Research Profile

Stephen Byrne

Biography

Total Career Publications: 67Publications 2010-2016: 55Total Citations: 1716h-index: 20
PhDs Graduated 2008-2014: 13MDs Graduated 2008-2014: 1MSc by Research Graduated 2008-2014: 2Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Pharmacy, PhD, Dip Stat, Cert Health Econ, Cert Clin Pharm, MPSI
Current Duties:
Head of the School of Pharmacy (UCC) since Oct 2013, Course Director of the MSc in Clinical Pharmacy (Oct 2010 - Aug 2014) Organisation and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate pharmacy practice and clinical pharmacy modules.I commenced my UCC career as a joint appointment between the School and Cork University Hospital where I established a pharmacist and nurse lead anti coagulation clinic with clinicians in CUH.  This concept has expanded to other hospitals in the regional along with the establishment of a Community Pharmacy based anti coagulant clinic in East Cork.I graduated from the University of Sunderland in 1996 with degree in Pharmacy, before embarking on his clinical training in Scotland. In 2002 I graduated form the School of Pharmacy, Trinity College Dublin having completed my PhD in the area of non physician management of oral anticoagulant therapy and I was the first person in Ireland to undertake a PhD in the field of Clinical Pharmacy Practice.  Since then I've worked as both a community and hospital pharmacist in various locations throughout Ireland before joining UCC in 2004.Among my many research achievements I am part of a UCC team that developed the STOPP/START screening tool that was first published in 2008. This screening tools aims to improve the quality and safety of medicine prescriptions for elderly patients.   The team’s ultimate aim is to develop the STOPP/START software engine so that it can be deployed by all healthcare professionals e.g. doctors, pharmacists and nurses at the point of prescribing, dispensing and/or medication review for elderly patients on a regular basis.My research team are also working in the field of antimicrobial usage patterns and I was part of a multidisciplinary team to published the first set of antimicrobial guidelines for use in primary care in 2011.

Research Interests

Appropriate Prescribing of Medicine

STOPP/START

Elderly people (aged 65 and over) currently make up 11.5% of the Irish population. Despite this, they consume about 35% of all medicines prescribed and 47% of medicines prescribed on the General Medical Scheme. Reported rates of inappropriate prescribing of between 10% and 70% depending on the clinical setting have been published in the literature. Until recently, only two validated screening tools were described in the literature: Beers¿ Criteria (Beers et al., 1991, 1997; 2003; 2012) and the Improved Prescribing in the Elderly Tool (IPET) (Naugler et al., 2000).  Although widely referenced, the Beers' Criteria and IPET tools have a number of deficiencies and are not always relevant to clinical practice.  Given these deficiencies, neither of these tools tends to be used by prescribing physicians when reviewing and writing prescriptions for elderly patients.  Hence, our research team, in consultation with Dr. Denis O'Mahony  (Department of Geriatric Medicine, Cork University Hospital and the Department of Medicine, University College Cork) in 2006, devised the STOPP (Screening Tool of Older Persons' Prescriptions) and START (Screening Tool to Action the Right Treatment) criteria, which are comprehensive, evidence-based and structured on physiological systems. These criteria have subsequently been validated by an expert review panel, comprised of 18 experts in geriatric pharmacology and therapeutics. To date, our work has focused on elderly people admitted to hospital with acute illness and patients living in the community, under the care of their GPs.  Our data so far show that there is a considerably higher probability of identifying inappropriate prescriptions among elderly people admitted to hospital from using STOPP/START than either of the other screening tools.

Constraint Based Reasoning is a sub-field of Artificial Intelligence that is proposed to have problem solving capabilities similar to the human brain.  Jointly with the Department of Computer Science (UCC) and the Cork Constraint Based Technology Group (UCC) the applicability and accuracy at which software developed and tested by our research group can screen patients' medical histories for inappropriately prescribed medicines (STOPP-START) is been explored.  This project was funded under the "Enterprise Ireland, Proof of Concept" initiative and was shortlisted by the Technologies Transfer Office (UCC) as a potential commercialisation project.  In 2010, a new company called Clinical Support Information Systems (CSIS) was established. CSIS is the result of collaboration between private enterprise and the UCC academic team working on STOPP/START software (drawn from Geriatric Medicine, Pharmacy and Computer Science).

Presently, our group are assessing GPs willingness to take the clinical recommendation identified by the STOPP/START tools on board when prescribing for elderly patients.  Data on 500 patients currently being reviewed by the research pharmacist and GPs via a step wedge design RCT.  The clinical impact of the tools' recommendations and also the pharmacoeconomic (net ingredient cost) impact on patients' prescriptions is also been evaluated. 

 Anticoagulation

Traditionally, anticoagulation services are managed through frequent and regular patient attendance at outpatient clinics in large secondary care institutions.  The main drive of my research is to explore the possibility of moving patient anticoagulant care to the primary health care setting and to empower patients to actively monitor and manage their own oral anticoagulant therapy.  A current method under investigation is the use of near-patient testing devices to measure patients' INRs.  In this model, each patient is provided with a portable monitor, comparable in style and function to a blood glucose monitor, and tests the coagulability of their blood according to a pre-agreed schedule in accordance with an approved study protocol.  These are then communicated to the study pharmacist and dose adjustments / interventions are made according to a defined algorithm.  Patients in the self testing branch communicate their INR measurements via an internet interface.  The aim of this project is to evaluate the benefits (if any) of self-testing / internet dosing of warfarin in contrast to traditional, OPD managed, coagulation therapy. 

Antimicrobials

Antibiotics are globally recognised as one of the cornerstones of medical practice, yet they are widely believed to be overused and misused. This practice can contribute to antimicrobial resistance, side effects and may incur a substantial cost to the health care system.  It is estimated that 80 percent of all antibiotic prescriptions are written by general practitioners. The percentage of these that are unnecessary are unknown, but it is believed that a number are used to treat minor respiratory tract infections, such as the common cold, sore throat, acute otitis media and acute bronchitis, all of which have no compelling evidence to support this practice. Interventions in primary care such as antibiotic workshops and potentially the measurement of C reactive protein via point of care devices may lead to a reduction in their use.  Currently in Ireland, there is no infrastructure in place to monitor antimicrobial usage in primary care and therefore it is difficult to extrapolate local resistance patterns or measure the level of inappropriate prescribing.  At the outset, this project will aim to determine the level of anti-microbial prescribing in primary care nationally and evaluate the rationale for such treatments.  This work is a collobatoration between the Schoool of Pharmacy and the Department of General Practice, University College Cork and the Health Service Executive.

SENATOR

The SENATOR Consortium consists of twelve participating institutions based in nine difference EU states. The SENATOR consortium brings together renowned researchers from across Europe with both scientific and clinical backgrounds in Geriatric Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology, Geriatric Pharmacotherapy.  The aim of this project is to design and validate a computer software engine to optimise the pharmacotherapy and non pharmacotherapy treatment plans of older individuals throughout Europe. http://www.senator-project.eu/the-project/  I am one of the Co-Investigators in the Cork site and I aim actively involved with this project.  EU project grant agreement number 305930.


TRUST

The TRUST (Thyroid hormone Replacement for Untreated older adults with Subclinical hypothyroidism, a randomised placebo-controlled Trial) Trial is an FP7 funded, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group trial of levothyroxine in 3,000 elderly people with subclinical hypothyroidism in 4 European countries.  The primary aim is to determine the multi-faceted effect of levothyroxine treatment for subclinical hypothyroidism in elderly pateints, with a specific focus on cardiovascular, musculoskeletal adverse effects and patients’ quality of life.  I am a member of the Pharmacy Advisory Committee to this study and I'm involved in a number of a number of ancillary study focusing on medication appropriateness and medication supply issues.  EU project grant agreement number 278148.


Grants that Prof Byrne has worked on or is actively involved with are listed below:

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
The appropriate use of antibiotics in primary care in IrelandHealth Service Executive01-OCT-0830-SEP-12€400,000.00
Genotyping of Warfarin patients - Post Grad Student Fiona RyanIndustry01-APR-0830-APR-10€20,000.00
Assessment of factors which influence physician decision-making regarding medication use in patients with Dementia at the end of life.Foreign Research Institute01-AUG-1030-SEP-11€18,769.00
PhD Studies Award from Antigen Ireland01-OCT-9701-DEC-00€6,000.00
PhD FellowshipForeign Industry01-DEC-1330-SEP-17€10,000.00
EI 'STOPP/START: Minimising Inappropriate Prescribing in Geriatric Patients'Enterprise Irl07-SEP-0715-MAR-09€110,102.00
Travel Support.Enterprise Irl14-JAN-1413-JUN-14€596.00
Kieran WalshHealth Research Board01-OCT-14€107,200.00
HRB SSS Analysis of inappropriate prescribing of benzodiazepines in elderly patients admitted througHealth Research Board26-JUN-0821-AUG-08€2,000.00
EU Erasmus Staff Training Visit grantERASMUS01-MAR-1330-MAR-13€1,071.00
An evaluation of the inappropriate prescribing in long stay elderly facilities in the greater Cork and Northern Ireland regions using STOPP and Beers criteria.Foreign Research Institute01-DEC-0930-NOV-10€23,953.00
David O'RiordanHealth Research Board01-OCT-13€107,200.00
Fact Cards - Health Information Tool for Community PharmacistsMiscellaneous01-OCT-0730-SEP-08€15,000.00
Thyroid hormone Replacement for Untreated older adults with Subclinical hypothyroidism, a randomised placebo-controlled Trial) (TRUST)European Framework Programme Seven (FP7)01-OCT-12€5,963,787.00
Prevention of adverse drug events (ADEs) in hospitalised older patients using STOPP/START criteria and expert pharmacist medication reviewHealth Research Board01-OCT-1030-SEP-13€249,891.00
Matt Talbot Services 201101-JAN-1130-DEC-11€5,000.00
Dobbins ScholarshipIreland Canada University Foundation01-JUN-1230-MAY-13€5,000.00
PhD studentship Clinical Research FacilityCollege of Medicine & Health01-OCT-1230-OCT-15€140,000.00
Manpower Survey of Irish Pharmacists01-JAN-9901-JUN-99€2,400.00
PhD Scholars Programme in Health Services Research (HRB_PhD/2007/16)Health Research Board01-OCT-11€107,200.00
Software ENgine for the Assessment and optimisation of drug and non-drug Therapy in Older peRsons (SENATOR)European Framework Programme Seven (FP7)01-OCT-13€5,938,947.00
HRB "Randomised controlled trial of supervised patient self-management of Warfarin Therapy .."Health Research Board01-APR-0631-JUL-09€150,224.00
HRB – PhD Scholars Programme in Health Services Research (HRB_PhD/2007/16)Health Research Board01-OCT-1030-SEP-14€107,200.00

