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Treatment of preterm labor.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12083293     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The ultimate goal of treating preterm labor is to prolong the pregnancy long enough to decrease the incidence of neonatal mortality and morbidity associated with prematurity, while minimizing maternal and fetal risks. There are many controversies in treating preterm labor. Much of this controversy stems from the difficulty in establishing efficacy and safety of interventions and uncertainty of the diagnosis of preterm labor. This article outlines conventional measures and tocolytic therapy directed at prolonging the pregnancy. A review of the effect of tocolytic agents, administration, side effects, and nursing interventions is included. Key words: preterm labor treatment,
Authors:
Patricia Sauer Witcher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of perinatal & neonatal nursing     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0893-2190     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Neonatal Nurs     Publication Date:  2002 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-06-26     Completed Date:  2002-08-15     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801387     Medline TA:  J Perinat Neonatal Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  25-46     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
Northside Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Bed Rest
Combined Modality Therapy
Female
Fluid Therapy / methods
Humans
Neonatal Nursing / methods*
Nursing Assessment
Obstetric Labor, Premature / diagnosis,  prevention & control,  therapy*
Pregnancy
Time Factors
Tocolysis
Tocolytic Agents / therapeutic use*
Treatment Outcome
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Tocolytic Agents

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