- Racial variation in the association between gestational age and perinatal mortality: prospective studyImelda Balchin
Academic Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London SW10 9NH
BMJ 334:833. 2007....
- Race, prematurity and immaturityImelda Balchin
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University College London Hospitals Trust, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Obstetric Hospital, London, UK
Early Hum Dev 83:749-54. 2007..These patterns remained significant even after adjusting for socioeconomic factors. This suggests that fetal maturity occurs earlier in gestation in Blacks and South Asians when compared to white European babies...
- Timing of planned cesarean delivery by racial groupImelda Balchin
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute for Women s Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom
Obstet Gynecol 111:659-66. 2008..To estimate the incidence of newborn respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) and transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN) in relation to gestational age and planned cesarean delivery in white, South Asian, and black women...
- The effect of exclusion of cases with unrecorded best estimate of gestational age on the estimates of preterm birth rateI Balchin
University College London Institute for Women s Health, London, UK
BJOG 116:1218-24. 2009..To investigate the effect of excluding cases with unrecorded best estimate of gestational age at birth on pregnancy outcome reporting and to determine the reasons for unrecorded gestational age data...
- Maternal and fetal characteristics associated with meconium-stained amniotic fluidImelda Balchin
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The Royal London Hospital, Barts and The London NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom
Obstet Gynecol 117:828-35. 2011..To estimate the rates of meconium-stained amniotic fluid (AF) and adverse outcome in relation to gestational age and racial group, and to investigate the predictors of meconium-stained AF...
- Are reported preterm birth rates reliable? An analysis of interhospital differences in the calculation of the weeks of gestation at delivery and preterm birth rateImelda Balchin
Academic Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK
BJOG 111:160-3. 2004..Calculation of estimated gestational age varied between hospitals due to inconsistencies in 'rounding' and 'truncating' the weeks of gestation at delivery. This resulted in preterm birth misclassification rates of up to 10.1%...