Original Articles, Reviews & Letters (1999 - 2006)

Nitric oxide in acute stroke: a target for neuroprotection (review). O’Mahony D, Kendall MJ. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatr 1999; 67: 1-3.

Treatment of prostate cancer (review). Henry R, O’Mahony D. J Clin Pharm Ther 1999; 24: 93-102.

Prevention of corticosteroid-induced osteoporosis and fractures (review). O’Mahony D. J Clin Pharm Ther 1999; 24: 83-85.

Recurrent proptotic diplopia due to congestive expansion of cavernous haemangioma with relapsing right-sided cardiac failure (case report). O’Mahony D, O’Neill E. Postgrad Med J 1999; 75: 607-8.

Perindopril for elderly people with chronic heart failure:the PEP-CHF study (editorial). Cleland JGF, Tendera M, Adamus J, Freemantle N, Gray CS, Lye M, O’Mahony D, Polonski L, Taylor J. Eur J Heart Failure 1999; 1: 211-7.

Haemodynamic analysis of compression hosiery in elderly fallers with orthostatic hypotension (research letter). Henry R, Rowe J, O’Mahony D. Lancet 1999; 354: 45-46.

Target sympathetic activity in old age (editorial). O’Mahony D. Geriatr Med 1999; 10: 11.

Reduced baroreflex sensitivity in elderly humans is not due to autonomic impairment (original article). O’Mahony D, Bennett C, Green A, Sinclair AJ.  Clin Sci 2000; 98: 103-110.

The clinical implementation of clinical governance: acute stroke management as an example (editorial). Houghton G, O’Mahony D, Sturman SG, Unsworth J. J Clin Excel 2000; 1(3): 129-32.

Carotid sinus hypersensitivity in old age: clinical syndrome or physical sign? (editorial). O’Mahony D. Age Ageing 2001; 30: 273-4.

Tinzaparin in acute ischaemic stroke (TAIST): a randomized aspirin-controlled trial. P.M. Bath, E. Lindenstrom, G. Boyson et al. on behalf of the TAIST investigators (original article). Lancet 2001; 358: 702-10. (D. O’Mahony was one of the TAIST investigators)

Senescence in innate immune resonses: reduced neutrophil phagocytic capacity and CD16 expression in elderly humans (original article). Butcher SK, Chahal H, Nayak L, Sinclair A, Henriquez NV, Sapey E, O’Mahony D, Lord JM. J Leukoc Biol 2001; 70: 881-6.

Acute stroke care; are we getting the basics right? (editorial)  Barry P, O’Mahony D, Liston R. Ir Med J 2002; 95: 101-2.  

Ageing and intestinal motility (review article). O’Mahony D, O’Leary P, Quigley EMM. Drugs Aging 2002; 19: 515-27.

New onset seizures in the elderly: aetiology and prognosis (review article). Timmons S, Sweeney B, Hyland M, O’Mahony D, Twomey C. Ir Med J 2002; 95: 47-9.

The interaction of moxifloxacin and warfarin in three elderly patients (brief report). O’Connor KA, O’Mahony D. Eur J Intern Med 2003; 14: 225-7.

O’Connor K, Kingston M, O’Donovan M, Cryan B, Twomey C, O’Mahony D. The effect of changing the antibiotic prescribing policy on the incidence of Clostridium difficile diarrhoea: a retrospective cohort study (original article). QJM 2004; 97: 423-29.

Anderson MR, O’Connor M, Mayer P, O’Mahony D, Woodward J, Kane K. The nasal loop provides an alternative to percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy in high-risk dysphagic stroke patients. Clin Nutr 2004; 23: 501-6.

Martin U, Hill C, O’Mahony D. Use of moxonidine in elderly patients with resistant hypertension (original article). J Clin Pharm Ther 2005; 30: 433-7.

Timmons S, O’ Callaghan C, O’Connor M, O’Mahony D,  Twomey C. Audit guided action can improve the compliance with thromboembolic prophylaxis prescribing to hospitalised, acutely ill older adults (research letter). J Thromb Haemostas 2005; 3: 2112-3.

Cotter P, Timmons S, O’Connor M, Twomey C, O’Mahony D. The financial implications of falls in older people for an acute hospital. Ir J Med Sc 2006; 175: 1-3.

O’Mahony D. Falls and fracture prevention in older people: time for action. Ir J Med Sc 2006; 175: 10.

Book Chapters

“Disruptive Elders”, with Prof. D. Coakley, in “ Psychopharmacology of Old Age”, D. Wheatley, ed., Chapman & Hall, London, 1998, pp. 206-20 (ISBN: 0-412-82470-1).

“Drugs and ageing”, with Dr. K.A. O’Connor, in “Medicine for Older Patients: Cases & Practice”, R. Liston, E. Mulkerrin, eds., Eireann Healthcare Publications, Dublin, 2003, pp. 205-30 (ISBN 0-9541493-2-7).


Practical Therapeutics for the Older Patient.” D. O’Mahony, U. Martin (authors), John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Chichester, UK, 1999 (ISBN: 0-471-98594-5).

This 274-page volume was conceived and written by myself and Dr. Una Martin, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology, University of Birmingham. It is designed to present up-to-date, evidence-based information on all the major medical therapeutic problems in elderly people. The book is intended for use by all doctors who deal with elderly patients regularly both in hospital and at primary care level.

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