Caroline Kennedy

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OBJECTIVE To determine whether elevation of a biological marker of inflammation would be a better predictor of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) development than lung function measurement results. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Tertiary neonatal intensive care unit. PATIENTS 78 prematurely born infants (median gestational age 29 (range 24-32) weeks)(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if infants developing bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), particularly mild BPD, initially had minimal lung function abnormalities, which then worsened throughout the neonatal period. DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING Tertiary neonatal intensive care unit. PATIENTS 74 infants with a median gestational age of 30 weeks(More)
BACKGROUND The laparoscopic approach must be shown to be cost-effective as well as safe and technically effective before being widely adopted. A review of 54 consecutive patients who underwent open and laparoscopic colposuspension is presented and a cost-analysis is performed comparing the two approaches. METHODS This study was a retrospective controlled(More)
OBJECTIVE The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline on diabetes recommends at least annual monitoring of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) for proteinuria. To date, little has been published on the frequency of proteinuria monitoring in T2DM, and its association with risk factors for renal complications. We aimed(More)
BACKGROUND Bibliometric analysis of scientific performance within a country or speciality, facilitate the recognition of factors that may further enhance research activity and performance. Our aim was to illicit the current state of Irelands orthopaedic research output in terms of quantity and quality. METHODS We performed a retrospective bibliometric(More)
Terrestrial breeding with extended incubation has evolved repeatedly in fishes and amphibians but raises challenges for embryos, which must conserve sufficient yolk to continue development until water is available. One means of avoiding premature yolk consumption is for embryos to slow their development such that yolk is consumed more slowly. However slower(More)
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