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Results of phase I of the in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer programme at Tygerberg Hospital
(Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 1985-05)
Phase I (3 June - 31 October 1983) of the in vitro fertilization (IVF) programme at Tygerberg Hospital is outlined in this article. This programme led to the birth of the first IVF baby in South Africa after fertilization and ...
Comparison between a newly developed PC-based Doppler umbilical artery waveform analyser and a commercial unit
(Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2005-01)
Objectives. To determine the accuracy of the resistance index (RI) of flow velocity waveforms of the umbilical artery measured using a newly developed PC-based continuous wave Doppler device (Umbiflow) with regard to ...
Analysis of two mutations in the MTHFR gene associated with mild hyperhomocysteinaemia - heterogeneous distribution in the South African population
(Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2002-6)
Objective. The frequencies of mutations 677C→T and 1298A→C in the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene, previously shown to be associated with decreased enzyme activity that may lead to hyperhomocysteinaemia ...
Abrupt fall in the fetal heart rate during labour
(Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 1976-11)
Cardiotocograms of 6044 patients in labour were examined for evidence of an abrupt fall in the fetal heart rate. The latter was defined as a deceleration of at least 50 beats within 3 minutes, without a demonstration of ...
Acceleration patterns of the fetal heart rate before and during labour
(Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 1977-12)
In infants in whom accelerations of the fetal heart rate were present during the first stage of labour, the incidence of low Apgar scores was significantly less than in those in whom accelerations were not present. Absence ...
Fetal and neonatal outcome in patients with severe pre-eclampsia before 34 weeks
(Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1987-05)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Delivery was delayed until 34 weeks in 129 patients with severe pre-eclampsia, unless the maternal or fetal conditions necessitated earlier delivery. No patient developed eclampsia although all sedation ...
The possible role of endogenous digitalis-like substance in the causation of pre-eclampsia
(Health and Medical Publishing Group -- HMPG, 1984-06)
Digoxin levels have been reported in neonatal blood when neither the mother nor the baby had received digoxin. An endogenous digoxin-like substance (DLS) that may be causally related to hypertension has been described. ...
The role of prenatal alcohol exposure in abruptio placentae
(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 ...
Smoking in pregnancy : what does my patient know?
(Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2005-09)
Influence of perinatal care on stillbirths in patients of low socio-economic class
(Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1988-07)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In a series of 12,587 deliveries in patients of low socio-economic class, there were 356 stillbirths; prospective analysis of these showed that 42.1% occurred in the 4.7% of cases in which the mother had ...