BACKGROUND : Pre-eclampsia is associated with significant
changes to the cardiovascular system during pregnancy.
Eccentric and concentric remodelling of the left ventricle
occurs, resulting in impaired contractility and ...
BACKGROUND : The retinal microcirculation provides a unique view of microvessel structure by means of non-invasive, retinal image analysis. The aim of the study was to compare the retinal vessel caliber at delivery and ...
Mogakane, R.T.; Abdool, Zeelha; Ahmad, Samia; Swanepoel, H.M.(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2017-12)
BACKGROUND : Symptomatic uterine fibroids have a significant impact on women’s health. Surgical intervention (myomectomy and
hysterectomy) has been the mainstay of treatment. Women living with symptomatic uterine fibroids ...
Makanjee, Chandra R.; Bergh, Anne-Marie; Hoffmann, Willem A.(Wiley Open Access, 2018-03)
Decision making in the health care system – specifically with
regard to diagnostic imaging investigations – occurs at multiple levels.
Professional role players from various backgrounds are involved in making
Pattinson, Robert Clive; Vannevel, Valerie; Barnard, Dalene; Baloyi, S.; Gebhardt, G.S.; Le Roux, K.; Moran, N.; Moodley, J.(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2018-02)
The need to perform assisted vaginal delivery (AVD) has been regarded as self-evident. In high-income countries, rates of AVD range
between 5% and 20% of all births. In South Africa, the rate of AVD is only 1%. This has ...
BACKGROUND : Escalation in the global rates of labour interventions, particularly cesarean section and oxytocin
augmentation, has renewed interest in a better understanding of natural labour progression.
Wethmar, Conrad Johannes; Mouton, Arnold D.; Dreyer, Greta(Medpharm Publications, 2017)
Leiomyomas are classified as benign mesenchymal neoplasms and consist of smooth muscle cells with variable amounts of
fibrous stroma. The tumours occur most frequently in the uterus, affecting 20–30% of women of reproductive ...
Dreyer, Greta; Mostert, Anna E.; Visser, Cathy; Mouton, Arnold D.(Medpharm Publications, 2017)
BACKGROUND : In patients with locally advanced cervical cancer who receive radiotherapy, outcomes correlate significantly with
haemoglobin level before and during therapy. These patients often have severe anaemia and ...
OBJECTIVE : To investigate the performance of the Roche Accuchek Active glucometer in diagnosing gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) versus the gold-standard laboratory test.
METHODS : In a prospective cohort observational ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
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
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 ...