SUCCESS OF EXTERNAL CEPHALIC VERSION (ECV) WITH TERBUTALINE AS TOCOLYTIC

Bushra Rauf, Rukhsana Karim

Abstract


OBJECTIVE:

                       To find out the effectiveness of Terbutaline in external cephalic version.

METHODOLGY:

                       This prospective Observational study was conducted in Peshawar Health Center(PHC) from 15th August 2015 to 9th November 2016. Patients having uncomplicated breech presentation from 36-42 weeks were included in the study. All patients were given Injection Terbutaline subcutaneously(/c) 5 minutes before the procedure.ECV was performed by a single skilled consultant obstetrician. After the procedure the mother and the fetus were observed for any complications. Success was defined in terms of conversion of the fetus from breech to cephalic presentation. All the relevant data including demographic data was entered in a pre designed proforma and was evaluated using SPSS version 17.

RESULTS:

                 A total of 80 patients having uncomplicated breech fetuses at 36-42 weeks were included in the study. Mean age of the patients was 29.37±7.04 years . Twenty nine were primigravida (36.25%), 38(47.5%) multigravida and 13(16.25%) were grand multi gravida. Success rate was 83.7%.There was no serious maternal or fetal complications except 2(2.5%) fetuses having transient bradycardia.

CONCLUSION:

               Terbutaline is a safe tocolytic drug for ECV in terms of successful version to cephalic presentation.

KEY WORDS:

            Terbutaline, external cephalic version(ECV), breech presentation  


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