Recent Publications for Colin Robertson

  • 1. Massie J, Curnow L, Tzanakos N, Francis I, Robertson CF. Markedly elevated neonatal immunoreactive trypsinogen levels in the absence of cystic fibrosis gene mutations is not an indication for further testing. Arch Dis Child 2006;91:222-225.
    2. Ferreira MAR, O'Gorman L, LeSouef P, Burton P, Toelle B, Robertson CF, Martin NG, Duffy DL. Variance components analyses of multiple asthma traits in a large sample of Australian families ascertained through a twin proband. Allergy 2006;61:245-253.
    3. Chang AB, Landau LI, Van Asperen PP, Glasgow NJ, Robertson CF, Marchant JM, Mellis CM.  Cough in children: definitions and clinical evaluation. Med J Aust 2006;184:398-403.
    4. Hafen G, Ranganathan S, Robertson CF, Robinson PJ. Clinical scoring systems in Cystic Fibrosis. Pediatr Pulmonol 2006;41:602-617.
    5. Vuillerman P, South M, Robertson C Parent-initiated oral corticosteroid therapy for intermittent wheezing illnesses in children.  Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2006 Jul 19;3:CD005311
    6. Asher MI, Montefort S, Björkstén B, Lai CKW, Strachan DP, Weiland SK, Williams H, and the ISAAC Phase Three Study Group.(Study group includes Robertson CF). Worldwide time trends in the prevalence of symptoms of asthma, allergic rhinoconjunctivitis, and eczema in childhood: ISAAC Phases One and Three repeat multicountry cross-sectional surveys. Lancet 2006; 368(9537): 733-743.
    7. Tibballs J, Robertson C, Wall R. Tracheal ulceration and obstruction associated with flexible Bivona tracheostomy tubes. Anaesth Intensive Care 2006;34:495-7.
    8. Robertson CF, Price D, Henry R, Mellis C, Glasgow N, Fitzgerald D, Lee A, Turner J, Sant M. Short couorsde montelukast for intermittent asthma in children: a randomised controlled trial. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2007;175:323-329.
    9. Tibballs J, Fasulakis S, Robertson CF, Berkowitz RG, Massie J, et al. Polyflex stenting of tracheomalacia after surgery for congenital tracheal stenosis. Int J Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 2007;71:159-163
    10. Ranganathan RC, Robertson CF. Ventilation Inhomogeneities in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis: Inappropriate Reference Data and Errors? Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2006; 172:645-6
    11. Vuillerman P, South M, Robertson CF.  Parent-initiated oral corticosteroid therapy for intermittent wheezing illnesses in children: systematic review. J Paediatr Child Health. 2007;43:438-442
    12. PJ Vuillermin, MJ South, JB Carlin, MI Biscan, SL Brennan, CF Robertson. Parent-initiated oral corticosteroid therapy for acute asthma: a survey of current practice. J Paediatr Child Health. 2007;43:443-445
    13. Pearce N, Ait-Khaled N, Beasley R, Mallol J, Keil U, Mitchell E, Robertson C and the ISAAC Phase Three Study Group. Worldwide trends in the prevalence of asthma symptoms: Phase Three of the International Study of asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC). Thorax 2007 62(9):757-65.
    14. Sung V, Massie J, Hochmann MA, Carlin JB, Jamsen K, Robertson CF Estimating inspired oxygen concentration delivered by nasal prongs in children with bronchiolitis. J Paediatr Child Health. 2007;44:14-18.
    15. Weinmayr G, Weiland SK, Björkstén B, Brunekreef B, Büchele G, Cookson WO, García-Marcos L, Gotua M, Gratziou C, van Hage M, von Mutius E, Riikjärv MA, Rzehak P, Stein RT, Strachan DP, Tsanakas J, Wickens K, Wong GW, and the ISAAC Phase Two Study Group.(Study group includes Robertson CF). Atopic sensitization and the international variation of asthma symptom prevalence in children. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2007; 176(6): 565-74.
