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McRae J, Quinn HE, and Macartney K on behalf of the PAEDS network. Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance (PAEDS) annual report 2015: Prospective hospital-based surveillance for serious paediatric conditionsCommunicable Diseases Intelligence Volume 41 Number 3 - September 2017

Crawford NW, Clothier H, Hodgson K, Selvaraj G, Easton ML, Buttery JP. Active surveillance for adverse events following immunization. Expert Review of Vaccines 2014;13:265-76.

Zurynski Y, McIntyre P, Booy R, Elliott EJ, on behalf of the PAEDS Investigators Group. Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance: a new surveillance system for Australia. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 2013;49:588-94.


Quinn HE, Wood NJ, Cannings KL, Dey A, Wang H, Menzies RI, Moberley S, Reid S, McIntyre PB, Macartney KK. Intussusception after monovalent human rotavirus vaccine in Australia: severity and comparison of using healthcare database records versus case-confirmation to assess risk. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 2014;33:959-65.

Carlin JB, Macartney KK, Lee KJ, Quinn HE, Buttery J, Lopert R, Bines J, McIntyre PB. Intussusception risk and disease prevention associated with rotavirus vaccines in Australia's national immunization program. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2013;57:1427-34.

Buttery JP, Danchin MH, Lee KJ, Carlin JB, McIntyre PB, Elliott EJ, Booy R, Bines JE, for the PAEDS/APSU Study Group. Intussusception following rotavirus vaccine administration: post-marketing surveillance in the National Immunization Program in Australia. Vaccine 2011;29:3061-6.


Li-Kim-Moy J, Dastouri F, Rashid H, Khandaker G, Kesson A, McCaskill M, Wood N, Jones C, Zurynski Y, Macartney K, Elliott EJ, Booy R. Utility of early influenza diagnosis through point-of-care testing in children presenting to an emergency department. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 2016;52:422-9.

Blyth CC, Macartney KK, Hewagama S, Senenayake S, Friedman ND, Simpson G et al. influenza epidemiology, vaccine coverage and vaccine effectiveness in children admitted to sentinel Australian hospitals in 2014: the Influenza Complications Alert Network (FluCan), Eurosurveillance 2015, in press

Khandaker G, Zurynski Y, Ridley G, Buttery J, Marshall H, Richmond PC, Royle J, Gold M, Walls T, Whitehead B, McIntyre P, Wood N, Booy R, Elliott EJ. Clinical epidemiology and predictors of outcome in children hospitalised with influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 in 2009: a prospective national study. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses 2014;8:636-45.

Khandaker G, Zurynski Y, Ridley G, Buttery J, Marshall H, Richmond PC, Royle J, Gold M, Walls T, Whitehead B, McIntyre P, Wood N, Booy R, Elliott EJ. Predictors of outcome in children hospitalised with pandemic influenza in 2009: a prospective national study. Abstract for the RACP Congress 2014 – Future Directions in Health Congress, 18–21 May 2014, Auckland, New Zealand. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 2014;50 Suppl 2:3.

Esterman EE, Lahra MM, Zurynski YA, Booy R, Elliott EJ. Influenza infection in infants aged <6 months during the H1N1-09 pandemic: a hospital-based case series. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 2013;49:635-40.

Khandaker G, Heron L, Rashid H, Li-Kim-Moy J, Lester-Smith D, Kesson A, McCaskill M, Jones C, Zurynski Y, Elliott EJ, Dwyer DE, Booy R. Comparing the use of, and considering the need for, lumbar puncture in children with influenza or other respiratory virus infections. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses 2013;7:932-7.

Khandaker G, Zurynski Y, Buttery J, Marshall H, Richmond PC, Dale RC, Royle J, Gold M, Snelling T, Whitehead B, Jones C, Heron L, McCaskill M, Macartney K, Elliott EJ, Booy R. Neurologic complications of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09: surveillance in 6 pediatric hospitals. Neurology 2012;79:1474-81.

