W. Harper Gilmour

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OBJECTIVES A cross sectional survey of dentists in the west of Scotland and unmatched controls was conducted to find the effect of chronic exposure to mercury on health and cognitive functioning. METHODS 180 dentists were asked to complete a questionnaire that included items on handling of amalgam, symptoms experienced, possible influences on psychomotor(More)
Prognostic factor scoring systems provide one method of predicting severity of acute pancreatitis. This paper reports the prospective assessment of a system using nine factors available within 48 hours of admission. This assessment does not include patient data used to compile the system. Of 405 episodes of acute pancreatitis occurring in a seven year(More)
Proceedings of the sixth international con› ference on user modelling . New York: Springer Wien, 1997:107›18. 10 Kreuter MW, Strecher VJ. Do tailored behavior change messages enhance the effectiveness of health risk appraisal? Results from a randomized trial. Health Educ Res1996;11:97›105. 11 Department of Health. NHS information for health. London: DoH,(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether motivational interviewing--a behavioural therapy for addictions-provided at home by specially trained midwives helps pregnant smokers to quit. DESIGN Randomised controlled non-blinded trial analysed by intention to treat. SETTING Clinics attached to two maternity hospitals in Glasgow. PARTICIPANTS 762/1684 pregnant women(More)
The prevalence, distribution and location of dental caries were studied in the permanent dentition of skeletons from a large mediaeval cemetery, where successive phases of use could be distinguished. The main phases dated from 1240 AD to 1440 AD. During this 200-year period, caries prevalence showed a statistically significant linear trend to increase.(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the value of using routinely collected sickness absence data as part of a health needs assessment of healthcare workers. METHOD Sickness absence records of almost 12900 NHS staff for one calendar year were analysed. Three measures of absence, the absence rate, the absence frequency rate, and the mean duration of absence, were(More)
OBJECTIVES Medical surveillance of workforces exposed to vibration has been recommended with the Stockholm workshop scales. The aims of this study were (a) to evaluate how the results of the objective tests individually and jointly associated with the final Stockholm workshop staging, (b) how this staging related to the history of exposure to vibration, and(More)
A quantitative histochemical study was made of superficial thigh muscle specimens (semimembranosus and some vastus lateralis) from topi, hartebeest, wildebeest and waterbuck (species listed in order of increasing size). Fibres were largest (up to 120 microns diameter) in waterbuck but smallest (maximum approximately 90 microns) in wildebeest. Type 2B(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the use and effect of a computer based information system for cancer patients that is personalised using each patient's medical record with a system providing only general information and with information provided in booklets. DESIGN Randomised trial with three groups. Data collected at start of radiotherapy, one week later (when(More)
AIM To describe the epidemiology of congenital anomalies in Glasgow with special reference to secular trends. METHODS The prevalence of congenital anomalies was determined retrospectively in 233 777 births using the Glasgow Register of Congenital Anomalies for the period 1980-97. RESULTS The total prevalence of congenital anomalies was 324 per 10 000(More)