Obstetrics & Gynaecology seminar: Antenatal magnesium sulphate for fetal neuroprotection prior to preterm birth Event as iCalendar

13 December 2013

3:30 - 4:30pm

Venue: Seminar Room 505-003, Building 505, 85 Park Road, Grafton

Survival rates for infants born very preterm have improved although the risk of neurological impairments have not.  Basic science research shows that magnesium sulphate before birth may be neuroprotective for the preterm fetus.  Antenatal magnesium sulphate prior to very preterm birth is one of the very few interventions shown to improve perinatal survival and to prevent cerebral palsy.

Implementation and audit of the use of antenatal magnesium sulphate will contribute to lessening some of the devastating consequences of very preterm birth.

Presented by Professor Caroline Crowther , Professor of Maternal & Perinatal Health, Liggins Institute

For more information please contact: Hazel Pannell Email: h.pannell@auckland.ac.nz