Research Profile

Brian McNamara

BIOGRAPHY

<< I am a UCC graduate, Physiology (BSc)1989, Medicine (MB 1992, MD 1996). I trained in medicine at Cork University Hospital, I completed my MD under the superivision of Professor Gerald O'Sullivan in the Deprtment of Physiology in 1996, I completed specialist training in Clinical Neurophysiology at Addenbrooke's Hospital Cambridge 2001 and was appointed Consultant in Clinical Neurophysiology at Cork University Hospital and the Mercy University Hospital in 2001. I am interested in all aspects of Clinical Neurophysiology and Neurology >>

Research Interests

<< Epilepsy, disorders of the peripheral nervous system, motor neurone disease, muscle disease>>

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(1999)'Rapid responses to aldosterone in human distal colon'
Maguire D, MacNamara B, Cuffe JE, Winter D, Doolan CM, Urbach V, O'Sullivan GC, Harvey BJ (1999) 'Rapid responses to aldosterone in human distal colon' [Details]
(1999)'Basolateral K+ channel involvement in forskolin-activated chloride secretion in human colon'
McNamara, B,Winter, DC,Cuffe, JE,O'Sullivan, GC,Harvey, BJ; (1999) 'Basolateral K+ channel involvement in forskolin-activated chloride secretion in human colon' [Details]
(2000)'Bone-marrow micrometastases in patients with brain metastases from epithelial cell tumours'
Maguire, D,O'Sullivan, GC,McNamara, B,Collins, JK,Shanahan, F; (2000) 'Bone-marrow micrometastases in patients with brain metastases from epithelial cell tumours' [Details]
(2000)'Rapid activation of basolateral potassium transport in human colon by oestradiol'
McNamara, B,Winter, DC,Cuffe, J,Taylor, C,O'Sullivan, GC,Harvey, BJ; (2000) 'Rapid activation of basolateral potassium transport in human colon by oestradiol' [Details]
(2001)'Transcranial magnetic stimulation for depression and other psychiatric disorders'
McNamara B, Ray JL, Arthurs OJ, Boniface S (2001) 'Transcranial magnetic stimulation for depression and other psychiatric disorders' [Details]
(2002)'Acquisition and expression of proximal and distal upper limb stimulus-response curves to transcranial magnetic stimulation'
Ray J, McNamara B, Boniface S (2002) 'Acquisition and expression of proximal and distal upper limb stimulus-response curves to transcranial magnetic stimulation' [Details]
(2002)'Measuring TMS stimulus/response characteristics from both hemispheres simultaneously for proximal and distal upper limb muscles'
Ray JL, McNamara B, Priest A, Boniface SJ (2002) 'Measuring TMS stimulus/response characteristics from both hemispheres simultaneously for proximal and distal upper limb muscles' [Details]
(2003)'Raised intracranial pressure and seizures in the neurological intensive care unit'
McNamara B, Ray J, Menon D, Boniface S (2003) 'Raised intracranial pressure and seizures in the neurological intensive care unit' [Details]
(2003)'Treatment controversies in Bell's palsy'
Renganathan R, McNamara B (2003) 'Treatment controversies in Bell's palsy' [Details]
(2004)'Hashimoto's encephalopathy presenting with psychosis and generalized absence status'
McKeon A, McNamara B, Sweeney B (2004) 'Hashimoto's encephalopathy presenting with psychosis and generalized absence status' [DOI] [Details]
(2004)'Video-EEG recording: a four-year clinical audit'
O'Rourke K, McNamara B, Sweeney BJ (2004) 'Video-EEG recording: a four-year clinical audit' [Details]
(2004)'Clinical neurophysiology referral patterns to a tertiary hospital--a prospective audit'
Renganathan R, O'Brien S, Sweeney B, Galvin R, McNamara B (2004) 'Clinical neurophysiology referral patterns to a tertiary hospital--a prospective audit' [Details]
(2005)'An atypical case of acute ischaemic monomelic neuropathy post vascular access surgery in a patient with Type 1 diabetes mellitus'
Brennan AM, McNamara B, Plant WD, O'Halloran DJ (2005) 'An atypical case of acute ischaemic monomelic neuropathy post vascular access surgery in a patient with Type 1 diabetes mellitus' [DOI] [Details]
(2005)'Isolated hypoglossal nerve palsy due to compression by a dissecting vertebral artery'
