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Otago Medical School staff profiles

Dr Dean Maharaj

PositionSenior Lecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Women's Health (Wellington)
QualificationsMB BS (Mysore) FCOGSA FRANZCOG
Research summaryObstetrics

Research

Dean moved to New Zealand in 2002 having worked at University of Natal and King Edward V111 Hospital.He has Fellowships from the College of Medicine in South Africa as well as RANZCOG here in New Zealand.Dean is the 5th yr Teaching Convenor and contributes to the teaching of the Diploma of Obstetrics.

Research interests:

  • Outcomes of endometrial cancer in Maori and non-Maori women
  • Outcomes in HrHPV positive women with low grade cervical smears and normal or low grade initial colposcopy results. The summer studentship student obtained a study grant from the NZ Cancer Society (Wellington).
  • The impact of introduction of fetal scalp lactate testing and regular CTG review meetings on the rate of emergency cesarean section rates at Wellington Women’s Hospital. Mentor to Dr Riki Anderson (Wellington) for her RANZCOG registrar study.

Publications

Scheck, S. M., Blackmore, T., Maharaj, D., Langdana, F., & Elder, R. E. (2018). Caesarean section wound infection surveillance: Information for action. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 58(5), 518-524. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12755

Searle, L., Langdana, F., & Maharaj, D. (2018). An audit on the outcomes of the assessment of post-coital bleeding at colposcopy at Wellington Hospital in 2012-2013. Journal of Women's Health & Gynecology, 5, 102.

Lepine, S., Maharaj, D., Hawley, J., Langdana, F., & Abels, P. (2017). Consent quality for gynaecologic surgery: Hysterectomy and the management of the adnexa for benign disease: A retrospective qualitative audit. International Education and Research Journal, 3(1), 105-108.

Wildash, D., Hawley, J., Maharaj, D., & Langdana, F. (2017). Myotonic dystrophy complicated by Clostridium perfringens sepsis resulting in uterine rupture. Journal of Cases in Obstetrics & Gynecology, 4(1), 15-17. [Case Study].

Easther, S., Langdana, F., Maharaj, D., Abels, P., Beasley, R., & Entwisle, J. (2016). The diagnostic role of ventilation/perfusion scans versus computed tomography pulmonary angiography in obstetric patients investigated for pulmonary embolism at Wellington Hospital from 2010 to 2012. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1433), 66-72. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Chapter in Book - Research

Maharaj, D. (2012). Septic pelvic thrombophlebitis. In J.-L. Vincent & J. B. Hall (Eds.), Encyclopedia of intensive care medicine. (pp. 2058-2060). Heidelberg, Berlin: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-00418-6_878

Maharaj, D. (2012). Disorders of sexual maturation. In V. R. Preedy (Ed.), Handbook of growth and growth monitoring in health and disease. (pp. 1117-1135). New York: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4419-1795-9_67

Maharaj, D. (2012). Puerperal sepsis. In J.-L. Vincent & J. B. Hall (Eds.), Encyclopedia of intensive care medicine. (pp. 1873-1875). Heidelberg, Berlin: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-00418-6_164

Maharaj, D. (2009). Complications of infections in pregnancy. In R. N. Canfield (Ed.), Infectious pregnancy complications. (pp. 1-81). New York: Nova Science.

Maharaj, D. (2009). Cross infections. In J. Dong & S. Liang (Eds.), Cross infections: Types, causes and prevention. (pp. 1-35). New York: Nova Science.

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Journal - Research Article

Scheck, S. M., Blackmore, T., Maharaj, D., Langdana, F., & Elder, R. E. (2018). Caesarean section wound infection surveillance: Information for action. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 58(5), 518-524. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12755

Searle, L., Langdana, F., & Maharaj, D. (2018). An audit on the outcomes of the assessment of post-coital bleeding at colposcopy at Wellington Hospital in 2012-2013. Journal of Women's Health & Gynecology, 5, 102.

Lepine, S., Maharaj, D., Hawley, J., Langdana, F., & Abels, P. (2017). Consent quality for gynaecologic surgery: Hysterectomy and the management of the adnexa for benign disease: A retrospective qualitative audit. International Education and Research Journal, 3(1), 105-108.

