Anti-convulsant therapy in eclampsia.
JR Maheshwari1, SV Desai2, MD Hansotia3, VR Walvekar4
Seventy four patients presented with eclampsia at N.W.M. Hospital. Bombay. Among the patients with eclampsia, 64.9% were primis, 29.7% were gravida II-IV and 5.4% were grand multis. As many as 40.5% patients were less than 20 years of age, while 2.7% were over 30 years of age. 48.7% had antepartum convulsions, 40.5% had intrapartum convulsions, while 8 patients convulsed in the postpartum period. Besides standard management of eclamptic patients, 3 protocols of anticonvulsant therapy were utilised. 27% were managed with diphenyl hydantoin sodium, 43% with magnesium sulphate, and 30% by combination of diazepam and pentazocine. The maternal and perinatal outcome was evaluated. Control of convulsions was superior with magnesium sulphate while perinatal outcome was best with diphenyl hydantoin.
J R Maheshwari
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Maheshwari J R, Desai S V, Hansotia M D, Walvekar V R. Anti-convulsant therapy in eclampsia. J Postgrad Med 1989;35:66-9
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Maheshwari J R, Desai S V, Hansotia M D, Walvekar V R. Anti-convulsant therapy in eclampsia. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 1989 [cited 2020 Apr 7 ];35:66-9
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