Intravenous and intramuscular magnesium sulphate regimens in severe pre-eclampsia.

  title={Intravenous and intramuscular magnesium sulphate regimens in severe pre-eclampsia.},
  author={S Chissell and Julia Hillary Botha and Jagidesa Moodley and Lynn M McFadyen},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  volume={84 9},
Patients with severe pre-eclampsia were randomised to receive magnesium sulphate according to an intramuscular (IM) (N = 9) or an intravenous (i.v.) (N = 8) regimen. The IM regimen consisted of a loading dose of 14 g (4 g i.v. and 10 g IM) followed by 5 g 4-hourly. Patients given the IV regimen received a 6 g i.v. loading dose followed by a maintenance infusion of 2 g/h. Clinical outcome, laboratory parameters and serum magnesium levels were recorded for both groups. There were no significant… CONTINUE READING

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