R E Pattinson

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BACKGROUND Fetal or neonatal hypoxia owing to asphyxia can result in death or severe irreversible brain damage. To prevent this, factors contributing to the development of fetal or neonatal hypoxia must be identified. AIMS To determine the primary obstetric and neonatal causes or diagnoses and avoidable factors associated with death from asphyxia-hypoxia.(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify avoidable factors contributing to neonatal morbidity and mortality due to "birth asphyxia" and to ascertain if hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) alone could act as a good marker for avoidable factors associated with "birth asphyxia". SETTING Kalafong Hospital, South Africa, a regional hospital unit that caters for mainly indigent(More)
AIM To describe the effect of HIV infection on maternal and perinatal disease in south west Tshwane. SETTING Southwest Tshwane has a low to low-middle income urban population and is served by Pretoria West and Laudium Midwife-Obstetric Units (MOUs) and Kalafong Hospital and fourteen primary care clinics which refer to those institutions. These are all(More)
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