aseptic loosened hip prostheses by immunohistochemistry. The study focused on the autonomic messengers neuropeptide Y (NPY), tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), the rate-limiting enzyme in the synthesis of noradrenaline (NA), and vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP).(More)
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