Anita J. Maguire

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Schwannomas of the head and neck are uncommon tumours that arise from any peripheral, cranial or autonomic nerve. Twenty-five to 45 per cent of extracranial schwannomas occur in the head and neck region and thus are usually in the domain of the otolaryngologist. They usually present insidiously and thus are often diagnosed incorrectly or after lengthy(More)
OBJECTIVES The relevance of spatial composition in the microbial changes associated with UC is unclear. We coupled luminal brush samples, mucosal biopsies and laser capture microdissection with deep sequencing of the gut microbiota to develop an integrated spatial assessment of the microbial community in controls and UC. DESIGN A total of 98 samples were(More)
AIMS To investigate, using culture-independent techniques, the presence and diversity of methanogenic archaea in the foregut of kangaroos. METHODS AND RESULTS DNA was extracted from forestomach contents of 42 kangaroos (three species), three sheep and three cattle. Four qualitative and quantitative PCR assays targeting the archaeal domain (16S rRNA gene)(More)
Twenty macropods from five locations in Queensland, Australia, grazing on a variety of native pastures were surveyed and the bacterial community of the foregut was examined using 454-amplicon pyrosequencing. Specifically, the V3/V4 region of 16S rRNA gene was examined. A total of 5040 OTUs were identified in the data set (post filtering). Thirty-two OTUs(More)
We identified 51 patients from pathology and operative records who were treated in the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital with malignant sinonasal tumours between January 1980 and December 1991. Complete follow up was available in 43 patients. There were 30 males, mean age 50 years, range (10-80) and 13 females, mean age 59 years, range (34-75). Commonest(More)
Since the introduction of antibiotics for the treatment of suppurative otitis media the incidence of complications from this disease has been greatly diminished. Acute mastoiditis, resulting in the deep neck abscess known as Bezold's abscess, has become very rare. A case of Bezold's abscess is presented with special reference to the clinical presentation(More)
Tonsillar tissue is a component of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT), which has evolved to protect vulnerable mucosal surfaces. Helicobacter pylori, implicated as an aetiological factor in duodenal ulcers and gastritis, induces the appearance of lymphoid aggregates (MALT) in the stomach. This organism is cytotoxic via a nitric oxide synthase cascade.(More)
Changing trends in the indications for paediatric tracheostomies, with decreasing numbers of tracheostomies being performed, have been reported in the literature. In a retrospective analysis of the period 1971 to 1990 the experience of tracheostomies in children under the age of 15 at Our Lady's Hospital (Dublin) is reviewed. Only 29 tracheostomies were(More)
AIM The colonic mucus gel layer is composed of mucins that may be sulphated or sialyated. Sulphated mucins predominate in health while in ulcerative colitis (UC) sulphation is reduced. These differences result directly from inflammatory events. It may also be hypothesized that they arise in part from alterations in the colonic microbiota, particularly(More)