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Vaginal progesterone to prevent preterm birth in high-risk women.
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PMID:  22697227     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Preterm birth is a significant problem in the United States, contributing to neonatal morbidity and mortality. Progesterone is a hormone naturally produced by the corpus luteum and the placenta in early pregnancy and is essential for maintaining pregnancy. Clinicians and researchers have used this hormone in later gestation to try to prevent preterm birth. However, mechanisms of action, indications for use, dosing and administration have varied and are not fully understood. This article revisits two recent randomized controlled trials in which researchers investigated the effectiveness of vaginal progesterone suppositories and gel in the prevention of preterm birth among women who were at high risk for delivering prematurely.
Holly B Fontenot; Heidi Collins Fantasia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing for women's health     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1751-486X     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Womens Health     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101304602     Medline TA:  Nurs Womens Health     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  237-41     Citation Subset:  N    
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© 2012 AWHONN.
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