Dysregulated biomarkers induce distinct pathways in preterm birth.

@article{Brou2012DysregulatedBI,
  title={Dysregulated biomarkers induce distinct pathways in preterm birth.},
  author={Lina Brou and Lynn M. Almli and Bradley D. Pearce and Geeta Bhat and Cayce Owens Drobek and Sheila R Fortunato and Rafiq Menon},
  journal={BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  year={2012},
  volume={119 4},
  pages={458-73}
}
OBJECTIVE To document racial disparity in biomarker concentrations in maternal/fetal plasma and amniotic fluid between African Americans and European Americans with spontaneous preterm birth (PTB; cases) and normal term birth (controls), and their contribution to distinct pathophysiological pathways of PTB. DESIGN Nested case-control study. SETTING The Perinatal Research Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. SAMPLE Maternal and fetal plasma and amniotic fluid samples were collected from 105… CONTINUE READING
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