Prediction of spontaneous preterm birth by fetal fibronectin and uterine activity.

@article{Morrison1996PredictionOS,
  title={Prediction of spontaneous preterm birth by fetal fibronectin and uterine activity.},
  author={John C. Morrison and Randy Naef and John J. Botti and Miriam Katz and J M Belluomini and Brenda McLaughlin},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1996},
  volume={87 5 Pt 1},
  pages={649-55}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the usefulness of fetal fibronectin and home uterine contraction assessment in predicting preterm birth (before 34 weeks) in at-risk asymptomatic women. METHODS One hundred fifty women were enrolled prospectively; five were lost to follow-up, leaving 145 women available for analysis. Because patients with preterm labor before 34 weeks' gestation most commonly develop this problem after 28 weeks, the period of 26-28 weeks' gestation was selected prospectively as the first… CONTINUE READING