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The Women's Pregnancy Research Centre's research activities can be divided into a number of key themes.

Each of these themes is central to improving the outcomes for mothers and babies with pregnancy complications.

Improving Pregnancy and Newborn care

Kelly BD, Moorhead R, Wetherell D, Gilchrist T, Furrer M, Perera M, Norris B, Wrede D, Umstad M, Kearsley J, Al-Shammaa F. (2022)  Urological Involvement in the Multidisciplinary Management of Placenta Accreta Spectrum in a Centralised, High-Volume Centre: A Retrospective Analysis. SIUJ 3(1): 28-32

Bevilacqua E, Jani J, Chaoui R, Suk E-K A, Palma-Dias R, Ko T-M, Warsof S, Stokowski R, Jones KJ, Grati FR, Schmid M (2021) Performance of a targeted cell-free DNA prenatal test for 22q11.2 deletions in a large clinical cohort. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 58(4):597-602

Hui L, Palma-Dias R, da Silva Costa F. (2021) The diagnosis of an increased nuchal translucency remains a persistent clinical dilemma that deserves a rational approach.Am J Obstet Gynecol. 225(4):464-465.

Ovadia C, Sajous J, Seed PT, Patel K, Williamson NJ, Attilakos G, Azzaroli F, Bacq Y, Batsry L, Broom K, Brun-Furrer R, Bull L, Chambers J, Cui Y, Ding M, Dixon PH, Estiú MC, Gardiner FW, Geenes V, Grymowicz M, Günaydin B, Hague WM, Haslinger C, Hu Y, Indraccolo U, Juusela A, Kane SC, Kebapcilar A, Kebapcilar L, Kohari K, Kondrackienė J, Koster MPH, Lee RH, Liu X, Locatelli A, Macias RIR, Madazli R, Majewska A, Maksym K, Marathe JA, Morton A, Oudijk MA, Öztekin D, Peek MJ, Shennan AH, Tribe RM, Tripodi V, Türk Özterlemez N, Vasavan T, Wong LFA, Yinon Y, Zhang Q, Zloto K, Marschall HU, Thornton J, Chappell LC, Williamson C. (2021) Ursodeoxycholic acid in intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy: a systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 6(7):547-558

Parsonage WA, Zentner D, Lust K, Kane SC, Sullivan EA. (2021) Heart Disease and Pregnancy: The Need for a Twenty-First Century Approach to Care. Heart Lung Circ. 30(1):45-51

Rogers A, Menezes M, Kane SC, Zander-Fox D, Hardy T. (2021) Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Monogenic Conditions: Is Cell-Free DNA Testing the Next Step? Mol Diagn Ther. 25(6):683-690

Stafford L, Sinclair M, Gerber K, Collins L, Newman L, Saunders C, Ives A, Mason KD, Peate M, Lippey J, Umstad MP, Shanahan K, Little R. (2021) Cancer during pregnancy: A qualitative study of healthcare experiences of Australian women. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 30(4):e13425

Hui L, Poulton A, Kluckow E, Lindquist A, Hutchinson B, Pertile MD, Bonacquisto L, Gugasyan L, Kulkarni A, Harraway J, Howden A, McCoy R, Da Silva Costa F, Menezes M, Palma-Dias R, Nisbet D, Martin N, Bethune M, Poulakis Z, Halliday J. (2020) A minimum estimate of the prevalence of 22q11 deletion syndrome and other chromosome abnormalities in a combined prenatal and postnatal cohort. Hum Reprod 2020 35(3):694-704

Lindquist A, Hui L, Poulton A, Kluckow E, Hutchinson B, Pertile MD, Bonacquisto L, Gugasyan L, Kulkarni A, Harraway J, Howden A,  McCoy R, Da Silva Costa F, Menezes M, Palma-Dias R, Nisbet D, Martin N, Bethune M, Poulakis Z, Halliday J.  (2020) State-wide utilization and performance of traditional and cell-free DNA-based prenatal testing pathways: the Victorian Perinatal Record Linkage (PeRL) study. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 56(2):215-224

