H Dolk

Summary

Affiliation: University of Ulster
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Outdoor air pollution and infant mortality: analysis of daily time-series data in 10 English cities
    Shakoor Hajat
    Public and Environmental Health Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:719-22. 2007
  2. doi request reprint The prevalence of congenital anomalies in Europe
    Helen Dolk
    EUROCAT Central Registry, Faculty of Life and Health Sciences, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, UK
    Adv Exp Med Biol 686:349-64. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Congenital heart defects in Europe: prevalence and perinatal mortality, 2000 to 2005
    Helen Dolk
    Professor of Epidemiology and Health Services Research, University of Ulster, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
    Circulation 123:841-9. 2011
  4. pmc Differences in pandemic influenza vaccination policies for pregnant women in Europe
    Johannes M Luteijn
    EUROCAT Central Registry, Institute of Nursing Research School of Nursing, University of Ulster, Jordanstown Campus, Newtownabbey, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:819. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Trends in the prevalence of cerebral palsy in Northern Ireland, 1981-1997
    Helen Dolk
    Faculty of Life and Health Sciences, University of Ulster at Jordanstown, Newtownabbey, County Antrim, UK
    Dev Med Child Neurol 48:406-12; discussion 405. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Trends and geographic inequalities in the prevalence of Down syndrome in Europe, 1980-1999
    H Dolk
    EUROCAT Central Registry, Room 15E12, Faculty of Life and Health Sciences, University of Ulster at Jordanstown, Shore Rd, Newtownabbey BT37 OQB, Ulster, UK
    Rev Epidemiol Sante Publique 53:2S87-95. 2005
  7. doi request reprint Ambient air pollution and risk of congenital anomalies in England, 1991-1999
    H Dolk
    Room 12L09, University of Ulster, Shore Road, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, BT37 0QB, UK
    Occup Environ Med 67:223-7. 2010
  8. pmc Toward the effective surveillance of hypospadias
    Helen Dolk
    EUROCAT Central Registry, University of Ulster, Room 15E12, Newtownabbey, County Antrim, Northern Ireland BT37 0QB, UK
    Environ Health Perspect 112:398-402. 2004
  9. doi request reprint Socio-economic inequalities in cerebral palsy prevalence in the United Kingdom: a register-based study
    Helen Dolk
    Public Health and Primary Care Research Group, Institute for Nursing Research, University of Ulster, Shore Road, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, UK
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 24:149-55. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint The impact of environmental pollution on congenital anomalies
    Helen Dolk
    University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, UK
    Br Med Bull 68:25-45. 2003