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2014)STOPP/START criteria for potentially inappropriate prescribing in older people: version 2.
O'Mahony D, O'Sullivan D, Byrne S, O'Connor MN, Ryan C, Gallagher P. (2014) STOPP/START criteria for potentially inappropriate prescribing in older people: version 2. Oxford: Age and Ageing. [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2011)'Poisons Act and Regulation'
Byrne S. & Clarke L.; (2011) 'Poisons Act and Regulation' In: Medicine and pharmacy law in Ireland. London: Pharmaceutical Press. [Details]
(2011)'Methylated Sprits Legislation'
Byrne S. & Weedle P; (2011) 'Methylated Sprits Legislation' In: Medicine and pharmacy law in Ireland. London: Pharmaceutical Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2017)'Influences on decision-making regarding antipsychotic prescribing in nursing home residents with dementia: a systematic review and synthesis of qualitative evidence'
Walsh KA, Dennehy R, Sinnott C, Browne JP, Byrne S, McSharry J, Coughlan E, Simmons T (2017) 'Influences on decision-making regarding antipsychotic prescribing in nursing home residents with dementia: a systematic review and synthesis of qualitative evidence'. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, [Details]
(2017)'“You Don’t Feel” – The Experience of Youth Benzodiazepine Misuse in Ireland'
Murphy, Kevin D; Lambert, Sharon; McCarthy, Suzanne; Byrne, Stephen; Sahm, Laura J (2017) '“You Don’t Feel” – The Experience of Youth Benzodiazepine Misuse in Ireland'. Journal of psychoactive drugs, [Details]
(2017)'Longitudinal patterns of potentially inappropriate prescribing in early old-aged people'
Hansen CR;Byrne S;Cullinan S;O'Mahony D;Sahm LJ;Kearney PM; (2017) 'Longitudinal patterns of potentially inappropriate prescribing in early old-aged people'. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Benzodiazepine prescribing guideline adherence and misuse potential in Irish minors'
Murphy, K. D.,Sahm, L. J.,McCarthy, S.,Byrne, S. (2015) 'Benzodiazepine prescribing guideline adherence and misuse potential in Irish minors'. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 37 (55):749-52   [Details]
(2014)'A Meta-synthesis of Potentially Inappropriate Prescribing in Older Patients'
Cullinan S, O’Mahony D, Fleming A, Byrne S. (2014) 'A Meta-synthesis of Potentially Inappropriate Prescribing in Older Patients'. Drugs & Aging, 31 (8):631-638 [Details]
(2017)'GPs' perspectives on prescribing for older people in primary care: a qualitative study'
Riordan, David O.; Byrne, Stephen; Fleming, Aoife; Kearney, Patricia M.; Galvin, Rose; Sinnott, Carol (2017) 'GPs' perspectives on prescribing for older people in primary care: a qualitative study'. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 83 (7):1521-1531 [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2017)'Influences on Decision-Making Regarding Antipsychotic Prescribing in Nursing Home Residents With Dementia: A Systematic Review and Synthesis of Qualitative Evidence'
Walsh, Kieran A.; Dennehy, Rebecca; Sinnott, Carol; Browne, John; Byrne, Stephen; McSharry, Jennifer; Coughlan, Eoin; Timmons, Suzanne (2017) 'Influences on Decision-Making Regarding Antipsychotic Prescribing in Nursing Home Residents With Dementia: A Systematic Review and Synthesis of Qualitative Evidence'. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 18 (10)   [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'The Effects of Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Health and Social Care Undergraduate Students – A Systematic Review of the Literature'
O'Driscoll, M., Byrne, S., McGillicuddy, A., Lambert, S. & Sahm, L. (2017) 'The Effects of Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Health and Social Care Undergraduate Students – A Systematic Review of the Literature'. Psychology, Health & Medicine, :1-15 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Thyroid Hormone Therapy for Older Adults with Subclinical Hypothyroidism'
Stott DJ, Rodondi N, Kearney PM, Ford I, Westendorp RG, Mooijaart SP, Sattar N, Aubert CE, Aujesky D, Bauer DC, Baumgartner C, Blum MR, Browne JP, Byrne S, Collet TH, Dekkers OM, den Elzen WP, Du Puy RS, Ellis G, Feller M, Floriani C, Hendry K, Hurley C, Jukema JW, Kean S, Kelly M, Krebs D, Langhorne P, McCarthy G, McCarthy V, McConnachie A, McDade M, Messow M, O'Flynn A, O'Riordan D, Poortvliet RK, Quinn TJ, Russell A, Sinnott C, Smit JW, Van Dorland HA, Walsh KA, Walsh EK, Watt T, Wilson R, Gussekloo J; TRUST Study Group (2017) 'Thyroid Hormone Therapy for Older Adults with Subclinical Hypothyroidism'. New England Journal of Medicine, [Details]
(2016)'Antimicrobial susceptibility of long term care facility and general practice urine samples in patients 65 years and older: an observational study'
Fleming A;Barry L;Byrne S;Prentice M; (2016) 'Antimicrobial susceptibility of long term care facility and general practice urine samples in patients 65 years and older: an observational study'. European Journal of Public Health, [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'STOPP/START criteria for potentially inappropriate prescribing in older people: version 2'
O'Mahony D, O'Sullivan D, Byrne S, O'Connor MN, Ryan C, Gallagher P (2015) 'STOPP/START criteria for potentially inappropriate prescribing in older people: version 2'. Age and Ageing, 44   [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Benzodiazepine prescribing guideline adherence and misuse potential in Irish minors'
Murphy KD;Sahm LJ;McCarthy S;Byrne S; (2015) 'Benzodiazepine prescribing guideline adherence and misuse potential in Irish minors'. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 37 (5) [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Co-payments for prescription medicines on a public insurance scheme in Ireland'
Sinnott, SJ., C. Normand, S. Byrne, N. Woods and H. Whelton. (2015) 'Co-payments for prescription medicines on a public insurance scheme in Ireland'. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety,   [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'An observational study of public and private general practitioner consultations in the Republic of Ireland'
Murphy, M;Brodie, G;Byrne, S;Bradley, C (2015) 'An observational study of public and private general practitioner consultations in the Republic of Ireland'. Irish Journal of Medicine, 184 :147-152 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'The impact of nurse prescribing on the clinical setting'
Creedon R, Byrne S, kennedy J, & McCarthy S. (2015) 'The impact of nurse prescribing on the clinical setting'. British Journal of Nursing, 24 (17):878-885 [Details]
(2017)'Study protocol; Thyroid hormone Replacement for Untreated older adults with Subclinical hypothyroidism - a randomised placebo controlled Trial (TRUST)'
Stott, David J.; Gussekloo, Jacobijn; Kearney, Patricia M.; Rodondi, Nicolas; Westendorp, Rudi G. J.; Mooijaart, Simon; Kean, Sharon; Quinn, Terence J.; Sattar, Naveed; Hendry, Kirsty; Du Puy, Robert; Den Elzen, Wendy P. J.; Poortvliet, Rosalinde K. E.; Smit, Jan W. A.; Jukema, J. Wouter; Dekkers, Olaf M.; Blum, Manuel; Collet, Tinh-Hai; McCarthy, Vera; Hurley, Caroline; Byrne, Stephen; Browne, John; Watt, Torquil; Bauer, Douglas; Ford, Ian (2017) 'Study protocol; Thyroid hormone Replacement for Untreated older adults with Subclinical hypothyroidism - a randomised placebo controlled Trial (TRUST)'. BMC Endocrine Disorders, 17 (6):1-17   [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2017)'Challenges of deprescribing in the multimorbid patient'
Raae Hansen, Christina,Byrne, Stephen,O'Mahony, Denis,Kearney, Patricia,Sahm, Laura, Cullinan, Shane, (2017) 'Challenges of deprescribing in the multimorbid patient'. European Journal Of Hospital Pharmacy, 24 (1):43-46   [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Patterns of psychotropic prescribing and polypharmacy in older hospitalized patients in Ireland: the influence of dementia on prescribing'
Walsh, Kieran A.; O'Regan, Niamh A.; Byrne, Stephen; Browne, John; Meagher, David J.; Timmons, Suzanne (2016) 'Patterns of psychotropic prescribing and polypharmacy in older hospitalized patients in Ireland: the influence of dementia on prescribing'. International psychogeriatrics / IPA, 28 (11):1807-1820 [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2016)'Improving the appropriateness of prescribing in older patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis of pharmacists' interventions in secondary care'
Walsh KA, O'Riordan D, Kearney PM, Timmons S, Byrne S. (2016) 'Improving the appropriateness of prescribing in older patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis of pharmacists' interventions in secondary care'. Age and Ageing, 45 (2):201-209 [Details]
(2016)'THE INFLUENCE OF POTENTIALLY INAPPROPRIATE MEDICATIONS ON HEALTHCARE NEEDS AND MEDICATION USE: A RETROSPECTIVE CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY'
Raae-Hansen, Christina,Byrne, Stephen,O'Mahony, Denis,Cullinan, Shane,Sahm, Laura J.,Kearney, Patricia M. (2016) 'THE INFLUENCE OF POTENTIALLY INAPPROPRIATE MEDICATIONS ON HEALTHCARE NEEDS AND MEDICATION USE: A RETROSPECTIVE CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY'. Age and Ageing, 45 (suppl_2)   [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Mindfulness in pharmacy: protocol for a randomised controlled study to determine the benefits of mindfulness based stress reduction (mbsr) for pharmacy students'
O'driscoll, Michelle,Byrne, Stephen,Lambert, Sharon,Sahm, Laura (2016) 'Mindfulness in pharmacy: protocol for a randomised controlled study to determine the benefits of mindfulness based stress reduction (mbsr) for pharmacy students'. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 24 [Details]
(2016)'Copayments for prescription medicines on a public health insurance scheme in Ireland'
Sinnott, SJ,Normand, C,Byrne, S,Woods, N,Whelton, H (2016) 'Copayments for prescription medicines on a public health insurance scheme in Ireland'. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 25 :695-704 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Antimicrobial susceptibility of long term care facility and general practice urine samples in patients 65 years and older: an observational study'
Fleming Aoife, Barry Louise, Byrne Stephen, Prentice Michael. (2016) 'Antimicrobial susceptibility of long term care facility and general practice urine samples in patients 65 years and older: an observational study'. European Journal of Public Health, [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Structured Pharmacist Review of Medication in Older Hospitalised Patients: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis'
Gallagher, J., D. O'Sullivan, S. McCarthy, P.Gillespie, N. Woods, D. O'Mahony, S. Byrne (2016) 'Structured Pharmacist Review of Medication in Older Hospitalised Patients: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis'. Drugs & Aging, :1-10   [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Use of a frailty index to identify potentially inappropriate prescribing and adverse drug reaction risks in older patients'
Cullinan, S,O'Mahony, D,O'Sullivan, D,Byrne, S (2016) 'Use of a frailty index to identify potentially inappropriate prescribing and adverse drug reaction risks in older patients'. Age and Ageing, 45 :115-120 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Measuring drug exposure: concordance between defined daily dose and days' supply depended on drug class'
Sinnott, SJ;Polinski, JM;Byrne, S;Gagne, JJ (2016) 'Measuring drug exposure: concordance between defined daily dose and days' supply depended on drug class'. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 69 :107-113 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'The impact of nurse prescribing on the clinical setting'
Creedon R;Byrne S;Kennedy J;McCarthy S; (2015) 'The impact of nurse prescribing on the clinical setting'. British Journal of Nursing, 24 (17) [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Doctors' perspectives on the barriers to appropriate prescribing in older hospitalized patients: a qualitative study'
Cullinan, S;Fleming, A;O'Mahony, D;Ryan, C;O'Sullivan, D;Gallagher, P;Byrne, S (2015) 'Doctors' perspectives on the barriers to appropriate prescribing in older hospitalized patients: a qualitative study'. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 79 :860-869 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Economic evaluation of a randomized controlled trial of pharmacist-supervized patient self-testing of warfarin therapy'
Gallagher, J;Mc Carthy, S;Woods, N;Ryan, F;O' Shea, S;Byrne, S (2015) 'Economic evaluation of a randomized controlled trial of pharmacist-supervized patient self-testing of warfarin therapy'. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 40 :14-19 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Doctors' perspectives on the barriers to appropriate prescribing in older patients: a qualitative study'
Cullinan S, Fleming A, O'Mahony D, Ryan C, O'Sullivan D, Gallagher P, Byrne S. (2015) 'Doctors' perspectives on the barriers to appropriate prescribing in older patients: a qualitative study'. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Antimicrobial stewardship activities in hospitals in Ireland and the United Kingdom: a comparison of two national surveys'
