northern ireland

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  1. ncbi Sleep complaints and risk factors for excessive daytime sleepiness in adult males in Northern Ireland
    A M Nugent
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Belfast City Hospital, Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7AB, N. Ireland
    J Sleep Res 10:69-74. 2001
  2. ncbi Access to stroke care in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: the effect of age, gender and weekend admission
    A G Rudd
    Clinical Effectiveness and Evaluation Unit, Royal College of Physicians, London, UK
    Age Ageing 36:247-55. 2007
  3. ncbi Relationship between physical activity and bone mineral status in young adults: the Northern Ireland Young Hearts Project
    C E Neville
    School of Applied Medical Sciences and Sports Studies, University of Ulster, Jordanstown, Shore Road, Newtownabbey BT37 0QB, Northern Ireland, UK
    Bone 30:792-8. 2002
  4. ncbi A survey of awareness of radiation dose among health professionals in Northern Ireland
    J A Soye
    Department of Radiology, Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, 180 Falls Road, Belfast BT126BE, Northern Ireland, UK
    Br J Radiol 81:725-9. 2008
  5. ncbi Birth prevalence of cleft lip and palate in Northern Ireland (1981 to 2000)
    T A Gregg
    Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, 180 Falls Road, Belfast, Ireland
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 45:141-7. 2008
  6. ncbi Interleukin-18 and the risk of coronary heart disease in European men: the Prospective Epidemiological Study of Myocardial Infarction (PRIME)
    Stefan Blankenberg
    INSERM U525, Faculté de Médecine Pitié Salpêtrière, Paris, France
    Circulation 108:2453-9. 2003
  7. ncbi Intergroup trust in Northern Ireland
    Tania Tam
    University of Oxford, UK
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 35:45-59. 2009
  8. ncbi Genotypes and subtypes of Cryptosporidium spp. in neonatal calves in Northern Ireland
    Heather P Thompson
    School of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Life and Health Sciences, University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, UK
    Parasitol Res 100:619-24. 2007
  9. ncbi Secular trends, disease maps and ecological analyses of the incidence of childhood onset Type 1 diabetes in Northern Ireland, 1989-2003
    C R Cardwell
    School of Medicine and Dentistry, The Queen s University of Belfast, Belfast, UK
    Diabet Med 24:289-95. 2007
  10. doi Lack of association of the heparanase gene single-nucleotide polymorphism Arg307Lys with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in patients from Northern Ireland
    P C Winter
    Leukemia 22:1629-31; discussion 1631-3. 2008

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  1. ncbi Sleep complaints and risk factors for excessive daytime sleepiness in adult males in Northern Ireland
    A M Nugent
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Belfast City Hospital, Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7AB, N. Ireland
    J Sleep Res 10:69-74. 2001
    The prevalence of sleep complaints in Northern Ireland is unknown. Sleep disruption can result in excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), with significant socioeconomic consequences...
  2. ncbi Access to stroke care in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: the effect of age, gender and weekend admission
    A G Rudd
    Clinical Effectiveness and Evaluation Unit, Royal College of Physicians, London, UK
    Age Ageing 36:247-55. 2007
    ..To determine whether access to high-quality stroke care is affected by the age or gender of the patient or by weekend admission...
  3. ncbi Relationship between physical activity and bone mineral status in young adults: the Northern Ireland Young Hearts Project
    C E Neville
    School of Applied Medical Sciences and Sports Studies, University of Ulster, Jordanstown, Shore Road, Newtownabbey BT37 0QB, Northern Ireland, UK
    Bone 30:792-8. 2002
    ..Intervention studies are warranted to determine whether peak bone density in women can be improved by participating, during childhood and adolescence, in sports activities involving high peak strain...
  4. ncbi A survey of awareness of radiation dose among health professionals in Northern Ireland
    J A Soye
    Department of Radiology, Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, 180 Falls Road, Belfast BT126BE, Northern Ireland, UK
    Br J Radiol 81:725-9. 2008
    ..assess this, a survey was conducted of the awareness of radiation dose and risk among health professionals in Northern Ireland. A questionnaire was circulated to 300 consultants and 200 junior doctors selected randomly from a range of ..
  5. ncbi Birth prevalence of cleft lip and palate in Northern Ireland (1981 to 2000)
    T A Gregg
    Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, 180 Falls Road, Belfast, Ireland
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 45:141-7. 2008
    The prevalence of cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) in Northern Ireland (NI) was last reported for 1980 through 1990...
  6. ncbi Interleukin-18 and the risk of coronary heart disease in European men: the Prospective Epidemiological Study of Myocardial Infarction (PRIME)
    Stefan Blankenberg
    INSERM U525, Faculté de Médecine Pitié Salpêtrière, Paris, France
    Circulation 108:2453-9. 2003
    ..Interleukin (IL)-18 promotes atherosclerotic plaque growth and vulnerability. It is unknown, however, whether elevations of circulating IL-18 precede the onset of coronary events in apparently healthy individuals...
  7. ncbi Intergroup trust in Northern Ireland
    Tania Tam
    University of Oxford, UK
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 35:45-59. 2009
    ..between trust and intergroup behavioral tendencies-and the potential for intergroup contact to build trust in Northern Ireland. Study 1 showed that outgroup trust mediates the impact of intergroup contact on behavioral tendencies toward ..
  8. ncbi Genotypes and subtypes of Cryptosporidium spp. in neonatal calves in Northern Ireland
    Heather P Thompson
    School of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Life and Health Sciences, University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, UK
    Parasitol Res 100:619-24. 2007
    Cryptosporidium spp. in diarrheic calves less than 30 days old from farms across Northern Ireland were examined over a year period by microscopic, genotyping, and subtyping techniques to characterize the transmission dynamics...
