G Justus Hofmeyr

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Uterine massage for preventing postpartum haemorrhage
    G Justus Hofmeyr
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, East London Hospital Complex, University of the Witwatersrand, University of Fort Hare, Eastern Cape Department of Health, East London, South Africa
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 7:CD006431. 2013
  2. pmc Lopinavir/Ritonavir versus Lamivudine peri-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV-1 transmission by breastfeeding: the PROMISE-PEP trial Protocol ANRS 12174
    Nicolas Nagot
    INSERM U 1058 and CHU, Montpellier, France
    BMC Infect Dis 12:246. 2012
  3. pmc Antenatal care packages with reduced visits and perinatal mortality: a secondary analysis of the WHO antenatal care trial - Comentary: routine antenatal visits for healthy pregnant women do make a difference
    G Justus Hofmeyr
    Effective Care Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand Fort Hare, Eastern Cape Department of Health, Eastern Cape, South Africa
    Reprod Health 10:20. 2013
  4. doi request reprint External cephalic version for breech presentation at term
    G Justus Hofmeyr
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, East London Hospital Complex, University of the Witwatersrand, University of FortHare, Eastern Cape Department of Health, East London, South Africa
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 10:CD000083. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Symphysiotomy for feto-pelvic disproportion
    G Justus Hofmeyr
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, East London Hospital Complex, University of the Witwatersrand, University of FortHare, Eastern Cape Department of Health, East London, South Africa
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 10:CD005299. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Cephalic version by postural management for breech presentation
    G Justus Hofmeyr
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, East London Hospital Complex, University of the Witwatersrand, University of FortHare, Eastern Cape Department of Health, East London, South Africa
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 10:CD000051. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Expedited versus conservative approaches for vaginal delivery in breech presentation
    G Justus Hofmeyr
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, East London Hospital Complex, University of the Witwatersrand, University of FortHare, Eastern Cape Department of Health, East London, South Africa
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 6:CD000082. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Abdominal decompression in normal pregnancy
    G Justus Hofmeyr
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, East London Hospital Complex, University of the Witwatersrand, University of FortHare, Eastern Cape Department of Health, East London, South Africa
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 6:CD001062. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Piracetam for fetal distress in labour
    G Justus Hofmeyr
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, East London Hospital Complex, University of the Witwatersrand, University of FortHare, Eastern Cape Department of Health, East London, South Africa
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 6:CD001064. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Operative versus conservative management for 'fetal distress' in labour
    G Justus Hofmeyr
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, East London Hospital Complex, University of the Witwatersrand, University of FortHare, Eastern Cape Department of Health, East London, South Africa
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 6:CD001065. 2012

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  1. doi request reprint Uterine massage for preventing postpartum haemorrhage
    G Justus Hofmeyr
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, East London Hospital Complex, University of the Witwatersrand, University of Fort Hare, Eastern Cape Department of Health, East London, South Africa
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 7:CD006431. 2013
    ..However, it is not known whether it is effective. If shown to be effective, uterine massage would represent a simple intervention with the potential to have a major effect on PPH and maternal mortality in under-resourced settings...
  2. pmc Lopinavir/Ritonavir versus Lamivudine peri-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV-1 transmission by breastfeeding: the PROMISE-PEP trial Protocol ANRS 12174
    Nicolas Nagot
    INSERM U 1058 and CHU, Montpellier, France
    BMC Infect Dis 12:246. 2012
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  3. pmc Antenatal care packages with reduced visits and perinatal mortality: a secondary analysis of the WHO antenatal care trial - Comentary: routine antenatal visits for healthy pregnant women do make a difference
    G Justus Hofmeyr
    Effective Care Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand Fort Hare, Eastern Cape Department of Health, Eastern Cape, South Africa
    Reprod Health 10:20. 2013
    ..The WHO Antenatal Care Trial provided the first evidence from a randomized trial that the traditional high frequency of routine visits in the third trimester may well reduce perinatal mortality...
  4. doi request reprint External cephalic version for breech presentation at term
    G Justus Hofmeyr
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, East London Hospital Complex, University of the Witwatersrand, University of FortHare, Eastern Cape Department of Health, East London, South Africa
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 10:CD000083. 2012
    ..ECV may reduce the number of breech presentations and caesarean sections, but there also have been reports of complications with the procedure...
  5. doi request reprint Symphysiotomy for feto-pelvic disproportion
    G Justus Hofmeyr
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, East London Hospital Complex, University of the Witwatersrand, University of FortHare, Eastern Cape Department of Health, East London, South Africa
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 10:CD005299. 2012
    ..Several large observational studies have reported high rates of success, low rates of complications and very low mortality rates...
