Reports from several large gynaecological oncology units in South Africa reveal that most patients with carcinoma of the cervix present in an advanced stage of the disease when it is incurable.
Termination of mid-trimester pregnancy was successfully achieved in 30 patients with 15-(S)- 5methyl- PGF2 a administered by repeated intramuscular injections.
The efficacy of 15-(S)-15-methyl-PGF2A in inducing labour in 30 patients with intra-uterine fetal death was tested.
Repeated intramuscular injections of 15-(S)-15-methyl-PGF2A were administered to 15 patients with a missed abortion.
Forty-one pregnant patients with severe iron deficiency anaemia were treated with either intravenous iron-dextran (Imferon; Fisons)ï¿½or intravenous iron plus folic acid.
Plasma 13,14-dihydro-15-keto-prostaglandin F2a (PGFM) levels were measured in patients with twin pregnancies in some of whom the cervix was dilated and effaced.
Assay for the B-subunit of human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) in the serum of 50 patients in whom the diagnosis of an ectopic pregnancy was suspected was compared with other diagnostic methods.
The effect of androgens on the luteinizing hormone (LH) response to LH-releasing hormone (LH-RH) is fairly well documented.
Phosphatidylglycerol (PG) is a constituent of lung surfactant in the mature fetus and is effective in protecting against the respiratory distress syndrome.
The practice of Pedi midwives of yester-year of restricting the food intake of expectant mothers to prevent difficult labour due to large babies producing disproportion, is descriptionbed.
A 47-year-old multiparous woman presented with endometriosis, true urinary incontinence, and the mucosal and skin lesions of pyoderma gangrenosum.