Fouad M

Departments of obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Egypt

  • Research   
    Effect of progesterone on latent phase prolongation in patients with preterm premature rupture of membranes
    Author(s): El Sayed H*, Abdelhamid S, El Helaly A, Fouad M and Aly L

    Objectives: To investigate the effect of progesterone given before 32 week gestation to cases of Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes (PROM) on prolongation the pregnancy and thereafter reduce neonatal morbidities. Methods: This study was conducted on 112 pregnant women diagnosed with PPROM and admitted to Ain shams university hospital for standard management. They were divided into two groups: the study group was given weekly IM progesterone and the control group which received a placebo therapy to test the effect of progesterone in prolonging the latency period in such cases. The age of recruited cases was between 18-35 years, carrying Singleton pregnancy, at gestational age between 24-34 weeks. The pregnant women were randomly arranged by closed envelop method according to randomization table into two groups, (placebo group and.. Read More»

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