Anne Louise Ponsonby

Summary

Affiliation: Australian National University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of the association between home gas appliance use during infancy and subsequent dust mite sensitization and lung function in childhood
    A L Ponsonby
    Menzies Centre for Population Health, University of Tasmania, Australia
    Clin Exp Allergy 31:1544-52. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Exposure to infant siblings during early life and risk of multiple sclerosis
    Anne Louise Ponsonby
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT, Australia
    JAMA 293:463-9. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint The use of mutually exclusive categories for atopic sensitization: a contrasting effect for family size on house dust mite sensitization compared with ryegrass sensitization
    Anne Louise Ponsonby
    National Center for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 14:81-90. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Ultraviolet radiation and autoimmune disease: insights from epidemiological research
    Anne Louise Ponsonby
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
    Toxicology 181:71-8. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Synthetic bedding and wheeze in childhood
    Anne Louise Ponsonby
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Epidemiology 14:37-44. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Population trends in sudden infant death syndrome
    Anne Louise Ponsonby
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, ACT
    Semin Perinatol 26:296-305. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Feather bedding and house dust mite sensitization and airway disease in childhood
    Anne Louise Ponsonby
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:556-62. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Which clinical subgroups within the spectrum of child asthma are attributable to atopy?
    Anne Louise Ponsonby
    National Center for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    Chest 121:135-42. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint The bedding environment, sleep position, and frequent wheeze in childhood
    Anne Louise Ponsonby
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra ACT, Australia
    Pediatrics 113:1216-22. 2004
  10. doi request reprint Interferon-β and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D interact to modulate relapse risk in MS
    Niall Stewart
    Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, and School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS, Australia
    Neurology 79:254-60. 2012

