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Professor Colm Bergin
CONSULTANT PHYSICIAN /Clinical Professor, Clinical Medicine

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Grant C, O'Connell S, Lillis D, Moriarty A, Fitzgerald I, Dalby L, Bannan C, Tuite H, Crowley B, Plunkett P, Kennedy U, McMahon G, McKiernan S, Norris S, Hughes G, Shields D, Bergin C, Opt-out screening for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C: observational study of screening acceptance, yield and treatment outcomes, Emerg Med J, 2019 Journal Article, 2019

O'Connell S, Lillis D, Cotter A, O'Dea S, Tuite H, Fleming C, Crowley B, Fitzgerald I, Dalby L, Barry H, Shields D, Norris S, Plunkett PK, Bergin C., Opt-Out Panel Testing for HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C in an Urban Emergency Department: A Pilot Study, PLoS One, 11, (3), 2016 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Kieran JA, Norris S, O'Leary A, Walsh C, Merriman R, Houlihan D, McCormick PA, McKiernan S, Bergin C, Barry M, Hepatitis C in the era of direct-acting antivirals: real-world costs of untreated chronic hepatitis C; a cross-sectional study., BMC infectious diseases, 15, 2015, p471 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text DOI

S O'Connell, Lillis D, O'Dea S, H Tuite, C Fleming, D Shields, S Norris, B Crowley. P Plunkett, C Bergin , Results of a Universal Testing Programme for Blood Borne Viruses in an Urban Emergency Department, including Rates of Diagnosis and Linkage to Care, AASLD The Liver Meeting, Boston, MA, November 7-11 2014, 2014 Meeting Abstract, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Morley D, McNamara P, Kennelly S, McMahon G, Bergin C, Limitations to the identification of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders in clinical practice., HIV medicine, 14, (8), 2013, p497-502 Journal Article, 2013

Kieran J, Schmitz S, O'Leary A, Walsh C, Bergin C, Norris S, Barry M, The relative efficacy of boceprevir and telaprevir in the treatment of hepatitis C virus genotype 1., Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 56, (2), 2013, p228-35 Journal Article, 2013

Ní Cheallaigh C, Fitzgerald I, Grace J, Jagjit Singh G, El-Eraki N, Gibbons N, Keane J, Rogers TR, Clarke S, Bergin C, Interferon Gamma Release Assays for the Diagnosis of Latent TB Infection in HIV-Infected Individuals in a Low TB Burden Country., PloS one, 8, (1), 2013, pe53330 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI

De Gascun CF, Waters A, Regan CM, O'Halloran J, Farrell G, Coughlan S, Bergin C, Powderly WG, Hall WW, Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 in Ireland: Phylogenetic Evidence for Risk Group-Specific Subepidemics., AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, 2012 Journal Article, 2012

De Gascun CF, Waters A, Regan C, O'Halloran J, Farrell G, Coughlan S, Bergin C, Powderly WG, Hall WW, Documented prevalence of HIV type 1 antiretroviral transmitted drug resistance in Ireland from 2004 to 2008., AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, 28, (3), 2012, p276-81 Journal Article, 2012

Breslin TM, Ionmhain UN, Bergin C, Gallagher D, Collins N, Kinsella N, McMahon G, Malarial cases presenting to a European urban Emergency Department., European Journal of Emergency Medicine : official journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine, 2012 Journal Article, 2012

Dillon AA, Farrell G, Hegarty JE, O'Grady JG, Norris S, Bergin C, The advent of successful organ transplantation in the Irish HIV positive cohort., Irish Journal of Medical Science, 181, (1), 2012, p49-52 Journal Article, 2012

P. McNamara, J. Redmond, C. Bergin, C. Doherty, The Case for Cognitive Screening in HIV Clinics, Irish Medical Journal, 2012, 244, 245 Report, 2012

Dunn K, O'Reilly A, Silke B, Rogers T, Bergin C, Implementing a pharmacist-led sequential antimicrobial therapy strategy: a controlled before-and-after study., International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 33, (2), 2011, p208-14 Journal Article, 2011

Kennedy A, Hennessy M, Bergin C, Mulcahy F, Hopkins S, Spiers JP, Ribavirin and interferon alter MMP-9 abundance in vitro and in HIV-HCV-coinfected patients., Antiviral therapy, 16, (8), 2011, p1237-47 Journal Article, 2011

