Scottish Trace Element & Micronutrient Reference Laboratory

Scotland's specialised laboratory for trace elements and vitamins in health and disease



Relationship between nutritional status and the systemic inflammatory response: micronutrients. McMillan DC, Maguire D, Talwar D. Proc Nutr Soc. 2019 Feb;78(1):56-67.

 PWE-036 A prospective audit of the 2017 espen guidelines on micronutrient testing in quiescent IBD patients. MacMaster M, Thomson C, Talwar D, Stefanowicz F, Gerasimidis K, Gaya D. Gut 2018;67:A85. 

The relationship between the systemic inflammatory response and plasma and erythrocyte selenium in patients presenting for nutritional assessment. Catchpole A, Stefanowicz F, McMillan D, Talwar D. Clin Nut. 2018;37:S33.  



Interpreting iron studies. Kelly AU, McSorley ST, Patel P, Talwar D. BMJ. 2017 Jun 15;357:j2513. doi: 10.1136/bmj.j2513.



Balmforth C, van Bragt JJ, Ruijs T, Cameron JR, Kimmitt R, Moorhouse R, Czopek A, Hu MK, Gallacher PJ, Dear JW, Borooah S, MacIntyre IM, Pearson TM, Willox L, Talwar D, Tafflet M, Roubeix C, Sennlaub F, Chandran S, Dhillon B, Webb DJ, Dhaun N. Chorioretinal thinning in chronic kidney disease links to inflammation and endothelial dysfunction. JCI Insight. 2016; 1(20):e89173


Quantitative data on the magnitude of the systemic inflammatory response and its relationship with serum measures of iron status. McSorley ST, Jones I, McMillan DC, Talwar D. Transl Res. 2016; 176:119-26. doi: 10.1016/j.trsl.2016.05.004.


ANNALS EXPRESS: The Role of Calculated Non-Caeruloplasmin Bound Copper in Wilson's Disease. Duncan A, Yacoubian C, Beetham R, Catchpole A, Bullock D. Ann Clin Biochem. 2016 Oct 13. pii: 0004563216676843. [Epub ahead of print]



Duncan A, Talwar D, Morrison I. The predictive value of low plasma copper and high plasma zinc in detecting zinc-induced copper deficiency. Ann Clin Biochem. 2015 Nov 19.


Duncan A, Yacoubian C, Watson N, Morrison I. The risk of copper deficiency in patients prescribed zinc supplements. J Clin Path. 2015;68:723-725.


Proctor MJ, McMillan DC, Horgan PG, Fletcher CD, Talwar D, Morrison DS. Systemic inflammation predicts all-cause mortality: a Glasgow inflammation outcome study.PLoS One. 2015 Mar 2;10(3):e0116206.


Conway FJ, Talwar D, McMillan DC. The relationship between acute changes in the systemic inflammatory response and plasma ascorbic acid, alpha-tocopherol and lipid peroxidation after elective hip arthroplasty. Clin Nutr. 2014 Jul 10.pii: S0261-5614(14)00180-0.


Stefanowicz F; Gashut RA; Talwar D; Duncan A; Beulshausen JF; McMillan DC; Kinsella J. Assessment of plasma and red cell trace element concentrations, disease severity, and outcome in patients with critical illness. J Crit Care. 29(2):214-8, 2014 Apr.




Stefanowicz FA. Talwar D. O'Reilly DS. Dickinson N. Atkinson J. Hursthouse AS. Rankin J. Duncan A. Erythrocyte selenium concentration as a marker of selenium status.Clinical Nutrition. 32(5):837-42, 2013 Oct.


Gabreyes AA, Abbasi HN, Forbes KP, McQuaker G, Duncan A, Morrison I. Hypocupremia associated cytopenia and myelopathy: a national retrospective review. Eur J Haematol. 2013;90(1):1-9.


Ramanathan ML, Roxburgh CS, Guthrie GJ, Orange C, Talwar D, Horgan PG, McMillan DC. Is perioperative systemic inflammation the result of insufficient cortisol production in patients with colorectal cancer?Ann Surg Oncol. 2013;20(7):2172-9.


McKenna LA, Drummond RS, Drummond S, Talwar D, Lean ME. Seeing double: the low carb diet. BMJ. 2013;346:f2563.





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