Effect of maternal body mass index on serum magnesium levels given for seizure prophylaxis.


OBJECTIVE To estimate the effect of body mass index (BMI) on magnesium levels for eclampsia prophylaxis. METHODS This is a retrospective study from 2004 to 2011, examining magnesium levels in women receiving seizure prophylaxis. Women received 6 g and then 2 g/h. Women had 4-hour and 12-hour levels drawn. Levels were considered subtherapeutic at less than… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e31827d90cc