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BACKGROUND Various symptoms in military personnel in the Persian Gulf War 1990-91 have caused international speculation and concern. We investigated UK servicemen. METHODS We did a cross-sectional postal survey on a random sample of Gulf War veterans (Gulf War cohort, n=4248) and, stratified for age and rank, servicemen deployed to the Bosnia conflict(More)
STUDY DESIGN This report gives the results of a population-based cross-sectional mailed questionnaire, with prospective follow-up of survey responders and nonresponders. OBJECTIVE To determine the 1-month period prevalence of low back pain in an adult population in the United Kingdom and to estimate the effect of nonresponse bias. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND(More)
STUDY DESIGN The present is a prospective population-based cohort study. OBJECTIVES To determine whether psychologic distress in patients free of low back pain predicts future new episodes of such pain. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA An associating between symptoms of depression and anxiety and low back pain has been described in cross-sectional studies. It(More)
Risk factors for the development of carpal tunnel syndrome in women were studied by means of a nested case-control analysis of a prospective cohort study of the health effects of oral contraception in British women. A total of 1,264 women who had a diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome reported by their general practitioner between 1968 and 1993 were compared(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the association between different patterns of hand symptoms and the presence of delayed nerve conduction in the general population. METHODS We performed a 2-stage screening survey involving a questionnaire on current hand symptoms, and nerve conduction testing in samples of subjects with and without symptoms. Of 648 respondents to the(More)
17 primary health care (PHC) centres participated in a 1-month evaluation of a county urinary tract infection (UTI) management program. A total of 302 patients contributing 355 episodes, dominated by female (93%), lower symptomatic (75%) and Escherichia coli (74%) episodes were studied. In therapeutic failure gram-negative bacteria other than E. coli showed(More)