Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

  • United Kingdom

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#BlueJC: BJOG and Katherine Twining Network collaborate to facilitate post-publication peer review and enhance research literacy via a Twitter journal club

Leung, E. Y. L., Tirlapur, S. A., Siassakos, D. & Khan, K. S., May 2013, In : BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 120, 6, p. 657-60 4 p.

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12 Citations (Scopus)

A comparative study of the analysis of human urine headspace using gas chromatography–mass spectrometry

Smith, S., Burden, H., Persad, R., Whittington, K., De Lacy Costello, BP., Ratcliffe, NM. & Probert, C., 2008, In : Journal of Breath Research. 2

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55 Citations (Scopus)

A comparative study of the analysis of urine headspace using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry

Smith, S., Burden, HP., Persad, R., Whittington, K., De Lacy Costello, BP., Ratcliffe, NM. & Probert, C., Sep 2008, In : Journal of Breath Research. 2 (3)

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Adaptation et mise en oeuvre de tableaux de bord de maternité locaux dans un hôpital du Zimbabwe pour stimuler les améliorations cliniques

Crofts, J., Moyo, J., Ndebele, W., Mhlanga, S., Draycott, T. & Sibanda, T., 1 Feb 2014, In : Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 92, 2, p. 146-152 7 p.

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12 Citations (Scopus)

ADP-Ribosylation Factor 6 Expression and Activation Are Reduced in Myometrium in Complicated Pregnancies

Kanamarlapudi, V., Owens, SE., Lartey, J. & Lopez Bernal, A., May 2012, In : PLoS ONE. 7(5):e37954, 5, p. 1-10 10 p.

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8 Citations (Scopus)

All bereaved parents are entitled to good care after stillbirth: A mixed-methods multicentre study (INSIGHT)

Siassakos, D., Jackson, S., Gleeson, K., Chebsey, C., Ellis, A. & Storey, C., 31 Jul 2017, In : BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 11 p.

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A mixed-methods feasibility and external pilot study to inform a large pragmatic randomised controlled trial of the effects of surgical wound dressing strategies on surgical site infections (Bluebelle Phase B): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Reeves, B., Andronis, L., Blazeby, J., Blencowe, N., Calvert, M., Coast, J., Draycott, T., Donovan, J., Gooberman-Hill, R., Longman, RJ., Magill, L., Mathers, J., Magill, L., Pinkney, T., Rogers, C., Rooshenas, L., Torrance, A., Welton, N., Woodward, M., Ashton, K. & 13 others, Bera, K., Clayton, G., Culliford, L., Dumville, J. C., Elliott, D., Ellis, L., Gould Brown, H., Macefield, R., McMullan, C., Pope, C., Siassakos, D., Strong, S. & Talbot, H., 29 Aug 2017, In : Trials. 18, 12 p., 401.

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Analysis of preterm deliveries below 35 weeks' gestation in a tertiary referral hospital in the UK. A case-control survey

Yuan, W., Duffner, AM., Chen, L., Hunt, LP., Sellers, SM. & Lopez Bernal, A., 2010, In : BMC Research Notes. 3, p. 119

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17 Citations (Scopus)

A note from BJOG's CPD Editor

Siassakos, D., Sep 2014, In : BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 121, 10, p. ii

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Antenatal interventions for fetomaternal alloimmune thrombocytopenia

Rayment, R., Brunskill, SJ., Soothill, PW., Roberts, DJ., Bussel, JB. & Murphy, MF., May 2011, In : Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 11(5), p. CD004226 - CD004226 1 p.

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28 Citations (Scopus)

A review of umbilical cord prolapse and the influence of training on management

Chebsey, C., Siassakos, D. & Draycott, T., 1 May 2012, In : Fetal and Maternal Medicine Review. 23, 2, p. 120-130 11 p.

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ARF6 activated by the LHCG receptor through the cytohesin family of guanine nucleotide exchange factors mediates the receptor internalisation and signaling

Kanamarlapudi, V., Thompson, A., Kelly, E. P. & Lopez Bernal, A., 8 Jun 2012, In : Journal of Biological Chemistry. 287, 24, p. 20443-55 13 p.

