Individualizing the risk for preterm birth: an overview of the literature

@article{Os2013IndividualizingTR,
  title={Individualizing the risk for preterm birth: an overview of the literature},
  author={Melanie A. van Os and Jeanine van der Ven and Brenda M. Kazemier and Monique C Haak and Eva Pajkrt and Ben Willem J. Mol and Christianne J.M. de Groot},
  journal={Expert Review of Obstetrics \& Gynecology},
  year={2013},
  volume={8},
  pages={435-442}
}
Preterm birth is the most important cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality worldwide, and ranks among the top 10 of global causes of burden of disease. Since treatment of threatened preterm delivery has limited effectiveness, the focus is on primary and secondary prevention. Identification of risk indicators in early pregnancy provides the opportunity for preventive measures. To determine the potential impact of individualized risk indicators on the prediction of preterm birth, we reviewed… 

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Routine second trimester cervical length screening in low risk women identified women at risk of a ‘very’ preterm birth but did not reduce the preterm birth rate: a randomised study from India

A routine second trimester CL measurement in low risk women did not reduce the PTB rate, however, screening for a short CL helped to identify two primigravidas at risk for a ’very’ PTB.

The Role of Acute Phase Reactants (Fibrinogen, Ferritin, Albumin, Calcium) in Pregnant Women with Preterm Delivery

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Risk Factors for Preterm Labor among Women Attending El Shatby Maternity University Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt

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