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BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

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Erratum: A complex intervention to improve pregnancy outcome in obese women; the UPBEAT randomised controlled trial

  • Annette L Briley1,
  • Suzanne Barr2,
  • Shirlene Badger1,
  • Ruth Bell3,
  • Helen Croker4,
  • Keith M Godfrey5, 6,
  • Bridget Holmes2,
  • Tarja I Kinnunen3,
  • Scott M Nelson7,
  • Eugene Oteng-Ntim1,
  • Nashita Patel1,
  • Stephen C Robson8,
  • Jane Sandall1,
  • Thomas Sanders2,
  • Naveed Sattar7,
  • Paul T Seed1,
  • Jane Wardle4 and
  • Lucilla Poston1Email author
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth201515:111

Received: 16 April 2015

Accepted: 16 April 2015

Published: 8 May 2015

The original article was published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:74


After publication of the original article [1] it came to the publishers attention that pre-existing diabetes had been omitted from the exclusion criteria in the manuscript. The paragraph on page 4 should read:

Exclusion criteria

Women unable or unwilling to give informed consent; <15 + 0 weeks or >18 + 6 weeks’ gestation; essential hypertension requiring treatment either pre-pregnancy or in index pregnancy; pre-existing diabetes (Type 1 or Type 2); pre-existing renal disease; systemic lupus erythematosus; antiphospholipid syndrome; sickle cell disease; thalassemia; coeliac disease; thyroid disease; current psychosis; multiple pregnancy; currently prescribed metformin.

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Authors’ Affiliations

Division of Women’s Health, Women’s Health Academic Centre, King’s College London and King’s Health Partners, 10th floor, North Wing, St.Thomas’ Hospital
Division of Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences, King’s College London and King’s Health Partners
Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle University
Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London
MRC LifeCourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton
NIHR Biomedical Research Unit in Nutrition, Diet and Lifestyle, University of Southampton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Centre for Population and Health Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Glasgow
Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University


  1. Briley AL, Barr S, Badger S, Bell R, Croker H, Godfrey KM, et al. A complex intervention to improve pregnancy outcome in obese women; the UPBEAT randomised controlled trial. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2014;14:74.View ArticlePubMedPubMed CentralGoogle Scholar


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