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Professor Abdel-Latif Mohamed

MBBS, MPaeds, MPH, MScEpi, MRCPCH, FRACP, AFRACMA, MD
Professor of Neonatology and Senior Staff Specialist, Department of Neonatology, Centenary Hospital for Women and Children, Canberra Hospital
ANU College of Health and Medicine
T: +612 6174 7565

Areas of expertise

  • Paediatrics 111403
  • Intensive Care 110310
  • Foetal Development And Medicine 111401
  • Epidemiology 111706
  • Biostatistics 010402

Research interests

  • Neonatal and perinatal medicine,
  • Epidemiology of prematurity,
  • Quality of care in neonatal intensive care units,
  • Neurodevelopmental outcome of premature infants
  • Neonatal abstinence syndrome

 

Biography

Dr Abdel-Latif Mohamed is a Professor of Neonatology at Australian National University and Senior Neonatologist at Canberra Hospital, Australia. His research interests include epidemiology of prematurity, quality of care, neurodevelopmental outcome and neonatal abstinence syndrome. He is expert in clinical and epidemiological research design and advanced statistical modelling. He has published widely in peer-reviewed journals. He is actively involved in undergraduate teaching and postgraduate supervision.

Available student projects

I am happy for undergraduate and postgraduate students considering research in my areas of expertise to contact me to discuss potential projects.

Current student projects

PhD students’ projects:

  1. Naif Alzahrani. A comparison of safety attitude in emergency departments of Saudi Arabian and Australian hospitals. PhD Thesis [underway]. Role: Primary supervisor.
  2. Helen Tosin Oni. Assessing substance dependency in pregnancy, short-term outcomes of newborn infants and the existing role of midwives and future direction. PhD Thesis [underway]. Role: Co-supervisor.

Undergraduate medical students’ projects:

  1. Kaneeka Gajendra. Neurodevelopmental outcome of infants who had Chronic Lung Disease Infants at 2-3 years of age: a population based cohort study. Australian National University [Underway]. Role: Primary supervisor.
  2. Nicholas Olliffe. Neurodevelopmental outcome of extremely premature survivors after necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) [Underway]. Australian National University [Completed]. Role: Primary supervisor.

Past student projects

Undergraduate medical students’ projects:

