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Obstetrics and Gynecology International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 576723, 10 pages
Cervical Pessaries for the Prevention of Preterm Birth: A Systematic Review
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Academic Medical Center, P.O. Box 22770, 1100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, 1100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Received 20 December 2012; Accepted 25 February 2013
Academic Editor: Sebastián Illanes
Copyright © 2013 Sophie M. S. Liem et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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