David Isaacs

Summary

Affiliation: The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Infectious risks associated with biologics
    David Isaacs
    Department of Infectious Disease and Microbiology, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, Australia
    Adv Exp Med Biol 764:151-8. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Recurrent fevers
    David Isaacs
    The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 49:E243-5. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Neonatal infections in China, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Thailand
    Abdullah Al-Taiar
    Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW, 2145, Australia
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 98:F249-55. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint What is the value of a human baby?
    D Isaacs
    Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital at Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 38:608-9. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Withdrawal of neonatal mechanical ventilation against the parents' wishes
    David Isaacs
    Clinical Ethics Advisory Committee, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 42:311-5. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Exposure to open tuberculosis on a neonatal unit
    David Isaacs
    Clinical Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 42:557-9. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Brain death
    D Isaacs
    Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital at Westmead and the University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 39:224-5. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint To kill or to let die?
    D Isaacs
    Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital at Westmead and University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 39:135-6. 2003
  9. pmc A ten year, multicentre study of coagulase negative staphylococcal infections in Australasian neonatal units
    D Isaacs
    Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital Westmead, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 88:F89-93. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Recurrent episodes of fever with tonsillitis, mouth ulcers and adenopathy
    D Isaacs
    Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital at Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 39:627-8. 2003

Detail Information

Publications106 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Infectious risks associated with biologics
    David Isaacs
    Department of Infectious Disease and Microbiology, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, Australia
    Adv Exp Med Biol 764:151-8. 2013
    ..However, the risk of the biologics causing serious infection in children is unknown and needs study. Children should not be started on the biologics without careful consideration of the risks and without fully informed consent...
  2. doi request reprint Recurrent fevers
    David Isaacs
    The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 49:E243-5. 2013
    ..Genetic testing confirmed she had a gene mutation consistent with one of tumour necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic syndrome...
  3. doi request reprint Neonatal infections in China, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Thailand
    Abdullah Al-Taiar
    Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW, 2145, Australia
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 98:F249-55. 2013
    ..Neonatal sepsis is a major cause of neonatal deaths in Asia but data remain scarce. We aimed to investigate the causative organisms and antibiotic resistance in neonatal care units in China, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Thailand...
  4. ncbi request reprint What is the value of a human baby?
    D Isaacs
    Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital at Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 38:608-9. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Withdrawal of neonatal mechanical ventilation against the parents' wishes
    David Isaacs
    Clinical Ethics Advisory Committee, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 42:311-5. 2006
    ..We describe the management of two babies where there was disagreement between the parents and hospital staff, and discuss the medical, legal and ethical implications of the two cases...
  6. ncbi request reprint Exposure to open tuberculosis on a neonatal unit
    David Isaacs
    Clinical Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 42:557-9. 2006
    ..Isoniazid chemoprophylaxis was given to 13 exposed babies, none of whom tuberculin converted. Two babies were treated empirically for tuberculosis...
  7. ncbi request reprint Brain death
    D Isaacs
    Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital at Westmead and the University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 39:224-5. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint To kill or to let die?
    D Isaacs
    Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital at Westmead and University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 39:135-6. 2003
  9. pmc A ten year, multicentre study of coagulase negative staphylococcal infections in Australasian neonatal units
    D Isaacs
    Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital Westmead, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 88:F89-93. 2003
    ..To study late onset systemic infections with coagulase negative staphylococci...
  10. ncbi request reprint Recurrent episodes of fever with tonsillitis, mouth ulcers and adenopathy
    D Isaacs
    Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital at Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 39:627-8. 2003
  11. pmc Stimulants for paediatricians
    D Isaacs
    Dept of Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 90:1251-2. 2005
  12. ncbi request reprint Reporting of adverse events following immunization in Australia
    David Isaacs
    Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital at Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 41:163-6. 2005
    ..Australia has a predominantly passive surveillance system. The system has recently been centralized, providing useful national data on vaccine safety...