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23 Citations (Scopus)

A role for the ventral hippocampal endocannabinoid system in fear-conditioned analgesia and fear responding in the presence of nociceptive tone in rats

Ford, G. K., Kieran, S., Dolan, K., Harhen, B. & Finn, D. P., Nov 2011, In : PAIN. 152, 11, p. 2495-504 10 p.

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25 Citations (Scopus)

A simple tool to measure patient perceptions of operative birth

Siassakos, D., Clark, JG., Sibanda, T., Attilakos, G., Jefferys, A., Cullen, L., Bisson, D. & Draycott, TJ., Dec 2009, In : BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 116(3), p. 1755 - 1761 7 p.

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32 Citations (Scopus)

Assessing final-year medical students' potential as doctors: OSCEs, Final MB and MTAS

Hole, B. D. & Cahill, D. J., Sep 2009, In : Medical Teacher. 31, 9, p. 872

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Attitudes toward safety and teamwork in a maternity unit with embedded team training

Siassakos, D., Fox, RA., Hunt, LP., Farey, J., Laxton, C., Winter, CJ. & Draycott, TJ., Mar 2011, In : American Journal of Medical Quality. 26(2), p. 132 - 137 6 p.

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38 Citations (Scopus)
1 Citation (Scopus)

Authors' reply re: The Blue Journal Club

Leung, E. & Siassakos, D., Jul 2015, In : BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 122, 8, p. 1146-7 2 p.

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Bariatric surgery in morbidly obese insulin resistant humans normalises insulin signalling but not insulin-stimulated glucose disposal

Chen, M. Z., Hudson, C. A., Vincent, E. E., De Berker, D. A. R., May, M. T., Hers, I., Dayan, C. M., Andrews, R. C. & Tavare, J. M., 13 Apr 2015, In : PLoS ONE. 10, 4, e0120084.

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4 Citations (Scopus)

Bariatric surgery in morbidly-obese insulin resistant humans normalizes insulin signaling but not insulin-stimulated glucose disposal

Chen, MZ., Hudson, CA., Vincent, EE., de Berker, D., May, M., Hers, I., Dayan, CM., Andrews, RC. & Tavaré, JM., 2012, (In preparation) In : Diabetes.

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Behavioural, neurochemical and neuroendocrine effects of the endogenous β-carboline harmane in fear-conditioned rats

Smith, K. L., Ford, G. K., Jessop, D. S. & Finn, D. P., Feb 2013, In : Journal of Psychopharmacology. 27, 2, p. 162-70 9 p.

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6 Citations (Scopus)

Bluebelle study (phase A): a mixed-methods feasibility study to inform an RCT of surgical wound dressing strategies

Bluebelle Study Group, the Severn and Peninsula Audit and Research Collaborative for Surgeons, and the West Midlands Research Collaborative, Rooshenas, L., Andronis, L., Bamford, R. F., Blazeby, J., Blencowe, N., Calvert, M., Clayton, G., Coast, J., Donovan, J., Draycott, T., Dumville, J. C., Elliott, D., Ellis, L., Gooberman-Hill, R., Griffiths, S., Longman, R. J., Macefield, R., Magill, L., Main, B. & 13 others, Mathers, J., McMullan, C., Milne, T., Pinkney, T., Reeves, B., Rogers, C., Siassakos, D., Talbot, H. J., Torrance, A., Van Der Nelson, H., Winter, C., Woodward, M. & Young, T., Sep 2016, In : BMJ Open. 6, 9, 12 p., e012635.

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Caesarean delivery of a Western Lowland gorilla with fetal distress and suspected pre-eclampsia

Walter, S., Ali, A., Killick, R., Day, C., Barrows, M. & Cahill, D., 17 Jul 2018, In : International Journal of Reproduction, Contraception, Obstetrics and Gynecology. 7, 7, p. 2933-2936 4 p.

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Can accurate training and management for shoulder dystocia prevent all permanent brachial plexus injuries?

Crofts, J. F., Bentham, G., Tawfik, S., Claireaux, H. & Draycott, T., Jun 2013, In : BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 120, p. 412-412 1 p.

