Prostaglandin E2 (PGE) 4 mg administered as an intrarectal suppository failed to induce labour in 70% of patients with a favourable cervical score.
Intra-amniotic prostaglandin F2a (PGF2a) was administered to 10 patients for midtrimester therapeutic abortion and to 20 patients for missed abortion.
Human placental lactogen (HPL) and urinary and serum oestriol levels were studied in patients in whom the contraction stress test was positive.
The Peninsula Maternity and Neonatal Service (PMNS) was established on 1 January 1980 as a result of the regionalization of obstetric and neonatal services in the Cape Peninsula.
A total of 232 Black antenatal patients was assessed in a cross-sectional study and a total of 80 in a longitudinal study.
The rapidly changing scene as regards anatomical physiology and neurosecretory systems of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis isï¿½ discussed.
Knowledge of the biochemistry of the hormones that regulate the normal menstrual cycle provides the clinician with a tool that allows physiological management of the patient.
Uterus didelphys associated with a unilateral imperforate vagina and absence of the kidney on the affected side is rare.