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Cerebral palsy and criteria implicating intrapartum hypoxia in neonatal encephalopathy – an obstetric perspective for the South African setting

The science surrounding cerebral palsy (CP) indicates that it is a complex medical condition with multiple contributing variables and factors, and causal pathways are often extremely difficult to delineate.

O&G Forum Volume 30, Issue 4, 2020

EDITOR Prof Greta Dreyer EDITORIAL • Why do hundreds of Women die in Low and Middle-income countries?…

O&G Forum Volume 30, Issue 3, 2020

EDITOR Prof Greta Dreyer EDITORIAL • Riding the waves IN MEMORIUM • Tribute to Prof Martin Marivate…

O&G Forum Volume 30, Issue 2, 2020

EDITOR: Prof Greta Dreyer EDITORIAL • South Africa’s response to COVID-19: ON THE POSITIVE SIDE GUEST EDITORIAL •…

Health Market Inquiry – Sept 2019


The UpToDate web site is marketed as an evidence-based clinical resource. UpToDate is written by over 5,700…

South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The contribution of placental histopathology in investigating adverse pregnancy outcome

Why does adverse pregnancy outcome often remain unexplained?
There may be poor correlation between maternal indicators of infection and placental findings.
Placental causes of foetal and perinatal death may be clinically silent, e.g. delayed villous maturation or foetal vascular malperfusion (FVM).
Intrauterine growth restriction has a multifactorial aetiology related to foetal, maternal and placental pathology.

South African Guide to download the Safe Delivery App

Downloadable form the App Store The Safe Delivery App aims to improve the quality of emergency obstetric…