Contemporary OB/GYN supplement: The Benefits of a High Negative Predictive Value in Management... Show more
Contemporary OB/GYN supplement: The Benefits of a High Negative Predictive Value in Management of Preterm Labor The clinical diagnosis of preterm labor (PTL) has up to a 50% false-positive rate, often leading to unnecessary hospitalizations and interventions. What objective tools can clinicians use to accurately diagnose true PTL — and reduce the drain on resources and overexposure to treatments? This supplement discusses considerations and strategies for assessing PTL that include: The role of diagnostic testing for fetal fibronectin (fFN) in the work up of women with symptoms of PTL The importance of combining fFN values with cervical length measurement Evidence-based protocols for the evaluation of PTL A summary of evidence verifying the cost savings associated with the evaluation protocol Read the PDF supplement below to learn more about the management of PTL. Please visit Contemporary OB/GYN for the supplement overview.
This monograph presents the experiences and opinions of recognized experts in the field of... Show more
This monograph presents the experiences and opinions of recognized experts in the field of obstetrics and maternal-fetal medicine, along with in-depth reviews of the most up-to-date literature related to preterm labor assessment. Topics covered include: The Need for Integrating Fetal Fibronectin Testing Into Standardized Preterm Labor Assessment The Inconsistencies and Limitations of Cervical Length for Preterm Labor Assessment Algorithms for Preterm Labor Assessment and Care Standardizing Preterm Labor Assessment at a Resource-Limited Regional Hospital Implementing a Standardized Preterm Labor Assessment Protocol: Effective Collaboration Within a Multidisciplinary Team at WellStar Read the monograph: A Practical Guide for Preterm Labor Protocol Implementation