Ruth Gilbert

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Affiliation: University College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Congenital toxoplasmosis in the United Kingdom: to screen or not to screen?
    R E Gilbert
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, London, UK
    J Med Screen 9:135-41. 2002
  2. doi request reprint Variation in recording of child maltreatment in administrative records of hospital admissions for injury in England, 1997-2009
    Arturo Gonzalez-Izquierdo
    MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health, University College London, London, UK
    Arch Dis Child 95:918-25. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Child maltreatment: variation in trends and policies in six developed countries
    Ruth Gilbert
    MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK
    Lancet 379:758-72. 2012
  4. pmc Association between congenital toxoplasmosis and parent-reported developmental outcomes, concerns, and impairments, in 3 year old children
    Katherine Freeman
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA
    BMC Pediatr 5:23. 2005
  5. pmc Determinants of response to a parent questionnaire about development and behaviour in 3 year olds: European multicentre study of congenital toxoplasmosis
    A Salt
    The Neurodisability Service, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and Institute of Child Health, London, UK
    BMC Pediatr 5:21. 2005
  6. pmc Perinatal mortality and morbidity among babies delivered in water: surveillance study and postal survey
    R E Gilbert
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Institute of Child Health, London WC1N 1EH
    BMJ 319:483-7. 1999
  7. ncbi request reprint Screening for congenital toxoplasmosis: accuracy of immunoglobulin M and immunoglobulin A tests after birth
    Ruth E Gilbert
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, London, UK
    J Med Screen 14:8-13. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Treatment for congenital toxoplasmosis: finding out what works
    Ruth Gilbert
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCL, Institute of Child Health, London, UK
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 104:305-11. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Effectiveness of impregnated central venous catheters for catheter related blood stream infection: a systematic review
    Ruth E Gilbert
    Centre for Evidence based Child Health, MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 21:235-45. 2008
  10. pmc Newborn screening for congenital toxoplasmosis: feasible, but benefits are not established
    R Gilbert
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH, UK
    Arch Dis Child 91:629-31. 2006

