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Insight Zika prep confirms microcephaly and FASD link. Wright C. Medical Journal of Australia InSight. Issue 16/1 May 2017 

Prevalence of microcephaly in an Australian population-based birth defects register, 1980-2015. Hansen M, Armstrong P, Bower C, Baynam G.  Med J Aust2017;206 (8) 351-356 doi:10.5694/mja 16.00966

Maternal alcohol disorders and school achievement: a population cohort record linkage study in Western Australia. Johnson SE, O’Leary C, Bower C, Lawrence D, Cunningham N, Semmens J, Zubrick SR.  BMJ Open 2017;7;e014599. Doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014599

Neuropsycholgical aspects of prevention and intervention for FASD in Australia. JP Fitzpatrick, C Pestell. Journal of Pediatric Neurospychology. 30 December 2016

The development of a culturally appropriate school based intervention for Australian Aboriginal children living in remote communities: A formative evaluation of the Alert Program. Australasian Journal Occupational Therapy. November 2016.

Graphomotor skills in children with prenatal alcohol exposure and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: A population based study in remote Australia. Robyn Doney, Barbara R Lucas, Tracy Jirikowic, Tracey W Tsang, Rochelle E Watkins, Kay Sauer, Peter Howat, Jane Latimer, James P Fitzpatrick, June Oscar, Maureen Carter, Elizabeth J Elliott. Aust Occup Ther J 2016 Sep 19. Epub 2016 Dec 19.

Gross motor performance in children prenatally exposed to alcohol and living in remote Australia. Barbara R Lucas, Jane Latimer, Robyn Doney, Rochelle E Watkins, Tracey W Tsang, Genevieve Hawkes, James P Fitzpatrick, June Oscar, Maureen Carter, Elizabeth J Elliott.  Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. July 2016 doi:10.111/jpc.132540

Theory-based design and development of a socially connected, gamified mobile app for men about breastfeeding (Milk Man) Becky K White, Annegret Martin, James A white, Sharyn K Burns, Bruce R Maycock, Roslyn C Giglia, Jane A Scott. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2016 (Jun 27); 4(2):381

Study protocols for screening and diagnosis of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) among young people sentenced to detention in Western Australia.Hayley M Passmore,  Roslyn Giglia, Rochelle E Watkins, Raewyn C Mutch, Rhonda Marriott, Carmela Pestell, Stephen R Zubrick, Candice Rainsford, Noni Walker, James P Fitzpatrick, Jacinta freeman, Natalie Kippin, Bernadette Safe, Carol Bower.  BMJ Open 2016,6:e012184.

Soft neurological signs and prenatal alcohol exposure: A population-based study in remote Australia. Barbara R Lucas, Jane Latimer, James P Fitzpatrick, Robyn Doney, Rochelle E Watkins, Tracey W Tsang, Tracy L Jirikowic, Heather Carmichael Olson, June Oscar, Maureen Carter, Elizabeth J Elliott. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology March 2016

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Using knowledge, attitudes and practice of justice professionals to support their educational needs. Raewyn C Mutch, Heather M Jones, Carol Bower, Rochelle E Watkins.  J Popul Ther Clinical Pharmacol Vol 23 (1) March 2016

Impairment of motor skills in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in remote Australia: The Lililwan Project. Barbara R Lucas, Robyn Doney, Jane Latimer, Rochelle E Watkins, Tracey W Tsang, Genevieve Hawkes, James P Fitzpatrick, June Oscar, Maureen Carter Elizabeth J Elliott.  Drug and Alcohol Review 2016. DOI: 10.1111/dar.12375  

Development of a scale to evaluate midwives' beliefs about assessing alcohol use during pregnancy. Rochelle E Watkins, Janet M Payne, Tracy Reibel, Heather M Jones, Amanda Wilkins, Raewyn Mutch, Carol Bower. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:353 DOI: 10.1186/s12884-015-0779-6

Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) in a population-based cohort of children living in remote Australia: The Lililwan Project.Fitzpatrick JP, Carter M, Oscar J, Ferreira ML, Carmichael Olson H, Luca BR, Doney R, Slater C, Try J, Hawkes G, Fitzpatrick E, Hand M, Watkins RE, Martiniuk AL, Bower C, Boulton J, Elliott EJ.  Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 2015. doi:10.1111/jpc.12814

Prevalence and patterns of alcohol use in pregnancy in remote Australia. Fitzpatrick JP, Ferreira ML, Carter M, Oscar J, Martiniuk AL, Watkins RE, Elliott EJ. . Drug and Alcohol Review 2015 May;34(3): 329-39

