Anne Louise Ponsonby

Summary

Affiliation: Royal Children's Hospital
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc Cardiovascular disease risk in the offspring of diabetic women: the impact of the intrauterine environment
    Laura J Marco
    Pregnancy Research Centre, The Royal Women s Hospital, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia
    Exp Diabetes Res 2012:565160. 2012
  2. 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
  3. doi Poor stereoacuity among children with poor literacy: prevalence and associated factors
    Anne Louise Ponsonby
    Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Optom Vis Sci 90:75-83. 2013
  4. doi Offspring number, pregnancy, and risk of a first clinical demyelinating event: the AusImmune Study
    A L Ponsonby
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    Neurology 78:867-74. 2012
  5. pmc Vitamin D status during pregnancy and aspects of offspring health
    Anne Louise Ponsonby
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Melbourne, Australia
    Nutrients 2:389-407. 2010
  6. pmc Measurement of Epstein-Barr virus DNA load using a novel quantification standard containing two EBV DNA targets and SYBR Green I dye
    Meav Lang J Lay
    Virology Department, Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Institute Road, Westmead Hospital, Westmead 2145, New South Wales, Australia
    Virol J 7:252. 2010
  7. ncbi Children with low literacy and poor stereoacuity: an evaluation of complex interventions in a community-based randomized trial
    Anne Louise Ponsonby
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 16:311-21. 2009
  8. doi A case-sibling assessment of the association between skin pigmentation and other vitamin D-related factors and type 1 diabetes mellitus
    Anne Louise Ponsonby
    Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Photochem Photobiol 85:1267-70. 2009
  9. doi Association between early-life factors and risk of child-onset Crohn's disease among Victorian children born 1983-1998: a birth cohort study
    Anne Louise Ponsonby
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Childrens Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 15:858-66. 2009
  10. pmc Asthma onset prior to multiple sclerosis and the contribution of sibling exposure in early life
    A L Ponsonby
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Clin Exp Immunol 146:463-70. 2006

