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  • Obesity is associated with increased seminal insulin and leptin alongside reduced fertility parameters in a controlled male cohort 

    Leisegang, Kristian; Bouic, Patrick J. D.; Menkveld, Roelof; Henkel, Ralf R. (BioMed Central, 2014-05)
    Obesity appears to be associated with male reproductive dysfunction and infertility, although this has been inconsistent and inconclusive. Insulin and leptin are known mediators and modulators of the hypothalamus-pituitary-testes ...
  • Time between skin incision and delivery during cesarean 

    Rossouw, Jana N.; Hall, David; Harvey, Justin (Elsevier, 2013-12)
    Objective: To investigate factors influencing skin incision-to-delivery time (including sub-divisions thereof) and the effect of these surgical intervals on immediate neonatal outcome. Methods A prospective cohort analysis ...
  • The role of prenatal alcohol exposure in abruptio placentae 

    Du Toit, M. M.; Smith, M.; Odendaal, H. J. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2010-12)
    Objective. To investigate the association between preconception and prenatal alcohol use and abruptio placentae. Methods. A case-control study of women with the clinical diagnosis of abruptio placentae, 65 cases and 66 ...
  • Not all is rosy with PinkDrive 

    Apffelstaedt, Justus (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2013-03)
    The Breast Interest Group of Southern Africa would like to respond to a recent article in the SAMJ regarding the activities of PinkDrive in the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.
  • A new approach to tubal re-anastomosis in South Africa 

    La Grange, Jane; Kruger, Thinus; Van der Merwe, Kobie; Siebert, Igno; Viola, Maria; Matsaseng, Thabo (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2011-05)
    Contraception by means of fallopian tube sterilisation is the most common method used worldwide, and it is estimated that on average 138 million women of reproductive age are sterilised globally each year. Several studies ...
  • Laparoscopic myomectomy for infertile patients with intramural fibroids : a retrospective study at a tertiary endoscopic centre 

    Lourens, Renardo J.; Siebert, T. I.; Kruger, T. F.; Van der Merwe, J. P. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2011-09)
    Background. The safety of laparoscopic myomectomy has been questioned, especially in the case of fibroids. Objectives. To assess the safety of laparoscopic myomectomy for intramural fibroids and study the subsequent effect ...
  • Do urologists and gynaecologists manage posterior compartment prolapse differently 

    Adam, Ameera; Jeffery, Stephen; Adam, Ahmed; De Jong, Peter; Arieff, Yusuf (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2012-03)
    Introduction and hypothesis. A comparative study assessing the management of posterior compartment prolapse (PCP) by gynaecologists and urologists in South Africa. Methods. Questionnaires relating to the above procedures ...
  • Preventing cervical cancer 

    Botha, M. H. ( Hennie) (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2009-10)
    Cervical cancer remains the most common cancer diagnosed in women in southern Africa, with an estimated lifetime risk of 1 in 26.1 Unfortunately most of these cancers are also diagnosed at a late stage, with subsequent ...
  • Chromosome 22q11 in a Xhosa schizophrenia population 

    Koen, Liezl; Niehaus, Dana J. H.; Wright, Galen; Warnich, Louise; De Jong, Greetje; Emsley, Robin A.; Mall, Sumaya (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2012-03)
    Chromosome 22q11 aberrations substantially increase the risk for developing schizophrenia. Although micro-deletions in this region have been extensively investigated in different populations across the world, little is ...
  • Assisted reproductive technology in South Africa : first results generated from the South African Register of Assisted Reproductive Techniques 

    Dyer, S. J.; Kruger, T. F. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2012-03)
    Objective. We present the first report from the South African Register of Assisted Reproductive Techniques. Methods. All assisted reproductive technology (ART) centres in South Africa were invited to join the register. ...
  • Nevirapine plasma concentrations in premature infants exposed to single-dose nevirapine for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1 

    Mugabo, Pierre; Els, Ilse; Smith, Johan; Rabie, Helena; Smith, Peter; Mirochnick, Mark; Steyn, Wilhelm; Hall, David; Madsen, Richard; Cotton, Mark F. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2011-09)
    Background. No pharmacokinetic data exist for premature infants receiving single-dose nevirapine (sd NVP) for prevention of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV. Aim. To describe NVP decay pharmacokinetics in two ...
  • Factors influencing the pH value of foetal scalp blood with special reference to caput succedaneum 

    Odendaal, H. (HMPG, 1974-01)
    Fetal pH estimations are most helpful in evaluating the intrauterine condition of the fetus. False abnormal and false normal values, however, are caused by certain conditions of which caput succedaneum is one.
  • Acute appendicitis in pregnancy 

    Rosemann, G. W. E. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 1975)
    Acute appendicitis in pregnancy and its treatment are reviewed. Six cases are described. Early surgery is recommended and a conservative watchfulness for more than 4 to 6 hours is condemned.
  • Diphenylhydantoin during pregnancy 

    Labadarios, D. (HMPG, 1979-02)
    [No abstract available]
  • 'n Analise van sitogenetiese studies op 2 334 pasiente 

    Retief, A. E.; Kotze, G. M.; Fox, M. F.; Venter, P. A.; Van Zyl, J. A.; Van Niekerk, W. A. (HMPG, 1979-06)
    The chromosome results of a series of 2 334 patients referred for cytogenetic analysis during 1966-1977 were tabulated by computer. The patients were grouped according to indications for referral, the main indications being ...
  • The incomplete cone in carcinoma in situ of the cervix : a prospective study in a developing country 

    Du Toit, J. P. (HMPG, 1979-12)
    The diagnostic procedures and treatment of carcinoma in situ and severe dysplasia of the cervix are becoming more conservative. In a developing country special problems make such an approach more hazardous. During a 15-months ...
  • 'n Vergelykende studie van die witselpipet- en Makler-telkamermetodes vir die tel van spermatosoa 

    Menkveld, R.; Van Zyl, J. A.; Stander, F. S. H.; Conradie, E.; Kopper, K. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 1980-10)
    A new method for counting spermatozoa was introduced by Makler. This method was compared with the white blood cell pipette method and the results revealed high precision and accuracy (difference of means = 5,9%). Makler's ...
  • Intraiiteriene dood tydens monitor van die fetale harttempo 

    Odendaal, H. J. (HMPG, 1980-05)
    Although the fetal heart rate was being monitored in 16 378 patients during labour, intra-uterine death occurred in 13 cases (0,08%). These fetuses had birth weights of more than 1 000 g. In one patient monitoring was ...
  • Inversie van die uterus by 'n 14-Jarige Xhosa meisie : 'n gevalbespreking 

    Louw, N. S.; Van Schouwenburg, J. (1980-03)
    A case of inversion of the uterus in a 14 year old Xhosa girl is reported. The probable precipitating factor was a submucosal stromal sarcoma. The treatment of the condition is discussed.
  • Die gonadotropiene in amenoree 

    Van der Merwe, J. V. (HMPG, 1981-02)
    Serum gonadotrophin values were measured in 410 patients with amenorrhoea. These patients were grouped into five groups in order to determine diagnostic gonadotrophin values, since the latter are most often implicated in ...