Predictors of preterm birth.

@article{Krupa2006PredictorsOP,
  title={Predictors of preterm birth.},
  author={Fabiana G Krupa and D Faltin and Jos{\'e} Guilherme Cecatti and Fernanda Garanhani Surita and Jo{\"a}o Paulo Souza},
  journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={94 1},
  pages={5-11}
}
OBJECTIVE This is a systematic review to assess published scientific evidence on preterm birth predictors. METHODS An Internet search for predictors of preterm birth was performed and the evidence level of each method was evaluated. RESULTS There is strong evidence that preterm birth can be predicted using vaginal sonography to evaluate cervical characteristics, fetal fibronectin in cervicovaginal secretions and interleukin-6 in amniotic fluid. There is consistent evidence that digital… CONTINUE READING

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