Literature Reviews



What is the Evidence for Endoscopic Therapy for Pain Relief in Chronic Pancreatitis? 

Autoimmune Encephalitis: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment

HPV-associated Oropharyngeal Cancer: A Distinct Clinical Entity

Open vs laparoscopic hernia repair for unilateral inguinal hernia, are there better outcome with development in skills?

“Go mór i mbéal an phobail” – antidepressants and their effects on the mouths of the public.

Prevalence of Non-Prescribed Drug Use in Hospital Patients Assessed by Urine Toxicology Testing 


Bone Remodelling in Space: A Review


An Oncologists Dilemma: How to Effectively Eliminate CNS Cancers in Children with Radiation Therapy Whilst Preserving Cognitive Function?


Anaesthetic Awareness: A Past, Present and Future Challenge

Autoantibodies to the NMDA Receptor in Schizophrenia: A Literature Review

Discretionary Medical Cards: Ethical Considerations

Targeted Drug Therapies for BRAF Mutated Tumours

Should Psoriasis Patients be Screened for Heart Disease?

PSA I Love You: Prostate Cancer Screening in Ireland


What the PHECC- An Introduction to Pre-Hospital Emergency Care

To Never Know Heartbreak – Fetal Cardiac Intervention to Treat Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

The Pavlik Harness as Treatment for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip

Preoperative Fasting- Closing the Gap Between Theory and Practice

Neurosurgical Treatment of Moyamoya Disease- Bypass Surgery for the Brain

Neural Prostheses for Restoring Memory – Looking to the Future

At a Time of Change


Dolls as an Alternative Therapy for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Sufferers

Headache Surgery

Treatment of periodontal disease improves glycaemic control in Type-1 and Type-2 diabetics- a literature review

Sleeping Sickness and the Issue with its Animal Models


Atopy and HIV. Do Basophils Play a Role in Both?

Therapeutic Hypothermia for Neuroprotection After Out-of Hospital Cardiac Arrest- Too Cool for School?

Taming the Escalating Costs of Ireland’s Community Drugs Schemes

The Long-QT Syndrome: a Silent Killer

The Cervical Cancer Vaccine in Ireland- Well Worth the Wait

Tako-Tsubo Cardiomyopathy- The “Broken Heart Syndrome”

Optimising Secondary Prevention- Effect of Cardiac Tehabilitation Duration on Cardiovascular Risk Profile Modification

New Neurons in the Adult Hippocampus- Hope or hype?

Hyponatraemia- Pathophysiology, Treatment and Future Directions


Multiple Myeloma- Pathogenesis and Treatments

Multiple Sclerosis- The Most Common Neurological Disorder of Young Adults

Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement

Physiotherapy in the Integrated Approach to Management of Deviated Gait Patterns in Cerebral Palsy

An Insight into the Great Debate on Hormone Therapy- are its Effects on Breast Density the Link to Breast Cancer Development?

Application of Robotic Surgical Systems in Paediatric Surgery

Bee Venom Therapy- a Sting in the Tale of Rheumatoid Arthritis?


A Vision for the Future- Pathology and Emerging Treatments of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Gene Polymorphisms in the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System and Breast Carcinogenesis- Is There a Connection

The Modern Methods in the Surgical Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of the Orofacial Region- A Review of the Literature

Treatment of Basal Cell Carcinoma- A Focus on the Role of Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Vitamin B12 Deficiency- Causes, Evaluation and Treatment


Peripheral Nerve Injury and Repair

Sleep and REM Behaviour Disorder- Much More than Sleep Walking

Statins- A review of benefits and risks

Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes

The Link Between Breastfeeding & Asthma – Tenuous or Trustworthy

The Role of Bariatric Surgery in the Resolution of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Treatment of edentulous patients using implant supported mandibular overdentures improves quality of life

A Look at Oral Cancer – Specifically Tongue Cancer

Into the Silence- Working with Autism


Nature or Nurture- A Review of the Aetiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Statins- the future of Alzheimer’s disease treatment?

The Aetiology and Management of Gastric Carcinoma in Japan

The Changing Pattern of Homicide in Ireland

The Extent and Implications of Poly-drug Use in Ireland

The Obesity Epidemic

The Pharmacoeconomics of Proton Pump Inhibitors Prescribing in Ireland

Colorectal Cancer Screening- mainstay of prevention

Diabetes- is patient knowledge the key to self-management


HIV – A Dental Perspective

Hysterectomy for Benign Gynaecological Disease- A Comparison of Methods

The Management of Gastro-oesophageal Reflux in Infants

A Review of the Neurodevelopmental Hypothesis of Schizophrenia

Childhood Guillain-Barré Syndrome- Comparing Intravenous Immunoglobulin Treatment with Supportive Care

Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia- Molecular Abnormalities and Treatment Options


Oesophageal Carcinoma- A Review

How might Operative Dentistry be a Threat to the Pulp?

Pharmacological and Biological Circadian Therapy in Alzheimer’s Disease

Prescription of Combined HRT in Non-Hysterectomised Women in General Practice

Subcloning and Transformation of a Portion of the Gene Encoding the ISG-75 N-terminal Domain of Trypanosoma brucei

A New Method to Quantify Mitral Regurgitation

Cardiovascular Complications of HIV Infection


Multiple Sclerosis Review of Disease Modifying Therapies

Resistance of Microbial Cells to Antimicrobial Agents by Efflux

The Complications of Jejunostomies in the Post-op Period

An Investigation into the Suitability of Ordering D-dimers for Patients with Suspected DVT in the A&E at Waterford Hospital

Aphasia Do we Understand its Impact

Beta Blockers and Heart Failure

Controversy in the management of Achalasia Cardia

Huntington’s Disease- Pathogenesis and Treatment


Penetrating Abdominal Trauma

Sickle Cell Disease in Pregnancy A New Consideration for the Irish Obstetric and Neonatal Service

Why is Retreatment Less Successful than Conventional Root Canal Treatment?

Anti Tumour Necrosis Factor-alpha Therapy in Crohn’s Disease Clinical and Health Economic Aspects

Barret’s Oesophagus



Colorectal Cancer Screening For An Asymptomatic Patient – Colonoscopy or Sigmoidoscopy

Genetic Testing

Mechanisms of Signal Transduction in Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome

The Ketogenic Diet- Healthy or Harmful- A Review In Light Of Its Renewed Popularity

The Pelvic Floor and Urinary Incontinence

Traditional Practices In Postnatal Care- The Malay Community In Malaysia

A Study of Bicycle Helmet Use and Bicycle Safety In Dublin

Acute Abdominal Pain In Children- Is It Intussusception

AIDS Vaccine Trials- Ethical Ramifications and Policy Implications For Developing Countries

Cat Eye Syndrome

Cervical Screening- What is the Evidence to Support the Introduction of a National Cervical Screening Programme


Teaching Anatomy Using Multimedia

The Role of the Family in Schizophrenia

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia- A Review

CML, A Paradigm Of Malignancy- New Developments In The Treatment Of Haematological Malignancies

Congenital Toxoplasmosis- Value of Antenatal Screening and Current Prenatal Treatment