Much of my work is confidential, please do not hesitate to contact me by email ruth@mediwrite.com.au for further examples of my writing.

A comprehensive list of all my academic publications can be viewed on my Google Scholar profile or my RG profile.  Further examples of my medical writing can be seen on my Contently portfolio here.


Example Meeting Coverage Report – First National Forum on Secondary Fracture Prevention

  • Attendance, record keeping and report writing for the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society (ANZBMS). Read more.

Example Expert Interviews – over 30 expert interviews conducted for eCancerTV – Coverage of the 16th International Workshop on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL) held in Sydney 2015

  • Prediction progression and survival in CLL – interview with Prof Jonathan Strefford. Read more.
  • Highlights from the iwCLL – Prof Mulligan. Read more.

Who I’ve Worked With


Example News Pieces – for a Clinical Audience

Coverage of the World Conference on Lung Cancer, October 2013

  • Necitumumab Shows No Benefit in Treating Advanced Non-Squamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Presented at WCLC. Read more.
  • Avoiding the Hippocampus in Cranial Radiotherapy Preserves Memory Function: Presented at WCLC. Read more.
  • Enobosarm, a selective androgen receptor modulator, prevents muscle wasting in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Read more.
  • Nerve-Sparing Procedure for Lung Surgery Does Not Improve Post-Operative Pain: Presented at WCLC. Read more.
  • Docetaxel Plus Ganetespib Improves Survival in Subgroup of Patients With Advanced Lung Cancer: Presented at WCLC. Read more.
  • Post-Operative 3D-Conformal Radiotherapy Improves Lung-Cancer Survival: Presented at WCLC. Read more.

Magnesium sulfate ineffective following aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage

Intravenous magnesium sulfate did not improve clinical outcome following aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage

February 24, 2013 – Intravenous Magnesium Sulfate (MgSO4) did not improve clinical outcome in patients admitted to hospital with aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage, according to the results of the MASH-2 study, a randomised, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial. Read more.


Dietary n-6 LA offers no protection against secondary cardiac events

Replacing saturated fats with unsaturated omega-6 linoleic acid increased mortality in males with a prior cardiovascular event

February 14, 2013 – In a randomised-controlled trial of 458 males, with a previous myocardial infarction or other acute cardiovascular hospitalisation, replacing dietary saturated fats with unsaturated omega-6 linoleic acid (n-6 LA) failed to offer secondary prevention and increased mortality. Read more.


Example News Pieces – For a General Audience

Published in Australian Women Online

Evidence that Cosmetic Breast Implants Lower Cancer Survival Rates

May 8, 2013 A new meta-analysis combining data from 12 studies has provided evidence that cosmetic breast implants may negatively impact breast cancer detection and survival rates.

The research, conducted by epidemiologist Eric Lavigne and colleagues at the Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec, Canada and published in the BMJ, showed that in women diagnosed with breast cancer, those with cosmetic breast implants were at increased risk of being diagnosed when the cancer had reached a later stage compared to women without implants. Read more.


Published in Blackmore’s Institute e-newsletter

Caesarean section and autoimmunity


Vitamin D


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Nature's medicinal treasure trove


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Example Reports

Current knowledge in brain cancer research, 2014.  Prepared for Cure Brain Cancer Foundation in collaboration with freelance medical writer Dr Sarah McKay. Click here.

Report submitted to the McKeon Review of Scientific & Medical Research in Australia, 2012. Click here.


Selected first-author academic publications

A comprehensive list of all my academic publications can be viewed on my Google Scholar profile or my RG profile.

Hadfield RM, Lain SJ, Simpson JM, Ford JB, Raynes-Greenow CH, Morris JM, Roberts CL.  Are Babies Getting Bigger? An analysis of birthweight trends in NSW 1990 – 2005.  MJA 2009, 190, 312-315. Link to full text.

Hadfield RM, Lain SJ, Raynes-Greenow CH, Morris JM, Roberts CL.  Is there an association between endometriosis and the risk of preeclampsia?  A population based study.  Human Reproduction 2009 Vol.24, No.9 pp. 2348–2352. [Published online ahead of print; May 14 2009]. Link to full text.

Hadfield RM, Lain SJ, Cameron SA, Bell JC, Morris JM and Roberts CL. The prevalence of maternal medical conditions during pregnancy and a validation of their reporting in hospital discharge data. Aust. NZ J. Obs. Gyn. 2008 48: 78-82. Link to full text.

Hadfield RM, Manek S, Weeks DE, Mardon HJ, Barlow DH, Kennedy SH; OXEGENE Collaborative Group. Linkage and association studies of the relationship between endometriosis and genes encoding the detoxification enzymes GSTM1, GSTT1 and CYP1A1. Mol Hum Reprod. 2001 Nov;7(11):1073-8. Link to full text.

Hadfield RM, Manek S, Nakago S, Mukherjee S, Weeks DE, Mardon HJ, Barlow DH, Kennedy SH. Absence of a relationship between endometriosis and the N314D polymorphism of galactose-1-phosphate uridyl transferase in a UK population. Mol Hum Reprod. 1999 Oct;5(10):990-3. Link to full text.

Williamson LM, Hackett G, Rennie J, Palmer CR, Maciver C, Hadfield R, Hughes D, Jobson S, Ouwehand WH. The natural history of fetomaternal alloimmunization to the platelet-specific antigen HPA-1a (PlA1, Zwa) as determined by antenatal screening. Blood. 1998 Oct 1;92(7):2280-7.

Hadfield RM, Mardon HJ, Barlow DH, Kennedy SH. Endometriosis in monozygotic twins. Fertil Steril. 1997 Nov;68(5):941-2.

Hadfield RM, Yudkin PL, Coe CL, Scheffler J, Uno H, Barlow DH, Kemnitz JW, Kennedy SH. Risk factors for endometriosis in the rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta): a case-control study.Hum Reprod Update. 1997 Mar-Apr;3(2):109-15.

Hadfield R, Mardon H, Barlow D, Kennedy S. Delay in the diagnosis of endometriosis: a survey of women from the USA and the UK. Hum Reprod. 1996 Apr;11(4):878-80.


Blogging

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