Dietetics research

The Dietetics department works closely with many clinical teams in the hospital where nutrition, growth and development may be an issue.

Allied Health Professions are: art therapists, drama therapists, music therapists, chiropodists/podiatrists, dietitians, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, orthoptists, osteopaths, prosthetists and orthotists, paramedics, physiotherapists, diagnostic radiographers, therapeutic radiographers, speech and language therapists.

Find out more about the research being undertaken by the Dietetics department, often in collaboration with our research partner, the UCL Institute of Child Health, in our research section and also on the ICH website.

Recent publications

O’Connor G, Nicholls D, Hudson L, Singhal A (2016). Refeeding Low Weight Hospitalized Adolescents With Anorexia Nervosa: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial. American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition XX(X):201X 1-9

Clinical Paediatric Dietetics 4th edn (2014). ed V Shaw. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell

Pichler J, Hill S, Shaw V, Lucas A (2014). Prevalence of undernutrition during hospitalisation in a children’s hospital: what happens during admission? Eur J Clin Nutr 68(6): 730-35

Mansour F, Petersen D, De Coppi P, Eaton S (2014). Effect of sodium deficiency on growth of surgical infants: a retrospective observational study. Pediatr Surg Int 30(12):1279-84

Macdonald S, Fawbert K, Pompa N, Williams,J, Wells J, Hill S, Fewtrell M  (2014) Best poster: BSPGHAN winter meeting: Creatinine as a measure of lean body mass in children with chronic disease in a tertiary hospital population

Pichler J, Chomtho S, Fewtrell M, Macdonald S, Hill S (2014). Body composition in pediatric intestinal failure patients receiving long-term parenteral nutrition. Arch Dis Child 99: 145-153

Pichler J, Simchowitz V, Macdonald, S, Hill,S (2014). Comparison of liver function with two new/mixed intravenous lipid emulsions in children with intestinal failure. Eur J Clin Nutr 2014 68(10); 1161-7 

Abulhoul L, Dixon MA, Krywawych S (2014). O-014 Dietary management of Branch Chain Ketoacid Dehydrogenase Kinase Deficiency. J Inherit Metab Dis 37 (suppl 1)

Dixon MA, Mac Donald A, Chakrapani A et al (2014). P-057 Breast feeding in pyridoxine non-responsive Homocystinuria (HCU). J Inherit Metab Dis 37 (suppl 1)

Carruthers RB, Ellerton CE, Hansen K, Dixon MA et al (2014). P-048 Dietary intake in young adults with long chain 3-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase (LCHAD) deficiency. J Inherit Metab Dis 37 (suppl 1)

Skeath R, Dixon M, Stafford J et al (2014). P-052 Dietary management and growth outcome in children with Propionic acidaemia. J Inherit Metab Dis 37 (suppl 1)

Ledger SJ, Owen E, Prasad SA, Goldman A, Willams J, Aurora P (2013) A pilot outreach physiotherapy and dietetic quality improvement initiative reduces IV antibiotic requirements in children with moderate-severe cystic fibrosis.  J Cyst Fibros (6) 766-72

Manickavasagar B, Shroff R, McArdle A, Yadav P, Shaw V, Dixon MA et al (2013). Hypervitaminosis A is prevalent in children with CKD and contributes to hypercalcaemia. Nephrol Dial Transplant 28 (Supp 1): MP696

Pichler J, Chomtho S, Fewtrell M, Macdonald S, Hill S (2013). Growth and bone health in pediatric intestinal failure patients receiving long term parenteral nutrition. Am J Clin Nutr 97: 1260-9

O’Connor G, Nicholls D (2013). Refeeding Hypophosphatemia in Adolescents With Anorexia Nervosa A Systematic Review. Nutr Clin Pract 28(3): 358-64

