RCSIsmj Volume 9: 2015-2016
RCSI Ethics Challenge
RCSIsmj Ethics Challenge 2016/2017
RCSIsmj Ethics Challenge winner 2015/16
A rare case of post-gastric bypass hypoglycaemia
Kicking up a cytokine storm: an unusual presentation of Castleman’s disease
Toxic shock syndrome complicated by necrotising fasciitis: back to basics
A missed coarctation
Exploring the views of healthcare professionals on increasing smoking cessation advice for patients
An investigation of responsiveness to PI3K inhibition in breast cancer cells expressing high levels of androgen receptor
Epidemiological evaluation of rotavirus burden and potential impact of vaccination in Uganda
The history, mystery, and management of fibromyalgia
The road to the gold standard: whole genome sequencing in the clinic
Continuous glucose monitoring: a sweet deal for paediatric type 1 diabetes
I eat, therefore I am: the gut-brain axis and appetite control
The artificial womb: bridging the gap between embryo culture and the incubator
Antibiotics in the 21st century: a fight against a familiar foe
Watch this space: bringing medicine beyond Earth’s boundaries
Sharing and caring? Open access vs closed doors
Empathy is the new black
A global responsibility
The future of surgery or a robotic waste of money?
A future of anaesthesia?
The blunt truth: can marijuana fund better healthcare?
Senior staff writer Daniel O’Reilly interviews Dr.Michael Webb, Medical Director of Ulster Rugby
Nepal: a country shaken
The mass approach
Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh and When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales from Neurosurgery by Frank Vertosick Jr.
Oestrogen receptor gene mutations in endocrine-resistant breast cancer
Director: Natalie Achamallah
Editor-in-Chief: Mohit Butaney
Senior Editor: Jenna Geers
Peer review Director: Ian Elliot
Assistant Peer Review Director: Corey Nixon
Senior Staff Writer: Daniel O’Reilly
Peer Review Team
Gemma Wright Ballester
Thank you to RCSI Alumni for their continued support to us as students – providing career advice, acting as mentors, enabling electives and research, and supporting the publication of the RCSIsmj since its inception in 2008.
We, as today’s generation of students and tomorrow’s generation of alumni, are very grateful for this ongoing support.
A special thanks to Professor David Smith for the time and encouragement he has given to the RCSIsmj Ethics Challenge.
We would also like to thank the Dean, Professor Hannah McGee, for her sponsorship, and Margaret McCarthy in the Dean’s Office for her constant endorsement and assistance.
The RCSIsmj was extremely privileged to have a number of professors and clinicians involved in this year’s journal club. We would like to thank the following for their support of, and participation in the journal club, and to express our appreciation of the time, knowledge and expertise
they shared with us:
Doctor Mark Murphy
Doctor Afif El-Khuffash
Professor Kieran Murphy
Professor Seamus Sreenan
Professor Noel G. McElvaney
Professor Arnold Hill
Professor Fergal Malone