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Mastectomy and breast reconstruction in the modern era: the role of neoadjuvant therapies and regenerative surgery
(NUI Galway, 2018-10-09)
Complete surgical resection with disease free margins remains the cornerstone of effective breast cancer treatment. Breast cancer management continues to evolve with the development of more sophisticated techniques of ...
The design, manufacture and testing of a composite polysialic acid mimetic peptide loaded collagen nerve graft for use in peripheral nerve repair
(NUI Galway, 2016-02-15)
Peripheral nerve injuries can be debilitating for patients. The current gold-standard technique for peripheral nerve repair is autograft. This procedure involves harvesting a non-critical nerve from a donor site from the ...
Optimisation and characterisation of cholecyst-derived extracellular matrix for abdominal wall reconstruction
(NUI Galway, 2018-10-19)
Polypropylene mesh was created by Usher in 1962 after he experienced unsatisfactory results from using autografts and allografts for hernia repairs. More than fifty years later, polypropylene is still the most popular ...
Factors influencing diagnosis and outcome in HER2 receptor positive breast cancer
(NUI Galway, 2019-02-22)
Introduction About 30% of breast cancers are HER2 receptor positive, these breast cancers traditionally had a poor prognosis but the introduction of targeted anti-HER2 therapy (Trastuzumab) has resulted in a vast improvement ...