Professor Colin Sullivan

Professor
Medicine, Central Clinical School

Telephone +61 2 9351 2904
Fax +61 2 9550 3851

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Selected grants

2009

  • Sleep disordered breathing in pregnancy: Frequency and impact; Sullivan C, Giles W, Hennessy A; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2007

  • A study of the consequences of sleep disordered breathing in late pregnancy; Sullivan C; University of Sydney/Bridging Support.

2001

  • The role of sleep and cardiorespiratory control in the pathogenesis of pre-eclampsia; Edwards N, Sullivan C; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Respiratory-control deficits in a model of sleep apnoea during early development: mechanisms and associations; Waters K, Sullivan C; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Muscle metabolism and leptin in sleep-related respiratory failure - effect of treatment; Grunstein R, Thompson C, Piper A, Sullivan C; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2000

  • Cardiorespiratory adaptations to repetitive hypoxia; Sullivan C; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • SIDS: mechanisms and treatment of apnea; Sullivan C, McNamara F; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Foetal determinants of sleep disordered breathing in infants; McNamara F, Sullivan C; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Cardiorespiratory control during sleep and wakefulness in women with sleep apnoea; Sullivan C, Wilcox I, Edwards N; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Autonomic function in normal and at risk for SIDS infants; Sullivan C, Harrington C, Teng A, Waters K; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Ruffo, M., Cesarelli, M., Jin, C., Gargiulo, G., McEwan, A., Sullivan, C., Bifulco, P., Romano, M., Shephard, R., Van Schaik, F. (2011). Non-Invasive Foetal Monitoring with Combined ECG - PCG System. In Anthony N Laskovski (Eds.), Biomedical Engineering, Trends in Electronics, Communications and Software, (pp. 347-366). Croatia: InTech Open Access Publishers (peer reviewed).

