Dr Mark Tracy

Clinical Senior Lecturer
Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology, Westmead Clinical School

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Selected grants

2013

  • Is lactic acid concentration in amniotic fluid a new predictor of labour dystocia?; Tracy S, Tracy M, Shand A, Bisits A, Rawlinson W, Ledger W, Welsh A; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2012

  • Lactate Study Pilot; Tracy S, Welsh A, Shand A, Tracy M; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.

2009

  • A randomised controlled trial of caseload midwifery care; Kildea S, Tracy S, Chapman M, Peek M, Tracy M, Homer C, Kildea S; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Evaluating Midwifery Led Units (EMU): a prospective cohort study of primary level (free standing) midwifery led units; Tracy S, Foureur M, Barclay L, Tracy M, Kensington M, Welsh A; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Tracy, S., Welsh, A., Hall, B., Hartz, D., Lainchbury, A., Bisits, A., White, J., Tracy, M. (2014). Caseload midwifery compared to standard or private obstetric care for first time mothers in a public teaching hospital in Australia: a cross sectional study of cost and birth outcomes. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 14(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Tracy, M., Shah, D., Hinder, M., Klimek, J., Marceau, J., Wright, A. (2014). Mask leak increases and minute ventilation decreases when chest compressions are added to bag ventilation in a neonatal manikin model. Acta Paediatrica, 103(5), e182-e187. [More Information]
  • Dahlen, H., Tracy, S., Tracy, M., Bisits, A., Brown, C., Thornton, C. (2014). Rates of obstetric intervention and associated perinatal mortality and morbidity among low-risk women giving birth in private and public hospitals (2000-2008): a linked data population-based cohort study. BMJ Open, 4(5), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Hall, B., Iwasenko, J., Moriatis, M., Rawlinson, W., Tracy, M., Tracy, S. (2013). A pilot study to determine the feasibility of collecting amniotic fluid samples from women during labour and measuring amniotic fluid lactate at point of care. BMC Research Notes, 6(1), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Tracy, S., Hartz, D., Tracy, M., Allen, J., Forti, A., Hall, B., White, J., Lainchbury, A., Stapleton, H., Beckmann, M., et al (2013). Caseload midwifery care versus standard maternity care for women of any risk: M@NGO, a randomised controlled trial. The Lancet, 382(9906), 1723-1732. [More Information]
  • Zhang, Y., Chan, G., Tracy, M., Hinder, M., Savkin, A., Lovell, N. (2013). Detrended fluctuation analysis of blood pressure in preterm infants with intraventricular hemorrhage. Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, 51(9), 1051-1057. [More Information]
  • Pinto, A., Seth, R., Zhou, F., Tallon, J., Dempsey, K., Tracy, M., Gilbert, G., O'Sullivan, M. (2013). Emergence and control of an outbreak of infections due to Panton-Valentine leukocidin positive, ST22 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a neonatal intensive care unit. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 19(7), 620-627. [More Information]
  • Monk, A., Tracy, S., Foureur, M., Tracy, M. (2013). Evaluating midwifery units (EMU): Lessons from the pilot study. Midwifery, 29(8), 845-851. [More Information]
  • Dahlen, H., Dowling, H., Tracy, M., Schmied, V., Tracy, S. (2013). Maternal and perinatal outcomes amongst low risk women giving birth in water compared to six birth positions on land. A descriptive cross sectional study in a birth centre over 12 years. Midwifery, 29(7), 759-764. [More Information]
  • Shah, D., Tracy, M. (2013). Skin antisepsis survey in Australia-New Zealand neonatal nurseries. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49, 601-602. [More Information]
  • Dahlen, H., Tracy, S., Tracy, M., Bisits, A., Brown, C., Thornton, C. (2012). Rates of obstetric intervention among low-risk women giving birth in private and public hospitals in NSW: a population-based descriptive study. BMJ Open, 2(5), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Tracy, S., Hartz, D., Hall, B., Allen, J., Forti, A., Lainchbury, A., White, J., Welsh, A., Tracy, M., Kildea, S. (2011). A randomised controlled trial of caseload midwifery care: M@NGO (Midwives @ New Group practice Options). BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 11(82), 1-16. [More Information]
  • Tracy, M., Klimek, J., Coughtrey, H., Shingde, V., Ponnampalam, G., Hinder, M., Maheshwari, R., Tracy, S. (2011). Mask Leak in One-Person Mask Ventilation Compared to Two-Person in Newborn Infant Manikin Study. Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition (e ADC - F and N), 96(3), F195-F200. [More Information]
