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Children's Palliative Care; the identified Learning Needs of Paediatricians.

L Whitla, M Devins, E J Molloy, M Twomey, M O'Reilly, J Balfe,

Aim To determine baseline learning needs of Paediatricians in Ireland when caring for children with palliative care needs. Methods A questionnaire based online survey was conducted. Results One hundred and fourteen paediatricians responded to the survey, the majority were Specialist Registrars but almost half were consultant paediatricians (46% n=52). Most ... Read more >>

Ir Med J (Irish medical journal)
[2020, 113(6):95]

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Gabapentin for the treatment of pain manifestations in children with severe neurological impairment: a single-centre retrospective review.

Aedin Collins, Rory Mannion, Annemarie Broderick, Séamus Hussey, Mary Devins, Billy Bourke,

Pain, irritability and feeding intolerance are common symptoms affecting quality of life in children with severe neurological impairment (SNI). We performed a retrospective study to explore the use of gabapentinoid medications for symptom control in children with SNI. Patients attending the palliative care or gastroenterology department being treated with gabapentin ... Read more >>

BMJ Paediatr Open (BMJ paediatrics open)
[2019, 3(1):e000467]

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Referrals to a perinatal specialist palliative care consult service in Ireland, 2012-2015.

Des L McMahon, Marie Twomey, Maeve O'Reilly, Mary Devins,

<h4>Objective</h4>To analyse the referral patterns of perinatal patients referred to a specialist palliative care service (SPCS), their demographics, diagnoses, duration of illness, place of death and symptom profile.<h4>Design</h4>A retrospective chart review of all perinatal referrals over a 4-year period to the end of 2015.<h4>Setting</h4>A consultant-led paediatric SPCS at Our Lady's ... Read more >>

Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed (Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition)
[2018, 103(6):F573-F576]

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Prioritisation of future research topics in paediatric palliative care in Ireland: a Delphi study.

Claire Quinn, Sandra McCarthy, Mary Devins, Maeve O'Reilly, Marie Twomey, Julie Ling,

This paper reports the findings from a Delphi Study undertaken to identify the research priorities in children's palliative care in Ireland. Palliative care for children is a small and highly specialised field of healthcare that focuses on improving the quality of life of children living with, or dying from, a ... Read more >>

Int J Palliat Nurs (International journal of palliative nursing)
[2017, 23(2):88-97]

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Children with life-limiting conditions: establishing accurate prevalence figures.

J Ling, M O'Reilly, J Balfe, C Quinn, M Devins,

Ir Med J (Irish medical journal)
[2015, 108(3):93]

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Paediatric palliative care: development and pilot study of a 'Directory' of life-limiting conditions.

Richard Hain, Mary Devins, Richard Hastings, Jayne Noyes,

<h4>Background</h4>Children's palliative care services are developing. Rational service development requires sound epidemiological data that are difficult to obtain owing to ambiguity in the definitions both of the population who needs palliative care and of palliative care itself. Existing definitions are of trajectory archetypes. The aim of this study was to ... Read more >>

BMC Palliat Care (BMC palliative care)
[2013, 12(1):43]

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The use of complementary and alternative medicine by irish pediatric cancer patients.

Niamh O'Connor, Donna Graham, Anne O'Meara, Mary Devins, Valerie Jennings, Denise O'Leary, Maeve O'Reilly,

<h4>Introduction</h4>The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the Irish pediatric cancer setting has not previously been established.<h4>Methods</h4>To investigate the prevalence and predictors of CAM use in this group of patients, an anonymous cross-sectional survey was offered to all carers of patients either on or off treatment for malignancy ... Read more >>

J Pediatr Hematol Oncol (Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology)
[2013, 35(7):537-542]

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Managing end stage lung disease in children.

Fiona Ringholz, Mary Devins, Paul McNally,

Over the course of a career most physicians will manage only a handful of children through End Stage Lung Disease. Nonetheless, the approach of the physician to this challenge will have a profound impact on the children and families they encounter. Managing the end of life well can bring personal ... Read more >>

Paediatr Respir Rev (Paediatric respiratory reviews)
[2014, 15(1):75-80; quiz 80-1]

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Evidence-based planning and costing palliative care services for children: novel multi-method epidemiological and economic exemplar.

Jane Noyes, Rhiannon Tudor Edwards, Richard P Hastings, Richard Hain, Vasiliki Totsika, Virginia Bennett, Lucie Hobson, Gareth R Davies, Ciarán Humphreys, Mary Devins, Llinos Haf Spencer, Mary Lewis,

<h4>Background</h4>Children's palliative care is a relatively new clinical specialty. Its nature is multi-dimensional and its delivery necessarily multi-professional. Numerous diverse public and not-for-profit organisations typically provide services and support. Because services are not centrally coordinated, they are provided in a manner that is inconsistent and incoherent. Since the first children's ... Read more >>

BMC Palliat Care (BMC palliative care)
[2013, 12(1):18]

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Strong opioids in pediatric palliative medicine.

Richard D W Hain, Angela Miser, Mary Devins, W Hamish B Wallace,

The management of pain in the palliative care of children is somewhat different from that in adults. It also differs in approach from the management of other types of acute and chronic pain in childhood. Whereas once opioids were thought to be highly dangerous drugs, unsuitable for use in children, ... Read more >>

Paediatr Drugs (Paediatric drugs)
[2005, 7(1):1-9]

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Intussusception associated with bacterial meningitis.

E Crushell, O Flanagan, M Devins, K Dunne, J Gleeson,

Despite its common association with viral illnesses, intussusception has only rarely been found in the presence of bacterial infections. Two infants are described, both of whom were admitted to hospital with bilious vomiting, drowsiness, and dehydration. Both infants required urgent intravenous volume expansion. Intussusception was confirmed, and reduction was achieved ... Read more >>

Arch Dis Child (Archives of disease in childhood)
[2001, 85(1):56-57]

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