Symptomatic hypocalcemia after tocolytic therapy with magnesium sulfate and nifedipine.

@article{Koontz2004SymptomaticHA,
  title={Symptomatic hypocalcemia after tocolytic therapy with magnesium sulfate and nifedipine.},
  author={Stephanie L Koontz and Steven A Friedman and Martin L. Schwartz},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={190 6},
  pages={1773-6}
}
OBJECTIVES In this study, we presented 2 cases and evaluated the evidence for symptomatic hypocalcemia after treatment with magnesium sulfate alone or combined with use of nifedipine. STUDY DESIGN Case reports, such as the one that follows, and literature review were used. A 25-year-old gravida presented at 33 weeks' gestation with advanced preterm labor. She received magnesium sulfate followed by nifedipine and experienced bilateral hand contractures 12 hours after discontinuation of… CONTINUE READING

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