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2014 Pediatrics Publication Archive

Quality of Life Research

Drs. Nora Fayed , Olaf Kraus de Camargo and colleauges published the article, 'Patient-Important Activity and Participation Outcomes in Clinical Trials Involving Children with Chronic Conditions’, in the journal above.

Child: Care, Health and Development

Drs. Anne Klassen, Christina Grant, Herbert Brill, Olaf Kraus de Camargo, Gabriel Ronen and M. Constantine Samaan and colleagues, published the article, "Development and Validation of a Generic Scale for Use in Transition Programmes to Measure Self-Management Skills in Adolescents with Chronic Health Conditions: The TRANSITION-Q", in the journal above.

CanChild contributes to book on cerebral palsy

Drs.Peter Rosenbaum and Jan Willem Gorter, along with others from CanChild have contributed to the definitive new book entitled"Cerebral palsy: Science and Clinical Practice.” The book, from the world's leading childhood disability publisher [Mac Keith Press], is described as theonly complete, scientifically rigorous, fully integrated reference giving a wide ranging and in-depth perspective on cerebral palsy and related neurodevelopment disabilities.

Journal of Ultrasound

Drs. Claudia Almeida,Tapas Mondal and colleagues publishedthe article "Distinctive neck swelling in a patient with a vein of Galen arteriovenous malformation" in the Journal of Ultrasound.


Dr. Mark Ferro published the article, Risk factors for health-related quality of life in children with epilepsy: a meta-analysis” in Epilepsia.

Journal of Asthma

Dr. Mark Ferro and colleagues published the article,Maternal psychological distress mediates the relationship between asthma and physician visits in a population-based sample of adolescentsin the Journal of Asthma.

Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

Dr. Mark Duffett and colleagues published the articleQuality of Survey Reporting in Nephrology Journals in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Drs. Mark Duffett, Karen Choong, Lehana Thabaneand colleagues published the article Making Decisions About Medications in Critically Ill Children: A Survey of Canadian Pediatric Critical Care Clinicians in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.

Journal of Rheumatology

Dr. Michelle Batthish and others had an article published in the Journal of Rheumatology titled Trying to Improve Care: The Morbidity and Mortality Conference in a Division of Rheumatology.

Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice

Dr. Tapas Mondaland colleagues published the articleA Global Comparison Between Brand-Name and Generic Drugsin the Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice.

Journal of Affective Disorders

Drs. Katherine Morrison, Sabina Shin and Mark Tarnopolsky published the article Association of Depression & Health Related Quality of Life with Body Composition in Children and Youth with Obesity in the Journal of Affective Disorders.

Child Maltreatment

Dr. Christine Wekerly published the article Pathways From Childhood Maltreatment to Emerging Adulthood: Investigating Trauma-Mediated Substance Use and Dating Violence Outcomes Among Child Protective Services−Involved Youth, published in Child Maltreatment.

Child Abuse and neglect

Dr. Christine Wekerly published the articlePsychological distress as a mediator of the relationship between childhood maltreatment and sleep quality in adolescence: Results from the Maltreatment and Adolescent Pathways (MAP) Longitudinal Study in the journal Child Abuse & Neglect.

Clinicians Corner

Dustin Jacobson, and Drs. Tapas Mondal andDragos Predescu published the article An infant with a low heart rate in Peadiatrics and Child Health.

Circulation Cardiovascular Imaging

Dr. Tapas Mondal and colleagues published the articlePrognostic Implications of the Systolic To Diastolic Duration Ratio in Children with Idiopathicor Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Circulation Cardiovascular Imaging.

Pediatric Neurology

Drs. Whitney and Oksana Borys have published their study entitled The McMaster Pediatric Migraine Questionnaire: A Prospective Validations Studyin Pediatric Neurology

Pediatric Neurology

Dr. Robyn Whitney has published an article in Pediatric Neurology entitled “Paroxysmal Fast Activity in Rett Syndrome: A Case Report."

Archives of Disease in Childhood

Dr. Samira Samiee-Zafarghandy and colleagues had an article published in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood, titled Trends in paediatric clinical pharmacology data in US pharmaceutical labelling.

Canadian Journal of Public Health

Dr. Gita Wahi and Dr. Katherine Morrison, with colleagues, had an article published in the Canadian Journal of Public Health titled “Body mass index among immigrant and non-immigrant youth: Evidence from the Canadian Community Health Survey.”

Dr. Christine Wekerle published the following articles:

"Psychological distress as a mediator of the relationship between childhood maltreatment and sleep quality in adolescence: Results from the Maltreatment and Adolescent Pathways (MAP) Longitudinal Study"in Child Abuse and Neglect.

"Early childhood education as a resilience intervention for maltreated children" in Early Child Development & Care.

"Emergency departments and street-involved youth: Factors influencing utilization" in the Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless.

BMJ Open Journal (Paediatrics)

Dr. M. Constantine Samaan (first and corresponding author) with Marlie Valencia and Katherine Wang (Research students under Dr. Samaan's supervision), with Drs. Ronnie Barr, Katrin Scheinemann, Rejane Dillenburg and Lehana Thabane (Pediatrics) and Dr. Sarah Burrow (PediatricOrthopaedics) published a paper entitled: Recruitment feasibility to a cohort study of endocrine and metabolic healthamong survivors of childhood brain tumours: a report from the Canadian study of Determinants of EndometabolicHealth in ChIlDrEn (CanDECIDE)

Journal of Abnormal Psychology

Drs. Mark Ferro and Michael Boyle (Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences) published the paper, "The Impact of Chronic Physical Illness, Maternal Depressive Symptoms, Family Functioning, and Self-esteem on Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression in Children", in the journal above.


