Calcium channel blockers are effective as first line for tocolysis in the management of preterm labour.


Context Preterm birth remains as the leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Although tocolytics do not reduce the risk of preterm birth, they effectively delay delivery by 48 h. This creates a window of opportunity for corticosteroid administration and transfer to units with neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) facilities, which improves neonatal… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/ebmed-2014-110063


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