Vol 29, No 1 (2023)

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Vol 26, No 1 (2020)

• Non-invasive treatment of Rhesus D-sensitised women

• Factor V Leiden mutation in pregnancy

• Risk factors for gestational diabetes mellitus in South India

• Solid pseudopapillary tumour of the pancreas in pregnancy

• Challenges in obtaining consent for caesarean delivery in minors in South Africa


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Vol 25, No 3 (2019)

• A possible new dawn for contraception
• A missed syndrome in chronic pelvic pain
• Burnout among obstetrics and gynaecology registrars
• Postnatal depressive features in mothers of neonates admitted to a neonatal unit
• Evaluating the decision-to-delivery interval in emergency caesarean sections
• Contraceptive methods among young married women in rural Burkina Faso

• Burnout among obstetrics and gynaecology registrars
• Postnatal depressive features in mothers of neonates
admitted to a neonatal unit
• Evaluating the decision-to-delivery interval in
emergency caesarean sections
• Contraceptive methods among young married women
in rural Burkina Faso


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Vol 25, No 2 (2019)

  • Late termination of pregnancy for congenital anomalies
  • Patients’ preference for general or regional anaesthesia for caesarean deliveries 
  • Glutathione peroxidase in ovarian cancer patients
  • The feasibility and advantages of laparoscopic ectopic pregnancy surgery at a secondary-level hospital 
  • Factors associated with maternal delays in utilising emergency obstetric care in Arsi Zone, Ethiopia
  • Awareness, attitude and practice for cervical cancer and it's prevention in women
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Vol 25, No 1 (2019)

  • A case of immune thrombocytopenic purpura complicated by HELLP syndrome
  • Adverse pregnancy outcomes associated with maternal prenatal ingestion of traditional medicine 
  • Successful pregnancy in a patient with Swyer syndrome, or pure 46,XY gonadal dysgenesis
  • Serum procalcitonin in pregnancy-associated sepsis: A case control study
  • An audit of the CaesAid vacuum-assisted delivery cup compared with forceps delivery of the fetal head in caesarean section
  • Evaluation of the effect of 10% lidocaine spray on reducing the pain of intrauterine device insertion


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Vol 24, No 3 (2018)

• Is pelvic floor morphology a predictor of successful pessary retention?

• Maternal and perinatal outcomes in women undergoing expectant management of early-onset preeclampsia

• Gestational outcomes of patients with multiple sclerosis

• Uterine leiomyosarcoma: A ten-year review in a referral hospital in Peru

• Thoracic endometriosis syndrome

• A rare case of ovarian lymphangioma with elevated CA-125 causing pseudo-Meig's syndrome

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Vol 24, No 2 (2018)

  • Labour dystocia: Vesicle calculus can be the cause
  • An atypical presentation of acute fatty liver of pregnancy
  • Anti-Mullerian hormone before and after uterine artery embolisation 
  • The concerns of men with infertility 
  • An audit of the labour epidural analgesia service at an SA regional hospital
  • Consensus statement on the implementation of the sFlt-1/PIGF ratio in women with suspected pre-eclampsia
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Vol 24, No 1 (2018)

• Prenatal screening for congenital toxoplasmosis

• In utero transmission of influenza A H1N1

• Indications for caesarean sections at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital

• Gestational outcomes after invasive prenatal testing for spinal muscular atrophy

• Use of a visual aid to improve estimation of blood loss in obstetrics

• Guideline: Thromboprophylaxis in obstetrics and gynaecology


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Vol 23, No 3 (2017)

 • Post-caesarean hematometra: A case report from India

 • Reduction of subacute uterine inversion by Haultain's method

 • Knowledge of emergency contraception among secondary school learners in the Limpopo Province, South Africa

 • Thyroid disease in pregnancy

 • Primary umbilical endometriosis: To scope or not to scope?

