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Tocolysis for preterm labor: Expert opinion

Journal Paper/Review - Jan 3, 2014

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Tocolysis Preterm labor Preterm birth
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Hösli I, Sperschneider C, Drack G, Zimmermann R, Surbek D, Irion O. Tocolysis for preterm labor: Expert opinion. Archives of gynecology and obstetrics 2014; 289:903-909.
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Journal Paper/Review (Deutsch)
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Archives of gynecology and obstetrics 2014; 289
Publication Date
Jan 3, 2014
Issn Print
0932-0067
Issn Electronic
Pages
903-909
Publisher
Springer Verlag (Berlin, Deutschland)
Brief description/objective

Tocolysis is an important treatment in the improvement of outcome in preterm labor and preterm birth, provided that its use follows clear evidence-based recommendations. In this expert opinion, the most recent evidence about efficacy and side effects of different tocolytics is being reviewed and evidence-based recommendation about diagnosis and treatment of preterm labor is given. Further aspects such as progesterone administration or antibiotic treatment for the prevention of preterm birth are included. Our review demonstrates that an individualized choice of different tocolytics and additional treatments is necessary to improve short- and long-term neonatal outcome in preterm labor and preterm birth.