Rozen G, Rogers P, Chander S, Anderson R, McNally O, Umstad M, Winship A, Hutt K, Teh WT, Dobrotwir A, Hart R, Ledger W, Stern K. (2020) Clinical summary guide: reproduction in women with previous abdominopelvic radiotherapy or total body irradiation. Hum Reprod Open. 2020(4):hoaa045

Dior UP, Palma-Dias R, Reidy KL, Cheng C, Healey M. (2019) Cesarean Scar Pregnancies: Incidence and Factors Associated with Conversion to Surgery from Medical Management. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 26(5):919-927

Labour and delivery

Chen V, Sheehan P. (2021) Outpatient management of pre-induction cervical ripening. The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. Review. 2021 Aug 26;1-7. doi: 10.1080/14767058.2020.1811665. Online ahead of print.

Downes E, Kathurusinghe S, Abebe D, Glennon C, Sheehan P. (2020) Neonatal and Maternal Health Outcomes after Preterm Vaginal and Cesarean Breech Deliveries. Pan Asian J Obs Gyn 2020;3(1):1-8

Parkington HC, Sheehan PM, Coleman HA, Brennecke SP. (2018) Setting the pace for labour. J Physiol. 596(14):2641-2642

microarray in fetuses with isolated hypoplastic nasal bone. Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, 54(2), 284-284.Kane SC, Da Silva Costa F, Crameri JA, Reidy KL, Kaganov H, Palma-Dias R. (2019) Antenatal assessment and postnatal outcome of fetal echogenic lung lesions: a decade's experience at a tertiary referral hospital. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 32(5):703-709

Fetal growth restriction

Cahill LS, Shinar S, Whitehead CL, Hobson SR, Stortz G, Ayyathurai V, Ravi Chandran A, Rahman A, Kingdom JC, Baschat A, Murphy KE, Serghides L, Macgowan CK, Sled JG. (2021) Sex differences in modulation of fetoplacental vascular resistance in growth-restricted mouse fetuses following betamethasone administration: comparisons with human fetuses. Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM. 3(1):100251.

de Alwis N, Beard S, Binder NK, Pritchard N, Kaitu'u-Lino TJ, Walker SP, Stock O, Groom K, Petersen S, Henry A, Said JM, Seeho S, Kane SC, Hui L, Tong S, Hannan NJ. (2021) DAAM2 is elevated in the circulation and placenta in pregnancies complicated by fetal growth restriction and is regulated by hypoxia. Sci Rep. 11(1):5540

Hannan NJ, Stock O, Spencer R, Whitehead C, David AL, Groom K, Petersen S, Henry A, Said JM, Seeho S, Kane SC, Gordon L, Beard S, Chindera K, Karegodar S, Hiscock R, Pritchard N, Kaitu'u-Lino TJ, Walker SP, Tong S. (2020) Circulating mRNAs are differentially expressed in pregnancies with severe placental insufficiency and at high risk of stillbirth.  BMC Med. 18(1):145

Lees CC, Stampalija T, Baschat A, da Silva Costa F, Ferrazzi E, Figueras F, Hecher K, Kingdom J, Poon LC, Salomon LJ, Unterscheider J. (2020) ISUOG Practice Guidelines: diagnosis and management of small-for-gestational-age fetus and fetal growth restriction. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 56(2):298-312

Delforce SJ, Lumbers ER, Ellery SJ, Murthi P, Pringle KG. (2019) Dysregulation of the placental renin-angiotensin system in human fetal growth restriction. Reproduction. 158(3):237-245

Groom KM, Mccowan LM, Mackay LK, Lee AC, Gardener G, Unterscheider J, Sekar R, Dickinson JE, Muller P, Reid RA, Watson D, Welsh A, Marlow J, Walker SP, Hyett J, Morris J, Stone PR, Baker PN. (2019) STRIDER NZAus: A multicentre randomised controlled trial of sildenafil therapy in early-onset fetal growth restriction. BJOG. 126(8):997-1006

