Susan M. Donath

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CONTEXT Changes in androgen levels across the adult female life span and the effects of natural menopause and oophorectomy have not been clearly established. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to document the effects of age on androgen levels in healthy women and to explore the effects of natural and surgical menopause. DESIGN, SETTING, AND(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal was to define reference ranges for pulse oxygen saturation (Spo(2)) values in the first 10 minutes after birth for infants who received no medical intervention in the delivery room. METHODS Infants were eligible if a member of the research team was available to record Spo(2) immediately after birth. Infants were excluded if they(More)
The National Health Surveys (NHS), conducted regularly by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, are designed to obtain benchmark information on a range of health-related issues and to enable the monitoring of health trends over time. Confidentialised Unit Record Files (CURFs), containing detailed individual-level NHS data, are available from the ABS. When(More)
BACKGROUND Various methodologies have been proposed for analysis of continuous glucose measurements. These methods have mainly focused on the proportion of low or high glucose readings and have not attempted to analyze other dimensions of the data obtained. This study proposes an algorithm for analysis of continuous glucose data including a novel method of(More)
BACKGROUND Probiotic supplementation in early life may be effective for preventing eczema. Previous studies have suggested that prenatal administration may be particularly important for beneficial effects. OBJECTIVE We examined whether prenatal treatment with the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) can influence the risk of eczema during infancy.(More)
Fetal growth restriction (FGR) is a clinically significant pregnancy disorder in which the fetus fails to achieve its full growth potential in utero. Identifiable causes of FGR account for approximately 30% of cases, but the remainder are idiopathic and are frequently associated with placental malfunction. Previously, we isolated the homeobox gene HLX1 and(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate rates of breastfeeding in the first year of life in Australia, according to state and socio-economic status. METHODOLOGY Analysis of data from the 1995 Australian National Health Survey. RESULTS Estimated breastfeeding rates are 81.8% on discharge from hospital, 57.1% fully breastfed at 3 months and 62.6% fully or partially(More)
Few studies have examined associations of prepregnancy urinary incontinence (UI). Multicentre prospective pregnancy cohort study (n = 1,507) using standardised measures to assess frequency and severity of UI. Prevalence of UI increased from 10.8% in the 12 months before the index pregnancy to 55.9% in the third trimester. Stress incontinence (36.9%) and(More)
From the Newborn Research Centre, Royal Women’s Hospital (B.J.M., L.S.O., L.W.D., P.G.D.), the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (B.J.M., L.S.O., L.W.D., P.G.D.) and Paediatrics (L.W.D., S.M.D.), University of Melbourne, and the Critical Care and Neurosciences Theme (B.J.M., L.S.O., L.W.D., P.G.D.) and Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit(More)
Idiopathic fetal growth restriction (FGR) is often associated with placental insufficiency. Previously, we isolated and characterized homeobox gene DLX4 from the placenta and provided evidence that DLX4 may regulate placental development. Here, we have investigated whether DLX4 expression levels were altered in idiopathic FGR. FGR-affected placentae were(More)