Royal Children's Hospital

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Organization: Royal Children's Hospital
Country: Australia

Top Publications

  1. doi Association of adolescent symptoms of depression and anxiety with daily smoking and nicotine dependence in young adulthood: findings from a 10-year longitudinal study
    Maria McKenzie
    Centre for Adolescent Health, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Addiction 105:1652-9. 2010
  2. ncbi A review of the impacts of health and health behaviors on women's alcohol use
    Susan L Clemens
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Vic, Australia
    Am J Health Behav 33:400-15. 2009
  3. ncbi A Cochrane review of treatment for childhood apraxia of speech
    A T Morgan
    Healthy Development Theme Language and Literacy Murdoch Children Research Institute Melbourne, Australia
    Eur J Phys Rehabil Med 45:103-10. 2009
  4. doi Meiotic maturation failure induced by DICER1 deficiency is derived from primary oocyte ooplasm
    Deidre M Mattiske
    Department of Zoology, The University of Melbourne, Gate 12, Royal Parade, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Reproduction 137:625-32. 2009
  5. pmc Predicting stuttering onset by the age of 3 years: a prospective, community cohort study
    Sheena Reilly
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Pediatrics 123:270-7. 2009
  6. doi Keratan sulphate in the interglobular domain has a microstructure that is distinct from keratan sulphate elsewhere on pig aggrecan
    A J Fosang
    University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics and Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Arthritis Research Group, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, 3052, Australia
    Matrix Biol 28:53-61. 2009
  7. doi Wave intensity amplification and attenuation in non-linear flow: implications for the calculation of local reflection coefficients
    Jonathan Mynard
    Heart Research Group, Murdoch Children s Heart Research Institute, Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    J Biomech 41:3314-21. 2008
  8. doi A mobile phone program to track young people's experiences of mood, stress and coping. Development and testing of the mobiletype program
    Sophie C Reid
    Centre for Adolescent Health, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, 2 Gatehouse St, Parkville, Vic, 3052, Australia
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 44:501-7. 2009
  9. doi Identification and validation of control cell lines for accurate parkin dosage analysis
    Juliet M Taylor
    Bruce Lefroy Centre for Genetic Health Research, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    J Neurosci Methods 176:68-71. 2009
  10. doi Costimulation molecule expression and subset distribution of blood dendritic cells in normal children and newly diagnosed pediatric leukemia and lymphoma patients
    Denise A Caruso
    Children s Cancer Centre, The Royal Children s Hospital, The Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Department of Pediatrics at the University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Exp Hematol 36:1691-703. 2008

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  1. doi Association of adolescent symptoms of depression and anxiety with daily smoking and nicotine dependence in young adulthood: findings from a 10-year longitudinal study
    Maria McKenzie
    Centre for Adolescent Health, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Addiction 105:1652-9. 2010
    ..To examine the association of adolescent depression and anxiety symptoms with daily smoking and nicotine dependence in young adulthood...
  2. ncbi A review of the impacts of health and health behaviors on women's alcohol use
    Susan L Clemens
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Vic, Australia
    Am J Health Behav 33:400-15. 2009
    ..To summarize longitudinal research regarding physical health and health behaviors on women's subsequent alcohol use...
  3. ncbi A Cochrane review of treatment for childhood apraxia of speech
    A T Morgan
    Healthy Development Theme Language and Literacy Murdoch Children Research Institute Melbourne, Australia
    Eur J Phys Rehabil Med 45:103-10. 2009
    ..Despite the typically severe and complex presentation of CAS, there is little evidence reported on intervention approaches for the disorder, perhaps as a result of the ongoing deliberation over etiology and diagnosis...
  4. doi Meiotic maturation failure induced by DICER1 deficiency is derived from primary oocyte ooplasm
    Deidre M Mattiske
    Department of Zoology, The University of Melbourne, Gate 12, Royal Parade, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Reproduction 137:625-32. 2009
    ..Instead, we reveal that the ooplasm of primary oocytes contains DICER1-dependent factors that are crucial for chromosome segregation and meiotic maturation...
