International Innovation: Women in Science
Dr. Christine Wekerle was interviewed for the article, 'Mapping adolescent pathways' and authored the following piece, 'Action for maltreated youths', both slated to appear in the digital magazine.
Arthritis & Rheumatism
Dr. Tania Cellucci (first author) published the article 'Distinct phenotypic cluster in childhood inflammatory brain diseases: Implications for diagnostic evaluation'.
The fall issue of the newsletter produced by Dr. Brian Timmons and the Child Health & Exercise Medicine Program is now available. Read the newsletter: How Young is Too Young?
Mark Duffet (first author), Dr. Karen Choong (co-author), and colleagues published the article, 'Randomized controlled trials in pediatric critical care: a scoping review'.
Canadian Respiratory Journal
Dr. Karen Choong (co-author) and colleagues published the article, 'Airway pressure release ventilation: a neonatal case series and review of current pediatric practice'.
American Journal of Pathology
Post doctoral fellow, Mats Nilsson (first author) with co-authors Dr. Mark Tarnopolsky, Dr. Thomas Hawke (PI, Department of Pathology & Molecular Medicine), and colleagues published the article, 'Xin is a marker of skeletal muscle damage severity in myopathies'.
Epilepsy & Behavior
Drs. Rajesh RamachandranNair, Brandon Meaney, and Gabriel Ronen, with Susan Jack (School of Nursing) authored the article, 'SUDEP: What do parents want to know?'.
Royal College Program Directors Handbook
Dr. Moyez Ladhani co-authored a chapter entitled, 'Developing a meaningful curriculum map' in the handbook above, subtitiled: A practical guide for leading an exceptional program.
Journal of Obestetrics and Gynaecology Canada
Drs. Gita Wahi, Katherine Morrison (co-authors) and colleagues published the article, 'Maternal and newborn health profile in a First Nations community in Canada'.
Dr. Vladimir Belostotsky (co-author) and members of Dr. Britz-McKibbin's group from the Department of Chemistry participated in a joint project to establish a new method of measuring sulphate and other anions in urine, which is important for Stone Clinic patients. The group published the article, 'Strong Anion Determination in Biological Fluids by Capillary Electrophoresis for Clinical Diagnostics'.
Graduate student, Emily Hayes (first authnor) and undergraduate student, Mike Percival (co-author), supervised by Dr. Sandy Raha (co-author), published the article, 'Trophoblast Invasion and Blood Vessel Remodelling Are Altered in a Rate Model of Lifelong Maternal Obesity'.
Dr. Arif Somani (co-author) and colleagues published the article, 'Can ultrasound be used to estimate bone mineral density in children with growth problems'.
European Journal of Paediatric Neurology
Dr. Anne Klassen (co-author) and colleagues published the article, 'Comparing contents of outcome measures in cerebral palsy using the international classification of functioning (ICF-ICY): A systemic review'.
Dr. Gabriel Ronen (co-author) published the article 'Mutations in GRIN2A cause idopathic focal epilepsy with rolandic spikes' in the journal above.
Journal of Child Health Care
Sarah Patterson, Co-director of the Child Life Studies program, (co-author) published the article, 'Parental experiences of a developmentally focused care program for infants and children during prolonged hospitalization'in the journal above.
Pediatrics & Child Health
Dr. Lennox Huang (co-author)and colleagues published the paper 'Social paediatrics: From 'lip service' to the health and well-being of Canada's children and youth',in the journal above.
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Dr. Karen Choong (co-author) and colleagues published the papers: 'A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis on the Effect of Steroids in Pediatric Shock' and 'Survey of Stated Physician Practices and Beliefs on the Use of Steroids in Pediatric Fluid and/or Vasoactive Infusion-Dependent Shock', in the journal above.
Journal of Child Neurology
Dr. Ronit Mesterman (author), Dr. Jan Willem Gorter and members of the spasticity clinic at McMaster Children's Hospital (co-authors) published the paper 'Botulinum Toxin Type A in Children and Adolescents with Severe Cerebral Palsy: A Retrospective Chart Review', in the journal above.
