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Are you suffering from burnout without realising it?

Burnout is no joke and in all probability, most of us have suffered from it at some intermittent stages in our lives. The consequences for ourselves, the people closest to us and ultimately the patients you care for are significant and there is an onus on every healthcare professional to be aware of the sometimes…

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Opulence on wheels

Morgan Flanagan Creagh writes about track days, training and six-figure luxury at the Mondello BMW Driving Experience I had the good fortune of being whisked off to Mondello Park by BMW for the Irish press reveal of the new 7-Series and X7 SUV. While I was there, they also put me behind the wheel of…

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The Gander 27 May 2019

The Medical Independent blog takes a look at the more unconventional niches in science and research Here’s the rub on sunscreen toxins A small-scale study has found that when sunscreen creams are used regularly, even for one day of frequent use, their active ingredients are absorbed into the user’s bloodstream at levels that indicate the…

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ISG to host important debate on direction of gastroenterology

The Irish Society of Gastroenterology (ISG) Summer Meeting will feature an important discussion on the future direction of the specialty, as well as scientific presentations on latest treatment advances, President Prof Laurence Egan told Catherine Reilly Members of the Irish Society of Gastroenterology (ISG) have overwhelmingly stated their wish to focus exclusively on gastroenterology and…

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Addressing common urinary issues

This article provides a clinical overview of common genito-urinary issues, including urinary incontinence and urinary retention Urinary incontinence Urinary incontinence is defined as an involuntary loss of urine that is objectively demonstrable and a social or hygienic problem. Depending on the cause, patients may have symptoms of urinary frequency, nocturia, urgency, dribbling, or dysuria. Classifications…

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Clinical considerations in urinary catheterisation

Dr Niall F Davis provides a comprehensive overview on iatrogenic complications, indications, technique and future perspectives in catheter-related technologies Urethral catheterisation (UC) is routinely performed in hospital and community settings, with ≤25 per cent of hospitalised patients catheterised during their inpatient stay. All newly-qualified doctors are expected to be safe, confident, and competent at performing…

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Fifth Annual John Fitzpatrick Irish Genitourinary Cancer Conference (JFIGCC)

Ms Clare O’Connell and Mr Peter E Lonergan report on the highlights of the 2019 JFIGCC in Dublin The John Fitzpatrick Irish Genitourinary Cancer Conference (JFIGCC) is now in its fifth year, and attracts world leaders in urological oncology. Internationally-renowned faculty from Canada, the US, Sweden, France, the UK and Ireland delivered updates on the…

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Embracing a new-found Mass appeal

Dr Sarah Fitzgibbon describes the journey of how, despite being an atheist, she began going to Mass again and what she took from the experience Freezing, biting wind, a scratchy, beveiled headband on home-cut hair, beautiful princess shoes getting splashed by muddy puddles. Holy Communion days have changed utterly, and yet remain exactly the same.…

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