  5. pmc Predicting stuttering onset by the age of 3 years: a prospective, community cohort study
    Sheena Reilly
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Pediatrics 123:270-7. 2009
    ..Our goals were to document (1) the onset of stuttering and (2) whether specific child, family, or environmental factors predict stuttering onset in children aged up to 3 years...
  6. doi Keratan sulphate in the interglobular domain has a microstructure that is distinct from keratan sulphate elsewhere on pig aggrecan
    A J Fosang
    University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics and Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Arthritis Research Group, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, 3052, Australia
    Matrix Biol 28:53-61. 2009
    ..9:0.8 for the interglobular domain. These results show that keratan sulphate in the interglobular domain of pig aggrecan has a microstructure that is distinct from keratan sulphate in the keratan sulphate-rich region...
  7. doi Wave intensity amplification and attenuation in non-linear flow: implications for the calculation of local reflection coefficients
    Jonathan Mynard
    Heart Research Group, Murdoch Children s Heart Research Institute, Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    J Biomech 41:3314-21. 2008
    ..Conversely, R(Delta)(P) is unaffected by the degree of non-linearity and is thus more accurate than R(PI) and R(CI)...
  8. doi A mobile phone program to track young people's experiences of mood, stress and coping. Development and testing of the mobiletype program
    Sophie C Reid
    Centre for Adolescent Health, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, 2 Gatehouse St, Parkville, Vic, 3052, Australia
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 44:501-7. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to develop, pilot, and evaluate a youth-friendly mobile phone program to monitor, in real-time, young people's everyday experiences of mood, stress, and their coping behaviours...
  9. doi Identification and validation of control cell lines for accurate parkin dosage analysis
    Juliet M Taylor
    Bruce Lefroy Centre for Genetic Health Research, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    J Neurosci Methods 176:68-71. 2009
    ..These cell lines represent a valuable resource to facilitate accurate copy number determination of any parkin exon. The reagents are easily obtainable and are compatible with current quantitative technologies and platforms...
  10. doi Costimulation molecule expression and subset distribution of blood dendritic cells in normal children and newly diagnosed pediatric leukemia and lymphoma patients
    Denise A Caruso
    Children s Cancer Centre, The Royal Children s Hospital, The Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Department of Pediatrics at the University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Exp Hematol 36:1691-703. 2008
    ..DC are potent antigen-presenting cells and are crucial for initiating specific immune responses...
  11. doi Male pattern baldness: current treatments, future prospects
    Justine A Ellis
    Department of Physiology, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Drug Discov Today 13:791-7. 2008
    ..New treatments under development, and acceleration in our understanding of the underlying molecular genetic aetiology of this condition provide increased hope for future targeted treatment strategies...
  12. ncbi Is pragmatism just an apology for unrestrained science?
    Merle Spriggs
    Ethics Unit, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    Am J Bioeth 8:39-41. 2008
  13. ncbi Absence of a Chlamydia trachomatis variant, harbouring a deletion in the cryptic plasmid, in clients of a sexually transmissible infection clinic and antenatal patients in Melbourne
    Matthew P Stevens
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Royal Women s Hospital, Carlton, Victoria
    Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 32:77-81. 2008
    ..However, given the current upsurge in urogenital CT-infections, continued surveillance is necessary to ensure timely detection of this variant, should it be introduced into the population...
  14. ncbi Allergy prevention - Current recommendations and new insights
    Mimi L K Tang
    Department of Allergy and Immunology, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria
    Aust Fam Physician 37:204-8. 2008
    ..The factors responsible for this escalation in prevalence remain unclear, and strategies for allergy prevention remain limited...
  15. doi Incidence and clinical presentation of dysarthria and dysphagia in the acute setting following paediatric traumatic brain injury
    A T Morgan
    Language and Literacy Group, Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    Child Care Health Dev 36:44-53. 2010
    ..The present study aimed to examine dysarthria and dysphagia incidence and the clinical presentation of children with these disorders in the acute phase following TBI...
