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Preterm Birth

Mother and Child

Edited by John Morrison

University of Mississippi Medical Center, United States of America

While there are many studies and books regarding preterm birth, both the obstetric and in the neonatal/pediatric literature, what is missing is the integration of data from obstetrics through neonatal course and into pediatrics as the neonate transverses childhood. A continued dialogue between specialties is essential in the battle against preterm birth in an attempt to relieve the effects or after-effects of preterm birth. For all of our medical advances to date, preterm birth is still all too common, and its ramifications are significant for hospitals, families and society in general.

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Preterm BirthMother and ChildEdited by John Morrison

Published: January 27th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1284

ISBN: 978-953-307-828-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4370-3

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

60702 Total Chapter Downloads

16 Crossref Citations

37 Web of Science Citations

53 Dimensions Citations


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1. Assisted Reproduction and Preterm Birth

By Offer Erez, Ruth Beer-Weisel, Tal Rafaeli-Yehudai, Idit Erez-Weiss and Moshe Mazor


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2. Environmental Exposures, Genetic Susceptibility and Preterm Birth

By Regina Grazuleviciene, Jone Vencloviene, Asta Danileviciute, Audrius Dedele and Gediminas Balcius


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3. Clinical Risk Factors for Preterm Birth

By Ifeoma Offiah, Keelin O’Donoghue and Louise Kenny


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4. Psychobiological Stress and Preterm Birth

By Curt A. Sandman, Elysia P. Davis and Laura M. Glynn


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5. Oxidative Stress and Antioxidants: Preterm Birth and Preterm Infants

By Robert A. Knuppel, Mohamed I. Hassan, James J. McDermott, J. Martin Tucker and John C. Morrison


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6. Weakening and Rupture of Human Fetal Membranes – Biochemistry and Biomechanics

By N. Rangaswamy, D. Kumar, R.M. Moore, B.M. Mercer, J.M. Mansour, R. Redline and J.J. Moore


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7. The Effect of Inflammation on Preterm Birth

By Grazzia Rey, Silvana Pereyra, Tatiana Velazquez, Daniel Grasso, Justo Alonso, Bernardo Bertoni and Rossana Sapiro


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8. Uterine Contraction Monitoring, Maintenance Tocolysis, and Preterm Birth

By John C. Morrison, John P. Elliott and Stephen Jones


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9. Progestins and Preterm Birth

By Helen Y. How and Baha M. Sibai


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10. Management of Abnormal Vaginal Flora as a Risk Factor for Preterm Birth

By Gilbert G.G. Donders and Gert Bellen


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11. Strategies in the Prevention of Preterm Births During and Before Pregnancy

By Wolf Kirschner and Klaus Friese


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12. Preterm Birth of Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants

By Jonathan Muraskas, Lisa DeGregoris, Colleen Rusciolelli and Christine Sajous


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13. The Protective Role of Erythropoietin in the Developing Brain

By Marco Sifringer, Angela M. Kaindl, Stefanie Endesfelder, Clarissa von Haefen, Ivo Bendix and Ursula Felderhoff-Mueser


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14. Preterm Birth and Long-Term Pulmonary Function

By Indra Narang and Amal Al-Naimi


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15. Cardiovascular Consequences of Preterm Birth in the First Year of Life

By Karinna Fyfe, Stephanie R. Yiallourou and Rosemary S.C. Horne


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16. The Effect of Preterm Birth on Kidney Development and Kidney Function over Time

By M.G. Keijzer-Veen and A.J. van der Heijden


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