Paul Finucane

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It is estimated that by 2050 more than one in five people will be aged 65 or over. In this age group, falls are one of the most serious life-threatening events that can occur. Their automatic detection would help reduce the time of arrival of medical attention, thus reducing the mortality rate and in turn promoting independent living. This study evaluated a(More)
Medical education must adapt to change if it is to remain relevant to the needs of doctors, patients and society. Ideally, it should anticipate and lead change. Undergraduate education remains rooted in urban medical schools where the focus is on acute disease, while most graduates spend their working lives in the community, dealing mainly with chronic(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this project was to assess whether outreach visits would improve the implementation of evidence based clinical practice in the area of falls reduction and stroke prevention in a residential care setting. METHODS Twenty facilities took part in a randomized controlled trial with a seven month follow-up period. Two outreach visits were(More)
Microscope examination of Gram stained clinical specimens is used for aiding the diagnosis of patients with infectious diseases. In high volume pathology laboratories, this manual microscopy examination is considered time consuming and labour intensive. Unfortunately, despite the great benefits offered from the application of Computer Aided Diagnosis (CAD)(More)
OBJECTIVES The number of places available in Ireland for graduate entry to medical school has steadily increased since 2006. Few studies have, however, characterized the motivational factors underlying decision to study medicine via this route. We compared the factors motivating graduate entrants versus undergraduate entry (UGE) students to choose medicine(More)
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