Noel Kelleher

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Oxygen free radicals (OFRs) are associated with ischaemia-reperfusion injury involving many organs, including the heart, which can lead to depressed cardiac function and abnormalities in the cardiac ultrastructure. This is seen upon the release of the aortic crossclamp when the ischaemic myocardium is reperfused in patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass(More)
This study set out to estimate the prevalence of atopy to a variety of common ubiquitous fungi, including A. fumigatus, in cystic fibrosis (CF), and to evaluate the investigations by which the diagnosis was made. Particular attention was paid to the usefulness of skin testing and immunoassays in detecting which patients had simple fungal atopy, and which(More)
This study was undertaken: (i) to quantify the effects of labour and epidural analgesia on plasma alpha1-acid glycoprotein concentration, (ii) to examine the effects of changes in plasma alpha1-acid glycoprotein concentration on plasma protein binding and placental transfer of ropivacaine, and (iii) to examine the association between umbilical venous(More)
The question of whether a chest radiographic severity staging system could be correlated with standard blood/serum diagnostic indices in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) was addressed in 41 patients. Asthma and positive Aspergillus fumigatus (AF) serology were considered essential diagnostic inclusion criteria. Eosinophil count, serum(More)
Addition of epinephrine to epidural anaesthetic solutions may enhance efficacy and duration of analgesia. We postulated that addition of epinephrine 5 microg.mL(-1) to epidural ropivacaine would improve efficacy, decrease systemic absorption and reduce neonatal effects. Twenty-one multiparous women were studied. An initial dose of ropivacaine 30 mg followed(More)
Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinaemia (WM) is a rare haematological lymphoma that causes numerous haemostatic complications due to the elevated levels of immunoglobulin M (IgM) circulating in the blood. These complications, such as hyperviscosity syndrome, may be exacerbated by the physiological effects of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). In this case study, a(More)
We studied 27 patients who complained of pain, for which no organic basis could be found, and 11 patients without pain. All patients were depressed according to clinical diagnosis and Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) scores. Plasma beta-endorphin levels were found not to differ between the two groups or across other variables. The patients who complained of(More)
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