R S Prichard
Affiliation: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
- Focal thyroid incidentalomas identified with whole-body FDG-PET warrant further investigationR S Prichard
St Vincent s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4
Ir Med J 104:177-9. 2011..13%, with an associated malignancy rate of at least 33% in focal thyroid uptake. The high malignancy rate associated with focal thyroid uptake mandates further investigation in medically fit patients...
- Physician's initial impression of elderly breast cancer patients allows appropriate treatment stratification despite lack of quantitative assessmentR S Prichard
St Vincent s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4
Ir Med J 103:314-6. 2010..26 respectively (p = 0.001). The scores for the CIRS were 8.93 and 22.68 (p = 0.001). This study has demonstrated that physician's "gut feelings' are often correct in identifying patients who may benefit from primary hormone therapy...
- A study of pre-operative type and screen in breast surgery: improved efficiency and cost savingR S Prichard
Surgical Professorial Unit, Department of Surgery, University College Hospital Galway, Galway, Ireland
Ir J Med Sci 180:513-6. 2011..The aim of this study was to ascertain whether pre-operative blood typing is justified in patients undergoing surgical procedures with an intermediate transfusion probability...
- Role of bone scan in addition to CT in patients with breast cancer selected for systemic stagingD P McCartan
Departments of Surgery, St Vincent s University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
Br J Surg 103:839-44. 2016..The aim of this study was to evaluate the additional diagnostic yield from isotope bone scanning when added to CT staging of the thorax, abdomen and pelvis (CT-TAP) in patients with newly diagnosed breast cancer...
- A comparison of clinical-pathological characteristics between symptomatic and interval breast cancerB Meshkat
Department of Breast Surgery, St Vincent s Healthcare Group, Elm Park, Dublin 4, Ireland Electronic address
Breast 24:278-82. 2015..The aim of this study was to evaluate known prognostic features of screen detected breast cancers compared to interval breast cancers...
- Is there a requirement for axillary lymph node dissection following identification of micro-metastasis or isolated tumour cells at sentinel node biopsy for breast cancer?D P Joyce
Department of Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland
Surgeon 10:326-9. 2012....
- A Positive Node on Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Predicts Higher Nodal Burden Than a Positive Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Breast CarcinomaM R Boland
The Department of Breast and Endocrine Surgery, St Vincent s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4, Ireland
World J Surg 40:2157-62. 2016..The aim of this study was to compare nodal burden in patients with positive USFNAC and a positive SLNB...
- The surgical management of Spitz naevi and atypical spitzoid neoplasms: A review of the literatureD P Joyce
Department of Surgery, Beaumont Hospital and Royal College of Surgeons, Beaumont Road, Dublin 9, Ireland
Surgeon 11:205-9. 2013..The article also examines the controversy which surrounds the role of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) and completion lymph node dissection in the management of melanocytic proliferations with Spitz differentiation. ..
- The prevention of breast cancerR S Prichard
Surgical Professorial Unit, St Vincent s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4, Ireland
Br J Surg 90:772-83. 2003..Primary prevention, therefore, offers the best chance of making a major impact on outcome...
- Quality of life after immediate breast reconstruction and skin-sparing mastectomy - a comparison with patients undergoing breast conserving surgeryH M Heneghan
Department of Surgery, National University of Ireland, Clinical Science Institute, Galway, Ireland
Eur J Surg Oncol 37:937-43. 2011..Our primary aim was to assess patient's quality of life after IBR, compared to a matched group undergoing breast conservation. We also investigated the oncological safety and morbidity associated with immediate reconstruction...
- The role of molecular staging in malignant melanomaR S Prichard
Department of Surgery, St Vincent s University Hospital, University College Dublin, Elm Park, Dublin 4, Ireland
Eur J Surg Oncol 29:306-14. 2003..Secondly, to assess whether the detection of such minimal disease has clinical implications for patients with melanoma...
- Ultrasound predictors of malignancy in indeterminate thyroid nodulesM L Matthey-Gie
Department of Breast and Endocrine Surgery, St Vincent s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4, Ireland
Ir J Med Sci 183:633-7. 2014..If a definitive diagnosis could be accurately predicted pre-operatively, the most appropriate surgical procedure could be performed at the initial operation...
- Malignant melanoma: factors affecting the surgical interval from excision biopsy to definitive surgical managementM R Boland
Departments of General Surgery, St Vincent s Healthcare Group, Elm Park, Dublin 4, Ireland
Ir J Med Sci 184:511-5. 2015..The aim of this study was to determine the SI between DEB and definitive surgery and elucidate factors associated with delays in management of malignant melanoma...
- Axillary nodal burden in primary breast cancer patients with positive pre-operative ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration cytology: management in the era of ACOSOG Z011M R Boland
Department of Breast Surgery, St Vincent s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4, Ireland Electronic address
Eur J Surg Oncol 41:559-65. 2015..The aims of this study were to quantify nodal burden in patients with positive pre-operative AUS/FNAC and identify patients who may have been able to avoid an axillary clearance (ALND) based on ACOSOG Z011 criteria...
- Pregnancy associated breast cancerM Makgasa
Department of Surgery, University College Hospital Galway, Galway
Ir Med J 102:314-7. 2009..3%) of the PABC patients. At median follow up of 36 months, there was a single mortality and two patients (17%) had developed recurrent disease. All children are healthy with no deformity or learning disability...
- Changing patterns of thyroid carcinomaB Dijkstra
Department of Surgery, St Vincent s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4, Ireland
Ir J Med Sci 176:87-90. 2007..To assess changing trends in histological types of thyroid cancer in an Irish hospital over the past 30 years...
- Emergency appendicectomy in the era of laparoscopy: a one-year auditZ Al Hilli
Department of Colorectal Surgery, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
Ir J Med Sci 178:473-7. 2009..Appendicectomy for acute appendicitis is the commonest emergency surgical operation. With widespread acceptance of minimal access surgery most appendicectomies are now performed laparoscopically...
- Running in the family: A rare diagnosis of familial papillary thyroid cancerL O'Connell
Department of Endocrine Surgery, St Vincent s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4, Ireland Electronic address
Int J Surg Case Rep 16:64-6. 2015..Familial forms of the disease demonstrate more aggressive features than sporadic non-medullary thyroid cancer...
- Postmastectomy radiotherapy: indications and implicationsS M Walsh
Department of Breast Surgery, St Vincent s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4, Ireland
Surgeon 12:310-5. 2014..Many of these women are offered immediate reconstruction. Postmastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT) is indicated in some cases, but is associated with side-effects, including its impact on the reconstructed breast...
- The role of thyrotropin suppression in patients with differentiated thyroid carcinomaJ Deasy
Department of Surgery, St Vincent s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4
Ir Med J 103:202-5. 2010..However, this must be carefully weighed against the potential detrimental side-effects of long-term sub-clinical hyperthyroidism...
- Positron emission tomography for staging and management of malignant melanomaR S Prichard
Department of Radiology, St Vincent s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4, Ireland
Br J Surg 89:389-96. 2002..The development of metastases is unpredictable, but prognosis is linked directly to the initial stage at diagnosis. Positron emission tomography (PET) can allow the detection of malignant cells at a relatively early stage...