Maryam Khooshideh

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Meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) is a life-threatening respiratory disease in infants born through meconium stained amniotic fluid (MSAF). The purpose of this study was to determine risk factors for MAS in the newborns of mothers who had meconium stained amniotic fluid in labour. A retrospective study of all full-term pregnancies with MSAF from May 2003(More)
BACKGROUND The ideal obstetric analgesia should provide analgesic efficacy without attenuation of uterine contractions. AIMS To compare the outcome of intramuscular administration of pethidine and tramadol in labour analgesia. METHODS One hundred and sixty full-term parturients were randomly assigned to two equal groups in active labour. Group P(More)
The addition of opioids to local anesthetics improves the analgesic potency of spinal analgesia. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of intrathecal fentanyl 15 microg when added to lidocaine 80 mg in patients undergoing Cesarean section under spinal anesthesia. Forty healthy parturients scheduled for elective Cesarean section(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of bolus dose of midazolam and metoclopramide in reducing emetic symptoms during caesarean delivery under spinal anaesthesia. METHODS In a double-blind study, 80 women undergoing elective caesarean section under spinal anaesthesia (using 0.5% bupivacaine 10 mg) were allocated randomly to receive midazolam 2(More)
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a highly effective nonpharmacologic treatment for the management of depression and some other psychiatric disorders. Post-ECT agitation occurs in up to 12% of ECT treatments and is characterized by motor restlessness, irritability, disorientation, and panic-like behaviors. The severity of post-ECT agitation ranges from(More)
OBJECTIVE Comparing the efficacy of low-dose sublingual misoprostol plus laminaria to medium-dose sublingual misoprostol alone for cervical dilation before surgical management of late first trimester missed abortions. METHODS Randomized, controlled trial evaluated 70 women with missed abortion, admitted for surgical termination of pregnancy. The patients(More)
Background: Prevention of hypotension during spinal anesthesia for cesarean section avoids maternal and fetal side effects. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of the combination of ephedrine crystalloid and prehydration with crystalloid alone on maternal blood pressure and neonatal outcome during cesarean section under spinal anesthesia.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the value of non-stress test (NST), biophysical profile score (BPS), amniotic fluid index (AFI) and foetal movement charted (FMC) by mother in the prediction of meconium passage in post-date pregnancies. METHODS In a cross-sectional study performed from 2003 to 2005, in the Ali-Ebne-Abitaleb Hospital, all post-date singleton pregnant(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the efficacy of pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) in relation to reducing postoperative pain, analgesic use, and wound healing in patients undergoing Cesarean section (C-section). METHODS This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial evaluated 72 women who underwent elective C-section. Thirty-six patients were assigned(More)
BACKGROUND Premature rupture of membranes (PROM) is a common obstetric issue during pregnancy which might lead to serious fetal or maternal problems. Therefore, an appropriate diagnosis and management of PROM are of significant importance in patients. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the accuracy of placental alpha microglobuline-1(More)