Professor Martin Silink

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Professor
Paediatrics & Child Health, Children's Hospital, Westmead

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Book Chapters

  • Maguire, A., Brink, S., Laffel, L., Likitmaskul, S., Liu, L., Olsen, B., Silink, M., Hanas, R. (2012). Sick day management. The Global IDF/ISPAD Guideline for Diabetes in Childhood and Adolescence, (pp. 91-97). Belgium: International Diabetes Foundation.
  • Rosenbloom, A., Silink, M. (2003). Diagnosis and classification of type 2 diabetes in childhood and adolescence. In Silink, Kida, Rosenbloom (Eds.), Type 2 Diabetes in Childhood and Adolescence: A Global Perspective, (pp. 9-36). London: Martin Dunitz.
  • Silink, M., Rosenbloom, A., Kida, K. (2003). Introduction - global evolution of diabetes in children and adolescents. In Silink, Kida, Rosenbloom (Eds.), Type 2 Diabetes in Childhood and Adolescence: A Global Perspective, (pp. 1-8). London: Martin Dunitz.

Journals

  • Patterson, C., Guariguata, L., Dahlquist, G., Soltesz, G., Ogle, G., Silink, M. (2014). Diabetes in the young - a global view and worldwide estimates of numbers of children with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 103, 161-175. [More Information]
  • Azzopardi, P., Brown, A., Zimmet, P., Fahy, R., Dent, G., Kelly, M., Kranzusch, K., Maple-Brown, L., Nossar, V., Silink, M., et al (2012). Type 2 diabetes in young Indigenous Australians in rural and remote areas: diagnosis, screening, management and prevention. Medical Journal of Australia, 197(1), 32-36. [More Information]
  • Craig, M., Donaghue, K., Cameron, F., Silink, M. (2011). Change of HbA1c reporting to the new SI units. Medical Journal of Australia, 195(9), 514-515. [More Information]
  • Shanti, B., Silink, M., Bhattacharya, K., Howard, N., Carpenter, K., Fietz, M., Clayton, P., Christodoulou, J. (2009). Congenital disorder of glycosylation type Ia: Heterogeneity in the clinical presentation from multivisceral failure to hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia as leading symptoms in three infants with phosphomannomutase deficiency. Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease (JIMD), Short Report #166 - online, 1-11. [More Information]
  • Craig, M., Wong, C., Alexander, J., Silink, M. (2009). Delayed referral of new-onset type 1 diabetes increases the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis. Medical Journal of Australia, 190(4), 219. [More Information]
  • Brink, S., Laffel, L., Likitmaskul, S., Liu, L., Maguire, A., Olsen, B., Silink, M., Hanas, R. (2009). Sick day management in children and adolescents with diabetes. Pediatric Diabetes, 10, 146-153. [More Information]
  • Maguire, A., Craig, M., Craighead, A., Chan, A., Cusumano, J., Hing, S., Silink, M., Howard, N., Donaghue, K. (2007). Autonomic Nerve Testing Predicts the Development of Complications: A 12-year follow-up study. Diabetes Care, 30(1), 77-82. [More Information]
  • Craig, M., Jones, T., Silink, M., Ping, Y., The International Diabetes Federation, C. (2007). Diabetes care, glycemic control, and complications in children with type 1 diabetes from Asia and the Western Pacific Region. Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications, 21(5), 280-287. [More Information]
  • Hofer, S., Bennetts, B., Chan, A., Holloway, B., Karschimkus, C., Jenkins, A., Silink, M., Donaghue, K. (2006). Association between PON 1 polymorphisms, PON activity and diabetes complications. Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications, 20(5), 322-328. [More Information]
  • Thamotharampillai, K., Chan, A., Bennetts, B., Craig, M., Cusumano, J., Silink, M., Oates, P., Donaghue, K. (2006). Decline in Neurophysiological Function After 7 Years in an Adolescent Diabetic Cohort and the Role of Aldose Reductase Gene Polymorphisms. Diabetes Care, 29(9), 2053-2057. [More Information]
  • Taplin, C., Cowell, C., Silink, M., Ambler, G. (2006). Fludrocortisone in cerebral salt wasting. Pediatrics (English Edition), 118(6), e1904.
  • Taplin, C., Cowell, C., Silink, M., Ambler, G. (2006). Fludrocortisone Therapy in Cerebral Salt Wasting. Pediatrics, 118(6), e1904-e1908. [More Information]
  • Eppens, M., Craig, M., Cusumano, J., Hing, S., Chan, A., Howard, N., Silink, M., Donaghue, K. (2006). Prevalence of diabetes complications in adolescents with type 2 compared with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Care, 29(6), 1300-1306. [More Information]
  • Eppens, M., Craig, M., Cusumano, J., Hing, S., Chan, A., Howard, N., Silink, M., Donaghue, K. (2006). Prevalence of diabetes complications in adolescents with type 2 diabetes. Hormone Research, 65(Suppl 4), 16-16.
