Research and Publications

Professor Mark E. O'Donnell



During my surgical training, continuing through to my consultant career, I have established a reputation for high quality academic and clinical research. This is evidenced by my prolific publishing record with over 100 publications in PubMed Indexed Peer-Reviewed journals, over 100 published abstracts and more than 250 international and national presentations. My current Hirsch Index is 22.

Written submission of theses culminated in the award of a Medical Doctorate in 2008 evaluating ischaemia-reperfusion in patients with peripheral arterial disease and a Master of Medical Science in Education for the Healthcare Professions in 2009 evaluating career choice in Northern Ireland Foundation Doctors.

I have previously been awarded more than 110,000GBP in research grants. Following my return to Northern Ireland, I am continuing to explore new research theories and design innovative research protocols for further research grant applications in collaboration with Professor Gareth Davison from the Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute at Ulster University, Northern Ireland.

I continue to lecture at the Ulster University and remain a regular reviewer for over 20 medical journals.

Please find enclosed below a list of all my Peer-Reviewed Publications on PubMed. Where possible a direct web link to the full research publication pdf has been included on the first page of the publication which is shown on the right hand-side.

Please feel free to contact me via email to discuss any aspects of research or future collaboration at or via ResearchGate .


Wilson MA, O'Donnell ME, Cassivi SD.
Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Mar;101(3):1238. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.08.013. No abstract available.
PMID: 26897217

An unusual presentation of esophageal metastasis from breast cancer.
Wilson MA, Shah N, O'Donnell ME, Jaroszewski DE.
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jun;149(6):e110-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.02.038. Epub 2015 Feb 26. No abstract available.
PMID: 25816959

Thymic flap for bronchial stump reinforcement after lobectomy.
Wilson MA, Seder C, O'Donnell ME, Cassivi SD.
Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Mar;99(3):1071-3. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.05.058.
PMID: 25742835

Portomesenteric venous thrombosis following major colon and rectal surgery: incidence and risk factors.
Robinson KA, O'Donnell ME, Pearson D, Kriegshauser JS, Odeleye M, Kalkbrenner K, Bodnar Z, Young-Fadok TM.
Surg Endosc. 2015 May;29(5):1071-9. doi: 10.1007/s00464-014-3788-z. Epub 2014 Aug 27.
PMID: 25159636

Surgical and medical management of extracranial carotid artery aneurysms.
Fankhauser GT, Stone WM, Fowl RJ, O'Donnell ME, Bower TC, Meyer FB, Money SR.
J Vasc Surg. 2015 Feb;61(2):389-93. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2014.07.092. Epub 2014 Aug 21.
PMID: 25151599

Brachiocephalic vein bypass with sternal reconstruction for symptomatic occlusion.
O'Donnell ME, Jaroszewski DE, Coan K, Kazmier FJ, Money SR.
Ann Vasc Surg. 2014 Nov;28(8):1936.e5-8. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2014.07.010. Epub 2014 Aug 6.
PMID: 25108095

Do statins have a role in the promotion of postoperative wound healing in cardiac surgical patients?
Fitzmaurice GJ, McWilliams B, Nölke L, Redmond JM, McGuinness JG, O'Donnell ME.
Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Aug;98(2):756-64. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.02.089. Epub 2014 Jun 28. Review.
PMID: 24980602

A meta-analysis to compare Dacron versus polytetrafluroethylene grafts for above-knee femoropopliteal artery bypass.
Rychlik IJ, Davey P, Murphy J, O'Donnell ME.
J Vasc Surg. 2014 Aug;60(2):506-15. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2014.05.049. Epub 2014 Jun 25. Review.
PMID: 24973288

Content, accuracy and completeness of patient consent in a regional vascular surgery unit.
McGrogan D, Mark D, Lee B, O'Donnell ME.
Ir J Med Sci. 2015 Jun;184(2):521-9. doi: 10.1007/s11845-014-1160-x. Epub 2014 Jun 19.
PMID: 24942206

