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A review of the role of trials of the use of antibiotics in women with preterm labor and intact membranes.
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PMID:  9789646     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This updated review addresses the administration of antibiotics in women presenting with preterm labor and intact membranes as well as with bacterial vaginosis. 11 randomized controlled trials dealing with this question have been published since 1986. The results are disappointing. The probable reasons are the small number of patients in the different studies and universal use of antibiotics without performing amniocentesis to isolate the organisms involved.
W Chaim; E Maymon; 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:  167-72     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
Chorioamnionitis / prevention & control*
Drug Utilization
Infant, Newborn
Obstetric Labor, Premature / drug therapy*
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / drug therapy*
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Treatment Outcome
Vaginosis, Bacterial / drug therapy*

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