  • Thamotharampillai, K., Craig, M., Chan, A., Bennetts, B., Silink, M., Cusumano, J., Donaghue, K. (2006). The role of aldose reductase gene (AKR1B1) polymorphisms in neurophysiological decline in adolescents with type 1 diabetes - a seven-year longitudinal study. Hormone Research, 65(Suppl. 4), 16-16.
  • Eppens, M., Craig, M., Jones, T., Silink, M., Ong, S., Ping, Y., The International Diabetes Federation, C. (2006). Type 2 diabetes in youth from the Western Pacific region: glycaemic control, diabetes care and complications. Current Medical Research and Opinion, 22(5), 1013-1020. [More Information]
  • Mohsin, F., Craig, M., Cusumano, J., Chan, A., Hing, S., Lee, J., Silink, M., Howard, N., Donaghue, K. (2005). Discordant trends in microvascular complications in adolescents with type 1 diabetes from 1990 to 2002. Diabetes Care, 28(8), 1974-1980. [More Information]
  • Donaghue, K., Craig, M., Chan, A., Fairchild, J., Cusumano, J., Verge, C., Crock, P., Hing, S., Howard, N., Silink, M. (2005). Prevalence of diabetes complications 6 years after diagnosis in an incident cohort of childhood diabetes. Diabetic Medicine, 22(6), 711-8. [More Information]
  • Donaghue, K., Margan, S., Chan, A., Holloway, B., Silink, M., Rangel, T., Bennetts, B. (2005). The association of aldose reductase gene (AKR1B1) polymorphisms with diabetic neuropathy in adolescents. Diabetic Medicine, 22(10), 1315-1320. [More Information]
  • Maguire, A., Chan, A., Cusumano, J., Hing, S., Craig, M., Silink, M., Howard, N., Donaghue, K. (2005). The Case for Biennial Retinopathy Screening in Children and Adolescents. Diabetes Care, 28(3), 509-513. [More Information]
  • Maguire, A., Chan, A., Cusumano, J., Hing, S., Craig, M., Silink, M., Howard, N., Donaghue, K. (2005). The case for biennial retinopathy screening in children and adolescents - Response to Amin. Diabetes Care, 28(7), 1843-1844.
  • Taplin, C., Craig, M., Lloyd, M., Taylor, C., Crock, P., Silink, M., Howard, N. (2005). The rising incidence of childhood type 1 diabetes in New South Wales, 1990-2002. Medical Journal of Australia, 183(5), 243-246. [More Information]
  • Hu, M., Zhang, G., Arbuckle, S., Graf, N., Shun, A., Silink, M., Lewis, D., Alexander, S. (2004). Prophylactic Bilateral Nephrectomies In Two Paediatric Patients With Missense Mutations In The Wt1 Gene. Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation, 19(1), 223-226.
  • Donaghue, K., Fairchild, J., Craig, M., Chan, A., Hing, S., Cutler, L., Howard, N., Silink, M. (2003). Do all prepubertal years of diabetes duration contibute equally to diabetes complications? Diabetes Care, 26(4), 1224-1229.
  • Donaghue, K., Kordonouri, O., Chan, A., Silink, M. (2003). Secular trends in growth in diabetes: are we winning? Archives of Disease in Childhood, 88(2), 151-154.
  • Hong, X., Schevzov, G., Gunning, P., Williams, H., Silink, M. (2002). A comparative study of growth-inhibitory effects on isoflavones and their metabolites on human breast and prostate cancer cell lines. Nutrition and Cancer: an international journal, 42(2), 224-232.
  • Buhler, M., Craig, M., Donaghue, K., Badhwar, P., Willis, J., Manolios, N., Tait, B., Silink, M., Bennetts, B., Stewart, G. (2002). CCR5 Genotyping in an Australian and New Zealand type 1 Diabetes Cohort. Autoimmunity, 65(7), 457-461.
  • Silink, M. (2002). Childhood diabetes: A global perspective. Hormone Research, 57(Suppl. 1), 1-5.
  • Kao, Y., Donaghue, K., Chan, A., Bennetts, B., Knight, J., Silink, M. (2002). Paraoxonase gene cluster is a genetic marker for early microvascular complications in Type 1 diabetes. Diabetic Medicine, 19(3), 212-215.
  • Craig, M., Handelsman, P., Donaghue, K., Chan, A., Baldes, B., Laina, R., Bradford, D., Middlehurst, A., Ambler, G., Verge, C., Silink, M., et al (2002). Predictors of glycaemic control and hypoglycaemia in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes from NSW and the ACT. Medical Journal of Australia, 177(5), 235-238.
  • Jin, R., Donaghue, K., Silink, M., Fairchild, J., Chan, A. (2001). Comparison of Dinamap 8100 with sphygmomanometer blood pressure measurement in a prepubertal diabetes cohort. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 37, 545-549.
  • Bennetts, B., Donaghue, K., Silink, M., Kordonouri, O., James, R., Chan, A., Kao, Y., Danne, T. (2001). Modulation by blood glucose levels of activity and concentration of paraoxonase in young patients with Type 1 diabetes mellitus. Metabolism: clinical and experimental, 50, 657-660.
  • Cowell, C., Silink, M., Tyrrell, V., Ambler, G., Yeow,, W. (2001). Ten years' experience of persistent hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia of infancy. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 37, 483-488.