Nelson M, Dockrell D, Edwards S, Angus B, Barton S, Beeching N, Bergin C, Boffito M, Breen R, Cartledge J, Clarke S, Fisher M, Freedman A, Gazzard B, Grant A, Greig J, Jones R, Khoo S, Leen C, Lipman M, Manji H, Miller R, Mitchell S, Ong E, Pozniak A, Schmid M, Shiew M, Singer M, Wilkins E, Williams I, Wood C, Weston R, British HIV Association and British Infection Association guidelines for the treatment of opportunistic infection in HIV-seropositive individuals 2011., HIV Medicine, 12 Suppl 2, 2011, p1-140 Journal Article, 2011

S. Edwards, C. Bergin, R. Miller, Pyrexia of Unknown Origin. BHIVA and BIS Association Guidelines for the Treatment of Opportunistic Infection in HIV Seropositive Individuals , HIV Medicine , 12, 2011, p83 - 87 Journal Article, 2011

Kieran J, Dillon A, Farrell G, Jackson A, Norris S, Mulcahy F, Bergin C, High uptake of hepatitis C virus treatment in HIV/hepatitis C virus co-infected patients attending an integrated HIV/hepatitis C virus clinic., International journal of STD & AIDS, 22, (10), 2011, p571-6 Journal Article, 2011

A Kennedy, M Hennessy, C. Bergin, F Mulcahy, S. Hopkins, JP Spiers, Ribavirin and interferon Reduce MMP-9 in HIV/HCV patients: Implications for Liver Pathology, Antiviral Therapy , 16, 2011, p1237 - 1247 Journal Article, 2011

E. McCarthy, E. deBarra, C. Bergin, G. Cunnane, M. Doran, Rates of Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination and Varicella Immune Status in patients with Inflammatory Arthritis., IMJ , 104, 2011, p208 - 211 Journal Article, 2011

McCarthy EM, de Barra E, Bergin C, Cunnane G, Doran M, Influenza and pneumococcal vaccination and varicella status in inflammatory arthritis patients., Irish Medical Journal, 104, (7), 2011, p208-11 Journal Article, 2011

Orkin C, Wang J, Bergin C, Molina JM, Lazzarin A, Cavassini M, Esser S, Gómez Sirvent JL, Pearce H, An epidemiologic study to determine the prevalence of the HLA-B*5701 allele among HIV-positive patients in Europe., Pharmacogenetics and Genomics, 20, (5), 2010, p307-14 Journal Article, 2010

Feeney S, Muldoon E, Barrett P, Martos R, Mulvihill N, O'Flanagan D, Bergin C, Varicella infection and the impact of late entry into the Irish healthcare system., Journal of Infection and Public Health, 3, (3), 2010, p106-12 Journal Article, 2010

Brook G, Soriano V, Bergin C, European guideline for the management of hepatitis B and C virus infections, 2010., International Journal of STD & AIDS, 21, (10), 2010, p669-78 Journal Article, 2010 DOI URL

Muldoon EG, Hogan A, Kilmartin D, McNally C, Bergin C, Syphilis consequences and implications in delayed diagnosis: five cases of secondary syphilis presenting with ocular symptoms., Sexually Transmitted Infections, 86, (7), 2010, p512-3 Journal Article, 2010 DOI TARA - Full Text

Kiely B, O'Flaherty J, Surah S, Kieran J, O'Donnell D, Bergin C, Mulcahy F, HIV-related malignancies pre- and post-highly active antiretroviral therapy: experiences in an inner city tertiary referral centre., International Journal of STD & AIDS, 21, (5), 2010, p332-6 Journal Article, 2010 URL DOI

S. Hopkins, C. Bergin, F. Mulcahy, HIV Status does not contribute to response to Syphilis treatment , 2009 Report, 2009

Roe B, Coughlan S, Dean J, Lambert JS, Keating S, Norris S, Bergin C, Hall WW, Phenotypic characterization of lymphocytes in HCV/HIV co-infected patients., Viral immunology, 22, (1), 2009, p39-48 Journal Article, 2009

McGowan B, Bergin C, Bennett K, Barry M, Utilisation of antibiotic therapy in community practice., Irish medical journal, 101, (9), 2008, p273-6 Journal Article, 2008

Roe B, Coughlan S, Hassan J, Grogan A, Farrell G, Norris S, Bergin C, Hall WW, Elevated serum levels of interferon- gamma -inducible protein-10 in patients coinfected with hepatitis C virus and HIV., The Journal of infectious diseases, 196, (7), 2007, p1053-7 Journal Article, 2007

A Jackson, C Bergin., Sexual Health in Men. , Clinical Focus Supplement. Forum Magazine., 2007 Report, 2007

Kevans D, Farrell G, Hopkins S, Mahmud N, White B, Norris S, Bergin C, Haematological support during peg-interferon therapy for HCV-infected haemophiliacs improves virological outcomes., Haemophilia : the official journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia, 13, (5), 2007, p593-8 Journal Article, 2007