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
The Division of Neonatology participated in a multi-centre randomized controlled trial, recently published in the NEJM, entitled: 'A Trial Comparing Noninvasive Ventilation Strategies in Preterm Infants'. Dr. Madan Roy was the local principal investigator for the study.
Quality of Life Research
Samantha Anthony, a CIHR Postdoc in the Department of Pediatrics, with Drs. Anne Klassen and Katrin Scheinemann (senior authors) published the article ' Considering quality of life for children with cancer: asystematicreview of patient-reported outcome measures and the development of a conceptual model', in the journal above.
Drs. Robyn Whitney and Heather Bahn with Drs. Gabriel Ronen and Brian Timmons and additional McMaster colleagues have had the following article accepted for publication, Feasibility of Pedometer Use to Assess Physical Activity and its Relationship with Quality of Life in Children with Epilepsy: A Pilot Study.
Neurology Resident, Dr. Robyn Whitney (first author) and Dr. David Callen (co-author) published the article: "Micturition-Induced Seizures: A Rare Form of Reflex Epilepsy", in the journal above.
Journal of Pediatrics
Dr. Chris Fusch(senior author) and co-authors,Neils Rochow, Gerhard Fusch, Arum Choi and additional colleagues published the article, "Target Fortification of Breaks Milk with Fat, Protein, and Carbohydrates for Preterm Infants"in the above journal.
Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program
Drs. Christina Grant and Catherine Krasnik(PIs) and Drs. John Cairney, Sheri Findlay, April Kam, Ellen Lipman, Ramsay MacNay, Brandon Meaney (CIs), and additional colleagues recently published the study: "Conversion disorder in children and youth".
Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma
Dr. Christine Wekerle (co-author) and colleagues published the paper: "The relationship between dimensions of physical abuse and aggressive behavior in Child Protective Services involved sample of adolescents", in the journal above.
Value in Health
Drs. Anne Klassen (Co-PI), Ronnie Barr (CI) and colleagues were involved in the grant and following papers published in the journal above: Measuring the Quality of Childhood Cancer Care Delivery System: Assessing Stakeholder Agreement and Measuring the Quality of Childhood Cancer Care Delivery System: Quality Indicator Development.
Pediatrics & Child Health
D. Jacobson (lead author and medical school undergraduate student who did a research elective with) Drs. Anne Niec and Christine Wekerle (co-authors), published the paper: 'Clinician's Corner: Multiple bruises in an infant', in the journal above.
Quality of Life Research
Dr. Anne Klassen (second author),Dr. Nora Fayed (senior author, andpostdoc working with Gaby Ronen) and colleagues published the paper, 'A review of patient-reported outcomes for children and adolescents with obesity', in the journal above.
International Journal of Peace and Development Studies
Dr. Rahim Valani (senior author) and colleagues published the paper "The mutual determinants of individual, community, and societal health and peace' in the above journal.
Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine
Dr. Rahim Valani (senior author) and colleagues will publish the article "Flying with a pneumothorax: using mathematical modelling to predict altitude limitations"in the above journal, in July.
Lab on the Chip
Dr. Chris Fusch, Niels Rochow, Emily Chan, Gerhard Fusch, and colleagues from McMaster's Faculty of Engineeringrecently published the paper "Lung assist device: development of microfluidic oxygenators for preterm infants with respiratory failure", in Lab on Chip, a journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Dr. Arif Somani (co-senior author and co-corresponding author) and colleagues published the article "Poly (lactic acid)-chitosan-collagen composite nanofibers as substrates for blood outgrowth endothelial cells", in the above journal.
Critical Care Medicine
Drs. Melissa Parker (lead and corresponding author) and Christopher Parshuram have published the results of their study, "Sodium Bicarbonate Use in Shock and Cardiac Arrest: Attitudes of Pediatric Acute Care Physicians" in the above journal.
Drs. Michelle Batthish (primary author), Ereny Bassilious, and colleagues published the article: "A unique, interactive and web-based pediatric rehumatology teaching module: residents' perceptions"in the above journal.
