Oxytocin receptor antagonists for inhibiting preterm labour.

  title={Oxytocin receptor antagonists for inhibiting preterm labour.},
  author={Vicki Flenady and Hanna E. Reinebrant and Helen G Liley and Eashan G Tambimuttu and Dimitri N M Papatsonis},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Preterm birth, defined as birth between 20 and 36 completed weeks, is a major contributor to perinatal morbidity and mortality globally. Oxytocin receptor antagonists (ORA), such as atosiban, have been specially developed for the treatment of preterm labour. ORA have been proposed as effective tocolytic agents for women in preterm labour to prolong pregnancy with fewer side effects than other tocolytic agents. OBJECTIVES To assess the effects on maternal, fetal and neonatal… CONTINUE READING
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