Publications

Cohort Profile: The Applied Research Group for Kids (TARGet Kids!)

 

Carsley S, Borkhoff CM, Maguire JL, Birken CS, Khovratovich M, McCrindle B, Macarthur C, Parkin PC. on behalf of the TARGet Kids! Collaboration. Int J Epidemiol. 2014 Jun 30. [Epub ahead of print]

Association of accelerated body mass index gain with repeated measures of blood pressure in early childhood

 

 

Eny KM, Maguire JL, Dai DWH, Lebovic G, Adeli K, Hamilton JK, Hanley AJ, Mamdani M, McCrindle BW, Tremblay MS, Parkin PC, and Birken CS. Association of accelerated body mass index gain with repeated measures of blood pressure in early childhood. International Journal of Obesity. 2019

Higher Body Mass Index Is Associated with Iron Deficiency in Children 1 to 3 Years of Age 

 

Sypes E, Parkin PC, Birken CS, Carsley S, Macarthur C, Maguire JL, Borkhoff CM. Higher body mass index is associated with iron deficiency in children 1 to 3 years of age. Journal of Pediatrics 2019;207:198-204. 

Mobile Media Device Use is Associated with Expressive Language Delay in 18-Month-Old Children

 

van den Heuvel M, Ma J, Borkhoff CM, Koroshegyi C, Dai DWH, Parkin PC, Maguire JL, Birken CS on behalf of the TARGet Kids! Collaboration. Mobile Media Device Use is Associated with Expressive Language Delay in 18-Month-Old Children. J Dev Behav Pediatr 00:1-6, 2018

Practical tips for paediatricians: Assessment and management of young children with iron deficiency

 

Parkin PC, Borkhoff CM. Practical tips for paediatricians: Assessment and management of young children with iron deficiency. Paediatrics & Child Health. (2018) doi: 10.1093/pch/pxy045

Iron deficiency among low income Canadian toddlers: a cross-sectional feasibility study in a Community Health Centre and non-Community Health Centre sites

 

Bayoumi I, Parkin PC, Lebovic G, Patel R, Link K, Birken CS, Maguire JL and Borkhoff CM. Iron deficiency among low income Canadian toddlers: a cross-sectional feasibility study in a Community Health Centre and non-Community Health Centre sites. BMC Family Practice. (2018) https://doi.org/10.1186/s12875-018-0848-9

Breastfeeding to 12 mo and beyond: nutrition outcomes at 3 to 5 y of age

 

Borkhoff CM, Dai DWH, Jairam JA, Wong PD, Cox KA, Maguire JL, Birken CS, Macarthur C, and Parkin P on behalf of the TARGet Kids! Collaboration. Breastfeeding to 12 mo and beyond: nutrition outcomes at 3 to 5 y of age. Am J Clin Nutr. (2018) https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/nqy124

Xylitol for the prevention of acute otitis media episodes in children aged 2-4 years: protocol for a pragmatic randomised controlled trial

 

Persaud N, Laupacis A, Azarpazhooh A, Birken C, Hoch JS, Isaranuwatchai W, Maguire JL, Mamdani MM, Thorpe K, Allen C, Mason D, Kowal C, Bazeghi F, Parkin P and the TARGet Kids! Collaboration. Xylitol for the prevention of acute otitis media episodes in children aged 2-4 years: protocol for a pragmatic randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. (2018) 8:e020941. doi:10.1136/
bmjopen-2017-020941

Severe obesity in children 17 to 24 months of age: a cross-sectional study of TARGet Kids! and Better Outcomes Registry & Network (BORN) Ontario

 

Satkunam M, Anderson LN, Carsley S, Maguire JL, Parkin PC, Sprague AE, Ball GDC, Birken CS on behalf of the TARGet Kids! Collaboration and Team ABC. Severe obesity in children 17 to 24 months of age: a cross-sectional study of TARGet Kids! and Better Outcomes Registry & Network (BORN) Ontario. Can J Public Health. (2018) doi.org/10.17269/s41997-018-0065-2

Breastfeeding duration, maternal BMI and birthweight are associated with differences in BMI growth trajectories in early childhood