  16. doi Robust and ubiquitous GFP expression in a single generation of chicken embryos using the avian retroviral vector, RCASBP
    Craig A Smith
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, University of Melbourne, Department of Paediatrics, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Differentiation 77:473-82. 2009
    ..This transgenic chicken model is of value in developmental studies, and for the isolation and study of avian primordial germ cells...
  17. doi Neuropsychological profile of children with subcortical band heterotopia
    Megan Spencer-Smith
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    Dev Med Child Neurol 51:909-16. 2009
    ..This study aimed to characterize further the phenotype of patients with SBH by describing the neuropsychological profiles of children...
  18. doi Spatial working memory and spatial attention rely on common neural processes in the intraparietal sulcus
    Timothy J Silk
    The University of Queensland, School of Psychology and Queensland Brain Institute, Brisbane, Australia
    Neuroimage 53:718-24. 2010
    ..This interaction suggests that this part of the supramarginal gyrus, along the intraparietal sulcus, is critical for mediating both spatial working memory and shifts in spatial attention...
  19. doi Multiple imputation for missing data: fully conditional specification versus multivariate normal imputation
    Katherine J Lee
    Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Am J Epidemiol 171:624-32. 2010
    ..These results provide reassurance that similar results can be expected from FCS and MVNI in a standard regression analysis involving variously scaled variables...
  20. doi Perinatal outcome following suspected fetal abnormality when managed through a fetal management unit
    Sharon Lewis
    Public Health Genetics, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    Prenat Diagn 30:149-55. 2010
    ..To determine the perinatal outcomes of the first 1057 cases seen at a fetal management unit (FMU)...
  21. doi Females battle to suppress their inner male
    Andrew Sinclair
    Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Cell 139:1051-3. 2009
    ..2009) now report that deletion of a single gene, Foxl2, is sufficient to induce transdifferentiation of ovary into testis in adult mice, suggesting that testicular development is actively repressed throughout the life of females...
  22. pmc Isolation, identification and biological activity of gastrin-releasing peptide 1-46 (oGRP 1-46), the primary GRP gene-derived peptide product of the pregnant ovine endometrium
    A S Giraud
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Childrens Hospital, Flemington Rd, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Peptides 31:284-90. 2010
    ..This study describes a new processed product of the GRP gene, GRP 1-46, which is highly expressed in the pregnant sheep endometrium and which acts as a weak agonist at the GRPR and NMBR...
  23. doi Three-year-old outcomes of a brief universal parenting intervention to prevent behaviour problems: randomised controlled trial
    Jordana K Bayer
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 95:187-92. 2010
    ..To determine whether a structured programme of parent anticipatory guidance 'Toddlers Without Tears,' delivered in universal primary care, can prevent preschool child behaviour problems...
  24. doi Urinary incontinence in nulliparous women before and during pregnancy: prevalence, incidence, and associated risk factors
    Stephanie J Brown
    Healthy Mothers Healthy Families Research Group, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, P O Box 911, Melbourne, Victoria, 3052, Australia
    Int Urogynecol J 21:193-202. 2010
    ..Few studies have examined associations of prepregnancy urinary incontinence (UI)...
  25. ncbi Social problem-solving skills as a mediator between executive function and long-term social outcome following paediatric traumatic brain injury
    Frank Muscara
    Australian Centre for Child Neuropsychology Studies, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    J Neuropsychol 2:445-61. 2008
    ..Further, the maturity of social problem-solving skills was found to mediate the relationship between executive function and social outcome in this group...
  26. doi Discovery of rotavirus: Implications for child health
    Ruth Bishop
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, VIC 3052, Australia
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 24:S81-5. 2009
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  27. ncbi Trends in BMI, diet and lifestyle between 1976 and 2005 in North Sydney
    Lillian M Kent
    Mental Health, Behaviour and Wellbeing, Centre for Adolescent Health, Murdoch Children s Research Institute, 2 Gatehouse Street, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 18:453-61. 2009
    ..Affluent" lifestyle patterns appear to contribute to higher BMI, while a more "prudent" lifestyle seems to protect from such increases...