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Carbetocin versus oxytocin for prevention of post-partum haemorrhage at caesarean section in the United Kingdom: An economic impact analysis

van der Nelson, H. A., Draycott, T., Siassakos, D., Yau, C. W. H. & Hatswell, A. J., 3 Jan 2017, In : European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. 210, p. 286-291 6 p.

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Care following stillbirth in high-resource settings: latest evidence, guidelines, and best practice points

Bakhbakhi, D., Burden, C., Storey, C. & Siassakos, D., Jun 2017, In : Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine. 22, 3, p. 161-166 6 p.

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14 Citations (Scopus)
314 Downloads (Pure)

Care in subsequent pregnancies following stillbirth: an international survey of parents

Wojcieszek, A. M., Boyle, F. M., Belizán, J. M., Cassidy, J., Cassidy, P., Erwich, J., Farrales, L., Gross, M. M., Heazell, A., Leisher, S. H., Mills, T., Murphy, M., Pettersson, K., Ravaldi, C., Ruidiaz, J., Siassakos, D., Silver, R. M., Storey, C., Vannacci, A., Middleton, P. & 2 others, Ellwood, D. & Flenady, V., 30 Nov 2016, In : BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

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18 Citations (Scopus)

Cell-free fetal DNA in the maternal serum and plasma: current and evolving applications

Avent, ND., Madgett, TE., Maddocks, DG. & Soothill, PW., Apr 2009, In : Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 21(2), p. 175 - 179 5 p.

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21 Citations (Scopus)

Central role for protein kinase C in oxytocin and epidermal growth factor stimulated cyclooxygenase 2 expression in human myometrial cells

Wouters, E., Hudson, C. A., McArdle, C. A. & Lopez Bernal, A., 10 Jun 2014, In : BMC Research Notes. 7 , 357

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9 Citations (Scopus)

Classification of causes and associated conditions for stillbirths and neonatal deaths

Flenady, V., Wojcieszek, A. M., Ellwood, D., Leisher, S. H., Erwich, J. J. H. M., Draper, E. S., McClure, E. M., Reinebrant, H. E., Oats, J., McCowan, L., Kent, A. L., Gardener, G., Gordon, A., Tudehope, D., Siassakos, D., Storey, C., Zuccollo, J., Dahlstrom, J. E., Gold, K. J., Gordijn, S. & 8 others, Pettersson, K., Masson, V., Pattinson, R., Gardosi, J., Khong, T. Y., Frøen, J. F., Silver, R. M. & International Stillbirth Alliance Collaborative for Improving Classification of Perinatal Deaths, Jun 2017, In : Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine. 22, 3, p. 176-185 10 p.

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21 Citations (Scopus)

Clinical correlates of stress-induced analgesia: evidence from pharmacological studies

Ford, G. K. & Finn, D. P., 15 Nov 2008, In : PAIN. 140, 1, p. 3-7 5 p.

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48 Citations (Scopus)

Clinical efficiency in a simulated emergency and relationship to team behaviours: a multisite cross-sectional study

Siassakos, D., Bristowe, K., Draycott, TJ., Anqouri, J., Hambly, H., Winter, CJ., Crofts, JF., Hunt, LP. & Fox, RA., Apr 2011, In : BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 118(5), p. 596 - 607 12 p.

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87 Citations (Scopus)

Comparison of different reference values of fetal blood flow velocity in the middle cerebral artery for predicting fetal anemia

Bartha, JL., Illanes, S., Abdel-Fattah, S. A., Hunter, AJ., Denbow, M. & Soothill, PW., 2005, In : Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 25, p. 335 - 340

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16 Citations (Scopus)

Content analysis of team communication in an obstetric emergency scenario

Siassakos, D., Draycott, T., Montague, I. & Harris, M., Aug 2009, In : Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 29(6), p. 499 - 503 5 p.

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24 Citations (Scopus)

CPR-related organ injuries in pregnant and non-pregnant subjects: Liver. An overview of evidence

Sherpa, T., Gamaleldin, I. & Siassakos, D., 1 Jan 2018, In : Resuscitation. 122, p. A1-A3

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Deflation of gastric band balloon in pregnancy for improving outcomes

Jefferys, A. E., Siassakos, D., Draycott, T., Akande, V. A. & Fox, R., 7 Nov 2013, In : Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 4, CD010048.

