- Australian Placental Transfusion Study: Should very preterm babies receive a placental transfusion at birth? A randomised controlled trial.
- Lactoferrin Infant Feeding Trial: a randomised controlled trial. Does lactoferrin improve survival free from morbidity in very low birth weight infants?
- Newborn Body Composition and Arterial Wall Thickening: Improving Identification of Newborns at Risk of Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease
- The relationship between cardiovascular stress reactivity and percentage body fat in term newborn babies.
- SEA-URCHIN: South East Asia - Using Research for Change in Hospital-acquired Infection in Neonates: To determine if an evidence-based educational intervention focused on the prevention and management of neonatal infection can improve clinical practice and health outcomes for newborn babies in four SE Asia.
- Australian Satellite of the Cochrane Neonatal Review Group: The Australasian Satellite of the Cochrane Neonatal Review Group (ASCNRG) supports activities of the Cochrane Neonatal Review Group in Australasia.
- Sensory and temperament outcomes of extremely premature infants in the preschool years: A collaborative project with the University of Newcastle looking at sensory integration and temperament in extremely preterm infants.
- PRE-PLAN - A randomised trial to assess the impact of preconception weight loss for overweight or obese women.
- BABY1000 - Before, During and Beyond the baby years - the influence of the first 1000 days. A multicentre project of the Charles Perkins Centre assessing the modifiable risks and interventions prior to and during pregnancy that impact on later life health.
- My Baby's Movements - A multicentre stepped wedge randomised controlled trial assessing the effect of a smart phone application for maternal perception of decreased fetal movements
- Investigating Causes of Stillbirth - A large scale prospective cohort study in 27 maternity hospitals in Australia that aims to improve the quality of data on stillbirths through identifying a cost-effective, evidence-based approach to stillbirth investigations.
- OPTIMUM - developing a community informed resource to optimise maternal health behaviours in pregnancy and improve pregnancy outcome.
- Gloves on - A pilot study of non-sterile glove use to reduce late onset infection in preterm neonates to inform a large scale cluster RCT.
- Long term outcomes after severe neonatal hyperbilirubinaemia- a prospective national study of severe neonatal hyperbilirubinaemia, its causes and consequences.
- Validating the defined normal ranges for neonatal percentage body fat and determining the appropriate upper and lower centiles that best predict risk in a general population.
- A review of the use of clinician performed ultrasound in the evaluation of umbilical venous catheter position in the neonatal intensive care unit.
- Dr Adrienne Gordon, NHMRC Early Career Fellow 2015 - 2018
Higher Degree Students:
- Dr Adrienne Gordon, NHMRC Early Career Fellow
- Diana Bond, Stillbirth Research Officer
- Andrea Taylor, Research Officer
- Tracey Lutz, University of Sydney
- Angela McGillivray, University of Sydney
- Rowena McMullan, University of Sydney
Publications and Presentations
- Gordon A, Raynes-Greenow C, Bond D, Morris J, Rawlinson W, Jeffery H. Sleep position, fetal growth restriction and late pregnancy stillbirth: The Sydney Stillbirth Study. Obstetrics & Gynecology 2015; 125(2): 347-355
- Bond D, Raynes-Greenow CH, Gordon A. Anxiety and Acceptability Related to Participation in Stillbirth Research. (in press) Midwifery 2015
- Davis R, Jensen SO, Van Hal S, Espedido B, Gordon A, Farhat R, Chan R. Whole genome sequencing in real-time investigation of a Pseudomonas aeruginosa outbreak on a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology - published online 8 June 2015
- Tang J, Reid S, Lutz T, Malcolm G, Oliver S, Osborn D. Randomised control trial of weaning for preterm infants on nasal continuous positive airway pressure. BMC Paediatrics. 2015; 15: 147
- Evans N., The Preterm Patent Ductus Arteriosus: A continuing conundrum for the neonatologist? Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine 2015 ;20,272-7
- Osborn DA. Independent predictors identified for developmental dysplasia of the hip. Journal Pediatrics. 2015;166:1320-3.
- Finer NN; Evans N Inhaled nitric oxide for the preterm infant: evidence versus practice. Pediatrics. 135(4):754-6, 2015 Apr.
- Evans N. Preterm Patent Ductus Arteriosus: Are we any closer to knowing when to treat? Pediatrics and Child Health 2015:25:256-260
- Greenhalgh, M., Chopra, M., Graf, N., Isaacs, D., & Evans, N., (2015) An Unusual Cause of Hyperbilirubinemia in a Preterm Baby. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 2015 Dec 3;51:1126-7
- OBrien, C., Arbuckle, S., Thomas, S., Rode, J., Turner, R., Jeffery, H. (2015). Placental inflammation is associated with rural and remote residence in the Northern Territory, Australia: A cross-sectional study. Pediatric Blood & Cancer, 15(32), 1-13.
- Bhola K, Foster JP, Osborn DA. Chest shielding to prevent patent ductus arteriosus in preterm infants receiving phototherapy. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Nov 2015.
- Morgan, C., Crowle, C., Goyen, T.-A., Hardman, C., Jackman, M., Novak, I. and Badawi, N. (2016), Sensitivity and specificity of General Movements Assessment for diagnostic accuracy of detecting cerebral palsy early in an Australian context. J Paediatr Child Health, 52: 54-59. doi:10.1111/jpc.12995.
