Caitriona Canning

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BACKGROUND Although it is known that rheumatoid arthritis is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), the pattern of this risk is not clear. This study investigated the relative risk of myocardial infarction, stroke and CVD mortality in adults with rheumatoid arthritis compared with adults without rheumatoid arthritis across age(More)
BACKGROUND There remain concerns about the safety of infliximab therapy in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). AIM To assess the association between the initiation of infliximab and other immunomodulating drugs and the risk of serious bacterial infection in the treatment of IBD. METHODS We assembled a cohort study of patients with IBD,(More)
Adult liver has a complex defence system that is critical in protection against infectious challenge. Its role in tumour surveillance is poorly understood. Because of its location, function and complex blood supply, the liver will be exposed to metastatic cells generated anywhere else in the body. Moreover, the role of the liver in detoxification can result(More)
A covert monitoring procedure was employed to encourage a stroke patient to 'self-monitor' two parameters of her walking performance outside the physiotherapy department. The patient was aware that her walking would be monitored, but not of the identity of the monitors. After 12 days of covert monitoring, the two gait parameters, width of base and step(More)
BACKGROUND Fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR) provides an endovascular solution for patients with large abdominal aortic aneurysms and challenging neck anatomy in addition to repair of endoleaks and pseudoaneurysms. This article reports the midterm outcomes of FEVAR from a single-tertiary referral centre in Ireland. METHODS From 2006 to(More)
A case of a 78-year-old female with bilateral groin prevascular herniae following an emergency aorto-uniiliac EVAR and femoro-femoral bypass for a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm is presented. Primary repair of the herniae was achieved using a preperitoneal approach. The case emphasises a safe approach to dealing with this rare complication.
Stroke units provide immediate care and appropriate intervention in the evolving stroke. The aims of this study were to review the practice of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) before and after the establishment of a Stroke Unit in St. James's Hospital. Prior to the introduction of the Stroke Unit, 263 CEA's were performed over a five-year period. 139/263 (53%)(More)
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