Joan L Robinson

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alberta
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Stability of heparin and physical compatibility of heparin/antibiotic solutions in concentrations appropriate for antibiotic lock therapy
    Joan L Robinson
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
    J Antimicrob Chemother 56:951-3. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Inhaled corticosteroids for cystic fibrosis-are they worth the risk?: …reducing waste in child health one intervention at a time
    Joan Robinson
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Evid Based Child Health 8:1138-9. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Antimicrobials for non-typhoidal Salmonella infection-does it work?: …reducing waste in child health one intervention at a time
    Joan Robinson
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Evid Based Child Health 8:759-60. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Prevention, recognition and management of neonatal HSV infections
    Joan L Robinson
    Stollery Children s Hospital and University of Alberta, 3 556 ECHA 11405 87 Avenue, Edmonton, T6G 1C9, AB, Canada
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 10:675-85. 2012
  5. doi request reprint The natural history of hepatitis C virus infection acquired during childhood
    Joan L Robinson
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Liver Int 32:258-70. 2012
  6. pmc Treatment of hepatitis C in children: a systematic review
    Jia Hu
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    PLoS ONE 5:e11542. 2010
  7. pmc Characteristics and outcome of infants with candiduria in neonatal intensive care - a Paediatric Investigators Collaborative Network on Infections in Canada (PICNIC) study
    Joan L Robinson
    Department of Pediatrics, Alberta Children s Hospital Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    BMC Infect Dis 9:183. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Comment and reply on: The cost-effectiveness of palivizumab for respiratory syncytial virus prophylaxis in premature infants with a gestational age of 32-35 weeks: a Canadian-based analysis
    Robinson Joan L
    Stollery Children s Hospital and University of Alberta, Room 8213, Aberhart Centre One, 11402 University Ave, Edmonton AB T6G 2J3, Canada 1 780 407 1680 Fax 1 780 407 7136
    Curr Med Res Opin 25:1631-3. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Use of throat swab or saliva specimens for detection of respiratory viruses in children
    Joan L Robinson
    Public Health and Provincial Laboratory Microbiology, University of Alberta and Stollery Children s Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Clin Infect Dis 46:e61-4. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Prevention of congenital rubella syndrome--what makes sense in 2006?
    Joan L Robinson
    Provincial Laboratory for Public Health Microbiology, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Epidemiol Rev 28:81-7. 2006

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  1. ncbi request reprint Stability of heparin and physical compatibility of heparin/antibiotic solutions in concentrations appropriate for antibiotic lock therapy
    Joan L Robinson
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
    J Antimicrob Chemother 56:951-3. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the biological stability of heparin and to test for physical compatibility in heparin/antibiotic solutions in concentrations suitable for antibiotic lock therapy...
  2. doi request reprint Inhaled corticosteroids for cystic fibrosis-are they worth the risk?: …reducing waste in child health one intervention at a time
    Joan Robinson
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Evid Based Child Health 8:1138-9. 2013
    ..In each instalment, we will select a recent Cochrane review highlighting a practice, still in use, which the available evidence tells us should be discontinued. ..
  3. doi request reprint Antimicrobials for non-typhoidal Salmonella infection-does it work?: …reducing waste in child health one intervention at a time
    Joan Robinson
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Evid Based Child Health 8:759-60. 2013
    ..In each instalment, we will select a recent Cochrane review highlighting a practice, still in use, which the available evidence tells us should be discontinued. ..
  4. doi request reprint Prevention, recognition and management of neonatal HSV infections
    Joan L Robinson
    Stollery Children s Hospital and University of Alberta, 3 556 ECHA 11405 87 Avenue, Edmonton, T6G 1C9, AB, Canada
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 10:675-85. 2012
    ..After transmission has occurred, early recognition of neonatal HSV improves the prognosis. Diagnosis needs to be considered in all infants who develop vesicles, unexplained seizures, or possible sepsis in the first 5 weeks of life...
