Natasha Nassar

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Publications

  1. pmc Trends in the distribution of gestational age and contribution of planned births in New South Wales, Australia
    Natasha Nassar
    Clinical and Population Perinatal Research, Kolling Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e56238. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Systematic review of first-trimester vitamin D normative levels and outcomes of pregnancy
    Natasha Nassar
    Kolling Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 205:208.e1-7. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Parental occupational exposure to potential endocrine disrupting chemicals and risk of hypospadias in infants
    Natasha Nassar
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia
    Occup Environ Med 67:585-9. 2010
  4. pmc Maternal conditions and perinatal characteristics associated with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability
    Amanda T Langridge
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e50963. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Incidence of severe adverse neonatal outcomes: use of a composite indicator in a population cohort
    Samantha J Lain
    Kolling Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Matern Child Health J 16:600-8. 2012
  6. pmc Autism and intellectual disability are differentially related to sociodemographic background at birth
    Helen Leonard
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, West Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    PLoS ONE 6:e17875. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Monitoring child abuse and neglect at a population level: patterns of hospital admissions for maltreatment and assault
    Melissa O'Donnell
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, 100 Roberts Road, Subiaco 6008, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Child Abuse Negl 34:823-32. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Association between pre-eclampsia and locally derived traffic-related air pollution: a retrospective cohort study
    Gavin Pereira
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    J Epidemiol Community Health 67:147-52. 2013
  9. doi request reprint The impact of monetary incentives on general fertility rates in Western Australia
    Amanda T Langridge
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:296-301. 2012
  10. pmc Assisting informed decision making for labour analgesia: a randomised controlled trial of a decision aid for labour analgesia versus a pamphlet
    Camille H Raynes-Greenow
    Kolling Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:15. 2010

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Publications36

  1. pmc Trends in the distribution of gestational age and contribution of planned births in New South Wales, Australia
    Natasha Nassar
    Clinical and Population Perinatal Research, Kolling Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e56238. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to describe trends in the distribution of gestational age, and assess the contribution of planned birth to any such changes...
  2. doi request reprint Systematic review of first-trimester vitamin D normative levels and outcomes of pregnancy
    Natasha Nassar
    Kolling Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 205:208.e1-7. 2011
    ..We undertook a systematic review to assess normative levels of vitamin D in early pregnancy and association with subsequent pregnancy outcomes...
  3. doi request reprint Parental occupational exposure to potential endocrine disrupting chemicals and risk of hypospadias in infants
    Natasha Nassar
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia
    Occup Environ Med 67:585-9. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the association between both maternal and paternal occupational exposures to EDCs and hypospadias...
  4. pmc Maternal conditions and perinatal characteristics associated with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability
    Amanda T Langridge
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e50963. 2013
    ..This raises questions about similarities and overlap in diagnosis and aetiological pathways that may exist for both conditions...
  5. doi request reprint Incidence of severe adverse neonatal outcomes: use of a composite indicator in a population cohort
    Samantha J Lain
    Kolling Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Matern Child Health J 16:600-8. 2012
    ..The NAOI can reliably identify infants with a severe adverse neonatal outcome and can be used to monitor trends, assess obstetric and neonatal interventions and the quality of perinatal care in a uniform and cost-effective way...
  6. pmc Autism and intellectual disability are differentially related to sociodemographic background at birth
    Helen Leonard
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, West Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    PLoS ONE 6:e17875. 2011
    ..Research findings investigating the sociodemographics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have been inconsistent and rarely considered the presence of intellectual disability (ID)...
  7. doi request reprint Monitoring child abuse and neglect at a population level: patterns of hospital admissions for maltreatment and assault
    Melissa O'Donnell
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, 100 Roberts Road, Subiaco 6008, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Child Abuse Negl 34:823-32. 2010
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  8. doi request reprint Association between pre-eclampsia and locally derived traffic-related air pollution: a retrospective cohort study
    Gavin Pereira
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    J Epidemiol Community Health 67:147-52. 2013
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  9. doi request reprint The impact of monetary incentives on general fertility rates in Western Australia
    Amanda T Langridge
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:296-301. 2012
    ..However, major concerns have been raised that such monetary incentives would attract teenagers and socially disadvantaged groups...