Journals

  • Ngiam, J., Balasubramaniam, R., Darendeliler, M., Cheng, A., Waters, K., Sullivan, C. (2013). Clinical guidelines for oral appliance therapy in the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea. Australian Dental Journal, 58(4), 408-419. [More Information]
  • Blyton, D., Skilton, M., Edwards, N., Hennessy, A., Celermajer, D., Sullivan, C. (2013). Treatment of sleep disordered breathing reverses low fetal activity levels in preeclampsia. Sleep, 36(1), 15-21. [More Information]
  • Johnson, P., Popa, D., Prisk, K., Edwards, N., Sullivan, C. (2010). Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation during sleep at 3800 m: Relationship to acute mountain sickness and sleeping oxyhaemoglobin saturation. Respirology, 15(2), 277-282. [More Information]
  • Johnson, P., Edwards, N., Burgess, K., Sullivan, C. (2010). Sleep architecture changes during a trek from 1400 to 5000 m in the Nepal Himalaya. Journal of Sleep Research, 19(1 Pt 2), 148-156. [More Information]
  • Norman, M., Middleton, S., Sullivan, C. (2010). The use of epochs to stage sleep results in incorrect computer-generated AHI values. Sleep and Breathing, 15, 385-392. [More Information]
  • Lee, Y., Johan, A., Wong, K., Edwards, N., Sullivan, C. (2009). Prevalence and risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea in a multiethnic population of patients presenting for bariatric surgery in Singapore. Sleep Medicine, 10(2), 226-232. [More Information]
  • Middleton, S., Vermeulen, W., Byth Wilson, K., Sullivan, C., Middleton, P. (2009). Treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea in Samoa progressively reduces daytime blood pressure over 6 months. Respirology, 14(3), 404-410. [More Information]
  • Willson, G., Grunstein, R., Kirjavainen, T., Young, I., Piper, A., Sullivan, C., Wilcox, I. (2007). Electroencephalographic arousals during sleep do not alter the pressor response to Cheyne-Stokes respiration in subjects with chronic heart failure. Journal of Sleep Research. [More Information]
  • Ni, X., Yang, Y., Zhou, Y., Zhou, Q., Sullivan, C., Xiong, C., Liu, Z., Zingarelli, G., Luo, Q. (2007). Prevalence and clinical characteristics of sleep apnea in Chinese patients with heart failure. International Journal of Cardiology, 118, 122-123. [More Information]
  • Lau, A., Chaufour, X., McLachlan, C., Leichtweis, S., Celermajer, D., Sullivan, C., Stocker, R. (2006). Intimal thickening after arterial balloon injury is increased by intermittent repetitive hypoxia, but intermittent repetitive hyperoxia is not protective. Atherosclerosis, 185(2), 254-263. [More Information]
  • Hui, D., Hall, S., Chan, M., Chow, B., Tsou, J., Joynt, G., Sullivan, C., Sung, J. (2006). Noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation - An experimental model to assess air and particle dispersion. Chest, 130(3), 730-740.
  • Johnson, P., Edwards, N., Burgess, K., Sullivan, C. (2005). Detection of increased upper airway resistance during overnight polysomnography. Sleep, 28(1), 85. [More Information]
  • Chin, K., Uemoto, S., Takahashi, K., Egawa, H., Kasahara, M., Fujimoto, Y., Sumi, K., Mishima, M., Sullivan, C., Tanaka, K. (2005). Noninvasive ventilation for pediatric patients including those under 1-year-old undergoing liver transplantation. Liver Transplantation, 11(2), 188-195. [More Information]
  • Blyton, D., Sullivan, C., Edwards, N. (2004). Reduced Nocturnal Cardiac Output Associated With Preeclampsia Is Minimized With The Use Of Nocturnal Nasal Cpap. Sleep, 27(1), 79-84.
  • Dobbin, C., Milross, M., Piper, A., Sullivan, C., Grunstein, R., Bye, P. (2004). Sequential Use Of Oxygen And Bi-Level Ventilation For Respiratory Failure In Cystic Fibrosis. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 3(4), 237-242. [More Information]
  • Becker, H., Jerrentrup, A., Ploch, T., Grote, L., Penzel, T., Sullivan, C., Hermann, P. (2003). Effect of nasal continuous positive airway pressure treatment on blood pressure in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Circulation, 107(1), 68-73.
  • Harrington, C., Kirjavainen, T., Teng, A., Sullivan, C. (2003). NCPAP improves abnormal autoonomic function in at-risk-for-SIDS infants with OSA. Journal of Applied Physiology, 95(4), 1591-1597.
  • Lu, R., Peat, J., Sullivan, C. (2003). Snoring in preschool children. Prevalence and association with nocturnal cough and asthma. Chest, 124(2), 587-593.
  • Harrington, C., Kirjavainen, T., Teng, A., Sullivan, C. (2002). Altered autonomic function and reduced arousability in apparent life-threatening event infants with obstructive sleep apnea. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 165, 1048-1054.
  • Disler, P., Hansford, A., Skelton, J., Wright, P., Kerr, J., Hepworth, J., O'Reilly, J., Middleton, S., Sullivan, C. (2002). Diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in a stroke rehabilitation unit. American Journal Of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 81(8), 622-625.
  • Blyton, D., Sullivan, C., Edwards, N. (2002). Lactation is associated with an increase in slow-wave sleep in women. Journal of Sleep Research, 11(4), 297-303.
  • Milross, M., Piper, A., Norman, M., Willson, G., Grunstein, R., Sullivan, C., Bye, P. (2002). Night-to-night variability in sleep in cystic fibrosis. Sleep Medicine, 3(3), 213-219.
  • Edwards, N., Middleton, P., Blyton, D., Sullivan, C. (2002). Sleep Disordered Breathing and Pregnancy. Thorax, 57(6), 555-558.
  • Milross, M., Piper, A., Norman, M., Dobbin, C., Grunstein, R., Sullivan, C., Bye, P. (2002). Subjective sleep quality in cystic fibrosis. Sleep Medicine, 3(3), 205-212.
  • Harrington, C., Sullivan, C., Kirjavainen, T., Teng, A. (2001). Cardiovascular responses to three simple, provocative tests of autonomic activity in sleeping infants. Journal of Applied Physiology, 91, 561-568.
  • Edwards, N., Blyton, D., Sullivan, C., Kirjavainen, T. (2001). Hemodynamic responses to obstructive respiratory events during sleep are augmented in women with preeclampsia. American Journal of Hypertension, 14, 1090-1095.
  • Milross, M., Norman, M., Willson, G., Grunstein, R., Sullivan, C., Bye, P., Piper, A., Becker,, H. (2001). Low-flow oxygen and bilevel ventilatory support: effects on ventilation during sleep in cystic fibrosis. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 163, 129-134.
  • Willson, G., Wilcox, I., Norman, M., Grunstein, R., Sullivan, C., Piper, A., Flynn, W. (2001). Noninvasive pressure ventilation for the treatment of Cheyne-Stokes respiration during sleep. European Respiratory Journal, 17, 1250-1257.
  • Milross, M., Norman, M., Willson, G., Grunstein, R., Sullivan, C., Bye, P., Piper, A. (2001). Predicting sleep-disordered breathing in patients with cystic fibrosis. Chest, 120, 1239-1245.
  • Sullivan, C., Cistulli, P., Gotsopoulos,, H. (2001). Relationship between craniofacial abnormalities and sleep-disordered breathing in Marfan's syndrome. Chest, 120, 1455-1460.
  • Cistulli, P., Gotsopoulos, H., Sullivan, C. (2001). Relationship between craniofacial abnormalities and sleep-disordered breathing in Marfan's syndrome. Chest, 120, 1455-1460.
  • Cistulli, P., Sullivan, C. (2000). Influence of maxillary morphology on nasal airway resistance in Marfan's syndrome. Acta Oto-Laryngologica, 120, 410-413.

