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The preterm birth syndrome: issues to consider in creating a classification system.
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PMID:  22177186     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A comprehensive classification system for preterm birth requires expanded gestational boundaries that recognize the early origins of preterm parturition and emphasize fetal maturity over fetal age. Exclusion of stillbirths, pregnancy terminations, and multifetal gestations prevents comprehensive consideration of the potential causes and presentations of preterm birth. Any step in parturition (cervical softening and ripening, decidual-membrane activation, and/or myometrial contractions) may initiate preterm parturition, and should be recorded for every preterm birth, as should the condition of the mother, fetus, newborn, and placenta, before a phenotype is assigned.
Robert L Goldenberg; Michael G Gravett; Jay Iams; Aris T Papageorghiou; Sarah A Waller; Michael Kramer; Jennifer Culhane; Fernando Barros; Augustin Conde-Agudelo; Zulfiqar A Bhutta; Hannah E Knight; Jose Villar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-6868     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.
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