Peer Reviewed Publications 2016 & 2017

Ayu, A.P., El-Guebaly, N., Schellekens, A., De Jong, C., Welle-Strand, G., Small, W., Wood, E., Cullen, W. and Klimas, J., 2017. Core addiction medicine competencies for doctors: An international consultation on training. Substance abuse, pp.1-5.

Barry T, Masterson S, Klimas J, Codd M, Conroy N, Bury G, Segurado R. (2017) Community first responders for out of hospital cardiac arrest: Protocol. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Issue 8. Art. No.: CD012764.

Barry, T., Klimas, J., Tobin, H., Egan, M. and Bury, G., 2017. Opiate addiction and overdose: experiences, attitudes, and appetite for community naloxone provision. Br J Gen Pract, 67(657), pp.e267-e273.

Casey, M., Cooney, A., OConnell, R., Hegarty, J., Brady, AM., Kennedy, CM., OReilly, P., Heffernan, E., Fealy, GM., McNamara, M., OConnor, L. (2017) 'Nurses, midwives and key stakeholders experiences and perceptions on requirements to demonstrate the maintenance of professional competence: An Irish Study'. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 73 (3), 653-664. DOI: 10.1111/jan.13171

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.

Fealy G. Baby-led compared with scheduled (or mixed) breastfeeding for successful breastfeeding (2016) 'Baby-led compared with scheduled (or mixed) breastfeeding for successful breastfeeding (Review)'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 9 (CD009067):1-22. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009067.pub3

Fealy G, Munroe D, Riordan F, Croke E,  Conroy C, McNamara M Shannon M (2016) Clinical handover practices in maternity services in Ireland: A qualitative descriptive study Midwifery. 39, 20-6. DOI: 10.1016/j.midw.2016.04.011

Gilchrist G, Swan D, Shaw A, Keding A, Towers S, Craine N, Munro A, Hughes L, Parrott S, Mdege N, Strang J, Taylor A, Watson J. 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).

Gilchrist G, Swan D, Widyaratna K, Marquez-Arrico JE, Hughes E, Mdege ND, Martyn-St James M, Tirado-Munoz J. 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.

Gilchrist G, Swan D, 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.

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

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

Klimas, J., Ahamad, K., Fairgrieve, C., McLean, M., Mead, A., Nolan, S. and Wood, E., 2017. Impact of a brief addiction medicine training experience on knowledge self-assessment among medical learners. Substance Abuse, 38(2), pp.141-144.

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, 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.

Klimas, J., McNeil, R., Small, W. and Cullen, W., 2017. Clinician–Scientist Training in Addiction Medicine: A Novel Program in a Canadian Setting. Academic Medicine, 92(10), p.1367.

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

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

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., 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., 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., 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

Lafferty A, Fealy G, Downes C, Drennan J (2016) 'The prevalence of potentially abusive behaviours in family caregiving: Findings from a national survey of family carers of older people', Age and Aging 45(5):703-7. DOI: 10.1093/ageing/afw085

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.

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.

McCombe G, Fogarty F, Swan D, Hannigan A, Fealy GM, Kyne L, Meagher D, Cullen W. (2017). Identified Mental Disorders in Older Adults in Primary Care: A Cross Sectional Database Study. (Accepted on 24th Oct) European Journal of General Practice

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.

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

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.

Nickitas D, Fealy G, deNatale M (2016) Psychometric evaluation of the Service-Learning in Nursing Inventory, Nursing Education Perspectives 37 (4), pp. 201–209, DOI: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000023.

Ni Fhaili, N; Flynn, N: Dowling S, Experiences of suicide bereavement: a qualitative study exploring the role of the GP. (2016) BJGP 66 (643), e92-e98

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

O’Connor Casey Smith Fealy Obrien O’Leary Stokes McNamara, Glasgow Cashin The Universal, Collaborative Dynamic Model of Specialist and Advanced Nursing and Midwifery Practice: A Way Forward?" Journal of Clinical Nursing (in press) DOI: 10.1111/jocn.13964

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.

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.

O’Leary D, Casey M, Stokes D, Fealy G, O'Brien D, Smith R, McNamara M, Egan C (2017) 'Using rapid reviews in nursing and midwifery research: An example from a study commissioned to inform policy-making'. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 73 (3), 742-752. DOI: 10.1111/jan.13231

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.

Phelan A, Fealy G, Downes C (2017) 'Piloting the Older Adult Financial Exploitation Measure in Adult Safeguarding Services'. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 70, 148-154. DOI: 10.1016/j.archger.2017.01.013

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Voon, P., Johnson, C., Small, W., Wood, E., Klimas, J. (2017) Nursing Fellowship in Addiction Medicine: A Novel Programme in a Canadian setting. (Accepted on August 15h) J Addiction Nursing

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