2014

  • Patterson, C., Guariguata, L., Dahlquist, G., Soltesz, G., Ogle, G., Silink, M. (2014). Diabetes in the young - a global view and worldwide estimates of numbers of children with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 103, 161-175. [More Information]

2012

  • Maguire, A., Brink, S., Laffel, L., Likitmaskul, S., Liu, L., Olsen, B., Silink, M., Hanas, R. (2012). Sick day management. The Global IDF/ISPAD Guideline for Diabetes in Childhood and Adolescence, (pp. 91-97). Belgium: International Diabetes Foundation.
  • Azzopardi, P., Brown, A., Zimmet, P., Fahy, R., Dent, G., Kelly, M., Kranzusch, K., Maple-Brown, L., Nossar, V., Silink, M., et al (2012). Type 2 diabetes in young Indigenous Australians in rural and remote areas: diagnosis, screening, management and prevention. Medical Journal of Australia, 197(1), 32-36. [More Information]

2011

  • Craig, M., Donaghue, K., Cameron, F., Silink, M. (2011). Change of HbA1c reporting to the new SI units. Medical Journal of Australia, 195(9), 514-515. [More Information]

2009

  • Shanti, B., Silink, M., Bhattacharya, K., Howard, N., Carpenter, K., Fietz, M., Clayton, P., Christodoulou, J. (2009). Congenital disorder of glycosylation type Ia: Heterogeneity in the clinical presentation from multivisceral failure to hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia as leading symptoms in three infants with phosphomannomutase deficiency. Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease (JIMD), Short Report #166 - online, 1-11. [More Information]
  • Craig, M., Wong, C., Alexander, J., Silink, M. (2009). Delayed referral of new-onset type 1 diabetes increases the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis. Medical Journal of Australia, 190(4), 219. [More Information]
  • Brink, S., Laffel, L., Likitmaskul, S., Liu, L., Maguire, A., Olsen, B., Silink, M., Hanas, R. (2009). Sick day management in children and adolescents with diabetes. Pediatric Diabetes, 10, 146-153. [More Information]

