2014 Summer Meeting

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2014 Summer Meeting

A joint meeting with British Maternal & Fetal Medicine Society, the British Association of Perinatal Medicine and the Neonatal Nurses Association.

Abstracts are not published on the Society website, but in Archives of Disease in Childhood. Where applicable links to the relevant abstract are included below.


  • Infant neurodevelopmental outcomes following late and moderately preterm birth
    EM Boyle, ES Draper, TA Evans, DJ Field, B Manktelow, N Marlow, S Seaton, LK Smith, S Johnson, Leicester, UK  Read More >
  • Hepatic IGF1 DNA methylation and mrna expression are influenced by gender but not by prenatal growth restriction in the young lamb
    DJ Carr, JS Milne, RP Aitken, JM Wallace, Aberdeen, UK Read More >
  • Influence of prenatal adenovirus-VEGF gene therapy on mRNA expression of angiogenic related genes in fetal and postnatal ovine intestine
    JS Caton, GQ Jia, JS Haring, RP Aitken, JS Milne, DJ Carr, AL David, JM Wallace, Fargo, USA Read More >
  • Relative intakes of energy and protein in the first week after birth are associated with neurodevelopmental outcome at 24 months in extremely preterm infants
    SHT Chan, MJ Johnson, AA Leaf, B Vollmer, Southampton, UK Read More >
  • Tissue engineering approach with acellular matrix supports affected diaphragm of an atrophic mouse model with activation of resident cells
    De Coppi P, Urbani L, Piccoli M, Alvarez Fallas ME, Dedja A, Magrofuoco E, Elvassore N, Franzin C, Pozzobon M, London, UK Read More >
  • Hyperalimentation and electrolyte requirements in very preterm infants: a randomized controlled parenteral nutrition study
    J Green, P McGowan, C Morgan, Liverpool, UK Read More >
  • Exome sequencing improves genetic diagnosis of structural fetal abnormalities revealed by ultrasound
    SC Hillman, K Carss, D McMullen, V Parthiban, E Maher, M Kilby, M Hurles, Birmingham, UK Read More >
  • Whole exome sequencing of growth restricted offspring identifies gene variants implicated in maturity onset diabetes of the young
    SL Hillman, MC Smart, C Bacchelli, L Ocaka, DJ Williams, London, UK Read More >
  • Using detailed clinical nutritional data to predict optimal energy and protein intakes for preterm infant
    MJ Johnson, JP Pond, F Pearson, A Emm, AA Leaf, Southampton, UK Read More >
  • Behavioural, social and emotional outcomes following late and moderately preterm birth
    S Johnson, ES Draper, TA Evans, DJ Field, A Guy, N Marlow, LS Seaton, ELK Smith, EM Boyle, Leicester, UK Read More >
  • Can essential fatty acids prevent early preterm delivery? A meta-analysis of evidence
    S Kar, S Thangaratinam, M Wong, E Rogozinska, London, UK Read More >
  • Abnormal cerebroplacental ratio predicts adverse outcomes in dichorionic twins
    EM Kent, FM Breathnach, G Burke, FM McAuliffe, MP Geary, S Daly, JR Higgins, A Hunter, JJ Morrison, S Higgens, R Mahony, P Dicker, EC Tully, FD Malone, Dublin, Ireland Read More >
  • Direct fetal DNA Fraction Enrichment using microfluidic sample presentation of maternal blood for non-Invasive prenatal testing
    M Kersaudy-Kerhoas, MPY Desmulliez, J Norman, Edinburgh, UK Read More >
  • Estimation of detection rates of aneuploidy using an approach based on nuchal translucency and non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT)
    A Khalil, N Mahmoodian, A Kulkarni, T Homfray, A Papageorghiou, A Bhide, B Thilaganathan, London UK Read More >
  • Microstructural changes in neonatal encephalopathy revealed with the neurite orientation dispersion and density imaging (NODDI) model
    PJ Lally, H Zhang, SS Pauliah, DL Price, A Bainbridge, G Balraj, EB Cady, S Shankaran, S Thayyil, London, UK Read More >
  • EPICure 2: Impact of antenatal steroid, tocolysis and caesarean delivery on condition at birth in extremely preterm babies
    AS Morgan, ES Draper, K Bennett, Z Alfirevic, KL Costeloe, N Marlow, London, UK Read More >
  • Hyperalimentation and blood glucose control in very preterm infants: a randomised controlled parenteral nutrition study
    C Morgan, L Burgess, M Grosdenier, J Green, P McGowan, MA Turner, Liverpool, UK Read More >
  • Neonatal Encephalopathy in the cooling therapy era – Preliminary cerebral magnetic resonance results from the MARBLE Consortium
    SS Pauliah, PJ Lally, A Bainbridge, DL Price, S Addison, FM Cowan, P Satodia, SC Wayte, A Soe, S Pattnayak, S Harigopal, LJ Abernethy, MA Turner, P Clarke, J Cheong, SN Basheer, A Alavi, S Shankaran, EB Cady, S Thayyil, London, UK Read More >
  • Outcomes following the diagnosis of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: changes over a 15 year period
    L Peake, E Draper, D Field, Leicester, UK Read More >
  • A quality improvement initiative for reducing late onset infection among very low birth weight infants
    CL Smith, JC Becher, J Orme, Y Freer, C Abbott-Smith, E Johnston, BJ Stenson, JP Boardman, Edinburgh, UK Read More >
  • Clinical and genetic influences on functional brain networks in preterm infants
    APR Smith-Collins, A Heep, RA Kauppinen, A Varadi, S Rajatileka, E Molnar, K Luyt, Bristol, UK Read More >
  • Association of the history of maternal-placental syndrome and cardiovascular disease in women with systemic lupus erythematosus
    MC Soh, C Nelson-Piercy, F Dib, L McCowan, M Westgren, D Pasupathy, London, UK Read More >
  • Cranial ultrasound findings suggest that the injury pathway may begin many hours before delivery in encephalopathic infants in Uganda
    CJ Tann, M Nakakeeto, C Hagmann, E Webb, N Nyombi, K Harvey-Jones, F Namiiro, K Burgoine, AM Elliott, JJ Kurinczuk, NJ Robertson, FM Cowan, London, UK & Entebbe, Uganda Read More >
  • Continuous EEG derived carbon dioxide monitor for newborn preterm babies – levels of agreement with partial pressure of arterial blood carbon dioxide
    S Victor, C Jennings, C McKeering, A Buriro, P Gaydeki, Manchester, UK Read More >
  • Up-regulation and shift in cellular and tissue localisation of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor in Acute Necrotising Enterocolitis
    D Vieten, AP Corfield, RD Spicer, Bristol, UK Read More >
  • Neonatal thyroid function and the use of povidone-iodine and iodinated contrast media during labour and the postnatal period: a pilot study
    FLR Williams, E Velten, C Day, A Soe, S Somisetty, Dundee, UK Read More >



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