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

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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.


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.


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