Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Case Studies - The Medical Independent

Case Studies


Dr Michael Whelton, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Congress House, 11 Wilton Road, Cork
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09 May 2013


The presentation of coeliac disease in adults is often subtle in comparison to its presentation in children, so awareness of early warning signs is important


Case Studies


Dr Asghar Qasim, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Upmc Beacon Hospital, Dublin, Clane General Hospital, Kildare
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09 May 2013


Cirrhotic patients are prone to developing multiple clinical and pathological associations, so careful classification and close follow-up is essential when treating this condition


Case Studies


Dr Grainne Holleran, Lecturer in Clinical Medicine, Prof Deirdre McNamara, Associate Professor in Gastroenterology, Department of Clinical Medicine, Trinity Centre, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin
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09 May 2013


The approach to managing obscure gastrointestinal bleeding and recurrent anaemia has been revolutionised by the introduction of effective new imaging and therapeutic modalities in recent years


From previous issues

Case Studies


Dr Liam Conroy, Consultant Anaesthetist/Pain Specialist, Mercy University Hospital, Cork, And Former President Of The Irish Pain Societ
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25 Apr 2013


There have been great strides in recent decades in classifying and treating chronic pain, but there remains reluctance in Ireland to fully utilise the benefits of opioids, mainly due to fears of substance abuse


Case Studies


Dr Simon Ash, Fellow In Obstetric Anaesthesia, Rotunda Hospital, Dublin 1
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25 Apr 2013


Remifentanil patient-controlled analgesia provides for patient-triggered repetitive dosing for labour analgesia, but caution is required as respiratory depression is a risk factor


Case Studies


Mr Diarmuid Molony, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Department Of Orthopaedic Surgery, Waterford Regional Hospital
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25 Apr 2013


Pain relief injections in the shoulder provide a therapeutic effect and also a diagnostic tool where the principle source of pain is in doubt. However a careful approach to administering the analgesia is required


Case Studies


Dr Paul Scully, Consultant Psychiatrist, St James’S Hospital, Dublin
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11 Apr 2013


As there is no definitive diagnostic test or scale, depression poses challenges in terms of diagnosis, therapeutic strategies and health service delivery, and a patient-tailored approach is needed


Case Studies


Dr Faraz Jabbar And Dr Brendan Kelly, Consultant Psychiatrists, Department Of Adult Psychiatry, University College Dublin, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin
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11 Apr 2013


The negative economic climate and its relevance to depressive symptamatology and treatment means that clinicians need to be well educated on the presentation and management of depression


Case Studies


Dr Roisín Vaughan, Registrar In Psychiatry, Dr John Hillery, Consultant Psychiatrist, St John Of God Kildare Services
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11 Apr 2013


It is important that clinicians do not fall into the trap of dismissing symptoms in autistic spectrum disorder patients as ‘core autism’ without considering a comorbid treatable psychiatric condition


Case Studies


Dr Maeve Crowley, Spr In Haematology, Cork University Hospital
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28 Mar 2013


A discovery of thrombocytosis often causes great anxiety, as there is a fear it will result in venous thromboembolism or that there is an underlying malignant cause


Case Studies


Dr Gerard Crotty, Consultant Haematologist, Dr Ilah Nik Mahmood, Locum Registrar In Haematology, Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore
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28 Mar 2013


The following case study highlights the differential diagnosis of a case of raised haematocrit and the many different classifications of erythrocytosis


Case Studies


Dr Áine Burke, Haematology Specialist Registrar, Dr Corrina McMahon, Consultant in Haematology, Our Lady’s Hospital For Sick Children, Crumlin
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28 Mar 2013


Despite being the most common form of inherited haemolytic anaemia in northern Europe, hereditary spherocytosis can still be a difficult condition to diagnose accurately




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