L McCowan

Summary

Affiliation: University of Auckland
Country: New Zealand

Publications

  1. pmc Clinical prediction in early pregnancy of infants small for gestational age by customised birthweight centiles: findings from a healthy nulliparous cohort
    Lesley M E McCowan
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    PLoS ONE 8:e70917. 2013
  2. pmc A postal survey of maternal sleep in late pregnancy
    B Lynne Hutchison
    Department of Paediatrics, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:144. 2012
  3. pmc Maternal obesity and postpartum haemorrhage after vaginal and caesarean delivery among nulliparous women at term: a retrospective cohort study
    Elaine M Fyfe
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland, Private Bag, 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:112. 2012
  4. pmc Relationship between obesity, ethnicity and risk of late stillbirth: a case control study
    Tomasina Stacey
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland, ACH Support Building, Park Road, Grafton, Auckland 1020, New Zealand
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 11:3. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Perinatal predictors of growth at six months in small for gestational age babies
    L McCowan
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Early Hum Dev 56:205-16. 1999
  6. pmc Spontaneous preterm birth and small for gestational age infants in women who stop smoking early in pregnancy: prospective cohort study
    Lesley M E McCowan
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMJ 338:b1081. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Risk factors for small for gestational age infants
    Lesley McCowan
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019 Auckland, New Zealand
    Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol 23:779-93. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for small-for-gestational-age infants by customised birthweight centiles: data from an international prospective cohort study
    L M E McCowan
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    BJOG 117:1599-607. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Paternal contribution to small for gestational age babies: a multicenter prospective study
    Lesley M E McCowan
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:1035-9. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Fetal growth restriction and other risk factors for stillbirth in a New Zealand setting
    Lesley M E McCowan
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland, and National Women s Health, Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 47:450-6. 2007

