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Esther Hutchinson
Royal Children's Hospital
13Publications
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609Citations
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#1Caroline A Crowther (University of Adelaide)H-Index: 59
#2Pat Ashwood (University of Adelaide)H-Index: 8
Last.Sophie TrenowdenH-Index: 1
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Summary Background Antenatal corticosteroids given to women before preterm birth improve infant survival and health. However, whether dexamethasone or betamethasone have better maternal, neonatal, and childhood health outcomes remains unclear. We therefore aimed to assess whether administration of antenatal dexamethasone to women at risk of preterm birth reduced the risk of death or neurosensory disability in their children at age 2 years compared with betamethasone. We also aimed to assess whet...
#2Alice C. BurnettH-Index: 15
Last.Rod W. HuntH-Index: 29
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Objective Previous outcome reports of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) have described neuroimaging anomalies and neurodevelopmental impairment. However, the link between imaging and outcome has not been described. We aimed to determine whether routine postoperative neonatal neuroimaging in infants with CDH detects later neurodevelopmental impairment. Methods In a prospective cohort study within a clinical service in The Royal Children’s Hospital Newborn Intensive Care. Cerebral ultrasound w...
#1Jeanie L.Y. Cheong (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 32
#2Katherine J. Lee (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 41
Last.Amanda WilliamsonH-Index: 3
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Summary Background Decisions regarding provision of intensive care and post-discharge follow-up for infants born extremely preterm ( Methods In this prospective observational study, we used data from three geographical cohorts composed of all extremely preterm livebirths offered intensive care at birth during three distinct periods (1991–92, 1997, and 2005) in Victoria, Australia. Participants were assessed at 8 years' corrected age for major neurodevelopmental disability, defined as moderate or...
#1Alice C. BurnettH-Index: 15
#2Julia K. Gunn (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 8
Last.Rod W. Hunt (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 29
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Abstract Aim To characterise neurodevelopment at age two years and cognition and behaviour at age five years in children born with abdominal wall defects (gastroschisis or exomphalos). Study design Participants were treated as neonates for gastroschisis or exomphalos and invited for routine clinical follow-up at ages two and five years. Thirty-nine two year-olds and 20 five year-olds with gastroschisis and 20 two year-olds and 10 five year-olds with exomphalos returned for age-appropriate assess...
#1Remi Kowalski (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 7
#2Richard BeareH-Index: 24
Last.Stephen J. WoodH-Index: 75
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Objective To evaluate the long-term cardiovascular effects of extremely preterm birth in a cohort of adolescents followed prospectively, who were largely free from intrauterine growth restriction. Study design Central blood pressures, aortic and cardiac dimensions, left ventricle (LV) function, pulse wave velocity, augmentation index, and microvascular reactive hyperemia were measured in 18-year-old subjects born extremely preterm at Results Compared with controls, preterm adolescents had higher...
#1Julia K. Gunn (Royal Children's Hospital)H-Index: 8
#2Susan Greaves (Royal Children's Hospital)H-Index: 7
Last.Rod W. Hunt (Royal Children's Hospital)H-Index: 29
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#1Alice C. BurnettH-Index: 15
#2Shannon E. ScratchH-Index: 11
Last.Peter J. AndersonH-Index: 76
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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Extremely preterm (EP; METHODS: Two hundred twenty-eight EP/ELBW and 166 control adolescents (mean age, 17 years) from a prospective geographical cohort were assessed with multiple EF tasks, and parent- and self-ratings of behavioral EF. The Rey Complex Figure and Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function parent report were also administered at age 8 years, enabling examination of change in scores between childhood and adolescence. RESULTS: EP/ELBW adolescents pe...
#1Sarah Knight (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 10
#2Maria C. McCarthy (Royal Children's Hospital)H-Index: 15
Last.Cinzia R. De Luca (Royal Children's Hospital)H-Index: 11
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This study aimed to evaluate visuomotor function in children treated for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). The performance of 64 children, 1–7 years post-chemotherapy for ALL, was compared to that of their healthy peers (n = 56) on visuomotor integration (VMI) and motor coordination (MC) tasks. Children posttreatment for ALL displayed significantly reduced VMI, but not MC, performances as compared to controls. Children treated on chemotherapy-only ALL regimes are at heightened risk for visuom...
#1Esther Hutchinson (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 6
#2Cinzia R. De Luca (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 11
Last.Peter J. Anderson (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 76
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OBJECTIVE: Research is required to monitor changes in the nature of neurobehavioral deficits in extremely preterm (EP) or extremely low birth weight (ELBW) survivors. This study examines cognitive, academic, and behavioral outcomes at age 8 years for a regional cohort of EP/ELBW children born in 1997. METHODS: The EP/ELBW cohort comprised all live births with a gestational age RESULTS: Retention was 94% for the EP/ELBW group and 87% for the T/NBW group. The EP/ELBW group performed poorer than th...
#1Esther Hutchinson (Royal Children's Hospital)H-Index: 6
#2Edith L. Bavin (La Trobe University)H-Index: 24
Last.Emma Sciberras (Royal Children's Hospital)H-Index: 21
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The association between specific language impairment (SLI), attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and working memory (WM) was examined. WM has been implicated in language acquisition and models of ADHD; however, evidence for WM deficits in SLI and ADHD has been inconsistent. The components of Baddeley's WM model were investigated in 18 children with SLI, 16 children with ADHD, 11 children with comorbid SLI+ADHD, and 24 typically developing (TD) children. The presence of SLI resulted i...
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