  5. doi request reprint The natural history of hepatitis C virus infection acquired during childhood
    Joan L Robinson
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Liver Int 32:258-70. 2012
    ..The outcome of patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection acquired during childhood in the absence of antiviral therapy is not clear...
  6. pmc Treatment of hepatitis C in children: a systematic review
    Jia Hu
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    PLoS ONE 5:e11542. 2010
    ..Current guidelines recommend children be treated for hepatitis C virus (HCV) using the same principles applied in adults. There are however few published studies which assess the efficacy and safety of HCV therapy in children...
  7. pmc Characteristics and outcome of infants with candiduria in neonatal intensive care - a Paediatric Investigators Collaborative Network on Infections in Canada (PICNIC) study
    Joan L Robinson
    Department of Pediatrics, Alberta Children s Hospital Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    BMC Infect Dis 9:183. 2009
    ..There is limited information in the literature on the presentation and prognosis of candidal urinary tract infection (UTI) in infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Comment and reply on: The cost-effectiveness of palivizumab for respiratory syncytial virus prophylaxis in premature infants with a gestational age of 32-35 weeks: a Canadian-based analysis
    Robinson Joan L
    Stollery Children s Hospital and University of Alberta, Room 8213, Aberhart Centre One, 11402 University Ave, Edmonton AB T6G 2J3, Canada 1 780 407 1680 Fax 1 780 407 7136
    Curr Med Res Opin 25:1631-3. 2009
    ..Curr Med Res Opin 2009; 24: 3223-37; doi:10.1185/03007990802484234]...
  9. doi request reprint Use of throat swab or saliva specimens for detection of respiratory viruses in children
    Joan L Robinson
    Public Health and Provincial Laboratory Microbiology, University of Alberta and Stollery Children s Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Clin Infect Dis 46:e61-4. 2008
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  10. ncbi request reprint Prevention of congenital rubella syndrome--what makes sense in 2006?
    Joan L Robinson
    Provincial Laboratory for Public Health Microbiology, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Epidemiol Rev 28:81-7. 2006
    ..Surveillance for rubella cases and for CRS is vital in assessment of the ongoing success of rubella immunization programs...
  11. pmc Frequency of apnea, bradycardia, and desaturations following first diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis-inactivated polio-Haemophilus influenzae type B immunization in hospitalized preterm infants
    Jackie Lee
    Stollery Children s Hospital and Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    BMC Pediatr 6:20. 2006
    ..The effect of the recent substitution of acellular pertussis vaccine for whole cell pertussis vaccine on the frequency of these events requires further study...
  12. ncbi request reprint Sensitivity of a blood culture drawn through a single lumen of a multilumen, long-term, indwelling, central venous catheter in pediatric oncology patients
    Joan L Robinson
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 24:72-4. 2002
    ..The study assessed the sensitivity of a blood culture drawn from only one lumen of a multilumen, long-term, indwelling, central venous catheter in pediatric oncology patients...
  13. pmc A systematic review of intravenous gamma globulin for therapy of acute myocarditis
    Joan L Robinson
    Department of Pediatrics, Stollery Children s Hospital and University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 5:12. 2005
    ..Intravenous gamma globulin (IVGG) is commonly used in the management of acute myocarditis. The objective of this study was to systematically review the literature evaluating this practice...
  14. pmc Accuracy of parents in measuring body temperature with a tympanic thermometer
    Joan L Robinson
    Department of Pediatrics and Stollery Children s Hospital, 2C3 Walter MacKenzie Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2B7 Canada
    BMC Fam Pract 6:3. 2005
    ..It is now common for parents to measure tympanic temperatures in children. The objective of this study was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of these measurements...
  15. ncbi request reprint Seasonality and clinical features of human metapneumovirus infection in children in Northern Alberta
    Joan L Robinson
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Stollery Children s Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta
    J Med Virol 76:98-105. 2005
    ..Risk factors for hospitalization appear to be similar to risk factors for respiratory syncytial virus hospitalization...
