Publications by authors named "Triona Butler"

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Post-Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Syndrome Associated with Central Retinal Vein Occlusion: A Case Report.

Ocul Immunol Inflamm 2021 Oct 12:1-3. Epub 2021 Oct 12.

Department of Ophthalmology, Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.

Purpose: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia may predispose to thromboembolic disease, including after the acute phase. We report on a unique case of central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) occurring eight months after diagnosis of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia in a likely case of post-COVID-19 syndrome.

Case Report: A 42-year-old man developed blurred vision in his right eye eight months after symptoms of pneumonia. He had no underlying medical conditions, but experienced exertional chest pain since diagnosis of COVID-19 was confirmed by detection of SARS-CoV-2 on nasopharyngeal swab and was also seeing cardiology for management of myocarditis. His best-corrected visual acuity on snellen chart testing was reduced to 6/18 in the affected right eye, and dilated fundal examination revealed a non-ischaemic CRVO.

Conclusion: The thromboembolic complications of COVID-19 may extend to CRVO, which in this case presented months after onset of symptoms of pneumonia, in association with myocarditis.
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October 2021

The Irish Kidney Gene Project--Prevalence of Family History in Patients with Kidney Disease in Ireland.

Nephron 2015 18;130(4):293-301. Epub 2015 Jul 18.

Department of Nephrology and Transplantation, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.

Background: The prevalence of kidney disease (KD) due to inherited genetic conditions in Ireland is unknown. The aim of this study was to characterise an adult kidney disease population in Ireland and to identify familial clusters of kidney disease within the population.

Methods: This was a multicenter cross-sectional study of patients with kidney disease in the Republic of Ireland, from January 2014 to September 2014, recruiting from dialysis units and out-patient renal departments. A survey was performed by collecting data on etiology of kidney disease and whether a family history of kidney disease exists. Medical records were cross-referenced to confirm the etiology of kidney disease.

Results: A total of 1,840 patients were recruited with a mean age of 55.9 years (range 17-94.5) and a male predominance (n = 1,095; 59.5%). A positive family history was reported by 629 participants (34.2%). Excluding polycystic kidney disease (n = 134, 7.3%), a positive family history was reported by 495 participants (26.9%). Kidney disease due to an unknown etiology was the commonest etiology in the non-polycystic kidney disease group with a positive family history (10.6%, n = 67). Kidney diseases that are not classically associated with familial inheritance including tubulo-interstitial kidney disease, congenital abnormalities of the kidney and urinary tract and glomerulonephritis demonstrated familial clustering.

Conclusion: In an Irish non-polycystic kidney disease population, 26.9% reports a positive family history. The commonest etiology of kidney disease in the positive family history cohort, excluding autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, was kidney disease due to unknown etiology. Examining families with kidney disease provides an opportunity to better understand disease pathogenesis and potentially identify genetic predispositions to kidney disease.
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May 2016