Kevin R Priest

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the role of fetal viral infection in the development of a range of adverse pregnancy outcomes (APOs), including pregnancy-induced hypertensive disorders (PIHD), antepartum haemorrhage (APH), birthweight <10th percentile (small for gestational age, SGA) and preterm birth (PTB). DESIGN Population-based case-control study. SETTING(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate associations between inherited cytokine polymorphisms and cerebral palsy. STUDY DESIGN This was a case-control study that used DNA from the newborn infant screening cards of 443 white infants with cerebral palsy and 883 white control infants to test for the following cytokine polymorphisms: tumor(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify factors associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes among women with hypertension during pregnancy. DESIGN A population-based retrospective multivariable analysis using the South Australian perinatal data collection. METHODS Perinatal data on 70,386 singleton births in 1998-2001 were used in multivariable analyses on three groups:(More)
OBJECTIVE   Higher risks of uterine rupture have been reported among women attempting vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC) particularly following induction with prostaglandins, compared with women who do not labour. This study aimed to estimate these risks as well as that associated with oxytocin use. DESIGN   Population-based retrospective cohort study(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify risk factors for hypertension in pregnancy among South Australian women. DESIGN A population-based retrospective analysis using the South Australian perinatal data collection for 1998-2001. METHODS Three groups of women with hypertension (pre-existing hypertension, pregnancy hypertension, and superimposed pre-eclampsia) were(More)
Our aims were to determine the extent of coverage by designated palliative care services of the population of terminally ill cancer patients in South Australia, and to identify the types of patients who receive these services and the types who do not. All designated hospice and palliative care services in South Australia notified to the State Cancer(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between cerebral palsy and direct evidence for perinatal exposure to neurotropic viruses. DESIGN Population based case-control study. SETTING Adelaide Women's and Children's Hospital Research Laboratory. PARTICIPANTS AND MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Newborn screening cards of 443 white case patients with cerebral(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to investigate associations between inherited thrombophilic polymorphisms and cerebral palsy (CP) in a large case-control study. STUDY DESIGN This is a population-based case-control study. Genomic DNA from newborn screening cards of 443 white CP cases and 883 white controls was tested for factor V Leiden (FVL, G1691A),(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate secular trends and correlates of incidence of breast cancer by histology type following the introduction of population-based mammography screening. METHODS Analysis of age-standardised incidence rates for 1,423 in situ and 16,157 invasive carcinomas recorded on the South Australian population-based cancer registry for the(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate associations between fetal inherited thrombophilia and adverse pregnancy outcomes, including pregnancy-induced hypertensive disorders (PIHD), antepartum hemorrhage (APH), small-for-gestational age <10th percentile (SGA), and preterm birth (PTB). STUDY DESIGN Seven hundred and seventeen cases and 609(More)