Professor Peter Van Asperen

MBBS, MD, FRACP, F Thor Soc
Macintosh Professor of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, Children's Hospital at Westmead Clinical School
Senior Staff Respiratory Physician, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

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Biographical details

Peter van Asperen is Macintosh Professor of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine at the University of Sydney Medical School (Children's Hospital at Westmead Clinical School), Senior Staff Respiratory Physician at the Children's Hospital at Westmead and Visiting Professor at the Capital University of Medical Sciences at Beijing Children's Hospital, China. He is a paediatric respiratory physician who has worked for nearly four decades in clinical practice and academia, toward his vision of improving health care for children and their families. His major research interests involve investigating the development and management of asthma (including clinical trials of asthma medications), and more recently, the diagnosis and management of chronic cough - the latter focus driven by the frequent misdiagnosis of persistent cough as asthma in childhood. Additionally, he has studied other respiratory disorders including cystic fibrosis, chronic neonatal lung disease and atopy, as well as exercise testing and novel lung function testing methodology. "I am especially passionate about the appropriate, evidence-based use of asthma medications and combating the current overprescription and inappropriate use of long-acting beta agonists in children with asthma" says Professor van Asperen and he has worked tirelessly to help educate clinicians and patients on this subject. His clinical trials of pharmacotherapies for asthma and other respiratory conditions in childhood, has helped bring new treatments to market (e.g. cystic fibrosis). Additionally, his research has improved the understanding of the disease process in asthma and its multidisciplinary management in children. Professor van Asperen has been actively involved with the National Asthma Council in the development of guidelines and position papers. He was a member of the NAC Guidelines Steering Committee for the Australian Asthma Handbook (2014) and served as author and reviewer of paediatric sections of the handbook. He is a member of the Australian Lung Foundation Cough in Children and Adults Diagnosis & Assessment (CICADA) Working Group, which developed the CICADA Cough Management Guidelines. He is also a Member of the Paediatric Assembly of the European Respiratory Society. He was a Board Member of the Asthma Foundation of NSW from 2002-2010. In 2014 he was inducted as an Emeritus Member and awarded a fellowship of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ). He has won several accolades including the RACP John Sands Medal for outstanding contribution to College affairs and the 2014 TSANZ Society Medal for the advancement of the practice of Thoracic Medicine in the widest sense.

Professor van Asperen was also Head of the Department of Respiratory Medicine at the Children's Hospital at Westmead from 1991-2012. He has published over 110 peer-reviewed papers, numerous invited papers and two books for families of children and young people with asthma. Many of his articles have appeared in the highest-impact respiratory medicine and paediatrics journals including the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Thorax, Paediatrics, Journal of Pediatrics and Chest. He is passionate about mentoring clinicians and has had extensive involvement with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the previous Australian College of Paediatrics, teaching and training advanced trainees in paediatric respiratory medicine in Australia and overseas. His work in China led to his appointment as Visiting Professor at Beijing Children's Hospital - he has supervised a number of trainees from China who have spent time at the Children's Hospital at Westmead.

Research interests

Professor van Asperen's research interests include clinical trials with a particular focus on the management of asthma and chronic cough in children although he has worked on many other respiratory conditions as well as respiratory testing methodology. His research findings (past and present) continue to make significant contributions to clinical practice.

As part of his MD qualifications, Professor van Asperen spent a number of years studying the development of asthma and atopy - by prospectively following a cohort of children every four months for their first 20 months of life with continued follow-up of these cases at five years and 11 years. The body of research demonstrated poor correlation between early wheezing and later development of asthma in children, and identified atopy as one of the strongest predictors of asthma. Additionally, Professor van Asperen's group was one of the first to describe the natural history of food allergies in children, which indicated food allergies typically resolve over time while inhaled allergens assume increasing importance with age. He also was the first to describe the safety of measles immunisation in children with egg allergy, which has enabled vaccination of thousands of children previously considered contraindicated.

Current asthma research involves clinical trials of new asthma medications and devices, evaluation of asthma education interventions and of the use of complementary and alternative medicine in childhood asthma, and ongoing studies to understand the development of asthma. Professor van Asperen also has developed an interest in cough research due to the issue of over-diagnosis of asthma in children presenting with persistent cough. He works with Professor Anne Chang from the University of Queensland to understand the burden and aetiologies of acute and chronic cough and on multicentre trials aimed at improving diagnostic criteria and management algorithms for children with persistent cough.

His department's cystic fibrosis research has contributed evidence, which facilitated licensing of new treatments for this difficult condition including a medication that targets the underlying disease. He has also supervised research in the areas of chronic neonatal lung disease and the utility of exercise testing and novel lung function testing methodologies in children with respiratory diseases - with a number of his PhD students appointed as Consultant Respiratory Physicians at the Children's Hospital at Westmead.

