Research carried out at Letterkenny University Hospital in conjunction with Donegal Clinical Research Academy was recently presented at the XXVIII Waterford Surgical October Meeting; one of Ireland’s leading scientific surgical meetings.
Five research projects, including 4 linked to the new Emergency Surgery Outcome Advancement Program, (eSOAP) in conjunction with Interreg funding, were presented. LUH is proud that our young researchers and future carers are achieving this research output. In the previous 2 years the hospital has won both best oral and poster presentations at this National meeting.
Mr Jonathan Coulter (not in picture) described a new technique of peritoneal lavage in patients dying with sepsis, with excellent outcomes.
Dr Michael Moore presented his study entitled ‘Prevention of incisional hernia post emergency laparotomy: A time to change? A case series.
The three medical students carried out meta-analyses during their summer research placements at Letterkenny University Hospital. The titles of the meta-analyses were:
Understanding the natural history of common bile duct stones: a meta-analysis and systematic review. (Cherian Mathew)
How common is residual cancer in patients undergoing re-excision after previous breast conserving surgery: A Meta-Analysis. (Ryan Doherty)
A meta-analysis of re-admission following Emergency general surgery - Time to take action. (Jack Lawler)
Dr Michael Moore and medical students Cherian Mathew, Ryan Doherty
and Jack Lawler pictured at the XXVIII Waterford Surgical October Meeting