Easther, S., Langdana, F., Maharaj, D., Abels, P., Beasley, R., & Entwisle, J. (2016). The diagnostic role of ventilation/perfusion scans versus computed tomography pulmonary angiography in obstetric patients investigated for pulmonary embolism at Wellington Hospital from 2010 to 2012. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1433), 66-72. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Langdana, F., Yogender, Y., Maharaj, D., Abels, P., Purdie, G., Tait, J., & Elder, R. (2015). Materno-fetal outcomes in patients with abnormally invasive placenta: A 14 year experience. Journal of Womens Health Care, 4(7), 286. doi: 10.4172/2167-0420.1000286

Searle, L., Tait, J., Langdana, F., & Maharaj, D. (2014). Efficacy of mifepristone for cervical priming for second-trimester surgical termination of pregnancy. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 124(1), 38-41. doi: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2013.05.029

Winsley, E., Maharaj, D., Abels, P., Kenwright, D., & Langdana, F. (2014). Outcomes in HrHPV-positive women with low grade cervical smears and normal or low grade initial colposcopy results. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1390). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Kenwright, D., Braam, G., Maharaj, D., & Langdana, F. (2012). Multiple levels on LLETZ biopsies do not contribute to patient management. Pathology, 44(1), 7-10. doi: 10.1097/PAT.0b013e32834d7b5d

Maharaj, D., Lawton, B., & Garrett, S. (2012). Poor compliance with Standard Precautions against infections during minor gynaecological procedures. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 52(3), 262-265. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2012.01433.x

Maharaj, D., & Spronken-Smith, R. (2009). Seeking autonomy but craving direction: A qualitative study of registrars' learning in obstetrics and gynecology. Focus on Health Professional Education, 10(3), 57-69.

Maharaj, D. (2009). Infectious complications in pregnancy. International Journal of Medical & Biological Frontiers, 15(7/8), 641-707.

Maharaj, D. (2009). Eating and drinking in labor: Should it be allowed? European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology & Reproductive Biology, 146(1), 3-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2009.04.019

Maharaj, D. (2008). Intrapartum fetal resuscitation: A review. Internet Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 9(2). Retrieved from http://www.ispub.com/journal/the_internet_journal_of_gynecology_and_obstetrics/volume_9_number_2_4/article/intrapartum_fetal_resuscitation_a_review.html

Maharaj, D. (2007). Puerperal pyrexia: A review. Part II. Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey, 62(6), 400-406.

Maharaj, D. (2007). Puerperal pyrexia: A review. Part I. Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey, 62(6), 393-399.

Colman, A., Maharaj, D., Hutton, J., & Tuohy, J. (2006). Reliability of ultrasound estimation of fetal weight in term singleton pregnancies. New Zealand Medical Journal, 119(1241). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/119-1241/2146/content.pdf

Gangaram, R., Ojwang, P. J., Moodley, J., & Maharaj, D. (2005). The accuracy of urine dipsticks as a screening test for proteinuria in hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Hypertension in Pregnancy, 24(2), 117-123.

Maharaj, D., & Moodley, J. (2002). Symphysiotomy and fetal destructive operations. Best Practice & Research: Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 16(1), 117-131.

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Journal - Research Other

Wildash, D., Hawley, J., Maharaj, D., & Langdana, F. (2017). Myotonic dystrophy complicated by Clostridium perfringens sepsis resulting in uterine rupture. Journal of Cases in Obstetrics & Gynecology, 4(1), 15-17. [Case Study].

De Silva, P. H., Maharaj, D., & Langdana, F. (2016). Perimortem caesarean section: Two cases performed in New Zealand hospitals [Short communication]. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 56(6), 662-665. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12553

Maharaj, D. (2010). Assessing cephalopelvic disproportion: Back to the basics. Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey, 65(6), 387-395. doi: 10.1097/OGX.0b013e3181ecdf0c

Maharaj, D. (2008). Disorders of sex development: A review. Current Women's Health Reviews, 4, 223-239.

Maharaj, D., & Gajanayaka, M. (2008). Acute urinary retention in pregnancy: A case presentation and review of the literature. European Clinics in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 3(3-4), 139-142. doi: 10.1007/s11296-008-0079-z

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