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Peripartum Cardiomyopathy: Experiences at King Edward VIII Hospital, Durban, South Africa and a Review of the Literature
The clinical profile of patients with peripartum cardiomyopathy (PP-CMO) seen in the patient population in Durban, South Africa, is documented. Parameters such as age, multiparity, time ofExpand
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Knowledge of cervical cancer screening and use of cervical screening facilities among women from various socioeconomic backgrounds in Durban, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
The value of screening for cervical cancer has been proven. Such screening in developed countries has achieved a decrease in incidence and mortality by about 80%. Although screening facilities areExpand
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A multicenter randomized controlled trial of nevirapine versus a combination of zidovudine and lamivudine to reduce intrapartum and early postpartum mother-to-child transmission of human
To determine the efficacy and safety of 2 inexpensive and easily deliverable antiretroviral (ARV) regimens for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of human immunodeficiency virusExpand
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Echocardiographic Assessment of Cardiovascular Hemodynamics in Normal Pregnancy
OBJECTIVE: The factors affecting cardiac output in normal pregnancy remain controversial. This study prospectively evaluates maternal central hemodynamics and cardiac structure and function byExpand
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Maternal death and caesarean section in South Africa: Results from the 2011-2013 Saving Mothers Report of the National Committee for Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths.
BACKGROUND In the latest (2011-2013) Saving Mothers report, the National Committee for Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths in South Africa (SA) (NCCEMD) highlights the large number ofExpand
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Invasive cervical cancer and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection: a South African perspective
Abstract. Moodley M, Moodley J, Kleinschmidt I. Invasive cervical cancer and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection: a South African perspective.The aim of this study was to compare theExpand
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Rising rates of Caesarean sections: an audit of Caesarean sections in a specialist private practice
Abstract Background: Caesarean section (CS) rates are increasing worldwide; rates in the private sector in South Africa are reported to be particularly high. To the best of our knowledge there hasExpand
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Pre-eclampsia: its pathogenesis and pathophysiolgy
Abstract Pre-eclampsia is a pregnancy-specific disorder that has a worldwide prevalence of 5–8%. It is one of the main causes of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality globally and accountsExpand
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Corticosteroids for HELLP syndrome in pregnancy.
BACKGROUND Hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelets (HELLP) syndrome is a severe form of pre-eclampsia. Pre-eclampsia is a multi-system disease of pregnancy associated with an increase inExpand
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Basic and comprehensive emergency obstetric and neonatal care in 12 South African health districts.
AIM To assess the functionality of healthcare facilities with respect to providing the signal functions of basic and comprehensive emergency obstetric care in 12 districts. SETTING Twelve districtsExpand
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