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Charmaine Childs

Professor Charmaine Childs

Professor of Clinical Science

Summary

My clinical research interest is in the field of human trauma. I have a significant track in the field of systemic injury (burns) and neurological (brain) damage. My current research focus is on the development and implementation of novel, non-invasive clinical and imaging biomarkers as a forewarning of clinical deterioration originating from injuries which lead to wounds both ‘’inside’’ and ‘’outside’’ the body.

  • About

    After qualifying, care of burned children inspired my research interests. I received National/International recognition winning a number of scientific prizes in paediatric trauma. Later, as an MRC scientist, I led the metabolic research programme on childhood burn trauma. Building a bespoke calorimeter to measure energy expenditure, our ‘metabolic-cart’ became the prototype for later commercial systems. 

    By 2000, injured brain became my research focus. Pioneering new, implantable, brain sensors, the objective was to forge new ways to reduce secondary brain damage. Results were controversial; challenging existing dogma, specifically on brain temperature. 

    In 2009, invited to the National University of Singapore, I explored new invasive and non-invasive imaging modalities for sepsis, brain-injury diagnosis and wound infection. Now back in the UK, my research programme combines my interests of non-invasive imaging diagnosis in trauma; the injured body (with a focus on surgical site infection) and, as we enter an era of brain injury awareness, the injured brain; specifically concussion in sport.

    Within the Health and Social Care Research, I lead the Clinical and Imaging Biomarkers of Health and Disease (CIBoHD) theme.

    Research Interests: TRAUMA and SURGERY

    • Surgical site infection 
    • Severe traumatic brain injury and neurocritical care
    • Concussion in sports
    • Human thermoregulation: fever and brain cooling
    • Prognostic performance of serum biomarkers
    • Sepsis

    IMAGING
    Advanced, invasive multiparameter neuromonitoring (temperature, pressure and oxygen content)

    Non-invasive Imaging

    • Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1HMRS) and imaging (1HMRSI)
    • Non-invasive infra-red thermal imaging
    • Optical coherence tomography (OCT) and retinal imaging.
  • Teaching

    Allied Health Professions

    Health And Wellbeing

  • Research

    • Centre for Health and Social Care Research
  • Publications

    A list of publications is available from the institutional repository, SHURA

    2018 Childs C, Barker LA, McKibbin M, Gage AM, Loosemore M. 
    Investigating possible retinal biomarkers of head trauma in Olympic boxers using optical coherence tomography (OCT). Eye-Brain. In press.

    KORNHABER, Rachel, Childs C and CLEARY, Michelle (2018). Experiences of guilt, shame and blame in those affected by burns trauma : a qualitative systematic review. Burns44(5), 1026-1039.

    TRAN, W T, Childs CPROBST, Heidi, FARHAT, G and CZARNOTA, G J (2017).Commentary: Imaging Biomarkers for Precision Medicine in Locally Advanced Breast Cancer.Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences.

    TRAN, William T., GANGEH, Mehrdad J., SANNACHI, Lakshmanan, CHIN, Lee, WATKINS, Elyse, BRUNI, Silvio G., RASTEGAR, Rashin Fallah, CURPEN, Belinda, TRUDEAU, Maureen, GANDHI, Sonal, YAFFE, Martin, SLODKOWSKA, Elzbieta, Childs C, SADEGHI-NAINI, Ali and CZARNOTA, Gregory J. (2017). Predicting Breast Cancer Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Using Pretreatment Diffuse Optical Spectroscopic-Texture Analysis. British journal of cancer116 (10), 1329-1339.

    SELVAN, Arul and Childs C (2017). Infra-red thermal mapping, analysis and interpretation in biomedicine. In: NG, Eddie Y K and ETEHAD TAVAKOL, Mahnaz, (eds.)Application of Infrared to Biomedical Sciences. Series in Bioengineering . Springer, 377-394. (In Press)

    SELVAN, Arul and Childs C (2017). Infrared Thermal Mapping, Analysis and Interpretation in Biomedicine. In: NG, Eddie YK and ETEHADTAVAKOL, Mahnaz, (eds.)Application of Infrared to Biomedical Sciences. Springer, 377-394.

    Childs C, SIRAJ, Mahbubur Rob, FAIR, FrankieSELVAN, ArulSOLTANI, Hora, WILMOTT, Jon and FARRELL, Rom (2016). Thermal territories of the abdomen after Caesarean Section birth : infrared thermography and analysis. Journal of wound care25 (9), 499-512.

    TRAN, William T., Childs C, CHIN, Lee, SLODKOWSKA, Elzbieta, SANNACHI, Lakshmanan, TADAYYON, Hadi, WATKINS, Elyse, WONG, Sharon Lemon, CURPEN, Belinda, KAFFAS, Ahmed El, AL-MAHROUKI, Azza, SADEGHI-NAINI, Ali and CZARNOTA, Gregory J.(2016). Multiparametric monitoring of chemotherapy treatment response in locally advanced breast cancer using quantitative ultrasound and diffuse optical spectroscopy. Oncotarget7 (15), 19762-19780.

    GWILT, Alison, HOMER, Catherine, SHERRIFF, Graeme and Childs C (2016).Community voices in design practice : a case study of understanding older adults’ clothing needs for keeping warm at home. In: Futurescan 3 : Intersecting Identities. Association of Degree Courses in Fashion and Textiles. (In Press)

    Childs C, Siraj MR, Fair FJ, Selvan AN, Soltani H, Willmott J, Farrell T. Thermal territories of the abdomen after caesarean section birth: infrared thermography and analysis approaches to surgical site assessment Journal of Wound Care accepted June 2016- publication due September 2016

    Tran WT, Childs C, Chin L, Slodkowska E, Sannachi L, Tadayyon H, Watkins E, Wong SL, Curpen B, Kaffas AE, Al-Mahrouki A, Sadeghi-Naini A, Czarnota GJ. Multiparametric monitoring of chemotherapy treatment response in locally advanced breast cancer using quantitative ultrasound and diffuse optical spectroscopy. Oncotarget 2016Mar 2. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.7844. [Epub ahead of print]

    Childs C, Shen L. Regional pressure and temperature variations across the injured human brain: Comparisons between paired ventricular and intraparenchymal measurements. Critical Care 2015 DOI 10.1186/s13054-015-0982-x

    Childs CGWILT, Alison, SHERRIFF, Graeme and HOMER, Catherine (2015). Old and Cold: Challenges in the Design of Personalised Thermal Comfort at Home. In: CHRISTER, Kirsty, (ed.) Design 4 health: Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Design4Health. Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University, 1-9.