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8 Citations (Scopus)

Deflation versus maintained inflation of gastric band in pregnancy: A national cohort study

Jefferys, A., Lenguerrand, E., Cornthwaite, K., Johnson, A., Lynch, M., Hyde, J., Draycott, T. & Siassakos, D., 1 Jun 2017, In : Obstetric Medicine. 10, 2, p. 67-73 7 p.

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Design and development of the BD Odon DeviceTM: a human factors evaluation process

O'brien, S., Mouser, A., Odon, J., Winter, C., Draycott, T., Sumitro, T., Alisantoso, D., Lim, W. L., Merialdi, M., Stankovic, A. & Crofts, J., Sep 2017, In : BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 124, S4, p. 35-43 8 p.

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Discussion points

Siassakos, D., 1 May 2010, In : BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 117, 6, p. 720-721 2 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Divergent Regulation of Actin Dynamics and Megakaryoblastic Leukemia-1 and -2 (Mkl1/2) by cAMP in Endothelial and Smooth Muscle Cells

Smith, M., Hudson, C., Kimura-Wozniak, T., White, S., Sala-Newby, G., Newby, A. & Bond, M., 16 Jun 2017, In : Scientific Reports. 7, 13 p., 3681.

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Documentation of simulated shoulder dystocia: accurate and complete?

Crofts, JF., Bartlett, C., Ellis, D., Fox, R. & Draycott, TJ., Sep 2008, In : BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 115(10), p. 1303 - 1308 6 p.

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35 Citations (Scopus)

Do dressings prevent infection of closed primary wounds after surgery?

Blazeby, J., Andronis, L., Blencowe, N., Calvert, M., Coast, J., Draycott, T., Donovan, J. L., Gooberman-Hill, R., Longman, R., Magill, L., Mathers, J., Pinkney, T., Reeves, B., Rogers, C. A., Torrance, A., Young, T., Woodward, M., Clayton, G., Dumville, J., Ellis, L. & 10 others, Macefield, R., McMullan, C., Milne, T., Van Der Nelson, H., Nicholson, A., Rooshenas, L., Siassakos, D., Strong, S., Townsend, D. & Winter, C., 24 May 2016, In : BMJ. 353, 4 p., i2270.

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Does a high ranking mean success in the Situational Judgement Test?

Cahill, D., 2015, In : Clinical Teacher. 2015, 2, p. 42-5 3 p.

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6 Citations (Scopus)

Dual role of CREB in the regulation of VSMC proliferation: mode of activation determines pro- or anti-mitogenic function

Hudson, C., Kimura, T. E., Duggirala, A., Sala-Newby, G. B., Newby, A. C. & Bond, M., 20 Mar 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 15 p., 4904.

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Effective team training to improve outcomes in maternal collapse and perimortem caesarean section

Smith, A., Edwards, S. & Siassakos, D., Oct 2012, In : Resuscitation. 83, 10, p. 1183-1184 2 p.

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12 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of assisted hatching method and age on implantation rates of IVF and ICSI.

Cahill, D. J., Jenkins, J. M., Al-Nuaim, L., Ford, W. C. L., Wilson, P. E., Collyer, HE. & Ghobara, T., 2006, (Accepted/In press) In : RBM Online . 13, p. 261-267.

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38 Citations (Scopus)

Emergency training for in-hospital-based healthcare providers: effects on clinical practice and patient outcomes

Merriel, A., Van Der Nelson, H., Lenguerrand, E., Chung, Y., Soar, J., Ficquet, J., Grey, S., Winter, C., Draycott, T. & Siassakos, D., 18 May 2016, In : Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2016, 5, 18 p., CD012177.

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Environmental Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Pregnancy is Associated With Earlier Delivery and Reduced Birth Weight

Ion, R. C., Wills, A. K. & Bernal, A. L., Dec 2015, In : Reproductive sciences (Thousand Oaks, Calif.). 22, 12, p. 1603-11 9 p.

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Evaluation of a strategy to improve undergraduate experience in obstetrics and gynaecology

Siassakos, D., Timmons, C., Hogg, F., Epee, M., Marshall, L. & Draycott, TJ., Jul 2009, In : Medical Education. 43(7), p. 669 - 673 5 p.

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18 Citations (Scopus)