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Faculty Editor’s Message welcome
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RCSI on the Inside
Working to secure the future: an interview with RCSI CEO Michael Horgan
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The Dublin Hospitals Rugby Cup – the oldest trophy in world rugby
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RCSI People
The complete doctor: Abraham Colles
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A surgical pioneer: an interview with Sir Ara Warkes Darzi, KBE
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Original articles
Inhibition of cyclooxygenase-2 and amphiregulin reduces cell proliferaetion in a colorectal cancer cell line
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The effect of optimising clinical performance measures on outcomes in haemodialysis patients
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Case reports
PICA aneurysms: case report and review of the literature
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FDG-PET in thyroid papillary carcinoma: a case report
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Review articles
Surgical review: Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES):  the future of surgery
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Medical review: State-of-the-art drug detection in sport
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Obstetrics and gynaecology review: Vaccination of children and teenagers to prevent cervical cancer
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Essential Radiology
Traumatic intracranial bleeds
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In a nutshell

Reviews of interesting clinical trials published in international journals during 2007
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Future Views
All issues are communication issues: an interview with IMO President Dr Paula Gilvarry
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Engineering, science and medicine: transforming healthcare
Thinking globally, acting locally: the future of medical education
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Medicine, film, and literature – the purpose and benefits of including medical humanities in medical education
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Military psychiatry: a social and clinical examination of shellshock and post-traumatic stress disorder
A mental battle against HIV: it’s not as simple as black or white
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Ethics of embryonic stem cell research in Ireland
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The land below the wind – Kota Kinbalu, Malaysia
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Neurosurgery in Dublin – Beaumont Hospital, Dublin
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Unforgettable African experience – Mombasa, Kenya
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Eastern medicine – Guandong Province, China
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Entertainment reviews
Film review: Sicko
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Book review: Look Me in the Eye: My life with Asperger’s
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Book review: The Bitter Pill – An Insider’s Shocking Exposé of the Irish Health System
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Game review: Trauma Center: Second Opinion
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Vitamin D deficiency in photosensitive lupus patients’ and, Sharing Control: a study of user involvement in methadone maintenance in primary care
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Malnutrition and anaemia in the labour and community children of Mumbai, India; and, Management of acute head injury in Cypriot accident and emergency department: implications of NICE CT guidelines
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Staff for the 2007-2008 Issue

Director: Gavin Falk
Vice-Director: Laura Cullen
Faculty Editor: Professor Tom Fahey

Editorial committee
Gavin Falk – founding editor
Clara Boyd – chief editor
Erik G Pearson
Kristl Vidya Dorschner
Brian Corley
Amy Bagatto

Peer reviewers
The editorial committee
Lianne Mclean
Wei Lyn Chung – Penang
Zeeshan Ijaz – RCSI-MUB
Janso Padickakudi
Matthew Tam
Buthaina Bin Turkeya

Editorial advisors
Professor Tom Fahey
Ann Marie Hardiman
Antonia Hart
Teddy Wayne

Advertising and Posters
Clara Boyd
Kristl Vidya Dorschner

Jessica Olivier

Website design and maintenance
Sanford Kong

Staff Advisors
Professor Tom Fahey
Dean Cathal J Kelly
Professor Arnold DK Hill
Professor Gerry McElvaney
Professor Fergal Malone
Professor Geraldine MacCarrick
Professor Michael Farrell
Ms Louise Sherwin
Dr Brian Boyd – UCLA
Dr Frances Meagher
Dr Alice McGarvey
Mr Fintan Foy
Dr Kate Johnson
Mr Michael Horgan
Professor William Shannon – Penang
Professor David Whitford – RCSI-MUB
Professor Walter Prendiville
Mr William Robb
Dr Paul Byrne
Dr Shivani Gupta
Mary O’Doherty

RCSI Alumni Association
in particular Ms Louise Sherwin
Allied Irish Bank
Dr Ann Heffernan

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