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Sharon Unger

TitleAdjunct Scientist
InstitutionThe Hospital for Sick Children
DepartmentNeonatology
Address555 University Avenue
Toronto ON M5G 1X8
Phone416-813-1500
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    1. McGee M, Unger S, Hamilton J, Birken CS, Pausova Z, Kiss A, Bando N, O'Connor DL. Associations between Diet Quality and Body Composition in Young Children Born with Very Low Body Weight. J Nutr. 2020 Oct 06. PMID: 33025010.
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    2. LeMay-Nedjelski L, Asbury MR, Butcher J, Ley SH, Hanley AJ, Kiss A, Unger S, Copeland JK, Wang PW, Stintzi A, O'Connor DL. Maternal Diet and Infant Feeding Practices Are Associated with Variation in the Human Milk Microbiota at 3 Months Postpartum in a Cohort of Women with High Rates of Gestational Glucose Intolerance. J Nutr. 2020 Sep 04. PMID: 32886107.
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    3. Asbury MR, Butcher J, Copeland JK, Unger S, Bando N, Comelli EM, Forte V, Kiss A, LeMay-Nedjelski L, Sherman PM, Stintzi A, Tomlinson C, Wang PW, O'Connor DL. Mothers of Preterm Infants Have Individualized Breast Milk Microbiota that Changes Temporally Based on Maternal Characteristics. . 2020 Aug 31. PMID: 32888417.
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    4. LeMay-Nedjelski L, Butcher J, Ley SH, Asbury MR, Hanley AJ, Kiss A, Unger S, Copeland JK, Wang PW, Zinman B, Stintzi A, O'Connor DL. Examining the relationship between maternal body size, gestational glucose tolerance status, mode of delivery and ethnicity on human milk microbiota at three months post-partum. BMC Microbiol. 2020 Jul 20; 20(1):219. PMID: 32689933.
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    5. Pitino MA, O'Connor DL, McGeer AJ, Unger S. The impact of thermal pasteurization on viral load and detectable live viruses in human milk and other matrices: A rapid review. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2020 Jul 10. PMID: 32650645.
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    6. Unger S, Christie-Holmes N, Guvenc F, Budylowski P, Mubareka S, Gray-Owen SD, O'Connor DL. Holder pasteurization of donated human milk is effective in inactivating SARS-CoV-2. CMAJ. 2020 08 04; 192(31):E871-E874. PMID: 32646870.
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    7. Torgalkar R, Shah J, Dave S, Yang J, Ostad N, Kotsopoulos K, Unger S, Kelly E, Shah PS. Fish oil-containing multicomponent lipid emulsion vs soy-based lipid emulsion and neurodevelopmental outcomes of children born?
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    8. Alkhunaizi E, Unger S, Shannon P, Nishimura G, Blaser S, Chitayat D. Maternal SLE and brachytelephalangic chondrodysplasia punctata in a patient with unrelated de novo RAF1 and SIX2 variants. . 2020 07; 182(7):1807-1811. PMID: 32506814.
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    9. O'Connor DL, Kiss A, Unger S. Reply to A Lucas and SA Abrams. Am J Clin Nutr. 2020 06 01; 111(6):1302-1303. PMID: 32488258.
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    10. DiLauro S, Russell J, McCrindle BW, Tomlinson C, Unger S, O'Connor DL. Growth of cardiac infants with post-surgical chylothorax can be supported using modified fat breast milk with proactive nutrient-enrichment and advancement feeding protocols; an open-label trial. Clin Nutr ESPEN. 2020 Aug; 38:19-27. PMID: 32690156.
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    11. Hoban R, Khatri S, Patel A, Unger SL. Supplementation of Mother's Own Milk with Donor Milk in Infants with Gastroschisis or Intestinal Atresia: A Retrospective Study. Nutrients. 2020 Feb 24; 12(2). PMID: 32102333.
