Ann O'Brien Treacy

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BACKGROUND Primary bone lymphoma (PBL) is a rare condition and accounts for less than 2% of adult lymphomas and 3% of all primary bone malignancies. Because of the rarity of this disease, there is a lack of prospective randomised clinical trials and hence optimal treatment is uncertain. AIM We report on our experience of treating PBL over 20 years. (More)
Women attending sexual health services may be higher risk for cervical cancer than the general population. In the United Kingdom, where a national cervical screening programme is underway, sexual health clinics no longer routinely offer their attendees cervical smears. Abnormal cervical smears add considerably to the workload of a sexual health service. In(More)
Fibroepithelial polyps are rare benign tumours of the glans penis; there are only a few reported cases. The pathogenesis is unknown. However, they have been linked with chronic condom catheter use or prior penile surgery. We report a case of a 62-year-old man with a large fibroepithelial polyp of the glans penis of 11 years duration, which was not(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess the influence of maternal age on obstetric indices of uterine efficiency in spontaneous nulliparous labor managed according to a standardized protocol in order to determine whether increasing maternal age is more commonly associated with dystocia. STUDY DESIGN Information was collected prospectively and(More)
The relationship between dysplastic changes in the cervical epithelium and progression to in situ carcinoma and invasive carcinoma has been extensively studied. The removal of dysplastic epithelium through the long loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ) in 95% of the cases is curative. About 18% to 37% of LLETZ specimens with dysplasia at the(More)
In recent years the numbers of immigrants attending maternity hospitals has risen. The amount of antenatal care these women receive varies widely. Analysis was performed of deliveries to immigrant women in the Rotunda Hospital in 2002. Women were sub-divided depending on antenatal care received in Ireland. Women who received no antenatal care were(More)
To determine the incidence and outcome of unbooked pregnancies in women at the Rotunda Hospital Retrospective case control study. All unbooked deliveries in the Rotunda Hospital over a two year period were identified and matched with a control. Control patients were selected as the next delivery after each case and were regular antenatal attenders.(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of maternal type 1 diabetes on the structure and function of the embryonic and neonatal mouse heart. METHODS Type 1 diabetes was induced in female C57BL6/J mice using streptozotocin. Embryonic (n = 105) and neonatal hearts (n = 46) were examined using high-frequency ultrasound (US) and a cohort(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the incidence of sudden unexplained death in children 1-4 years old (SUDC) in Ireland and to compare the epidemiological profile of SUDC with that of SIDS. DESIGN All cases of sudden unexplained death in children <5 years in Ireland between 1994 and 2008 were reviewed. Epidemiological information obtained from parental questionnaires(More)
UNLABELLED Liquid-based cytology (LBC) has replaced conventional smear assessment in many centers over recent years. In our laboratory this transfer took place in 1999. At that time we performed a split sample study comparing the conventional method of cervical smear evaluation with the ThinPrep system. This split sample study identified a dramatic(More)