Andrea Walsh

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A study of 217 cases of testis cancer in Ireland revealed a longer duration of symptoms (median 2.8 months, mean 10 months) than elsewhere: 32% of patients waited at least 6 months before seeking medical advice. Delay was associated with metastases (P = 0.001), diminished prospects of cure (P = 0.001) and increased mortality (P = 0.002) but not with marker(More)
OBJECTIVE Ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) can lower energy expenditure in patients with hemiplegia by 10%-13%. Review of the lower motor injury literature reveals insufficient physiologic evidence supporting the use or modification of AFOs in patients with lower motor neuron injury and, specifically, progressive conditions such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. We(More)
The number of transurethral resections of the prostate (TURP) performed each year is decreasing. The aim of this study was to assess a cohort of patients undergoing TURP and compare this to one twenty years earlier in terms of procedure, complications and outcomes. A retrospective comparative analysis of one hundred consecutive TURPs performed in 2010 was(More)
We retrospectively reviewed 31 neurologically intact patients with burst L1 fractures. We obtained a follow-up clinical evaluation after a mean of 43 (14–80) months from 26 patients—11 treated surgically and 15 managed non-surgically. Patients were assessed with regard to pain, employment status, recreational activities and overall satisfaction. At final(More)
This study has shown low dose cyclosporin A to be effective in the treatment of severe psoriasis. Conventional treatment had failed to control the disease in the 10 patients studied, and this suggests that cyclosporin is more effective than other drugs that are currently available. Indeed, nine of the 10 patients said that cyclosporin was the most(More)
Thirty-four cryptorchid testis cancer cases were studied, of whom 9 patients had prior orchiopexy at the time of cancer diagnosis. Disease stage in this group was: stage I = 4, stage II = 1 and stages III and IV = 4 cases. Seventy-eight percent of these cases (n = 7) had non-seminomas; 4 of these patients died. In the uncorrected cryptorchidism group (n =(More)