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    12. Sun H, Cao Y, Han S, Cheng R, Liu L, Liu J, Xia S, Zhang J, Li Z, Cheng X, Yang C, Pan X, Li L, Ding X, Wang R, Wu M, Li X, Shi L, Xu F, Yu F, Pan J, Zhang X, Li L, Yang J, Li M, Yan C, Zhou Q, Lu J, Wei M, Wang L, Yang L, Ye XY, Unger S, Kakulas F, Lee SK. A randomized controlled trial protocol comparing the feeds of fresh versus frozen mother's own milk for preterm infants in the NICU. Trials. 2020 Feb 11; 21(1):170. PMID: 32046760.
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    13. McGee M, Unger S, Hamilton J, Birken CS, Pausova Z, Kiss A, Bando N, O'Connor DL. Adiposity and Fat-Free Mass of Children Born with Very Low Birth Weight Do Not Differ in Children Fed Supplemental Donor Milk Compared with Those Fed Preterm Formula. J Nutr. 2020 02 01; 150(2):331-339. PMID: 31599955.
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    14. McGee M, Unger S, Hamilton J, Birken CS, Pausova Z, Vanderloo LM, Bando N, O'Connor DL. Lean mass accretion in children born very low birth weight is significantly associated with estimated changes from sedentary time to light physical activity. Pediatr Obes. 2020 05; 15(5):e12610. PMID: 31914236.
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    15. Unger SL, Fenton TR, Jetty R, Critch JN, O'connor DL. Iron requirements in the first 2 years of life. Paediatr Child Health. 2019 Dec; 24(8):555-556. PMID: 31844396.
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    16. Asbury MR, Unger S, Kiss A, Ng DVY, Luk Y, Bando N, Bishara R, Tomlinson C, O'Connor DL. Optimizing the growth of very-low-birth-weight infants requires targeting both nutritional and nonnutritional modifiable factors specific to stage of hospitalization. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019 12 01; 110(6):1384-1394. PMID: 31536118.
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    17. Hopperton KE, O'Connor DL, Bando N, Conway AM, Ng DVY, Kiss A, Jackson J, Ly L, Unger SL. Nutrient Enrichment of Human Milk with Human and Bovine Milk-Based Fortifiers for Infants Born <1250 g: 18-Month Neurodevelopment Follow-Up of a Randomized Clinical Trial. Curr Dev Nutr. 2019 Dec; 3(12):nzz129. PMID: 32154499.
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    18. Torgalkar R, Dave S, Shah J, Ostad N, Kotsopoulos K, Unger S, Shah PS. Multi-component lipid emulsion vs soy-based lipid emulsion for very low birth weight preterm neonates: A pre-post comparative study. J Perinatol. 2019 Aug; 39(8):1118-1124. PMID: 31235782.
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    19. Pitino MA, Alashmali SM, Hopperton KE, Unger S, Pouliot Y, Doyen A, O'Connor DL, Bazinet RP. Oxylipin concentration, but not fatty acid composition, is altered in human donor milk pasteurised using both thermal and non-thermal techniques. Br J Nutr. 2019 07 14; 122(1):47-55. PMID: 31006410.
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    20. Pitino MA, Unger S, Doyen A, Pouliot Y, Aufreiter S, Stone D, Kiss A, O'Connor DL. High Hydrostatic Pressure Processing Better Preserves the Nutrient and Bioactive Compound Composition of Human Donor Milk. J Nutr. 2019 03 01; 149(3):497-504. PMID: 30770541.
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    21. Pitino MA, Stone D, O'Connor DL, Unger S. Is Frozen Human Milk That Is Refused by Mother's Own Infant Suitable for Human Milk Bank Donation? Breastfeed Med. 2019 05; 14(4):271-275. PMID: 30789295.
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    22. Francis J, Unger S, Bando N, Vance A, Gibbins S, Kiss A, Church P, Sellen D, O'Connor DL. Postdischarge Feeding of Very-low-birth-weight Infants: Adherence to Nutrition Guidelines. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2018 09; 67(3):401-408. PMID: 29901548.
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    23. Castro M, Asbury M, Shama S, Stone D, Yoon EW, O'Connor DL, Unger S. Energy and Fat Intake for Preterm Infants Fed Donor Milk Is Significantly Impacted by Enteral Feeding Method. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2019 01; 43(1):162-165. PMID: 30070721.
