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X-Ray and CT Scan Based Prediction of Best Fit Tracheostomy Tube-A Pilot Study.

Mel Corbett, Isobel Hughes, John O'Shea, Matthew G Davey, Jane Savage, Joseph Hughes, Fintan Wallis,

Tracheostomy is a commonly performed intervention in patients requiring ventilatory support. The insertion of inappropriately sized tracheostomy tubes carries a risk of decannulation, tissue damage, ventilatory difficulties, premature tube change or discomfort. Currently, no clear guidelines exist in determining the most appropriate size tube. Imaging of the airway preoperatively could ... Read more >>

Diagnostics (Basel) (Diagnostics (Basel, Switzerland))
[2020, 10(8):]

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Interprofessional Pharmacokinetics Simulation: Pharmacy and Nursing Students' Perceptions.

Cheryl D Cropp, Jennifer Beall, Ellen Buckner, Frankie Wallis, Amanda Barron,

Interprofessional practice between pharmacists and nurses can involve pharmacokinetic dosing of medications in a hospital setting. This study describes student perceptions of an interprofessional collaboration pharmacokinetics simulation on the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) 2016 Core Competencies. The investigators developed a simulation activity for senior undergraduate nursing and second-year pharmacy students. ... Read more >>

Pharmacy (Basel) (Pharmacy (Basel, Switzerland))
[2018, 6(3):]

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Unusual Sites of High-Grade Neuroendocrine Carcinomas: A Case Series and Review of the Literature.

Geoffrey A Watson, Yasar Ahmed, Sarah Picardo, Sonya Chew, Shona Cobbe, Cillian Mahony, James Crotty, Fintan Wallis, Martin J Shelly, Patrick Kiely, Olu Bunmi Ipadeola, Vourneen Healy, Nemer Osman, Rajnish K Gupta,

BACKGROUND Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) encompass a diverse group of varying clinicopathological entities arising from cells of the endocrine and nervous systems. The presentation of these unique tumors can range from occult disease discovered incidentally to hyperactive, metastatic secretory tumors. NETs most commonly originate in the gastrointestinal and respiratory tract, although ... Read more >>

Am J Case Rep (The American journal of case reports)
[2018, 19:710-723]

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Repeatability of two-dimensional chemical shift imaging multivoxel proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy for measuring human cerebral choline-containing compounds.

Basant K Puri, Mary Egan, Fintan Wallis, Philip Jakeman,

<h4>Aim</h4>To investigate the repeatability of proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy in the <i>in vivo</i> measurement of human cerebral levels of choline-containing compounds (Cho).<h4>Methods</h4>Two consecutive scans were carried out in six healthy resting subjects at a magnetic field strength of 1.5 T. On each occasion, neurospectroscopy data were collected from 64 voxels ... Read more >>

World J Psychiatry (World journal of psychiatry)
[2018, 8(1):20-26]

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The Development of a Clinical Peer Review Tool.

John D Lundeen, Rebecca J Warr, Cynthia G Cortes, Frankie Wallis, Jennifer J Coleman,

Faculty evaluation for the purpose of promotion and tenure frequently includes peer review as a part of the process. Faculty review by a peer may provide an assessment of teaching effectiveness and information related to the faculty member's professional development activities. This article presents an innovative, evidence-based approach using selected ... Read more >>

Nurs Educ Perspect (Nursing education perspectives)
[2018, 39(1):43-45]

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Comparative effectiveness of immediate antiretroviral therapy versus CD4-based initiation in HIV-positive individuals in high-income countries: observational cohort study.

Sara Lodi, Andrew Phillips, Roger Logan, Ashley Olson, Dominique Costagliola, Sophie Abgrall, Ard van Sighem, Peter Reiss, José M Miró, Elena Ferrer, Amy Justice, Neel Gandhi, Heiner C Bucher, Hansjakob Furrer, Santiago Moreno, Susana Monge, Giota Touloumi, Nikos Pantazis, Jonathan Sterne, Jessica G Young, Laurence Meyer, Rémonie Seng, Francois Dabis, Marie-Anne Vandehende, Santiago Pérez-Hoyos, Inma Jarrín, Sophie Jose, Caroline Sabin, Miguel A Hernán, ,

<h4>Background</h4>Recommendations have differed nationally and internationally with respect to the best time to start antiretroviral therapy (ART). We compared effectiveness of three strategies for initiation of ART in high-income countries for HIV-positive individuals who do not have AIDS: immediate initiation, initiation at a CD4 count less than 500 cells per ... Read more >>

Lancet HIV (The lancet. HIV)
[2015, 2(8):e335-43]

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Lipomas of the submandibular space: case report of a sialolipoma and review of diagnostic investigations available.

