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Leptin levels in the hypertensive black African parturient.
Background: Leptin is a new adipose-derived hormone discovered in 1994. It is vital in energy balance and weight regulation in humans. During pregnancy the placenta is an extra source of leptin. The role of leptin in ...
An audit of peripartum hysterectomy at the Pietermaritzburg complex of hospitals.
RATIONALE OF THE STUDY. To carry out a retrospective chart review of all patients who had a peripartum hysterectomy in hospitals at different levels of health care in the Pietermaritzburg Hospital Complex to examine the ...
The impact of pneumonia in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) infected pregnant women on perinatal and early infant mortality.
Background: Although the prevalence of pneumonia in pregnancy is reported to be less than 1%, the pregnant state and risk factors associated with the development of pneumonia adversely influence the outcome of pregnancy. ...
An aetiological study of white vulval skin lesions amongst patients attending the gynaecological clinic at R.K. Khan Hospital, Durban.
BACKGROUND White vulva! skin lesions may be due to various conditions, including benign and non-benign causes. The dilemma faced by the clinician with such a patient is the aetiology of the lesion, as well as the approach ...
Profile of mortality amongst women with gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in relation to HIV non-infected women.
OBJECTIVES: To determine if women with Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection with severe degrees of immunosuppression are more predisposed to mortality from Gestational Trophoblastic Disease compared with HIV-infected ...
Awareness, knowledge and utilization of the human papillomavirus vaccine.
OBJECTIVES To determine if health care workers are aware of the HPV vaccine and its availability, uptake of the vaccine and prescribing practices and reasons for non – uptake of the vaccine . METHODS Health care providers ...
Views and attitudes of pregnant women on decision making for LTOP for severe fetal abnormalities.
Aim: To study the views and attitudes of pregnant women with a severe fetal anomaly towards late termination of pregnancy (LTOP). Methods: Data was collected over a 3 month period using a pen and paper semi-structured ...
A retrospective review of uterine malignancies amongst women presenting to the gynaecology oncology clinic, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital (IALCH).
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An audit of couples attending the infertility unit at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital (IALCH), Durban.
An audit of Couples attending the Infertility Unit at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital (IALCH), Durban Objectives To determine the patient profile, causes of infertility and the success rates of medical and surgical ...
The cardio-metabolic profile and bone mineral density in African and Indian postmenopausal women.
AIMS. To determine the cardio-metabolic risk profile and incidence of low bone mineral density in African and Indian postmenopausal women attending the IALCH menopause clinic and to determine whether there is a correlation ...