Fleming, A;Tonna, A;O'Connor, S;Byrne, S;Stewart, D (2015) 'Antimicrobial stewardship activities in hospitals in Ireland and the United Kingdom: a comparison of two national surveys'. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 37 :776-781 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Antibiotic prescribing in long-term care facilities: a meta-synthesis of qualitative research'
Fleming A;Bradley C;Cullinan S;Byrne S; (2015) 'Antibiotic prescribing in long-term care facilities: a meta-synthesis of qualitative research'. Drugs & Aging, 32 (4) [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'STOPP/START criteria for potentially inappropriate prescribing in older people: version 2'
O'Mahony, Denis; O'Sullivan, David; Byrne, Stephen; O'Connor, Marie Noelle; Ryan, Cristin; Gallagher, Paul (2015) 'STOPP/START criteria for potentially inappropriate prescribing in older people: version 2'. Age and Ageing, 44 :213-218 [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2015)'Benzodiazepine prescribing guideline adherence and misuse potential in Irish minors'
Sahm LJ;McCarthy S;Byrne S, Murphy KD (2015) 'Benzodiazepine prescribing guideline adherence and misuse potential in Irish minors'. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 37 (5):749-752 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'A cross-sectional survey of the profile and activities of Antimicrobial Management Teams in Irish Hospitals'
Fleming, A,Tonna, A,O'Connor, S,Byrne, S,Stewart, D (2014) 'A cross-sectional survey of the profile and activities of Antimicrobial Management Teams in Irish Hospitals'. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 36 :377-383 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Pharmacist's use of screening tools to estimate risk of CVD: A review of the literature'
O'Donovan, DO; Byrne, S and Sahm LJ (2014) 'Pharmacist's use of screening tools to estimate risk of CVD: A review of the literature'. Pharmacy, 2 :27-39 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Use of addiction treatment services by Irish youth: does place of residence matter?'
Murphy KD, Byrne S, Sahm LJ, Lambert S, McCarthy S (2014) 'Use of addiction treatment services by Irish youth: does place of residence matter?'. Rural and remote health, 14 (3) [Details]
(2014)'To determine the prevelance of potential inappropiate prescribed drugs for elderly patients by nurse prescribers'
Creedon R, McCarthy S. & Byrne S. (2014) 'To determine the prevelance of potential inappropiate prescribed drugs for elderly patients by nurse prescribers'. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 22 (Supplement 1):5-6   [Details]
(2014)'Benzodiazepine Use Among Young Attendees of an Irish Substance Treatment Center'
Murphy, KD,Byrne, S,McCarthy, S,Lambert, S,Sahm, LJ (2014) 'Benzodiazepine Use Among Young Attendees of an Irish Substance Treatment Center'. Journal Of Addiction Medicine, 8 :199-204 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'An observational study of public and private general practitioner consultations in the Republic of Ireland'
Murphy, M and Brodie, G and Byrne, S and Bradley, C (2014) 'An observational study of public and private general practitioner consultations in the Republic of Ireland'. Irish Journal Of Medical Scienceirish Journal Of Medical Science, :1-6 [Details]
(2014)'Economic Evaluation of a Randomised Controlled Trial of Pharmacist Supervised Patient Self-testing of Warfarin Therapy'
Gallagher, J., Byrne, S., Woods, N., Lynch, D., McCarthy, S. (2014) 'Economic Evaluation of a Randomised Controlled Trial of Pharmacist Supervised Patient Self-testing of Warfarin Therapy'. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, [Details]
(2013)'Review of Thromboembolic Prophylaxis in Patients Attending Cork University Hospital'
Byrne S., Weaver D. (2013) 'Review of Thromboembolic Prophylaxis in Patients Attending Cork University Hospital'. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, [Details]
(2013)'Is 50 cent the price of the optimal copayment? - a qualitative study of patient opinions and attitudes in response to a 50 cent charge on prescription drugs in a publicly funded health system in Ireland'
Sinnott SJ, Guinane M, Whelton H, Byrne S (2013) 'Is 50 cent the price of the optimal copayment? - a qualitative study of patient opinions and attitudes in response to a 50 cent charge on prescription drugs in a publicly funded health system in Ireland'. BMC Health Services Research, 10 :13-16 [Details]
(2013)'A prevalence study of potential inappropriate prescribing in Irish long term care facility older residents'
O'Sullivan D., O'Mahony D., Hughes C., Parsons C., Patterson S., Byrne S. (2013) 'A prevalence study of potential inappropriate prescribing in Irish long term care facility older residents'. Age & Ageing, [Details]
(2013)'Substance use in young persons in Ireland, a systematic review'
Murphy K, Sahm L, McCarthy S, Lambert S, Byrne S (2013) 'Substance use in young persons in Ireland, a systematic review'. Addictive Behaviors, 38 (8):2392-2401 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'The effect of interventions to reduce potentially inappropriate antibiotic prescribing in long-term care facilities: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials'
Fleming A, Browne J, Byrne S (2013) 'The effect of interventions to reduce potentially inappropriate antibiotic prescribing in long-term care facilities: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials'. Drugs & Aging, 30 (6):401-408 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Is 50 cent the price of the optimal copayment? - a qualitative study of patient opinions and attitudes in response to a 50 cent charge on prescription drugs in a publicly funded health system in Ireland'
Sinnott, SJ,Guinane, M,Whelton, H,Byrne, S (2013) 'Is 50 cent the price of the optimal copayment? - a qualitative study of patient opinions and attitudes in response to a 50 cent charge on prescription drugs in a publicly funded health system in Ireland'. BMC Health Services Research, 13 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'A comparison of the application of STOPP/START to patients' drug lists with and without clinical information'
Ryan, C,O'Mahony, D,O'Donovan, DO,O'Grady, E,Weedle, P,Kennedy, J,Byrne, S (2013) 'A comparison of the application of STOPP/START to patients' drug lists with and without clinical information'. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 35 :230-235 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'A qualitative study of antibiotic prescribing practices in Long Term Care Facilities using the Theoretical Domains Framework'
Fleming, A,Byrne, S,Cullinan, S,Bradley, C (2013) 'A qualitative study of antibiotic prescribing practices in Long Term Care Facilities using the Theoretical Domains Framework'. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 35 :1280-1280 [Details]
(2013)'A Prevalence Study of Potentially Inappropriate Prescribing in Irish Long-Term Care Residents'
O'Sullivan, DP,O'Mahony, D,Parsons, C,Hughes, C,Murphy, K,Patterson, S,Byrne, S (2013) 'A Prevalence Study of Potentially Inappropriate Prescribing in Irish Long-Term Care Residents'. Drugs & Aging, 30 :39-49 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Review of thromboembolic prophylaxis in patients attending Cork University Hospital'
Byrne, S,Weaver, DT (2013) 'Review of thromboembolic prophylaxis in patients attending Cork University Hospital'. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 35 :439-446 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'The importance of health literacy in the development of ‘Self Care’ cards for community pharmacies in Ireland'
Coughlan D., Sahm L., Byrne S., (2012) 'The importance of health literacy in the development of ‘Self Care’ cards for community pharmacies in Ireland'. Pharmacy Practice, 10 (3):143-150   [Details]
(2012)'Antibiotic prescribing in primary care, adherence to guidelines and unnecessary prescribing - an Irish perspective'
Murphy, M,Bradley, CP,Byrne, S (2012) 'Antibiotic prescribing in primary care, adherence to guidelines and unnecessary prescribing - an Irish perspective'. BMC family practice, 13 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Potentially inappropriate prescribing in older residents in Irish nursing homes'
Ryan C., O'Mahony D., Kennedy J., Weedle P., Cottrell E., Heffernan M., O'Mahony B., Byrne S. (2012) 'Potentially inappropriate prescribing in older residents in Irish nursing homes'. Age Ageing, [Details]
(2012)'The Role of the Pharmacist in Optimizing Pharmacotherapy in Older People'
Spinewine A., Fialova D., Byrne S. (2012) 'The Role of the Pharmacist in Optimizing Pharmacotherapy in Older People'. Drugs & Aging, [Details]
(2011)'Influence of patient payment on antibiotic prescribing in Irish general practice: a cohort study'
Murphy, M,Byrne, S,Bradley, CP (2011) 'Influence of patient payment on antibiotic prescribing in Irish general practice: a cohort study'. The British Journal of General Practice, 61 :552-553 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Potentially inappropriate medications defined by stopp criteria and the risk of adverse drug events in older hospitalized patients'
Hamilton, Hilary; Gallagher, Paul; Ryan, Cristan; Byrne, Stephen; O’Mahony, Denis (2011) 'Potentially inappropriate medications defined by stopp criteria and the risk of adverse drug events in older hospitalized patients'. Archives of Internal Medicine, 171 (11):1013-1019 [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2011)'Variation in estimated ten-year cardiovascular risk across four risk scoring tools in both a general population sample and an occupational setting'
O¿Donovan D óg, Byrne S, Browne G, Perry I and Sahm L; (2011) 'Variation in estimated ten-year cardiovascular risk across four risk scoring tools in both a general population sample and an occupational setting'. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, [Details]
(2011)'Comparing 2 Point-of-Care Testing Devices for Lipid Profiling'
O'Donovan, Dónal Óg; Sahm, Laura; Shannon, Nicola; Byrne, Stephen; (2011) 'Comparing 2 Point-of-Care Testing Devices for Lipid Profiling'. Point of care: The Journal of Near-Patient Testing & Technology, 10 (1):22-24 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Precision of a point of care testing device for lipid profiling'
O'Donovan DO.,Byrne S., McGillicuddy A.,Sahm L. (2011) 'Precision of a point of care testing device for lipid profiling'. European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology, 113 :1230-1234 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'P 1-284 Variation in estimated ten-year cardiovascular risk across four risk scoring tools in both a general population sample and an occupational setting'
O'Donovan, D. O.,Byrne, S.,Loughrey, M.,Browne, G.,Fitzgerald, T.,Perry, I.,Sahm, L. (2011) 'P 1-284 Variation in estimated ten-year cardiovascular risk across four risk scoring tools in both a general population sample and an occupational setting'. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 65 [Details]
(2011)'Primary care antibiotic prescribing in the elderly in Ireland'
Murphy, M,Bradley, CP,Byrne, S (2011) 'Primary care antibiotic prescribing in the elderly in Ireland'. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 20 :667-668 [Details]
(2011)'The impact of antibiotic education sessions in primary care: a case study'
Murphy, M,Byrne, S,Bradley, CP (2011) 'The impact of antibiotic education sessions in primary care: a case study'. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 20 :668-669 [Details]
(2011)'Precision of a Point of Care testing device for lipid profiling'
Óg O'Donovan, Donal, Byrne, Stephen,McGillicuddy, Aoife, Sahm Laura; (2011) 'Precision of a Point of Care testing device for lipid profiling'. European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology, [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'The culture of antibiotic prescribing in primary care in Ireland'
Murphy M., Byrne S., Bradley C.P. (2011) 'The culture of antibiotic prescribing in primary care in Ireland'. Journal of pharmacy & pharmaceutical sciences : a publication of the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Societe canadienne des sciences pharmaceutiques, [Details]
(2011)'Variation in estimated ten-year Cardiovascular Risk across four risk scoring tools in both a general population sample and an occupational setting'
O'Donovan D. Og., Byrne S., Loughrey M., Browne G., Fitzgerald T., Perry I. Sahm L. (2011) 'Variation in estimated ten-year Cardiovascular Risk across four risk scoring tools in both a general population sample and an occupational setting'. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, [Details]
(2011)'Examination of the precision of the Cholestech LDX® point-of-care testing device for lipid profiling'
O'Donovan D óg, Byrne S, McGillicuddy A and Sahm L; (2011) 'Examination of the precision of the Cholestech LDX® point-of-care testing device for lipid profiling'. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 20 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'The role of pharmacists in control and management of type 2 Diabetes Mellitus; a review of the literature'
