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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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Perinatal outcomes among births to women with infection during pregnancy.

Adama Baguiya, Mercedes Bonet, José Guilherme Cecatti, Vanessa Brizuela, Ala Curteanu, Meile Minkauskiene, Kapila Jayaratne, Carolina Carvalho Ribeiro-do-Valle, Mihaela-Alexandra Budianu, João Paulo Souza, Séni Kouanda, , ,

<h4>Objective</h4>This study is part of the Global Maternal Sepsis Study (GLOSS). It aimed to estimate neonatal near-miss (NNM) and perinatal death frequency and maternal risk factors among births to women with infection during pregnancy in low-income and middle-income countries (LMIC).<h4>Design</h4>We conducted a 1-week inception hospital-based cohort study.<h4>Setting</h4>The study was carried ... Read more >>

Arch Dis Child (Archives of disease in childhood)
[2021, 106(10):946-953]

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Availability of facility resources and services and infection-related maternal outcomes in the WHO Global Maternal Sepsis Study: a cross-sectional study.

Vanessa Brizuela, Cristina Cuesta, Gino Bartolelli, Abdulfetah Abdulkadir Abdosh, Sabina Abou Malham, Bouchra Assarag, Rigoberto Castro Banegas, Virginia Díaz, Faysal El-Kak, Mohamed El Sheikh, Aquilino M Pérez, João Paulo Souza, Mercedes Bonet, Edgardo Abalos, ,

<h4>Background</h4>Infections are among the leading causes of maternal mortality and morbidity. The Global Maternal Sepsis and Neonatal Initiative, launched in 2016 by WHO and partners, sought to reduce the burden of maternal infections and sepsis and was the basis upon which the Global Maternal Sepsis Study (GLOSS) was implemented in ... Read more >>

Lancet Glob Health (The Lancet. Global health)
[2021, 9(9):e1252-e1261]

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The effect of COVID-19 on maternal newborn and child health (MNCH) services in Bangladesh, Nigeria and South Africa: call for a contextualised pandemic response in LMICs.

Tanvir Ahmed, Ahmed Ehsanur Rahman, Taiwo Gboluwaga Amole, Hadiza Galadanci, Mushi Matjila, Priya Soma-Pillay, Bronwen M Gillespie, Shams El Arifeen, Dilly O C Anumba,

Global response to COVID-19 pandemic has inadvertently undermined the achievement of existing public health priorities and laregely overlooked local context. Recent evidence suggests that this will cause additional maternal and childhood mortality and morbidity especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Here we have explored the contextual factors influencing maternal, neonatal ... Read more >>

Int J Equity Health (International journal for equity in health)
[2021, 20(1):77]

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Early evaluation of the 'STOP SEPSIS!' WHO Global Maternal Sepsis Awareness Campaign implemented for healthcare providers in 46 low, middle and high-income countries.

Vanessa Brizuela, Mercedes Bonet, Carla Lionela Trigo Romero, Edgardo Abalos, Adama Baguiya, Bukola Fawole, Marian Knight, Pisake Lumbiganon, Meilė Minkauskienė, Ashraf Nabhan, Nafissa Bique Osman, Zahida P Qureshi, João Paulo Souza, ,

<h4>Objective</h4>To evaluate changes in awareness of maternal sepsis among healthcare providers resulting from the WHO Global Maternal Sepsis Study (GLOSS) awareness campaign.<h4>Design</h4>Independent sample precampaign/postcampaign through online and paper-based surveys available for over 30 days before campaign roll-out (pre) and after study data collection (post). Descriptive statistics were used for campaign ... Read more >>

BMJ Open (BMJ open)
[2020, 10(5):e036338]

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Frequency and management of maternal infection in health facilities in 52 countries (GLOSS): a 1-week inception cohort study.

