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Prefer diazepam for initial control of pre-eclampsic fits

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7017.1433 (Published 25 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1433
  1. Robert Fox,
  2. Tim Draycott
  1. Consultant obstetrician Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Taunton and Somerset Hospital, Taunton TA1 5DA
  2. Obstetric registrar Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St Michael's Hospital, Bristol BS2 8EG

    EDITOR,--James P Neilson1 draws attention to data from a recent trial comparing three anticonvulsant regimens for women with eclampsia.2 He suggests that magnesium sulphate is the drug of choice, its main advantage being the lower rate of recurrent convulsions. He makes no distinction, however, between the …

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