Motshedisi 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)
Sentinel surveys of the antenatal population of South Africa show varying rates of infection in the 9 provinces, (range 12.4-36.5%). 1 In general, it appears that there is a levelling-off of the epidemic. The two most important issues to address in pregnant women infected with the virus are reduction of mother-to-child transmission, and the preservation of(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)
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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