2007

  • Maguire, A., Craig, M., Craighead, A., Chan, A., Cusumano, J., Hing, S., Silink, M., Howard, N., Donaghue, K. (2007). Autonomic Nerve Testing Predicts the Development of Complications: A 12-year follow-up study. Diabetes Care, 30(1), 77-82. [More Information]
  • Craig, M., Jones, T., Silink, M., Ping, Y., The International Diabetes Federation, C. (2007). Diabetes care, glycemic control, and complications in children with type 1 diabetes from Asia and the Western Pacific Region. Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications, 21(5), 280-287. [More Information]

2006

  • Hofer, S., Bennetts, B., Chan, A., Holloway, B., Karschimkus, C., Jenkins, A., Silink, M., Donaghue, K. (2006). Association between PON 1 polymorphisms, PON activity and diabetes complications. Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications, 20(5), 322-328. [More Information]
  • Thamotharampillai, K., Chan, A., Bennetts, B., Craig, M., Cusumano, J., Silink, M., Oates, P., Donaghue, K. (2006). Decline in Neurophysiological Function After 7 Years in an Adolescent Diabetic Cohort and the Role of Aldose Reductase Gene Polymorphisms. Diabetes Care, 29(9), 2053-2057. [More Information]
  • Taplin, C., Cowell, C., Silink, M., Ambler, G. (2006). Fludrocortisone in cerebral salt wasting. Pediatrics (English Edition), 118(6), e1904.
  • Taplin, C., Cowell, C., Silink, M., Ambler, G. (2006). Fludrocortisone Therapy in Cerebral Salt Wasting. Pediatrics, 118(6), e1904-e1908. [More Information]
  • Eppens, M., Craig, M., Cusumano, J., Hing, S., Chan, A., Howard, N., Silink, M., Donaghue, K. (2006). Prevalence of diabetes complications in adolescents with type 2 compared with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Care, 29(6), 1300-1306. [More Information]
  • Eppens, M., Craig, M., Cusumano, J., Hing, S., Chan, A., Howard, N., Silink, M., Donaghue, K. (2006). Prevalence of diabetes complications in adolescents with type 2 diabetes. Hormone Research, 65(Suppl 4), 16-16.
  • Thamotharampillai, K., Craig, M., Chan, A., Bennetts, B., Silink, M., Cusumano, J., Donaghue, K. (2006). The role of aldose reductase gene (AKR1B1) polymorphisms in neurophysiological decline in adolescents with type 1 diabetes - a seven-year longitudinal study. Hormone Research, 65(Suppl. 4), 16-16.
  • Eppens, M., Craig, M., Jones, T., Silink, M., Ong, S., Ping, Y., The International Diabetes Federation, C. (2006). Type 2 diabetes in youth from the Western Pacific region: glycaemic control, diabetes care and complications. Current Medical Research and Opinion, 22(5), 1013-1020. [More Information]

2005

  • Mohsin, F., Craig, M., Cusumano, J., Chan, A., Hing, S., Lee, J., Silink, M., Howard, N., Donaghue, K. (2005). Discordant trends in microvascular complications in adolescents with type 1 diabetes from 1990 to 2002. Diabetes Care, 28(8), 1974-1980. [More Information]
  • Donaghue, K., Craig, M., Chan, A., Fairchild, J., Cusumano, J., Verge, C., Crock, P., Hing, S., Howard, N., Silink, M. (2005). Prevalence of diabetes complications 6 years after diagnosis in an incident cohort of childhood diabetes. Diabetic Medicine, 22(6), 711-8. [More Information]
  • Donaghue, K., Margan, S., Chan, A., Holloway, B., Silink, M., Rangel, T., Bennetts, B. (2005). The association of aldose reductase gene (AKR1B1) polymorphisms with diabetic neuropathy in adolescents. Diabetic Medicine, 22(10), 1315-1320. [More Information]
  • Maguire, A., Chan, A., Cusumano, J., Hing, S., Craig, M., Silink, M., Howard, N., Donaghue, K. (2005). The Case for Biennial Retinopathy Screening in Children and Adolescents. Diabetes Care, 28(3), 509-513. [More Information]
  • Maguire, A., Chan, A., Cusumano, J., Hing, S., Craig, M., Silink, M., Howard, N., Donaghue, K. (2005). The case for biennial retinopathy screening in children and adolescents - Response to Amin. Diabetes Care, 28(7), 1843-1844.
  • Taplin, C., Craig, M., Lloyd, M., Taylor, C., Crock, P., Silink, M., Howard, N. (2005). The rising incidence of childhood type 1 diabetes in New South Wales, 1990-2002. Medical Journal of Australia, 183(5), 243-246. [More Information]

