Prevention and Tocolytic Agent: Hydration, Bed Rest, Ritodrine, and Special Comments on Long-Term Tocolysis

  • Yoshio Matsuda
Part of the Comprehensive Gynecology and Obstetrics book series (CGO)


Although the diagnosis of preterm labor (PTL) is not always easy, the treatment option of PTL depends on gestational age at diagnosis, degree of emergency (genital bleeding, cervical dilatation, and the presence of painful uterine contraction), need for maternal transfer, and so on.


Ritodrine Long-term tocolysis Short-term tocolysis Bed rest 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshio Matsuda
    • 1
  1. 1.Japan Community Health care Organization (JCHO), Mishima General HospitalMishimaJapan

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