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Preterm Birth

Edited by Offer Erez

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

The preterm parturition syndrome is one of the major obstetrical complications of our time. Understanding the mechanisms leading to prematurity may assist the clinician to tailor the desired treatment that is suitable to the mechanisms leading to preterm birth in a specific patient. In the first section of this book we present an update on the association of periodontal disease, maternal stress, and activation of the hemostatic system and preterm parturition. The second section of the book deals with short and long term effects of prematurity, with a long term aspect of late preterm birth. This book will expand the dialogue between obstetricians, pediatricians and other disciplines regarding the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of prematurity.

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Preterm BirthEdited by Offer Erez

Published: January 23rd 2013

DOI: 10.5772/46172

ISBN: 978-953-51-0952-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7069-3

Copyright year: 2013

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14915 Total Chapter Downloads

10 Crossref Citations

3 Web of Science Citations

19 Dimensions Citations


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1. Interrelation Between Periodontal Disease and Preterm Birth

By Fernando Oliveira Costa, Alcione Maria Soares Dutra Oliveira and Luís Otávio Miranda Cota


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2. Preterm Birth and Stressful Life Events

By Susan Cha and Saba W. Masho


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3. The Role of the Coagulation System in Preterm Parturition

By Vered Klaitman, Ruth Beer-Wiesel, Tal Rafaeli, Moshe Mazor and Offer Erez


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4. Placenta in Preterm Birth

By Erdener Ozer


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5. Microbes and the Inflammatory Response in Necrotising Enterocolitis

By Heather J.L. Brooks, Michelle A. McConnell and Roland S. Broadbent


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6. Moderate Preterm Children Born at 32-36 Weeks Gestational Age Around 8 Years of Age: Differences Between Children with and Without Identified Developmental and School Problems

By Anneloes L. van Baar, Marjanneke de Jong and Marjolein Verhoeven


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