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Study: Preterm Labor Drugs Not Used Often Enough Worldwide
« on: November 26, 2014 at 08:56 PM »
Study: Preterm Labor Drugs Not Used Often Enough Worldwide

More than 15 million babies are born prematurely each year around the world. Millions of newborn deaths could be prevented each year if a few inexpensive treatments became the international standard of care.

In an international study, researchers reviewed 17,705 preterm births in 29 low-income to middle-income countries. Of the 7,547 women in the study who gave birth at 26 to 34 weeks' gestation, nearly half did not receive antenatal corticosteroids.

"Ideally, women in preterm labor between 26 and 34 weeks gestation should receive antenatal corticosteroids, yet only 52% of eligible women received them," explained study leader Dr. Joshua Vogel of the Department of Reproductive Health and Research at the World Health Organization, in an article here: http://www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=144422&CultureCode=en


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