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Terbutaline pump tocolysis in high-order multiple gestation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9408866     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To review terbutaline pump tocolytic therapy as part of the management of high-order multiple gestations (triplet and quadruplet pregnancies). STUDY DESIGN: We performed a retrospective review of the medical records of triplet and quadruplet pregnancies cared for by Phoenix Perinatal Associates from August 1988 to January 1992 in whom terbutaline pump tocolysis was administered. RESULTS: The study group consisted of 15 triplet pregnancies and 6 quadruplet pregnancies. The 15 patients with triplets delivered at a mean (+/- SD) gestational age of 33.0 +/- 1.9 weeks. The six patients with quadruplets delivered at 33.0 +/- 1.3 weeks. Only 2 of 15 (13%) of the triplets and 1 of 6 (17%) of the quadruplets were delivered for tocolytic failure. CONCLUSION: Terbutaline pump tocolysis provides safe and effective tocolytic therapy in a select group of high-order multifetal gestations.
J P Elliott; M J Flynn; E L Kaemmerer; T G Radin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:  1997 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-01-20     Completed Date:  1998-01-20     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  687-94     Citation Subset:  IM    
Phoenix Perinatal Associates, Phoenix, AZ 85006, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Obstetric Labor, Premature / drug therapy
Pregnancy Outcome
Retrospective Studies
Terbutaline / administration & dosage*,  pharmacology*
Tocolysis / methods*
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J Reprod Med. 1998 Apr;43(4):401-2   [PMID:  9583076 ]

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