  10. pmc Assisting informed decision making for labour analgesia: a randomised controlled trial of a decision aid for labour analgesia versus a pamphlet
    Camille H Raynes-Greenow
    Kolling Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:15. 2010
    ..Decision aids are tools that present evidence based information and allow preference elicitation...
  11. ncbi request reprint Trends in pre-existing mental health disorders among parents of infants born in Western Australia from 1990 to 2005
    Melissa O'Donnell
    Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
    Med J Aust 198:485-8. 2013
    ..To determine the prevalence of prior and current mental health disorders in parents, including trends over time...
  12. ncbi request reprint Development and pilot-testing of a decision aid for women with a breech-presenting baby
    Natasha Nassar
    Centre for Perinatal Health Services Research, QEII Building DO2, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Midwifery 23:38-47. 2007
    ..To develop a decision aid for pregnant women with a breech presentation at term, and to assess its acceptability...
  13. doi request reprint Descriptive epidemiology of cleft lip and cleft palate in Western Australia
    Jane C Bell
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 97:101-8. 2013
    ..The reported birth prevalence of orofacial clefts (OFCs) varies considerably. This study describes the epidemiology of OFCs in an Australian population...
  14. doi request reprint Association and predictive accuracy of high TSH serum levels in first trimester and adverse pregnancy outcomes
    Francisco J Schneuer
    Clinical and Population Perinatal Health Research, Kolling Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2065, Australia
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 97:3115-22. 2012
    ..High serum levels of TSH have been associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes by some studies, and not by others...
  15. doi request reprint Western Australian emergency department presentations related to child maltreatment and intentional injury: population level study utilising linked health and child protection data
    Melissa O'Donnell
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 48:57-65. 2012
    ..It is also to investigate the proportion of maltreatment-related ED presentations resulting in hospitalisation, the proportion referred to the Department for Child Protection and their outcomes...
  16. doi request reprint Prenatal alcohol exposure and risk of birth defects
    Colleen M O'Leary
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, Department of Health Economics, School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, PO Box 855, West Perth, WA 6872, Australia
    Pediatrics 126:e843-50. 2010
    ..The goal was to examine the associations between dose, pattern, and timing of prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) and birth defects...
  17. doi request reprint Community-level socioeconomic inequalities in infants with poor fetal growth in Western Australia, 1984 to 2006
    Amanda T Langridge
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    Ann Epidemiol 21:473-80. 2011
    ..This study describes social and racial inequalities in poor fetal growth in Western Australia between 1984 and 2006...
  18. doi request reprint Evidence of a complex association between dose, pattern and timing of prenatal alcohol exposure and child behaviour problems
    Colleen M O'Leary
    Division of Population Sciences, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
    Addiction 105:74-86. 2010
    ..There is a lack of evidence regarding the effect of dose, pattern and timing of prenatal alcohol exposure and behaviour problems in children aged 2 years and older...
  19. doi request reprint Do audio-guided decision aids improve outcomes? A randomized controlled trial of an audio-guided decision aid compared with a booklet decision aid for Australian women considering labour analgesia
    Camille H Raynes-Greenow
    Perinatal Research Group, Kolling Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Health Expect 12:407-16. 2009
    ..To assess the effectiveness of an audio-guided component: an audio-guided decision aid vs. a stand-alone booklet decision aid...
  20. doi request reprint Characteristics of non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal children and families with substantiated child maltreatment: a population-based study
    Melissa O'Donnell
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
    Int J Epidemiol 39:921-8. 2010
    ..To investigate specific child and parental factors associated with increased vulnerability to substantiated child maltreatment...
  21. ncbi request reprint Systematic review of adverse outcomes of external cephalic version and persisting breech presentation at term
    Natasha Nassar
    Centre for Perinatal Health Services Research, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 20:163-71. 2006
    ..Only with improved reporting and collection of safety data on ECV and persisting breech presentation can we provide high-quality information to assist informed decision making by pregnant women with a breech presentation at term...
  22. ncbi request reprint The use of cross-jurisdictional population data to investigate health indicators of child maltreatment
    Melissa O'Donnell
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
    Med J Aust 193:142-5. 2010
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Autism spectrum disorders in young children: effect of changes in diagnostic practices
    Natasha Nassar
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, West Perth, WA, Australia
    Int J Epidemiol 38:1245-54. 2009
    ....