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    24. O'Connor DL, Kiss A, Tomlinson C, Bando N, Bayliss A, Campbell DM, Daneman A, Francis J, Kotsopoulos K, Shah PS, Vaz S, Williams B, Unger S. Nutrient enrichment of human milk with human and bovine milk-based fortifiers for infants born weighing <1250 g: a randomized clinical trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2018 07 01; 108(1):108-116. PMID: 29878061.
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    25. Elmekkawi A, O'Connor DL, Stone D, Yoon EW, Larocque M, McGeer A, Unger S. Impact of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Admission on Bacterial Colonization of Donated Human Milk. J Hum Lact. 2018 May; 34(2):350-354. PMID: 29584524.
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    26. Trang S, Zupancic JAF, Unger S, Kiss A, Bando N, Wong S, Gibbins S, O'Connor DL. Cost-Effectiveness of Supplemental Donor Milk Versus Formula for Very Low Birth Weight Infants. Pediatrics. 2018 03; 141(3). PMID: 29490909.
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    27. Butcher J, Unger S, Li J, Bando N, Romain G, Francis J, Mottawea W, Mack D, Stintzi A, O'Connor DL. Independent of Birth Mode or Gestational Age, Very-Low-Birth-Weight Infants Fed Their Mothers' Milk Rapidly Develop Personalized Microbiotas Low in Bifidobacterium. J Nutr. 2018 03 01; 148(3):326-335. PMID: 29546315.
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    28. LeMay-Nedjelski L, Copeland J, Wang PW, Butcher J, Unger S, Stintzi A, O'Connor DL. Methods and Strategies to Examine the Human Breastmilk Microbiome. Methods Mol Biol. 2018; 1849:63-86. PMID: 30298248.
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    29. Ng DVY, Unger S, Asbury M, Kiss A, Bishara R, Bando N, Tomlinson C, Gibbins S, O'Connor DL. Neonatal Morbidity Count Is Associated With a Reduced Likelihood of Achieving Recommendations for Protein, Lipid, and Energy in Very Low Birth Weight Infants: A Prospective Cohort Study. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2018 03; 42(3):623-632. PMID: 28537798.
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    30. O'Connor DL, Gibbins S, Kiss A, Bando N, Brennan-Donnan J, Ng E, Campbell DM, Vaz S, Fusch C, Asztalos E, Church P, Kelly E, Ly L, Daneman A, Unger S. Effect of Supplemental Donor Human Milk Compared With Preterm Formula on Neurodevelopment of Very Low-Birth-Weight Infants at 18 Months: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2016 11 08; 316(18):1897-1905. PMID: 27825008.
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    31. Ng DV, Brennan-Donnan J, Unger S, Bando N, Gibbins S, Nash A, Kiss A, O'Connor DL. How Close Are We to Achieving Energy and Nutrient Goals for Very Low Birth Weight Infants in the First Week? JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2017 03; 41(3):500-506. PMID: 26160253.
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    32. DiLauro S, Unger S, Stone D, O'Connor DL. Human Milk for Ill and Medically Compromised Infants: Strategies and Ongoing Innovation. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2016 08; 40(6):768-82. PMID: 26903304.
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    33. Panczuk JK, Unger S, Francis J, Bando N, Kiss A, O'Connor DL. Introduction of Bovine-Based Nutrient Fortifier and Gastrointestinal Inflammation in Very Low Birth Weight Infants as Measured by Fecal Calprotectin. Breastfeed Med. 2016 Jan-Feb; 11(1):2-5. PMID: 26741236.
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    34. O'Connor DL, Ewaschuk JB, Unger S. Human milk pasteurization: benefits and risks. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2015 May; 18(3):269-75. PMID: 25769062.
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    35. Unger S, Stintzi A, Shah P, Mack D, O'Connor DL. Gut microbiota of the very-low-birth-weight infant. Pediatr Res. 2015 Jan; 77(1-2):205-13. PMID: 25310760.
