Parrin T Barton

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Mothers born and raised in third-world countries compared to women born in the United States are on average of shorter size, have less weight, have narrower pelvic dimensions, and give birth to smaller infants without much difficulty. This may be due to a low-protein diet and inadequate prenatal care. Those mothers who were born and raised outside the(More)
OBJECTIVE The genital mycoplasmas, Ureaplasma urealyticum and Mycoplasma hominis, are commonly identified in the vagina of healthy pregnant women. However, these microorganisms are the most common isolates from the amniotic fluids of women in preterm labor. The mechanisms responsible for vaginal colonization and ascent to the uterus remain undetermined. We(More)
Ureaplasma urealyticum is the microorganism most frequently isolated from amniotic fluids of women in preterm labor. The relationship between vaginal colonization with U. urealyticum, vaginal interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1ra) levels, and the IL-1ra genotype in pregnant women was examined. Vaginal specimens, obtained with a cotton swab from 207(More)
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