    16. PJ Vuillermin, MJ South, JB Carlin, MI Biscan, SL Brennan, CF Robertson. Asthma amomg schoolchildren in the Barwon region of Victoria. Med J Aust 2007:187:221-224.
    17. McMorran BJ, Ouvry Patat SA, Carlin JB, Grimwood K, Jones A, Armstrong DS, Galati JCCooper PJ, Byrnes CA, Francis PW, Robertson CF, Hume DA, Borchers CH, Wainwright CE, Wainwright BJ. Novel Neutrophil-Derived Proteins in Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid Indicate an Exaggerated Inflammatory Response in Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Patients. Clin Chem. 2007;53:1782-1791
    18. Anderson HR, Gupta R, Kapentanakis V, Asher I, Clayton T, Robertson CF, Strachan DP and the ISAAC Steering Committee. International correlations between indicators of prevalence hospital admissions and mortality for asthma in children. Int J Epidemiol 2008 (ePub ahead of print).
    19. Jaques A, Daviskas E, Turton JA, McKay K, Cooper P, Stirling RG, Robertson CF, Bye PTP, LeSouef PN, Shadbolt B, Anderson SD, Charlton B. Inhaled mannitol dry powder improves lung function in cystic fibrosis. Chest 2008;133:1388-1396.
    20. Ward JE, Harris T, Bamford T, Mast A, Michael CF Pain MCF, Robertson CF, Smallwood D, Tran T, Wilson J, Stewart AG. Proliferation is not increased in airway myofibroblasts isolated from asthmatics. Eur Respir J 2008 ;32:362-371
    21. Wainwright CE, Grimwood K, Carlin JB, Vidmar S, Cooper PJ, Francis PW, Byrnes CA, Whitehead BF, Martin AJ, Robertson IF, Cooper DM, Dakin CJ, Masters IB, Massie RJ, Robinson PJ, Ranganathan S, Armstrong DS, Patterson LK, Robertson CF. Safety of bronchoalveolar lavage in young children with cystic fibrosis. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2008;43(10):965-972
    22. Beasley R, Clayton T, Crane J, von Mutius E, Lai CK, Montefort S, Stewart A; ISAAC Phase Three Study Group. Association between paracetamol use in infancy and childhood, and risk of asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis, and eczema in children aged 6-7 years: analysis from Phase Three of the ISAAC programme. Lancet. 2008;372(9643):1039-48
    23. Linnane BM, Hall GL, Nolan G, Brennan S, Stick SM, Sly PD, Robertson CF, Robinson PJ, Franklin PJ, Turner SW, Ranganathan SC. Lung Function in Infants with Cystic Fibrosis Diagnosed by Newborn Screening.Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2008 ;178:1238-44.
    24. Keating DT, Westall GP, Marasco SF, Burton JH, Buckland MR, Robertson CF, Williams TJ, Snell GI. Paediatric lobar lung transplantation: addressing the paucity of donor organs. Med J Aust. 2008 Aug 4;189(3):173-5.
    25. Weinmayr G, Forastiere F, Weiland SK, Rzehak P, Abramidze T, Annesi-Maesano I, Björkstén B, Brunekreef B, Büchele G, Cookson WO, von Mutius E, Pistelli R, Strachan DP; ISAAC Phase Two Study Group. International variation in prevalence of rhinitis and its relationship with sensitisation to perennial and seasonal allergens. Eur Respir J. 2008 Nov;32(5):1250-61. Epub 2008 Jun 25.
    26. Flohr C, Weiland SK, Weinmayr G, Björkstén B, Bråbäck L, Brunekreef B, Büchele G, Clausen M, Cookson WOC, von Mutius E, Strachan DP, Williams HC, and the ISAAC Phase Two Study Group.(Study group includes Robertson CF). The role of atopic sensitization in flexural eczema: Findings from the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood Phase Two. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2008; 121(1): 141-7
    27. Björkstén B, Clayton T, Ellwood P, Stewart A, Strachan D, and the ISAAC Phase Three Study Group.(Study group includes Robertson CF). Worldwide time trends for symptoms of rhinitis and conjunctivitis: Phase III of the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2008; 19(2): 110-24.
