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Flashcards in Premature Labor Deck (7)
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1

Maternal risk factors for preterm labor

Cardiac disease, DM, renal disease, anemia, infection, surgery, placenta previa, smoking, drugs, preeclampsia, history of preterm delivery, multiple pregnancy, complications

2

Beta adrenergic agents

Relaxes the smooth muscles thus stopping labor

3

Mag sulfate

CNS depressant relaxing the smooth muscles in the uterus

4

Ballard Scale

Neuromuscular development of the newborn

5

HMD

Premature lungs and lack of surfactant; cyanosis, tachypnea, grunting, apnea, atelectasis

6

Necrotizing Entercolitis

Ischemic injury to the intestinal mucosa, treat with antibiotics and surgery

7

Pre-term infant

Born before 37 weeks