In managing symptomatic patients, a positive fetal fibronectin test result can be a helpful indicator to increase confidence in intervention. Even if these patients do not deliver within 2 weeks, they are significantly more likely to deliver before 37 weeks than patients who have a negative fFN test.
|7 days = 12.7%|
|14 days = 16.7%|
|< 37 weeks gestation = 44.7%|
How many patients must be treated with corticosteroids to prevent one case of Respiratory Distress Syndrome?4
|fFN Testing: Positive 17|
|No fFN Testing: 109|
|fFN Testing: Negative 509|
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