Volume 84 Number 3, September 2015

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Table of Contents

Editorial 149 Counting on better health?
Purvis J
Medicine outside the comfort zone 151 A Journey to Kitovu.
McNeill S
Clinical Papers 154 HbA1c for Diabetes Screening in Acute Coronary Syndrome: time for a reappraisal of the guidelines?
McCune C, Maynard S, McClements B, Lindsay JR
157 The male to female ratio at birth in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland: influence of societal stress.
Grech V
161 Intravesical chondroitin sulphate for interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome.
Downey A, Hennessy DB, Curry D, Cartwright C, Downey P, Pahuja A
164 Assessing the need for low secure care in Northern Ireland.
Campbell P , Bell P
Paper 166 Tenckhoff Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Insertion in a Northern Ireland District General Hospital.
McCartan D, Gray R, Harty J, Blake G
Case Report 171 Salmonella Osteomyelitis.
McAnearney S, McCall D
Medical Education 173 Intersecting Virtual Patients and Microbiology: Fostering a culture of learning.
McCarthy D, O'Gorman C, Gormley G
Medical History 179 Anthony Traill (1838-1914), the first Provost to confer degrees on Women Graduates.
Breathnach CS
182 Battle of the Atlantic: Military and Medical Role of Northern Ireland (After Pearl Harbor).
Hedley-Whyte J, Milamed DR
Letters 188 To The Editor.
Twiddler's syndrome.  McKeag N, Chew E-W
Cost implications of unnecessary coagulation screens in surgical patients - a multi-centre study.  Spence RAJ, McCusker D, Loughlin PM, Weir CD
Post operative recovery time: an international survey of ENT surgeons advice.  Bell PR, Dick D, Adair R
Rivaroxaban assay: a single centre experience measuring rivaroxaban levels with a specific anti Xa assay and the effect on the standard coagulation screen.  Niblock A, Murray P, Kearney AM, Benson G
Influence of ethnic origin on VZV seroprevalence in women of childbearing age.  Protaschik Y, McCaughey C
Chemical burn from contact with scrubbing solution.  Keohane M
Mesothelial inclusions masquerading as metastatic carcinoma.  McNamee T, Venkatraman L
Review 195 Books.
Real-time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography. a step by step guide.  Vegas A, Meineri M, Jerath A
Abstracts 196 Ulster Society of Internal Medicine 93rd (Spring) Meeting Friday 15th May 2015.
Antrim Area Hospital
200 18th Meeting of the Irish Society of Human Genetics, Friday 4th September 2015.
Dublin City University
Curiositas 215 Questions and answers.
Book Case 217 Six favourites.
Hanna G
Game Changers 218 A Trio.
Transanal endoscopic microsurgery - changing the management of early rectal cancer.  Spence RAJ, Loughlin PM, Lawther RE
Endovascular therapy for acute ischaemic stroke.  Burns PA
A new dawn for the treatment of cystic fibrosis.  Doherty P, Downey DG
So you want to be a... 220 Medical Volunteer?
Keelan E