 

Eny KM, Chen S, Anderson LN, Chen Y, Lebovic G, Pullenayegum E, Parkin P, Maguire J, Birken CS on behalf of the TARGet Kids! Collaboration. Breastfeeding duration, maternal BMI and birthweight are associated with differences in BMI growth trajectories in early childhood. AJCNdoi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqx081

The longitudinal association between temperament and physical activity in young children

 

Korczak DJ, Madigan S, Colasanto M, Szatmari P, Chen Y, Maguire J, Parkin P, Birken CS. The longitudinal association between temperament and physical activity in young children. Preventive Medicine (2017). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.11.021

Parent reported difficulty buying food, BMI, and eating habits in young children

 

Fuller A, Maguire JL, Carsley S, Chen Y, Lebovic G, Omand J, Parkin P, Birken CS on behalf of the TARGet Kids! Collaboration. Parent reported difficulty buying food, BMI, and eating habits in young children. Can J Public Health Vol 108, No 5-6 (2017). http://dx.doi.org/10.17269/cjph.108.6049

Severe obesity, obesity, and cardiometabolic risk in children 0 to 6 years of age

 

Carsley SE, Anderson LN, Plumptre L, Parkin PC, Maguire JL, and Birken CS on behalf of the TARGet Kids! Collaboration. Severe obesity, obesity, and cardiometabolic risk in children 0 to 6 years of age. Childhood Obesity. October 2017, 13(5): 415-424. https://doi.org/10.1089/chi.2017.0004

The association of breastfeeding duration and early childhood cardiometabolic risk

 

Wong PD, Anderson LN, Dai DDW, Parkin PC, Maguire JL, and Birken CS. The association of breastfeeding duration and early childhood cardiometabolic risk. J Pediatr 2018. 192:80-5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.09.071

Misclassification of child body mass index from cut-points defined by rounded percentiles instead of Z-scores

 

Anderson LN, Carsley S, Lebovic G, Borkhoff CM, Maguire JL, Parkin PC, and Birken CS. Misclassification of child body mass index from cut-points defined by rounded percentiles instead of Z-scores. BMC Res Notes. 2017 10:639. DOI 10.1186/s13104-017-2983-0

Persistent High Non-High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol in Early Childhood: A Latent Class Growth Model Analysis

 

Albaum JM, Carsley S, Chen Y, Dai DWH, Lebovic G, McCrindle BW, Maguire JL, Parkin PC, Birken CS on behalf of the TARGet Kids! collaboration. Persistent High Non-High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol in Early Childhood: A Latent Class Growth Model Analysis. The Journal of Pediatrics. Volume 191, December 2017, Pages 152-157. doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.08.079

Temperament is associated with outdoor free play in young children: a TARGet Kids! study

 

Sharp J, Maguire JL, Carsley S, Abdullah K, Chen Y, Perrin EM, Parkin PC, and Birken CS on behalf of the TARGet Kids! collaboration. Temperament is associated with outdoor free play in young children: a TARGet Kids! study. Acad Pediatr. 2017 Aug 22;30(8): 839-846. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2017.08.006

Parent reported nutritional risk and laboratory indices of cardiometabolic risk and in preschool-aged children

 

Persaud N, Ziai H, Lebovic G, Maguire JL, Khovratovich M, Randall Simpson JA, Adeli K, Hamilton J, McCrindle BW, Parkin PC, and Birken CS on behalf of the TARGet Kids! collaboration. Parent reported nutritional risk and laboratory indices of cardiometabolic risk and in preschool-aged children. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2017;30(8): 839-846. DOI 10.1515/jpem-2016-0328

Effect of High-Dose vs Standard-Dose Wintertime Vitamin D Supplementation on Viral Upper Respiratory Tract Infections in Young Healthy Children

 

Aglipay M, Birken CS, Parkin PC, Loeb MB, Thorpe K, Chen Y, Laupacis A, Mamdani M, Macarthur C, Hoch JS, Mazzulli T, Maguire JL for the TARGet Kids! Collaboration. Effect of High-Dose vs Standard-Dose Wintertime Vitamin D Supplementation on Viral Upper Respiratory Tract Infections in Young Healthy Children. JAMA. 2017;318(3):245-254. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.8708.