McKeon A, Murphy S, McNamara B, Ryder DQ, Galvin RJ (2005) 'Isolated hypoglossal nerve palsy due to compression by a dissecting vertebral artery' [DOI] [Details]
(2005)'Utilization and yield of EEG in the elderly population'
Widdess-Walsh P, Sweeney BJ, Galvin R, McNamara B (2005) 'Utilization and yield of EEG in the elderly population' [Details]
(2006)'ALS in a patient with hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsy'
O'Sullivan SS, McCarthy A, Mullins GM, McNamara B, Sweeney BJ (2006) 'ALS in a patient with hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsy' [DOI] [Details]
(2006)'How well is peripheral neuropathy investigated? An audit from a regional neurophysiology department'
Murphy S, McNamara B (2006) 'How well is peripheral neuropathy investigated? An audit from a regional neurophysiology department' [Details]
(2006)'The role of the standard EEG in clinical psychiatry'
O'Sullivan SS, Mullins GM, Cassidy EM, McNamara B (2006) 'The role of the standard EEG in clinical psychiatry' [DOI] [Details]
(2006)'The role of the standard EEG in clinical psychiatry'
O'Sullivan, SS,Mullins, GM,Cassidy, EM,McNamara, B; (2006) 'The role of the standard EEG in clinical psychiatry' [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Acquired generalised neuromyotonia, cutaneous lupus erythematosus and alopecia areata in a patient with myasthenia gravis'
O'Sullivan SS, Mullins GM, Neligan A, McNamara B, Galvin RJ (2007) 'Acquired generalised neuromyotonia, cutaneous lupus erythematosus and alopecia areata in a patient with myasthenia gravis' [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'A study of idiopathic generalised epilepsy in an Irish population'
Mullins GM, O'sullivan SS, Neligan A, McCarthy A, McNamara B, Galvin RJ, Sweeney BJ (2007) 'A study of idiopathic generalised epilepsy in an Irish population' [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Clinical characteristics and outcome of patients diagnosed with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures: a 5-year review'
O'Sullivan SS, Spillane JE, McMahon EM, Sweeney BJ, Galvin RJ, McNamara B, Cassidy EM (2007) 'Clinical characteristics and outcome of patients diagnosed with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures: a 5-year review' [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Non-traumatic brachial plexopathies, clinical, radiological and neurophysiological findings from a tertiary centre'
Mullins GM, O'Sullivan SS, Neligan A, Daly S, Galvin RJ, Sweeney BJ, McNamara B (2007) 'Non-traumatic brachial plexopathies, clinical, radiological and neurophysiological findings from a tertiary centre' [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Automated Estimation of Sedation Depth From The Eeg'
Greene, BR, Mahon, P, McNamara, B, Boylan, GB, Shorten, G; (2007) 'Automated Estimation of Sedation Depth From The Eeg' [Details]
(2008)'Can state or response entropy be used as a measure of sleep depth?'
Mahon P, Greene BR, Lynch EM, McNamara B, Shorten GD; (2008) 'Can state or response entropy be used as a measure of sleep depth?' [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Can state or response entropy be used as a measure of sleep depth?'
Mahon, P,Greene, BR,Lynch, EM,McNamara, B,Shorten, GD; (2008) 'Can state or response entropy be used as a measure of sleep depth?' [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Aetiology and Prognosis of Encephalopathic Patterns On Electroencephalogram In A General Hospital'
O'Sullivan, SS, Neligan, A, Mullins, GM, Daly, S, McNamara, B, Galvin, RJ, Sweeney, BJ; (2008) 'Aetiology and Prognosis of Encephalopathic Patterns On Electroencephalogram In A General Hospital' [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Can State or Response Entropy Be Used As A Measure of Sleep Depth?'
Mahon, P, Greene, BR, Lynch, EM, McNamara, B, Shorten, GD; (2008) 'Can State or Response Entropy Be Used As A Measure of Sleep Depth?' [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Simultaneous transverse myelitis and acute motor axonal neuropathy in an adult'
