Fetal Death; Fetal Growth Retardation; Fetal Mortality; Placental Insufficiency; Stillbirth
- Reproductive Biology Unit
Head: Martin Knöfler
Research Area: biological function, differentiation and development of the human placenta
- Austrian Stillbirth Alliance
Head: Dana Muin
Research Area: 1) Epidemiology of antepartum fetal death 2) Post-mortem investigations [genetic analyses, conventional and virtual autopsy, laboratory investigations, placental histology] 3) Classification of fetal death 4) Stillbirth prevention 5) Biomarkers
Dana Muin’s main research interest focuses on antepartum fetal death and placental dysfunction leading to intrauterine growth restriction and eventually stillbirth.
In 2018, she worked one year at the Tommy’s Stillbirth Research Centre in Manchester, UK, under the academic supervision of Professor Alexander Heazell and received a Master of Research in Reproduction and Pregnancy from The University of Manchester.
Currently, she is head of the Stillbirth Research Group at the Medical University of Vienna, collaborating with national and international researchers on epidemiological data and conducting laboratory investigations in the field of placental dysfunction. She has established a national registry in cooperation with the Institute of Clinical Epidemiology at Tirol Kliniken, Austria ("IUFT Register Österreich").
Dana Muin's main interest lies in finding the cause of fetal death and implementing evidence-based guidelines for optimal post-mortem investigations following intrauterine fetal death in Austria.
- Aiding research into causes and prevention of stillbirths and late stage miscarriages (2018)
Source of Funding: Octavia's Trust, Project
- Muin, D.A. et al., 2021. Antepartum stillbirth rates during the COVID‐19 pandemic in Austria: A population‐based study. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ijgo.13989.
- Muin, D.A. et al., 2021. Timing of hospital admission for stillbirth delivery on maternal and obstetric outcome: a retrospective cohort study. Scientific Reports, 11(1). Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-98229-9.
- Muin, D.A. et al., 2021. Institutional guidelines on maternal care and investigations following antepartum stillbirth - a national survey. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 21(1). Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12884-021-03995-z.
- Muin, D.A. et al., 2021. Cardio-pathogenic variants in unexplained intrauterine fetal death: a retrospective pilot study. Scientific Reports, 11(1). Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-85893-0.
- Muin, D.A. et al., 2018. Impact of fetal maceration grade on risk of maternal disseminated intravascular coagulation after intrauterine fetal death – A retrospective cohort study. Scientific Reports, 8(1). Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-30687-0.