Detail Information

Publications37

  1. pmc Outdoor air pollution and infant mortality: analysis of daily time-series data in 10 English cities
    Shakoor Hajat
    Public and Environmental Health Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:719-22. 2007
    ..To date, there has been no investigation of the effects of outdoor pollution on infant mortality in the UK...
  2. doi request reprint The prevalence of congenital anomalies in Europe
    Helen Dolk
    EUROCAT Central Registry, Faculty of Life and Health Sciences, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, UK
    Adv Exp Med Biol 686:349-64. 2010
    ..Primary prevention of congenital anomalies in the population based on controlling environmental risk factors is a crucial policy priority, including preconceptional care and whole population approaches...
  3. doi request reprint Congenital heart defects in Europe: prevalence and perinatal mortality, 2000 to 2005
    Helen Dolk
    Professor of Epidemiology and Health Services Research, University of Ulster, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
    Circulation 123:841-9. 2011
    ..This study determines the prevalence of Congenital Heart Defects (CHD), diagnosed prenatally or in infancy, and fetal and perinatal mortality associated with CHD in Europe...
  4. pmc Differences in pandemic influenza vaccination policies for pregnant women in Europe
    Johannes M Luteijn
    EUROCAT Central Registry, Institute of Nursing Research School of Nursing, University of Ulster, Jordanstown Campus, Newtownabbey, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:819. 2011
    ..This study reports a survey of vaccination policies for pregnant women in European countries...
  5. ncbi request reprint Trends in the prevalence of cerebral palsy in Northern Ireland, 1981-1997
    Helen Dolk
    Faculty of Life and Health Sciences, University of Ulster at Jordanstown, Newtownabbey, County Antrim, UK
    Dev Med Child Neurol 48:406-12; discussion 405. 2006
    ..Occurrence of bilateral spasticity from 1994 to 1997 was associated with greater severity and likelihood of intellectual impairment for normal-birthweight individuals than for low- or very-low-birthweight individuals...
  6. ncbi request reprint Trends and geographic inequalities in the prevalence of Down syndrome in Europe, 1980-1999
    H Dolk
    EUROCAT Central Registry, Room 15E12, Faculty of Life and Health Sciences, University of Ulster at Jordanstown, Shore Rd, Newtownabbey BT37 OQB, Ulster, UK
    Rev Epidemiol Sante Publique 53:2S87-95. 2005
    ..In this paper, we aim to examine trends in the live birth prevalence of Down syndrome in Europe in the light of trends in maternal age and in prenatal diagnosis...
  7. doi request reprint Ambient air pollution and risk of congenital anomalies in England, 1991-1999
    H Dolk
    Room 12L09, University of Ulster, Shore Road, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, BT37 0QB, UK
    Occup Environ Med 67:223-7. 2010
    ..To investigate whether there is an association between risk of congenital anomaly and annual ward level exposure to air pollution in England during the 1990s...
  8. pmc Toward the effective surveillance of hypospadias
    Helen Dolk
    EUROCAT Central Registry, University of Ulster, Room 15E12, Newtownabbey, County Antrim, Northern Ireland BT37 0QB, UK
    Environ Health Perspect 112:398-402. 2004
    ..We conclude that it is doubtful whether we have had the systems in place worldwide for the effective surveillance of hypospadias in relation to exposure to potential endocrine-disrupting chemicals...
  9. doi request reprint Socio-economic inequalities in cerebral palsy prevalence in the United Kingdom: a register-based study
    Helen Dolk
    Public Health and Primary Care Research Group, Institute for Nursing Research, University of Ulster, Shore Road, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, UK
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 24:149-55. 2010
    ..The steeper gradients in some regions for normal birthweight cases and cases with severe intellectual impairment require further investigation...
  10. ncbi request reprint The impact of environmental pollution on congenital anomalies
    Helen Dolk
    University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, UK
    Br Med Bull 68:25-45. 2003
    ..Prenatal service providers and counsellors need to be aware of the uncertainties regarding environmental pollution when addressing parental concerns...
  11. ncbi request reprint Epidemiologic approaches to identifying environmental causes of birth defects
    Helen Dolk
    EUROCAT Central Registry, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland
    Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet 125:4-11. 2004
    ..The epidemiologic approach is important not only to elucidate environmental causes but also to assess the implementation of existing research into policy and practice for the prevention of birth defects...
  12. pmc EUROCAT: 25 years of European surveillance of congenital anomalies
    H Dolk
    Epidemiology and Health Services Research, University of Ulster at Jordanstown, Shore Rd, Newtownabbey BT37 OQB, UK
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 90:F355-8. 2005
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  13. doi request reprint Trends in the prevalence, risk and pregnancy outcome of multiple births with congenital anomaly: a registry-based study in 14 European countries 1984-2007
    B Boyle
    Centre for Maternal Fetal and Infant Research, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, UK
    BJOG 120:707-16. 2013
    ..To assess the public health consequences of the rise in multiple births with respect to congenital anomalies...
  14. doi request reprint Maternal age-specific risk of non-chromosomal anomalies
    M Loane
    EUROCAT, Faculty of Life and Health Science, University of Ulster, Jordanstown, Co Antrim, UK
    BJOG 116:1111-9. 2009
    ..To determine the excess risk of non-chromosomal congenital anomaly (NCA) among teenage mothers and older mothers...
  15. ncbi request reprint Chromosomal congenital anomalies and residence near hazardous waste landfill sites
    M Vrijheid
    EUROCAT Central Registry, Environmental Epidemiology Unit, Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet 359:320-2. 2002
    ..41, 95% CI 1.00-1.99). Our results suggest an increase in risk of chromosomal anomalies similar to that found for non-chromosomal anomalies...
  16. doi request reprint Paper 3: EUROCAT data quality indicators for population-based registries of congenital anomalies
    Maria Loane
    EUROCAT Central Registry, Centre for Maternal, Fetal and Infant Research, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 91:S23-30. 2011
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  17. doi request reprint Paper 4: EUROCAT statistical monitoring: identification and investigation of ten year trends of congenital anomalies in Europe
    Maria Loane