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. pmc Clinical prediction in early pregnancy of infants small for gestational age by customised birthweight centiles: findings from a healthy nulliparous cohort
    Lesley M E McCowan
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    PLoS ONE 8:e70917. 2013
    ..Small for gestational age (SGA) infants comprise up to 50% of all stillbirths and a minority are detected before birth. We aimed to develop and validate early pregnancy predictive models for SGA infants...
  2. pmc A postal survey of maternal sleep in late pregnancy
    B Lynne Hutchison
    Department of Paediatrics, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:144. 2012
    ..Sleep disturbances in late pregnancy are common. This study aimed to survey sleep problems in third trimester pregnant women and to compare sleep in the pre-pregnancy period with the third trimester...
  3. pmc Maternal obesity and postpartum haemorrhage after vaginal and caesarean delivery among nulliparous women at term: a retrospective cohort study
    Elaine M Fyfe
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland, Private Bag, 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:112. 2012
    ....
  4. pmc Relationship between obesity, ethnicity and risk of late stillbirth: a case control study
    Tomasina Stacey
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland, ACH Support Building, Park Road, Grafton, Auckland 1020, New Zealand
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 11:3. 2011
    ..Previous studies have indicated an ethnic disparity in the rate of stillbirths. This study aimed to determine whether maternal ethnicity is independently associated with late stillbirth in New Zealand...
  5. ncbi request reprint Perinatal predictors of growth at six months in small for gestational age babies
    L McCowan
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Early Hum Dev 56:205-16. 1999
    ..Underweight was predicted by early detection of SGA antenatally. Most SGA babies who remained small at 6 months failed to show catch up growth after birth...
  6. pmc Spontaneous preterm birth and small for gestational age infants in women who stop smoking early in pregnancy: prospective cohort study
    Lesley M E McCowan
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMJ 338:b1081. 2009
    ..To compare pregnancy outcomes between women who stopped smoking in early pregnancy and those who either did not smoke in pregnancy or continued to smoke...
  7. doi request reprint Risk factors for small for gestational age infants
    Lesley McCowan
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019 Auckland, New Zealand
    Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol 23:779-93. 2009
    ..Future studies need to investigate risk factors for babies SGA by customised centiles as these babies have greater morbidity and mortality than babies defined as SGA by population centiles...
  8. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for small-for-gestational-age infants by customised birthweight centiles: data from an international prospective cohort study
    L M E McCowan
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    BJOG 117:1599-607. 2010
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Paternal contribution to small for gestational age babies: a multicenter prospective study
    Lesley M E McCowan
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:1035-9. 2011
    ..In conclusion, we report a novel relationship between paternal obesity/central adiposity and birth of an SGA infant, which appears to be independent of maternal factors associated with fetal growth restriction...
  10. ncbi request reprint Fetal growth restriction and other risk factors for stillbirth in a New Zealand setting
    Lesley M E McCowan
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland, and National Women s Health, Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 47:450-6. 2007
    ..Stillbirth affects almost 1% of pregnant women in the Western world but is still not a research priority...
  11. ncbi request reprint Antiphosphatidyl serine antibodies are more common in normotensive women with small for gestational age pregnancies
    Lesley M E McCowan
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National Women s Hospital, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 44:14-8. 2004
    ..Small for gestational age (SGA) babies are more common in women with antiphospholipid antibodies but data are limited about the prevalence of antiphospholipid antibodies in women who have delivered SGA babies...
  12. ncbi request reprint A customised birthweight centile calculator developed for a New Zealand population
    Lesley McCowan
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National Women s Hospital, Private Bag 92 189, Auckland, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 44:428-31. 2004
    ..Traditionally, small for gestational age is defined as birthweight <10th percentile using sex-adjusted centile charts. However, this criterion includes constitutional variation due to maternal height, weight, ethnic group and parity...
  13. ncbi request reprint Term birthweight centiles for babies from New Zealand's main ethnic groups
    Lesley McCowan
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National Women s Hospital, Private Bag 92 189, Auckland, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 44:432-5. 2004
    ..Birthweight centiles developed predominantly from babies of European ethnicity may therefore not be appropriate to classify babies from other ethnic groups...
  14. ncbi request reprint Customized birthweight centiles predict SGA pregnancies with perinatal morbidity
    Lesley M E McCowan
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National Women s Hospital, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    BJOG 112:1026-33. 2005
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint Small-for-gestational-age infants classified by customized or population birthweight centiles: impact of gestational age at delivery
    Katie M Groom
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 197:239.e1-5. 2007
    ..Our objective was to compare the proportion of infants classified as SGA by customized and population birthweight centiles at different gestational ages at delivery...
  16. doi request reprint The Auckland Stillbirth study, a case-control study exploring modifiable risk factors for third trimester stillbirth: methods and rationale
    Tomasina Stacey
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 51:3-8. 2011
    ..In high-income countries, stillbirth rates have been static in recent decades. Unexplained stillbirths account for up to 50% of these deaths...
  17. doi request reprint Patterns of change in uterine artery Doppler studies between 20 and 24 weeks of gestation and pregnancy outcomes
    Katie M Groom
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Obstet Gynecol 113:332-8. 2009
    ..To describe changes in mean uterine artery resistance index and bilateral notches between 20 and 24 weeks of gestation in healthy nulliparous women and to relate these changes to pregnancy outcome...
  18. doi request reprint A proteomic approach identifies early pregnancy biomarkers for preeclampsia: novel linkages between a predisposition to preeclampsia and cardiovascular disease
    Marion Blumenstein
    School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Proteomics 9:2929-45. 2009
    ..Our findings are remarkably similar to recently identified proteins complexed to high-density lipoprotein and linked to cardiovascular disease...
  19. ncbi request reprint Phagocytosis of necrotic but not apoptotic trophoblasts induces endothelial cell activation
    Qi Chen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Hypertension 47:116-21. 2006
    ..This work suggests that endothelial cells can phagocytose deported trophoblasts and that the mechanism of trophoblast death (apoptotic or necrotic) could have major effects on the maternal vascular response to shed trophoblasts...
  20. ncbi request reprint Fetal growth restriction and other factors associated with neonatal death in New Zealand
    Malcolm R Battin
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Auckland, and National Women s Health, Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 47:457-63. 2007
    ..There are few studies of risk factors for neonatal death in Australia or New Zealand...
  21. doi request reprint Metformin versus insulin for the treatment of gestational diabetes
    Janet A Rowan
    National Women s Health, Auckland City Hospital, Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Engl J Med 358:2003-15. 2008
    ..Metformin is a logical treatment for women with gestational diabetes mellitus, but randomized trials to assess the efficacy and safety of its use for this condition are lacking...
  22. ncbi request reprint Sleep effects on ambulatory blood pressure measurements in pregnant women
    R S Taylor
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Am J Hypertens 14:38-43. 2001
    ..Nondippers were common and nondipper status frequently changed during pregnancy...
  23. doi request reprint Customised birthweight centiles are useful for identifying small-for-gestational-age babies in women with type 2 diabetes
    Janet A Rowan
    Department of Obstetrics, National Women s Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 49:180-4. 2009
    ..Customised birthweight centiles identify small-for-gestational-age (SGA) babies at increased risk of morbidity more accurately than population centiles, but they have not been validated in obese populations...
  24. ncbi request reprint Inherited thrombophilias are not increased in "idiopathic" small-for-gestational-age pregnancies
    Lesley M E McCowan
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 188:981-5. 2003
    ..whether fetal carriage of a thrombophilia is associated with abnormal umbilical Doppler studies...
  25. doi request reprint Duration of sexual relationship and its effect on preeclampsia and small for gestational age perinatal outcome
    Ee Min Kho
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    J Reprod Immunol 82:66-73. 2009
    ..58-40.7). We conclude that compared to uncomplicated pregnancies, short duration of sexual relationship is more common in women who develop preeclampsia and women with abnormal uterine artery Doppler waveforms who deliver an SGA baby...
  26. ncbi request reprint Perinatal predictors of neurodevelopmental outcome in small-for-gestational-age children at 18 months of age
    Lesley M E McCowan
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 186:1069-75. 2002
    ..Our purpose was to explore the influence of a range of perinatal variables on neurodevelopment at 18 months in a cohort of small-for-gestational-age (SGA) children born in the mid 1990s...