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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 ...
Obstetric causes for delivery of very-low-birth-weight babies at Tygerberg Hospital
(Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2003-01)
Objective. To determine the primary reasons for the delivery of very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) babies. Design. Cross-sectional descriptive study. Study period. 1 March 1997 - 31 August 1997. Methods. Data were collected from ...
Intraiiteriene dood tydens monitor van die fetale harttempo
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 ...
Doctors' attitudes and practices regarding smoking cessation during pregnancy
(Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2005-05)
Objective. To investigate the current smoking cessation practices and attitudes of doctors working in the public antenatal services, as well as their perceived barriers to addressing the issue in the context of routine ...
Oxytocin use in South Africa : a review
(Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2005-06)
Objective. Oxytocin is one of the most frequently used drugs in labour and there are many different dosage-regimens. The aim of this study was to examine the use of oxytocin by obstetricians in South Africa. Methods. A ...
Variable decelerations of the fetal heart rate during antenatal monitoring
Variable decelerations were observed in only 52 (0.75%) of 4509 patients in whom the fetal heart rate was monitored antenatally. In 14 patients fetal monitoring was performed less than 1 week before the test with variable ...
Smoking in pregnancy : what does my patient know?
(Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2005-09)
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...