Prediction of preterm delivery based on maternal plasma urocortin.

  title={Prediction of preterm delivery based on maternal plasma urocortin.},
  author={Pasquale Florio and Elizabeth A. Linton and Michela Torricelli and Elisa Faldini and Fernando Reis and A. Imperatore and Giulia Calonaci and Enrico Picciolini and Felice Petraglia},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  volume={92 12},
CONTEXT Preterm birth still remains a significant management problem, and a large number of markers of the disease have been investigated. OBJECTIVE We measured plasma levels of urocortin, a neuropeptide expressed by gestational tissues, in women with threatened preterm labor (TPTL) to evaluate whether the measurement may predict preterm delivery (PTD). DESIGN We studied patients as part of an open observational study. SETTING The study was conducted at a tertiary referral center for… CONTINUE READING

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