Endothelial function, antioxidant status and vascular compliance in newly diagnosed HFE C282Y homozygotes.
Cash WJ, O'Neill S, O'Donnell ME, McCance DR, Young IS, McEneny J, McDougall NI, Callender ME.
Adv Med Sci. 2014 Mar;59(1):28-33. doi: 10.1016/j.advms.2013.07.001. Epub 2014 Mar 15.
PMID: 24797970

Implementation of best medical therapy for cardiovascular risk factors in vascular surgery patients treated in a tertiary referral regional unit.
McGrogan D, Mark D, Lee B, O'Donnell ME.
Int J Clin Pract. 2014 Sep;68(9):1100-9. doi: 10.1111/ijcp.12415. Epub 2014 Mar 25.
PMID: 24666966

The impact of endovascular repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm on the gastrointestinal and renal function.
Makar RR, Badger SA, O'Donnell ME, Soong CV, Lau LL, Young IS, Hannon RJ, Lee B.
Int J Vasc Med. 2014;2014:178323. doi: 10.1155/2014/178323. Epub 2014 Jan 29.
PMID: 24616809

Glomus tumor of the mediastinum.
Rychlik IJ, O'Donnell ME, Davey P, Merard R, McGuigan J.
Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2014 Jan;22(1):95-7. doi: 10.1177/0218492312472688. Epub 2013 Jul 16.
PMID: 24585654

Percutaneous thrombolysis of acute-on-chronic inferior vena cava thrombosis after previous insertion of an Adams-DeWeese clip.
O'Donnell ME, Coan KE, Naidu SG, Shamoun FE, Money SR.
Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2014 May;48(4):342-5. doi: 10.1177/1538574414522330. Epub 2014 Feb 11.
PMID: 24518364

Successful percutaneous management of ruptured middle colic aneurysm following endovascular aneurysm repair.
O'Donnell ME, Coan KE, Naidu SG, Money SR.
Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2014 Apr;48(3):283-4. doi: 10.1177/1538574413518612. Epub 2014 Jan 9. No abstract available.
PMID: 24407505

Successful coil embolization of circumflex iliac artery pseudoaneurysms following paracentesis.
Day RW, Huettl EA, Naidu SG, Eversman WG, Douglas DD, O'Donnell ME.
Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2014 Apr;48(3):262-6. doi: 10.1177/1538574413518115. Epub 2014 Jan 6. Review.
PMID: 24399129

The inflammatory response to ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm is altered by endovascular repair.
Makar RR, Badger SA, O'Donnell ME, Soong CV, Lau LL, Young IS, Hannon RJ, Lee B.
Int J Vasc Med. 2013;2013:482728. doi: 10.1155/2013/482728. Epub 2013 Dec 2.
PMID: 24363936

The effects of aerobic exercise training at two different intensities in obesity and type 2 diabetes: implications for oxidative stress, low-grade inflammation and nitric oxide production.
Krause M, Rodrigues-Krause J, O'Hagan C, Medlow P, Davison G, Susta D, Boreham C, Newsholme P, O'Donnell M, Murphy C, De Vito G.
Eur J Appl Physiol. 2014 Feb;114(2):251-60.
PMID: 24233244

In the time of significant generational diversity - surgical leadership must step up!
Money SR, O'Donnell ME, Gray RJ.
Surgeon. 2014 Feb;12(1):3-6. doi: 10.1016/j.surge.2013.09.007. Epub 2013 Sep 30.
PMID: 24090677

Streptococcus bovis bacteraemia: an evaluation of the long-term effect on cardiac outcomes.
Fitzmaurice GJ, McKenna AJ, Murphy J, McMullan R, O'Donnell ME.
Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Mar;62(3):142-8. doi: 10.1007/s11748-013-0316-3. Epub 2013 Sep 11.
PMID: 24022385

An internal carotid artery aneurysm presenting with dysarthria.
Davey PT, Rychlik I, O'Donnell M, Baker R, Rennie I.
Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2013 Oct;95(7):112-4. doi: 10.1308/003588413X13629960047713.
PMID: 24112481