Khandaker G, Rashid H, Zurynski Y, Richmond PC, Buttery J, Marshall H, Gold M, Walls T, Whitehead B, Elliott EJ, Booy R. Nosocomial vs community-acquired pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009: a nested case-control study. Journal of Hospital Infection 2012;82:94-100.

Elliott EJ, Zurynski YA, Walls T, Whitehead B, Gilmour R, Booy R, Members of SWINet. Novel inpatient surveillance in tertiary paediatric hospitals in New South Wales illustrates impact of first-wave pandemic influenza A H1N1 (2009) and informs future health service planning. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 2012;48:235-41.

Khandaker G, Zurynski Y, Lester-Smith D, Kesson A, Heron L, Dwyer DE, Elliott EJ, Booy R. Clinical features, oseltamivir treatment and outcome in infants aged <12 months with laboratory-confirmed influenza A in 2009. Antiviral Therapy 2011;16:1005-10.

Khandaker G, Lester-Smith D, Zurynski Y, Elliott EJ, Booy R. Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 and seasonal influenza A (H3N2) in children's hospital, Australia [letter]. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2011;17:1960-2.

Khandaker GM, Khandaker GM, Dibben C, Zurynski Y, Elliott EJ, Booy R. Mania in a patient with H1N1: is oseltamivir the culprit or a red herring? [letter]. American Journal of Psychiatry 2010;167:1129-30.

Elliott EJ. Pregnancy and pandemic flu [comment on Hewagama S, et al. 2009 H1N1 influenza A and pregnancy outcomes in Victoria, Australia. Clin Infect Dis. 2010;50:686-90]. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2010;50:691-2.


Marshall HS, McIntyre P, Richmond P, Buttery JP, Royle JA, Gold MS, Wood N, Elliott EJ, Zurynski Y, Toi CS, Dwyer DE, Booy R. Changes in patterns of hospitalized children with varicella and of associated varicella genotypes after introduction of varicella vaccine in Australia. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 2013;32:530-7.

Campbell S, Crawford NW. Varicella infection in infants less than 12 months. Vaccine 2013;31:295-6.

Toi CS, Dwyer DE. Prevalence of varicella-zoster virus genotypes in Australia characterized by high-resolution melt analysis and ORF22 gene analyses. Journal of Medical Microbiology 2010;59:935-40.

Toi CS, Dwyer DE. Differentiation between vaccine and wild-type varicella-zoster virus genotypes by high-resolution melt analysis of single nucleotide polymorphisms. Journal of Clinical Virology 2008;43:18-24.

Guillain-Barré syndrome

Dodd CN, Romio SA, Black S, Vellozzi C, Andrews N, Sturkenboom M, Zuber P, Hua W, Bonhoeffer J, Buttery J, Crawford N, Deceuninck G, de Vries C, De Wals P, Garman P, Gutierrez Gimeno MV, Heijbel H, Hur K, Hviid A, Kelman J, Kilpi T, Lau KW, Chuang SK, Macartney K, Rett M, Richardson Lopez-Callada V, Salmon D, Gimenez Sanchez F, Sanz N, Silverman B, Storsaeter J, Thirugnanam U, van der Maa N, Yih K, Zhang T, Izurieta H, Global H1N1 GBS Consortium. International collaboration to assess the risk of Guillain Barré syndrome following influenza A (H1N1) 2009 monovalent vaccines. Vaccine 2013;31:4448-58.

Crawford NW, Cheng A, Andrews N, Charles PG, Clothier HJ, Day B, Day T, Gates P, Macdonnell R, Roberts L, Rodriguez-Casero V, Wijeratne T, Kiers L. Guillain-Barré syndrome following pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza A immunisation in Victoria: a self-controlled case series. Medical Journal of Australia 2012;197:574-8.

Acute flaccid paralysis

Roberts J, Hobday L, Ibrahim A, Aitken T, Thorley BD. Annual report of the Australian National Enterovirus Reference Laboratory 2012. Communicable Diseases Intelligence 2013;37:E97-104.

