Dr Alexia Pena Vargas

Dr Alexia Pena Vargas
 Position Senior Lecturer
 Org Unit Paediatrics and Reproductive Health
 Email alexia.pena@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8161 8134
 Location WCH - Clarence Rieger Building ,   Womens & Childrens Hospital
  • Publications


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    Referred Journal Articles

    Peña AS, Delko T, Sutton K et al. Laparaoscopic adjustable gastric banding in Australian adolescents: Should it be done? Obes Surg (Epub Jan12 2017)

    Anderson J, Couper J, Mpundu-Kaambwa C, Giles L, Gent R, Coppin B and Peña AS. An extra one thousand steps per day relate to cardiovascular health in children with Type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Care 2016 August; 39(8); e108-9.

    Peña AS, Graham A, Rao V, Henning P, Couper J. Diabetes recurrence after haemolytic uraemic syndrome outbreak in Adelaide. J Paediatr Child Health 2016 Jul; 52(7):771-3.

    Peña AS, Maftei O, Harrington J et al. Lack of evidence for progression of atherosclerosis during puberty in type 1 diabetes. Pediatr Diabetes 2016 May; 17 (3):199-205. 

    Witchel SF, Oberfield S, Rosenfield RL, Codner E, Bonny A, Ibañez L, Peña AS et al. The Diagnosis of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome during Adolescence. Hormon Res Paediatr 2015 Apr 1. [Epub ahead of print]

    Wiltshire EJ, Peña AS, MacKenzie K et al. A NOS3 Polymorphism Determines Endothelial Response to Folate in Children with Type 1 Diabetes or Obesity. J Pediatr. 2015 Feb;166(2):319-25.

    Maftei O, Peña AS, Sullivan T et al (AdDIT Study Group). Early atherosclerosis relates to urinary albumin excretion and cardiovascular risk factors in adolescents with type 1 diabetes: Adolescent type 1 Diabetes cardio-renal intervention Trial (AdDIT). Diabetes Care. 2014 Nov;37(11):3069-75.

    Ito N, Peña AS, Perano S, Atkins GJ, Findlay DM, Couper J. First Australian Report of Vitamin D Dependent Rickets Type I. Med J Aust. 2014 Oct 6;201(7):420-1.

    Anderson J, Peña AS, Sullivan T et al. Does metformin improve vascular heath in children with type 1 diabetes? Protocol for a one year, double blind, randomised, placebo controlled trial. BMC Pediatr. 2013 Jul 16;13(1):108.

    Harrington J, Peña AS, Wilson L et al. Vacular function and glucose variability improve transiently following initiation of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion in children with type 1 diabetes. Pediatr Diabetes. 2013 Nov; 14(7):504-11.

    Peña AS, Maftei O, Dowling K et al. Folate fortification and supplementation do not provide vascular health benefits in type 1 diabetes. J Pediatr. 2013 Jul;163(1):255-60.

    Peña AS, Couper JJ, Harrington J, Gent R, Fairchild J, Tham E, Baghurst P. Hypoglycemia, but not glucose variability, relates to vascular function in children with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2012 Jun;14(6):457-62.

    Harrington J, Peña AS, Gent R, Hirte C, Couper J. Adolescents with congenital adrenal hyperplasia because of 21-hydroxylase deficiency have vascular dysfunction. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2012 Jun;76(6):837-42.

    Harrington J, Peña AS, Gent R, Hirte C, Couper J. Aortic intima media thickness is an early marker of atherosclerosis in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus. J Pediatr 2010 Feb;156 (2):237-41.

    Pena AS, Belobradjic DP, Wiltshire E, Gent R, Hirte C, Couper J. Adiponectin relates to smooth muscle function and folate in obese children. Int J Pediatr Obes 2009 Jul 15:1-7.

    McKenzie K, Wiltshire EJ, Peña AS, Hirte C, Gent R, Piotto L, Couper JJ. High sensitivity-CRP is associated with weight, BMI and female sex but not with endothelial function in children with type 1 diabetes. Pediatric Diabetes 2009 Feb;10(1):44-51.

    Couper JJ and Peña AS. Folate, homocysteine, and candidate genes for vascular disease in children with type 1 diabetes. Pediatric Diabetes 2008; 9 (Part II): 345-347.

    Peña AS, Wiltshire EJ, Gent R, Hirte C, Couper JJ. Folic acid does not improve endothelial function in obese children and adolescents. Diabetes Care 2007; 30: 2122-7.

    Peña AS, Wiltshire EJ, McKenzie K, Gent R, Piotto L, Hirte C, Couper JJ. Vascular endothelial and smooth muscle function relate to body mass index and glucose in obese and nonobese children. J Clin Endocrinolol Metab 2006;91:4467-71.

    Peña AS, Wiltshire EJ, Gent R, Hirte C, Couper JJ. Folic acid improves endothelial function in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. J Pediatr 2004;144:500-4.

    Wiltshire EJ, Gent R, Hirte C, Peña A, Thomas DW, Couper JJ. Endothelial dysfunction relates to folate status in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes 2002; 51(7) 2282-6.

    Shanks D, Goldwater P, Peña A, Saxon B. Fatal Micrococcus sp. Infection in a child with leukaemia-a cautionary case. Med Pediatr Oncol.2001; 37:553-4.


    Review and editing of Lay booklet Diabetes Insipidus (2010). Hormones and me series APEG/ Serono Symposium Australasia.

    Contributor to Paediatric Self-Assessment Program (2001). The Royal Australian College of Physicians

    For citation information, please refer to my Google Scholar profile


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