Dr. Barry Linane

Director of Paediatric Cystic Fibrosis Programme, Paediatric Respiratory Consultant, University Hospital Limerick

barry.linnane@hse.ie

A graduate of University College Dublin, Dr Barry Linnane (MB BCh BAO DCH MRCPI MRCPCH MD) is a Paediatric Respiratory Consultant at the University Hospital Limerick, where he is the Director of the Paediatric Cystic Fibrosis Programme, caring for 85 children with cystic fibrosis (CF). During a two year tenure at Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin he introduced a broncho-alveolar lavage (BAL) surveillance programme for pre-school aged children with CF attending the hospital, and is in the process of setting up a similar programme in Limerick. His MD thesis, awarded in December 2009 from Melbourne University, is entitled “Early Pathophysiological Changes in the Lungs of Infants with Cystic Fibrosis”. The study involved bronchoscopy and BAL, CT thorax, and infant lung function testing to describe the early changes in the lungs of infants with CF. Dr Barry Linnane, in partnership with Dr Paul McNally, is a director of  the Study of Host Immunity and Early Lung Disease in CF (SHIELD CF) project. The aim of SHIELD CF is to become a national framework for translational research into early CF lung disease.

Dr Linnane is involved in several national strategies. He was a member of the National Steering Group for the Introduction of CF Newborn Screening in Ireland and currently sits on the newly formed National Bloodspot Screening Programme Governance Group. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the CF Registry of Ireland and is a member of the Medical and Scientific Council of the Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland. He is Honorary Secretary of the Irish Thoracic Society (ITS) National Council and is a member of the ITS Special Advisory Panels on Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, and Paediatrics.

His other research interests include; preschool lung function testing, paediatric sleep medicine, asthma, and pre-school wheeze.

Publications

2017

Fitzgerald, C., Heery, E., Conneally, N., Linnane, B., George, S. and Fitzpatrick, P. (2017) 'An evaluation of pregnant women's knowledge and attitudes about newborn bloodspot screening', Midwifery, 45, 21-27

Linnane, B., Kearse, L., O'Connell, N.H., Fenton, J., Kiernan, M.G. and Dunne, C. (2017) 'A case of failed eradication of cystic fibrosis-related sinus colonisation by pseudomonas aeruginosa', National Institute of Health Sciences, 7(4), 12.

Linnane, B., Kiernan, M.G., O'Connell, N.H., Kearse, L. and Dunne, C. (2017) 'Anti-rsv prophylaxis efficacy for infants and young children with cystic fibrosis in Ireland', National Institute of Health Sciences, 7(4), 11.

Power, R.F., Linnane, B., Martin, R., Power, N., Harnett, P., Casserly, B., O'Connell, N.H. and Dunne, C. (2017) 'The first reported case of burkholderia contaminans in patients with cystic fibrosis in Ireland- From the Sargasso sea to Irish children', National Institute of Health Sciences, 7(4), 10.

2016

Power, R. F., Linnane, B., Martin, R., Power, N., Harnett, P., Casserly, B., O'Connell, N. H. and Dunne, C. P. (2016) 'The first reported case of Burkholderia contaminans in patients with cystic fibrosis in Ireland: from the Sargasso Sea to Irish Children', BMC Pulm Med, 16(1), 57.

2015

Fitzgerald, C., Linnane, B., Heery, E., Conneally, N., George, S. and Fitzpatrick, P. (2015) 'Newborn bloodspot screening for cystic fibrosis: What do antenatal and postnatal women know about cystic fibrosis?', J Cyst Fibros, 2015/12/29.

Linnane, B., Kearse, L., O’ Connell, N.H., Kiernan, M.G., Dunne, C.P. (2015) 'Anti-RSV prophylaxis efficacy for infants and young children with cystic fibrosis in Ireland', Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine, 10(32).

Linnane, B., Clarke, D., Murray, P., O'Sullivan, N., Dunne, C. and McNally, P. (2015) 'The benefit of taking a control sample when performing bronchoalveolar lavage', Thorax.

Linnane, B., Kearse, L., NH, O. C., Fenton, J., Kiernan, M. G. and Dunne, C. P. (2015) 'A case of failed eradication of cystic fibrosis-related sinus colonisation by Pseudomonas aeruginosa', BMC Pulm Med, 15(1), 114.

2014

Carleton, A., Casserly, B., Power, L., Linnane, B., O’flaherty, G., Powell, J., Hartnett, P., Collins, J., Murphy, P., Kenna, D., O’connell, N. H. and Dunne, C. (2014) 'Clustered multidrug‐resistant Bordetella petrii in adult cystic fibrosis patients in Ireland: case report and review of antimicrobial therapies', JMM Case Reports, 1(1).

O’Connor, C., O'Connell, N., Power, L., Merrigan, A., Tormey, S., Coffey, J. C., Linnane, B. and Dunne, C. (2014) 'A case of Panton–Valentine leucocidin toxin‐positive Staphylococcus aureus‐mediated neonatal mastitis', JMM Case Reports, 3(2014), e004119.

Renwick, J., McNally, P., John, B., DeSantis, T., Linnane, B. and Murphy, P. (2014) 'The microbial community of the cystic fibrosis airway is disrupted in early life', PLoS One, 9(12), e109798.

Ringholz, F. C., Buchanan, P. J., Clarke, D. T., Millar, R. G., McDermott, M., Linnane, B., Harvey, B. J., McNally, P. and Urbach, V. (2014) 'Reduced 15-lipoxygenase 2 and lipoxin A4/leukotriene B4 ratio in children with cystic fibrosis', Eur Respir J, 44(2), 394-404.