Magnesium sulphate and bowel problems

Premature babies sometimes suffer from bowel problems including spontaneous perforation of their intestines and necrotising enterocolitis (dying off of parts of the intestines). In this study Mohamed Shalabi, from Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, led a team of researchers looking into the links between antenatal exposure to magnesium sulphate and bowel problems in premature babies. The study found that there was no link between magnesium sulphate exposure and an increased risk of bowel problems.

You can read the abstract of this article here.


About John Gale

I work as a medical librarian in the Joint Education and Training (JET) library at Leighton Hospital, Crewe. I keep clinicians up to date with the latest research, help them to find the best information about treatment and train them to find - and assess - high-quality information for themselves. I also help doctors and nurses find and write high-quality information for patients.
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