    28. Williams H, Stewart A, von Mutius E, Cookson B, Anderson HR, and the ISAAC Phase One and Three Study groups.(Study group includes Robertson CF). Is eczema really on the increase worldwide? J Allergy Clin Immunol 2008; 121(4): 947-54.
    29. Gehring U, Strikwold M, Schram-Bijkerk D, Weinmayr G, Genuneit J, Nagel G, Wickens K, Siebers R, Crane J, Doekes G, Di Domenicantonio R, Nilsson L, Priftanji A, Sandin A, El-Sharif N, Strachan D, van Hage M, von Mutius E, Brunekreef B, and the ISAAC Phase Two Study Group.(Study group includes Robertson CF). Asthma and allergic symptoms in relation to house dust endotoxin: Phase Two of the International Study on Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC II). Clin Exp Allergy 2008; 38: 1911-1920.
    30. Ait-Khaled N, Pearce N, Anderson HR, Ellwood P, Montefort S, Shah J; ISAAC Phase Three Study Group.Global map of the prevalence of symptoms of rhinoconjunctivitis in children: The International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) Phase Three. Allergy. 2009;64:123-48.
    31. Sly PD, Brennan S, Gangell C, de Klerk N, Murray C, Mott L, Stick SM, Robinson PJ, Robertson CF, Ranganathan SC on behalf of AREST CF. Lung disease at diagnosis in infants with cystic fibrosis detected by newborn screening. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2009;180:146-152.
    32. Mott LS, Gangell CL, Murray CP, Stick SM, Sly PD; AREST CF. Bronchiectasis in an asymptomatic infant with cystic fibrosis diagnosed following newborn screening.  J Cyst Fibros. 2009;8:285-7
    33. Stick SM, Brennan S, Murray C, Douglas T, von Ungern-Sternberg BS, Garratt LW, Gangell CL, De Klerk N, Linnane B, Ranganathan S, Robinson P, Robertson C, Sly PD; on behalf of the Australian Respiratory Early Surveillance Team for Cystic Fibrosis (AREST CF). Bronchiectasis in Infants and Preschool Children Diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis after Newborn Screening. J Pediatr. 2009;155:623-628.
    34. Brennan S, Sly PD, Gangell CL, Sturges N, Winfield K, Wikstrom M, Gard S, Upham JW; AREST CF. Alveolar macrophages and CC chemokines are increased in children with cystic fibrosis. Eur Respir J. 2009;34(3):655-61.
    35. Ellwood P, Williams H, Aït-Khaled N, Björkstén B, Robertson C; ISAAC Phase III Study Group. Translation of questions: the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) experience. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2009;13(9):1174-82.
    36. Foliaki S, Pearce N, Björkstén B, Mallol J, Montefort S, von Mutius E; International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood Phase III Study Group. Antibiotic use in infancy and symptoms of asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis, and eczema in children 6 and 7 years old: International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood Phase III. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2009;124(5):982-9.
