Classification and heterogeneity of preterm birth

@article{Moutquin2003ClassificationAH,
  title={Classification and heterogeneity of preterm birth},
  author={J. Moutquin},
  journal={BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics \& Gynaecology},
  year={2003},
  volume={110}
}
  • J. Moutquin
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Three main conditions explain preterm birth: medically indicated (iatrogenic) preterm birth (25%; 18.7–35.2%), preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) (25%; 7.1–51.2%) and spontaneous (idiopathic) preterm birth (50%; 23.2–64.1%). The majority of multiple pregnancies (10% of all preterm births) are delivered preterm (50% for medical reasons). Although medical indications relate more to feto‐maternal conditions, PPROM to infections and idiopathic preterm birth to lifestyle, these risk… Expand
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