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: Notifications to the Western Australian Register of Developmental Anomalies. Raewyn C Mutch, Rochelle Watkins, Carol Bower. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 2014. doi:10.1111/jpc.12746

Child health - how is Australia doing and what do we need to do for our kids. Stanley FJ, Bower C. Medical Journal of Australia. 7 July 2014 p22

Midwives' knowledge, attitudes and practice about alcohol exposure and at risk of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Payne JM, Watkins RE, Jones HM, Reibel T, Mutch R, Wilkins A, Whitlock J, Bower C. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014, 14:377

Messages that increase women's intentions to abstain from alcohol during pregnancy: results from quantitative testing of advertising concepts. France K, Donovan R, Bower C, Elliott E, Payne J, D'Antoine H, Bartu A. BMC Public Health 2014, 14:30

Maternal Alcohol Consumption during pregnancy and the risk of orofacial clefts in infants: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Bell JC, Raynes-Greenow C, Turner RM, Bower C, Nasser N, O'Leary CM. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 2014 doi: 10.1111/ppe.12131

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: development of consensus referral criteria for specialist diagnostic assessment in Australia. Rochelle E Watkins, Elizabeth J Elliott, Amanda Wilkins, Jane Latimer, Jane Halliday, James P Fitzpatrick, Raewyn C Mutch, Colleen M O'Leary, Lucinda Burns, Anne McKenzie, Heather M Jones, Janet M Payne, Heather D'Antoine, Sue Miers, Elizabeth Russell, Lorian Hayes, Maureen Carter, Carol Bower.  BMC Pediatrics 2014, 14:178

Recommendations from a consensus development workshop on the diagnosis of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in Australia. Watkins RE, Elliott EJ, Wilkins A, Mutch R, Fitzpatrick J, Payne JM, O'Leary C, Jones H, Latimer J, Hayes L, Halliday J, D'Antoine H, Miers S, Russell E, Burns L, McKenzie A, Peadon E, Carter M, Bower C. BMC Pediatrics (2013) 13 1 156-??.

A modified Delphi study of screening for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in Australia. Watkins E Rochelle, Elliott J Elizabeth, Halliday  Jane, O'Leary M Colleen, D'Antoine  Heather, Russell  Elizabeth, Hayes  Lorian, Peadon  Elizabeth, Wilkins  Amanda, Jones M Heather, et al: BMC Pediatr2013, 13:13.

Maternal Alcohol Use and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Infant Mortality Excluding SIDS. O'Leary CM, Jacoby PJ, Bartu A, D'Antoine H, Bower C. Pediatrics, 131 (3):E770-E778. 2013.

Exploring the potential to use data linkage for investigating the relationship between birth defects and prenatal alcohol exposure Birth  O'Leary C, Elliott EJ, Nassar N, Bower C  Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology 2013, 97(7):497-504.

Counting FASD in Australia: the evidence and the challenges. Burns L, Breen C; Bower C; O'Leary C; Elliott E.  Drug and Alcohol Review  2013 Apr 25. doi: 10.1111/dar.12047 

Prenatal alcohol exposure and educational achievement in children aged 8-9 years. O'Leary C, Taylor C, Zubrick SR, Bower C. Pediatrics 2013;132:1-8.

Involving consumers and the community in the development of a diagnostic instrument for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Australia. Jones HM, McKenzie A, Miers S, Russell E, Watkins RE, Payne JM, Hayes L, Carter M, D'Antoine HA, Latimer J, Wilkins A, Mutch R, Burns L, Fitzpatrick J, Halliday J, O'Leary CM, Peadon E, Elliott EJ, Bower C.  BMC Health Research Policy and Systems 2013, 11:26

Intellectual disability: population-based estimates of the proportion attribuable to maternal alcohol use disorder during pregnancy. O'Leary C, Leonard H, Bourke J, D'Antoine H, Bartu A, Bower C. Dev Med Child Neurol (2013) 55 3 271-277

Promoting abstinence from alcohol during pregnancy: Implications from formative research. Kathryn E France, Nadine Henley, Carol Bower, Elizabeth J Elliott. Substance Use & Misuse (2013) 48 1509-1591

Alcohol-use disorders during and within one year of pregnancy: a population-based cohort study 1985-2006. O'Leary CM, Halliday J, Bartu A, D'Antoine H, Bower C. BJOG An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (2013) 120 6 744-753

Consensus diagnostic criteria for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in Australia: a modified Delphi study. Rochelle E Watkins, Elizabeth J Elliott, Raewyn C Mutch, Janet M Payne, Heather M Jones, Jane Latimer, Elizabeth Russell, James P Fitzpatrick, Lorian Hayes, Lucinda Burns, Jane Halliday, Heather A D'Antoine, Amanda Wilkins, Elizabeth Peadon, Sue Miers, Maureen Carter, Colleen M O'Leary, Anne McKenzie and Carol Bower. BMJ Open 2012;2:e 001918 doi:1136/bmjopen-2012-001918.