    Childs C and SHEN, Liang (2015). Regional pressure and temperature differences across the injured human brain : comparisons between intraparenchymal and ventricular measurements. Critical Care19 (1), p. 267.

    LIM, S.-F., ONG, S. Y., TAN, Y. L., NG, Y. S., CHAN, Y. H. and Childs C (2015). Incidence and predictors of new-onset constipation during acute hospitalisation after stroke.International Journal of Clinical Practice69 (4), 422-428.

    MARTÍNEZ-MORILLO, Eduardo, Childs C, GARCÍA, Belén Prieto, ÁLVAREZ MENÉNDEZ, Francisco V., ROMASCHIN, Alexander D., CERVELLIN, Gianfranco, LIPPI, Giuseppeand DIAMANDIS, Eleftherios P. (2015). Neurofilament medium polypeptide (NFM) protein concentration is increased in CSF and serum samples from patients with brain injury. Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine53 (10), 1575-1584.

    SIAH, C.J.R. and Childs C (2015). Thermographic mapping of the abdomen in healthy subjects and patients after enterostoma. Journal of wound care24 (3), 112-120.

    Siah R, Childs C. Thermographic mapping of the human abdomen: Methodology in healthy subjects and wound infection surveillance in patients after closure of enterostoma J Wound Care. 2015 Mar 2;24(3):112-20. doi:10.12968/jowc.2015.24.3.112.

    Childs C, ONG, Yi Ting, ZU, Mya Myint, AUNG, Phyo Wai, CHEUNG, Carol Y. and KUAN, Win Sen (2014). Retinal imaging: a first report of the retinal microvasculature in acute mild traumatic brain injury. European Journal of Emergency Medicine21 (5), 388-389.

    LESKO, Mehdi Moazzez, O’BRIEN, Sarah J., Childs C, BOUAMRA, Omar, RAINEY, Timothy and LECKY, Fiona (2014). Comparison of several prognostic tools in traumatic brain injury including S100B. Brain Injury28 (7), 987-994.

    Childs C, WANG, Li, NEOH, Boon Kwee, GOH, Hok Liok, ZU, Mya Myint, AUNG, Phyo Wai and YEO, Tseng Tsai (2014). Multi-parameter brain tissue microsensor and interface systems : calibration, reliability and user experiences of pressure and temperature sensors in the setting of neurointensive care. Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology38 (7), 339-350.

    Childs C, WANG, Li, NEOH, Boon Kwee, GOH, Hok Liok, ZU, Mya Myint, AUNG, Phyo Wai and YEO, Tseng Tsai (2014). Multi-parameter brain tissue microsensor and interface systems: Calibration, reliability and user experiences of pressure and temperature sensors in the setting of neurointensive care. Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology38 (7), 339-350.

    Martínez-Morillo E, Childs C, García BP Álvarez Menéndez FV, Romaschin AD, Cervellin G, Lippi G, Diamandis EP, Neurofilament medium polypeptide (NFM) protein concentration is increased in CSF and serum samples from patients with brain injury. Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine 2015 (Jan) DOI: 10.1515/cclm-2014-0908

    Childs C, Wang L, Neoh BK, Goh HK, Zu MM, Aung PW, Yeo TT. Multi-parameter brain tissue microsensor and interface systems Calibration, reliability and user experiences of pressure and temperature sensors in the setting of neurointensive care. J Med Eng Technol 2014 Early Online: 1–12. DOI: 10.3109/03091902.2014.937834

    Yeeles H, Trinick S, Childs C, Soltani H, Farrell T Postpartum infection in morbidly obese women after C-section: does early prophylactic oral antibiotic use make a difference? Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2014: published on line doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/***.2014.

    YEELES, Hannah, TRINICK, Sarah, Childs CSOLTANI, Hora and FARRELL, Tom (2014).Postpartum infection in morbidly obese women after caesarean section : does early prophylactic oral antibiotic use make a difference? Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology4 (9), 547-549.

    Lesko MM, O’Brien SJ, Childs C, Bouamra O, Rainey TR, Lecky FE. Comparing the prognostic performance of S100B with prognostic models in traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury 2014DOI: 10.3.109/02699052.2014.890743

    Childs C., Ong Yi Ting; Zu, Myamyint; CHEUNG, Carol ,Kuan, Win Sen; Retinal-imaging in acute mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI)reveals significant changes in vessel tortuosity: results from an imaging feasibility study . European Journal of Emergency Medicine 2014 21(5):388-389, October 2014. doi: 10.1097/MEJ.0000000000000169

    Childs C, Martínez-Morillo E, Aung PW, Zu MM, Diamandis A, Diamandis EP. Exploring the relationship between serum biomarkers, acute intracerebral changes and outcome after severe traumatic brain injury. Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine 2013. DOI10.1515/cclm02013-0216

    Mattar IS, Chan MF, Childs C. Risk factors for acute delirium in critically ill adult patients: a systematic review. ISRN Critical Care 2013doi.org/10.5402/2013/910125

    Lim DAFN, Chan MF, Childs C. Surrogate consent for critical care research: Public willingness, perceptions and influences for recruitment Critical Care 2013 17:R5 doi 1186/cc11927 Epub ahead of print 

    Childs C, Liu K, Vail A, Pan J. Time-dependent relationships between human brain and body temperature after severe traumatic brain injury. International Journal of Statistics in Medical Research 2013,2 (1) 1-9 

    Lesko M, Jenks T, O'Brien S, Childs C, Bouamra O, Woodford M, Lecky F. Comparing Model Performance for survival prediction using total GCS and its components in traumatic brain injury Journal of Neurotrauma 2013: 30: 17-22

    LESKO, Mehdi Moazzez, JENKS, Tom, PEREL, Pablo, O'BRIEN, Sarah, Childs C, BOUAMRA, Omar and LECKY, Fiona (2013). Models of mortality probability in severe traumatic brain injury : results of the modelling by the UK Trauma Registry. Journal of Neurotrauma30(24), 2021-2030.

    Childs C, MARTÍNEZ-MORILLO, Eduardo, WAI, Aung Phyo, ZU, Mya Myint, DIAMANDIS, Anastasia and DIAMANDIS, Eleftherios P. (2013). Exploring the relationship between serum biomarkers, acute intracerebral changes and outcome after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine51 (9), e195-e197.

