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

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207744
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:
Ir Med J. 2010 Feb;103(2):40-3.
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207744
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:
eng
MeSH:
Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Ambulatory Care Facilities/*statistics & numerical data; Child; Child, Preschool; Female; Hospitals, University; Humans; Infant; Ireland; Male; Melanoma/*diagnosis/*mortality/pathology; Middle Aged; Neoplasm Staging; Prognosis; Referral and Consultation/organization & administration; Skin Neoplasms/*diagnosis/*mortality/pathology; Young Adult
ISSN:
0332-3102 (Print); 0332-3102 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorField, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDeady, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFitzgibbon, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorComber, Hen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:42:41Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:42:41Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:42:41Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr Med J. 2010 Feb;103(2):40-3.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid20666053en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207744-
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.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshAgeden_GB
dc.subject.meshAmbulatory Care Facilities/*statistics & numerical dataen_GB
dc.subject.meshChilden_GB
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHospitals, Universityen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshInfanten_GB
dc.subject.meshIrelanden_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshMelanoma/*diagnosis/*mortality/pathologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.meshNeoplasm Stagingen_GB
dc.subject.meshPrognosisen_GB
dc.subject.meshReferral and Consultation/organization & administrationen_GB
dc.subject.meshSkin Neoplasms/*diagnosis/*mortality/pathologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshYoung Adulten_GB
dc.titleImproved malignant melanoma prognosis at a consultant-delivered multidisciplinary pigmented lesion clinic in Cork.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDermatology Department, South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital, Old, Blackrock Road, Cork. sineadfield@hotmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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