Research Articles (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)

Research Articles (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)

 

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  • 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 ...
  • Snyman, Leon C.; Bryant, Emma P.; Wethmar, E.I. (Elize); De Greve, Tom; Reyneke, Florette; Sathekge, Mike Machaba; Lindeque, B. Gerhard; Abu-Rustum, Nadeem R. (Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2018-09)
    OBJECTIVES : Cervical cancer is common in resource-poor settings with high prevalence of tuberculosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. There are no data regarding the sentinel ...
  • Ker, James A.; Soma-Pillay, Priya (Sage, 2018-03)
    Pregnancy, viewed as a stress test of the haemodynamic system, may unmask underlying cardiac disease. Pregnancy may also induce de novo cardiac disease. N-terminal pro brain-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) is a useful ...
  • (In House Publications, 2018)
    Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrinopathy affecting female reproductive health. The diagnosis of PCOS in adolescence is challenging due to the high prevalence of menstrual dysfunction and acne ...
  • Molokoane, Felicia (In House Publications, 2018)
    Teen pregnancy has serious consequences for young women, their children and communities as a whole. Teenage pregnancy is defined as a teenage girl, usually within ages of 13 – 19, becoming pregnant. This refers to girls ...
  • Rajoo, Neesha (In House Publications, 2018)
    The female adolescent patient has a variety of gynaecological issues which the healthcare practitioner needs to understand and pay particular attention to, ranging from screening for sexual health history, teenage ...
  • Maphalala, Alta (In House Publications, 2018)
    Menstrual disorders are common conditions in adolescents, with Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (HMB) having a prevalence of 37% in adolescents compared to 10-20% in adults, and dysmenorrhoea accounting for approximately 15% ...
  • Naidoo, Anusha (In House Publications, 2018)
    Adolescence refers to the transitional phase of physical and psychological development that occurs from puberty to adulthood. This phase includes a desire for autonomy and an increase in sexual risk-taking behaviours, ...
  • Adam, Sumaiya; Lindeque, B. Gerhard (In House Publications, 2018)
    This edition of the O&G Forum is dedicated to various aspects of Obstetrical and Gynaecological care of nadolescents. In modern medical ethics, patient autonomy is considered a major principle in decision-making regarding ...
  • Lambert, Jaki; Etsane, Mama Elsie; Bergh, Anne-Marie; Pattinson, Robert Clive; Van den Broek, Nynke (Elsevier, 2018-07)
    OBJECTIVE : To explore experiences of care during labour and birth from the perspectives of both the healthcare provider and women receiving care, to inform recommendations for how the quality of care can be improved and ...
  • Wium, Lizemarie; Vannevel, Valerie; Bothma, Salome (Sage, 2018-07)
    Obstetric medicine as a speciality is yet to be developed in South Africa. South Africa is regarded as a developing country. The burden of HIV and metabolic syndrome creates a need for advanced maternal care. An increase ...
  • Meyer, Ellenore D.; Hugo, J.F.M. (Jannie); Marcus, Tessa S.; Molebatsi, Rebaone; Komana, Kabelo (AOSIS Open Journals, 2018-06-21)
    BACKGROUND : Integrated care through community-oriented primary care (COPC) deployed through municipal teams of community health workers (CHWs) has been part of health reform in South Africa since 2011. The role of COPC ...

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