Tabassum Firoz

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OBJECTIVE To review the spot protein:creatinine ratio and albumin:creatinine ratio as diagnostic tests for significant proteinuria in hypertensive pregnant women. DESIGN Systematic review. DATA SOURCES Medline and Embase, the Cochrane Library, reference lists, and experts. Review methods Literature search (1980-2007) for articles of the spot(More)
BACKGROUND Pregnant and postpartum women with severe hypertension are at increased risk of stroke and require blood pressure (BP) reduction. Parenteral antihypertensives have been most commonly studied, but oral agents would be ideal for use in busy and resource-constrained settings. OBJECTIVES To review systematically, the effectiveness of oral(More)
BACKGROUND In countries, such as Mozambique, where maternal mortality remains high, the greatest contribution of mortality comes from the poor and vulnerable communities, who frequently reside in remote and rural areas with limited access to health care services. This study aimed to understand women's health care seeking practices during pregnancy, taking(More)
BACKGROUND Mozambique has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. The main influences on maternal health encompass social, economic, political, environmental and cultural determinants of health. To effectively address maternal mortality in the post-2015 agenda, interventions need to consider the determinants of health so that(More)
BACKGROUND Maternal morbidity is a complex entity and its presentation and severity are on a spectrum. This paper describes the conceptualization and development of a definition for maternal morbidity, and the framework for its measurement: the maternal morbidity matrix, which is the foundation for measuring maternal morbidity, thus, the assessment tool. (More)
BACKGROUND Male partners play an important and vital role in the decision-making process regarding pregnant women's health. The purpose of the present study was to assess the knowledge and awareness of expectant fathers about Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM), Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH), and anaemia during pregnancy. METHODS A cross sectional(More)
BACKGROUND Geographic information systems (GIS) are increasingly recognized tools in maternal health. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the use of GIS in maternal health and to identify knowledge gaps and opportunities. SEARCH STRATEGY Keywords broadly related to maternal health and GIS were used to search for academic articles and gray literature. SELECTION(More)
BACKGROUND Geographic proximity to health facilities is a known determinant of access to maternal care. Methods of quantifying geographical access to care have largely ignored the impact of precipitation and flooding. Further, travel has largely been imagined as unimodal where one transport mode is used for entire journeys to seek care. This study proposes(More)
References 1. Ye L, Pien GW, Ratcliffe SJ, et al. The different clinical faces of obstructive sleep apnoea: a cluster analysis. 2. Sipsma HL, Falb KL, Willie T, et al. Violence against Congolese refugee women in Rwanda and mental health: a cross-sectional study using latent class analysis. A systematic review of CPAP adherence across age groups: clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Maternal mortality measurement remains a critical challenge, particularly in low and middle income countries (LMICs) where little or no data are available and maternal mortality and morbidity are often the highest in the world. Despite the progress made in data collection, underreporting and translating the results into action are two major(More)
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