Disordered vascular compliance in haemochromatosis.
Cash WJ, O'Neill S, O'Donnell ME, McCance DR, Young IS, McEneny J, Cadden IS, McDougall NI, Callender ME.
Ir J Med Sci. 2014 Jun;183(2):303-9. doi: 10.1007/s11845-013-1010-2. Epub 2013 Sep 3.
PMID: 24000100

Randomized controlled trial assessing the effect of simvastatin in primary biliary cirrhosis.
Cash WJ, O'Neill S, O'Donnell ME, McCance DR, Young IS, McEneny J, McDougall NI, Callender ME.
Liver Int. 2013 Sep;33(8):1166-74. doi: 10.1111/liv.12191. Epub 2013 May 15.
PMID: 23672463

Bilateral pulmonary emboli secondary to indwelling hemodialysis reliable outflow catheter.
Coan KE, O'Donnell ME, Fankhauser GT, Bodnar Z, Chandrasekaran K, Stone WM.
Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2013 May;47(4):317-9. doi: 10.1177/1538574413484973. Epub 2013 Apr 8.
PMID: 23567802

Inferior vena cava thrombosis: a review of current practice.
McAree BJ, O'Donnell ME, Fitzmaurice GJ, Reid JA, Spence RA, Lee B.
Vasc Med. 2013 Feb;18(1):32-43. doi: 10.1177/1358863X12471967. Review.
PMID: 23439778

Cost-effectiveness of cilostazol, naftidrofuryl oxalate, and pentoxifylline for the treatment of intermittent claudication in people with peripheral arterial disease.
Meng Y, Squires H, Stevens JW, Simpson E, Harnan S, Thomas S, Michaels J, Stansby G,O'Donnell ME.
Angiology. 2014 Mar;65(3):190-7. doi: 10.1177/0003319712474335. Epub 2013 Jan 31.
PMID: 23378195

Spontaneous dissection of the external iliac artery secondary to golf club manufacturing.
Yoong S, Heyes G, Davison GW, Hannon R, O'Donnell ME.
Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2013 Jan;47(1):73-5. doi: 10.1177/1538574412467862. Epub 2012 Nov 29.
PMID: 23203597

Foundation programme impact on junior doctor personality and anxiety in Northern Ireland.
O'Donnell M, Noad R, Boohan M, Carragher A.
Ulster Med J. 2012 Jan;81(1):19-25.

Body mass index recording rates in surgical patients from a District General Hospital.
Smyth S, Keown K, Davison GW, Brown R, O’Donnell ME.
West London Medical Journal. 2011; 3(3): 21-27.

Optimal management of peripheral arterial disease for the non-specialist.
O'Donnell ME, Reid JA, Lau LL, Hannon RJ, Lee B.
Ulster Med J. 2011 Jan;80(1):33-41. Review.
PMID: 22347739

Bone marrow micrometastases in esophageal carcinoma: a 10-year follow-up study.
Gray RT, O'Donnell ME, Verghis RM, McCluggage WG, Maxwell P, McGuigan JA, Spence GM.
Dis Esophagus. 2012 Nov-Dec;25(8):709-15. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-2050.2011.01307.x. Epub 2012 Jan 13.
PMID: 22243663

Are transcatheter aortic valve implantations cost-effective in the management of patients with aortic stenosis?
Fitzmaurice GJ, Nasir A, O'Donnell ME.
Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Nov;92(5):1935-6. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.07.076. Epub 2011 Oct 31. No abstract available.
PMID: 22051310

Long-term gastrointestinal outcomes after Streptococcus bovis bacteraemia.
McKenna AJ, O'Donnell ME, McMullan R, Irwin T.
Int J Clin Pract. 2011 Nov;65(11):1203-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-1241.2011.02754.x. No abstract available.
PMID: 21995699

