Dr Sandra Lowe
Conjoint Associate Professor

Dr Sandra Lowe

 

MB BS MD FRACP FRANZCOG (Hon) 

Medicine & Health
School of Clinical Medicine

A/Prof. Sandra Lowe is a Conjoint Associate Professor with the School of Women's & Children's Health, and a Visiting Obstetric Physician at the Royal Hospital for Women in Randwick.

A/Prof  Lowe  specialises in medical disorders of pregnancy including complications such as hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and diabetes. She has more than 30 years experience as a specialist helping women with problems ranging from excessive nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (hyperemesis) to major complications such as liver and neurological disease.

She has published widely over a broad range of topic areas in obstetirc medicine and is the lead author for the Australian and New Zealand Guideline on the Managament of Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy. A/Prof Lowe  has lectured extensively within Australia and internationally and has a special interest in the education of doctors, nurses, midwives and students in this important area of medicine.

Dr Lowe works closely with obstetricians, midwives and general practitioners at both Royal Hospital for Women and the Prince of Wales Private Hospital.  She is the immediate Past President of  the International Society of Obstetric Medicine and is also founding  co-editor of an international medical journal “Obstetric Medicine: The Medicine of Pregnancy.”. A/Prof Lowe was honoured to be made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) as well as being awarded an Honorary Fellowship of RANZCOG for her services to Obstetric Medicine in Australia and Internationally. 