    37. Nagel G, Büchele G, Weinmayr G, Björkstén B, Chen Y-Z, Wang H, Nystad W, Saraçlar Y, Bråbäck L, Batllés-Garrido J, García-Hernández G, Weiland SK, and the ISAAC Phase Two Study Group.(Study group includes Robertson CF). Effect of Breastfeeding on Asthma, Lung function, and Bronchial Hyperreactivity in ISAAC-Phase-Two. Eur Respir J.2009; 33: 993-1002; Epub 2009 Jan22
    38. Brunekreef B, Stewart AW, Anderson HR, Lai CKW, Pearce NE.(Study group includes Robertson CF). Self Reported Truck Traffic on the Street of Residence and Symptoms of Asthma and Allergic Disease: A Global Relationship in ISAAC Phase Three. Environ Health Perspect 2009; 117(11): 1791-98. Epub July 2009
    39. Flohr C, Weinmayr G, Weiland SK (deceased), Addo-Yobo E, Annesi-Maesano I, Björkstén B, Bråbäck L, Büchele G, Chico M, Cooper P, Clausen M, El-Sharif N, Martínez Gimeno A, Mathur RS, von Mutius E, Morales Suárez-Varela M, Pearce N, Svabe V, Wong GWK, Yu M, Zhong NS, Williams HC and the ISAAC Phase Two Study Group.(Study group includes Robertson CF). How well do questionnaires perform compared with physical examination in detecting flexural eczema? Findings from the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) Phase Two. Br J Dermatol 2009; 161(4): 846-853. Epub 27 May.
    40. Lai CKW, Beasley R, Crane J, Foliaki S, Shah J, Weiland S, and the ISAAC Phase Three Study Group.(Study group includes Robertson CF). Global variation in the prevalence and severity of asthma symptoms: Phase Three of the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC). Thorax 2009; 64: 476-483.Epub Feb 2009
    41. Anderson HR, Ruggles R, Pandey KD, Kapetenakis V, Brunekreef B, Lai CKW, Strachan DP, Weiland SK, and the ISAAC Phase One Study Group. (Study group includes Robertson CF). Ambient particulate pollution and the world-wide prevalence of asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis and eczema in children: Phase One of the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC). Occup Environ Med Published Online First: 9 October 2009. doi:10.1136/oem.2009.048785
    42. Genuneit J, Cantelmo JL, Weinmayr G, Wong GWK, Cooper PJ, Riikjärv MA, Gotua M, Kabesch M, von Mutius E, Forastiere F, Crane J, Nystad W, El Sharif N, Batllés-Garrido J, García-Marcos L, García-Hernández G, Morales Suárez-Varela M, Nilsson L, Bråbäck L, Saraçlar Y, Weiland SK, Cookson WOC, Strachan DP, Moffatt MF, ISAAC Phase Two Study Group.(Study group includes Robertson CF). A multi-centre study of candidate genes for wheeze and allergy. The International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood Phase Two. Clin Exp Allergy 2009 Dec; 39(12): 1875-1888
    43. Tibballs J, Henning R, Robertson C, Massie J, Hochmann M, Carter B, Osbourne A, Stephens R, Scoble M, Jones S, White J, Bryan D. A home respiratory support programme for children by parents and layperson carers. J Paediatr Child Health 2010;46:57-62.
    44. Odhiambo JA, Hywel C Williams HC, Clayton TO, Colin F Robertson CF, Asher MI and the ISAAC Phase Three Study Group5Eczema symptoms in children from the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) Phase Three. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2009;125:1251-1258.
    45. Vuillermin PJ, Robertson CF, Carlin JB, Brennan SL, Biscan MI, South M. Parent initiated prednisolone fro acute asthma in children of school age: a randomised controlled crossover trial. BMJ 2010 ;340:c843.
    46. Sulaiman ND, Barton CA, Liaw ST, Harris CA, Sawyer SM, Abramson MJ, Robertson C, Dharmage SC. Do small group workshops and locally adapted guidelines improve asthma patients' health outcomes? A cluster randomized controlled trial. Fam Pract. 2010 Mar 23. [Epub ahead of print]
    47. Vuillermin PJ, Brennan SL, Robertson CF,  J B Carlin JB, Prior M, Jenner BM,  South M.  Anxiety is more common in children with asthma.  Arch Dis Child published online June 3, 2010.
