Martin Gerard Kelly

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Applied structural equation modeling to a longitudinal data set of 193 youngsters with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus assessed on two occasions, an average of 1.65 years apart. Six adherence constructs, Injection, Exercise, Diet Type, Testing-Eating Frequency, Calories Consumed, and Concentrated Sweets, were quantified from 24-hr recall interviews(More)
BACKGROUND Lower airway secretions from patients with bronchiectasis show inflammatory cell infiltration and increased proinflammatory mediators. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of antibiotic treatment for exacerbations on neutrophil apoptosis and necrosis. METHODS Sputum was induced from 15 subjects with idiopathic bronchiectasis at(More)
BACKGROUND The British Thoracic Society (BTS) published guidelines on managing acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) in 1997. AIM To audit admissions with AECOPD and to see how well these guidelines were adhered to. Methods All patients admitted were identified and 50 selected for audit. RESULTS The mean age was 72 years(More)
We report two cases of broncho-pleural fistula resulting from trans-diaphragmatic migration of the distal catheter of a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt. Relevant literature on thoracic complications of a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt is reviewed. The clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of V-P shunt-related broncho-pleural fistulae are discussed.
OBJECTIVE To determine zinc status and age-related changes in the immune function of healthy late-middle-aged men and women (aged 55-70 y). DESIGN Observational study. SETTING Population of Northern Ireland. SUBJECTS Apparently healthy, free-living individuals (45 men, 48 women) aged 55-70 y. INTERVENTION Zinc status markers were analysed by flame(More)
Patients with bronchiectasis often have impaired quality of life (QoL), which deteriorates with exacerbations. The aim of this study was to investigate changes in QoL and how these were influenced by changes in airway physiology and inflammation in patients with bronchiectasis before and after resolution of an exacerbation. Sputum induction and a QoL(More)
ONE hundred and fifty-eight cases of hepatitis B have been detected among Dublin drugabusers from January to August 1981 during an epidemic which originated in 1980 and still continues. The mean age was 21 years and the male/female susceptibility to hepatitis B was the same. An unusually high proportion (29%) of a sample of 50 tested had the hepatitis B(More)
Over the past seven years, there has been a marked increase in referrals to the National Drug Advisory and Treatment Centre at The Charitable Infirmary. In this study attendances at 13 Casualty Departments in the greater Dublin area were analysed for a one month period – September 1985 – to examine the incidence of drug misusers presenting to casualty(More)