L Dodds

Summary

Affiliation: Dalhousie University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc The association between low level exposures to ambient air pollution and term low birth weight: a retrospective cohort study
    Rose Dugandzic
    Air Health Effects Division, Health Canada, Postal Locator 4602C, Ottawa Ontario, K1A 0K9, Canada
    Environ Health 5:3. 2006
  2. pmc Pneumococcal and influenza immunization in asplenic persons: a retrospective population-based cohort study 1990-2002
    Joanne M Langley
    Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, IWK Health Centre, 5850 University Avenue, Halifax Nova Scotia B3K6R8, Canada
    BMC Infect Dis 10:219. 2010
  3. pmc Impact of influenza exposure on rates of hospital admissions and physician visits because of respiratory illness among pregnant women
    Linda Dodds
    Canadian Centre for Vaccinology, Halifax, NS
    CMAJ 176:463-8. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Stillbirth risk factors according to timing of exposure
    Linda Dodds
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Ann Epidemiol 16:607-13. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Effect of homocysteine concentration in early pregnancy on gestational hypertensive disorders and other pregnancy outcomes
    Linda Dodds
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Clin Chem 54:326-34. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Relationship of time since childbirth and other pregnancy factors to premenopausal breast cancer prognosis
    Linda Dodds
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Obstet Gynecol 111:1167-73. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Trihalomethanes in public water supplies and risk of stillbirth
    Linda Dodds
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dalhousie University, 5980 University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4N1
    Epidemiology 15:179-86. 2004
  8. pmc Validity of autism diagnoses using administrative health data
    L Dodds
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, NS, Canada
    Chronic Dis Can 29:102-7. 2009
  9. doi request reprint The role of prenatal, obstetric and neonatal factors in the development of autism
    Linda Dodds
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhousie University, 5850 5980 University Avenue, P O Box 9700, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 6R8, Canada
    J Autism Dev Disord 41:891-902. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Application of a national administrative case definition for the identification of pre-existing diabetes mellitus in pregnancy
    V M Allen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Chronic Dis Inj Can 32:113-20. 2012

Detail Information

Publications46

  1. pmc The association between low level exposures to ambient air pollution and term low birth weight: a retrospective cohort study
    Rose Dugandzic
    Air Health Effects Division, Health Canada, Postal Locator 4602C, Ottawa Ontario, K1A 0K9, Canada
    Environ Health 5:3. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the association between LBW among term infants and ambient air pollution, by trimester of exposure, in a region of lower level exposures...
  2. pmc Pneumococcal and influenza immunization in asplenic persons: a retrospective population-based cohort study 1990-2002
    Joanne M Langley
    Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, IWK Health Centre, 5850 University Avenue, Halifax Nova Scotia B3K6R8, Canada
    BMC Infect Dis 10:219. 2010
    ....
  3. pmc Impact of influenza exposure on rates of hospital admissions and physician visits because of respiratory illness among pregnant women
    Linda Dodds
    Canadian Centre for Vaccinology, Halifax, NS
    CMAJ 176:463-8. 2007
    ..We evaluated the impact of exposure during nonpandemic influenza seasons on the rates of hospital admissions and physician visits because of respiratory illness among pregnant women...
  4. ncbi request reprint Stillbirth risk factors according to timing of exposure
    Linda Dodds
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Ann Epidemiol 16:607-13. 2006
    ..The purpose of the present study is to identify risk factors for stillbirth and explore hypotheses about the cause of stillbirth based on the time in gestation when exposures occur...
  5. ncbi request reprint Effect of homocysteine concentration in early pregnancy on gestational hypertensive disorders and other pregnancy outcomes
    Linda Dodds
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Clin Chem 54:326-34. 2008
    ..This study was undertaken to determine whether increased tHcy measured in early pregnancy is associated with pregnancy loss, gestational hypertension (GH), preeclampsia, or small for gestational age (SGA) infants...