Schaffer K, Sheehy N, Coughlan S, Bergin C, Hall WW, JC virus in the Irish population: significant increase of genotype 2 in immunocompromised individuals., Journal of neurovirology, 12, (1), 2006, p39-46 Journal Article, 2006

Murray-Lillibridge K, Barry J, Reagan S, O'flanagan D, Sayers G, Bergin C, Keenan E, O'briain S, Plunkett P, McMahon G, Keane C, O'sullivan P, Igoe D, Mullen L, Ward M, Smith A, Fischer M, Epidemiological findings and medical, legal, and public health challenges of an investigation of severe soft tissue infections and deaths among injecting drug users -- Ireland, 2000., Epidemiology and infection, 134, (4), 2006, p894-901 Journal Article, 2006 DOI

Hopkins S, Lambourne J, Farrell G, McCullagh L, Hennessy M, Clarke S, Mulcahy F, Bergin C, Role of individualization of hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapy duration in HIV/HCV-coinfected individuals., HIV medicine, 7, (4), 2006, p248-54 Journal Article, 2006

Lesens O, Brannigan E, Bergin C, Christmann D, Hansmann Y, Impact of the use of aminoglycosides in combination antibiotic therapy on septic shock and mortality due to Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia., European journal of internal medicine, 17, (4), 2006, p276-80 Journal Article, 2006

Lyons F, Hopkins S, Kelleher B, McGeary A, Sheehan G, Geoghegan J, Bergin C, Mulcahy FM, McCormick PA, Maternal hepatotoxicity with nevirapine as part of combination antiretroviral therapy in pregnancy., HIV medicine, 7, (4), 2006, p255-60 Journal Article, 2006

Lichterfeld M, Qurishi N, Hoffmann C, Hochdorfer B, Brockmeyer NH, Arasteh K, Mauss S, Rockstroh JK, Treatment of HIV-1-associated Kaposi's sarcoma with pegylated liposomal doxorubicin and HAART simultaneously induces effective tumor remission and CD4+ T cell recovery., Infection, 33, (3), 2005, p140-7 Journal Article, 2005

E. Devitt, R. Carroll, C. Donnelly, C Bergin., An unusual cause of abdominal pain, Irish Medical Journal, 2005 Report, 2005

A. Khalid, H. McDermott, C. Merry, C. Bergin., Eczema Herpeticum in a Patient with Atopic Dermatits Treated with Topical Tacrolimus., Irish Medical Journal, 2005, 98, 220 Report, 2005

Hopkins S, Coleman C, Kelleher M, Keating S, Clarke S, O'Connell B, Mulcahy F, Bergin C, Increasing resistance to ciprofloxacin among isolates of Neisseria gonorrhoea in Dublin., Irish medical journal, 98, (7), 2005, p208-9 Journal Article, 2005

Lesens O, Hansmann Y, Brannigan E, Remy V, Hopkins S, Martinot M, Meyer P, Connel BO, Monteil H, Christmann D, Bergin C, Positive surveillance blood culture is a predictive factor for secondary metastatic infection in patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia., The Journal of infection, 48, (3), 2004, p245-52 Journal Article, 2004

D Smith, V Ng, M Bonar, C Merry, C Bergin, MJ Cullen, JJ Nolan., Neurocysticercosis: a rare cause of seizure., Irish Medical Journal , 2004, 284, 285 Report, 2004

Clarke S, Delamere S, McCullough L, Hopkins S, Bergin C, Mulcahy F, Assessing limiting factors to the acceptance of antiretroviral therapy in a large cohort of injecting drug users., HIV medicine, 4, (1), 2003, p33-7 Journal Article, 2003

Lesens O, Methlin C, Hansmann Y, Remy V, Martinot M, Bergin C, Meyer P, Christmann D, Role of comorbidity in mortality related to Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: a prospective study using the Charlson weighted index of comorbidity., Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America, 24, (12), 2003, p890-6 Journal Article, 2003

P. Coakley, C. Bergin , Invasive Group A Streptococcal Infection, Epi-Insight, 2003 Report, 2003

Hennessy M, Clarke S, Spiers JP, Mulcahy F, Kelleher D, Meadon E, Maher B, Bergin C, Khoo S, Tjia J, Hoggard P, Back D, Barry M, Intracellular indinavir pharmacokinetics in HIV-infected patients: comparison with plasma pharmacokinetics., Antiviral therapy, 8, (3), 2003, p191-8 Journal Article, 2003

Clarke S, Keenan E, Ryan M, Barry M, Mulcahy F, Directly observed antiretroviral therapy for injection drug users with HIV infection., The AIDS reader, 12, (7), 2002, p305-7, 312-6 Journal Article, 2002