  13. ncbi request reprint Nutrition in cerebral palsy
    D Isaacs
    Department of Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases and Education, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 40:308-10. 2004
  14. pmc Unnatural selection: reducing antibiotic resistance in neonatal units
    D Isaacs
    Department of Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, Sydney, 2122, NSW, Australia
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 91:F72-4. 2006
    ..It occurs in neonatal intensive care units with the use of parenteral antibiotics, and in the community with oral antibiotic use. A 10 point plan is put forward to reduce antibiotic resistance in neonatal units...
  15. pmc Staphylococcus aureus infections in Australasian neonatal nurseries
    D Isaacs
    Children s Hospital at Westmead, Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 89:F331-5. 2004
    ..To study the incidence and outcome of systemic infections with methicillin sensitive (MSSA) and methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in Australasian neonatal nurseries...
  16. ncbi request reprint Should routine childhood immunizations be compulsory?
    D Isaacs
    Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital at Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 40:392-6. 2004
    ..We conclude that, for both ethical and practical reasons, routine immunization should not be compulsory if adequate levels of immunization can be achieved by other means...
  17. ncbi request reprint Who teaches the referee?
    D Isaacs
    Department of Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 40:397-8. 2004
  18. ncbi request reprint HIV in pregnancy: interests of the mother and the baby
    D Isaacs
    Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 39:60-3; discussion 63-6. 2003
  19. ncbi request reprint Moral status of the fetus: fetal rights or maternal autonomy?
    D Isaacs
    Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital at Westmead and University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 39:58-9. 2003
  20. ncbi request reprint From the diary of a novice physician
    David Isaacs
    Department of Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 187:710-1. 2007
  21. ncbi request reprint Recurrent parotitis
    D Isaacs
    The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 38:92-4. 2002
  22. ncbi request reprint Parent-requested treatment
    D Isaacs
    The Children s Hospital at Westmead, NSW, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 37:501-2; discussion 502-3. 2001
    ..Such discussion may help with future rather than current management issues, and can help support clinicians in their decisions and hospital staff in their management of patients...
  23. doi request reprint Managing ethically questionable parental requests: growth suppression and manipulation of puberty
    David Isaacs
    Clinical Ethics Advisory Committee, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, University of Sydney, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 47:581-4. 2011
    ..We outline considerations relevant to the doctor's assessment of both the ethical issues and to the need for court authorisation...
  24. doi request reprint Gaining consent for publication in difficult cases involving children
    David Isaacs
    Clinical Ethics Advisory Service, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia
    BMJ 337:a1231. 2008
  25. ncbi request reprint Respiratory infections and asthma
    David Isaacs
    Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, University of Sydney, NSW
    Med J Aust 177:S50-1. 2002
    ..Do viruses such as RSV cause asthma or uncover underlying asthma? Do children respond differently to RSV than to other viruses? Does atopy affect those responses? Do bacterial respiratory infections truly protect against future atopy?..
  26. ncbi request reprint Ethical issues in preventing mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B by immunisation
    David Isaacs
    Clinical Ethics Advisory Group, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, NSW, 2145, Australia
    Vaccine 29:6159-62. 2011
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  27. pmc Commentary: Controversies in SIGN guidance on management of invasive meningococcal disease in children and young people
    David Isaacs
    Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia
    BMJ 336:1370-1. 2008
  28. pmc Auto-autonomy: the ethics of end of road-life issues
    D Isaacs
    Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital Westmead, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 87:551. 2002
  29. pmc A seasonal cost effectiveness analysis: the last Noel?
    David Isaacs
    Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW 2145, Australia
    BMJ 325:1456. 2002
  30. doi request reprint Fungal prophylaxis in very low birth weight neonates: nystatin, fluconazole or nothing?
    David Isaacs
    Children s Hospital at Westmead and University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 21:246-50. 2008
    ..The review also aims to examine other relevant data, including the incidence of fungal infection, adverse effects of antifungal therapy and avoidable risk factors...
