Medical management of preterm labor

Thanassas J, Koukoura Ο, Κoumantakis G, Sifakis S

Preterm birth is the leading cause of infant mortality and morbidity. The rate of preterm birth has steadily increased over the past two decades, possibly associated with the increase of the use of assisted reproductive treatments and the limited effectiveness of tocolysis. Tocolytic agents may postpone preterm labor for a short time, enough for the action of corticosteroids and the transfer …