  6. doi request reprint Relationship of time since childbirth and other pregnancy factors to premenopausal breast cancer prognosis
    Linda Dodds
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Obstet Gynecol 111:1167-73. 2008
    ..To investigate the influence of time since childbirth and other pregnancy factors on the prognosis of premenopausal breast cancer...
  7. ncbi request reprint Trihalomethanes in public water supplies and risk of stillbirth
    Linda Dodds
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dalhousie University, 5980 University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4N1
    Epidemiology 15:179-86. 2004
    ..Recent studies have implicated exposure to chlorination byproducts in drinking water, trihalomethanes (THMs), in particular, with intrauterine death...
  8. pmc Validity of autism diagnoses using administrative health data
    L Dodds
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, NS, Canada
    Chronic Dis Can 29:102-7. 2009
    ..However, additional data sources are needed to improve the sensitivity and accuracy of identifying autism in Canada...
  9. doi request reprint The role of prenatal, obstetric and neonatal factors in the development of autism
    Linda Dodds
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhousie University, 5850 5980 University Avenue, P O Box 9700, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 6R8, Canada
    J Autism Dev Disord 41:891-902. 2011
    ..The role of pre-pregnancy obesity and excessive weight gain during pregnancy on autism risk require further investigation...
  10. ncbi request reprint Application of a national administrative case definition for the identification of pre-existing diabetes mellitus in pregnancy
    V M Allen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Chronic Dis Inj Can 32:113-20. 2012
    ..Accurate ascertainment of pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes allows for the comprehensive surveillance of maternal and neonatal outcomes associated with this chronic disease...
  11. ncbi request reprint Rates and risk factors for recurrence of gestational diabetes
    S MacNeill
    Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Diabetes Care 24:659-62. 2001
    ..Strategies to reduce the occurrence of neonatal macrosomia and maternal prepregnancy obesity may help lower the rate of recurrence of GDM...
  12. doi request reprint Low levels of maternal serum PAPP-A in early pregnancy and the risk of adverse outcomes
    C A Spencer
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Prenat Diagn 28:1029-36. 2008
    ..To determine if low maternal serum level of pregnancy associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A) measured in early pregnancy can predict adverse pregnancy outcomes and to examine the gestational age (GA) sampling interval for these outcomes...
  13. pmc Relation between trihalomethane compounds and birth defects
    L Dodds
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dalhousie University, IWK Grace Health Centre, 5980 University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4N1, Canada
    Occup Environ Med 58:443-6. 2001
    ..To evaluate the risk of birth defects relative to exposure to specific trihalomethanes in public water supplies...
  14. ncbi request reprint Changes in maternal characteristics in Nova Scotia, Canada from 1988 to 2001
    Deshayne B Fell
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Can J Public Health 96:234-8. 2005
    ..Many of these changes have not been adequately described at a population level. The purpose of this study was to describe recent trends in selected maternal characteristics in Nova Scotia...
  15. ncbi request reprint Causes and consequences of recent increases in preterm birth among twins
    K S Joseph
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatrics, Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Obstet Gynecol 98:57-64. 2001
    ..To examine the causes and consequences of the recent increase in preterm birth among twins...
  16. ncbi request reprint A preterm birth prevention project in Nova Scotia, Canada
    B A Armson
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Matern Child Health J 5:189-97. 2001
    ..The Halifax County Preterm Birth Prevention Project was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of a population-based preterm birth (PTB) prevention program in Nova Scotia from January 1995 through June 1997 (n = 10,326)...
  17. ncbi request reprint Changes in maternal characteristics and obstetric practice and recent increases in primary cesarean delivery
    K S Joseph
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatrics, Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Obstet Gynecol 102:791-800. 2003
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Diabetes mellitus following gestational diabetes: role of subsequent pregnancy
    C Russell
    Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    BJOG 115:253-9; discussion 260. 2008
    ..The role of a subsequent pregnancy, with and without gestational diabetes, was also examined...
