Preterm labour and birth : full guideline

This guideline reviews the evidence for the care of women who present with signs and symptoms of preterm labour and those who are scheduled to have a preterm birth. It also reviews how preterm birth can be optimally diagnosed in symptomatic women, given that many women thought to be in preterm labou...

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Corporate Authors: National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health (Great Britain), National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Great Britain)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: London National Institute for Health and Care Excellence [2015], 2015
Edition:Version 2.0
Series:NICE guideline
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Collection: National Center for Biotechnology Information - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This guideline reviews the evidence for the care of women who present with signs and symptoms of preterm labour and those who are scheduled to have a preterm birth. It also reviews how preterm birth can be optimally diagnosed in symptomatic women, given that many women thought to be in preterm labour when clinically assessed will not deliver preterm. Optimal diagnosis can facilitate transfer to a place where appropriate neonatal intensive care can be provided, a strategy known to improve rates of survival for the baby. Additional areas that will be covered by the guidance (such as information needs for women who presents with signs and symptoms of preterm labour) are outlined in the guideline scope. This guideline does not cover who should and should not have medically indicated preterm delivery, nor diagnostic or predictive tests in asymptomatic women. These issues have been reviewed in other NICE guidelines (Diabetes in Pregnancy, Hypertensive Disease in Pregnancy and Antenatal Care) or will be covered in the NICE guideline on High Risk Intrapartum Care
Item Description:"November 2015.". - "Methods, evidence and recommendations.". - "Final."
Physical Description:1 PDF file (447 pages) illustrations