Progestogens and Pregnancy
Journal für Reproduktionsmedizin und Endokrinologie - Journal of Reproductive Medicine and Endocrinology 2015; 12 (4): 377-379
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Keywords: 17-alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate, dydrogesterone, feto-placental-unit, pre-eclampsia, pregnancy, preterm labor, progesterone, recurrent miscarriage, threatened miscarriage
Based upon the intensive research by E. Diczfalusy and his scholars with the concept of the “feto-placental-unit”, the development of diagnostic procedures by hormone measurements in pregnancy, therapeutic and preventive effects of the use of progestogens (progesterone, dydrogesterone, 17-alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate) were developed and are at present to be further evaluated in order to be used for prevention and treatment of pregnancy disorders such as threatened miscarriage, recurrent (habitual) miscarriage, preterm labor and preeclampsia (hypertension in pregnancy).