  19. pmc Socioeconomic status and perinatal outcomes in a setting with universal access to essential health care services
    K S Joseph
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, Halifax, NS
    CMAJ 177:583-90. 2007
    ..Our objective was to determine whether perinatal and infant outcomes varied by family income and other socioeconomic factors in this setting...
  20. doi request reprint A population-based evaluation of antenatal diagnosis of orofacial clefts
    Kathleen A Russell
    Division of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Dalhousie University and IWK Health Centre, 5981 University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 45:148-53. 2008
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Outcomes in a population of healthy term and near-term infants with serum bilirubin levels of >or=325 micromol/L (>or=19 mg/dL) who were born in Nova Scotia, Canada, between 1994 and 2000
    Krista A Jangaard
    Department of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Pediatrics 122:119-24. 2008
    ....
  22. doi request reprint The impact of pregnancy on physical activity level
    Deshayne B Fell
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, Halifax, NS, Canada B3K 6R8
    Matern Child Health J 13:597-603. 2009
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Timing of indicated delivery after antenatal steroids in preterm pregnancies with severe hypertension
    Shaun Ferguson
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Hypertens Pregnancy 28:63-75. 2009
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Recent changes in maternal characteristics by socioeconomic status
    K S Joseph
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Pediatrics, Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, Halifax, NS
    J Obstet Gynaecol Can 31:422-33. 2009
    ..To describe changes in maternal characteristics by socioeconomic status, in order to provide a context for recent changes in the frequency of obstetric procedures and outcomes, and information for health planning purposes...
  25. doi request reprint Duchenne muscular dystrophy: a 30-year population-based incidence study
    Joseph Dooley
    IWK Health Centre, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Clin Pediatr (Phila) 49:177-9. 2010
    ..The overall incidence of 1 per 4700 male births remained stable during the 30-year period of the study. Similarly, the age at diagnosis did not change during that time...
  26. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and receipt of obstetric services in Canada
    K S Joseph
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine and the IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Obstet Gynecol 107:641-50. 2006
    ..To examine differences in labor induction and cesarean delivery rates by socioeconomic status in Nova Scotia, Canada...
  27. ncbi request reprint A population-based study to determine the performance of the Cognitive Adaptive Test/Clinical Linguistic and Auditory Milestone Scale to Predict the Mental Developmental Index at 18 Months on the Bayley Scales of Infant Development-II in very preterm infa
    Michael J Vincer
    Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Pediatrics 116:e864-7. 2005
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of pregnancies complicated by hyperemesis gravidarum
    Linda Dodds
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Obstet Gynecol 107:285-92. 2006
    ..To evaluate maternal and neonatal outcomes among women with hyperemesis during pregnancy...
  29. ncbi request reprint Residential mobility during pregnancy
    Deshayne B Fell
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 6R8, Canada
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 18:408-14. 2004
    ..The potential for differential exposure misclassification should be considered should any of the risk factors for moving identified by this study also be risk factors for the outcome under study...
  30. ncbi request reprint A population-based study of prognostic factors related to major disability in very preterm survivors
    Sylvia Perrott
    Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Perinatol 23:111-6. 2003
    ..This study was conducted to determine the rates and risk factors for major disability in very preterm survivors born to residents of Nova Scotia, Canada between 1992 and 1996...
  31. ncbi request reprint The perinatal effects of delayed childbearing
    K S Joseph
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Obstet Gynecol 105:1410-8. 2005
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Congenital anomalies and other birth outcomes among infants born to women living near a hazardous waste site in Sydney, Nova Scotia
    L Dodds
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
    Can J Public Health 92:331-4. 2001
    ..Since Sydney and the rest of Cape Breton County share a similar risk factor and socio-demographic profile, other factors likely explain the increased rates observed in Sydney...