  9. ncbi Secular trends, disease maps and ecological analyses of the incidence of childhood onset Type 1 diabetes in Northern Ireland, 1989-2003
    C R Cardwell
    School of Medicine and Dentistry, The Queen s University of Belfast, Belfast, UK
    Diabet Med 24:289-95. 2007
    To investigate secular trends in the incidence of Type 1 diabetes in Northern Ireland over the period 1989-2003...
  10. doi Lack of association of the heparanase gene single-nucleotide polymorphism Arg307Lys with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in patients from Northern Ireland
    P C Winter
    Leukemia 22:1629-31; discussion 1631-3. 2008
  11. ncbi Cutaneous melanoma mortality starting to change: a study of trends in Northern Ireland
    Anthony Montella
    International Agency for Research on Cancer, BEC BIO, 69372 Lyon Cedex 08, France
    Eur J Cancer 45:2360-6. 2009
    ..We analysed the incidence and mortality of cutaneous melanoma (CM) in Northern Ireland. Three thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven incident cases of CM were reported to the Northern Ireland ..
  12. ncbi Physical activity patterns in 50-59 year men in France and Northern Ireland. Associations with socio-economic status and health behaviour
    A Wagner
    Laboratoire d épidémiologie et de santé publique, Faculte de Medecine, Hopitaux Universitaires, Strasbourg, France
    Eur J Epidemiol 18:321-9. 2003
    ..This study aimed to compare physical activity patterns and their associations with socio-economic status (SES) and health behaviour in two countries at contrasting risk for coronary heart disease (CHD)...
  13. ncbi Bed occupancy and turnover interval as determinant factors in MRSA infections in acute settings in Northern Ireland: 1 April 2001 to 31 March 2003
    J B Cunningham
    Faculty of Life and Health Sciences, The University of Ulster at Jordanstown, Shore Road, Newtownabbey BT37 0QB, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
    J Hosp Infect 61:189-93. 2005
    The following data were obtained from annual hospital statistics in Northern Ireland and from the Communicable Diseases Surveillance Centre (CDSC) Northern Ireland for 2001-2002 and 2002-2003: bed turnover interval (TI), percentage bed ..
  14. ncbi Fruit and vegetable consumption and bone mineral density: the Northern Ireland Young Hearts Project
    Claire P McGartland
    Northern Ireland Center for Food and Health, University of Ulster, Coleraine, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:1019-23. 2004
    ..Studies examining the relation between bone mineral density (BMD) and fruit and vegetable consumption during adolescence are rare...
  15. ncbi Snacking patterns among adolescents: a comparison of type, frequency and portion size between Britain in 1997 and Northern Ireland in 2005
    Maeve A Kerr
    Northern Ireland Centre for Food and Health, University of Ulster, Coleraine BT52 1SA, UK
    Br J Nutr 101:122-31. 2009
    ..These findings may provide scope for policy interventions to place particular emphasis on reducing typical portion sizes consumed of popular snack choices, in particular high-energy carbonated and soft drinks, among UK adolescents...
  16. ncbi Socio-economic position and coronary heart disease risk factors in youth. Findings from the Young Hearts Project in Northern Ireland
    F J van Lenthe
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Rotterdam, P.O. Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Public Health 11:43-50. 2001
    ..differentials in behavioural and biological risk factors for coronary heart disease in young people from Northern Ireland, taking into account differences in biological maturation...
  17. pmc Post-traumatic stress disorder in the context of terrorism and other civil conflict in Northern Ireland: randomised controlled trial
    Michael Duffy
    University of Ulster at Magee, Londonderry, Northern Ireland BT48 7JL
    BMJ 334:1147. 2007
    To evaluate the effectiveness of cognitive therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder related to terrorism and other civil conflict in Northern Ireland.
  18. ncbi Vitamin D status and its determinants in adolescents from the Northern Ireland Young Hearts 2000 cohort
    Tom R Hill
    Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University College, Cork, Republic of Ireland, UK
    Br J Nutr 99:1061-7. 2008
    ..and predictors of vitamin D inadequacy among a large representative sample of adolescents living in Northern Ireland (54-55 degrees N)...
  19. ncbi Research utilization and attitudes towards research among learning disability nurses in Northern Ireland
    K Parahoo
    School of Health Sciences Nursing, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
    J Adv Nurs 31:607-13. 2000
    Research utilization and attitudes towards research among learning disability nurses in Northern Ireland The current emphasis on evidence-based practice has focused attention once again on the research activities of health professionals ..
  20. ncbi Testing of bulk tank milk from Northern Ireland dairy herds for viral RNA and antibody to bovine viral diarrhoea virus
    D A Graham
    Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland, Stormont, Belfast
    Vet Rec 149:261-5. 2001
    Bulk tank milk samples collected from 929 Northern Ireland dairy herds were classified according to their geographical location, somatic cell count and milk yield...
  21. ncbi Midwives' perceptions of the use of technology in assisting childbirth in Northern Ireland
    M Sinclair
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Ulster, Shore Road, Jordanstown BT37 0QU, Northern Ireland, UK
    J Adv Nurs 36:229-36. 2001
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  22. pmc Outcome following proximal femoral fracture in Northern Ireland
    T R O Beringer
    Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast BT12 6BA
    Ulster Med J 75:200-6. 2006
    ..To study the outcome following treatment for proximal femoral fracture in elderly people...
