Oxytocin antagonists for tocolysis in preterm labour -- a systematic review.

  title={Oxytocin antagonists for tocolysis in preterm labour -- a systematic review.},
  author={Aravinthan Coomarasamy and Ellen M Knox and Harry Gee and Khalid S Khan},
  journal={Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research},
  volume={8 11},
BACKGROUND Oxytocin antagonists have been shown to inhibit uterine contractions and delay preterm delivery. Our objective was to examine the clinical effectiveness and safety of oxytocin antagonists for tocolysis in preterm labour. MATERIAL/METHODS We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register and Science Citation Index using the following Medical Subject Headings and textwords: oxytocin (antagonists and inhibitors), atosiban, antocin, oxytocin antagonists, oxytocin… CONTINUE READING


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