National and International:
- Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting 2015. Australian Placental Transfusion Study Echo Sub-Study: Effect on Systemic Blood Flow; Dr Himanshu Popat
- Developmental Origins of Health and Disease 9th World Congress 2015. PRE-PLAN - A randomised controlled trial assessing the impact of preconception weight loss for overweight or obese women; Dr Adrienne Gordon
- Developmental Origins of Health and Disease 9th World Congress 2015. Is percentage body fat at birth related to age-dependant cardiovascular dysfunction?; Fiona Tout
- Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) 2015. Sudden Unexpected Early Neonatal Death or Collapse In Previously Healthy Term Infants In The First 7 Days of Life'. Population Based Surveillance in Australia; Dr Tracey Lutz
- Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) 2015. Australian Placental Transfusion Study Echo Sub-Study: Effect on Systemic Blood Flow; Dr Himanshu Popat
- Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) 2015. Success Of A Central Line Infection Prevention Bundle; Dr Rowena McMullan
- Impact 2015. Gloves On- Cluster Crossover Trial to Prevent Late OnsetSepsis in Neonates; Dr Mark Greenhalgh
- Impact 2015. A Randomised Controlled Trial Comparing C-MAC Videolaryngoscope Intubation with Direct Laryngoscope Intubation in Neonates: The HEADS UP Study; Dr Sarah Bellhouse
- Impact 2015. PRE-PLAN - A randomised controlled trial assessing the impact of preconception weight loss for overweight or obese women; Dr Adrienne Gordon
- Lactation Consultants of Australia and New Zealand Conference, Brisbane 2015. Do 'First Expressions' count? A simple approach to improve outcomes for High Risk Babies. Rachel Jones & Carmel Kelly
- Neonatology Summer Meeting, Avignon, France, June 2015; N. Evans
- Neonatal Cardiac and General Ultrasound Course, Cairo, Egypt May 2015; N. Evans
- Saudi Neonatal Society Meeting, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 2015 N. Evans
- Neonatal and Paediatric Functional Echocardiography, Genoa, Italy, April 2015; N. Evans
- Paediatric Academic Society Meeting, San Diego, April 2015; N. Evans
- Neonatal Update Symposium, Bangkok, Thailand, February 2015; N. Evans
- Neonatology Symposium, Rseznow, Poland; Oct 2015; N. Evans
- Neonatal Haemodynamics conference, Middlesborough, UK October 2015; N. Evans
- Brain Development; John Hunter Hospital, C. Wocadlo, March 2015
- Reducing obesity and diabetes risk; Women's Health Update Sydney, February 2015; A. Gordon
- The impact of mothers' preconception state on the future health of their children. DoHaD for Doctors Sydney March 2015; A. Gordon
- From Little Things Big Things Grow. Pint of Science Festival Sydney May 2015; A. Gordon
- Causes and Prevention of Stillbirth: Blue Mountains Tiny Tots Conference October 2015; .A Gordon
- Stillbirth: How can we prevent it? : Hunter Paediatric Congress October 2015 A. Gordon
- Severe Neonatal Hyperbilirubinaemia National Surveillance Study; Shanghai, April 2015; A. McGillivray
- Essentials of Care: Australia Technology park: K. Bennie, K. Davies, C. Conn, June 2015
- Back to PA Week: Neonatal Care in the 21st Century, I. Rieger, Aug 2015
||Dr Adrienne Gordon
||OPTIMUM - Optimising pregnancy by translating information for pregnant women
|| $ 184,718
||Michael Dibley, Shams Arifeen, Tanvir Huda, Kingsley Agho, Jahangir Khan, Sabrina Rasheed, Beverley-Ann Biggs, Heather Jeffery
||A community-based cluster randomised controlled trial in rural Bangladesh to evaluate the impact of the use of iron/folic acid supplements early in pregnancy on the risk of neonatal mortality
|| $ 2,478,839
||Prof William O Tarnow-Mordi, A/Pr Nick Evans, Prof John P Newnham, A/Prof David A Osborn, Prof David Isaacs, A/Pr Karen Simmer et al.
||Australian Placental Transfusion Study. NHMRC grant # 571309: Australian Placental Transfusion Study (APTS)
|| $ 2,696,700
||Green S, Jeffrey HE, Lahra M, McDonald S, Macenzie J, Osborn DA
||South East Asia-Using Research for Change in Hospital-acquired Infection in Neonates SEA URCHIN project
|| $ 2,100,000
||Dr Barbara E Lingwood, Prof Paul B Colditz, E/Pr Eugenie R Lumbers, A/Pr Nicholas J Evans, A/Prof David A Osborn.
||Low systemic blood flow in preterm infants NHMRC grant #569635
|| $ 758,750
||A/Prof David Osborn.
||Australian Cochrane Neonatal Support Group. RIMS Project # 2013-01632
|| $ 179,982
||Dr Rod Hunt, Prof Paul Colditz, A/Prof Terrie Inder, Prof Nadia Badawi, Prof Karen Simmer, Dr Helen Liley, A/Prof David Osborn, Dr Jeanie Cheong, Dr Ian Wright
||NHMRC Project Grant Application: 1006053 A study of the impact of treating electrographic seizures in term or near-term infants with neonatal encephalopathy.
|| $ 1,301,310
Contact details for department
Head of Department: Dr Ingrid Rieger
Department/Unit: Neonatal Medicine
Telephone: (02) 9515 8248
Facsimile: (02) 9550 4375