Ermos Nicolaou

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OBJECTIVES To determine the distribution of cervical length in a routine population of singleton pregnancies; to examine the relationship between cervical length, demographic characteristics, and previous obstetric history; and to compare these data with data from a similar study undertaken in the UK. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study was conducted among(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effectiveness of nuchal translucency (NT) screening in predicting aneuploidy and structural abnormalities in a South African population. STUDY DESIGN Descriptive study. Setting. Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital fetal medicine unit. OUTCOME MEASURES An adjusted risk was derived from the combination of maternal age-related risk(More)
BACKGROUND Concerns have been raised about the injudicious use of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) using cell-free DNA (cfDNA), which often leads to inaccuracies in interpretation of the role and value of cfDNA in prenatal screening. OBJECTIVES  To determine the value and role of NIPT in a select South African (SA) population. METHODS  A(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is rare in women of reproductive age. If diagnosed, the underlying cirrhosis is associated with infertility in the majority of cases. There is limited literature on HCC in pregnancy, even more so for cases of metastatic disease. We present a case of delayed presentation and diagnosis of metastatic HCC in pregnancy. A(More)
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