  23. ncbi Effects of direct and indirect cross-group friendships on judgments of Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland: the mediating role of an anxiety-reduction mechanism
    Stefania Paolini
    School of Behavioural Sciences, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 30:770-86. 2004
    ..Two surveys of cross-community relationships in Northern Ireland, using a student sample (N = 341) and a representative sample of the general population (N = 735), tested ..
  24. pmc A survey of diabetes care in general practice in Northern Ireland
    C J Kenny
    Dromore Doctors Surgery, Co Down
    Ulster Med J 71:10-6. 2002
    We aimed to describe some key features of diabetes care carried out in primary care settings in Northern Ireland using a descriptive postal questionnaire survey sent to every general practice in Northern Ireland...
  25. ncbi Individual-level and group-level mediators of contact effects in Northern Ireland: the moderating role of social identification
    Nicole Tausch
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, UK
    Br J Soc Psychol 46:541-56. 2007
    ..quality of cross-community contact and intergroup attitudes (Study 1, N=166) and trust (Study 2, N=163) in Northern Ireland. The studies tested the hypothesis that the strength of group-identification moderates the importance of ..
  26. ncbi No association in frequency of KIR receptors in patients with rheumatoid arthritis from Northern Ireland
    D Middleton
    Northern Ireland Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Laboratory, City Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Tissue Antigens 69:577-82. 2007
    ..Patients and controls came from a relatively homogeneous Caucasian population from Northern Ireland, thus limiting population stratification...
  27. ncbi Frequency of occurrence of Campylobacter spp. in red meats and poultry in Northern Ireland and their subsequent subtyping using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism and the random amplified polymorphic DNA method
    R H Madden
    Food Science Department Food Microbiology, Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland, Belfast, Northern Ireland UK
    J Appl Microbiol 84:703-8. 1998
    Sampling of lamb (n = 100) and beef (n = 100) carcasses in abattoirs in Northern Ireland produced no evidence of Campylobacter spp...
  28. pmc Improvement in neonatal intensive care in Northern Ireland through sharing of audit data
    J Jenkins
    Department of Child Health, Queen s University Belfast, Institute of Clinical Science, Belfast, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 14:202-6. 2005
    ..At the time of initiation of this project no system for collection and analysis of neonatal data existed in Northern Ireland.
  29. pmc Zoonotic infections in Northern Ireland farmers
    C F Stanford
    Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Epidemiol Infect 105:565-70. 1990
    Evidence of past zoonotic infection was investigated serologically in randomly selected Northern Ireland farmers. The percentage of farmers with antibody was: Brucella abortus (0.7), Leptospira interrogans serovars (8...
  30. ncbi Barriers to increasing fruit and vegetable intakes in the older population of Northern Ireland: low levels of liking and low awareness of current recommendations
    Katherine M Appleton
    School of Psychology, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, UK
    Public Health Nutr 13:514-21. 2010
    To investigate barriers to increasing fruit and vegetable (f + v) intakes in a large sample of the older population of Northern Ireland (NI), in relation to current intakes.
  31. ncbi Clustering of biological risk factors for cardiovascular disease and the longitudinal relationship with lifestyle of an adolescent population: the Northern Ireland Young Hearts Project
    J W Twisk
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Medical Faculty, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Cardiovasc Risk 6:355-62. 1999
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  32. pmc Past it? HIV and older people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
    Sarah Dougan
    Health Protection Agency, Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, London, UK
    Epidemiol Infect 132:1151-60. 2004
    ..reach older age, and future increases in numbers of older individuals living with HIV in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (E,W&NI) are expected...
  33. pmc Epidemiological study of E. coli O157:H7 isolated in Northern Ireland using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE)
    Miyuki Watabe
    Northern Ireland Public Health Laboratory, Department of Bacteriology, Belfast City Hospital, Lisburn Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Ulster Med J 77:168-74. 2008
    In Northern Ireland over the last 7 years, there is a mean of 41.9 laboratory reports per annum of human gastrointestinal infection (range 19-54) caused by Escherichia coli O157:H7. In the preceding years 1992-1996, reports were 5...
  34. ncbi Assessing job satisfaction and stress among pharmacists in Northern Ireland
    Laura McCann
    School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7BL, UK
    Pharm World Sci 31:188-94. 2009
    The pharmacy profession in Northern Ireland (NI) is currently experiencing major changes in practice development...
  35. ncbi A comparison of three methods for the isolation of Arcobacter spp. from retail raw poultry in Northern Ireland
    Roisin Scullion
    Food Science Department, Queen s University of Belfast, Newforge Lane, Belfast BT9 5PX, Northern Ireland
    J Food Prot 67:799-804. 2004
    ..Retail poultry samples (n = 50) were obtained from supermarkets in Northern Ireland; the European Community license number was recorded to ensure sample diversity...
  36. ncbi Metabolic syndrome and coronary heart disease risk in a population-based study of middle-aged men from France and Northern Ireland. A nested case-control study from the PRIME cohort
    V Bataille
    INSERM U558, Department of Epidemiology, CHU Toulouse, France
    Diabetes Metab 32:475-9. 2006
    ..Our results add further evidence that MetS is predictive of CHD risk in middle-aged men from Northern and Southern Europe, and highlight differences between the three definitions studied...
  37. ncbi Awareness, treatment and control of hyperlipidaemia in middle-aged men in France and northern ireland in 1991-1993: the PRIME study. Prospective epidemiological study of myocardial infarction
    Pedro Marques-Vidal
    INSERM U558, Faculte de Medecine Purpan, Toulouse, France
    Acta Cardiol 57:117-23. 2002
    ..To assess how well screening and preventive measures are implemented in the general population...
