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OBJECTIVE Gastroschisis is associated with significant neonatal morbidity, and occasionally mortality. Previous studies looking at ways to prognosticate this condition by antenatal ultrasound have shown conflicting results. The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of prenatal sonographic parameters to predict neonatal outcome of gastroschisis.(More)
We previously described significant changes in GH-binding protein (GHBP) in pathological human pregnancy. There was a substantial elevation of GHBP in cases ofnoninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and a reduction in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. GHBP has the potential to modulate the proportion of free placental GH (PGH) and hence the impact on the(More)
The specification of the erythroid lineage from hematopoietic stem cells requires the expression and activity of lineage-specific transcription factors. One transcription factor family that has several members involved in hematopoiesis is the Krüppel-like factor (KLF) family [1]. For example, erythroid KLF (EKLF) regulates beta-globin expression during(More)
The objective of this study is to compare the accuracy of sonographic estimation of fetal weight of macrosomic babies in diabetic vs non-diabetic pregnancies. All babies weighing 4,000 g or more at birth, and who had ultrasound scans performed within one week of delivery were included in this retrospective study Pregnancies with diabetes mellitus were(More)
We have established a realtime fetal tele-ultrasound consultation service in Queensland, which has been integrated into our routine clinical practice. The service, which uses ISDN transmission at 384 kbit/s, allows patients in Townsville to be examined by subspecialists in Brisbane, 1500 km away. For the 90 tele-ultrasound consultations performed for the(More)
BACKGROUND Published birthweight references in Australia do not fully take into account constitutional factors that influence birthweight and therefore may not provide an accurate reference to identify the infant with abnormal growth. Furthermore, studies in other regions that have derived adjusted (customised) birthweight references have applied untested(More)
HYPOTHESIS Hepatic resection improves quality of life (QOL) in patients with resectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). DESIGN A prospective longitudinal study. SETTING A university teaching hospital. PATIENTS Sixty-six consecutive patients undergoing resection of HCC, and 10 patients with unresectable HCC found after surgical exploration who were(More)
We compared the quality of realtime fetal ultrasound images transmitted using ISDN and IP networks. Four experienced obstetric ultrasound specialists viewed standard recordings in a randomized trial and rated the appearance of 30 fetal anatomical landmarks, each on a seven-point scale. A total of 12 evaluations were performed for various combinations of(More)
BACKGROUND Fetal pulse oximetry (FPO) may contribute to the evaluation of fetal well-being during labour. OBJECTIVES To compare the effectiveness and safety of FPO with conventional surveillance techniques, using the results of randomised controlled trials. SEARCH STRATEGY We searched the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group trials register (31 July(More)
To date, measurements of GH-binding protein (GHBP) during human pregnancy have been carried out using assays susceptible to interference by the elevated levels of human placental GH typical of late gestation. We recruited a large cohort of pregnant women (n = 140) for serial measurements of GHBP and used the ligand immunofunctional assay for GHBP. For(More)