Detail Information

Publications73

  1. pmc Cardiovascular disease risk in the offspring of diabetic women: the impact of the intrauterine environment
    Laura J Marco
    Pregnancy Research Centre, The Royal Women s Hospital, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia
    Exp Diabetes Res 2012:565160. 2012
    ..Initiating disease prevention aimed at the developing fetus during the antenatal period may optimise community health outcomes...
  2. 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...
  3. doi Poor stereoacuity among children with poor literacy: prevalence and associated factors
    Anne Louise Ponsonby
    Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Optom Vis Sci 90:75-83. 2013
    ....
  4. doi Offspring number, pregnancy, and risk of a first clinical demyelinating event: the AusImmune Study
    A L Ponsonby
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    Neurology 78:867-74. 2012
    ..To examine the association between past pregnancy, offspring number, and first clinical demyelination risk...
  5. pmc Vitamin D status during pregnancy and aspects of offspring health
    Anne Louise Ponsonby
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Melbourne, Australia
    Nutrients 2:389-407. 2010
    ..The evidence to date supports that women should be monitored and treated for vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy but optimal and upper limit serum 25(OH)D levels during pregnancy are not known...
  6. pmc Measurement of Epstein-Barr virus DNA load using a novel quantification standard containing two EBV DNA targets and SYBR Green I dye
    Meav Lang J Lay
    Virology Department, Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Institute Road, Westmead Hospital, Westmead 2145, New South Wales, Australia
    Virol J 7:252. 2010
    ..EBV DNA loads and viral capsid antigen (VCA) IgG antibody titres were also quantified on a population sample...
  7. ncbi Children with low literacy and poor stereoacuity: an evaluation of complex interventions in a community-based randomized trial
    Anne Louise Ponsonby
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 16:311-21. 2009
    ..To assess, among children with low literacy and poor stereoacuity, the efficacy of two intervention programs on child vision and education compared to a control program...
  8. doi A case-sibling assessment of the association between skin pigmentation and other vitamin D-related factors and type 1 diabetes mellitus
    Anne Louise Ponsonby
    Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Photochem Photobiol 85:1267-70. 2009
    ..The previously demonstrated association between light skin pigmentation and T1DM risk was evident even in this comparison across sibling pairs. Further work on past UVR exposure and related factors such as skin pigmentation is required...
  9. doi Association between early-life factors and risk of child-onset Crohn's disease among Victorian children born 1983-1998: a birth cohort study
    Anne Louise Ponsonby
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Childrens Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 15:858-66. 2009
    ..Our objective was to examine the temporal change in CD incidence by period of birth and the extent that this could be attributed to perinatal characteristics associated with higher CD risk...
  10. pmc Asthma onset prior to multiple sclerosis and the contribution of sibling exposure in early life
    A L Ponsonby
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Clin Exp Immunol 146:463-70. 2006
    ..The link between early life sibling exposure and the immune response to herpes group viral antigens is consistent with a protective role for early life infections...
  11. doi Infant anthropometry, early life infection, and subsequent risk of type 1 diabetes mellitus: a prospective birth cohort study
    Anne Louise Ponsonby
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Pediatr Diabetes 12:313-21. 2011
    ..In this Tasmanian infant cohort, early upper respiratory infection has been associated with higher asthma risk...
  12. ncbi 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...
  13. doi Adiposity gain during childhood, ACE I/D polymorphisms and metabolic outcomes
    Anne Louise Ponsonby
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:2141-7. 2008
    ..Further work is required to confirm and extend these findings...
  14. pmc Objectively measured physical activity and the subsequent risk of incident dysglycemia: the Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study (AusDiab)
    Anne Louise Ponsonby
    Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Diabetes Care 34:1497-502. 2011
    ..To investigate pedometer-measured physical activity (PA) in 2000 and change in PA over 5 years with subsequent risk of dysglycemia by 2005...
  15. ncbi UVR, vitamin D and three autoimmune diseases--multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis
    A L Ponsonby
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Melbourne, Australia
    Photochem Photobiol 81:1267-75. 2005
    ..Further, we discuss how associated genetic studies may assist the accumulation of evidence with regard to the possible causal role of low UVR exposure and/or low vitamin D status in the development of these diseases...
  16. ncbi Population response to change in infant feeding guidelines for allergy prevention
    Dean Tey
    Department of Allergy and Immunology, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Australia Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Australia Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 133:476-84. 2014
    ..It is unknown whether population infant feeding practices have changed since recently revised Australian allergy guidelines removed recommendations to delay allergenic solids...
  17. doi 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...
  18. ncbi The physical anthropometry, lifestyle habits and blood pressure of people presenting with a first clinical demyelinating event compared to controls: the Ausimmune study
    Anne Louise Ponsonby
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Australia
    Mult Scler 19:1717-25. 2013
    ..Past tobacco smoking has been consistently associated with MS...
  19. ncbi The natural history and clinical predictors of egg allergy in the first 2 years of life: a prospective, population-based cohort study
    Rachel L Peters
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Australia Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 133:485-91. 2014
    ..There is a paucity of data examining the natural history of and risk factors for egg allergy persistence, the most common IgE-mediated food allergy in infants...
  20. doi Skin prick test responses and allergen-specific IgE levels as predictors of peanut, egg, and sesame allergy in infants
    Rachel L Peters
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 132:874-80. 2013
    ..However, 95% PPVs specific to infants, the age group most likely to present for diagnosis of food allergy, are limited...
  21. ncbi 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)...
  22. doi 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'...
  23. doi The influence of sun exposure in childhood and adolescence on atopic disease at adolescence
    Andrew Stewart Kemp
    Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 24:493-500. 2013
    ..We examined whether reported sun exposure during childhood or in adolescence is related to the occurrence of atopy or allergic disease...
  24. ncbi 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...
  25. doi 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. doi Constitutive and relative facultative skin pigmentation among Victorian children including comparison of two visual skin charts for determining constitutive melanin density
    Angela Pezic
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Rd, Parkville, Vic, 3052
    Photochem Photobiol 89:714-23. 2013
    ..Relative facultative skin pigmentation may not be a useful measure of sun exposure over the early life course. Skin color charts can be used to assess constitutive skin pigmentation if spectrophotometry is not available...
  29. doi Obesity and asthma at school entry: co-morbidities and temporal trends
    Santhamma James
    School of Arts and Sciences, St Patrick s Campus, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 49:E273-80. 2013
    ..The objective is to examine the temporal trends for the prevalence of obesity and other childhood disorders and consider the extent to which associations between asthma and other co-morbidities can be accounted for by body mass index...
  30. ncbi Associations of birth weight with ocular biometry, refraction, and glaucomatous endophenotypes: the Australian Twins Eye Study
    Cong Sun
