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What's New in the Department of Pediatrics: News & Publications

Recent Publications

Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Dr. Jeffrey Pernica (co-author) published the article, 'A comparison of flocked swabs and traditional swabs, using multiplex real timePCR for detection of common gastroenteritis pathogens in Botswana.'

Ethics in Childhood: Principles and Cases in Neurodisability (Book)
Drs. Gabriel Ronen and Peter Rosenbaum are the co-editors of the new book. Drs. Jan Willem Gorter, M. Constantine Samaan, and colleagues at the Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre also authored chapters in the book.

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Dr. Jeffrey Pernica (co-author) published the article, 'Immunizing Patients with Adverse Events Following Immunization and Potential Contraindications to Immunization: A report from the Special Immunization Clinics Network.'

Journal of Rheumatology
Drs. Michelle Batthish and Tania Cellucci (first author) were part of the group of pediatric rheumatologists that put together the first Canadian position statement on the treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis which was published in the journal above.

Dr. Gerhard Fusch co-authored the article "Influence of core body temperature on tryptophan metabolism, kynurenines, and estimated IDO activity in critically ill patients receiving target temperature management following cardiac arrest."

Dr. Gerhard Fusch co-authored the article " Increased Activity of the Immunoregulatory Enzyme Indoleamine-2,3-Dioxygenase (IDO) with Consecutive Tryptophan Depletion Predicts Death in Patients with Neuroendocrine Neoplasia."

Canadian Communicable Disease Report
Dr. Jeffrey Pernica (co-author) published the article, 'Interim Recommendations for the Use of Fractional Dose of Yellow Fever Vaccine during Vaccine Shortage.'

Case Reports in Pediatrics
Dr. Jennifer MacKenzie and colleagues published the article, "Melanocortin-4 Receptor Deficiency Phenotype with an Interstitial 18q Deletion: A Case Report of Severe Childhood Obesity and Tall Stature."

BMC Infectious Diseases
Drs. Jeffrey Pernica and David Goldfarb (co-authors) published the article, 'Molecular evidence of high rates of asymptomatic P. vivax infection and very low P. falciparum malaria in Botswana.'

Trends in Parasitology
Drs. Jeffrey Pernica and David Goldfarb (co-authors) published the article, 'Enteric parasites in Arctic communities: tip of the iceberg?’

Canadian Blood Services Guide to Transfusion
Dr. Ziad Solh co-authored a chapter in the Canadian Blood Services' Clinical Guide to Transfusion entitled "CMV Seronegative, Irradiated and Washed Blood Components."

Journal of Perinatology
Dr. Amit Mukerji and colleagues from the UofT published the article, "Non-invasive high-frequency ventilation versus bi-phasic continuous positive airway pressure (BP-CPAP) following CPAP failure in infants <1250 g: a pilot randomized controlled trial."

Spinal Cord
Dr. Jan Willem Gorter and colleagues published the article, "Differences in health, participation and life satisfaction outcomes in adults following paediatric-versus adult-sustained spinal cord injury."

Intensive Care Medicine
Dr. Karen Choong was a member of the Canadian Critical Care Society's Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Treatment Working Group who recently published the article, "Guidelines for the withdrawal of life-sustaining measures."

BMJ Open
Dr. Melissa Parker and colleagues published the article, "Exploring the experiences of substitute decision-makers with an exception to consent in a paediatric resuscitation randomised controlled trial: study protocol for a qualitative research study."

Drs. Katherine Morrison (first author), Saroj Saigal (senior author), Laura Ramsigh, Elizabeth Gunn (co-authors) and additional colleagues from McMaster, published the paper, "Cardiometabolic Health in Adults Born Premature With Extremely Low Birth Weight."

BMC Pediatrics
Dr. Jan Willem Gorter with colleagues from the Ontario Independence Program Research team published the paper, "Optimizing life success through residential immersive life skills programs for youth with disabilities: study protocol of a mixed-methods, prospective, comparative cohort study."

Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
Drs. Jan Willem Gorter, Briano DiRezzi and colleagues from CanChild and NetChild, published the paper, "Child-Focused and Context-Focused Behaviors of Physical and Occupational Therapists during Treatment of Young Children with Cerebral Palsy."

Pellock's Pediatric Epilepsy: Diagnosis and Therapy, 4th Edition
Drs. Kevin Jones (first author) and Rajesh RamachandranNair (senior author) wrote a chapter on "ACTH and Steroids" in the fourth edition of this book.

Quality of Life Research
Dr. Anne Klassen co-authored the article, "Quality of life of pediatric oncology patients: Do patient-reported outcome instruments measure what matters to patients?"

Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
Drs. Jan Willem Gorter, Peter Rosenbaum, PhD student Patrick McPhee (supervised by J.W. Gorter), and Olaf Verschuren (international collaborator with CanChild), co-authored a letter to the editor entitled, "The formula for health and well-being in individuals with cerebral palsy: physical activity, sleep, and nutrition."

Canadian Medical Association Journal
Dr. Karen Choong (co-author) and colleagues published the paper, "Early mobilization of critically ill adults: a survey of knowledge, perceptions and practices of Canadian physicians and physiotherapists."

Bundesgesundheitsblatt (German journal)
Dr. Olaf Kraus de Camargo published the article, "Personal factors and participation - how should professionals address them?"

International Journal of Eating Disorders
Drs. Christina Grant and Natasha Johnson, with colleagues from McMaster, co-authored the article, "Severe avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder and coexisting stimulant treated attention deficit hyperactivity disorder."

European Journal of Pediatric Neurology
Dr. Olaf Kraus de Camargo co-authored the letter, "The International Classification of Functioning Framework in Zika-Related Disabilities."

Clinical Pediatrics
Drs. Madan Roy, Jeff Pernica and April Kam co-authored the article, "A Ten-Year Review of Necrotizing Fasciitis in the Pediatric Population: Delays to Diagnosis and Management."

Canadian Journal of Respiratory Therapy
Debra Paterson (1st author), Dr. Amit Mukerji (senior author) and colleagues from McMaster published the paper entitled “Impact of interprofessional education on noninvasive ventilation in a tertiary neonatal intensive care unit.”

Journal of Rheumatology
Dr. Tania Cellucci (1st author) published a review entitled, "Adapting knowledge translation strategies for rare rheumatic diseases."

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Dr. Karen Choong, with colleagues from McMaster, published the article, "The Impact of Clinical Trials Conducted by Research Networks in Pediatric Critical Care."

International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Drs. Karen Choong, Martha Fulford, Anthony Chan and additional colleagues published the article, "To anticoagulate? Controversy in the management of thrombotic complications of head & neck infections."

Journal of Clinical Nursing
Dr. Hana Mijovic (PGY4, 2015-'16, supervised by Dr. Andrea Hunter) published the article, "What does the literature tell us about health workers' experiences of task-shifting projects in sub-Saharan Africa? A systematic, qualitative review.”

Archived Publications

Pediatrics Academic Newsletter

Upcoming Events and News

Conferences and Professional Development

Faculty in the Department of Pediatrics are active in the development of opportunites to advance continuing professional development and optimize health outcomes. A listing of upcoming events and resources are available here.

Pediatric Residency Information Tea

Pediatric Residency Information Tea

Dates: Every second Wednesday
Time: 12:30-1:00 p.m., HSC-3H36

Pediatric Clerks & Elective Students: During your rotation through Pediatrics, we invite you to meet Andrea Hunter, Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program, Michael G. DeGroote Schoolf of Medicine, and the Pediatric Chief Residents.

PedsClerk Web Application

The beta version of the new McMaster PedsClerk web-based app has launched! The app provides clinical teachers with quick and easy access to the 26 core clinical presentations and their corresponding key conditions, as well as related foundational knowledge and associated resources. Start using the PedsClerk App!

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