  38. ncbi The low prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysm in relatives in Northern Ireland
    S A Badger
    Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Centre, Belfast City Hospital, Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7AB, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 34:163-8. 2007
    ..Relatives of previous AAA patients have been suggested as one such group. The aim of this study was therefore to determine the prevalence of AAA in relatives of previous patients in Northern Ireland.
  39. ncbi "The walls were so damp and cold" fuel poverty and ill health in Northern Ireland: results from a housing intervention
    Niamh Shortt
    The Institute of Geography, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    Health Place 13:99-110. 2007
    ..the findings from an evaluation of a fuel poverty programme in the Armagh and Dungannon Health Action Zone in Northern Ireland. Focusing on a rural community, it adds to the debate surrounding the hidden nature of rural fuel poverty...
  40. ncbi The changing visual profile of children attending a regional specialist school for the visually impaired in Northern Ireland
    Julie McClelland
    Vision Science Research Group, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Ulster, Coleraine, Co Londonderry BT52 1SA, UK
    Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 27:556-60. 2007
    ..To investigate the changing profile of children attending a special school for visually impaired children over a 30-year period...
  41. ncbi Gastrinomas and the change in their presentation and management in Northern Ireland, UK, from 1970 to 1996
    C J Larkin
    Department of Medicine, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, N Ireland, UK
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 10:947-52. 1998
    ..The advent of proton pump inhibitors has ensured symptom control in those for whom total tumour removal is impossible. Owing to improved survival, metastatic complications are often associated with patient mortality...
  42. ncbi Trends in candidemia and antifungal susceptibility in a university hospital in Northern Ireland 2001-2006
    L Metwally
    Department of Medical Microbiology, The Royal Hospitals, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    J Infect 55:174-8. 2007
    ..To describe the species distribution and antifungal susceptibility trends for documented episodes of candidemia at the Royal Hospitals, Belfast, 2001-2006...
  43. ncbi Discrimination of isolates of Mycobacterium bovis in Northern Ireland on the basis of variable numbers of tandem repeats (VNTRs)
    R A Skuce
    Bacteriology Branch, Veterinary Sciences Division, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland, Stormont, Belfast BT4 3SD
    Vet Rec 157:501-4. 2005
    ..of the established PCR-based spoligotyping technique by using a panel of 461 isolates of M bovis prevalent in Northern Ireland. The VNTR assay discriminated 40 different profiles, the most prevalent of which constituted 21 per cent of ..
  44. ncbi Evidence for the co-existence of separate strains or species of Ligula in Lough Neagh, Northern Ireland
    P D Olson
    Department of Zoology, The National History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, UK
    J Helminthol 76:171-4. 2002
    ..the large subunit domains D1-D3 were sequenced and compared in parasites from these fish from Lough Neagh, Northern Ireland, together with a single specimen from minnow (Phoxinus phoxinus) from Wales...
  45. ncbi Skin cancer trends in Northern Ireland and consequences for provision of dermatology services
    S E H Hoey
    Department of Dermatology, Royal Group of Hospitals, Belfast, UK
    Br J Dermatol 156:1301-7. 2007
    ..The incidence of skin cancer, both melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC), is rising throughout the world. The evaluation of trends in skin cancer will allow better planning of the future development of skin cancer services...
  46. ncbi Smoking and peer groups: results from a longitudinal qualitative study of young people in Northern Ireland
    Barbara J Stewart-Knox
    Northern Ireland Centre for Food and Health NICHE, University of Ulster, UK
    Br J Soc Psychol 44:397-414. 2005
    ..adolescent children aged 11-12 years (N = 102) within youth clubs based in economically deprived areas of Northern Ireland, and then followed up on two occasions during the subsequent 3 years (N = 51/39)...
  47. ncbi An evaluation of an adapted U.S. model of pharmaceutical care to improve psychoactive prescribing for nursing home residents in northern ireland (fleetwood northern ireland study)
    Susan M Patterson
    Clinical and Practice Research Group, School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:44-53. 2010
    To test the effect of an adapted U.S. model of pharmaceutical care on prescribing of inappropriate psychoactive (anxiolytic, hypnotic, and antipsychotic) medications and falls in nursing homes for older people in Northern Ireland (NI).
  48. ncbi Risk associated with animals moved from herds infected with brucellosis in Northern Ireland
    L A Stringer
    Veterinary Epidemiology Unit, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Northern Ireland, Dundonald House, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
    Prev Vet Med 84:72-84. 2008
    ..in order to assess the control measures for eradication of brucellosis from the cattle population of Northern Ireland. Using recorded cattle movement data, a historical cohort study was designed and carried out to quantify the ..
  49. ncbi Incidence of Mycobacterium paratuberculosis in raw sheep and goats' milk in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
    I R Grant
    Department of Food Science Microbiology, The Queen s University of Belfast, Newforge Lane, Belfast BT9 5PX, UK
    Vet Microbiol 79:123-31. 2001
    ..raw sheep and goats' milk samples (90 goat, 14 sheeps) from bulk tanks on farms throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland was carried out over a 5-month period (January-May 1998) in order to determine the incidence of Mycobacterium ..
  50. ncbi Epidemiology of bovine brucellosis in Northern Ireland between 1990 and 2000
    D A Abernethy
    Veterinary Service, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dundonald House, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 3SB
    Vet Rec 158:717-21. 2006
    Between 1990 and 2000, 317 herds of cattle in Northern Ireland were identified as being seropositive to Brucella abortus, and 68 per cent of them were attributed to transmission from neighbouring herds or to local spread...
