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A survey of prescribing for the management of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy in Australasia.
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PMID:  23346891     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: There is an impression of poor management of pregnancy sickness in Australia, specifically an apparent total reliance on metoclopramide, as a first-line choice. AIMS: To determine what management options are commonly used in by distributing a survey to Fellows and Diplomates of RANZCOG. METHODS: A web-based survey questionnaire distributed using an email list obtained from RANZCOG. RESULTS: A total of 495 responses were received (23%). For morning sickness, 89% of those replying give dietary advice frequently or always, and 70% prescribe metoclopramide frequently or always, whereas 59% advise pyridoxine and 10% prescribe doxylamine. For hyperemesis gravidarum, 86% prescribe metoclopramide and 75% ondansetron. CONCLUSIONS: Despite guidelines suggesting the use of antihistamines and dopamine agonists (phenothiazines), very few practitioners in this region make use of these in any numbers.
Stephen H Raymond
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1479-828X     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0001027     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013 The Author ANZJOG © 2013 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal Hobart Hospital, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
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