Gunatillake T, Chui A, Fitzpatrick E, Ignjatovic V, Monagle P, Whitelock J, Zanten D, Eijsink J, Borg A, Stevenson J, Brennecke SP, Erwich JJHM, Said JM, Murthi P. (2019) Decreased placental glypican expression is associated with human fetal growth restriction. Placenta. 76:6-9

Ultrasound in pregnancy

Badurdeen S, Kamlin COF, Rogerson SR, Kane SC, Polglase GR, Hooper SB, Davis PG, Blank DA. (2021) Lung ultrasound during newborn resuscitation predicts the need for surfactant therapy in very- and extremely preterm infants.  Resuscitation. 162:227-235

Cahill LS, Mercer GV, Jagota D, Ravi Chandran A, Milligan N, Shinar S, Whitehead CL, Hobson SR, Serghides L, Parks WT, Macgowan CK, Kingdom JC, Sled JG, Baschat AA. (2021) Doppler Ultrasound of the Fetal Descending Aorta: An Objective Tool to Assess Placental Blood Flow Resistance in Pregnancies with Discordant Umbilical Arteries. J Ultrasound Med. 2021 Jul 6. doi: 10.1002/jum.15773. Online ahead of print.

Cahill LS, Stortz G, Ravi Chandran A, Milligan N, Shinar S, Whitehead CL, Hobson SR, Ayyathurai V, Rahman A, Saghian R, Jobst KJ, McShane C, Block-Abraham D, Seravalli V, Laurie M, Millard S, Delp C, Wolfson D, Baschat AA, Murphy KE, Serghides L, Morgen E, Macgowan CK, Parks WT, Kingdom JC, Sled JG. (2021) Wave reflections in the umbilical artery measured by Doppler ultrasound as a novel predictor of placental pathology. EBioMedicine. 67:103326.

Hui L, Pynaker C, Bonacquisto L, Lindquist A, Poulton A, Kluckow E, Hutchinson B, Norris F, Pertile MD, Gugasyan L, Kulkarni A, Harraway J, Howden A, McCoy R, da Silva Costa F, Menezes M, Palma-Dias R, Nisbet D, Martin N, Bethune M, Poulakis Z, Halliday J. (2021) Reexamining the optimal nuchal translucency cutoff for diagnostic testing in the cell-free DNA and microarray era: results from the Victorian Perinatal Record Linkage study. Am J Obstet Gynecol.  225(5):527.e1-527.

Paranavitana L, Walker M, Chandran AR, Milligan N, Shinar S, Whitehead CL, Hobson SR, Serghides L, Parks WT, Baschat AA, Macgowan CK, Sled JG, Kingdom JC, Cahill LS. (2021) Sex differences in uterine artery Doppler during gestation in pregnancies complicated by placental dysfunction. Biol Sex Differ. 12(1):19

Kane SC, Dennis AT, Da Silva Costa F, Kornman LH, Cade TJ, Brennecke SP. (2019) Optic nerve sonography and ophthalmic artery Doppler velocimetry in healthy pregnant women: an Australian cohort study. J Clin Ultrasound. 47(9):531-539

Diabetes and pregnancy

Clarke E, Cade TJ, Brennecke S. (2020) Early Pregnancy Screening for Women at High-Risk of GDM Results in Reduced Neonatal Morbidity and Similar Maternal Outcomes to Routine Screening. Journal of Pregnancy, 2020:9083264

Rudland VL, Price SAL, Hughes R, Barrett HL, Lagstrom J, Porter C, Britten FL, Glastras S, Fulcher I, Wein P, Simmons D, McIntyre HD, Callaway L. (2020) ADIPS 2020 guideline for pre-existing diabetes and pregnancy. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 60(6):E18-E52

Rudland VL, Price SAL, Callaway L. (2020) ADIPS position paper on pre-existing diabetes and pregnancy. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 60(6):831-839

Cade TJ, Polyakov A, Brennecke SP. (2019) Implications of the introduction of new criteria for the diagnosis of gestational diabetes: a health outcome and cost of care analysis. BMJ Open. 9(1):e023293