  • Zhang, Y., Chan, G., Tracy, M., Lee, Q., Hinder, M., Savkin, A., Lovell, N. (2011). Spectral analysis of systemic and cerebral cardiovascular variabilities in preterm infants: relationship with clinical risk index for babies (CRIB). Physiological Measurement, 32(12), 1913-1928. [More Information]
  • Khan, A., Tracy, M., Flynn, P., Maheshwari, R., Shingde, V. (2011). Stitch in time: Life-saving thoracotomy for treatment of neonatal haemothorax. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 47(5), 307-309. [More Information]
  • Tracy, M., Klimek, J., Coughtrey, H., Shingde, V., Ponnampalam, G., Hinder, M., Maheshwari, R., Tracy, S. (2011). Ventilator-delivered mask ventilation compared with three standard methods of mask ventilation in a manikin model. Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition (e ADC - F and N), 96(3), F201-F205. [More Information]
  • Tracy, M., Klimek, J., Hinder, M., Ponnampalam, G., Tracy, S. (2010). Does caffeine impair cerebral oxygenation and blood flow velocity in preterm infants? Acta Paediatrica: Nurturing the Child, 99(9), 1319-1323. [More Information]
  • Tracy, M., Klimek, J., Shingde, V., Hinder, M., Maheshwari, R., Tracy, S. (2010). Neopuff T-piece mask resuscitator: is mask leak related to watching the pressure dial? Acta Paediatrica: Nurturing the Child, 99(9), 1314-1318. [More Information]
  • Tracy, S., Welsh, A., Dahlen, H., Tracy, M. (2009). Adverse outcomes of labour in public and private hospitals in Australia [To the Editor]. Medical Journal of Australia, 191(10), 579-580.
  • Tracy, S., Sullivan, E., Tracy, M. (2008). Reply: Admitting Term Infants to Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Australia. Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care, 35(3), 259-260. [More Information]
  • Tracy, S., Dahlen, H., Tracy, M., Laws, P., Sullivan, E. (2008). Reply: Perinatal Outcomes in Birth Centers. Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care, 35(1), 86. [More Information]
  • Tracy, S., Tracy, M., Sullivan, E. (2007). Admission of Term Infants to Neonatal Intensive Care: A Population-Based Study. Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care. [More Information]
  • Tracy, S., Dahlen, H., Caplice, S., Laws, P., Wang, Y., Tracy, M., Sullivan, E. (2007). Birth Centers in Australia: A National Population-Based Study of Perinatal Mortality Associated with Giving Birth in a Birth Center. Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care, 34(3), 194-201. [More Information]
  • Tracy, S., Sullivan, E., Wang, Y., Black, D., Tracy, M. (2007). Birth outcomes associated with interventions in labour amongst low risk women: A population-based study. Women and Birth, 20(2), 41-48. [More Information]
  • McGregor, C., Kneale, B., Tracy, M. (2007). On-demand virtual neonatal intensive care units supporting rural, remote and urban healthcare with bush babies broadband. Journal of Network and Computer Applications, 30, 1309-1323. [More Information]
  • Tracy, S., Tracy, M., Dean, J., Laws, P., Sullivan, E. (2007). Spontaneous preterm birth of liveborn infants in women at low risk in Australia over 10 years: a population-based study. BJOG: an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, 114(6), 731-735. [More Information]
  • Tracy, S., Dahlen, H., Tracy, M., Sullivan, E. (2006). Does size matter? A population based study of birth in lower volume maternity hospitals for low risk women [Author's Reply]. BJOG: an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, 113(5), 617-618. [More Information]
  • Tracy, S., Sullivan, E., Dahlen, H., Black, D., Wang, Y., Tracy, M. (2006). Does size matter? A population-based study of birth in lower volume maternity hospitals for low risk women. BJOG: an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, 113(1), 86-96. [More Information]
  • Downe, L., Tracy, M., Holberton, J. (2004). How Safe Is Intermittent Positive Pressure Ventilation In Preterm Babies Ventilated From Delivery To Newborn Intensive Care Unit? Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition (e ADC - F and N), 89(1), F84-F87.
  • Shah, S., Tracy, M., Smyth, J. (2004). Postnatal Lactate As An Early Predictor Of Short-Term Outcome After Intrapartum Asphyxia. Journal of Perinatology, 24(1), 16-20.
  • Tracy, S., Tracy, M. (2003). Costing the cascade: estimating the cost of increased obstetric intervention in childbirth using population data. BJOG: an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, 110(8), 717-724.
  • Tracy, M., Downe, L., Holberton, J. (2003). How safe is intermittent positive pressure ventilation in preterm babies ventilated from delivery to newborn intensive care unit? Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition (e ADC - F and N), 11, F84-F87.