  31. ncbi request reprint Value of white cell count in predicting serious bacterial infection in febrile children under 5 years of age
    Sukanya De
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 99:493-9. 2014
    ..The leukocyte count is frequently used to evaluate suspected bacterial infections but estimates of its test performance vary considerably. We evaluated its accuracy for the detection of serious bacterial infections in febrile children...
  32. pmc Accuracy of the "traffic light" clinical decision rule for serious bacterial infections in young children with fever: a retrospective cohort study
    Sukanya De
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney 2006, Australia
    BMJ 346:f866. 2013
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  33. doi request reprint An ethical framework for public health immunisation programs
    David Isaacs
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital at Westmead
    N S W Public Health Bull 23:111-5. 2012
    ..Public health immunisation programs depend on mutual trust, which may be threatened by circumstances such as excessive media publicity about adverse events associated with vaccines...
  34. ncbi request reprint Annual report: Surveillance of adverse events following immunisation in Australia, 2005
    Glenda Lawrence
    National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases, University of Sydney and The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, New South Wales
    Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 30:319-33. 2006
    ..The consistently low reporting rate of serious AEFIs demonstrates the high level of safety of vaccines in Australia...
  35. ncbi request reprint Surveillance of adverse events following immunisation: Australia, 2000-2002
    Glenda Lawrence
    National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Children s Hospital at Westmead, and the University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 27:307-23. 2003
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Late onset neonatal Gram-negative bacillary infection in Australia and New Zealand: 1992-2002
    Adrienne Gordon
    Department of Neonatal Medicine, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 25:25-9. 2006
    ..Late onset neonatal Gram-negative bacillary infection is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality...
  37. ncbi request reprint Surveillance of adverse events following immunisation: Australia 2002 to 2003
    Glenda Lawrence
    National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases, University of Sydney and The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, New South Wales
    Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 28:324-38. 2004
    ..The low reporting rate of serious AEFIs demonstrates the high level of safety of vaccines in Australia...
  38. doi request reprint Spinal muscular atrophy type I: do the benefits of ventilation compensate for its burdens?
    Kelly Gray
    Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 49:807-12. 2013
    ..They argue that long-term ventilation might have been avoided by applying to a court of law when the child was an infant. An ethicist discusses ethical aspects of decision-making in SMA type 1. ..
  39. ncbi request reprint Variability and accuracy in interpretation of consolidation on chest radiography for diagnosing pneumonia in children under 5 years of age
    Gabrielle J Williams
    School of Public Health, Screening and Test Evaluation Program STEP, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia
    Pediatr Pulmonol 48:1195-200. 2013
    ..Consolidation on chest radiography is widely used as the reference standard for defining pneumonia and variability in interpretation is well known but not well explored or explained...
  40. ncbi request reprint Late-onset infection and the role of antibiotic prescribing policies
    Adrienne Gordon
    Department of Neonatal Medicine, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 17:231-6. 2004
    ..Current data on the epidemiology of late-onset infection, the types of antibiotics used, duration of antibiotic use, and antibiotic prescribing policies are reviewed...
  41. doi request reprint Management of old world cutaneous leishmaniasis in refugee children
    Joanne Crogan
    Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Refugee Clinic, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, NSW, Australia
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 29:357-9. 2010
    ..Conventional amphotericin B therapy caused reversible renal failure in 2 of 3 children treated. The choice of treatment for cutaneous leishmaniasis needs to balance the risks of treatment against the likely cosmetic benefits of therapy...
  42. ncbi request reprint Annual report: surveillance of adverse events following immunisation in Australia, 2004
    Glenda L Lawrence
    National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases, University of Sydney and The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, New South Wales
    Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 29:248-62. 2005
    ..The consistently low reporting rate of serious AEFIs demonstrates the high level of safety of vaccines in Australia...
  43. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of severe hepatitis A in Indigenous Australian children
    C Raina MacIntyre
    National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases NCIRS, The Children s Hospital at Westmead and the University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 43:383-7. 2007
    ..To describe the epidemiology of hepatitis A in Indigenous Australian children...
