Anne O'Sullivan

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OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of oral sucrose combined with swaddling and non-nutritive suck (NNS) as a method for reducing pain associated with retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) screening. DESIGN Randomised placebo controlled study. SETTING Tertiary level neonatal intensive care unit. SAMPLE 40 infants undergoing primary eye examination for ROP(More)
AIMS   Methadone use in pregnancy has been associated with adverse perinatal outcomes and neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). This study aimed to examine perinatal outcomes and NAS in relation to (i) concomitant drug use and (ii) methadone dose. DESIGN   Prospective cohort study. SETTING   Two tertiary care maternity hospitals. PARTICIPANTS   A total(More)
AIMS This study aimed to (i) describe methadone dosing before, during and after pregnancy, (ii) to compare the incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) between those with dose decreases and those with steady or increasing doses and (iii) to describe prescribed medication use among opioid-dependent pregnant women. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. (More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the time taken by preterm infants with evolving chronic lung disease to achieve full oral feeding when supported with humidified high flow nasal cannula (HFNC) or nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP). DESIGN Single centre randomised controlled trial. SETTING Level III neonatal intensive care unit at the Coombe Women and(More)
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