Affiliation: Royal Children's Hospital
- To x-ray or not to x-ray? Screening asymptomatic children for pulmonary TB: a retrospective auditAmanda Gwee
Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, The Royal Children s Hospital Melbourne, 50 Flemington Rd, Parkville, VIC 3052, 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...
- The influence of bacille Calmette-Guerin vaccine strain on the immune response against tuberculosis: a randomized trialNicole 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...
- Reversion and conversion of Mycobacterium tuberculosis IFN-gamma ELISpot results during anti-tuberculous treatment in HIV-infected childrenTom 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...
- Cytomegalovirus remains viable in naturally infected breast milk despite being frozen for 10 daysN 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...
- 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 trialK 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...
- Tuberculous dactylitis--an easily missed diagnosisN 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...
- Absence of interferon-gamma release assay conversion following tuberculin skin testingN 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...
- Performance of a whole blood interferon gamma assay for detecting latent infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis in childrenT 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..The whole blood IFN-gamma assay may have lower sensitivity than the TST in diagnosing TB infection in children. A significant proportion of whole blood IFN-gamma assays fail when used as a screening assay in routine practice...
- 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...
- Successful treatment of foscarnet-resistant herpes simplex stomatitis with intravenous cidofovir in a childP 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...