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Dilemmas of preterm birth 

Dilemmas of preterm birth
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Dilemmas of preterm birth
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Danielle Abbott

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199654994.003.0010
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date: 24 May 2018

Preterm birth is a global health problem which poses dilemmas for both the obstetrician and neonatologist, and it may be associated with severe complications for mother and baby. This case describes a case of preterm rupture of membranes, chorioamnionitis, and subsequent premature delivery. As the case unfolds, the text provides a useful dialogue to discuss the complexities encountered in managing preterm labour and delivery, including the use of antibiotics in the antenatal and perinatal period, current opinions surrounding group B streptococcal prophylaxis, evidence base for drugs to improve neonatal outcome, and optimal mode of delivery.

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