Pierce Geoghegan

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AIMS To investigate the effect of alcohol consumption on the sleep and mood of healthy individuals in a college-based, mixed gender population. METHODS Forty-seven individuals participated in this study, of whom 33 consumed alcohol and were included in the analysis. Sleep quality was objectively recorded using actigraphy. Subjects completed a daily sleep(More)
A total of 183 random, whole-blood specimens was collected from healthy individuals within the State of Queensland (Australia), and the bromide concentration was determined by wavelength-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (WDXRF). The intensity of the tube Compton scatter line was used to account for differences in matrices between the aqueous(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the epidemiology of nonoptimal hyponatremia correction and to identify associated morbidity and in-hospital mortality. PATIENTS AND METHODS An electronic medical record search identified all patients admitted with profound hyponatremia (sodium <120 mmol/L) from January 1, 2008, through December 31, 2012. Patients were classified as(More)
Depressed auditory thresholds without evidence of organic hearing loss are observed in a small percentage of children and young adults. Several studies suggest that non-organic hearing loss (NOHL) is a manifestation of, or reaction to stress. Proposed treatments range from ignoring the apparent hearing loss through the use of psychotherapy and/or(More)
A 30-year-old man presented with a 4-h history of severe headache, vomiting, diarrhoea and epigastric pain. 1 week previously, he had undergone a left hip arthroscopy in another hospital. He had no other medical history and his only medication was naproxen for post-operative pain. His blood pressure was 70mmHg systolic, pulse rate 130 bpm, respiratory rate(More)