Dr Premala Sureshkumar

Senior Research Fellow
Paediatrics & Child Health, Children's Hospital, Westmead

Telephone +61 2 98451474
Fax +61 2 98451491

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Selected grants

2013

  • eADVICE (electronic Advice and Diagnosis Via the Internet following Computerised Evaluation): Interactive e-Health tools for shared health management between patients, general practitioners and specialists.; Caldwell P, Lau A, Sureshkumar P, Craig J; Financial Markets Foundation for Children/Research Support.
  • Female Genital Mutilation in Children - Prevalence, Incidence and Child Health Specialist Knowledge and Attitudes; Sureshkumar P; Commonwealth Depart of health and Ageing/Research Grant.

2011

  • Randomised controlled trial of timed voiding using an alarm watch vs standard watch for the treatment of daytime urinary incontinence in children; Caldwell P, Craig J, Sureshkumar P; Financial Markets Foundation for Children/Research Support.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Williams, G., Sureshkumar, P., Caldwell, P., Craig, J. (2009). Urinary Tract Infection, Vesicoureteric Reflux, and Urinary Incontinence. In D. Molony and J. Craig (Eds.), Evidence-based Nephrology, (pp. 746-762). West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

Journals

  • Lopez-Vargas, P., Tong, A., Sureshkumar, P., Johnson, D., Craig, J. (2013). Prevention, detection and management of early chronic kidney disease: a systematic review of clinical practice guidelines. Nephrology, 18(9), 592-604. [More Information]
  • Caldwell, P., Nankivell, G., Sureshkumar, P. (2013). Simple behavioural interventions for nocturnal enuresis in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2013 (7), 1-65. [More Information]
  • Deshpande, A., Caldwell, P., Sureshkumar, P. (2012). Drugs for nocturnal enuresis in children (other than desmopressin and tricyclics) (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 12, 1-109. [More Information]
  • Sureshkumar, P., Caldwell, P., Lowe, A., Simpson, J., Williams, G., Craig, J. (2012). Parental consent to participation in a randomised trial in children: Associated child, family, and physician factors. Clinical Trials, 9(5), 645-651. [More Information]
  • Sureshkumar, P., Caldwell, P., Craig, J. (2010). Diagnosing daytime bladder symptoms in children with nocturnal enuresis: A comparison of brief parental questionnaire with in-depth, physician-elicited, assessment. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 46(11), 636-641. [More Information]
  • Williams, G., Sureshkumar, P., Wheeler, D., Craig, J. (2010). Pediatrician's responses to an evidence summary about renal tract imaging tests in children after urinary tract infection. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 95(4), 271-275. [More Information]
  • White, A., Wong, W., Sureshkumar, P., Singh, G. (2010). The burden of kidney disease in Indigenous children of Australia and New Zealand, epidemiology, antecedent factors and progression to chronic kidney disease. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 46(9), 504-509. [More Information]
  • Sureshkumar, P., Jones, M., Cumming, R., Craig, J. (2009). A Population Based Study of 2,856 School-Age Children With Urinary Incontinence. The Journal of Urology, 181(2), 808-816. [More Information]
  • Sureshkumar, P., Jones, M., Caldwell, P., Craig, J. (2009). Risk factors for nocturnal enuresis in school-age children. The Journal of Urology, 182(6), 2893-2899. [More Information]
  • Sureshkumar, P., Jones, M., Cumming, R., Craig, J. (2009). Risk factors for urinary tract infection in children: a population-based study of 2856 children. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 45(3), 87-97. [More Information]
  • Williams, G., Sureshkumar, P., Chan, S., Macaskill, P., Craig, J. (2007). Ordering of renal tract imaging by pediatricians after urinary tract infection. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 43(4), 271-279. [More Information]
  • Sureshkumar, P., Cumming, R., Craig, J. (2006). Validity and reliability of parental report of frequency, severity and risk factors of urinary tract infection and urinary incontinence in children. The Journal of Urology, 175(6), 2254-2262. [More Information]
  • Sureshkumar, P., Bower, W., Craig, J., Knight, J. (2003). Treatment of daytime urinary incontinence in children: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. The Journal of Urology, 170, 196-200.
  • Craig, J., Roy, L., Sureshkumar, P., et, A. (2002). Long-term antibiotics to prevent urinary tract infection in children with isolated vesicoureteric reflux: A placebo-controlled randomized trial. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 13, 3A.
  • Sureshkumar, P., Craig, J., Roy, L., Knight, J. (2001). Daytime urinary incontinence in primary school aged children: a population-based survey (letter). The Journal of Pediatrics, 139, 609-610.

