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 ...
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 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. ...
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 ...