Affiliation: University of Ulster
- Outdoor air pollution and infant mortality: analysis of daily time-series data in 10 English citiesShakoor 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...
- The prevalence of congenital anomalies in EuropeHelen 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...
- Congenital heart defects in Europe: prevalence and perinatal mortality, 2000 to 2005Helen 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...
- Lamotrigine use in pregnancy and risk of orofacial cleft and other congenital anomaliesHelen Dolk
From Ulster University H D, M L, Northern Ireland, UK University of Groningen H W, L T W d J v d B, the Netherlands Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry J M, UK Hospital Lillebaelt E G, Kolding, Denmark Registre Vaudois des Malformations M C A, Lausanne, Switzerland Public Health Division of Gipuzkoa L A, Instituto BIO Donostia, Basque Government, CIBER Epidemiologia y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Madrid, Spain University Medical Centre Groningen M B, the Netherlands Children s University Hospital Zagreb I B, Croatia Registre des Malformations Congenitales D Alsace B D, University of Strasbourg, France Department of Health Information and Research M G, Malta Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare K Kallen, Stockholm, Sweden Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale B K, INSERM, Villejuif, France Medical Birth Registry of Norway K Klungsoyr, Oslo National Institute for Health and Welfare A M L K, Helsinki, Finland Poznan University of Medical Sciences A L B, J P M, Poland Provinciaal Instituut voor Hygiene V N, Antwerp, Belgium Center for Clinical and Epidemiological Research Ferrara A N, Italy Health Service Executive M O, Kildare, Ireland Institute of Clinical Physiology National Research Council IFC CNR A P, The Netherlands
Neurology 86:1716-25. 2016..To test previous signals of a risk of orofacial cleft (OC) and clubfoot with exposure to the antiepileptic lamotrigine, and to investigate risk of other congenital anomalies (CA)...
- Detection and investigation of temporal clusters of congenital anomaly in Europe: seven years of experience of the EUROCAT surveillance systemHelen Dolk
EUROCAT Central Registry, WHO Collaborating Centre for Surveillance of Congenital Anomalies, Institute for Nursing and Health Research, Ulster University, Shore Rd, Newtownabbey, BT370QB, UK
Eur J Epidemiol 30:1153-64. 2015..Such proactive monitoring can be run efficiently without overwhelming the surveillance system with false positives, and serves an additional purpose of data quality control...
- Differences in pandemic influenza vaccination policies for pregnant women in EuropeJohannes 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...
- Trends in the prevalence of cerebral palsy in Northern Ireland, 1981-1997Helen 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...
- EUROCAT: 25 years of European surveillance of congenital anomaliesH 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....
- Ambient air pollution and risk of congenital anomalies in England, 1991-1999H 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...
- Socio-economic inequalities in cerebral palsy prevalence in the United Kingdom: a register-based studyHelen 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...
- Toward the effective surveillance of hypospadiasHelen 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...
- The impact of environmental pollution on congenital anomaliesHelen 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...
- Epidemiologic approaches to identifying environmental causes of birth defectsHelen 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...
- Trends and geographic inequalities in the prevalence of Down syndrome in Europe, 1980-1999H 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...
- Prevalence and risk of Down syndrome in monozygotic and dizygotic multiple pregnancies in Europe: implications for prenatal screeningB Boyle
EUROCAT Central Registry, Centre for Maternal Fetal and Infant Research, Institute for Nursing and Health Research, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, UK
BJOG 121:809-19; discussion 820. 2014..To determine risk of Down syndrome (DS) in multiple relative to singleton pregnancies, and compare prenatal diagnosis rates and pregnancy outcome...
- Trends in the prevalence, risk and pregnancy outcome of multiple births with congenital anomaly: a registry-based study in 14 European countries 1984-2007B 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...
- Maternal age-specific risk of non-chromosomal anomaliesM 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...
- Chromosomal congenital anomalies and residence near hazardous waste landfill sitesM 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...
- Paper 4: EUROCAT statistical monitoring: identification and investigation of ten year trends of congenital anomalies in EuropeMaria 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....
- 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...
- Paper 3: EUROCAT data quality indicators for population-based registries of congenital anomaliesMaria 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....
- 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)...
- Socioeconomic inequalities in neonatal intensive care admission ratesJ 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...
- Assessing epidemiological evidence for the teratogenic effects of anticonvulsant medicationsH 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
- Preventing neural tube defects in Europe: population based studyAraceli Busby
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT
BMJ 330:574-5. 2005
- Multiple birth and cerebral palsy in Europe: a multicenter studyMonica Topp
The Cerebral Palsy Registry in Denmark, National Institute of Public Health, Denmark
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 83:548-53. 2004....
- Descriptive epidemiology of Cornelia de Lange syndrome in EuropeIngeborg 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...
- Preventing neural tube defects in Europe: a missed opportunityAraceli 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...
- Cerebral palsy and intrauterine growth in single births: European collaborative studyStephen 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...
- Survey of informed consent for registration of congenital anomalies in EuropeAraceli Busby
EUROCAT Central Registry, London WC1E 7HT
BMJ 331:140-1. 2005
- The potential of the European network of congenital anomaly registers (EUROCAT) for drug safety surveillance: a descriptive studyWillemijn 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...
- Prenatal diagnostic procedures used in pregnancies with congenital malformations in 14 regions of EuropeEster Garne
University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
Prenat Diagn 24:908-12. 2004....
- A job-exposure matrix for potential endocrine-disrupting chemicals developed for a study into the association between maternal occupational exposure and hypospadiasMartie van Tongeren
Institute of Occupational Health, University of Birmingham, UK
Ann Occup Hyg 46:465-77. 2002....
- Eye anomalies: seasonal variation and maternal viral infectionsAraceli 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...
- UKCP: a collaborative network of cerebral palsy registers in the United KingdomGeraldine 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...
- Cerebral palsy and congenital malformationsEster 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...
- Gastrointestinal malformations: impact of prenatal diagnosis on gestational age at birthEster 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...
- Should Europe fortify a staple food with folic acid?Lenore Abramsky
Lancet 369:641-2. 2007
- Risk of low birth weight near EUROHAZCON hazardous waste landfill sites in EnglandOliver 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...
- Paternal age and preterm birthHelen Dolk
Epidemiology 17:593; author reply 593-4. 2006