Assessment of the quality of care and financial impact of a virtual renal clinic compared with the traditional outpatient service model.
Mark DA, Fitzmaurice GJ, Haughey KA, O'Donnell ME, Harty JC.
Int J Clin Pract. 2011 Oct;65(10):1100-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-1241.2011.02750.x.
PMID: 21923849

Impact of nutritional factors on survival in patients with inoperable oesophageal cancer undergoing self-expanding metal stent insertion.
Gray RT, O'donnell ME, Scott RD, McGuigan JA, Mainie I.
Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2011 Jun;23(6):455-60. doi: 10.1097/MEG.0b013e3283469761.
PMID: 21505346

Self-expanding metal stent insertion for inoperable esophageal carcinoma in Belfast: an audit of outcomes and literature review.
Gray RT, O'Donnell ME, Scott RD, McGuigan JA, Mainie I.
Dis Esophagus. 2011 Nov;24(8):569-74. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-2050.2011.01188.x. Epub 2011 Mar 18. Review.
PMID: 21418125

Laparoscopic adrenalectomy for a late solitary renal cell cancer metastasis to the ipsilateral adrenal gland.
McGrogan D, McCavert M, O'Donnell ME, Dolan S.
Ir J Med Sci. 2012 Sep;181(3):435-7. doi: 10.1007/s11845-010-0662-4. Epub 2010 Dec 14.
PMID: 21153927

Bilateral pneumothorax in pregnancy unmasking lymphangioleiomyomatosis.
Johnston CR, O'Donnell ME, Sayed Ahmed WA, Hunter A, Graham AN.
Ir J Med Sci. 2011 Dec;180(4):933-4. doi: 10.1007/s11845-010-0628-6. Epub 2010 Nov 13. No abstract available. Erratum in: Ir J Med Sci. 2014 Sep;183(3):515. Ahmed, W A [corrected to Sayed Ahmed, W A].
PMID: 21076889

The effect of sporting events on emergency department attendance rates in a district general hospital in Northern Ireland.
McGreevy A, Millar L, Murphy B, Davison GW, Brown R, O'Donnell ME.
Int J Clin Pract. 2010 Oct;64(11):1563-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-1241.2010.02390.x.
PMID: 20846204

Are alcohol-related acute surgical admission rates falling?
Fitzmaurice GJ, Kumar S, Brown R, Hussain A, O'Donnell ME.
Ulster Med J. 2010 Jan;79(1):6-11.
PMID: 20844724

Endovascular repair of an inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysm causing bilateral ureteric obstruction.
McKenna AJ, O'Donnell ME, Collins A, Harkin DW.
Ir J Med Sci. 2012 Sep;181(3):415-8. doi: 10.1007/s11845-010-0569-0. Epub 2010 Sep 12.
PMID: 20835894

Brachial artery aneurysm following open repair of posttraumatic false aneurysm and arteriovenous fistula.
O'Neill S, O'Donnell ME, Collins A, Harkin DW.
Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2010 Nov;44(8):691-2. doi: 10.1177/1538574410377669. Epub 2010 Jul 30.
PMID: 20675321

Peri-operative blood glucose management in general surgery - a potential element for improved diabetic patient outcomes - an observational cohort study.
McCavert M, Mone F, Dooher M, Brown R, O'Donnell ME.
Int J Surg. 2010;8(6):494-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2010.06.017. Epub 2010 Jul 15.
PMID: 20621207

Successful endovascular treatment of multiple mesenteric arterial aneurysms associated with alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency.
Gordon P, O'Donnell ME, Collins A, Gardiner KR, Irwin T.
J Vasc Surg. 2010 Aug;52(2):467-70. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2010.02.291. Epub 2010 Jun 8.
PMID: 20570466

Endoscopic assisted laparoscopic removal of a gastric foreign body.
Sproule A, O'Donnell ME, Gilliland R, McAllister I.
Surgeon. 2010 Aug;8(4):232-4. doi: 10.1016/j.surge.2010.01.008. Epub 2010 Feb 24. No abstract available.
PMID: 20569944