  16. pmc Bartonella seropositivity in children with Henoch-Schonlein purpura
    Joan L Robinson
    Department of Pediatrics and Stollery Children s Hospital, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, Canada
    BMC Infect Dis 5:21. 2005
    ..An association between Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) and seropositivity for Bartonella henselae (BH) has been described. The objective of this study was to see if such an association exists in northern Alberta...
  17. pmc Swine influenza (H3N2) infection in a child and possible community transmission, Canada
    Joan L Robinson
    Public Health and Provincial Laboratory Microbiology, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1865-70. 2007
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  18. doi request reprint Seroreversion of treponemal tests in infants meeting canadian surveillance criteria for confirmed early congenital syphilis
    Ameeta E Singh
    Alberta Health Services Edmonton STI Clinic, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 32:199-202. 2013
    ..Few data exist on the serologic outcome of treponemal tests in congenital syphilis...
  19. doi request reprint Chronic norovirus and adenovirus infection in a solid organ transplant recipient
    Bonita E Lee
    Provincial Laboratory for Public Health Microbiology, University of Alberta, AB, Canada
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 27:360-2. 2008
    ..Norovirus and adenovirus were detected in multiple stool specimens during a 114-day period. Enteric viral infectious should be considered in solid organ transplant recipients with chronic diarrhea...
  20. doi request reprint Empiric acyclovir for neonatal herpes simplex virus infection
    Christina Vanderpluym
    Department of Pediatrics, Stollery Children s Hospital, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 25:1278-82. 2012
    ..Because neonatal herpes simplex virus (NHSV) infection is difficult to diagnose, there has been a move towards using more empiric acyclovir (ACV)...
  21. pmc Empyema associated with community-acquired pneumonia: a Pediatric Investigator's Collaborative Network on Infections in Canada (PICNIC) study
    Joanne M Langley
    Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
    BMC Infect Dis 8:129. 2008
    ..We reviewed the epidemiology and clinical management of empyema at 8 pediatric hospitals in a period before the widespread implementation of universal infant heptavalent pneumococcal vaccine programs in Canada...
  22. doi request reprint Fever of unknown origin in children: a systematic review
    Amy Chow
    Department of Pediatrics and Stollery Children s Hospital, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    World J Pediatr 7:5-10. 2011
    ..The purpose of collecting these data is to determine the etiologies for children with FUO in both developing and developed countries...
  23. ncbi request reprint Enhanced identification of viral and atypical bacterial pathogens in lower respiratory tract samples with nucleic acid amplification tests
    Bonita E Lee
    Provincial Health Public Laboratory Microbiology, Alberta, Canada
    J Med Virol 78:702-10. 2006
    ..Four of 52 patients who had multiple BAL samples submitted on the same day had negative and positive results by NAT on different samples. NAT improves detection of potential pathogens from ETT and BAL samples...
  24. doi request reprint Randomized trial of success of pediatric anesthesiologists learning to use two video laryngoscopes
    Mackenzie Lees
    University of Alberta and Stollery Children s Hospital, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Paediatr Anaesth 23:435-9. 2013
    ..The primary purpose of this study was to establish the ability of pediatric anesthesiologists to learn to use two video laryngoscopes - the GlideScope(®) system (GS) and the Karl Storz Direct Coupled Interface, DCI(®), (KS)...
  25. pmc Paediatric Investigators Collaborative Network on Infections in Canada (PICNIC) study of aseptic meningitis
    Bonita E Lee
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    BMC Infect Dis 6:68. 2006
    ..The seasonality, clinical and radiographic features and outcome of aseptic meningitis have been described for regional outbreaks but data from a wider geographic area is necessary to delineate the epidemiology of this condition...
  26. pmc Pediatric malignancies presenting as a possible infectious disease
    Sarah E Forgie
    Department of Pediatrics and Stollery Children s Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    BMC Infect Dis 7:44. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the findings in children who were initially thought to have an infectious disease but ultimately proved to have a malignancy...