O'Donovan D óg., Byrne S., and Sahm L. (2011) 'The role of pharmacists in control and management of type 2 Diabetes Mellitus; a review of the literature'. Journal of Diabetology, 1 [Details]
(2010)'The 'carry-over' effects of patient self-testing: Positive effects on usual care management by an anticoagulation management service'
Ryan F., O'Shea S., Byrne S. (2010) 'The 'carry-over' effects of patient self-testing: Positive effects on usual care management by an anticoagulation management service'. Thrombosis Research, 126 :345-348 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Diagnostic labelling in antimicrobial use in primary care in Ireland'
Murphy M., Byrne S., Bradley C.P. (2010) 'Diagnostic labelling in antimicrobial use in primary care in Ireland'. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, [Details]
(2010)'The reliability of point-of-care prothrombin time testing. A comparison of CoaguChek S and XS INR measurements with hospital laboratory monitoring'
Ryan F., O'Shea S., Byrne S. (2010) 'The reliability of point-of-care prothrombin time testing. A comparison of CoaguChek S and XS INR measurements with hospital laboratory monitoring'. International Journal of Laboratory Hematology, 32 (1 Pt 1):1-33 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'STOPP & START criteria: A new approach to detecting potentially inappropriate prescribing in old age'
O'Mahony D.,Gallagher P., Ryan C., Byrne S., Hamilton H., Barry P., O'Connor M., Kennedy J. (2010) 'STOPP & START criteria: A new approach to detecting potentially inappropriate prescribing in old age'. European Geriatric Medicine, 1 :45-51 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'The 'carry-over' effects of patient self-testing: positive effects on usual care management by an anticoagulation management service'
Ryan F, O'Shea S, Byrne S; (2010) 'The 'carry-over' effects of patient self-testing: positive effects on usual care management by an anticoagulation management service'. Thrombosis Research, 126 (5):1-8 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'The role of GP characteristics in antimicrobial prescribing in Ireland'
Murphy, M,Bradley, CP,Byrne, S (2010) 'The role of GP characteristics in antimicrobial prescribing in Ireland'. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 19 :654-655 [Details]
(2009)'Application of STOPP and START Criteria: Interrater Reliability Among Pharmacists'
Ryan C., O'Mahony D., Byrne S. (2009) 'Application of STOPP and START Criteria: Interrater Reliability Among Pharmacists'. The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 43 :1239-1244 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Self Care Cards: Development of a Health Information Tool for Pharmacies in Ireland'
Coughlan D, Byrne S and Sahm L.; (2009) 'Self Care Cards: Development of a Health Information Tool for Pharmacies in Ireland'. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 18 :3-4 [Details]
(2009)'Randomized Controlled Trial of Supervised Patient Self-Testing of Warfarin Therapy Using An Internet-Based Expert System'
Ryan F., Byrne S., O'Shea S. (2009) 'Randomized Controlled Trial of Supervised Patient Self-Testing of Warfarin Therapy Using An Internet-Based Expert System'. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 7 (8):1284-1290 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Potentially inappropriate prescribing in an Irish elderly population in primary care'
Ryan C., O'Mahony D., Kennedy J., Weedle P., Byrne S. (2009) 'Potentially inappropriate prescribing in an Irish elderly population in primary care'. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 68 (6):936-947 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Appropriate Prescribing In The Elderly: An Investigation of Two Screening Tools, Beers Criteria Considering Diagnosis and Independent of Diagnosis and Improved Prescribing In The Elderly Tool to Identify Inappropriate Use of Medicines In The Elderly In Primary Care In Ireland'
Ryan C., O'Mahony D., Kennedy J., Weedle P., Barry P., Gallagher P., Byrne S. (2009) 'Appropriate Prescribing In The Elderly: An Investigation of Two Screening Tools, Beers Criteria Considering Diagnosis and Independent of Diagnosis and Improved Prescribing In The Elderly Tool to Identify Inappropriate Use of Medicines In The Elderly In Primary Care In Ireland'. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 34 (4):369-376 [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'STOPP (screening tool of older persons prescriptions) and START (screening tool to alert doctors to the right treatment): Consensus Validation (original article)'
Gallagher P., Ryan C., Byrne S., Kennedy J., O'Mahony D. (2008) 'STOPP (screening tool of older persons prescriptions) and START (screening tool to alert doctors to the right treatment): Consensus Validation (original article)'. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, (46):72-83 [Details]
(2008)'Managing oral anticoagulation therapy: improving clinical outcomes. A review'
Ryan F., Byrne S., O'Shea S. (2008) 'Managing oral anticoagulation therapy: improving clinical outcomes. A review'. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 33 (6):581-590 [DOI] [Details]
(2006)'A Multi-Dose Pharmacokinetic Study of Dalteparin In Haemodialysis Patients'
Perry SL., O'Shea SI., Byrne S, Szczech LA., Ortel TL. (2006) 'A Multi-Dose Pharmacokinetic Study of Dalteparin In Haemodialysis Patients'. Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 96 (6):750-755 [DOI] [Details]
(2006)'The benefits of using a complete probability distribution when decision making: an example in anticoagulant drug therapy'
Carney M., Cunningam P., Byrne S. (2006) 'The benefits of using a complete probability distribution when decision making: an example in anticoagulant drug therapy'. Medical Decision Making, Tech Reports :1-22   [Details]
(2005)'Formation of rectus sheath hematoma with antibiotic use and warfarin therapy: a case report'
Kelly M., Moran J., Byrne S. (2005) 'Formation of rectus sheath hematoma with antibiotic use and warfarin therapy: a case report'. The American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, 3 (4):266-269 [Details]
(2003)'Explaining the output of ensembles in medical decision support on a case by case basis'
Wall R., Cunningham P., Walsh P., Byrne S.; (2003) 'Explaining the output of ensembles in medical decision support on a case by case basis'. Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, 28 (2):191-206 [Details]
(2002)'The Problem of Bias in Training Data in Regression Problems in Medical Decision Support'
MacNamee B., Cunningham P., Corrigan O.I. and Byrne S.; (2002) 'The Problem of Bias in Training Data in Regression Problems in Medical Decision Support'. Artificial Intelligence In Medicine, 24 (1):51-70 [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2009)'Why pharmacists should encourage their patients to adopt ask me 3'
Coughlan D, Byrne S and Sahm L.; (2009) 'Why pharmacists should encourage their patients to adopt ask me 3' The Pharmaceutical Journal, 283 :330-339. [Details]
(1999)'An Overview of Pharmaceutical Manpower and Services in Hospitals situated in the Republic of Ireland during 1998'
Byrne S. & Corrigan O.I.; (1999) 'An Overview of Pharmaceutical Manpower and Services in Hospitals situated in the Republic of Ireland during 1998' Irish Pharmacy Journal, 77 (7) :220-225. [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2014)Health Service Research and pharmacy Practice Confernce
Creedon R, McCarthy S. & Byrne S. (2014) To determine the prevelance of potentially inappropriate prescribed drugs for elderly patients by nurse prescribers Health Service Research and pharmacy Practice Confernce International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, , pp.5-6 [Details]
(2014)Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference. (Aberdeen, Scotland, UK). International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 22, Supplement 1, 5
Barbosa, T.M., Dillon, S. and Byrne, S. (2014) Antibiotic usage in community acquired respiratory infections – patient’s perceptions and education on antibiotic usage and resistance Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference. (Aberdeen, Scotland, UK). International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 22, Supplement 1, 5 [Details]
(2014)Health Services Research & Pharmacy Practice Conference
Creedon R, McCarthy S, Byrne S. (2014) A quantitative/qualitative study of potential inappropriate prescribing by nurse prescribers to the older patient Health Services Research & Pharmacy Practice Conference [Details]
(2014)Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice
Creedon R, McCarthy S. & Byrne S. (2014) To determine the prevalence of potential inappropriate prescribed drugs for elderly patients by nurse prescribers Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice [Details]
(2013)Interprofessional Education Conference, Cardiff University
Paul McCague, Arthur O’Leary, Aislinn Joy, Elaine Walsh, Laura Sahm and Stephen Byrne. (2013) Students’ Views on Interprofessional Learning Workshops Using a Qualitative Method Interprofessional Education Conference, Cardiff University [Details]
(2013)ISPOR 16th Annual European Congress
Gallagher, J., Byrne S., Woods N., Lynch D., McCarthy S. (2013) Cost-outcome Description of Clinical Pharmacy Interventions in a University Teaching Hospital . In: Michael Drummond and C.daniel Mullins eds. ISPOR 16th Annual European Congress Dublin, Ireland, , 02-NOV-13 - 06-NOV-13 , pp.467-467 [Details]
(2013)INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PHARMACY
Fleming, A and Byrne, S and Cullinan, S and Bradley, C (2013) A qualitative study of antibiotic prescribing practices in Long Term Care Facilities using the Theoretical Domains Framework INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PHARMACY , pp.1280-1280 [Details]
(2013)FIP Congress Dublin
Paul McCague, Arthur O’Leary, Aislinn Joy, Elaine Walsh, Laura Sahm and Stephen Byrne. (2013) Investigation of Students’ Views on Interprofessional Learning: A focus group methodology FIP Congress Dublin [Details]
(2012)UCC ACE Sustainability and Modern Society Seminar Series, UCC
Mullally, G., Byrne, E.P. and Gabuzda, D. (2012) Science, Complexity and Spirituality UCC ACE Sustainability and Modern Society Seminar Series, UCC , 23-OCT-12 - 23-OCT-12   [Details]
(2011)European Association of Clinical Pharmacy
Murphy K, Sahm LJ, Lambert S and Byrne S; (2011) A survey of service-users attending Matt Talbot Services during 2009 and their use of alcohol European Association of Clinical Pharmacy Dublin Ireland, , 19-OCT-11 - 21-OCT-11 [Details]
(2011)PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY AND DRUG SAFETY
Murphy, M and Byrne, S and Bradley, CP (2011) The impact of antibiotic education sessions in primary care: a case study PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY AND DRUG SAFETY , pp.668-669 [Details]
(2011)PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY AND DRUG SAFETY
Murphy, M and Bradley, CP and Byrne, S (2011) Primary care antibiotic prescribing in the elderly in Ireland PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY AND DRUG SAFETY , pp.667-668 [Details]
(2011)IEA World Congress of Epidemiology
O'Donovan, DO,Byrne, S,Loughrey, M,Browne, G,Fitzgerald, T,Perry, I,Sahm, L (2011) Variation In Estimated Ten-Year Cardiovascular Risk Across Four Risk Scoring Tools In Both a General Population Sample and an Occupational Setting IEA World Congress of Epidemiology , pp.145-145 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY AND DRUG SAFETY
Murphy, M and Byrne, S and Bradley, CP (2010) Diagnostic labelling in antimicrobial use in primary care in Ireland PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY AND DRUG SAFETY , pp.653-654 [Details]
(2010)PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY AND DRUG SAFETY
Murphy, M and Bradley, CP and Byrne, S (2010) The role of GP characteristics in antimicrobial prescribing in Ireland PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY AND DRUG SAFETY , pp.654-655 [Details]
(2008)British Pharmaceutical Conference
Ryan. C, O'Mahony. D, Kennedy. Byrne. S; (2008) The use of screeniing tools to identify potential inappropriate prescribing in the elderly in primary care British Pharmaceutical Conference Manchester, [Details]
(2003)32nd European Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy
Byrne. S, Harnett. B, Cronin. C.J, Mulloy. E, O'Sullivan. S, Greaton. G; (2003) How much do patients know about their medications? 32nd European Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy Valencia, Spain, [Details]
(2001)The 10th National Scientific Medical Meeting of Ireland
Byrne. S, Barry. A, Delaney. T, Corrigan. O.I; (2001) A Survey of Warfarin Utilisation in Primary Health Care The 10th National Scientific Medical Meeting of Ireland [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2011)An evaluation of the inappropriate prescribing in older residents in long term care facilities in the greater Cork and Northern Ireland regions using the STOPP and Beers' criteria.
Byrne S, O'Mahony D., et al. ; (2011) An evaluation of the inappropriate prescribing in older residents in long term care facilities in the greater Cork and Northern Ireland regions using the STOPP and Beers' criteria. Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI), Dublin.   [Details]

