Diagnosis of early preterm labour.

@article{Herbst2006DiagnosisOE,
  title={Diagnosis of early preterm labour.},
  author={Andreas Herbst and Charlotta Nilsson},
  journal={BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  year={2006},
  volume={113 Suppl 3},
  pages={60-7}
}
While preterm contractions occur almost as often extremely preterm as they do closer to term, birth due to spontaneous preterm labour before 27 weeks of gestation is rare, accounting for 0.05-0.7% of all births in different populations. Although the likelihood that uterine contractions before 27 weeks of gestation represent true preterm labour is low, the risk of adverse outcome in such cases is high. A correct diagnosis is important, and a useful diagnostic test should have a high sensitivity… CONTINUE READING
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