L M Alessandri

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OBJECTIVE To ascertain antepartum predictors of newborn encephalopathy in term infants. DESIGN Population based, unmatched case-control study. SETTING Metropolitan area of Western Australia, June 1993 to September 1995. SUBJECTS All 164 term infants with moderate or severe newborn encephalopathy; 400 randomly selected controls. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify intrapartum predictors of newborn encephalopathy in term infants. DESIGN Population based, unmatched case-control study. SETTING Metropolitan area of Western Australia, June 1993 to September 1995. SUBJECTS All 164 term infants with moderate or severe newborn encephalopathy; 400 randomly selected controls. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES(More)
OBJECTIVE Preliminary investigation of the contribution of adverse antepartum and intrapartum factors to neonatal encephalopathy in singleton neonates born full term. DESIGN Matched case-control study based on incidence density sampling of controls. SETTING Two major teaching hospitals (one paediatric and one obstetric) and three peripheral maternity(More)
This study, based on routinely recorded data, was designed to compare the epidemiology of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal infants in Western Australia (WA). All cases of SIDS occurring in infants born in WA from 1980 to 1988 were included in the study. There were 66 Aboriginal (6.1 per 1000 live births) and 337(More)
The purpose of this case-control study was to identify antenatal and perinatal risk factors for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in Aboriginal infants in Western Australia (WA). Cases were all Aboriginal infants born in WA from 1980 to 1990 inclusive and classified as dying from SIDS in WA. Controls consisted of a matched group and a random group both(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine antenatal and intrapartum risk factors for intrapartum stillbirths in a total population. DESIGN Matched case-control study. SETTING Western Australia 1980-1983. SUBJECTS Intrapartum stillbirths of > or = 1000 g birthweight (cases) and liveborn infants (controls) individually matched for year of birth, plurality, sex and(More)
All stillbirths in Western Australia from 1980-83 weighing 1,000 g and over were identified from perinatal death certificates, and their causes and demographic correlates described. The stillbirth rate was 4.91 per 1,000 total births; nearly 65% were antepartum, 25% intrapartum and in 10% the time of death was unknown. The cause of death of most stillbirths(More)
All antepartum stillbirths weighing 1000 g or more born in Western Australia from 1980 to 1983 were categorised as 'unexplained' or 'explained' based on information from Perinatal Death Certificates. Using data from hospital and doctors' antenatal records a number of variables in each stillbirth category were compared by unconditional logistic regression.(More)
Our previous research has shown that the sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) rate for Aboriginal infants in Western Australia (WA) is markedly higher than that for non-Aboriginal infants. The aim of this study was to identify factors that may be important in explaining this disparity. A case-control study was conducted based on routinely collected data for(More)