  51. ncbi Battle on the home care front: perceptions of home care workers of factors influencing staff retention in Northern Ireland
    Geraldine Fleming
    Causeway Health and Social Services Trust, Ballymoney, Country Antrim, Northern Ireland
    Health Soc Care Community 15:67-76. 2007
    ..The present study was based in a health and social services trust in Northern Ireland, and was designed to explore the growing problem of retention of HCWs from their own perspective...
  52. pmc Trends in blood pressure over 10 years in adolescents: analyses of cross sectional surveys in the Northern Ireland Young Hearts project
    David Watkins
    Department of Child Health, Queens University of Belfast, Institute of Clinical Science, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast BT12 6JB
    BMJ 329:139. 2004
    To examine secular trends in blood pressure over a 10 year period between two representative cohorts of adolescents from Northern Ireland.
  53. ncbi Prevalence of legionella waterline contamination and Legionella pneumophila antibodies in general dental practitioners in London and rural Northern Ireland
    C L Pankhurst
    Division of Oral Medicine, Guy s, King s St Thomas Dental Institute, Guy s Campus, London SE 9RT
    Br Dent J 195:591-4; discussion 581. 2003
    ..prevalence of legionellae in dental unit waterlines (DUWL) in general dental practices in London and rural Northern Ireland and whether the organism occurs at a high enough frequency and magnitude in DUWL to represent a threat to ..
  54. ncbi Religious affiliation and mortality in Northern Ireland: beyond Catholic and Protestant
    Dermot O'Reilly
    Epidemiology and Public Health, Queen s University, Mulhouse Building, Belfast, UK
    Soc Sci Med 66:1637-45. 2008
    There has been little recent research in Europe exploring the relationship between religion and health. In Northern Ireland previous analysis has tended to divide the population dichotomously as Catholic and Protestant, ignoring the ..
  55. ncbi Prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in residents and staff in nursing homes in Northern Ireland
    Naomi S Baldwin
    Clinical and Practice Research Group, School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, UK
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:620-6. 2009
    ..the prevalence of, and factors associated with, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization in residents and staff in nursing homes in one geographically defined health administration area of Northern Ireland.
  56. ncbi A comparative study of elderly suicides in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland: trends over time and age-associated trends
    Ajit Shah
    Ageing, Ethnicity and Mental Health, International School for Communities, Rights and Inclusion, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
    Int Psychogeriatr 21:581-7. 2009
    ..The elderly population size in the U.K. and its constituent countries is increasing. Traditionally, suicide rates increase with aging...
  57. ncbi Moderately elevated plasma homocysteine, methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase genotype, and risk for stroke, vascular dementia, and Alzheimer disease in Northern Ireland
    Stephen P McIlroy
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Stroke 33:2351-6. 2002
    ..Variation in the levels of this amino acid has been shown to be due to nutritional status and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) genotype...
  58. ncbi Physical activity and coronary event incidence in Northern Ireland and France: the Prospective Epidemiological Study of Myocardial Infarction (PRIME)
    Aline Wagner
    Laboratoire d épidémiologie et de santé publique, Strasbourg, France
    Circulation 105:2247-52. 2002
    ..of angina pectoris and hard coronary events (myocardial infarction and coronary deaths) was examined in Northern Ireland and France at contrasting risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) and with different physical activity patterns.
  59. ncbi Frequent cannabis use among 14/15 years old in Northern Ireland
    Patrick McCrystal
    Institute of Child Care Research, School of Sociology Social Policy and Social Work, Queens University Belfast, Belfast BT9 5BY, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
    Drug Alcohol Depend 88:19-27. 2007
    ..Amongst a survey of 3919 young people at school year 11 in Northern Ireland (aged 14/15 years) 142 reported daily cannabis use...
  60. ncbi Pestiviral infections in sheep and pigs in Northern Ireland
    D A Graham
    Veterinary Sciences Division, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland, Stoney Road, Stormont, Belfast BT4 3SD
    Vet Rec 148:69-72. 2001
    Serological surveys were carried out to determine the prevalence of pestiviral infections in sheep and pigs in Northern Ireland. Sera from 918 ewes in 92 flocks from 10 regions were tested by ELISA for antibodies to border disease virus ..
  61. ncbi A Census-based longitudinal study of variations in survival amongst residents of nursing and residential homes in Northern Ireland
    Mark McCann
    Queen s University Belfast, Centre for Public Health, Mulhouse, Royal Hospitals Site, Grosvenor Road, Belfast, BT12 6BJ, UK
    Age Ageing 38:711-7. 2009
    ..despite the intensive services provided to residents of care homes, information on death rates is not routinely available for this population in the UK...
  62. ncbi Carbonated soft drink consumption and bone mineral density in adolescence: the Northern Ireland Young Hearts project
    C McGartland
    Northern Ireland Centre for Diet and Health, University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland
    J Bone Miner Res 18:1563-9. 2003
    ..Owing to the upward trend in CSD intake in adolescence, this finding may be of concern...
  63. pmc The winged chariot and the iron cages
    Norman P S Campbell
    Royal Group of Hospitals Trust, Grosvenor Road, Belfast, BT12 6BA
    Ulster Med J 75:178-84. 2006
  64. ncbi Frequency of fruit and vegetable consumption and coronary heart disease in France and Northern Ireland: the PRIME study
    Luc Dauchet
    Monica Lille, INSERM U 508, Institut Pasteur de Lille, 1 rue du Prof Calmette, 59019 Lille, France
    Br J Nutr 92:963-72. 2004
    ..intake and CHD risk in two European populations with contrasting cardiovascular incidence rates; France and Northern Ireland. The present prospective study was in men aged 50-59 years, free of CHD, who were recruited in France (n 5982)..
