Máire Curran

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OBJECTIVES To add to the area of triathlon research by providing much needed prevalence data on knee injury in triathletes. METHOD An incidental "in field" sampling technique was used to interview 58 triathletes aged between 15 and 55 years about knee injury during a triathlon event. The sample comprised 46 men and 12 women. RESULTS Most knee injuries(More)
Few studies have demonstrated that seating modifications reduce low back pain (LBP). One recent study found that a forward-inclined seatpan reduced low back discomfort (LBD), however this was only examined in people with flexion-related LBP. No study has yet investigated its effectiveness among people with extension-related LBP. This crossover study(More)
OBJECTIVE This paper systematically reviews the effect of chair backrests and reducing seated hip flexion on low back discomfort (LBD) and trunk muscle activation. BACKGROUND Prolonged sitting commonly exacerbates low back pain (LBP). Several modifications to seated posture and chair design have been recommended, including using chairs with backrests and(More)
We present three cases (two incidents) of severe blast injury from the explosion of covered glass bottles containing dry ice. The first patient sustained lacerations of the face, left eye, right wrist and forearm, and abdomen with protrusion of the small bowel. The second sustained a deep laceration to her anterior neck. The third sustained multiple(More)
Bladder stones are a rare complication of pregnancy, with only 10 cases reported this century. This patient required a cesarean section for obstructed labor resulting from a 7 cm stone. Cystotomy with removal of the stone was performed with subsequent development of a vesicocutaneous fistula.
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