Are women with recurrent spontaneous preterm births different from those without such history?

@article{Mercer2006AreWW,
  title={Are women with recurrent spontaneous preterm births different from those without such history?},
  author={Brian M. Mercer and Cora A Macpherson and Robert L Goldenberg and Alice Reeves Goepfert and Sylvie Hauguel-de Mouzon and Michael W. Varner and Jay D. Iams and Paul J. Meis and Atef H Moawad and Menachem Miodovnik and Steve N. Caritis and J Peter van Dorsten and Yoram Sorokin and Gary R Thurnau and Catherine Y. Spong},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2006},
  volume={194 4},
  pages={1176-84; discussion 1184-5}
}
OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to determine whether women with recurrent spontaneous preterm births (rSPBs) have different clinical characteristics or systemic markers than those with isolated preterm (iSPBs) or recurrent term births (rTBs), when assessed remote from delivery. STUDY DESIGN We compared clinical characteristics and findings (including cervical ultrasound, bacterial vaginosis, fetal fibronectin), maternal plasma markers obtained at 22 to 24 weeks' gestation (inflammatory… CONTINUE READING