  65. ncbi Patient cost-benefits of realtime teledermatology--a comparison of data from Northern Ireland and New Zealand
    A M Oakley
    Department of Dermatology, Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand
    J Telemed Telecare 6:97-101. 2000
    ..3 h for those seen at the hospital. The results of the present study, as in a similar study conducted in Northern Ireland, show that the economic benefits of teledermatology favour the patient rather than the health-care system.
  66. ncbi Prevalence of over-the-counter drug-related overdoses at Accident and Emergency departments in Northern Ireland--a retrospective evaluation
    M Wazaify
    Clinical and Practice Research Group, The School of Pharmacy, The Queen s University of Belfast, Belfast, UK
    J Clin Pharm Ther 30:39-44. 2005
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  67. ncbi Commercialisation of regenerative human tissue: regulation and reform in Australia and England, Wales and Northern Ireland
    Sonja Brown
    J Law Med 14:339-59. 2007
    ..tissue is regulated by the common law, statute and ethical guidelines in Australia and England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This article examines the regulatory regimes in these jurisdictions and considers whether reform is required ..
  68. ncbi Lung cancer survival in Northern Ireland
    A T Gavin
    N Ireland Cancer Registry, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Queen s University, Belfast
    Ir Med J 96:237-40. 2003
    Lung cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer in Northern Ireland. Survival, and factors which could influence survival, were examined for the 4,458 patients diagnosed with lung cancer from 1992 to 1996...
  69. ncbi The impact of the internet on the practice of general practitioners and community pharmacists in Northern Ireland
    Brian McCaw
    School of Pharmacy, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, UK
    Inform Prim Care 15:231-7. 2007
    ..an insight into the use of the internet for practice-related purposes by community pharmacists and general practitioners (GPs) in Northern Ireland, and to gather information about their experiences relating to patients and the internet.
  70. pmc Occurrence of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in untreated water in Northern Ireland
    Lynne Whan
    Department of Food Microbiology, Queen s University of Belfast, Belfast BT9 5PX, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
    Appl Environ Microbiol 71:7107-12. 2005
    ..A limited survey was undertaken in Northern Ireland to test for M. avium subsp...
  71. ncbi Irish-1 and Irish-2: UK epidemic meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains associated with Northern Ireland
    H M Aucken
    Laboratory of HealthCare Associated Infection, Specialist and Reference Microbiology Division, Health Protection Agency, London, UK
    J Hosp Infect 63:170-8. 2006
    ..isolates with one of two characteristic phage patterns have been referred to the authors' laboratory from Northern Ireland. These strains were designated 'Irish-1' and 'Irish-2'...
  72. ncbi Potentially malignant oral lesions in northern Ireland: a 20-year population-based perspective of malignant transformation
    C G Cowan
    School of Dentistry, Queen's University Belfast, Royal Group of Hospitals, Grosvenor Road, Belfast BT12 6BP, Northern Ireland
    Oral Dis 7:18-24. 2001
    ..More effective management strategies will require the development of tissue markers to enhance early detection...
  73. ncbi Tracking of nutrient intakes in adolescence: the experiences of the Young Hearts Project, Northern Ireland
    P J Robson
    Northern Ireland Centre for Diet and Health NICHE, University of Ulster, UK
    Br J Nutr 84:541-8. 2000
    ..09) in the girls' diets. In conclusion, the poor to fair tracking observed in this cohort suggests that individual dietary patterns exhibited at 12 years of age are unlikely to be predictive of energy and nutrient intake at age 15 years...
  74. ncbi Acute gastroenteritis in northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland: a telephone survey
    E Scallan
    Food Safety Authority of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
    Commun Dis Public Health 7:61-7. 2004
    ..A study of acute gastroenteritis in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland surveyed 9,903 people by telephone over the 12-month period from December 2000 to ..
  75. pmc Substance abuse in pregnancy: opioid substitution in a northern Ireland maternity unit
    Sandra Mawhinney
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Antrim Area Hospital, 45 Bush Road, Antrim BT41 2RL, United Kingdom
    Ulster Med J 75:187-91. 2006
    An increase in illicit drug use in Northern Ireland may well have links to the resolution of political conflict, which started in the mid 1990s...
  76. ncbi Effectiveness of the school dental screening programme in stimulating dental attendance for children in need of treatment in Northern Ireland
    M Donaldson
    Division of Paediatric, Preventive and Public Health Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 29:143-9. 2001
    ..05). CONCLUSION: School dental screening was capable of stimulating dental attendance. The strong effect among the lowest socio-economic group shows that school dental screening may be used to decrease dental health inequalities...
  77. ncbi The use of assessment scales in Old Age Psychiatry Services in England and Northern Ireland
    S Reilly
    School of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    Aging Ment Health 8:249-55. 2004
    ..of the range and prevalence of standardized scales used within Old Age Psychiatry Services in England and Northern Ireland, reported by 73% of old age psychiatrists...
  78. ncbi Mortality estimates in the elderly burn patients: the Northern Ireland experience
    M F Khadim
    Northern Ireland Plastic and Maxillofacial Service, Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, 17 Gortin Park, Off Kings Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
    Burns 35:107-13. 2009
    ..f.=1, p<0.005). In conclusion, our experience has shown better survival in the elderly than was expected. This we mainly attribute to an aggressive therapy approach including admission to the intensive care unit and early surgery...
