James Beazley

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A prospective study of 447 labours and the resulting neonates failed to reveal a significant difference between the mean serum bilirubin concentrations on the third and sixth day following spontaneous, accelerated or induced labour. A similar incidence of neonatal jaundice (bilirubin concentrations of 10 mg/100 or more) was found in the studied groups.(More)
In 50 women who had five successive pregnancies the difference was studied between the mean maternal weight at the 20th week of gestation and six weeks post partum. The difference changed from a weight loss to a weight gain in the fourth and fifth pregnancies. The maximum weight increment occurred between the end of the first pregnancy and the 20th week of(More)
The method of estimating gestational age from the height of the fundus uteri during pregnancy has been investigated. Such wide variations occur in the length of the maternal abdomen and umbilical position and in the level of the uterine fundus at each gestational age that the method is not reliable. Assessment of uterine size by pelvic examination in the(More)
A prospective study of 1353 labours and the relevant newborn failed to reveal any significant difference between the incidence of neonatal hyperbilirubinaemia (defined as a level of 12 mg. or more per 100 ml.) following spontaneous labour, and after labour induced or accelerated by oxytocin. The incidence of unexplained neonatal hyperbilirubinaemia after(More)
SUMMARY BACKGROUND Obesity is a major public health issue in Tonga, where prevalence is significantly higher than in Europe and North America. Obesity and its health-related complications are likely to increase as a result of western influences on diet and lifestyle. The aim of this study was to investigate perceptions of body size in Tongan lay people(More)
Oestradiol 150 mg and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) 4 mg suspended in viscous gel and applied intravaginally were compared with regard to ripening the unfavourable cervix of patients randomly allocated to two study groups. In primigravidae no significant difference was observed in the efficacy of the two substances. Some multiparous patients, however, had(More)