  44. doi request reprint The epidemiology of health conditions of newly arrived refugee children: a review of patients attending a specialist health clinic in Sydney
    Mohamud Sheikh
    The Children s Hospital, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 45:509-13. 2009
    ..To determine the prevalence of common diseases in newly arrived refugee children, resettled in Sydney, by region of birth. To identify health needs of refugee children in Australia...
  45. ncbi request reprint Intracranial suppuration
    Nicole Leotta
    Department of Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital at Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 41:508-12. 2005
    ..To evaluate prevalence, age, position, predisposing factors, bacteriology, clinical features and outcomes of children with subdural empyema (SDE) and brain abscess (BA)...
  46. ncbi request reprint Antibiotics in childhood pneumonia
    Katherine A Hale
    Department of Allergy, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Australia
    Paediatr Respir Rev 7:145-51. 2006
    ..The route and duration of antibiotic therapy, the role of emerging pathogens and the impact of pneumococcal resistance and conjugate pneumococcal vaccines are also discussed...
  47. ncbi request reprint Spinal muscular atrophy type 1: is long-term mechanical ventilation ethical?
    Monique M Ryan
    Department of Neurology, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, and University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 43:237-42. 2007
    ..Mechanical ventilatory support can prolong life, but the child's quality of life is highly debatable. We discuss the appropriateness of initiating and continuing intensive care for this child and others in a similar position...
  48. doi request reprint Adjunctive immunologic interventions in neonatal sepsis
    William Tarnow-Mordi
    Westmead International Network for Neonatal Education and Research WINNER Institute, Centre for Newborn Care, Westmead Hospital, University of Sydney, Hawkesbury Road, New South Wales 2145, Australia
    Clin Perinatol 37:481-99. 2010
    ..Prophylactic oral probiotics are safe and effective (P<.00001) in reducing all-cause mortality and necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants by over half, but do not reduce sepsis...
  49. doi request reprint Decline in rotavirus hospitalisations following introduction of Australia's national rotavirus immunisation programme
    Kristine K Macartney
    National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 47:266-70. 2011
    ..5 years following the introduction of rotavirus vaccines to the National Immunisation Program. Data on hospital-acquired rotavirus gastroenteritis were collected prospectively...
  50. ncbi request reprint Intrapartum antibiotics and early onset neonatal sepsis caused by group B Streptococcus and by other organisms in Australia. Australasian Study Group for Neonatal Infections
    D Isaacs
    New Children s Hospital, Westmead, NSW, Australia
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 18:524-8. 1999
    ..This study aimed to determine the incidence of early onset infections caused by group B Streptococcus (GBS) and other organisms in Australia and to assess intrapartum antibiotic use...
  51. doi request reprint Twelve-month outcome following septic arthritis in children
    Annaleise R Howard-Jones
    Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Pediatr Orthop B 22:486-90. 2013
    ..aureus. Poor prognostic factors were culture positivity, infancy (<2 years) and male sex. Our rate of dysfunction is lower than most published rates, which have historically been in the range 15 to 49% in developed countries. ..
  52. doi request reprint Palivizumab: a debate about funding
    Dominic A Fitzgerald
    Department of Respiratory Medicine Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital at Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 48:373-7. 2012
    ..An ethicist comments on ethical aspects of the debate about cost-effectiveness...
  53. doi request reprint Vitamin d and tuberculosis status in refugee children
    Kara Gray
    Department of Child Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 31:521-3. 2012
    ..Vitamin D values were significantly lower in latent TB (n = 81) and TB infection (n = 11) than in children without TB (n = 236). We conclude that refugee children with TB have reduced vitamin D levels...
  54. doi request reprint Epidemiology of paediatric invasive fungal infections and a case-control study of risk factors in acute leukaemia or post stem cell transplant
    Katherine A Hale
    Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, University of Sydney at Westmead Hospital, NSW, Australia
    Br J Haematol 149:263-72. 2010
    ..These associations provide new information on paediatric invasive fungal infections and warrant further study; caution should be encouraged when extrapolating from adult studies...
