Issue 32 Summer 2016
The Research & Education Foundation Sligo University Hospital Research & Education
Foundation Sligo University Hospital
CONTENTS: • Recent publications • Research Seed Grant Scheme launched • Upcoming Events • Call for Abstracts • News from the Sligo Medical Academy • Library news
NEWSLETTER International publication award for study supported by REF Seed Grant Pauline Kent, Smoking Cessation Officer at SUH and the research team involved in a study on smoking cessation in pregnancy at SUH has won the “Outstanding Scientific Article Award” at the Health Promoting Hospital (HPH) Awards 2016. The award winning publication “Smoking
cessation in pregnancy: An observational study” was published in Clinical Health Promotion 2015; 5: 43-8. The study was also nominated for a Saolta Staff Recognition award in the research category in 2015. Pauline Kent, SUH Smoking Cessation Officer pictured with Miriam Gunning, HSE Tobacco Free CamThe publication award was accepted on pus Lead Pauline Kent’s behalf at the International Health Promoting Hospital Conference The Foundation provided additional sup2016 at Yale University campus in New port to the study including data analysis Haven, Connecticut on June 7 2016. and assistance in the publication process. The study was part funded by a Research The International Network of Health ProSeed Grant from the Research & Educamoting Hospitals & Health Services is a tion Foundation. It was conducted at SUH "network of networks" and is made up of with involvement of the Smoking Cessamore than 700 hospital and health service tion Service and midwives at the Antenamembers in more than 40 countries. tal clinic at Sligo University Hospital.
Men’s Health Event in Sligo The Research & Foundation marked International Men’s Health Week by hosting a local Men’s Health Event on June 14 2016. The Event took place at Sligo Part Hotel and featured talks on Obstructive Sleep Apnea (Dr. K Finan, SUH); Heart Disease and Prevention (Dr. D Murray, SUH); Erectile Dysfunction and sexually transmitted HIV (Prof. W Dinsmore, RVH Belfast); Migraine and other headache disorders (Dr. K Murphy, SUH). Staff from SUH provided health checks for participants and Dr. John Williams chaired the evening. Thank you to everyone involved and Roche Diagnostics for sponsoring Cholesterol Testing kits.
Health Checks included BP, Cholesterol, BMI, CO and Lung Function tests
Recent publications Recent publications by SUH and SMHS staff: Adamis D, Meagher D, O'Neill D, McCarthy G. The utility of the clock drawing test in detection of delirium in elderly hospitalised patients. Aging & Mental Health [serial online]. September 2016;20(9):981-986 Muresan M, Adamis D, Murray O, O'Mahony E, McCarthy G. Delirium, how does it end? Mortality as an outcome in older medical inpatients. International Journal Of Geriatric Psychiatry [serial online]. April 2016;31(4):349-354. Adamis D, Meagher D, Williams J, Mulligan O, McCarthy G. A systematic review and meta-analysis of the association between the apolipoprotein E genotype and delirium. Psychiatric Genetics [serial online]. April 2016;26(2):53-59. Leonard M, McInerney S, Meagher D, et al. Comparison of cognitive and neuropsychiatric profiles in hospitalised elderly medical patients with delirium, dementia and comorbid delirium-dementia. BMJ Open [serial online]. March 8, 2016;6 (3):e009212. Al Maksoud A, Ahmed I. Advanced rectal cancer in a long-term Hartmann's pouch: a forgotten organ revisited. BMJ Case Reports [serial online]. January 28, 2016;2016
Heelan K, McKenna D. A survey of oral medicine education, training and practice among dermatologists in the UK and Ireland. British Dental Journal [serial online]. January 15, 2016;220(1):17-20. Kent P et al; Smoking cessation in pregnancy: An observational study; Clin Health Promot 2015; 5:43-8 Al Maksoud A, Ahmed I. Rotation flap to cover a large defect on the dorsum of the hand. Journal Of Surgical Case Reports [serial online]. October 31, 2015;2015(11) Adamis D, Meagher D, McCarthy G, et al. Evaluating attention in delirium: A comparison of bedside tests of attention. Geriatrics & Gerontology International [serial online]. September 29, 2015 Al Maksoud A, Ahmed A, O'Donnell N. Obstructive eosinophilic gastroenteritis in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis. BMJ Case Reports [serial online]. August 11, 2015;2015 Healy D, Doyle D, Walsh S, et al. Systematic Review and MetaAnalysis on the Influence of Surgeon Specialization on Outcomes Following Appendicectomy in Children. Medicine [serial online]. August 2015;94(32):e1352.
Joyce C, Duff G, McKenna D, Regan P. Malignant Melanoma Arising in Red Tattoo Ink. Archives Of Plastic Surgery [serial online]. July 2015;42 (4):475-477. Moore S. Medication absorption for patients with an ileostomy. British Journal Of Nursing (Mark Allen Publishing) [serial online]. March 11, 2015;24(5):S12-S15. Murphy, M, McGloughlin, M, & Walkin, S 2015, 'The 'general checkup' in the asymptomatic adult—a study of GPs in the North West of Ireland', The European Journal Of General Practice, 21, 1, pp. 58-62 Mayooran, N, O'Cathain, E, Bresnihan, M, & Patil, N 2015, 'KikuchiFujimoto disease: an unusual cause of neck swelling in pregnancy', BMJ Case Reports, 2015 Adetunji, A, Healy, D, O'Donnell, N, Davitt, S, & O'Hanrahan, T 2015, 'Adult intussusception caused by myoepithelial hamartoma in the small bowel: A case report', International Journal Of Surgery Case Reports, 8C, pp. 92-95 Al Maksoud, A, & Ahmed, A 2015, 'Left Amyand's hernia: An unexpected finding during inguinal hernia surgery', International Journal Of Surgery Case Reports, 14 pp. 7-9
Research Seed Grant Scheme 2016 The Research Seed Grant Scheme 2016 is a R&E Foundation award scheme for health research projects within any discipline and with involvement of Sligo University Hospital.
