Fiona Kiernan

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We refer to the study by McMahon et al. [1], and wish to highlight some areas within the cost analysis. The authors report the epidemiology and outcomes of 80 patients admitted to an Irish Intensive Care Unit in 2013, and use a micro-costing study to examine the cost implications of these admissions [2]. Our first concern relates to the choice of this(More)
Procaine hydrochloric acid, a cationic anesthetic, although unable to prevent the effect of calcium ionophore A23187 on erythrocytes, inhibited the discocyte--echinocyte transformation, increased viscosity, and decreased filterability of red cells undergoing ATP depletion. The effects were abolished by washing ATP-depleted, procaine HCl-treated red cells(More)
BACKGROUND Interest in performance measurement has been driven by increased demand for better indicators of hospital quality of care. This is due in part to policy makers wishing to benchmark standards of care and implement quality improvements, and also by an increased demand for transparency and accountability. APPROACH We describe the role of(More)
s from the 5th International Conference for Healthcare and Medical Students (ICHAMS) Dublin, Ireland. 19-20 February 2016 Published: 5 July 2016 O1: Assessing the protective effect of dexrazoxane against doxorubicin-induced toxicity in HL-1 cardiomyocytes Yvonne Sweeney, Hugh O’Neill, Garry Duffy Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland(More)
Complex rectal polyps may present a clinical challenge. The study aim was to assess different treatment modalities required in the management of patients referred for transanal endoscopic microsurgery. Patients referred with complex rectal polyps from 1998 to 2008 were entered prospectively to a colorectal database. These data was analyzed for referral(More)