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Prevention and treatment of preterm labor.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2683688     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Premature delivery occurs in about 10 percent of pregnancies. The complications of prematurity account for two-thirds of all neonatal morbidity and mortality not caused by congenital defects. The key to managing preterm labor is early recognition of the condition and swift institution of appropriate measures to prevent delivery. Treatment includes bed rest and therapy with tocolytic drugs, such as ritodrine, terbutaline and magnesium sulfate. Educational programs aimed at high-risk patients can also decrease the incidence of preterm births.
W J Hueston
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American family physician     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0002-838X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Fam Physician     Publication Date:  1989 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-12-19     Completed Date:  1989-12-19     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1272646     Medline TA:  Am Fam Physician     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  139-46     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Menifee Medical Center, Frenchburg, Kentucky.
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MeSH Terms
Obstetric Labor, Premature / etiology,  prevention & control,  therapy*
Risk Factors
Streptococcal Infections / complications
Streptococcus agalactiae
Tocolytic Agents / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Tocolytic Agents

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