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Utilization of intravenous nitroglycerin for obstetrical emergencies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8960993     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The authors investigated, by reviewing publications and their personal experience, opportunities for the use of nitroglycerin to manage several obstetric emergencies. METHODS: A retrospective study of 10 observations of internal podalic versions of the second non-vertex twin, with administration of intravenous nitroglycerine, performed between August 1994 and March 1996, was undertaken. The authors compared their results with those reported elsewhere. The indications of nitroglycerin have been extended to intrapartum external version of the second twin, retained placenta, and uterine inversion. RESULTS: Only one failure of internal podalic version due to failure of uterine relaxation was observed. CONCLUSION: From both experience and published reports it was confirmed that intravenous nitroglycerin (NTG) injection induces a transient and prompt uterine relaxation without affecting maternal and fetal prognosis.
D Vinatier; P Dufour; J Bérard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0020-7292     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  1996 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-03-12     Completed Date:  1997-03-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  129-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hôpital Jeanne de Flandre, Centre Hospitalo Universitaire de Lille, France.
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MeSH Terms
Breech Presentation
Muscle Relaxation / drug effects
Nitroglycerin / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Parasympatholytics / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Pregnancy Complications / drug therapy*
Pregnancy, Multiple*
Uterus / drug effects
Version, Fetal*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Parasympatholytics; 55-63-0/Nitroglycerin

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