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

Telephone +61 2 9845 3397
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Biographical details

Professor Peter van Asperen 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 research interests include understanding the development and management of asthma, including clinical trials of asthma medications, and more recently, the diagnosis and management of chronic cough (driven by the frequent misdiagnosis of persistent cough as asthma in childhood). He has also studied atopy, cystic fibrosis, chronic neonatal lung disease and exercise and novel lung function testing. "I am 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 who has worked tirelessly to educate clinicians and patients on this subject. His clinical trials of medications for respiratory conditions in childhood, has helped bring new treatments to market (e.g. cystic fibrosis). His research has improved the understanding of the disease process in asthma and its multidisciplinary management in children. Professor van Asperen is a member of the National Asthma Council Guidelines Steering Committee for the Australian Asthma Handbook (2014) and co-authored paediatric sections of this handbook. He is a member of the Australian Lung Foundation Cough in Children and Adults Diagnosis & Assessment (CICADA) Working Group, which has developed Cough Management Guidelines. In 2014 he was inducted Emeritus Member and awarded fellowship of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) and the TSANZ Society Medal for the advancement of the practice of Thoracic Medicine in the widest sense.

Research interests

Professor van Asperen conducts 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. His research findings (past and present) have and continue to contribute significantly to clinical practice.

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 the first 20 months of life with continued follow-up of these cases at five years and 11 years. This 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. His 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 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, understanding disease development and evaluating asthma education interventions and the use of complementary and alternative medicine in childhood asthma. Professor van Asperen 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 facilitating the 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

  • Van Asperen, P., Robinson, P. (2014). Age-specific management of asthma in children. Medicine Today, 15(9), 14-28.
  • 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]
  • Robinson, P., Brown, N., Turner, M., Van Asperen, P., Selvadurai, H., King, G. (2014). Increased day-to-day variability of forced oscillatory resistance in poorly controlled or persistent pediatric asthma. Chest, 146(4), 974-981. [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

  • Van Asperen, P., Robinson, P. (2014). Age-specific management of asthma in children. Medicine Today, 15(9), 14-28.
  • 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]
  • Robinson, P., Brown, N., Turner, M., Van Asperen, P., Selvadurai, H., King, G. (2014). Increased day-to-day variability of forced oscillatory resistance in poorly controlled or persistent pediatric asthma. Chest, 146(4), 974-981. [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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