Audrey W. Murphy

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We established a national audit to assess the thromboprophylaxis rate for venous thromoembolism (VTE) in at risk medical patients in acute hospitals in the Republic of Ireland and to determine whether the use of stickers to alert physicians regarding thromboprophylaxis would double the rate prophylaxis in a follow-up audit. 651 acute medical admission(More)
AIMS To measure the efficacy of a pour-on formulation of moxidectin against lungworm and abomasal parasites in weaner wapiti x red deer and to compare this with its efficacy in weaner red deer. METHODS Six red and six wapiti hybrid deer, naturally infected with lungworm and gastro-intestinal parasites, were treated with pour-on moxidectin at 500 microg/kg(More)
Introduction Twentieth-century power system components were based on traditional conductors–using copper and aluminum wires. The opportunity now exists to modernize and expand the nation's electricity delivery system with equipment using an emerging new capability – practical high-temperature superconductor (HTS) wires that have the potential of 100 times(More)
There is evidence that patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) are not being anticoagulated according to the published guidelines. Difficulty in identifying such patients may partly explain this. In this study, we examined the yield of different methods for detecting people with AF in a single general practice: hospital discharge letters, referrals to(More)
Eleven patients with classical clinical features of mumps presented to one practice over a three month period. Initial laboratory testing for mumps virus specific IgM was positive in only two of the eleven cases. On subsequent testing by an additional system, four additional cases were IgM positive. Five were IgM negative by both assays. Some currently used(More)
Primary care is central to the health system and patient care. Evidence for the optimal delivery of such healthcare can only be obtained by research and development involving primary care practitioners and their patients. The present capacity of Irish primary care to provide this evidence base is limited. A coherent strategy to improve the quantity and(More)