Preterm Labor and the Efficacy of Magnesium Sulphate and Nifedipine In Management

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Zeenat Khan
Ghazala shams
Hina Bashar
Shahana Atiq


Objective: To find the efficacy of magnesium sulfate and Nifedipine in the management of preterm labor and preterm births in our local population.

Method: This randomized controlled trial research was conducted in the Department of Gynae, Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar from year 18 May 2018 to November 2018. For this research, we select 180 women aged 15-45 years who were in preterm labor between 24-37 weeks gestations (LMP).

Results: The results of our study show high efficacy of Nifedipine than magnesium sulfate. We observed 67.77% cases, which show positive results in term of lengthen the pregnancy period till fetal maturity after utilizing Nifedipine. On the other in 48.88% cases, magnesium sulfate works more efficiently.

Conclusion: Nifedipine give better results in prolonging gestational age as compared to magnesium sulphate.

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