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Irish Child Health Database - Peer Reviewed Papers

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  • 1.   A case of disseminated miliary tuberculosis in a five-year-old child

    This case report discusses a positive Mantoux test and a chest x-ray consistent with miliary tuberculosis.

    Irish Medical Journal, Vol: 100 Page: 2007
    R. J. Drew; A. Tarrant; M. Cafferkey; O. Hensey

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  • 2.   A common, symptom-based case definition for gastroenteritis

    The aim of the study was to establish common, symptom-based case definition for gastroenteritis by comparing across four counteries

    Epidemiology and Infection, Vol: 136 Page: 886-894 2008
    S. E. Majowicz; G. Hall; E. Scallan; G. K. Adak; C. Gauci; T. F. Jones; S. O'Brien; O. Henao; P. Sockett

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  • 3.   A comparison of surgical impression, histological findings and microbiological results at open appendicectomy

    The aim of this study was to examine surgical impression, histological findings and microbiological results at open appendicectomy

    Irish Medical Journal, Vol: 100 Page: 2007
    G. Colleran; H. Heneghan; K. J. Sweeney; M. J. Kerin

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  • 4.   A comparison of temporal bone fracture classification systems

    The aim of the study was to examine traditional and otic capsule classification system of temporal bone fractures for clinical relevance

    Clinical Otolaryngology, Vol: 31 Page: 287-291 2006
    M. A. Rafferty; R. Mc Conn Walsh; M. A. Walsh

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  • 5.   A novel variant of familial glucocorticoid deficiency prevalent among the Irish traveler population

    The aim of this study was to describe the clinical features and assess the prevalence of Familial Glucocorticoid Deficiency amongst Irish Travelers in the Republic of Ireland and describe their phenotype.

    Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Vol: 93 Page: 2896-2899 2008
    S. M. P. O'Riordan; S. A. Lynch; P. C. Hindmarsh; L. F. Chan; A. J. L. Clark; C. Costigan

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  • 6.   Admission to neonatal intensive care with respiratory morbidity following 'term' elective caesarean section

    The aim of this study was to examine the number and clinical details of term infants delivered by elective caesarean section who were admitted to neonatal intensive care from 1st April 2001 to 31st March 2002

    Irish Medical Journal, Vol: 98 Page: 170-172 2005
    F. Alderdice; E. McCall; C. Bailie; S. Craig; J. Dorman; R. McMillen; J. Jenkins

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  • 7.   Association of the paternally transmitted copy of common Valine allele of the Val66Met polymorphism of the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) gene with susceptibility to ADHD

    The aim of this study was to describe paternally transmitted copy of common Valine allele of the Val66Met polymorphism of the brain derived neurotrophic factor gene with susceptibility to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

    Molecular Psychiatry, Vol: 10 Page: 939-943 2005
    L. Kent; E. Green; Z. Hawi; A. Kirley; F. Dudbridge; N. Lowe; R. Raybould; K. Langley; N. Bray; M. Fitzgerald; M. J. Owen; M. C. O'Donovan; M. Gill; A. Thapar; N. Craddock

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  • 8.   Barriers to inclusion: A case study of a pupil with severe learning difficulties in Ireland

    This case report discusses the inclusion of a pupil with a severe general learning difficulty in a four-teacher mainstream primary school, located in rural Ireland

    European Journal of Special Needs Education, Vol: 20 Page: 41-56 2005
    E. Ring; J. Travers

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  • 9.   Blood gas monitoring in very low birth weight infants receiving respiratory support: A survey of current practice in the UK and Ireland

    This study aimed to explore current blood gas monitoring in very low birth weight infants receiving respiratory support

    Journal of Clinical Excellence, Vol: 4 Page: 403-410 2003
    V. Ganesan; S. Malbon; P. W. Jones; S. A. Spencer

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  • 10.   Bone anchored hearing aids: Reality, failure and current status

    The aim of this study was to examine the reality, failure and current status of bone anchored hearing aids

    Irish Medical Journal, Vol: 97 Page: 312-314 2004
    A. L. Kadhim; M. P. Colreavy; C. O'Donovan; A. Blayney

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  • 11.   Can neonatal TSH screening reflect trends in population iodine intake?

