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OBJECTIVES To describe the age-specific prevalence rates of cancer of the cervix in South African women presenting for screening. DESIGN A multicentre prevalence survey in 10 geographically defined areas following a common core protocol. Services were located in existing service sites, with the exception of KwaZulu-Natal which used a mobile service. Women(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of herbal medication in pregnancy. METHOD Patients (N = 229) presenting in early labour were randomly selected and interviewed. All interviews were conducted by one of the authors (MHM) familiar with the nuances of the Nguni languages. RESULTS One hundred and twenty-six patients (55%) gave a positive history of herbal(More)
A survey of 577 pregnant women attending their first antenatal visit at King Edward VIII Hospital in Durban, South Africa, in 1995 revealed widespread use of herbal medications. 60% of these women had a secondary or tertiary education. 498 women (86.3%) knew about Isihlambezo (herbs taken during pregnancy for cleansing) and 252 women (43.7%) were(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of vaginal and oral misoprostol for the induction of labour in women with intra-uterine foetal death (IUFD). DESIGN A prospective randomised clinical trial, comparing 200 microg oral and 200 microg vaginal misoprostol, six hourly for a maximum of four doses for the induction of labour in women with IUFD. SETTING(More)
Amoebic liver abscess is a rare complication of pregnancy. It however, carries significant morbidity and because the diagnosis is often delayed, physicians in developing countries need to be reminded of its possibility when patients present with right lower chest and abdominal pain. This study presents the clinical reports of two cases in which the(More)
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