Dixon BR, Nankervis A, Hopkins SC, Cade TJ. (2019) Pregnancy outcomes among women with type 1 diabetes mellitus using continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion versus multiple daily injections: A retrospective cohort study. Obstet Med. 12(3):136-142

Sheehan ACM, Umstad MP, Cole S, Cade TJ. (2019) Does gestational diabetes cause additional risk in twin pregnancy? Twin Res Hum Genet. 22(1):62-69

Preeclampsia

Ekawati FM, Licqurish S, Gunn J, Brennecke S, Lau P. (2021) Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) management pathways: results of a Delphi survey to contextualise international recommendations for Indonesian primary care settings. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 21(1):269

Ekawati FM, Emilia O, Brennecke S, Gunn J, Licqurish S, Lau P. (2020) Opportunities for Improving Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy (HDP) Management in Primary Care Settings: A Review of International Published Guidelines in the Context of Pregnancy Care in Indonesia. Review Pregnancy Hypertens. 19, 195-204

Frawley N, East C, Brennecke S. (2020) Women's experiences of preeclampsia: a prospective survey of preeclamptic women at a single tertiary centre. J Obstet Gynaecol. 40(1):65-69

Rahman RA, Murthi P, Singh H, Gurungsinghe S, Leaw B, Mockler JC, Lim R, Wallace EM. (2020) Hydroxychloroquine Mitigates the Production of 8-Isoprostane and Improves Vascular Dysfunction: Implications for Treating Preeclampsia. Int J Mol Sci. 21(7). pii: E2504

Ekawati FM, Licqurish S, Emilia O, Gunn J, Brennecke S, Lau P. (2019) Developing management pathways for hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) in Indonesian primary care: a study protocol. Reprod Health. 16(1):12.

Reilly SE, Brennecke SP, Smith J, Stewart MJ, Boland RA. (2018) Clinical features and outcomes of pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia necessitating in-utero transfer. Pregnancy Hypertension 14:162–167

Preeclampsia biomarkers

Verlohren S, Brennecke SP, Galindo A, Karumanchi SA, Mirkovic LB, Schlembach D, Stepan H, Vatish M, Zeisler H, Rana S (2022) Clinical interpretation and implementation of the sFlt-1/PlGF ratio in the prediction, diagnosis and management of preeclampsia. Pregnancy Hypertens. 27:42-50

Black C, Rolnik DL, Al-Amin A, Kane SC, Stolarek C, White A, Da Silva Costa F, Brennecke S. (2020) Prediction of Preterm Pre-Eclampsia at Midpregnancy Using a Multivariable Screening Algorithm. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 60(5):675-682

Black C, Al-Amin A, Rolnik DL, Kane SC, Stolarek C, White A, da Silva Costa F, Brennecke S. (2019) Midpregnancy testing for soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 (sFlt-1) and placental growth factor (PlGF): An inter-assay comparison of three automated immunoassay platforms. Placenta. 86:11-14.

Black C, Al-Amin A, Stolarek C, Kane SC, Rolnik DL, White A, da Silva Costa F, Brennecke S. (2019) Midpregnancy prediction of pre-eclampsia using serum biomarkers sFlt-1 and PlGF. Pregnancy Hypertension 16:112–119

Zeisler H, Llurba E, Chantraine FJ, Vatish M, Staff AC, Sennström M, Olovsson M, Brennecke SP, Stepan H, Allegranza D, Schoedl M, Grill S, Hund M, Verlohren S. (2019) Soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 to placental growth factor ratio: ruling out pre-eclampsia for up to 4 weeks and value of retesting. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 53(3):367-375

Al-Amin A, Rolnik DL, Black C, White A, Stolarek C, Brennecke S, da Silva Costa F. (2018) Accuracy of second trimester prediction of preterm preeclampsia by three different screening algorithms.Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 58(2):192-196

Preeclampsia (epi-)genetics

Pruszkowska‑Przybylska P, Brennecke S, Moses EK, Melton PE. (2022) Evaluation of epigenetic age calculators between preeclampsia and normotensive pregnancies in an Australian cohort. Nature Scientific Reports 12:1664

Ariff A, Melton PE, Brennecke SP, Moses EK. (2019) Analysis of the epigenome in multiplex pre-eclampsia families identifies SORD, DGKI and ICA1 as novel candidate risk genes. Frontiers in Genetics, section Epigenomics and Epigenetics. 10:227.

