Dan Corcoran

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A total of 717 faeces samples were tested prospectively using the EntericBio Panel II® detection system (Serosep, Limerick, Ireland), in parallel with routine laboratory testing, which combines the EntericBio® system with retrospective culture of each specimen where a target is detected. Discrepancy analysis was conducted using molecular methods. The(More)
BACKGROUND Audit is important in ensuring adequate use of resources and maintaining optimum standards of care. Most of the emphasis in neonatal audit is focused on very low birth weight infants. However, term and near-term infants account for a significant proportion of the workload in neonatal units and warrant regular audit. In addition, audit of these(More)
BACKGROUND The neonatal multiple organ dysfunction score (NEOMOD) predicts mortality during the first 28 days of life, and provides information on organ functions influencing mortality. AIM To test the predictive and descriptive accuracy of NEOMOD in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. METHODS The system was used in 112 infants. It evaluates the(More)
Peripheral blood lymphocyte subpopulations were studied sequentially during the gestation and the postpartum period of 84 obstetrically normal women. Both the percentage and absolute numbers of total peripheral blood lymphocytes decreased in the second and third trimester. Although there was a further decrease in percentage numbers 1 wk postpartum, the(More)
CNS infections require prompt appropriate therapy, but do not usually require tissue biopsy for diagnosis. We performed a 5 year audit of CNS infections which required brain or spinal biopsy to determine or confirm a diagnosis of CNS infection. Sixteen cases were identified in which clinical, radiological or additional investigations including culture,(More)
Since the 1990s, there has been a re-emergence of cases of severe hyperbilirubinaemia and kernicterus. The current UK incidence of bilirubin encephalopathy is 0.9/100,000 with a higher reported incidence in some countries. Three otherwise healthy newborn infants, who presented with severe hyperbilirubinaemia, including one who developed kernicterus, are(More)