  33. ncbi request reprint Impact of participation in the Halifax County Preterm Birth Prevention Project
    B Anthony Armson
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
    J Obstet Gynaecol Can 25:209-17. 2003
    ..to evaluate the degree to which specific components of the HCPBPP contributed to preterm-birth risk reduction...
  34. doi request reprint Single umbilical artery risk factors and pregnancy outcomes
    Lynn Murphy-Kaulbeck
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The Moncton Hospital, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
    Obstet Gynecol 116:843-50. 2010
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint The influence of hospital closures in Nova Scotia on perinatal outcomes
    Victoria M Allen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Obstet Gynaecol Can 26:1077-85. 2004
    ..To evaluate the effect of hospital closures on critical obstetrical interventions and perinatal outcomes in rural communities in Nova Scotia, Canada...
  36. ncbi request reprint Does chorionicity or zygosity predict adverse perinatal outcomes in twins?
    Johanne Dubé
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 186:579-83. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate chorionicity and zygosity as risk factors for adverse perinatal outcomes in twins...
  37. ncbi request reprint Relation of pregnancy and neonatal factors to subsequent development of childhood epilepsy: a population-based cohort study
    Elizabeth Whitehead
    Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Pediatrics 117:1298-306. 2006
    ..We examined the effect of pregnancy and neonatal factors on the subsequent development of childhood epilepsy in a population-based cohort study...
  38. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for hyperemesis gravidarum requiring hospital admission during pregnancy
    Deshayne B Fell
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Obstet Gynecol 107:277-84. 2006
    ..To identify risk factors for hyperemesis requiring hospital admission during pregnancy...
  39. doi request reprint Health-risk behaviours: examining social disparities in the occurrence of stillbirth
    Jennifer Goy
    Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Queen s University, Kingston, ON, Canada
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 22:314-20. 2008
    ..31 to 2.79. This large unexplained SES effect that remained highlights the need for research into other potential pathways that may account for increased risk of stillbirth among those of lower SES...
  40. ncbi request reprint Unexplained elevated maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein and/or human chorionic gonadotropin and the risk of adverse outcomes
    Sujata Chandra
    Department Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 189:775-81. 2003
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Congenital abnormalities and childhood cancer
    Mohammad M Agha
    Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Cancer 103:1939-48. 2005
    ..Although the study of a genetic predisposition to cancer in children remains in the early stages, congenital abnormalities could provide essential information for mapping predisposing lesions in children with cancer...
  42. ncbi request reprint Determinants of survival in children with congenital abnormalities: a long-term population-based cohort study
    Mohammad M Agha
    Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 76:46-54. 2006
    ..In particular, it is not clear whether other birth characteristics, apart from birth defects, have any role in their mortality...
  43. ncbi request reprint Exposure assessment in epidemiologic studies of adverse pregnancy outcomes and disinfection byproducts
    Will D King
    Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 14:466-72. 2004
    ....
  44. pmc Assessing exposure in epidemiologic studies to disinfection by-products in drinking water: report from an international workshop
    Tye E Arbuckle
    Bureau of Reproductive and Child Health, Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Environ Health Perspect 110:53-60. 2002
    ..Similarly, exposure classification categories in epidemiologic studies should be chosen to make results useful for regulatory or policy decision making...
  45. ncbi request reprint Influenza vaccine programs and pregnancy: new Canadian evidence for immunization
    Shelly A McNeil
    Canadian Centre for Vaccinology, Halifax NS
    J Obstet Gynaecol Can 29:674-6. 2007
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Influenza vaccine programs and pregnancy: a need for more evidence
    Noni E MacDonald
    Canadian Centre for Vaccinology, Halifax NS
    J Obstet Gynaecol Can 26:961-3. 2004
    ..This commentary provides an overview of maternal morbidity in pandemic and nonpandemic influenza seasons as well as a list of research questions whose answers are needed for evidence-based public health policy in this area...