A New Treatment Might Reduce the Risk of Premature Birth
Recently, a research was conducted by the physicians of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Bethesda and it introduced a safer and relatively inexpensive treatment for pregnant women looking for reducing the risk of premature birth.
Experts believe that they had been looking for a treatment like this since long and it is a good news for many future mothers that they could carry their babies longer by paying $690 a dose of the treatment.
To device this treatment, federal researchers had collaborated with the experts at 44 medical centers and they found that administering vaginal progesterone to women with a short cervix, a risk factor for premature delivery, reduced the rate of delivery before 33 weeks by 45%.
Researchers emphasized that this treatment would be effective only for the women with a short cervix but at the same time they have also suggested some medications for the women at high risk because of the other factors.
Joshua Copel, immediate past President of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, stated, “The technology to do that is out there and widely available but that it's unclear whether it would be cost-effective”.
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