Ciara Cooney

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Circulating cerebriform lymphoid cells (Sezary cells) are considered to be highly predictive of cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma (CTCL). A leukemic peripheral blood (leukocyte count 24.5 x 10(9)/l) composed predominantly of cerebriform cells was found in a 75-year-old man presenting with weight loss and generalized lymphadenopathy but without skin lesions. Cell(More)
Twenty three cases of pseudomembranous colitis (PMC) occurred in three hospitals in 10 months. Retrospective analysis shows that they represented a single epidemic with a readily traceable chain of person-to-person contact within and between hospitals. Most patients had severe pre-existing illness and all had broad spectrum antibiotics, including either(More)
Twenty-four carers of dementia sufferers were screened for psychological well being and compared with 19 carers of non-demented elderly. Carers of demented relatives showed significantly raised levels of stress on the Relatives' Stress Scale (RSS), and also increased psychiatric morbidity on the 30 item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-30), when compared(More)
This is a retrospective chart review of perinatal outcomes of all primiparas over the age of 24 delivering at Maternity Center Associates, an out-of-hospital birth center, from January 1985 through May 1988 (N = 228). Chi-square analysis was used to determine whether mature primiparas, aged 35 to 43 (n = 27), had significantly more adverse outcomes than(More)
Four hundred surgical patients were questioned preoperatively to ascertain their attitudes to suppository analgesia. Given a choice, 82 per cent of patients expressed a preference for intramuscular administration of diclofenac, with 18 per cent choosing a suppository. Males were more likely than females to choose an intramuscular injection. Males choosing a(More)