Chapter 72. Preterm Labor — Tocolysis

  1. John T. Queenan MD Professor Chairman Emeritus3,
  2. John C. Hobbins MD Professor of Obstetrics4 and
  3. Catherine Y. Spong MD Chief5
  1. Sarah J. Kilpatrick MD1 and
  2. Jay D. Iams MD2

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch72

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Kilpatrick, S. J. and Iams, J. D. (2005) Preterm Labor — Tocolysis, in Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition (eds J. T. Queenan, J. C. Hobbins and C. Y. Spong), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch72

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 3257 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

  2. 4

    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4200 East 9th Avenue, B-198, Denver, CO 80262, USA

  3. 5

    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Center for Developmental Biology and Perinatal Medicine, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Bivd, Bethesda, MD 20892-7510, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 820 South Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60612-7313, USA

  2. 2

    The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1654 Upham Drive, Columbus, OH 43210-1228, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405125796

Online ISBN: 9781444312904

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Keywords:

  • preterm labor - tocolysis;
  • obstetric/mechanical/overdistension of uterus;
  • inflammation;
  • decidual hemorrhage;
  • poor prenatal care;
  • external fetal heart rate (non-stress test) and contraction monitoring;
  • treatment of urinary tract infection, GBS, and chlamydia

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pathophysiology

  • Diagnosis and Initial Evaluation

  • Management

  • Treatment

  • Follow-Up

  • Suggested Reading