Melton PE, Johnson M, Gokhale D, Alex R, Ariff A, Cadby G, Peralta J, McNab T, Allcock R, Abraham L, Blangero J, Brennecke S. Moses EK. (2019) Whole exome sequencing in multiplex preeclampsia families identifies novel candidate susceptibility genes. Journal of Hypertension.  37(5):997-1011

Yong HEJ, Murthi P, Brennecke SP, Moses EK. (2018) Genetic Approaches in Preeclampsia. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 1710:53-72

Preeclampsia Pathogenesis

Murthi P, Brennecke SP. (2021) The placenta is the villain or victim in the pathogenesis of pre-eclampsia: FOR: The placenta is the villain in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia. BJOG. 128(2):147.

Zheng S, Shi A, Hill S, Grant C, Kokkinos MI, Murthi P, Georgiou HM, Brennecke SP, Kalionis B. (2020) Decidual mesenchymal stem/stromal cell-derived extracellular vesiclesameliorate endothelial cell proliferation, inflammation, and oxidative stressin a cell culture model of preeclampsia.  Pregnancy Hypertension. 22:37-46

Khanabdali R, Shakouri-Motlagh A, Wilkinson S, Murthi P, Georgiou HM, Brennecke SP, Kalionis B. (2018) Low-dose aspirin treatment enhances the adhesion of preeclamptic decidual mesenchymal stem/stromal cells and reduces their production of pro-inflammatory cytokines. J Mol Med (Berl). 96(11):1215-1225

The placenta

de Alwis N, Beard S, Binder NK, Pritchard N, Kaitu'u-Lino TJ, Walker SP, Stock O, Groom KM, Petersen S, Henry A, Said JM, Seeho S, Kane SC, Tong S, Hannan NJ. (2021) NR4A2 expression is not altered in placentas from cases of growth restriction or preeclampsia, but is reduced in hypoxic cytotrophoblast. Sci Rep. 11(1):20670

de Alwis N, Beard S, Binder NK, Pritchard N, Kaitu'u-Lino TJ, Walker SP, Stock O, Groom KM, Petersen S, Henry A, Said JM, Seeho S, Kane SC, Tong S, Hannan NJ. (2021) LOX-1 expression is reduced in placenta from pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia and in hypoxic cytotrophoblast. Pregnancy Hypertens. 25:255-261

Reynaud D, Abi Nahed R, Lemaitre N, Bolze PA, Traboulsi W, Sergent F, Battail C, Filhol O, Sapin V, Boufettal H, Hoffmann P, Aboussaouira T, Murthi P, Slim R, Benharouga M, Alfaidy N.  (2021) NLRP7 Promotes Choriocarcinoma Growth and Progression through the Establishment of an Immunosuppressive Microenvironment. Cancers (Basel). 13(12):2999

Yong HEJ, Chan SY, Chakraborty A, Rajaraman G, Ricardo S, Benharouga M, Alfaidy N, Staud F, Murthi P. (2021) Significance of the placental barrier in antenatal viral infections. Biochim Biophys Acta Mol Basis Dis. 1867(12):166244.

Alfaidy N, Brouillet S, Rajaraman G, Kalionis B, Hoffmann P, Barjat T, Benharouga M, Murthi P. (2020) The emerging role of the prokineticins and homeobox genes in the vascularization of the placenta: Physiological and pathological aspects. Physiological and Pathological Aspects Front. Physiol., 11:591850. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2020.591850. eCollection 2020

Ellery SJ, Murthi P, Gatta PAD, May AK, Davies-Tuck ML, Kowalski GM, Callahan DL, Bruce CR, Wallace EM, Walker DW, Dickinson H, Snow RJ. (2020) The Effects of Early-Onset Pre-Eclampsia on Placental Creatine Metabolism in the Third Trimester. Int J Mol Sci. 21(3)

Murthi P, Rajaraman G, Erwich JJHM, Dimitriadis E. (2020) Decreased Placental FPR2 in Early Pregnancies That Later Developed Small-For-Gestation Age: A Potential Role of FPR2 in the Regulation of Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition. Cells. 9(4):921.