    The aim of this study was to examine neonatal thyroid-stimulating hormone screening and population iodine

    Thyroid, Vol: 18 Page: 883-888 2008
    R. Burns; P. D. Mayne; C. O'Herlihy; D. F. Smith; M. Higgins; A. Staines; P. P. A. Smyth

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  • 12.   Comparing the gut flora of Irish breastfed and formula-fed neonates aged between birth and 6 weeks old

    The aim of the study was to compare the gut flora of Irish breastfed and formula-fed neonates aged between birth and 6 weeks old

    Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease, Vol: 17 Page: 163-168 2005
    G. Cooke; J. Behan; N. Clarke; W. Gorman; M. Costello

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  • 13.   Comparison of pertussis surveillance systems in Europe

    The aim of the study was to compare pertussis surveillance systems in Europe

    Vaccine, Vol: 25 Page: 291-297 2007
    A. E. Tozzi; E. Pandolfi; L. P. Celentano; M. Massari; S. Salmaso; M. L. C. d Atti

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  • 14.   Congenital subglotic haemingiomas

    These case reports discuss three cases of subglottic haemingiomas all of which represented different clinical management strategies

    Irish Medical Journal, Vol: 101 Page: 339-341 2007
    M. H. Khan; P. Walshe; J. Russell; S. Hone

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  • 15.   Consultation charges in Ireland deter a large proportion of patients from seeing the GP: Results of a cross-sectional survey

    The aim of this study was to examine the impact of consultation charges in deterring patients from seeing the GP

    European Journal of General Practice, Vol: 13 Page: 231-236 2007
    D. O'Reilly; T. O'Dowd; K. J. Galway; A. W. Murphy; C. O'Neill; E. Shryane; K. Steele; G. Bury; A. Gilliland; A. Kelly

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  • 16.   Cross-cultural examination of the tripartite model with children: Data from the barretstown studies

    The aim of this study was to describe cross-cultural examination of the tripartite model with children: Data from the barretstown studies

    Journal of Personality Assessment, Vol: 77 Page: 359-379 2001
    G. Kiernan; J. Laurent; Jr. Joiner T.E; S. J. Catanzaro; M. MacLachlan

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  • 17.   Cryosurgery treatment of plantar warts

    This study examined cryosurgery treatment of plantar warts

    Irish Medical Journal, Vol: 93 Page: 140-143 2000
    D. Buckley

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  • 18.   Cytomegalovirus infection in paediatric haemopoietic stem cell transplantation

    The aim of this study was to audit reports of Cytomegalovirus infection to determine prevalence and outcome in the national paediatric Haemopoietic Stem Cell Transplant unit, with particular reference to surveillance and treatment

    Irish Medical Journal, Vol: 101 Page: 17-21 2008
    A. L. Chong; F. Clinton; F. Breatnach; A. O'Marcaigh; K. Butler; A. O'Meara

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  • 19.   Efficacy of intravenous immunoglobulin in the management of haemolytic disease of the newborn

    The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy of intravenous immunoglobulin in the management of haemolytic disease of the newborn

    Irish Medical Journal, Vol: 101 Page: 46-48 2008
    S. A. Walsh; N. Yao; A. El-Khuffash; A. Twomey; E. J. Molloy

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  • 20.   Emergency contraception use by Irish teenagers

    The aim of this study was to audit emergency contraceptive use by Irish teenagers

    European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care, Vol: 10 Page: 26-28 2005
    S. Jones

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  • 21.   Epidemiology of spine trauma in an Irish regional trauma unit: A 4-year study