Association between noncow milk beverage consumption and childhood height

 

Morency, M-E, Birken CS, Lebovic G, Chen Y, L'abbe, M, Lee GJ, Maguire JL and the TARGet Kids! Collaboration. Association between noncow milk beverage consumption and childhood height. Am J Clin Nutr. June 7, 2017. doi:10.3945/ajcn.117.156877.

25-Hydroxyvitamin D supplementation and health-service utilization for upper respiratory tract infection in young children

 

Omand JA, To T, O'Connor DL, Parkin PC, Birken CS, Thorpe KE and Maguire JL on behalf of the TARGet Kids! Collaboration. 25-Hydroxyvitamin D supplementation and health-service utilization for upper respiratory tract infection in young children. Public Health Nutrition. June 5, 2017. doi:10.1017/S1368980017000921.

Temperament and fracture in preschool-aged children

 

Ryckman K, Richmond SA, Anderson LN, Birken CS, Parkin PC, Macarthur C, Maguire JL, Howard AW. Temperament and fracture in preschool-aged children. Paediatrics & Child Health. 2017, 1-4. doi:10.1093/pch/pxx049.

Vitamin D and Fracture Risk in Early Childhood: A Case-Control Study

 

Anderson LN, Heong SW, Chen Y, Thorpe KE, Adeli K, Howard A, Sochett E, Birken CS, Parkin PC, Maguire JL on behalf of the TARGet Kids! Collaboration. Vitamin D and Fracture Risk in Early Childhood: A Case-Control Study. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2017. doi:10.1093/aje/kww204.

Longitudinal analysis of sleep duration and cardiometabolic risk in young children

 

Plumptre L, Anderson LN, Chen Y, Carsley S, Narang I, Hamilton J, McCrindle B, Parkin PC, Maguire JL, and Birken CS on behalf of the TARGet Kids! Collaboration. Longitudinal analysis of sleep duration and cardiometabolic risk in young children. Childhood Obesity. April 2017, ahead of print. doi:10.1089/chi.2016.0279.

Re-evaluation of serum ferritin cut-off values for the diagnosis of iron deficiency in children aged 12-36 months

 

Abdullah K, Birken CS, Maguire JL, Fehlings D, Hanley AJ, Thorpe KE and Parkin PC. Re-evaluation of serum ferritin cut-off values for the diagnosis of iron deficiency in children aged 12-36 months. The Journal of Pediatrics. April 2017, ahead of print.

Total breast-feeding duration and dental caries in healthy urban children

 

Wong PD, Birken CS, Parkin PC, Venu I, Chen Y, Schroth RJ, Maguire JL on behalf of the TARGet Kids! Collaboration. Total breast-feeding duration and dental caries in healthy urban children. Academic Pediatrics. 2017; 17:310-315.

Priority setting in paediatric preventive care research

 

Lavigne M, Birken CS, Maguire JL, et al. Priority setting in paediatric preventive care research. Archives of Disease in Childhood. Published online first: 12 April 2017. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2016-312284

Relation between milk-fat percentage, vitamin D, and BMI z score in early childhood

 

Shelley M Vanderhout, Catherine S Birken, Patricia C Parkin, Gerald Lebovic, Yang Chen, Deborah L O'Connor, Jonathon L Maguire, and the TARGet Kids! Collaboration. Relation between milk-fat percentage, vitamin D, and BMI z score in early childhood. AJCN. Published online November 16, 2016.

Diagnostic accuracy of developmental screening in primary care at the 18-month health supervision visit: a cross-sectional study

 

Meta van den Heuvel MD MSc, Cornelia M. Borkhoff PhD, Christine Koroshegyi MA, Weeda Zabih MD MPH, Sijmen A. Reijneveld MD PhD, Jonathon L. Maguire MD MSc, Catherine S. Birken MD MSc, Patricia C. Parkin MD; TARGet Kids! Collaboration. Diagnostic accuracy of developmental screening in primary care at the 18-month health supervision visit: a cross-sectional study. CMAJ Open 2016. Published online October 19, 2016.

