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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)
[2021, :]

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Effectiveness of Implanted Cardiac Rhythm Recorders With Electrocardiographic Monitoring for Detecting Arrhythmias in Pregnant Women With Symptomatic Arrhythmia and/or Structural Heart Disease: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Karen Sliwa, Feriel Azibani, Mark R Johnson, Charle Viljoen, Johann Baard, Ayesha Osman, Olivia Briton, Mpiko Ntsekhe, Ashley Chin,

<h4>Importance</h4>Arrhythmias are an important cause of maternal morbidity and mortality but remain difficult to diagnose.<h4>Objective</h4>To compare implantable loop recorder (ILR) plus 24-hour Holter electrocardiographic (ECG) monitoring with standard 24-hour Holter ECG monitoring alone in terms of acceptability, ability to identify significant arrythmias, and effect on management and pregnancy outcome in ... Read more >>

JAMA Cardiol (JAMA cardiology)
[2020, 5(4):458-463]

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The effect of beta-blockers on foetal birth weight in pregnancies in women with structural heart disease: a prospective cohort study.

Johann Baard, Feriel Azibani, Ayesha Osman, Wentzel Dowling, Brian Rayner, Karen Sliwa,

<h4>Objective</h4>To examine whether treatment with beta-blockers (BBs) in pregnant women with structural heart disease (SHD) resulted in a decrease in foetal birth weight (FBW) in a South African cohort.<h4>Methods</h4>This was a prospective cohort study conducted in a tertiary-level hospital in Cape Town from 2010 to 2016. Of the 178 pregnant ... Read more >>

Cardiovasc J Afr (Cardiovascular journal of Africa)
[2020, 31(3):136-141]

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Bilateral endophthalmitis and symmetrical peripheral gangrene in a patient with chronic kidney disease on maintenance hemodialysis.

Jishu Deb Nath, Abul Kashem, Ayesha Mohammad Osman, Tapas Das,

Dialysis patients have greater number of complications due to multiple comor-bidity and access-related infections as well as nosocomial infections due to reduced immunity and more frequent hospitalizations. Endogenous endophthalmitis is a potentially blinding ocular infection occurring in chronically debilitated patients and the use of invasive procedures. Symmetric peripheral gangrene (SPG) ... Read more >>

Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl (Saudi journal of kidney diseases and transplantation : an official publication of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Saudi Arabia)
[2019, 30(3):715-718]

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Reducing late maternal death due to cardiovascular disease - A pragmatic pilot study.

Karen Sliwa, Feriel Azibani, Johann Baard, Ayesha Osman, Liesl Zühlke, Anthony Lachmann, Elena Libhaber, Ashley Chin, Mpiko Ntsekhe, Priya Soma-Pillay, Mark R Johnson, Jolien Roos-Hesselink, John Anthony,

<h4>Background</h4>Late maternal mortality (up-to 1-year postpartum) is poorly reported globally and is commonly due to cardiovascular disease (CVD). We investigated targeted interventions aiming at reducing peripartum heart failure admission and late maternal death.<h4>Methods and results</h4>Prospective single-centre study of 269 peripartum women presenting with CVD in pregnancy, or within 6-months postpartum. ... Read more >>

Int J Cardiol (International journal of cardiology)
[2018, 272:70-76]

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Valvular heart disease in pregnancy.

John Anthony, Ayesha Osman, Mahmoud U Sani,

Valvular heart disease may be a pre-existing complication of pregnancy or it may be diagnosed for the first time during pregnancy. Accurate diagnosis, tailored therapy and an understanding of the physiology and pathophysiology of pregnancy are necessary components of management, best achieved through the use of multidisciplinary clinics. This review ... Read more >>

Cardiovasc J Afr (Cardiovascular journal of Africa)
[2016, 27(2):111-118]

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Reproductive knowledge and use of contraception among women with diabetes.

Ayesha Osman, Anne Hoffman, Shane Moore, Zephne van der Spuy,

<h4>Background</h4>Poorly controlled diabetes is associated with poor maternal and fetal outcomes, yet many women become pregnant before establishing control. Reducing unintended pregnancies is a vital step towards improving perinatal and maternal morbidity and mortality.<h4>Objectives</h4>To assess the reproductive knowledge and use of contraception in women of reproductive age attending diabetes outpatient ... Read more >>

S Afr Med J (South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde)
[2015, 105(9):760-764]

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Spectrum of cardiac disease in maternity in a low-resource cohort in South Africa.

Karen Sliwa, Elena Libhaber, Catherine Elliott, Zoe Momberg, Ayesha Osman, Liesl Zühlke, Tony Lachmann, Lauren Nicholson, Friedrich Thienemann, Jolien Roos-Hesselink, John Anthony,

<h4>Background</h4>Lack of evidence-based data on the spectrum of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in pregnancy or in the postpartum period, as well as on maternal and fetal outcome, provides challenges for treating physicians, particularly in areas of low resources. The objectives of this study were to investigate the spectrum of disease, mode ... Read more >>

Heart (Heart (British Cardiac Society))
[2014, 100(24):1967-1974]

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