Nicolai M Murphy

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OBJECTIVE To establish a gestation-specific reference range for D-dimer in healthy pregnant women with a singleton pregnancy using the Auto-Dimer assay. DESIGN Cross-sectional study SETTING Cork University Maternity Hospital, Ireland. POPULATION Healthy pregnant women attending for routine antenatal care. METHODS Simultaneous-quantile regression was(More)
It is feared by many doctors that teaching basic life support (BLS) to high risk cardiac patients or a member of the family increases their anxiety. We trained a group of patients with recurrent ventricular tachycardia in BLS together with a friend or family member. Measurement of anxiety before and three months after training demonstrated a reduction in(More)
Hand injuries account for 10-20% of an Accident & Emergency department's workload. Early recognition of serious injury is vital to ensure appropriate management. This is only possible with a good working knowledge of hand anatomy. Forty consecutive A&E senior house officers (SHOs) were assessed on their knowledge of basic hand anatomy. The results are(More)
Patients who are not known to be immunised to tetanus are considered to be non-immune. The appropriate treatment is the commencement of active immunisation with a course of three tetanus toxoid inoculations; if the wound is considered to be tetanus-prone, 250 IU of human anti-tetanus immunoglobulin is given concurrently. This study determined the true(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate compliance with risk-based screening for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) in a nulliparous cohort. DESIGN A retrospective analysis of nulliparous women recruited to a prospective cohort, the Screening for Pregnancy Endpoints (SCOPE) study, was performed. Population included 2428 healthy nulliparous women with singleton(More)
BACKGROUND To examine perinatal determinants of the antenatal levels of D-dimers. METHODS Cross-sectional study of 760 low risk pregnant women recruited into five gestational groups. Variables examined in antenatal groups included maternal age, body mass index, parity, smoking, family history venous thromboembolism (VTE) and previous use of the oral(More)
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