    LIM, Su Fee and Childs C (2013). A systematic review of the effectiveness of bowel management strategies for constipation in adults with stroke. International Journal of Nursing Studies50 (7), 1004-1010.

    Childs C and LUNN, Kueh (2013). Clinical review : brain-body temperature differences in adults with severe traumatic brain injury. Critical Care17 (2), p. 222.

    VESCOVO, E., LEVICK, A., CHILDS, C., MACHIN, G., ZHAO, S. and WILLIAMS, S. R. (2013). High-precision calibration of MRS thermometry using validated temperature standards: effects of ionic strength and protein content on the calibration. NMR in Biomedicine26 (2), 213-223.

    LIM, Daphne AFN, CHAN, Moon and Childs C (2013). Surrogate consent for critical care research: exploratory study on public perception and influences on recruitment. Critical Care17 (1), R5.

    LESKO, Mehdi Moazzez, JENKS, Tom, O'BRIEN, Sara J., Childs C, BOUAMRA, Omar, WOODFORD, Maralyn and LECKY, Fiona (2013). Comparing model performance for survival prediction using total Glasgow Coma Scale and its components in traumatic brain injury.Journal of Neurotrauma30 (1), 17-22.

    CRONIN DE CHAVEZ, Anna, Childs CKELLY, Shona, TOD, Angela and BURKE, Derek(2013). Hypothermia and the assessment of sick children. British Medical Journal (BMJ)347.

    MATTAR, Ihsan, CHAN, Moon Fai and Childs C (2013). Risk factors for acute delirium in critically ill adult patients: a systematic review. ISRN Critical Care2013.

    Childs C, LIU, Kun, VAIL, Andy and PAN, Jianxin (2013). Time-dependent relationships between human brain and body temperature after severe traumatic brain injury.International Journal of Statistics in Medical Research2 (1), 14-22.

    SIAH, C.J. and CHILDS, C. (2012). A systematic review of the ASEPSIS scoring system used in non-cardiac-related surgery. Journal of wound care21 (3), 124, 126-30.

    Childs C, ZU, Mya Myint, WAI, Aung Phyo, TSAI, Yeo Tseng, WU, Shiqian and LI, Wang(2012). Infra-red thermal imaging of the inner canthus : correlates with the temperature of the injured human brain. Engineering4 (10B), 53-56.

    Childs C, WAI, Aung Phyo, ZU, Mya Myint, NGA, Vincent Diong Weng, SUN, Ira Siyang, KEJIA, Teo, SHEN, Liang, CHOY, David K.S., CHEN, Fun-Gee, CHOU, Ning and YEO, Tseng Tsai(2012). Mapping the incidence of focal tissue hypoxia after decompressive craniectomy. Brain Injury26 (9), p. 1163.

    Childs C, Kueh WL, Brain-body temperature differences in adults with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI): A systematic review of the literature. Critical Care 2012 16: 2 Epub ahead of print.

    Lim--F. Childs C. A Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of Non-Surgical Management Strategies for Constipation in Adults with Stroke. International Journal of Nursing Studies 2012 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnur-stu.2012.12.002

    Lesko MM, Jenks T, Perel P, O’Brien S, Childs C, Bouamra O, Lecky F. Models of Mortality Probability in Severe traumatic brain injury: Results of TARN modeling. Journal of Neurotrauma 2012: epub ahead of print (doi: 10.1089/neu.2012.2438)

    Childs C, Myintzu M, Aung WP, Yeo TT, Wu S, Li W. Infra-red thermal imaging of the inner canthus: correlates with the temperature of the injured human brain. Engineering 2012: 4; 53-56

    Vescovo E, Levick A, Childs C, Machin G, Zhao S, Williams S. High precision calibration of MRS thermometry using validated temperature standards. NMR in Biomedicine 2012 published on line 2012: DOI:10.1002/nbm.2840

    Kueh WL, Childs C. A systematic review of differences between brain temperature and core body temperature in adult patients with severe traumatic brain injury JBI Library of Systematic Reviews 2012: 10 (26) 1504-1548

    Siah RCJ, Childs C. A systematic review of the ASEPSIS scoring system used in non-cardiac-related surgery Journal of Wound Care 2012; 21: (3) 124-130

    Childs C, WP Aung, MM Zou,F-G Chen, TT Yeo. Mapping the incidence of focal tissue hypoxia after decompressive craniectomy. Brain Injury 2012, Vol. 26, No. 9: 1163–1163.

    Childs C, Ng A LC, Liu K, Pan J. Sources of ‘missingness’ in brain tissue monitoring datasets: an observational cohort study. Brain Injury 2011; 25 (12) 1163-1169

    Childs C, NG, Angela Li Ching, LIU, Kun and PAN, Jianxin (2011). Exploring the sources of ‘missingness’ in brain tissue monitoring datasets: an observational cohort study.Brain Injury25 (12), 1163-1169.

    SACHO, Raphael H., VAIL, Andy, RAINEY, Timothy, KING, Andrew T. and Childs C(2010). The effect of spontaneous alterations in brain temperature on outcome: a prospective observational cohort study in patients with severe traumatic brain injury. Journal of Neurotrauma27 (12), 2157-2164.

    Childs C, WIELOCH, Tadeusz, LECKY, Fiona, MACHIN, Graham, HARRIS, Bridget and STOCCHETTI, Nino (2010). Report of a consensus meeting on human brain temperature after severe traumatic brain injury : its measurement and management during pyrexia. Frontiers in Neurology1 (146).

    Childs C (2010). Knowledge transfer and the path of translational medicine. Nursing And Health Sciences12 (3), 284-286.

    LESKO, Mehdi M., WOODFORD, Maralyn, WHITE, Laura, O'BRIEN, Sarah J., CHILDS, Charmaineand LECKY, Fiona E. (2010). Using Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) codes to classify Computed Tomography (CT) features in the Marshall System. BMC Medical Research Methodology10 (1), p. 72.

    MACHIN, G. and CHILDS, C. (2010). A systematic performance evaluation of brain and body temperature sensors using ultra-stable temperature references. Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology34 (3), 192-199.

    LESKO, Mehdi Moazzez, RAINEY, Timothy, Childs C, BOUAMRA, Omar, O’BRIEN, Sarah and LECKY, Fiona (2010). Comparing the prognostic performance of S100B with prognostic models in traumatic brain injury. Injury Extra41 (12), 156-157.

