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Sharon Unger

TitleAssociate Staff
InstitutionThe Hospital for Sick Children
DepartmentNeonatology
Address555 University Avenue
Toronto ON M5G 1X8
Phone416-813-1500
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    1. 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 pasteurized using both thermal and non-thermal techniques. Br J Nutr. 2019 Apr 22; 1-21. PMID: 31006410.
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    2. 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 Mar 01; 149(3):497-504. PMID: 30770541.
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    3. 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 May; 14(4):271-275. PMID: 30789295.
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    4. 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 Sep; 67(3):401-408. PMID: 29901548.
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    5. 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 Jan; 43(1):162-165. PMID: 30070721.
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    6. 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 Jul 01; 108(1):108-116. PMID: 29878061.
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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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    11. 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. 2017 May 01; 148607117710441. PMID: 28537798.
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    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. 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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    16. 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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    17. 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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    18. 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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    19. 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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    20. 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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    21. 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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    22. 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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    23. 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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    24. 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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    25. 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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    26. 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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    27. 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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    28. 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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    29. 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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    30. 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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    31. 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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    32. 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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