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Effects of oral ginkgo biloba extract on pregnancy complicated by asymmetrically intrauterine growth restriction: a double-blinded randomized placebo-controlled trial

Authors: Diaa Eldeen M. Abd El Aal (Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Women’s Health Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt) , Mohammed Khairy Ali (Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Women’s Health Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt) , Ahmed Y. Shahin (Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Women’s Health Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt) , Mahmoud S. Zakherah (Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Women’s Health Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt) , Mohamad S. Abdellah (Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Women’s Health Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt) , Ahmed F. Abdel-Kawi (Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Women’s Health Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt) , Mohamed S. Fahmy (Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Aswan University, Aswan, Egypt)

  • Effects of oral ginkgo biloba extract on pregnancy complicated by asymmetrically intrauterine growth restriction: a double-blinded randomized placebo-controlled trial

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    Effects of oral ginkgo biloba extract on pregnancy complicated by asymmetrically intrauterine growth restriction: a double-blinded randomized placebo-controlled trial

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Abstract

Objectives: to evaluate the effect of oral ginkgo biloba extract (GB)) on asymmetrical intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR).

Study Design: A randomized trial conducted at Assiut Women Health on 226 pregnant women with asymmetrical IUGR. The patients randomly received GB extract or placebo for 6 weeks. The main outcome measures were improvement in fetal weight and feto-maternal blood flow. The data were analyzed by Student’s t- test and chi-squared tests.

Result: There was a significant increase in the estimated fetal weight in the GB group (3047+ 127 gm) when compared to the placebo group (2734+ 127 gm) (p=

Conclusions: GB extract improves placental functions, Doppler indices and fetal weight in pregnancies complicated with IUGR fetuses.

Keywords: Doppler ultrasound, ginkgo biloba, intrauterine growth restriction

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M. Abd El Aal, D. & Ali, M. K. & Shahin, A. Y. & Zakherah, M. S. & Abdellah, M. S. & Abdel-Kawi, A. F. & Fahmy, M. S., (2017) “Effects of oral ginkgo biloba extract on pregnancy complicated by asymmetrically intrauterine growth restriction: a double-blinded randomized placebo-controlled trial”, Proceedings in Obstetrics and Gynecology 7(1), 1-11. doi: https://doi.org/10.17077/2154-4751.1326

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01 Mar 2017
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