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Clindamycin for vaginosis reduces prematurity and late miscarriage.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12899814     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Using oral clindamycin to treat women with asymptomatic bacterial vaginosis during their second trimester (between 12 and 22 weeks estimated gestational age) reduces the number of premature births and late miscarriages. The study did not demonstrate a difference in the number of neonatal intensive care unit admissions, mean birth weight, or gestational age. This is the first study demonstrating benefits in treating asymptomatic bacterial vaginosis early in pregnancy. It still needs to be determined, in larger trials, whether generalized screening and treatment for asymptomatic bacterial vaginosis in the early second trimester is beneficial and cost-effective.
Authors:
Aimo Berger; Kevin Y Kane
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comment; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of family practice     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0094-3509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Fam Pract     Publication Date:  2003 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-05     Completed Date:  2003-08-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502590     Medline TA:  J Fam Pract     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  603-4     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Family Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA. bergera@health.missouri.edu
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Lancet. 2003 Mar 22;361(9362):983-8   [PMID:  12660054 ]

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