Tabassum Firoz

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OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to determine completeness of 24-hour urine collection in pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN This was a retrospective laboratory/chart review of 24-hour urine collections at British Columbia Women's Hospital. Completeness was assessed by 24-hour urinary creatinine excretion (UcreatV): expected according to maternal weight for(More)
Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are leading causes of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality worldwide. The exact prevalence, however, is unknown. The majority of pre-eclampsia related deaths in LMIC occur in the community and therefore, interventions must be focused at this level. There are a number of unique challenges facing LMIC but the principles(More)
BACKGROUND The vaginal contraceptive ring is a hormonal contraceptive that releases etonogestrel and ethinyl estradiol. Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) is a rare but serious complication of hormonal contraceptive use. CASE We present a case of CVST in a 33-year-old nulligravid woman who was using a vaginal contraceptive ring. At the time of(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)
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)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the urinary and sexual consequences of vaginal delivery compared with Caesarean section. METHODS We performed a cohort analysis of data from a randomized controlled trial of episiotomy conducted in 3 Montreal hospitals in 1990-1991. Of the 999 trial participants for whom follow-up data were available, 135 delivered by Caesarean(More)
OBJECTIVE To review systematically the magnesium sulphate (MgSO4) dosing regimens tested in low and middle income countries (LMICs) for women with preeclampsia (prevention) and/or eclampsia (treatment). DATA SOURCES We searched Medline, EMBASE, IPA, CINAHL, CDSR, and CENTRAL databases for relevant English language publications. STUDY SELECTION Our(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)
Hypertension, proteinuria and biochemical changes caused by pre-eclampsia may persist for several weeks and even months postpartum. Hypertension and pre-eclampsia may even develop for the first time postpartum. Care in the six weeks postpartum should include management of hypertension and screening for secondary causes of hypertension including renal(More)