International links

China

(Beijing Childrens Hospital & Capital University of Medical Sciences) Visiting Professor & collaboration with Prof Kunling Shen in regard to training opportunities in Respiratory Medicine at the Childrens Hospital at Westmead

Selected publications

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Books

  • Van Asperen, P., Davis, A., Towns, S. (2007). When your Child has Asthma. Australia: Simon and Schuster.

Journals

  • Hime, N., Fitzgerald, D., Robinson, P., Selvadurai, H., Van Asperen, P., Jaffe, A., Zurynski, Y. (2014). Childhood interstitial lung disease due to surfactant protein C deficiency: frequent use and costs of hospital services for a single case in Australia. Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, 9(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Pandit, C., Valentin, R., de Lima, J., Robinson, P., Fitzgerald, D., Van Asperen, P., Baines, D., Cooper, P., Selvadurai, H. (2014). Effect of general anesthesia on pulmonary function and clinical status on children with cystic fibrosis. Paediatric Anaesthesia, 24(2), 164-169. [More Information]
  • Pandit, C., Batterby, E., Van Asperen, P., Cooper, P., Selvadurai, H., Fitzgerald, D. (2014). Exercise-induced respiratory symptoms not due to asthma. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 50(10), 829-832. [More Information]
  • Van Loo, A., Van Loo, E., Selvadurai, H., Cooper, P., Van Asperen, P., Fitzgerald, D. (2014). Intrapleural urokinase versus surgical management of childhood empyema. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 50(10), 823-826. [More Information]
  • Chang, A., Robertson, C., Van Asperen, P., Glasgow, N., Masters, I., Teoh, L., Mellis, C., Landau, L., Marchant, J., Morris, P. (2013). A cough algorithm for chronic cough in children: a multicenter, randomized controlled study. Pediatrics, 131(5), e1576-e1583. [More Information]
  • Chang, A., Grimwood, K., Wilson, A., Van Asperen, P., Byrnes, C., O'Grady, K., Sloots, T., Robertson, C., Torzillo, P., McCallum, G., et al (2013). Bronchiectasis exacerbation study on azithromycin and amoxycillin-clavulanate for respiratory exacerbations in children (BEST-2): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 14(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • O'Grady, K., Grimwood, K., Cripps, A., Mulholland, E., Morris, P., Torzillo, P., Wood, N., Smith-Vaughan, H., Revell, A., Wilson, A., Van Asperen, P., et al (2013). Does a 10-valent pneumococcal-Haemophilus influenzae protein D conjugate vaccine prevent respiratory exacerbations in children with recurrent protracted bacterial bronchitis, chronic suppurative lung disease and bronchiectasis: protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 14(282), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Marshall, T., Van Asperen, P., Selvadurai, H., Robinson, P. (2013). Don't write off paediatric asthma action plans just yet. Primary Care Respiratory Journal, 22(2), 144-145. [More Information]
  • Pandit, C., Graham, C., Selvadurai, H., Gaskin, K., Cooper, P., Van Asperen, P. (2013). Festival food coma in cystic fibrosis. Pediatric Pulmonology, 48(7), 725-727. [More Information]
  • Grover, C., Armour, C., Van Asperen, P., Moles, R., Saini, B. (2013). Medication use in Australian children with asthma: user's perspective. Journal of Asthma, 50(3), 231-241. [More Information]
  • Grover, C., Goel, N., Chugh, K., Gaur, S., Armour, C., Van Asperen, P., Moles, R., Saini, B. (2013). Medication use in Indian children with asthma: The user's perspective. Respirology, 18(5), 807-813. [More Information]
  • Robinson, P., Van Asperen, P. (2013). Newer Treatments in the Management of Pediatric Asthma. Paediatric Drugs, 15(4), 291-302. [More Information]
  • Robinson, P., Van Asperen, P. (2013). Update in paediatric asthma management: Where is evidence challenging current practice? Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49(5), 346-352. [More Information]
  • Chang, A., Robertson, C., Van Asperen, P., Glasgow, N., Mellis, C., Masters, I., Teoh, L., Tjhung, I., Morris, P., Petsky, H., et al (2012). A Multicenter Study on Chronic Cough in Children: Burden and Etiologies Based on a Standardized Management Pathway. Chest, 142(4), 943-950. [More Information]
  • Chang, A., Grimwood, K., Robertson, C., Wilson, A., Van Asperen, P., O'Grady, K., Sloots, T., Torzillo, P., Bailey, E., McCallum, G., et al (2012). Antibiotics for bronchiectasis exacerbations in children: rationale and study protocol for a randomised placebo-controlled trial. Trials, 13(Aug), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Teoh, L., Cates, C., Hurwitz, M., Acworth, J., Van Asperen, P., Chang, A. (2012). Anticholinergic therapy for acute asthma in children (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2012 (4), 1-44. [More Information]
  • Stelzer-Braid, S., Johal, H., Skilbreck, K., Steller, A., Alsubie, H., Tovey, E., Van Asperen, P., McKay, K., Rawlinson, W. (2012). Detection of viral and bacterial respiratory pathogens in patients with cystic fibrosis. Journal of Virological Methods, 186, 109-112. [More Information]
  • Van Asperen, P. (2012). Long-acting beta2 agonists for childhood asthma. Australian Prescriber, 35(4), 111-113.
