Nicole Ritz

Summary

Affiliation: University Children's Hospital
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. doi request reprint [Fever without focus and fever of unknown origin in childhood]
    Nicole Ritz
    Universitäts Kinderspital beider Basel UKBB und Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne
    Praxis (Bern 1994) 102:157-64. 2013
  2. pmc Actinobaculum schaalii an emerging pediatric pathogen?
    Petra Zimmermann
    Department of Paediatrics, University Children s Hospital, Berne, Switzerland
    BMC Infect Dis 12:201. 2012
  3. doi request reprint The role of Panton-Valentine leukocidin in Staphylococcus aureus musculoskeletal infections in children
    Nicole Ritz
    Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne and Infectious Diseases Unit, Royal Children s Hospital Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 31:514-8. 2012
  4. doi request reprint To TST or not to TST: is tuberculin skin testing necessary before BCG immunisation in children?
    Nicole Ritz
    Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
    Vaccine 30:1434-6. 2012
  5. doi request reprint The influence of bacille Calmette-Guerin vaccine strain on the immune response against tuberculosis: a randomized trial
    Nicole Ritz
    Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic, Australia
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 185:213-22. 2012
  6. pmc A comparative analysis of polyfunctional T cells and secreted cytokines induced by Bacille Calmette-Guérin immunisation in children and adults
    Nicole Ritz
    Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e37535. 2012
  7. pmc Susceptibility of Mycobacterium bovis BCG vaccine strains to antituberculous antibiotics
    Nicole Ritz
    Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 53:316-8. 2009
  8. doi request reprint To BCG or not to BCG? Preventing travel-associated tuberculosis in children
    Nicole Ritz
    Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Vaccine 26:5905-10. 2008
  9. pmc The contribution of non-conventional T cells and NK cells in the mycobacterial-specific IFNγ response in Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG)-immunized infants
    Christel Zufferey
    Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Parkville, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e77334. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Non-specific effect of Bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine on the immune response to routine immunisations
    Nicole Ritz
    Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
    Vaccine 31:3098-103. 2013