    The aim of this study was to analyses the aetiology and demographics of a cohort of spine trauma in the West of Ireland regional trauma unit: A 4-year study

    Injury, Vol: 39 Page: 436-442 2008
    S. J. Roche; P. A. Sloane; J. P. McCabe

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  • 22.   Evaluation of a 5-year school-based county-wide smoking education programme

    The aim of this study was to assess a 5-year school-based county-wide smoking education programme

    Irish Medical Journal, Vol: 97 Page: 264-267 2004
    M. Share; M. Quinn; C. Ryan

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  • 23.   Ex utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT) procedure and simultaneous excision of oral teratoma

    This case report discusses a case of a large oral teratoma in a foetus diagnosed on antenatal ultrasound

    Irish Medical Journal, Vol: 100 Page: 632-633 2007
    E. Lang; J. Loughrey; K. Hunter; H. Rowley

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  • 24.   Fetal hydrops due to supraventricular tachycardia - Successful outcome in a difficult case

    This case report discusses fetal hydrops due to supraventricular tachycardia

    Irish Medical Journal, Vol: 96 Page: 52-53 2003
    G. Doherty; S. Bali; F. Casey

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  • 25.   Genetic conditons in the Irish Roma gypsy population

    The aim of this study was to examine genetic conditions in the Irish Roma gypsy population

    Irish Medical Journal, Vol: 98 Page: 3p 2005
    S. O'Connell; K. Butler; J. McMenamin; M. Waldron; A. J. Green

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  • 26.   Genomic polymorphic profiles in an Irish population with meningococcaemia: Is it possible to predict severity and outcome of disease?

    The aim of this study was to investigated whether polymorphisms in genes encoding these cytokines, and in those encoding anti-inflammatory IL-10 and IL-1Ra, are associated with the outcome in patients with meningococcal disease

    Genes and Immunity, Vol: 4 Page: 533-540 2003
    J. Balding; C. M. Healy; W. J. Livingstone; B. White; L. Mynett-Johnson; M. Cafferkey; O. P. Smith

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  • 27.   Gianotti-crosti syndrome following meningococcal septicaemia

    This case report discusses gianotti-crosti syndrome following meningococcal septicaemia

    Irish Medical Journal, Vol: 100 Page: 2007
    I. Khan; J. Gleeson; D. McKenna

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  • 28.   Guidelines for management of childhood arthritis

    This article discusses guidelines for management of childhood arthritis

    Rheumatology, Vol: 40 Page: 1309-1312 2001
    R. G. Hull

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  • 29.   Hereditary cerebral cavernous angiomas: Presentation as idiopathic familial epilepsy

    This case report discusses a cause of familial epilepsy that also emphasises the importance of MRI as the modality of choice in investigating seizures in children - Hereditary cerebral cavernous angiomas

    Irish Medical Journal, Vol: 95 Page: 56-58 2002
    D. Coghlan; B. Lynch; D. Allcutt

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  • 30.   High-dose rapid and standard induction chemotherapy for patients aged over 1 year with stage 4 neuroblastoma: a randomised trial

    The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of high-dose rapid and standard induction chemotherapy for patients aged over 1 year with stage 4 neuroblastoma

    The Lancet Oncology, Vol: 9 Page: 247-256 2008
    A. D. Pearson; C. R. Pinkerton; I. J. Lewis; J. Imeson; C. Ellershaw; D. Machin

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  • 31.   Insertion of umbilical arterial and venous catheters

    The article discusses insertion of umbilical arterial and venous catheters

    Irish Medical Journal, Vol: 98 Page: 151-153 2005
    C. S. O'Gorman

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  • 32.   Intelligence in DSM-IV combined type attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is not predicted by either dopamine receptor/transporter genes or other previously identified risk alleles for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

    The aim of this study was to examine intelligence in DSM-IV combined type attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is predicted by either dopamine receptor/transporter genes or other previously identified risk alleles

