General obstetrics: A randomised controlled trial of metronidazole for the prevention of preterm birth in women positive for cervicovaginal fetal fibronectin: the PREMET Study

@article{Shennan2006GeneralOA,
  title={General obstetrics: A randomised controlled trial of metronidazole for the prevention of preterm birth in women positive for cervicovaginal fetal fibronectin: the PREMET Study},
  author={Andrew H. Shennan and Sarah Crawshaw and Annette L Briley and Jennifer Hawken and Paul T. Seed and Griff Jones and Lucilla Poston},
  journal={BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics \& Gynaecology},
  year={2006},
  volume={113}
}
Objective  To determine whether metronidazole reduces early preterm labour in asymptomatic women with positive vaginal fetal fibronectin (fFN) in the second trimester of pregnancy. 

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