Paul D. MacIntyre

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BACKGROUND Previous studies have suggested a reduction in the total number of hospital admissions for acute coronary syndrome after the enactment of legislation banning smoking in public places. However, it is unknown whether the reduction in admissions involved nonsmokers, smokers, or both. METHODS Since the end of March 2006, smoking has been prohibited(More)
1 Abstract Background Many patients do not maintain physical activity levels after completion of phase III
BACKGROUND Preventative medicine has become increasingly important in efforts to reduce the burden of chronic disease in industrialised countries. However, interventions that fail to recruit socio-economically representative samples may widen existing health inequalities. This paper explores the barriers and facilitators to engaging a socio-economically(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is first to describe perceptions of driving under the influence of cannabis or cocaine among clients in treatment and, second, to assess whether these perceptions are related to the frequency of driving under the influence of cannabis or cocaine. METHODS A questionnaire was administered to clients in treatment for abuse(More)
Abbreviated title Low cortisol predicts death after myocardial infarction Abstract Objective Low serum cortisol concentrations have been associated with adverse prognosis in critical illness of diverse aetiology. We aimed to determine whether low serum cortisol concentrations are associated with adverse prognosis in patients with acute myocardial(More)
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