Kevin R Priest

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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   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)
AIM Cytokine polymorphisms may alter the fetal inflammatory response, increasing susceptibility to cerebral palsy (CP). This study investigates associations between selected inflammatory mediator and cytokine gene polymorphisms (Toll-like receptor-4 (TLR-4) Asp299Gly, interleukin-6 G-174C and interleukin-4 C-589T) and CP from 443 CP infants and 883 control(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the biochemical screening rate of newborns in South Australia and the factors associated with babies not being screened. DESIGN Matching of data in the SA Newborn Screening Centre database (acquired from Guthrie cards) with the SA perinatal data collection (compiled from supplementary birth records) to determine how many newborns(More)
AIMS To describe the prevalence of four inherited thrombophilias and their combinations for the first time in a large Caucasian Australian population. METHODS Newborn screening cards of 883 Caucasian babies born in South Australia in 1986-1999 were de-identified and tested for the following inherited thrombophilic polymorphisms: factor V Leiden (G1691A),(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess changes in perinatal mortality and risk factors for births to Aboriginal mothers in South Australia in 1981-92. METHODOLOGY All 4013 singleton Aboriginal births in the South Australian perinatal data collection were included. Trends in proportions with specific maternal and infant characteristics, and perinatal mortality by year of(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 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)