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Pediatr Clin North Am. 2009 Jun;56(3):537-63, Table of Contents. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2009.03.006.

Goals and strategies for prevention of preterm birth: an obstetric perspective.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal medicine, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH 43210, USA. ctlmed1@aol.com

Abstract

Complications of prematurity surpass congenital malformations as the leading cause of infant mortality in the United States. Since 1990, there has been a steady rise in preterm birth, alarming health professionals from all disciplines. This review from a prenatal perspective confirms those concerns and describes the risks and opportunities that may attend efforts to improve the health of fetuses, newborns, and infants. Fetal and live-born outcomes are included.

PMID:
19501691
DOI:
10.1016/j.pcl.2009.03.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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