Detail Information

Publications41

  1. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of the association between home gas appliance use during infancy and subsequent dust mite sensitization and lung function in childhood
    A L Ponsonby
    Menzies Centre for Population Health, University of Tasmania, Australia
    Clin Exp Allergy 31:1544-52. 2001
    ..Home gas appliance use has been associated with child respiratory illness but prospective data on the relationship between infant exposure and the development of child allergic disease has not been readily available...
  2. ncbi request reprint Exposure to infant siblings during early life and risk of multiple sclerosis
    Anne Louise Ponsonby
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT, Australia
    JAMA 293:463-9. 2005
    ..Viral infection has also been implicated in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS)...
  3. ncbi request reprint The use of mutually exclusive categories for atopic sensitization: a contrasting effect for family size on house dust mite sensitization compared with ryegrass sensitization
    Anne Louise Ponsonby
    National Center for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 14:81-90. 2003
    ..The use of mutually exclusive categories for allergen sensitization will assist future work on child atopic disease...
  4. ncbi request reprint Ultraviolet radiation and autoimmune disease: insights from epidemiological research
    Anne Louise Ponsonby
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
    Toxicology 181:71-8. 2002
    ..In particular, the possible contribution of an UVR-induced increase in serum vitamin D (1,25(OH)2D3) levels in the beneficial immunomodulation of these diseases is discussed...
  5. ncbi request reprint Synthetic bedding and wheeze in childhood
    Anne Louise Ponsonby
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Epidemiology 14:37-44. 2003
    ..Prospective data on infant bedding have not been available...
  6. ncbi request reprint Population trends in sudden infant death syndrome
    Anne Louise Ponsonby
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, ACT
    Semin Perinatol 26:296-305. 2002
    ..Recent death scene data indicate that a substantial proportion of the remaining SIDS deaths could be avoided by supine sleeping and by providing a safe sleeping environment for all infants...
  7. ncbi request reprint Feather bedding and house dust mite sensitization and airway disease in childhood
    Anne Louise Ponsonby
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:556-62. 2002
    ..However, prospective studies are required to fully exclude selection bias...
  8. ncbi request reprint Which clinical subgroups within the spectrum of child asthma are attributable to atopy?
    Anne Louise Ponsonby
    National Center for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    Chest 121:135-42. 2002
    ..The contribution of atopy to childhood asthma has been debated. We aimed to examine the relationship between atopy and asthma, taking into account differences in respiratory symptoms and disease severity...
  9. ncbi request reprint The bedding environment, sleep position, and frequent wheeze in childhood
    Anne Louise Ponsonby
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra ACT, Australia
    Pediatrics 113:1216-22. 2004
    ..Synthetic quilt use has been associated with increased childhood wheeze in previous studies. Our aim was to examine whether the adverse effect of synthetic quilt use on frequent wheeze differed by usual sleep position...
  10. doi request reprint Interferon-β and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D interact to modulate relapse risk in MS
    Niall Stewart
    Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, and School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS, Australia
    Neurology 79:254-60. 2012
    ..To determine whether interferon-β (IFN-β) medication use is associated with vitamin D levels and whether the two interact in exerting effects on relapse risk...
  11. doi request reprint The role of latitude, ultraviolet radiation exposure and vitamin D in childhood asthma and hayfever: an Australian multicenter study
    Ann Maree Hughes
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 22:327-33. 2011
    ..Our results also suggest that solar exposure during childhood may be important in allergic sensitization. Plausible explanations, including biologic mechanisms, exist for both observations...
  12. pmc Infant sleeping environment and asthma at 7 years: a prospective cohort study
    Leigh F Trevillian
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Am J Public Health 95:2238-45. 2005
    ..We investigated the role of infant bedding items, as part of a composite bedding environment, in the development of childhood wheezing...
  13. doi request reprint Vitamin D status: multifactorial contribution of environment, genes and other factors in healthy Australian adults across a latitude gradient
    Robyn M Lucas
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra 0200, Australia
    J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 136:300-8. 2013
    ..This article is part of a Special Issue entitled 'Vitamin D Workshop'...
  14. pmc Feather bedding and childhood asthma associated with house dust mite sensitisation: a randomised controlled trial
    Nicholas J Glasgow
    The Australian National University, Acton, 0200 ACT, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 96:541-7. 2011
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  15. doi request reprint Associations between silicone skin cast score, cumulative sun exposure, and other factors in the ausimmune study: a multicenter Australian study
    Robyn M Lucas
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra 0200, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:2887-94. 2009
    ..They can be used as an objective measure of cumulative past sun exposure in epidemiologic studies, but other determinants of skin damage, such as skin pigmentation, should be concurrently evaluated...
  16. pmc Ecologic analysis of some immune-related disorders, including type 1 diabetes, in Australia: latitude, regional ultraviolet radiation, and disease prevalence
    Judith A Staples
    National Center for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    Environ Health Perspect 111:518-23. 2003
    ..In light of this study, analytic epidemiologic studies investigating risk of immune disorders in relation to personal UVR exposure in humans are required...
  17. pmc The high prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency across Australian populations is only partly explained by season and latitude
    Ingrid A F van der Mei
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1132-9. 2007
    ..Inadequate sun exposure and dietary vitamin D intake can result in vitamin D insufficiency. However, limited data are available on actual vitamin D status and predictors in healthy individuals in different regions and by season...
  18. doi request reprint Anti-HHV-6 IgG titer significantly predicts subsequent relapse risk in multiple sclerosis
    Steve Simpson
    1Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, University of Tasmania, Australia
    Mult Scler 18:799-806. 2012
    ..Some of the strongest associations with MS onset are for human herpesviruses, particularly Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6). Their role in MS clinical course is less clear, however...
  19. doi request reprint Latitudinal variation in incidence and type of first central nervous system demyelinating events
    Bruce V Taylor
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
    Mult Scler 16:398-405. 2010
    ..These descriptive case analyses show intriguing patterns that could be important for understanding the etiology of multiple sclerosis...
  20. doi request reprint Trends in the epidemiology of multiple sclerosis in Greater Hobart, Tasmania: 1951 to 2009
    Steve Simpson
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS 7001, Australia
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 82:180-7. 2011
    ..Hobart, Tasmania, has been the site of two major studies of multiple sclerosis (MS) frequency, in 1951-1961 and 1971-1981. Since then, there have been no studies of MS frequency in Hobart...
  21. ncbi request reprint Misclassification due to body hair and seasonal variation on melanin density estimates for skin type using spectrophotometry