Single-centre experience of radiation exposure in acute surgical patients: assessment of therapeutic impact and future recommendations.
Fitzmaurice GJ, Brown R, Cranley B, Conlon EF, Todd RA, O'Donnell ME.
World J Surg. 2010 Sep;34(9):2009-16. doi: 10.1007/s00268-010-0608-z.
PMID: 20499066

Foundation programme impact on junior doctor personality and anxiety in Northern Ireland.
O'Donnell M, Noad R, Boohan M, Carragher A.
Ulster Med J. 2012 Jan;81(1):19-25.
PMID: 23539378

Common polymorphisms of Fibulin-5 and the risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm development.
Badger SA, Soong CV, O'Donnell ME, Sharif MA, Makar RR, Hughes AE.
Vasc Med. 2010 Apr;15(2):113-7. doi: 10.1177/1358863X09355667. Epub 2010 Feb 4.
PMID: 20133342

Successful management of ileo-anal pouch volvulus.
Warren C, O'Donnell ME, Gardiner KR, Irwin T.
Colorectal Dis. 2011 Jan;13(1):106-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-1318.2010.02207.x. No abstract available.
PMID: 20070326

Breast cancer in women under 40 years of age: a series of 57 cases from Northern Ireland.
McAree B, O'Donnell ME, Spence A, Lioe TF, McManus DT, Spence RA.
Breast. 2010 Apr;19(2):97-104. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2009.12.002. Epub 2010 Jan 8.
PMID: 20060718

Atypical presentation of an oesophageal carcinoma with metastases to the left buttock: a case report.
Smyth S, O'Donnell ME, Kumar S, Hussain A, Cranley B.
Cases J. 2009 May 18;2:6691. doi: 10.1186/1757-1626-2-6691.
PMID: 19829843

Ultrasound is a useful adjunct to mammography in the assessment of breast tumours in all patients.
McCavert M, O'Donnell ME, Aroori S, Badger SA, Sharif MA, Crothers JG, Spence RA.
Int J Clin Pract. 2009 Nov;63(11):1589-94. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-1241.2009.02102.x. Epub 2009 Aug 14. Review.
PMID: 19686337

Inferior vena cava thrombosis in young adults--a review of two cases.
McAree BJ, O'Donnell ME, Boyd C, Spence RA, Lee B, Soong CV.
Ulster Med J. 2009 May;78(2):129-33.
PMID: 19568450

Non-epithelial malignancies and metastatic tumours of the breast.
O'Donnell ME, McCavert M, Carson J, Mullan FJ, Whiteside MW, Garstin WI.
Ulster Med J. 2009 May;78(2):105-12.
PMID: 19568446

A carotid artery aneurysm with a twist: case report and review.
Noad RL, O'Donnell ME, McCavert M, Gardner R, Lee B, Lau LL.
Ir J Med Sci. 2012 Sep;181(3):321-4. doi: 10.1007/s11845-009-0353-1. Epub 2009 Jun 3. Review.
PMID: 19495840

The effects of abdominal compartment hypertension after open and endovascular repair of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Makar RR, Badger SA, O'Donnell ME, Loan W, Lau LL, Soong CV.
J Vasc Surg. 2009 Apr;49(4):866-72. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2008.11.027.
PMID: 19341882

The vascular and biochemical effects of cilostazol in patients with peripheral arterial disease.
O'Donnell ME, Badger SA, Sharif MA, Young IS, Lee B, Soong CV.
J Vasc Surg. 2009 May;49(5):1226-34. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2008.11.098. Epub 2009 Feb 14.
PMID: 19217745

Dental root canal treatment complicated by foreign body ingestion: a case report.
Dhandapani RG, Kumar S, O'Donnell ME, McNaboe T, Cranley B, Blake G.
Cases J. 2009 Feb 3;2(1):117. doi: 10.1186/1757-1626-2-117.
PMID: 19192270

Spontaneous lower limb subcutaneous emphysema: a diagnostic dilemma.
McCavert M, O'Donnell ME, Campbell D, Loughrey A, Hannon RJ, Lau L.
Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2008 Dec;69(12):712-4. No abstract available.
PMID: 19186618

