Research Articles (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)

Research Articles (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)

 

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  • Naidoo, Poobalan; Mothilal, R.; Snyman, Leon C. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2019-03)
    BACKGROUND : Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Pregnancy and the puerperium are hypercoagulable states and increase the risk of VTE. There is a paucity of South African ...
  • Paterson, Frances; Swart, Paul; Abdool, Zeelha (In House Publications, 2019)
    Urinary incontinence is defined as the involuntary loss of urine. It is a ubiquitous disorder, thought to occur more commonly than more familiar health issues such as hypertension, diabetes, and depression. It is a ...
  • Snyman, Leon C. (In House Publications, 2019)
    Obstetricians & Gynaecologists in South Africa currently face a medico-legal crisis of serious proportions. The premiums of occurrence based indemnity insurance is now more than R1 million per annum, forcing many obstetricians ...
  • Adam, Sumaiya; Coetzee, Melantha; Honey, E.M. (Engela) (Dove Medical Press, 2018)
    Pena–Shokeir syndrome (PSS) type 1, also known as fetal akinesia deformation sequence, is a rare genetic syndrome that almost always results in intrauterine or early neonatal death. It is characterized by markedly decreased ...
  • Adam, Sumaiya; Pheiffer, Carmen; Dias, Stephanie; Rheeder, Paul (Taylor and Francis, 2018)
    BACKGROUND : We investigated the association between markers of insulin resistance, chronic inflammation, and adipokines and GDM. METHODS : In our case-cohort study in Johannesburg we included women with GDM and controls. ...
  • Reinebrant, H.E.; Leisher, S.H.; Coory, M.; Henry, S.; Wojcieszek, A.M.; Gardener, G.; Lourie, R.; Ellwood, D.; Teoh, Z.; Allanson, E.; Blencowe, H.; Draper, E.S.; Erwich, J.J.; Frøen, J.F.; Gardosi, J.; Gold, K.; Gordijn, S.; Gordon, A.; Heazell, A.E.P.; Khong, T.Y.; Korteweg, F.; Lawn, J.E.; McClure, E.M.; Oats, J.; Pattinson, Robert Clive; Pettersson, K.; Siassakos, D.; Silver, R.M.; Smith, G.C.S.; Tunçalp, Ö.; Flenady, V. (Wiley, 2018-01)
    BACKGROUND : Stillbirth is a global health problem. The World Health Organization (WHO) application of the International Classification of Diseases for perinatal mortality (ICD‐PM) aims to improve data on stillbirth to ...
  • Makhubo, N.; Makin, J.D. (Jennifer Dianne); Adam, Sumaiya (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2018-05)
    BACKGROUND. Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) remains one of the most significant causes of maternal morbidity and mortality. In South Africa (SA) it is the second leading cause of maternal death. Educational programmes, such ...
  • Bryant, Emma P. (In House Publications, 2018)
    Ovarian masses are an uncommon finding in children and adolescents with an incidence of around 2.6/100000 per year excluding functional ovarian lesions of which the true incidence is unknown.1,2 While ovarian tumours ...
  • Chausse, J.M.; Paruk, Fathima; Motilall, S.; Soma-Pillay, Priya; Ndaba, S. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2018-08)
    Starvation ketoacidosis (SKA) constitutes an important consideration in the pregnant patient who presents with profound metabolic acidosis. Pregnancy-related changes predispose the patient to develop SKA following relatively ...
  • Kremer, Wieke W.; Van Zummeren, Marjolein; Novianti, Putri W.; Richter, Karin Louise; Verlaat, Wina; Snijders, Peter J.F.; Heideman, Danielle A.M.; Steenbergen, Renske D.M.; Dreyer, Greta; Meijer, Chris J.L.M. (Wiley Open Access, 2018-08)
    INTRODUCTION : To evaluate the performance of hypermethylation analysis of ASCL1, LHX8 and ST6GALNAC5 in physician-taken cervical scrapes for detection of cervical cancer and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) grade ...
  • Kremer, Wieke W.; Van Zummeren, Marjolein; Heideman, Daniëlle A.M.; Lissenberg-Witte, Birgit I.; Snijders, Peter J.F.; Steenbergen, Renske D.M.; Dreyer, Greta; Meijer, Chris J.L.M. (MDPI Publishing, 2018-10-23)
    Data on human papillomavirus (HPV) type-specific cervical cancer risk in women living with human immunodeficiency virus (WLHIV) are needed to understand HPV–HIV interaction and to inform prevention programs for this ...
  • Cebekhulu, Sylvia; Cornelissen, Laura; Pattinson, Robert Clive (In House Publications, 2018)
    BACKGROUND : Maternal sepsis accounts for 11% of direct obstetric deaths, making it the third commonest cause of death, after obstetric hemorrhage and hypertensive disorders. OBJECTIVE : To evaluate the risk factors and ...
  • Cebakulu, Sylvia; Pattinson, Robert Clive (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2018-11)
    Organophosphate poisoning seems to be a fairly common cause of mortality in young and teenage mothers. The attending healthcare personnel, especially nursing staff and doctors, should always have a high index of suspicion ...
  • Oosthuizen, Sarie J.; Bergh, Anne-Marie; Pattinson, Robert Clive (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2018-11)
    Poorly functioning health systems and local health systems barriers affect many women giving birth in low- and middle-income countries. The district clinical specialist teams in South Africa are uniquely positioned to ...
  • Dias, Stephanie; Pheiffer, Carmen; Abrahams, Yoonus; Rheeder, Paul; Adam, Sumaiya (MDPI Publishing, 2018-09-26)
    Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a growing public health problem worldwide. The condition is associated with perinatal complications and an increased risk for future metabolic disease in both mothers and their ...
  • Kariv, S.; Azibani, F.; Baard, J.; Osman, A.; Soma-Pillay, Priya; Anthony, J.; Sliwa, K. (Clinics Cardive, 2018-09)
    OBJECTIVE : To document maternal and foetal morbidity and mortality in anticoagulated, pregnant patients with mechanical heart valves until 42 days postpartum. METHODS : In a tertiary single-centre, prospective cohort, 178 ...
  • Soma-Pillay, Priya; Anthony, J.; Mandondo, S.D. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2018-11)
    Cardiac disease in pregnancy is an important cause of maternal morbidity and mortality and is the second most common cause of indirect maternal death in South Africa. Although most women with cardiac disease cope well ...
  • Pattinson, Robert Clive; Bergh, Anne-Marie; Makin, J.D. (Jennifer Dianne); Pillay, Y.; Moodley, J.; Madaj, B.; Ameh, C.; Van den Broek, N. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2018-09)
    BACKGROUND. Poor emergency obstetric care has been shown by national confidential enquiries into maternal deaths to contribute to a number of maternal deaths in South Africa. OBJECTIVES. To assess whether a structured ...
  • Nene, Zozo; Hofmeyr, G.J.; Patel, M.; Panday, M.; Rees, H.; Makua, M.; Pillay, Y. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2018-08)
    The World Health Organization (WHO) published guidelines for hormonal contraceptive eligibility for women at high risk of HIV in March 2017. This guidance followed from a technical consultative meeting convened by the WHO ...
  • Vannevel, Valerie; Swanepoel, C.; Pattinson, Robert Clive (Elsevier, 2018-10)
    Operative vaginal delivery (OVD) refers to the use of an instrument (forceps or vacuum device), to assist with delivery of the fetus from the vagina. This can help improve maternal and fetal outcomes and has to be weighed ...

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