  55. ncbi request reprint Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: are we medicating for social disadvantage? (For)
    David Isaacs
    Department of Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, NSW, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 42:544-7. 2006
    ..We desperately need better training in the management of ADHD and better access to child psychiatrists...
  56. ncbi request reprint Controversies in neonatal infection
    M L A May
    Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Sydney, Australia
    Adv Exp Med Biol 549:91-6. 2004
    ..Attempts to eradicate colonizing organisms of low virulence may result in their replacement by more problematic organisms, so over-vigorous use of antibiotics to try to prevent infections is not always wise...
  57. ncbi request reprint Barriers to access to health care for newly resettled sub-Saharan refugees in Australia
    Mohamud Sheikh-Mohammed
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 185:594-7. 2006
    ..To determine barriers that affect access to health care for refugees from sub-Saharan Africa resettled in Sydney...
  58. doi request reprint Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection in a clinical setting
    Norlijah Othman
    Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    Pediatr Int 50:662-6. 2008
    ..pneumoniae infection with children tested for suspected M. pneumoniae infection who were seronegative...
  59. pmc The accuracy of clinical symptoms and signs for the diagnosis of serious bacterial infection in young febrile children: prospective cohort study of 15 781 febrile illnesses
    Jonathan C Craig
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    BMJ 340:c1594. 2010
    ..Design Two year prospective cohort study. Setting The emergency department of The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, Australia...
  60. ncbi request reprint Genotype-phenotype correlations with personality traits of healthcare professionals: a new use for the Human Genome Project
    Dominic A Fitzgerald
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Children s Hospital at Westmead, NSW
    Med J Aust 176:339-40. 2002
    ..To describe the genetic basis of various personality traits...
  61. ncbi request reprint Neonatal infections in Asia
    R Tiskumara
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 94:F144-8. 2009
    ..To study the epidemiology (including incidence, antibiotic sensitivity and mortality) of neonatal unit infections in countries in Asia...
  62. ncbi request reprint Should Australia introduce a vaccine injury compensation scheme?
    D Isaacs
    Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital at Westmead and University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 40:247-9. 2004
    ....
  63. pmc Scientific ethics committees: a user's guide
    D A Fitzgerald
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 90:1249-50. 2005
  64. pmc Interferon-gamma levels in nasopharyngeal secretions of infants with respiratory syncytial virus and other respiratory viral infections
    P Joshi
    Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Westmead, NSW, Australia
    Clin Exp Immunol 131:143-7. 2003
    ....
  65. doi request reprint Systematic review of duration and choice of systemic antibiotic therapy for acute haematogenous bacterial osteomyelitis in children
    Annaleise R Howard-Jones
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 49:760-8. 2013
    ..This study aims to summarise the available evidence on the duration and choice of antimicrobial therapy for acute haematogenous osteomyelitis in children...
  66. doi request reprint Incidence of sterile cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis in infants with urinary tract infection
    Andrew O W Yam
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 45:364-7. 2009
    ..To determine the incidence of sterile cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pleocytosis in infants ≤6 months old with urinary tract infection (UTI)...
  67. ncbi request reprint Rebecca's story
    Peter Cooper
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 41:453-5. 2005
  68. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis, treatment and outcome of Kawasaki disease in an Australian tertiary setting: a review of three years experience
    Davinder Singh-Grewal
    Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 41:495-9. 2005
    ....
  69. doi request reprint Infections following lawnmower and farm machinery-related injuries in children
    Ben Harkness
    Medical Student, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 45:525-8. 2009
    ..Because of the paucity of previous data, we report the organisms causing infection in children with injuries from lawnmowers and farm machinery...
  70. doi request reprint Chemoprophylaxis of neonatal fungal infections in very low birthweight infants: efficacy and safety of fluconazole and nystatin
    Christopher C Blyth
    School of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Western Australia, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 48:846-51. 2012
    ..To review the use of antifungal chemoprophylaxis to prevent neonatal invasive fungal infections (IFI) in very low birthweight infants (VLBW <1500 g)...