Drs. Gaby Ronen and Peter Rosenbaum co-edited the book, Quality Outcomes of Children and Young People with Neurological and Developmental Conditions.
Handbook of Clinical Neurology
Dr. Ronen (first author) and colleagues published the chapter, "Ethical considerations in paediatric neurology" in the above book.
Drs. Gaby Ronen and Peter Rosenbaum (co-authors) published the chapter, "Health outcomes measurement: concepts, guidelines and opportunities" in the above book.
Epilepsy & Behavior
The article, "Age-related variables in childhood epilepsy: how do they relate to each other and to quality of life?" was published by Lindsay Manor (undergraduate student thesis), Dr. Gaby Ronen (thesis supervisor and corresponding author), Dr. Peter Rosenbaum (co-author) and additional colleagues.
Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
Dr. Gaby Ronen's editorial commentary, "Identifyingearly markers for futre schoolachievementin children with early-onset epilepsy" was published in the above journal.
European Journal of Paediatric Neurology
Dr. Ehud Rosenbloom (co-author and corresponding author) and colleagues published the article: "Do antipyretics prevent the recurrence of febrile seizures in children? A systemic review of randomized controlled trials and meta-analysis", in the above journal.
Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
Lorrie J. Shimmell, School of Rehabilitation Science(primary author), Dr. Jan Willem Gorter (corresponding author) and McMaster colleagues: Daphne Jackson, Marilyn Wright and Barbara Galuppi, published the article: '"It's the Participation that Motivates Him": Physical Activity Experiences of Youth with Cerebral Palsy and Their Parents'in the above journal.
International Journal of Artificial Organs
Niels Rochow (primary author), Dr. Chris Fusch from Neonatology;Dr. Anthony Chan,Les Berryfrom Hematology/Oncology; andcolleagues from McMaster Biomedical, Chemical, and Mechanical Engineering,published the article: "Artificial placenta - Lung assist devices for term and preterm newborns with respiratory failure" in the above journal.
Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Pediatric resident,Dr. Kaleem Ashraf (primary author)and colleagues recently published the article, "Treatment With Topotecan Plus Cyclophosphamide in Children With First Relapse of Neuroblastoma" in the above journal.
Dr. Karen Choong contributed to the book,Vasopressin: Mechanism of Action, Physiology and Side Effectswith the chapter, 'Vasopressin in Pediatric Shock'.
MSA Spring Newsletter
The success of McMaster Children and Youth University was a feature story in the spring issue(pgs 4-7).
Dr. Samantha Marin, fourth year Resident in Pediatric Neurology, with corresponding author Dr. David Callen, has recently published an invited book chapter in The Neuroimaging Clinics of North America on, 'The MRI Appearance of ADEM'.
The Prevention Researcher
Debra Stewart (Assoc. Professor, Rehabilitation Science), Dr. Jan Willem Gorter, and PhD Candidate Matt Freeman published the article, "Transitions to Adulthood for Youth with Disabilities: Emerging Themes for Practice and Research", in the above online journal.
Dr. M. Constantine Samaan (first and corresponding author) and collaborators, Drs. Lehana Thabane, Brian Timmons, and colleagues published a paper entitled "Chemokine (C-C motif) Ligand 2 is a potential biomarker of inflammation & physical fitness in obese children: A cross-sectional study", in the above journal.
The Division of Neonatology participated in a multi-centre randomized controlled trial, recently published in the above journal, entitled: 'A Trial Comparing Noninvasive Ventilation Strategies in Preterm Infants'. Dr. Madan Roy was the local principal investigator for the study.
Dr. Niels Rochow (primary author) and Dr. Chris Fusch from Neonatology, with colleagues from the faculty of Bio-Engineering, as well as Dr. Anthony Chan and Les Berry from Hematology/Oncology published the article: "Artificial placenta - Lung assist devices for term and preterm newborns with respiratory failure" in the International Journal of Artificial Organs.
