RCSI Ethics Challenge
RCSIsmj Ethics Challenge 2015/2016
RCSIsmj Ethics Challenge winner 2014/15
Demographic and symptomatic predictors of incomplete bolus transit in
patients with ineffective oesophageal motility
Prevalence and risk factors for modified prescriptions in an Irish community pharmacy
Prevalence of haemoglobinopathies in the diabetic population served by Connolly Hospital
Tissue is the issue: is margin re-excision rate following breast-conserving surgery
a good quality measure?
An unexpected tumour
The hidden dangers of drug–drug interactions
Recognition and management of rumination syndrome in the paediatric population
Anthropometric screening for obesity in the Asian adult population
Premature ejaculation: current and evolving treatments
Culture, criteria and clinicians – dissecting discrepancies in the prevalence
of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
The evolutionary basis of human disease
Melatonin and cancer: it’s nothing to yawn at
Warming up to therapeutic hypothermia
Popular neurocience: the new frontier, or an exercise in misdirection?
Letting the gen(i)e out of the bottle? Genetic testing for mental illness
The doctor will tweet you now: medicine in the social media age
Asylum seeker healthcare in France: one month with the PASS Programme
A phenomenal experience
Impressions of Bahrain
Too good to be true?
Beneath Mount Everest
A View of the “war” from afar
An Act of Love by Marie Fleming with Sue Leonard
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Connolly Hospital, Dublin: evaluation
of clinical features, molecular epidemiology and risk factors to improve patient outcomes
The CQUIN dementia screening protocol for acute hospital patients aged 75 and over:
compliance and feasibility in a UK hospital
The effect of epidural insertion on blood pressure and cardiotocography
Director: Melissa Schorr
Editor-in-Chief: Natalie Achamallah
Senior Editor: Mohit Butaney
Peer review Director: Rachel Green
Assistant Peer Review Director: Ian Elliot
Senior Staff Writer: Hailey Carroll
Poornima Jaydev Menon
Peer Review Team
Koh Pei Ying
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 Patrick Dicker
Doctor Mark Murphy
Professor David Smith
Professor Arnold Hill
Professor Seamus Sreenan
Professor Noel G. McElvaney
Professor Fergal Malone
Professor Naomi McCallion
Professor Fergal O’Brien