Peer Reviewed Publications 2016 & 2017

Klimas, J., Small, W., Ahamad, K., Mead, A., Rieb, L., Cullen, W., Wood, E., McNeil, R. (2017) Integrating addiction medicine into medical training: Qualitative interviews with physicians, medical students and residents (Accepted July 10)  Addiction Science& Clinical Practice

Klimas, J., Wood, E.,  Nosova, E., Milloy, M-J, Kerr, T., Hayashi, K. (2017) Prevalence of Heavy Alcohol Use among People Receiving Methadone Following Change to Methadose (Online first June 12) Substance Use and Misuse

Ayu, A.P., el-Guebaly, N., Schellekens, A., de Jong C., Welle-Strand, G., Small, W., Wood, E., Cullen, W., Klimas, J. (2017) Core Addiction Medicine Competencies for Doctors, An International Consultation on Training (Online first July 18) Substance Abuse

Klimas, J., McNeil, R., Small, W., Cullen, W. (2017) Clinician-Scientist Training in Addiction Medicine: A Novel Programme in Canadian Setting. (Accepted on Jan 6) Academic Medicine

Klimas, J., Ahamad, K., Fairgrieve, C., McLean, M., Mead, A., Nolan, S., Wood, E. (2017) Impact of a Brief Addiction Medicine Training Experience on Knowledge Self-assessment among Medical Learners (Online First Feb 21) Substance Abuse

Klimas, J., McNeil, R., Ahamad, K., Mead, A., Rieb, L., Cullen, W., Wood, E., Small, W. (2017) Two birds with one stone: Experiences of Combining Clinical and Research Training in Addiction Medicine. BMC Medical Education, 17(1): 22.

Barry, T., Klimas, J., Tobin, H., Egan, M., Bury, G. (2017) Opiate addiction and overdose: Experiences, attitudes and appetite for community naloxone provision. BJGP (Online First on Feb 27)

Klimas, J., Wood, E., Werb, D. (2017) How Can We Investigate the Role of Topiramate in the Treatment of Cocaine Use Disorder More Thoroughly? Addiction 112(1): 182–183

Klimas, J., Dong, H., Dobrer, S., Milloy, M-J, Kerr, T., Wood, E., Hayashi, K. (2017) Alcohol Use among Persons on Methadone Treatment. Addictive Disorders& Their Treatment 16(1):36-7

Klimas, J. (2017) Optimizing writing schemes for addiction researchers. Journal of Substance Use 22(4):454-6

Nolan, S; Klimas, J; Wood, E. (2016) Alcohol use in opioid agonist treatment. Addict Sci& Clin Practice, 11:17

Klimas, J., Fernandes, E., DeBeck, K., Hayashi, K., Milloy, M-J, Kerr, T., Cullen, W., Wood, E. (2016) Preliminary Results and Publication Impact of a Dedicated Research Fellowship Training in Addiction Medicine.  J Addiction Medicine 11(1):80-81

Klimas, J., Tobin, H., Egan, M., Barry, T., Bury, G. (2016) General Practice – a key route for distribution of naloxone in the community. J Int Drug Policy, 38:1-3

Klimas, J. (2016) General Practitioners tackle complex addictions. Irish Journal Psychological Medicine (Published online on Aug 30) 10.1017/ipm.2016.30

McEachern, J., Ahamad, K., Mead, A., Nolan, S., Wood, E., Klimas, J. (2016) A needs assessment of the number of comprehensive addiction care providers needed in a Canadian Setting. J Addict Medicine 10(4):255–61

Klimas, J., Wood, E., Dong, H., Nguyen, P., Milloy, M.J., Kerr, T., Hayashi, K. (2016) The Impact of Enrolment in Methadone Maintenance Therapy on Initiation of Heavy Drinking among People who Use Heroin.  Eur Addict Res 22(4):210-214

Singh, M., Keer, D., Klimas, J., Wood, E., Werb, D. (2016) Topiramate for Cocaine Dependence: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Control Trials. Addiction, 111(8): 1337-46

Klimas, J., Keane, A., Cullen, W., O’Kelly, F., Bury, G. (2016) Seventeen Year Mortality in a Cohort of Patients Attending Opioid Agonist Treatment in Ireland. Eur J Gen Practice, 22(1): 64.

