Elhassan M. Elhassan

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The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence and causes of maternal deaths and stillbirths at the Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wad Medani, Sudan, from 1 January 2003 through 31 December 2007. All maternal deaths and stillbirths during this period were reviewed and classified retrospectively. There were 146 maternal deaths and 33034(More)
Gestational diabetes is a common medical disorder in pregnancy. There is a growing body of evidence of the association between zinc, selenium status and diabetes mellitus during pregnancy. A case-control study was conducted at Medani Hospital, Sudan, to compare zinc and selenium levels in pregnant women with gestational diabetes and normal pregnant women(More)
Understanding the hormonal and cytokine interactions that underlie susceptibility to the disease should be helpful in elucidating the pathogenesis of malaria during pregnancy. The current study was conducted in the Wad Medani hospital, in an area of central Sudan that is characterised by unstable malarial transmission. Its aims were to investigate the roles(More)
Reducing the incidence of Low birth weight (LBW) neonates by at least one third between 2000 and 2010 is one of the major goals of the United Nations resolution "A World Fit for Children". This was a case-control study conducted between August-October 2009 in Medani Hospital, Sudan to investigate the risk factors for LBW. Cases were mothers who delivered(More)
Between June 2006 and October 2008, the safety of artemisinins during early human pregnancy was assessed in central-eastern Sudan. Pregnant women in the first or second trimester who were attending antenatal-care clinics at the Wad Medani, Gadarif and New Halfa hospitals were interviewed. Each was asked if they had had malaria in the first trimester of the(More)
Low birth weight (LBW) is a worldwide health problem, especially in developing countries. We conducted a case–control study at Medani Hospital, Sudan. Cases were women who delivered a LBW (<2500 g) newborn and consecutive women who delivered a normal weight (>2500 g) newborn were controls. Questionnaires were used to collect clinical data. Zinc and copper(More)
A retrospective case-control study was conducted to investigate the risk factors for pre-eclampsia - including the protective effect of placenta previa - at Medani Maternity Hospital, Sudan. Medical files of the patients during the period 2003-2010 were reviewed for age, parity, education level, prenatal care, placenta previa, and hemoglobin level. Women(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the efficacy of methyldopa in the treatment of mild pre-eclampsia, to prevent its progress and to investigate its effect on the pregnancy outcomes. DESIGNS Randomised clinical trial. SETTING Wad Medani Hospital in the central Sudan. SUBJECTS Seventy primigravidae with single, alive baby of 28-36 weeks gestational age suffering(More)
Malaria, which frequently occurs in pregnant women in the tropics, is a leading cause of maternal anaemia and low birth weight (LBW) in infants. Few data exist concerning malaria infections that are present at submicroscopic levels during pregnancy and their LBW delivery in babies. A case–control study (87 in each group) was conducted at the Medani(More)