Soma-Pillay P, Moodley J, Pattinson RC, Fawcus S, Gebhardt S, Niit R. The effect of the first wave of Covid-19 on use of maternal and reproductive health services and maternal deaths in South Africa. In Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum 2020 Dec 1 (Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 38-46). In-House Publications. https://journals.co.za/content/medog/30/4/ejc-medog-v30-n4-a10
Oosthuizen, S.J., Bergh, A.M., Grimbeek, J. and Pattinson, R.C., 2019. Midwife-led obstetric units working ‘CLEVER’: Improving perinatal outcome indicators in a South African health district. South African Medical Journal, 109(2), pp.95-101.
Oosthuizen, S.J., Bergh, A.M. and Pattinson, R.C., 2018. Systems thinking: A turning point for improving respectful obstetric care in South African health districts. South African Medical Journal, 108(11), pp.910-914.
Oosthuizen, S.J., Bergh, A.M., Pattinson, R.C. and Grimbeek, J., 2017. It does matter where you come from: mothers’ experiences of childbirth in midwife obstetric units, Tshwane, South Africa. Reproductive health, 14(1), pp.151.
Dr Tina Lavin
PhD in Perinatal Epidemiology, University of Western Australia
T Hlongwane, T Cronje, S Nkosi, R Pattinson. Use of umbilical artery Doppler to prevent unexplained stillbirths in low-risk pregnancies. BJOG-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY 128, 92-93 06 June 2021. DOI/10.1111/1471-0528.7_16715
Hlongwane TM, Cronje T, Nkosi BS, Pattinson RC. The prevalence of abnormal Doppler's of the umbilical artery in a low-risk pregnant population in South Africa. EClinicalMedicine. 2021 Mar 18:100792. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eclinm.2021.100792
Hlongwane TM, Bozkurt B, Barreix MC, Pattinson R, Gülmezoglu M, Vannevel V, Tunçalp Ö. Implementing antenatal care recommendations, South Africa. Bull World Health Organ. 2021 Mar 1;99(3):220-227. doi: 10.2471/BLT.20.278945. Epub 2021 Jan 21. PMID: 33716344; PMCID: PMC7941100. doi: https://doi.org/10.2471/BLT.20.278945
Currently registered doctoral students:
Dr Reuben Musarandega
PhD in epidemiology, University of Pretoria
Title: Analytic study of the Epidemiology of maternal mortality in Zimbabwe
Musarandega R, Ngwenya S, Murewanhema G, Machekano R, Magwali T, Nystrom L, Pattinson R, Munjanja S. Changes in causes of pregnancy-related and maternal mortality in Zimbabwe 2007-08 to 2018-19: findings from two reproductive age mortality surveys. BMC Public Health. 2022 May;22(1):1-1 DOI https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-022-13321-7
Musarandega R, Machekano R, Munjanja SP, Pattinson R. Methods used to measure maternal mortality in Sub‐Saharan Africa from 1980 to 2020: A systematic literature review. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. 2022 Feb;156(2):206-15. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ijgo.13695
Phumudzo Tshiambara, Marinel Hoffman, Heather Legodi, Tanita Botha, Helen Mulol, Pedro Pisa, Ute Feucht - Comparison of Feeding Practices and Growth of Urbanized African Infants Aged 6–12 Months Old by Maternal HIV Status in Gauteng Province, South Africa https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15061500
Mamphwe P, Hoffman M, Feucht* U. Association between anaemia, anthropometric status and feeding practices in 6-12 month old infants living in an HIV-exposed environment. Poster presentation. 14th International SAAFECS conference. 3-5 March 2020, Pretoria, South Africa.
Ms Louise du Toit
PhD in Medical Immunology, University of Pretoria
Title: Metabolic alterations in HIV-infected and -uninfected mothers and their infants.
du Toit LDV, Prinsloo A, Steel HC, Feucht U, Louw R, Rossouw TM. Immune and Metabolic Alterations in Children with Perinatal HIV Exposure. Viruses. 2023 Jan; 15(2):279. https://doi.org/10.3390/v15020279
PhD in Medical Immunology, University of Pretoria
Title: The effects of in-utero HIV and antiretroviral therapy exposure on infant T-cell and monocyte activation, function and regulation of immune-modulatory pathways
Immune and metabolic alterations in children with perinatal HIV exposure. du Toit, L.D.V.; Prinsloo, A.; Steel, H.C.; Feucht, U.; Louw, R.; Rossouw, T.M. Immune and Metabolic Alterations in Children with Perinatal HIV Exposure. Viruses 2023, 15, 279. https://doi.org/10.3390/v15020279
PhD in Dietetics, University of Pretoria
Title: Postnatal growth and body composition up to two years of age of infants with intrauterine growth restriction, placental insufficiency and/or small size for gestational age at birth
Nel S, Feucht UD, Mulol H, Wenhold FAM. Association of Prenatal Placental Function with Anthropometry and Body Composition through 2 years of Age in South African Infants: The UmbiBaby Study. The Journal of Nutrition. 2023; 153:958-969. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tjnut.2023.02.007
Nel S, Feucht UD, Nel AL, Becker PJ, Wenhold FA. A novel screening tool to predict severe acute malnutrition through automated monitoring of weight‐for‐age growth curves. Maternal & Child Nutrition. 2022 May 19:e13364. https://doi.org/10.1111/mcn.13364.
Nel S, Feucht UD, Nel A, Becker PJ, Wenhold FA. The ability of an Artificial Neural Network (ANN) to Predict Paediatric Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) from Routine Growth Curves. Available at SSRN 3728572.
Mr Mothusi Nyofane
PhD in Nutrition, University of Pretoria
Title: Growth and neurodevelopmental outcomes of 18-month-old children with in-utero growth restriction due to placental insufficiency as measured by umbilical artery Doppler examination during pregnancy, and as modified by maternal HIV status
Nyofane, M.; Hoffman, M.; Mulol, H.; Botha, T.; Vannevel, V.; Pattinson, R.; Feucht, U. Early Childhood Growth Parameters in South African Children with Exposure to Maternal HIV Infection and Placental Insufficiency. Viruses 2022 Dec14, 2745. https://doi.org/10.3390/v14122745
Dr Felicia Molokoane
PhD in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Title: The impact of maternal HIV status and antiretroviral treatment on foetal growth, uteroplacental blood flow and pregnancy outcomes
Paediatric hospitalisations due to COVID-19 during the first SARS-CoV-2 omicron (B.1.1.529) variant wave in South Africa: a multicentre observational study. The Lancet. Child & Adolescent Health, 18 Feb 2022, 6(5):294-302. DOI: 10.1016/s2352-4642(22)00027-x
Ms Tsholofelo Adelekan
PhD in Public Health
Provisional title: Development of a Framework to Improve Maternal and Neonatal Patient Safety and Outcomes using a Human Factor Systems Approach in Gauteng Province, South Africa