Maximillion Groome

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BACKGROUND Upper-gastrointestinal haemorrhage is a frequent reason for hospital admission. Although most risk scoring systems for this disorder incorporate endoscopic findings, the Glasgow-Blatchford bleeding score (GBS) is based on simple clinical and laboratory variables; a score of 0 identifies low-risk patients who might be suitable for outpatient(More)
BACKGROUND The Glasgow Blatchford Score (GBS) is increasingly being used to predict intervention and outcome following upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage (UGIH). AIM To compare the GBS with both the admission and full Rockall scores in predicting specific clinical end-points following UGIH. PATIENTS AND METHODS Data on consecutive patients presenting to(More)
AIMS This study was aimed to review and rewrite the undergraduate curriculum on alcohol use disorders, implement the changes and assess for any early evidence of an improvement in knowledge. METHODS A three-stage process was used to review the old curriculum and a new one was designed around the five undergraduate years. Students' opinions were sought(More)
BACKGROUND The Glasgow Blatchford score (GBS) is a pre-endoscopic risk assessment tool for patients presenting with upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage. There are few data regarding use in patients with variceal bleeding, who are generally accepted as being at high risk. AIM The aim of the study was to assess GBS in correctly identifying patients with(More)
AIMS To assess perceptions on alcohol misuse and addiction among medical students prior to in-depth training in order to determine areas of the curriculum that need to be reshaped or focused on. METHODS A questionnaire assessment of first- and second-year medical students' perceptions of alcohol misuse. RESULTS Students had some misconceptions about(More)
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