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BMI-related cesarean section complications in Sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Kwaku Asah-Opoku, Iris Pijtak, Mercy Nuamah, Nelson Damale, Kitty Bloemenkamp, Joyce Browne, Marcus J Rijken,

<h4>Background</h4>Obesity and cesarean section (CS) rates are rising in Sub-Saharan African (SSA), where risks for complications that adversely affect maternal health such as infections, are high.<h4>Objective</h4>To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to report on the incidence and types of body mass index (BMI)-related complications following CS in SSA.<h4>Search strategy</h4>A ... 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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Associations Between Malaria in Pregnancy and Neonatal Neurological Outcomes: Malaria in Pregnancy and Neonatal Neurological Outcomes.

Harriet L S Lawford, Mercy A Nuamah, Helen G Liley, Alison Griffin, Cecilia E Lekpor, Felix Botchway, Samuel A Oppong, Ali Samba, Ebenezer V Badoe, Sailesh Kumar, Anne Cc Lee, Richard K Gyasi, Andrew A Adjei, Samudragupta Bora,

<h4>Objective</h4>To compare neurological functioning of neonates born to mothers with and without malaria in pregnancy.<h4>Methods</h4>Pregnant women presenting at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Ghana were recruited into this prospective observational study. Malaria exposure was determined by clinically-documented antenatal malaria infection; parasitemia in maternal, placental, or umbilical cord blood; or placental histology. ... Read more >>

Int J Infect Dis (International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases)
[2021, :]

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Venous thromboembolism risk and prophylaxis in hospitalized obstetric patients at a tertiary hospital in Accra, Ghana: A comparative cross-sectional study.

Promise E Sefogah, Mercy A Nuamah, Alim Swarray-Deen, Kareem Mumuni, Chibuikem N Onuzo, Joseph D Seffah,

<h4>Objective</h4>To determine the prevalence of venous thromboembolism risk and thromboprophylaxis among obstetric inpatients, comparing prenatal and postnatal women.<h4>Methods</h4>We assessed 546 obstetric inpatients at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for the prevalence study. Out of this number, 223 were recruited, comprising 111 prenatal and 112 postnatal mothers. A structured interviewer-administered questionnaire was ... Read more >>

Int J Gynaecol Obstet (International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
[2021, 153(3):514-519]

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Neonatal neurological examination in a resource-limited setting: What defines normal?

Harriet L S Lawford, Mercy A Nuamah, Helen G Liley, Anne Cc Lee, Sailesh Kumar, Andrew A Adjei, Samudragupta Bora, ,

<h4>Objective</h4>To describe the results of the Hammersmith Neonatal Neurological Examination (HNNE) in a low-risk, term-born, contemporary sample in Ghana. Of particular interest was to compare these findings with the original British study that validated the HNNE, and published data from other low- and middle-income countries.<h4>Study design</h4>In a nested substudy of ... Read more >>

Eur J Paediatr Neurol (European journal of paediatric neurology : EJPN : official journal of the European Paediatric Neurology Society)
[2020, 29:71-80]

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Gestational Age-Specific Distribution of the Hammersmith Neonatal Neurological Examination Scores Among Low-Risk Neonates in Ghana.

Harriet L S Lawford, Mercy A Nuamah, Helen G Liley, Anne Cc Lee, Felix Botchway, Sailesh Kumar, , Andrew A Adjei, Samudragupta Bora,

<h4>Objective</h4>To describe gestational age-specific distribution of scores for the Hammersmith Neonatal Neurological Examination (HNNE) up to 48 h after birth in a low-risk, term-born, single-center sample in Ghana.<h4>Study design</h4>This is a nested substudy of a larger prospective study (IMPRINT: Impact of Malaria in Pregnancy on Infant Neurodevelopment) comprising 140 low-risk, term-born ... Read more >>

Early Hum Dev (Early human development)
[2021, 152:105133]

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Sickle Cell Education: A Survey of Antenatal Healthcare Givers.

Serwah Aboagye, Magdalene Torto, Kwaku Asah-Opoku, Mercy Anna Nuamah, Samuel Antwi Oppong, Ali Samba,

To explore the educational practices of antenatal care providers toward pregnant women with sickle cell disease (SCD) and sickle cell trait (SCT), a survey was conducted among selected doctors and midwives who provide antenatal care at the outpatient clinic of the Obstetric Department of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana. ... Read more >>

Am J Trop Med Hyg (The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene)
[2019, 101(3):684-688]

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Risk factors for ectopic pregnancy among pregnant women attending a tertiary healthcare facility in Accra, Ghana.

Kwaku Asah-Opoku, Samuel A Oppong, Donne K Ameme, Mercy A Nuamah, Kareem Mumuni, Alexander O Yeboah, Tom A Ndanu, Kobinah Nkyekyer,

<h4>Objective</h4>To investigate risk factors for ectopic pregnancy among pregnant women attending the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana.<h4>Methods</h4>In an unmatched case-control study from September to November 2015, 104 women with ectopic pregnancy (cases) were compared with 208 women with intrauterine pregnancy (controls). Data were collected by interviewer-administered questionnaire and record review. ... Read more >>

Int J Gynaecol Obstet (International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
[2019, 147(1):120-125]

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The Impact of Plasmodium Infection on Placental Histomorphology: A Stereological Preliminary Study.

