• Family planning and inflammatory bowel disease: the patient and the practitioner.

      Toomey, Desmond; Waldron, Brian; Department of Surgery, Kerry General Hospital Tralee, Co Kerry, Ireland. toomey.des@gmail.com (2013-02)
      Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are commonly in their child-bearing years. Maintainance medication, as recommended by international guidelines, is an emotive topic and an anxiety source. This study measures the awareness of patients and primary practitioners of the issues involved.
    • Severe hemorrhage from a hypodermoclysis site.

      O'Hanlon, Shane; Sheahan, Patricia; McEneaney, Robert; Kerry General Hospital, Tralee, Co Kerry, Ireland. sohanlon@gmail.com (2012-01-31)
      Hypodermoclysis, or subcutaneous infusion of fluids, is an alternative means of administration of fluid. It is sometimes used in older patients in whom there is difficulty achieving intravenous access, or who are entering the terminal stage. It is considered a relatively low-risk procedure. We report a case where a patient's death may have resulted from its use.