Prevention of spontaneous preterm birth: the role of sonographic cervical length in identifying patients who may benefit from progesterone treatment

  title={Prevention of spontaneous preterm birth: the role of sonographic cervical length in identifying patients who may benefit from progesterone treatment},
  author={R. Romero},
  journal={Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  • R. Romero
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • The importance of progesterone in the maintenance of mammalian pregnancy is well established1–18. Similarly, a decline in progesterone action is believed to be central to the initiation of parturition in most mammalian species, including primates5,7,8,12–14,19,20, although the precise mechanism for this in humans has not been elucidated5,7,9,13,14,21–25. Progestogen (a term that, like progestin, includes both ‘natural’ progesterone and synthetic compounds with progesterone action)26… CONTINUE READING
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