Progestogens for Prevention of Preterm Birth
Outline of Material
The material begins with an introduction to preterm birth, the goals of preterm birth prevention, and the use of progestogens.
The systematic review methods used to develop the comparative effectiveness review are presented.
The clinical questions addressed by the comparative effectiveness review are presented, followed by the results of studies and evidence-based conclusions about effectiveness and adverse effects of progestogens.
Gaps in knowledge revealed by the review process are presented. Some suggestions are made for what to discuss with patients and their caregivers, based on the review findings.
- Likis FE, Andrews JC, Woodworth AL, et al. Effectiveness of Progestogens for Prevention of Preterm Birth. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 74 (Prepared by the Vanderbilt Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2007-10065-I). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 2012. AHRQ Publication No. 12-EHC105-EF. Available at www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/pretermbirth.cfm.
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