Document Detail

Challenges in defining and classifying the preterm birth syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22118964     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In 2009, the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth Conference charged the authors to propose a new comprehensive, consistent, and uniform classification system for preterm birth. This first article reviews issues related to measurement of gestational age, clinical vs etiologic phenotypes, inclusion vs exclusion of multifetal and stillborn infants, and separation vs combination of pathways to preterm birth. The second article proposes answers to the questions raised here, and the third demonstrates how the proposed system might work in practice.
Michael S Kramer; Aris Papageorghiou; Jennifer Culhane; Zulfiqar Bhutta; Robert L Goldenberg; Michael Gravett; Jay D Iams; Agustin Conde-Agudelo; Sarah Waller; Fernando Barros; Hannah Knight; Jose Villar
Related Documents :
21122164 - Genomic risk factors in sudden infant death syndrome.
21159164 - Behavioural symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in preterm and term ch...
21303304 - Opinion & hypothesis could early aspirin prophylaxis prevent against preterm birth?
11164344 - Preventable risk factors for the delivery of very low birth weight infants in richmond,...
16514244 - Importance of genetic diagnosis of dax-1 deficiency: example from a large, multigenerat...
16032214 - Reticular groove contraction in dairy cattle following drenching with an anti-bloat sol...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2011-10-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  206     ISSN:  1097-6868     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-30     Completed Date:  2012-07-19     Revised Date:  2012-11-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  108-12     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Departments of Pediatrics and of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Premature Birth / classification,  diagnosis*,  prevention & control
Comment In:
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Oct;207(4):e9   [PMID:  22748481 ]
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Feb;206(2):99-100   [PMID:  22284153 ]

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  The immunomodulatory capacity of mesenchymal stem cells.
Next Document:  Adiponectin upregulates hepatocyte CMKLR1 which is reduced in human fatty liver.