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BACKGROUND:Maternal infections are an important cause of maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity. We report the main findings of the WHO Global Maternal Sepsis Study, which aimed to assess the frequency of maternal infections in health facilities, according to maternal characteristics and outcomes, and coverage of core practices for early ... Read more >>

Lancet Glob Health (The Lancet. Global health)
[2020, 8(5):e661-e671]

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FIGO classification for the clinical diagnosis of placenta accreta spectrum disorders.

Eric Jauniaux, Diogo Ayres-de-Campos, Jens Langhoff-Roos, Karin A Fox, Sally Collins, ,

Placenta accreta spectrum is impacting maternal health outcomes globally and its prevalence is likely to increase. Maternal outcomes depend on identification of the condition before or during delivery and, in particular, on the differential diagnosis between its adherent and invasive forms. However, accurate estimation of its prevalence and outcome is ... Read more >>

Int J Gynaecol Obstet (International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
[2019, 146(1):20-24]

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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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FIGO consensus guidelines on placenta accreta spectrum disorders: Introduction.

Eric Jauniaux, Diogo Ayres-de-Campos, ,

Int J Gynaecol Obstet (International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
[2018, 140(3):261-264]

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FIGO consensus guidelines on placenta accreta spectrum disorders: Conservative management.

Loïc Sentilhes, Gilles Kayem, Edwin Chandraharan, José Palacios-Jaraquemada, Eric Jauniaux, ,

Int J Gynaecol Obstet (International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
[2018, 140(3):291-298]

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FIGO consensus guidelines on placenta accreta spectrum disorders: Epidemiology.

Eric Jauniaux, Frederic Chantraine, Robert M Silver, Jens Langhoff-Roos, ,

Int J Gynaecol Obstet (International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
[2018, 140(3):265-273]

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FIGO consensus guidelines on placenta accreta spectrum disorders: Nonconservative surgical management.

Lisa Allen, Eric Jauniaux, Sebastian Hobson, Jessica Papillon-Smith, Michael A Belfort, ,

Int J Gynaecol Obstet (International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
[2018, 140(3):281-290]

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FIGO consensus guidelines on placenta accreta spectrum disorders: Prenatal diagnosis and screening.

Eric Jauniaux, Amar Bhide, Anne Kennedy, Paula Woodward, Corrine Hubinont, Sally Collins, ,

Int J Gynaecol Obstet (International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
[2018, 140(3):274-280]

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Quality of life 1 year after a maternal near-miss event.

Priya Soma-Pillay, Jennifer D Makin, Robert C Pattinson,

<h4>Objectives</h4>To evaluate quality of life (QoL) parameters among women categorized with a maternal near-miss during pregnancy.<h4>Methods</h4>The present prospective cohort study was conducted at a tertiary referral hospital in South Africa between April 1, 2013, and March 31, 2016. Patients who experienced maternal near-miss events were included and patients with uncomplicated ... Read more >>

Int J Gynaecol Obstet (International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
[2018, 141(1):133-138]

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NT-proBNP: When is it useful in Obstetric Medicine?

James A Ker, Priya Soma-Pillay,

Pregnancy, viewed as a stress test of the haemodynamic system, may unmask underlying cardiac disease. Pregnancy may also induce de novo cardiac disease. N-terminal pro brain-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) is a useful biomarker in all clinical conditions in which the ventricle is stressed and especially stretched in the general population. ... Read more >>

Obstet Med (Obstetric medicine)
[2018, 11(1):3-5]

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Physiological changes in pregnancy.

Priya Soma-Pillay, Catherine Nelson-Piercy, Heli Tolppanen, Alexandre Mebazaa,

Physiological changes occur in pregnancy to nurture the developing foetus and prepare the mother for labour and delivery. Some of these changes influence normal biochemical values while others may mimic symptoms of medical disease. It is important to differentiate between normal physiological changes and disease pathology. This review highlights the ... Read more >>

Cardiovasc J Afr (Cardiovascular journal of Africa)
[2016, 27(2):89-94]

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The importance of cardiovascular pathology contributing to maternal death: Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths in South Africa, 2011-2013.