  27. ncbi request reprint Practical aspects of choosing an antibiotic for patients with a reported allergy to an antibiotic
    Joan L Robinson
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, T6G 2B7
    Clin Infect Dis 35:26-31. 2002
    ..For the treatment of serious infections, it is usually possible to safely administer the antibiotic of choice despite a history of possible antibiotic allergy...
  28. doi request reprint Value of a single C-reactive protein measurement at 18 h of age
    Thierry Lacaze-Masmonteil
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 99:F76-9. 2014
    ..To evaluate the usefulness of a single C-Reactive Protein (CRP) measurement at 18 h of age to identify neonates where antibiotics started for possible early onset sepsis (EOS) could safely be discontinued...
  29. pmc Early discontinuation of intravenous antimicrobial therapy in pediatric oncology patients with febrile neutropenia
    Heather Hodgson-Viden
    Department of Pediatrics, Stollery Children s Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    BMC Pediatr 5:10. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcome of a large cohort of children with FN who had IVAMT discontinued with an ANC < or = 500/mm3..
  30. ncbi request reprint Loss of antibodies to measles and varicella following solid organ transplantation in children
    Lise Warmington
    Department of Pediatrics and Stollery Children s Hospital, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Pediatr Transplant 9:311-4. 2005
    ..1%). In conclusion, serology for measles and varicella should be considered annually following solid organ transplantation so that appropriate advice can be given to patients who have seroreverted...
  31. doi request reprint Comparison between the clinical and laboratory features of enterovirus and West Nile virus infections
    Joanna Middleton
    Provincial Laboratory for Public Health Microbiology, Alberta and University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    J Med Virol 80:1252-9. 2008
    ..05). There are no consistent differences in the features of WNV infection and enteroviral viremia so diagnostic tests for both viruses should be performed when WNV is present in local mosquitoes...
  32. doi request reprint Pediatric complicated pneumonia and pneumococcal serotype replacement: trends in hospitalized children pre and post introduction of routine vaccination with Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV7)
    Thea K Chibuk
    Department of Pediatrics, Stollery Children s Hospital, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Eur J Pediatr 169:1123-8. 2010
    ..Although it is not clear if this increase is attributable to the use of PCV7, expanding pneumococcal serotype coverage has the potential to prevent complicated pneumonia...
  33. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy and neonatal outcomes of women with reactive syphilis serology in Alberta, 2002 to 2006
    Sheila C Caddy
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
    J Obstet Gynaecol Can 33:453-9. 2011
    ..Conclusion: All infants with congenital syphilis were born to women with infectious syphilis who had limited prenatal care. Initiatives to reach women at high risk are required to decrease the incidence of congenital syphilis...
  34. doi request reprint Management and outcome of positive urine cultures in a neonatal intensive care unit
    Denise Clarke
    Stollery Children s Hospital and University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Infect Public Health 3:152-8. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to describe the management and outcome of positive urine cultures in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)...
  35. ncbi request reprint Acute herpes simplex laryngotracheitis: Report of two pediatric cases and review of the literature
    Nitin Chauhan
    Pediatric Otolaryngology Division of Pediatric Surgery, The Stollery Children s Hospital, Edmonton, Canada
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 71:341-5. 2007
    ..Laryngoscopy is a readily available tool for rapid diagnosis and controlled securing of the airway. This step may avoid controversial and potential counter-productive use of systemic steroids in these cases...
  36. doi request reprint Treatment of respiratory syncytial virus with palivizumab: a systematic review
    Jia Hu
    Department of Pediatrics and Stollery Children s Hospital, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    World J Pediatr 6:296-300. 2010
    ....
  37. doi request reprint Infections in children receiving extracorporeal life support
    Alena Tse-Chang
    Department of Pediatrics and Stollery Children s Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:115-20. 2011
    ..To describe risk factors for and the outcome of infections in children receiving extracorporeal life support (ECLS) and to determine the need for removal of foreign bodies with bloodstream infections (BSIs) in children receiving ECLS...