Duration of Fasting, Serum Lipids, and Metabolic Profile in Early Childhood

 

Laura N. Anderson, PhD, Jonathon L. Maguire, MD, Gerald Lebovic, PhD, Anthony J. Hanley, PhD, Jill Hamilton, MD, Khosrow Adeli, MD, Brian W. McCrindle, MD, Cornelia M. Borkhoff, PhD, Patricia C. Parkin, MD, and Catherine S. Birken, MD, on behalf of The Applied Research Group for Kids! (TARGet Kids!) Collaboration. Duration of Fasting, Serum Lipids, and Metabolic Profile in Early Childhood. J Pediatr 2016. Published online ahead of print October 11, 2016.

Iron status of young children from immigrant families

 

Saunders NR, Parkin PC, Birken CS, Maguire JL, Borkhoff CM on behalf of the TARGet Kids! Collaboration. Iron status of young children from immigrant families. Arch Dis Child 2016. Published online first 31 August 2016.

BMI-for-Age and Weight-for-Length in Children 0 to 2 Years 

 

Furlong KR, Anderson LN, Kang H, et al. on behalf of the TARGet Kids! Collaboration. BMI-for-Age and Weight-for-Length in Children o to 2 Years. Pediatrics. 2016; 138(1):e20153809.

Association Between Meat and Meat-Alternative Consumption and Iron Stores in Early Childhood

 

Cox KA, Parkin PC, Anderson LN, Chen Y, Birken CS, Maguire JL, Macarthur C, Borkhoff CM for the TARGet Kids! Collaboration. Association between meat and meat-alternative consumption and iron stores in early childhood. Academic Pediatrics. 2016 Jan 11.

Non-anemic iron deficiency and health outcomes in pre-school children

 

Abdullah K. Non-anemic iron deficiency and health outcomes in pre-school children. Doctoral dissertation. 2016.

Risk factors, practice variation and hematological outcomes of children identified with non-anemic iron deficiency following screening in primary care setting

 

Abdullah K, Thorpe KE, Maguire JL, Birken CS, Fehlings D, Hanley AJ, Parkin PC: Risk factors, practice variation and hematological outcomes of children identified with non-anemic iron deficiency following screening in primary care setting. Pediatr Child Health. 2015 Aug/Sept; Vol 20 No 6.

Body Mass Index, Waist Circumference, and the Clustering of Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Early Childhood

 

Anderson LN, Lebovic G, Hamilton J, Hanley AJ, McCrindle BW, Maguire JL, Parkin PC, Birken CS on behalf of the TARGet Kids! Collaboration. Body Mass Index, Waist Circumference, and the Clustering of Cardiometablic Risk Factors in Early Childhood. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 2015.

Mandatory labeling requirements and over-the-counter cough and cold medication use in early childhood

 

Degroot J, Anderson LN, Chen Y, Birken CS, Parkin PC, Carsley S, Khovratovich M, Mamdani M, Maguire JL on behalf of the TARGet Kids! Collaboration. Mandatory labeling requirements and over-the-counter cough and cold medication use in early childhood. Can J Public Health. Nov/Dec 2015. 106(8):e477-e482.

Validation of parent-reported physical activity and sedentary time by accelerometry in young children

 

Sarker H, Anderson LN, Borkhoff CM, Abreo K, Tremblay MS, Lebovic G, Maguire JL, Parkin PC, Birken CS and the TARGet Kids! Collaboration. Validation of parent-reported physical activity and sedentary time by accelerometry in young children. BMC Res Notes. 2015 Nov 30. 8:735.

Objectively measured physical activity of young Canadian children using accelerometry

 

Borkhoff CM, Heale LD, Anderson LN, Tremblay MS, Maguire JL, Parkin PC, Birken CS, on behalf of the TARGet Kids! Collaboration. Objectively measured physical activity of young Canadian children using accelerometry. Appl. Physiol. Nutri. Metab. 2015 Aug 20; 40:1-7.