Abstract

 YearPublication
(2014)The Impact of Two Consecutive Prescription Charges on Adherence to Chronic Medications in the Irish General Medical Services Population.
Sinnott, SJ,Byrne, S,Woods, N,Whelton, H (2014) The Impact of Two Consecutive Prescription Charges on Adherence to Chronic Medications in the Irish General Medical Services Population. Abstract [Details]
(2014)Pharmacist expertise in designing a decision support tool for optimization of drug therapy in older persons.
Almarsdottir, AB,Cullinan, S,Masdottir, BB,Byrne, S,SENATOR Consortium Dev (2014) Pharmacist expertise in designing a decision support tool for optimization of drug therapy in older persons. Abstract [Details]
(2014)European Drug Lists for Integration in a Decision Support Tool for Optimization of Drug Therapy in Older Persons.
Almarsdottir, AB,Cullinan, S,Masdottir, BB,Byrne, S (2014) European Drug Lists for Integration in a Decision Support Tool for Optimization of Drug Therapy in Older Persons. Abstract [Details]
(2013)COST-OUTCOME DESCRIPTION OF CLINICAL PHARMACIST INTERVENTIONS IN A UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL.
Gallagher, J,Mc Carthy, S,Lynch, D,Woods, N,Byrne, S (2013) COST-OUTCOME DESCRIPTION OF CLINICAL PHARMACIST INTERVENTIONS IN A UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL. Abstract [Details]
(2013)A pharmaceutical care intervention in older individuals in Irish secondary care: identification of drug-related problems (DRPs) and acceptance of recommendations.
O'Sullivan, DP,O'Mahony, D,O'Connor, M,Byrne, S (2013) A pharmaceutical care intervention in older individuals in Irish secondary care: identification of drug-related problems (DRPs) and acceptance of recommendations. Abstract [Details]
(2013)Why? A qualitative study of potentially inappropriate prescribing in older patients.
Cullinan, S,Fleming, A,O'Mahony, D,Ryan, C,O'Sullivan, D,Gallagher, P,Byrne, S (2013) Why? A qualitative study of potentially inappropriate prescribing in older patients. Abstract [Details]
(2013)Substance use in young persons in Ireland, a systematic review.
Murphy, KD,Sahm, LJ,Lambert, S,Byrne, S (2013) Substance use in young persons in Ireland, a systematic review. Abstract [Details]
(2013)Analysis of service-users attending Matt Talbot Services (MTS) from 2007 to 2010.
Murphy, K,Sahm, L,Lambert, S,Byrne, S (2013) Analysis of service-users attending Matt Talbot Services (MTS) from 2007 to 2010. Abstract [Details]
(2013)Potentially inappropriate prescribing in older patients: a meta-synthesis.
Cullinan, S,O'Mahony, D,Flemming, A,Byrne, S (2013) Potentially inappropriate prescribing in older patients: a meta-synthesis. Abstract [Details]
(2013)A cross-sectional survey of the profile and activities of Antimicrobial Management Teams in Irish Hospitals as reported by hospital pharmacists.
Fleming, A,Tonna, A,O'Connor, S,Byrne, S (2013) A cross-sectional survey of the profile and activities of Antimicrobial Management Teams in Irish Hospitals as reported by hospital pharmacists. Abstract [Details]
(2012)INAPPROPRIATE PRESCRIBING IN THE ELDERLY - AN AUDIT OF ELDERLY PATIENTS IN LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES Abstract.
Di Marzio, M,Byrne, S (2012) INAPPROPRIATE PRESCRIBING IN THE ELDERLY - AN AUDIT OF ELDERLY PATIENTS IN LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES Abstract. Abstract [Details]
(2012)Prevention of Adverse Drug Events in Hospitalised Older Patients: A Randomised controlled Trial.
Connor, MO,O'Sullivan, D,Gallagher, P,Byrne, S,Eustace, J,O'Mahony, D (2012) Prevention of Adverse Drug Events in Hospitalised Older Patients: A Randomised controlled Trial. Abstract [Details]
(2012)A survey of service-users attending Matt Talbot Services (MTS) during 2009 and their use of alcohol.
Murphy, K,Sahm, L,Lambert, S,Byrne, S (2012) A survey of service-users attending Matt Talbot Services (MTS) during 2009 and their use of alcohol. Abstract [Details]
(2012)An evaluation of a community pharmacy based anticoagulation clinic in rural Ireland.
Twomey, D,O'Driscoll, A,Byrne, S,Duggan, C,O'Shea, S (2012) An evaluation of a community pharmacy based anticoagulation clinic in rural Ireland. Abstract [Details]
(2012)TO ANALYSE GENERAL PRESCRIBING AND THE ATTITUDES TOWARD MEDICATION ERRORS IN THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT AT CORK UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, IRELAND.
Quigley, L,Byrne, S (2012) TO ANALYSE GENERAL PRESCRIBING AND THE ATTITUDES TOWARD MEDICATION ERRORS IN THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT AT CORK UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, IRELAND. Abstract [Details]
(2011)Examination of the precision of the Cholestech LDX (R) point-of-care testing device for lipid profiling.
Og, OD,Byrne, S,McGillicuddy, A,Sahm, L (2011) Examination of the precision of the Cholestech LDX (R) point-of-care testing device for lipid profiling. Abstract [Details]
(2011)Inappropriate prescribing in Irish nursing home residents.
O'Sullivan, D,O'Mahony, D,Parsons, C,Hughes, C,Byrne, S (2011) Inappropriate prescribing in Irish nursing home residents. Abstract [Details]
(2011)Inappropriate Prescribing in Irish Nursing Home Residents.
O'sullivan, DP,O'Mahony, D,Byrne, S (2011) Inappropriate Prescribing in Irish Nursing Home Residents. Abstract [Details]
(2011)Priscus, STOPP and Beers' criteria-A German-Irish Comparison Using Several Screening Tools in the Residential Home Setting.
Kruse, J,O'Sullivan, D,Hempel, G,O'Mahony, D,Byrne, S (2011) Priscus, STOPP and Beers' criteria-A German-Irish Comparison Using Several Screening Tools in the Residential Home Setting. Abstract [Details]
(2010)A SERVICE EVALUATION OF VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM PROPHYLAXIS WITH LOW MOLECULAR WEIGHT HEPARIN (LMWH) IN INTENSIVE CARE PATIENTS RECEIVING CONTINUOUS RENAL REPLACEMENT THERAPY.
Brown, LS,Bourne, RS,Kitchen, S,VanVeen, J,Byrne, S (2010) A SERVICE EVALUATION OF VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM PROPHYLAXIS WITH LOW MOLECULAR WEIGHT HEPARIN (LMWH) IN INTENSIVE CARE PATIENTS RECEIVING CONTINUOUS RENAL REPLACEMENT THERAPY. Abstract [Details]
(2010)Comparison of two point-of-care testing devices for lipid profiling.
Og, OD,Sahm, L,Shannon, N,Byrne, S (2010) Comparison of two point-of-care testing devices for lipid profiling. Abstract [Details]
(2010)Development and administration of a screening tool for cardiovascular risk assessment in community pharmacy.
Og, OD,Byrne, S,McGillicuddy, A,Ledwidge, M,Sahm, L (2010) Development and administration of a screening tool for cardiovascular risk assessment in community pharmacy. Abstract [Details]
(2010)Post Study Analysis of an Internet-Based, Direct-to-Patient Expert System for the Management of Patient Self-Testing of Oral Anticoagulant Therapy.
Ryan, F,Byrne, S,O'Shea, S (2010) Post Study Analysis of an Internet-Based, Direct-to-Patient Expert System for the Management of Patient Self-Testing of Oral Anticoagulant Therapy. Abstract [Details]
(2010)Diagnostic labelling in antimicrobial use in primary care in Ireland.
Murphy, M,Byrne, S,Bradley, CP (2010) Diagnostic labelling in antimicrobial use in primary care in Ireland. Abstract [Details]
(2008)Randomized Controlled Trial of Supervised Patient Self-Testing of Warfarin Therapy Using An Internet Based Expert System.
Ryan, F,Byrne, S,O'Shea, S (2008) Randomized Controlled Trial of Supervised Patient Self-Testing of Warfarin Therapy Using An Internet Based Expert System. Abstract [Details]
(2008)Randomised controlled trial of supervised patient self-testing of warfarin therapy using an internet based expert system - interim results.
Ryan, F,Byrne, S,O'Shea, S (2008) Randomised controlled trial of supervised patient self-testing of warfarin therapy using an internet based expert system - interim results. Abstract [Details]
(2008)Screening tools for elderly patients in primary care: STOPP (Screening Tool of Older Persons' potentially inappropriate Prescriptions) and START (Screening Tool to Alert doctors to Right i.e. appropriate, indicated Treatment).
Ryan, C,O'Mahony, D,Kennedy, J,Gallagher, P,Byrne, S (2008) Screening tools for elderly patients in primary care: STOPP (Screening Tool of Older Persons' potentially inappropriate Prescriptions) and START (Screening Tool to Alert doctors to Right i.e. appropriate, indicated Treatment). Abstract [Details]
(2007)The reliability of point-of-care (POC) prothrombin time testing - A comparison of CoaguChek XS (R) INR measurements with hospital laboratory monitoring.
Ryan, F,O'Shea, S,Ortel, TL,Byrne, S (2007) The reliability of point-of-care (POC) prothrombin time testing - A comparison of CoaguChek XS (R) INR measurements with hospital laboratory monitoring. Abstract [Details]