Location
Royal Hospital for Women Barker Street Randwick NSW 2031
  • Books | 2013
    Lowe SA, 2013, Obstetrics and Gynecology, an evidence based guide., Abbott J; Bowyer L; Finn M, (eds.), 2nd Edition, Mosby, Australia
  • Book Chapters | 2011
    Lowe S, 2011, 'Medical disorders in pregnancy', in Avery's Diseases of the Newborn, pp. 168 - 183, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-7295-4073-5.00014-5
  • Journal articles | 2020
    Potts J; Lowe SA, 2020, 'Imaging in Pregnancy Stewardship', Obstetric Medicine, vol. 13, pp. 103 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1753495X20957171
    Journal articles | 2019
    Lowe S, 2019, 'Diagnostic imaging in pregnancy: Making informed decisions', Obstetric Medicine, vol. 12, pp. 116 - 122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1753495X19838658
    Journal articles | 2019
    Spencer SPE; Lowe SA, 2019, 'Ergometrine for postpartum hemorrhage and associated myocardial ischemia: Two case reports and a review of the literature', Clinical Case Reports, vol. 7, pp. 2433 - 2442, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ccr3.2516
    Journal articles | 2017
    Lowe S, 2017, 'The corridor consult', Obstetric Medicine, vol. 10, pp. 155 - 156, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1753495X17739494
    Journal articles | 2016
    Lowe S, 2016, 'Prescribing in pregnancy', Obstetric Medicine, vol. 9, pp. 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1753495X16633043
    Journal articles | 2016
    Lowe SA, 2016, 'Obstetric medicine and the critically ill pregnant woman', Obstetric Medicine, vol. 9, pp. 147, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1753495X16674129
    Journal articles | 2016
    Magee LA; Lowe S; Nelson-Piercy C, 2016, 'How we deliver obstetric care', Obstetric Medicine, vol. 9, pp. 101, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1753495X16650796
    Journal articles | 2015
    Nelson-Piercy C; Lowe S, 2015, 'Clinical practice guidelines in obstetric medicine', Obstetric Medicine, vol. 8, pp. 59 - 60, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1753495X15589703
    Journal articles | 2012
    Lowe S; Nelson-Piercy C, 2012, 'Share the load: opportunities for international collaboration.', Obstet Med, vol. 5, pp. 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/om.2012.12E003
    Journal articles | 2012
    Nelson-Piercy C; Lowe S, 2012, 'Does your institution subscribe to Obstetric Medicine?', Obstet Med, vol. 5, pp. 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/om.2012.12E001
    Journal articles | 2012
    Nelson-Piercy C; Lowe S, 2012, 'Post-Olympic anticlimax.', Obstet Med, vol. 5, pp. 93, http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/om.2012.12E006
    Journal articles | 2011
    Lowe S; Rosene-Montella K; Nelson-Piercy C, 2011, 'The best lessons.', Obstet Med, vol. 4, pp. 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/om.2010.10E004
    Journal articles | 2011
    Nelson-Piercy C; Lowe S, 2011, 'Obstetric Medicine comes of age.', Obstet Med, vol. 4, pp. 89, http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/om.2011.11E002
    Journal articles | 2011
    Nelson-Piercy C; Lowe S; Rosene-Montella K, 2011, 'Maternal deaths: the good, the bad and the ugly.', Obstet Med, vol. 4, pp. 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/om.2011.11E001
    Journal articles | 2010
    Lowe S; Nelson-Piercy C; Montella KR, 2010, 'The pursuit of knowledge.', Obstet Med, vol. 3, pp. 89, http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/om.2010.100039
    Journal articles | 2010
    Nelson-Piercy C; Lowe S; Rosene-Montella K, 2010, 'Elections, health reform and rationing.', Obstet Med, vol. 3, pp. 47, http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/om.2010.10e002
    Journal articles | 2010
    Rosene-Montella K; Lowe S; Nelson-Piercy C, 2010, 'Meeting the increasing need for training in obstetric medicine.', Obstet Med, vol. 3, pp. 127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/om.2010.10e003
    Journal articles | 2010
    Rosene-Montella K; Lowe S; Nelson-Piercy C, 2010, 'The growing importance of medical problems in pregnancy.', Obstet Med, vol. 3, pp. 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/om.2010.10e001
    Journal articles | 2009
    Lowe S; Nelson-Piercy C; Rosene-Montella K, 2009, 'Obstetric medicine: bridging the gap.', Obstet Med, vol. 2, pp. 45, http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/om.2009.09e001
    Journal articles | 2009
    Lowe S; Nelson-Piercy C; Rosene-Montella K, 2009, 'The role of obstetric medicine in holistic care.', Obstet Med, vol. 2, pp. 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/om.2008.08e003
    Journal articles | 2009
    Lowe S; Nelson-Piercy C; Rosene-Montella K, 2009, 'The undervalued case report.', Obstet Med, vol. 2, pp. 133, http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/om.2009.09e003
    Journal articles | 2009
    Lowe S; Nelson-Piercy C; Rosene-Montella K, 2009, 'Training in obstetric medicine: a global issue.', Obstet Med, vol. 2, pp. 91 - 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/om.2009.09e002
    Journal articles | 2009
    Nelson-Piercy C; Lowe S; Rosene-Montella K, 2009, 'Reply to: First issue of Obstetric Medicine.', Obstet Med, vol. 2, pp. 44, http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/om.2008.081000
    Journal articles | 2008
    Lowe S; Nelson-Piercy C; Rosene-Montella K, 2008, 'Onwards and upwards.', Obstet Med, vol. 1, pp. 55, http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/om.2008.08e002
    Journal articles | 2008
    Lowe S; Nelson-Piercy C; Rosene-Montella K, 2008, 'Welcome to Obstetric Medicine: the Medicine of Pregnancy.', Obstet Med, vol. 1, pp. 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/om.2008.08e001
    Journal articles | 2022
    Lowe SA; Steinweg KE, 2022, 'Review article: Management of hyperemesis gravidarum and nausea and vomiting in pregnancy', EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, vol. 34, pp. 9 - 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1742-6723.13909
    Journal articles | 2022
