Dr Stephen Mannion, Consultant Anaesthesiologist

List of Publications


1.    An anesthesia checklist: a survey of compliance and attitudes

O’Donoghue A, Mannion S.

Journal of Patient Safety and Quality Improvement. 2020; 8(2): 69-76.


2.    Pediatrician referral rate in 10 864 children undergoing general anesthesia

Haydar R, Murphy L, O'Sullivan M, Hennessy A, Mannion S.

Paediatr Anaesth. 2018 Jul;28(7):671-672.


3.    Medical gas cylinder expiry dates

Philip AB, O'Sullivan M, Mannion S.

Anaesthesia. 2018 Jan;73(1):129.


4.    Cold Case Files: 15 years on, did patient controlled analgesia mask acute compartment syndrome?

Mannion S, Lee P, Taylor C.

Ir Med J. 2017 Aug 12;110(7):625.


5.    Effect of endotracheal tube size on vocal outcomes after thyroidectomy: a randomized clinical trial
Mehanna R, Hennessy A, Mannion S, O'Leary G, Sheahan P
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2015;141(8):690-5


6.    Bispectral index, sedation, spinal anesthesia and mortality- time to put the jigsaw puzzle together?

Mannion S, Lee P.

Anesth Analg 2014; 118(5):906-908.


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

Skerritt C, Mannion S.

Case Reports in Anesthesiology 2014; 2014; 126864.


8.    Regional anaesthesia for upper limb trauma: a review

Mannion S.

Jurnalul Roman de Anestezie Terapie Intensiva 2013; 20(1); 49-59.


9.    Irish patients knowledge and perception of anaesthesia.

Smith A, Mannion S.

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


10. Irish Medical Students Knowledge and Perception of Anaesthesia

Smith A, Mannion S.

Education in Medicine J.2013 ; 5(2); 1-6.


11. Staphylococcal infections, not just skin deep

Naughton R, Mannion S.

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


12. 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.


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

Ahmed O, Mannion S.

ISRN Anesthesiology, 2011(1); 1-4.


14. Acute compartment syndrome and the role of regional anesthesia.

Mannion S, Capdevila X.

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


15. 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.


16. Turning the corner on intubation: fibrescope-assisted videolaryngoscopy.

Mannion S, O'Donnell BD.

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


17. 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


18. 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


19. 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


20. Sedation, spinal anesthesia and older patients.

Mannion S.

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


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

Mannion S, Capdevila X.

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


22. Psoas Compartment Block

Mannion S.

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


23. 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.


23. 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


24. 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.


25. 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


26. 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


27. 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.


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

Mannion S.

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


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


Mannion S, T. O’Brien.

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

30. 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: 17/09/2020

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