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Publications41

  1. ncbi request reprint Congenital toxoplasmosis in the United Kingdom: to screen or not to screen?
    R E Gilbert
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, London, UK
    J Med Screen 9:135-41. 2002
    ..In this paper, the extent to which the research evidence on toxoplasma infection meets the criteria that need to be fulfilled for the introduction of screening in the United Kingdom is reviewed...
  2. doi request reprint Variation in recording of child maltreatment in administrative records of hospital admissions for injury in England, 1997-2009
    Arturo Gonzalez-Izquierdo
    MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health, University College London, London, UK
    Arch Dis Child 95:918-25. 2010
    ..Information on variation in the recording of child maltreatment in administrative healthcare data can help to improve recognition and ensure that services are able to respond appropriately...
  3. doi request reprint Child maltreatment: variation in trends and policies in six developed countries
    Ruth Gilbert
    MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK
    Lancet 379:758-72. 2012
    ..These analyses draw attention to the need for robust research to establish whether the high and rising rates of agency contacts and out-of-home care in some settings are effectively reducing child maltreatment...
  4. pmc Association between congenital toxoplasmosis and parent-reported developmental outcomes, concerns, and impairments, in 3 year old children
    Katherine Freeman
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA
    BMC Pediatr 5:23. 2005
    ..This information is important for counselling parents about the prognosis for an infected child and for policy decisions on screening...
  5. pmc Determinants of response to a parent questionnaire about development and behaviour in 3 year olds: European multicentre study of congenital toxoplasmosis
    A Salt
    The Neurodisability Service, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and Institute of Child Health, London, UK
    BMC Pediatr 5:21. 2005
    ..We aimed to determine how response to a parent-completed postal questionnaire measuring development, behaviour, impairment, and parental concerns and anxiety, varies in different European centres...
  6. pmc Perinatal mortality and morbidity among babies delivered in water: surveillance study and postal survey
    R E Gilbert
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Institute of Child Health, London WC1N 1EH
    BMJ 319:483-7. 1999
    ..To compare perinatal morbidity and mortality for babies delivered in water with rates for babies delivered conventionally (not in water)...
  7. ncbi request reprint Screening for congenital toxoplasmosis: accuracy of immunoglobulin M and immunoglobulin A tests after birth
    Ruth E Gilbert
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, London, UK
    J Med Screen 14:8-13. 2007
    ..To determine the accuracy of postnatal screening for toxoplasma-specific immunoglobulin (Ig) M and IgA...
  8. ncbi request reprint Treatment for congenital toxoplasmosis: finding out what works
    Ruth Gilbert
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCL, Institute of Child Health, London, UK
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 104:305-11. 2009
    ..Nowhere are such studies needed more than in South America where congenital toxoplasmosis is a major public health problem...
  9. doi request reprint Effectiveness of impregnated central venous catheters for catheter related blood stream infection: a systematic review
    Ruth E Gilbert
    Centre for Evidence based Child Health, MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 21:235-45. 2008
    ..Clinicians need information on the relative effectiveness of different types of impregnated central venous catheter for serious infection and their relative costs and adverse effects in order to decide which type, if any, to use...
  10. pmc Newborn screening for congenital toxoplasmosis: feasible, but benefits are not established
    R Gilbert
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH, UK
    Arch Dis Child 91:629-31. 2006
  11. pmc Ocular sequelae of congenital toxoplasmosis in Brazil compared with Europe
    Ruth E Gilbert
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2:e277. 2008
    ..Evidence is accumulating that more virulent genotypes of Toxoplasma gondii predominate in South America...
  12. ncbi request reprint Infant sleeping position and the sudden infant death syndrome: systematic review of observational studies and historical review of recommendations from 1940 to 2002
    Ruth Gilbert
    Centre for Evidence based Child Health, Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 34:874-87. 2005
    ..Before the early 1990s, parents were advised to place infants to sleep on their front contrary to evidence from clinical research...
  13. ncbi request reprint Water birth--a near-drowning experience
    Ruth Gilbert
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, London, United Kingdom
    Pediatrics 110:409. 2002
  14. pmc Screening for Down's syndrome: effects, safety, and cost effectiveness of first and second trimester strategies
    R E Gilbert
    Systematic Reviews Training Unit, Department of Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, London WC1N 1EH
    BMJ 323:423-5. 2001
    ..To compare the effects, safety, and cost effectiveness of antenatal screening strategies for Down's syndrome...
  15. ncbi request reprint Cisapride treatment for gastro-oesophageal reflux in children: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials
    R E Gilbert
    Department of Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, London, UK
    J Paediatr Child Health 36:524-9. 2000
    ..There was some evidence to suggest that gaviscon plus carobel may be a more effective option than cisapride...
  16. pmc Variation in recorded child maltreatment concerns in UK primary care records: a cohort study using The Health Improvement Network (THIN) database
    Jenny Woodman
    MRC Medical Research Council Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, University College London UCL Institute of Child Health, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e49808. 2012
    ..To determine variation over time and between practices in recording of concerns related to abuse and neglect (maltreatment) in children's primary care records...
  17. doi request reprint Healthcare use by children fatally or seriously harmed by child maltreatment: analysis of a national case series 2005-2007
    Jenny Woodman
    MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK
    Arch Dis Child 96:270-5. 2011
    ..To determine antecedent patterns of healthcare use by children fatally or seriously harmed by maltreatment...
  18. ncbi request reprint Association between prenatal treatment and clinical manifestations of congenital toxoplasmosis in infancy: a cohort study in 13 European centres
    Luuk Gras
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH, UK
    Acta Paediatr 94:1721-31. 2005
    ..To determine the effectiveness of prenatal treatment for clinical manifestations of congenital toxoplasmosis...
  19. pmc Increasing short-stay unplanned hospital admissions among children in England; time trends analysis '97-'06
    Sonia Saxena
    Department of Primary Care and Social Medicine, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 4:e7484. 2009
    ..We hypothesised that any increase in isolated short stay admissions for childhood illness might reflect failure to manage these cases in the community over a 10 year period spanning these changes...
  20. pmc Linkage, evaluation and analysis of national electronic healthcare data: application to providing enhanced blood-stream infection surveillance in paediatric intensive care
    Katie Harron
    Institute of Child Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e85278. 2013
    ..We linked, evaluated and performed preliminary analyses on these data to provide a practical guide on the steps required to handle linkage of such complex data sources...