  24. doi request reprint Prevalence of esophageal atresia among 18 international birth defects surveillance programs
    Natasha Nassar
    Population Perinatal Health Research, Kolling Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, Australia
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 94:893-9. 2012
    ..The prevalence of esophageal atresia (EA) has been shown to vary across different geographical settings. Investigation of geographical differences may provide an insight into the underlying etiology of EA...
  25. doi request reprint Social and racial inequalities in preterm births in Western Australia, 1984 to 2006
    Amanda T Langridge
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, West Perth, WA 6872, Australia
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 24:352-62. 2010
    ..These findings highlight a major public health issue that should be of great concern, given the short- and long-term morbidities and complications associated with preterm birth...
  26. pmc Levels of soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase one in first trimester and outcomes of pregnancy: a systematic review
    Marni Jacobs
    Perinatal Research, Kolling Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, 2065 NSW, Australia
    Reprod Biol Endocrinol 9:77. 2011
    ..However, findings were affected by methodological, biological and testing variations between studies; highlighting the need for consistent testing of new biomarkers and reporting of outcome measures...
  27. doi request reprint Exploring the potential to use data linkage for investigating the relationship between birth defects and prenatal alcohol exposure
    Colleen M O'Leary
    Centre for Population Health Research, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 97:497-504. 2013
    ..This study explores the potential of data linkage to investigate the proportion of birth defects classified as alcohol-related (ARBD) by the Institutes of Medicine (IOM) that are attributable to maternal alcohol-use disorder...
  28. doi request reprint Maternal and infant characteristics by mode of vitamin K prophylaxis administration
    Amina Z Khambalia
    Clinical and Population Perinatal Research, Kolling Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, NSW 2065, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 48:665-8. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to compare maternal and infant characteristics by mode of VK administration...
  29. doi request reprint Seasonal variation in fetal growth: accounting for sociodemographic, biological, and environmental exposures
    Gavin Pereira
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 206:74.e1-7. 2012
    ..We sought to investigate seasonal variation in fetal growth, accounting for important sociodemographic, biological, and environmental exposures...
  30. pmc Increasing prevalence of hypospadias in Western Australia, 1980-2000
    Natasha Nassar
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    Arch Dis Child 92:580-4. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and trends of hypospadias in an Australian population...
  31. pmc Trends in use of neonatal CPAP: a population-based study
    Christine L Roberts
    Clinical and Population Perinatal Health Research, Kolling Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Level 2, Building 52, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, NSW, 2065, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 11:89. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to examine recent population trends in the use of neonatal continuous positive airway pressure...
  32. doi request reprint Residential mobility in a cohort of primiparous women during pregnancy and post-partum
    Camille H Raynes-Greenow
    Perinatal Research, Kolling Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 32:131-4. 2008
    ..To quantify the residential mobility rate in a population of pregnant women expecting their first baby...
  33. doi request reprint Increasing prevalence of neonatal withdrawal syndrome: population study of maternal factors and child protection involvement
    Melissa O'Donnell
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, 100 Roberts Rd, Subiaco, WA, 6008, Australia
    Pediatrics 123:e614-21. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to measure the birth prevalence of neonatal withdrawal syndrome over time, associated maternal characteristics and child protection involvement...
  34. pmc Trends in the diagnosis of Rett syndrome in Australia
    Stephanie Fehr
    Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia 6008, Australia
    Pediatr Res 70:313-9. 2011
    ..45)] in comparison with 5 y of age [1/15,361 or 6.51 per 100,000 person-years (95% CI, 5.65-7.39)]. Earlier age of diagnosis may result in families experiencing less stress and emotional strain compared with those with delayed diagnosis...
  35. ncbi request reprint A simple patient-initiated intervention to increase antenatal detection of breech presentation at term
    Christine L Roberts
    Centre for Perinatal Health Services Research, University of Sydney, Australia
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 18:371-6. 2004
    ..Further, there was no increase in the uptake of ECV nor a reduction in caesarean sections for breech presentation. The difficulties associated with before-after studies are highlighted...
  36. ncbi request reprint Relation between intrauterine growth and subsequent intellectual disability in a ten-year population cohort of children in Western Australia
    Helen Leonard
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, West Perth, Australia
    Am J Epidemiol 167:103-11. 2008
    ..36, 95% CI: 0.93, 6.03). These findings suggest that inappropriate intrauterine growth, less than or greater than optimal birth weight, is associated with development of ID...