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.
Doppler ultrasound, ginkgo biloba, intrauterine growth restriction
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M. Abd El Aal D, Ali MK, Shahin AY, Zakherah MS, Abdellah MS, Abdel-Kawi AF, Fahmy MS. Effects of oral ginkgo biloba extract on pregnancy complicated by asymmetrically intrauterine growth restriction: a double-blinded randomized placebo-controlled trial. Proc Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Mar 09;7(1):Article 2 [11 p.]. https://doi.org/10.17077/2154-4751.1326. Free full text article.