  71. doi request reprint Diagnosis and management of urinary tract infection in children
    Gabrielle J Williams
    Centre for Kidney Research Immunology and Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital at Westmead
    J Paediatr Child Health 48:296-301. 2012
    ..This review summarises the most relevant recent primary studies, systematic reviews and guidelines...
  72. ncbi request reprint Children with chronic conditions
    David Isaacs
    Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, NSW
    Med J Aust 179:235-6. 2003
  73. doi request reprint Two-year-old boy with cervical and liver abscesses
    Rebecca Fehon
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 44:670-2. 2008
    ..This case demonstrates the typical radiological features of liver abscesses in CGD, its management without surgical intervention, and the increasingly recognised complications of BCG vaccination in CGD...
  74. doi request reprint Lessons from the swine flu: pandemic, panic and/or pandemonium?
    David Isaacs
    Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead and University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 46:623-6. 2010
    ..Future pandemic planning should consider severity of influenza, in addition to rapidity of spread, as a criterion for escalating interventions...
  75. doi request reprint Systematic review of systemic antibiotic treatment for children with chronic and sub-acute pyogenic osteomyelitis
    Annaleise R Howard-Jones
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, and Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 46:736-41. 2010
    ..There is a lack of consensus on the most appropriate antibiotics to treat children with chronic or sub-acute pyogenic bacterial osteomyelitis and on the optimal duration of antibiotic therapy...
  76. ncbi request reprint Political correctness in the modern hospital, or, PC in 2003
    Dominic A Fitzgerald
    Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 179:663-4. 2003
  77. ncbi request reprint Oral nystatin prophylaxis and neonatal fungal infections
    A Howell
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, NSW, 2145, Australia
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 94:F429-33. 2009
    ..The value of antifungal prophylaxis depends partly on the incidence of neonatal fungal infection. We compared the incidence of fungal infection in babies in neonatal units which do and do not give antifungal prophylaxis using oral nystatin...
  78. pmc Bacteraemia and antibiotic use in respiratory syncytial virus infections
    P Bloomfield
    Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, NSW, 2145, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 89:363-7. 2004
    ..To examine the frequency of and risk factors for bacteraemia in children hospitalised with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection; and to determine current use of antibiotics in hospitalised children with RSV infection...
  79. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness analysis of changing from live oral poliovirus vaccine to inactivated poliovirus vaccine in Australia
    A W Tucker
    National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, New South Wales
    Aust N Z J Public Health 25:411-6. 2001
    ..IMPLICATIONS: More precise estimates of VAPP incidence in Australia and IPV price are needed. However, poor cost-effectiveness will make the decision about switching from OPV to IPV in the childhood schedule difficult...
  80. ncbi request reprint Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections in Australian children
    N Othman
    Department of Virology and Microbiology, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 41:671-6. 2005
    ..To describe the epidemiology, clinical features and outcome of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection in children presenting to a tertiary children's hospital...
  81. ncbi request reprint Comparison of influenza A and influenza B virus infection in hospitalized children
    A J Daley
    Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 36:332-5. 2000
    ..Objective: To compare the clinical and demographic features of children with influenza A or influenza B virus infection admitted to a paediatric tertiary referral centre...
  82. pmc Early onset neonatal meningitis in Australia and New Zealand, 1992-2002
    M May
    Department of Microbiology, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 90:F324-7. 2005
    ..To study the epidemiology of early onset neonatal bacterial meningitis (EONBM) in Australasia...
  83. ncbi request reprint Concurrent HIV infection and neuroblastoma
    N Leotta
    University of Sydney, Department of Oncology, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 39:236-8. 2003
    ..The case also raises the importance of starting antiretroviral treatment with three drugs...
  84. ncbi request reprint Herpes simplex virus colitis in a neonate
    Andrew J Daley
    Departments of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Westmead, Australia
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 21:887-8. 2002
    ..No clinically apparent episodes of recurrent colitis occurred in the first year of life...
