Day care compared with inpatient management of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy: A randomized controlled trial

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OBJECTIVE: To examine day care treatment of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy compared with the traditional inpatient management of this condition. METHODS: We conducted an open-label, single-center, randomized controlled trial to examine the differences between day care and inpatient management of pregnant women with nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. Primary outcome was total number of inpatient nights related to nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. RESULTS: Ninety-eight women were randomized to initial day care management (n=42) or inpatient management (n=56). Results are calculated from the time of randomization until resolution of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. Women randomized to inpatient care experienced a median (interquartile range) of 2 (1-4) inpatient days compared with 0 (0-2) inpatient days for women randomized to day care (P

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McCarthy, F. P., Murphy, A., Khashan, A. S., McElroy, B., Spillane, N., Marchocki, Z., … Higgins, J. R. (2014). Day care compared with inpatient management of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy: A randomized controlled trial. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 124(4), 743–748. https://doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0000000000000449

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