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Oral Cancer Awareness of Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors in Irish Hospitals

D Shanahan, CM Healy

Shanahan and Healy address the issue of oral cancer awareness.  They surveyed 221 NCHDs.  60% were uncertain, and 21% very unsure of oral cancer diagnosis. 80% do not routinely examine the oral mucosa.  More education is required at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICCs) and Potential Cost Savings and Shortened Bed Stays In an Acute Hospital Setting.

 C O’Brien, J Mc Marrow, E O’Dwyer, P Govender, WC Torreggiani

O’Brien et al describe 2404 referrals for PICC line insertion 2009-15.  During the study period the annual number of PICC insertions increased from 255 to 508 annually.

A Review Of Referral Patterns For Sagittal Synostosis In Ireland: 2008-2013

M J Berney, A McGillivary, J Caird, D J Murray

Berney et al describe 81 children with sagittal synostosis.  74% were referred before 6 months, and 26% were late referrals.  Late referral led to a more complex referral pathway.

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