John Libbey Eurotext

Magnesium Research

Magnesium and fetal brain Volume 29, issue 4, December 2016

Author
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera, Israel
The Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
* Correspondence: Mordechai Hallak, Department of Ob/Gyn, The Hillel Yaffe Medical center, P.O.Box 169, Hadera Israel 38100

Several maternal insults during pregnancy, including hypoxia, seizures, and infection, are known to be major causes of fetal brain damage. The association between hypoxia and fetal brain damage has been proven, and well documented [1]. Maternal convulsions are also a known cause of deleterious perinatal results. Eclamptic seizures are associated with significant increases in perinatal mortality [2]. Maternal epileptic seizures were found to be associated with an increased incidence of perinatal mortality, [...]