    EUROCAT Central Registry, Centre for Maternal, Fetal, and Infant Research, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 91:S31-43. 2011
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Increasing prevalence of gastroschisis in Europe 1980-2002: a phenomenon restricted to younger mothers?
    Maria Loane
    University of Ulster, Belfast, UK
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 21:363-9. 2007
    ..96-fold compared with an increase of 3.95-fold for mothers in the other age groups. These findings indicate that the phenomenon of increasing gastroschisis prevalence is not restricted to younger mothers only...
  19. ncbi request reprint What influences physiotherapy use by children with cerebral palsy?
    J Parkes
    Health and Social Care Research Unit and School of Nursing and Midwifery, The Queen s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
    Child Care Health Dev 30:151-60. 2004
    ..To investigate factors that influence the frequency of physiotherapy currently used by a population of children with moderate to severe cerebral palsy (CP)...
  20. doi request reprint Socioeconomic inequalities in neonatal intensive care admission rates
    J Jenkins
    Queen s University Belfast, Paediatric Department, Antrim Hospital, Antrim BT41 2RL, Northern Ireland, UK
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 94:F423-8. 2009
    ..To examine socioeconomic inequalities in neonatal intensive care (NIC) admissions relating to preterm birth, intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), multiple births and other conditions...
  21. pmc Assessing epidemiological evidence for the teratogenic effects of anticonvulsant medications
    H Dolk
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Services Research, Faculty of Life and Health Sciences, University of Ulster, Shore Road, Newtownabbey BT37 0QB, UK
    J Med Genet 39:243-4. 2002
  22. ncbi request reprint Descriptive epidemiology of Cornelia de Lange syndrome in Europe
    Ingeborg Barisic
    Children s University Hospital Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
    Am J Med Genet A 146:51-9. 2008
    ..Almost 70% of patients, born after the 37th week of gestation, weighed <or=2,500 g. Low birth weight correlated with a more severe phenotype. Severe limb anomalies were significantly more often present in males...
  23. ncbi request reprint Multiple birth and cerebral palsy in Europe: a multicenter study
    Monica Topp
    The Cerebral Palsy Registry in Denmark, National Institute of Public Health, Denmark
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 83:548-53. 2004
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Cerebral palsy and intrauterine growth in single births: European collaborative study
    Stephen Jarvis
    Institute of Child Health, University of Newcastle, UK
    Lancet 362:1106-11. 2003
    ..Cerebral palsy seems to be more common in term babies whose birthweight is low for their gestational age at delivery, but past analyses have been hampered by small datasets and Z-score calculation methods...
  25. ncbi request reprint Preventing neural tube defects in Europe: a missed opportunity
    Araceli Busby
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Reprod Toxicol 20:393-402. 2005
    ..Only a public health policy including folic acid fortification of staple foods is likely to result in large-scale prevention of NTDs...
  26. pmc Survey of informed consent for registration of congenital anomalies in Europe
    Araceli Busby
    EUROCAT Central Registry, London WC1E 7HT
    BMJ 331:140-1. 2005
  27. ncbi request reprint The potential of the European network of congenital anomaly registers (EUROCAT) for drug safety surveillance: a descriptive study
    Willemijn M Meijer
    Social Pharmacy, Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacotherapy, Groningen University Institute for Drug Exploration GUIDE, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 15:675-82. 2006
    ..This paper describes the potential of the EUROCAT collaboration for pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety surveillance...
  28. ncbi request reprint Prenatal diagnostic procedures used in pregnancies with congenital malformations in 14 regions of Europe
    Ester Garne
    University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
    Prenat Diagn 24:908-12. 2004
    ....
  29. pmc Preventing neural tube defects in Europe: population based study
    Araceli Busby
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT
    BMJ 330:574-5. 2005
  30. ncbi request reprint Gastrointestinal malformations: impact of prenatal diagnosis on gestational age at birth
    Ester Garne
    Kolding Hospital, Kolding, Denmark
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 21:370-5. 2007
    ..This may be because the benefits of prenatal diagnosis are outweighed by the problems arising from a lower GA at birth...
  31. ncbi request reprint Eye anomalies: seasonal variation and maternal viral infections
    Araceli Busby
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, United Kingdom
    Epidemiology 16:317-22. 2005
    ..We report an ecologic analysis of anophthalmia/microphthalmia prevalence in England in relation to temporal variation in these infections using routine infection data...
  32. ncbi request reprint Risk of low birth weight near EUROHAZCON hazardous waste landfill sites in England
    Oliver W C Morgan
    Kensington and Chelsea Primary Care Trust, London, United Kingdom
    Arch Environ Health 59:149-51. 2004
    ..Their findings suggest that previously reported results for congenital anomalies should not be extrapolated to a wider range of pregnancy outcomes but should be evaluated separately for each...
  33. ncbi request reprint A job-exposure matrix for potential endocrine-disrupting chemicals developed for a study into the association between maternal occupational exposure and hypospadias
    Martie van Tongeren
    Institute of Occupational Health, University of Birmingham, UK
    Ann Occup Hyg 46:465-77. 2002
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint UKCP: a collaborative network of cerebral palsy registers in the United Kingdom
    Geraldine Surman
    National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK
    J Public Health (Oxf) 28:148-56. 2006
    ..The UKCP database is an important national resource for the surveillance of CP and the study of its epidemiology in the United Kingdom...
  35. ncbi request reprint Paternal age and preterm birth
    Helen Dolk
    Epidemiology 17:593; author reply 593-4. 2006
  36. ncbi request reprint Should Europe fortify a staple food with folic acid?
    Lenore Abramsky
    Lancet 369:641-2. 2007
  37. ncbi request reprint Cerebral palsy and congenital malformations
    Ester Garne
    Paediatric Department, Kolding Hospital, DK 6000 Kolding, Denmark
    Eur J Paediatr Neurol 12:82-8. 2008
    ..To determine the proportion of children with cerebral palsy (CP) who have cerebral and non-cerebral congenital malformations...