  28. doi Parental consent for neuroimaging in paediatric research
    Angela T Morgan
    Language and Literacy Group, Healthy Development Theme, Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Parkville, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Child Care Health Dev 36:241-8. 2010
    ..The present study aimed to determine the proportion of parents that would consent to their child undergoing an fMRI study, and to elicit the reasons, motivators and detractors affecting their decision...
  29. doi Electronic media use and adolescent health and well-being: cross-sectional community study
    Megan Mathers
    Centre for Community Health, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, VIC 3052, Australia
    Acad Pediatr 9:307-14. 2009
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  30. doi A case-sibling assessment of the association between skin pigmentation and other vitamin D-related factors and type 1 diabetes mellitus
    Anne Louise Ponsonby
    Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Photochem Photobiol 85:1267-70. 2009
    ..The previously demonstrated association between light skin pigmentation and T1DM risk was evident even in this comparison across sibling pairs. Further work on past UVR exposure and related factors such as skin pigmentation is required...
  31. pmc Genetic variants in IRF6 and the risk of facial clefts: single-marker and haplotype-based analyses in a population-based case-control study of facial clefts in Norway
    Astanand Jugessur
    Section for Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Genet Epidemiol 32:413-24. 2008
    ..113). Taken together, these findings further support a role for IRF6 variants in clefting of the lip and provide specific risk estimates in a Norwegian population...
  32. ncbi ADAMTS-5: the story so far
    A J Fosang
    University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics and Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Eur Cell Mater 15:11-26. 2008
    ..This paper reviews the data on ADAMTS-5 so far. It represents a snapshot in time of a field that is fast-moving and very exciting...
  33. ncbi A comparison of Australian and UK obstetricians' and midwives' preferences for screening tests for Down syndrome
    Sharon M Lewis
    Public Health Genetics Unit, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, VIC 3052, Australia
    Prenat Diagn 26:60-6. 2006
    ..To establish and compare obstetricians' and midwives' preferences for hypothetical prenatal screening tests for Down syndrome...
  34. ncbi Stent-related ureteric obstruction in paediatric renal transplantation
    Catherine M Simpson
    Department of Nephrology, The Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Road, 3052, Parkville, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Pediatr Nephrol 21:79-85. 2006
    ..07). This non-randomised comparison of stent types supports the use of prophylactic double-J stents in paediatric renal transplantation- in terms of decreased ureteric complications and improved renal function post-stent removal...
  35. ncbi Defining the knee joint flexion-extension axis for purposes of quantitative gait analysis: an evaluation of methods
    Anthony G Schache
    Hugh Williamson Gait Laboratory, 3rd Floor, Main Block, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia
    Gait Posture 24:100-9. 2006
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  36. ncbi Acetone-free nail polish removers: are they safe?
    Justin J Brown
    Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes and Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Clin Toxicol (Phila) 43:297-9. 2005
    ..The following case report highlights the dangers of acetone-free nail polish remover products which are widely regarded as safe...
  37. ncbi UVR, vitamin D and three autoimmune diseases--multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis
    A L Ponsonby
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Melbourne, Australia
    Photochem Photobiol 81:1267-75. 2005
    ..Further, we discuss how associated genetic studies may assist the accumulation of evidence with regard to the possible causal role of low UVR exposure and/or low vitamin D status in the development of these diseases...
  38. ncbi Local-global processing in obsessive-compulsive disorder and comorbid Tourette's syndrome
    D Rankins
    Australian Centre for Child Neuropsychological Studies, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Australia
    Brain Cogn 59:43-51. 2005
    ..Results are consistent with previously reported lateralisation anomalies and suggest that OCD negatively affects the ability to process hierarchically presented stimuli...
  39. ncbi Breastfeeding and the introduction of solids in Australian infants: data from the 2001 National Health Survey
    Susan M Donath
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Victoria
    Aust N Z J Public Health 29:171-5. 2005
    ..To present estimates on rates of breastfeeding and timing of introduction of solid foods to Australian children, 1998-2001...
  40. pmc Genetics and public health--evolution, or revolution?
    Jane L Halliday
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Australia
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:894-9. 2004
    ..This paper aims to contribute to the thinking and discussion about an evolutionary, multidisciplinary approach to understanding, preventing, and treating complex diseases...
