Mary Higgins
University College Dublin
Obstetrics and gynaecologyInternal medicineObstetricsEndocrinologySurgeryRetrospective cohort studyFetusPediatricsCaesarean sectionPlacentaPregnancyGestational diabetesGynecologyDiabetic pregnancyGestationMedical educationFamily medicineDiabetes mellitusBirth weightMedicine
147Publications
16H-index
957Citations
Publications 145
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#1Mary HigginsH-Index: 16
#2Cliona MurphyH-Index: 10
Last. Maeve EoganH-Index: 8
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Last. Mary Higgins (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 16
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Higher rates of fetal macrosomia may occur in infants of women with pre-gestational diabetes compared with non-diabetic controls. Antenatal predication of fetal macrosomia remains challenging. Ultr...
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#2Mary Higgins (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 16
Last. J. R. Docherty (RCSI: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland)
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Purpose: HELLP syndrome is a relatively uncommon pregnancy-related condition characterized by hemolysis, elevated liver function tests, and low platelets. It can be accompanied by life-threatening hepatic complications including hepatic infarction, hematoma formation, and hepatic rupture. HELLP syndrome occurs in approximately 0.2% of pregnancies. Major hepatic complications occur in less than 1% of HELLP patients suggesting an incidence of 1/50,000. The pathogenesis is incompletely understood a...
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#1Alex Dakin (Rotunda Hospital)
#2Wendy Ferguson (Rotunda Hospital)H-Index: 4
Last. Maeve Eogan (Rotunda Hospital)H-Index: 9
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Early onset group B streptococcal (GBS) disease can cause significant neonatal morbidity and mortality. There is currently no Irish national guideline for GBS screening, and protocols vary across maternity units. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing at induction or labour onset informs triage for antibiotic prophylaxis; however, there are human and infrastructural resource requirements to enable widespread implementation. Our aim was to identify current standard practices for GBS prevention i...
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#1Brendan Dempsey (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 1
Last. Mary Higgins (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 16
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Abstract Objective To explore if abortion care providers in the Republic of Ireland experience abortion-related stigma. Study Design The survey was distributed to abortion care providers working in community and hospital units nationwide. We measured stigma using the 35-item version of the Abortion Providers Stigma Scale (APSS). We also collected data on demography, professional involvement in providing abortion care, and risk of burnout (measured by the Maslach Burnout Inventory). Results Of th...
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#1Paul McHugh (UCD: University College Dublin)
#2Donal J. Brennan (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 40
Last. Mary Higgins (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 16
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Background Screening programmes decrease the incidence of colorectal, breast and cervical cancer. As such, it is imperative that medical health professionals are educated on the screening programmes available and are aware of the research basis justifying them. Aims To establish the attitudes of final-year medical students to a gynaecological cancer screening teaching session, provided as part of their core Obstetrics and Gynaecology module. Methods A 3-h workshop, aimed to critically appraise r...
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#1Richard A. Greene (UCC: University College Cork)H-Index: 17
#2Joye McKernan (UCC: University College Cork)H-Index: 3
Last. Meabh Ni Bhuinneain (Mayo Clinic)H-Index: 2
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OBJECTIVE To assess major obstetric haemorrhage incidence, management and quality of care in Irish maternity units. DESIGN In collaboration with Irish maternity units the National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre (Leitao et al., 2020) carried out a national clinical audit and surveillance of major obstetric haemorrhage (MOH). METHODS MOH was defined as blood loss of at least 2500 ml, transfusion of five or more units of blood or documented treatment for coagulopathy. Co-ordinators in maternity unit...
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