  21. pmc A simple approach to improve recording of concerns about child maltreatment in primary care records: developing a quality improvement intervention
    Jenny Woodman
    UCL Institute of Child Health, MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health and Centre for Evidence Based Child Health, London
    Br J Gen Pract 62:e478-86. 2012
    ..Information is lacking on how concerns about child maltreatment are recorded in primary care records...
  22. ncbi request reprint Evaluating bias due to data linkage error in electronic healthcare records
    Katie Harron
    Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1 N 1EH, UK
    BMC Med Res Methodol 14:36. 2014
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Risk-adjusted monitoring of blood-stream infection in paediatric intensive care: a data linkage study
    Katie Harron
    MRC Centre for Epidemiology of Child Health, Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1 N 1EH, UK
    Intensive Care Med 39:1080-7. 2013
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Childhood epilepsy recorded in primary care in the UK
    Wilhelmine Hadler Meeraus
    MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH, UK
    Arch Dis Child 98:195-202. 2013
    ..To examine temporal trends in the incidence of epilepsy recorded in UK primary care and to evaluate the impact of recent efforts to improve the specificity of diagnosis in children...
  25. doi request reprint A toolkit for monitoring hospital-acquired bloodstream infection in neonatal intensive care
    Pamela Leighton
    Medical Research Council Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, University College London Institute of Child Health, London, United Kingdom
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:831-6. 2012
    ..This toolkit could enable quality of care comparisons between hospitals to facilitate the sharing of improved practices...
  26. doi request reprint Burden and consequences of child maltreatment in high-income countries
    Ruth Gilbert
    Centre for Evidence based Child Health and MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK
    Lancet 373:68-81. 2009
    ..The high burden and serious and long-term consequences of child maltreatment warrant increased investment in preventive and therapeutic strategies from early childhood...
  27. doi request reprint The changing aetiology of paediatric bacteraemia in England and Wales, 1998-2007
    Katherine L Henderson
    Department of Healthcare Associated Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance, Health Protection Agency Centre for Infections, London, UK
    J Med Microbiol 59:213-9. 2010
    ..pneumoniae, following the introduction of each vaccine programme or catch-up campaign. This study identified the commonest causes of bacteraemia in children in England and Wales, and highlighted the shifts in trends observed over time...
  28. ncbi request reprint Inequalities in provision of the Disability Living Allowance for Down syndrome
    Jill Ellis
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH, UK
    Arch Dis Child 93:14-6. 2008
    ..To assess factors associated with granting of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for Down syndrome...
  29. pmc Risk of maltreatment-related injury: a cross-sectional study of children under five years old admitted to hospital with a head or neck injury or fracture
    Joseph Jonathan Lee
    Institute of Child Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e46522. 2012
    ..To determine the predictive value and sensitivity of demographic features and injuries (indicators) for maltreatment-related codes in hospital discharge records of children admitted with a head or neck injury or fracture...
  30. doi request reprint Pattern of hospital referrals of children at risk of maltreatment
    Ella Rachamim
    Northern Health Centre, Islington PCT, London, UK
    Emerg Med J 28:952-4. 2011
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Risk of visual impairment in children with congenital toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis
    Hooi Kuan Tan
    Centre for Pediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Ophthalmol 144:648-653. 2007
    ..Reliable information is needed to counsel parents of children with congenital toxoplasmosis regarding the long-term risk of visual impairment resulting from ocular toxoplasmosis...
  32. doi request reprint Screening injured children for physical abuse or neglect in emergency departments: a systematic review
    J Woodman
    Centre for Evidence based Child Health and MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK
    Child Care Health Dev 36:153-64. 2010
    ..We conducted three systematic reviews evaluating age, repeat attendance and injury type as markers for physical abuse or neglect in injured children attending EDs...
  33. pmc Child deaths due to injury in the four UK countries: a time trends study from 1980 to 2010
    Pia Hardelid
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University College London Institute of Child Health, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e68323. 2013
    ..Determining patterns and trends in child injury mortality can identify groups at particularly high risk. We compare trends in child deaths due to injury in four UK countries, between 1980 and 2010...
  34. doi request reprint Recognising and responding to child maltreatment
    Ruth Gilbert
    Centre for Evidence based Child Health and MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK
    Lancet 373:167-80. 2009
    ....
  35. pmc Increasing skin infections and Staphylococcus aureus complications in children, England, 1997-2006
    Sonia Saxena
    Imperial College London, London, UK
    Emerg Infect Dis 16:530-3. 2010
    ..8 to 29.1/1,000 child-years. During the same time period, hospital admissions for Staphylococcus aureus infections rose 49% from 53.4 to 79.3/100,000 child-years...
  36. doi request reprint Oral antibiotic prescribing during pregnancy in primary care: UK population-based study
    Irene Petersen
    Department of Primary Care and Population Health, UCL, Rowland Hill Street, London NW3 2PF, UK
    J Antimicrob Chemother 65:2238-46. 2010
    ..Finally, to identify socio-demographic factors associated with antibiotic prescribing in pregnancy...
  37. ncbi request reprint An overview of the natural history of early onset group B streptococcal disease in the UK
    Tim Colbourn
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guildford Street, WC1N 1EH, London, United Kingdom
    Early Hum Dev 83:149-56. 2007
    ..In the UK, EOGBS constitutes one-third of all early onset bacteraemia due to pathogens, in contrast to one-half in the USA...
  38. pmc Mild fetal renal pelvis dilatation: much ado about nothing?
    Daljit K Hothi
    Nephro Urology Unit, University College London Institute of Child Health, London, UK
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 4:168-77. 2009
    ..Study design: Systematic review of cohort studies of fetuses with RPD < or = 15 mm and metaregression to estimate risks of postnatal RPD, obstruction, and VUR...
  39. ncbi request reprint Starting dose of levothyroxine for the treatment of congenital hypothyroidism: a systematic review
    Ihor Hrytsiuk
    MSc, FRCPHCH, Department of Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, 30, Guilford St, London, WC1N 1EH, England
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 156:485-91. 2002
    ..To determine the effect of levothyroxine sodium starting dose on cognitive development, growth, or behavior in children with congenital hypothyroidism identified by neonatal screening...
  40. pmc Genetic and epigenetic factors at COL2A1 and ABCA4 influence clinical outcome in congenital toxoplasmosis
    Sarra E Jamieson
    Cambridge Institute for Medical Research and Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 3:e2285. 2008
    ..Whilst severity of disease is influenced by trimester in which infection is acquired by the mother, other factors including genetic predisposition may contribute...

Research Grants1

  1. Outcomes in congenital toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis
    Ruth Gilbert; Fiscal Year: 2005
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