Frank W. J. Anderson

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OBJECTIVE To identify, survey, and systematically review the current knowledge regarding obstetric fistula as a public health problem in low-income countries from the peer-reviewed literature. METHODS The Medline and Science Citation Index databases were searched to identify public health articles on obstetric fistula in low-income countries. Quantitative(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess sleep practices, and investigate their relationship with maternal and fetal outcomes, among pregnant Ghanaian women. METHODS In a cross-sectional study conducted at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana, between June and July 2011, postpartum women were interviewed within 48hours of delivery about sleep quality and practices during(More)
The Safe Motherhood Initiative has highlighted the need for improved health services with skilled attendants at delivery and the provision of emergency obstetric care. "Brain drain" has hampered this process and has been particularly prevalent in Ghana. Between 1993 and 2000, 68% of Ghanaian trained medical school graduates left the country. In 1989,(More)
Objective: To determine the odds of death of children when a woman of reproductive age dies from maternal or non maternal causes in rural Haiti. Methods: Deaths among reproductive aged women between 1997 and 1999 in and around Jeremie, Haiti were classified as maternal or non maternal and matched to female, non-deceasesd controls based on village, age, and(More)
Fourteen patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) have been followed for one year after plasma exchange therapy. Exchange was performed prior to splenectomy in eight of nine patients with acute ITP and following splenectomy in five patients with chronic ITP. None with chronic ITP showed a response in platelet count as a result of exchange(More)
When blood plasma proteins are depleted by bleeding with return of red cells suspended in saline (plasmapheresis) it is possible to bring dogs to a steady state of hypoproteinemia and a constant level of plasma protein production if the diet nitrogen intake is controlled and limited. Such dogs are outwardly normal but have a lowered resistance to infection(More)
PURPOSE The retention of health care workers in developing countries is a key component to reducing the current health care workforce crisis. The availability of postgraduate medical training in developing countries could be an appropriate adjunctive solution. The authors investigated factors that led obstetrics-gynecology (ob/gyn) residents at a(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify, survey and review randomized controlled studies of the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for obstetric treatment or health promotion. METHODS The MEDLINE database was searched to identify randomized controlled trials of CAM treatment and therapies in obstetrics. Studies examining modalities for treatment or(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence of perceived pregnancy complications and associated factors. METHODS During a census, 450 women identified themselves as pregnant and 388 were interviewed postpartum. RESULTS Complications were reported by 58.6%. Bleeding post-delivery was the most frequent complication (42.5%), followed by great pain (33.8%),(More)