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Magnesium sulphate for treatment of severe tetanus: a randomised controlled trial.

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BACKGROUND: The most common cause of death in individuals with severe tetanus in the absence of mechanical ventilation is spasm-related respiratory failure, whereas in ventilated patients it is tetanus-associated autonomic dysfunction. Our aim was to determine whether continuous magnesium sulphate infusion reduces the need for mechanical ventilation and improves control of muscle spasms and autonomic instability. METHODS: We did a randomised, double blind, placebo controlled trial in 256 Viet...

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Volume:
368
Issue:
9545
Pages:
1436-1443
Publication date:
2006-10-01
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
Language:
English
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2012-12-19

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