Researchers at UCD

Abel Wakai

Clinical Lecturer

School Of Medicine




Peer Reviewed Journals

Wakai A, Blackburn C;McCabe A;Reece E;O'Connor G;Glasheen J;Staunton P;Cronin J;Sampson C;McCoy SC;O'Sullivan R;Cummins F (2015) 'The use of propofol for procedural sedation in emergency departments'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 7 . [DOI] [Details]
Cronin JJ, McCoy S;Kennedy U;An Fhail¿¿ SN;Wakai A;Hayden J;Crispino G;Barrett MJ;Walsh S;O'Sullivan R (2015) 'A Randomized Trial of Single-Dose Oral Dexamethasone Versus Multidose Prednisolone for Acute Exacerbations of Asthma in Children Who Attend the Emergency Department'. Annals of Emergency Medicine, . [DOI] [Details]
Quirke M, Boland F;Fahey T;O'Sullivan R;Hill A;Stiell I;Wakai A (2015) 'Prevalence and predictors of initial oral antibiotic treatment failure in adult emergency department patients with cellulitis: a pilot study'. BMJ Open, 5 (6). [DOI] [Details]
Jones C, Gannon B;Wakai A;O'Sullivan R (2015) 'A systematic review of the cost of data collection for performance monitoring in hospitals'. Systematic Reviews, 4 . [DOI] [Details]
Quirke M, Saunders J;O'Sullivan R;Wakai A (2015) 'The management of cellulitis in emergency departments: antibiotic-prescribing practices and adherence to practice guidelines in Ireland'. European Journal of Emergency Medicine, . [DOI] [Details]
Quirke M, Wakai A (2015) 'Treatment outcome measures for randomized controlled trials of antibiotic treatment for acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections in the emergency department setting'. International Journal of Emergency Medicine, 8 . [DOI] [Details]
Quirke M, Saunders J;O'Sullivan R;Milenkovski H;Wakai A (2015) 'A pilot cross-sectional study of patients presenting with cellulitis to emergency departments'. Irish Medical Journal, 107 (10):316-318. [Details]
Murphy A, O'Sullivan R;Wakai A;Grant TS;Barrett MJ;Cronin J;McCoy SC;Hom J;Kandamany N (2014) 'Intranasal fentanyl for the management of acute pain in children'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 10 . [DOI] [Details]
McCoy SC, Murphy A, Larkin PJ, Brenner M, Wakai A, O'Sullivan RG (2014) 'Safe and effective change: critical elements of introducing a successful paediatric procedural sedation programme in the Emergency Department'. Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, 21 (5):S147-S148. [Details]
Murphy A, Barrett M;Cronin J;McCoy S;Larkin P;Brenner M;Wakai A;O'Sullivan R (2014) 'A qualitative study of the barriers to prehospital management of acute pain in children'. Emergency Medicine Journal, 31 (6):493-498. [DOI] [Details]
Quirke M, O'Sullivan R;McCabe A;Ahmed J;Wakai A (2014) 'Are two penicillins better than one? A systematic review of oral flucloxacillin and penicillin V versus oral flucloxacillin alone for the emergency department treatment of cellulitis'. European Journal of Emergency Medicine, 21 (3):170-174. [DOI] [Details]
Wakai, A,O'Sullivan, R,Staunton, P,Walsh, C,Hickey, F,Plunkett, PK (2013) 'Development of key performance indicators for emergency departments in Ireland using an electronic modified-Delphi consensus approach'. European Journal of Emergency Medicine, 20 :109-114. [DOI] [Details]
McCoy S, Wakai A, Blackburn C, Barrett M, Murphy A, Brenner M, Larkin P, Crispino-O'Connell G, Ratnapalan S & O'Sullivan R (2013) 'Structured sedation programs in the emergency department, hospitals and other acute settings: protocol for systematic review of effects and events'. Systematic Reviews, 2 :89. [Details]
Cronin, J,Kennedy, U,McCoy, S,Fhaili, SNA,Crispino-O'Connell, G,Hayden, J,Wakai, A,Walsh, S,O'Sullivan, R (2012) '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, 13 . [DOI] [Details]