Acute right iliac fossa pain: not always appendicitis or a caecal tumour: two case reports.
Kumar S, Fitzmaurice GJ, O'Donnell ME, Brown R.
Cases J. 2009 Jan 27;2(1):88. doi: 10.1186/1757-1626-2-88.
PMID: 19173712

The vascular and biochemical effects of cilostazol in diabetic patients with peripheral arterial disease.
O'Donnell ME, Badger SA, Sharif MA, Makar RR, Young IS, Lee B, Soong CV.
Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2009 Apr-May;43(2):132-43. doi: 10.1177/1538574408328586. Epub 2009 Jan 8.
PMID: 19131370

The effects of cilostazol on exercise-induced ischaemia-reperfusion injury in patients with peripheral arterial disease.
O'Donnell ME, Badger SA, Sharif MA, Makar RR, McEneny J, Young IS, Lee B, Soong CV.
Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2009 Mar;37(3):326-35. doi: 10.1016/j.ejvs.2008.11.028. Epub 2008 Dec 27.
PMID: 19112032

Inflammatory fibroid polyp of the ileum causing recurrent intussusception and chronic ischaemia: a case report.
O'Kane AM, O'Donnell ME, McCavert M, Taylor K, Lee J, Wilkinson AJ.
Cases J. 2008 Oct 16;1(1):244. doi: 10.1186/1757-1626-1-244.
PMID: 18925962

Advantages and pitfalls of abdominal aortic aneurysm screening in high-risk patients.
Badger SA, O'Donnell ME, Sharif MA, Boyd CS, Soong CV.
Vascular. 2008 Jul-Aug;16(4):201-6.
PMID: 18845100

C-reactive protein (CRP) elevation in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm is independent of the most important CRP genetic polymorphism.
Badger SA, Soong CV, O'Donnell ME, Mercer C, Young IS, Hughes AE.
J Vasc Surg. 2009 Jan;49(1):178-84. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2008.07.081. Epub 2008 Oct 1.
PMID: 18829218

Risk factors for abdominal aortic aneurysm and the influence of social deprivation.
Badger SA, O'Donnell ME, Sharif MA, Boyd CS, Hannon RJ, Lau LL, Lee B, Soong CV.
Angiology. 2008 Oct-Nov;59(5):559-66. doi: 10.1177/0003319708321586. Epub 2008 Sep 25.
PMID: 18818237

Effects of antioxidants on endothelial function in human saphenous vein in an ex vivo model.
Sharif MA, Bayraktutan U, Arya N, Badger SA, O'Donnell ME, Young IS, Soong CV.
Angiology. 2009 Aug-Sep;60(4):448-54. doi: 10.1177/0003319708321186. Epub 2008 Sep 15.
PMID: 18796454

The effects of cilostazol on peripheral neuropathy in diabetic patients with peripheral arterial disease.
O'Donnell ME, Badger SA, Sharif MA, Makar RR, Young IS, Lee B, Soong CV.
Angiology. 2008 Dec-2009 Jan;59(6):695-704. doi: 10.1177/0003319708321100. Epub 2008 Sep 15.
PMID: 18796444

Foreign body ingestion in prisoners - the Belfast experience.
Bisharat M, O'Donnell ME, Gibson N, Mitchell M, Refsum SR, Carey PD, Spence RA, Lee J.
Ulster Med J. 2008 May;77(2):110-4.
PMID: 18711632

Smoking impairs endothelial function in human saphenous vein in an ex vivo model.
Sharif MA, Bayraktutan U, Arya N, O'Donnell ME, Badger SA, Young IS, Soong CV.
Ann Vasc Surg. 2009 Jan-Feb;23(1):116-21. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2008.04.006. Epub 2008 Jul 21.
PMID: 18640818

