Andrew Weeks

Summary

Affiliation: University of Liverpool
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The effect of misoprostol on postpartum contractions: a randomised comparison of three sublingual doses
    A Elati
    School of Women s and Children s Health, Liverpool Women s Hospital, University of Liverpool, UK
    BJOG 118:466-73. 2011
  2. pmc Introducing criteria based audit into Ugandan maternity units
    Andrew D Weeks
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
    BMJ 327:1329-31. 2003
  3. pmc Introducing criteria based audit into Ugandan maternity units
    A D Weeks
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
    Qual Saf Health Care 13:52-5. 2004
  4. doi request reprint The use of misoprostol in obstetrics and gynaecology
    A Elati
    School of Reproductive and Developmental Medicine, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
    BJOG 116:61-9. 2009
  5. doi request reprint The retained placenta
    Andrew D Weeks
    School of Reproductive and Developmental Medicine, Liverpool Women s Hospital, Crown Street, Liverpool L8 7SS, UK
    Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol 22:1103-17. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial of misoprostol compared with manual vacuum aspiration for incomplete abortion
    Andrew Weeks
    School of Reproductive and Developmental Medicine, University of Liverpool, Liverpool Women s Hospital, Liverpool, England, UK
    Obstet Gynecol 106:540-7. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Oral misoprostol administration for labor induction
    Andrew Weeks
    School of Reproductive and Developmental Medicine, University of Liverpool, Liverpool Women s Hospital, Liverpool, UK
    Clin Obstet Gynecol 49:658-71. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint The Release Trial: a randomised controlled trial of umbilical vein oxytocin versus placebo for the treatment of retained placenta
    Andrew Weeks
    School of Reproductive and Developmental Medicine, University of Liverpool, Liverpool Women s Hospital, Liverpool, UK
    BJOG 112:1458. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Risk of fever after misoprostol for the prevention of postpartum hemorrhage: a meta-analysis
    Anisa Elati
    Sanyu Research Unit, Department of Women s and Children s Health, University of Liverpool, Liverpool Women s Hospital, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Obstet Gynecol 120:1140-8. 2012
  10. pmc Poor spontaneous and oxytocin-stimulated contractility in human myometrium from postdates pregnancies
    Sarah Arrowsmith
    Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Institute of Translational Medicine, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e36787. 2012