  41. ncbi Ethics and the proposed treatment for a 13-year-old with atypical gender identity
    Merle P Spriggs
    Ethics Unit, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Med J Aust 181:319-21. 2004
    ..The debate this case generated in the media reminds us that one of the essential tasks in ethics debates is to get our facts straight...
  42. ncbi Mitochondrial disorders: prevalence, myths and advances
    D R Thorburn
    The Murdoch Children s Research Institute and Genetic Health Services Victoria, Royal Children s Hospital, and Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    J Inherit Metab Dis 27:349-62. 2004
    ..While a cautious approach is needed, there is now a consensus that prenatal diagnosis should be offered to some women, particularly those at lower recurrence risk. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis can also be an option...
  43. ncbi Nicotine dependence in a prospective population-based study of adolescents: the protective role of a functional tyrosine hydroxylase polymorphism
    Richard J L Anney
    Behavioural Genetics Laboratory, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, Australia
    Pharmacogenetics 14:73-81. 2004
    ..Including these data, three independent studies, two of which use identical phenotypes, have now identified a protective relationship between the K4 allele of the functional HUMTH01-VNTR polymorphism and high-level smoking...
  44. ncbi Telomere biology of human hematopoietic stem cells
    Ngaire Elwood
    Leukaemia Research Fund Stem Cell Laboratory, Department of Clinical Haematology and Oncology, Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    Cancer Control 11:77-85. 2004
    ..The extent of telomere shortening and the level of telomerase activity often correlate with the presence and severity of some hematopoietic diseases...
  45. ncbi Centromere protein b-null mice display decreasing reproductive performance through successive generations of breeding due to diminishing endometrial glands
    K J Fowler
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Reproduction 127:367-77. 2004
    ..These results suggest that Cenpb may play an important function in the short- and long-term maintenance of uterine integrity...
  46. ncbi Are anthropometric and kinematic parameters of the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex related to running injuries?
    Anthony G Schache
    Hugh Williamson Gait Laboratory, Department of Orthopaedics, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Res Sports Med 13:127-47. 2005
    ..Despite the theoretical rationale, no evidence was found in the current experiment demonstrating a clear relationship between anthropometric or kinematic parameters of the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex and running injuries...
  47. ncbi Educational outcomes of a workplace screening program for genetic susceptibility to hemochromatosis
    A E Nisselle
    Genetics Education and Health Research, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Australia
    Clin Genet 69:163-70. 2006
    ..002 for treatment and p = 0.003 for penetrance). Hence, genetic screening can be successfully offered in a group workplace setting, with participants remembering clinical concepts better than genetic concepts up to 1 year later...
  48. ncbi Differences in lower limb transverse plane joint moments during gait when expressed in two alternative reference frames
    Anthony G Schache
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Hugh Williamson Gait Laboratory, Royal Childrens Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
    J Biomech 40:9-19. 2007
    ..These findings indicate that the different transverse plane joint moment profiles during able-bodied adult gait reported in the literature are likely to be explained on this basis...
  49. ncbi Electropalatography treatment for articulation impairment in children with dysarthria post-traumatic brain injury
    A T Morgan
    Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Unit, UCL Institute of Child Health, UK
    Brain Inj 21:1183-93. 2007
    ..The present study investigated the effectiveness of EPG in treating the articulatory component of dysarthria post-TBI...
  50. ncbi Exploring the implementation and use of outcome measurement in practice: a qualitative study
    J Skeat
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Int J Lang Commun Disord 43:110-25. 2008
    ..To date there has been little research to explain why implementation is often unsuccessful, and to provide clinicians and managers with direction as to the likely barriers and facilitators which should be considered...
  51. ncbi Keipert syndrome (Nasodigitoacoustic syndrome) is X-linked and maps to Xq22.2-Xq28
    David J Amor
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Flemington Rd, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Am J Med Genet A 143:2236-41. 2007
    ..Linkage analysis using microsatellite markers along the X-chromosome suggests that the gene for Keipert syndrome is located in the region Xq22.2-Xq28. We postulate the Keipert syndrome is caused by a novel gene at Xq22.2-Xq28...