  • MacLean, J., Scott, K., Marshall, T., Van Asperen, P. (2011). Evaluation of an E-Learning teaching resource: What is the medical student perspective? Focus on Health Professional Education: a multi-disciplinary journal, 13(2), 53-63.
  • Van Asperen, P., Mellis, C., Sly, P., Robertson, C. (2011). Evidence-based asthma management in children - what's new? Medical Journal of Australia, 194(8), 383-384. [More Information]
  • Glasgow, N., Ponsonby, A., Kemp, A., Tovey, E., Van Asperen, P., McKay, K., Forbes, S. (2011). Feather bedding and childhood asthma associated with house dust mite sensitisation: a randomised controlled trial. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 96(6), 541-547. [More Information]
  • Grover, C., Armour, C., Van Asperen, P., Moles, R., Saini, B. (2011). Medication Use in Children with Asthma: Not a Child Size Problem. Journal of Asthma, 48(10), 1085-1103. [More Information]
  • Smith, L., Van Asperen, P., McKay, K., Selvadurai, H., Fitzgerald, D. (2011). Post-natal corticosteroids are associated with reduced expiratory flows in children born very preterm. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 47(7), 448-454. [More Information]
  • Van Asperen, P. (2011). That ICS should be First Line Therapy for Asthma - Con. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 12(4), 250-252. [More Information]
  • Teoh, L., Hurwitz, M., Acworth, J., Van Asperen, P., Chang, A. (2011). Treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea for chronic cough in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 4, 1-15. [More Information]
  • Van Asperen, P. (2011). What's new in the management of asthma in children? Medicine Today, 12(4), 53-64.
  • Chang, A., Robertson, C., Van Asperen, P., Glasgow, N., Masters, I., Mellis, C., Landau, L., Teoh, L., Morris, P. (2010). Can a management pathway for chronic cough in children improve clinical outcomes: protocol for a multicentre evaluation. Trials, 11(103), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Gibson, P., Chang, A., Glasgow, N., Holmes, P., Katelaris, P., Landau, L., Mazzone, S., Newcombe, P., Van Asperen, P., Vertigan, A. (2010). CICADA: Cough in Children and Adults: Diagnosis and Assessment. Australian Cough Guidelines summary statement. Medical Journal of Australia, 192(5), 265-271. [More Information]
  • Ho, K., Davis, A., Van Asperen, P. (2010). Complementary and alternative medicine use among children with asthma in Australia. Australian Medical Student Journal, 1, 46-49.
  • Nightingale, S., O'Loughlin, E., Dorney, S., Shun, A., Verran, D., Strasser, S., McCaughan, G., Jermyn, V., Van Asperen, P., Gaskin, K., Stormon, M. (2010). Isolated liver transplantation in children with cystic fibrosis - An Australian experience. Pediatric Transplantation, 14(6), 779-785. [More Information]
  • Smith, L., McKay, K., Van Asperen, P., Selvadurai, H., Fitzgerald, D. (2010). Normal Development of the Lung and Premature Birth. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 11(3), 135-142. [More Information]
  • Landau, L., Van Asperen, P., Masters, I., Mellis, C. (2010). The plea for rigorous studies on cough in children. Chest, 137(3), 741. [More Information]
  • Fitzgerald, D., Follett, J., Van Asperen, P. (2009). Assessing and managing lung disease and sleep disordered breathing in children with cerebral palsy. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 10(1), 18-24. [More Information]
  • Robinson, P., Van Asperen, P. (2009). Asthma in childhood. Pediatric Clinics of North America, 56(1), 191-226. [More Information]
  • Towns, S., Van Asperen, P. (2009). Diagnosis and management of asthma in adolescents. The Clinical Respiratory Journal, 3(2), 69-76. [More Information]
  • McKay, K., Cooper, P., Van Asperen, P. (2009). Segregation of children with CF diagnosed via newborn screening and acquisition of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 8(6), 400-404. [More Information]
  • Robinson, P., Cooper, P., Van Asperen, P., Fitzgerald, D., Selvadurai, H. (2009). Using index of ventilation to assess response to treatment for acute pulmonary exacerbation in children with cystic fibrosis. Pediatric Pulmonology, 44(8), 733-742. [More Information]
  • Magoffin, A., Allen, J., McCauley, J., Gruca, M., Peat, J., Van Asperen, P., Gaskin, K. (2008). Longitudinal analysis of resting energy expenditure in patients with cystic fibrosis. The Journal of Pediatrics, 152(5), 703-708. [More Information]
  • Smith, L., Van Asperen, P., McKay, K., Selvadurai, H., Fitzgerald, D. (2008). Reduced exercise capacity in children born very preterm. Pediatrics, 122(2), e287-e293. [More Information]
  • Kwok, S., O'Loughlin, E., Kakakios, A., Van Asperen, P. (2008). Wheezy swallow: Poorly responsive 'Asthma'. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 44(1-2), 74-77. [More Information]
  • Robinson, P., Curtin, J., Van Asperen, P. (2007). Blue blood. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 43(3), 184-185. [More Information]
  • Drakeford, P., Davis, A., Van Asperen, P. (2007). Evaluation of a paediatric asthma education package for health professionals. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 43(5), 342-352. [More Information]
  • Yu, Z., McKay, K., Van Asperen, P., Zheng, M., Fleming, J., Ginn, S., Kizana, E., Latham, M., Feneley, M., Kirkland, P., Lumbers, E., Alexander, I., et al (2007). Lentivirus vector-mediated gene transfer to the developing bronchiolar airway epithelium in the fetal lamb. Journal of Gene Medicine, 9(6), 429-439. [More Information]
