Researchers at UCD

John Cronin

Visiting Lecturer

School Of Medicine



Between 2010 and 2013, I carried out my PhD in the Emergency Department (ED) at Our Lady¿s Children¿s Hospital, Crumlin (OLCHC). I completed a randomised controlled trial (RCT) of dexamethasone and prednisolone in the treatment of acute paediatric asthma in the ED. This is the first RCT to be performed in an Irish ED. I also completed a national survey of physicians¿ management of this condition. Furthermore, I developed a novel Asthma Encounter Form that was introduced into practice, and completed recruitment for another prospective study in the ED examining its impact.



Peer Reviewed Journals

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]
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'. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, 7 . [DOI] [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 : EMJ, 31 (6):493-498. [DOI] [Details]
Neill A, Cronin JJ;Brannigan D;O'Sullivan R;Cadogan M (2014) 'The impact of social media on a major international emergency medicine conference'. Emergency medicine journal : EMJ, 31 (5):401-404. [DOI] [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'. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, 10 . [DOI] [Details]
Howard R, McCoy SC;Cronin J;Walsh S;O'Sullivan R (2013) 'Fliker injuries in children'. European journal of emergency medicine : official journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine, 20 (3):218-220. [DOI] [Details]
Cronin JJ, Zubovic AM, Last J, Moran R; (2007) 'Modified mini-open technique with skin transillumination for decompression fasciotomy in the treatment of chronic externional compartment Syndrome'. Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, 8 (2). [Details]