A Comparative Study of Effectiveness of Low Dose Magnesium Sulphate in Control of Convulsions in Eclampsia & Prevention of Convulsions in Imminent Eclampsia

Asmita Nayak, Suniti Verma, Kamlesh Yadav, K.C. Nayak
2016 International Journal of Medical Research Professionals  
Eclampsia (Greek for "shining forth") is an acute and life-threatening complication of pregnancy, characterized by the appearance of tonic-clonic seizures, usually in a patient who has developed pre-eclampsia. Present study was conducted to determine effectiveness of low dose magnesium sulphate in control of convulsions in eclampsia & prevention of convulsions in imminent eclampsia. Material & Methods: The prospective hospital based study was conducted in S.P.M.C, Bikaner. The subjects were
more » ... ded into two groups on the basis of standard and low dose regime of MgSO4. Data were analysed using SPSS software. Results: The present study showed Antepartum convulsion was present in 93 females and out of them 45 and 48 belonged to study and control group while remaining 107 females had imminent eclampsia and the difference was found statistically insignificant (p>0.05). Conclusion: Magnesium sulphate's narrow therapeutic range mandates that it only be used in the minimum doses which gives efficient control of convulsions and helps in improving maternal and foetal outcome.
doi:10.21276/ijmrp.2016.2.5.048 fatcat:6wwm5lzycjdkvk2djv2w5sgjtm