Janet Esther Hiller

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BACKGROUND We conducted a randomized clinical trial to determine whether treatment of women with gestational diabetes mellitus reduced the risk of perinatal complications. METHODS We randomly assigned women between 24 and 34 weeks' gestation who had gestational diabetes to receive dietary advice, blood glucose monitoring, and insulin therapy as needed(More)
The context in which public health programmes operate can play an important role in influencing their implementation and effectiveness. An intervention that has been shown to be effective in one setting may turn out to be ineffective somewhere else, even supposing it can be implemented there. Therefore, systematic reviews of public health interventions(More)
CONTEXT Prenatal magnesium sulfate may reduce the risk of cerebral palsy or death in very preterm infants. OBJECTIVE To determine the effectiveness of magnesium sulfate given for neuroprotection to women at risk of preterm birth before 30 weeks' gestation in preventing pediatric mortality and cerebral palsy. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS Randomized(More)
The association between self-reported intake of various dietary factors at diagnosis and survival from breast cancer was studied in a population-based cohort of breast cancer patients in Adelaide, South Australia. These patients had been recruited between 1982 and 1984 into a case-control study of diet and incident breast cancer. Of the 451 patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of artificial teats (bottle and dummy) and cups on breast feeding in preterm infants. DESIGN Randomised controlled trial. SETTING Two large tertiary hospitals, 54 peripheral hospitals. PARTICIPANTS 319 preterm infants (born at 23-33 weeks' gestation) randomly assigned to one of four groups: cup/no dummy (n = 89),(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine HIV prevalence and sexual behavior changes among MSM in Harbin. METHODS Three community-based cross-sectional surveys among MSM were conducted based on the same protocol and methodology in 2002, 2004 and 2006 in Harbin, China. Men who were eligible were interviewed with a standard questionnaire. Urine samples were collected to screen(More)
OBJECTIVES Hypertension is an important public health problem in rural China with a rapidly increasing prevalence noted in recent years. This study estimates the prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in a rural population in Shandong Province, China. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted in rural Shandong Province, China, in(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to examine the impact of climate variation on malaria in a temperate region of China. METHODS A 20-year historical time-series data analysis was conducted to examine the relationship between meteorological variables, including maximum and minimum temperatures, rainfall, humidity, and cases of malaria in Jinan, a temperate city(More)
OBJECTIVES Postpartum education on contraceptive use is a routine component of discharge planning in many different countries with a wide variety of health care systems. This education is based on assumptions concerning women's receptivity to contraceptive education during the postpartum period and their presumed lack of access to such education after that(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the need for, use of and satisfaction with information and support following primary treatment of breast cancer. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. PARTICIPANTS Cohort of 266 surviving women diagnosed with breast cancer over a 25-month period at a tertiary hospital, Adelaide, Australia. Time since diagnosis ranged from 6 to 30 months.(More)