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Magnesium sulphate for women at term for neuroprotection of the fetus

  1. Thuy-My N Nguyen1,
  2. Caroline A Crowther1,*,
  3. Dominic Wilkinson2,
  4. Emily Bain3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group

Published Online: 28 FEB 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 10 DEC 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009395.pub2


How to Cite

Nguyen TMN, Crowther CA, Wilkinson D, Bain E. Magnesium sulphate for women at term for neuroprotection of the fetus. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD009395. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009395.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

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

  2. 2

    Women's and Children's Hospital, University of Adelaide, Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynecology, North Adelaide, SA, Australia

  3. 3

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

*Caroline A Crowther, ARCH: Australian Research Centre for Health of Women and Babies, 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
  2. Published Online: 28 FEB 2013

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. 'Risk of bias' summary: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item for each included study.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Magnesium sulphate versus placebo or no treatment, Outcome 1 Apgar scores < 7 at 5 minutes.
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Magnesium sulphate versus placebo or no treatment, Outcome 2 Gestational age at birth (weeks).
[Analysis 1.3]
Analysis 1.3. Comparison 1 Magnesium sulphate versus placebo or no treatment, Outcome 3 Maternal adverse effects requiring treatment cessation.
[Analysis 1.4]
Analysis 1.4. Comparison 1 Magnesium sulphate versus placebo or no treatment, Outcome 4 Postpartum haemorrhage.
[Analysis 1.5]
Analysis 1.5. Comparison 1 Magnesium sulphate versus placebo or no treatment, Outcome 5 Caesarean section.
[Analysis 1.6]
Analysis 1.6. Comparison 1 Magnesium sulphate versus placebo or no treatment, Outcome 6 Side effects (feeling warm and flushed).