Genevieve Fairbrother

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OBJECTIVE To estimate the cost-effectiveness of fetal aneuploidy screening in the general pregnancy population using non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) as compared to first trimester combined screening (FTS) with serum markers and NT ultrasound. METHODS Using a decision-analytic model, we estimated the number of fetal T21, T18, and T13 cases identified(More)
One-thousand-four-hundred-and-fifty-three patients admitted to a teaching hospital, haemodynamically stable and not severely ill nor in significant pain, were interviewed within 48 h of admission and demographic data and a detailed drinking history were obtained. Supine blood pressures (BP) were recorded on the day following admission. The mean age of the(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the pattern of benzodiazepine prescribing in hospital and at discharge in relation to prior benzodiazepine therapy. DESIGN Patient interview within 48 hours of admission to determine benzodiazepine, alcohol and other psychotropic drug use before admission and review of medical records after discharge to document drugs prescribed in(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess awareness, potential adoption, and current utilization of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) analysis for common fetal aneuploidies among obstetricians. METHODS A 36-item web-based survey was designed to assess the current practice of fetal aneuploidy screening and knowledge and utilization of NIPT for fetal(More)
This prospective randomised trial compared the performance of three dressing protocols in the management of 36 dehisced surgical abdominal wounds: a standard alginate; a gauze moistened with sodium hypochlorite (0.05%); and a combine dressing pad. Outcomes assessed were: healing time (cm2 per day and cm3 per day), patient comfort (pain and satisfaction) and(More)
In the Waikato, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty and Taumarunui area there were 2878 new cases of skin cancers over a two-year period; 1632 were basal cell carcinomas, 880 squamous cell carcinomas, 134 had both lesions, 71 had suspect keratoses, and there were 161 melanomas. A single lesion was present in 81 percent. The age-specific risk for non-melanoma skin(More)
OBJECTIVE Evaluate noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) with cell-free DNA as a screening method for trisomies 21, 18, and 13 in an obstetrical clinical practice setting. METHODS Observational study of pregnant women who underwent prenatal screening for fetal trisomy from 30 July 2012 to 1 December 2012. NIPT was offered to all patients in addition to(More)