Hlwelekazi N. Bomela

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BACKGROUND Early-onset group B streptococcal (GBS) disease in neonates can be prevented by the use of intrapartum chemoprophylaxis. There are two prevention strategies, one based on risk factors and the other on culture screening for GBS. This study sought to establish whether GBS chemoprophylaxis is appropriate in a developing country such as South Africa.(More)
BACKGROUND Serial C-reactive protein (CRP) measurements have been shown to be useful for guiding duration of antibiotic therapy in neonates. This study sought to determine whether this is a safe and practical approach in a developing country. METHODS The study was conducted at the Johannesburg Hospital between September 15, 1998, and January 15, 1999.(More)
Objective. A pilot study to compare the rates of antenatal healthcare use in Birmingham, UK and Pretoria, South Africa, and identify differences in knowledge and perception of antenatal healthcare. Subjects. 62 women, 31 at each location <24 hours after delivery. Results. Women from Birmingham use healthcare services earlier (P ≤ .0001) and more often(More)
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