  85. pmc Congenital candidiasis presenting as septic shock without rash
    Kathryn Browning Carmo
    Newborn Care and University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 92:627-8. 2007
    ..One twin was born well though neutropenic, and died from overwhelming sepsis with septic shock at 22 h. The other twin presented with a delayed onset of rash at 2 days, remained well and survived...
  86. ncbi request reprint Medicine and sport
    David Isaacs
    Department of Medical Humour, Children s Hospital at Westmead, NSW
    Med J Aust 177:683. 2002
  87. ncbi request reprint Is it Kawasaki disease?
    P McMaster
    Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 36:506-8. 2000
    ..The high-risk groups for coronary artery disease are infants younger than 6 months of age and older children with very high platelet counts, high ESR and fever persisting for more than 2 weeks...
  88. ncbi request reprint Recurrent parotitis of childhood
    C M Leerdam
    Department of Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 41:631-4. 2005
    ..Recurrent parotitis (RP) of childhood is a rare condition of unknown aetiology, probably immunologically mediated...
  89. ncbi request reprint The management of varicella-zoster virus exposure and infection in pregnancy and the newborn period. Australasian Subgroup in Paediatric Infectious Diseases of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases
    A M Heuchan
    King George V Hospital, Sydney, NSW
    Med J Aust 174:288-92. 2001
    ..After significant nursery exposure to VZV, ZIG should be given to seronegative babies and to all babies born before 28 weeks' gestation...
  90. pmc Acronymophilia: an update
    D Isaacs
    Departments of Education, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, and Medicine, New Children s Hospital, Westmead NSW 2145, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 83:517-8. 2000
    ..The history, epidemiology, clinical features, and treatment of the epidemic infection, acronymophilia, a sinister scourge of modern medicine are described...
  91. pmc Differential avian and human tuberculin skin testing in non-tuberculous mycobacterial infection
    A J Daley
    Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 80:377-9. 1999
    ..To determine the sensitivity of differential avian and human delayed-type hypersensitivity skin testing in the diagnosis of non-tuberculous mycobacterial lymphadenitis...
  92. ncbi request reprint Avian influenza and planning for pandemics
    David Isaacs
    Med J Aust 181:62-3. 2004
  93. ncbi request reprint Ten-year study on the effect of intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis on early onset group B streptococcal and Escherichia coli neonatal sepsis in Australasia
    Andrew J Daley
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 23:630-4. 2004
    ..Some surveillance data suggest that this success may be at the cost of increasing rates of non-GBS infection, especially in premature neonates...
  94. ncbi request reprint Neonatal sepsis: the antibiotic crisis
    David Isaacs
    Indian Pediatr 42:9-13. 2005
  95. ncbi request reprint Neurodevelopmental impairment and neonatal infections
    William Tarnow-Mordi
    JAMA 293:932; author reply 932. 2005
  96. ncbi request reprint Survey of influenza immunisation uptake in 'high risk' children
    Katherine Hale
    J Paediatr Child Health 42:321. 2006
  97. ncbi request reprint Should all Australian children be vaccinated against influenza?
    David Isaacs
    Med J Aust 182:553-4. 2005
    ..Questions of cost-effectiveness, vaccine efficacy and feasibility are yet to be answered...
  98. ncbi request reprint Monitoring vaccine reactions in Australia
    Nicholas Wood
    Med J Aust 184:150. 2006
  99. ncbi request reprint Festschrift for Professor Margaret Burgess AO
    Julia M L Brotherton
    Commun Dis Intell 28:349-55. 2004
    ..International guests attended the Festschrift, as well as over 180 colleagues and co-workers from across Australia. A summary of the presentations over these two fascinating days is provided herein...
  100. ncbi request reprint Respiratory syncytial virus infections in children in Alice Springs Hospital
    Apakasimaka Dede
    Med J Aust 188:261. 2008
  101. ncbi request reprint Polyclonal intravenous immunoglobulin to prevent brain injury in preterm infants
    William Tarnow-Mordi
    Lancet 359:1522; author reply 1523-4. 2002