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    36. Kassierer MY, O'Connor DL, Rutherford E, Rolnitzky A, Unger S. Implications for observant Jewish families in the provision of mother's own and donor milk for their very low birth weight infant. J Hum Lact. 2014 Nov; 30(4):402-4. PMID: 25092199.
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    37. Unger S, Gibbins S, Zupancic J, O'Connor DL. DoMINO: Donor milk for improved neurodevelopmental outcomes. BMC Pediatr. 2014 May 13; 14:123. PMID: 24884424.
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    38. Panczuk J, Unger S, O'Connor D, Lee SK. Human donor milk for the vulnerable infant: a Canadian perspective. Int Breastfeed J. 2014; 9:4. PMID: 24742283.
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    39. Coles N, Wolfe-Wylie M, Atkinson A, O'Brien K, Unger S. Case 2: Sepsis and shock in a term neonate. Paediatr Child Health. 2013 Nov; 18(9):497-8. PMID: 24426811.
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    40. O'Connor DL, Unger S. Post-discharge nutrition of the breastfed preterm infant. Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2013 Jun; 18(3):124-128. PMID: 23706724.
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    41. Wright AJ, Unger S, Coleman BL, Lam PP, McGeer AJ. Maternal antibiotic exposure and risk of antibiotic resistance in neonatal early-onset sepsis: a case-cohort study. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2012 Nov; 31(11):1206-8. PMID: 22926208.
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    42. El-Khuffash A, Unger S. The concept of milk kinship in Islam: issues raised when offering preterm infants of Muslim families donor human milk. J Hum Lact. 2012 May; 28(2):125-7. PMID: 22311893.
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    43. Frisk V, Jakobson LS, Unger S, Trachsel D, O'Brien K. Long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes of congenital diaphragmatic hernia survivors not treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Jul; 46(7):1309-18. PMID: 21763827.
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    44. Weinmann A, Post M, Pan J, Rafi M, O'Connor DL, Unger S, Pencharz P, Belik J. Tetrahydrobiopterin is present in high quantity in human milk and has a vasorelaxing effect on newborn rat mesenteric arteries. Pediatr Res. 2011 Apr; 69(4):325-9. PMID: 21178821.
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    45. Ewaschuk JB, Unger S, Harvey S, O'Connor DL, Field CJ. Effect of pasteurization on immune components of milk: implications for feeding preterm infants. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2011 Apr; 36(2):175-82. PMID: 21609278.
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    46. Lausch E, Janecke A, Bros M, Trojandt S, Alanay Y, De Laet C, Hübner CA, Meinecke P, Nishimura G, Matsuo M, Hirano Y, Tenoutasse S, Kiss A, Rosa RF, Unger SL, Renella R, Bonafé L, Spranger J, Unger S, Zabel B, Superti-Furga A. Genetic deficiency of tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase associated with skeletal dysplasia, cerebral calcifications and autoimmunity. Nat Genet. 2011 Feb; 43(2):132-7. PMID: 21217752.
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    47. Nasef N, O'Brien K, Wylie L, Unger S. Lessons from SARS: a retrospective study of outpatient care during an infectious disease outbreak. BMC Pediatr. 2010 Jul 20; 10:51. PMID: 20646293.
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    48. Unger S, Wylie L, Fallah S, Heinrich L, O'Brien K. Motivated by money? The impact of financial incentive for the research team on study recruitment. IRB. 2010 Jan-Feb; 32(1):16-9. PMID: 20184220.
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    49. Ridsdale R, Roth-Kleiner M, D'Ovidio F, Unger S, Yi M, Keshavjee S, Tanswell AK, Post M. Surfactant palmitoylmyristoylphosphatidylcholine is a marker for alveolar size during disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2005 Jul 15; 172(2):225-32. PMID: 15879423.
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    50. Groenman F, Unger S, Post M. The molecular basis for abnormal human lung development. Biol Neonate. 2005; 87(3):164-77. PMID: 15591817.
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    51. Unger S, Copland I, Tibboel D, Post M. Down-regulation of sonic hedgehog expression in pulmonary hypoplasia is associated with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Am J Pathol. 2003 Feb; 162(2):547-55. PMID: 12547712.
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