  • Van Asperen, P., Mellis, C., Anderson, S., Hancock, K., Riley, T., Robertson, C., Tang, M. (2007). Leukotriene receptor antagonists: their therapeutic role in children with asthma. Information Paper for Health Professionals, National Asthma Council Australia, June 2007.
  • Van Asperen, P. (2007). Oral corticosteroid therapy for acute asthma in children: evidence of efficacy and current Australian practice. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 43(6), 419-420. [More Information]
  • Yin, J., Kemp, A., Van Asperen, P. (2007). Pulmonary function in non-atopic and atopic childhood asthma. Acta Paediatrica: Nurturing the Child, 96, 1088-1090. [More Information]
  • Barclay, A., Allen, J., Blyler, E., Yap, J., Gruca, M., Van Asperen, P., Cooper, P., Gaskin, K. (2007). Resting energy expenditure in females with cystic fibrosis: Is it affected by puberty? European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 61(10), 1207-1212. [More Information]
  • Van Asperen, P. (2006). Cough and asthma. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 7(1), 26-30. [More Information]
  • Chang, A., Landau, L., Van Asperen, P., Glasgow, N., Robertson, C., Marchant, J., Mellis, C. (2006). Cough in children: definitions and clinical evaluation. Position statement of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand. Medical Journal of Australia, 184(8), 398-403. [More Information]
  • Robinson, P., Lord, D., Dalla-Pozza, L., Harvey, J., Van Asperen, P. (2006). Instructive Case – Complicated "Pneumonia". Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 42, 62-64. [More Information]
  • Van Asperen, P. (2006). What's new in the management of paediatric asthma? Middle East Paediatrics, 11, 6-11.
  • Teoh, L., Kerrigan, A., May, M., Van Asperen, P. (2005). Pseudo food allergy. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 41(1-2), 63-64. [More Information]
  • Van Asperen, P., McKay, K., Szyndler, J., Towns, S. (2005). Psychological and family functioning and quality of life in adolescents with cystic fibrosis. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 4(2), 135-144. [More Information]
  • Spencer, S., Yeoh, B., Van Asperen, P., Fitzgerald, D. (2004). Biphasic stridor in infancy. Medical Journal of Australia, 180(7), 347-349. [More Information]
  • Selvadurai, H., Blimkie, C., Cooper, P., Mellis, C., Van Asperen, P. (2004). Gender Differences In Habitual Activity In Children With Cystic Fibrosis. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 89(10), 928-933. [More Information]
  • Levison, J., Van Asperen, P., Wong, C., Harvey, J., Halliday, R. (2004). The Value Of A Ct-Guided Fine Needle Aspirate In Infants With Lung Abscess. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 40(8), 474-476.
  • Macdessi, J., Randell, T., Donaghue, K., Ambler, G., Van Asperen, P., Mellis, C. (2003). Adrenal crises in children treated with high-dose inhaled corticosteroids for asthma. Medical Journal of Australia, 178(5), 214-216.
  • Allen, J., McCauley, J., Selby, A., Waters, D., Gruca, M., Baur, L., Van Asperen, P., Gaskin, K. (2003). Differences in resting energy expenditure between male and female children with cystic fibrosis. The Journal of Pediatrics, 142(1), 15-19.
  • Selvadurai, H., Allen, J., Sachinwalla, T., Macauley, J., Blimkie, C., Van Asperen, P. (2003). Muscle Function and Resting Energy Expenditure in Female Athletes with Cystic Fibrosis. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 168(12), 1476-1480.
  • Randell, T., Donaghue, K., Ambler, G., Cowell, C., Fitzgerald, D., Van Asperen, P. (2003). Safety of the newer inhaled corticosteroids in childhood asthma. Pediatric Drugs, 5(7), 481-504.
  • Selvadurai, H., Cooper, P., Meyers, N., Blimkie, C., Smith, L., Mellis, C., Van Asperen, P. (2003). Validation of shuttle tests in children with cystic fibrosis. Pediatric Pulmonology, 35(2), 133-138. [More Information]
  • Van Asperen, P. (2002). Current drug therapies: relievers and preventers. Medical Journal of Australia, 177, 64-66.
  • Selvadurai, H., Blimkie, C., Meyers, N., Mellis, C., Cooper, P., Van Asperen, P. (2002). Randomized controlled study of in-hospital exercise training programs in children with cystic fibrosis. Pediatric Pulmonology, 33(3), 194-200.
  • Browne, G., Trieu, L., Van Asperen, P. (2002). Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of intravenous salbutamol and nebulized ipratropium bromide in early management of severe acute asthma in children presenting to an emergency department. Critical Care Medicine, 30(2), 448-453.
  • Selvadurai, H., McKay, K., Blimkie, C., Cooper, P., Mellis, C., Van Asperen, P. (2002). The relationship between genotype and exercise tolerance in children with cystic fibrosis. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 165, 762-765.
  • Van Asperen, P., Mellis, C., Sly, P. (2002). The role of corticosteroids in the management of childhood asthma. Medical Journal of Australia, , 168-173.
  • Massie, J., Wilcken, B., Van Asperen, P., Dorney, S., Gruca, M., Wiley, V., Gaskin, K. (2000). Pancreatic function and extended mutation analysis in ?F508 heterozygous infants with ane levated immunoreactive trypsinogen but normal sweat electrolyte levels. The Journal of Pediatrics, 137(2), 214-220.

