Short-term tocolytics for preterm delivery - Current perspectives

David Haas, Tara Benjamin, Renata Sawyer, Sara Quinney

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Abstract

Administration of short-term tocolytic agents can prolong pregnancy for women in preterm labor. Prolonging pregnancy has many benefits because it allows for other proven interventions, such as antenatal corticosteroid administration, to be accomplished. This review provides an overview of currently utilized tocolytic agents and the evidence demonstrating their efficacy for prolonging pregnancy by at least 48 hours. General pharmacological principles for the clinician regarding drugs in pregnancy are also briefly discussed. In general, while the choice of the best first-line short-term tocolytic drug is not clear, it is evident that use of these agents has a clear place in current obstetric therapeutics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-349
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Women's Health
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 27 2014

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Tocolytic Agents
Pregnancy
Premature Obstetric Labor
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Obstetrics
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Pharmacology

Keywords

  • Preterm delivery
  • Short-term
  • Tocolytics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Oncology
  • Maternity and Midwifery

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Short-term tocolytics for preterm delivery - Current perspectives. / Haas, David; Benjamin, Tara; Sawyer, Renata; Quinney, Sara.

In: International Journal of Women's Health, Vol. 6, No. 1, 27.03.2014, p. 343-349.

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