N Curtis

Summary

Affiliation: Royal Children's Hospital
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc The contribution of non-conventional T cells and NK cells in the mycobacterial-specific IFNγ response in Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG)-immunized infants
    Christel Zufferey
    Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Parkville, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e77334. 2013
  2. pmc Technical variability is greater than biological variability in a microarray experiment but both are outweighed by changes induced by stimulation
    Penelope A Bryant
    Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    PLoS ONE 6:e19556. 2011
  3. pmc A three-way comparison of tuberculin skin testing, QuantiFERON-TB gold and T-SPOT.TB in children
    Tom G Connell
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 3:e2624. 2008
  4. pmc Detection of gene expression in an individual cell type within a cell mixture using microarray analysis
    Penelope A Bryant
    Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 4:e4427. 2009
  5. doi request reprint To x-ray or not to x-ray? Screening asymptomatic children for pulmonary TB: a retrospective audit
    Amanda Gwee
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of General Medicine, The Royal Children s Hospital Melbourne, Parkville Victoria, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 98:401-4. 2013
  6. doi request reprint The influence of bacille Calmette-Guerin vaccine strain on the immune response against tuberculosis: a randomized trial
    Nicole Ritz
    Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic, Australia
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 185:213-22. 2012
  7. pmc Reversion and conversion of Mycobacterium tuberculosis IFN-gamma ELISpot results during anti-tuberculous treatment in HIV-infected children
    Tom G Connell
    Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Infect Dis 10:138. 2010
  8. pmc Cytomegalovirus remains viable in naturally infected breast milk despite being frozen for 10 days
    N Curtis
    University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 90:F529-30. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Tuberculous dactylitis--an easily missed diagnosis
    N Ritz
    Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne and Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of General Medicine, Royal Children s Hospital Melbourne, Flemington Road, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 30:1303-10. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Antibody persistence after serogroup C meningococcal conjugate immunization of United Kingdom primary-school children in 1999-2000 and response to a booster: a phase 4 clinical trial
    K P Perrett
    Oxford Vaccine Group, Department of Paediatrics, University of Oxford, Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine, Churchill Hospital, Australia
    Clin Infect Dis 50:1601-10. 2010

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Publications15

  1. pmc The contribution of non-conventional T cells and NK cells in the mycobacterial-specific IFNγ response in Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG)-immunized infants
    Christel Zufferey
    Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Parkville, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e77334. 2013
    ..Most studies investigating the immune response to BCG have focused on adaptive immunity. However the importance of TCR-gamma/delta (γδ) T cells and NK cells in the mycobacterial-specific immune response is of increasing interest...
  2. pmc Technical variability is greater than biological variability in a microarray experiment but both are outweighed by changes induced by stimulation
    Penelope A Bryant
    Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    PLoS ONE 6:e19556. 2011
    ..The primary objective was to determine the magnitude of biological and technical variability relative to the effect being investigated, namely gene expression changes resulting from stimulation with lipopolysaccharide (LPS)...
  3. pmc A three-way comparison of tuberculin skin testing, QuantiFERON-TB gold and T-SPOT.TB in children
    Tom G Connell
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 3:e2624. 2008
    ..We compared QuantiFERON-TB gold In Tube (QFT-IT), T-SPOT.TB and the tuberculin skin test (TST) in children at risk for latent TB infection or TB disease...
  4. pmc Detection of gene expression in an individual cell type within a cell mixture using microarray analysis
    Penelope A Bryant
    Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 4:e4427. 2009
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  5. doi request reprint To x-ray or not to x-ray? Screening asymptomatic children for pulmonary TB: a retrospective audit
    Amanda Gwee
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of General Medicine, The Royal Children s Hospital Melbourne, Parkville Victoria, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 98:401-4. 2013
    ..We aimed to determine in asymptomatic children with a positive tuberculin skin test and/or interferon-γ release assay (TST/IGRA) whether a CXR identifies findings suggestive of pulmonary TB...
  6. doi request reprint The influence of bacille Calmette-Guerin vaccine strain on the immune response against tuberculosis: a randomized trial
    Nicole Ritz
    Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic, Australia
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 185:213-22. 2012
    ..Previous studies suggest that BCG vaccine strain influences the immune response and protection against TB. Current data on which BCG vaccine strain induces the optimal immune response in humans are insufficient...
  7. pmc Reversion and conversion of Mycobacterium tuberculosis IFN-gamma ELISpot results during anti-tuberculous treatment in HIV-infected children
    Tom G Connell
    Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Infect Dis 10:138. 2010
    ..The kinetics of IFN-gamma responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) antigens in HIV-infected children during treatment have not however been previously investigated...
  8. pmc Cytomegalovirus remains viable in naturally infected breast milk despite being frozen for 10 days
    N Curtis
    University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 90:F529-30. 2005
    ..The milk was stored at 0-5 degrees C in a domestic refrigerator for 48 hours or frozen for different durations at -20 degrees C. Cytomegalovirus survived in breast milk despite being frozen for 10 days at -20 degrees C...
  9. doi request reprint Tuberculous dactylitis--an easily missed diagnosis
    N Ritz
    Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne and Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of General Medicine, Royal Children s Hospital Melbourne, Flemington Road, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 30:1303-10. 2011
    ..The optimal treatment duration remains unknown. Surgery has a limited role in the treatment in general but may play a supportive role, and curettage of the cavity has been recommended for avascular lesions...
  10. doi request reprint Antibody persistence after serogroup C meningococcal conjugate immunization of United Kingdom primary-school children in 1999-2000 and response to a booster: a phase 4 clinical trial
    K P Perrett
    Oxford Vaccine Group, Department of Paediatrics, University of Oxford, Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine, Churchill Hospital, Australia
    Clin Infect Dis 50:1601-10. 2010
    ..The response to a Haemophilus influenzae type b-MenC conjugate (Hib-MenC) booster was also measured...
  11. doi request reprint Absence of interferon-gamma release assay conversion following tuberculin skin testing
    N Ritz
    Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 15:767-9. 2011
    ..The current data on the influence of prior TST on IGRAs show inconsistent results...
  12. ncbi request reprint Aspergillus laryngotracheobronchial infection in a 6-year-old girl following bone marrow transplantation
    C Barnes
    Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 59:59-62. 2001
    ..Aspergillus fumigatus was cultured from a biopsy of the lesion. The patient was treated successfully with a prolonged course of amphotericin B and assessed with multiple surveillance bronchoscopies...
  13. pmc Performance of a whole blood interferon gamma assay for detecting latent infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis in children
    T G Connell
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of General Medicine and Murdoch Children s Institute, Royal Children s Hospital Melbourne, Flemington Road, Parkville 3052, Victoria, Australia
    Thorax 61:616-20. 2006
    ..A study was undertaken to compare the performance of the whole blood IFN-gamma assay with the TST in diagnosing latent tuberculosis (TB) infection or TB disease in children in routine clinical practice...
  14. pmc Cytomegalovirus transmission from breast milk in premature babies: does it matter?
    P Bryant
    Paediatric Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of General Medicine, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 87:F75-7. 2002
    ..CMV infection acquired postnatally can cause serious disease in very premature babies. Interventions to remove CMV from breast milk are possible but may damage other important constituents...
  15. ncbi request reprint Successful treatment of foscarnet-resistant herpes simplex stomatitis with intravenous cidofovir in a child
    P Bryant
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Melbourne, Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville Victoria, Australia
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 20:1083-6. 2001
    ..The isolate was resistant to acyclovir and foscarnet in vitro. The lesions responded to a course of cidofovir...