Jennie Sheehan

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Central Core Disease (CCD) and Multi-minicore Disease (MmD) (the "core myopathies") have been mainly associated with mutations in the skeletal muscle ryanodine receptor (RYR1) and the selenoprotein N (SEPN1) gene. A proportion of cases remain unresolved. Mutations in MYH7 encoding the beta myosin heavy chain protein have been implicated in cardiac and, less(More)
BACKGROUND Depression is the most common mental disease in patients hospitalized with physical illness. Disorders of anxiety and depression in general hospitals are frequently underdiagnosed and inappropriately treated. AIM To assess the prevalence of undiagnosed anxiety and depression in surgical inpatients and assess the referral rate and utilization of(More)
OBJECTIVE With the emergence of experimental therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), it is fundamental to understand the natural history of this disorder to properly design clinical trials. The aims of this study were to assess the effects produced on motor function by different DMD genotypes and early initiation of glucocorticoids. METHODS(More)
A miscarriage can be very traumatic for a couple and their immediate family. The aim of this study was to assess, using the Perinatal Grief Scale (PGS), whether the type of early pregnancy loss influences the severity of grief and whether the presence of living children influences the severity of grief. Over a period of 6 months in 2008, seventy five(More)
One in five pregnancies (20%) end in miscarriage. A specialized early pregnancy loss clinic to provide dedicated medical advice and support was established at the Rotunda Hospital in July 2002. A qualitative pilot study was conducted in July 2002 to assess the emotional response of male partners and also to establish if sufficient support services are(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the psychosocial impact of a Compensation Tribunal in women with an iatrogenic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Eighty-three women diagnosed with an iatrogenic HCV infection were recruited, 19 women were Pre-Tribunal and 64 women were post-Tribunal. Both standardised and disease specific psychological measures were(More)
BACKGROUND Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a rare disease that causes the progressive loss of motor abilities such as walking. Standard treatment includes physiotherapy. No trial has evaluated whether or not adding aquatic therapy (AT) to land-based therapy (LBT) exercises helps to keep muscles strong and children independent. OBJECTIVES To assess(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The aims of this study were to develop a clinical assessment scale to measure functional ability in ambulant boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and to determine the reliability of the scale in multiple centres in the UK. METHODS Focus groups and workshops were held with experienced paediatric neuromuscular physiotherapists to(More)
An audit of the first 135 referrals to a new Multidisciplinary Pain Clinic was conducted. Demographic data, pain experience and pain effects were recorded. Chronic Non-Malignant Pain was the diagnosis found most frequently. In that group, the mean duration of pain was seven years, the mean number of surgical operations was 1.95 and the mean number of(More)
Suggestions for arm levitation and for visual, auditory, tactile, and taste hallucinations were administered twice via audiotape to a group of high suggestible students and low suggestible simulators. During one of the administrations, participants were led to believe they were alone, but their behavior was surreptitiously recorded on videotape and observed(More)