Parkington HC, Sheehan PM, Coleman HA, Brennecke SP. (2020) NO placental inflammation. J Physiol. 598(11):2047-2048

Placental stem cells

Yang MC, O'Connor AJ, Kalionis B, Heath DE. Improvement of mesenchymal stromal cell proliferation and differentiation via decellularized extracellular matrix on substrates with a range of surface chemistries. Frontiers in Medical Technology. In Press. (Accepted February 9, 2022)

Khanabdali R, Zheng S, Melton P, Georgiou HM, Moses E, Brennecke SP, and Kalionis B. (2021) Late/post-term decidual basalis-derived mesenchymal stem/stromal cells show evidence of advanced ageing and downregulation of microRNA-516-5p. Placenta 109:43-54

Zheng S, Wijay JC, Khanabdali R, Kokkinos MI, Kalionis B. (2021) The Role of Extracellular Vesicles in Aging of the Human Placenta, IN: Biomaterials Science Series No. 9 Extracellular Vesicles: Applications to Regenerative Medicine, Eds W. Chrzanowski, CT Lim and S Kim The Royal Society of Chemistry 2022

Wijaya JC, Khanabdali R, Georgiou HM, Kokkinos MI, James PF, Brennecke SP, Kalionis B. (2020) Functional Changes in Decidual Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cells are Associated with Spontaneous Onset of Labour. Molecular Human Reproduction. 26(8):636-651

Abumaree MH, Al Harthy S, Al Subayyil A, Abomaray F, Khatlani T, Kalionis B, El- Muzaini M, Al Jumah M, Jawdat D; Alawad A, AlAskar A. (2019) Decidua basalis mesenchymal stem/multipotent stromal cells from human term placenta favor inflammatory M1 macrophage differentiation. Cells. 8(2). pii: E173

Al-Sowayan B, Keogh RJ,  Abumaree M, Georgiou HM, Kalionis B. (2019) An ex vivo Human Placental Vessel Perfusion Method to Study Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cell Migration. Stem Cell Investigation. 6:2. doi: 10.21037/sci.2018.12.03. eCollection 2019

Kim SY, Phan TH, Limantoro C, Kalionis B, Chrzanowski W. (2019) Isolation and Characterization of Extracellular Vesicles from Mesenchymal Stromal Cells. Methods Mol Biol. 2029:15-23.

Kusuma GD, Abumaree MH, Pertile MD, Kalionis B. (2018) Isolation and Characterization of Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cells Derived from Human Third Trimester Placental Chorionic Villi and Decidua Basalis. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 1710:247-266.

Impact of COVID on human pregnancy

Homer CSE, Leisher SH, Aggarwal N, Akuze J, Babona D, Blencowe H, Bolgna J, Chawana R, Christou A, Davies-Tuck M, Dandona R, Gordijn S, Gordon A, Jan R, Korteweg F, Maswime S, Murphy MM, Quigley P, Storey C, Vallely LM, Waiswa P, Whitehead C, Zeitlin J, Flenady V. (2021) Counting stillbirths and COVID 19-there has never been a more urgent time. Lancet Glob Health. 9(1):e10-e11.

Hui L, Marzan MB, Potenza S, Rolnik DL, Said JM, Palmer KR, Whitehead CL, Sheehan PM, Ford J, Pritchard N, Mol BW, Walker SP. (2021) Collaborative maternity and newborn dashboard (CoMaND) for the COVID-19 pandemic: a protocol for timely, adaptive monitoring of perinatal outcomes in Melbourne, Australia. BMJ Open. 11(11):e055902

Potenza S, Marzan MB, Rolnik DL, Palmer K, Said J, Whitehead C, Sheehan P, Mol BW, Walker S, Hui L. (2021) Business as usual during the COVID-19 pandemic? Reflections on state-wide trends in maternity telehealth consultations during lockdown in Victoria and New South Wales. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 61(6):982-985

