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Inflammation: a link between endometriosis and preterm birth.
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PMID:  22658345     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting women's health. Pain and infertility are the major symptoms caused by a hormonal/immunological dysfunction, which causes an endometrial impairment. The same pathogenetic mechanisms are also associated with preterm birth: hormones, cytokines, neurohormones, and growth factors interact in modulating extracellular matrix and prostaglandin secretion, thus activating the inflammatory process in placental membranes and myometrium. An overlap of molecules and mechanisms may explain the evidence that preterm birth is a common outcome in pregnant patients with endometriosis.
Felice Petraglia; Felice Arcuri; Dominique de Ziegler; Charles Chapron
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fertility and sterility     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1556-5653     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-6-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372772     Medline TA:  Fertil Steril     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine, University of Siena, Siena, Italy.
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