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Interventions to improve preterm birth outcomes part 1

The recommendations on interventions to improve preterm birth outcomes: For the mother, the recommendation relate to the use of antenatal corticosteroids, tocolysis, magnesium sulfate, antibiotics and optimal mode of delivery of preterm newborns.   For the preterm infants, they relate … Continue reading

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Classifiction and heterogeneity of preterm birth part 17

  Preterm birth is a dramatic event for the infant born too early, causing distress for child and parents while also burdening both parents and society. The ineffectiveness of interventions directed towards known risk factors highlights the lack of understanding … Continue reading

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Classifiction and heterogeneity of preterm birth part 16

  Circumstantial evidence already supports part of these pathways where epidemiologists, clinicians, physicosocial and basic scientists shared their results taking into account that the host susceptibility (a pregnant woman with her own innate and acquired personality traits) may interact with … Continue reading

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Classifiction and heterogeneity of preterm birth part 15

  Recent advances in the pathophysiological processes leading to the disruption of uterine quiescence and cervical changes with or without rupture of the membranes identified a few plausible pathways linking underlying biological and psychosocial factors. These included genetic susceptibility, maternal … Continue reading

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Classifiction and heterogeneity of preterm birth part 14

  Descriptive associations of risk factors have been of a tremendous help in attempting to identify high risk pregnancies for preterm delivery. However the strongest risk factors¬† (previous preterm birth) is nonexistent for the majority of all preterm births among … Continue reading

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Classifiction and heterogeneity of preterm birth part 12

  A prospective¬† survey, carried out in the Quebec City. This study substantiates that several risk factors of spontaneous preterm labour cannot be modified (previous intra uterine growth restriction, previous preterm labour) while others may respond to targeted interventions (BMI … Continue reading

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Classifiction and heterogeneity of preterm birth part 11

  Numerous descriptive studies have highlighted the aetiological heterogeneity of preterm birth, emphasizing its multifactorial origins. A classical epidemiological review acertained well established risk factors: previous low birth-weight or preterm delivery, repeated second trimester abortion, uterine and cervical anomalies, in-vitro … Continue reading

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