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Publications18

  1. doi request reprint [Fever without focus and fever of unknown origin in childhood]
    Nicole Ritz
    Universitäts Kinderspital beider Basel UKBB und Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne
    Praxis (Bern 1994) 102:157-64. 2013
    ..This review discusses differential diagnoses, suggested investigations and treatment for fever without a focus and fever of unknown origin...
  2. pmc Actinobaculum schaalii an emerging pediatric pathogen?
    Petra Zimmermann
    Department of Paediatrics, University Children s Hospital, Berne, Switzerland
    BMC Infect Dis 12:201. 2012
    ..Isolation and identification is challenging and often needs molecular techniques. A. schaalii is increasingly reported as a cause of infection in humans, however data in children is very limited...
  3. doi request reprint The role of Panton-Valentine leukocidin in Staphylococcus aureus musculoskeletal infections in children
    Nicole Ritz
    Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne and Infectious Diseases Unit, Royal Children s Hospital Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 31:514-8. 2012
    ..This review summarizes the current evidence on the influence of PVL on musculoskeletal infections caused by S. aureus in children and highlights areas of uncertainty relating to management...
  4. doi request reprint To TST or not to TST: is tuberculin skin testing necessary before BCG immunisation in children?
    Nicole Ritz
    Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
    Vaccine 30:1434-6. 2012
    ..This targeted approach will reduce the number of children unnecessarily screened, whilst allowing the identification of those with LTBI, who need further evaluation and treatment...
  5. doi request reprint The influence of bacille Calmette-Guerin vaccine strain on the immune response against tuberculosis: a randomized trial
    Nicole Ritz
    Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic, Australia
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 185:213-22. 2012
    ..Previous studies suggest that BCG vaccine strain influences the immune response and protection against TB. Current data on which BCG vaccine strain induces the optimal immune response in humans are insufficient...
  6. pmc A comparative analysis of polyfunctional T cells and secreted cytokines induced by Bacille Calmette-Guérin immunisation in children and adults
    Nicole Ritz
    Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e37535. 2012
    ....
  7. pmc Susceptibility of Mycobacterium bovis BCG vaccine strains to antituberculous antibiotics
    Nicole Ritz
    Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 53:316-8. 2009
    ..There is growing recognition of the importance of differences between BCG vaccine strains. We determined the susceptibilities of five genetically distinct BCG vaccine strains to 12 antituberculous drugs...
  8. doi request reprint To BCG or not to BCG? Preventing travel-associated tuberculosis in children
    Nicole Ritz
    Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Vaccine 26:5905-10. 2008
    ..A practical approach to deciding which children should be immunised with BCG prior to travel is presented...
  9. pmc The contribution of non-conventional T cells and NK cells in the mycobacterial-specific IFNγ response in Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG)-immunized infants
    Christel Zufferey
    Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Parkville, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e77334. 2013
    ..Most studies investigating the immune response to BCG have focused on adaptive immunity. However the importance of TCR-gamma/delta (γδ) T cells and NK cells in the mycobacterial-specific immune response is of increasing interest...
  10. doi request reprint Non-specific effect of Bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine on the immune response to routine immunisations
    Nicole Ritz
    Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
    Vaccine 31:3098-103. 2013
    ..This has important implications for the introduction of both pneumococcal conjugate and novel TB vaccines in resource-limited countries...
  11. doi request reprint To x-ray or not to x-ray? Screening asymptomatic children for pulmonary TB: a retrospective audit
    Amanda Gwee
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of General Medicine, The Royal Children s Hospital Melbourne, Parkville Victoria, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 98:401-4. 2013
    ..We aimed to determine in asymptomatic children with a positive tuberculin skin test and/or interferon-γ release assay (TST/IGRA) whether a CXR identifies findings suggestive of pulmonary TB...
  12. doi request reprint Influence of BCG vaccine strain on the immune response and protection against tuberculosis
    Nicole Ritz
    Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Australia
    FEMS Microbiol Rev 32:821-41. 2008
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  13. doi request reprint Too much of a good thing: management of BCG vaccine overdose
    Nicole Ritz
    Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, VIC 3052, Australia
    Vaccine 27:5562-4. 2009
    ..This case highlights the importance of the correct administration and dosing of BCG vaccine and suggests a management option that may prevent the severe local and systemic complications that are frequently associated with BCG overdose...
  14. ncbi request reprint Mapping the global use of different BCG vaccine strains
    Nicole Ritz
    Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital Melbourne, Flemington Road, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia
    Tuberculosis (Edinb) 89:248-51. 2009
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  15. pmc The age-related risk of co-existing meningitis in children with urinary tract infection
    Marc Tebruegge
    Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 6:e26576. 2011
    ..The secondary aims of this study were to determine the causative pathogens of UTI, and the clinical features and outcome of children with co-existing meningitis...
  16. pmc A three-way comparison of tuberculin skin testing, QuantiFERON-TB gold and T-SPOT.TB in children
    Tom G Connell
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 3:e2624. 2008
    ..We compared QuantiFERON-TB gold In Tube (QFT-IT), T-SPOT.TB and the tuberculin skin test (TST) in children at risk for latent TB infection or TB disease...
  17. pmc Availability and use of molecular microbiological and immunological tests for the diagnosis of tuberculosis in europe
    Marc Tebruegge
    Academic Unit of Clinical and Experimental Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom Department of Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton, United Kingdom Institute for Life Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
    PLoS ONE 9:e99129. 2014
    ..Currently only limited data exist regarding the availability and clinical use of molecular and immunological tests for tuberculosis (TB) in the European setting...
  18. doi request reprint Monkey bites in travelers: should we think of herpes B virus?
    Nicole Ritz
    Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Pediatr Emerg Care 25:529-31. 2009
    ..The risk in travelers remains unknown. We report a case of a 7-year-old girl bitten by a macaque on her forehead and discuss her postexposure management...