    Nielsen TC; Nassar N; Harrison C; Shand A; Dale RC; Lowe S; Lain SJ, 2022, 'Prevalence of autoimmune disease among pregnant women and women of reproductive age in New South Wales, Australia: a population-based study', Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, vol. 35, pp. 3229 - 3237, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14767058.2020.1817893
    Journal articles | 2021
    Lowe SA; Barrett HL; Cutts BA; Idel I; Laurie J; Makris A; Morton MR; Said J, 2021, 'Update on pulmonary embolism in pregnancy and post-partum: The Society of Obstetric Medicine of Australia and New Zealand Position Statement on Pulmonary Embolism in Pregnancy and Post-partum', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 61, pp. 830 - 836, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajo.13418
    Journal articles | 2020
    Lowe SA, 2020, 'Ionizing radiation for maternal medical indications', Prenatal Diagnosis, vol. 40, pp. 1150 - 1155, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pd.5592
    Journal articles | 2020
    Lowe SA; Armstrong G; Beech A; Bowyer L; Grzeskowiak L; Marnoch CA; Robinson H, 2020, 'SOMANZ position paper on the management of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy and hyperemesis gravidarum', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 60, pp. 34 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajo.13084
    Journal articles | 2019
    Thayaparan AS; Said JM; Lowe SA; McLean A; Yang Y, 2019, 'Pre-eclampsia and long-term cardiac dysfunction: A review of asymptomatic cardiac changes existing well beyond the post-partum period.', Australas J Ultrasound Med, vol. 22, pp. 234 - 244, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajum.12173
    Journal articles | 2018
    Bowyer L; Robinson HL; Barrett H; Crozier TM; Giles M; Idel I; Lowe S; Lust K; Marnoch CA; Morton MR; Said J; Wong M; Makris A, 2018, 'SOMANZ Guidelines for the Investigation and Management of Sepsis in Pregnancy', Obstetric Anesthesia Digest, vol. 38, pp. 117 - 118, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.aoa.0000542333.21020.38
    Journal articles | 2018
    Tan A; Lowe S; Henry A, 2018, 'Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy: Effects on quality of life and day-to-day function', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 58, pp. 278 - 290, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajo.12714
    Journal articles | 2017
    Bowyer L; Robinson HL; Barrett H; Crozier TM; Giles M; Idel I; Lowe S; Lust K; Marnoch CA; Morton MR; Said J; Wong M; Makris A, 2017, 'SOMANZ guidelines for the investigation and management sepsis in pregnancy', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 57, pp. 540 - 551, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajo.12646
    Journal articles | 2017
    Lowe SA, 2017, 'The way forward', Obstetric Medicine, vol. 10, pp. 43 - 44, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1753495X16671232
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dinham GK; Henry A; Lowe SA; Nassar N; Lui K; Spear V; Shand AW, 2016, 'Twin pregnancies complicated by gestational diabetes mellitus: a single centre cohort study', Diabetic Medicine, vol. 33, pp. 1659 - 1667, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dme.13076
    Journal articles | 2015
    Lowe SA; Bowyer L; Lust K; McMahon LP; Morton M; North RA; Paech M; Said JM, 2015, 'SOMANZ guidelines for the management of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy 2014', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 55, pp. e1 - e29, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajo.12399
    Journal articles | 2015
    Lowe SA; Bowyer L; Lust K; McMahon LP; Morton MR; North RA; Paech MJ; Said JM, 2015, 'The SOMANZ Guidelines for the Management of Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy 2014', The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology, vol. 55, pp. 11 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajo.12253
    Journal articles | 2015
    Thayaparan AS; Lowe SA, 2015, 'Cutaneous pseudovasculitis, antiphospholipid syndrome and obstetric misadventure', Lupus, vol. 24, pp. 1107 - 1110, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0961203315575588
    Journal articles | 2014
    Lowe S, 2014, 'Editorial', Obstetric Medicine, vol. 7, pp. 97, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1753495X14546279
    Journal articles | 2014
    Lowe SA; Lust K; North RA; McMahon L; Paech M, 2014, 'Caution regarding first trimester screening for pre-eclampsia', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 54, pp. 394 - 395, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajo.12235
    Journal articles | 2013
    Campbell P; Lowe S, 2013, 'Obstetric medicine: The Neonatologists's perspective', Obstetric Medicine, vol. 6, pp. 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1753495X13486637
    Journal articles | 2013
    Lowe S, 2013, 'Patient empowerment: A mixed blessing?', Obstetric Medicine, vol. 6, pp. 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1753495X13509915
    Journal articles | 2011
    Magee LA; Lowe S; Douglas MJ; Kathirgamanathan A, 2011, 'Therapeutics and anaesthesia', Best Practice and Research: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 25, pp. 477 - 490, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2011.01.009
    Journal articles | 2010
    Groeller H; Lowe SA; Worsley A; Jenkins AB, 2010, 'Does exercise have a role in the management of gestational diabetes mellitus', Obstetric Medicine, vol. 3, pp. 133 - 138
    Journal articles | 2010
    Henry A; Kennedy D; Lowe S, 2010, 'In utero beta 2 adrenergic agonist exposure and adverse neurophysiologic and behavioral outcomes', American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 203, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2010.04.025
    Journal articles | 2010
    Lowe SA, 2010, 'Diagnostic Imaging in Pregnancy', de Swiet's Medical Disorders in Obstetric Practice: Fifth Edition, pp. 646 - 652, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781444323016.ch32
    Journal articles | 2010
    Lowe SA; Brown MA; Dekker GA; Gatt S; McLintock CK; McMahon LP; Mangos G; Moore MP; Muller P; Paech M; Walters B, 2010, 'Guidelines for the Management of Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy, 2008', Obstetric Anesthesia Digest, vol. 30, pp. 78 - 79, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.aoa.0000370488.64653.3a
