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Bed rest in singleton pregnancies for preventing preterm birth

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, March 2015
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Title
Bed rest in singleton pregnancies for preventing preterm birth
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, March 2015
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd003581.pub3
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Claudio G Sosa, Fernando Althabe, José M Belizán, Eduardo Bergel

Abstract

Bed rest in hospital or at home is widely recommended for the prevention of preterm birth. This advice is based on the observation that hard work and hard physical activity during pregnancy could be associated with preterm birth and with the idea that bed rest could reduce uterine activity. However, bed rest may have some adverse effects on other outcomes. To evaluate the effect of prescription of bed rest in hospital or at home for preventing preterm birth in pregnant women at high risk of preterm birth. We searched the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group's Trials Register (18 December 2014), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (The Cochrane Library, 2014, Issue 12), MEDLINE (December 2014), EMBASE (December 2014), LILACS (December 2014), and bibliographies of relevant papers. Randomized, cluster-randomized and quasi-randomized controlled trials with reported data that assess clinical outcomes in women at high risk of spontaneous preterm birth who were prescribed bed rest in hospital or at home for preventing preterm birth, and their babies. Two review authors independently assessed eligibility, trial quality and extracted data. Two studies met the inclusion criteria. One study was not considered for the meta-analysis, since data combined singleton and multiple pregnancies. No differences in any maternal and perinatal outcomes were reported by the authors. This study was at low risk of selection, performance, detection and attrition bias. Only data from one study were included in the meta-analysis (1266 women). This study was at unclear risk of bias for most domains due to lack of reporting. Four hundred and thirty-two women were prescribed bed rest at home and a total of 834 women received a placebo (412) or no intervention (422). Preterm birth before 37 weeks was similar in both groups (7.9% in the intervention group versus 8.5% in the control group; risk ratio (RR) 0.92, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.62 to 1.37). No other results were reported for any of the other primary or secondary outcomes. There is no evidence, either supporting or refuting the use of bed rest at home or in hospital, to prevent preterm birth. Although bed rest in hospital or at home is widely used as the first step of treatment, there is no evidence that this practice could be beneficial. Due to the potential adverse effects that bed rest could have on women and their families, and the increased costs for the healthcare system, clinicians should discuss the pros and cons of bed rest to prevent preterm birth. Potential benefits and harms should be discussed with women facing an increased risk of preterm birth. Appropriate research is mandatory. Future trials should evaluate both the effectiveness of bed rest, and the effectiveness of the prescription of bed rest, to prevent preterm birth.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 218 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 44 20%
Student > Bachelor 27 12%
Researcher 23 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 21 10%
Student > Postgraduate 19 9%
Other 44 20%
Unknown 42 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 87 40%
Nursing and Health Professions 31 14%
Social Sciences 11 5%
Psychology 7 3%
Sports and Recreations 6 3%
Other 30 14%
Unknown 48 22%

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