Colin O'Rourke, Habib Khan, Fintan Wallis, John E Fenton,

This report describes and discusses the radiologic investigations available for the investigation of fatty tumors of the submandibular triangle, with a focus on sialolipomas. A 33-year-old woman presented with a 3-year history of a slowly growing, painless mass in her right submandibular region. She underwent multiple imaging modalities before having ... Read more >>

J Oral Maxillofac Surg (Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons)
[2015, 73(1):99-105]

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Unilateral Warthin's tumour in a patient of Afro-Caribbean descent.

Ki Quintyne, F Wallis, V Healy, N Shine,

Warthin's tumours are the second most common benign tumours of the parotid gland. The authors report the case of a 40-year-old man of Afro-Caribbean decent who presented with a painless mass at the angle of the right mandible. It was an incidental finding while shaving and was not associated with ... Read more >>

BMJ Case Rep (BMJ case reports)
[2014, 2014:]

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Remembering the Children: Implementation and Success of a Robust Method for Identifying and Testing Children of HIV Patients.

Christopher Darlow, Peter Tovey, Fiona Wallis, Clare Knowles, Ian Fairley, Charles Lacey, Fabiola Martin,

Background. Children of HIV patients are a historically neglected demographic by HIV services. It has been recommended by CHIVA that HIV services have a robust method of detecting and testing untested children. We note that no such method is either in widespread use or in the literature. Method. In December ... Read more >>

J Sex Transm Dis (Journal of sexually transmitted diseases)
[2013, 2013:828024]

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Good clinical and radiological response to BRAF inhibitor in patient with metastatic thin melanoma.

Keith Ian Quintyne, Shirley Baker, Fintan Wallis, Rajnish Gupta,

The authors herein report the case of a 32-year-old man with advancing metastatic malignant melanoma, who has progressed through all previous lines of therapy, presenting with ongoing respiratory tract symptoms of exertional shortness of breath and cough. CT restaging confirmed clinical findings of deteriorating pulmonary disease; histological review revealed V600E ... Read more >>

BMJ Case Rep (BMJ case reports)
[2012, 2012:]

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The effect of efavirenz versus nevirapine-containing regimens on immunologic, virologic and clinical outcomes in a prospective observational study.

Lauren E Cain, Andrew Phillips, Sara Lodi, Caroline Sabin, Loveleen Bansi, Amy Justice, Janet Tate, Roger Logan, James M Robins, Jonathan A C Sterne, Ard van Sighem, Frank de Wolf, Heiner C Bucher, Luigia Elzi, Giota Touloumi, Georgia Vourli, Anna Esteve, Jordi Casabona, Julia del Amo, Santiago Moreno, Rémonie Seng, Laurence Meyer, Santiago Pérez-Hoyos, Roberto Muga, Sophie Abgrall, Dominique Costagliola, Miguel A Hernán, ,

<h4>Objective</h4>To compare regimens consisting of either efavirenz or nevirapine and two or more nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) among HIV-infected, antiretroviral-naive, and AIDS-free individuals with respect to clinical, immunologic, and virologic outcomes.<h4>Design</h4>Prospective studies of HIV-infected individuals in Europe and the US included in the HIV-CAUSAL Collaboration.<h4>Methods</h4>Antiretroviral therapy-naive and AIDS-free individuals ... Read more >>

AIDS (AIDS (London, England))
[2012, 26(13):1691-1705]

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Impact of antiretroviral therapy on tuberculosis incidence among HIV-positive patients in high-income countries.

Julia del Amo, Santiago Moreno, Heiner C Bucher, Hansjakob Furrer, Roger Logan, Jonathan Sterne, Santiago Pérez-Hoyos, Inma Jarrín, Andrew Phillips, Sara Lodi, Ard van Sighem, Wolf de Wolf, Caroline Sabin, Loveleen Bansi, Amy Justice, Joseph Goulet, José M Miró, Elena Ferrer, Laurence Meyer, Rémonie Seng, Giota Toulomi, Panagiotis Gargalianos, Dominique Costagliola, Sophie Abgrall, Miguel A Hernán, ,

<h4>Background</h4>The lower tuberculosis incidence reported in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive individuals receiving combined antiretroviral therapy (cART) is difficult to interpret causally. Furthermore, the role of unmasking immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) is unclear. We aim to estimate the effect of cART on tuberculosis incidence in HIV-positive individuals in high-income countries.<h4>Methods</h4>The ... Read more >>

Clin Infect Dis (Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America)
[2012, 54(9):1364-1372]

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Advanced and rapidly progressing head and neck cancer: good palliation following intralesional bleomycin.

