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A study on intrauterine fetal resuscitation with terbutaline.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3303936     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A randomized study on the effect of terbutaline on fetal distress was carried out in 20 patients who showed evidence of ominous fetal heart rate patterns and fetal scalp blood pH values of less than 7.25. Of those, 11 received terbutaline (study group) and nine did not (control group). There was a significant improvement in the acid-base status of the fetus in the study group compared with those in the control group (p less than 0.01). No significant maternal or fetal morbidity occurred in the study group. Apgar scores at 1 minute were 7 or greater in 10 of the 11 study subjects whereas only four of the nine control subjects had a score of 7 or greater. These results suggest that terbutaline may become a useful agent in the treatment of intrauterine fetal distress.
M S Patriarco; B M Viechnicki; T A Hutchinson; S K Klasko; S Y Yeh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  157     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1987 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-09-23     Completed Date:  1987-09-23     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  384-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Trials as Topic
Fetal Distress / drug therapy*
Injections, Subcutaneous
Random Allocation
Resuscitation / methods*
Terbutaline / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
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Comment In:
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1989 Jul;161(1):259   [PMID:  2597251 ]

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