PJ McGrath

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BACKGROUND The 'ABC for life' programme was designed to facilitate the wider dissemination of basic life support (BLS) skills and knowledge in the population. A previous study demonstrated that using this programme 10-12-year olds are capable of performing and retaining these vital skills when taught by medical students. There are approximately 25,000 year(More)
Control of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis has been hampered by the lack of simple, rapid and sensitive methods for assessing bacterial growth and antimicrobial susceptibility. Due to the increasing incidence and high frequency of mutations, it is unlikely that culture methods will disappear in the foreseeable future. Therefore, the need to modernize(More)
Blunt subclavian artery injury has been uncommonly reported in the literature. Recent encounter with three such injuries prompted us to review our experience over the past 10 years uncovering only one additional case. These four cases and a review of pertinent literature form the basis for this article. Key clinical issues include a high index of suspicion(More)
We report a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of major depressive disorder (MDD) in 1,221 cases from the Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression (STAR*D) study and 1,636 screened controls. No genome-wide evidence for association was detected. We also carried out a meta-analysis of three European-ancestry MDD GWAS datasets: STAR*D, Genetics(More)
People with Cystic Fibrosis have a high risk of MRSA infection. Prevalence has increased from 7% of patients in 2001 to 17.2% of patients in 2005 in the USA (1). It is unclear whether MRSA respiratory infection influences lung function, which antibiotics (if any) should be used to treat MRSA infection and for how long. This study investigates the prevalence(More)
invited speaker: irene Tracey nuffield Professor anaesthetic science & director, oxford centre for fMri of Brain, nuffield department of clinical neurosciences, (head, nuffield division anaesthetics), oxford university, england, uK The ability to experience pain is old and shared across species. It confers an evolutionary advantage and provides a warning of(More)
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