  38. doi request reprint Community-acquired Moraxella catarrhalis pneumonia in previously healthy children
    Magdalena G Sy
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Pediatr Pulmonol 45:674-8. 2010
    ..A secondary goal was to describe the clinical features of children with M. catarrhalis pneumonia...
  39. doi request reprint Quality of reporting and evidence in American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines
    Andre Isaac
    Department of Pediatrics and Stollery Children s Hospital, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Pediatrics 131:732-8. 2013
    ..The primary objectives were to evaluate the quality of development and reporting of American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines and to determine the level of evidence underlying the recommendations...
  40. ncbi request reprint Actinomycosis presenting as osteomyelitis in the pediatric population
    Joan L Robinson
    Infectious Diseases, Stollery Children s Hospital, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 24:365-9. 2005
    ..Fourteen cases involved the mandible and 5 cases involved other sites. All mandibular cases required at least 1 debridement, with 4 of the cases requiring multiple debridements...
  41. pmc Echinococcal disease in Alberta, Canada: more than a calcified opacity
    Ali Somily
    Department of Pathology, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, Canada
    BMC Infect Dis 5:34. 2005
    ..granulosus. There are limited descriptions of the clinical course and outcome of Canadian patients with ED in the modern era...
  42. pmc Rubella immunity among pregnant women in a Canadian provincial screening program
    Mark J Kearns
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
    Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol 20:73-7. 2009
    ..In the present paper, the proportion of rubella seroreactivity and redundant testing (testing of women previously seropositive when tested by the same physician) in the Alberta prenatal rubella screening program were studied...
  43. doi request reprint An infant with seizures, rash, and hepatosplenomegaly
    Mao Cheng Lee
    Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Clin Infect Dis 46:451-2, 472-3. 2008
  44. ncbi request reprint Pediatric poststernotomy mediastinitis
    Abdullah A Al-Sehly
    Department of Pediatrics, Stollery Children s Hospital, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:2314-20. 2005
    ..Mediastinitis results in significant morbidity in pediatric cardiac patients. It is not clear whether delayed sternal closure is a risk factor for these infections. Management of mediastinitis remains controversial...
  45. pmc Systematic review of invasive Acinetobacter infections in children
    Jia Hu
    Stollery Children s Hospital, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
    Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol 21:83-8. 2010
    ..Clinicians are generally familiar with Acinetobacter as an etiological agent for serious nosocomial infections in intensive care units. However, there are no previous reviews of the full spectrum of invasive infections in children...
  46. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for surgical site infections following open-heart surgery in a Canadian pediatric population
    Alireza Nateghian
    Department of Pediatrics, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
    Am J Infect Control 32:397-401. 2004
    ..The rate and risk factors for surgical site infections (SSIs) in pediatric cardiac patients have not been well delineated...
  47. pmc Human coronavirus NL-63 infections in children: a 1-year study
    Nathalie Bastien
    National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba
    J Clin Microbiol 43:4567-73. 2005
    ..Peak HCoV-NL63 activity occurred in March. These results provide further evidence of the importance of HCoV-NL63 in ARI in children...
  48. ncbi request reprint Barriers to antibiotic lock therapy in children with intravascular catheter-related bloodstream infections
    Joan L Robinson
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 24:944. 2005
  49. ncbi request reprint Could hearing loss be related to delay in administration of other antibiotics rather than early use of vancomycin?
    Bonita E Lee
    Pediatrics 119:415-6; author reply 416-7. 2007
  50. pmc Detection of human bocavirus in Canadian children in a 1-year study
    Nathalie Bastien
    National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada, 1015 Arlington St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 3R2, Canada
    J Clin Microbiol 45:610-3. 2007
    ..The spectrum of illness included upper respiratory infection, croup, bronchiolitis, and pneumonia with a prominence of cough and fever...