Intervention Review

Prophylactic oral betamimetics for preventing preterm labour in singleton pregnancies

  1. Melissa Whitworth1,*,
  2. Siobhan Quenby2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group

Published Online: 23 JAN 2008

Assessed as up-to-date: 1 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006395.pub2

How to Cite

Whitworth M, Quenby S. Prophylactic oral betamimetics for preventing preterm labour in singleton pregnancies. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD006395. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006395.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    St Mary's Hospital, Manchester, UK

  2. 2

    University of Warwick, Clinical Sciences Research Institute, Coventry, UK

*Melissa Whitworth, St Mary's Hospital, Central Manchester and Manchester Children's University Hospitals NHS Trust, Hathersage Road, Manchester, M13 0JH, UK.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 23 JAN 2008


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