 • Bereaved mothersattitudes regarding autopsy after a stillbirth

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Vol 23, No 2 (2017)

• CD56+ natural killer cells in women with

unexplained infertility

• Womens intention to request caesarean

delivery in Tanzania

• Factors affecting initiation of ART in pregnant

women in Swaziland

• Termination of pregnancy in Tunisia

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Vol 23, No 1 (2017)

  • Abnormal umbilical artery Doppler velocimetry and placental histopathological correlation in fetal growth restriction
  • Preventive role of low-molecular-weight heparin in unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss
  • A cross-sectional descriptive study of breastfeeding behaviour and galactogogue use among private-sector patients in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Bilateral synchronous benign ovarian neoplasm: A rare occurrence


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Vol 22, No 2 (2016)

  • Validation of the prolapse quality-of-life questionaire (P-QOL): An Afrikaans version in a South Africanpopulation
  • Birth preparedness and complication readiness among
  • pregnant women in a rural community in southern Nigeria
  • Sepsis: Primary indication for peripartum hysterectomies in a South African setting
  • Three-dimensional colour Doppler of ductus venosus agenesis in the first trimester
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Vol 22, No 1 (2016)

  • Postpartum laparoscopic sterilisation: A role in South African healthcare?
  • Avoidable factors associated with pregnant and postpartum patients admitted to two intensive care units in South Africa
  • A study of the attitude and knowledge of teenagers towards contraception
  • Gossypiboma – the retained surgical swab: An enduring clinical challenge


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Vol 21, No 2 (2015)

  • Attitudes to and knowledge about intrauterine contraceptive devices among women in a resource-constrained setting 
  • A clinical audit of female urinary incontinence in a tertiary hospital 
  • Female genital mutilation/cutting: Knowledge, practice and experiences of schoolteachers in Nigeria 
  • Limitations of middle cerebral artery peak systolic velocity in the detection of severe anaemia 
  • Cornelia de Lange syndrome – a rarely seen disorder 
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Vol 21, No 1 (2015)

  • The quality of healthcare
  • Obstetric critical care services in South Africa
  • The impact of waiting times for radiotherapy for cervical cancer
  • Cardiac arrest in pregnancy
  • Uterine rupture in a primigravida with a term pregnancy
  • Entrapment of a vaginal ring pessary


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Vol 20, No 3 (2014)

• Is the randomised controlled trial the best?

• Venous thromboembolism in gynaecological surgery


• How safely can post-term pregnancies with uncertain

gestational age be followed up using amniotic fluid

index measurements?

• Medical management of ectopic pregnancies with


• Are we missing at-risk babies? Customised growth

charts v. standard population charts in a diabetic


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Vol 20, No 2 (2014)

  • Mesh implants in vaginal prolapse surgery: Position statement and recommendations of the South African Urogynaecology Association
  • Anterior vaginal prolapse repair: Traditional anterior colporrhaphy or self-tailored mesh repair?
  • Abnormal cervical cytology requiring colposcopy among women under the age of 30 years
  • Pregnancy outcomes in super-obese women
  • 2014 SASOG congress – selected abstracts
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Vol 20, No 1 (2014)

  • Asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnant women
  • Postpartum anal incontinence in a resource-constrained setting
  • Uterine artery embolisation for uterine leiomyomas
  • Cost-effectiveness of manual vacuum aspiration compared with dilatation and curettage for incomplete first-trimester miscarriages
  • Call-Exner bodies and the scientists behind them


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Vol 19, No 3 (2013)

  • Reducing direct causes of maternal death
  • Changes in stillbirth rates in a stable population over 50 years
  • Clinical abdominal palpation for predicting oligohydramnios
  • Obstetric and perinatal outcome in teenage pregnancies
  • Impact of the introduction of a colposcopy service in a rural district on uptake of colposcopy
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Vol 19, No 2 (2013)

• ‘Colleague bashing’ is unprofessional behaviour
• Comparing the effects of mefenamic acid and naproxen on heavy menstrual bleeding
• Does treating asymptomatic abnormal vaginal flora improve pregnancy outcome?
• The effect of beta-adrenergic blocking with propranolol on labour
• Conventional versus liquid-based cytology – cost and cost-effectiveness

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