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Identifying the specific genetic characteristics of successfully transmitted variants may prove central to the development of effective vaccine and microbicide interventions. Although human immunodeficiency virus transmission is associated with a population bottleneck, the extent to which different factors influence the diversity of transmitted viruses is(More)
In this prospective randomised study, pruritus and pain were evaluated in patients undergoing abdominal surgery in which intrathecal morphine was administered. Each patient received intrathecal morphine 0.3 mg prior to induction, followed by a standard anaesthetic. The patients were randomly allocated to one of two groups. One group received 100 mg of(More)
The specificity of scintigraphic scanning in detecting inflammatory sacroiliitis has been investigated. The sacroiliac band profile (R[Band]) was used and a new index (R[SIJ/F]) comparing the sacroiliac joint with the ipsilateral femur is described. Using the R (Band) index the mean value (1.34) for patients with definite sacroiliac disease was no different(More)
BACKGROUND Deprivation in the general population predicts mortality. We have investigated its relevance to an acute medical admission, using a database of all emergency admissions to St James' Hospital, Dublin, over a 10-year period (2002-11). METHODS All emergency admissions, based on geocoding of residence, were allocated to a Small Area Health Research(More)
OBJECTIVES Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) appears to be a promising biomarker in the effort to predict acute kidney injury (AKI) after cardiac surgery. The authors aimed to identify the specific time point in the perioperative period at which measurement of either urinary or serum concentrations of NGAL would have the highest predictive(More)
Cocaine misuse is increasing and it is evidently considered a relatively safe drug of abuse in Ireland. To address this perception, we reviewed the database of an 18-bed Dublin intensive care unit, covering all admissions from 2003 to 2007. We identified cocaine-related cases, measuring hospital mortality and long-term survival in early 2009.(More)
O1: Assessing the protective effect of dexrazoxane against doxorubicin-induced toxicity in HL-1 cardiomyocytes Introduction: Doxorubicin (DOX) is an anthracycline that is used for a wide range of malignant conditions. However its off-target effect causes cardiotoxicity. Dexrazoxane (DEX) is the only clinically approved cardioprotective agent against(More)
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