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June 26, 2016

Updates in prostate cancer

Dr John Greene, Specialist Registrar in Medical Oncology, and Prof Ray McDermott, Medical Oncologist, at AMNCH and St Vincent’s Hospital, examine the diagnosis, management and treatment options available for prostate cancer

TCD team link CTE with mild traumatic brain injuries

Working with the Dublin Brain Bank, Beaumont Hospital and St James’s Hospital, scientists at Trinity College Dublin have discovered a new and previously unreported feature of the degenerative brain condition chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) that may shed light on how it is diagnosed and ultimately treated.

The National Clinical Effectiveness Framework

Dr Kathleen MacLellan, Director of Patient Safety and Clinical Effectiveness at the Department of Health, and Prof Hilary Humphreys, Chair of the National Clinical Effectiveness Committee, Professor of Clinical Microbiology and Consultant Microbiologist, discuss how clinical effectiveness through guidelines, audit and practice guidance has become a key component of patient safety and quality

ADHD medication linked to risk of arrhythmia

Use of methylphenidate in children and young people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been found to be associated with an increased risk of abnormal heart rhythm shortly after the start of treatment, suggests research published by The BMJ.

Managing delirium in palliative care

Canada-based Irish palliative care physician Prof Peter Lawlor is leading a multidisciplinary masterclass this week at Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services in Harold’s Cross on the management of delirium in palliative care, writes Danielle Barron

UL study finds SSRI altered ‘personal control’

New research undertaken by academics at the University of Limerick, Harvard Medical School and the University of Oxford, provides evidence showing that antidepressants can help people take control over their lives, reducing feelings of helplessness and depression symptoms.

Many tourists find new sexual partners while abroad

Substantial numbers of British adults find new sexual partners while travelling abroad, find two studies, published online in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections.

Routine testing for BBVs in Irish primary care viable

Opt-out testing for blood-borne viruses is acceptable to the vast majority of Irish primary care patients, a Dublin study has shown.

Healthy lifestyle may prevent 40% of cancers

Up to 40 per cent of cancer cases and about half of cancer deaths could potentially be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle, new research in JAMA Oncology has suggested.

PCDSI: 20 years and still growing

PCDSI Chairperson Dr Finbar Fitzpatrick reviews some of the highlights from this year’s three-day scientific meeting of the Primary Care Dermatology Society of Ireland held recently in Killarney, which covered a wide range of dermatology topics

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