Victor N Addo

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OBJECTIVES To find out the effects of pregnancy weight gain in different body mass index (BMI) groups on maternal and neonatal outcomes in women delivering singletons at term. DESIGN Retrospective analysis of clinical records of patients attending antenatal clinics and delivering in hospital from January 1st 1992 to December 31st 2009. SETTING A private(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the knowledge, practices, and attitudes among students at a university in Ghana regarding emergency contraception (EC). METHODS An anonymous, self-administered, 39-item questionnaire was sent to 3200 students. The sample size was stratified and 2292 students were randomly selected. RESULTS Of the 71.6% of students who(More)
BACKGROUND The CORONIS trial reported differences in short-term maternal morbidity when comparing five pairs of alternative surgical techniques for caesarean section. Here we report outcomes at 3 years follow-up. METHODS The CORONIS trial was a pragmatic international 2 × 2 × 2 × 2× 2 non-regular fractional, factorial, unmasked, randomised controlled(More)
BACKGROUND Variations exist in the surgical techniques used for caesarean section and many have not been rigorously assessed in randomised controlled trials. We aimed to assess whether any surgical techniques were associated with improved outcomes for women and babies. METHODS CORONIS was a pragmatic international 2×2×2×2×2 non-regular fractional,(More)
BACKGROUND The CORONIS Trial was a 2×2×2×2×2 non-regular, fractional, factorial trial of five pairs of alternative caesarean section surgical techniques on a range of short-term outcomes, the primary outcome being a composite of maternal death or infectious morbidity. The consequences of different surgical techniques on longer term outcomes have not been(More)
HIV RNA detection in the newborn is the main diagnostic tool for vertical transmission. Most infections are thought to occur peri- or post-natally, hence preventive antiviral therapy administered days before and during delivery. This study used cord blood for molecular diagnosis, examined viral load and HIV-1 subtypes as determinants of transmission, and(More)
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