Saidha S, Renganathan R, Spillane J, McNamara B, Fanning N, Ryan AM (2008) 'Simultaneous transverse myelitis and acute motor axonal neuropathy in an adult' [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Aetiology and prognosis of encephalopathic patterns on electroencephalogram in a general hospital'
O'Sullivan, SS,Neligan, A,Mullins, GM,Daly, S,McNamara, B,Galvin, RJ,Sweeney, BJ; (2008) 'Aetiology and prognosis of encephalopathic patterns on electroencephalogram in a general hospital' [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Spectral entropy as a monitor of depth of propofol induced sedation'
Mahon P, Kowalski RG, Fitzgerald AP, Lynch EM, Boylan GB, McNamara B, Shorten GD; (2008) 'Spectral entropy as a monitor of depth of propofol induced sedation' [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'A review of neurological abnormalities associated with the practise of music'
O'Connor G, McNamara B (2009) 'A review of neurological abnormalities associated with the practise of music' [Details]
(2009)'Vacuolar leucoencephalopathy and pulvinar sign in association with coeliac disease'
Ryan AM, Ryan J, Wan-Ahmed M, Hardiman O, Farrell MA, McNamara B, Sweeney BJ (2009) 'Vacuolar leucoencephalopathy and pulvinar sign in association with coeliac disease' [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'How to work up a patient with polyneuropathy?'
Renganathan R, Atkinson A, McNamara B (2009) 'How to work up a patient with polyneuropathy?' [Details]
(2009)'An audit of traumatic nerve injury'
O'Connor G, McNamara B (2009) 'An audit of traumatic nerve injury' [Details]
(2010)'A review of nerve conduction studies in cases of suspected compression neuropathies of the upper limb'
Neligan A, O'Sullivan SS, Mullins GM, McCarthy A, Kowalski RG, Kinsella J, McNamara B (2010) 'A review of nerve conduction studies in cases of suspected compression neuropathies of the upper limb' [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Spectrum of peripheral neuropathies associated with surgical interventions; A neurophysiological assessment'
Saidha S, Spillane J, Mullins G, McNamara B (2010) 'Spectrum of peripheral neuropathies associated with surgical interventions; A neurophysiological assessment' [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Acute neuropathy in setting of diarrhoeal illness and hyponatraemia due to lithium toxicity'
Merwick A, Cooke J, Neligan A, McNamara B, Sweeney BJ (2011) 'Acute neuropathy in setting of diarrhoeal illness and hyponatraemia due to lithium toxicity' [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Brachial neuritis masquerading as acute coronary syndrome'
Dineen J, Saidha S, McNamara B, Plant B, Ryan AM (2011) 'Brachial neuritis masquerading as acute coronary syndrome' [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Clinical and EEG features of seizures in adults with down syndrome'
Lefter S, Costello DJ, McNamara B, Sweeney B (2011) 'Clinical and EEG features of seizures in adults with down syndrome' [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'EEG use in a tertiary referral centre'
O'Toole O, Lefter S, McNamara B (2011) 'EEG use in a tertiary referral centre' [Details]
(2011)'Unusual paraneoplastic syndromes of breast carcinoma: a combination of cerebellar degeneration and Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome'
Romics, L,McNamara, B,Cronin, PA,O'Brien, ME,Relihan, N,Redmond, HP; (2011) 'Unusual paraneoplastic syndromes of breast carcinoma: a combination of cerebellar degeneration and Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome' [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2007)Automated estimation of sedation depth from the EEG
Greene BR, Mahon P, McNamara B, Boylan GB, Shorten G; (2007) Automated estimation of sedation depth from the EEG , pp.3188-3191 [DOI] [Details]

Professional Activities

Associations

 AssocationFunctionFrom / To
Irish Society of Clinical Neurophysiology President13-NOV-08 / 15-NOV-14

Contact details

  • Brian McNamara
    Consultant In Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Academic Affairs
    Department of Clinical Neurophysiology
    Cork University Hospital
    Wilton
    Cork
  • (021)4921313

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