13.2.4Does tocolysis increase the chance of successful version?

StudyRef.PopulationInterventionOutcomesResultsCommentsStudy typeEL
Hofmeyr, 20025946 RCTs, 617 women with breech presentation at term and no contraindication to ECV
Cochrane review, updated 2001
Routine betamimetic tocolysis for ECV at term vs. no tocolysisFailed ECVTocolysis: 136/317 (42.9%)
No tocolysis: 176/300 (58.7%)
RR: 0.74 (95% CI 0.64 to 0.87)
Results were consistent from study to studySR of RCT & QR1a

From: Evidence tables

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