Book Reviews

 YearPublication
(2012)The Role of the Pharmacist in Optimizing Pharmacotherapy in Older People.
Spinewine, A,Fialova, D,Byrne, S (2012) The Role of the Pharmacist in Optimizing Pharmacotherapy in Older People. Book Reviews [Details]
(2008)STOPP (Screening Tool of Older Person's Prescriptions) and START (Screening Tool to Alert Doctors to Right Treatment). Consensus validation.
Gallagher, P,Ryan, C,Byrne, S,Kennedy, J,O'Mahony, D (2008) STOPP (Screening Tool of Older Person's Prescriptions) and START (Screening Tool to Alert Doctors to Right Treatment). Consensus validation. Book Reviews [Details]

Other

 YearPublication
(2008)Randomised Controlled Trial of Supervised Patient Self-Testing of Warfarin Therapy Using An Internet Based Expert System - Interim Results.
Ryan, F, Byrne, S, O'Shea, S; (2008) Randomised Controlled Trial of Supervised Patient Self-Testing of Warfarin Therapy Using An Internet Based Expert System - Interim Results. Other [Details]
(2008)Screening Tools For Elderly Patients In Primary Care: Stopp (Screening Tool of Older Persons' Potentially Inappropriate Prescriptions) and Start (Screening Tool to Alert Doctors to Right I.E. Appropriate, Indicated Treatment).
Ryan, C, O'Mahony, D, Kennedy, J, Gallagher, P, Byrne, S; (2008) Screening Tools For Elderly Patients In Primary Care: Stopp (Screening Tool of Older Persons' Potentially Inappropriate Prescriptions) and Start (Screening Tool to Alert Doctors to Right I.E. Appropriate, Indicated Treatment). Other [Details]
(2008)Randomized Controlled Trial of Supervised Patient Self-Testing of Warfarin Therapy Using An Internet Based Expert System.
Ryan, F, Byrne, S, O'Shea, S; (2008) Randomized Controlled Trial of Supervised Patient Self-Testing of Warfarin Therapy Using An Internet Based Expert System. Other [Details]
(2007)The Reliability of Point-Of-Care (Poc) Prothrombin Time Testing - A Comparison of Coaguchek Xs (R) Inr Measurements With Hospital Laboratory Monitoring.
Ryan, F, O'Shea, S, Ortel, TL, Byrne, S; (2007) The Reliability of Point-Of-Care (Poc) Prothrombin Time Testing - A Comparison of Coaguchek Xs (R) Inr Measurements With Hospital Laboratory Monitoring. Other [Details]
(2000)Using Neural Nets for Decision Support in Prescription and Outcome Prediction in Anticoagulation Drug Therapy.
Byrne S., Barry A., Cunningham P., Graham I., Delaney T. and Corrigan O.I.; (2000) Using Neural Nets for Decision Support in Prescription and Outcome Prediction in Anticoagulation Drug Therapy. Other [Details]
(2000)Do Artificial Neural Networks have a place in Warfarin Therapy?.
Byrne S., Barry A., Cunningham P., Graham I., Delaney T. and Corrigan O.I.; (2000) Do Artificial Neural Networks have a place in Warfarin Therapy?. Other [Details]
(2000)Prediction of Dose and INR in Patients Attending an Outpatient Anticoagulant Clinic Using Artificial Neural Networks.
Byrne S., Barry A., Cunningham P., Graham I., Delaney T. and Corrigan O.I.; (2000) Prediction of Dose and INR in Patients Attending an Outpatient Anticoagulant Clinic Using Artificial Neural Networks. Other [Details]
(1999)An Overview of the Pharmaceutical Services Provided by Irish Hospitals.
Byrne S. & Corrigan O.I.; (1999) An Overview of the Pharmaceutical Services Provided by Irish Hospitals. Other [Details]

Published Letters

 YearPublication
(2011)Adverse Drug Events Due to Potentially Inappropriate Medications reply.
O'Mahony, D,Hamilton, HJ,Gallagher, PF,Ryan, C,Byrne, S (2011) Adverse Drug Events Due to Potentially Inappropriate Medications reply. Published Letters [Details]

Reviews

 YearPublication
(2013)Substance use in young persons in Ireland, a systematic review.
Murphy, K,Sahm, L,McCarthy, S,Lambert, S,Byrne, S (2013) Substance use in young persons in Ireland, a systematic review. Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2013)Application of the STOPP/START criteria: a systematic review of the prevalence of potentially inappropriate prescribing in older adults, and evidence of clinical, humanistic and economic impact.
Hill-Taylor, B,Sketris, I,Hayden, J,Byrne, S,O'Sullivan, D,Christie, R (2013) Application of the STOPP/START criteria: a systematic review of the prevalence of potentially inappropriate prescribing in older adults, and evidence of clinical, humanistic and economic impact. Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
1996John Anderson Memorial Prize University of Sunderland
1998Research grant Enterprise Ireland & Antigen Pharmaceuticals
1999Research Bursary Trinity College Dublin
2012Dobbins Scholarship Ireland Canada University Foundaction

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland Member/
Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference Committee Member and past Chairperson07-APR-10 /
Prescribing Research in Medicines Management Committee Member and Hon Treasurer11-FEB-09 /

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
School of Pharmacy Board Member2004 /
School of Pharmacy - Health and Safety Committee Member2006 /
HSE - AFib working Group Member2010 /
PSI - National Pharmacy Reference Group Member/
Health Services Research in Pharmacy Practice Chairperson since June 2011. Member since 20102010 /
Prescribing Research and Medicine Management Member and Hon Treasurer2010 /
School of Pharmacy - Graduate Studies Committee Member2006 /
School of Pharmacy - MSc Clinical Board Chairperson2010 / 2014
School of Pharmacy-MSc Clinical Pharmacy Board Member2004 / 2010
School of Pharmacy Board Chairperson2013 /
School of Pharmacy Exec Chairperson2013 /
College of Medicine and Health Exec Committee Member2013 /
University’s Lecturer Promotions and Establishment Board Committee Member2012 /
National Health Innovation Hub Committee Manager of projects and Committee Member2012 /
Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) – National Medication Reconciliation Advisory Group Committee Member2012 /
Health Research Board - Scholars Programme in Health Services Research (SPHERE) - Research Steering Committee Committee Member2012 /