Health professionals perceptions about the adoption of existing guidelines for the diagnosis of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in Australia. Rochelle E Watkins, Elizabeth J Elliott, Raewyn C Mutch, Jane Latimer, Amanda Wilkins, Janet M Payne, Heather M Jones, Sue Miers, Elizabeth Peadon, Anne McKenzie, Heather A D'Antoine, Elizabeth Russell, James Fitzpatrick, Colleen M O'Leary, Jane Halliday, Lorian Hayes, Lucinda Burns, Maureen Carter and Carol Bower. BMC Pediatrics 2012, 12:69

Heavy maternal alcohol consumption and cerebral palsy in the offspring. O'Leary CM, Watson L, D'Antoine H, Stanley F, Bower C. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2012 Mar;54(3):224-230

Guidelines for pregnancy: what's an acceptable risk, and how is the evidence (finally) shaping up? O'Leary CM, Bower C. Drug Alcohol Rev. 2012 Mar;31(2):170-83

Recording a history of alcohol use in pregnancy: an audit of knowledge, attitudes and practice at a child development service. Mutch R, Wray J, Bower C. J Fetal Alcohol Research  J Popul Ther Clin Pharmacol. 2012;19(2):e227-33. Epub 2012 Jun 23

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (Chapter) Management Guidelines: Developmental Disability.  O'Leary C, Bower C. Therapeutic Guidelines Limited. Management guidelines: developmental disability. Version 3. Melbourne: Therapeutic Guidelines Limited 2012. 243 - 248

Heavy prenatal alcohol exposure and increased risk of stillbirth. O'Leary C, Jacoby P, D'Antoine H, Bartu A, Bower C. BJOG 2012 Jul;119(8):945-52. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2012.03333.x. Epub 2012 May 9

Guidelines for pregnancy: what's an acceptable riand how is the evidence (finally) shaping up? O'Leary CM, Bower C.  Drug Alcohol Rev. 2012 Mar;31(2):170-83.

Intellectual disability: population-based estimates of the proportion attributable to maternal alcohol use disorder during pregnancy. O'Leary C, Leonard H, Bourke J, D'Antoine H, Bartu A, Bower C.  Dev Med Child Neurol 2012: DOI:10.1111/dmcn.12029.

Attitudes and behaviours predict women's intention to drink alcohol during pregnancy. The challenge for health professionals. Elizabeth Peadon, Janet Payne, Nadine Henley, Heather D'Antoine, Anne Bartu, Colleen O'Leary, Carol Bower, Elizabeth J Elliott.  BMC Public Health. 2011. 11:584

Collaborating with consumer and community representatives in health and medical research in Australia: results from an evaluation. Payne JM, D'Antoine HA, France KE, McKenzie AE, Henley N, Bartu AE, Elliott EJ, Bower C.Health Res Policy Syst. 2011 May 14;9(1):18.

Researchers' experience with project management in health and medical research: Results from a post-project review. Payne JM, D'Antoine HA, France KE, McKenzie AE, Henley N, Bartu AE, Elliott EJ, Bower C. BMC Public Health 2011, 11:424

Paediatricians' knowledge, attitudes and practice following provision of educational resources about prevention of prenatal alcohol exposure and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Payne JM, France KE, Henley N, D'Antoine HA, Bartu AE, Mutch RC, et al. J Paediatr Child Health. 2011; 47; 704-710.

RE-AIM Evaluation of the Alcohol and Pregnancy Project: Educational Resources to Inform Health Professionals About Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Payne JM, France KE, Henley N, D'Antoine HA, Bartu AE, O'Leary CM, et al. Eval Health Prof. 2011; 34(1):57-80.

Changes in health professionals' knowledge, attitudes and practice following provision of educational resources about prevention of prenatal alcohol exposure and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Payne JM, France KE, Henley N, D'Antoine HA, Bartu AE, O'Leary CM, et al. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2011. 25(4):316-327.

