Siobhan Dowling

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BACKGROUND Information on infection prevention and control (IPC) and antimicrobial stewardship activities in Irish long-term care facilities (LTCFs) is limited. METHODS A survey detailing IPC and antimicrobial stewardship activities, including staffing and bed capacity, was circulated to Irish LTCFs. RESULTS Sixty-nine LTCFs (61 public, 8 private) were(More)
Vitamin B12 and folate status were determined in 35 male HIV seropositive patients. Of these, 16 were asymptomatic (CDC II/III) and 19 were symptomatic (CDC IV) according to the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) Classification. Deviations from normal values for serum B12, serum folate and red cell folate were not a common finding in this sample of patients.(More)
Between October 1991 and October 1993, 17 AIDS patients (14 intravenous drug users, 3 sexually acquired) were commenced on percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) feeding in St James's Hospital. Indications were progressive weight loss related to severe anorexia, persistent oesophageal candidiasis (5) and absence of gag reflex (1). Two patients requested(More)
The efficacy of a dietetic service was evaluated in an AIDS clinic; 17 asymptomatic (CDC II) and 17 symptomatic (CDC IV) patients participated in a 12 week evaluation of out-patient dietetic advice. The symptomatic group, classified as CDC stage IV according to the Centre for Disease Control classification, were significantly lighter (P less than 0.05) and(More)
The CNS Cancer Consortium has conducted a phase III study comparing diaziquone (AZQ) with carmustine (BCNU) in the treatment of adults with primary anaplastic glial brain tumors. Patients eligible for this study were 18 years of age or older at the time of biopsy, subtotal resection, or gross total resection of an anaplastic glial brain tumor. Within 3(More)
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