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2014)Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice,
Creedon R, McCarthy S. & Byrne S. (2014) To determine the prevalence of potential inappropriate prescribed drugs for elderly patients by nurse prescribers. [Oral Presentation], Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice, Aberdeen, Scotland , 02-APR-14 - 04-APR-14. [Details]
(2013)ISPOR 16th Annual European Congress,
Gallagher, J., Byrne S., Woods N., Lynch D., McCarthy S. (2013) Cost-outcomes Description of Clinical Pharmacy Interventions in a University Teaching Hospital. [Poster Presentation], ISPOR 16th Annual European Congress, Dublin , 02-NOV-13 - 06-NOV-13. [Details]
(2012)European Society of Clinical Pharmacy 41st Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy,
O'Sullivan D.P., O'Mahony D., O'Connor M., Byrne S. (2012) A pharmaceutical care intervention in older individuals in Irish secondary care: identification of drug-related problems (DRPs) and acceptance of recommendations. [Oral Presentation], European Society of Clinical Pharmacy 41st Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy, Barcelona, Spain , 29-OCT-12 - 31-OCT-12. [Details]
(2012)8th Congress of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society,
O'Sullivan D., Byrne S., O'Mahony D., Kearney A., O'Connor M., Hughes C., Parsons C., Patterson S., Kennedy J., Ryan C. (2012) Potentially inappropriate prescribing in Ireland across three settings of care. [Poster Presentation], 8th Congress of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society, Belgium , 26-SEP-12 - 28-SEP-12. [Details]
(2012)European Scoiety of Clinical Pharmacy 41st Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy,
Fleming A., Tonna A., O'Connor S., Byrne S. (2012) A cross-sectional survey of the profile and activities of Antimicrobial Management Teams in Irish Hospitals as reported by Irish Pharmacists. [Poster Presentation], European Scoiety of Clinical Pharmacy 41st Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy, Barcelona, Spain , 29-OCT-12 - 31-OCT-12. [Details]
(2012)Our Future is Aging: Current Research on Knowledge, Practice and Policy;,
Hill-Taylor B., Sketris I., Hayden J., Byrne S., O'Sullivan D., Christie R. (2012) Application of the STOPP/START (Drug) Criteria: A systematic review of the prevalence of potentially inappropriate prescribing in older persons and evidence of clinical, humanistic and economic impact. [Poster Presentation], Our Future is Aging: Current Research on Knowledge, Practice and Policy;, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada , 22-NOV-12 - 22-NOV-12. [Details]
(2012)Joint ASCEPT-APSA 2012 Scientific Conference,
Murphy P. Byrne S., Creaton G., Conroy B., Harney D., Kennedy J. (2012) High dose intravenous paracetamol in major surgical patients. [Poster Presentation], Joint ASCEPT-APSA 2012 Scientific Conference, Sydney Australia , 02-DEC-12 - 05-DEC-12. [Details]
(2012)Drug Evaluation Alliance of Nova Scotia,
Hill-Taylor B., Sketris I., Hayden J., Byrne S., O'Sullivan D., Christie R. (2012) Application of the STOPP/START (Drug) Criteria: A systematic review of the prevalence of potentially inappropriate prescribing in older persons and evidence of clinical, humanistic and economic impact. [Oral Presentation], Drug Evaluation Alliance of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada , 12-DEC-12 - 12-DEC-12. [Details]
(2012)Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference 2012,
Lonergan C., O'Grady M., Byrne S. (2012) An Exploratory study of codeine sales restrictions within Irish pharmacies, a qualitative study. [Poster Presentation], Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference 2012, Cork Ireland , 23-APR-12 - 24-APR-12. [Details]
(2012)Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference 2012,
Ryan A., Carr B., Tracey V., Byrne S. (2012) Potentially inappropriate prescribing in older hospitalised patients - the impact of the STOPP/START criteria on prescribing appropriateness and an evaluation of the setting in which this screening tool is applied - a pilot study. [Oral Presentation], Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference 2012, Cork Ireland , 23-APR-12 - 24-APR-12. [Details]
(2012)8th Congress of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society,
O'Connor M., O'Sullivan D., Gallagher P., Byrne S., Eustace J., O'Mahony D. (2012) Prevention of adverse drug events in hospitialized older patients: A randomised controlled trial using STOPP/START criteria. [Poster Presentation], 8th Congress of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society, Belgium , 26-SEP-12 - 28-SEP-12. [Details]
(2012)Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference 2012,
Murphy M., Bradley C.P., Byrne S. (2012) Delayed antibiotic prescribing in Irish general practice: compromise or cop-out? A qualitative study. [Oral Presentation], Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference 2012, Cork Ireland , 23-APR-12 - 24-APR-12. [Details]
(2011)7th Congress of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society,
O'Sulivan D., O'Mahony D., Parsons C., Hughes C., Patterson S., Byrne S. (2011) Inappropriate prescribing in Irish nursing homes residents. [Oral Presentation], 7th Congress of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society, Malaga Spain , 28-SEP-11 - 30-SEP-11. [Details]
(2011)7th Congress of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society,
Byrne S., Gethings S., O'Grady M. (2011) A qualitative analysis of patients' and pharmacists' opinions of benzodiazepines. [Poster Presentation], 7th Congress of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society, Malaga Spain , 28-SEP-11 - 30-SEP-11. [Details]
(2011)European Society of Clinical Pharmacy (ESCP) 40th International Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy. Clinical Pharmacy: Connecting Care and Outcomes,
Twomey D., O'Driscoll A., Byrne S., Duggan C., O'Shea S. (2011) An evaluation of a community pharmacy based anticoagulant clinic in rural Ireland. [Poster Presentation], European Society of Clinical Pharmacy (ESCP) 40th International Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy. Clinical Pharmacy: Connecting Care and Outcomes, Dublin Ireland , 19-OCT-11 - 21-OCT-11. [Details]
(2011)EuroDURG Conference,
Murphy P., Shah M., Lynch D., Cryan B., Byrne S. (2011) To evaluate the impact of clinical guidelines and the intervention of a pharmacist in influencing the switch from intravenous to oral antibiotics in medical and surgical patients. [Poster Presentation], EuroDURG Conference, Antwerp Belgium , 30-NOV-11 - 03-DEC-11. [Details]
(2011)European Society of Clinical Pharmacy, International Workshop on Geriatrics,
O'Sullivan D. P., O'Mahony D., Byrne S. (2011) Inappropriate prescribing in Irish Nursing Home Residents. [Oral Presentation], European Society of Clinical Pharmacy, International Workshop on Geriatrics, Utrecht The Netherlands , 05-MAY-11 - 06-MAY-11. [Details]
(2011)European Society of Clinical Pharmacy, International Workshop on Geriatrics,
Kruse J., O'Sullivan D., Hempell G., O'Mahony D., Byrne S. (2011) Priscus, STOPP and Beers' criteria - A German-Irish Comparison Using Several Screening Tools in the Residential Home Setting. [Oral Presentation], European Society of Clinical Pharmacy, International Workshop on Geriatrics, Utrecht, The Netherlands , 05-MAY-11 - 06-MAY-11. [Details]
(2010)Health Services Research and Pharmacy Pracatice Conference,
Ryan C., O'Mahony D., Kennedy J., Weedle P., Byrne S. (2010) Appropriate Prescribing in Long-Term Care Facilities. [Oral Presentation], Health Services Research and Pharmacy Pracatice Conference, Manchester, U.K , 22-APR-10 - 23-APR-10. [Details]
(2010)Drug Utilisation Research Group (UK & Ireland) Conference,
O'Donovan D. Og., Sahm L., Shannon N., Byrne S. (2010) Comparison of two point-of-care testing devices for lipid profiling. [Poster Presentation], Drug Utilisation Research Group (UK & Ireland) Conference, London, UK , 18-FEB-10 - 19-FEB-10. [Details]
(2010)6th Congress of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society,
Kruse J., O'Sullivan D., Hempel G., O'Mahony D., Byrne S. (2010) Inappropriateness of prescribing in geriatric residents of nursing homes - a European comparison between Ireland and Germany. [Poster Presentation], 6th Congress of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society, Dublin, Ireland , 29-SEP-10 - 01-OCT-10. [Details]
(2010)Drug Utilisation Research Group (UK & Ireland) Conference,
Murphy M., Bradley C.P., Byrne S. (2010) The role of GP characteristics in antimicrobial prescribing in Ireland. [Poster Presentation], Drug Utilisation Research Group (UK & Ireland) Conference, London, UK , 18-FEB-10 - 19-FEB-10. [Details]
(2010)Drug Utilisation Research Group (UK & Ireland) Conference,
Murphy M., Byrne S., Bradley C.P. (2010) Diagnostic labelling in antimicrobial use in primary care in Ireland. [Poster Presentation], Drug Utilisation Research Group (UK & Ireland) Conference, London, UK , 18-FEB-10 - 19-FEB-10. [Details]
(2010)Drug Utilisation Research Group (UK & Ireland) Conference,
O'Donovan D. Og., Byrne S., McGillicuddy A., Ledwidge M., Sahm L. (2010) Development and administration of a screening tool for cardiovascular risk assessment in community pharmacy. [Poster Presentation], Drug Utilisation Research Group (UK & Ireland) Conference, London, UK , 18-FEB-10 - 19-FEB-10. [Details]
(2010)6th Congress of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society,
Berry R., Barber A., Byrne S. (2010) Inappropriate prescribing in the elderly on discharged from an acute hospital in the Republic of Ireland, the role of STOPP/START. [Poster Presentation], 6th Congress of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society, Dublin, Ireland , 29-SEP-10 - 01-OCT-10. [Details]
(2009)14th Congress of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists,
Byrne S., O'Riordan T., O'Mahony D., Ryan C. (2009) The use of benzodiazepines in an elderly hospitalised population. [Poster Presentation], 14th Congress of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists, Barcelona, Spain , 02-MAR-09 - 03-MAR-09. [Details]
(2009)Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference,
Murphy P., Creaton G., Byrne S. (2009) An audit of the selection and usage of patient controlled analgesia in acute postoperative pain. [Poster Presentation], Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference, Brighton, UK , 19-MAR-09 - 20-MAR-09. [Details]
(2009)14th Congress of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists,
Byrne S., Power S., Sahm L. (2009) A review of proton pump inhibitors prescribing in two Irish Teaching hospitals. [Poster Presentation], 14th Congress of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists, Barcelona, Spain , 02-MAR-09 - 03-MAR-09. [Details]
(2009)Drug Utilisation Research Group (UK & Ireland) Conference,
Cahir C., Teeling M., Feely J., Byrne S., Fahey T., Bennett K. (2009) Measuring and evaluating indicators of appropriate prescribing in older populations. [Poster Presentation], Drug Utilisation Research Group (UK & Ireland) Conference, London, UK , 19-FEB-09 - 20-FEB-09. [Details]
(2009)12th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association of University Departments of General Practice in Ireland,
Cahir C., Teeling M., Feely J., Byrne S., Fahey T., Bennett K. (2009) Measuring and evaluating indicators of appropriate prescribing in older populations. [Oral Presentation], 12th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association of University Departments of General Practice in Ireland, RCSI, Dublin, Ireland , 27-FEB-09 - 27-FEB-09. [Details]
(2009)SAPC Conference - University of Dundee & St. Andrews on behalf of the Scottish School of Primary Care,
Cahir C., Teeling M., Feely J., Byrne S., Fahey T., Bennett K. (2009) Measuring and evaluating indicators of appropriate prescribing in older populations. [Oral Presentation], SAPC Conference - University of Dundee & St. Andrews on behalf of the Scottish School of Primary Care, Dundee, UK , 08-JUL-09 - 10-JUL-09. [Details]
(2009)57th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Irish Gerontological Society,
Hamilton H. J., Gallagher P., Ryan C., Byrne S., O'Mahony D. (2009) Prevalence and avoidability of adverse drug events in older patients on admission to hospital. [Oral Presentation], 57th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Irish Gerontological Society, Spires Conference Centre, Belfast, Ireland , 12-FEB-09 - 13-FEB-09. [Details]
(2009)Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference,
Ryan C., O'Riordan T., O'Mahony D. Byrne S. (2009) The use of benzodiazepines in an elderly hospitalised population. [Oral Presentation], Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference, Brighton UK , 19-MAR-09 - 20-MAR-09. [Details]
(2009)Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference,
Ryan F., O'Shea S., Byrne S. (2009) Randomised controlled trail of supervised patient self testing of warfarin therapy using an internet-based expert system. [Oral Presentation], Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference, Brighton UK , 19-MAR-09 - 20-MAR-09. [Details]
(2009)Drug Utilisation and Research Group UK & Ireland,
Murphy P., Moloney P. , Creaton G., Conroy B., Byrne S. (2009) Techniques to improve analgesic medication usage in surgical patients in St. John's Hospital. [Oral Presentation], Drug Utilisation and Research Group UK & Ireland, London, UK , 19-FEB-09 - 20-FEB-09. [Details]
(2009)14th Congress of teh European Association of Hospital Pharmacists,
Byrne S., Coakley D., Ryan F., O'Shea S. (2009) Retrospective audit of the time in range for patients attending the anticoagulant clinic of Cork University Hospital. [Poster Presentation], 14th Congress of teh European Association of Hospital Pharmacists, Barcelona, Spain , 02-MAR-09 - 03-MAR-09. [Details]
(2009)14th Congress of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists,
Murphy P., Moloney P., Creaton G., Byrne S. (2009) Pain control in post operative patients. [Poster Presentation], 14th Congress of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists, Barcelona, Spain , 02-MAR-09 - 03-MAR-09. [Details]
(2009)Drug Utilisation and Research Group UK & Ireland,
Coughlan D., Byrne S., Sahm L. (2009) 'Self care' cards: development of a health information tool for pharmacies in Ireland. [Poster Presentation], Drug Utilisation and Research Group UK & Ireland, London, UK , 19-FEB-09 - 20-FEB-09. [Details]
(2008)Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Annual Meeting,
S Byrne; (2008) Inappropriate prescribing in the elderly: a review of primary care and nursing home prescriptions. [Oral Presentation], Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Annual Meeting, Liverpool, UK , 16-APR-08 - 16-APR-08. [Details]
(2008)British Pharmaceutical Conference,
S Byrne; (2008) The use of screening tools to identify potential inappropriate prescribing in the elderly in primary care. [Oral Presentation], British Pharmaceutical Conference, Manchester, UK , 09-SEP-08 - 09-SEP-08. [Details]
(2008)Drug Utilisation Research Group, UK & Ireland,
Ryan F., O'Shea S., Byrne S. (2008) Randomised controlled trial of supervised patient self-testing of warfarin therapy using an internet based expert system-Interim results. [Oral Presentation], Drug Utilisation Research Group, UK & Ireland, London, England , 20-MAR-08 - 20-MAR-08. [Details]
(2008)Drug Utilisation Research Group UK & Ireland,
Ryan C., Kennedy J., O'Mahony D., Byrne S. (2008) Screening tools for elderly patients in primary care. [Oral Presentation], Drug Utilisation Research Group UK & Ireland, London, England , 20-MAR-08 - 20-MAR-08. [Details]
(2008)International Association for the Study of Pain, 12th World Congress on Pain,
Murphy P., Creaton G., Moloney P., Kennedy J.M., Conroy B., Byrne S. (2008) Pain control in post operative patients. [Poster Presentation], International Association for the Study of Pain, 12th World Congress on Pain, Glasgow, Scotland , 13-MAR-08 - 14-MAR-08. [Details]
(2003)32nd European Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy,
Byrne S., Harnett B., Cronin C. J., Mulloy E., O'Sullivan S. Creaton G. (2003) How much do patients know about their medicines?. [Poster Presentation], 32nd European Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy, Valencia, Spain , 20-OCT-03 - 21-OCT-03. [Details]
(2001)The 10th National Scientific Medical Meeting of Ireland,
Byrne, S; Barry, A; Delaney, T; and Corrigan, OI. (2001) A Survey of Warfarin Utilisation in Primary Health Care. [Poster Presentation], The 10th National Scientific Medical Meeting of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland , 02-APR-01 - 02-APR-01. [Details]
(2001)The 10th National Scientific Medical Meeting of Ireland,
S Byrne; (2001) A Survey of Warfarin utilisation in Primary Health Care. [Oral Presentation], The 10th National Scientific Medical Meeting of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland , 01-APR-01 - 01-APR-01. [Details]
(2000)Pharmacy World Congress 2000, 60th International Congress of the International Pharmaceutical Federation,
Byrne, S; Barry, A; Cunningham, P; Graham, I; Delaney, T; and Corrigan, OI. (2000) Do Artificial Neural Networks have a place in Warfarin Therapy?. [Poster Presentation], Pharmacy World Congress 2000, 60th International Congress of the International Pharmaceutical Federation, Vienna, Austria , 14-AUG-00 - 15-AUG-00. [Details]
(2000)5th International Workshop[ on Intelligent Data Analysis in Medicine and Pharmacology, 14th European Conference on Artifical Intelligence,
S Byrne; (2000) Using Neural Nets for decision suport in Prescription and outcome prediction in Anticoagulation Drug Therapy. [Oral Presentation], 5th International Workshop[ on Intelligent Data Analysis in Medicine and Pharmacology, 14th European Conference on Artifical Intelligence, Berlin, Germany , 01-AUG-00 - 01-AUG-00. [Details]
(2000)Pharmacy World Congress 2000, 60th Internation Congree of International Pharmaceutical Federation,
S Byrne; (2000) Do Artificial Neural Networks have a place in Warfarin Therapy. [Oral Presentation], Pharmacy World Congress 2000, 60th Internation Congree of International Pharmaceutical Federation, Vienna, Austria , 01-AUG-00 - 01-AUG-00. [Details]
(2000)Proceedings of 5th International Workshop on Intelligentata Analysis in Medicine and Pharmacology at 14th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence,
Byrne, S; Cunningham, P; Barry, A; Graham I; Delaney, T; and Corrigan, OI. (2000) Using Neural Nets for Decision Support in Prescription and Outcome Prediction in Anticoagulation Drug Therapy. [Oral Presentation], Proceedings of 5th International Workshop on Intelligentata Analysis in Medicine and Pharmacology at 14th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Berlin, Germany , 07-AUG-00 - 08-AUG-00. [Details]