Keith Ian Quintyne, Shirley Baker, Fintan Wallis, Neville Shine, Rajnish Gupta,

The authors herein report the case of a 61-year-old man undergoing adjuvant therapy for locally advanced laryngeal cancer, who developed parastomal recurrence in his radiation field around his tracheotomy site, while he was undergoing radiation therapy, and compromised the secure placement of his tracheotomy tube and maintenance of his upper ... Read more >>

BMJ Case Rep (BMJ case reports)
[2011, 2011:]

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Erratum: Profound and persistent painful paclitaxel peripheral neuropathy in a premenopausal patient.

K I Quintyne, P Mainstone, B McNamara, P Boers, F Wallis, R K Gupta,

[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1136/bcr.12.2010.3645.]. ... Read more >>

BMJ Case Rep (BMJ case reports)
[2011, 2011:bcr1220103645corr1]

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When to initiate combined antiretroviral therapy to reduce mortality and AIDS-defining illness in HIV-infected persons in developed countries: an observational study.

, Lauren E Cain, Roger Logan, James M Robins, Jonathan A C Sterne, Caroline Sabin, Loveleen Bansi, Amy Justice, Joseph Goulet, Ard van Sighem, Frank de Wolf, Heiner C Bucher, Viktor von Wyl, Anna Esteve, Jordi Casabona, Julia del Amo, Santiago Moreno, Remonie Seng, Laurence Meyer, Santiago Perez-Hoyos, Roberto Muga, Sara Lodi, Emilie Lanoy, Dominique Costagliola, Miguel A Hernan,

<h4>Background</h4>Most clinical guidelines recommend that AIDS-free, HIV-infected persons with CD4 cell counts below 0.350 × 10(9) cells/L initiate combined antiretroviral therapy (cART), but the optimal CD4 cell count at which cART should be initiated remains a matter of debate.<h4>Objective</h4>To identify the optimal CD4 cell count at which cART should be ... Read more >>

Ann Intern Med (Annals of internal medicine)
[2011, 154(8):509-515]

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Profound and persistent painful paclitaxel peripheral neuropathy in a premenopausal patient.

K I Quintyne, P Mainstone, B McNamara, P Boers, F Wallis, R K Gupta,

The authors herein report the case of a 35-year-old woman undergoing adjuvant therapy for node positive breast cancer, who presented with short and rapidly progressive history of bilateral lower limb symptoms of peripheral neuropathy following therapy with paclitaxel. MRI of her neural axis revealed no leptomeningeal enhancement or focal metastatic ... Read more >>

BMJ Case Rep (BMJ case reports)
[2011, 2011:]

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Pyometrium secondary to diverticular colouterine fistula.

J O Larkin, T J Walsh, F Wallis, D J Waldron,

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol (European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology)
[2011, 156(2):234-235]

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Primary gastric Hodgkin's lymphoma: favourable outcome following multi-agent chemotherapy without surgical intervention.

K I Quintyne, E Mulcahy, F Wallis, L Wilson, R K Gupta,

The authors report the case of a 51-year-old man who presented with left-sided abdominal pain and weight loss associated with drenching night sweats. Preliminary blood tests yielded no specific cause for his symptoms, but abdominal ultrasound revealed multiple hepatic lesions and peripancreatic lymphadenopathy. Further imaging, including positron emission tomography (PET)/CT, ... Read more >>

BMJ Case Rep (BMJ case reports)
[2011, 2011:]

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Erratum: Primary gastric Hodgkin's lymphoma: favourable outcome following multi-agent chemotherapy without surgical intervention.

Ki Quintyne, E Mulcahy, F Wallis, L Wilson, Rk Gupta,

[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1136/bcr.11.2010.3476.]. ... Read more >>

BMJ Case Rep (BMJ case reports)
[2011, 2011:bcr1120103476corr1]

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Wall shear stresses remain elevated in mature arteriovenous fistulas: a case study.

