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BACKGROUND Pregnancy presents a unique situation for the management of asthma as it can alter the course of asthma severity and its treatment, which in turn can affect pregnancy outcomes. Despite awareness of the substantial adverse effects associated with asthma during pregnancy, little has been done to improve its management and reduce associated… (More)
Investigation of infertile couples at Goroka Base Hospital during 1972 showed that tubal pathology, apart from any other factor, accounts for the majority of infertile unions in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. There is also a high incidence of oligospermia. The poor results from tuboplasty are confirmed in this limited series.
An analysis is made of 18 patients presenting with ectopic pregnancy over a 10 month period in Goroka Hospital. This condition is not uncommon, often chronic in presentation, not excluded by pyrexia, and commonly associated with anaemia. Posterior culdocentesis is a useful test to differentiate the condition from pelvic sepsis.