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy01-SEP-08 / 30-SEP-13
University College Cork Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy01-FEB-04 / 01-AUG-08
St John's Hospital, Limerick Research Pharmacist01-JUL-02 / 01-AUG-04
The Adelaide and Meath Hospitals, incorporating the National Children's Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin 24 Senior Pharmacist01-SEP-00 / 01-MAR-02
University College Cork Chair in Clinical Pharmacy Practice01-OCT-13 /

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1996University of Sunderland BSC (HONS)Pharmacy
1999Sunderland Royal Hospital & University of Sunderland CertificateOral Anticoagulation
1999Trinity College Dublin Postgraduate Diploma in StatisticsStatistics
2000University of Aberdeen Postgraduate CertificateHealth Economics
2002Trinity College Dublin PhDPharmacy
2004De Monfort University Postgraduate CertificateClinical Pharmacy

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Pharmacoepidemiology And Drug Safety Referee01-SEP-04 -
European Journal Of Clinical Pharmacology Referee01-SEP-04 -
International Journal Of Pharmacy Practice Referee01-SEP-04 -
Journal Of Clinical Pharmacy And Therapeutics Referee01-SEP-04 -
The Annals Of Pharmacotherapy Referee01-SEP-04 -
International Journal Of Clinical Pharmacy Referee01-SEP-04 -
British Journal Of Clinical Pharmacology Referee01-SEP-04 -
Drugs & Aging Referee01-SEP-04 -
Age And Ageing Referee01-SEP-04 -

Other Activities

 Description

PhD Thesis External Examinations - Queen University Belfast Université Catholique de Louvain University of Dublin, Trinity College

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2014Dr. Kevin Murphy University College CorkPHDSubstance Misuse in Young People in Ireland - A Focus on Benzodiazepines
2014Dr. Marie O'Connor University College CorkMDAdverse Drug Reactions in Older People during Hospitalisation: Prevalence, Risk Factors and Recognition
2010Ms Caitriona O’Leary University College CorkMScA Review of the Quality and Safety of Hospital Based Anticoagulant Services.
2010Lorna Quigley - MSc in Clinical Pharmacy University College CorkMSc Health SciencesTo analyse general prescribing and the attitudes towards medication errors in the Intensive Care Unit at Cork University Hospital
2008Eva Fitzgerald - MSc Clinical Pharmacy University College CorkMSc Health SciencesDocumentation of clinical interventions to assess Clinical Pharmacists contribution to in patient care within the Mid Western Regional Hospital
2007Frances Maloney - MSc in Clinical Pharmacy University College CorkMSc Health SciencesAn investigation of the role of the Aseptic and Clinical Pharmacist in the delivery of Oncology services and their impact on patient care
2007Ethna McLoone - MSc in Clinical Pharmacy University College CorkMSc Health SciencesAn investigation of drug use and issues surrounding the timing of drug administration among patients treated with intermittent haemodialysis in Letterkenny General Hospital.
2006Bernadette Harnett - MSc Clinical Pharmacy University College CorkMSc Health SciencesImproving the medication incident reporting system at a 100 bed acute hospital.
2013Marcello Bruno - MSc in Clinical Pharmacy University College CorkMSc Health SciencesA model of a prescription review service in a long term hospital in the southern region of Ireland.
2010Marco Di Marzio, University College CorkMSc Health SciencesInappropriate prescribing in the elderly: An audit in the care of the elderly units of Clonskeagh Hospital Dublin and the role of STOPP and START as aids in addressing this issue
2009Michelle English - MSc in Clinical Pharmacy University College CorkMSc Health SciencesAn audit of compliance with adult antibiotic guidelines for agents associated with a high risk of Clostridium difficile associated disease
2007Paula Murphy - MSc in Clinical Pharmacy University College CorkMSc Health SciencesTo evaluate the impact of clinical guidelines and the intervention of a pharmacist in influencing switching from intravenous to oral antibiotics in medical and surgical patients.
2006Annette Harnett - MSc in Clinical Pharmacy University College CorkMSc Health SciencesMedicines management for patients who receive their medication via enteral feeding tubes.
2006Paul Tighe - MSc in Clinical Pharmacy University College CorkMSc Health SciencesAn Evaluation of quality indicators used by pharmacy departments in Irish hospitals.
2013Ghada Al Tajir - MSc in Clinical Pharmacy University College CorkMSc Health SciencesVenous thromboembolism prophylaxis in a tertiary UAE hospital: Comparison of Clinical Practice to Guidelines.
2014Jenny Reynolds - MSc in Clinical Pharmacy University College CorkMSc Health SciencesQuantifying and Characterising Prescribing Errors on Admission and during admission to an Acute Hospital.
2012Kieran Brennan - MSc in Clinical Pharmacy University College CorkMSc Health SciencesImproving inappropriate prescribing by a medication review of older residents in two long term care facilities in Dublin South City
2012Aisling McQuade - MSc in Clinical Pharmacy University College CorkMSc Health SciencesTowards Safer Administration of Insulin in Hospital: implementing and measuring changes following an audit of the current inpatient glucose monitoring and insulin record in Galway university Hospitals
2012Deirdre Hegarty - MSc in Clinical Pharmacy University College CorkMSc Health SciencesIs there a link between patients’ knowledge of warfarin and anticoagulant control?
2011Aileen Ryan - MSc Clinical Pharmacy University College CorkMSc Health SciencesPotentially Inappropriate Prescribing in a Population of older patients in St. James’s Hospital – the impact of STOPP/START criteria on the appropriateness of prescribing and an evaluation of the setting in which the screening tool was applied.
2009Rachel Berry - MSc in Clinical Pharmacy University College CorkMSc Health SciencesInappropriate prescribing in the elderly on discharge from an acute hospital in the Republic of Ireland: The role of STOPP (Screening Tool of Older Persons Prescriptions) and START (Screening Tool to Alert Doctors to Right Treatment) as aids to standard clinical pharmacy services in addressing this issue
2009Lisa Brown - MSc in Clinical Pharmacy University College CorkMSc Health SciencesA service evaluation of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis with Low Molecular Weight Heparin (LMWH) in intensive care patients receiving continuous veno-venous renal replacement therapy.
2009Helena Desmond - MSc in Clinical Pharmacy University College CorkMSc Health SciencesInvestigation of the incidence of admissions to Mid-Western Regional Hospital Limerick as a result of adverse drug reactions.
2008Emer Fogarty - MSc in Clinical Pharmacy University College CorkMSc Health SciencesInvestigation of Warfarin initiation and over-anticoagulation in the context of risk factors for increased sensitivity to Warfarin.
2008Amanda Jenkins - MSc in Clinical Pharmacy University College CorkMSc Health SciencesThe effect of the introduction of a new Warfarin prescribing sheet on the prescribing of warfarin and target INR achievement at Sligo General Hospital
2008Emer O’Grady - MSc in Clinical Pharmacy University College CorkMSc Health SciencesTo evaluate a pharmacist-led anticoagulation clinic from a patient satisfaction perspective, time in therapeutic range and cardioversion targets.
2010Dr. Fiona Ryan PHDRandomised Controlled Trial of Supervised Patient Self-Testing of Warfarin Therapy using an Internet Based Expert System
2012Dr. Marion Murphy University College CorkPHDThe General Practitioner Antibiotic Education Study in Ireland.
2014Dr. David O'Sullivan University College CorkPHDPharmacotherapy Optimisation in Older Patients by a Structured Clinical Pharmacist Assessment and Intervention
2010Dr. Crístin Ryan University College CorkPHDAppropriate Medication Usage in Older Patients
2012Dr. Philip Murphy University College CorkPHDParacetamol Metabolism in Postoperative Patients
2012Dr. Donal Óg O’Donovan University College CorkPHDEvaluation of Cardiovascular Disease Risk in an Irish Population
2010Mr. Diarmuid Coughlan University College CorkMScSelf Care Cards: Development of a Health Literacy Tool for Pharmacies in Ireland

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Walsh Kieran Anthony Doctoral Degree (Structured)

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2019Drug Action and Prescribing PF6011Drug Action and Prescribing
2019Pharmacotherapy III: Special Populations PF6007Pharmacotherapy III: Special Populations
2018Coagulation Management for Healthcare Professionals PF6504Coagulation Management for Healthcare Professionals
2019Pharmacy Project PF4004Pharmacy Project
2019Clinical Practice II Part 2 PF4003Clinical Practice II Part 2

Research Information

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation / InstituteCountry
Prof. Janet Kraka Medway School of Pharmacy, Chatham, Kent, United Kingdom.UNITED KINGDOM
Prof. Ingrid S. Sketris Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaCANADA
Prof Anne Spinewine Pharmacy Department, Louvain Drug Research Institute, Clinical Pharmacy Research Group, Louvain, BelgiumBELGIUM
Prof. Anna Birna Almarsdóttir University of Southern DenmarkDENMARK
Dr. Crístin Ryan Queens University BelfastNORTHERN IRELAND

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