Eoin Fitzgerald

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BACKGROUND Etretinate is an aromatic retinoid given orally to treat severe psoriasis, a chronic disease that often requires long-term therapy. OBJECTIVE We assessed the safety of long-term therapy with etretinate for psoriasis. METHODS This 5-year prospective study of a cohort of 956 patients with psoriasis treated with etretinate assessed the frequency(More)
Gallbladder wall thickening (3 mm or greater) is a nonspecific finding with many causes. We describe two cases caused by infectious mononucleosis. Other causes of gallbladder wall thickening are described and the literature is reviewed. We suggest that the finding of gallbladder wall thickening in a patient with infectious mononucleosis implies that the(More)
An isolated iliac artery aneurysm is where there is aneurysmal dilatation of one or more branches of the iliac system, with no associated dilatation of the aorta. Such aneurysms are rare and comprise 1% of all intra-abdominal aneurysms. The signs and symptoms of such an aneurysm are influenced by its concealed location within the bony pelvis. Awareness of(More)
A survey of clinical babesiosis was carried out in an area serviced by a veterinary practice in Oldcastle, Co Meath. Data were collected from the day books of the practice from 1970 to 1981 and from questionnaires and visits to farmers. Clinical incidence ranged between 3.2 and 4.9 per cent, which was very high compared with figures from Northern Ireland(More)
Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is the most common cause of early-onset neonatal sepsis and meningitis. In babies with no clinical suspicion of infection, who are at risk of early-onset invasive disease based on maternal risk factors, blood cultures are taken to detect bacteraemia. In our institution, lumbar punctures are performed in infants with clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Admission with heart failure (HF) is a milestone in the progression of the disease, often resulting in higher intensity medical care and ensuing readmissions. Whilst there is evidence supporting enrolling patients in a heart failure disease management program (HF-DMP), not all reported HF-DMPs have systematically enrolled patients with HF with(More)
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