Conferences

  • Scott, K., MacLean, J., Marshall, T., Van Asperen, P. (2008). Medical student use of an online formative assessment resource. 25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education ASCILITE 2008, Australia: Deakin University.
  • Van Asperen, P. (2002). Long term asthma prevention: oral or inhalation? 12th National Congress of Child Health & 11th ASEAN Pediatric Federation Conference, Bali, Indonesia: Department of Child Health, Sanglah Hospital, School of Medicine, Udayana University.

2014

  • Hime, N., Fitzgerald, D., Robinson, P., Selvadurai, H., Van Asperen, P., Jaffe, A., Zurynski, Y. (2014). Childhood interstitial lung disease due to surfactant protein C deficiency: frequent use and costs of hospital services for a single case in Australia. Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, 9(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Pandit, C., Valentin, R., de Lima, J., Robinson, P., Fitzgerald, D., Van Asperen, P., Baines, D., Cooper, P., Selvadurai, H. (2014). Effect of general anesthesia on pulmonary function and clinical status on children with cystic fibrosis. Paediatric Anaesthesia, 24(2), 164-169. [More Information]
  • Pandit, C., Batterby, E., Van Asperen, P., Cooper, P., Selvadurai, H., Fitzgerald, D. (2014). Exercise-induced respiratory symptoms not due to asthma. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 50(10), 829-832. [More Information]
  • Van Loo, A., Van Loo, E., Selvadurai, H., Cooper, P., Van Asperen, P., Fitzgerald, D. (2014). Intrapleural urokinase versus surgical management of childhood empyema. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 50(10), 823-826. [More Information]