Conferences

  • Zhang, Y., Chan, G., Tracy, M., Hinder, M., Redmond, S., Savkin, A., Lovell, N. (2013). Estimation of Cardiac Output and Total Peripheral Resistance in Preterm Infants by Arterial Waveform Analysis. 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), Piscataway, NJ, USA: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. [More Information]
  • Zhang, Y., Chan, G., Tracy, M., Lee, Q., Hinder, M., Savkin, A., Lovell, N. (2011). Cerebral Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Analysis in Preterm Infants with Intraventricular Hemorrhage. 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 2011), Piscataway, USA: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. [More Information]
  • Catley, C., Smith, K., Mcgregor, C., Tracy, M. (2009). Extending CRISP-DM to Incorporate Temporal Data Mining of Multidimensional Medical Data Streams: A Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Case Study. 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems CBMS 2009, USA: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. [More Information]
  • Stacey, M., McGregor, C., Tracy, M. (2007). An architecture for multi-dimensional temporal abstraction and its application to support neonatal intensive care. 29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), USA: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. [More Information]

2014

  • Tracy, S., Welsh, A., Hall, B., Hartz, D., Lainchbury, A., Bisits, A., White, J., Tracy, M. (2014). Caseload midwifery compared to standard or private obstetric care for first time mothers in a public teaching hospital in Australia: a cross sectional study of cost and birth outcomes. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 14(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Tracy, M., Shah, D., Hinder, M., Klimek, J., Marceau, J., Wright, A. (2014). Mask leak increases and minute ventilation decreases when chest compressions are added to bag ventilation in a neonatal manikin model. Acta Paediatrica, 103(5), e182-e187. [More Information]
  • Dahlen, H., Tracy, S., Tracy, M., Bisits, A., Brown, C., Thornton, C. (2014). Rates of obstetric intervention and associated perinatal mortality and morbidity among low-risk women giving birth in private and public hospitals (2000-2008): a linked data population-based cohort study. BMJ Open, 4(5), 1-10. [More Information]

