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Tocolysis for preterm labor: Expert opinion

Hösli, Irène
Sperschneider, Christiane
Drack, Gero
Zimmermann, Roland
Surbek, Daniel
Published in Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics. 2014, vol. 289, no. 4, p. 903-909
Abstract 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.
Keywords Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic useBed RestCalcium Channel Blockers/therapeutic useCervical Length MeasurementCyclooxygenase Inhibitors/therapeutic useDrug ApprovalFemaleFenoterol/therapeutic useFetal Membranes, Premature RuptureHexoprenaline/therapeutic useHumansInfant, NewbornKalanchoeLabor Stage, FirstMagnesium Sulfate/therapeutic useNitric Oxide Donors/therapeutic useObstetric Labor, Premature/drug therapyPhytotherapyPregnancyPremature Birth/prevention & controlProgesterone/therapeutic useProgestins/therapeutic useReceptors, Oxytocin/antagonists & inhibitorsTocolysisTocolytic Agents/contraindications/therapeutic useUltrasonography, Prenatal
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HÖSLI, Irène et al. Tocolysis for preterm labor: Expert opinion. In: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2014, vol. 289, n° 4, p. 903-909. doi: 10.1007/s00404-013-3137-9 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:77309

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