    Childs C. Report of a consensus meeting on human brain temperature after severe traumatic brain injury: its measurement and management during pyrexia. Frontiers in Neurotrauma 2010 1: 146. Doi.3389/fneur.2010.00146

    Sacho RS, Vail A, Rainey T, King A, Childs C. The effect of spontaneous alterations in brain temperature on outcome: a prospective observational cohort study in patients with severe traumatic brain injury. Journal of Neurotrauma 2010 Dec; 27(12):2157-64.

    Childs C. Knowledge transfer and the path of translational medicine. Nursing and Health Sciences (Guest Editorial) 2010 12: 284-286 

    Lesko MM, Woodford M, White L, O’Brien SJ, Childs C, Lecky FE. Using abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) codes to classify CT features in the Marshall system. BMC Medical Research Methodology 

    Lim--F. Childs C. A Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of Non-Surgical Management Strategies for Constipation in Adults with Stroke. International Journal of Nursing Studies 2012 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnur-stu.2012.12.002

    Lesko MM, Jenks T, Perel P, O’Brien S, Childs C, Bouamra O, Lecky F. Models of Mortality Probability in Severe traumatic brain injury: Results of TARN modeling. Journal of Neurotrauma 2012: epub ahead of print (doi: 10.1089/neu.2012.2438)

    Childs C, Myintzu M, Aung WP, Yeo TT, Wu S, Li W. Infra-red thermal imaging of the inner canthus: correlates with the temperature of the injured human brain. Engineering 2012: 4; 53-56

    Vescovo E, Levick A, Childs C, Machin G, Zhao S, Williams S. High precision calibration of MRS thermometry using validated temperature standards. NMR in Biomedicine 2012 published on line 2012: DOI:10.1002/nbm.2840

    Kueh WL, Childs C. A systematic review of differences between brain temperature and core body temperature in adult patients with severe traumatic brain injury JBI Library of Systematic Reviews 2012: 10 (26) 1504-1548

    Siah RCJ, Childs C. A systematic review of the ASEPSIS scoring system used in non-cardiac-related surgery Journal of Wound Care 2012; 21: (3) 124-130

    Childs C, WP Aung, MM Zou,F-G Chen, TT Yeo. Mapping the incidence of focal tissue hypoxia after decompressive craniectomy. Brain Injury 2012, Vol. 26, No. 9: 1163–1163.

    Childs C, Ng A LC, Liu K, Pan J. Sources of ‘missingness’ in brain tissue monitoring datasets: an observational cohort study. Brain Injury 2011; 25 (12) 1163-1169

    Childs C. Report of a consensus meeting on human brain temperature after severe traumatic brain injury: its measurement and management during pyrexia. Frontiers in Neurotrauma 2010 1: 146. Doi.3389/fneur.2010.00146

    Sacho RS, Vail A, Rainey T, King A, Childs C. The effect of spontaneous alterations in brain temperature on outcome: a prospective observational cohort study in patients with severe traumatic brain injury. Journal of Neurotrauma 2010 Dec; 27(12):2157-64.

    Childs C. Knowledge transfer and the path of translational medicine. Nursing and Health Sciences (Guest Editorial) 2010 12: 284-286 

    Lesko MM, Woodford M, White L, O’Brien SJ, Childs C, Lecky FE. Using abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) codes to classify CT features in the Marshall system. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2010; 10: 72

    Machin G. Childs C. A systematic performance evaluation of brain and body temperature sensors using ultra-stable temperature references J. Medical Engineering and Technology 2010; 34 (3) 192-199 (IF 0.07)

    Childs C. Machin G. Reliability issues in human brain temperature measurement. Critical Care 2009; 13:R106. Dpi: 10.1186/cc7943 [July 2] (IF 4.60)

    Kirk D. Rainey R. Vail A. Childs C. Infra-red thermometry in neurocritical care: How reliable are tympanum and temporal artery measurements for predicting brain temperature? Critical Care 2009 May 27; 13(3):R81. (IF 4.60)

    Childs C and MACHIN, Graham (2009). Reliability issues in human brain temperature measurement. Critical Care13 (4), R106.

    Childs C, SACHO, Raphael H. and KING, Andrew T. (2009). Brain hyperthermia after traumatic brain injury does not reduce brain oxygen. Neurosurgery64 (6), E1206.

    KIRK, Danielle, RAINEY, Timothy, VAIL, Andy and Childs C (2009). Infra-red thermometry: the reliability of tympanic and temporal artery readings for predicting brain temperature after severe traumatic brain injury. Critical Care13 (3), R81.

    RAINEY, Timothy, LESKO, Mehdi, SACHO, Raphael, LECKY, Fiona and Childs C (2009).Predicting outcome after severe traumatic brain injury using the serum S100B biomarker: Results using a single (24h) time-point. Resuscitation80 (3), 341-345.

    Childs C (2009). Evidence-based medicine in BURNS revisited — The need for the CONSORT criteria. Burns35 (1), p. 158.

    Rainey T. Lesko MM. Sacho, RH. Lecky FE. Childs C. Predicting outcome after severe traumatic brain injury using the serum S100B biomarker: results from a single (24h) time-point. Resuscitation 2009 80; 341-345

    Childs C. Evidence-based medicine in BURNS revisited - the need for the CONSORT criteria Burns 2009: 35:158 (IF 1.962)

    Childs C. Human brain temperature: regulation, measurement and relationship with cerebral trauma: Invited Review Part 1. British Journal of Neurosurgery 2008: 22(4): 486 – 496 (IF 0.884)

    Sacho RH. Childs C. The significance of altered temperature after traumatic brain injury: an analysis of investigations in experimental and human studies: Invited Review Part 2 British Journal of Neurosurgery 2008: 22(4): 497–507 (IF 0.884)

    Childs C. Jones AKP. Tyrrell PJ. Long-term temperature-related morbidity after brain damage: Survivor-reported experiences. Brain Injury 2008; 22:603-609 (IF 1.925) Kauppinen R. Vidyasger R. Childs C. Balanos G. Hiltunen Y. Assessment of human brain temperature by 1H magnetic resonance spectroscopy NMR in Biomedicine 2008; 21: 388-395 (IF 3.124)

    Childs C (2008). Human brain temperature: regulation, measurement and relationship with cerebral trauma : Part 1. British Journal of Neurosurgery22 (4), 486-496.