Roberts JM, Hobday L, Ibrahim A, Aitken T, Thorley B. Annual report of the Australian National Enterovirus Reference Laboratory 2010–2011. Communicable Diseases Intelligence 2013;37:E105-14.

Roberts JA, Hobday L, Polychronopoulos S, Ibrahim A, Thorley BR. Annual report of the Australian National Poliovirus Reference Laboratory, 2009. Communicable Diseases Intelligence 2010;34:277-84.

Roberts JA, Grant KA, Yoon YK, et al. Annual report of the Australian National Poliovirus Reference Laboratory, 2008. Communicable Diseases Intelligence 2009;33:291-7.

Acute Childhood Encephalitis

Britton PN, Dale RC, Elliott E, et al. Pilot surveillance for childhood encephalitis in Australia using the Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance (PAEDS) network. Epidemiology and Infection 2016; February: [Epub ahead of print].

Britton PN, Dale RC, Booy R, Jones CA. Acute encephalitis in children: progress and priorities from an Australasian perspective. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 2015;51:147-58.

PN Britton, RC Dale, MD Nissen et al. Parechovirus encephalitis and neurodevelopmental outcomes. Pediatrics 2016; 137(2):1-11. DOI:10.1542/peds.2015-2848.

Khandaker G, Britton P, King C, Jones CA. Long-term outcomes of infectious encephalitis in children: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Accepted Dev Med Child March 2016.

H Teoh, S Mohammad, PN Britton et al. Clinical Characteristics and Functional Motor Outcomes of Enterovirus 71 Neurological Disease in Children. JAMA Neurology 2016;73:300-7.

Ka A, PN Britton, C Troedsen et al. Mild Encephalopathy with Reversible Splenial Lesion: an important differential of encephalitis. European Journal of Paediatric Neurology. 2015;19(3):377-82.

A Zander, P Britton, T Navin, E Horsley, S Tobin, J McAnulty. An outbreak of enterovirus 71 in metropolitan Sydney: enhanced surveillance and lessons learnt. Medical Journal of Australia. 2014; 201: 663-666.

PN Britton, Eastwood K et al. Consensus guidelines for the Investigation and Management of Encephalitis in adults and children in Australia and New Zealand. Internal Medicine Journal. 2015; 45(5):563-76. 

PN Britton, Eastwood K et al. Clinical Focus: Consensus guidelines for Encephalitis in Australia and New Zealand. Medical Journal of Australia. 2015; 202(11):576-77.

PN Britton, G Khandaker, R Booy, CA Jones. The causes and consequences of childhood encephalitis in Asia. Infectious-Disorders Drug-Targets. 2014; 14: 78-88.

P Britton, P Ramanuj, A Easton. Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Meeting of the International Encephalitis Consortium. Advances in Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation 2014; 13(7): 30-1.

Philip N Britton, Keith Eastwood, Bruce J Brew, Yusuf Nagree, Cheryl Jones.  Consensus guidelines for the investigation and management of encephalitis. Med J Aust. 2015, June 15, 202 (11) Doi: 10.5694/mja14.01042.

Febrile seizures

Macartney K, Gidding HF, Trinh L, Wang H, Dey A, Hull B, Orr K, McRae J, Richmond P, Gold M, Crawford N, Kynaston JA, McIntyre P, Wood N, . Evaluation of Combination Measles-Mumps-Rubella-Varicella Vaccine Introduction in Australia. JAMA Pediatr. 2017;171(10):992–998. 

Macartney KK, Gidding HF, Trinh L, Wang H, McRae J, Crawford N, Gold M, Kynaston A, Blyth C, Zurynski Y, Elliott E, Booy R, Buttery J, Marshall H, Nissen M, Richmond P, McIntyre PB, Wood N. Febrile seizures following measles and varicella vaccines in young children in Australia. Vaccine 2015;33:1412-7.


*This list includes all primary PAEDS publications and selected studies that include PAEDS data.