n Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - The magpie study : editorial




Extracted from text ... EDITORIAL Obstetrics & Gynaecology Forum - August 2002 1 The magpie study all grades of eclampsia, but the severity of pre-eclampsia influenced the frequency of convulsions in that the number of patients needed to treat to prevent one case of eclampsia was 63, 93, and 157 in those women with severe, moderate and mild pre-eclampsia, respectively. These results have important clinical implications for poor countries. There is no doubt that MgS04 should be used for severe cases, its use in moderate and mild cases will depend on the settings in which clinicians work. Each institution needs to take into account, ..


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