    48. Pillarisetti N, Linnane B, Ranganathan S; AREST CF.Collaborators (26) Balding E, Berry L, Brennan S, Carzino R, Douglas T, Gangell C, Garratt L, Hall G, Kicic A, de Klerk N, Laing I, Linnane B, Logie K, Massie J, Mott L, Mullane D, Murray C, Nolan G, Pillarisetti N, Ranganathan S, Robertson C, Robinson P, Skoric B, Sly P, Stick S, Sutanto E.  Early bronchiectasis in cystic fibrosis detected by surveillance CT.  Respirology. 2010 Aug;15(6):1009-11. Epub 2010 Apr 23.
    49. Nagel G, Weinmayr G, Kleiner A, Garcia-Marcos L, Strachan DP; ISAAC Phase Two Study Group. Effect of diet on asthma and allergic sensitisation in the International Study on Allergies and Asthma in Childhood (ISAAC) Phase Two. Thorax. 2010 Jun;65(6):516-22.
    50. Berry LJ, Sheil B, Garratt L, Sly PD; AREST CF. Stability of interleukin 8 and neutrophil elastase in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid following long-term storage. J Cyst Fibros. 2010 Sep;9(5):346-50.
    51. Ellwood P, Asher MI, Stewart AW; ISAAC Phase III Study Group. The impact of the method of consent on response rates in the ISAAC time trends study. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2010 Aug;14(8):1059-65
    52. Sturges NC, Wikström ME, Winfield KR, Gard SE, Brennan S, Sly PD, Upham JW; AREST CF Members of the Australian Respiratory Early Surveillance Team for Cystic Fibrosis.  Monocytes from children with clinically stable cystic fibrosis show enhanced expression of Toll-like receptor 4. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2010 Sep;45(9):883-9
    53. Harrison J, Martin J, Crameri J, Robertson CF, Ranganathan SC. Lung function in children with repaired tracheo-oesophageal fistula using the forced oscillation technique. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2010;41:1057-63.
    54. Lowe AJ, Carlin JB, Bennett CM, Hosking CS, Allen KJ, Robertson CF, Axelrad C, Abramson MJ, Hill DJ, Dharmage SC. Paracetamol use in early life and asthma: prospective birth cohort study. BMJ. 2010 Sep 15;341:c4616. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c4616
    55. Chang AB, Robertson CF, van Asperen PP, Glasgow NJ, Masters IB, Mellis CM, Landau LI, Teoh L, Morris PS. Can a management pathway for chronic cough in children improve clinical outcomes: protocol for a multicentre evaluation. Trials. 2010 Nov 6;11:103.
    56. Douglas TA, Brennan S, Berry L, Winfield K, Wainwright CE, Grimwood K, Stick SM, Sly PD; members of AREST CF and ACFBAL Trial. Value of serology in predicting Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in young children with cystic fibrosis. Thorax. 2010 Nov;65(11):985-90. Epub 2010 Oct 1.
    57. Sirithangkul S, Ranganathan S, Robinson PJ, Robertson CF. Positive expiratory pressure to enhance cough effectiveness in tracheomalacia.J Med Assoc Thai. 2010 Nov;93 Suppl 6:S112-8.
    58. Vuillermin PJ, Robertson CF, South M. The role of parent-initiated oral corticosteroids in preschool wheeze and school-aged asthma. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011; 11:187-191.
    59. Van Asperen PP, Mellis CM, Sly PD, Robertson CF. Evidence-based asthma management in children - what's new? Med J Aust 2011;194:383-384.
    60. Pillarisetti N, Williamson E, Linnane B, Skoric B, Robertson CF, Robinson P, Massie J, Hall GL, Sly P, Stick S, Ranganathan S; on behalf of the Australian Respiratory Early Surveillance Team for Cystic Fibrosis (AREST CF). Infection, Inflammation and Lung Function Decline in Infants With Cystic Fibrosis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2011;184:75-81.
