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1. Regional analgesia for lower leg trauma and the risk of acute compartment syndrome: Guideline from the Association of Anaesthetists

Nathanson MH, Harrop-Griffiths W, Aldington DJ, Forward D, Mannion S, Kinnear-Mellor RGM, Miller KL, Ratnayake B, Wiles MD, Wolmarans MR.

Anaesthesia. 2021 Jun 6.



2. Failure Rates for Endotracheal Tube Placement Using Videolaryngoscopy in Patients with a Difficult Airway

O’Mahony C, O’Sullivan MP, McBride I, Mannion S.

Critical Reviews in Biomedical Engineering. 2021; 49(2):1-8.




1. An appeal for the redesign of ICU ventilators with CO2 absorbers to reduce oxygen usage during a COVID-19 surge

McBride I, Mannion S.

Anaesthesia News. November 2020: 400; 25 “Winner Letter of the Month”.



2. 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.




1. 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.



2. Peri-operative Management of a Child with Maple Syrup Urine Disease in a Non-tertiary Paediatric Hospital

Walsh D., Finnan M, Mannion S.

J Anesth Clin Res. 2018; 9(9).



3. Acute postoperative compartment syndrome in a child receiving patient controlled analgesia and peripheral nerve block

Ryan S, Wisemann P, Mannion S, O’Sullivan M.

Anaesthesia Cases. 2018 Jun 18;6(1):45-47.



4. Medical gas cylinder expiry dates

Philip AB, O'Sullivan M, Mannion S.

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




1. 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.



2. The role of ketamine anaesthesia in developed and developing countries: assessing the likely impact of changing the international control of ketamine to a Schedule I drug

O’Riordan M, Mannion S.  

BAOJ Anaesthesiology. 2017; 1: 1 1: 002



1. 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 Aug;141(8):690-5. 




1. Intraoperative asystole associated with fibroid uterus

O'Sullivan RE, Mannion S, O'Flynn J, Coulter J.

Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol.2014;41(6):725-6.



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

Mannion S, Lee P.

Anesth Analg. 2014 May;118(5):906-8.



3. Airway management in ambulatory anesthesia

Gormley G, Mannion S.

Curr Anesthesiol Rep. 2014; 4:342-351



4. Prothrombin complex concentrate for rapid reversal of warfarin anticoagulation to allow neuraxial blockade

Skerritt C, Mannion S.

Case Rep Anesthesiol. 2014;2014:126864.




1. Irish patients knowledge and perception of anaesthesia

Smith A, Mannion S.

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



2. Irish Medical Students Knowledge and Perception of Anaesthesia

Smith A, Mannion S, Iohom, G.

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



3. Regional anaesthesia for upper limb trauma: a review

Mannion S.

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




1. Staphylococcal infections, not just skin deep

Naughton R, Mannion S.

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



2. 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.



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

Ahmed O, Mannion S.

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




1. Acute compartment syndrome and the role of regional anesthesia

Mannion S, Capdevila X.

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



2. 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.




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

Mannion S, O'Donnell BD.

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



2. 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



3. 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




1. 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




1. Sedation, spinal anesthesia and older patients

Mannion S.

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



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

Mannion S, Capdevila X.

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



3. Psoas Compartment Block

Mannion S.

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




1. 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.



2. 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




1. 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.



2. 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



3. 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



4. 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.




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

Mannion S.

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



2. 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.



1. Ketamine in the management of chronic pancreatic pain

Mannion S, O'Brien T.

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



Book Reviews

1. Clinical Pediatric Anesthesia: A Case-Based Handbook (Book Review)

McBride I, Mannion S, Purcell J.

Anesth Analg. 2020;131(3):e151-152.



2. Anesthetic Management for the Pediatric Airway: Advanced Approaches and Techniques

Mannion S, Crowley K, Joyce K.

Anesth Analg. 2019;129(6):e194



3. Essentials of Anesthesia for Infants and Neonates

Mannion S, O’Sullivan M.

Anesth Analg. 2019;128(2):e20




Book Publications:

Book- Chief Editor

1. Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia in Children- a practical guide.

Editors: Mannion S, Iohom G, Dadure C, Reisbig MD, Ganesh A.

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2015.



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.

Geckomedia, Montpellier, France, 2012.



Published Abstracts


1. Crowley K, Mannion S.

Awake Fiberoptic Intubation-the only option in an anticipated difficult airway? A case study.

Trends in Anaesthesia & Critical Care. 2019


2. Bannon T, Mannion S.

A test of the accuracy of the cuff pilot pressures of a Teleflex Unique laryngeal mask airway (LMA) cuff in vivo.

Trends in Anaesthesia & Critical Care. 2019



1. Purcell J, Mannion S.

“Medical fashion victims? Do nail polishes and acrylic nails affect digital pulse oximetry and patient management in the clinical setting?” #2210

Euroanaesthesia. 2018


2. Clark K, Purcell J, Mannion S.

An investigation into today’s parental perceptions of presence of during paediatric induction of anaesthesia. #08

Euroanaesthesia. 2018


3. O’Riordan M, Mannion S.  

The role of ketamine anaesthesia in developed and developing countries: assessing the likely impact of changing the international control of ketamine to a schedule I drug. 

Irish Journal of Medical Science. 2018; 187, Supplement 3, pp 17–113.



1. O’Connor J, Mannion S.

Anaesthesia Abstracts

Hospital Doctor of Ireland. Dec 2015 / Jan 2016;21(10):10 45-48.



1. Reddy K, Mannion S.

Anaesthesia Abstracts

Hospital Doctor of Ireland. Feb 2017;23(1).  



1. Skerrit C, Mannion S.

Prothrombin complex concentrate for rapid reversal of warfarin anticoagulation to allow neuraxial blockade, a case report

RAPM. 2013;38(5): s1, e182.



1. Sheehan JR, Mannion S.

Current anaesthesia practice of neuraxial blockade and anticoagulation therapy in the Republic of Ireland

RAPM. 2011;36(7):A249.


2. Walsh M, Mannion S.

Opioid free laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair: a real possibility with ultrasound guided Transversus Abdominis Plane block?

RAPM. 2011;36(7):A632


3. Ahmed O, Sangineni K, Mannion S.

The cost implications of replacing soda lime with Amsorb® in clinical practice.

European Journal of Anaesthesiology. 2011;28(S48):1AP3-5.



1.Venkatachalam K, Mannion S, Harnett M

Can the introduction of a practice advisory on preoperative investigations result in cost savings? A prospective audit.

European Journal of Anaesthesiology. 2009:26(S45);1AP4-1.



1. Desmond F, Mannion S, M. Murphy

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

European Journal of Anaesthesiology. 2008;25(S44): 14AP9-6; 222.










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