Published in Drug Week, November 26th, 2004
"Preterm delivery (before 37 completed weeks of gestation) is the major determinant of infant mortality," wrote S.A. Doggrell.
"In women with a previous preterm birth associated with bacterial vaginosis, prophylactic antibiotics (e.g., metronidazole) reduce the risk of preterm birth and low birth weight. Trichomonas vaginalis increases the risk of preterm delivery, but metronidazole is not beneficial for this and may even be detrimental," the author said.
"Antibiotic use (e.g.,...
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