    Journal articles | 2009
    Brown MA; Lowe SA, 2009, 'Current management of pre-eclampsia', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 190, pp. 3 - 4
    Journal articles | 2009
    Lowe S, 2009, 'Journal Watch', Obstetric Medicine, vol. 2, pp. 87 - 88, http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/om.2009.090010
    Journal articles | 2009
    Lowe SA; Brown MA; Dekker G; Gatt SP; McLintock C; McMahon L; Mangos G; Moore M; Muller P; Paech M; Walters BN, 2009, 'Guidelines for the management of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy 2008', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 49, pp. 242 - 246, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1479-828X.2009.01003.x
    Journal articles | 2009
    Lowe SA; Sene RC, 2009, 'Neurological disease in pregnancy', Poloznictwo Ginekologia i Medycyna Rozrodu, vol. 3, pp. 4 - 11
    Journal articles | 2008
    Chow J; Chen K; Sen R; Stanford R; Lowe S, 2008, 'Cauda Equina Syndrome Postcesarean Section', Obstetric Anesthesia Digest, vol. 28, pp. 246 - 246, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.aoa.0000337947.17513.4c
    Journal articles | 2008
    Chow J; Chen K; Sen R; Stanford R; Lowe S, 2008, 'Cauda equina syndrome post-caesarean section', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 48, pp. 218 - 220, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1479-828X.2008.00836.x
    Journal articles | 2008
    Lowe SA; Sen R, 2008, 'Neurological disease in pregnancy', Obstetrics Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine, vol. 18, pp. 187 - 192, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ogrm.2008.05.003
    Journal articles | 2005
    Lowe SA; Sen R, 2005, 'Neurological disease in pregnancy', Current Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 15, pp. 166 - 173, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.curobgyn.2005.03.010
    Journal articles | 2004
    Lowe SA, 2004, 'Diagnostic radiography in pregnancy: Risks and reality', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 44, pp. 191 - 196, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1479-828X.2004.00212.x
    Journal articles | 2004
    Webster GJM; Kurtovic J; Lowe SA; Riordan SM, 2004, 'Hepatic ischemia associated with coarctation of the aorta in pregnancy: Key issues in differential diagnosis', Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 104, pp. 1151 - 1154, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.AOG.0000128108.68908.73
    Journal articles | 2001
    Hague WM; North RA; Gallus AS; Walters BNJ; Orlikowski C; Burrows RF; Cincotta RB; Dekker GA; Higgins JR; Lowe SA; Morris JM; Peek MJ, 2001, 'Anticoagulation in pregnancy and the puerperium', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 175, pp. 258 - 263, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/j.1326-5377.2001.tb143561.x
    Journal articles | 2001
    Lowe SA, 2001, 'Anticonvulsants and drugs for neurological disease', Best Practice and Research: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 15, pp. 863 - 876, http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/beog.2001.0234
    Journal articles | 2000
    Rossleigh M; Lowe S, 2000, 'Risk/benefit analyses and scanning.', Australian family physician, vol. 29, pp. 1121
    Journal articles | 1993
    Lowe SA, 1993, 'Diagnostic radiography: what are the risks?', Current Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 3, pp. 37 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0957-5847(93)90060-3
    Journal articles | 1993
    Lowe SA; Hetmanski DJ; Macdonald I; Pipkin FB; Rubin PC, 1993, 'Intravenous volume expansion therapy in pregnancy-induced hypertension: The role of vasoactive hormones', Hypertension in Pregnancy, vol. 12, pp. 139 - 151, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/10641959309079447
    Journal articles | 1992
    Lowe SA; Macdonald GJ; Brown MA, 1992, 'ATRIAL NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE IN PREGNANCY: RESPONSE TO ORAL SODIUM SUPPLEMENTATION', Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology, vol. 19, pp. 607 - 612, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1681.1992.tb00512.x
    Journal articles | 1992
    Lowe SA; Macdonald GJ; Brownt MA, 1992, 'Acute and chronic regulation of atrial natriuretic peptide in human pregnancy: A longitudinal study', Journal of Hypertension, vol. 10, pp. 821 - 829
    Journal articles | 1992
    Lowe SA; Rubin PC, 1992, 'The pharmacological management of hypertension in pregnancy', Journal of Hypertension, vol. 10, pp. 201 - 207, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00004872-199203000-00001
    Journal articles | 1991
    Lowe SA; Macdonald GJ; Brown MA, 1991, 'Regulation of atrial natriuretic peptide release in pregnancy: Responses to posture', American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 165, pp. 591 - 595, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0002-9378(91)90291-X
    Journal articles | 1991
    Lowe SA; Zammit VC; Mitar D; Macdonald GJ; Brown MA, 1991, 'Atrial natriuretic peptide and plasma volume in pregnancy-induced hypertension', American Journal of Hypertension, vol. 4, pp. 897 - 903, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ajh/4.11.897
    Journal articles | 1989
    Brown MA; Zammit VC; Lowe SA, 1989, 'Capillary permeability and extracellular fluid volumes in pregnancy-induced hypertension', Clinical Science, vol. 77, pp. 599 - 604, http://dx.doi.org/10.1042/cs0770599
    Journal articles | 1987
    Lowe S; Gallery E; Palmer J; Warren B; Elison B, 1987, 'Hypertension in pregnancy complicated by cardiorespiratory and neurological impairment', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 146, pp. 211 - 214, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/j.1326-5377.1987.tb120202.x
  • Conference Papers | 2002
    Lowe SA, 2002, 'Neurological disease and epilepsy', in Current Obstetrics and Gynaecology, pp. 138 - 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1054/cuog.2001.0249

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