2013

  • Chang, A., Robertson, C., Van Asperen, P., Glasgow, N., Masters, I., Teoh, L., Mellis, C., Landau, L., Marchant, J., Morris, P. (2013). A cough algorithm for chronic cough in children: a multicenter, randomized controlled study. Pediatrics, 131(5), e1576-e1583. [More Information]
  • Chang, A., Grimwood, K., Wilson, A., Van Asperen, P., Byrnes, C., O'Grady, K., Sloots, T., Robertson, C., Torzillo, P., McCallum, G., et al (2013). Bronchiectasis exacerbation study on azithromycin and amoxycillin-clavulanate for respiratory exacerbations in children (BEST-2): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 14(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • O'Grady, K., Grimwood, K., Cripps, A., Mulholland, E., Morris, P., Torzillo, P., Wood, N., Smith-Vaughan, H., Revell, A., Wilson, A., Van Asperen, P., et al (2013). Does a 10-valent pneumococcal-Haemophilus influenzae protein D conjugate vaccine prevent respiratory exacerbations in children with recurrent protracted bacterial bronchitis, chronic suppurative lung disease and bronchiectasis: protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 14(282), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Marshall, T., Van Asperen, P., Selvadurai, H., Robinson, P. (2013). Don't write off paediatric asthma action plans just yet. Primary Care Respiratory Journal, 22(2), 144-145. [More Information]
  • Pandit, C., Graham, C., Selvadurai, H., Gaskin, K., Cooper, P., Van Asperen, P. (2013). Festival food coma in cystic fibrosis. Pediatric Pulmonology, 48(7), 725-727. [More Information]
  • Grover, C., Armour, C., Van Asperen, P., Moles, R., Saini, B. (2013). Medication use in Australian children with asthma: user's perspective. Journal of Asthma, 50(3), 231-241. [More Information]
  • Grover, C., Goel, N., Chugh, K., Gaur, S., Armour, C., Van Asperen, P., Moles, R., Saini, B. (2013). Medication use in Indian children with asthma: The user's perspective. Respirology, 18(5), 807-813. [More Information]
  • Robinson, P., Van Asperen, P. (2013). Newer Treatments in the Management of Pediatric Asthma. Paediatric Drugs, 15(4), 291-302. [More Information]
  • Robinson, P., Van Asperen, P. (2013). Update in paediatric asthma management: Where is evidence challenging current practice? Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49(5), 346-352. [More Information]

2012

  • Chang, A., Robertson, C., Van Asperen, P., Glasgow, N., Mellis, C., Masters, I., Teoh, L., Tjhung, I., Morris, P., Petsky, H., et al (2012). A Multicenter Study on Chronic Cough in Children: Burden and Etiologies Based on a Standardized Management Pathway. Chest, 142(4), 943-950. [More Information]
  • Chang, A., Grimwood, K., Robertson, C., Wilson, A., Van Asperen, P., O'Grady, K., Sloots, T., Torzillo, P., Bailey, E., McCallum, G., et al (2012). Antibiotics for bronchiectasis exacerbations in children: rationale and study protocol for a randomised placebo-controlled trial. Trials, 13(Aug), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Teoh, L., Cates, C., Hurwitz, M., Acworth, J., Van Asperen, P., Chang, A. (2012). Anticholinergic therapy for acute asthma in children (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2012 (4), 1-44. [More Information]
  • Stelzer-Braid, S., Johal, H., Skilbreck, K., Steller, A., Alsubie, H., Tovey, E., Van Asperen, P., McKay, K., Rawlinson, W. (2012). Detection of viral and bacterial respiratory pathogens in patients with cystic fibrosis. Journal of Virological Methods, 186, 109-112. [More Information]
  • Van Asperen, P. (2012). Long-acting beta2 agonists for childhood asthma. Australian Prescriber, 35(4), 111-113.

2011

  • MacLean, J., Scott, K., Marshall, T., Van Asperen, P. (2011). Evaluation of an E-Learning teaching resource: What is the medical student perspective? Focus on Health Professional Education: a multi-disciplinary journal, 13(2), 53-63.
  • Van Asperen, P., Mellis, C., Sly, P., Robertson, C. (2011). Evidence-based asthma management in children - what's new? Medical Journal of Australia, 194(8), 383-384. [More Information]
  • Glasgow, N., Ponsonby, A., Kemp, A., Tovey, E., Van Asperen, P., McKay, K., Forbes, S. (2011). Feather bedding and childhood asthma associated with house dust mite sensitisation: a randomised controlled trial. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 96(6), 541-547. [More Information]
  • Grover, C., Armour, C., Van Asperen, P., Moles, R., Saini, B. (2011). Medication Use in Children with Asthma: Not a Child Size Problem. Journal of Asthma, 48(10), 1085-1103. [More Information]
  • Smith, L., Van Asperen, P., McKay, K., Selvadurai, H., Fitzgerald, D. (2011). Post-natal corticosteroids are associated with reduced expiratory flows in children born very preterm. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 47(7), 448-454. [More Information]
  • Van Asperen, P. (2011). That ICS should be First Line Therapy for Asthma - Con. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 12(4), 250-252. [More Information]
  • Teoh, L., Hurwitz, M., Acworth, J., Van Asperen, P., Chang, A. (2011). Treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea for chronic cough in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 4, 1-15. [More Information]
  • Van Asperen, P. (2011). What's new in the management of asthma in children? Medicine Today, 12(4), 53-64.

