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Maternal characteristics and pregnancy outcomes of hospitalized pregnant women with SARS-CoV-2 infection in South Africa: An International Network of Obstetric Survey Systems-based cohort study.

Samantha Budhram, Valerie Vannevel, Tanita Botha, Lawrence Chauke, Shastra Bhoora, Gaynor M Balie, Natalie Odell, Hennie Lombaard, Amy Wise, Chrysanthi Georgiou, Nondumiso Ngxola, Emma Wynne, Unati Mbewu, Mfundo Mabenge, Sibusiso Phinzi, Nontsikelelo Gubu-Ntaba, Gareth Goldman, Kay Tunkyi, Sudhir Prithipal, Keshree Naidoo, Santhi Venkatachalam, Terence Moodley, Sean Mould, Mzuvele Hlabisa, Logie Govender, Charlene Maistry, John P Habineza, Priya Israel, Serantha Foolchand, Nomandla V Tsibiyane, Mala Panday, Priya Soma-Pillay, Sumaiya Adam, Felicia Molokoane, Matthew S Mojela, Elizabeth J van Rensburg, Tshililo Mashamba, Mushi Matjila, Sue Fawcus, Ayesha Osman, Mareli Venter, Gregory Petro, Ahminah Fakier, Eduard Langenegger, Catherine A Cluver, Adrie Bekker, Liesl de Waard, Chantal Stewart, Nnabuike C Ngene, Ongombe Lunda, Sylvia N Cebekhulu, Siva Moodley, Mama-Asu Koranteng-Peprah, Emmanuel M C Ati, Salome Maswime, Laura M Yates,

<h4>Objective</h4>To describe risk factors and outcomes of pregnant women infected with SARS-CoV-2 admitted to South African healthcare facilities.<h4>Methods</h4>A population-based cohort study was conducted utilizing an amended International Obstetric Surveillance System protocol. Data on pregnant women with SARS-CoV-2 infection, hospitalized between April 14, 2020, and November 24, 2020, were analyzed.<h4>Results</h4>A total ... Read more >>

Int J Gynaecol Obstet (International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
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Effects of pre-operative isolation on postoperative pulmonary complications after elective surgery: an international prospective cohort study.

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We aimed to determine the impact of pre-operative isolation on postoperative pulmonary complications after elective surgery during the global SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. We performed an international prospective cohort study including patients undergoing elective surgery in October 2020. Isolation was defined as the period before surgery during which patients did not leave ... Read more >>

Anaesthesia (Anaesthesia)
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Iodine status of pregnant women living in urban Johannesburg, South Africa.

Sicelosethu S Siro, Lizelle Zandberg, Jennifer Ngounda, Amy Wise, Elizabeth A Symington, Linda Malan, Cornelius M Smuts, Jeannine Baumgartner,

Adequate intake of iodine is important during pregnancy because of its essential role in foetal growth and neurodevelopment. Data on iodine status of South African pregnant women are scarce, and the salt reduction policy implemented in 2016 may decrease iodine intake of South Africans. This cross-sectional study assessed the iodine ... Read more >>

Matern Child Nutr (Maternal & child nutrition)
[2021, :e13236]

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SARS-CoV-2 vaccination modelling for safe surgery to save lives: data from an international prospective cohort study.

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<h4>Background</h4>Preoperative SARS-CoV-2 vaccination could support safer elective surgery. Vaccine numbers are limited so this study aimed to inform their prioritization by modelling.<h4>Methods</h4>The primary outcome was the number needed to vaccinate (NNV) to prevent one COVID-19-related death in 1 year. NNVs were based on postoperative SARS-CoV-2 rates and mortality in an ... Read more >>

Br J Surg (The British journal of surgery)
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Timing of surgery following SARS-CoV-2 infection: an international prospective cohort study.

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Peri-operative SARS-CoV-2 infection increases postoperative mortality. The aim of this study was to determine the optimal duration of planned delay before surgery in patients who have had SARS-CoV-2 infection. This international, multicentre, prospective cohort study included patients undergoing elective or emergency surgery during October 2020. Surgical patients with pre-operative SARS-CoV-2 ... Read more >>

Anaesthesia (Anaesthesia)
[2021, 76(6):748-758]

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Pregnancy in women with cardiac disease: a one-year retrospective review of management and maternal and neonatal outcomes in a tertiary hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Irina Balieva, Lawrence Chauke, Amy Wise, Adriaan A Voors, Elise Schapkaitz, Hendrik Lombaard, Haroun A Rhemtula,

<h4>Introduction</h4>In South Africa, cardiac disease continues to be the most important non-obstetric cause of maternal death.<h4>Methods</h4>A record review of 74 pregnant women with cardiac disease was performed to determine the prevalence and outcomes of cardiac disease at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital between January and December 2017.<h4>Results</h4>Rheumatic heart disease was ... Read more >>

Cardiovasc J Afr (Cardiovascular journal of Africa)
[2021, 32:1-7]

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Vagal Nerve Stimulator Placement by a Vascular Surgeon.

