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Analysis of the efficiency and safety of using the slow-release calcium channel blocker nifedipine as a tocolytic drug in pregnant women with preterm labor

DOI: https://doi.org/10.29296/25877305-2021-01-02

K. Akopov(1), E. Zhukova(2), Candidate of Medical Sciences; E. Sokova(3), Candidate of Medical
Sciences; Professor R. Chilova(2), MD (1)S.S. Yudin City Clinical Hospital, Moscow Healthcare Department
(2)I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University), Ministry of Health of Russia
(3)Research Center for Examination of Medical Products, Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow

Preterm labor (PL) remains one of the major problems of modern obstetrics all over the world, which is due to the unresolved issues concerning etiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and rational pharmacotherapy. PL complications are the main cause of neonatal death worldwide; with the surviving infants facing the risk of serious neonatal complications and long-term disability. In the course of prioritization work, the WHO has placed PL in the top 10 research priorities for the period up to 2025. The investigations aimed at preventing PL and reducing perinatal mortality are also a key component of the UN global strategy for sustainable development until 2030. The development and introduction of technologies for personalized medicine are ways to optimize tocolytic therapy in pregnant women with PL, which are regulated in the Russian Strategy for the Development of Medical Science until 2025.

obstetrics and gynecology
preterm labor

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