    SACHO, R. H. and CHILDS, C. (2008). The significance of altered temperature after traumatic brain injury : an analysis of investigations in experimental and human studies : Part 2. British Journal of Neurosurgery22 (4), 497-507.

    Childs C, JONES, Anthony K. P. and TYRRELL, Pippa J. (2008). Long-term temperature-related morbidity after brain damage: survivor-reported experiences. Brain Injury22 (7-8), 603-609.

    KAUPPINEN, Risto A., VIDYASAGAR, Rishma, Childs C, BALANOS, George M. and HILTUNEN, Yrjő (2008). Assessment of human brain temperature by 1H MRS during visual stimulation and hypercapnia. NMR in Biomedicine21 (4), 388-395.

    KHOJASTEH, V. Javid, EDWARDS-JONES, V., CHILDS, C. and FOSTER, H.A. (2007). Prevalence of toxin producing strains of Staphylococcus aureus in a pediatric burns unit. Burns33 (3), 334-340.

    LEACH, P., CHILDS, C., EVANS, J., JOHNSTON, N., PROTHEROE, R. and KING, A. (2007). Transfer times for patients with extradural and subdural haematomas to neurosurgery in Greater Manchester. British Journal of Neurosurgery21 (1), 11-15.

    Childs C, HILTUNEN, Yrjö, VIDYASAGAR, Rishma and KAUPPINEN, Risto A. (2007).Determination of regional brain temperature using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy to assess brain–body temperature differences in healthy human subjects. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine57 (1), 59-66.

    Childs C, VAIL, Andy, LEACH, Paul, RAINEY, Timothy, PROTHEROE, Richard and KING, Andrew (2006). Brain temperature and outcome after severe traumatic brain injury.Neurocritical Care5 (1), 10-14.

    JOHNSTON, Nicola J., KING, Andrew T., PROTHEROE, Richard and Childs C (2006).Body temperature management after severe traumatic brain injury: methods and protocols used in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Resuscitation70 (2), 254-262.

    Childs C, VAIL, A., PROTHEROE, R., KING, A. T. and DARK, P. M. (2005). Differences between brain and rectal temperatures during routine critical care of patients with severe traumatic brain injury. Anaesthesia60 (8), 759-765.

    SOOP, Mattias, DUXBURY, Helen, AGWUNOBI, Anselm O, GIBSON, J Martin, HOPKINS, Stephen J, Childs C, COOPER, Robert G, MAYCOCK, Paula, LITTLE, Roderick A and CARLSON, Gordon L (2002). Euglycemic hyperinsulinemia augments the cytokine and endocrine responses to endotoxin in humans. American journal of physiology. Endocrinology and metabolism282 (6), E1276-85.

    Childs C, RENSHAW, Anthony, DUNN, Ken W and DAVENPORT, Peter J (2001). The acute febrile response to burn injury in children may be modified by the type of intravenous fluid used during resuscitation — observations using fresh frozen plasma (FFP) or Hartmann's solution. Burns27 (4), 386-388.

    RENSHAW, A and Childs C (2000). The significance of peripheral skin temperature measurement during the acute phase of burn injury : an illustrative case report. Burns26 (8), 750-753.

    EDWARDS-JONES, V., DAWSON, M.M. and Childs C (2000). A survey into toxic shock syndrome (TSS) in UK burns units. Burns26 (4), 323-333.

    Childs C, HARRISON, R. and HODKINSON, C. (1999). Tympanic membrane temperature as a measure of core temperature. Archives of Disease in Childhood80 (3), 262-266.

    Childs C, GOLDRING, S, TANN, W and HILLIER, V F (1998). Suprasternal Doppler ultrasound for assessment of stroke distance. Archives of Disease in Childhood79 (3), 251-255.

    Childs C (1998). The European directory of Burns Research. Burns24 (1), 25-28.

    Childs C (1998). Is there an evidence-based practice for burns? Burns24 (1), 29-33.

    EDWARDS-JONES, V, Childs C and FOSTER, H A (1996). A comparison of phenotypic properties of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from burned children and other patient groups.Burns22 (5), 384-9.

    WRIGHT, I P, GRIFFITHS, M and Childs C (1995). A microprocessor based photoplethysmograph for use in clinical practice. Anaesthesia50 (10), 875-878.

    JENNEY, M E, Childs C, MABIN, D, BESWICK, M V and DAVID, T J (1995). Oxygen consumption during sleep in atopic dermatitis. Archives of Disease in Childhood72 (2), 144-146.

    Childs C, EDWARDS-JONES, V, HEATHCOTE, D M, DAWSON, M and DAVENPORT, P J(1994). Patterns of Staphylococcus aureus colonization, toxin production, immunity and illness in burned children. Burns20 (6), 514-521.

    Childs C (1994). Studies in children provide a model to re-examine the metabolic response to burn injury in patients treated by contemporary burn protocols. Burns20 (4), 291-300.

    Childs C and LITTLE, R A (1994). Acute changes in oxygen consumption and body temperature after burn injury. Archives of Disease in Childhood71 (1), 31-4.

    Childs C (1993). Metabolic rate at rest and during sleep in a thermoneutral environment. Archives of disease in childhood68 (5), 658-661.

    Childs C, STONER, H B and LITTLE, R A (1992). Cutaneous heat loss shortly after burn injury in children. Clinical science (London, England : 1979)83 (1), 117-126.

    MCGUINNESS, K and Childs C (1991). Development of an indirect calorimeter for use in infants and young children. Clinical Physics and Physiological Measurement12 (4), 343-351.

    Childs C, HALL, T., DAVENPORT, P.J. and LITTLE, R.A. (1990). Dietary intake and changes in body weight in burned children. Burns16 (6), 418-422.

    Childs C, HEATH, D F, LITTLE, R A and BROTHERSTON, M (1990). Glucose metabolism in children during the first day after burn injury. Archives of emergency medicine7 (3), 135-147.

    BIANCHI, A., BRUCE, J., COOPER, A.L., Childs C, KOHLI, M., MORRIS, I.D., MORRIS-JONES, P. and ROTHWELL, N.J. (1989). Increased brown adipose tissue activity in children with malignant disease. Hormone and metabolic research = Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung = Hormones et métabolisme21 (11), 640-641.

