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We describe the case of a 6-year old girl who presented to our Emergency Department (ED) with acute onset of ataxia and speech disturbance. Investigative workup included a nasopharyngeal aspirate (NPA) which was influenza A (H1N1) and B positive during the 2010/2011 influenza season. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain confirmed findings(More)
We compared the glycemic and cardiovascular risk status of non-Caucasian patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) who recently emigrated to Ireland with a matched population of Irish patients. We identified 105 non-Caucasian patients with T2DM who recently emigrated to Ireland and compared them with 105 Irish patients with T2DM, who were matched for(More)
An increasing number of medical specialists are using fluoroscopy outside imaging departments, but there has been general neglect of radiological protection coverage of fluoroscopy machines used outside imaging departments. Lack of radiological protection training of those working with fluoroscopy outside imaging departments can increase the radiation risk(More)
Pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB) is an aggressive tumour accounting for less than 1% of all primary malignant lung tumours in the paediatric population. It can be associated with cystic pulmonary lesions, which may be evident at the time of diagnosis or predate the appearance of the tumour. There are contradictory reports about the value of prophylactic(More)
PURPOSE Bedside transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is useful for rapid assessment and treatment of hemodynamic disturbances. Transthoracic echocardiography is not standard in Canadian anesthesia training even though undifferentiated hemodynamic disturbances are common in the perioperative setting. The objectives of this pilot study were to determine 1)(More)
Information is the lifeblood of regulatory policy. The effective use of governmental power depends on information about conditions in the world, strategies for improving those conditions, and the consequences associated with deploying different strategies.1 Indeed, this need for information has led legislatures to create specialized committee structures,(More)