Conferences

  • Kim, S., Macaskill, P., Sureshkumar, P., Hodson, E., Williams, R., Vukasin, N., Kearns, R., Daylight, J., Lyle, D., Craig, J. (2013). Prevalence of early markers of chronic kidney and cardiovascular disease in aboriginal and non-aboriginal children: results of 6 year population based cohort study. World Congress of Nephrology 2013, Brussels, Belgium: International Society of Nephrology.
  • Sinha, Y., Craig, J., Sureshkumar, P., Brien, J. (2013). Risk of bias in randomized trials of pharmacological interventions in children and adults. 14th European Society for Developmental, Perinatal and Pediatric Pharmacology meeting. World Health Organization * Regional Office for Europe.
  • Caldwell, P., Sureshkumar, P., Kerr, M., Hamilton, S., Craig, J. (2013). Urinary incontinence in adolescents. Moving Beyond Pediatric Incontinence: The Challenges of Transitional Care, Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto.
  • Jones, M., Sureshkumar, P., Griffin, B., Humphreys, J., Buykx, P. (2013). What factors orient doctors to rural practice: a systematic review. Primary Health Care Research Conference. Primary Health Care Research Evaluation and Development'(PHCRED).
  • Caldwell, P., Sureshkumar, P., Kerr, M., Hamilton, S., Craig, J. (2012). The NEAT (Nocturnal Enuresis Alarm Therapy) Study: a randomized controlled trial of a novel alarm that enhances waking. International Children's Continence Society conference. International Children's Continence Society.
  • Sureshkumar, P., Craig, J., Cumings, R. (2002). Urinary tract infection and persistent daytime wetting in children: a population based cohort study. From Cell to Society 3, Research Conference 2002.
  • Sureshkumar, P., Bower, W., Knight, J., Craig, J. (2001). Treatment for daytime urinary incontinence in children: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

2013

  • Kim, S., Macaskill, P., Sureshkumar, P., Hodson, E., Williams, R., Vukasin, N., Kearns, R., Daylight, J., Lyle, D., Craig, J. (2013). Prevalence of early markers of chronic kidney and cardiovascular disease in aboriginal and non-aboriginal children: results of 6 year population based cohort study. World Congress of Nephrology 2013, Brussels, Belgium: International Society of Nephrology.
  • Lopez-Vargas, P., Tong, A., Sureshkumar, P., Johnson, D., Craig, J. (2013). Prevention, detection and management of early chronic kidney disease: a systematic review of clinical practice guidelines. Nephrology, 18(9), 592-604. [More Information]
  • Sinha, Y., Craig, J., Sureshkumar, P., Brien, J. (2013). Risk of bias in randomized trials of pharmacological interventions in children and adults. 14th European Society for Developmental, Perinatal and Pediatric Pharmacology meeting. World Health Organization * Regional Office for Europe.
  • Caldwell, P., Nankivell, G., Sureshkumar, P. (2013). Simple behavioural interventions for nocturnal enuresis in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2013 (7), 1-65. [More Information]
  • Caldwell, P., Sureshkumar, P., Kerr, M., Hamilton, S., Craig, J. (2013). Urinary incontinence in adolescents. Moving Beyond Pediatric Incontinence: The Challenges of Transitional Care, Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto.
  • Jones, M., Sureshkumar, P., Griffin, B., Humphreys, J., Buykx, P. (2013). What factors orient doctors to rural practice: a systematic review. Primary Health Care Research Conference. Primary Health Care Research Evaluation and Development'(PHCRED).