2004

  • Hu, M., Zhang, G., Arbuckle, S., Graf, N., Shun, A., Silink, M., Lewis, D., Alexander, S. (2004). Prophylactic Bilateral Nephrectomies In Two Paediatric Patients With Missense Mutations In The Wt1 Gene. Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation, 19(1), 223-226.

2003

  • Rosenbloom, A., Silink, M. (2003). Diagnosis and classification of type 2 diabetes in childhood and adolescence. In Silink, Kida, Rosenbloom (Eds.), Type 2 Diabetes in Childhood and Adolescence: A Global Perspective, (pp. 9-36). London: Martin Dunitz.
  • Donaghue, K., Fairchild, J., Craig, M., Chan, A., Hing, S., Cutler, L., Howard, N., Silink, M. (2003). Do all prepubertal years of diabetes duration contibute equally to diabetes complications? Diabetes Care, 26(4), 1224-1229.
  • Silink, M., Rosenbloom, A., Kida, K. (2003). Introduction - global evolution of diabetes in children and adolescents. In Silink, Kida, Rosenbloom (Eds.), Type 2 Diabetes in Childhood and Adolescence: A Global Perspective, (pp. 1-8). London: Martin Dunitz.
  • Donaghue, K., Kordonouri, O., Chan, A., Silink, M. (2003). Secular trends in growth in diabetes: are we winning? Archives of Disease in Childhood, 88(2), 151-154.

2002

  • Hong, X., Schevzov, G., Gunning, P., Williams, H., Silink, M. (2002). A comparative study of growth-inhibitory effects on isoflavones and their metabolites on human breast and prostate cancer cell lines. Nutrition and Cancer: an international journal, 42(2), 224-232.
  • Buhler, M., Craig, M., Donaghue, K., Badhwar, P., Willis, J., Manolios, N., Tait, B., Silink, M., Bennetts, B., Stewart, G. (2002). CCR5 Genotyping in an Australian and New Zealand type 1 Diabetes Cohort. Autoimmunity, 65(7), 457-461.
  • Silink, M. (2002). Childhood diabetes: A global perspective. Hormone Research, 57(Suppl. 1), 1-5.
  • Kao, Y., Donaghue, K., Chan, A., Bennetts, B., Knight, J., Silink, M. (2002). Paraoxonase gene cluster is a genetic marker for early microvascular complications in Type 1 diabetes. Diabetic Medicine, 19(3), 212-215.
  • Craig, M., Handelsman, P., Donaghue, K., Chan, A., Baldes, B., Laina, R., Bradford, D., Middlehurst, A., Ambler, G., Verge, C., Silink, M., et al (2002). Predictors of glycaemic control and hypoglycaemia in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes from NSW and the ACT. Medical Journal of Australia, 177(5), 235-238.

2001

  • Jin, R., Donaghue, K., Silink, M., Fairchild, J., Chan, A. (2001). Comparison of Dinamap 8100 with sphygmomanometer blood pressure measurement in a prepubertal diabetes cohort. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 37, 545-549.
  • Bennetts, B., Donaghue, K., Silink, M., Kordonouri, O., James, R., Chan, A., Kao, Y., Danne, T. (2001). Modulation by blood glucose levels of activity and concentration of paraoxonase in young patients with Type 1 diabetes mellitus. Metabolism: clinical and experimental, 50, 657-660.
  • Cowell, C., Silink, M., Tyrrell, V., Ambler, G., Yeow,, W. (2001). Ten years' experience of persistent hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia of infancy. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 37, 483-488.

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