1. Ventilation inhomogeneities in children with congenital thoracic malformations.

    BMC Pulmonary Medicine 15:25 (2015) PMID 25887144 PMCID PMC4417263

    Congenital thoracic malformations (CTM) are rare lung lesions that are managed with surgical resection or active surveillance. The objective of this study was to comprehensively assess large and small airway function in children with CTM who underwent lobectomy in early life. We hypothesise that...
  2. Clinical epidemiology and predictors of outcome in children hospitalised with influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 in 2009: a prospective national study.

    Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses 8(6):636 (2014) PMID 25263176 PMCID PMC4262279

    There are few large-scale, prospective studies of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 in children that identify predictors of adverse outcomes. We aimed to examine clinical epidemiology and predictors for adverse outcomes in children hospitalised with influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 in Australia. Active hospital surv...
  3. Fat-soluble vitamin deficiency in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis.

    Journal of Clinical Pathology 67(7):605 (2014) PMID 24711511

    Determine the prevalence of fat-soluble vitamin deficiency in children with cystic fibrosis (CF) aged ≤18 years in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, from 2007 to 2010. A retrospective analysis of fat-soluble vitamin levels in children aged ≤18 years who lived in NSW and attended any of the three...
  4. Neurologic complications of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09: surveillance in 6 pediatric hospitals.

    Neurology 79(14):1474 (2012) PMID 22993280 PMCID PMC4098823

    We sought to determine the range and extent of neurologic complications due to pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009 infection (pH1N1'09) in children hospitalized with influenza. Active hospital-based surveillance in 6 Australian tertiary pediatric referral centers between June 1 and September 30, 20...
  5. Viral infections trigger exacerbations of cystic fibrosis in adults and children.

    European Respiratory Journal 40(2):510 (2012) PMID 22855475

  6. Novel inpatient surveillance in tertiary paediatric hospitals in New South Wales illustrates impact of first-wave pandemic influenza A H1N1 (2009) and informs future health service planning.

    Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 48(3):235 (2012) PMID 22111951

    To document the impact of pandemic influenza A H1N1 (2009) in New South Wales (NSW) children's hospitals. A novel surveillance system, Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance (PAEDS), identified hospitalised children <15 years with laboratory-proven influenza (1 June-30 September 2009) i...
  7. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery of childhood empyema: early referral improves outcome.

    Pediatric Surgery International 26(10):1031 (2010) PMID 20640576

    Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is considered a safe and effective option in the treatment of childhood empyema. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of early referral for primary VATS in childhood empyema. A cohort of 24 consecutive children (12 boys, 12 girls) from 2004...
  8. Polysomnographic outcome of adenotonsillectomy for obstructive sleep apnea in children under 5 years old.

    Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery 139(1):83 (2008) PMID 18585566

    To determine success rates after adenotonsillectomy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA); postoperative polysomnogram (PSG) results were compared with preoperative results in children younger than 5 years. Thirty-four children with a preoperative respiratory disturbance index (RDI) greater than 5 i...
  9. Polysomnographic outcome of adenotonsillectomy for obstructive sleep apnea in children under 5 years old

    Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery 139(1):83 (2008) PMID 18585566

    Objective To determine success rates after adenotonsillectomy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA); postoperative polysomnogram (PSG) results were compared with preoperative results in children younger than 5 years.
  10. Critical link between TRAIL and CCL20 for the activation of TH2 cells and the expression of allergic airway disease.

    Nature Medicine 13(11):1308 (2007) PMID 17934471

    The role of tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) in immune responses mediated by T-helper 2 (T(H)2) lymphocytes is unknown. Here we characterize the development of allergic airway disease in TRAIL-deficient (Tnfsf10(-/-)) mice and in mice exposed to short interfering R...
  11. Paternal uniparental isodisomy for chromosome 14 with mosaicism for a supernumerary marker chromosome 14.

    American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A 143A(18):2165 (2007) PMID 17702046

    Uniparental disomy (UPD) describes the inheritance of two homologous chromosomes from a single parent. Disease phenotypes associated with UPD and chromosomal imprinting, rather than with mutations, include Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (paternal UPD11p), Angelman syndrome (paternal UPD15), Prader-...
  12. Psychosocial morbidity in children, and their families, awaiting heart of heart-lung transplantation

    Journal of Psychosomatic Research 42(3):253 (1997)

    Awaiting heart or heart-lung transplantation is a time of extreme stress for child and family, but there has been little evaluation of the psychosocial morbidity in this population. This preliminary study monitored changes in the mental health status of these children and their families. Fi...
  13. Associative memory: A system-theoretical approach:T. Kohonen, Springer, New York, 1977, 163 pp. + indexes; $21.20.

    Mathematical Biosciences 36(3):333 (1977)