Motshedisi H Sebitloane

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BACKGROUND Maternal mortality in South Africa is rising, and heart conditions currently account for 41 per cent of indirect causes of deaths. Little is known about the burden of heart disease in pregnant South Africans. METHODS We systematically reviewed the contemporary epidemiology and peripartum outcomes of heart disease in South African women(More)
BACKGROUND Universal multi drug antiretroviral treatment in pregnancy is a global priority in our bid to eliminate paediatric HIV infections although few studies have documented the impact of antiretroviral coverage on overall pregnancy outcomes. METHODS We conducted a maternity audit at a large regional hospital in South Africa during July-December 2011(More)
BACKGROUND We report the prevalence and incidence of 3 treatable sexually transmitted pathogens (Neiserria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis, and Trichomonas vaginalis) in women who were HIV infected or at high risk for HIV infection, in pregnancy and postpartum, respectively. METHOD Vulvovaginal specimens collected at the first antenatal visit and again(More)
BACKGROUND Female genital schistosomiasis (FGS) is a tissue reaction to lodged ova of Schistosoma haematobium in the genital mucosa. Lesions can make the mucosa friable and prone to bleeding and discharge. Women with FGS may have an increased risk of HIV acquisition, and FGS may act as a cofactor in the development of cervical cancer. OBJECTIVES To(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore possible disparities in prenatal care between refugees and South African women attending public health facilities in an urban setting in South Africa. METHODS A cross-sectional, mixed methods study was conducted at four public health clinics providing prenatal services in Durban between January 29, 2013, and June 15, 2013. Pretested(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of repeat teenage pregnancy and the interval between first/most recent and repeat pregnancies, as well as to evaluate the sexual/reproductive health characteristics of teenagers with repeat pregnancies. METHODS A prospective observational study was undertaken at a hospital in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, between May(More)
Female genital schistosomiasis is a neglected tropical disease caused by Schistosoma haematobium. Infected females may suffer from symptoms mimicking sexually transmitted infections. We explored if self-reported history of unsafe water contact could be used as a simple predictor of genital schistosomiasis. In a cross-sectional study in rural South Africa,(More)
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