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Progestins prevent recurrence of preterm birth

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7503.0-f (Published 02 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:0-f

Question Are progestational agents effective in preventing preterm birth?

Synopsis Rates of preterm births have not decreased in the past two decades. Early research on the use of progestational agents to prevent preterm birth had variable results. Recent well designed clinical trials have shown more consistently favourable results. In this meta-analysis the authors sought to quantify an estimate of benefit using rigorous meta-analytic methodology. …

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