  6. doi request reprint Cephalic version by postural management for breech presentation
    G Justus Hofmeyr
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, East London Hospital Complex, University of the Witwatersrand, University of FortHare, Eastern Cape Department of Health, East London, South Africa
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 10:CD000051. 2012
    ..It is also possible that maternal posture may influence fetal position. Many postural techniques have been used to promote cephalic version...
  7. doi request reprint Expedited versus conservative approaches for vaginal delivery in breech presentation
    G Justus Hofmeyr
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, East London Hospital Complex, University of the Witwatersrand, University of FortHare, Eastern Cape Department of Health, East London, South Africa
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 6:CD000082. 2012
    ..In a vaginal breech birth there may be benefit from rapid delivery of the baby to prevent progressive acidosis. However, this needs to be weighed against the potential trauma of a quick delivery...
  8. doi request reprint Abdominal decompression in normal pregnancy
    G Justus Hofmeyr
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, East London Hospital Complex, University of the Witwatersrand, University of FortHare, Eastern Cape Department of Health, East London, South Africa
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 6:CD001062. 2012
    ..Abdominal decompression was developed as a means of pain relief during labour. It has also been used for complications of pregnancy, and in healthy pregnant women in an attempt to improve fetal wellbeing and intellectual development...
  9. doi request reprint Piracetam for fetal distress in labour
    G Justus Hofmeyr
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, East London Hospital Complex, University of the Witwatersrand, University of FortHare, Eastern Cape Department of Health, East London, South Africa
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 6:CD001064. 2012
    ..Piracetam is thought to promote the metabolism of brain cells when they are hypoxic. It has been used to prevent adverse effects of fetal distress...
  10. doi request reprint Operative versus conservative management for 'fetal distress' in labour
    G Justus Hofmeyr
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, East London Hospital Complex, University of the Witwatersrand, University of FortHare, Eastern Cape Department of Health, East London, South Africa
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 6:CD001065. 2012
    ..Even with a correct diagnosis it is not clear whether an operative or conservative approach is better...
  11. doi request reprint Amnioinfusion for potential or suspected umbilical cord compression in labour
    G Justus Hofmeyr
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, East London Hospital Complex, University of the Witwatersrand, University of FortHare, Eastern Cape Department of Health, East London, South Africa
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 1:CD000013. 2012
    ..Amnioinfusion aims to prevent or relieve umbilical cord compression during labour by infusing a solution into the uterine cavity...
  12. doi request reprint Abdominal decompression for suspected fetal compromise/pre-eclampsia
    G Justus Hofmeyr
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, East London Hospital Complex, University of the Witwatersrand, University of FortHare, Eastern Cape Department of Health, East London, South Africa
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 6:CD000004. 2012
    ..Abdominal decompression was developed as a means of pain relief during labour. It has also been used for complications of pregnancy, and in healthy pregnant women in an attempt to improve fetal wellbeing and intellectual development...
  13. doi request reprint Management of reported decreased fetal movements for improving pregnancy outcomes
    G Justus Hofmeyr
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, East London Hospital Complex, University of the Witwatersrand, University of FortHare, Eastern Cape Department of Health, East London, South Afric
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 4:CD009148. 2012
    ..A secondary question is whether any specific management response to perceived decreased fetal movements (DFM) improves clinical outcome...
  14. doi request reprint Administration of 400 μg of misoprostol to augment routine active management of the third stage of labor
    G Justus Hofmeyr
    Effective Care Research Unit, East London Hospital Complex, Eastern Cape, South Africa
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 112:98-102. 2011
    ..To assess the effectiveness and safety of the administration of misoprostol, an orally active prostaglandin, in addition to routine uterotonic therapy as part of the active management of the third stage of labor...
  15. pmc Care during labor and birth for the prevention of intrapartum-related neonatal deaths: a systematic review and Delphi estimation of mortality effect
    Anne C C Lee
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:S10. 2011
    ..Our objective was to estimate the effect of various childbirth care packages on neonatal mortality due to intrapartum-related events ("birth asphyxia") in term babies for use in the Lives Saved Tool (LiST)...
  16. doi request reprint Postpartum misoprostol for preventing maternal mortality and morbidity
    G Justus Hofmeyr
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, East London Hospital Complex, University of the Witwatersrand, University of FortHare, Eastern Cape Department of Health, East London, South
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 7:CD008982. 2013
    ..This is particularly important as misoprostol is being introduced on a large scale for PPH prevention in low-income countries, and is commonly used for PPH treatment in well-resourced settings as well...
  17. pmc Misoprostol to prevent and treat postpartum haemorrhage: a systematic review and meta-analysis of maternal deaths and dose-related effects
    G Justus Hofmeyr
    East London Hospital Complex and University of the Witwatersrand, East London, South Africa
    Bull World Health Organ 87:666-77. 2009
    ..To review maternal deaths and the dose-related effects of misoprostol on blood loss and pyrexia in randomized trials of misoprostol use for the prevention or treatment of postpartum haemorrhage...
