Annabel L. Sweeney

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In a 12-month study, nine boys, aged 4.8–15.6 years, with bone ages 4.6–13 years, with moderate to severe chronic renal failure and resultant growth failure were treated with daily recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH), in conjunction with a strict low-protein/low-phosphate diet supplemented with keto and amino forms of the essential amino acids,(More)
The skin cancer rate in the US has been increasing faster than that for other cancers. Most skin cancers are related to sun exposure and the majority of exposure occurs before adulthood. Thus, children are an important target group to study and preschools can be useful avenues for delivering sun-protection messages. The current study examines the behaviors(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare a gram protein exchange system (1g=50-mg Phenylalanine) with a unit exchange system (1unit=15-mg Phenylalanine) and its effect on the blood Phenylalanine (Phe) levels and acceptance in the dietary management for children and adolescents with Phenylketonuria. METHODS In Phase One, participants were randomised to continue counting Phe(More)
AIM Low prevalence rates of malnutrition at 2.5% to 4% have previously been reported in two tertiary paediatric Australian hospitals. The current study is the first to measure the prevalence of malnutrition, obesity and nutritional risk of paediatric inpatients in multiple hospitals throughout Australia. METHODS Malnutrition, obesity and nutritional risk(More)
BACKGROUND The enduring impact of the childhood experiences of people with phenylketonuria (PKU) on their adulthood outcomes is equivocal. As the effect of childhood experiences on adulthood is well documented amongst the general population, the aim of this study was to explore childhood experiences considered significant by women with PKU as they relate to(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the pregnancy-related stresses anticipated and experienced by women with phenylketonuria (PKU) and the coping strategies and supports utilised or anticipated to be beneficial during pregnancy. METHODS Thematic analysis of interview data from eight women with PKU in a cross-sectional, qualitative study. Five of the participants had(More)
AIM Optimal glycaemic control is important in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D) to reduce the risk of developing microvascular complications. Modest reductions in HbA1c translate to significant risk reductions of these complications. Research indicates that targeted dietetic care using evidence-based guidelines improves HbA1c levels. The(More)
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