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Formative research to design an implementation strategy for a postpartum hemorrhage initial response treatment bundle (E-MOTIVE): study protocol.

Meghan A Bohren, Fabiana Lorencatto, Arri Coomarasamy, Fernando Althabe, Adam J Devall, Cherrie Evans, Olufemi T Oladapo, David Lissauer, Shahinoor Akter, Gillian Forbes, Eleanor Thomas, Hadiza Galadanci, Zahida Qureshi, Sue Fawcus, G Justus Hofmeyr, Fadhlun Alwy Al-Beity, Anuradhani Kasturiratne, Balachandran Kumarendran, Kristie-Marie Mammoliti, Joshua P Vogel, Ioannis Gallos, Suellen Miller,

<h4>Background</h4>Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the leading cause of maternal death worldwide. When PPH occurs, early identification of bleeding and prompt management using evidence-based guidelines, can avert most PPH-related severe morbidities and deaths. However, adherence to the World Health Organization recommended practices remains a critical challenge. A potential solution to inefficient ... Read more >>

Reprod Health (Reproductive health)
[2021, 18(1):149]

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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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The effect of calcium supplementation on blood pressure in non-pregnant women with previous pre-eclampsia: A randomized placebo-controlled study.

G Justus Hofmeyr, Armando Seuc, Ana Pilar Betrán, Gabriela Cormick, Mandisa Singata, Sue Fawcus, Simpiwe Mose, Karlyn Frank, David Hall, José Belizán, James M Roberts, Laura A Magee, Peter von Dadelszen, ,

<h4>Background</h4>Low dietary calcium is associated with the hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, and evidence suggests that the risks associated with pre-eclampsia are reduced by calcium supplementation. In the general (non-pregnant) population, low dietary calcium intake is associated with hypertension with inconsistent evidence that calcium supplementation may reduce blood pressure. Women with ... Read more >>

Pregnancy Hypertens (Pregnancy hypertension)
[2021, 23:91-96]

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Building back from the ground up: the vital role of communities.

Tanya Doherty, Max Kroon, Louis Reynolds, Sue Fawcus, Lori Lake, Geetesh Solanki,

BMJ Glob Health (BMJ global health)
[2020, 5(10):]

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Prepregnancy and early pregnancy calcium supplementation among women at high risk of pre-eclampsia: a multicentre, double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial.

G Justus Hofmeyr, Ana Pilar Betrán, Mandisa Singata-Madliki, Gabriela Cormick, Stephen P Munjanja, Susan Fawcus, Simpiwe Mose, David Hall, Alvaro Ciganda, Armando H Seuc, Theresa A Lawrie, Eduardo Bergel, James M Roberts, Peter von Dadelszen, José M Belizán, ,

BACKGROUND:Reducing deaths from hypertensive disorders of pregnancy is a global priority. Low dietary calcium might account for the high prevalence of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in low-income countries. Calcium supplementation in the second half of pregnancy is known to reduce the serious consequences of pre-eclampsia; however, the effect of calcium supplementation ... Read more >>

Lancet (Lancet (London, England))
[2019, 393(10169):330-339]

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Postpartum haemorrhage: Case definition and guidelines for data collection, analysis, and presentation of immunization safety data.

Robbie Kerr, Linda O Eckert, Beverly Winikoff, Jill Durocher, Shireen Meher, Sue Fawcus, Shuchita Mundle, Ben Mol, Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, Khalid Khan, Julius Wandwabwa, Sonali Kochhar, Andrew Weeks, ,

Vaccine (Vaccine)
[2016, 34(49):6102-6109]

Cited: 6 times

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Abuse in South African maternity settings is a disgrace: Potential solutions to the problem.

Simone Honikman, Sue Fawcus, Ingrid Meintjes,

S Afr Med J (South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde)
[2015, 105(4):284-286]

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The expected and actual communication of health care workers during the management of intrapartum: An interpretive multiple case study.

Doreen K M M'Rithaa, Sue Fawcus, Mikko Korpela, Retha De la Harpe,

<h4>Background</h4>Daily activities within a health care organisation are mediated by information communication processes (ICP) involving multiple health care professionals at different levels of care. Effective perinatal management requires critical information to be accurately communicated. If there is a breakdown in this communication patient safety is at risk for various reasons ... Read more >>

Afr J Prim Health Care Fam Med (African journal of primary health care & family medicine)
[2015, 7(1):911]

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Quality care during labour and birth: a multi-country analysis of health system bottlenecks and potential solutions.

Gaurav Sharma, Matthews Mathai, Kim E Dickson, Andrew Weeks, G Hofmeyr, Tina Lavender, Louise Day, Jiji Mathews, Sue Fawcus, Aline Simen-Kapeu, Luc de Bernis,

<h4>Background</h4>Good outcomes during pregnancy and childbirth are related to availability, utilisation and effective implementation of essential interventions for labour and childbirth. The majority of the estimated 289,000 maternal deaths, 2.8 million neonatal deaths and 2.6 million stillbirths every year could be prevented by improving access to and scaling up quality ... Read more >>

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth (BMC pregnancy and childbirth)
[2015, 15 Suppl 2:S2]

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The impact of human immunodeficiency virus infection on obstetric hemorrhage and blood transfusion in South Africa.

Evan M Bloch, Robert L Crookes, Jennifer Hull, Sue Fawcus, Rajesh Gangaram, John Anthony, Charlotte Ingram, Solomuzi Ngcobo, Julie Croxford, Darryl V Creel, Edward L Murphy, ,

<h4>Background</h4>Globally, as in South Africa, obstetric hemorrhage (OH) remains a leading cause of maternal mortality and morbidity. Although blood transfusion is critical to OH management, the incidence and predictors of transfusion as well as their relation to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection are poorly described.<h4>Study design and methods</h4>A cross-sectional study ... Read more >>

Transfusion (Transfusion)
[2015, 55(7):1675-1684]

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Postpartum haemorrhage associated with caesarean section and caesarean hysterectomy.

Sue Fawcus, Jagidesa Moodley,

Excessive haemorrhage associated with caesarean section, commonly defined as blood loss in excess of 1000 ml, is frequently underestimated, but is documented as occurring in more than 5-10% of caesarean sections. Common causes are uterine atony, abnormal placentation, uterine trauma and sepsis. It is a major cause of maternal morbidity ... Read more >>

Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol (Best practice & research. Clinical obstetrics & gynaecology)
[2013, 27(2):233-249]

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