Dr Amali Lokugamage
MBChB, BSc, MSc (Epidemiology), MD, FRCOG

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Research
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists guidelines: How evidence-based are they?

In this study, the evidence base underlying the ‘ Green-top Guidelines ’ has been analysed in order to establish the quality of research underlying recommendations. During this descriptive study of 1,682 individual recommendations, the authors found that only 9 – 12% of the guidelines were based on the best quality (Grade A) evidence.

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Publications
Fear of Home Birth in Doctors and Obstetric Iatrogenesis

Home births are physiological births and form part of the social model of birth. Doctors, tradition- ally, have been very fearful of out-of-hospital birth, and physiological births happen less frequently in obstetric units. Normal/physiological birth contributes to improving public health, and doctors are often not aware of the extent of this benefit.

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Dr Amali Lokugamage - Publications
Peer reviewed journals, books & book chapters

• Ghui R, Bansal KR, McLaughlin C, Kotaska A, Lokugamage A. An evaluation of the guidelines of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. J Obstet Gynaecol. In press
• Lokugamage A, Bourne T, Barrett A. Chapter The Psychobiology of Birth in ‘Biopsychosocial Factors in Obstetrics & Gynecology’. Ed: L Edozien & S O’Brien. In press Cambridge University Press

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