Klimas J, McNeil R, Ahamad K, Mead A, Rieb L, Cullen W, Wood E, Small W. Two birds with one stone: experiences of combining clinical and research training in addiction medicine. BMC Med Educ. 2017 Jan 23;17(1):22. doi: 10.1186/s12909-017-0862-y. PubMed PMID: 28114925; PubMed Central PMCID:PMC5260094.

Wilson, M., Cullen, W., Goodair, C., Klimas, J. (2016) Off the Record: Substance-disorders related Education in the Irish Undergraduate Medical Curricula. J Subst Use, 21(6):598-600  

McCombe, G., Henihan, A.M., Klimas, J., Swan, D., Leahy, D., Anderson, R., Bury, G., Dunne, C., Keenan, E., Lambert, J., Meagher, D., O’Gorman, C., O'Toole, T., Saunders, J., Smyth, B.P., Kaner, E., Cullen, W. (2016). Enhancing alcohol screening and brief intervention among people receiving opioid agonist treatment: qualitative study in primary care. Drugs and Alcohol Today, 16(4)

McCombe, G., Leahy, D., Klimas, J., Lambert, J. S., Cullen, W., & Henihan, A. M. (2016). Commentary on Zeremski et al. (2016): Improvements in HCV-related Knowledge Among Substance Users on Opioid Agonist Therapy After an Educational Intervention. Journal of Addiction Medicine, 10(5), 363-364.

Henihan, A.M., McCombe, G., Klimas, J., Swan, D., Anderson, R., Bury, G., Dunne, C., Keenan, E., Lambert, J., Meagher, D., O’Gorman, C., O'Toole, T., Saunders, J., Smyth, B.P., Shorter, G., Kaner, E., Cullen, W. (2016) Feasibility of Alcohol Screening among Patients receiving Opioid Treatment in Primary Care. BMC Family Practice.  DOI: 10.1186/s12875-016-0548-2

Swan D, Hannigan A, Higgins S, McDonnell R, Meagher D, Cullen W. Development and Implementation of a ‘Mental Health Finder’ software tool within an Electronic Medical Record System. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 2017;186(1):191-200.

GilchristG, SwanD, ShawA, KedingA, TowersS, CraineN, MunroA, HughesL, Parrott S, MdegeN, StrangJ, TaylorA, WatsonJ. Preventing blood borne virus infection in people who inject drugs in the UK: systematic review, stakeholder interviews, psychosocial intervention development and feasibility randomised controlled trial. Health Technology Assessment, NIHR Journals Library Publications (in press).

 GilchristG, SwanD, WidyaratnaK, Marquez-ArricoJE, HughesE, MdegeND, Martyn-St JamesM, Tirado-MunozJ. A systematic review and meta-analysis of psychosocial interventions to reduce drug and sexual blood borne virus risk behaviours among people who inject drugs. AIDS and Behaviour, 2017, 21(7):1791-1811.

 GilchristG, SwanD, Shaw A, Keding A, Towers S, Craine N, Munro A, Hughes E, Parrott S, Strang J, Taylor A, Watson J. The acceptability and feasibility of a brief psychosocial intervention to reduce blood-borne virus risk behaviours among people who inject drugs: a randomised control feasibility trial of a psychosocial intervention (the PROTECT study) versus treatment as usual. Harm Reduction Journal, 2017,14(1):14.

Crowley, D., Cullen, W., Laird, E., Lambert, J. S., Mc Hugh, T., Murphy, C., & Van Hout, M. C. (2017). Exploring patient characteristics and barriers to Hepatitis C treatment in patients on opioid substitution treatment attending a community based fibro-scanning clinic. Journal of Translational Internal Medicine, 5(2), 112-119.

O'Reilly P, Lee SH, O'Sullivan M, Cullen W, Kennedy C, MacFarlane A. Assessing the facilitators and barriers of interdisciplinary team working in primary care using normalisation process theory: An integrative review. PLoS One. 2017 May 18;12(5):e0177026. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0177026. eCollection 2017. Erratum in: PLoS One. 2017 Jul 24;12 (7):e0181893. PubMed PMID: 28545038; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5436644.

