John H. Connolly

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All the patients showed emotional symptoms reactive to stress. Intermittent delirious or subdelirious reactions were seen and the patients often showed evidence of increased cerebral dysfunction during or just after dialysis. Assessment of mental status and previous personality was of value in understanding the responses to the illness and its treatment.(More)
The current DHSS guidelines on immunisation against hepatitis B in mental handicap hospitals recommend vaccination for personnel at risk directly involved in patient care (who may have direct contact with patients or their body fluids) and for new admissions into institutions where the incidence is known to be high. We report a serological survey of(More)
Evidence of past zoonotic infection was investigated serologically in randomly selected Northern Ireland farmers. The percentage of farmers with antibody was: Brucella abortus (0.7), Leptospira interrogans serovars (8.1), Borrelia burgdorferi (14.3), Toxoplasma gondii (73.5), Coxiella burnetii (28.0), Chlamydia psittaci (11.1) and Hantavirus (1.2). The(More)
Q fever was diagnosed in 443 patients in Northern Ireland between 1962 and 1989. From 1986 onwards there was an increase, which peaked in 1989 with 107 cases of whom 47 were infected in Ballycastle, Co Antrim. There were three outbreaks and 21 clusters of patients with Q fever. Most cases were in April and May which correlated with the peak lambing and(More)
Normal responses of measles specific immunoglobulins M and G (IgM and IgG) were defined in 10 children with measles. Abnormal responses of measles IgM and IgG were found in both sera and cerebrospinal fluids from three cases of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis. In two patients the serum titres of measles IgM and IgG were abnormally high. The measles IgM(More)