2010

Evidence of a complex association between dose, pattern and timing of prenatal alcohol exposure and child behaviour problems. O'Leary CM, Nassar N, Zubrick SR, Kurinczuk JJ, Stanley F, Bower C. Addiction. 2010 Jan;105(1):74-86.

Age at diagnosis of birth defects. Birth Defects Research Part A.Bower C, Rudy E, Callaghan A, Quick J, Nassar N. 2010; 88:251-255.

Health professionals addressing alcohol use with pregnant women in Western Australia: barriers and strategies for communication. France K, Henley N, Payne J, D'Antoine H, Bartu A, O'Leary C, Elliott E, Bower C. Subst Use Misuse 2010; 45: 1474-1490

Congenital anomalies - why bother?  Bower CI, Lester-Smith D, Elliott E. Med J Aust 2010; 192: 300

A new method of prenatal alcohol classification accounting for dose, pattern and timing of exposure: improving our ability to examine fetal effects from low to moderate alcohol. O'Leary CM, Bower C, Zubrick SR, Geelhoed E, Kurinczuk JJ, Nassar N. JEpidemiology Community Health. 2010 Nov; 64(11):956-62. Epub 2009 Oct 19.

Prenatal alcohol exposure and risk of birth defects. O'Leary C, Nassar N, Kurinczuk JJ, de Klerk N, Geelhoed E, Elliott E, Bower C .Pediatrics2010;126;e843; originally published online September 27, 2010; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2010-0256

Women's knowledge and attitudes regarding alcohol consumption in pregnancy: a national survey. Peadon E, Payne J, Henley N, D'Antoine H, Bartu A, O'Leary C, Bower C, Elliott J. BMC Public Health. 2010 Aug 23: 10:510


2009

Measurement and classification of prenatal alcohol exposure and child outcomes: time for improvement. O'Leary CM, Bower C. Addiction. 2009 Aug;104(8):1275-6.

A new method of prenatal alcohol classification accounting for dose, pattern, and timing of exposure: Improving our ability to examine fetal effects from low to moderate exposure. O'Leary CM, Bower C, Zubrick SR, Geelhoed E, Kurinczuk JJ, Nassar N. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2009 Oct 19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 19843498.

Policy regarding alcohol in pregnancy. Chapter 12. In: Burns L, Black E, Elliott EJ (Eds). Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Australia: An Update. Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs Working Party on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. O'Leary C, Heuzenroeder L, Elliott E, Bower C. ©Australian Government 2009, (In press).

Services and interventions for children exposed to alcohol in pregnancy. Chapter 10. In: Burns L, Black E, Elliott EJ (Eds). Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Australia: An Update. Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs Working Party on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Elliott EJ, Peadon E, Mutch R. ©Australian Government 2009, (In press).

Health professionals knowledge and practice regarding alcohol in pregnancy and FASD. Chapter 8. In: Burns L, Black E, Elliott EJ (Eds). Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Australia: An Update. Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs Working Party on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Payne J, Bower C, Elliott EJ. Health ©Australian Government 2009, (In press).

Prevention of FASD. Chapter 7. In: Burns L, Black E, Elliott EJ (Eds). Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Australia: An Update. Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs Working Party on

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Bower C,Hayes L, Bankier A. ©Australian Government 2009, (In press).

Epidemiology of FASD. Chapter 6.  In: Burns L, Black E, Elliott EJ (Eds). Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Australia: An Update. Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs Working Party on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Burns L. Bower C, O'Leary C, Elliott EJ. ©Australian Government 2009, (In press).

The effects of alcohol exposure in utero. Chapter 5. In: Burns L, Black E, Elliott EJ (Eds). Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Australia: An Update. Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs Working Party on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.O'Leary C, Peadon E, Elliott EJ. ©Australian Government 2009, (In press).

Prevalence and correlates of alcohol use in pregnancy. Chapter 3. In: Burns L, Black E, Elliott EJ (Eds). Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Australia: An Update. Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs Working Party on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Burns L, O'Leary C, Peadon E, Black E, D'Antoine H.©Australian Government 2009, (In press).

Need to establish a National Diagnostic Capacity for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Mutch R, Peadon E, Elliot E, Bower C. J Paediatr Child Health, 2009;45:79-81.

Prenatal alcohol exposure and language delay in two-year old children: The importance of dose and timing on risk.  O'Leary C, Zubrick SR, Taylor CL, Dixon G and Bower C.  Paediatrics 2009:123(2):547-554.

The effect of maternal alcohol consumption on fetal growth and preterm birth.  O'Leary CM, Nassar N, Kurinczuk JJ and Bower C.  BJOG 2009; 116(3):390-400.