  79. pmc Early experience with chronic hepatitis C in Northern Ireland: epidemiology and response to monotherapy
    N I McDougall
    The Liver Unit, Royal Victoria Hospital, 1st Floor, East Wing, Grosvenor Road, Belfast
    Ulster Med J 73:25-31. 2004
    ..The epidemiology of HCV and its response to treatment in Northern Ireland has not been described before...
  80. ncbi Physiotherapy management of low back pain: a survey of current practice in northern Ireland
    Jacqueline H Gracey
    School of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Ulster at Jordanstown, Northern Ireland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:406-11. 2002
    ..A questionnaire survey of physiotherapists treating low back pain...
  81. ncbi Retrospective analysis of serum and nasal mucus from cattle in Northern Ireland for evidence of infection with influenza A virus
    D A Graham
    Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland, Stormont, Belfast
    Vet Rec 150:201-4. 2002
    ..Attempts to isolate influenza A virus from nasal mucus or swab samples from 142 cattle from 46 cases of respiratory disease and/or milk drop syndrome by passage in embryonated specific pathogen-free eggs were unsuccessful...
  82. ncbi Research and development in a Northern Ireland trust
    Michele Glacken
    Trinity College, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, University of Dublin, Ireland
    Nurs Stand 16:33-7. 2002
    A cross-sectional survey was carried out with the aim of ascertaining the perceived research and development (R&D) capacity of an integrated trust in Northern Ireland.
  83. ncbi The CTLA4+49A/G and CT60 polymorphisms and chronic inflammatory arthropathies in Northern Ireland
    V Suppiah
    Applied Genomics Research Group, School of Pharmacy, McClay Research Centre, The Queen s University of Belfast, Belfast BT9 7BL, Northern Ireland, UK
    Exp Mol Pathol 80:141-6. 2006
    ..00001 and 0.030 for comparison of RA and JIA patients with controls, respectively). Our results suggest that the CTLA-4 gene is involved in predisposition to inflammatory arthropathies in the Northern Irish population...
  84. ncbi Feeding preferences and attitudes to breastfeeding and its promotion among teenagers in Northern Ireland
    Jacinta Greene
    University of Ulster
    J Hum Lact 19:57-65. 2003
    b>Northern Ireland has one of the lowest breastfeeding initiation rates in the world...
  85. ncbi Isolation and antimicrobial sensitivities of Kluyvera spp. from humans in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, 2005-2006
    Berit Muller-Pebody
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 30:371-2. 2007
  86. pmc 'Doctor--when can I drive?'--Advice obstetricians and gynaecologists give on driving after obstetric or gynaecological surgery
    Sanjaya Kalkur
    Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Welwyn Garden City AL7 4HQ
    Ulster Med J 76:141-3. 2007
    ..We then carried out a questionnaire survey of 99 gynaecologists in Northern Ireland. We have identified wide variation in clinical practice, and advocate a United Kingdom wide survey and ..
  87. ncbi Five-year incidence of angina pectoris and other forms of coronary heart disease in healthy men aged 50-59 in France and Northern Ireland: the Prospective Epidemiological Study of Myocardial Infarction (PRIME) Study
    P Ducimetiere
    INSERM U258, Hopital Paul Brousse, Villejuif, France
    Int J Epidemiol 30:1057-62. 2001
    ....
  88. ncbi Prevalence of psychiatric disorder and the need for psychiatric care in Northern Ireland. Population study in the District of Derry
    Pamela McConnell
    Ross Thomson Unit, Causeway Hospital, 4 Newbridge Road, Coleraine BT52 1HS, Northern Ireland
    Br J Psychiatry 181:214-9. 2002
    This is the first report on the epidemiology of psychiatric disorders and needs for psychiatric treatment in the District of Derry, Northern Ireland.
  89. ncbi Patient satisfaction with realtime teledermatology in Northern Ireland
    M A Loane
    Institute of Telemedicine and Telecare, Queen s University, Belfast, UK
    J Telemed Telecare 4:36-40. 1998
    Teledermatology consultations were organized between two health centers and two hospitals in Northern Ireland using low-cost videoconferencing equipment. A prospective study of patient satisfaction was carried out...
  90. ncbi Fertility of dairy cows in Northern Ireland
    C S Mayne
    Agricultural Research Institute of Northern Ireland, Hillsborough, County Down
    Vet Rec 150:707-13. 2002
    ..was established on the milk production and reproductive performance of dairy cows in 19 selected herds in Northern Ireland, varying in size, management system and genetic merit...
  91. ncbi Mutations in keratin K9 in kindreds with epidermolytic palmoplantar keratoderma and epidemiology in Northern Ireland
    S P Covello
    Epithelial Genetics Group, Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Invest Dermatol 111:1207-9. 1998
    ..The point prevalence of EPPK in Northern Ireland was found to be 4.4 per 100,000...
  92. ncbi Isolation and characterisation of circoviruses from pigs with wasting syndromes in Spain, Denmark and Northern Ireland
    G M Allan
    Veterinary Sciences Division, Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland, Stormont, Belfast, UK
    Vet Microbiol 66:115-23. 1999
    ..These PCV isolates were found to be antigenically and genomically similar to previously reported isolates of PCV from pigs with wasting disease (PCV2), but distinct from the isolate of PCV from continuous PK/15 cell cultures (PCV1)...
  93. pmc The epidemiology of severe sepsis in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, 1996 to 2004: secondary analysis of a high quality clinical database, the ICNARC Case Mix Programme Database
    David A Harrison
    Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre ICNARC, Tavistock House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HR, UK
    Crit Care 10:R42. 2006
    ..We interrogated a high quality clinical database to examine trends in the incidence and mortality of severe sepsis over a nine-year period...