Dr. M. Constantine Samaan (co-author) published the article, "AMPK phosphorylation of ACC2 is required for skeletal muscle fatty acid oxidation and insulin sensitivity in mice" in the journal above.

Journal of Critical Care

Dr. Mark Duffett and Dr. Karen Choong published the article "Clonidine in the sedation of mechanically ventilated children: A pilot randomized trial" in the Journal of Critical Care.

American Journal of Perinatology

Drs. Chris Fusch and Salhab el Helou with colleagues published the article, "Use of Noninvasive High-Frequency Ventilation in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Retrospective Review"

Clinical Biochemistry

Drs. Chris Fusch and Samira Samiee-Zafarghandy, published the article, "Promoting healthy growth and nutrition in preterm infants: A challenge for clinicians and researchers".

Frontiers in Psychology

Dr. Saroj Saigal (co-author) with colleagues from McMaster, published the paper entitled: "ADHD among young adults born at extremely low birth weight: the role of fluid intelligence in childhood".

Physiological Reports

Dr. M. Constantine Samaan (first and corresponding author) with Dr. Gregory Steineberg and colleagues from the Department of Medicine published the paper entitled: "Endurance interval training in obese mice reduces muscle inflammation and macrophage content independently in weight loss".

The Journal of Pediatrics

Dr. Karen Choong contributed to the "Current Best Evidence" column, in the May 2014 issue of the journal.


Dr. Stacey Marjerrison (first author) published the article, "Inferior Survival Among Aboriginal Children with Cancer in Ontario.

BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth

Dr. Chris Fusch, with colleagues from Germany, published the article: "Chronic diseases in pregnant women: prevalence and birth outcomes based on the SNiP-study".

Artificial Organs

Dr. Chris Fusch, Niels Roschow, Gerhard Fusch, Shelley Monkman, Emily Chan, Dragos Predescuand others published the paper, "An Integrated Array of Microfluidic Oxygenators as a Neonatal Lung Assist Device: In Vitro Characterization and In Vivo Demonstration". The article includes a special dedication to a respected colleague and scholar, Dr. Jack Sinclair.

Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation

Dr. Karen Choong (PI) with colleagues, Brian Timmons, Rachel Walker and Farah Absulsatar, published the article, '"Wii-Hab" in critically ill children: A pilot trial'.

Journal of the American College of Nutrition

Dr. Christoph Fusch authored a Letter to the Editor in response to the article, "Body Fat % is Also a Potentially Poor Individual Measure for Health in Children", both published in the journal above.

Nature Genetics

Drs. Robyn Whitney, Chumei Li, Andrew Latchman, Marta Szybowska (co-authors) and colleagues published the article, 'Gain-of-function in IFIH1 cause a spectrum of human disease phenotypes associated with upregulated type I interferon signaling.'

Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine

Dr. Saroj Saigal (first author) published the article, 'Functional outcomes of very premature infants into adulthood'.

Medical Education

Dr. Andrea Hunter, with former McMaster MD students and colleagues from Internal Medicine, published the article, 'Toward Reciprocity: hos supervisor perspectives on international medical electives'.

Pediatric Neurology

Dr. Gabriel Ronen (first author) with co-authors, Dr.Peter Rosenbaum and Nora Fayed (pediatric epilepsy post doctoral fellow) published the article, 'Outcomes trajectories in children with epilepsy: hypostheses and methodology of a Canadian longitudinal study'.

Hand in Hand — A publication of the Down Syndrome Research Foundation

Dr. Jan Willem Gorter (co-author) with colleagues from CanChild, including Deb Stewart and Matt Freeman, published the article 'Positive Experiences Build Capacity for a Successful Transition to Adulthood for Youth with Disabiities.'


Neonatology Fellow, Dr. Souvik Mitra (first author) and colleagues published the article 'Chorioamnionitis as a Risk Factor for Retinopathy of Prematurity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis'.

The Journal of Pediatrics

Dr. Jan Willem Gorter (co-author), with colleagues from CanChild and NetChild in the Netherlands, published the article 'Developmental Trajectories of Mobility and Self-Care Capabiities in Young Children with Cerebral Palsy'.

Paediatrics and Child Health

PGY2 resident, Dr. Madhavi Moharir (first author) with co-authors from Toronto Public Health and the University of Toronto, published the article, 'Speech and language support: How physicians can identify and treat speech and language delays in the office setting'.

Pediatric Blood & Cancer

Dr. Stacey Marjerrison (first author) with co-authors, published the article, 'Outcome of Children Treated for Relapsed Acute Myeloid Leukemia in Central America'.

BMJ Quality & Safety

Dr. Jon Gilleland (first author) with co-authors from McMaster's School of Nursing including Jennifer McGugan, Sandy Brooks, Maureen Dobbins and Jenny Ploeg, published the article, 'Caring for critically ill children in the community: a needs assessment'.

International Journal of Child and Adolescent Resillience

Dr. Christine Wekerle (first author) published the article, 'Maltreated adolescents: Social and health service opportunities for resilience'.


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