John Ahenkorah, Patience B Tetteh-Quarcoo, Mercy A Nuamah, Bethel Kwansa-Bentum, Hanson G Nuamah, Bismarck Hottor, Emmanuel Korankye, Magdalene Torto, Michael Ntumy, Fredrick K Addai,

Background:Malaria during pregnancy may threaten the mother's health and cause serious structural damage to the internal architecture of the placenta, which subsequently affects the pregnancy outcome. A better understanding of the impact of malaria parasites on the placenta morphology is crucial for better management of pregnant women and their babies. ... Read more >>

Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol (Infectious diseases in obstetrics and gynecology)
[2019, 2019:2094560]

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Prevalence of adhesions and associated postoperative complications after cesarean section in Ghana: a prospective cohort study.

Mercy A Nuamah, Joyce L Browne, Alexander V Öry, Nelson Damale, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, Marcus J Rijken,

<h4>Background</h4>The global increase in Cesarean section rate is associated with short- and long-term complications, including adhesions with potential serious maternal and fetal consequences. This study investigated the prevalence of adhesions and association between adhesions and postoperative complications in a tertiary referral hospital in Accra, Ghana.<h4>Methods</h4>In this prospective cohort study, 335 ... Read more >>

Reprod Health (Reproductive health)
[2017, 14(1):143]

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Awareness of Sickle Cell Trait Status: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Antenatal Women in Ghana.

Samuel Amenyi Obed, Kwaku Asah-Opoku, Serwah Aboagye, Magdalene Torto, Samuel Antwi Oppong, Mercy Anna Nuamah,

This study was conducted to evaluate pregnant women's awareness of sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait and the factors that contribute to it. Two hundred and six pregnant women with at least 20 weeks gestation answered a questionnaire regarding awareness of their trait status and questions to test their ... Read more >>

Am J Trop Med Hyg (The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene)
[2017, 96(3):735-740]

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The relationship between maternal plasma leptin levels and fetal growth restriction.

Hiroko Mise, Shigeo Yura, Hiroaki Itoh, Mercy A Nuamah, Maki Takemura, Norimasa Sagawa, Shingo Fujii,

Leptin is a satiety hormone secreted from the adipose tissue and human placenta. We previously demonstrated that severe preeclampsia up-regulated leptin mRNA expression in the placenta and elevated maternal plasma leptin concentrations. Preeclampsia is frequently related to generation of small for gestational age (SGA) infant especially in cases with severe ... Read more >>

Endocr J (Endocrine journal)
[2007, 54(6):945-951]

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Significant increase in maternal plasma leptin concentration in induced delivery: a possible contribution of pro-inflammatory cytokines to placental leptin secretion.

Mercy A Nuamah, Shigeo Yura, Norimasa Sagawa, Hiroaki Itoh, Hiroko Mise, Daizo Korita, Kazuyo Kakui, Maki Takemura, Yoshihiro Ogawa, Kazuwa Nakao, Shingo Fujii,

Maternal plasma leptin concentration is significantly increased during pregnancy. However, its roles in pregnancy, especially in labor, have not been fully clarified. We measured plasma leptin concentrations in pregnant women during the course of induced labor, just after spontaneous vaginal delivery and Cesarean section at term. We also studied the ... Read more >>

Endocr J (Endocrine journal)
[2004, 51(2):177-187]

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Expression of nitric oxide synthase isoforms in the human placenta is not altered by labor.

Kazuyo Kakui, Norimasa Sagawa, Hiroaki Itoh, Shigeo Yura, Daizo Korita, Maki Takemura, Mercy A Nuamah, Shingo Fujii,

Nitric oxide has various biological activities including smooth muscle relaxation, anti-inflammatory activity, anti-coagulatory activity. As the human placenta is known to express nitric oxide synthases, this study investigated the possible effect of labor on the expression of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) in human ... Read more >>

Endocr J (Endocrine journal)
[2003, 50(5):535-544]

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Free-to-total leptin ratio in maternal plasma is constant throughout human pregnancy.

Mercy A Nuamah, Norimasa Sagawa, Shigeo Yura, Hiroko Mise, Hiroaki Itoh, Yoshihiro Ogawa, Kazuwa Nakao, Shingo Fujii,

To clarify the mechanism of leptin resistance during pregnancy, we measured plasma leptin concentrations, free to total leptin ratio (percent free leptin) and soluble leptin receptor concentrations in pregnant women, and compared the results with those in non-pregnant women. We collected plasma samples from 23 non-pregnant and 31 pregnant women ... Read more >>

Endocr J (Endocrine journal)
[2003, 50(4):421-428]

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Resistin is expressed in the human placenta.

Shigeo Yura, Norimasa Sagawa, Hiroaki Itoh, Kazuyo Kakui, Mercy A Nuamah, Daizo Korita, Maki Takemura, Shingo Fujii,

The mechanism for decreased insulin sensitivity in pregnant women is not fully clarified. Resistin, a novel peptide hormone, is specifically expressed in the adipose tissue and decreases insulin sensitivity in rodents. In the present study, we demonstrate resistin gene expression in the human placental tissue, mainly in trophoblastic cells. The ... Read more >>

J Clin Endocrinol Metab (The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism)
[2003, 88(3):1394-1397]

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Possible role of placental leptin in pregnancy: a review.

Norimasa Sagawa, Shigeo Yura, Hiroaki Itoh, Kazuyo Kakui, Maki Takemura, Mercy A Nuamah, Yoshihiro Ogawa, Hiroaki Masuzaki, Kazuwa Nakao, Shingo Fujii,

Leptin was initially identified as an adipocyte-derived hormone that decreases food intake and body weight via its receptor in the hypothalamus. Subsequent animal studies revealed various physiologic functions of leptin. Leptin plays an essential role in reproduction by regulating gonadotropin-releasing hormone secretion from the hypothalamus. It also modulates glucose metabolism ... Read more >>

Endocrine (Endocrine)
[2002, 19(1):65-71]

Cited: 49 times

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