Pragmatic prevention of preterm birth and evidence based medicine

  title={Pragmatic prevention of preterm birth and evidence based medicine},
  author={Udo B. Hoyme},
  journal={Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics},
Effective prevention of preterm birth is one of the unsolved problems in modern medicine. In the Thuringia campaign 2000 based on a simple screening with intravaginal pH self-measurements, adequate medical diagnosis and immediate antimicrobial therapy of genital infection, the rate of newborns <1000 g was reduced to 0.38 %, the lowest incidence ever seen in any of the German states. Therefore, the regime should be implicated as a necessary step of optimizing and rationalizing the health care… CONTINUE READING