Tatlow-Golden M, Gavin B, McNamara N, Singh S, Ford T, Paul M, Cullen W, McNicholas F. Transitioning from child and adolescent mental health services with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in Ireland: Case note review. Early Interv Psychiatry. 2017 May 10. doi: 10.1111/eip.12408. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28488369.

Smyth BP, Lyons S, Cullen W. Decline in new psychoactive substance use disorders following legislation targeting headshops: Evidence from national addiction treatment data. Drug Alcohol Rev. 2017 Apr 16. doi: 10.1111/dar.12527. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28419577

O'Connor E, Moore M, Cullen W, Cantillon P. A qualitative study of undergraduate clerkships in the intensive care unit: It's a brand new world. Perspect Med Educ. 2017 Jun;6(3):173-181. doi: 10.1007/s40037-017-0349-x. PubMed PMID: 28390032; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5466567.

Smyth BP, Hannigan A, Cullen W. Cocaine use in Young Adults: Correlation with Early Onset Cannabis, Alcohol and Tobacco Use. Ir Med J. 2016 Oct 12;109(9):468. PubMed PMID: 28125182.

Tierney E, O'Sullivan M, Hickey L, Hannigan A, May C, Cullen W, Kennedy N, Kineen L, MacFarlane A. Do primary care professionals agree about progress with implementation of primary care teams: results from a cross sectional study. BMC Fam Pract. 2016 Nov 22;17(1):163. PubMed PMID: 27875994; PubMed Central PMCID:PMC5120534.

Leonard M, O'Connell H, Williams O, Awan F, Exton C, O'Connor M, Adamis D, Dunne C, Cullen W, Meagher DJ. Attention, vigilance and visuospatial function in hospitalized elderly medical patients: Relationship to neurocognitive diagnosis. J Psychosom Res. 2016 Nov;90:84-90. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2016.09.011. Epub 2016 Sep 29. PubMed PMID: 27772564.

Scully P, Reid O, Macken AP, Healy M, Saunders J, Leddin D, Cullen W, Dunne CP, O'Gorman CS. Exercise portrayal in children's television programs: analysis of the UK and Irish programming. Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes. 2016 Sep 23;9:317-324. eCollection 2016. PubMed PMID: 27729808; PubMed Central PMCID:PMC5042187.

O'Conor J, Shanahan E, Cullen W, O'Gorman C. Paediatrics and Child Health in General Practice: the trainees' perspective. Ir Med J. 2016 Feb 19;109(2):366. PubMed PMID: 27685699.

Tatlow-Golden M, Prihodova L, Gavin B, Cullen W, McNicholas F. What do general practitioners know about ADHD? Attitudes and knowledge among first-contact gatekeepers: systematic narrative review. BMC Fam Pract. 2016 Sep7;17(1):129. doi: 10.1186/s12875-016-0516-x. PubMed PMID: 27605006; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5013633.

Leonard M, McInerney S, McFarland J, Condon C, Awan F, O'Connor M, Reynolds P, Meaney AM, Adamis D, Dunne C, Cullen W, Trzepacz PT, Meagher DJ. Comparison of cognitive and neuropsychiatric profiles in hospitalised elderly medical patients with delirium, dementia and comorbid delirium-dementia. BMJ Open. 2016 Mar8;6(3):e009212. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009212. PubMed PMID: 26956160; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4785299.

Smyth BP, Ducray K, Cullen W. Changes in psychological well-being among heroin-dependent adolescents during psychologically supported opiate substitution treatment. Early Interv Psychiatry. 2016 Jan 23. doi: 10.1111/eip.12318. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26800851.

Molony D, Beame C, Behan W, Crowley J, Dennehy T, Quinlan M, Cullen W. 70,489 primary care encounters: retrospective analysis of morbidity at a primary care centre in Ireland. Ir J Med Sci. 2016 Nov;185(4):805-811. Epub 2015 Nov 19. PubMed PMID: 26584550.

Scully P, Reid O, Macken A, Healy M, Saunders J, Leddin D, Cullen W, Dunne C, O'Gorman CS. Food and beverage cues in children's television programmes: the influence of programme genre. Public Health Nutr. 2016 Mar;19(4):616-24. doi:10.1017/S1368980015001755. Epub 2015 Jun 17. PubMed PMID: 26080616.