Scott W. White

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UNLABELLED Genetic factors account for a significant proportion of the phenotypic variance of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD); however, very few predisposing genes have been identified. We aimed to (1) identify novel genetic associations with NAFLD by performing a genome-wide association study (GWAS), and (2) examine the biological expression of(More)
The amount of electrical energy produced over the lifetime of coal, LWR fission, DTfusion, and wind power plants is compared to the total amount of energy required to procure the fuel, build, operate, and decommission the power plants. The energy payback ratio varies from a low of 11 for coal plants to a high of 27 for DT-fusion plants. The magnitude of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To audit the uptake of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza vaccine in pregnant women entering the 2010 influenza season in Western Australia, and to identify why some women did not receive the vaccine. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS Cross-sectional study of consecutive patients attending the Joondalup Health Campus public antenatal clinics in WA in(More)
BACKGROUND There is debate as to the most appropriate diagnostic criteria to diagnose gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). The proposed International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups (IADPSG) criteria have recently been endorsed by various bodies, but there remains no national consensus. AIM To assess the perinatal outcomes of women with(More)
BACKGROUND A comprehensive preterm birth prevention program was introduced in the state of Western Australia encompassing new clinical guidelines, an outreach program for health care practitioners, a public health program for women and their families based on print and social media, and a new clinic at the state's sole tertiary level perinatal center for(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop customized biometric charts to better define abnormal fetal growth. METHODS A total of 1056 singleton fetuses from the Raine Study underwent serial ultrasound biometry (abdominal circumference [AC], head circumference, and femur length) at 18, 24, 28, 34, and 38 weeks' gestation. Customized biometry trajectories were developed(More)
The amount of electrical energy produced over the lifetime of the ARIES-RS and UWMAK-I DT-fusion power plants is compared to the total amount of energy required to procure the fuel, build, operate, and decommission the power plants. The energy payback ratio varies slightly for the two power plants; 23 for ARIES-RS and 26 for UWMAK-I. By knowing the(More)
In 2009, Kansas legislators, in a heavily bipartisan effort, approved the renewable energy Standards Act, creating a renewable portfolio standard (rPS), which required many of the state’s utilities to generate or purchase increasing amounts of renewable energy over the next decade.1 Since that time, the rPS has helped to create jobs and grow Kansas’s(More)
Preterm birth (PTB) is one of the major health-care challenges of our time. Being born too early is associated with major risks to the child with potential for serious consequences in terms of life-long disability and health-care costs. Discovering how to prevent PTB needs to be one of our greatest priorities. Recent advances have provided hope that a(More)