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17α Hydroxyprogesterone caproate for prevention of recurrent spontaneous preterm birth.
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PMID:  22120850     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Use of 17-alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate for the prevention of spontaneous preterm birth in women at risk is reviewed. Early studies regarding this topic reached contradicting conclusions, however recent studies showed that weekly injections of 17-alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate beginning at 16-20weeks' gestation resulted in a substantial reduction in the rate of spontaneous recurrent preterm birth. Long-term follow-up of children exposed in-utero to the drug has shown normal growth and development and normal scores for gender specific roles. In conclusion, 17-alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate is currently the only drug with sufficient evidence to support its use for prevention of spontaneous recurrent preterm birth.
Paul Merlob; Bracha Stahl; Gil Klinger
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Reproductive toxicology (Elmsford, N.Y.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-1708     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
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Created Date:  2011-11-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8803591     Medline TA:  Reprod Toxicol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Beilinson Teratology Information Service, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tikva, Israel; Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel, Petah Tikva, Israel; Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
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