Maternal catecholamine levels in midpregnancy and risk of preterm delivery.

@article{Holzman2009MaternalCL,
  title={Maternal catecholamine levels in midpregnancy and risk of preterm delivery.},
  author={Claudia B Holzman and Patricia Kaman Senagore and Yan Tian and Bertha Bullen and Eric A. Devos and Cheryl Meyer Leece and Adroaldo Jos{\'e} Zanella and Gregory Fink and Mohammad H Rahbar and Anjali Sapkal},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={170 8},
  pages={1014-24}
}
Associations between stress hormones and preterm delivery have not been fully explored. In this study, pregnant women enrolled from 52 clinics in 5 Michigan communities (1998-2004) provided urine samples for 3 days (waking and bedtime) during midpregnancy. Urinary catecholamine levels (epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine) were measured in a subcohort (247 preterm and 760 term deliveries), and a 3-day median value was calculated. Polytomous logistic regression models assessed relations… CONTINUE READING