An internal pilot study for a randomized trial aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of iron interventions in children with non-anemic iron deficiency: the OptEC trial

 

Abdullah K, Thorpe KE, Mamak E, Maguire JL, Birken CS, Fehlings D, Hanley AJ, Macarthur C, Zlotkin SH, Parkin PC: An internal pilot study for a randomized trial aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of iron interventions in children with non-anemic iron deficiency. Trials. 2015 July 14; 16:303.

Optimizing early child development for young children with non-anemic iron deficiency in the primary care practice setting (OptEC): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

 

Abdullah K, Thorpe KE, Mamak E, Maguire JL, Birken CS, Fehlings D, Hanley AJ, Macarthur C, Zlotkin SH, Parkin PC: Optimizing early child development for young children with non-anemic iron deficiency in the primary care practice setting (OptEC): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2015 Apr 2; 16:132-143.

Vitamin D exposure during pregnancy, but not early childhood, is associated with risk of childhood wheezing

 

Anderson LN, Chen Y, Omand JA, Birken CS, Parkin PC, To T, Maguire JL and the TARGet Kids! Collaboration. Vitamin D exposure during pregnancy, but not early childhood, is associated with risk of childhood wheezing. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. 2015 Mar 10.

Consumption of non–cow’s milk beverages and serum vitamin D levels in early childhood

 

Lee GJ, Birken CS, Parkin PC, Lebovic G, Chen Y, L'Abbé MR, Maguire, JL: Consumption of non–cow's milk beverages and serum vitamin D levels in early childhood. Canadian Medical Association Journal. 2014 Nov; 186(17):1287-93. 

Non-Western Immigrant Children Have Lower 25-hydroxyvitamin D than Children from Western Families

 

Omand J.A., Darling P.B., Parkin P.C., Birken C.S., Thorpe K., Khovratovich M., Carsley S., DeGroot J., Maguire J L., and the TARGet Kids! collaboration: Non-western immigrant children have lower 25-hydroxyvitamin D than children from western families. Public Health Nutrition. 2014 Jul;17(7):1547-54.

Factors associated with dental care utilization in early childhood.

 

Darmawikarta D, Chen Y, Carsley S, Birken CS, Parkin PC, Schroth RJ, Maguire JL, TARGet Kids! Collaboration. Pediatrics. 2014 Jun;133(6):e1594-600.

Parathyroid Hormone as a Functional Indicator of Vitamin D Sufficiency in Children

 

Maguire JL, Birken C, Thorpe KE, Sochett EB, Parkin PC: Parathyroid Hormone as a Functional Indicator of Vitamin D Sufficiency in Children. JAMA Pedatrics 2014 Apr; 168(4): 383-5.

DO IT Trial: vitamin D Outcomes and Interventions in Toddlers – a TARGet Kids! randomized controlled trial

 

Maguire JL, Birken CS, Loeb MS. Mamdani M, Thorpe K, Hoch JS, Mazzulli T, Borkhoff C, Macarthur C, Parkin PC on behalf of the TARGet Kids! Collaboration. BMC Pediatr. 2014 Feb 8;14:37

Association Between Serum Cholesterol and Eating Behaviours During Early Childhood: A Cross-Sectional Study

 

Persaud N, Maguire J.L., Lebovic G, Simpson J.A., McCrindle B.W., Parkin P.C., Birken C.S., for the TARGet Kids! collaboration. Association between serum cholesterol and eating behaviours during early childhood: a cross-sectional study.  CMAJ August 6, 2013; vol. 185 no. 11: E531-E536.