G T Carroll, T M McGloughlin, P E Burke, M Egan, F Wallis, M T Walsh,

Maintaining vascular access (VA) patency continues to be the greatest challenge for dialysis patients. VA dysfunction, primarily due to venous neointimal hyperplasia development and stenotic lesion formation, is mainly attributed to complex hemodynamics within the arteriovenous fistula (AVF). The effect of VA creation and the subsequent geometrical remodeling on the ... Read more >>

J Biomech Eng (Journal of biomechanical engineering)
[2011, 133(2):021003]

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Alopecia universalis, hypothyroidism and pituitary hyperplasia: polyglandular autoimmune syndrome III in a patient in remission from treated Hodgkin lymphoma.

K I Quintyne, N Barratt, L O'Donoghue, F Wallis, R K Gupta,

We herein report a case of a 33-year-old man in remission from Hodgkin lymphoma, who presented with reduced potency and hair loss. Initial endocrine tests revealed autoimmune hypothyroidism. An MRI of his pituitary gland at onset revealed hyperplasia. He tolerated replacement endocrine therapy with good response, but with no improvement ... Read more >>

BMJ Case Rep (BMJ case reports)
[2010, 2010:]

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Postoperative magnetic resonance imaging characterization of slings for female stress urinary incontinence.

Subhasis K Giri, John Drumm, Fintan Wallis, Hugh Flood,

<h4>Purpose</h4>The aim was to characterize different types of slings such as autologous rectus fascia (ARF), porcine dermis (PD) and tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) in the early postoperative period with regard to its visibility and location by using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).<h4>Materials and methods</h4>Between October 2003 and June 2007, total of ... Read more >>

Neurourol Urodyn (Neurourology and urodynamics)
[2011, 30(1):108-112]

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The effect of combined antiretroviral therapy on the overall mortality of HIV-infected individuals.

, Maile Ray, Roger Logan, Jonathan A C Sterne, Sonia Hernández-Díaz, James M Robins, Caroline Sabin, Loveleen Bansi, Ard van Sighem, Frank de Wolf, Dominique Costagliola, Emilie Lanoy, Heiner C Bucher, Viktor von Wyl, Anna Esteve, Jordi Casbona, Julia del Amo, Santiago Moreno, Amy Justice, Joseph Goulet, Sara Lodi, Andrew Phillips, Rémonie Seng, Laurence Meyer, Santiago Pérez-Hoyos, Patricia García de Olalla, Miguel A Hernán,

<h4>Objective</h4>To estimate the effect of combined antiretroviral therapy (cART) on mortality among HIV-infected individuals after appropriate adjustment for time-varying confounding by indication.<h4>Design</h4>A collaboration of 12 prospective cohort studies from Europe and the United States (the HIV-CAUSAL Collaboration) that includes 62 760 HIV-infected, therapy-naive individuals followed for an average of 3.3 ... Read more >>

AIDS (AIDS (London, England))
[2010, 24(1):123-137]

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Improved assessment and treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms: the use of 3D reconstructions as a surgical guidance tool in endovascular repair.

B J Doyle, P A Grace, E G Kavanagh, P E Burke, F Wallis, M T Walsh, T M McGloughlin,

<h4>Background</h4>Endovascular repair is fast becoming the treatment of choice for abdominal aortic aneurysms in anatomically suitable patients. 3D reconstructions not only aid conventional 2D measurements but also allow further analyses of the vessel anatomy.<h4>Methods</h4>Computed tomography scan data for four male patients awaiting endovascular repair were obtained. 3D reconstructions were performed ... Read more >>

Ir J Med Sci (Irish journal of medical science)
[2009, 178(3):321-328]

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An anatomical study of the parasacral block using magnetic resonance imaging of healthy volunteers.

Maeve O'Connor, Margaret Coleman, Fintan Wallis, Dominic Harmon,

<h4>Background</h4>The parasacral approach to sciatic blockade is reported to be easy to learn and perform, with a high success rate and few complications.<h4>Methods</h4>Using magnetic resonance imaging, we evaluated the accuracy of a simulated needle (perpendicular to skin) in contacting the sacral plexus with this approach in 10 volunteers. Intrapelvic structures ... Read more >>

Anesth Analg (Anesthesia and analgesia)
[2009, 108(5):1708-1712]

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