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Table 2 Main results postpartum according to treatment group

From: Magnesium sulfate for 6 vs 24 hours post delivery in patients who received magnesium sulfate for less than 8 hours before birth: a randomized clinical trial

  24 h Magnesium Sulphate 6 h Magnesium Sulphate p value
Post Delivery Group Post Delivery Group
N = 143 N = 141
Convulsion (eclampsia), N (%) 0 0 1.00
Total complications, N (%) 32 (22.3) 30 (21.2) 0.76
 Haemorrhage, N (%) 2 (1.3) 1 (0.7) 0.67
 Respiratory depression, N (%) 1 (0.7) 1 (0.7) 0.50
 Severe hypertension, N (%)a 30 (21.0) 29 (20.2) 0.60
Orin post partum (ml) from 6 to 12 hours ml (SD) 196.6 (87) 150.0 (107.8) 0.003
Time to start ambulation, h (SD) 24.9 ± 3.9 10.9. ± 5.3 0.001
Time to start breastfeeding, h (SD) 36.5 ± 16.8 25.7± 19.8 0.001
  1. aSevere Hypertension: Diastolic blood pressure ≥ 110 mmHg and / or Systolic blood pressure ≥ 160 mmHg