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Publications
Brittany McGill, clinical psychologist and PhD candidate at the Behavioural Sciences Unit, together with authors from UNSW Sydney, Sydney Children's Hospitals Network, Princes of Wales Hospital, the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Boston Children’s Hospital, has recently published a systematic review in Clinical Genetics. The review examined the literature surrounding the perceptions...
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Heart Research
Researchers from the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network have been awarded two HeartKids project grants to support research into improving health outcomes for children undergoing major cardiac surgery. The HeartKids Grants-in-Aid Program awarded $273,000 across a total of seven projects, enabling vital research into childhood and congenital heart disease across Australia. Associate Professo...
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Research
A study published in Pediatric Anaesthesia shows that children under four years of age exposed to anaesthesia have a greater risk of poorer development and lower scores on numeracy and reading scores. The more exposure to anaesthetics, the greater the risk, the study found. The finding is based on a data-linkage study of over 210,000 children in New South Wales, Australia. The researchers c...
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Gene therapy
Results of a Phase I Clinical Trial which employed genetic engineering technologies developed in-house at Kids Research have been published in Human Gene Therapy.  It is the first example of a group in Australia to succeed in safely manufacturing and using clinical-grade vectors. The research, initiated nearly twenty years ago by Dr Geoffrey McCowage, paediatric oncologist at Cancer Centr...
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Events
The Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit (APSU) is celebrating 25 years of research, advocacy and care for children living with rare conditions. The APSU was established in 1993 by Professor Elizabeth Elliott, and since then has been used by over 300 researchers and run 68 surveillance studies of uncommon childhood diseases, complications of common diseases or adverse effects of treatment....
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Research
Improving patient outcomes through innovative solutions is crucial to advancing translational medical research, where multidisciplinary collaboration can provide the key to advancing new discoveries.  A workshop hosted by the Westmead Institute for Medical Research earlier this week saw “rapid-fire” talks from clinicians, engineers and biomedical scientists to spark discussions between th...
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Publications
A landmark national study led by the Australian Institute of Health Innovation at Macquarie University on the standard of healthcare for children in Australia has found children receive care in-line with clinical practice guideline recommendations on average 60 percent (59.8%) of the time for 17 common medical conditions. The CareTrack Kids study published today in the Journal of the American...
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Congratulations
Congratulations to Professor Kristine Macartney on her appointment as Director of the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS).  In addition to this appointment, Kristine is also Senior Staff Specialist at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Professor in Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Sydney and Senior Editor of the Australian Immunisation Handbo...
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Clinical Research Centre
The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier for NSW and the Hon Brad Hazzard MP, Minister for Health and Medical Research today officially opened the Clinical Research Centre at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Based within Kids Research, the state of the art Clinical Research Centre (CRC) was constructed as part of the Westmead Redevelopment project and is a purpose built paediatric clinical t...
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  • 07 March 2018
The National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance (NCIRS) has undertaken an extensive evaluation of the human papillomavirus virus (HPV) vaccines in use globally, confirming their excellent safety profile and will continue to monitor the vaccine. Four out of five people will be infected with HPV in their lifetime; this infection can lead to cancer and other diseases. HPV vaccine...
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