Catherine S Birken

Summary

Affiliation: The Hospital for Sick Children
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Childhood obesity prevention: opportunities in healthcare
    Catherine S Birken
    Catherine S Birken, MD, FRCPC, MSc, is a member of the Division of Paediatric Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Toronto, The Hospital for Sick Children She can be contacted at 1 416 813 6933 or by e mail at
    Healthc Q 15:48-53. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Morphine is associated with acute chest syndrome in children hospitalized with sickle cell disease
    Catherine S Birken
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Hosp Pediatr 3:149-55. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Parental factors associated with screen time in pre-school children in primary-care practice: a TARGet Kids! study
    Catherine S Birken
    Division of Paediatric Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1X8
    Public Health Nutr 14:2134-8. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Office-based randomized controlled trial to reduce screen time in preschool children
    Catherine S Birken
    Division of Paediatric Medicine, Department of Paediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pediatrics 130:1110-5. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Asthma severity scores for preschoolers displayed weaknesses in reliability, validity, and responsiveness
    Catherine S Birken
    Division of Paediatric Medicine, Paediatric Outcomes Research Team, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1X8 Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:1177-81. 2004
  6. doi request reprint Neighborhood socioeconomic status and homicides among children in urban Canada
    Catherine S Birken
    Division of Pediatric Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pediatrics 123:e815-9. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Modifiable determinants of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D status in early childhood: opportunities for prevention
    Jonathon L Maguire
    Department of Pediatrics, St Michael s Hospital, 30 Bond St, 15 014 Cardinal Carter, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    JAMA Pediatr 167:230-5. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Non-Western immigrant children have lower 25-hydroxyvitamin D than children from Western families
    Jessica A Omand
    1Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Public Health Nutr 17:1547-54. 2014
  9. doi request reprint Office-based intervention to reduce bottle use among toddlers: TARGet Kids! Pragmatic, randomized trial
    Jonathon L Maguire
    Applied Health Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Department of Pediatrics, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pediatrics 126:e343-50. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Effectiveness of interventions aimed at reducing screen time in children: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Gita Wahi
    Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 165:979-86. 2011

