Maternal serum interleukin-6, C-reactive protein, and matrix metalloproteinase-9 concentrations as risk factors for preterm birth <32 weeks and adverse neonatal outcomes.

@article{Sorokin2010MaternalSI,
  title={Maternal serum interleukin-6, C-reactive protein, and matrix metalloproteinase-9 concentrations as risk factors for preterm birth <32 weeks and adverse neonatal outcomes.},
  author={Yoram Sorokin and Roberto Romero and Lisa Mele and Ronald J. Wapner and Jay D. Iams and Donald J. Dudley and Catherine Y. Spong and Alan M. Peaceman and Kenneth J. Leveno and Margaret Harper and Steve N. Caritis and Menachem Miodovnik and Brian M. Mercer and John M Thorp and Michael O'Sullivan and Susan Marie Ramin and Marshall W J Carpenter and Dwight J. Rouse and Baha M. Sibai},
  journal={American journal of perinatology},
  year={2010},
  volume={27 8},
  pages={631-40}
}
Elevated concentrations of interleukin-6 (IL-6), C-reactive protein (CRP), and matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) in fetal and neonatal compartments have been associated with an increased risk for preterm birth (PTB) and/or neonatal morbidity. The purpose of this study was to determine if the maternal serum concentration of IL-6, CRP, and MMP-9 in women at… CONTINUE READING