Loretta Brabin

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Affiliation: University of Manchester
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Influence of iron status on risk of maternal or neonatal infection and on neonatal mortality with an emphasis on developing countries
    Loretta Brabin
    Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Nutr Rev 71:528-40. 2013
  2. doi request reprint The school nurse, the school and HPV vaccination: a qualitative study of factors affecting HPV vaccine uptake
    Loretta Brabin
    Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, University of Manchester, School of Cancer and enabling Sciences, Manchester M13 OJH, UK
    Vaccine 29:3192-6. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Survey of girls' recall of a film providing information on human papillomavirus and cervical cancer 6 months after an offer of vaccination
    Loretta Brabin
    Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, University of Manchester, School of Cancer and enabling Sciences, Manchester M13 OJH, UK
    Vaccine 28:4210-4. 2010
  4. pmc A survey of adolescent experiences of human papillomavirus vaccination in the Manchester study
    L Brabin
    Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Cancer and Imaging Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Br J Cancer 101:1502-4. 2009
  5. pmc Delivery of chlamydia screening to young women requesting emergency hormonal contraception at pharmacies in Manchester, UK: a prospective study
    Loretta Brabin
    Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 OJH, UK
    BMC Womens Health 9:7. 2009
  6. pmc Rural Gambian women's reliance on health workers to deliver sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine as recommended intermittent preventive treatment for malaria in pregnancy
    Loretta Brabin
    Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 OJH, UK
    Malar J 8:25. 2009
  7. pmc Uptake of first two doses of human papillomavirus vaccine by adolescent schoolgirls in Manchester: prospective cohort study
    Loretta Brabin
    Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St Mary s Hospital, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 OJH
    BMJ 336:1056-8. 2008
  8. doi request reprint The second to fourth digit ratio (2D:4D) in women with and without human papillomavirus and cervical dysplasia
    Loretta Brabin
    Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 OJH, United Kingdom
    Am J Hum Biol 20:337-41. 2008
  9. pmc A semi-qualitative study of attitudes to vaccinating adolescents against human papillomavirus without parental consent
    Loretta Brabin
    Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Research Floor, St, Mary s Hospital, Whitworth Park, Manchester, M13 0JH, UK
    BMC Public Health 7:20. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Future acceptance of adolescent human papillomavirus vaccination: a survey of parental attitudes
    Loretta Brabin
    Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 OJH, UK
    Vaccine 24:3087-94. 2006

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Publications29

  1. pmc Influence of iron status on risk of maternal or neonatal infection and on neonatal mortality with an emphasis on developing countries
    Loretta Brabin
    Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Nutr Rev 71:528-40. 2013
    ..Further research is indicated to investigate the risk of infection relative to iron status in mothers and babies in order to avoid iron intervention strategies that may result in detrimental birth outcomes in some groups of women. ..
  2. doi request reprint The school nurse, the school and HPV vaccination: a qualitative study of factors affecting HPV vaccine uptake
    Loretta Brabin
    Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, University of Manchester, School of Cancer and enabling Sciences, Manchester M13 OJH, UK
    Vaccine 29:3192-6. 2011
    ..Some of these issues will need to be addressed to ensure continued high vaccine coverage as HPV vaccination becomes a less prioritised, routine activity...
  3. doi request reprint Survey of girls' recall of a film providing information on human papillomavirus and cervical cancer 6 months after an offer of vaccination
    Loretta Brabin
    Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, University of Manchester, School of Cancer and enabling Sciences, Manchester M13 OJH, UK
    Vaccine 28:4210-4. 2010
    ..Fear of cervical cancer may motivate young adolescents for vaccination but false assumptions might undermine later preventive actions by both the vaccinated and unvaccinated groups...
  4. pmc A survey of adolescent experiences of human papillomavirus vaccination in the Manchester study
    L Brabin
    Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Cancer and Imaging Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Br J Cancer 101:1502-4. 2009
    ..We investigated the views of adolescent girls who had been offered the vaccine as part of a feasibility study conducted in Manchester...
  5. pmc Delivery of chlamydia screening to young women requesting emergency hormonal contraception at pharmacies in Manchester, UK: a prospective study
    Loretta Brabin
    Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 OJH, UK
    BMC Womens Health 9:7. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the uptake of free postal chlamydia screening by women under 25 years who requested EHC at pharmacies in Manchester, UK...
