Case Reports

Cannabis Oil in an Irish Children’s Critical Care Unit

P. Fennessy, L. Murphy, S. Crowe

Fennessy et al report a 5 year child receiving cannabis oil for refractory epilepsy.  It was obtained by her parents from the US.  When she was admitted to hospital for a tonsillectomy, the treated team were unaware that she was on this treatment.  An administration regime was agreed in order that the cannabis oil could be continued while she was in the hospital.


A Life-Saving Palsy: Hereditary Neuropathy with Liability to Pressure Palsies (HNPP) Presenting as Hand Weakness During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training

H. Hughes1, N. Tubridy1, S. Connolly2

Hughes et al describe a case of transient hand weakness that developed during CPR training.  It was secondary to neuropraxia of the distal ulnar nerve with a background demyelinating peripheral neuropathy.  A diagnosis of hereditary neuropathy was subsequently confirmed.  The weakness resolved spontaneously.  The authors urge that the condition be considered when a mononeuropathy occurs following repetitive physical pressure.