Amy K Wise, Adam C Hicks, Abindra Sigdel,

<h4>Background</h4>Refractory seizure activity represents a difficult problem for both patients and practitioners. Implantation of the vagal nerve stimulator has been posited as an effective treatment for refractory seizure activity. These devices are inserted by placing leads into the carotid sheath along the vagus nerve. We evaluated a vascular surgeon's experience ... Read more >>

Am Surg (The American surgeon)
[2020, :3134820943553]

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Improving the coverage and accuracy of syphilis testing: The development of a novel rapid, point-of-care test for confirmatory testing of active syphilis infection and its early evaluation in China and South Africa.

Minh D Pham, Amy Wise, Mary L Garcia, Huy Van, Shuning Zheng, Yasmin Mohamed, Yan Han, Wan-Hui Wei, Yue-Ping Yin, Xiang-Sheng Chen, Wayne Dimech, Susie Braniff, Karl-G√ľnter Technau, Stanley Luchters, David A Anderson,

Background:Current point-of-care tests (POCT) for syphilis, based on the detection of Treponema pallidum (TP) total antibodies, have limited capacity in distinguishing between active and past/treated syphilis. We report the development and early evaluation of a new prototype POCT based on the detection of TP-IgA antibodies, a novel biomarker for active ... Read more >>

EClinicalMedicine (EClinicalMedicine)
[2020, 24:100440]

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Maternal iron-deficiency is associated with premature birth and higher birth weight despite routine antenatal iron supplementation in an urban South African setting: The NuPED prospective study.

Elizabeth A Symington, Jeannine Baumgartner, Linda Malan, Amy J Wise, Cristian Ricci, Lizelle Zandberg, Cornelius M Smuts,

BACKGROUND:Recent studies are suggesting a U-shaped relationship between antenatal iron exposure and birth outcomes. Little is known about the iron status and associated birth outcomes of pregnant women in South Africa. Our aim was to assess iron status at early, mid- and late pregnancy, and to determine associations with gestational ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2019, 14(9):e0221299]

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Energy Expenditure and Protein Requirements Following Burn Injury.

Amy K Wise, Kathleen A Hromatka, Keith R Miller,

Severe burn injuries have long been known to have a profound effect on metabolic equilibrium that can persist after resolution of the cutaneous injuries. Following burn injury, metabolism is a dynamic state resulting in the need for frequent interval reassessment over the course of the care continuum. The acute phase ... Read more >>

Nutr Clin Pract (Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition)
[2019, 34(5):673-680]

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Single-Dock Robotic Total Proctocolectomy With Ileal Pouch Anal Anastomosis.

Amy K Wise, Neal Bhutiani, Karen P Rudolph, Jeffrey R Jorden, Russell W Farmer,

Surg Innov (Surgical innovation)
[2019, 26(4):511]

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A recurrent mutation causing Melnick-Needles syndrome in females confers a severe, lethal phenotype in males.

Careni Spencer, Hendrik Lombaard, Amy Wise, Amanda Krause, Stephen P Robertson,

Melnick-Needles syndrome (MNS; MIM 309350) is an X-linked skeletal dysplasia caused by mutations in FLNA. Females with the condition present with characteristic facial features, short stature, skeletal anomalies, including poorly modeled and sclerotic bones, and structural abnormalities such as cardiac and urological defects. Previously males were thought to present with ... Read more >>

Am J Med Genet A (American journal of medical genetics. Part A)
[2018, 176(4):980-984]

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Better Late than Never? Adherence to Adjuvant Therapy Guidelines for Stage III Colon Cancer in an Underserved Region.

Whitney Guerrero, Amy Wise, Garrett Lim, Lei Dong, Jim Wan, Jeremiah Deneve, Evan Glazer, Paxton Dickson, R Scott Daugherty, Martin Fleming, David Shibata,

<h4>Introduction</h4>In 2008, the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) issued a quality guideline for stage III colon cancer (CC) recommending adjuvant chemotherapy (AC) within 120 days of diagnosis. We examined adherence in a healthcare system serving a region with disparities in CC outcomes.<h4>Methods</h4>In a retrospective analysis of patients ... Read more >>

J Gastrointest Surg (Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract)
[2018, 22(1):138-145]

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