Wendy Simmonds

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BACKGROUND Rapid intraoperative parathyroid hormone (RI-PTH) assay is used to guide adequacy of resection during operation for hyperparathyroidism. We compared the RI-PTH assay (15 minutes) with a standard PTH assay, determined whether the PTH half-life varied between patients, and constructed a kinetic analysis of the RI-PTH data. METHODS Forty-five(More)
A luminal supply of biliary phosphatidylcholine is important in the translocation of absorbed fat into lymph and in the amount and composition of phosphatidylcholine concurrently synthesized. This study was undertaken to determine whether the effect was due to absorbed lysophosphatidylcholine, to a specific (1-palmitoyl) biliary lysophosphatidylcholine or(More)
Lymph fistula rats with either biliary fistula or pancreaticobiliary fistula were used to measure coenzyme A-independent mucosal cholesterol esterifying activity in the presence and absence of pancreatic exocrine secretion. Efficiency of pancreatic diversion was verified to minimize contamination of mucosal homogenates with adherent luminal enzyme. The(More)
Fischer F-344 male rats, fed a choline-devoid diet that leads to a highly reproducible sequence of biochemical and biological changes with an ultimate development of hepatocellular carcinoma, show elevated levels of glutathione in the liver at 3, 6 and 8 days. Several enzymes related to the metabolism of free radicals, including superoxide dismutase,(More)
Compression therapy is advocated for the treatment of chronic venous leg ulceration and the proportion of patients whose ulcers heal appears to be directly related to adherence (Moffatt, 2004). The aim of this study was to examine patients' understanding of adherence, in terms of their own experiences of compression bandage systems. Following full ethical(More)
1. Two aspects of cholesterol absorption; (a) the importance of solubilization and (b) the effects of different bile salts on the mucosal metabolism and lymphatic output of cholesterol, have been investigated using two different in vivo techniques. 2. Bile diverted lymph fistula rats were infused intraduodenally at a steady rate with a constant lipid(More)