Lorrie J. Shimmell, School of Rehabilitation Science (primary author), Dr. Jan Willem Gorter (corresponding author) and fellow McMaster colleagues: Daphne Jackson, Marilyn Wright and Barbara Galuppi, published the article, '"It's the Participation that Motivates Him": Physical Activity Experiences of Youth with Cerebral Palsy and Their Parents' in the journal, Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics.
Pediatric Resident, Dr. Kaleem Ashraf (primary author) and colleagues recently published the article "Treatment With Topotecan Plus Cyclophosphamide in Children with First Relapse of Neuroblastoma", in the journal: Pediatric Blood & Cancer.
Dr. Samanth Marin, a fourth year Resident in Pediatric Neurology, recently published an invited book chapter in The Neuroimaging Clinics of North America, on the topic: The MRI Appearance of ADEM.
Drs. Karen Choong (senior author), Lehana Thabane (co-author), and colleagues published the article 'Early Mobilization in Critically Ill Children: A Survey of Canadian Practice' in Critical Care Medicine.
Dr. Anne Klassen (co-author), and colleagues published the article, "Towards the development of the International Classification of Functioning Core Sets for Children with Cerebral Palsy: a global expert survey, in the Journal of Child Neurology.
Drs. Karen Choong (senior author), Cynthia Cupido (co-author), and colleagues pubkished the article: "Acute rehabilitation in critically ill children", in the the Journal of Pediatric Intensive Care.
Dr. Olaf Kraus de Camargo was an invited author for an issue and article about 'Chronic health conditions in childhood - Diagnosis - Disability - Identity'.
Dr. Anne Klassen (senior author), and colleagues published the article "Measuring Outcomes in Carniofacial Pediatric Surgery" in the journal: Clinics in Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Anne Klassen (co-author and co-investigator), and colleagues published the article "Missing Elements in the Current Evaluation of Quality of Life after Head and Neck Reconstruction: a Quallitative Analysis in the journal: Clinics in Plastic Surgery.
In the new book, Practical use of the ICF-CY (Die ICF-CY in der Praxis), author Dr. Olaf Kraus de Camargo and co-author, Liane Simon, describe the application of the ICF-CY in intervention planning for children with disabilities attending early intervention programs.
Dr. David Goldfarb (co-author) published "Microbiology of urinary tract infections in Gaborone, Botswana" in PLoS One, in March 2013.
Drs. Jeffrey Pernica (corresponding and senior author) and former McMaster resident Tram Nguyen (co-author), with additional McMaster colleagues, published "Bordetella holmesii, an Emerging Cause of Septic Arthritis" in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology.
Drs. Jeffrey Pernica (first author) and April Kam published the article "Canadian Pediatricians' Prescribing Practices for Community-Acquired Pneumonia" in Clinical Pediatrics.
Drs. David Goldfarb (corresponding and senior author) and Jeffrey Pernica published the article "Hospital-based Surveillance for Rotavirus Gastroenteritis using Molecular Testing and Immunoassay during the 2011 Season in Botswana" in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, in 2013.
Dr. David Goldfarb (lead author) published "Nanolitre Real-time PCR Detection of Bacterial, Parasitic, and Viral Agents from Patients with Diarrhea in Nunavut, Canada" in the International Journal of Circumpolar Health.
Drs. Katherine Morrison (first author), Stephanie Atkinson (co-author) and additional McMaster colleagues, published the article, "Maternal and Pregnancy Related Predictors of Cardiometabolic Traits in Newborns" in PLOS ONE.
Drs. Christna Grant and Brandon Meaney published the article 'A cliical approach to paediatric conversion disorder: VEER in the right direction' in Canadian Pediatric Surveillance Program.
Dr. Karen Choong and colleagues published the article 'Intravenous fluid-related symptomatic acute hyponatremia' in the Canadian Pediatric Surveillance Program. She also published 'Avoiding hypotonic solutions in paediatrics: keeping our patients safe' in Pediatrics and Child Health (vol. 18, no. 2) February, 2013.