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May 2022

Association between early respiratory viral infections and structural lung disease in infants with cystic fibrosis

Infants with cystic fibrosis (CF) develop structural lung disease early in life, and viral infections are associated with progressive lung disease. We hypothesized that the presence of respiratory viruses would be associated with structural lung disease on computed tomography (CT) of the chest in infants with CF.

Cystic Fibrosis Published research Children's Lung Health P4 Respiratory Health for Kids Subsite: Walyan
March 2022

Characterisation of lung function trajectories and associated early-life predictors in an Australian birth cohort study

There is growing evidence that lung function in early-life predicts later lung function. Adverse events over the lifespan might influence an individual’s lung function trajectory, resulting in poor respiratory health. The aim of this study is to identify early-life risk factors and their impact on lung function trajectories to prevent long-term lung impairments.

Asthma Published research Children's Lung Health Subsite: Walyan
March 2022

A brief history of MECP2 duplication syndrome: 20-years of clinical understanding

MECP2 duplication syndrome (MDS) is a rare, X-linked, neurodevelopmental disorder caused by a duplication of the methyl-CpG-binding protein 2 (MECP2) gene-a gene in which loss-of-function mutations lead to Rett syndrome (RTT). MDS has an estimated live birth prevalence in males of 1/150,000.

Published research Child Disability Vaccine Trials Group Children's Lung Health Subsite: Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases Child disability
March 2022

Daytime sleepiness and emotional and behavioral disturbances in Prader-Willi syndrome

Individuals with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) often have excessive daytime sleepiness and emotional/behavioral disturbances. The objective of this study was to examine whether daytime sleepiness was associated with these emotional/behavioral problems, independent of nighttime sleep-disordered breathing, or the duration of sleep.

Published research Child Disability Children's Lung Health Child disability