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Late preterm birth.
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PMID:  20508778     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
In the United States, preterm birth rates continue to rise. Many reasons account for this increase, such as demographic changes, infertility treatments, increases in maternal age, more multiple gestations, increasing obesity rates, and maternal comorbid conditions. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists suggests that preterm birth rates have also increased because of a dramatic rise in late preterm births, defined as births between 34 weeks and 36-6/7 weeks of gestation. Late preterm newborns are the fastest growing subset of neonates, accounting for approximately 74% of all preterm births and about 8% of total births. Reviewed is the current literature with regard to the growing problem of late preterm birth to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the burden of late preterm birth and to reassess the clinical opinion regarding timing of delivery.
Ryan W Loftin; Mounira Habli; Candice C Snyder; Clint M Cormier; David F Lewis; Emily A Defranco
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Reviews in obstetrics & gynecology     Volume:  3     ISSN:  2153-8166     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-28     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2014-08-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101479674     Medline TA:  Rev Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  10-9     Citation Subset:  -    
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