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Publications16

  1. doi request reprint The effect of misoprostol on postpartum contractions: a randomised comparison of three sublingual doses
    A Elati
    School of Women s and Children s Health, Liverpool Women s Hospital, University of Liverpool, UK
    BJOG 118:466-73. 2011
    ..To compare the postpartum uterine activity and side effects of various doses of sublingual misoprostol and intramuscular oxytocin...
  2. pmc Introducing criteria based audit into Ugandan maternity units
    Andrew D Weeks
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
    BMJ 327:1329-31. 2003
    ..It is especially difficult to improve standards in rural areas, where there is little money for improvements. Furthermore, staff may be isolated, poorly paid, disempowered, lacking in morale, and have few skills to bring about change...
  3. pmc Introducing criteria based audit into Ugandan maternity units
    A D Weeks
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
    Qual Saf Health Care 13:52-5. 2004
    ..It is especially difficult to improve standards in rural areas, where there is little money for improvements. Furthermore, staff may be isolated, poorly paid, disempowered, lacking in morale, and have few skills to bring about change...
  4. doi request reprint The use of misoprostol in obstetrics and gynaecology
    A Elati
    School of Reproductive and Developmental Medicine, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
    BJOG 116:61-9. 2009
    ..Evidence-based information about the safest regimens for multiple pregnancy indications are therefore provided in this review...
  5. doi request reprint The retained placenta
    Andrew D Weeks
    School of Reproductive and Developmental Medicine, Liverpool Women s Hospital, Crown Street, Liverpool L8 7SS, UK
    Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol 22:1103-17. 2008
    ..u. in 30 mL saline). A trapped placenta may respond to glyceryl trinitrate (500 mcg sublingually) or gentle, persistent, controlled cord traction...
  6. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial of misoprostol compared with manual vacuum aspiration for incomplete abortion
    Andrew Weeks
    School of Reproductive and Developmental Medicine, University of Liverpool, Liverpool Women s Hospital, Liverpool, England, UK
    Obstet Gynecol 106:540-7. 2005
    ..To compare the safety, efficacy, and acceptability of misoprostol and manual vacuum aspiration for the treatment of incomplete abortion in a hospital setting in Kampala, Uganda...
  7. ncbi request reprint Oral misoprostol administration for labor induction
    Andrew Weeks
    School of Reproductive and Developmental Medicine, University of Liverpool, Liverpool Women s Hospital, Liverpool, UK
    Clin Obstet Gynecol 49:658-71. 2006
    ..As the primary consideration should be safety rather than speed, an oral regimen using a maximum of 50 mcg 4 hourly is recommended...
  8. ncbi request reprint The Release Trial: a randomised controlled trial of umbilical vein oxytocin versus placebo for the treatment of retained placenta
    Andrew Weeks
    School of Reproductive and Developmental Medicine, University of Liverpool, Liverpool Women s Hospital, Liverpool, UK
    BJOG 112:1458. 2005
    ..CENTRES: Initially, there will be two study sites in the UK (Liverpool and Sheffield) and five in Uganda (Mulago, Nsambia, Mengo, Rubaga and Arua). FUNDING: World Health Organization and WellBeing of Women...
  9. doi request reprint Risk of fever after misoprostol for the prevention of postpartum hemorrhage: a meta-analysis
    Anisa Elati
    Sanyu Research Unit, Department of Women s and Children s Health, University of Liverpool, Liverpool Women s Hospital, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Obstet Gynecol 120:1140-8. 2012
    ..To estimate the incidence and risk of misoprostol-induced fever with different doses and routes when used for the prevention of postpartum hemorrhage...
  10. pmc Poor spontaneous and oxytocin-stimulated contractility in human myometrium from postdates pregnancies
    Sarah Arrowsmith
    Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Institute of Translational Medicine, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e36787. 2012
    ..We show that postdates pregnancy is associated with poor myometrial activity and suggest that this may contribute to increased myometrial quiescence and hence, prolonged gestation...
  11. ncbi request reprint Personal accounts of 'near-miss' maternal mortalities in Kampala, Uganda
    Andrew Weeks
    School of Reproductive and Developmental Medicine, University of Liverpool, UK
    BJOG 112:1302-7. 2005
    ..To explore the socio-economic determinants of maternal mortality in Uganda through interviews with women who had 'near-misses'...
  12. ncbi request reprint A criteria-based audit of the management of severe pre-eclampsia in Kampala, Uganda
    A D Weeks
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 91:292-7; discussion 283-4. 2005
    ..Results of the audit were presented, and recommendations developed and implemented. A re-audit was conducted 6 months later...
  13. ncbi request reprint Oral misoprostol for induction of labour
    Zarko Alfirevic
    Department of Women s and Children s Health, The University of Liverpool, First Floor, Liverpool Women s NHS Foundation Trust, Crown Street, Liverpool, UK, L8 7SS
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 6:CD001338. 2014
    ..Misoprostol is an orally active prostaglandin. In most countries misoprostol is not licensed for labour induction, but its use is common because it is cheap and heat stable...
  14. doi request reprint Pelvic girdle pain and low back pain in pregnancy: a review
    Era Vermani
    Department of Anesthesiology, University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, UK
    Pain Pract 10:60-71. 2010
    ..This article will focus on the diagnosis and management of PGP and PLBP, with discussion of terminology, epidemiology, risk factors, pathophysiology, and prognosis...
  15. ncbi request reprint Misoprostol and the debate over off-label drug use
    Andrew D Weeks
    University of Liverpool, Liverpool Women s Hospital, UK
    BJOG 112:269-72. 2005
  16. ncbi request reprint Placental influences on the rate of labour progression: a pilot study
    Andrew D Weeks
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The Jessop Hospital for Women, Leavygreave Road, Sheffield S3 7RE, UK
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 106:158-9. 2003
    ..Locally acting placental tocolytics may be a cause of dysfunctional labour...