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- ItemFailure to perform assisted deliveries is resulting in an increased neonatal and maternal morbidity and mortality : an expert opinion(Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2018) Pattinson, R. C.; Vannevel, V.; Barnard, D.; Baloyi, S.; Gebhardt, G. S.; Le Roux, K.; Moran, N.; Moodley, J.The need to perform assisted vaginal delivery (AVD) has been regarded as self-evident. In high-income countries, rates of AVD range between 5% and 20% of all births. In South Africa, the rate of AVD is only 1%. This has resulted in increased neonatal morbidity and mortality due to intrapartum asphyxia, and increased maternal morbidity and mortality due to a rise in second-stage caesarean deliveries. In this article, we address the possible causes leading to a decrease in AVD and propose measures to be taken to increase the rates of AVD and subsequently reduce morbidity and mortality.
- ItemMaternal deaths from bleeding associated with caesarean delivery : a national emergency(Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2016) Fawcus, S.; Pattinson, R. C.; Moodley, J.; Moran, N. F.; Schoon, M. G.; Mhlanga, R. E.; Baloyi, S.; Bekker, E.; Gebhardt, G. S.ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Maternal deaths associated with caesarean deliveries (CDs) have been increasing in South Africa over the past decade. The objective of this report is to bring national attention to this increasing epidemic of maternal deaths due to bleeding associated with CD in the majority of provinces of the country. Individual chart reviews of women who died from bleeding at or after CD show that 71% had avoidable factors. Among the steps we can take are to improve surgical skills and experience, especially in rural hospitals, to improve clinical observations in the immediate postoperative period and in the postnatal wards, and to ensure that appropriate oxytocic agents are given to prevent postpartum haemorrhage. CEOs and medical managers of health facilities, district clinical specialists, heads of obstetrics and gynaecology, and midwifery training institutions must show leadership and accountability in providing an appropriate environment to ensure that women who require CD receive the procedure for the correct indications and in a safe manner to minimise risks.