|June 2005 · Vol. 17, No. 6
Predicting and preventing preterm birth
Preterm delivery seems likely, and the nearest tertiary care nursery is 90 minutes away. What should you do?
fFN and EVUSD separately and independently contribute to the prediction of preterm birth. I use both
I favor indomethacin. It is the most widely studied NSAID and has minimal side effects
Mcallister Distinguished Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine University of North Carolina School of Medicine,
A 25-year-old primigravida with an intrauterine pregnancy at 26 weeks presents with contractions of moderate intensity every 4 minutes, intact membranes, and minimal vaginal bleeding. On digital exam, her cervix is soft, 50% effaced, and closed. Estimated fetal weight is 775 g.