RCSIsmj Vol 5 Cover
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Director’s Welcome
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RCSI Prize
RCSIsmj Ethics Challenge 2012/2013
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Where student research fails
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RCSI Ethics Challenge
RCSIsmj Ethics Challenge winner 2011/2012
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Original Articles
Clinically relevant perioperative neurological events during transcatheter aortic valve implantation compared to high-risk open aortic valve replacement: results from prospective randomised data
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Knockdown of interleukin-8 in airway epithelial cells
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Optimising weight loss outcomes in bariatric surgery patients: the role of physical activity
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Percutaneous transluminal carotid artery angioplasty and stenting
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A survey of chartered physiotherapists’ knowledge and current clinical practice regarding concussion in sport
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Inhibition of the IGF signalling pathway in MDA-MB-231 triple-negative breast cancer cells
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Case Reports
A child with Chédiak-Higashi and trisomy 21 syndromes
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Grade IV arteriovenous malformation
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Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube-associated metastasis in pharyngo-oesophageal malignancy
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Review Articles
Ethical review: The Screening Scale for Paedophilic Interests predicts recidivism among adult sex offenders with child victims, by Seto et al.
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Facial transplantation: where it is now and its future in reconstructive surgery
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Immune senescence and cardiovascular morbidity as a result of chronic cytomegalovirus infection
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The age of cyberchondria
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Staff Reviews
Treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children
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The state of mental health among Irish prisoners
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Physician house calls – a solution for the elderly?
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Yoga for back pain: a physiotherapy perspective
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RCSI perspective
‘Pull yourself together’: stigma of mental illness in Ireland
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The general practitioner-drug representative interaction: an ethical perspective
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Development of gene-activated matrices for bone tissue regeneration
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Characterising an aromatase inhibitor-resistant breast cancer cell line
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2011-2012 Staff

Executive Committee
Director: Rowena Almeida
Vice-Director: Neil Fennelly
Chief Editor: Anas Sarhan
Senior Editor: Eoin Kelleher
Junior Editor: Ramia Jameel

Specialist Team
Web Designer: Mary Ma
Sponsorship Coordinator: Waasil Kareem
International Liaison‐Education Officer: Naude du Plessis

Peer Review Team
Director: Jennifer Jones
Director: Mark Schwindt
Alexander Constas
David Casey
Fatema Mewa
Julian Davis
Ken Liu
Melissa Schorr
Noorin Walji
Odai Sinokrot
Omar El Kawkgi
Peter Staunton
Rebecca Wolfe
Shane Murphy
Valerie Curren
Vincent Siu

Staff Writers
Emily Ratzlaff
Kala Annamalai
Nasrin Samji
Samantha Davis
Sarah Pilon

Public Relations
Director: Lowla Al‐Obaid
Chinedum Arize
Hani Kawar
Sami Backley

Profesor David Smith for his generous support and time dedicated to the RCSIsmj Ethics Challenge.
Professor Ronán M. Conroy

The Alumni Office and Lousie Sherwin
Profesor Gerry McElvaney and the Department of Medicine

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