Adam S, Almeida MF, Carbasius Weber E, Champion H, Chan H, Daly A, Dixon MA et al (2013). Dietary practices in pyridoxine non-repsonsive homocystinuria: a European survey. Mol Genet Metab 110(4): 454-459

Adam S, Almeida MF, Assoun M, Baruteau J, Bernabei SM, Bigot S, Champion H, Daly A, Dassy M, Dawson S, Dixon MA et al (2013). Dietary management of urea cycle disorders: European practice. Mol Genet Metab 110(4): 439-445

Pichler J, Horn V, Macdonald S, Hill S (2012). Intestinal failure associated liver disease in hospitalised children. Arch Dis Child 97: 211-214

Bishay M, Pichler J, Horn V, Macdonald S, Ellmer M, Eaton S, Hill S, Pierro A (2012). Intestinal failure associated liver disease in surgical infants requiring long-term parenteral nutrition. J Ped Surg 47: 359-362

Haberle J, Boddaert N, Burlina A, Chakrapani A, Dixon MA et al (2012). Suggested guidelines for the diagnosis and management of urea cycle disorders. Orphanet J Rare Dis 7: 32

Adam S, Champion H, Daly A, Dawson S, Dixon MA et al (2012). Dietary management of Urea Cycle Disorders. J Human Nutr 25: 398-404

Dixon MA second revision In: Webster-Gandy J, Madden A, Holdsworth M (eds) Oxford Handbook of Nutrition and Dietetics, Oxford University Press, Oxford. 2012

Kolker S, Christensen E, Leonard JV, Greenberg C, Burlina AB, Burlina AP, Dixon MA et al (2011). Diagnosis and management of glutaryl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency – revised recommendations. J Inherit Metab Dis 34(3): 677-94.

Mekahli D, Shaw V, Ledermann SE, Rees L (2010). Long-Term Outcome of Infants with Severe Chronic Kidney Disease. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 5: 10-17.

Footitt E, Stafford J, Dixon MA et al (2010). Use of a long-chain triglyceride-restricted/medium-chain triglyceride-supplemented diet in a case of malonyl-CoA decarboxylase deficiency with cardiomyopathy. J Inherit Metab Dis 33(Suppl 3): S253-256

Abstract: O'Connor G, Nicholls D, Singhal A (2014). Randomised Controlled Trial: Determinates of Refeeding Hypophosphatemia in Hospitalised Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa. In: European Eating Disorders review 22(3): E1-E1

Poster: Macdonald S, Fawbert K, Pompa N, Williams,J, Wells J, Hill S, Fewtrell M (2015) Winner of Best poster: BSPGHAN winter meeting. Creatinine as a measure of lean body mass in children with chronic disease in a tertiary hospital population

Poster: Lemonde H, Dixon M, McSweeney M, Davison J, Cleary M (2014) International Society for Neonatal Screening European regional meeting, Birmingham. Identification of variant Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD) in a family by expanded newborn screening.

Poster: Macdonald S, Pearson A, Shaw V (2014). BSPGHAN winter meeting, London. Changes in weight standard deviation scores of children admitted to a tertiary paediatric hospital.

Poster: Yerlett N (2013). EAACI, Milan. Establishing the use of hypoallergenic formulae with cow’s milk protein induced gastrointestinal allergies.

Poster presentation: Owen E (2013). European Cystic Fibrosis Conference. Evaluation of Nutrition Education to a Group of Children with CF.

Poster presentation: Owen E (2013). North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference. Effects of infant feeding practices on recovery of birth weight centile in CF patients diagnosed by newborn screening.

Poster presentation: Owen E (2012). European Cystic Fibrosis Conference. Growth outcomes in children with moderate to severe CF on an intensive exercise and dietetic programme.

Does Attendance at a Paediatric Multidisciplinary Specialist Bardet-Biedl Syndrome Annual Review Clinic Lead to a Reduction in Body Mass Index? 2017 International Conference on Nutrition and Growth S. Flack, C. Peters, K. Sparks and P. Beales