2013

  • Hall, B., Iwasenko, J., Moriatis, M., Rawlinson, W., Tracy, M., Tracy, S. (2013). A pilot study to determine the feasibility of collecting amniotic fluid samples from women during labour and measuring amniotic fluid lactate at point of care. BMC Research Notes, 6(1), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Tracy, S., Hartz, D., Tracy, M., Allen, J., Forti, A., Hall, B., White, J., Lainchbury, A., Stapleton, H., Beckmann, M., et al (2013). Caseload midwifery care versus standard maternity care for women of any risk: M@NGO, a randomised controlled trial. The Lancet, 382(9906), 1723-1732. [More Information]
  • Zhang, Y., Chan, G., Tracy, M., Hinder, M., Savkin, A., Lovell, N. (2013). Detrended fluctuation analysis of blood pressure in preterm infants with intraventricular hemorrhage. Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, 51(9), 1051-1057. [More Information]
  • Pinto, A., Seth, R., Zhou, F., Tallon, J., Dempsey, K., Tracy, M., Gilbert, G., O'Sullivan, M. (2013). Emergence and control of an outbreak of infections due to Panton-Valentine leukocidin positive, ST22 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a neonatal intensive care unit. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 19(7), 620-627. [More Information]
  • Zhang, Y., Chan, G., Tracy, M., Hinder, M., Redmond, S., Savkin, A., Lovell, N. (2013). Estimation of Cardiac Output and Total Peripheral Resistance in Preterm Infants by Arterial Waveform Analysis. 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), Piscataway, NJ, USA: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. [More Information]
  • Monk, A., Tracy, S., Foureur, M., Tracy, M. (2013). Evaluating midwifery units (EMU): Lessons from the pilot study. Midwifery, 29(8), 845-851. [More Information]
  • Dahlen, H., Dowling, H., Tracy, M., Schmied, V., Tracy, S. (2013). Maternal and perinatal outcomes amongst low risk women giving birth in water compared to six birth positions on land. A descriptive cross sectional study in a birth centre over 12 years. Midwifery, 29(7), 759-764. [More Information]
  • Shah, D., Tracy, M. (2013). Skin antisepsis survey in Australia-New Zealand neonatal nurseries. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49, 601-602. [More Information]

2012

  • Dahlen, H., Tracy, S., Tracy, M., Bisits, A., Brown, C., Thornton, C. (2012). Rates of obstetric intervention among low-risk women giving birth in private and public hospitals in NSW: a population-based descriptive study. BMJ Open, 2(5), 1-8. [More Information]

2011

  • Tracy, S., Hartz, D., Hall, B., Allen, J., Forti, A., Lainchbury, A., White, J., Welsh, A., Tracy, M., Kildea, S. (2011). A randomised controlled trial of caseload midwifery care: M@NGO (Midwives @ New Group practice Options). BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 11(82), 1-16. [More Information]
  • Zhang, Y., Chan, G., Tracy, M., Lee, Q., Hinder, M., Savkin, A., Lovell, N. (2011). Cerebral Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Analysis in Preterm Infants with Intraventricular Hemorrhage. 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 2011), Piscataway, USA: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. [More Information]
  • Tracy, M., Klimek, J., Coughtrey, H., Shingde, V., Ponnampalam, G., Hinder, M., Maheshwari, R., Tracy, S. (2011). Mask Leak in One-Person Mask Ventilation Compared to Two-Person in Newborn Infant Manikin Study. Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition (e ADC - F and N), 96(3), F195-F200. [More Information]
  • Zhang, Y., Chan, G., Tracy, M., Lee, Q., Hinder, M., Savkin, A., Lovell, N. (2011). Spectral analysis of systemic and cerebral cardiovascular variabilities in preterm infants: relationship with clinical risk index for babies (CRIB). Physiological Measurement, 32(12), 1913-1928. [More Information]
  • Khan, A., Tracy, M., Flynn, P., Maheshwari, R., Shingde, V. (2011). Stitch in time: Life-saving thoracotomy for treatment of neonatal haemothorax. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 47(5), 307-309. [More Information]
  • Tracy, M., Klimek, J., Coughtrey, H., Shingde, V., Ponnampalam, G., Hinder, M., Maheshwari, R., Tracy, S. (2011). Ventilator-delivered mask ventilation compared with three standard methods of mask ventilation in a manikin model. Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition (e ADC - F and N), 96(3), F201-F205. [More Information]

2010

  • Tracy, M., Klimek, J., Hinder, M., Ponnampalam, G., Tracy, S. (2010). Does caffeine impair cerebral oxygenation and blood flow velocity in preterm infants? Acta Paediatrica: Nurturing the Child, 99(9), 1319-1323. [More Information]
  • Tracy, M., Klimek, J., Shingde, V., Hinder, M., Maheshwari, R., Tracy, S. (2010). Neopuff T-piece mask resuscitator: is mask leak related to watching the pressure dial? Acta Paediatrica: Nurturing the Child, 99(9), 1314-1318. [More Information]