2012

  • Deshpande, A., Caldwell, P., Sureshkumar, P. (2012). Drugs for nocturnal enuresis in children (other than desmopressin and tricyclics) (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 12, 1-109. [More Information]
  • Sureshkumar, P., Caldwell, P., Lowe, A., Simpson, J., Williams, G., Craig, J. (2012). Parental consent to participation in a randomised trial in children: Associated child, family, and physician factors. Clinical Trials, 9(5), 645-651. [More Information]
  • Caldwell, P., Sureshkumar, P., Kerr, M., Hamilton, S., Craig, J. (2012). The NEAT (Nocturnal Enuresis Alarm Therapy) Study: a randomized controlled trial of a novel alarm that enhances waking. International Children's Continence Society conference. International Children's Continence Society.

2010

  • Sureshkumar, P., Caldwell, P., Craig, J. (2010). Diagnosing daytime bladder symptoms in children with nocturnal enuresis: A comparison of brief parental questionnaire with in-depth, physician-elicited, assessment. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 46(11), 636-641. [More Information]
  • Williams, G., Sureshkumar, P., Wheeler, D., Craig, J. (2010). Pediatrician's responses to an evidence summary about renal tract imaging tests in children after urinary tract infection. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 95(4), 271-275. [More Information]
  • White, A., Wong, W., Sureshkumar, P., Singh, G. (2010). The burden of kidney disease in Indigenous children of Australia and New Zealand, epidemiology, antecedent factors and progression to chronic kidney disease. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 46(9), 504-509. [More Information]

2009

  • Sureshkumar, P., Jones, M., Cumming, R., Craig, J. (2009). A Population Based Study of 2,856 School-Age Children With Urinary Incontinence. The Journal of Urology, 181(2), 808-816. [More Information]
  • Sureshkumar, P., Jones, M., Caldwell, P., Craig, J. (2009). Risk factors for nocturnal enuresis in school-age children. The Journal of Urology, 182(6), 2893-2899. [More Information]
  • Sureshkumar, P., Jones, M., Cumming, R., Craig, J. (2009). Risk factors for urinary tract infection in children: a population-based study of 2856 children. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 45(3), 87-97. [More Information]
  • Williams, G., Sureshkumar, P., Caldwell, P., Craig, J. (2009). Urinary Tract Infection, Vesicoureteric Reflux, and Urinary Incontinence. In D. Molony and J. Craig (Eds.), Evidence-based Nephrology, (pp. 746-762). West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

2007

  • Williams, G., Sureshkumar, P., Chan, S., Macaskill, P., Craig, J. (2007). Ordering of renal tract imaging by pediatricians after urinary tract infection. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 43(4), 271-279. [More Information]

2006

  • Sureshkumar, P., Cumming, R., Craig, J. (2006). Validity and reliability of parental report of frequency, severity and risk factors of urinary tract infection and urinary incontinence in children. The Journal of Urology, 175(6), 2254-2262. [More Information]

2003

  • Sureshkumar, P., Bower, W., Craig, J., Knight, J. (2003). Treatment of daytime urinary incontinence in children: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. The Journal of Urology, 170, 196-200.

2002

  • Craig, J., Roy, L., Sureshkumar, P., et, A. (2002). Long-term antibiotics to prevent urinary tract infection in children with isolated vesicoureteric reflux: A placebo-controlled randomized trial. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 13, 3A.
  • Sureshkumar, P., Craig, J., Cumings, R. (2002). Urinary tract infection and persistent daytime wetting in children: a population based cohort study. From Cell to Society 3, Research Conference 2002.

2001

  • Sureshkumar, P., Craig, J., Roy, L., Knight, J. (2001). Daytime urinary incontinence in primary school aged children: a population-based survey (letter). The Journal of Pediatrics, 139, 609-610.
  • Sureshkumar, P., Bower, W., Knight, J., Craig, J. (2001). Treatment for daytime urinary incontinence in children: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

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