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Publications19

  1. ncbi request reprint Childhood obesity prevention: opportunities in healthcare
    Catherine S Birken
    Catherine S Birken, MD, FRCPC, MSc, is a member of the Division of Paediatric Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Toronto, The Hospital for Sick Children She can be contacted at 1 416 813 6933 or by e mail at
    Healthc Q 15:48-53. 2012
    ..This article reviews approaches to obesity prevention in children, with a focus on the healthcare setting, incorporating both primary and secondary preventions. ..
  2. ncbi request reprint Morphine is associated with acute chest syndrome in children hospitalized with sickle cell disease
    Catherine S Birken
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Hosp Pediatr 3:149-55. 2013
    ..To determine if intravenous morphine is associated with acute chest syndrome (ACS) in children with homozygous for hemoglobin S sickle cell disease (SCD) hospitalized with acute pain...
  3. doi request reprint Parental factors associated with screen time in pre-school children in primary-care practice: a TARGet Kids! study
    Catherine S Birken
    Division of Paediatric Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1X8
    Public Health Nutr 14:2134-8. 2011
    ..To identify child and parental factors associated with screen time in 3-year-old children...
  4. doi request reprint Office-based randomized controlled trial to reduce screen time in preschool children
    Catherine S Birken
    Division of Paediatric Medicine, Department of Paediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pediatrics 130:1110-5. 2012
    ..To determine if an intervention for preschool-aged children in primary care is effective in reducing screen time, meals in front of the television, and BMI...
  5. ncbi request reprint Asthma severity scores for preschoolers displayed weaknesses in reliability, validity, and responsiveness
    Catherine S Birken
    Division of Paediatric Medicine, Paediatric Outcomes Research Team, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1X8 Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:1177-81. 2004
    ..To evaluate the measurement properties of asthma severity scores for use in preschool children...
  6. doi request reprint Neighborhood socioeconomic status and homicides among children in urban Canada
    Catherine S Birken
    Division of Pediatric Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pediatrics 123:e815-9. 2009
    ..We sought to determine the influence of neighborhood income on homicides among children living in urban Canada...
  7. doi request reprint Modifiable determinants of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D status in early childhood: opportunities for prevention
    Jonathon L Maguire
    Department of Pediatrics, St Michael s Hospital, 30 Bond St, 15 014 Cardinal Carter, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    JAMA Pediatr 167:230-5. 2013
    ..CONCLUSION Two modifiable dietary intake variables (vitamin D supplementation and cow's milk intake) are the most important determinants of 25-hydroxyvitamin D status in early childhood...
  8. doi request reprint Non-Western immigrant children have lower 25-hydroxyvitamin D than children from Western families
    Jessica A Omand
    1Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Public Health Nutr 17:1547-54. 2014
    ..To determine if children aged 1-6 years from non-Western immigrant families have lower serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels than children from Western-born families and examine which factors influence this relationship...
  9. doi request reprint Office-based intervention to reduce bottle use among toddlers: TARGet Kids! Pragmatic, randomized trial
    Jonathon L Maguire
    Applied Health Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Department of Pediatrics, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pediatrics 126:e343-50. 2010
    ..The goal was to determine whether an office-based, educational intervention for parents of 9-month-old children could reduce bottle use and iron depletion at 2 years of age...
  10. doi request reprint Effectiveness of interventions aimed at reducing screen time in children: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Gita Wahi
    Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 165:979-86. 2011
    ..To evaluate the impact of interventions focused on reducing screen time...
  11. pmc Paediatric obesity research in early childhood and the primary care setting: the TARGet Kids! research network
    Julia Morinis
    Division of Paediatric Medicine, Department of Paediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G 1X8, Canada
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 9:1343-54. 2012
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  12. pmc Trends in rates of death from unintentional injury among Canadian children in urban areas: influence of socioeconomic status
    Catherine S Birken
    Division of Paediatric Medicine and the Paediatric Outcomes Research Team, The Hospital for Sick Children, and the Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 175:867. 2006
  13. pmc DO IT Trial: vitamin D Outcomes and Interventions in Toddlers - a TARGet Kids! randomized controlled trial
    Jonathon L Maguire
    The Applied Health Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St, Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Pediatr 14:37. 2014
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  14. doi request reprint Optimizing early child development for young children with non-anemic iron deficiency in the primary care practice setting (OptEC): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Kawsari Abdullah
    Pediatric Outcomes Research Team, Division of Pediatric Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, M5G 1X8, Toronto, Canada
    Trials 16:132. 2015
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  15. doi request reprint Evaluating the accuracy of a geographic closed-ended approach to ethnicity measurement, a practical alternative
    Jessica A Omand
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Canada Department of Pediatrics, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Canada Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Canada Electronic address
    Ann Epidemiol 24:246-53. 2014
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  16. pmc Consumption of non-cow's milk beverages and serum vitamin D levels in early childhood
    Grace J Lee
    Departments of Nutritional Sciences Lee, L Abbé, Paediatrics Birken, Parkin and Health Policy, Management and Evaluation Lebovic, University of Toronto Department of Paediatrics Lee, Maguire and the Applied Research Centre at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute Lebovic, Chen, Maguire, St Michael s Hospital Department of Paediatric Medicine and the Paediatric Outcomes Research Team Birken, Parkin, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 186:1287-93. 2014
    ..We also explored whether cow's milk consumption modified this association and analyzed the association between daily non-cow's milk and cow's milk consumption...
  17. doi request reprint The relationship between cow's milk and stores of vitamin D and iron in early childhood
    Jonathon L Maguire
    The Applied Health Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pediatrics 131:e144-51. 2013
    ..To examine the association between cow's milk intake on both vitamin D and iron stores in healthy urban preschoolers...
  18. doi request reprint Shared decision making in the management of children with newly diagnosed immune thrombocytopenia
    Carolyn E Beck
    Division of Pediatric Medicine and the Pediatric Outcomes Research Team Department of Pediatrics Division of Hematology Oncology, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry and Child Health Evaluative Sciences University of Toronto, Dalla Lana School of Public Health Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Toronto Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology Oncology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada Department of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, New Hampshire, UK
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 36:559-65. 2014
    ..At our center, families of children with newly diagnosed ITP are not experiencing SDM. Our findings support the implementation of SDM to facilitate patient-centered care for the management of pediatric ITP. ..
  19. ncbi request reprint A qualitative description of the development and evaluation of our voice, a health promotion magazine created by pediatric patients for hospitalized pediatric patients
    Paola D Luca
    Divisions of Endocrinology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Hosp Pediatr 3:59-64. 2013
    ..To evaluate patient satisfaction with the content and layout of the magazine and its impact on patients' attitudes toward healthy living...