2009

  • Tracy, S., Welsh, A., Dahlen, H., Tracy, M. (2009). Adverse outcomes of labour in public and private hospitals in Australia [To the Editor]. Medical Journal of Australia, 191(10), 579-580.
  • Catley, C., Smith, K., Mcgregor, C., Tracy, M. (2009). Extending CRISP-DM to Incorporate Temporal Data Mining of Multidimensional Medical Data Streams: A Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Case Study. 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems CBMS 2009, USA: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. [More Information]

2008

  • Tracy, S., Sullivan, E., Tracy, M. (2008). Reply: Admitting Term Infants to Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Australia. Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care, 35(3), 259-260. [More Information]
  • Tracy, S., Dahlen, H., Tracy, M., Laws, P., Sullivan, E. (2008). Reply: Perinatal Outcomes in Birth Centers. Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care, 35(1), 86. [More Information]

2007

  • Tracy, S., Tracy, M., Sullivan, E. (2007). Admission of Term Infants to Neonatal Intensive Care: A Population-Based Study. Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care. [More Information]
  • Stacey, M., McGregor, C., Tracy, M. (2007). An architecture for multi-dimensional temporal abstraction and its application to support neonatal intensive care. 29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), USA: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. [More Information]
  • Tracy, S., Dahlen, H., Caplice, S., Laws, P., Wang, Y., Tracy, M., Sullivan, E. (2007). Birth Centers in Australia: A National Population-Based Study of Perinatal Mortality Associated with Giving Birth in a Birth Center. Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care, 34(3), 194-201. [More Information]
  • Tracy, S., Sullivan, E., Wang, Y., Black, D., Tracy, M. (2007). Birth outcomes associated with interventions in labour amongst low risk women: A population-based study. Women and Birth, 20(2), 41-48. [More Information]
  • McGregor, C., Kneale, B., Tracy, M. (2007). On-demand virtual neonatal intensive care units supporting rural, remote and urban healthcare with bush babies broadband. Journal of Network and Computer Applications, 30, 1309-1323. [More Information]
  • Tracy, S., Tracy, M., Dean, J., Laws, P., Sullivan, E. (2007). Spontaneous preterm birth of liveborn infants in women at low risk in Australia over 10 years: a population-based study. BJOG: an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, 114(6), 731-735. [More Information]

2006

  • Tracy, S., Dahlen, H., Tracy, M., Sullivan, E. (2006). Does size matter? A population based study of birth in lower volume maternity hospitals for low risk women [Author's Reply]. BJOG: an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, 113(5), 617-618. [More Information]
  • Tracy, S., Sullivan, E., Dahlen, H., Black, D., Wang, Y., Tracy, M. (2006). Does size matter? A population-based study of birth in lower volume maternity hospitals for low risk women. BJOG: an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, 113(1), 86-96. [More Information]

2004

  • Downe, L., Tracy, M., Holberton, J. (2004). How Safe Is Intermittent Positive Pressure Ventilation In Preterm Babies Ventilated From Delivery To Newborn Intensive Care Unit? Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition (e ADC - F and N), 89(1), F84-F87.
  • Shah, S., Tracy, M., Smyth, J. (2004). Postnatal Lactate As An Early Predictor Of Short-Term Outcome After Intrapartum Asphyxia. Journal of Perinatology, 24(1), 16-20.

2003

  • Tracy, S., Tracy, M. (2003). Costing the cascade: estimating the cost of increased obstetric intervention in childbirth using population data. BJOG: an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, 110(8), 717-724.
  • Tracy, M., Downe, L., Holberton, J. (2003). How safe is intermittent positive pressure ventilation in preterm babies ventilated from delivery to newborn intensive care unit? Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition (e ADC - F and N), 11, F84-F87.

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