Improved malignant melanoma prognosis at a consultant-delivered multidisciplinary pigmented lesion clinic in Cork.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/132352
Title:
Improved malignant melanoma prognosis at a consultant-delivered multidisciplinary pigmented lesion clinic in Cork.
Authors:
Field, S; Deady, S; Fitzgibbon, J; Murphy, M; Comber, H
Affiliation:
Dermatology Department, South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital, Old Blackrock Road, Cork. sineadfield@hotmail.com
Citation:
Improved malignant melanoma prognosis at a consultant-delivered multidisciplinary pigmented lesion clinic in Cork. 2010, 103 (2):40-3 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Feb-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/132352
PubMed ID:
20666053
Abstract:
Early detection and excision is the only effective treatment for malignant melanoma. To assess the effect of a consultant-delivered, rapid-access pigmented lesion clinic (PLC) established at the South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital (SIVUH), we analyzed melanoma tumour-stage prior to (1998-2002) and after (2003-2007) the advent of the PLC. Patients attending SIVUH had a greater proportion of early-stage tumours (65.3%) compared to the rest of Cork (51.2%), County Cork as a whole (56.7%) and all of Ireland (57.4%). The proportion of SIVUH males with early-stage tumours was statistically significantly higher than the rest of County Cork (chi2 = 11.23, P < 0.05). The proportion of patients > 50y with early-stage tumours was also statistically significantly higher than the rest of County Cork (chi2 = 18.88, P < 0.05), the whole of County Cork (chi2 = 7.84, P < 0.05) and all of Ireland (chi2 = 9.67, P < 0.05). We believe that the early detection and improved prognosis of Cork melanoma patients is at least partly due to the PLC.
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Ambulatory Care Facilities; Child; Child, Preschool; Female; Hospitals, University; Humans; Infant; Ireland; Male; Melanoma; Middle Aged; Neoplasm Staging; Prognosis; Referral and Consultation; Skin Neoplasms; Young Adult
ISSN:
0332-3102
Ethical Approval:
Yes

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorField, S-
dc.contributor.authorDeady, S-
dc.contributor.authorFitzgibbon, J-
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, M-
dc.contributor.authorComber, H-
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-31T11:55:53Z-
dc.date.available2011-05-31T11:55:53Z-
dc.date.issued2010-02-
dc.identifier.citationImproved malignant melanoma prognosis at a consultant-delivered multidisciplinary pigmented lesion clinic in Cork. 2010, 103 (2):40-3 Ir Med J-
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid20666053-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/132352-
dc.description.abstractEarly detection and excision is the only effective treatment for malignant melanoma. To assess the effect of a consultant-delivered, rapid-access pigmented lesion clinic (PLC) established at the South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital (SIVUH), we analyzed melanoma tumour-stage prior to (1998-2002) and after (2003-2007) the advent of the PLC. Patients attending SIVUH had a greater proportion of early-stage tumours (65.3%) compared to the rest of Cork (51.2%), County Cork as a whole (56.7%) and all of Ireland (57.4%). The proportion of SIVUH males with early-stage tumours was statistically significantly higher than the rest of County Cork (chi2 = 11.23, P < 0.05). The proportion of patients > 50y with early-stage tumours was also statistically significantly higher than the rest of County Cork (chi2 = 18.88, P < 0.05), the whole of County Cork (chi2 = 7.84, P < 0.05) and all of Ireland (chi2 = 9.67, P < 0.05). We believe that the early detection and improved prognosis of Cork melanoma patients is at least partly due to the PLC.-
dc.language.isoen-
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshAmbulatory Care Facilities-
dc.subject.meshChild-
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschool-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHospitals, University-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInfant-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMelanoma-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshNeoplasm Staging-
dc.subject.meshPrognosis-
dc.subject.meshReferral and Consultation-
dc.subject.meshSkin Neoplasms-
dc.subject.meshYoung Adult-
dc.titleImproved malignant melanoma prognosis at a consultant-delivered multidisciplinary pigmented lesion clinic in Cork.en
dc.contributor.departmentDermatology Department, South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital, Old Blackrock Road, Cork. sineadfield@hotmail.com-
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journal-
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
cr.approval.ethicalYesen
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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