Meiri Robertson

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Urinary ascites in a newborn infant is unusual and most commonly results from bladder perforation following umbilical arterial catheterisation or obstructive uropathy. The following report describes a case of fetal bladder rupture with urinary ascites in a mother ventilated and sedated with narcotics and benzodiazepines for H1N1 influenza. This was(More)
Purpose: To perform a retrospective audit of cases of uterine arteriovenous malformations (UAVM) at The Canberra Hospital and review of recent literature reporting pregnancies occurring after the diagnosis of UAVM aiming to devise a diagnostic and treatment protocol to optimise pregnancy post UAVM. Methods: A retrospective audit of cases of UAVM at the(More)
We conducted a survey among a convenience sample of 149 women and their partners (n = 136) attending antenatal services in the Canberra Hospital in 2010. Over one-third (39%) of women and 63.6% of their partners were overweight/obese, and 69.2% of women had not received advice from their caregiver on their weight. Pregnant women and their partners' health(More)
Persistent left superior vena cava (LSVC) is the commonest congenital anomaly of the thoracic venous system. It is within the group of anomalous systemic venous return (ASVR) and the group is subdivided in cephalic, involving the superior vena cava (SVC) and caudal, involving the inferior vena cava (IVC) types. It is also important to recognise that there(More)
Introduction: Ultrasound is under utilised in assessing surgical complications such as uterine perforation resulting from surgical termination of pregnancy. Method: We found one report in literature using the following search words: pregnancy termination, uterus, perforation and ultrasound.1 The risk of perforation is considered low but the true incidence(More)
Spontaneous hemopertitoneum in pregnancy (SHiP) is a rare but potential catastrophic complication with high maternal and fetal mortality. The main cause of morbidity and mortality is delayed diagnosis and treatment. In this paper we will document the findings of an interesting case managed in our unit. We also discuss the etiology, diagnosis and management(More)