The Association Between Total Duration of Breastfeeding and Iron Deficiency

 

Maguire J.L., Salehi L.,Thorpe K., Lebovic G., Khovratovich M., Carsley S., Mamdani M., Birken C.S., Parkin P.C. The Association Between Total Duration of Breastfeeding and Iron Deficiency. Pediatrics 2013; 131: e1530-1537

Modifiable Determinants of Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D Status in Early Childhood: Opportunities for Prevention

 

Maguire J.L, Birken C.S., Khovratovich M, DeGroot J, Carsley S, Thorpe K.E., Mamdani M, Parkin P.C. Modifiable determinants of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D status in early childhood: opportunities for prevention. JAMA Pediatrics 2013; 167(3): 230-5

The Relationship Between Cow’s Milk and Stores of Vitamin D and Iron in Early Childhood

 

Maguire J.L, Lebovic G, Kandasamy S, Khovratovich M, Mamdani M, Birken C.S., Parkin P.C. The relationship between cow’s milk and stores of vitamin D and iron in early childhood. Pediatrics 2013; 131(1): e144-51

Office-Based Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial to Reduce Screen Time in Preschool Children: A TARGet Kids! Study

 

Birken C.S., Maguire J.L., Mekky M., Manlhiot C., Beck C.E., DeGroot J., Jacobson S., Peer M., Taylor C., McCrindle B.W., Parkin P.C. Office-Based Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial to Reduce Screen Time in Preschool Children: A TARGet Kids! Study. Pediatrics 2012, published online Nov. 5, 2012.

Efficacy of oral iron therapy in improving the developemental outcome of pre-school children with non-anaemic iron deficiency: a systematic review

 

Abdullah K, Kendzerska T, Shah P, Uleryk E, Parkin PC. Efficacy of oral iron therapy in improving the developmental outcome of pre-school children with non-anaemic deficiency: a systematic review. Public Health Nutrition. 16 Aug 2012; 16(8), 1497-1506.

Childhood Obesity Prevention: Opportunities in Healthcare

 

Birken CS, Maguire J, McCrindle BW, Hamilton J, Parkin PC. Childhood Obesity Prevention: Opportunities in Healthcare. Healthcare Quarterly. 2012, 12:48-53.

Paediatric Obesity Research in Early Childhood and the Primary Care Setting: the TARGetKids! Research Network

 

Morinis J, Maguire J.L., Khovratovich M, Parkin P.C., Birken C.S. Paediatric Obesity Research in Early Childhood and the Primary Care Setting: the TARGetKids! Research Network. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2012, 11(4):1343-1354.

Iron-deficiency anemia in children

 

Abdullah K, Zlotkin S, Parkin PC, Grenier D: Iron-deficiency anemia in children. Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program Resource Article. 2011.

Parent Factors Associated with Screen Time in Preschool Children in Primary Care Practice: A TARGet Kids! Study

 

Birken C.S., Maguire J.M., Mekky M., Manlhiot C., Beck C., Jacobson S., Peer M., Taylor C., McCrindle B.W., Parkin P. Parent Factors Associated with Screen Time in Preschool Children in Primary Care Practice: A TARGet Kids! Study. Public Health Nutrition. 2011:1-5. [Epub ahead of print]

Office-Based Intervention to Reduce Bottle Use in Toddlers: A TARGet Kids! Pragmatic Randomized Trial

 

Maguire J.L., Birken C.S., Jacobson S., Peer M., Taylor C., Khambalia A., Mekky M., Thorpe K., Parkin P.C. Office-Based Intervention to Reduce Bottle Use in Toddlers: A TARGet Kids! Pragmatic Randomized Trial. Pediatrics. 2010, 126(2): e343-e350

Prevalence and Predictors of Low Vitamin D in Urban Toddlers

 

Maguire J.L., Birken C.S., O’Connor D., Macarthur C., Thorpe K., Mamdani M., Parkin P.C. Prevalence and Predictors of Low Vitamin D in Urban Toddlers. Pediatrics and Child Health. 2010, 16(2): e11-e15.

Association Between Iron-Deficiency Anemia and Stroke in Young Children

 

Maguire J, DeVeber G, Parkin PC: Association between iron-deficiency anemia and stroke in young children.  Pediatrics 2007: 120: pp 1053-7.

Iron Depletion is Associated with Daytime Bottle Feeding in the Second and Third Years of Life

 

Sutcliffe TL, Khambalia A, Westergard S, Jacobson S, Peer M, Parkin PC: Iron depletion is associated with daytime bottle feeding in the second and third years of life.  Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 2006: 160: pp 1121-5.

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