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Preece, M. A.

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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Growth and Development( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A broad treatment of a human trait, which is studied for its value in understanding the human biological condition, and used in health assessments of individuals and populations."--Cover
The Physiology of human growth by Society for the Study of Human Biology( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This two-day symposium in the annual Society for the Study of Human Biology Symposium Series covers a wide spectrum of growth physiology, and presents a state-of-the-art review of human auxology, from factors affecting cellular growth, through nutritional factors affecting the growth of the infant, to endocrine and other factors affecting the growth of the child before and after adolescence. Wiith contributions from some of the leading workers in the various fields, the book starts with a consideration of the effects of experimental removal of parts of mouse embryos on final body size and the part played by local tissue interactions in the specification of limb segments in insects. Discussion of the growth-promoting actions of the somatomedins in foetal, post-natal and brain growth follow, leading to two chapters on Man, dealing with energy requirements and body composition in infants, and the endocrine control of body size and sexual development during puberty
The physiology of human growth : Annual symposium : Papers( )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This two-day symposium in the annual Society for the Study of Human Biology Symposium Series covers a wide spectrum of growth physiology, and presents a state-of-the-art review of human auxology, from factors affecting cellular growth, through nutritional factors affecting the growth of the infant, to endocrine and other factors affecting the growth of the child before and after adolescence. Wiith contributions from some of the leading workers in the various fields, the book starts with a consideration of the effects of experimental removal of parts of mouse embryos on final body size and the part played by local tissue interactions in the specification of limb segments in insects. Discussion of the growth-promoting actions of the somatomedins in foetal, post-natal and brain growth follow, leading to two chapters on Man, dealing with energy requirements and body composition in infants, and the endocrine control of body size and sexual development during puberty
Growth and GH treatment of children born small for gestational age, body composition : 2nd KIGS Expert Meeting, Lake Como, Italy, November 7-8, 1996 by Kabi International Growth Study( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

