RCSIsmj Vol 6 Cover
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Director’s Welcome
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RCSI Ethics Challenge
RCSIsmj Ethics Challenge 2013/2014
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RCSIsmj Ethics Challenge winner 2012/2013
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Original Articles
A comparison of staged and concurrent neo-adjuvant chemoradiotherapy in resectable locally advanced oesophageal carcinoma
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An audit of patients currently using legally acquired cannabis as a means of managing chronic pain
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Investigation of host and pathogen responses to oestrogen in cystic fibrosis
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The inflammatory cellular constituents of foetal and infant leptomeninges – a survey of hospital-based autopsies without trauma
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The differences in attitudes and beliefs among smokers and ex-smokers regarding the benefits of smoking cessation in Ireland
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PAR-4 – a novel marker of luminal A breast cancer – is down-regulated by the steroid receptor co-activator SRC-1
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Case Reports
Atherosclerosis-induced aortic coarctation: a case report
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The key is in the details: a case of disseminated histoplasmosis
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Review Articles
The MMR vaccine and autism
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A potential cure for multiple sclerosis: the promising role mesenchymal stem cells play in the reparative process
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Total ankle arthroplasty: the future of orthopaedic surgery?
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Deep brain stimulation for the treatment of movement disorders
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Development of a three-dimensional patient-specific brain model with a pineal region tumour and hydrocephalus for neuroendoscopic simulation and training
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Research Update
Changing perspectives on Alzheimer’s disease
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Staff Reviews
The abuse of stimulant drugs within the medical education setting
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Modulating the cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator – breaking the basic defects
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Female genital mutilation and the healthcare professional in Ireland
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Sensory stimulation in the treatment of neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia
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Why are Irish doctors emigrating?
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Elective Report
The warm heart of Africa
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Book Review
Bad Pharma: How drug companies mislead doctors and harm patients by Ben Goldacre
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Post-translational regulation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase by testosterone in the mouse penis
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RCSIsmj Last Laugh
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2012-2013 Staff

Executive Committee
Director: Anas Sarhan
Director: Neil Fennelly
Executive Secretary: Rawan Alnaeimi

Editorial Team
Editor-in-Chief: Eoin Kelleher
Senior Editor: Melissa Schorr

Staff writers
Senior Staff Writer: Yoshihiro Katsuura
Elizabeth Ahern-Flynn
Lava Chalikonda
Rami Jameel
Tara Rajiyah

Education Officer
Sami Backley

Vincent Siu

Sponsorship Co-ordinator
Waasil Kareem

Public Relations
Director: Lolwa Al-Obeid
Ahmad Bazarbashi
Benjamin Goh
Chinedum Arize
Moyser Mulla

Peer Review Team
Director: Mark Schwindt
Assistant Director: Conor Cox
Aine McCarthy
Alexander Johnston
Alexandra Ostaszewski
Daniel Cherfan
Jennifer Galley
Kevin May
Kimberly Ng
Owen Keane
Peter Staunton
Poornima Menon
Rebecca Wolfe
Sarah Pradhan
Valerie Curren

Professor Ronán M. Conroy for the time and encouragement he has given to the RCSIsmj Journal Club.
Professor McElvaney and the Department of Medicine, and Louise Sherwin and the Alumni Office, for their sponsorship.
Professor McGee and the Dean’s Office for their sponsorship.

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