Effect of preoperative renal dysfunction on mortality and postoperative renal failure following endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
Soong CV, Makar RR, O'Donnell ME, Badger SA, Lee B, Sharif MA.
Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2008 Oct-Nov;42(5):427-32. doi: 10.1177/1538574408318009. Epub 2008 Jul 11.
PMID: 18621879

Successful treatment of perineal necrotising fasciitis and associated pubic bone osteomyelitis with the vacuum assisted closure system.
Kumar S, O'Donnell ME, Khan K, Dunne G, Carey PD, Lee J.
World J Surg Oncol. 2008 Jun 24;6:67. doi: 10.1186/1477-7819-6-67.
PMID: 18577204

Complications of inguinoscrotal bladder hernias: a case series.
Bisharat M, O'Donnell ME, Thompson T, MacKenzie N, Kirkpatrick D, Spence RA, Lee J.
Hernia. 2009 Feb;13(1):81-4. doi: 10.1007/s10029-008-0389-6. Epub 2008 Jun 14.
PMID: 18553121

The role of smoking in abdominal aortic aneurysm development.
Badger SA, O'Donnell ME, Sharif MA, McMaster C, Young IS, Soong CV.
Angiology. 2009 Feb-Mar;60(1):115-9. doi: 10.1177/0003319708318380. Epub 2008 May 27.
PMID: 18505740

Bilateral popliteal artery occlusion in a competitive bike rider: case report and clinical review.
McAree BJ, O'Donnell ME, Davison GW, Boyd C, Lee B, Soong CV.
Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2008 Aug-Sep;42(4):380-5. doi: 10.1177/1538574408315202. Epub 2008 Apr 2. Review.

Open carpal tunnel release--still a safe and effective operation.
Badger SA, O'Donnell ME, Sherigar JM, Connolly P, Spence RA.
Ulster Med J. 2008 Jan;77(1):22-4.

Small bowel obstruction secondary to an appendiceal tourniquet.
O'Donnell ME, Sharif MA, O'Kane A, Spence RA.
Ir J Med Sci. 2009 Mar;178(1):101-5. doi: 10.1007/s11845-008-0125-3. Epub 2008 Feb 7.

Fine needle aspiration at a Regional Head and Neck Clinic: a clinically beneficial and cost-effective service.
O'Donnell ME, Salem A, Badger SA, Sharif MA, Kamalapurkar D, Lieo T, Spence RA.
Cytopathology. 2009 Apr;20(2):81-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2303.2007.00549.x. Epub 2008 Jan 31.

Mesenteric artery occlusion secondary to activated protein C resistance: a life-threatening combination.
Scally N, O'Donnell ME, McClintock C, Allen M, Kirk SJ, Dolan S.
Angiology. 2007 Dec-2008 Jan;58(6):768-71. doi: 10.1177/0003319707304566.

Small cell carcinoma of the appendix.
O'Kane AM, O'Donnell ME, Shah R, Carey DP, Lee J.
World J Surg Oncol. 2008 Jan 15;6:4. doi: 10.1186/1477-7819-6-4.

No difference in medium-term outcome between Zenith and Talent stent-grafts in endovascular aneurysm repair.
Badger SA, O'Donnell ME, Loan W, Hannon RJ, Lau LL, Lee B, Soong CV.
Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2007 Dec-2008 Jan;41(6):500-5. doi: 10.1177/1538574407307404.

Emergency endovascular repair of acute descending thoracic aortic dissection.
Sharif MA, O'Donnell ME, Blair PH, Kennedy P.
Vasc Health Risk Manag. 2007;3(5):769-73.

Completion mastectomy after breast conserving surgery.
O'Donnell ME, Salem A, Badger SA, Sharif MA, Lioe T, Spence RA.
Breast. 2008 Apr;17(2):199-204. Epub 2007 Nov 19.

Crohn's disease of the terminal ileum: a cheap diagnosis.
O'Donnell ME, Gibson N, Sharif MA, Spence RA, Lee J.
Ir J Med Sci. 2008 Dec;177(4):401-3. Epub 2007 Aug 18.