2010

  • Chang, A., Robertson, C., Van Asperen, P., Glasgow, N., Masters, I., Mellis, C., Landau, L., Teoh, L., Morris, P. (2010). Can a management pathway for chronic cough in children improve clinical outcomes: protocol for a multicentre evaluation. Trials, 11(103), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Gibson, P., Chang, A., Glasgow, N., Holmes, P., Katelaris, P., Landau, L., Mazzone, S., Newcombe, P., Van Asperen, P., Vertigan, A. (2010). CICADA: Cough in Children and Adults: Diagnosis and Assessment. Australian Cough Guidelines summary statement. Medical Journal of Australia, 192(5), 265-271. [More Information]
  • Ho, K., Davis, A., Van Asperen, P. (2010). Complementary and alternative medicine use among children with asthma in Australia. Australian Medical Student Journal, 1, 46-49.
  • Nightingale, S., O'Loughlin, E., Dorney, S., Shun, A., Verran, D., Strasser, S., McCaughan, G., Jermyn, V., Van Asperen, P., Gaskin, K., Stormon, M. (2010). Isolated liver transplantation in children with cystic fibrosis - An Australian experience. Pediatric Transplantation, 14(6), 779-785. [More Information]
  • Smith, L., McKay, K., Van Asperen, P., Selvadurai, H., Fitzgerald, D. (2010). Normal Development of the Lung and Premature Birth. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 11(3), 135-142. [More Information]
  • Landau, L., Van Asperen, P., Masters, I., Mellis, C. (2010). The plea for rigorous studies on cough in children. Chest, 137(3), 741. [More Information]

2009

  • Fitzgerald, D., Follett, J., Van Asperen, P. (2009). Assessing and managing lung disease and sleep disordered breathing in children with cerebral palsy. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 10(1), 18-24. [More Information]
  • Robinson, P., Van Asperen, P. (2009). Asthma in childhood. Pediatric Clinics of North America, 56(1), 191-226. [More Information]
  • Towns, S., Van Asperen, P. (2009). Diagnosis and management of asthma in adolescents. The Clinical Respiratory Journal, 3(2), 69-76. [More Information]
  • McKay, K., Cooper, P., Van Asperen, P. (2009). Segregation of children with CF diagnosed via newborn screening and acquisition of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 8(6), 400-404. [More Information]
  • Robinson, P., Cooper, P., Van Asperen, P., Fitzgerald, D., Selvadurai, H. (2009). Using index of ventilation to assess response to treatment for acute pulmonary exacerbation in children with cystic fibrosis. Pediatric Pulmonology, 44(8), 733-742. [More Information]

2008

  • Magoffin, A., Allen, J., McCauley, J., Gruca, M., Peat, J., Van Asperen, P., Gaskin, K. (2008). Longitudinal analysis of resting energy expenditure in patients with cystic fibrosis. The Journal of Pediatrics, 152(5), 703-708. [More Information]
  • Scott, K., MacLean, J., Marshall, T., Van Asperen, P. (2008). Medical student use of an online formative assessment resource. 25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education ASCILITE 2008, Australia: Deakin University.
  • Smith, L., Van Asperen, P., McKay, K., Selvadurai, H., Fitzgerald, D. (2008). Reduced exercise capacity in children born very preterm. Pediatrics, 122(2), e287-e293. [More Information]
  • Kwok, S., O'Loughlin, E., Kakakios, A., Van Asperen, P. (2008). Wheezy swallow: Poorly responsive 'Asthma'. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 44(1-2), 74-77. [More Information]

2007

  • Robinson, P., Curtin, J., Van Asperen, P. (2007). Blue blood. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 43(3), 184-185. [More Information]
  • Drakeford, P., Davis, A., Van Asperen, P. (2007). Evaluation of a paediatric asthma education package for health professionals. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 43(5), 342-352. [More Information]
  • Yu, Z., McKay, K., Van Asperen, P., Zheng, M., Fleming, J., Ginn, S., Kizana, E., Latham, M., Feneley, M., Kirkland, P., Lumbers, E., Alexander, I., et al (2007). Lentivirus vector-mediated gene transfer to the developing bronchiolar airway epithelium in the fetal lamb. Journal of Gene Medicine, 9(6), 429-439. [More Information]
  • Van Asperen, P., Mellis, C., Anderson, S., Hancock, K., Riley, T., Robertson, C., Tang, M. (2007). Leukotriene receptor antagonists: their therapeutic role in children with asthma. Information Paper for Health Professionals, National Asthma Council Australia, June 2007.
  • Van Asperen, P. (2007). Oral corticosteroid therapy for acute asthma in children: evidence of efficacy and current Australian practice. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 43(6), 419-420. [More Information]
  • Yin, J., Kemp, A., Van Asperen, P. (2007). Pulmonary function in non-atopic and atopic childhood asthma. Acta Paediatrica: Nurturing the Child, 96, 1088-1090. [More Information]
  • Barclay, A., Allen, J., Blyler, E., Yap, J., Gruca, M., Van Asperen, P., Cooper, P., Gaskin, K. (2007). Resting energy expenditure in females with cystic fibrosis: Is it affected by puberty? European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 61(10), 1207-1212. [More Information]
  • Van Asperen, P., Davis, A., Towns, S. (2007). When your Child has Asthma. Australia: Simon and Schuster.