Priya Soma-Pillay, Joseph Seabe, Karen Sliwa,

<h4>Aims</h4>Cardiac disease is emerging as an important contributor to maternal deaths in both lower-to-middle and higherincome countries. There has been a steady increase in the overall institutional maternal mortality rate in South Africa over the last decade. The objectives of this study were to determine the cardiovascular causes and contributing ... Read more >>

Cardiovasc J Afr (Cardiovascular journal of Africa)
[2016, 27(2):60-65]

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Vaginal progesterone vs. cervical cerclage for the prevention of preterm birth in women with a sonographic short cervix, previous preterm birth, and singleton gestation: a systematic review and indirect comparison metaanalysis.

Agustin Conde-Agudelo, Roberto Romero, Kypros Nicolaides, Tinnakorn Chaiworapongsa, John M O'Brien, Elcin Cetingoz, Eduardo da Fonseca, George Creasy, Priya Soma-Pillay, Shalini Fusey, Cetin Cam, Zarko Alfirevic, Sonia S Hassan,

<h4>Objective</h4>No randomized controlled trial has compared vaginal progesterone and cervical cerclage directly for the prevention of preterm birth in women with a sonographic short cervix in the mid trimester, singleton gestation, and previous spontaneous preterm birth. We performed an indirect comparison of vaginal progesterone vs cerclage using placebo/no cerclage as ... Read more >>

Am J Obstet Gynecol (American journal of obstetrics and gynecology)
[2013, 208(1):42.e1-42.e18]

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Maternal near miss and maternal death in the Pretoria Academic Complex, South Africa: A population-based study.

Priya Soma-Pillay, Robert C Pattinson, Lerato Langa-Mlambo, Bongani S S Nkosi, Angus Peter Macdonald,

<h4>Background</h4>In order to reduce maternal mortality in South Africa (SA), it is important to understand the process of obstetric care, identify weaknesses within the system, and implement interventions for improving care.<h4>Objective</h4>To determine the spectrum of maternal morbidity and mortality in the Pretoria Academic Complex (PAC), SA.<h4>Methods</h4>A descriptive population-based study that ... Read more >>

S Afr Med J (South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde)
[2015, 105(7):578-563]

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Vaginal progesterone in women with an asymptomatic sonographic short cervix in the midtrimester decreases preterm delivery and neonatal morbidity: a systematic review and metaanalysis of individual patient data.

Roberto Romero, Kypros Nicolaides, Agustin Conde-Agudelo, Ann Tabor, John M O'Brien, Elcin Cetingoz, Eduardo Da Fonseca, George W Creasy, Katharina Klein, Line Rode, Priya Soma-Pillay, Shalini Fusey, Cetin Cam, Zarko Alfirevic, Sonia S Hassan,

<h4>Objective</h4>To determine whether the use of vaginal progesterone in asymptomatic women with a sonographic short cervix (≤ 25 mm) in the midtrimester reduces the risk of preterm birth and improves neonatal morbidity and mortality.<h4>Study design</h4>Individual patient data metaanalysis of randomized controlled trials.<h4>Results</h4>Five trials of high quality were included with a ... Read more >>

Am J Obstet Gynecol (American journal of obstetrics and gynecology)
[2012, 206(2):124.e1-19]

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Managing acute collapse in pregnant women.

Hennie Lombaard, Priya Soma-Pillay, El-Marie Farrell,

The most important causes of acute collapse in pregnancy are pulmonary embolism, amniotic fluid embolism, acute coronary syndrome, thrombosed mechanical prosthetic heart valves, acute aortic dissection, cerebrovascular incidents and anaesthetic complications like failed intubation, anaphylaxis, and problems relating to regional or local anaesthetic agents. The management is based on supporting ... Read more >>

Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol (Best practice & research. Clinical obstetrics & gynaecology)
[2009, 23(3):339-355]

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