    61. Chang AB, Gibson PG, Willis C, Petsky HL, Widdicombe J, Masters IB, Robertson C. Do gender and atopy influence cough outcome measurements in children? Chest. 2011 Mar 10. [Epub ahead of print]
    62. Triasih R, Duke T, Robertson CF. Outcomes following admission to intensive care for asthma. Arch Dis Child. 2011 May 3. [Epub ahead of print]
    63. Valovirta E, Boza ML, Robertson CF, Verbruggen N, Smugar SS, Nelsen LM, Knorr BA, Reiss TF, Philip G, Gurner DM Intermittent or daily montelukast versus placebo for episodic asthma in children. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2011 Jun;106(6):518-26. Epub 2011 Mar 4
    64. Ferreira MAR, Melanie Matheson C, Duffy DL, Marks GB, Hui J, Le Souëf P, Danoy P, Baltic S, Nyholt DR, Mészáros D, Hayden C, Willemsen G, Ang W, Kuokkanen M, Beilby J, Cheah F,. de Geus EJC, Ramasamy A, Vedantam S, Salomaa V, Madden PA, Heath AC, Hopper JL, Visscher PM, Musk B, Leeder SR, Jarvelin M, Pennell C, Boomsma DI, Hirschhorn J, Walters H, Martin NG, James A, Jones G, Abramson M, Robertson CF, Dharmage SC, Brown MA, Montgomery GTW and Thompson PJ for the Australian Asthma Genetics Consortium. Identification of IL6R and chromosome 11q13.5 as risk loci for asthma. Lancet. 2011 Sep 10;378(9795):1006-14.
    65. Wainwright CE, Vidmar S, B.Sc. Armstrong DS, Byrnes CA, Carlin JB, Cheney J, Cooper PJ, Grimwood K, Moodie M, Robertson CF, Tiddens H, for the ACFBAL Study Investigators. Effect of bronchoalveolar lavage-directed therapy for pulmonary exacerbations on pseudomonas aeruginosa infection and structural lung injury in children diagnosed with cystic fibrosis by newborn screening:  a randomized trial. JAMA 2011;306:163-171.
    66. Triasih R, Rutherford M, Lestari T, Utarini A, Robertson CF, Graham SM. Contact Investigation of Children Exposed to Tuberculosis in South East Asia: A Systematic Review J Tropical Medicine 2012 (2012), Article ID 301808, 6 pages
    67. Chisti MJ, Duke T, Robertson CF, Ahmed T, Faruque AS, Bardhan PK, La Vincente S, Salam MA. Co-morbidity: exploring the clinical overlap between pneumonia and diarrhoea in a hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Ann Trop Paediatr. 2011;31(4):311-9.
    68. Chisti MJ, Duke T, Robertson CF, Ahmed T, Faruque AS, Ashraf H, La Vincente S, Bardhan PK, Salam MA. Clinical predictors and outcome of hypoxaemia among under-five diarrhoeal children with or without pneumonia in an urban hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Trop Med Int Health. 2011 Sep 23. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3156.2011.02890.x. [Epub ahead of print]
    69. Björkstén B, Aït-Khaled N, Innes Asher M, Clayton TO, Robertson C; the ISAAC Phase Three Study Group. Global analysis of breast feeding and risk of symptoms of asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis and eczema in 6-7 year old children: ISAAC Phase Three. Allergol Immunopathol (Madr). 2011 Nov;39(6):318-325. Epub 2011 Jul 30.
    70. Gangell C, Gard S, Douglas T, Park J, de Klerk N, Keil T, Brennan S, Ranganathan S, Robins-Browne R, Sly PD; AREST CF. Inflammatory responses to individual microorganisms in the lungs of children with cystic fibrosis. Clin Infect Dis. 2011 Sep;53(5):425-32.
    71. Mott LS, Park J, Murray CP, Gangell CL, de Klerk NH, Robinson PJ, Robertson CF, Ranganathan SC, Sly PD, Stick SM; on behalf of AREST CF. Progression of early structural lung disease in young children with cystic fibrosis assessed using CT. Thorax. 2011 Dec 26. [Epub ahead of print]