Systematic review of interventions for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Peadon E, Phys-Jones B, Bower C, Elliott E. BMC Pediatrics 2009 9 35-??.

The need to establish a national diagnsotic capacity for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Mutch R, Peadon E, Elliott E, Bower C. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 2009 45 79-81.


2008

Women's Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice. Teenage smoking in pregnancy and birthweight: a population study 2001-2004. Peadon E, Bower C, Elliott E and Alcohol and Pregnancy study investigators: (Letter to editor). M J Aust 2008, 189 (4): 237-238.

International survey of diagnostic services for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Peadon E, Fremantle E, Bower C, Elliott E. BioMed Central Paediatrics 2008, 8:12.

Fetal alcohol syndrome: a prospective national surveillance study. Elliott EJ, Payne J, Morris A, Haan E, Bower C. Arch Dis Child. 2008; 93:732-7. [Subject of Editorial. Perspectives. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: counting the invisible - mission impossible? Chudley AE, Arch of Dis Child. 2008, 93(9):721-722].

Fetal alcohol syndrome: a prospective national surveillance study. Elliott EJ, Payne J, Morris A, Haan E,Bower C. Arch Dis Child. 2008; 93:732-7.[Epub ahead of print 17 Aug 2007.]

Alcohol and pregnancy: The pivotal role of the obstetrician. Elliott EJ, Bower C. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2008; 48(3):236-239.


2007

Impacts of national surveillance for uncommon conditions during childhood. Zurynski Y, Peadon E, Bower C,Elliott EJ. J Paediatr Child Health. 2007; 43:724-731. 

Impacts of alcohol use in pregnancy. The role of the General Practitioner. Peadon E, O'Leary C, Bower C, Elliott E. Aust Fam Physician. 2007; 36(11):935-939.

A review of policies on alcohol use during pregnancy in Australia and other English-speaking countries. O'Leary CM, Heuzenroeder LM, Elliott EJ, Bower CI. 2006. In reply. M J Aust. 2007;187:316. (Letter).

A review of policies on alcohol use in pregnancy in Australia and other English-speaking countries. O'Leary CM, Heuzenroeder L, Elliott EJ and Bower C.  2006.  Med J Aust. 2007; 186(9): 466-471.

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in Australia. Elliott E, Bartu A, Bower C, D'Antoine H, Fremantle E, France K et al. The 2nd International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. (March 2007). The 2nd International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Conference Proceedings, UBC Interprofessional Continuing Education, Vancouver, BC, ISBN: 978-0-88865-272-0, November 2007

Alcohol consumption during pregnancy in non-indigenous West Australian women. Colvin L, Payne J, Parsons D, Kurinczuk JJ, Bower C. Alcohol: Clinical and Experimental Research. 2007; 31(2):276-284.

Alcohol and Pregnancy: Australian Women's knowledge, attitudes and practice. Peadon E, Payne J, Henley N, D'Antoine H, Bartu A, Bower C, Elliott E. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 43[7-8], A12. 2007 (published abstract).


2000-2006

Diagnosis of fetal alcohol syndrome and alcohol use in pregnancy: a survey of paediatricians' knowledge, attitudes and practice. Elliott E, Payne J, Haan E, Bower C.J Paediatr Child Health. 2006; 42:698-703.

Fetal alcohol syndrome (Letter). O'Leary C, Bower C, Payne J, Elliott E. Aust Fam Physician. 2006; 35(4): 184.

Foreword. In: Alcohol and Pregnancy. A mother's responsible disturbance. Bower C. Elizabeth Russell, Zeus publications, Australia, 2005. ISBN: 1-9210-0577-7.

Health professional's knowledge, practice and opinions about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and alcohol consumption in pregnancy. Payne J, Elliott E, D'Antoine H, O'Leary C, Mahony A, Haan E, et al. Aust N Z J Public Health. 2005; 29(6):558-564.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: diagnosis, epidemiology, and developmental outcomes. O'Leary CM.  J Paediatr Child Health 2004; 40(1-2):2-7.

FAS in Australia: fact or fiction? Elliott EJ, Bower C.J Paediatr Child Health 2004; 40:8-10.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: A Literature Review. National Expert Advisory Committee on Alcohol. O'Leary CM. Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing. 2002.

Ascertainment of birth defects: the effect on completeness of adding a new source of data. Bower C, Silva D, Henderson TR, Ryan A, Rudy E. J Paediatr Child Health 2000; 36:574-576.

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