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Post partum pulmonary edema after ritodrine and betamethasone use

, : Post partum pulmonary edema after ritodrine and betamethasone use. Journal of Reproductive Medicine 27(7): 428-430

Reports of pulmonary edema associated with administration of ritodrine and corticosteroids used in managing premature labor are rare. A woman is presented in whom conduction anesthesia might have contributed to pulmonary edema during fluid overload.

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PMID: 7120225

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