  18. doi request reprint Misoprostol for the prevention and treatment of postpartum haemorrhage
    G Justus Hofmeyr
    Effective Care Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand University of Fort Hare East London Hospital Complex, South Africa
    Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol 22:1025-41. 2008
    ..To date, there is very limited evidence for the effectiveness of misoprostol, the lowest effective dose and the magnitude of adverse effects, both direct and indirect. The need for further research is a matter of great urgency...
  19. doi request reprint Prophylactic versus therapeutic amnioinfusion for oligohydramnios in labour
    Natalia Novikova
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, East London Hospital Complex, Walter Sisulu University, East London, South Africa
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 9:CD000176. 2012
    ..Amnioinfusion aims to relieve umbilical cord compression during labour by infusing a liquid into the uterine cavity...
  20. ncbi request reprint Labour induction at term--a randomised trial comparing Foley catheter plus titrated oral misoprostol solution, titrated oral misoprostol solution alone, and dinoprostone
    Baron B Matonhodze
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Coronation Hospital, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
    S Afr Med J 93:375-9. 2003
    ..To compare three methods of labour induction...
  21. ncbi request reprint Labor induction and meconium: in vitro effects of oxytocin, dinoprostone and misoprostol on rat ileum relative to myometrium
    Baron B Matonhodze
    Effective Care Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand, Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa
    J Perinat Med 30:405-10. 2002
    ..These adverse effects may be caused by stimulation of bowel smooth muscle in the mother and in the fetus...
  22. doi request reprint Obstetric care in low-resource settings: what, who, and how to overcome challenges to scale up?
    G Justus Hofmeyr
    Effective Care Research Unit, Eastern Cape Department of Health, Universities of the Witwatersrand and Fort Hare, South Africa
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 107:S21-44, S44-5. 2009
    ..Each year, approximately 2 million babies die because of complications of childbirth, primarily in settings where effective care at birth, particularly prompt cesarean delivery, is unavailable...
  23. doi request reprint Maternal position during caesarean section for preventing maternal and neonatal complications
    Catherine Cluver
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 3:CD007623. 2013
    ..During caesarean section mothers can be in different positions. Theatre tables could be tilted laterally, upwards, downwards or flexed and wedges or cushions could be used. There is no consensus on the best positioning at present...
  24. ncbi request reprint WHO systematic review of maternal mortality and morbidity: the prevalence of uterine rupture
    G Justus Hofmeyr
    Effective Care Research Unit, Eastern Cape Department of Health University of Witwatersrand University of Fort Hare, South Africa
    BJOG 112:1221-8. 2005
    ..To determine the prevalence of uterine rupture worldwide...
  25. ncbi request reprint Amnioinfusion for preterm premature rupture of membranes
    G Justus Hofmeyr
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, East London Hospital Complex, University of the Witwatersrand, University of Fort Hare, Eastern Cape Department of Health, Frere and Cecilia Makiwane Hospitals, Private Bag X 9047, East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa, 5200
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 12:CD000942. 2011
    ..Preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) is a leading cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality. Amnioinfusion aims to restore amniotic fluid volume by infusing a solution into the uterine cavity...
  26. ncbi request reprint Misoprostol to treat postpartum haemorrhage: a systematic review
    G Justus Hofmeyr
    Effective Care Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand University of Fort Hare, East London Hospital Complex, South Africa
    BJOG 112:547-53. 2005
  27. ncbi request reprint Planned caesarean section for women with a twin pregnancy
    G Justus Hofmeyr
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, East London Hospital Complex, University of the Witwatersrand, University of Fort Hare, Eastern Cape Department of Health, Frere and Cecilia Makiwane Hospitals, Private Bag X 9047, East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa, 5200
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 12:CD006553. 2011
    ..The risks of caesarean section for the mother in the current and subsequent pregnancies must also be taken into account...
  28. doi request reprint Amnioinfusion for third trimester preterm premature rupture of membranes
    G Justus Hofmeyr
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, East London Hospital Complex, University of the Witwatersrand, University of Fort Hare, Eastern Cape Department of Health, Frere and Cecilia Makiwane Hospitals, Private Bag X 9047, East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa, 5200
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 3:CD000942. 2014
    ..Preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) is a leading cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality. Amnioinfusion aims to restore amniotic fluid volume by infusing a solution into the uterine cavity...
  29. doi request reprint Interventions for helping to turn term breech babies to head first presentation when using external cephalic version
    Catherine Cluver
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch Universityand Tygerberg Hospital, PO Box 19063, Tygerberg, Western Cape, 7505, South Africa
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 1:CD000184. 2012
    ..Tocolytic drugs and other methods have been used in an attempt to facilitate ECV...