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149802 - How to Treat quiz: Preterm birth

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Prevention of preterm birth begins in the pre-conceptual period. Antenatally, a detailed history can help identify women at increased risk. However, universal cervical length screening is critical, as most women who deliver preterm will have no identifiable risk factors. Vaginal progesterone therapy is now standard of care in women with an asymptomatic short cervix prior to 24 weeks, with cervical cerclage reserved for very specific indications. Data on the benefits of a cervical support pessary are conflicting. Only a small proportion of women presenting with ‘threatened preterm labour’ will actually deliver during that admission – vaginal examination, fetal fibronectin and cervical length measurement may be helpful in identifying those women at highest risk.

Learning outcomes
  • On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to identify patients at risk of a preterm delivery.
  • On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to discuss strategies to assess the risk of preterm delivery.
  • On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to implement strategies for the primary prevention of preterm birth.
  • On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to explain the strategies available for the secondary prevention of preterm birth.
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    Title
    149802 - How to Treat quiz: Preterm birth
    Location
    Duration
    1 hour
    Start Date
    07-Feb-2019
    End Date
    31-Dec-2019
    CPD Points
    1 hour
    Price
    Free
    Location
    Online
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