Publications and research affiliated to staff of Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe

Recent Submissions

  • Targeted Anti-D, The First Irish Perspective

    McCormick, C.A; Mulvany, L; De Tavernier, M.C (Irish Medical Journal, 2019-04)
    The use of anti-D to prevent haemolytic disease of the new-born can be regarded as one of the greatest success stories of modern medicine. Rhesus antibodies cause significant harm to rhesus positive foetuses in utero including anaemia, jaundice, hydrops fetalis and stillbirth. Deaths due to haemolytic disease of the new born have fallen dramatically. In the UK 1 in 2180 babies in 1953 died due to Rhesus haemolytic disease. 37 years later, in 1990, this figure had dropped to 1 in 62,500 1. Recent initiatives including the routine administration of anti-D at 28-32 weeks gestation have further reduced the incidence of sensitisation2.
  • The microbiology of bacterial peritonitis due to appendicitis in children.

    Obinwa, O; Casidy, M; Flynn, J (2014-12)
    The aim of this study was to investigate the microbiology of secondary bacterial peritonitis due to appendicitis and the appropriateness of current antimicrobial practice in one institution.
  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumour presenting as gastroduodenal intussusception.

    Wilson, Mark H; Ayoub, Firas; McGreal, Paul; Collins, Chris; Department of Surgery, Portiuncula Hospital, Galway, Ireland. markwilson@rcsi.ie (2012-08)
    Gastroduodenal intussusception secondary to gastrointestinal stromal tumour is a very rare cause for intestinal obstruction. The diagnosis of this condition can be challenging, as symptoms are often non-specific and intermittent. This article reports a case where the diagnosis was made preoperatively with abdominal imaging and was treated by a combination of endoscopic reduction and laparoscopic resection.
  • Lymph node sonography

    Whitman, G (2011)
  • Fallopian tube recanalisation: a single institutional review

    Ward, J; Sheppard, D (2011-09)
    Faculty of Radiologists
  • MRI evaluation of pelvic lymph nodes

    Sheppard, D; Ward, J (2011-11)
    Radiological Society of North America
  • Paediatric hip sonography – how to do it

    Corbally, C; Tuohy, A (2012-08-10)
  • Changing attitudes to cardiopulmonary resuscitation in older people: a 15-year follow-up study.

    Cotter, P E; Simon, M; Quinn, C; O'Keeffe, S T; Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, Ireland. (2009-03)
    there has been a significant shift in the attitudes of older Irish inpatients over 15 years towards favouring greater patient participation in decision making and an increased desire for resuscitation.
  • Kikuchi disease in a child.

    Hassan, K; Shahid, M; Connolly, K; Cassidy, M; Department of Paediatrics, Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. drkhahag@yahoo.com (2010-03)
    Kikuchi disease, also called histocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis or focal histiocytic lymphadenitis, is a rare, idiopathic and generally self limited cause of lymphadenitis. It was first described in 1972 in Japan. The most common clinical manifestation is cervical lymphadenopathy with or without systemic symptoms & signs. It almost always runs a benign course and resolves in several weeks to months.