    American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics, Vol: 147 Page: 316-319 2008
    E. J. S. Sonuga-Barke; K. J. Brookes; J. Buitelaar; R. Anney; P. Bitsakou; D. Baeyens; C. Buschgens; W. Chen; H. Christiansen; J. Eisenberg; J. Kuntsi; I. Manor; A. Melia; A. Mulligan; N. Rommelse; U. C. Muller; H. Uebel; T. Banaschewski; R. Ebstein; B. Franke; M. Gill; A. Miranda; R. D. Oades; H. Roeyers; A. Rothenberger; J. Sergeant; H. C. Steinhausen; M. Thompson; E. Taylor; P. Asherson; S. V. Faraone

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  • 33.   Isoparaffin poisoning in an 18 month old girl

    This case report discusses an 18 month girl who presented having ingested and aspirated a mouthful of Isoparaffin stored in a bottle of mineral water

    Irish Medical Journal, Vol: 100 Page: 2007
    C. Deasy; O. O'Mahony; D. Coghlan; E. Fitzgerald

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  • 34.   Latitudinal variation in the prevalence of multiple sclerosis in Ireland, an effect of genetic diversity

    The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of multiple sclerosis in Co. Wexford in the south east of Ireland and Co. Donegal in the north west, and to establish whether a variation in prevalence of MS exists within Ireland

    Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Vol: 75 Page: 572-576 2004
    C. McGuigan; A. McCarthy; C. Quigley; L. Bannan; S. A. Hawkins; M. Hutchinson

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  • 35.   Longitudinal analysis of FEV1 changes related to antibiotic therapy in children with cystic fibrosis

    This study examined the hypothesize that the FEV1 measured pre-antibiotic therapy and followed longitudinally would show a greater rate of decline and may be a better prognostic indicator than the FEV1 post antibiotic therapy

    Irish Medical Journal, Vol: 100 Page: 2007
    S. Javadpour; K. Brownlee; A. Jones

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  • 36.   Management guidelines for arthritis in children

    This article discusses management guidelines for arthritis in children

    Rheumatology, Vol: 40 Page: 1308%N 11 2001
    R. G. Hull

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  • 37.   Minor head injuries in children

    The aim of this study was to examine the incidence of hospital admissions of children with minor head injuries, their treatment and outcome

    Irish Medical Journal, Vol: 99 Page: 2006
    A. Zubovic; E. Fogarty; S. Shamdasani; D. Moore; F. Dowling

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  • 38.   Mitochondrial cytopathies, phenotypic heterogeneity and a high incidence

    The aim of this study was to examine mitochondrial cytopathies and the associated phenotypic heterogeneity

    Irish Medical Journal, Vol: 99 Page: 2006
    E. P. Treacy; R. McConn-Walsh; P. Mayne; P. Rustin; G. K. Brown; A. Monavari; E. Ryan; M. D. King

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  • 39.   Mortality in epilepsy in the west of Ireland: A 10-year review

    The aim of this study was to examine autopsied cases of sudden death in known epileptic patients in the West of Ireland

    Irish Journal of Medical Science, Vol: 171 Page: 199-201 2002
    E. N. Salmo; C. E. Connolly

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  • 40.   Multiple source surveillance incidence and aetiology of out-of-hospital sudden cardiac death in a rural population in the West of Ireland

    The aim of this study was to examine the incidence, survival and aetiology of out-of-hospital sudden cardiac death in the West of Ireland for the year 2005

    European Heart Journal, Vol: 29 Page: 1418-1423 2008
    R. Byrne; O. Constant; Y. Smyth; G. Callagy; P. Nash; K. Daly; J. Crowley

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  • 41.   Neonatal and perinatal mortality must be tackled globally

    This article discusses neonatal and perinatal mortality

    Irish Medical Journal, Vol: 99 Page: 196%N 7 2006
    J. F. Murphy

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  • 42.   New-onset heart failure due to heart muscle disease in childhood: A prospective study in the United Kingdom and Ireland