2013

  • Ngiam, J., Balasubramaniam, R., Darendeliler, M., Cheng, A., Waters, K., Sullivan, C. (2013). Clinical guidelines for oral appliance therapy in the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea. Australian Dental Journal, 58(4), 408-419. [More Information]
  • Blyton, D., Skilton, M., Edwards, N., Hennessy, A., Celermajer, D., Sullivan, C. (2013). Treatment of sleep disordered breathing reverses low fetal activity levels in preeclampsia. Sleep, 36(1), 15-21. [More Information]

2011

  • Ruffo, M., Cesarelli, M., Jin, C., Gargiulo, G., McEwan, A., Sullivan, C., Bifulco, P., Romano, M., Shephard, R., Van Schaik, F. (2011). Non-Invasive Foetal Monitoring with Combined ECG - PCG System. In Anthony N Laskovski (Eds.), Biomedical Engineering, Trends in Electronics, Communications and Software, (pp. 347-366). Croatia: InTech Open Access Publishers (peer reviewed).

2010

  • Johnson, P., Popa, D., Prisk, K., Edwards, N., Sullivan, C. (2010). Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation during sleep at 3800 m: Relationship to acute mountain sickness and sleeping oxyhaemoglobin saturation. Respirology, 15(2), 277-282. [More Information]
  • Johnson, P., Edwards, N., Burgess, K., Sullivan, C. (2010). Sleep architecture changes during a trek from 1400 to 5000 m in the Nepal Himalaya. Journal of Sleep Research, 19(1 Pt 2), 148-156. [More Information]
  • Norman, M., Middleton, S., Sullivan, C. (2010). The use of epochs to stage sleep results in incorrect computer-generated AHI values. Sleep and Breathing, 15, 385-392. [More Information]

2009

  • Lee, Y., Johan, A., Wong, K., Edwards, N., Sullivan, C. (2009). Prevalence and risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea in a multiethnic population of patients presenting for bariatric surgery in Singapore. Sleep Medicine, 10(2), 226-232. [More Information]
  • Middleton, S., Vermeulen, W., Byth Wilson, K., Sullivan, C., Middleton, P. (2009). Treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea in Samoa progressively reduces daytime blood pressure over 6 months. Respirology, 14(3), 404-410. [More Information]

2007

  • Willson, G., Grunstein, R., Kirjavainen, T., Young, I., Piper, A., Sullivan, C., Wilcox, I. (2007). Electroencephalographic arousals during sleep do not alter the pressor response to Cheyne-Stokes respiration in subjects with chronic heart failure. Journal of Sleep Research. [More Information]
  • Ni, X., Yang, Y., Zhou, Y., Zhou, Q., Sullivan, C., Xiong, C., Liu, Z., Zingarelli, G., Luo, Q. (2007). Prevalence and clinical characteristics of sleep apnea in Chinese patients with heart failure. International Journal of Cardiology, 118, 122-123. [More Information]

2006

  • Lau, A., Chaufour, X., McLachlan, C., Leichtweis, S., Celermajer, D., Sullivan, C., Stocker, R. (2006). Intimal thickening after arterial balloon injury is increased by intermittent repetitive hypoxia, but intermittent repetitive hyperoxia is not protective. Atherosclerosis, 185(2), 254-263. [More Information]
  • Hui, D., Hall, S., Chan, M., Chow, B., Tsou, J., Joynt, G., Sullivan, C., Sung, J. (2006). Noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation - An experimental model to assess air and particle dispersion. Chest, 130(3), 730-740.

