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A new Irish government came to power in March 2011 with the most radical proposals for health system reform in the history of the state, including improving access to healthcare, free GP care for all by 2015 and the introduction of Universal Health Insurance after 2016. All this was to be achieved amidst the most severe economic crisis experienced by(More)
PURPOSE 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. METHODS Patients referred with complex rectal polyps from 1998 to 2008 were entered prospectively to a colorectal database. These data was analyzed(More)
O1: Assessing the protective effect of dexrazoxane against doxorubicin-induced toxicity in HL-1 cardiomyocytes Introduction: Doxorubicin (DOX) is an anthracycline that is used for a wide range of malignant conditions. However its off-target effect causes cardiotoxicity. Dexrazoxane (DEX) is the only clinically approved cardioprotective agent against(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)
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