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Haemochromatosis

A look at the incidence, diagnosis and treatment of Ireland’s most common genetic blood disorder Haemochromatosis is a genetic disorder where an excessive amount of iron is absorbed from the diet, leading to progressive iron loading of parenchymal cells in the liver, pancreas, heart, joints and other organs. Iron build-up is caused by the deficient…

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Biosimilars in non-Hodgkin lymphoma

A review of the use of biosimilar rituximab in non-Hodgkin lymphoma, using Irish data The anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody rituximab is a well-known therapeutic agent used across many medical specialities. It first came to prominence in 1997 following its US FDA-led approval as an intravenous formulation for the treatment of relapsed or refractory, low-grade or follicular…

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Gathering together to tackle cancer

Sandra Ryan provides an overview of this year’s Gathering around Cancer Conference, which was held in Dublin recently This year’s Gathering around Cancer event — now in its seventh year — in the Croke Park Convention Centre brought together hundreds of cancer specialists from both Ireland and the US to hear the latest evidence-based updates…

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Epilepsy — an overview

An update on the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of epilepsy and the latest Irish research in the area Epilepsy is the collective term for a large group of anatomical and functional disorders of the brain, characterised by repeated seizures; brief episodes of involuntary movement that may involve a part of or the entire body. In…

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Symptom management in multiple sclerosis — back to basics

Significant advances have been made in recent years in terms of disease-modifying treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). A large number of new treatments are now available, which can prevent clinical relapses, new lesions on imaging, and as evidence suggests, significantly delay time to progressive disease. However, treatments frequently only have a minimal effect on the…

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New national clinical guidelines on ovarian and oesophageal cancer

Two new national clinical guidelines for oncology were launched this year Earlier this year Minister for Health Simon Harris launched two new national clinical guidelines to help healthcare professionals with the diagnosis, staging and treatment of patients with oesophageal or oesophagogastric junction (OGJ) cancer, and the diagnosis and staging of patients with ovarian cancer. The…

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Prostate cancer – the Irish picture

Priscilla Lynch looks at the current prevalence of prostate cancer in Ireland and the work of the Irish Prostate Cancer Outcomes Research (IPCOR) project Prostate cancer is one of the most commonly-diagnosed cancers in Ireland and accounts for almost 30 per cent of the total number of cancers diagnosed in men (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer).…

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Current approaches to risk assessment and management in breast cancer

Approximately one-in-nine women in Ireland will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives, while the incidence rate in men is approximately one-in-1,000. Breast cancer incidence rates are increasing worldwide, from 550,000 in 1975 to over two million in 2018. This increase is partly because people are living longer and their risk increases with…

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Exploring psychiatry and conflict

In advance of the upcoming College of Psychiatrists of Ireland Winter Conference, which is themed ‘psychiatry and conflict’, College President Dr John Hillery spoke to Sarah Gallagher about his expectations for the meeting and the challenges facing the specialty The good news is that young doctors now want to train in psychiatry in Ireland “and…

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Diagnosis and management of COPD in 2019

This article reviews the diagnosis, classification and treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) based on the 2019 Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) guidelines. The content identifies the key features of COPD recognition and diagnosis and recommends an approach to the management of COPD which considers treatable traits, as well…

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