  6. pmc Rural Gambian women's reliance on health workers to deliver sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine as recommended intermittent preventive treatment for malaria in pregnancy
    Loretta Brabin
    Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 OJH, UK
    Malar J 8:25. 2009
    ..The objective of this paper was to assess whether rural Gambian women were aware of the importance of the timing of the two-dose IPT dose schedule and its relevance to drug safety...
  7. pmc Uptake of first two doses of human papillomavirus vaccine by adolescent schoolgirls in Manchester: prospective cohort study
    Loretta Brabin
    Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St Mary s Hospital, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 OJH
    BMJ 336:1056-8. 2008
    ..To assess the feasibility and acceptability of delivering a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to adolescent girls...
  8. doi request reprint The second to fourth digit ratio (2D:4D) in women with and without human papillomavirus and cervical dysplasia
    Loretta Brabin
    Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 OJH, United Kingdom
    Am J Hum Biol 20:337-41. 2008
    ..A similar, nonsignificant trend was observed among women with a persistent HPV infection. CONCLUSION: Lower fetal androgen exposure may predispose to persistent HPV and increased risk of CIN...
  9. pmc A semi-qualitative study of attitudes to vaccinating adolescents against human papillomavirus without parental consent
    Loretta Brabin
    Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Research Floor, St, Mary s Hospital, Whitworth Park, Manchester, M13 0JH, UK
    BMC Public Health 7:20. 2007
    ..Under-16s in the UK have a right to confidential sexual health care without parental consent. We investigated parents' views on making available HPV vaccination to adolescent minors at sexual health clinics without parental consent...
  10. ncbi request reprint Future acceptance of adolescent human papillomavirus vaccination: a survey of parental attitudes
    Loretta Brabin
    Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 OJH, UK
    Vaccine 24:3087-94. 2006
    ..It will be important to raise general awareness of the role of HPV in cervical cancer without stigmatizing the vaccine...
  11. pmc Biological and hormonal markers of chlamydia, human papillomavirus, and bacterial vaginosis among adolescents attending genitourinary medicine clinics
    L Brabin
    Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Reproductive Health Care, Research Floor, St Mary s Hospital, Whitworth Park, Manchester M13 0JH, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 81:128-32. 2005
    ..To assess maturity indices, menstrual patterns, hormonal factors, and risk of adolescent genital tract infections...
  12. pmc HIV, malaria and beyond: reducing the disease burden of female adolescents
    Loretta Brabin
    Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Reproductive Health Care, Research Floor, St, Mary s Hospital, Whitworth Park, Manchester M13 OJH, UK
    Malar J 4:2. 2005
    ..Failure to prioritize adolescent health in this way will seriously limit the success of disease control programs for malaria and HIV prevention...
  13. doi request reprint Mothers' screening histories influence daughters' vaccination uptake: an analysis of linked cervical screening and human papillomavirus vaccination records in the North West of England
    Angela M Spencer Nee Pilkington
    Manchester Urban Collaboration on Health, Institute of Population Health, Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre, University of Manchester, Stopford Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PT, United Kingdom
    Eur J Cancer 49:1264-72. 2013
    ..We investigate whether mother's screening history influences daughter's participation in the HPV vaccination programme...
  14. pmc A qualitative study to assess school nurses' views on vaccinating 12-13 year old school girls against human papillomavirus without parental consent
    Rebecca Stretch
    Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Manchester, St Mary s Hospital Research Floor 5th, Oxford Road, Manchester M139WL, UK
    BMC Public Health 9:254. 2009
    ..As part of a vaccine study conducted ahead of the National HPV Vaccine Programme we sought the views of school nurses on vaccinating girls who did not have parental consent...
  15. doi request reprint Informing adolescents about human papillomavirus vaccination: what will parents allow?
    Lorraine A Vallely
    Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Manchester, M13 OJH, United Kingdom
    Vaccine 26:2203-10. 2008
    ..Our results indicated that the film's four key messages were acceptable to parents and largely understood by adolescents but these messages will need reinforcing if the full potential of a prophylactic vaccine is to be realised...
  16. ncbi request reprint Sex hormone patterns and serum retinol concentrations in adolescent girls
    Loretta Brabin
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Reproductive Health Care and of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, U K
    J Reprod Med 49:41-51. 2004
    ..To describe the pattern and relation of sex serum hormones and retinol concentrations over 1 menstrual cycle in adolescent girls living in a resource-poor setting...
