Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/306957
Title:
Prevention of preterm birth.
Authors:
Flood, Karen; Malone, Fergal D
Citation:
Prevention of preterm birth. 2012, 17 (1):58-63 Semin Fetal Neonatal Med
Journal:
Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Issue Date:
Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/306957
DOI:
10.1016/j.siny.2011.08.001
PubMed ID:
21893439
Abstract:
Preterm birth (delivery before 37 completed weeks of gestation) is common and rates are increasing. In the past, medical efforts focused on ameliorating the consequences of prematurity rather than preventing its occurrence. This approach resulted in improved neonatal outcomes, but it remains costly in terms of both the suffering of infants and their families and the economic burden on society. Increased understanding of the pathophysiology of preterm labor has altered the approach to this problem, with increased focus on preventive strategies. Primary prevention is a limited strategy which involves public education, smoking cessation, improved nutritional status and avoidance of late preterm births. Secondary prevention focuses on recurrent preterm birth which is the most recognisable risk factor. Widely accepted strategies include cervical cerclage, progesterone and dedicated clinics. However, more research is needed to explore the role of antibiotics and anti-inflammatory treatments in the prevention of this complex problem.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
CHILDBIRTH; NEONATE
MeSH:
Female; Humans; Infant, Newborn; Pregnancy; Premature Birth; Risk Factors
ISSN:
1878-0946

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFlood, Karenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMalone, Fergal Den_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-17T12:24:18Z-
dc.date.available2013-12-17T12:24:18Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-
dc.identifier.citationPrevention of preterm birth. 2012, 17 (1):58-63 Semin Fetal Neonatal Meden_GB
dc.identifier.issn1878-0946-
dc.identifier.pmid21893439-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.siny.2011.08.001-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/306957-
dc.description.abstractPreterm birth (delivery before 37 completed weeks of gestation) is common and rates are increasing. In the past, medical efforts focused on ameliorating the consequences of prematurity rather than preventing its occurrence. This approach resulted in improved neonatal outcomes, but it remains costly in terms of both the suffering of infants and their families and the economic burden on society. Increased understanding of the pathophysiology of preterm labor has altered the approach to this problem, with increased focus on preventive strategies. Primary prevention is a limited strategy which involves public education, smoking cessation, improved nutritional status and avoidance of late preterm births. Secondary prevention focuses on recurrent preterm birth which is the most recognisable risk factor. Widely accepted strategies include cervical cerclage, progesterone and dedicated clinics. However, more research is needed to explore the role of antibiotics and anti-inflammatory treatments in the prevention of this complex problem.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Seminars in fetal & neonatal medicineen_GB
dc.subjectCHILDBIRTHen_GB
dc.subjectNEONATEen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInfant, Newborn-
dc.subject.meshPregnancy-
dc.subject.meshPremature Birth-
dc.subject.meshRisk Factors-
dc.titlePrevention of preterm birth.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalSeminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicineen_GB
dc.description.fundingOtheren
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen

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