Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Recent Submissions

  • Lavin, T.; Pattinson, Robert Clive (Wiley, 2017-06)
    OBJECTIVE : To explore stillbirth risk across gestation in three provinces of South Africa with different antenatal care schedules. DESIGN : retrospective audit of perinatal death data using South Africa's Perinatal Problem ...
  • Van Zummeren, Marjolein; Kremer, Wieke W.; Van Aardt, M.C. (Matthys Cornelis); Breytenbach, Erika; Richter, Karin Louise; Rozendaal, Lawrence; Witte, Birgit I.; De Strooper, Lise M.A.; Hesselink, Albertus T.; Heideman, Danielle A.M.; Snijders, Peter J.F.; Steenbergen, Renske D.M.; Dreyer, Greta; Meijer, Chris J.L.M. (Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2017-09)
    OBJECTIVE : Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in women in South Africa. This study evaluates DNA methylation levels in cervical (pre)cancer and aims to assess the value of high-risk human ...
  • Adam, Sumaiya; Rheeder, Paul (Hindawi Publishing, 2017-10-22)
    AIM. We aimed to develop a prediction model for the diagnosis of gestational diabetes and to evaluate the performance of published prediction tools on our population. METHODS. We conducted a cohort study on nondiabetic ...
  • Van Aardt, M.C. (Matthys Cornelis) (In House Publications, 2017)
    The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines palliative care as care aimed at improving the quality of life of patients and their families confronted with the challenges associated with a terminal illness, by way of ...
  • Mouton, Arrie (In House Publications, 2017)
    Mental retardation is characterized by significantly sub-average intellectual functioning (IQ of approximately 70 or below), with onset before age 18 years and concurrent deficits of impairment in adoptive functioning ...
  • Bhorat, Ismail; Pistorius, Lou; Soma-Pillay, Priya; Smuts, Izelle (In House Publications, 2017)
    Cerebral palsy (CP) cases are some of the primary reasons for litigation of high quantum amounts against obstetricians both in the public and private sector, on the basis of acute intrapartum hypoxia resulting in ...
  • Adam, Sumaiya; Lindeque, B. Gerhard (In House Publications, 2017)
    A 17-year-old woman at 20 weeks gestation is referred for a detailed anomaly scan. The fetus is diagnosed with anencephaly.
  • Biko, Jack; Nene, Zozo (In House Publications, 2017)
    Advances in science and technology have made it possible for women, men and couples who ordinarily would not have been able to have children, to conceive through assisted reproductive technology. Third party reproduction ...
  • Wethmar, Elize (In House Publications, 2017)
    Obtaining valid informed consent is central to the ethical and legal duties of a doctor. In South Africa obtaining informed consent for all medical and surgical procedures has been a legal requirement since 1923 (Stoffberg ...
  • Sineke, Vuyo C.; Soma-Pillay, Priya (In House Publications, 2017)
    Up to the middle of the last century the fetus was hidden from view until birth and was inaccessible for diagnosis. The discovery and technical improvement of imaging modalities such as ultrasound, X-rays and ...
  • Boshoff, Gerhardus Marthinus (University of Pretoria, 2017)
    Introduction: The desire to have a biological child transcends race, religion and socio-economic status. However for those faced with infertility, the financial resources needed to conceive are often not available. Current ...
  • Dreyer, Greta (Elsevier, 2017-09)
    HIV-related immunodeficiency has complex effects on female genital HPV, which include increased risks of infection, multiple types, persistence, reactivation and the risk to develop pre-invasive and invasive disease. ...
  • Odenjimi, F.; Olivier, R.; Snyman, Leon C.; Makulana, T.; Makin, J.D. (Jennifer Dianne) (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2017)
    We read with interest the article that appeared in the March 2017 issue of SAMJ[1] and would like to commend the authors on the publication of this important topic, demonstrating the advantages of laparoscopic surgery ...
  • Adam, Sumaiya; Rheeder, Paul (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2017-06)
    BACKGROUND. The prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is increasing. Most major world organisations now recommend universal screening for GDM based on the International Association of Diabetes in Pregnancy ...
  • Pattinson, Robert Clive; Cuthbert, Anna; Vannevel, Valerie (Wiley, 2017-03)
    BACKGROUND : Pelvimetry assesses the size of a woman's pelvis aiming to predict whether she will be able to give birth vaginally or not. This can be done by clinical examination, or by conventional X-rays, computerised ...
  • Reznichenko, A.S.; Huyser, Carin; Pepper, Michael Sean (Elsevier, 2016-12)
    The use of mitochondrial transfer as a clinic procedure is drawing closer to reality. Here we provide a detailed overview of mitochondrial transfer techniques – both established and recent – including pronuclear, ...
  • Snyman, Leon C.; Makulana, T.; Makin, J.D. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2017-03)
    BACKGROUND. Ruptured ectopic pregnancy (REP) is a common gynaecological emergency in resource-poor settings, where laparotomy is the standard treatment despite laparoscopic surgery being regarded as the optimal treatment. ...
  • Adam, Sumaiya; Lombaard, H.A.D.T. (Hennie) (Wiley, 2016-12)
    BACKGROUND : Minor red blood cell antibodies are becoming a more common cause of hemolytic disease of the newborn. Anti-U are a rare alloantibody found almost exclusively in people of black descent. There is limited ...
  • Allanson, Emma R.; Vogel, Joshua P.; Tunçalp, Ozge; Gardosi, Jason; Pattinson, Robert Clive; Francis, Andre; Erwich, Jan Jaap H.M.; Flenady, Vicki J.; Frøen, J. Frederik; Neilson, James; Quach, Amanda; Chou, Doris; Mathai, Matthews; Say, Lale; Gülmezoglu, A. Metin (Wiley, 2016-11)
    OBJECTIVE : We explore preterm-related neonatal deaths using the WHO application of the International Classification of Disease (ICD-10) to deaths during the perinatal period: ICD-PM as an informative case study, where ...
  • Allanson, Emma R.; Tunçalp, Ozge; Gardosi, Jason; Pattinson, Robert Clive; Francis, Andre; Vogel, Joshua P.; Erwich, Jan Jaap H.M.; Flenady, Vicki J.; Frøen, J. Frederik; Neilson, James; Quach, Amanda; Chou, Doris; Mathai, Matthews; Say, Lale; Gülmezoglu, A. Metin (Wiley, 2016-11)
    OBJECTIVE : The WHO application of the tenth edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) to deaths during the perinatal period (ICD Perinatal Mortality, ICD-PM) captures the essential characteristics ...

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