Grants can cover costs associated with equipment, consumables and dissemination. The scheme will not cover postgraduate fees, IT equipment, conference attendance and salaries.
The purpose of the Research Seed Grant Scheme is to facilitate smallscale and pilot research projects in any health care discipline in the Sligo University Hospital catchment area. The Foundation, in association with SUH, is making available a total of €10,000 this year, with a maximum of €2,500 for each grant. Projects seeking funding must have some involvement with SUH Hospital.
The application form and further information on eligibility is available on the Foundation website at www.ref-sligo.ie. Deadline for submission of applications is October 7 2016. Successful applicants will be announced at the 17th Annual Research Conference on Friday November 25 2016.
Previous grant recipients
Sligo Medical Academy Update
Latest news from the Dean Dr. Ger McCarthy
It is been a very busy year for Sligo Medical Academy! The new facility opened on level 7/8 with the Official Launch by Minister for Health Leo Varadkar in February 2016. The students are delighted with the new facility which was much needed. There are 70 students from year 3, 4 and 5 attending each year and the lecture room, clinical skills lab and small teaching rooms are working well. This semester the students are from year 3 and 4. Many spent the summer on overseas electives volunteering in third world countries with VSA (Voluntary Services Abroad). Thanks to everyone for buying all the buns at the various cake sales & supporting the Masquerade Ball in Kilronan Castle this year (the biggest ever) to make this happen. Sligo hosted the fourth med exams again this year which went very well, examining 140 students from Sligo, Donegal and Castlebar. For the first time we held the final medical exams here in Sligo for 48 students. I see some have returned already to work here as Interns. It is great to see so many former students working in the hospital in various departments. Welcome back! The largest ever graduating class from NUI Galway graduated in June with 65 Sligo Academy graduates among the 220 students. We hosted an open day for local secondary schools 6th year students in April and plan future events this coming year jointly with the Hospital.
Have you downloaded the Dynamed Plus and Clinical Key apps yet?
Minister Leo Varadkar at launch of Sligo Medical Academy Facility February 2016
The research programme and Special Study Modules continue to grow with excellent research outputs and a number of HRB and Wellcome Trust summer grants awarded. Students continue to support the REF events. Once again thanks to all in Sligo University Hospital for all your ongoing support. I would especially like to thank Liz Cavanagh, our excellent Administrator for all her hard work in what has been a very busy year! I would also like to thank our Strand Leads, Consultants, NCHDs and all the SUH staff as well as our ten Tutors for all their support, their excellent organisational skills and teaching. A special thank you to the Ward staff and Day services staff, who facilitated all the exams! The feedback from all Students and Examiners was really positive.
Dynamed Plus is a point of care tool that aims to provide answers to clinical questions quickly and easily and provides overviews and recommendations, as well as detailed information, on thousands of topics including emergency medicine, cardiology, oncology, paediatrics and many more. The app is available free of charge for mobile devices and details of how to download this can be obtained from the Library or by going to the Dynamed Plus homepage via http:// www.hselibrary.ie/northwest/
There is also an app available for Clinical Key which will give you access to hundreds of online books and journals as well as video clips, images, guidelines, point of care information and step by step procedures. Details on downloading and accessing the app are available from the Library on Level 6.
Thank you Ger McCarthy Dean
THANK YOU TO ALL SALARY TO THE
EDUCATION FOUNDATION Your ongoing
VITAL to the continuation of FOUNDATION activities Conferring of Sligo Medical Academy Class of 2016
Call for abstracts
Poster exhibition at the Annual Research Day
Research Conference 2016
Researchers are invited to submit an abstract of their research project for the poster exhibition at the 17th Annual Research Conference which takes place at Sligo University Hospital on Friday November 25 2016. Some projects will be selected for oral presentation.
Health research projects conducted in HSE North West are eligible. Deadline for submission of the Poster Abstract form is
September 30 2016 Download application form from www.ref-sligo.ie
The 17th Annual Research Conference at Sligo University Hospital takes place on Friday November 2016 at the Research & Education Centre. The keynote speakers are: Prof. Ken McDonald, Consultant Cardiologist at St Vincent’s Hospital and Associate Clinical Professor at UCD will deliver a talk on heart failure. Prof. Donal O’Shea, consultant endocrinologist and Director of the Weight Management Clinic at St Columcille’s Hospital in Loughlinstown, Co Dublin will give a talk on obesity. The full programme will be announced in October 2016. Research Skills Courses Summer 2016 The Foundation has recommenced the Research Skills Course Series. Courses on Research Ethics and Systematic Reviews took place in May and June 2016 with participation from many health care disciplines. Courses were accredited for external CPD points.
Foundation AGM The Research & Education Foundation AGM takes place on the 22nd of September 2016.
Contact Information Research & Education Foundation Level 6 Sligo University Hospital Ph: 071 917 4678 Fax: 071 917 4679 www.ref-sligo.ie email@example.com
Chairman: Mr Pat Dolan
Secretary: Dr. Seamus Healy
Mette Jensen Kavanagh firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: 071 917 1111 ext. 4204
Treasurer: Mr. Gerry McManus