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BACKGROUND This study explored the impact of a multiple IVF birth on maternal mental health in the early post-partum period. METHODS A prospective study of 207 women who had conceived following IVF treatment and followed up at 6 weeks post-partum. Mothers rated their mood using the Edinburgh postnatal depression scale (EPDS) and their baby's behaviour(More)
BACKGROUND In our continued search for bioactive compounds from plants, conscious effort is being made to rapidly analyze ethnobotanical plants used for treating various ailments by traditional healers before this information is irrevocably lost as societies advance and rural communities become urbanized. RESULTS A compound isolated from the aqueous(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate the predictive value of the zona-free hamster egg penetration test (ZHEPT) for success in in-vitro fertilization (IVF) at various insemination concentrations ranging between 0.1 and >0.6 x 10(6)/ml. The ZHEPT was assessed using sperm samples from 87 couples undergoing IVF treatment. A similar test was simultaneously(More)
This research was undertaken to design several new antibiotics, by structurally modifying the C-9154 antibiotic, simultaneously improving its activity and lowering toxicity. This was achieved by synthesizing an analogue to the C-9154 antibiotic and seven derivatives of this analogue. The approach was to significantly reduce the polarity of the synthesized(More)
In our continued attempts at designing new antibiotics based on the structure of the C-9154 antibiotic, to simultaneously improve activity and lower toxicity, an analogue to the C-9154 antibiotic and six derivatives of this analogue were synthesized. The approach was to significantly reduce the polarity of the synthesized analogue in the derivatives to(More)
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