  1. Lachlan Facey. Impact of timing of birth/admission of term and preterm infants on neonatal morbidity, mortality and neurodevelopmental outcome: meta-analysis of observation studies [Completed]. 
  2. Dina Kirollos. Impact of ‘vaginal’ vs. ‘caesarean section’ delivery on morbidity and mortality of infants with ante-natally diagnosed gastroschisis: meta-analysis of observation studies [Completed]. 
  3. Lauren French. Impact of ‘singleton’ vs. ‘multiple’ birth on neonatal morbidity, mortality and neurodevelopmental outcomes: meta-analysis of observation studies [Completed]. Role: Primary supervisor.
  4. Esther Mitchelson, Holly Powell, Sunita Biswas-Legrand, Arunima Jain, Alex McFarlane, Gemma Curry, Lachlan Angus, Samantha Howard. Comparison of Patient Flow following Presentation of Fever in Community versus Hospital in the ACT [Completed].
  5. Mara Matic. Do maternal hypertensive disorders in pregnancy increase respiratory support requirements, risk of CLD and poorer neurodevelopmental outcome in neonates born less than 29 weeks gestation. Australian National University [Completed].
  6. Daniel Green. Pharmacological interventions for upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) in the newborn infants. Cochrane Review. Australian National University [Completed].
  7. Jocelyn Chan. Nasopharyngeal high-frequency oscillatory ventilation for weaning from mechanical ventilation in newborn infants. Cochrane Review. Australian National University [Completed].
  8. Mary Good. Fresh vs. older red blood cells transfusion to prevent morbidity and mortality in preterm infants. Cochrane Review. Australian National University [Completed]. 
  9. Lokiny Gnanendran (UNSW, elective medical student ANU). Neurodevelopmental outcomes of multiple compared to singleton extremely premature infants – a population based cohort study. Australian National University [Completed].
  10. Daphne Premnath (Monash University; elective medical student ANU). Does early/late surfactant replacement therapy predict incidence of chronic lung disease (Completed).
  11. Wing Sze Lindsay Chan. Comparison of outcomes in premature infants with PDAs treated medically and surgically in NICUs with collocated surgical facility vs no surgical facilities. Australian National University [Completed].
  12.  Rachel Dash. Management and outcomes of hypotension in extremely preterm infants. Australian National University [Completed].
  13. Carvalho da Costa. Inspired humidity and temperature with the Sophie ventilator during conventional ventilation. Australian National University [Completed].
  14. Lei Ying. CPAP weaning method: Effect on feeding, weight gain and caffeine use. Australian National University [Completed].
  15. Cameron Maxwell. Evaluation of the NAPSS Early Home Gavage Feeding Program. Australian National University [Completed].
  16. Alicia Heald. Insulin infusion for hyperglycaemia in very preterm infants appears safe with no effect on morbidity, mortality and long-term neurodevelopmental outcome. Australian National University [Completed].
  17. Phoebe Moore. Experience with using 30% oxygen to resuscitate premature infants. Australian National University [Completed].
  18. Kate Mahoney. No increased risk of neurodevelopmental impairment for outborn. Australian National University [Completed].
  19. Estella M. Janz-Robinson. Neurodevelopmental outcomes of premature infants with patent ductus arteriosus: a population based cohort study. Australian National University [Completed].
  20. Andrea N. Rodrigues. No increased risk of neurodevelopmental impairment for very preterm infants born to rural mothers. Australian National University [Completed].
  21. Yue-Yan Lam. Health care professionals’ knowledge and attitude toward donated Human Brest Milk. Australian National University [Completed].
  22.  Radhika Ruwanpathirana. Neonatal outcomes of infants of drug using women. University of New South Wales [Completed].
  23.  Samantha Chen. Change in respiratory support in infants requiring neonatal intensive care in NSW and the ACT between 1994 and 2006. University of New South Wales [Completed].
  24. Yvonne Feng. Causes of death infants requiring neonatal intensive care in NSW and the ACT between 1994 and 2006. University of New South Wales [Completed].
  25. Vidya Natthondan. The outcomes of late preterm infants admitted to neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in New South Wales (NSW) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) between 1995 and 2006. University of New South Wales [Completed].
  26. Vidya Natthondan. Hospital Readmissions and Mortality of Late Preterm Compared to Term Survivors of Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) to 5 years of age. University of New South Wales [Completed].
  27. Preena Uppal. The influence of maternal ethnicity and country of origin on childhood outcomes of neonatal intensive care unit survivors – 2010-2011. University of New South Wales [Completed].
  28. Li Zsa Tan. Neurodevelopmental Outcomes of Extremely Preterm Infants of substance using mothers in NSW and ACT, Australia. University of New South Wales [Completed].
  29. Julia Chen. The CHAMP study - Changes in Amphetamine-exposed mothers and newborn infants in the states of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory between 2004 and 2007. University of New South Wales [Completed].
  30. Aranie Somanathan. Characteristics of neoplasms in children admitted to neonatal intensive care units. University of New South Wales [Completed].
  31. Tessa Kennedy. Neurodevelopmental outcomes of infants after endotracheal intubation: a 3 to 4 year follow-up of a randomized controlled trial between propofol and morphine/atropine and suxamethonium. University of New South Wales [Completed].
  32. Yvonne Feng. Causes of Death in Infants Admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care Units in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory 1995 to 2006. University of New South Wales [Completed].
  33. Shan Shan Ruan. The Influence of Maternal Ethnicity on the Short Term Outcomes of Newborn Infants Admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care Units in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory between 1995 and 2006. University of New South Wales [Completed].
  34. Sarah Greenwood. Early predictions of adverse neurodevelopmental outcome in very premature infants. University of New South Wales [Completed].