    Childs C and LITTLE, R.A. (1988). Acetaminophen (paracetamol) in the management of burned children with fever. Burns14 (5), 343-348.

    Childs C (1988). Fever in burned children. Burns14 (1), 1-6.

    Childs C (1982). The management of clinical specialities. 9. A regional paediatric burns unit. Nursing focus4 (4), 6-7.

    BOOK CHAPTERS

    GWILT, Alison, HOMER, Catherine, SHERRIFF, Graeme and Childs C (2016). Community voices in design practice: a case study of understanding older adults’ clothing needs for keeping warm at home. In: Futurescan 3 : Intersecting Identities. Association of Degree Courses in Fashion and Textiles. (In Press)

    Childs C, Gwilt A, Sherriff G, Homer C (2015). Old and Cold: Challenges in the Design of Personalised Thermal Comfort at Home. In: CHRISTER, Kirsty, (ed.) Design 4 health: Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Design4Health. Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University, 1-9.

    Childs C Temperature regulation in Brooker C & Nicol M (2010) Alexander’s Nursing Practice, 4th edition. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier. 2011

    LETTERS

    Cronin de Chavez A, Childs C, Kelly S, Todd AM, Burke D. Nice on Feverish Illness: Hypothermia and the assessment of sick children. British Medical Journal 2013: 347; 347; f4220

    Childs C. King AT, Lecky. Early hyperpyrexia after severe traumatic brain injury- no clear evidence yet for role in secondary brain damage. British Medical Journal 22 June 2009 http:/www.bmj.com/cgi/eletters/338/may19_1/b1683

    Childs C. Brain Hyperthermia after traumatic brain injury does not reduce brain oxygen. Letter to the Editor. Neurosurgery 2009: 64;3: March E577 

    Leach P. Childs C. Evans J. Johnston NJ. Protheroe R. King A. Transfer times for patients with extradural and subdural haematomas to Neurosurgery in Greater Manchester. Br J Neurosurgery 2007 21: 11-15 (IF 0.884)

    Javid Khojasteh V. Edwards-Jones V. Childs C. Foster HA. Prevalence of toxin producing strains of Staphylococcus aureus in a paediatric burns unit. Burns 2007; 33:334-40. (IF 1.962)

    Childs C. Hiltunen Y. Vidyasagr R. Kauppinen R. Determination of regional brain temperature using proton magnetic spectroscopy to assess brain-body temperature differences in healthy human subjects. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2007: 57 (1) 59-66 (IF 3.627)

    Childs C. Vail A. Leach P. Rainey T. Protheroe R. King AT. Brain temperature and outcome after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Neurocritical Care 2006: 5; 1-5 (IF 2.367)

    Johnston N. King AT. Protheroe R. Childs C. Treatment of raised body temperature after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI): methods and protocols used in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Resuscitation 2006: 70; 254-262 (IF 4.177)

    Childs C. Vail A. Protheroe R. King AT. Dark P.M. Differences between brain and rectal temperatures during routine critical care of patients with severe traumatic brain injury. Anaesthesia 2005 60: 759-765 (IF 2.958) 

    Soop M. Duxbury H. Agwunobe A.O. Gibson J.M. Hopkins SJ. Childs C. Cooper RG. Maycock P. Little R.A. Carlson G.L. Euglycaemic hyperinsulinaemia augments the cytokine and endocrine responses to endotoxin in humans. Am. J. Physiol Endocrinol Metab 2002; 282: E1276-E1285 (IF 4.395)

    Childs C. Renshaw A. Dunn KW. Davenport P.J. The acute febrile response to burn injury in children may be modified by the type of intravenous fluid used during resuscitation- observations using fresh frozen plasma (FFP) or Hartmann's solution. Burns 2001; 27: 1-3 (IF 1.962)

    Renshaw A. Childs C. The significance of peripheral skin temperature measurement during the acute phase of burn injury. Burns 2000; 26: 750-753 (IF 1.962)

    Edwards-Jones V, Dawson MM, Childs C. A survey into Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) in UK burns units. Burns 2000 26 323-333 (IF 1.962)

    Childs C. Edwards-Jones V. Dawson MM. Davenport P.J. Toxic shock syndrome -1 (TSST-1) antibody levels in burned children. Burns 1999; 25: 473-476 (IF 1.962)

    Childs C. Harrison R. Hodkinson C. Tympanic membrane temperature as a measure of core temperature. Archives of Disease in Childhood 1999; 80: 262-26630 (IF 2.616)

    Childs C. Goldring S. Hillier V. Tann W. Suprasternal Doppler ultrasound for assessment of stroke distance. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 1998; 79: 251-255

    Childs C. Is there an evidence-based practice for burns? Burns 1998; 24: 29-33

    Childs C. The European Burns Association Research Directory Burns 1998;24: 25-28

    Edwards-Jones V. Childs C. Foster H A. A comparison of phenotypic properties of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from burned children and other patient groups. Burns 1996; 22: 384-389

    Childs C. Feeding the burned patient. Br. J. Intensive Care 1995, May 125-130

    Wright IP. Griffiths M. Childs C. A microprocessor based photoplethysmograph for use in clinical practice. Anaesthesia 1995: 50, 875-878

    Jenney MEM. Childs C. Mabin D. Beswick MV. David TJ. Oxygen consumption during sleep in atopic dermatitis. Archives of Diseases in Childhood 1995; 72: 144-146

    Childs C. Edwards-Jones V. Heathcote DN. Dawson M. Davenport PJ. Patterns of S.Aureus colonisation, toxin production, immunity and illness in burned children. Burns 1994; 20: 514-521

    Childs C. Little R.A. Acute changes in oxygen consumption and body temperature after burn injury. Archives of Disease in Childhood 1994; 71: 31-34

    Childs C. Studies in children provide a model to re-examine the metabolic response to burn injury in patients treated by contemporary burn protocols. Burns 1994; 20: 291-300 

    Childs C. Temperature Regulation in Burned Patients. British Journal of Intensive Care; 1994: 4 129-134

    Childs C. Metabolic rate at rest and during sleep in a thermoneutral environment. Archives of Disease in Childhood 1993;68: 658-661

    Childs C. Stoner HB. Little RA. Cutaneous heat loss shortly after burn injury in children. Clinical Science 1992; 83: 117-126

    McGuinness K. Childs C. Development of an indirect calorimeter for use in infants and young children. Clinical Physics and Physiological Measurement 1992;12: 343-35

    Childs C, Stoner HB, Little RA. Changes in oxygen consumption and heat loss provide further evidence of an inappropriate thermoregulatory response during the acute phase of burn injury in children. Circulatory Shock 1991 34: 10

    Childs C. Stoner HB. Little RA. Evidence of a central inhibition of heat loss during the acute phase of burn injury in children. Archives of Emergency Medicine 1990;7: 303-304

    Childs C, Heath DF, Little RA, Brotherston M. Glucose metabolism in children during the first day after burn injury. Archives of Emergency Medicine 1990;7:135-147

    Childs C, Hall T. Little RA, Davenport PJ. Dietary intake and changes in body weight in burned children. Burns 1990; 16: 418-422.