CESA--A new modality for the difficult aortic aneurysm.
O'Donnell ME, Badger SA, Loan W, Lee B, Soong CV, Hannon R.
Ulster Med J. 2007 May;76(2):98-101. No abstract available.

The low prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysm in relatives in Northern Ireland.
Badger SA, O'Donnell ME, Boyd CS, Hannon RJ, Lau LL, Lee B, Soong CV.
Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2007 Aug;34(2):163-8. Epub 2007 Apr 30.

The skiers knee without swelling or instability, a difficult diagnosis: a case report.
O'donnell ME, Badger SA, Campbell D, Loan W, Sinnott B.
J Med Case Rep. 2007 Apr 20;1:11.

Malignant neoplasms of the appendix.
O'Donnell ME, Badger SA, Beattie GC, Carson J, Garstin WI.
Int J Colorectal Dis. 2007 Oct;22(10):1239-48. Epub 2007 Apr 20.

Validity of the Hardman index to predict outcome in ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Sharif MA, Arya N, Soong CV, Lau LL, O'Donnell ME, Blair PH, McKinley AG.
Ann Vasc Surg. 2007 Jan;21(1):34-8.

The role of human leukocyte antigen genes in the formation of abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Badger SA, Soong CV, O'Donnell ME, Middleton D.
J Vasc Surg. 2007 Mar;45(3):475-80.

Mediastinal shift secondary to a diaphragmatic hernia: a life-threatening combination.
Campbell AS, O'Donnell ME, Lee J.
Hernia. 2007 Aug;11(4):377-9. Epub 2007 Feb 13.

Benefits of a supervised exercise program after lower limb bypass surgery.
Badger SA, Soong CV, O'Donnell ME, Boreham CA, McGuigan KE.
Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2007 Feb-Mar;41(1):27-32.

Coxiella burnetii infection of an aortic graft with multiple vertebral body erosion.
O'Donnell ME, Manshani N, McCaughey C, Soong C, Lee B.
J Vasc Surg. 2007 Feb;45(2):399-403. Review.

Surgical treatment of malignant carcinoid tumours of the appendix.
O'Donnell ME, Carson J, Garstin WI.
Int J Clin Pract. 2007 Mar;61(3):431-7. Epub 2006 Aug 15.

Aortic necks of ruptured abdominal aneurysms dilate more than asymptomatic aneurysms after endovascular repair.
Badger SA, O'donnell ME, Makar RR, Loan W, Lee B, Soong CV.
J Vasc Surg. 2006 Aug;44(2):244-9.

Techniques in occluding the aorta during endovascular repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms.
O'Donnell ME, Badger SA, Makar RR, Loan W, Lee B, Soong CV.
J Vasc Surg. 2006 Jul;44(1):211-5.

Air bag safety in road traffic accidents.
O'Donnell ME, McCaul D, Nazir M, McGuigan J.
Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2005 Oct;66(10):590-1. Review. No abstract available.

Angiosarcoma: a difficult diagnosis.
O'Donnell ME, Scally N, Carson J, Kenny B, Whiteside MC.
Hosp Med. 2005 Jul;66(7):428-30. No abstract available.

Periods of low atmospheric pressure are associated with high abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture rates in Northern Ireland.
Harkin DW, O'Donnell M, Butler J, Blair PH, Hood JM, Barros D'Sa AA.
Ulster Med J. 2005 Sep;74(2):113-21.
PMID: 16235764

Internal fixation of an isolated fracture of the capitate using the Herbert-Whipple screw.
Thompson NW, O'Donnell M, Thompson NS, Swain WD.
Injury. 2004 May;35(5):541-2. No abstract available.
PMID: 15081337

Book Chapters

1) Velazco C, O’Donnell ME, Money SR. Chapter 11 - Vasoactive Pharmacotherapeutics for treatment of peripheral arterial disease in Vascular Surgery: Principles and Practice, Fourth Edition edited by Samuel Eric Wilson, Juan Carlos Jimenez, Frank J. Veith, A. Ross Naylor, John A. C. Buckels. 

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