    Centre for Eye Research, University of Melbourne, Department of Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Am J Ophthalmol 150:909-16. 2010
    ..To examine the relationship of birth weight with ocular measures in a Caucasian twin population...
  31. doi 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...
  32. doi Vitamin D insufficiency is associated with challenge-proven food allergy in infants
    Katrina J Allen
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Department of Allergy and Immunology, The Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 131:1109-16, 1116.e1-6. 2013
    ..Epidemiological evidence has shown that pediatric food allergy is more prevalent in regions further from the equator, suggesting that vitamin D insufficiency may play a role in this disease...
  33. ncbi 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...
  34. pmc APOE genotype and cardio-respiratory fitness interact to determine adiposity in 8-year-old children from the Tasmanian Infant Health Survey
    Justine A Ellis
    Environmental and Genetic Epidemiology Research, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Australia
    PLoS ONE 6:e26679. 2011
    ..APOE4 and cardiorespitatory fitness could interact to influence child adiposity. In studies addressing the genetic determinants of childhood obesity, the context of child fitness should also be taken into account...
  35. ncbi 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...
  36. doi Increasing the accuracy of peanut allergy diagnosis by using Ara h 2
    Thanh D Dang
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 129:1056-63. 2012
    ..Ara h 2 is the dominant peanut allergen detected in 90% to 100% of patients with peanut allergy and could help improve diagnosis...
  37. ncbi 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...
  38. doi Effects of early-life environment and epigenetics on cardiovascular disease risk in children: highlighting the role of twin studies
    Cong Sun
    Environmental and Genetic Epidemiology Research Group, Public Health Genes and Environment Theme, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Pediatr Res 73:523-30. 2013
    ....
  39. doi Vitamin D deficiency and pregnancy: from preconception to birth
    Sharon Lewis
    Public Health Genetics, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Mol Nutr Food Res 54:1092-102. 2010
    ..This review outlines the emerging evidence that maternal vitamin D status during pregnancy is important for the health of the mother and offspring across a range of possible health outcomes...
  40. ncbi 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...
  41. pmc Reproducibility of aortic intima-media thickness in infants using edge-detection software and manual caliper measurements
    Kate McCloskey
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Australia
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 12:18. 2014
    ....
  42. ncbi 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...
  43. doi Effect of birth parameters on retinal vascular caliber: the Twins Eye Study in Tasmania
    Cong Sun
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Hypertension 53:487-93. 2009
    ..The independent effect of shorter birth length on retinal arteriolar caliber supports a role for twin-specific supply line factors affecting fetal growth on vascular structure...
  44. ncbi 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...
  45. pmc Maternal alcohol intake and offspring pulse wave velocity
    Ruth Morley
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Clayton, Vic, Australia
    Neonatology 97:204-11. 2010
    ..In human adults, alcohol intake affects arterial stiffness...
  46. ncbi 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...
  47. pmc Independent replication analysis of genetic loci with previous evidence of association with juvenile idiopathic arthritis
    Justine A Ellis
    Genes, Environment and Complex Disease, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, 50 Flemington Rd, Parkville, Vic, 3052, Australia
    Pediatr Rheumatol Online J 11:12. 2013
    ....
  48. pmc CLARITY - ChiLdhood Arthritis Risk factor Identification sTudY
    Justine A Ellis
    Genes, Environment and Complex Disease, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Vic, Australia
    Pediatr Rheumatol Online J 10:37. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  49. doi The Peri/postnatal Epigenetic Twins Study (PETS)
    Yuk Jing Loke
    Department of Paediatrics, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Twin Res Hum Genet 16:13-20. 2013
    ....
  50. doi Prevalence of challenge-proven IgE-mediated food allergy using population-based sampling and predetermined challenge criteria in infants
    Nicholas J Osborne
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 127:668-76.e1-2. 2011
    ..Several indicators suggest that food allergy in infants is common and possibly increasing. Few studies have used oral food challenge to measure this phenomenon at the population level...
  51. ncbi 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...
  52. ncbi 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...
  53. pmc Decline in physical fitness from childhood to adulthood associated with increased obesity and insulin resistance in adults
    Terence Dwyer
    Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Melbourne, Australia
    Diabetes Care 32:683-7. 2009
    ..To examine how fitness in both childhood and adulthood is associated with adult obesity and insulin resistance...
  54. ncbi Effect of including environmental data in investigations of gene-disease associations in the presence of qualitative interactions
    Elizabeth Williamson
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Genet Epidemiol 34:552-60. 2010
    ..This comparative increase in power remains in the presence of likely levels of misclassification of either the gene or environmental exposure...
  55. ncbi 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...
  56. ncbi Aortic intima-media thickness measured by trans-abdominal ultrasound as an early life marker of subclinical atherosclerosis
    Kate McCloskey
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Vic, Australia Child Health Research Unit, Barwon Health, Geelong, Vic, Australia University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic, Australia
    Acta Paediatr 103:124-30. 2014
    ..Improved identification of markers of early atherosclerosis via neonatal aortic intima-media thickness (aIMT) measurement may allow the development of interventions to prevent or reduce later cardiovascular disease...
  57. ncbi 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
    ....
  58. doi 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...
  59. doi 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
    ....
  60. pmc Genome-scale case-control analysis of CD4+ T-cell DNA methylation in juvenile idiopathic arthritis reveals potential targets involved in disease
    Justine A Ellis
    Genes, Environment and Complex Disease, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, 50 Flemington Rd, Parkville, Vic, Australia
    Clin Epigenetics 4:20. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  61. doi Can early introduction of egg prevent egg allergy in infants? A population-based study
    Jennifer J Koplin
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 126:807-13. 2010
    ..Infant feeding guidelines have long recommended delaying introduction of solids and allergenic foods to prevent allergy in high-risk infants, despite a paucity of evidence...
  62. doi Possible environmental determinants of juvenile idiopathic arthritis
    Justine A Ellis
    Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 49:411-25. 2010
    ..Finally, we discuss future directions including practical study designs to more comprehensively test hypotheses and provide new insight into this important area of research...
  63. 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...
  64. ncbi Re: Birth order, atopy, and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma
    Andrew Kemp
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:1475; author reply 1475-6. 2005
  65. doi 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...
  66. 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...
  67. ncbi 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...
  68. ncbi 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...
  69. doi 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...
  70. ncbi Birth order, infection in early life, and multiple sclerosis
    Anne Louise Ponsonby
    Lancet Neurol 4:793-4; author reply 795. 2005
  71. doi 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...
  72. 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...
  73. ncbi 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...