    The aim of this study was to examine the incidence and outcome of heart muscle disease-induced heart failure in children

    Circulation, Vol: 117 Page: 79-84 2008
    R. E. Andrews; M. J. Fenton; D. A. Ridout; M. Burch

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  • 43.   Parasuicide and suicide in the south-west of Ireland

    This article discusses parasuicide and suicide in the south-west of Ireland

    Irish Journal of Medical Science, Vol: 172 Page: 107-111 2003
    P. Corcoran; H. S. Keeley; M. O'Sullivan; I. J. Perry

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  • 44.   Patent omphalomesenteric duct presenting as an umbilical discharge

    This case report discusses a case of patent omphalomesenteric duct presenting as an umbilical discharge

    Irish Medical Journal, Vol: 94 Page: 182%N 6 2001
    F. Fleming; A. Ishtiaq; J. B. O'Connor

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  • 45.   Patient recruitment in paediatric clinical trials

    This study aimed to examine attitudes in patients aged 6-17 years (from the UK and Ireland) who had participated in a trial comparing insulin detemir (Levemir, Novo Nordisk, Denmark) with NPH in a multi-injection therapy for type 1 diabetes.

    Practical Diabetes International, Vol: 22 Page: 328-332 2005
    M. A. Cain; C. McGuinness

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  • 46.   Penicillin susceptibility and epidemiological typing of invasive pneumococcal isolates in the Republic of Ireland

    The aim of this study was to examine the incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease in the Republic of Ireland and to examine the associated isolates

    Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Vol: 41 Page: 3641-3648 2003
    D. Bennett; B. Lennon; H. Humphreys; M. Cafferkey

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  • 47.   Pregnancy outcome in immigrant women

    The aim of this study was to examine pregnancy outcomes in immigrant women

    Irish Medical Journal, Vol: 99 Page: 2006
    A. Treacy

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  • 48.   Prematurity is also a public health issue

    This article discusses prematurity as a public health issue

    Irish Medical Journal, Vol: 101 Page: 4%N 1 2008
    J. F. Murphy

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  • 49.   Prophylaxis in RSV infection (Palivizumab) - Is it worthwhile?

    This study evaluated the incidence of respiratory syncytial virus infection in hospitalised children, its seasonal variation, and effectiveness of its prevention

    Irish Medical Journal, Vol: 93 Page: 284%N 9 2000
    N. A. Hashmi; J. F. Cosgrove; P. Macmahon

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  • 50.   REEP1 mutation spectrum and genotype/phenotype correlation in hereditary spastic paraplegia type 31

    The aim of this study was to examine REEP1 mutation spectrum and genotype/phenotype correlation for hereditary spastic paraplegia type 31

    Brain, Vol: 131 Page: 1078-1086 2008
    C. Beetz; R. Schule; T. Deconinck; K. N. Tran-Viet; H. Zhu; B. P. H. Kremer; S. G. M. Frints; W. A. G. Van Zelst-Stams; P. Byrne; S. Otto; A. O. H. Nygren; J. Baets; K. Smets; B. Ceulemans; B. Dan; N. Nagan; J. Kassubek; S. Klimpe; T. Klopstock; H. Stolze; H. J. M. Smeets; C. T. R. M. Schrander-Stumpel; M. Hutchinson; B. P. Van De Warrenburg; C. Braastad; T. Deufel; M. Pericak-Vance; L. Schols; P. De Jonghe; S. Zuchner

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  • 51.   Role of the Penrose drain in the management of VLBW infants with perforated necrotising enterocolitis

    This study examined role of the penrose drain in the management of very low birth weight infants with preforated necrotising enterocolitis

    Irish Medical Journal, Vol: 100 Page: 533-534 2007
    K. Chauhan; S. Kashif; S. Awadalla

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