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Intrauterine infection and preterm labor.
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PMID:  18475419     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Preterm birth remains the leading cause of perinatal mortality and morbidity. Evidence suggests that intrauterine infection plays an important role in the pathogenesis of preterm labor. This article reviews the clinical data supporting this theory and the cellular and biochemical mechanisms by which intrauterine infection may initiate uterine contractions. The clinical and laboratory methods of diagnosing clinical chorioamnionitis and asymptomatic bacterial invasion of the intraamniotic cavity are also reviewed. Finally, the management of clinical chorioamnionitis and asymptomatic microbial invasion of the amniotic fluid and the use of adjunctive antibiotic therapy in the treatment of preterm labor are presented.
M Monga; J D Blanco
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Type:  Journal Article    
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Title:  Infectious diseases in obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1064-7449     ISO Abbreviation:  Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1995  
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Created Date:  2008-05-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9318481     Medline TA:  Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol     Country:  Egypt    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  37-44     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences University of Texas Medical School at Houston 6431 Fannin Suite 3.204 Houston TX 77030 USA.
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Journal ID (nlm-ta): Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol
ISSN: 1064-7449
ISSN: 1098-0997
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
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Copyright ? 1995 Hindawi Publishing Corporation.
open-access: This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Received Day: 20 Month: 6 Year: 1994
Accepted Day: 19 Month: 10 Year: 1994
Print publication date: Year: 1995
Volume: 3 Issue: 1
First Page: 37 Last Page: 44
ID: 2364409
PubMed Id: 18475419
Publisher Item Identifier: S1064744995000287
DOI: 10.1155/S1064744995000287

Intrauterine Infection and Preterm Labor
Manju Monga
Jorge D. Blanco
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive SciencesUniversity of Texas Medical School at Houston6431 FanninSuite 3.204HoustonTX77030USA

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