List of recent publications

  1. Murphy A, O’Sullivan R, Wakai A, Grant TS, Barrett MJ, Cronin J, McCoy SC, Hom J, Kandamany N. Intranasal fentanyl for the management of acute pain in children (Review). Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Oct 10;10:CD009942. [Epub ahead of print] View on Pubmed.
  2. Gannon B, Jones C, Wakai A, O’Sullivan R. The cost of data collection for performance monitoring in hospitals: protocol for a systematic review. Syst Rev 2014 Jun 16;3:65. doi: 10.1186/2046-4053-3-65. PMID: 24934212. View on Pubmed.
  3. Quirke M, O’Sullivan R, McCabe A, Ahmed J, Wakai A. Are two penicillins better than one? A systematic review of combined oral flucloxacillin and penicillin V versus oral flucloxacillin monotherapy for the Emergency Department management of cellulitis. Eur J Emerg Med 2014 Jun;21(3):170-4. Doi: 10.1097/MEJ.0b013e328360d980. PMID: 23542420. View on Pubmed.
  4. McCoy S, Wakai A, Blackburn C, Barrett M, Murphy A, Brenner M, Larkin P, Crispino-O’Connell G, Ratnapalan S, O’Sullivan R. Structured sedation programmes in the Emergency Department, hospital and other acute settings: protocol for a systematic review of effects and events. Systematic Reviews. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24083519 [PubMed – in process] PMCID: PMC3850685. Available at:
  5. Wilmott AR, Thompson GC, Lang E, Powelson S, Wakai A, Vandermeer B, O’Sullivan R. Atropine therapy versus no atropine therapy for the prevention of adverse events in paediatric patients undergoing intubation (Protocol). The Cochrane Library, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 1.John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Chichester, UK. Available at:
  6. Wakai A, McCabe A, Roberts I, Schierhout G. Mannitol for acute traumatic brain injury. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 8. Art. No.: CD001049. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001049.pub5.
  7. Wakai A, McCabe A, Kidney R, Brooks SC, Seupaul RA, Diercks DB, Salter N, Fermann GJ, Pospisil C. Nitrates for acute heart failure syndromes. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 8. Art. No.: CD005151. DOI:10.1002/14651858.CD005151.pub2.
  8. Quirke M, Wakai A, Gilligan P, O’Sullivan R. Oral flucloxacillin and phenoxymethylpenicillin versus flucloxacillin alone for the emergency department outpatient treatment of cellulitis: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials. 2013 Jun 3;14(1):164. PubMed PMID: 23732051 View on Pubmed
  9. Wakai A, O'Sullivan R, Staunton P, Walsh C, Hickey F, Plunkett PK. Development of key performance indicators for emergency departments in Ireland using an electronic modified-Delphi consensus approach. Eur J Emerg Med. 2013 Apr;20(2):109-114. PMID: 22382650 View on Pubmed
  10. Murphy A, Barrett M, Cronin J, McCoy S, Larkin P, Brenner M, Wakai A, O'Sullivan R. A qualitative study of the barriers to prehospital management of acute pain in children. Emerg Med J. 2013 Mar 21. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 23520269 View on Pubmed
  11. Cronin J, Kennedy U, McCoy S, An Fhailí SN, Crispino O'Connell G, Hayden J, Wakai A, Walsh S, O'Sullivan R.Single dose oral dexamethasone versus multi-dose prednisolone in the treatment of acute exacerbations of asthma in children who attend the emergency department: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2012 Aug 21;13:141. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-13-141. PubMed PMID: 22909281; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3492215 View on Pubmed
  12. Barrett MJ, Cronin J, Murphy A, McCoy S, Hayden J, an Fhailí S, Grant T, Wakai A, McMahon C, Walsh S, O'Sullivan R. Intranasal fentanyl versus intravenous morphine in the emergency department treatment of severe painful sickle cell crises in children: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials. 2012 May 30;13:74. doi: 10.1186/1745 6215-13-74. PubMed PMID: 22647439; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3414794.View on Pubmed
  13. McCabe A, Awan JA, Walsh CD, Brown MD, Lawrenson JG, Lawrenson AL, Wakai A. Topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for analgesia in traumatic corneal abrasions. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD009781. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009781. View on Pubmed