    Ingrid A F van der Mei
    Cooperative Research Centre for Discovery of Genes for Common Human Diseases at the Menzies Centre for Population Health Research, University of Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia
    J Photochem Photobiol B 68:45-52. 2002
    ..However, both sources of error can be reduced by careful attention to key aspects of study design...
  22. pmc Parental smoking and infant respiratory infection: how important is not smoking in the same room with the baby?
    Leigh Blizzard
    Menzies Centre for Population Health Research, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    Am J Public Health 93:482-8. 2003
    ..We sought to quantify the effect of good smoking hygiene on infant risk of respiratory tract infection in the first 12 months of life...
  23. ncbi request reprint Ultraviolet radiation and health: friend and foe
    Robyn M Lucas
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
    Med J Aust 177:594-8. 2002
    ..There is ongoing research examining the effects of UVR exposure on immune function, including an examination of the possible role of lack of UVR exposure in the aetiology of multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes mellitus...
  24. doi request reprint Sun exposure over a lifetime in Australian adults from latitudinally diverse regions
    Robyn M Lucas
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Photochem Photobiol 89:737-44. 2013
    ..Higher relative time-in-the-sun persists from childhood through adulthood. Lower summer time-in-the-sun in the warmest location may have implications for predictions of UVR-related health risks of climate change...
  25. ncbi request reprint Considering the potential benefits as well as adverse effects of sun exposure: can all the potential benefits be provided by oral vitamin D supplementation?
    Robyn M Lucas
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra 0200, Australia
    Prog Biophys Mol Biol 92:140-9. 2006
    ..Thus maintaining current sun avoidance policies while supplementing food with vitamin D may not be sufficient to avoid the risks of insufficient exposure to UVR...
  26. pmc Low maternal exposure to ultraviolet radiation in pregnancy, month of birth, and risk of multiple sclerosis in offspring: longitudinal analysis
    Judith Staples
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    BMJ 340:c1640. 2010
    ..To use the large regional and seasonal variation in ambient ultraviolet radiation in Australia to explore the association between exposure to ultraviolet radiation during pregnancy and subsequent risk of multiple sclerosis in offspring...
  27. ncbi request reprint The effect of season on cytokine expression in multiple sclerosis and healthy subjects
    Niall Stewart
    School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    J Neuroimmunol 188:181-6. 2007
    ..Untreated MS cases had a summer excess of Il-10, whereas those treated with Interferon-beta had lower levels of all cytokines, and displayed no seasonal effect...
  28. doi request reprint CTLA-4 and multiple sclerosis: the A49G single nucleotide polymorphism shows no association with multiple sclerosis in a Southern Australian population
    Bradley N Wray
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia
    J Neuroimmunol 196:139-42. 2008
    ..There were no significant (P<0.05) associations between the A49G genotype and risk of MS, either before or after stratification for presence of the DR15 haplotype...
  29. ncbi request reprint Mid-life stress is associated with both up- and down-regulation of markers of humoral and cellular immunity
    Robyn M Lucas
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Stress 10:351-61. 2007
    ....
  30. doi request reprint Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitides: could geographic patterns be explained by ambient ultraviolet radiation?
    Paul A Gatenby
    Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Arthritis Rheum 61:1417-24. 2009
    ..For other autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes mellitus, inverse associations with latitude are hypothesized to indicate a causative role for low UV radiation exposure, possibly acting via vitamin D status...
  31. pmc Proactive asthma care in childhood: general practice based randomised controlled trial
    Nicholas J Glasgow
    Academic Unit of General Practice and Community Care, Canberra Clinical School of the University of Sydney, PO Box 254, Canberra, ACT 2614, Australia
    BMJ 327:659. 2003
    ..To assess the feasibility and effectiveness of a general practice based, proactive system of asthma care in children...
  32. ncbi request reprint Infant feeding and childhood atopy: does early introduction of non-milk fluids matter?
    Karen Andreasyan
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 18:250-7. 2007
    ..In summary, we were unable to find evidence for an association between introduction of non-milk fluids in infancy and childhood atopic disease...
  33. doi request reprint The parent-reported prevalence and management of peanut and nut allergy in school children in the Australian Capital Territory
    Marjan Kljakovic
    Australian National University Medical School, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 45:98-103. 2009
    ..To describe parent-reported prevalence and management of peanut and nut allergy in school entrant children...
  34. doi request reprint Future health implications of prenatal and early-life vitamin D status
    Robyn M Lucas
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Nutr Rev 66:710-20. 2008
    ....
  35. doi request reprint A temporal decline in asthma but not eczema prevalence from 2000 to 2005 at school entry in the Australian Capital Territory with further consideration of country of birth
    Anne Louise Ponsonby
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Int J Epidemiol 37:559-69. 2008
    ..Here, we examined trends in asthma prevalence using serial annual data and further examine the importance of country of birth...
  36. doi request reprint Adherence to the immunomodulatory drugs for multiple sclerosis: contrasting factors affect stopping drug and missing doses
    Helen Tremlett
    Faculty of Medicine Neurology, University of British Columbia, Canada
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 17:565-76. 2008
    ..We examined both levels of non-adherence-stopping IMD and missing doses...
  37. doi request reprint Variation in associations between allelic variants of the vitamin D receptor gene and onset of type 1 diabetes mellitus by ambient winter ultraviolet radiation levels: a meta-regression analysis
    Anne Louise Ponsonby
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Am J Epidemiol 168:358-65. 2008
    ..They suggest that environmental UVR may influence the association between VDR genotype and T1DM risk. Further work on VDR polymorphisms and T1DM should concomitantly examine the roles of past UVR exposure and vitamin D status...
  38. ncbi request reprint Re: Birth order, atopy, and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma
    Andrew Kemp
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:1475; author reply 1475-6. 2005
  39. doi request reprint Maternal vitamin D in pregnancy may influence not only offspring bone mass but other aspects of musculoskeletal health and adiposity
    Julie A Pasco
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit, Department of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences Barwon Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia
    Med Hypotheses 71:266-9. 2008
    ..We suggest that there is a clear rationale for randomised clinical trials to assess the potential benefits and harmful effects of vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy...
  40. ncbi request reprint What affects your MS? Responses to an anonymous, Internet-based epidemiological survey
    Rex D Simmons
    Canberra Hospital, Canberra, ACT 2606 Australia
    Mult Scler 10:202-11. 2004
    ..The present study provides new information from people with MS on factors that may influence symptoms or clinical course. This information will now be used in the design of formal epidemiological cohort studies...
  41. ncbi request reprint Birth order, infection in early life, and multiple sclerosis
    Anne Louise Ponsonby
    Lancet Neurol 4:793-4; author reply 795. 2005