Does a Weekly Dose of 17-OHPC Improve Outcomes in the Setting of Preterm Ruptured Membranes?
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:
Progestogens have a positive impact on the prevention of preterm birth in women with (1) previous history of preterm birth and (2) a short cervix
Langen et al. (American Journal of Perinatology, 2017) sought to determine if weekly 17 α-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17-OHPC) increases the number of women who achieve 34 weeks of gestation after preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM)
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