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Babak Meshkat, Gary Allan Bass, Melania Matcovici, Zarah Farnes, Claire Buckley, Omar Al Saffar, Peter Gillen
BACKGROUND: A doctor's competence and professionalism is often judged on the basis of attire. Our Lady of Lourdes (OLOL) is a leading Irish hospital in the implementation of Bare Below the Elbows (BBTE) policy, however surgical attire is not standardised and there is great variability in attire worn on wards. We aimed to evaluate patients attitude towards surgeons attire in OLOL. METHODS: A prospective survey of adult surgical in-patients was conducted from October 2013 to February 2014...
April 2015: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
B Brady, D Kamel, J Kiely, B Hennessy
BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis is a multisystem granulomatous disease of unknown origin with pulmonary and extrapulmonary manifestations. Worldwide it is most often diagnosed in the third and fourth decades and most often affects Swedish, Danish and black patients. The association between malignancy and sarcoidosis has not been conclusively proven. Cancer can eventually occur in patients who have an established diagnosis of sarcoidosis for example, in sarcoidosis-lymphoma syndrome. Sarcoidosis can also subsequently develop in an oncology patient...
June 2013: Irish Journal of Medical Science
J A Ade-Conde, O Alabi, S Higgins, G Visvalingam
The aim of this study is to examine the trend in maternal postnatal readmission within six weeks of discharge from childbirth hospitalisation. It is a retrospective review of the maternity computer records system, patient's clinical notes and HIPE data base. All women who delivered babies weighing > 500 g and/ > or = 24 weeks gestational age at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Ireland from 1st January 2005 to 31st December 2008 who were re-hospitalised within six weeks of discharge from hospital following child birth were included in the study...
January 2011: Irish Medical Journal
P Fleming, F Lawlor, E Gordon, D Vaughan
Malaria is one of the world's most important parasitic infections and is endemic in over 100 countries. The number of cases of malaria in Ireland has increased significantly over the last 10 years. The aim of this study was to retrospectively examine cases of paediatric malaria presenting to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda over a one year period to identify the reason for travel to endemic areas, to establish if prophylaxis was received on travelling and to determine the clinical course and post-treatment follow up...
September 2008: Irish Medical Journal
Joan McCarthy, Sharon Murphy, Mark Loughrey
In April 2004 the Irish Government commissioned Judge Maureen Harding Clark to compile a report to ascertain the rate of caesarean hysterectomies at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, Republic of Ireland. The report came about as a result of complaints by midwives into questionable practices that were mainly (but not solely) attributed to one particular obstetrician. In this article we examine the findings of this Report through a feminist lens in order to explore what a feminist reading of the Report and the events that led to the inquiry will bring to light...
September 2008: Nursing Ethics
Anne Matthews, P Anne Scott
The Lourdes Hospital Inquiry: An inquiry into peripartum hysterectomy at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Ireland, of 2006 recounts in detail the circumstances within which 188 peripartum hysterectomies were carried out at the hospital between 1974 and 1998. The findings of the inquiry have serious ramifications for Irish healthcare delivery and have implications for many professional groups, including midwives. The findings prompt clear questions about the relative position or power of midwives within maternity care...
June 2008: Nursing Inquiry
L Hickey, C Owens, T Clarke
There are currently eight regional neonatal units in Ireland; three in Dublin and one each in Cork, Limerick, Galway, Drogheda and Waterford. Previous studies have shown a significant variation in the provision of care and services between such units. In July 2005, a postal questionnaire was distributed to a focus group of staff in the eight regional units. The objective was to identify issues of significant concern in current neonatology practice in Ireland. Eighteen people were surveyed in this focus group and we had an overall response rate of almost 78%...
April 2007: Irish Medical Journal
Declan Devane, Jo Murphy-Lawless, Cecily M Begley
OBJECTIVE: To describe the dominant policies and practices that have governed childbirth in Ireland, and to outline the progress made towards the introduction of midwifery-led care in one health region. LITERATURE REVIEW: A review of maternity-care policies in Ireland was conducted using government and regional health-authority documents and two historical reviews of government policies. A search was also carried out in PubMed and cinahl databases, using the keywords 'maternity care', 'childbirth', 'policy', 'midwifery-led', 'Ireland/Irish', with relevant Boolean and string operands...
March 2007: Midwifery
Leon Barron, Brett Paull
A highly sensitive gradient microbore ion chromatographic method was developed with electrolytically generated hydroxide eluents for the determination of low microg/L levels of chloroacetate, bromoacetate, trifluoroacetate, dichloroacetate, chlorodifluoroacetate, dibromoacetate, trichloroacetate, bromodichloroacetate and dibromochloroacetate disinfectant by-products formed as a result of chlorination of drinking waters. The possibility of using a packed bed Dionex Atlas suppressor with a hydroxide gradient at microbore flow rates was investigated in order to reduce baseline noise levels...
August 27, 2004: Journal of Chromatography. A
R I Shahdadpuri, A J Nicholson, D Bedford, D O'Flanagan
Pertussis or whooping cough is caused by Bordetella pertussis. Complications of pertussis include pneumonia, seizures, encephalopathy and death. Diagnostic tests include pernasal swab culture, serology, direct immuno-fluorescent assay (DFA) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR). At present, the majority of cases are diagnosed clinically. DTaP immunisation uptake has considerably reduced disease incidence. We describe national and NEHB reported cases of pertussis over a 13 year period from 1988 to 2000 inclusive and we also describe in detail all pertussis admissions to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda from 1998 to 2000 inclusive...
February 2004: Irish Medical Journal
E Dell, D Bedford, B McMahon, A Nicholson
Recent evidence in Ireland highlights an increased incidence of meningococcal disease, with group B the prominent serogroup. However, in developed countries, 'clusters 'are predominantly group C. To retrospectively analyse all patients with meningococcal disease in the North Eastern Health Board (NEHB) Region (circa 300,000 population) from January 1997 to December 1998 inclusively, and to highlight the occurrence of two 'clusters' of Group C meningococcal disease, one in Drogheda and the other in Monaghan (both of whom received national media attention)...
June 2001: Irish Medical Journal
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June 1965: Journal of the Irish Dental Association
D Boland
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1991: Journal of the Irish Dental Association
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