2006

  • Van Asperen, P. (2006). Cough and asthma. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 7(1), 26-30. [More Information]
  • Chang, A., Landau, L., Van Asperen, P., Glasgow, N., Robertson, C., Marchant, J., Mellis, C. (2006). Cough in children: definitions and clinical evaluation. Position statement of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand. Medical Journal of Australia, 184(8), 398-403. [More Information]
  • Robinson, P., Lord, D., Dalla-Pozza, L., Harvey, J., Van Asperen, P. (2006). Instructive Case – Complicated "Pneumonia". Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 42, 62-64. [More Information]
  • Van Asperen, P. (2006). What's new in the management of paediatric asthma? Middle East Paediatrics, 11, 6-11.

2005

  • Teoh, L., Kerrigan, A., May, M., Van Asperen, P. (2005). Pseudo food allergy. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 41(1-2), 63-64. [More Information]
  • Van Asperen, P., McKay, K., Szyndler, J., Towns, S. (2005). Psychological and family functioning and quality of life in adolescents with cystic fibrosis. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 4(2), 135-144. [More Information]

2004

  • Spencer, S., Yeoh, B., Van Asperen, P., Fitzgerald, D. (2004). Biphasic stridor in infancy. Medical Journal of Australia, 180(7), 347-349. [More Information]
  • Selvadurai, H., Blimkie, C., Cooper, P., Mellis, C., Van Asperen, P. (2004). Gender Differences In Habitual Activity In Children With Cystic Fibrosis. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 89(10), 928-933. [More Information]
  • Levison, J., Van Asperen, P., Wong, C., Harvey, J., Halliday, R. (2004). The Value Of A Ct-Guided Fine Needle Aspirate In Infants With Lung Abscess. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 40(8), 474-476.

2003

  • Macdessi, J., Randell, T., Donaghue, K., Ambler, G., Van Asperen, P., Mellis, C. (2003). Adrenal crises in children treated with high-dose inhaled corticosteroids for asthma. Medical Journal of Australia, 178(5), 214-216.
  • Allen, J., McCauley, J., Selby, A., Waters, D., Gruca, M., Baur, L., Van Asperen, P., Gaskin, K. (2003). Differences in resting energy expenditure between male and female children with cystic fibrosis. The Journal of Pediatrics, 142(1), 15-19.
  • Selvadurai, H., Allen, J., Sachinwalla, T., Macauley, J., Blimkie, C., Van Asperen, P. (2003). Muscle Function and Resting Energy Expenditure in Female Athletes with Cystic Fibrosis. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 168(12), 1476-1480.
  • Randell, T., Donaghue, K., Ambler, G., Cowell, C., Fitzgerald, D., Van Asperen, P. (2003). Safety of the newer inhaled corticosteroids in childhood asthma. Pediatric Drugs, 5(7), 481-504.
  • Selvadurai, H., Cooper, P., Meyers, N., Blimkie, C., Smith, L., Mellis, C., Van Asperen, P. (2003). Validation of shuttle tests in children with cystic fibrosis. Pediatric Pulmonology, 35(2), 133-138. [More Information]

2002

  • Van Asperen, P. (2002). Current drug therapies: relievers and preventers. Medical Journal of Australia, 177, 64-66.
  • Van Asperen, P. (2002). Long term asthma prevention: oral or inhalation? 12th National Congress of Child Health & 11th ASEAN Pediatric Federation Conference, Bali, Indonesia: Department of Child Health, Sanglah Hospital, School of Medicine, Udayana University.
  • Selvadurai, H., Blimkie, C., Meyers, N., Mellis, C., Cooper, P., Van Asperen, P. (2002). Randomized controlled study of in-hospital exercise training programs in children with cystic fibrosis. Pediatric Pulmonology, 33(3), 194-200.
  • Browne, G., Trieu, L., Van Asperen, P. (2002). Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of intravenous salbutamol and nebulized ipratropium bromide in early management of severe acute asthma in children presenting to an emergency department. Critical Care Medicine, 30(2), 448-453.
  • Selvadurai, H., McKay, K., Blimkie, C., Cooper, P., Mellis, C., Van Asperen, P. (2002). The relationship between genotype and exercise tolerance in children with cystic fibrosis. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 165, 762-765.
  • Van Asperen, P., Mellis, C., Sly, P. (2002). The role of corticosteroids in the management of childhood asthma. Medical Journal of Australia, , 168-173.

2000

  • Massie, J., Wilcken, B., Van Asperen, P., Dorney, S., Gruca, M., Wiley, V., Gaskin, K. (2000). Pancreatic function and extended mutation analysis in ?F508 heterozygous infants with ane levated immunoreactive trypsinogen but normal sweat electrolyte levels. The Journal of Pediatrics, 137(2), 214-220.

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