  52. ncbi Co-inheritance of alpha- and beta-thalassaemia in mice ameliorates thalassaemic phenotype
    Hsiao Phin Joanna Voon
    Cell and Gene Therapy Research Group, The Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, The University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville 3052, Melbourne, Australia
    Blood Cells Mol Dis 39:184-8. 2007
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  53. ncbi School, parent, and student perspectives of school drug policies
    Tracy J Evans-Whipp
    Centre for Adolescent Health, Murdoch Children s Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    J Sch Health 77:138-46; quiz 153-4. 2007
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  54. ncbi Alterations in neurobehavior at term reflect differing perinatal exposures in very preterm infants
    Nisha C Brown
    Victorian Infant Brain Studies, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Australia
    Pediatrics 118:2461-71. 2006
    ..We hypothesized that neurobehavior at term would be different in very preterm infants compared with term infants and that perinatal exposures would be associated with these alterations in neurobehavior...
  55. pmc Asthma onset prior to multiple sclerosis and the contribution of sibling exposure in early life
    A L Ponsonby
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Clin Exp Immunol 146:463-70. 2006
    ..The link between early life sibling exposure and the immune response to herpes group viral antigens is consistent with a protective role for early life infections...
  56. ncbi Cyanoacrylate adhesive coating for the treatment of serous leaks from modified Blalock-Taussig Gore-Tex shunts
    Ben Davies
    Cardiac Surgical Unit, Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, Vic, Australia
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:1922-3. 2006
    ..We describe a simple technique using an externally applied cyanoacrylate adhesive with an ePTFE wrap leading to rapid and safe resolution without contamination of the mediastinum and facilitating later reoperation...
  57. ncbi Outcomes of IVF conceptions: are they different?
    Jane Halliday
    Public Health Genetics, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, 3052 Victoria, Australia
    Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol 21:67-81. 2007
    ..There is no apparent increase in adverse outcomes in children up to adolescence, although further studies are needed to examine longer-term risks, including those for cancer...
  58. ncbi Consequences of youth tobacco use: a review of prospective behavioural studies
    M Mathers
    Centre for Adolescent Health, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Addiction 101:948-58. 2006
    ..Although health consequences from smoking have been documented, there has been a surprising lack of research into behavioural consequences...
  59. ncbi Are general practitioners equipped to detect child overweight/obesity? Survey and audit
    Bibi Gerner
    Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children s Hospital, The University of Melbourne, Department of Paediatrics, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 42:206-11. 2006
    ..To ascertain the extent to which general practitioners (GPs) routinely weigh, measure and calculate body mass index (BMI) in children, and to assess the accuracy and accessibility of their anthropometric equipment...
  60. pmc Evaluation of a decision aid for prenatal testing of fetal abnormalities: a cluster randomised trial [ISRCTN22532458]
    Cate Nagle
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria, 3052, Australia
    BMC Public Health 6:96. 2006
    ..This study aims to test whether a decision aid for prenatal testing of fetal abnormalities, when compared to a pamphlet, improves women's informed decision-making and decreases decisional conflict...
  61. ncbi The semantic Simon effect in Tourette's syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder
    D Rankins
    Australian Centre for Child Neuropsychological Studies, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Australia
    Brain Cogn 61:225-34. 2006
    ..Findings implicate possible fronto-striatal dysfunction, are consistent with previously reported inhibitory deficits in TS and OCD, and support the theory that comorbid TS+OCD is more closely linked to pure TS than OCD...
  62. ncbi Stability of body mass index in Australian children: a prospective cohort study across the middle childhood years
    Kylie Hesketh
    Centre for Community Child Health, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and University of Melbourne, Royal Children s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Public Health Nutr 7:303-9. 2004
    ..To investigate the prevalence and incidence of overweight and obesity, the frequency of overweight resolution and the influence of parental adiposity during middle childhood...

Research Grants4

  1. ANALYSIS AND MANIPULATION OF HUMAN NEOCENTROMERES
    K H Choo; Fiscal Year: 2006
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