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A review of randomized clinical trials of antibiotic therapy in preterm premature rupture of the membranes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9789647     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Rupture of membranes before 37 completed weeks of gestation, and before the onset of contractions occurs among 2-3% of pregnancies, and in about 30%-40% of women who deliver preterm. It is known as preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) and is associated with maternal and neonatal morbidity. It has been postulated that antibiotic therapy may significantly decrease the complications associated with infection. The aim of the present review is to summarize the available data about the value of antibiotic therapy in PPROM.
E Maymon; W Chaim; E Sheiner; M Mazor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of gynecology and obstetrics     Volume:  261     ISSN:  0932-0067     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Gynecol. Obstet.     Publication Date:  1998  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-01-26     Completed Date:  1999-01-26     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710213     Medline TA:  Arch Gynecol Obstet     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  173-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Soroka Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use*
Chorioamnionitis / prevention & control*
Fetal Membranes, Premature Rupture / drug therapy*
Infant, Newborn
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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