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Dr. Matt Widdowson

Clinical Senior Lecturer (Clinical Medicine)

 


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Founding member of Irish Society for Acute and Internal Medicine (ISAIM) 2012
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Irish Endocrine Society 2007 2021
The Endocrine Society 2009 2021
European Society of Endocrinology 2010 2021
Irish Society of Acute and Internal Medicine - founding member 2012 2021
Prem Kumar A, Ali E, and Widdowson M, Frequency of opportunistic monitoring of diabetic control in patients with diabetes mellitus admitted acutely in a university teaching hospital, Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, Virtual, 27 November 2020, 190, Springer, 2021, ppS111 - S111, Poster, PUBLISHED  DOI
Smeaton T., McElwaine P., C ullen J , Santos - Martinez M. J. ,D easy E., Widdowson M., Grimes T . C ., A prospective observational pilot study of adverse drug reactions contributing to hospitalisation in a cohort of middle-aged adults aged 45- 64 years., Drugs & Therapy Perspectives, 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Dyer A, McKenna L, Gamage G, Bourke N, Killane I, Widdowson M, Woods C, Gibney J, Reilly R, O'Neill D, Kennelly S. , Cognitive performance in midlife type 2 diabetes: results from the ENBIND study, Diabetic Medicine, 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Dyer AH, McKenna L, Batten I, Jones K, Widdowson M, Dunne J, Conlon N, Reilly R, Woods CP, O'Neill D, Gibney J, Bourke NM, Kennelly SP., Peripheral Inflammation and Cognitive Performance in Middle-Aged Adults With and Without Type 2 Diabetes: Results From the ENBIND Study, Front. Aging Neurosci, 12, 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Dyer A, Killane I, Bourke N, Woods C, Widdowson M, Firth R, Gibney J, O'Neill D, Reilly R, and Kennelly SP., Does gait speed correlate with cognitive function in midlife Type 2 diabetes? Results from the ENBIND study, Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, Galway, Ireland, 11-12 October 2019, 188, (S9), Springer, 2019, pps252 - s252, Poster, PUBLISHED  DOI
Monaghan O, Morrow C, Kenny A, and Widdowson M., Diabetic ketoacidosis audit 2017-18., Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, Galway, Ireland, 11-12 October 2019, 188, (S9), 2019, pps250 - s250, Poster, PUBLISHED  DOI
Morrow C, Kenny A, Monaghan O, and Widdowson M., Diabetic ketoacidosis at Tallaght University Hospital - biochemical and outcome measures in 2018., Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, Galway, Ireland, 11-12 October 2019, 188, (S9), 2019, pps250 - s250, Poster, PUBLISHED  DOI
Kenny A, Morrow C, Monaghan O, and Widdowson M., Diabetic ketoacidosis at Tallaght University Hospital - demographics and presenting features in 2018., Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, Galway, Ireland, 11-12 October 2019, 188, (S9), Springer, 2019, pps250 - s251, Poster, PUBLISHED  DOI
Monaghan O, Morrow C, Kenny A, and Widdowson M., Efficacy and safety of a ketone-based IV insulin protocol for diabetic ketoacidosis over a 4 year period, Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, Galway, Ireland, 11-12 October 2019, 188, (S9), Springer, 2019, pps250 - s250, Poster, PUBLISHED  DOI
Murray S, Wadid M, and Widdowson M, Intravenous insulin therapy in the ICU at Tallaght University Hospital: an audit of current prctice and effectiveness, Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, Galway, Ireland, 11-12 October 2019, 188, (S9), Springer, 2019, pp250 - 250, Poster, PUBLISHED  DOI
  

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My current areas of research interest lie within the development of clinical pathways and patient care systems in the specialities of diabetes mellitus and acute medicine in Tallaght University Hospital (TUH). I have a busy clinical workload within the Acute Medical Unit, and couple this with specialty interest in Type 2 diabetes, so have developed research output focusing, initially on the development of care pathways for diabetic ketoacidosis, with regular audit and revision. This has lead to the introduction of new improved guidelines which are re-evaluated and updated regularly. In this work, I have been the senior investigator and lead, but have supervised undergraduate TCD medical students, as well as post-graduate doctors at both Senior House Officer and Registrar level to develop, undertake and analyse the audit material. I am now embarking on further development of the IV insulin provision within the ICU, in collaboration with my ICU colleagues in medical, nursing, pharmacy and dietetics fields. Again, this involved the supervision of undergraduate TCD students to undertake audit, and now develop a new protocol with ongoing involvement and implementation. Further plans for development of diabetes services within TUH include improved overall management of inpatients with Type 2 diabetes, utilising the limited international evidence there is on this cohort, with the intention to focus on such areas as steroid-induced hyperglycaemia management, and appropriate cessation and recommencement of diabetic medications for patients during their inpatient stay. My other area of research interest is in the development of the Acute Medical Unit in TUH, working in collaboration with my AMU colleagues and the rest of the Acute Floor. This has the potential to dramatically change the patient experience of acute medical presentations, and improve care and flow through the unscheduled care streams.