Assessment of vitamin A status by the deuterated-retinol-dilution technique and comparison with hepatic vitamin A concentration in Bangladeshi surgical patients.

@article{Haskell1997AssessmentOV,
  title={Assessment of vitamin A status by the deuterated-retinol-dilution technique and comparison with hepatic vitamin A concentration in Bangladeshi surgical patients.},
  author={Marjorie J. Haskell and Garry J Handelman and Janet M Peerson and A D Jones and Massimo Rabbi and Mohammad Abdul Awal and Mohammad Abdul Wahed and Dilip Mahalanabis and Kenneth H. Brown},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1997},
  volume={66 1},
  pages={67-74}
}
Hepatic stores of vitamin A were estimated in 31 Bangladeshi surgical patients (15 males and 16 females) by the deuterated-retinol-dilution (DRD) technique and by analysis of the vitamin A concentration of a liver biopsy specimen obtained during previously scheduled abdominal surgery. Patients ranged in age from 21 to 65 y and had an average body mass index (BMI: in kg/m2) of 17.7 +/- 3.4. They received 0.753 mumol [2H4]retinyl acetate/kg body wt orally 9-11 d before surgery. Hepatic vitamin A… CONTINUE READING