Saadia Bano, Nadia Sharif, Uzma Shehzad, Uzma Manzoor, Iram Aslam, Khalid Mustafa.
Progesterone supplementation for prevention of preterm birth.
Professional Med J Jan ;29(01):41-5.
Objective: To study the efficacy of Progesterone supplementation for prevention of preterm birth. Study Design: Descriptive Interventional Study. Setting: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Independent University Hospital, Faisalabad. Period: January 2018 to December 2020. Material & Methods: Data collected by using Non probability consecutive sampling techniques. Total 156 patients were included in study. Data was collected after informed consent, on pre designed proforma. Patient presented in 1st trimester and having previous history spontaneous preterm labour and recurrent miscarriages. We included patient presenting after 24 weeks of pregnancy and patient having threatened or actual preterm labour. Results: Among 156 patients, more than 82% of patient were delivered after 34 weeks of gestation and 18% were delivered before 34 weeks of gestation. Fetal outcome was very good in those patients who were delivered after 34 weeks of gestation with the use of Prophylactic progesterone therapy. Conclusion: Prophylactic use of progesterone helps in prolongation of pregnancy beyond 36 weeks and also help in decreasing the morbidity associated with premature delivery.
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