  94. ncbi Community-living nonagenarians in northern ireland have lower plasma homocysteine but similar methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase thermolabile genotype prevalence compared to 70-89-year-old subjects
    I M Rea
    Cardiovascular Research Centre, The Queen s University of Belfast, Belfast, UK
    Atherosclerosis 149:207-14. 2000
    ....
  95. ncbi Selective migration from deprived areas in Northern Ireland and the spatial distribution of inequalities: implications for monitoring health and inequalities in health
    Dermot O'Reilly
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, The Queen s University of Belfast, Belfast, BT12 6BJ Northern Ireland, UK
    Soc Sci Med 57:1455-62. 2003
    ..This paper examines the population movement between small areas in Northern Ireland in the year prior to the 1991 census as well as the geographical distribution of migrants to Northern Ireland ..
  96. ncbi The epidemiology of peritonsillar abscess disease in Northern Ireland
    Brendan C Hanna
    Department of ENT, Antrim Area Hospital, 45 Bush Road, Antrim, UK
    J Infect 52:247-53. 2006
    1. To describe the epidemiology of peritonsillar abscess disease in Northern Ireland. 2. To describe the impact of the nature of microbiological sampling on culture results.
  97. pmc The Human Tissue Act (2004), anatomical examination and the importance of body donation in Northern Ireland
    Samantha J Taylor
    Division of Basic Medical Sciences Anatomy, School of Medicine and Dentistry, The Queen s University of Belfast, Whitla Medical Building, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7BL, United Kingdom
    Ulster Med J 76:124-6. 2007
  98. pmc Parenteral penicillin for children with meningococcal disease before hospital admission: case-control study
    Anthony Harnden
    Department of Primary Health Care, Institute of Health Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford OX3 7LF Abstract
    BMJ 332:1295-8. 2006
    ..To explore the impact on mortality and morbidity of parenteral penicillin given to children before admission to hospital with suspected meningococcal disease...
  99. ncbi Quality assurance and UK nurse education
    Richard Hogston
    School of Health and Community Care, Leeds Metropolitan University
    Nurs Stand 20:41-7. 2006
    ..To evaluate the quality assurance model for nursing education in the United Kingdom (UK) for the first nine months after the inception in 2002 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)...
  100. ncbi Investigating variations in infant mortality in England and Wales by mother's country of birth, 1983-2001
    Aleks Collingwood Bakeo
    Office for National Statistics, London, UK
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 20:127-39. 2006
    ..The leading cause of infant death among babies of mothers born in Pakistan and Bangladesh was congenital anomalies...
  101. ncbi 'Here There Be Monsters': the public's perception of paedophiles with particular reference to Belfast and Leicester
    Kieran McCartan
    Department of Psychology, Astley Clarke Building, University of Leicester LE1 7RH
    Med Sci Law 44:327-42. 2004
    This research study sought to investigate the public perception of paedophiles. It was undertaken in Belfast (Northern Ireland) and Leicester (England) in an attempt to determine whether or not regional variations existed in relation to ..

Research Grants14

  1. MOLECULAR GENETICS OF SCHIZOPHENIA
    Richard Straub; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..pedigrees in 37 facilities covering over 90% of the relatively homogeneous population of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The linkage sample contains 264 pedigrees and DNA from 1,404 individuals...
  2. Design and analysis of adaptive multistage genetic association studies
    Edwin van den Oord; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The goal of this project is to develop a flexible framework for designing these studies in a cost-effective way and optimize subsequent replication efforts. ..
  3. A genome-wide association study to detect genetic variation for schizophrenia
    Edwin van den Oord; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We attempt to contribute to the rigorous evaluation of the common disease/common genetic variant model for schizophrenia, which is key to further understand its pathophysiology and develop effective treatments. ..
  4. 1/5-The Psychiatric GWAS Consortium: Integrated & Coordinated GWAS Meta-Analyses
    Patrick Sullivan; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Finally, the PGC proposes to abide as fully as possible with the NIH's GWAS data sharing policies and we provide a detailed data sharing plan and timetable. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  5. Major Depression: Stage 1 Genomewide Association in Population-Based Samples
    Patrick Sullivan; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This is arguably the best and most comprehensive sample collection for MDD in the world. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  6. Axis I & Axis II Psychiatric Disorders in Norwegian Twin
    Kenneth Kendler; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This study has the capacity to address several key and largely unanswered empirical questions about PDs, the answers to which will be critical for proposed revisions in DSM-V. ..
  7. Replication of Schizophrenia Associations in CATIE
    Patrick Sullivan; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We believe that the results of our study will be highly informative and are essential to the field at this critical juncture in the hunt for genes mediating liability to schizophrenia. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  8. GENETIC & ENVIRONMENT DETERMINANTS OF SMOKING CESSATION
    Patrick Sullivan; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  9. DETECTING SUSCEPTIBILITY LOCI FOR RECURRENT DEPRESSION
    Patrick Sullivan; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  10. The Epidemiology of Mood, Anxiety and Alcohol Disorder
    Kenneth Kendler; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  11. MARITAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT
    E Cummings; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  12. 2/2 A genome-wide association study to detect genetic variation for schizophrenia
    Patrick F Sullivan; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Case-finding efforts could be greatly improved and we could learn far more about how this devastating disease develops. ..
  13. Microarrays & Proteomics in MZ Twins Discordant for CFS
    Patrick Sullivan; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..If successful, this work could lead to profound changes in the understanding of CFS and resolution of some attendant controversies. ..