Dr Stephen Mannion, Consultant Anaesthesiologist

List of Publications



Impact of endotracheal tube size on vocal outcomes post thyroidectomy: a randomized clinical trial
Mehanna R, Hennessy A, Mannion S, O'Leary G, Sheahan P
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2015;141:690-5


BIS, sedation, spinal anesthesia and mortality- time to put the jigsaw puzzle together?

Mannion S, Lee P.

Anesth Analg 2014 (in Press)


Complex Concentrate for rapid reversal of warfarin anticoagulation to allow neuraxial blockade.

Skerritt C, Mannion S.

Case Reports in Anesthesiology

Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 126864, 3 pages



Regional anaesthesia for upper limb trauma: a review

Mannion S.

Jurnalul Roman de Anestezie Terapie Intensiva 2013 Vol.20 Nr.1, 49-59



Irish patients knowledge and perception of anaesthesia.

Smith A, Mannion S.

Ir Med J. 2013 Feb;106(2):50-2.


Irish Medical Students Knowledge and Perception of Anaesthesia

Smith A, Mannion S.

Education in Medicine J. June 2013 Vol 5.



Staphylococcal infections, not just skin deep.

Naughton R, Mannion S.

Anesth Analg. 2011 Apr;112(4):992-3


The benefits of hypopharyngeal packing in nasal surgery: a pilot study.

Fennessy BG, Mannion S, Kinsella JB, O'Sullivan P.

Ir J Med Sci. 2011 Mar;180(1):181-3.


The Cost Implications of Replacing Soda Lime with Amsorb Plus in Clinical Practice,

Ahmed O, Mannion S.

ISRN Anesthesiology, vol. 2011, Article ID 730483, 4 pages, 2011. doi:10.5402/2011/730483



Acute compartment syndrome and the role of regional anesthesia.

Mannion S,Capdevila X.

Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2010 Fall;48(4):85-105.


Brachial plexus blockade as a result of aberrant anatomy after superficial cervical plexus block.

Broderick AJ, Mannion S.

Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2010 Sep-Oct;35(5):476-7.


Turning the corner on intubation: fibrescope-assisted videolaryngoscopy.

Mannion S, O'Donnell BD.

Can J Anaesth. 2009 Nov;56(11):878-9.


Continuous paravertebral block in a patient with multiple rib fractures: a radiological conundrum?

Mannion S, Murphy M.

Br J Radiol. 2009 Aug;82(981):790-1


A case of liver trauma with a blunt regional anesthesia needle while performing transversus abdominis plane block.

O'Donnell BD, Mannion S.

Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2009 Jan-Feb;34(1):75-6


How and why to use ultrasound for regional blockade.

Capdevila X, Biboulet P, Morau D, Mannion S, Choquet O.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg. 2008;59(3):147-54


Sedation, spinal anesthesia and older patients.

Mannion S.

J Postgrad Med. 2007 Jul-Sep;53(3):155.


Ultrasound guidance and success rates of axillary brachial plexus block--II.

Mannion S,Capdevila X.

Can J Anaesth. 2007 Jul;54(7):584


Psoas Compartment Block

Mannion S.

Continuing Education in Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain 2007 7(5):162-166.


Ultrasound-guided femoral nerve block, the safest way to proceed?

O'Donnell BD, Mannion S.

Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2006 Jul-Aug;31(4):387-8.


Obturator nerve blockade following '3-in-1' block--the role of motor assessment.

Mannion S,O'Donnell B.

Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2006 May;50(5):645


A description of the spread of injectate after psoas compartment block using magnetic resonance imaging.

Mannion S,Barrett J, Kelly D, Murphy DB, Shorten GD.

Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2005 Nov-Dec;30(6):567-71.


In with the new, out with the old? Comparison of two approaches for psoas compartment block.

Mannion S,O'Callaghan S, Walsh M, Murphy DB, Shorten GD.

Anesth Analg. 2005 Jul;101(1):259-64


Intravenous but not perineural clonidine prolongs postoperative analgesia after psoas compartment block with 0.5% levobupivacaine for hip fracture surgery.

Mannion S,Hayes I, Loughnane F, Murphy DB, Shorten GD.

Anesth Analg. 2005 Mar;100(3):873-8


Tramadol as adjunct to psoas compartment block with levobupivacaine 0.5%: a randomized double-blinded study.

Mannion S,O'Callaghan S, Murphy DB, Shorten GD.

Br J Anaesth. 2005 Mar;94(3):352-6.


Epidural spread depends on the approach used for posterior lumbar plexus block.

Mannion S.

Can J Anaesth. 2004 May;51(5):516-7


Ketamine therapy in the management of chronic pain – an Irish hospice’s experience.

Mannion S, T. O’Brien.

Irish Journal of Pain Medicine. 2004;3: 3-6.


Ketamine in the management of chronic pancreatic pain.

Mannion S, O'Brien T.

J Pain Symptom Manage. 2003 Dec;26(6):1071-2.


Book Chapters

1. Chapter 25: Neural Blockade for Orthopedic Surgery

Capdevila X, Zetlaoui P, Mannion S..

In Cousins and Bridenbaugh's Neural Blockade in Clinical Anesthesia and Pain, 4th ed. Editors: Michael J. Cousins Daniel B. Carr, Terese T. Horlocker, Philip O. Bridenbaugh. Wolters Kluwer, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2009.

2. Chapter 19: Ultrasound guided psoas block.

Mannion S, Frizelle HP, Harmon D.

In Perioperative Diagnostic and Interventional Ultrasound, 1st Ed. By Dominic Harmon, Henry P Frizelle, Navparkash S. Sandhu Saunders, Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA 2008.

3. . Peripheral nerve blocks for ambulatory surgery.

Mannion S, Capdevila X

In: Peripheral Nerve Blocks and Peri-operative Pain Relief.2nd Ed by J. Barrett, D. Harmon, F. Loughnane, B. Finucane, G. Shorten, Elsevier: Cambridge, UK, 2010


Educational DVD:

Mannion S, Capdevila X. (Editors). Regional Anaesthesia-a multimedia interactive guide to modern clinical practice. 2012.

Page last updated: 26/11/2018

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