2005

  • Johnson, P., Edwards, N., Burgess, K., Sullivan, C. (2005). Detection of increased upper airway resistance during overnight polysomnography. Sleep, 28(1), 85. [More Information]
  • Chin, K., Uemoto, S., Takahashi, K., Egawa, H., Kasahara, M., Fujimoto, Y., Sumi, K., Mishima, M., Sullivan, C., Tanaka, K. (2005). Noninvasive ventilation for pediatric patients including those under 1-year-old undergoing liver transplantation. Liver Transplantation, 11(2), 188-195. [More Information]

2004

  • Blyton, D., Sullivan, C., Edwards, N. (2004). Reduced Nocturnal Cardiac Output Associated With Preeclampsia Is Minimized With The Use Of Nocturnal Nasal Cpap. Sleep, 27(1), 79-84.
  • Dobbin, C., Milross, M., Piper, A., Sullivan, C., Grunstein, R., Bye, P. (2004). Sequential Use Of Oxygen And Bi-Level Ventilation For Respiratory Failure In Cystic Fibrosis. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 3(4), 237-242. [More Information]

2003

  • Becker, H., Jerrentrup, A., Ploch, T., Grote, L., Penzel, T., Sullivan, C., Hermann, P. (2003). Effect of nasal continuous positive airway pressure treatment on blood pressure in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Circulation, 107(1), 68-73.
  • Harrington, C., Kirjavainen, T., Teng, A., Sullivan, C. (2003). NCPAP improves abnormal autoonomic function in at-risk-for-SIDS infants with OSA. Journal of Applied Physiology, 95(4), 1591-1597.
  • Lu, R., Peat, J., Sullivan, C. (2003). Snoring in preschool children. Prevalence and association with nocturnal cough and asthma. Chest, 124(2), 587-593.

2002

  • Harrington, C., Kirjavainen, T., Teng, A., Sullivan, C. (2002). Altered autonomic function and reduced arousability in apparent life-threatening event infants with obstructive sleep apnea. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 165, 1048-1054.
  • Disler, P., Hansford, A., Skelton, J., Wright, P., Kerr, J., Hepworth, J., O'Reilly, J., Middleton, S., Sullivan, C. (2002). Diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in a stroke rehabilitation unit. American Journal Of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 81(8), 622-625.
  • Blyton, D., Sullivan, C., Edwards, N. (2002). Lactation is associated with an increase in slow-wave sleep in women. Journal of Sleep Research, 11(4), 297-303.
  • Milross, M., Piper, A., Norman, M., Willson, G., Grunstein, R., Sullivan, C., Bye, P. (2002). Night-to-night variability in sleep in cystic fibrosis. Sleep Medicine, 3(3), 213-219.
  • Edwards, N., Middleton, P., Blyton, D., Sullivan, C. (2002). Sleep Disordered Breathing and Pregnancy. Thorax, 57(6), 555-558.
  • Milross, M., Piper, A., Norman, M., Dobbin, C., Grunstein, R., Sullivan, C., Bye, P. (2002). Subjective sleep quality in cystic fibrosis. Sleep Medicine, 3(3), 205-212.

2001

  • Harrington, C., Sullivan, C., Kirjavainen, T., Teng, A. (2001). Cardiovascular responses to three simple, provocative tests of autonomic activity in sleeping infants. Journal of Applied Physiology, 91, 561-568.
  • Edwards, N., Blyton, D., Sullivan, C., Kirjavainen, T. (2001). Hemodynamic responses to obstructive respiratory events during sleep are augmented in women with preeclampsia. American Journal of Hypertension, 14, 1090-1095.
  • Milross, M., Norman, M., Willson, G., Grunstein, R., Sullivan, C., Bye, P., Piper, A., Becker,, H. (2001). Low-flow oxygen and bilevel ventilatory support: effects on ventilation during sleep in cystic fibrosis. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 163, 129-134.
  • Willson, G., Wilcox, I., Norman, M., Grunstein, R., Sullivan, C., Piper, A., Flynn, W. (2001). Noninvasive pressure ventilation for the treatment of Cheyne-Stokes respiration during sleep. European Respiratory Journal, 17, 1250-1257.
  • Milross, M., Norman, M., Willson, G., Grunstein, R., Sullivan, C., Bye, P., Piper, A. (2001). Predicting sleep-disordered breathing in patients with cystic fibrosis. Chest, 120, 1239-1245.
  • Sullivan, C., Cistulli, P., Gotsopoulos,, H. (2001). Relationship between craniofacial abnormalities and sleep-disordered breathing in Marfan's syndrome. Chest, 120, 1455-1460.
  • Cistulli, P., Gotsopoulos, H., Sullivan, C. (2001). Relationship between craniofacial abnormalities and sleep-disordered breathing in Marfan's syndrome. Chest, 120, 1455-1460.

2000

  • Cistulli, P., Sullivan, C. (2000). Influence of maxillary morphology on nasal airway resistance in Marfan's syndrome. Acta Oto-Laryngologica, 120, 410-413.

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