    Childs C, Ratcliffe RJ, Holt I, Hopkins SJ. Relationship between Interleukin-1, Interleukin-6 and pyrexia in burned children. Cytokine 1989: 1: 136

    Childs C, Little RA. The mechanism of increased heat content in the acute phase of the response to burning injury. Circulatory Shock 1990 31: 235.

    Childs C, Ratcliffe RJ, Holt I, Hopkins SJ, Little RA. The relationship between Interleukin-1, Interleukin-6 and pyrexia in burned children. In: CA Dinarello, M Kluger, M Powanda & J Oppenheim (eds) Physiological and Pathophysiological Effects of Cytokines: Progress in Leucocyte Biology 1990;10b: 295-300

    Bianchi A, Bruce J, Childs C, Cooper AC, Kholi M, Morris-Jones P, Rothwell NJ Increased adipose tissue activity in children with malignant disease. Hormone and Metabolic Research 1989;21:587-642

    Childs C, Stoner HB, Little RA Davenport PJ. A comparison of some thermoregulatory responses in healthy children and in children with burn injury. Clinical Science 1989; 77: 425-429

    Childs C, Little RA. Paracetamol (Acetaminophen) in the management of burned children with fever. Burns 1989;14:343-348

    Childs C. Fever in burned children. Burns 1988;14: 1-6

    Childs C. Mechanisms for the development of fever in infants and children after burn injury. Circulatory Shock 1987;21: 369

    LETTERS

    Childs C. Temperature measurement after severe head injury Anaesthesia 2004 Correspondence Web Site 11 May

    Childs C. Hadcock J. Ray A. Protheroe RP. King AT. Temperature measurement after severe head injury Anaesthesia 2004 59: 192

    Childs C. Dark P. Non-invasive cardiac output assessment in children Journal of Accident and Emergency Medicine 1999; 16:158-160 

    Brogan PA. Moulton C. Childs C. Phillips BA. The evaluation of a tympanic thermometer in children Lancet 1993; 342: 1364-1365

    Moir GC. Childs C. Shakespeare PG. Early diagnosis of staphylococcal toxaemia Burns 1993; 19:251

    BOOK CHAPTERS

    Childs C. Acute responses to burn injury in infants and children In Injury in the Young. RA Little and M. Ward-Platt (eds). (1997) Cambridge University Press 211-235;

    Childs C. Nutrition. In Kinsella, J (ed) (1997). Burns. Baillieres Clinical Anaesthesiology, 441-458

    Childs C. Analysis of thermal metabolism in J.M. Kinney & H. Tucker (eds) Physiology, Stress and malnutrition. Functional correlates, Nutritional Intervention Lipincott-Raven. Pensylvania. 549-569 1997

    Childs C. The thermoregulatory response to burn injury in infants and young children. In: W Boeckx and J Moserova (eds) Progress in Burn-Injury Treatment, Acco Leuven/Amersfoort pp 19-27. 1990

    Leach P. Childs C. Evans J. Johnston NJ. Protheroe R. King A. Transfer times for patients with extradural and subdural haematomas to Neurosurgery in Greater Manchester.  Br J Neurosurgery 2007 21: 11-15 (IF 0.884)

    Javid Khojasteh V. Edwards-Jones V. Childs C. Foster HA. Prevalence of toxin producing strains of Staphylococcus aureus in a paediatric burns unit. Burns 2007; 33:334-40. (IF 1.962)

    Childs C. Hiltunen Y. Vidyasagr  R. Kauppinen  R. Determination of regional brain temperature using proton magnetic spectroscopy to assess brain-body temperature differences in healthy human subjects. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2007: 57 (1) 59-66 (IF 3.627)

    Childs C. Vail A. Leach P. Rainey T. Protheroe R. King AT.  Brain temperature and outcome after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Neurocritical Care 2006: 5; 1-5 (IF 2.367)

    Johnston N. King AT.  Protheroe R. Childs C. Treatment of raised body temperature after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI): methods and protocols used in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Resuscitation 2006: 70; 254-262 (IF 4.177)

    Childs C. Vail A. Protheroe R. King AT. Dark P.M. Differences between brain and rectal temperatures during routine critical care of patients with severe traumatic brain injury. Anaesthesia 2005 60: 759-765  (IF 2.958) 

    Soop M. Duxbury H. Agwunobe A.O. Gibson J.M. Hopkins SJ. Childs C. Cooper RG. Maycock P. Little R.A. Carlson G.L.  Euglycaemic hyperinsulinaemia augments the cytokine and endocrine responses to endotoxin in humans.  Am. J. Physiol Endocrinol Metab 2002; 282: E1276-E1285 (IF  4.395)

    Childs C. Renshaw A. Dunn KW. Davenport P.J.  The acute febrile response to burn injury in children may be modified by the type of intravenous fluid used during resuscitation- observations using fresh frozen plasma (FFP) or Hartmann's solution. Burns 2001; 27: 1-3  (IF 1.962)

    Renshaw A. Childs C. The significance of peripheral skin temperature measurement during the acute phase of burn injury. Burns 2000; 26: 750-753 (IF 1.962)

    Edwards-Jones V, Dawson MM, Childs C. A survey into Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) in UK burns units. Burns 2000 26 323-333 (IF 1.962)

    Childs C.  Edwards-Jones V. Dawson MM. Davenport P.J. Toxic shock syndrome -1 (TSST-1) antibody levels in burned children. Burns 1999; 25: 473-476 (IF 1.962)

    Childs C.  Harrison R.  Hodkinson C. Tympanic membrane temperature as a measure of core temperature. Archives of Disease in Childhood 1999; 80: 262-26630 (IF 2.616)