Boshoff C, Weiss R, AIDS-related malignancies., Nature reviews. Cancer, 2, (5), 2002, p373-82 Journal Article, 2002

S. Hopkins, C. Bergin, F. Mulcahy., Update: Syphilis Outbreak., Epi-Insight , 2001 Report, 2001

Clarke S, Keenan E, Bergin C, Lyons F, Hopkins S, Mulcahy F, The changing epidemiology of HIV infection in injecting drug users in Dublin, Ireland., HIV medicine, 2, (4), 2001, p236-40 Journal Article, 2001

F. Lyons, F. Mulcahy, C. Bergin., Screening for Genital Chlamydia trachomatis Infection in Women., Epi-Insight, 2001 Report, 2001

Hopkins S, Lyons F, Mulcahy F, Bergin C, The great pretender returns to Dublin, Ireland., Sexually transmitted infections, 77, (5), 2001, p316-8 Journal Article, 2001

S. Hopkins, C. Bergin, F. Mulcahy., An Outbreak of Syphilis in Dublin., Eurosurveillance Weekly, 2001 Report, 2001

Kennedy M, O'Reilly M, Bergin CJ, McDonald GS, Liver biopsy pathology in human immunodeficiency virus infection., European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology, 10, (3), 1998, p255-8 Journal Article, 1998

Ward KE, McCarthy MW, Dapsone-induced methemoglobinemia., The Annals of pharmacotherapy, 32, (5), 1998, p549-53 Journal Article, 1998

McCreary C, Bergin C, Pilkington R, Kelly G, Mulcahy F, Clinical parameters associated with recalcitrant oral candidosis in HIV infection: a preliminary study., International journal of STD & AIDS, 6, (3), 1995, p204-7 Journal Article, 1995

D. Kane, C. Bergin, S. Keating, F. Mulcahy., 2nd International Congress on Drug Therapy in HIV Infection, Journal of European Academy of Dermato-Venereology, 1995, 301, 302 Report, 1995

C. Bergin, F. Mulcahy. , Congress Report - First International Congress on Drug Therapy and HIV Infection, Journal of European Academy of Dermato-Venereology , 1993, 149, 150 Report, 1993

Nishimura J, Kobayashi S, Shikasho T, Kanaide H, Platelet-derived growth factor induces c-fos and c-myc mRNA in cultured rat aortic smooth muscle cells irrespective of intracellular Ca2+ levels., Japanese journal of pharmacology, 58 Suppl 2, 1992, p413P Journal Article, 1992

C Bergin, M. Murphy, D. Lyons, E. Gaffney, F. Mulcahy., Toxoplasma Pneumonitis - A Fatal Presentation of Disseminated Toxoplasmosis in a Patient with AIDS., Eurpoean J of Resp Medicine , 1992, 1018, 1020 Report, 1992

Frazer RL, How to communicate quality to your patients., Dental management, 25, (11), 1985, p18-20, 22, 24 Journal Article, 1985

Tomin VP, [Education and demographic indices]., Zdravookhranenie Rossi"sko" Federatsii / Ministerstvo zdravookhraneniia RSFSR, (11), 1979, p11-7 Journal Article, 1979

AR Prior, J. Low, A. O Reilly, JG Parker, P. Daly, B. O Connell, C. Bergin, Community-Acquired Methicillin Resistant Panton Valentine Leukocidin Producing Staphylococcus Aureus Liver Abscess., Journal of Infection Report,

I Collins, C. Bergin, S O Briain, D. O'Mahony, Hodgkin's Lymphoma in the Central Nervous System, Blood Report,

On-site Hepatitis C Treatment in a Specialist Drug Treatment Centre in Dublin, Keating S, O'Connor J, Keenan E, Nestor A, Bergin C Report,

J. Lambourne, N. Gibbons, J. Keane, C. Bergin , Simultaneous pulmonary and extrapulmonary infection by multiple strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in an immunocompromised patient, Jounal of Infection Report,

S Hopkins, M Abuzakouk, E Brannigan, C Feighery, C Bergin , Campylobacter jejuni cellulitis in an immunocompromised patient Report,

Devitt E., Low J., Viner B., Bergin C., Clarke S., Weight based dosing of primaquine for Plasmodium vivax infection - a case for caution. Report,

AR Prior, J. Low, A. O Reilly, JG Parker, P. Daly, B. O Connell, C. Bergin, Community-Acquired Methicillin Resistant Panton Valentine Leukocidin Producing Staphylococcus Aureus Liver Abscess., Journal of Infection Report,