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Management of urogynaecological conditions during Covid-19

This article from the International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) provides a framework for the management of women with common urogynaecological conditions during the current pandemic, which has resulted in a reduction in urogynaecological services This document provides guidance for contingency planning for individual healthcare practitioners to mitigate the effects of reductions in human interactions and physical…

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Prostate cancer: An overview

Prostate cancer incidence in Ireland is currently one of the highest rates in Europe Irish statistics show that one-in-seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Excluding non-melanoma skin cancer, prostate cancer is the leading cause of cancer in men internationally. It accounts for 30 per cent of all newly-diagnosed cancers in…

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Stroke in Ireland: The new National Stroke Strategy 2020-2025

Prof Rónán Collins, Clinical Lead with the HSE National Stroke Clinical Programme, speaks to Priscilla Lynch about the new national stroke strategy and ongoing improvements in stroke outcomes in Ireland The new HSE National Stroke Strategy 2020-2025 is due to be published imminently, and includes a range of measures aimed at further improving stroke outcomes…

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Inflammatory bowel disease and Covid-19

Guidance for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) services relating to Covid-19 Background To help guide IBD services across the country during the Covid-19 outbreak, the National Clinical Programme in Gastroenterology and Hepatology has outlined information and advice below. In as much as is possible, we have linked to the most recent national guidance documents. Please check…

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Involuntary psychiatric admission in Ireland

A detailed overview of the involuntary psychiatric admission process in Ireland and the supporting legislation There were 17,000 psychiatric admissions in Ireland in 2018, of which 2,225 were on an involuntary basis, according to the Health Research Board. As a result, 13.1 per cent of all admissions and 13.7 per cent of first admissions were…

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To ACE or not to ACE: The Covid question

ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers are some of the most-used drugs in clinical practice and they have come into increased focus regarding safety of use during the current Covid-19 crisis. Dr Sam Kant explores the origins of this debate and future directions Uncertain times can spawn many theories, often unfounded. As we face an…

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HPV vaccination: The facts

There is currently no specific treatment for HPV infection so vaccination is paramount in the prevention of HPV-related illnesses There are more than 100 known varieties of human papillomavirus (HPV) and approximately 80 per cent of people will get a HPV infection during their lifetime. Globally, HPV is the most common sexually-transmitted infection. Most HPV…

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Hepatitis C care at the National Drug Treatment Centre — almost 30 years on

Case report Tommy is a 39-year-old drug user from Dublin. He first injected heroin 20 years ago and has suffered from schizophrenia since his late teens. He first sought treatment for his drug use 15 years ago and has been maintained on a methadone programme at the National Drug Treatment Centre since 2005. Over the…

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College will continue to advocate for people with mental illness at this time of crisis

President of the Irish College of Psychiatrists Dr William Flannery outlines the College’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic These are worrying times for our patients, our families and ourselves. I believe that by our continued collaboration with each other and the wider health system, we will get through this crisis. With continued confidence in the…

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How to protect your mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic

In an extract from his new e-book, Prof Brendan Kelly advises on ways to cope with the psychological strain of these extraordinary times Coronavirus presents the world with two problems. The first problem is the illness caused by the new coronavirus itself, Covid-19. The second problem is the anxiety and panic that the virus triggers…

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