Vogel JP, Tendal B, Giles M, Whitehead C, Burton W, Chakraborty S, Cheyne S, Downton T, Fraile Navarro D, Gleeson G, Gordon A, Hunt J, Kitschke J, McDonald S, McDonnell N, Middleton P, Millard T, Murano M, Oats J, Tate R, White H, Elliott J, Roach V, Homer CSE; National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce. (2020) Clinical care of pregnant and postpartum women with COVID-19: Living recommendations from the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 60(6):840-851

Whitehead CL, Walker SP.(2020) Consider pregnancy in COVID-19 therapeutic drug and vaccine trials. Lancet. 2020 May 23;395(10237):e92

Preterm Birth

Boland RA, Cheong JLY, Stewart MJ, Kane SC, Doyle LW. (2021) Disparities between perceived and true outcomes of infants born at 23-25 weeks' gestation. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2021 Oct 22. doi: 10.1111/ajo.13443. Online ahead of print.

Jin W, Hughes K, Sim S, Shemer S, Sheehan P. (2021) The contemporary value of dedicated preterm birth clinics for high-risk singleton pregnancies: fifteen-year outcomes from a leading maternal centre. J Pernat Med. 21;49(9):1048-1057

Kane SC, Groom KM, Crowther CA. (2021) How can obstetricians improve outcomes for infants born extremely preterm? Semin Perinatol. 45(8):151477

Hughes KM, Kane SC, Haines TP, Sheehan PM. (2020) Cervical length surveillance for predicting spontaneous preterm birth in women with uterine anomalies: a cohort study. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 99(11):1519-1526

Leow SM, Di Quinzio MKW, Ng ZL, Grant C, Amitay T, Wei Y, Hod M, Sheehan PM, Brennecke SP, Arbel N, Georgiou HM. (2020) Preterm birth prediction in asymptomatic women at mid-gestation using a panel of novel proteinbiomarkers: the Prediction of PreTerm Labor (PPeTaL) study. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology MFM. 2(2):100084

Sim WH, Ng H, Sheehan P. (2020) Maternal and neonatal outcomes following expectant management of preterm prelabour rupture of membranes before viability. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 33(4):533-541

Multiple pregnancy

Craig JM, Murphy K, Cutler TL, Rankin M, Denton J, Schofield D, Otlowski M, Umstad MP, Carrick S. (2020). The importance of zygosity knowledge for twins, parents ad professionals. IJBPE. 7(3):6-12

Craig JM, Calais-Ferreira L, Umstad MP, Buchwald D. (2020) The Value of Twins for Health and Medical Research: A Third of a Century of Progress. Twin Res Hum Genet. 23(1):8-15

Bashari H, Brooks A, O'Brien O, Brennecke S, Zentner D. (2019) Maternal Loeys-Dietz syndrome (transforming growth factor ligand 2) in a twin pregnancy: Case report and discussion. SAGE Open Med Case Rep. 7:2050313X19852539.

Dave F, Cole S, Rees M. (2019) Obstructive sleep apnoea in multiple pregnancy. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 59(3):341-345. Review.

Fenton C, Reidy K, Demyanenko M, Palma-Dias R, Cole S, Umstad MP. (2019) The significance of yolk sac number in monoamniotic twins. Fetal Diagn Ther. 46(3):193-199

Lam JR, Liu B, Bhate R, Fenwick N, Reed K, Duffy JMN, Khalil A; Global Twins and Multiples Priority Setting Partnership Collaborators. Research priorities for the future health of multiples and their families: The Global Twins and Multiples Priority Setting Partnership. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Dec;54(6):715-721.

Bolch C, Fahey M, Reddihough D, Williams K, Reid S, Guzys A, Cole S, Edwards A, Fung A, Hodges R, Palma-Dias R, Teoh M, Walker S. (2018) Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome neurodevelopmental follow-up study (neurodevelopmental outcomes for children whose twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome was treated with placental laser photocoagulation). BMC Pediatr. 18(1):256

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