  17. ncbi request reprint Interactions of the female hormonal environment, susceptibility to viral infections, and disease progression
    Loretta Brabin
    Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Reproductive Health Care, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 16:211-21. 2002
    ..Clinicians with patients at high risk of sexually transmitted infections, especially HIV, require better information on the risks associated with different hormonal contraceptive regimes...
  18. doi request reprint Human papillomavirus vaccination and social inequality: results from a prospective cohort study
    S A Roberts
    Health Methodology Research Group, University of Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, UK
    Epidemiol Infect 139:400-5. 2011
    ..Different approaches may be needed to maximize HPV vaccine uptake in engaged and non-responding parents, including ethnic-specific approaches for non-responders...
  19. doi request reprint Development of a pre-notification leaflet to encourage uptake of cervical screening at first invitation: a qualitative study
    Laura Sadler
    Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Cancer and enabling Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9WL, UK and Robert Darbishire General Practice, Rusholme, Manchester M14 5NP, UK
    Health Educ Res 28:793-802. 2013
    ..A pre-notification leaflet incorporating key information was designed and will be tested in a randomized trial of complex interventions within the routine cervical screening programme. ..
  20. ncbi request reprint Maternal height, birthweight and cephalo pelvic disproportion in urban Nigeria and rural Malawi
    Loretta Brabin
    Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Health Care, St Mary s Hospital, University of Manchester, UK
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 81:502-7. 2002
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the factors associated with CPD, with particular reference to birthweight, stature, parity and maternal age...
  21. doi request reprint The right to remain silent: a qualitative study of the medical and social ramifications of pregnancy disclosure for Gambian women
    E Stokes
    Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    BJOG 115:1641-7; discussion 1647. 2008
    ..We explored these factors to inform and improve the process by which health workers provide care and treatment to pregnant women...
  22. pmc Parental attitudes and information needs in an adolescent HPV vaccination programme
    R Stretch
    Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 OJH, UK
    Br J Cancer 99:1908-11. 2008
    ..Responses suggested that fact sheets and parent information evenings confirmed, rather than changed, consent decisions. The views of active refusers on safety and efficacy may be difficult to change, lowering vaccine coverage...
  23. doi request reprint A qualitative study of pharmacists' views on offering chlamydia screening to women requesting Emergency Hormonal Contraception
    G Thomas
    Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    BJOG 117:109-13. 2010
    ..To avoid offence they selected women based on age, education and ethnicity. The rationale for chlamydia screening in pharmacy-based EHC schemes is compromised if pharmacists do not offer screening comprehensively...
  24. ncbi request reprint The IL-10 -1082G polymorphism is associated with clearance of HPV infection
    F Farzaneh
    Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St Mary s Hospital, Manchester, UK
    BJOG 113:961-4. 2006
    ..028 [95% CI 0.001-0.66], P= 0.001). This preliminary study suggests that higher levels of IL-10 may prevent cervical neoplasia through their role in eliminating HPV...
  25. pmc Factors affecting vaginal pH levels among female adolescents attending genitourinary medicine clinics
    L Brabin
    Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Reproductive Health Care, Research Floor, St Mary s Hospital, Whitworth Park, Manchester M13 0JH, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 81:483-7. 2005
    ..We assessed hormonal factors and risk of abnormal vaginal pH and bacterial vaginosis (BV) among adolescents attending genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics...
  26. ncbi request reprint Tailoring clinical management practices to meet the special needs of adolescents: sexually transmitted infections
    L Brabin
    Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Reproductive Health Care, St. Mary's Hospital, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 75:123-36. 2001
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  27. ncbi request reprint Oral contraceptives and cervical cancer
    Loretta Brabin
    Lancet 360:409-10. 2002
  28. pmc Pregnancy late in life: a hospital-based study of birth outcomes
    Ali Delpisheh
    Child and Reproductive Health Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 17:965-70. 2008
    ..Pregnancy in older women is of great relevance, particularly in developed countries where many women experience pregnancy late in the childbearing age...
  29. ncbi request reprint Vaccines against human papillomavirus: the future is bright
    Loretta Brabin
    Br J Hosp Med (Lond) 67:566, 568. 2006