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Magnesium maintenance therapy for preventing preterm birth after threatened preterm labour

  1. Shanshan Han1,
  2. Caroline A Crowther1,*,
  3. Vivienne Moore2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group

Published Online: 31 MAY 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 14 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD000940.pub3


How to Cite

Han S, Crowther CA, Moore V. Magnesium maintenance therapy for preventing preterm birth after threatened preterm labour. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD000940. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD000940.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    The University of Adelaide, ARCH: Australian Research Centre for Health of Women and Babies, The Robinson Institute, Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

  2. 2

    University of Adelaide, Department of Public Health, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

*Caroline A Crowther, ARCH: Australian Research Centre for Health of Women and Babies, The Robinson Institute, Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of Adelaide, Women's and Children's Hospital, 72 King William Road, Adelaide, South Australia, 5006, Australia. caroline.crowther@adelaide.edu.au.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 31 MAY 2013

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References to studies included in this review

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  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. Additional references
  4. References to other published versions of this review
Holcomb 1991 {published data only}
  • Holcomb WL, Daftery A, Petrie RH. Magnesium tocolysis: is "weaning" important?. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1991;164:375.
Ricci 1991 {published data only}
  • Ricci JM, Hariharan S, Helfgott A, Reed K, O'Sullivan MJ. Oral tocolysis with magnesium chloride: a randomized controlled prospective clinical trial. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1991;1654:603-10.
  • Ricci JM, Hariharan S, Helfgott A, Reed K, O'Sullivan MJ. Oral tocolysis with magnesium chloride: a randomized controlled prospective clinical trial. Proceedings of the 10th Annual Meeting of Society of Perinatal Obstetricians; 1990 January 23-27; Houston, Texas, USA. Houston, 1990:156.
Ridgway 1990 {published data only}
  • Ridgway LE, Muise K, Patterson RM, Wright JW, Newton E, Gibbs RS. A prospective randomized comparison of oral terbutaline and magnesium oxide for the maintenance of tocolysis. Proceedings of 10th Annual Meeting of Society of Perinatal Obstetricians; 1990 Jan 23-27; Houston, Texas, USA. 1990:170.
  • Ridgway LE, Muise K, Wright JW, Patterson RM, Newton ER. A prospective randomized comparison of oral terbutaline and magnesium oxide for the maintenance of tocolysis. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1990;163:879-82.
Rust 1996 {published data only}
  • Rust O, Bofill J, Arriola R, Andrew M, Morrison J. The clinical efficacy of oral tocolytic therapy. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1996;175:838-42.
  • Rust OA, Bofil JA, Andrew M, Arriola R, Morrison JC. The clinical efficacy of oral tocolytic therapy. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1996;174:316.

References to studies excluded from this review

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  3. Additional references
  4. References to other published versions of this review
Facchinetti 1992 {published data only}
  • Facchinetti F, Battaglia C, Benatti R, Borella P, Genazzani A. Oral magnesium supplementation improves fetal circulation. Magnesium Research 1992;5(3):179-81.
Lewis 1997 {published data only}
  • Lewis D, Bergstedt S, Adair C, Edwards M, Burlison S, Gallaspy J, et al. Successful magnesium sulfate tocolysis: is '"weaning" the drug necessary?. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1997;176(1 Pt 2):S7.
  • Lewis DF, Bergstedt S, Edwards MS, Burlison S, Gallaspy JW, Brooks GG, et al. Successful magnesium sulfate tocolysis: is "weaning" the drug necessary?. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1997;177(4):742-5.
Martin 1990 {published data only}
  • Martin RW, Perry KG, Martin JN, Hess LW, Morrison JC. Oral magnesium for tocolysis: a comparison of magnesium gluconate and enteric-coated magnesium chloride. Proceedings of 37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation; 1990 March 21-24; St Louis, USA. 1990:167.
Martin 1998 {published data only}
  • Martin RW, Perry KG Jr, Martin JN Jr, Seago DP, Roberts WE, Morrison JC. Oral magnesium for tocolysis: a comparison of magnesium gluconate and enteric-coated magnesium chloride. Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association 1998;39(5):180-2.
Terrone 2000 {published data only}
  • Terrone DA, Rinehart BK, Kimmel ES, May WL, Larmon JE, Morrison JC. A prospective, randomized, controlled trial of high and low maintenance doses of magnesium sulfate for acute tocolysis. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2000;182(6):1477-82.

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  3. Additional references
  4. References to other published versions of this review
AIHW 2006
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Crowther 2002
  • Crowther CA, Hiller JE, Doyle LW. Magnesium sulphate for preventing preterm birth in threatened preterm labour. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2002, Issue 4. [DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001060]
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Gates 2004
Gaunekar 2004
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  • Hall D, McGaughery H Jr, Corey E, Thornton W. The effects of magnesium therapy on the duration of labour. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1959;78:27-32.
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References to other published versions of this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. Additional references
  4. References to other published versions of this review
Crowther 1998
  • Crowther CA, Moore V. Magnesium maintenance therapy for preventing preterm birth after threatened preterm labour. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 1998, Issue 1. [DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD000940]
Han 2010
Keirse 1993
  • Keirse MJNC. Magnesium sulphate vs betamimetics for maintenance after preterm labour [revised 22 April 1993]. In: Keirse MJNC, Renfrew MJ, Neilson JP, Crowther C (eds.) Pregnancy and Childbirth Module. In: The Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Database [database on disk and CDROM]. The Cochrane Collaboration; Issue 2, Oxford: Update Software: 1995.