Pat McCluskey

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AIM Pressure ulceration is a significant, but preventable, cause of morbidity and resource utilisation in hospital populations. Data on pressure ulcer prevalence in Ireland are limited. This study aims to determine (i) the point-prevalence of pressure ulcers in three teaching hospitals in Ireland and (ii) risk factors for their development. METHODS Eight(More)
Recognising and managing wounds at risk of infection is vital in wound management. ALLEVYN Ag dressings have been designed to manage exudate in chronic wounds that are at risk of infection; are displaying signs of local infection; or where a suspected increase in bacterial colonisation is delaying healing. They combine an absorbent silver sulfadiazine(More)
In cases of severe macromastia, the free nipple graft technique has been the traditional alternative to pedicle transposition. Distress over nipple survival in large reduction mammaplasty and long pedicle transposition is largely responsible for this.A retrospective investigation of the records of 142 reduction mammaplasty patients was carried out to(More)
OBJECTIVE Postoperative delayed wound healing, surgical site infections (SSIs), and other wound complications are associated with increased morbidity and health-care costs. In cardiothoracic surgery, wound complications can have life-threatening consequences. In recent years, negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been applied over closed surgical(More)
We present a case of enhanced S-cone syndrome (ESCS)-associated choroidal neovascularisation (CNV) treated successfully with intravitreal bevacizumab therapy. A 14-year-old with a known retinal dystrophy presented with acute visual deterioration. Fluorescein angiography demonstrated CNV, and treatment was initiated with an anti-vascular endothelial growth(More)
Seven patients who had typical and persistent symptoms of gallbladder disease but repeatedly normal oral cholecystograms were seen in an 18 month period. Ultrasound examination of the gallbladder was diagnostic of cholelithiasis in all seven patients. Six patients were found to have gallstones at operation, and the seventh had histologically proved chronic(More)
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