Dara Devitt

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Amitriptyline, a frequently prescribed tricyclic antidepressant, is reported to produce an age-related impairment in anterograde memory. However, the locus of this adverse effect has never been described within the context of contemporary learning and memory theory. Fifteen normal elderly subjects were treated with 50 mg amitriptyline and placebo in a(More)
The Benign Senescent Forgetfulness of normal aging and the Malignant Memory Loss of Senile Dementia of the Alzheimer Type (SDAT) each have a distinct symptomatology, course, and prognosis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the discriminative validity and relative predictive values of recall and recognition as diagnostic screening tests for the(More)
BACKGROUND The acquisition of procedural skills is an essential component of learning for medical trainees. The objective of this study was to assess which teaching method of performing urinary catheterisation is associated with most efficient procedural skill acquisition and retention. We evaluated factors affecting acquisition and retention of skills when(More)
Background Studies in the UK and Canada reveal high smart-phone ownership rates with the majority of students viewing these devices as very useful with regards to their clinical education. Worryingly, low awareness basic privacy and security measures appears common amongst medical students. In Ireland, little is known regarding smartphone app ownership and(More)
The extent of foliar damage to ornamental trees irrigated with treated sewage effluent (reuse water) may be a significant factor dictating the extent of reuse water implementation on golf courses, schools and parks in the arid southwestern United States. An experiment was conducted on 20 tree species to determine the extent of foliar damage when(More)
UNLABELLED One of the most common procedures for junior medical doctors is peripheral intravenous cannulation (PIVC). Considering this, an understanding of the peripheral intravenous cannulation procedure is paramount. AIM The objective of this study was to identify the level of understanding of interns regarding intravenous cannulation. METHOD An(More)
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