Suzanna Vidmar

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Group A streptococcal (GAS) serology is used for the diagnosis of post-streptococcal diseases, such as acute rheumatic fever, and occasionally for the diagnosis of streptococcal pharyngitis. Experts recommend that the upper limits of normal for streptococcal serology be determined for individual populations because of differences in the epidemiology of GAS(More)
CONTEXT Early pulmonary infection in children with cystic fibrosis leads to increased morbidity and mortality. Despite wide use of oropharyngeal cultures to identify pulmonary infection, concerns remain over their diagnostic accuracy. While bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) is an alternative diagnostic tool, evidence for its clinical benefit is lacking. (More)
AIMS To evaluate a systematic approach to the development and implementation of evidence based asthma management guidelines. METHODS Comparative study of children (2-18 years) with acute asthma; a control cohort (cohort 1) was recruited before implementation of the guidelines and two cohorts were recruited after implementation (cohorts 2 and 3). RESULTS(More)
AIM To evaluate the reliability, validity and responsiveness of the High-level Mobility Assessment Tool (HiMAT) in children and adolescents with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and to compare the mobility skills of children with TBI to those of healthy peers. METHOD The mobility skills of 52 children with moderate and severe TBI (36 males; mean age = 12(More)
BACKGROUND Newborn screening allows novel treatments for cystic fibrosis (CF) to be trialled in early childhood before irreversible lung injury occurs. As respiratory exacerbations are a potential trial outcome variable, we determined their rate, duration and clinical features in preschool children with CF; and whether they were associated with growth, lung(More)
AIM The overall aim was to investigate the feasibility and utility of linking a cerebral palsy (CP) register to an administrative data set for health services research purposes. We sought to compare CP hospital admissions to general childhood population admissions, and identify factors associated with type and frequency of admissions in a CP cohort. (More)
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