7th International Symposium on Growth and Growth Disorders : proceedings of a meeting held in Rome, Italy, 21-22 April 1989 by M PREECE( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The assessment of vitamin D status in man by the assay of serum 25-hydroxy-vitamin D concentration by Michael Andrew Preece( )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International Symposium on Growth Disorders, April 26, 1987, San Diego : selected proceedings by International Symposium on Growth Disorders( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analysis of cosmic microwave background polarisation by Michael Alan Preece( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation are an extremely important tool for understanding the Universe. The next generation of CMB experiments will attempt to measure the polarisation signal. In particular, the detection of B-mode polarisation, which is mainly generated by gravitational waves from the very early Universe, would provide a strong indicator for the energy level of inflation. However, due to the relative weakness of this signal, and the fact that there exists a much stronger E-mode signal, detecting B-modes polarisation poses several technical challenges. In particular, the standard method of CMB analysis, the pseudo-C_l method, is insufficient for the purposes of analysing B-mode polarisation, because of the difficulties of separating E and B mode polarisation on a cut sky. However, an alternate method, the pure-C_l method, has recently been outlined, which removes the effect of E-B mixing by subtracting out ambiguous modes. In order to test this method, I have written code to implement my own version of the algorithm, as well as the ordinary pseudo-C_l method. I have then used this code to compare the two methods both with and without E-modes, thereby demonstrating that the pure-C_l method does not suffer from issues with E-B mixing. However, I also find that, due to the effects of subtracting out ambiguous modes, the performance of the pure-C_l method is degraded on large scales, by a factor which is dependent on the length of the mask boundary. I have, therefore, investigated this effect. I find that, in general, the issues with this method are limited to only the very largest scales, and they are unlikely to cause significant problems for most masks. However, due to the nature of point source masks, these are particularly susceptible to such effects. Therefore, I have considered this case more carefully. Here, I find that there is indeed a significant effect up to multipoles of l ~ 50, and I have discovered that there is a simple relationship between the additional error caused by a point source mask and the number of sources. Due to the rapidly rising (in l 2 C_l) nature of the point-source power-spectrum, this issue can probably be avoided by only using the point-source mask for high-l measurements and, thus, the effect of point sources on the pure-C_l method will probably be limited. The exception to this, however, is the case where an exceptionally large number of sources must be masked out. In this case, the requirement to apodise the mask in order to implement the method will result in the analysis breaking down. Additionally, I have also looked at several other aspects of B-mode detection. I used various optimal error formulae, in conjunction with my pure-C_l code, to attempt to determine the optimal scan strategy for a given set of parameters, with a particular focus on the QUIJOTE experiment. Ultimately, it was found that this experiment in its original form would only be able to detect values of r of around 0.2, although increasing the number of beams would improve this slightly. Finally, I have outlined a novel null test that is designed to detect systematic errors in CMB experiments using polarisation position angles. I have showed that this method will be able to detect shear-like systematic errors at a level of less than 1%
The ÞCambridge encyclopedia of human growth and development( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The physiology of human growth( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walker, Texas Ranger( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Texas Ranger fights crime with help from his partner and the Dallas assistant D.A
Mathematical modelling of individual growth curves by M. A Preece( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The mechanism of low testosterone levels in homozygous sickle-cell disease by Omkar Parshad( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Significantly lower testosterone levels are common in male patients with homozygous sickle-cell (SS) disease and have been attributed to either abnormalities of the hypothalamo-pituitary axis or primary testicular failure. The mechanism has now been investigated by observing the response to gonadrotropinthytotropin releasing hormones (GnRH-TRH) in 10 male patients with SS disease and in 10 matched male sibling controls without sickle-cell disease. Mean basal levels of luteninizing hormone (LH) follicular stimulating hormone (FSH) and thyrotropin (TSH) were significantly elevated but prolactin (RL) levels were within the normal range in the SS group. All hormones increased following GnRH-TRH, and proportionate increases over baseline were similar for FSH and TSH in SS and AA subjects, but SS patients showed a lesser percentage increase in LH at 30 minutes, and a higher percentage increase in PRL at 60 minutes. These observations are more consistent with primary testicular failure than with adnormalities of the hypothalmic-pituitaty-testiculat axis. (AU)
Insulin-like growth factor 1 improves height in growth hormone insensitivity : two years results'( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Thirty-one patients with growth hormone insensitivity syndrome (GHIS) and 2 with GH gene deletion (age 11.2 (3.7-22.9) years; BA (GP) 8.2 years; height -6.5+-1.6 SDS) were recruited for the multicenter study. At birth, length was more retarded ( -1.38 SDS) than weight ( -0.56 SDS). The rhIGF-I dose was 40-120micro g/kg BW twice daily s.c. In 26 patients, first year HV increased from 3.9 +- 1.8 to 8.5 +- 2.1 cm/year (delta (d) HT SDS 0.8 +- 0.5). In 18 patients, second year HV was 6.4 +- 2.2 cm/year (dHT SDS 0.4 +- 0.5). There was normal progression of pubertu. Mean progression of BA was 1.2 and 1.5 years/year during the first and second year. There was no dose effect of IGF-Ion growth. Weight-for-height index (WHI) and skinfold thickness were significantly correlated at start, 12 and 24 months (r= 0.83, 0.87 and 0.97). Changes in WHI were positively correlated with dHT SDS during the first and second year (r = 0.54, 0.56). Serum IGF-I rose, IGF-II decreased, and IGFBP-3 remained constant. Adverse events were (number of occasions): headache (21) (early); hupoglycemia (13); papilloedema (1) (reversible); Bell's palsy (1) (reversible); lipohupertrophy (7) (late); tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy (3) (late). The results show that there is effective long-term treatment of GHIS with systemically administered IGF-I and support the view that IGFBPs play an important role in the action of IGF-I
Long-term treatment of growth hormone insensitivity syndrome with IGF-I( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A total of 33 patients (17 female,16 male) with Laron syndrome (n = 31) or hGH-1 gene (n = 2, type IA deletion) from 22 centres in 12 countries were enrolled in a study conducted by Pharmacia & Upjohn, Stockholm, which was designed to test the efficacy, in terms of growth promotion and safety, of IGF-I (IgefTM). The patients were treated with 40-120 microg/kg IGF-I s.c. twice daily after meals. After the study ended, the patients continued to be treated on an individual basis. The results of 17 patients, who were treated for 48 months or longer were available for the present analysis. Six patients were treated for up to 72 months. When treatment started, the mean age of these patients (8 female, 9 male) was 9.1 (3.7-13.5) years and mean height was-6.5 +- 1.3 SDS. At the end of the observation period, the mean age of the 17 patients was 14.2 (9.1-17.7) years and mean height was -4.9 +- 1.9 SDS. All patients showed a significant increase in growth during the final year on IGF-I, with two of them reaching the age-corresponding 3rd centile. The total gain in height (deltaHT) was 1.7 +- 1.2 SDS. DeltaHT SDS correlated negativelywith age at onset of treatment (R2 = -0.78, p <0.02). BMI was 0.6 +- 1.8 SDS at start of treatment and 1.8 +- 1.5 SDS at the end of observation. Total deltaHT SDS correlated positively with total deltaBMI SDS (R2 = 0.59, p <0.01). Long-term treatment of patients with GHIS thus proved to be effective in promoting growth. If treatment is started at an early age, there is considerable potential for achieving height normalisation. The treat-ment modalities need to be optimized with respect to the growth-promoting and metabolic effects of IFG-I
The physiology of human growth. (Proceedings of an annual symposium ... held at Oxford in Apr. 1987.) Ed. by J. M. Tanner, M. A. Preece( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The physiology of human growth( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Vitamin D deficiency among Asian immigrants to Britain by M. A Preece( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The growth hormone controversy( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

(Producer) Short children grow taller. Older adults attain a new, vigorous lease on life. AIDS patients experience significant relief of symptoms. But can one drug really provide all of these benefits, and if so, will it be at the cost of serious side effects down the road? This program investigates these issues surrounding the current mass marketing of the synthetic growth hormone, HGH. While many scientists are convinced of its enormous cure-all potential, others question the motives of profit-driven pharmaceutical companies who manufacture HGH and similar drugs
The physiology of human growth( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Preece, M. A.

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Preece, Michael 1944-

Preece, Michael A.

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