Tocolysis

Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Breech presentation is associated with increased complications. Turning a breech baby to head first presentation using external cephalic version (ECV) attempts to reduce the chances of breech presentation at birth so as to avoid the adverse effects of breech vaginal birth or caesarean section. Interventions such as tocolytic drugs and other methods have been used in an attempt to facilitate ECV.

Author(s): 
Cluver, Catherine
Gyte, Gillian M. L.
Sinclair, Marlene
Dowswell, Therese
Hofmeyr, G. Justus
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Breech presentation is associated with increased complications. Turning a breech baby to head first presentation using external cephalic version (ECV) attempts to reduce the chances of breech presentation at birth so as to avoid the adverse effects of breech vaginal birth or caesarean section. Interventions such as tocolytic drugs and other methods have been used in an attempt to facilitate ECV.

Author(s): 
Cluver, Catherine
Gyte, Gillian M. L.
Sinclair, Marlene
Dowswell, Therese
Hofmeyr, G. Justus
Publication Title: 
Vojnosanitetski Pregled. Military-Medical and Pharmaceutical Review

Ritodrine is the only medicament approved by FDA in the USA as well as in our country for prevention of the threatening preterm labor. Its adverse effects upon the respiratory and cardiovascular systems, including pulmonary oedema and myocardial ischemia, occur more frequently during the intravenous therapy than during the oral maintenance therapy. The aim of this report was to present a patient with cardiovascular adverse effects of ritodrine, who had her pregnancy terminated by an urgent cesarean section under general anesthesia.

Author(s): 
Dordević, Biljana
Stojiljković, Milos P.
Potpara, Tanja
Loncar-Stojiljković, Dragana
Vojvodić, Ljiljana
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