Jeffrey B Watson

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Arbitrarily primed PCR (AP-PCR) was utilized to genetically fingerprint 252 Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains isolated from the sputa of 50 cystic fibrosis (CF) patients attending the Cork CF clinic over a period of 3 years. Ten distinct P. aeruginosa strains were identified and the distribution, temporal trends and clinical impact of colonization with these(More)
Detailed descriptions of the ideals of columellar aesthetics and nostril shape are conspicuously lacking from the medical literature. Achieving an aesthetic nasal base is critical to an optimal rhinoplasty result. Deviations in the columella and variations in its width and height lead to distortion of nostril shape and frequently compromise function. Six(More)
Since 1984, five patients in the cystic fibrosis (CF) clinic at Cork Regional Hospital have developed diabetes mellitus (DM) and were treated with Insulin. None had received systemic corticosteroids but two had high calorie naso-gastric feeding regimes. Two died from lung disease. A fifteen year old boy developed bilateral cataracts. In nine other(More)
Young patients with cystic fibrosis are now accustomed to having regular periods of intravenous therapy to help in the management of their recurring respiratory infections particularly due to pseudomonas organisms. Most patients will eventually experience difficulties in accepting recurring intravenous cannulations and the life span of the conventional(More)
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