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The therapeutic value of maintenance tocolysis: an overview of the evidence.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14714925     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The results obtained from current systematic overview do not support the routine administration of maintenance tocolytic treatment after parenteral tocolytic therapy has halted acute preterm labor. Eliminating or reducing such routine maintenance therapy, therefore, could substantially decrease costs and side effects associated with managing preterm labor without compromising perinatal outcomes. It remains to be elucidated whether it will become possible to accurately identify some groups of pregnancies for which maintenance tocolysis would be beneficial.
Luis Sanchez-Ramos; John F Huddleston
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Meta-Analysis; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in perinatology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0095-5108     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Perinatol     Publication Date:  2003 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-01-12     Completed Date:  2004-02-04     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501306     Medline TA:  Clin Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  841-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine University of Florida Health Science Center, 653-1 West 8th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Obstetric Labor, Premature / prevention & control,  therapy*
Pregnancy Outcome
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Tocolysis* / methods
Tocolytic Agents / therapeutic use*
Uterine Contraction / drug effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Tocolytic Agents

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