Registrars and professional college projects:

  1. Sarah Wright. Case report of neonatal near drowning associated with underwater birth. Canberra Hospital, ACT [Completed].
  2. Sumit Chakravarty. Short and long-term outcomes of infants conceived after assisted reproduction techniques - a review. Canberra Hospital, ACT [Completed].
  3. Pankaj Patel. Outcomes of infants admitted to the NICU after receiving adrenaline in the delivery room. Royal Hospital for Women, NSW [Completed].
  4. Pankaj Patel. Outcomes of buprenorphine using mothers in NSW and the ACT and The use of adrenaline in the delivery room for newborn infants. Royal Hospital for Women, NSW [Completed].
  5. Tim Hong. Respiratory admissions during childhood of extremely preterm infants surviving neonatal intensive care in NSW and the ACT. Royal Hospital for Women, NSW [Completed].
  6. Shailender Mehta – Use of AEEG in NICUs in Australia and New Zealand – a survey. Royal Hospital for Women, NSW [Completed].
  7. Shalinder Metha. A survey of amplitude-integrated electroencephalography (aEEG) use in neonatal intensive care units in Australia and New Zealand. Royal Hospital for Women, NSW [Completed].
  8. Juin Kong. The outcomes of infants with Anterior Abdominal Wall Defects in NSW and the ACT, An 18 years review. Royal Hospital for Women, NSW [Completed].
  9. Anjali Dhawan. Amphetamine exposure in pregnancy – a review. Royal Hospital for Women, NSW [Completed].
  10. Anjali Dhawan. Neurodevelopment Outcome of Extreme Preterm infants with Intraventricular Hemorrhage - NSW and ACT Experience. Royal Hospital for Women, NSW [Completed].
  11. Kee A. Effects of psychiatric co-morbidity on the outcomes of women and newborn infants affected by substance use. Royal Hospital for Women, NSW [Completed].
  12. Krishna Vanum. D2 dopamine receptors gene polymorphism and severity of neonatal absence syndrome. Royal Hospital for Women, NSW [Completed].
  13. Garg P. Perinatal characteristics and outcome of preterm singletons, twins and triplets in NSW and The ACT, Australia. Royal Hospital for Women, NSW [Completed].
  14. Ghanta S. Propofol compared with the morphine, atropine, and suxamethonium regimen as induction agents for neonatal intubation. Royal Hospital for Women, NSW [Completed].
  15. Lalitha Krishnan. Are premature inutero transfers and outborn NICU admissions changing in Australia? Royal Hospital for Women, NSW [Completed].
  16. Fahad Alharbi. Trends in bronchopulmonary dysplasia rates and postnatal corticosteroid use in New South Wales and The Australian Capital Territory between 1992 and 2006. Royal Hospital for Women, NSW [Completed].
  17. Kawai Meng Pong. The impact of the Australian heroin shortage on the outcome of drug-dependant pregnant women and their infants. Royal Hospital for Women, NSW [Completed].
  18. Hazelton B. A comparison of outcomes between buprenorphine, methadone and heroin in opiate-dependent pregnant women and their newborn infants. Royal Hospital for Women, NSW [Completed].
  19. Adil Alamary. The Role of the Dopamine D2 Receptor Gene in Regulating the Severity of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Royal Hospital for Women, NSW [Completed]. 

Nursing staff projects:

  1. Danette Boswell. Parental Presence at Clinical Bedside Rounds (PPCBR) (Completed).
  2. Wendy Burton. Prevalence and Incidence of skin injuries in the neonatal population of the Canberra NICU: A pilot study. Canberra Hospital, ACT [Completed].
  3. Heather McKay. Effect of a multifaceted intervention on documentation of vital signs and staff communication regarding deteriorating paediatric patients. Canberra Hospital, ACT [Completed].

Membership of exam panels for Master and PhD Degrees (External Examiner):

  1. James Marceau. Comparison of the analgesic properties of sucrose between infants of substance abusing mothers and healthy controls. Master of Science in Medicine. University of Sydney, Australia. 2011. Role: External Examiner.
  2. Elizabeth Brierley. Do educational documentaries on donor breastmilk influence mothers’ beliefs about the act of donating their breastmilk?  Experiences in a Kangoroo Mother Care Unit in South Africa. Master of Public Health. University of Cape Town, South Africa. 2014. Role: External Examiner.

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