    Childs C. Goldring S. Hillier V. Tann W. Suprasternal Doppler ultrasound for assessment of stroke distance. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 1998; 79: 251-255

    Childs C. Is there an evidence-based practice for burns? Burns 1998; 24: 29-33

    Childs C. The European Burns Association Research Directory Burns 1998;24: 25-28

    Edwards-Jones V. Childs C. Foster H A. A comparison of phenotypic properties of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from burned children and other patient groups. Burns 1996; 22: 384-389

    Childs C. Feeding the burned patient.  Br. J. Intensive Care 1995, May 125-130

    Wright IP. Griffiths M. Childs C.  A microprocessor based photoplethysmograph for use in clinical practice. Anaesthesia 1995: 50, 875-878

    Jenney MEM. Childs C. Mabin D. Beswick MV. David TJ. Oxygen consumption during sleep in atopic dermatitis. Archives of Diseases in Childhood 1995; 72: 144-146

    Childs C.  Edwards-Jones V. Heathcote DN. Dawson M.  Davenport PJ. Patterns of S.Aureus colonisation, toxin production, immunity and illness in burned children. Burns 1994; 20: 514-521

    Childs C. Little R.A. Acute changes in oxygen consumption and body temperature after burn injury.  Archives of Disease in Childhood 1994; 71: 31-34

    Childs C. Studies in children provide a model to re-examine the metabolic response to burn injury in patients treated by contemporary burn protocols. Burns 1994; 20: 291-300 

    Childs C. Temperature Regulation in Burned Patients.  British Journal of Intensive Care; 1994: 4 129-134

    Childs C. Metabolic rate at rest and during sleep in a thermoneutral environment.  Archives of Disease in Childhood 1993;68: 658-661

    Childs C. Stoner HB. Little RA.  Cutaneous heat loss shortly after burn injury in children. Clinical Science 1992; 83: 117-126

    McGuinness K. Childs C.  Development of an indirect calorimeter for use in infants and young children.  Clinical Physics and Physiological Measurement 1992;12: 343-35

    Childs C, Stoner HB, Little RA. Changes in oxygen consumption and heat loss provide further evidence of an inappropriate thermoregulatory response during the acute phase of burn injury in children. Circulatory Shock 1991 34: 10

    Childs C. Stoner HB. Little RA.   Evidence of a central inhibition of heat loss during the acute phase of burn injury in children.  Archives of Emergency Medicine 1990;7: 303-304

    Childs C, Heath DF, Little RA, Brotherston M.  Glucose metabolism in children during the first day after burn injury. Archives of Emergency Medicine 1990;7:135-147

    Childs C, Hall T. Little RA, Davenport PJ. Dietary intake and changes in body weight in burned children.  Burns 1990; 16: 418-422.

    Childs C, Ratcliffe RJ, Holt I, Hopkins SJ.  Relationship between Interleukin-1, Interleukin-6 and pyrexia in burned children.  Cytokine 1989: 1: 136

    Childs C, Little RA. The mechanism of increased heat content in the acute phase of the response to burning injury. Circulatory Shock 1990 31: 235.

    Childs C, Ratcliffe RJ, Holt I, Hopkins SJ, Little RA. The relationship between Interleukin-1, Interleukin-6 and pyrexia in burned children.  In: CA Dinarello, M Kluger, M Powanda & J Oppenheim (eds)  Physiological and Pathophysiological Effects of Cytokines: Progress in Leucocyte Biology 1990;10b: 295-300

    Bianchi A, Bruce J, Childs C, Cooper AC, Kholi M, Morris-Jones P, Rothwell NJ   Increased adipose tissue activity in children with malignant disease.  Hormone and Metabolic Research 1989;21:587-642

    Childs C, Stoner HB, Little RA Davenport PJ.  A comparison of some thermoregulatory responses in healthy children and in children with burn injury.  Clinical Science 1989; 77: 425-429

    Childs C, Little RA.  Paracetamol  (Acetaminophen) in the management of burned children with fever.  Burns 1989;14:343-348

    Childs C. Fever in burned children. Burns 1988;14: 1-6

    Childs C.  Mechanisms for the development of fever in infants and children after burn injury. Circulatory Shock 1987;21: 369

    LETTERS

    Childs C. Temperature measurement after severe head injury Anaesthesia 2004 Correspondence Web Site 11 May

    Childs C. Hadcock J. Ray A. Protheroe RP.  King AT. Temperature measurement after severe head injury  Anaesthesia 2004 59: 192

    Childs C. Dark P.  Non-invasive cardiac output assessment in children Journal of Accident and Emergency Medicine 1999; 16:158-160 

    Brogan PA. Moulton C. Childs C. Phillips BA. The evaluation of a tympanic thermometer in children Lancet 1993; 342: 1364-1365

    Moir GC. Childs C. Shakespeare PG. Early diagnosis of staphylococcal toxaemia Burns 1993; 19:251

    BOOK CHAPTERS

    Childs C.  Acute responses to burn injury in infants and children In Injury in the Young. RA Little and M. Ward-Platt (eds). (1997) Cambridge University Press 211-235;

    Childs C. Nutrition. In Kinsella, J (ed) (1997). Burns. Baillieres Clinical Anaesthesiology, 441-458

    Childs C. Analysis of thermal metabolism in J.M. Kinney & H. Tucker (eds) Physiology, Stress and malnutrition. Functional correlates, Nutritional Intervention Lipincott-Raven. Pensylvania. 549-569 1997

    Childs C. The thermoregulatory response to burn injury in infants and young children.  In:  W Boeckx and J Moserova (eds)  Progress in Burn-Injury Treatment, Acco Leuven/Amersfoort pp 19-27. 1990



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    Journal of Wound Care, Banking Hall, London, March
    Journal of Wound Care International Awards

    2016 JWC Award winners announced: Professor Charmaine Childs has received second place in the category of Innovation in Wound Care at the recent World Union of Wound Healing Societies, held in Florence, September 2016. This prize was in recognition of Professor Child’s contribution from extending the boundaries of wound care practice to setting up new services that improve patient care, health-care professionals and researchers are developing innovative services in wound care. This award was open to individuals or teams who had demonstrated an innovative, novel approach to an existing challenge in wound care.

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    Charmaine is Professor of Clinical Science and is an expert in critical illness and human trauma, specifically paediatric burn injuries and traumatic brain injury in adults.

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